Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 879 936 984
Rank change year-on-year +57 +48 +87
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 329 235 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 277 196 282
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% +4.35%
10th Percentile £52,500 £51,875 £44,250
90th Percentile £85,100 £93,750 £85,000
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 171,222 166,598 197,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 140,041 138,371 165,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Top 16 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 April 2018. 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 +65 291 £70,000 +3.70% 41
UK excluding London +23 191 £65,000 - 28
London +33 126 £77,500 -8.82% 16
East of England +38 51 £60,000 - 8
North of England -8 50 £70,000 +22.81% 3
South East 0 33 £70,000 +3.70% 3
Yorkshire +48 32 £70,000 +20.69% 1
Midlands +5 27 £60,000 -11.11% 8
West Midlands -7 20 £58,750 -14.55% 7
Scotland -26 19 £60,000 - 2
North West -29 17 £57,500 -4.17% 1
East Midlands +7 7 £62,500 -7.41% 1
Wales +4 5 £65,000 -13.33%
South West -23 4 £60,000 -25.00% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 - 1
North East -40 1 £52,500 +16.67% 1

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 168 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (37.08%) Java
3 113 (34.35%) .NET
4 109 (33.13%) C#
5 75 (22.80%) Software Engineering
6 72 (21.88%) JavaScript
7 66 (20.06%) SQL Server
8 61 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
9 57 (17.33%) Scrum
9 57 (17.33%) Mentoring
10 56 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
11 55 (16.72%) Finance
12 54 (16.41%) C++
13 53 (16.11%) Spring
14 52 (15.81%) MVC
15 50 (15.20%) Microsoft
16 49 (14.89%) Degree
17 48 (14.59%) Jenkins
18 46 (13.98%) Computer Science
18 46 (13.98%) Web Services
19 45 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
20 44 (13.37%) Open Source
20 44 (13.37%) SDLC
21 43 (13.07%) DevOps
21 43 (13.07%) IT Strategy
21 43 (13.07%) Git (software)
22 42 (12.77%) Docker
22 42 (12.77%) Linux
23 41 (12.46%) Microservices
24 40 (12.16%) AngularJS

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 8 (2.43%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.13%) Apache
2 7 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.82%) Ethereum
3 6 (1.82%) Hyperledger
4 5 (1.52%) ArcGIS
4 5 (1.52%) ArcSDE
4 5 (1.52%) GeoServer
4 5 (1.52%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.22%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.22%) Drupal
5 4 (1.22%) JBoss
6 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.61%) Confluence
7 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.30%) CMS
8 1 (0.30%) DNN
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.30%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Simulink
1 5 (1.52%) Stateflow
2 4 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.61%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 56 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (2.13%) PaaS
4 6 (1.82%) IaaS
5 4 (1.22%) Sage Pay
6 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.91%) CloudBees
6 3 (0.91%) GitHub
6 3 (0.91%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.91%) SaaS
7 2 (0.61%) Serverless
8 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.30%) Force.com
8 1 (0.30%) Office 365
8 1 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.13%) Internet
2 3 (0.91%) Broadband
2 3 (0.91%) HTTP
3 2 (0.61%) SMS
4 1 (0.30%) AMQP
4 1 (0.30%) DNS
4 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.30%) IPv6
4 1 (0.30%) SNMP
4 1 (0.30%) SSL
4 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (20.06%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.73%) MySQL
3 23 (6.99%) NoSQL
4 17 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (3.95%) Big Data
6 10 (3.04%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.74%) Blockchain
8 8 (2.43%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.13%) SSDT
10 5 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.52%) GIS
11 3 (0.91%) DB2
11 3 (0.91%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.30%) HBase
12 1 (0.30%) Mahout
12 1 (0.30%) Redis
12 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (14.59%) Jenkins
2 43 (13.07%) Git (software)
3 36 (10.94%) Maven
4 27 (8.21%) JIRA
5 20 (6.08%) Gradle
6 14 (4.26%) Visual Studio
7 11 (3.34%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (2.74%) gulp
8 9 (2.74%) JUnit
9 7 (2.13%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.82%) Ant
10 6 (1.82%) Selenium
11 5 (1.52%) Bugzilla
12 4 (1.22%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.91%) Subversion
14 2 (0.61%) git-flow
14 2 (0.61%) Hudson
14 2 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
14 2 (0.61%) Vagrant
General
1 55 (16.72%) Finance
2 12 (3.65%) Games
3 10 (3.04%) Marketing
4 8 (2.43%) Banking
5 7 (2.13%) Retail
6 5 (1.52%) Automotive
6 5 (1.52%) Electronics
7 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Front Office
8 1 (0.30%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (34.35%) .NET
2 53 (16.11%) Spring
3 46 (13.98%) Web Services
4 40 (12.16%) AngularJS
5 39 (11.85%) HTML
6 36 (10.94%) ASP.NET
7 29 (8.81%) CSS
8 28 (8.51%) REST
9 26 (7.90%) Node.js
10 23 (6.99%) J2EE
11 22 (6.69%) SOAP
12 21 (6.38%) RESTful
13 20 (6.08%) .NET Framework
14 19 (5.78%) XML
15 17 (5.17%) Middleware
16 16 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (4.86%) HTML5
16 16 (4.86%) Java EE
17 13 (3.95%) CSS3
17 13 (3.95%) React
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.98%) Computer Science
2 27 (8.21%) Algorithms
3 26 (7.90%) Fintech
4 19 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.65%) User Experience
7 10 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.43%) Bitcoin
8 8 (2.43%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.13%) Clustering
9 7 (2.13%) Renewable Energy
10 6 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.82%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.22%) CUDA
11 4 (1.22%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (1.22%) VHDL
12 3 (0.91%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.91%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.77%) Linux
2 12 (3.65%) Windows
3 9 (2.74%) Unix
4 5 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.61%) AIX
5 2 (0.61%) FreeRTOS
5 2 (0.61%) SafeRTOS
5 2 (0.61%) Solaris
5 2 (0.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.30%) Android
6 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (22.80%) Software Engineering
3 61 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (17.33%) Mentoring
4 57 (17.33%) Scrum
5 52 (15.81%) MVC
6 44 (13.37%) Open Source
6 44 (13.37%) SDLC
7 43 (13.07%) DevOps
7 43 (13.07%) IT Strategy
8 41 (12.46%) Microservices
9 37 (11.25%) Test Automation
10 36 (10.94%) OO
10 36 (10.94%) UML
11 35 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (10.64%) Waterfall
12 30 (9.12%) E-Commerce
13 29 (8.81%) TDD
14 28 (8.51%) Software Architecture
15 27 (8.21%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (37.08%) Java
2 109 (33.13%) C#
3 72 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 54 (16.41%) C++
5 39 (11.85%) C
6 38 (11.55%) SQL
7 35 (10.64%) Python
8 13 (3.95%) Ruby
9 10 (3.04%) PHP
10 9 (2.74%) MATLAB
10 9 (2.74%) Scala
11 7 (2.13%) Go
11 7 (2.13%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.82%) Solidity
12 6 (1.82%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.52%) Perl
14 4 (1.22%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.22%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.22%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.91%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 49 (14.89%) Degree
2 26 (7.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (1.82%) CISM
4 6 (1.82%) CISSP
4 6 (1.82%) CSSLP
4 6 (1.82%) PhD
4 6 (1.82%) SANS
5 5 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (0.61%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.95%) QA
2 7 (2.13%) MISRA
3 6 (1.82%) GCP
3 6 (1.82%) HIPAA
4 5 (1.52%) PA-DSS
4 5 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.61%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.61%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 42 (12.77%) Docker
2 10 (3.04%) Firmware
3 5 (1.52%) KVM
3 5 (1.52%) QEMU
4 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.30%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 7 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.82%) Ansible
3 5 (1.52%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.91%) Puppet
4 3 (0.91%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.30%) Kibana
5 1 (0.30%) logstash
5 1 (0.30%) MOM
5 1 (0.30%) Nagios
5 1 (0.30%) Packer
Vendors
1 50 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.12%) Oracle
3 11 (3.34%) Google
3 11 (3.34%) WorldPay
4 9 (2.74%) Capita
5 6 (1.82%) Veracode
6 5 (1.52%) ESRI
7 4 (1.22%) Apple
7 4 (1.22%) New Relic
7 4 (1.22%) PayPal
7 4 (1.22%) Xilinx
8 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.61%) Sun
8 2 (0.61%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.30%) Facebook
9 1 (0.30%) HubSpot
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.30%) Splunk
9 1 (0.30%) webMethods