Period
to 25 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

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
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 606 882 850
Rank change year-on-year +276 -32 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 79 187 317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 93 122 270
Median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +9.49%
10th Percentile £54,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £101,500 £117,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%

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 46,391 130,232 157,705
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.65% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 38,367 103,938 126,942
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Architect.

Salary trend for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Architect over the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Top 14 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 25 October 2020. 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 +273 63 £75,000 -6.25% 36
UK excluding London +251 45 £70,000 +7.69% 30
London +218 29 £91,250 +7.35% 7
Work from Home +41 21 £75,000 -6.25% 5
South East +180 16 £72,500 +11.54% 13
Scotland +102 12 £70,000 +16.67% 2
North of England +174 9 £70,000 -6.67% 7
North West +128 5 £70,000 -6.67% 4
Midlands +127 4 £56,250 -4.26% 1
West Midlands +106 4 £56,250 -6.25% 1
Northern Ireland +24 4 £65,000 -1.89%
South West +132 3 £65,000 +10.17% 7
North East - 3 £67,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £60,000 - 2

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, 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 30 (37.97%) .NET
1 30 (37.97%) Microservices
2 28 (35.44%) Java
3 27 (34.18%) AWS
4 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (30.38%) Software Engineering
5 21 (26.58%) Python
5 21 (26.58%) Azure
6 18 (22.78%) C#
7 15 (18.99%) Artificial Intelligence
7 15 (18.99%) Kafka
7 15 (18.99%) DevOps
8 13 (16.46%) Mentoring
8 13 (16.46%) GraphQL
8 13 (16.46%) .NET Core
8 13 (16.46%) TDD
8 13 (16.46%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
9 12 (15.19%) SQL
9 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (15.19%) Software Architecture
9 12 (15.19%) SaaS
10 11 (13.92%) Docker
10 11 (13.92%) Kubernetes
11 10 (12.66%) React
11 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
12 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
12 9 (11.39%) SOA
13 8 (10.13%) C
13 8 (10.13%) C++

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 3 (3.80%) Apache
1 3 (3.80%) CMS
2 2 (2.53%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (34.18%) AWS
2 21 (26.58%) Azure
3 12 (15.19%) SaaS
4 8 (10.13%) Serverless
5 4 (5.06%) GCP
5 4 (5.06%) PaaS
5 4 (5.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (3.80%) GitHub
6 3 (3.80%) IaaS
7 2 (2.53%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (2.53%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (2.53%) Apigee
7 2 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Network Security
2 1 (1.27%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) SNMP
2 1 (1.27%) SpaceWire
2 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.27%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) PostgreSQL
1 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) MySQL
3 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.53%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.53%) EDMS
4 2 (2.53%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.27%) Big Data
5 1 (1.27%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.27%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.27%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.27%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.27%) JIRA
2 1 (1.27%) Subversion
2 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.53%) Electronics
2 2 (2.53%) Law
2 2 (2.53%) Retail
3 1 (1.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.97%) .NET
2 15 (18.99%) Kafka
3 13 (16.46%) .NET Core
3 13 (16.46%) GraphQL
4 10 (12.66%) React
5 8 (10.13%) Node.js
6 7 (8.86%) Web Services
7 6 (7.59%) .NET Framework
7 6 (7.59%) REST
8 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET
8 4 (5.06%) SOAP
9 3 (3.80%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.80%) RESTful
9 3 (3.80%) WebSockets
9 3 (3.80%) WPF
10 2 (2.53%) Entity Framework
10 2 (2.53%) gRPC
10 2 (2.53%) WinForms
11 1 (1.27%) Apache Flex
11 1 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (5.06%) User Experience
2 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.53%) Cloud Native
3 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.53%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.53%) Robotics
4 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.27%) CUDA
4 1 (1.27%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) NHS
4 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.27%) VHDL
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Linux
1 6 (7.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.97%) Microservices
2 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.38%) Software Engineering
3 15 (18.99%) Artificial Intelligence
3 15 (18.99%) DevOps
4 13 (16.46%) Mentoring
4 13 (16.46%) TDD
5 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (15.19%) Software Architecture
6 9 (11.39%) SOA
7 8 (10.13%) BDD
8 7 (8.86%) Technical Leadership
9 6 (7.59%) Fintech
10 5 (6.33%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.33%) Open Source
10 5 (6.33%) OWASP
10 5 (6.33%) SDLC
10 5 (6.33%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
11 4 (5.06%) OO
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.44%) Java
2 21 (26.58%) Python
3 18 (22.78%) C#
4 12 (15.19%) SQL
5 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
6 8 (10.13%) C
6 8 (10.13%) C++
7 4 (5.06%) Ruby
8 3 (3.80%) PHP
8 3 (3.80%) Scala
9 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.27%) Go
10 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.80%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.53%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.27%) HNC
4 1 (1.27%) HND
4 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) GDPR
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (13.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.80%) Terraform
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.53%) ABBYY
3 2 (2.53%) Google
3 2 (2.53%) Kofax
3 2 (2.53%) ReadSoft
3 2 (2.53%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.27%) Avaya
4 1 (1.27%) Genesys
4 1 (1.27%) IBM