Period
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The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 997 837 690
Rank change year-on-year -160 -147 +229
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 269 137 162
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 169 99 103
10th Percentile £67,250 £51,250 £52,500
25th Percentile £80,000 £53,750 £58,175
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £70,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -6.25%
75th Percentile £93,750 £89,125 £87,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £104,000 £94,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £70,000 £69,000
% change year-on-year +21.43% +1.45% +6.15%

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 167,324 98,845 75,134
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.09% 91.70% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 85,704 70,897 61,231
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,173 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +5.56%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -149 216 £85,000 +21.43% 18
UK excluding London -84 161 £85,000 +21.43% 11
Work from Home -207 124 £87,500 +25.00% 8
London -204 62 £87,500 - 9
North of England -39 58 £85,000 +6.25% 2
Yorkshire -10 48 £85,000 - 1
South West -12 36 £87,500 +12.90% 3
Midlands -36 31 £45,800 -36.83% 1
West Midlands -21 29 £45,800 -
South East -95 26 £80,000 +33.33% 3
Scotland -56 8 £85,000 +36.00% 1
North West -75 8 £81,000 +4.52% 1
North East -13 2 £68,750 +43.23%
East Midlands -41 2 £82,500 +13.79% 1
Wales - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £77,500 - 1

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, Software Architect job roles required the following 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.

1 141 (52.42%) Agile
2 115 (42.75%) AWS
3 96 (35.69%) DevOps
4 84 (31.23%) .NET
5 82 (30.48%) Social Skills
6 79 (29.37%) Finance
7 77 (28.62%) UML
8 75 (27.88%) Software Engineering
9 72 (26.77%) Python
10 62 (23.05%) JavaScript
11 58 (21.56%) Azure
12 57 (21.19%) AngularJS
13 56 (20.82%) Network Management
13 56 (20.82%) Data Privacy
13 56 (20.82%) TypeScript
13 56 (20.82%) SaaS
13 56 (20.82%) Security Cleared
14 54 (20.07%) Software Architecture
15 52 (19.33%) Linux
15 52 (19.33%) Full Stack Development
16 51 (18.96%) TDD
16 51 (18.96%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (18.59%) Microservices
18 48 (17.84%) Product Roadmap
19 47 (17.47%) Fintech
19 47 (17.47%) HTML
19 47 (17.47%) Java
19 47 (17.47%) CSS
19 47 (17.47%) XML
20 46 (17.10%) BDD

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 44 (16.36%) Apache
2 7 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.23%) JBoss
3 6 (2.23%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.12%) Confluence
4 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.74%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Windchill
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.23%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.86%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (1.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 115 (42.75%) AWS
2 58 (21.56%) Azure
3 56 (20.82%) SaaS
4 35 (13.01%) Serverless
5 30 (11.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 30 (11.15%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (11.15%) AWS Lambda
6 29 (10.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 29 (10.78%) Amazon S3
6 29 (10.78%) Amazon SQS
7 20 (7.43%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (7.43%) GCP
8 8 (2.97%) PaaS
9 6 (2.23%) Azure DevOps
10 5 (1.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 5 (1.86%) Azure Service Bus
11 4 (1.49%) IaaS
12 3 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (1.12%) Azure AKS
12 3 (1.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.15%) Internet
2 26 (9.67%) 3GPP
2 26 (9.67%) 6LoWPAN
2 26 (9.67%) DHCP
2 26 (9.67%) DNS
2 26 (9.67%) Ethernet
2 26 (9.67%) IPv4
2 26 (9.67%) IPv6
2 26 (9.67%) Mobile Backhaul
2 26 (9.67%) MPLS
2 26 (9.67%) VLAN
2 26 (9.67%) Wireless
3 1 (0.37%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.36%) MySQL
1 44 (16.36%) Redis
2 29 (10.78%) Amazon Aurora
2 29 (10.78%) Relational Database
3 26 (9.67%) SQL Server
4 15 (5.58%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.97%) Big Data
6 7 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.23%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.86%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.86%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.12%) DynamoDB
10 2 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.37%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.37%) OLAP
11 1 (0.37%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 33 (12.27%) Git (software)
2 29 (10.78%) Bitbucket
3 8 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.60%) LabVIEW
5 5 (1.86%) CANoe
5 5 (1.86%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.12%) JIRA
6 3 (1.12%) Maven
7 1 (0.37%) GitLab
7 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (30.48%) Social Skills
2 79 (29.37%) Finance
3 16 (5.95%) Automotive
4 10 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.72%) Banking
4 10 (3.72%) Military
4 10 (3.72%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.60%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.23%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.49%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 3 (1.12%) Marketing
9 2 (0.74%) Legal
10 1 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (31.23%) .NET
2 57 (21.19%) AngularJS
3 47 (17.47%) CSS
3 47 (17.47%) HTML
3 47 (17.47%) XML
4 44 (16.36%) CSS3
4 44 (16.36%) HTML5
4 44 (16.36%) LAMP
4 44 (16.36%) Laravel
4 44 (16.36%) Material Design
4 44 (16.36%) Symfony
4 44 (16.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 37 (13.75%) RESTful
6 26 (9.67%) 802.1X
7 18 (6.69%) .NET Core
8 17 (6.32%) REST
9 16 (5.95%) React
10 12 (4.46%) .NET Framework
10 12 (4.46%) ASP.NET
11 11 (4.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.64%) IoT
2 15 (5.58%) Enterprise Cloud
3 12 (4.46%) Blog
4 9 (3.35%) Cloud Native
5 6 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.86%) Blockchain
6 5 (1.86%) Legacy Systems
6 5 (1.86%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.86%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.49%) PropTech
8 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.12%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.12%) User Experience
8 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 52 (19.33%) Linux
2 44 (16.36%) Ubuntu
3 6 (2.23%) Android
4 2 (0.74%) Windows
5 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (52.42%) Agile
2 96 (35.69%) DevOps
3 77 (28.62%) UML
4 75 (27.88%) Software Engineering
5 56 (20.82%) Data Privacy
5 56 (20.82%) Network Management
6 54 (20.07%) Software Architecture
7 52 (19.33%) Full Stack Development
8 51 (18.96%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (18.96%) TDD
9 50 (18.59%) Microservices
10 48 (17.84%) Product Roadmap
11 47 (17.47%) Fintech
12 46 (17.10%) BDD
13 45 (16.73%) CQRS
14 44 (16.36%) Project Management
15 43 (15.99%) CI/CD
16 34 (12.64%) Kanban
17 26 (9.67%) Storage Management
17 26 (9.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 72 (26.77%) Python
2 62 (23.05%) JavaScript
3 56 (20.82%) TypeScript
4 47 (17.47%) Java
5 44 (16.36%) PHP
6 29 (10.78%) C#
7 22 (8.18%) C
8 20 (7.43%) C++
9 9 (3.35%) SQL
10 6 (2.23%) Go
11 5 (1.86%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.49%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.12%) Ada
13 3 (1.12%) Ada 95
13 3 (1.12%) Bash
14 1 (0.37%) Clojure
14 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.37%) Ruby
14 1 (0.37%) Rust
14 1 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 56 (20.82%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.27%) Degree
3 9 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.86%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (0.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.69%) QA
2 6 (2.23%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.86%) Automotive SPICE
3 5 (1.86%) ISO 26262
4 3 (1.12%) Def Stans
System Software
1 41 (15.24%) Docker
2 31 (11.52%) Firmware
3 3 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 41 (15.24%) Kubernetes
2 21 (7.81%) Terraform
3 11 (4.09%) Ansible
4 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.12%) PTC Integrity
5 2 (0.74%) Consul
6 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (16.36%) Zend
2 35 (13.01%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.83%) TOWER Software
4 8 (2.97%) Google
5 7 (2.60%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.23%) Oracle
7 4 (1.49%) QNX
8 3 (1.12%) EMC
8 3 (1.12%) PTC
8 3 (1.12%) Sparx
9 2 (0.74%) Databricks