Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 20 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 136 143
Rank change year-on-year +36 +7 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 7 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.50% 0.047% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.048% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 1
South Wales median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +40.00% +11.11%
Wales median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +40.00% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Permanent vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1389 2101 2404
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.23% 97.99% 98.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1241 1881 2065
South Wales median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,349 £55,250 £52,950
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in South Wales

Software Architect
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Software Architect in South Wales

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect in South Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in South Wales

Software Architect
Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 20 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
Cardiff - 7 £65,000 -
Software Architect
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Wales region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Spring
2 4 (57.14%) Maven
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Docker
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) API Development
4 2 (28.57%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Ansible
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Maven
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) API Development
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) C
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible