Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 485 520 582
Rank change year-on-year +35 +62 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 70 78 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 61 70 68
South East median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.45% +16.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £57,500 £49,875 £51,350
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £120,000
England median annual salary £68,500 £72,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -5.52% +16.00% +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29733 34136 40912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.98% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24803 28632 34129
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Software Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +17 38 £68,500 -5.52%
Thames Valley +39 18 £71,000 +9.23% 2
Buckinghamshire +16 10 £60,000 -11.11%
West Sussex +4 7 £70,000 +18.64% 1
Berkshire +34 6 £100,000 +53.85%
Surrey -11 3 £57,500 -20.69%
East Sussex -3 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -6 2 £75,000 +33.33% 2
Kent - 2 £65,000 -
Software Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 50 (71.43%) Java
2 43 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (55.71%) C#
3 39 (55.71%) Python
4 33 (47.14%) MySQL
4 33 (47.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 33 (47.14%) Docker
5 31 (44.29%) Amazon AWS
6 30 (42.86%) JavaScript
7 29 (41.43%) Scrum
7 29 (41.43%) Ruby
7 29 (41.43%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (41.43%) RabbitMQ
7 29 (41.43%) Apache Spark
8 28 (40.00%) C++
9 26 (37.14%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (31.43%) SaaS
10 22 (31.43%) Windows
11 21 (30.00%) Linux
11 21 (30.00%) Domain-Driven Design
11 21 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (25.71%) SQL
13 17 (24.29%) REST
13 17 (24.29%) Microservices
14 16 (22.86%) Open Source
14 16 (22.86%) TDD
15 15 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
15 15 (21.43%) Telecoms
16 14 (20.00%) Finance
16 14 (20.00%) HTML

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 (41.43%) Apache Spark
2 6 (8.57%) IIS
3 5 (7.14%) JBoss
4 4 (5.71%) Apache
4 4 (5.71%) Apache Solr
4 4 (5.71%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.71%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.43%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (44.29%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (31.43%) SaaS
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.43%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) HTTP
1 4 (5.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (47.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 33 (47.14%) MySQL
2 13 (18.57%) Hadoop
3 12 (17.14%) MongoDB
4 9 (12.86%) Big Data
5 8 (11.43%) NoSQL
6 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
7 4 (5.71%) MariaDB
7 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
7 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Subversion
2 4 (5.71%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.71%) IntelliJ
2 4 (5.71%) JUnit
2 4 (5.71%) Selenium
3 1 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 14 (20.00%) Finance
3 13 (18.57%) Electronics
4 11 (15.71%) Manufacturing
4 11 (15.71%) Marketing
5 2 (2.86%) Automotive
5 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.43%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (41.43%) RabbitMQ
2 17 (24.29%) REST
3 14 (20.00%) HTML
4 11 (15.71%) .NET
5 9 (12.86%) Kafka
6 8 (11.43%) Hibernate
6 8 (11.43%) Spring
6 8 (11.43%) Web Services
6 8 (11.43%) XML
7 6 (8.57%) CSS
7 6 (8.57%) J2EE
7 6 (8.57%) J2SE
8 5 (7.14%) HTML5
8 5 (7.14%) SOAP
9 4 (5.71%) EJB
9 4 (5.71%) Java EE
9 4 (5.71%) JSON
9 4 (5.71%) Play Framework
9 4 (5.71%) Spring MVC
9 4 (5.71%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
1 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.86%) Infotainment
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (31.43%) Windows
2 21 (30.00%) Linux
3 9 (12.86%) Unix
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.43%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) Scrum
3 26 (37.14%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 21 (30.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 17 (24.29%) Microservices
6 16 (22.86%) Open Source
6 16 (22.86%) TDD
7 15 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
8 12 (17.14%) API Design
8 12 (17.14%) Kanban
8 12 (17.14%) OO
8 12 (17.14%) OOP
8 12 (17.14%) Pair Programming
8 12 (17.14%) Refactoring
8 12 (17.14%) SOLID
9 11 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (15.71%) Digital Marketing
9 11 (15.71%) Programme Management
10 10 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 50 (71.43%) Java
2 39 (55.71%) C#
2 39 (55.71%) Python
3 30 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 29 (41.43%) Ruby
5 28 (40.00%) C++
6 18 (25.71%) SQL
7 4 (5.71%) Scala
8 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.71%) Degree
2 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.43%) CCIE
4 1 (1.43%) CCNP
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) DO-178B
System Software
1 33 (47.14%) Docker
2 4 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (41.43%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) SAP
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) webMethods
4 1 (1.43%) Dell
4 1 (1.43%) Unisys