Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 889 936
Rank change year-on-year +43 +47 +167
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 313 318 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 257 229 252
UK median annual salary £75,000 £68,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.49% -5.52% +16.00%
10th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £47,625
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £97,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +13.04%

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 155,416 171,189 182,225
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,154 137,258 152,504
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £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% - +4.94%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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 +31 284 £75,000 +7.14% 54
UK excluding London +61 204 £70,000 +7.69% 39
London +13 104 £82,500 +10.00% 16
South East +32 80 £72,500 +3.57% 10
North of England +27 34 £70,000 +7.69% 3
South West +20 28 £62,500 +4.17% 3
East of England +19 25 £70,000 +7.69% 17
North West +14 16 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Yorkshire +16 13 £70,000 +7.69% 2
Midlands +13 12 £68,000 +6.25% 5
Scotland +6 12 £60,000 -
West Midlands +22 7 £66,000 +3.13% 3
Wales +8 7 £67,500 +17.39% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £60,000 -
East Midlands +8 5 £72,500 -3.33% 2
North East - 5 £58,750 -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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.

1 158 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (47.60%) Java
3 127 (40.58%) .NET
4 106 (33.87%) C#
5 88 (28.12%) Microservices
6 70 (22.36%) JavaScript
7 65 (20.77%) Finance
8 54 (17.25%) Scrum
9 53 (16.93%) Software Architecture
10 51 (16.29%) TDD
10 51 (16.29%) Degree
10 51 (16.29%) Computer Science
11 50 (15.97%) Software Engineering
11 50 (15.97%) C++
11 50 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
12 46 (14.70%) Docker
12 46 (14.70%) .NET Framework
13 44 (14.06%) HTML
14 43 (13.74%) SOA
15 37 (11.82%) Linux
15 37 (11.82%) UML
15 37 (11.82%) OO
15 37 (11.82%) Web Services
16 34 (10.86%) Microsoft
17 33 (10.54%) CSS
18 31 (9.90%) SQL
18 31 (9.90%) Technical Architecture
19 30 (9.58%) Open Source
19 30 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
19 30 (9.58%) Git (software)

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 11 (3.51%) Apache
2 8 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (2.56%) JBoss
3 7 (2.24%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.92%) Confluence
5 5 (1.60%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.28%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.96%) Jetty
8 2 (0.64%) CMS
8 2 (0.64%) IIS
9 1 (0.32%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.32%) Mule
9 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.32%) CATIA
2 1 (0.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.32%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.32%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 50 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (7.35%) SaaS
4 11 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.56%) GitHub
5 8 (2.56%) OpenShift
6 7 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.28%) PaaS
8 2 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.64%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.64%) Apple Pay
8 2 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.64%) IaaS
8 2 (0.64%) Serverless
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.32%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.32%) Slack
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (1.28%) CTI
2 4 (1.28%) VoIP
3 3 (0.96%) FTP
3 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.96%) WPA
4 2 (0.64%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.64%) DNS
4 2 (0.64%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.64%) Firewall
4 2 (0.64%) VLAN
4 2 (0.64%) Wireless
4 2 (0.64%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.64%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.32%) ASN.1
5 1 (0.32%) Broadband
5 1 (0.32%) HTTP
5 1 (0.32%) Internet
5 1 (0.32%) Intranet
5 1 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.31%) Relational Database
2 21 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 18 (5.75%) MySQL
4 17 (5.43%) NoSQL
5 15 (4.79%) Big Data
6 11 (3.51%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.56%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.28%) Riak
10 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.64%) HBase
11 2 (0.64%) Redis
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.32%) Impala
12 1 (0.32%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 30 (9.58%) Git (software)
2 25 (7.99%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.75%) JUnit
3 18 (5.75%) Maven
4 9 (2.88%) Gradle
5 8 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 7 (2.24%) Mockito
7 6 (1.92%) Ant
7 6 (1.92%) JIRA
7 6 (1.92%) Selenium
7 6 (1.92%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.60%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.60%) IntelliJ
8 5 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.28%) Gerrit
9 4 (1.28%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.64%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.64%) Moq
10 2 (0.64%) Ranorex
General
1 65 (20.77%) Finance
2 15 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.51%) Marketing
4 10 (3.19%) Aerospace
4 10 (3.19%) Banking
5 9 (2.88%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.56%) Electronics
7 7 (2.24%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.28%) Automotive
8 4 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (1.28%) Law
9 3 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.64%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.64%) Games
10 2 (0.64%) Military
11 1 (0.32%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.32%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (40.58%) .NET
2 46 (14.70%) .NET Framework
3 44 (14.06%) HTML
4 37 (11.82%) Web Services
5 33 (10.54%) CSS
6 27 (8.63%) REST
7 26 (8.31%) Spring
8 24 (7.67%) AngularJS
9 22 (7.03%) JSON
9 22 (7.03%) Kafka
9 22 (7.03%) Node.js
10 21 (6.71%) XML
11 18 (5.75%) HTML5
11 18 (5.75%) SOAP
12 16 (5.11%) React
12 16 (5.11%) RESTful
13 15 (4.79%) ASP.NET
14 13 (4.15%) Hibernate
14 13 (4.15%) Java EE
15 12 (3.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.29%) Computer Science
2 26 (8.31%) Fintech
3 23 (7.35%) User Experience
4 14 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.24%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.92%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.28%) Contactless
9 4 (1.28%) EMV
9 4 (1.28%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (1.28%) Smartcard
9 4 (1.28%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.28%) Wiki
10 3 (0.96%) Clustering
10 3 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.96%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.96%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.82%) Linux
2 18 (5.75%) Unix
3 8 (2.56%) Android
3 8 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.56%) Windows
4 3 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (28.12%) Microservices
3 54 (17.25%) Scrum
4 53 (16.93%) Software Architecture
5 51 (16.29%) TDD
6 50 (15.97%) Software Engineering
7 43 (13.74%) SOA
8 37 (11.82%) OO
8 37 (11.82%) UML
9 31 (9.90%) Technical Architecture
10 30 (9.58%) DevOps
10 30 (9.58%) Open Source
11 28 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (8.63%) BDD
13 26 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (7.99%) Continuous Delivery
15 24 (7.67%) Coaching
15 24 (7.67%) Test Automation
16 21 (6.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 149 (47.60%) Java
2 106 (33.87%) C#
3 70 (22.36%) JavaScript
4 50 (15.97%) C++
5 31 (9.90%) SQL
6 17 (5.43%) C
7 13 (4.15%) Java 8
8 12 (3.83%) PHP
9 11 (3.51%) Go
9 11 (3.51%) Scala
10 9 (2.88%) Python
11 7 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.92%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.60%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.60%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.96%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.96%) Ruby
15 2 (0.64%) Ada
15 2 (0.64%) Delphi
15 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (16.29%) Degree
2 14 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.56%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.28%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.96%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (0.64%) PhD
7 1 (0.32%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.27%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) IFRS
3 2 (0.64%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.64%) GDPR
3 2 (0.64%) IEC 61508
3 2 (0.64%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.64%) PA-DSS
3 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 46 (14.70%) Docker
2 4 (1.28%) HDFS
3 3 (0.96%) Firmware
4 2 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.32%) KVM
5 1 (0.32%) QEMU
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (5.43%) Puppet
2 14 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (4.15%) Kubernetes
4 12 (3.83%) Ansible
5 4 (1.28%) Packer
6 3 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.96%) Terraform
7 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.32%) Oozie
8 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 34 (10.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.47%) Google
3 11 (3.51%) Oracle
4 8 (2.56%) SAP
5 7 (2.24%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.60%) webMethods
7 4 (1.28%) Cisco
8 3 (0.96%) Avaya
8 3 (0.96%) Motorola
8 3 (0.96%) Peoplefluent
9 2 (0.64%) Apple
9 2 (0.64%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.64%) PayPal
9 2 (0.64%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.32%) IBM
10 1 (0.32%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.32%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.32%) QNX
10 1 (0.32%) Teradata
10 1 (0.32%) VMware