The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architect
UK
Rank 734 790 826
Rank change year-on-year +56 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 115 156 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 99 143 106
Median salary £67,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.39% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Software Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 107 £67,500 +17.39% 25
London +77 36 £85,000 +13.33% 10
North West -5 23 £62,500 +8.69% 2
South East +52 21 £67,500 +3.84% 3
Manchester -11 21 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Hampshire +20 14 £67,500 +3.84% 2
West Midlands +35 9 £67,500 +42.10% 1
North East +3 8 £48,750 -27.77%
Basingstoke +5 5 £67,500 +3.84% 1
Staffordshire - 5 £70,000 -
City of London +52 4 £83,750 -1.47% 3
Tyne and Wear +9 4 £42,500 -37.03%
Yorkshire +9 4 £58,000 +5.45% 4
West Yorkshire +8 4 £58,000 +5.45% 4
Durham - 4 £55,000 -
Edgware - 4 £100,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £70,000 -
South West +16 3 £57,000 +14.00%
Scotland +15 3 £60,000 -
South Wales +12 3 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Edinburgh +4 3 £60,000 -
Wales +4 3 £75,000 +36.36% 1
East Sussex - 3 £62,500 -
East of England +22 2 £77,500 +59.79% 5
Coventry +15 2 £67,500 +42.10%
Cheshire +14 2 £57,500 -
Bristol +4 2 - -
Oxford +1 2 £67,500 +28.57%
Oxfordshire -10 2 £67,500 +22.72%
Torfaen - 2 - -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Software Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 140 (55.34%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (51.78%) Java
3 116 (45.85%) C#
4 95 (37.55%) .NET
5 69 (27.27%) Scrum
6 68 (26.88%) JavaScript
7 56 (22.13%) SOA
7 56 (22.13%) Big Data
8 53 (20.95%) Finance
8 53 (20.95%) Software Engineering
9 49 (19.37%) Microsoft
9 49 (19.37%) HTML
10 45 (17.79%) SQL Server
10 45 (17.79%) MVC
10 45 (17.79%) Amazon AWS
11 44 (17.39%) TOGAF
12 42 (16.60%) SQL
13 41 (16.21%) Software Architecture
14 40 (15.81%) REST
14 40 (15.81%) TDD
15 39 (15.42%) Enterprise Software
15 39 (15.42%) DevOps
16 38 (15.02%) HTML5
17 37 (14.62%) CSS
18 35 (13.83%) ASP.NET
18 35 (13.83%) Docker
19 34 (13.44%) SOAP
19 34 (13.44%) Degree
20 33 (13.04%) jQuery
20 33 (13.04%) Open Source

Software Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 30 (11.86%) Apache Spark
2 16 (6.32%) Apache
3 13 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (4.35%) Apache Pig
5 9 (3.56%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.37%) JBoss
7 3 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.79%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.79%) IIS
8 2 (0.79%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.40%) CMS
9 1 (0.40%) Drupal
9 1 (0.40%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.79%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.79%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.79%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.67%) SaaS
3 24 (9.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.58%) PaaS
6 3 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.40%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.16%) HTTP
2 3 (1.19%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.79%) iBeacon
3 2 (0.79%) NFC
3 2 (0.79%) Wireless
4 1 (0.40%) 3G
4 1 (0.40%) 4G
4 1 (0.40%) 5G
4 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
4 1 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (22.13%) Big Data
2 45 (17.79%) SQL Server
3 31 (12.25%) NoSQL
3 31 (12.25%) RDBMS
3 31 (12.25%) Relational Database
4 30 (11.86%) MySQL
5 24 (9.49%) MongoDB
6 18 (7.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (6.32%) Hadoop
8 11 (4.35%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.98%) DB2
10 5 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.98%) Riak
11 4 (1.58%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.58%) HBase
11 4 (1.58%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.79%) PerformancePoint
12 2 (0.79%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.95%) JUnit
2 9 (3.56%) Maven
2 9 (3.56%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.16%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.98%) DbUnit
4 5 (1.98%) Gradle
4 5 (1.98%) jMock
4 5 (1.98%) Mockito
4 5 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.58%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.58%) Selenium
6 3 (1.19%) Ant
6 3 (1.19%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.79%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.79%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.79%) JIRA
7 2 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.40%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.40%) Subversion
8 1 (0.40%) Xcode
General
1 53 (20.95%) Finance
2 28 (11.07%) Retail
3 14 (5.53%) Electronics
4 12 (4.74%) Marketing
5 11 (4.35%) Military
5 11 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.77%) Banking
7 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.19%) Advertising
8 3 (1.19%) Law
9 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Front Office
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (37.55%) .NET
2 49 (19.37%) HTML
3 40 (15.81%) REST
4 38 (15.02%) HTML5
5 37 (14.62%) CSS
6 35 (13.83%) ASP.NET
7 34 (13.44%) SOAP
8 33 (13.04%) jQuery
9 31 (12.25%) .NET Framework
10 28 (11.07%) AngularJS
10 28 (11.07%) Spring
11 27 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (10.67%) XML
12 24 (9.49%) Web Services
13 23 (9.09%) Node.js
14 22 (8.70%) Hibernate
15 17 (6.72%) Middleware
16 16 (6.32%) WinForms
17 13 (5.14%) J2EE
17 13 (5.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.42%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (9.88%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.14%) N-Tier
4 11 (4.35%) PKI
5 7 (2.77%) Robotics
6 6 (2.37%) Fintech
6 6 (2.37%) NHS
6 6 (2.37%) User Experience
7 4 (1.58%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.58%) iPad
7 4 (1.58%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.58%) Smart Home
8 3 (1.19%) Blog
8 3 (1.19%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.19%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.79%) Life Science
9 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.79%) STB
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.46%) Linux
2 19 (7.51%) Windows
3 13 (5.14%) Unix
4 10 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.16%) Android
6 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (55.34%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (27.27%) Scrum
3 56 (22.13%) SOA
4 53 (20.95%) Software Engineering
5 45 (17.79%) MVC
6 44 (17.39%) TOGAF
7 41 (16.21%) Software Architecture
8 40 (15.81%) TDD
9 39 (15.42%) DevOps
10 33 (13.04%) Open Source
11 31 (12.25%) Continuous Delivery
11 31 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (11.86%) SDLC
13 26 (10.28%) Microservices
14 25 (9.88%) Software Delivery
15 23 (9.09%) Mentoring
15 23 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
16 22 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
17 20 (7.91%) UML
18 19 (7.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 131 (51.78%) Java
2 116 (45.85%) C#
3 68 (26.88%) JavaScript
4 42 (16.60%) SQL
5 28 (11.07%) Python
6 27 (10.67%) C++
7 26 (10.28%) C
8 16 (6.32%) VB
9 14 (5.53%) TypeScript
10 12 (4.74%) Ruby
11 9 (3.56%) Scala
12 6 (2.37%) Erlang
12 6 (2.37%) PHP
13 5 (1.98%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.98%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.19%) Groovy
15 2 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.79%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.40%) Clojure
16 1 (0.40%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 34 (13.44%) Degree
2 12 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.56%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.79%) PhD
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.40%) MBA
6 1 (0.40%) MCPD
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.11%) QA
2 13 (5.14%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.79%) GCP
System Software
1 35 (13.83%) Docker
2 12 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.58%) Apache Flume
5 3 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.98%) Puppet
4 4 (1.58%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (1.58%) Mesos
5 3 (1.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 49 (19.37%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.67%) Oracle
3 13 (5.14%) VMware
4 8 (3.16%) SAP
5 6 (2.37%) Google
6 4 (1.58%) Facebook
7 3 (1.19%) Apple
7 3 (1.19%) IBM
7 3 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.79%) Avaya
8 2 (0.79%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.79%) hybris
8 2 (0.79%) Nintex
9 1 (0.40%) Apiary
9 1 (0.40%) Aruba
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco
9 1 (0.40%) HP
9 1 (0.40%) Meraki
9 1 (0.40%) Solace
9 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k dep. on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
set2recruit
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum (Incl Bonuses)
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £140000 per annum + Bens - Equity
Posted: 3 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £0.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Perm or contract - competitive salary + benefits OR day rate contract
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum 27 days holiday + home / flexible wo
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £very competitive + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
People Source Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridge
ECM Selection
Salary: to £65k + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago