Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £68,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 890 918 1083
Rank change year-on-year +28 +165 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 306 313 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 217 273 198
UK median annual salary £68,500 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.14% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +13.04% +4.55%

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Top 14 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 20 October 2017. 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 +49 295 £69,250 -4.48% 11
UK excluding London +17 162 £65,000 - 10
London +62 139 £75,000 -6.25% 1
South East +34 68 £68,500 -2.49% 1
North of England +13 40 £65,000 +13.54% 3
Yorkshire +42 26 £65,000 -1.89% 1
East of England +10 22 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Midlands +21 19 £67,500 +3.85% 3
West Midlands +25 16 £67,500 +12.50% 3
North West -12 14 £55,000 -1.79% 2
South West +3 7 £60,000 -7.69%
Wales +22 3 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands +17 3 £75,000 -3.23%
Scotland -5 3 £60,000 +4.35%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 172 (56.21%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (47.06%) Java
3 123 (40.20%) Finance
4 90 (29.41%) .NET
5 88 (28.76%) C#
6 87 (28.43%) Web Services
7 83 (27.12%) Scrum
8 79 (25.82%) OO
9 78 (25.49%) SQL
10 76 (24.84%) Banking
11 75 (24.51%) C++
12 70 (22.88%) Software Engineering
13 68 (22.22%) JavaScript
14 67 (21.90%) XML
15 66 (21.57%) Relational Database
16 61 (19.93%) Asset Management
17 59 (19.28%) Enterprise Software
17 59 (19.28%) JSON
17 59 (19.28%) UML
18 58 (18.95%) Retail Banking
18 58 (18.95%) Wealth Management
18 58 (18.95%) Investment Banking
19 57 (18.63%) Amazon AWS
20 54 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
20 54 (17.65%) Python
21 52 (16.99%) REST
22 51 (16.67%) Docker
22 51 (16.67%) HTTP
22 51 (16.67%) BPMN
23 50 (16.34%) HTML

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 35 (11.44%) Apache Spark
2 18 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 15 (4.90%) Apache
4 8 (2.61%) eris
4 8 (2.61%) Ethereum
4 8 (2.61%) Hyperledger
5 7 (2.29%) Jetty
5 7 (2.29%) Mule ESB
6 6 (1.96%) Documentum
6 6 (1.96%) IIS
6 6 (1.96%) JBoss
7 5 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.31%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.31%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.98%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.65%) GemFire
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Simulink
2 1 (0.33%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (18.63%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (10.46%) SaaS
3 18 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.33%) Boomi
5 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 51 (16.67%) HTTP
2 46 (15.03%) TCP/IP
3 44 (14.38%) SSL
4 6 (1.96%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.31%) FlexRay
5 4 (1.31%) Internet
6 3 (0.98%) AMQP
6 3 (0.98%) SNMP
7 2 (0.65%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.65%) LDAP
7 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.65%) Wireless
8 1 (0.33%) DNS
8 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.33%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (21.57%) Relational Database
2 45 (14.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 44 (14.38%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (13.40%) MySQL
5 30 (9.80%) NoSQL
6 24 (7.84%) Big Data
6 24 (7.84%) SQL Server
7 23 (7.52%) MongoDB
8 19 (6.21%) Hadoop
9 17 (5.56%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.61%) Blockchain
11 4 (1.31%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.31%) Redis
12 3 (0.98%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.65%) DB2
13 2 (0.65%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.33%) HBase
Development Applications
1 18 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.58%) Maven
3 12 (3.92%) Selenium
4 10 (3.27%) Subversion
5 9 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.94%) JUnit
6 5 (1.63%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.63%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.31%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.98%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.98%) JMeter
8 3 (0.98%) Moq
8 3 (0.98%) NUnit
8 3 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.98%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.65%) Mockito
9 2 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 123 (40.20%) Finance
2 76 (24.84%) Banking
3 58 (18.95%) Investment Banking
3 58 (18.95%) Retail Banking
4 20 (6.54%) Retail
5 18 (5.88%) Electronics
6 16 (5.23%) Telecoms
7 13 (4.25%) Manufacturing
8 11 (3.59%) Automotive
8 11 (3.59%) Marketing
9 9 (2.94%) Publishing
10 8 (2.61%) Aerospace
11 6 (1.96%) Games
12 4 (1.31%) Military
13 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.33%) Advertising
14 1 (0.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (29.41%) .NET
2 87 (28.43%) Web Services
3 67 (21.90%) XML
4 59 (19.28%) JSON
5 52 (16.99%) REST
6 50 (16.34%) HTML
7 33 (10.78%) HTML5
7 33 (10.78%) RabbitMQ
7 33 (10.78%) Spring
8 30 (9.80%) AngularJS
9 27 (8.82%) CSS
10 25 (8.17%) ASP.NET
11 23 (7.52%) J2EE
12 20 (6.54%) Node.js
12 20 (6.54%) SOAP
13 18 (5.88%) Hibernate
13 18 (5.88%) Middleware
14 16 (5.23%) .NET Framework
14 16 (5.23%) Kafka
15 15 (4.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 59 (19.28%) Enterprise Software
2 46 (15.03%) Algorithms
3 44 (14.38%) Data Structures
3 44 (14.38%) Reference Data
4 41 (13.40%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.58%) Client/Server
5 14 (4.58%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.92%) Fintech
7 11 (3.59%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.96%) User Experience
10 4 (1.31%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.98%) Clustering
11 3 (0.98%) Infotainment
11 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.98%) PKI
11 3 (0.98%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (0.98%) Spread Betting
12 1 (0.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.42%) Linux
2 30 (9.80%) Windows
3 13 (4.25%) Unix
4 9 (2.94%) Android
5 6 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (56.21%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (27.12%) Scrum
3 79 (25.82%) OO
4 70 (22.88%) Software Engineering
5 61 (19.93%) Asset Management
6 59 (19.28%) UML
7 58 (18.95%) Wealth Management
8 54 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (16.67%) BPMN
10 50 (16.34%) Open Source
11 49 (16.01%) Data Modelling
12 47 (15.36%) OOD
13 45 (14.71%) SDLC
13 45 (14.71%) SOA
14 43 (14.05%) MVC
15 39 (12.75%) DevOps
16 38 (12.42%) Mentoring
17 35 (11.44%) Microservices
18 31 (10.13%) TDD
19 29 (9.48%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 144 (47.06%) Java
2 88 (28.76%) C#
3 78 (25.49%) SQL
4 75 (24.51%) C++
5 68 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 54 (17.65%) Python
7 33 (10.78%) Ruby
8 26 (8.50%) C
9 13 (4.25%) Scala
10 8 (2.61%) Go
10 8 (2.61%) Solidity
11 7 (2.29%) PHP
12 4 (1.31%) C++/CLI
12 4 (1.31%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.65%) COBOL
13 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (14.71%) Degree
2 34 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (7.19%) Master's Degree
3 22 (7.19%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) CCIE
6 1 (0.33%) CCNP
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (1.96%) SLA
2 5 (1.63%) QA
3 4 (1.31%) ISO 26262
4 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.65%) MISRA
5 1 (0.33%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.33%) MISRA C
System Software
1 51 (16.67%) Docker
2 5 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (10.46%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (3.92%) Puppet
3 6 (1.96%) Terraform
4 3 (0.98%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.65%) Ansible
Vendors
1 44 (14.38%) GoldenSource
2 32 (10.46%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.59%) SAP
4 8 (2.61%) Oracle
5 6 (1.96%) EMC
5 6 (1.96%) Pega
6 5 (1.63%) Google
6 5 (1.63%) webMethods
7 4 (1.31%) MathWorks
8 2 (0.65%) Green Hills
8 2 (0.65%) hybris
8 2 (0.65%) QNX
8 2 (0.65%) VMware
9 1 (0.33%) Apigee
9 1 (0.33%) Dell
9 1 (0.33%) Facebook
9 1 (0.33%) Mashery
9 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.33%) WSO2
9 1 (0.33%) Xilinx