Period
to 4 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 639 890 823
Rank change year-on-year +251 -67 +92
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 136 199 366
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 91 125 307
Median annual salary £75,000 £82,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% +3.70%
10th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £101,500 £94,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%

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 63,188 137,103 166,315
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.85% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 50,836 109,526 134,258
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Software Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Architect.

Salary trend for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Architect over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Top 15 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 4 August 2020. 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 +257 121 £75,000 -9.09% 17
UK excluding London +259 92 £70,000 +7.69% 13
London +178 39 £80,000 -5.88% 4
South East +159 34 £75,000 +4.90% 1
East of England +108 17 £70,000 -6.67% 2
South West +105 11 £60,000 -4.00% 4
North of England +165 10 £73,750 -7.81% 4
Scotland +88 10 £70,000 +21.74%
North West +122 9 £72,500 -9.38% 4
Midlands +112 9 £47,500 -20.83% 2
East Midlands +73 6 £47,500 -31.65%
Work from Home +55 6 £72,500 -12.12% 3
West Midlands +95 3 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Wales +33 1 £58,500 -41.50%
North East +28 1 £75,000 +5.26%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 65 (47.79%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (39.71%) .NET
3 49 (36.03%) Azure
4 37 (27.21%) C#
5 36 (26.47%) Finance
5 36 (26.47%) Microservices
6 34 (25.00%) Software Architecture
6 34 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 31 (22.79%) AWS
8 28 (20.59%) Mathematics
8 28 (20.59%) Analytics
9 27 (19.85%) Microsoft
10 26 (19.12%) SDLC
11 25 (18.38%) DevOps
11 25 (18.38%) PaaS
12 24 (17.65%) Threat Modelling
13 23 (16.91%) Algorithms
13 23 (16.91%) TOGAF
14 22 (16.18%) Data Analysis
14 22 (16.18%) PhD
14 22 (16.18%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (16.18%) Innovative Thinking
14 22 (16.18%) Data Science
15 20 (14.71%) Docker
16 19 (13.97%) Degree
17 18 (13.24%) .NET Core
18 17 (12.50%) Java
18 17 (12.50%) Kubernetes
19 16 (11.76%) REST
19 16 (11.76%) Continuous Integration

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 5 (3.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.74%) Apache
2 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (36.03%) Azure
2 31 (22.79%) AWS
3 25 (18.38%) PaaS
4 11 (8.09%) SaaS
5 6 (4.41%) Amazon EKS
5 6 (4.41%) OpenShift
6 5 (3.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (3.68%) Amazon ECS
6 5 (3.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (3.68%) AWS Fargate
6 5 (3.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.47%) GCP
7 2 (1.47%) GitHub
8 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.74%) Google Play
8 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.68%) VPN
1 5 (3.68%) Wireless
2 3 (2.21%) 3GPP
3 2 (1.47%) HTTP
3 2 (1.47%) Internet
3 2 (1.47%) Network Security
3 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.74%) 2G
4 1 (0.74%) 3G
4 1 (0.74%) 4G
4 1 (0.74%) 5G
4 1 (0.74%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.68%) Jackrabbit
3 4 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.21%) Blockchain
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.74%) DB2
5 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.74%) MySQL
5 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (6.62%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.94%) TeamCity
2 4 (2.94%) VersionOne
3 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.21%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.47%) Maven
4 2 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 36 (26.47%) Finance
2 22 (16.18%) Pharmaceutical
3 12 (8.82%) Banking
4 9 (6.62%) Marketing
5 8 (5.88%) Retail
6 7 (5.15%) Games
6 7 (5.15%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.94%) Electronics
7 4 (2.94%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.21%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.74%) Law
9 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (39.71%) .NET
2 18 (13.24%) .NET Core
3 16 (11.76%) REST
4 12 (8.82%) ASP.NET
5 11 (8.09%) .NET Framework
5 11 (8.09%) AngularJS
6 10 (7.35%) React
7 8 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (5.15%) Web Services
9 5 (3.68%) JSR 170
9 5 (3.68%) OSGi
10 4 (2.94%) GraphQL
10 4 (2.94%) Middleware
11 3 (2.21%) Node.js
11 3 (2.21%) RESTful
12 2 (1.47%) Swing
12 2 (1.47%) WPF
12 2 (1.47%) XML
13 1 (0.74%) Hibernate
13 1 (0.74%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.91%) Algorithms
2 12 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.15%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.68%) Blog
4 5 (3.68%) Cloud Native
4 5 (3.68%) Digital Media
4 5 (3.68%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (3.68%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (2.21%) Internet of Things
5 3 (2.21%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.21%) User Experience
6 2 (1.47%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.47%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.47%) Robotics
7 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) Smart City
7 1 (0.74%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.62%) Linux
2 5 (3.68%) Android
3 1 (0.74%) AIX
3 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (47.79%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (26.47%) Microservices
3 34 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 34 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 28 (20.59%) Analytics
4 28 (20.59%) Mathematics
5 26 (19.12%) SDLC
6 25 (18.38%) DevOps
7 24 (17.65%) Threat Modelling
8 23 (16.91%) TOGAF
9 22 (16.18%) Data Analysis
9 22 (16.18%) Data Science
9 22 (16.18%) Innovative Thinking
10 16 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (11.03%) Architectural Design
12 14 (10.29%) Scrum
12 14 (10.29%) TDD
13 13 (9.56%) MVC
14 12 (8.82%) Fintech
14 12 (8.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.21%) C#
2 17 (12.50%) Java
3 15 (11.03%) Python
3 15 (11.03%) SQL
4 14 (10.29%) C
5 12 (8.82%) C++
6 6 (4.41%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.94%) Ruby
8 3 (2.21%) Go
8 3 (2.21%) PHP
9 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.47%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.47%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.74%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.74%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.74%) Erlang
10 1 (0.74%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.74%) R
10 1 (0.74%) Rust
10 1 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (16.18%) PhD
2 19 (13.97%) Degree
3 5 (3.68%) Master's Degree
4 4 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) HNC
7 1 (0.74%) HND
7 1 (0.74%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) PMO
2 1 (0.74%) SEPA
System Software
1 20 (14.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (12.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (19.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.62%) Xamarin
3 7 (5.15%) Google
4 6 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.68%) Adobe
6 4 (2.94%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle
8 1 (0.74%) Apple
8 1 (0.74%) IBM