The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 774 756 829
Rank change year-on-year -18 +73  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 113 170 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 98 158 106
Median salary £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.84% +13.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £66,250 £61,000 £56,359
% change year-on-year +8.60% +8.23%  

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 84312 94795 103505
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.20% 96.45% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 69623 79736 84815
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
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 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +10 108 £67,500 +3.84% 21
London +33 36 £82,500 +13.79% 6
South East +46 26 £67,500 +3.84% 4
Hampshire +16 17 £67,500 -3.57% 3
North West -19 14 £60,000 -11.11% 2
Manchester -16 12 £60,000 -11.11% 2
West Midlands +22 11 £67,500 +3.84%
City of London +24 9 £82,500 +3.12% 1
East of England -5 8 £52,500 - 4
Cambridgeshire -10 8 £52,500 +2.94% 2
Cambridge -12 8 £52,500 - 2
South West -16 7 £55,000 -22.80% 1
Basingstoke - 7 £67,500 - 2
Somerset -8 5 £60,000 -4.00%
Bath -11 5 £60,000 -4.00%
Oxfordshire +8 4 £67,500 +10.20% 1
Coventry -2 4 £55,000 -8.33%
Oxford - 4 £67,500 -
South Wales +11 3 £75,000 +87.50%
Cardiff +7 3 £75,000 +87.50%
Wales +1 3 £75,000 +87.50%
Yorkshire -7 3 £75,000 +36.36% 3
Milton Keynes - 3 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £55,000 -
Staffordshire +13 2 £57,500 -14.81%
Tyne and Wear +7 2 £42,500 -37.03%
North East +3 2 £42,500 -37.03%
North Yorkshire - 2 £75,000 - 1
Shropshire - 2 £71,500 -
York - 2 £75,000 - 1

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 138 (61.06%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (51.77%) Java
3 100 (44.25%) C#
4 72 (31.86%) JavaScript
4 72 (31.86%) Scrum
5 70 (30.97%) .NET
6 60 (26.55%) SOA
7 56 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
8 52 (23.01%) Software Engineering
9 50 (22.12%) Docker
10 49 (21.68%) SQL
11 45 (19.91%) Finance
12 44 (19.47%) MVC
12 44 (19.47%) TOGAF
13 43 (19.03%) TDD
13 43 (19.03%) DevOps
14 40 (17.70%) REST
15 39 (17.26%) Big Data
16 38 (16.81%) Software Architecture
16 38 (16.81%) Microsoft
16 38 (16.81%) Linux
17 37 (16.37%) Microsoft Azure
18 36 (15.93%) Python
19 35 (15.49%) MySQL
19 35 (15.49%) SQL Server
19 35 (15.49%) Continuous Delivery
20 34 (15.04%) jQuery
21 33 (14.60%) Relational Database
21 33 (14.60%) Enterprise Software
22 32 (14.16%) Microservices

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 32 (14.16%) Apache Spark
2 15 (6.64%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.75%) Apache
3 13 (5.75%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (4.42%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.54%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.77%) Documentum
7 3 (1.33%) JBoss
8 2 (0.88%) Jetty
8 2 (0.88%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.88%) nginx
8 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.44%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.88%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (16.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (11.50%) SaaS
4 11 (4.87%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.33%) GitHub
6 2 (0.88%) PaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.44%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.33%) Bluetooth
1 3 (1.33%) Ethernet
1 3 (1.33%) Internet
1 3 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (1.33%) Wireless
2 2 (0.88%) iBeacon
2 2 (0.88%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.26%) Big Data
2 35 (15.49%) MySQL
2 35 (15.49%) SQL Server
3 33 (14.60%) Relational Database
4 28 (12.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (11.95%) RDBMS
6 25 (11.06%) NoSQL
7 19 (8.41%) Hadoop
8 15 (6.64%) MongoDB
9 8 (3.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (3.54%) Apache Hive
9 8 (3.54%) CouchDB
10 6 (2.65%) DB2
10 6 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.77%) Riak
11 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.33%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.88%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
13 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (6.19%) Maven
2 13 (5.75%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.98%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.54%) JUnit
4 8 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.10%) Moq
5 7 (3.10%) NUnit
6 6 (2.65%) DbUnit
6 6 (2.65%) jMock
6 6 (2.65%) Mockito
6 6 (2.65%) MSBuild
6 6 (2.65%) Subversion
6 6 (2.65%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.21%) Selenium
8 4 (1.77%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.33%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.33%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.88%) JIRA
10 2 (0.88%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.44%) Ant
General
1 45 (19.91%) Finance
2 20 (8.85%) Retail
3 16 (7.08%) Banking
4 12 (5.31%) Electronics
5 11 (4.87%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.98%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.54%) Marketing
8 6 (2.65%) Military
9 4 (1.77%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.77%) Automotive
9 4 (1.77%) Law
10 2 (0.88%) Advertising
10 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.88%) Legal
10 2 (0.88%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.88%) Publishing
11 1 (0.44%) Front Office
11 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (30.97%) .NET
2 40 (17.70%) REST
3 34 (15.04%) jQuery
4 31 (13.72%) ASP.NET
4 31 (13.72%) HTML
5 29 (12.83%) AngularJS
5 29 (12.83%) CSS
6 28 (12.39%) SOAP
7 27 (11.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (11.95%) Web Services
8 24 (10.62%) HTML5
9 17 (7.52%) .NET Framework
9 17 (7.52%) Middleware
9 17 (7.52%) Node.js
9 17 (7.52%) Spring
10 16 (7.08%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (6.19%) CSS3
11 14 (6.19%) XML
12 13 (5.75%) Ajax
12 13 (5.75%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.60%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (7.96%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.08%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (4.87%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.54%) PKI
6 7 (3.10%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.65%) User Experience
8 5 (2.21%) Fintech
8 5 (2.21%) NHS
9 4 (1.77%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.77%) Robotics
9 4 (1.77%) Smart Home
10 3 (1.33%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.88%) STB
12 1 (0.44%) Blog
12 1 (0.44%) CUDA
12 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.44%) iPad
12 1 (0.44%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.81%) Linux
2 27 (11.95%) Windows
3 19 (8.41%) Android
4 17 (7.52%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.87%) Unix
6 2 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (61.06%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (31.86%) Scrum
3 60 (26.55%) SOA
4 52 (23.01%) Software Engineering
5 44 (19.47%) MVC
5 44 (19.47%) TOGAF
6 43 (19.03%) DevOps
6 43 (19.03%) TDD
7 38 (16.81%) Software Architecture
8 35 (15.49%) Continuous Delivery
9 32 (14.16%) Microservices
9 32 (14.16%) Open Source
10 29 (12.83%) Mentoring
10 29 (12.83%) SDLC
11 28 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (10.18%) UML
13 20 (8.85%) Unit Testing
14 19 (8.41%) Test Automation
15 18 (7.96%) OO
16 17 (7.52%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 117 (51.77%) Java
2 100 (44.25%) C#
3 72 (31.86%) JavaScript
4 49 (21.68%) SQL
5 36 (15.93%) Python
6 29 (12.83%) C++
7 25 (11.06%) C
8 21 (9.29%) Ruby
9 11 (4.87%) PHP
9 11 (4.87%) VB
10 8 (3.54%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.65%) Scala
12 4 (1.77%) Erlang
13 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.88%) GraphQL
14 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.44%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.44%) Groovy
15 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (9.73%) Degree
2 11 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.77%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.44%) PhD
4 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.19%) QA
2 13 (5.75%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.77%) SLA
4 2 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (22.12%) Docker
2 8 (3.54%) Hyper-V
2 8 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (7.08%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (6.64%) Kubernetes
3 8 (3.54%) Puppet
4 4 (1.77%) Ansible
4 4 (1.77%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (1.77%) Mesos
4 4 (1.77%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 38 (16.81%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.29%) Oracle
3 13 (5.75%) SAP
4 9 (3.98%) VMware
5 4 (1.77%) EMC
5 4 (1.77%) Pega
6 3 (1.33%) Green Hills
6 3 (1.33%) IBM
6 3 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.33%) QNX
7 2 (0.88%) Nintex
8 1 (0.44%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.44%) Greenplum
8 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.44%) Solace
8 1 (0.44%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.44%) webMethods
8 1 (0.44%) Zend
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