The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architect
England / London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 617 656
Rank change year-on-year +64 +39  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 42 40 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.095% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.099% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 35 34 16
Median salary £82,500 £72,500 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.79% +23.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £41,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £108,000 £100,000 £92,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.54%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32520 40578 42847
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.63% 95.99% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 27365 35150 36026
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +1.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Software Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in London

Software Architect
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Architect in London.

Salary trend for Software Architect in London

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect in London over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in London

Software Architect
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +38 9 £82,500 +11.86%
Edgware - 4 £100,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Wembley - 1 £57,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £75,000 -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, Software Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 40 (55.56%) Java
2 39 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (33.33%) SOA
4 22 (30.56%) Finance
4 22 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (29.17%) TOGAF
6 20 (27.78%) Retail
7 19 (26.39%) .NET
7 19 (26.39%) Big Data
7 19 (26.39%) DevOps
8 17 (23.61%) Docker
8 17 (23.61%) SQL
8 17 (23.61%) Web Services
8 17 (23.61%) Software Engineering
9 15 (20.83%) Linux
9 15 (20.83%) Kubernetes
9 15 (20.83%) NoSQL
10 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (19.44%) REST
10 14 (19.44%) Windows
11 13 (18.06%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (15.28%) Zachman Framework
12 11 (15.28%) Scrum
12 11 (15.28%) C#
12 11 (15.28%) SOAP
12 11 (15.28%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (13.89%) Microservices
13 10 (13.89%) C++
13 10 (13.89%) Python
13 10 (13.89%) Microsoft

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.11%) Apache
2 5 (6.94%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.78%) nginx
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.39%) CMS
4 1 (1.39%) Drupal
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (15.28%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (11.11%) SaaS
5 4 (5.56%) PaaS
6 2 (2.78%) GitHub
6 2 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.39%) iTunes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.39%) Big Data
2 15 (20.83%) NoSQL
3 8 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (11.11%) CouchDB
4 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.78%) Blockchain
5 2 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.78%) HBase
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.78%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (2.78%) PowerPivot
5 2 (2.78%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.39%) GIS
6 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.39%) Android Studio
3 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.39%) JIRA
3 1 (1.39%) Xcode
General
1 22 (30.56%) Finance
2 20 (27.78%) Retail
3 7 (9.72%) Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Law
4 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.78%) Legal
5 2 (2.78%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Front Office
6 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.39%) .NET
2 17 (23.61%) Web Services
3 14 (19.44%) REST
4 11 (15.28%) SOAP
5 7 (9.72%) Node.js
6 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.56%) React
6 4 (5.56%) Redux
7 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.78%) Apache Flex
7 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.78%) J2EE
7 2 (2.78%) JMS
7 2 (2.78%) LINQ
7 2 (2.78%) MDX
7 2 (2.78%) WinForms
7 2 (2.78%) XML
8 1 (1.39%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.39%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Fintech
1 4 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 4 (5.56%) Robotics
1 4 (5.56%) Smart Home
2 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Linux
2 14 (19.44%) Windows
3 6 (8.33%) Android
3 6 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.33%) SOA
3 21 (29.17%) TOGAF
4 19 (26.39%) DevOps
5 17 (23.61%) Software Engineering
6 13 (18.06%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (15.28%) Scrum
7 11 (15.28%) Zachman Framework
8 10 (13.89%) Microservices
9 9 (12.50%) Machine Learning
9 9 (12.50%) Software Architecture
10 8 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
10 8 (11.11%) Open Source
10 8 (11.11%) Separation of Concerns
11 6 (8.33%) Analytics
11 6 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
11 6 (8.33%) Coaching
11 6 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (8.33%) Data Modelling
11 6 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 40 (55.56%) Java
2 17 (23.61%) SQL
3 11 (15.28%) C#
4 10 (13.89%) C++
4 10 (13.89%) Python
5 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.94%) C
7 4 (5.56%) VB
8 3 (4.17%) PHP
9 2 (2.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (2.78%) GraphQL
9 2 (2.78%) Scala
9 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.39%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.39%) Clojure
10 1 (1.39%) Groovy
10 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (2.78%) GCP
1 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (23.61%) Docker
2 2 (2.78%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (20.83%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.56%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (5.56%) Mesos
2 4 (5.56%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.39%) Ansible
3 1 (1.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.78%) DevExpress
2 2 (2.78%) Google
2 2 (2.78%) IBM
2 2 (2.78%) Nintex
2 2 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (1.39%) Greenplum
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle
3 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.39%) Solace
3 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
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