The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Software Architect
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 790 825
Rank change year-on-year +59 +35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 121 160 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 105 145 106
Median salary £67,500 £57,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.39% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £74,750
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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 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 29 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 +35 114 £67,500 +17.39% 22
London +68 40 £85,000 +13.33% 8
North West +7 25 £62,500 +8.69% 2
Manchester -8 23 £65,000 -7.14% 2
South East +51 21 £67,500 +3.84% 3
Hampshire +24 13 £67,500 +3.84% 2
West Midlands +34 9 £67,500 +42.10%
North East +8 8 £48,750 -27.77%
City of London +48 6 £85,000 +15.25% 1
Basingstoke +9 5 £67,500 +3.84% 1
Staffordshire - 5 £70,000 -
Yorkshire +14 4 £58,000 +5.45% 4
Tyne and Wear +5 4 £42,500 -37.03%
West Yorkshire 0 4 £58,000 +5.45% 4
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £70,000 -
Durham - 4 £55,000 -
Edgware - 4 £100,000 -
Scotland +22 3 £60,000 -7.69%
South West +20 3 £57,000 +3.63%
South Wales +14 3 £60,000 +9.09% 1
East of England +9 3 £62,500 +25.62% 5
Edinburgh +4 3 £60,000 -7.69%
Wales +4 3 £60,000 +9.09% 1
East Sussex - 3 £62,500 -
Coventry +16 2 £67,500 +42.10%
Cambridgeshire +12 2 £72,500 +17.40% 5
Cambridge +6 2 £72,500 - 5
Cheshire +5 2 £57,500 -
Cardiff +2 2 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Oxfordshire +1 2 £67,500 +22.72%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 141 (56.63%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (51.81%) Java
3 114 (45.78%) C#
4 94 (37.75%) .NET
5 69 (27.71%) Scrum
6 68 (27.31%) JavaScript
7 56 (22.49%) SOA
8 55 (22.09%) Big Data
9 53 (21.29%) Software Engineering
10 52 (20.88%) Finance
11 48 (19.28%) Microsoft
11 48 (19.28%) Amazon AWS
12 46 (18.47%) MVC
12 46 (18.47%) HTML
12 46 (18.47%) SQL
13 45 (18.07%) TOGAF
14 44 (17.67%) SQL Server
15 41 (16.47%) TDD
15 41 (16.47%) Software Architecture
16 40 (16.06%) REST
17 39 (15.66%) Enterprise Software
17 39 (15.66%) DevOps
18 36 (14.46%) Docker
18 36 (14.46%) HTML5
19 35 (14.06%) ASP.NET
19 35 (14.06%) jQuery
20 34 (13.65%) CSS
20 34 (13.65%) SOAP
21 33 (13.25%) Degree
21 33 (13.25%) Open Source

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 30 (12.05%) Apache Spark
2 15 (6.02%) Apache
3 14 (5.62%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (4.42%) Apache Pig
5 9 (3.61%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.41%) JBoss
7 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.80%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.80%) IIS
8 2 (0.80%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.40%) CMS
9 1 (0.40%) Drupal
9 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.80%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.80%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (19.28%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (10.44%) SaaS
4 10 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.61%) PaaS
6 3 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.40%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.81%) HTTP
2 2 (0.80%) iBeacon
2 2 (0.80%) NFC
3 1 (0.40%) 3G
3 1 (0.40%) 4G
3 1 (0.40%) 5G
3 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (22.09%) Big Data
2 44 (17.67%) SQL Server
3 32 (12.85%) NoSQL
3 32 (12.85%) Relational Database
4 31 (12.45%) RDBMS
5 29 (11.65%) MySQL
6 23 (9.24%) MongoDB
7 19 (7.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (6.83%) Hadoop
9 11 (4.42%) Apache Hive
10 7 (2.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (2.01%) CouchDB
11 5 (2.01%) DB2
11 5 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.01%) Riak
12 4 (1.61%) Neo4j
13 3 (1.20%) HBase
14 2 (0.80%) PerformancePoint
14 2 (0.80%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.61%) JUnit
1 9 (3.61%) Maven
1 9 (3.61%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.21%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.01%) DbUnit
3 5 (2.01%) jMock
3 5 (2.01%) Mockito
3 5 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.61%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.61%) Gradle
4 4 (1.61%) Selenium
5 3 (1.20%) Ant
5 3 (1.20%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.80%) JIRA
6 2 (0.80%) Subversion
7 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.40%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.40%) NUnit
7 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.40%) Xcode
General
1 52 (20.88%) Finance
2 28 (11.24%) Retail
3 14 (5.62%) Electronics
4 11 (4.42%) Military
4 11 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.02%) Marketing
6 8 (3.21%) Banking
7 4 (1.61%) Law
7 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.20%) Advertising
9 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.80%) Legal
9 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Front Office
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (37.75%) .NET
2 46 (18.47%) HTML
3 40 (16.06%) REST
4 36 (14.46%) HTML5
5 35 (14.06%) ASP.NET
5 35 (14.06%) jQuery
6 34 (13.65%) CSS
6 34 (13.65%) SOAP
7 30 (12.05%) .NET Framework
7 30 (12.05%) AngularJS
8 28 (11.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (10.84%) Spring
9 27 (10.84%) XML
10 24 (9.64%) Web Services
11 23 (9.24%) Node.js
12 22 (8.84%) Hibernate
13 17 (6.83%) Middleware
14 16 (6.43%) WinForms
15 13 (5.22%) Ajax
15 13 (5.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.66%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (10.04%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.82%) N-Tier
4 11 (4.42%) PKI
5 6 (2.41%) NHS
5 6 (2.41%) Robotics
6 5 (2.01%) Fintech
6 5 (2.01%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.01%) User Experience
7 4 (1.61%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.61%) iPad
7 4 (1.61%) Smart Home
8 3 (1.20%) Blog
8 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.20%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.80%) Life Science
9 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.80%) STB
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.65%) Linux
2 19 (7.63%) Windows
3 12 (4.82%) Unix
4 10 (4.02%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.61%) Android
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (56.63%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (27.71%) Scrum
3 56 (22.49%) SOA
4 53 (21.29%) Software Engineering
5 46 (18.47%) MVC
6 45 (18.07%) TOGAF
7 41 (16.47%) Software Architecture
7 41 (16.47%) TDD
8 39 (15.66%) DevOps
9 33 (13.25%) Open Source
10 32 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (12.45%) SDLC
12 29 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery
13 27 (10.84%) Microservices
14 25 (10.04%) Software Delivery
15 23 (9.24%) Mentoring
16 22 (8.84%) Technical Architecture
17 21 (8.43%) UML
17 21 (8.43%) Zachman Framework
18 18 (7.23%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 129 (51.81%) Java
2 114 (45.78%) C#
3 68 (27.31%) JavaScript
4 46 (18.47%) SQL
5 29 (11.65%) Python
6 27 (10.84%) C
6 27 (10.84%) C++
7 16 (6.43%) VB
8 13 (5.22%) TypeScript
9 12 (4.82%) Ruby
10 9 (3.61%) Scala
11 7 (2.81%) PHP
12 6 (2.41%) Erlang
13 5 (2.01%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.61%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.20%) Groovy
16 2 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (0.80%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.40%) Clojure
17 1 (0.40%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 33 (13.25%) Degree
2 11 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.80%) PhD
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.40%) MBA
6 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.63%) QA
2 14 (5.62%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.80%) GCP
System Software
1 36 (14.46%) Docker
2 11 (4.42%) Hyper-V
2 11 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.20%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.01%) Puppet
4 4 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (1.61%) Mesos
5 3 (1.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 48 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.84%) Oracle
3 12 (4.82%) VMware
4 9 (3.61%) SAP
5 5 (2.01%) Google
6 3 (1.20%) IBM
6 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.80%) Apple
7 2 (0.80%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.80%) Facebook
7 2 (0.80%) Nintex
8 1 (0.40%) Apiary
8 1 (0.40%) Avaya
8 1 (0.40%) Greenplum
8 1 (0.40%) hybris
8 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.40%) Solace
8 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.40%) webMethods
8 1 (0.40%) Zend
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