The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 June 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 / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 370 406 423
Rank change year-on-year +36 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 26 36 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 24 34 40
Median salary £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £40,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £65,250
UK excluding London median salary £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +1.92% +13.04%  

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 13973 17912 20759
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.60% 96.94% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11705 15216 16890
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +23 20 £67,500 -10.29% 1
Oxfordshire +16 2 £67,500 +10.20%
Buckinghamshire +4 2 £55,000 -21.42% 1
East Sussex - 2 £75,000 -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 41 (85.42%) Java
2 35 (72.92%) C#
2 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (68.75%) Python
4 31 (64.58%) JavaScript
5 30 (62.50%) MySQL
6 29 (60.42%) Amazon AWS
6 29 (60.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 29 (60.42%) Docker
6 29 (60.42%) Apache Spark
6 29 (60.42%) Continuous Delivery
7 28 (58.33%) Scrum
8 25 (52.08%) Ruby
8 25 (52.08%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (52.08%) RabbitMQ
9 23 (47.92%) Domain-Driven Design
10 19 (39.58%) C++
11 16 (33.33%) Open Source
11 16 (33.33%) Big Data
11 16 (33.33%) SOA
12 14 (29.17%) TDD
12 14 (29.17%) Microservices
12 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (29.17%) REST
13 13 (27.08%) SaaS
13 13 (27.08%) Refactoring
13 13 (27.08%) API Design
14 12 (25.00%) Kafka
14 12 (25.00%) Hadoop

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 29 (60.42%) Apache Spark
2 4 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 9 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (60.42%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (27.08%) SaaS
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (62.50%) MySQL
2 29 (60.42%) Apache Cassandra
3 16 (33.33%) Big Data
4 12 (25.00%) Hadoop
5 9 (18.75%) RDBMS
5 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Electronics
2 9 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 9 (18.75%) Marketing
2 9 (18.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (52.08%) RabbitMQ
2 14 (29.17%) REST
3 12 (25.00%) Kafka
4 4 (8.33%) HTML
5 3 (6.25%) .NET
5 3 (6.25%) CSS
6 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.17%) jQuery
6 2 (4.17%) XML
7 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.08%) Java EE
7 1 (2.08%) JMS
7 1 (2.08%) Spring
7 1 (2.08%) WSDL
7 1 (2.08%) XHTML
7 1 (2.08%) XSD
7 1 (2.08%) XSL
7 1 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (2.08%) iPad
1 1 (2.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Linux
2 11 (22.92%) Windows
3 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (60.42%) Continuous Delivery
3 28 (58.33%) Scrum
4 23 (47.92%) Domain-Driven Design
5 16 (33.33%) Open Source
5 16 (33.33%) SOA
6 14 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (29.17%) Microservices
6 14 (29.17%) TDD
7 13 (27.08%) API Design
7 13 (27.08%) Refactoring
8 11 (22.92%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (20.83%) Kanban
9 10 (20.83%) OO
9 10 (20.83%) OOP
9 10 (20.83%) Pair Programming
9 10 (20.83%) SOLID
10 9 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (18.75%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (85.42%) Java
2 35 (72.92%) C#
3 33 (68.75%) Python
4 31 (64.58%) JavaScript
5 25 (52.08%) Ruby
6 19 (39.58%) C++
7 6 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (4.17%) C
8 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 29 (60.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (52.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) VMware
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