The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architect
England / South East
Rank 369 421 448
Rank change year-on-year +52 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 21 35 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.18% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20 35 15
Median salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.84% +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £55,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14208 18529 19762
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.59% 96.67% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11855 15825 15961
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in the South East

Software Architect
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Software Architect in the South East

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the South East

Software Architect
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Hampshire +20 14 £67,500 +3.84% 2
East Sussex - 3 £62,500 -
Oxfordshire -10 2 £67,500 +22.72%
Kent - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £90,000 -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 South East region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 27 (65.85%) Java
2 26 (63.41%) C#
3 23 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
5 19 (46.34%) Scrum
6 15 (36.59%) REST
7 14 (34.15%) .NET
8 13 (31.71%) HTML
8 13 (31.71%) Python
8 13 (31.71%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (29.27%) Apache Spark
9 12 (29.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (29.27%) MySQL
10 11 (26.83%) Finance
11 10 (24.39%) TDD
11 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (24.39%) Docker
12 9 (21.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (21.95%) Domain-Driven Design
12 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
12 9 (21.95%) XML
13 8 (19.51%) CSS
13 8 (19.51%) C++
13 8 (19.51%) Linux
13 8 (19.51%) SOA
13 8 (19.51%) Open Source
13 8 (19.51%) Ruby
13 8 (19.51%) Big Data
13 8 (19.51%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (19.51%) Opscode Chef

Software Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (29.27%) Apache Spark
2 3 (7.32%) Apache
2 3 (7.32%) JBoss
3 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.88%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.88%) Simulink
3 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.76%) SaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) Apache Cassandra
1 12 (29.27%) MySQL
2 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
3 8 (19.51%) Big Data
4 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
4 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
4 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Ant
1 3 (7.32%) Gradle
1 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.32%) Maven
1 3 (7.32%) Selenium
2 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Electronics
2 5 (12.20%) Marketing
2 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) REST
2 14 (34.15%) .NET
3 13 (31.71%) HTML
4 9 (21.95%) XML
5 8 (19.51%) CSS
5 8 (19.51%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
6 7 (17.07%) Spring
7 6 (14.63%) HTML5
7 6 (14.63%) SOAP
8 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.76%) JDBC
8 4 (9.76%) Kafka
9 3 (7.32%) Hibernate
9 3 (7.32%) J2EE
9 3 (7.32%) JSF
9 3 (7.32%) JSON
9 3 (7.32%) RAML
9 3 (7.32%) Web Services
10 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.88%) Life Science
2 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.44%) iPad
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) PMI
2 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.32%) Unix
4 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (46.34%) Scrum
3 13 (31.71%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (24.39%) TDD
5 9 (21.95%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (21.95%) Domain-Driven Design
6 8 (19.51%) Open Source
6 8 (19.51%) SOA
7 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
7 6 (14.63%) Microservices
7 6 (14.63%) Software Architecture
8 5 (12.20%) API Design
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
8 5 (12.20%) Refactoring
8 5 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (9.76%) OO
9 4 (9.76%) OOP
9 4 (9.76%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 27 (65.85%) Java
2 26 (63.41%) C#
3 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
4 13 (31.71%) Python
5 8 (19.51%) C++
5 8 (19.51%) Ruby
6 5 (12.20%) VB.NET
7 4 (9.76%) C
7 4 (9.76%) SQL
8 2 (4.88%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) MBA
3 1 (2.44%) PhD
3 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) SAP
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.44%) VMware
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