Period
to 20 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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

Software Architect
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 808 945 939
Rank change year-on-year +137 -6 +97
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 290 273 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 233 228 210
UK median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £56,500 £52,350 £52,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +17.39%

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 145,162 170,249 168,724
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.31% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,125 139,388 140,213
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 2019. 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 +87 271 £80,000 +18.52% 40
UK excluding London +87 149 £70,000 +7.69% 33
London +71 135 £82,500 +3.13% 13
South East +72 79 £70,000 - 6
South West +31 19 £60,000 - 5
North of England +17 13 £70,000 +7.69% 3
East of England +22 12 £70,000 +16.67% 6
Scotland +16 12 £57,500 -16.36% 5
Midlands +32 11 £55,000 -8.33% 7
North West +30 10 £70,000 +21.74% 3
West Midlands +25 7 £55,000 -8.33% 4
East Midlands +24 4 £82,500 +59.65% 3
North East +17 2 £67,500 +28.57%
Northern Ireland - 2 £62,500 - 1
Yorkshire +20 1 £72,500 +3.57%
Wales +12 1 £67,500 +3.85%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 Software Architect in the job title.

1 156 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (51.72%) .NET
3 126 (43.45%) Java
4 121 (41.72%) C#
5 95 (32.76%) Microservices
6 74 (25.52%) Software Engineering
7 67 (23.10%) JavaScript
8 58 (20.00%) TDD
9 56 (19.31%) .NET Framework
10 55 (18.97%) Scrum
11 54 (18.62%) Finance
12 47 (16.21%) C++
12 47 (16.21%) Amazon AWS
13 45 (15.52%) OO
13 45 (15.52%) SOA
14 44 (15.17%) SQL
15 43 (14.83%) HTML
15 43 (14.83%) Computer Science
16 40 (13.79%) Degree
16 40 (13.79%) Software Architecture
16 40 (13.79%) Linux
17 39 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
17 39 (13.45%) Spring
17 39 (13.45%) React
18 38 (13.10%) SQL Server
19 37 (12.76%) Microsoft
20 35 (12.07%) Node.js
21 34 (11.72%) NoSQL
21 34 (11.72%) JSON
21 34 (11.72%) Web Services

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:

Application Platforms
1 16 (5.52%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.45%) Apache
3 4 (1.38%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.38%) Confluence
3 4 (1.38%) JBoss
3 4 (1.38%) Jetty
4 3 (1.03%) CMS
5 2 (0.69%) Hyperledger
5 2 (0.69%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.34%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 47 (16.21%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (11.38%) SaaS
4 13 (4.48%) GitHub
5 9 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (2.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (2.41%) OpenShift
7 7 (2.41%) PaaS
8 6 (2.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (2.07%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (2.07%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (2.07%) Serverless
8 6 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.69%) Apigee
9 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.38%) CTI
1 4 (1.38%) VoIP
2 3 (1.03%) Internet
2 3 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.69%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.69%) VLAN
3 2 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 34 (11.72%) NoSQL
3 22 (7.59%) Relational Database
4 19 (6.55%) Big Data
5 10 (3.45%) MySQL
6 9 (3.10%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.76%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.72%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.38%) Riak
11 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.69%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.69%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.69%) Flink
11 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.34%) HBase
12 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (9.31%) Git (software)
2 24 (8.28%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.17%) Maven
4 14 (4.83%) JUnit
5 11 (3.79%) Ant
6 10 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (3.10%) Gradle
7 9 (3.10%) Mockito
8 8 (2.76%) Subversion
8 8 (2.76%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.72%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.38%) JIRA
11 3 (1.03%) Vagrant
11 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.34%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.34%) Selenium
13 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (18.62%) Finance
2 10 (3.45%) Aerospace
2 10 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.10%) Marketing
4 8 (2.76%) Banking
5 7 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.07%) Advertising
6 6 (2.07%) Electronics
7 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.03%) Retail
9 2 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.69%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (51.72%) .NET
2 56 (19.31%) .NET Framework
3 43 (14.83%) HTML
4 39 (13.45%) React
4 39 (13.45%) Spring
5 35 (12.07%) Node.js
6 34 (11.72%) JSON
6 34 (11.72%) Web Services
7 32 (11.03%) CSS
8 31 (10.69%) AngularJS
9 29 (10.00%) ASP.NET
10 23 (7.93%) RESTful
11 22 (7.59%) HTML5
12 18 (6.21%) ASP.NET Web API
13 17 (5.86%) Kafka
13 17 (5.86%) XML
14 14 (4.83%) Redux
14 14 (4.83%) REST
15 11 (3.79%) Java EE
16 9 (3.10%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.03%) Fintech
2 22 (7.59%) User Experience
3 12 (4.14%) Algorithms
4 8 (2.76%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.76%) Over-the-Top Content
4 8 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.76%) Video on Demand
5 7 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.07%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.07%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.72%) Contactless
7 5 (1.72%) EMV
7 5 (1.72%) Smartcard
7 5 (1.72%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.03%) Clustering
10 2 (0.69%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.79%) Linux
2 15 (5.17%) Windows
3 7 (2.41%) Unix
4 5 (1.72%) Android
5 2 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (32.76%) Microservices
3 74 (25.52%) Software Engineering
4 58 (20.00%) TDD
5 55 (18.97%) Scrum
6 45 (15.52%) OO
6 45 (15.52%) SOA
7 43 (14.83%) Computer Science
8 40 (13.79%) Software Architecture
9 31 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (10.34%) DevOps
11 29 (10.00%) MVC
12 26 (8.97%) Mathematics
12 26 (8.97%) Open Source
13 24 (8.28%) Continuous Delivery
13 24 (8.28%) Technical Architecture
14 23 (7.93%) SDLC
14 23 (7.93%) Technical Leadership
15 21 (7.24%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 126 (43.45%) Java
2 121 (41.72%) C#
3 67 (23.10%) JavaScript
4 47 (16.21%) C++
5 44 (15.17%) SQL
6 17 (5.86%) Python
7 11 (3.79%) C
7 11 (3.79%) Go
7 11 (3.79%) TypeScript
8 9 (3.10%) PHP
9 8 (2.76%) Scala
10 7 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.07%) Java 8
12 5 (1.72%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.69%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.69%) ES6
13 2 (0.69%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.69%) Ruby
13 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 40 (13.79%) Degree
2 15 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.10%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.38%) PhD
4 4 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.38%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.66%) QA
2 4 (1.38%) IFRS
3 2 (0.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (10.69%) Docker
2 4 (1.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (5.17%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.41%) Puppet
3 4 (1.38%) Ansible
3 4 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.03%) Packer
4 3 (1.03%) Terraform
5 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 37 (12.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.79%) Google
3 7 (2.41%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.07%) SAP
5 4 (1.38%) Oracle
6 3 (1.03%) Avaya
6 3 (1.03%) Cisco
6 3 (1.03%) Motorola
6 3 (1.03%) Peoplefluent
7 2 (0.69%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.69%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.69%) New Relic
7 2 (0.69%) Splunk
8 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.34%) webMethods
8 1 (0.34%) WSO2