Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Chief Software Architect was £165,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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

Chief Software Architect
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1122 1196 1209
Rank change year-on-year +74 +13 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Software Architect 3 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.003% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.003% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 1
UK median annual salary £165,000 £90,000 £105,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +83.33% -14.29% +31.25%
10th Percentile £101,500 £80,000 £97,500
90th Percentile £172,500 £95,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 151,574 171,119 178,936
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.04% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,434 137,686 149,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Chief Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Chief Software Architect in the UK

Chief Software Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Chief Software Architect in the UK

Chief Software Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Software Architect over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Chief Software Architect in the UK

Chief Software Architect
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Software Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
England +78 3 £165,000 +83.33%
London +44 3 £165,000 +83.33%

Chief Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Chief Software Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Chief Software Architect in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Self-Awareness
1 2 (66.67%) Thought Leadership
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) HBase
2 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Go
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices

Chief Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (33.33%) HBase
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) React
1 1 (33.33%) Redux
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (33.33%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) Self-Awareness
1 2 (66.67%) Thought Leadership
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Elixir
1 1 (33.33%) ES6
1 1 (33.33%) Go
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Kubernetes