Period
to 16 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 824 945 929
Rank change year-on-year +121 -16 +113
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 293 266 263
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% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 238 224 214
UK median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £56,250 £52,150 £51,250
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% +19.47%

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 144,370 169,538 169,473
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.30% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 115,470 138,876 140,894
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.75%
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 16 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 16 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 +103 274 £80,000 +18.52% 44
UK excluding London +56 150 £70,000 +7.69% 34
London +64 137 £82,500 +3.13% 14
South East +83 81 £70,000 - 4
South West +34 19 £60,000 - 8
North of England +18 13 £70,000 +7.69% 4
Scotland +18 12 £57,500 -16.36% 4
East of England +10 12 £70,000 +16.67% 6
Midlands +29 10 £55,000 -8.33% 8
North West +22 10 £70,000 +21.74% 3
West Midlands +19 6 £55,000 -8.33% 4
East Midlands +28 4 £82,500 +59.65% 4
North East +19 2 £67,500 +28.57% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £62,500 -
Yorkshire +15 1 £72,500 +3.57%
Wales +4 1 £67,500 +3.85%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 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 (53.24%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (51.19%) .NET
3 129 (44.03%) Java
4 121 (41.30%) C#
5 96 (32.76%) Microservices
6 73 (24.91%) Software Engineering
7 66 (22.53%) JavaScript
8 57 (19.45%) TDD
9 56 (19.11%) Finance
10 55 (18.77%) Scrum
10 55 (18.77%) .NET Framework
11 47 (16.04%) Amazon AWS
11 47 (16.04%) C++
12 45 (15.36%) SOA
13 44 (15.02%) OO
14 43 (14.68%) HTML
14 43 (14.68%) SQL
15 42 (14.33%) Computer Science
16 40 (13.65%) Spring
16 40 (13.65%) Linux
17 39 (13.31%) Degree
17 39 (13.31%) Software Architecture
18 38 (12.97%) React
19 37 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
19 37 (12.63%) SQL Server
20 36 (12.29%) Microsoft
21 35 (11.95%) Node.js
21 35 (11.95%) Web Services
22 34 (11.60%) JSON
22 34 (11.60%) NoSQL

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 (5.46%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.41%) Apache
3 4 (1.37%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.37%) Confluence
3 4 (1.37%) JBoss
3 4 (1.37%) Jetty
4 3 (1.02%) CMS
5 2 (0.68%) Hyperledger
5 2 (0.68%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.68%) 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
1 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 47 (16.04%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (11.26%) SaaS
4 12 (4.10%) GitHub
5 9 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (2.39%) OpenShift
8 6 (2.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (2.05%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (2.05%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (2.05%) PaaS
8 6 (2.05%) Serverless
8 6 (2.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.68%) Apigee
9 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.37%) CTI
1 4 (1.37%) VoIP
2 3 (1.02%) Internet
2 3 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.68%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.68%) VLAN
3 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 34 (11.60%) NoSQL
3 22 (7.51%) Relational Database
4 19 (6.48%) Big Data
5 10 (3.41%) MySQL
6 9 (3.07%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.73%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.71%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.37%) Riak
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.68%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.68%) Flink
11 2 (0.68%) 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 (9.22%) Git (software)
2 24 (8.19%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.12%) JUnit
3 15 (5.12%) Maven
4 12 (4.10%) Ant
5 10 (3.41%) Gradle
5 10 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.07%) Mockito
7 8 (2.73%) Subversion
7 8 (2.73%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.71%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.37%) JIRA
10 3 (1.02%) Vagrant
10 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.68%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.34%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.34%) Selenium
12 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 56 (19.11%) Finance
2 10 (3.41%) Aerospace
2 10 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.07%) Marketing
4 8 (2.73%) Banking
5 7 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.05%) Electronics
7 5 (1.71%) Advertising
7 5 (1.71%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.02%) Retail
9 2 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.68%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (51.19%) .NET
2 55 (18.77%) .NET Framework
3 43 (14.68%) HTML
4 40 (13.65%) Spring
5 38 (12.97%) React
6 35 (11.95%) Node.js
6 35 (11.95%) Web Services
7 34 (11.60%) JSON
8 33 (11.26%) CSS
9 31 (10.58%) AngularJS
10 28 (9.56%) ASP.NET
11 23 (7.85%) RESTful
12 22 (7.51%) HTML5
13 18 (6.14%) XML
14 17 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (5.80%) Kafka
15 15 (5.12%) REST
16 13 (4.44%) Redux
17 11 (3.75%) Java EE
18 10 (3.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.26%) Fintech
2 21 (7.17%) User Experience
3 11 (3.75%) Algorithms
4 8 (2.73%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.73%) Over-the-Top Content
4 8 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.73%) Video on Demand
5 7 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.39%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.05%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.71%) Contactless
7 5 (1.71%) EMV
7 5 (1.71%) Smartcard
7 5 (1.71%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.02%) Clustering
10 2 (0.68%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.68%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.65%) Linux
2 15 (5.12%) Windows
3 7 (2.39%) Unix
4 5 (1.71%) Android
5 2 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (53.24%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (32.76%) Microservices
3 73 (24.91%) Software Engineering
4 57 (19.45%) TDD
5 55 (18.77%) Scrum
6 45 (15.36%) SOA
7 44 (15.02%) OO
8 42 (14.33%) Computer Science
9 39 (13.31%) Software Architecture
10 32 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (10.24%) DevOps
13 29 (9.90%) MVC
14 27 (9.22%) Open Source
15 25 (8.53%) Mathematics
16 24 (8.19%) Continuous Delivery
16 24 (8.19%) Technical Architecture
17 23 (7.85%) Technical Leadership
18 22 (7.51%) SDLC
19 21 (7.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 129 (44.03%) Java
2 121 (41.30%) C#
3 66 (22.53%) JavaScript
4 47 (16.04%) C++
5 43 (14.68%) SQL
6 17 (5.80%) Python
7 11 (3.75%) C
7 11 (3.75%) Go
8 10 (3.41%) TypeScript
9 9 (3.07%) Java 8
9 9 (3.07%) PHP
10 8 (2.73%) Scala
11 7 (2.39%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.71%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.68%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.68%) ES6
13 2 (0.68%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.68%) Ruby
13 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.34%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 39 (13.31%) Degree
2 14 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.07%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (1.02%) PhD
5 3 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.22%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) IFRS
3 2 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (11.26%) Docker
2 4 (1.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (5.12%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.39%) Puppet
3 5 (1.71%) Ansible
3 5 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.02%) Packer
4 3 (1.02%) Terraform
5 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 36 (12.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.75%) Google
3 7 (2.39%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.05%) SAP
5 5 (1.71%) Oracle
6 3 (1.02%) Avaya
6 3 (1.02%) Cisco
6 3 (1.02%) Motorola
6 3 (1.02%) Peoplefluent
7 2 (0.68%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.68%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.68%) New Relic
7 2 (0.68%) Splunk
8 1 (0.34%) Apple
8 1 (0.34%) PayPal
8 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.34%) webMethods
8 1 (0.34%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.34%) WSO2