Period
to 20 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 893 838 909
Rank change year-on-year -55 +71 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 192 349 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 123 284 226
UK median annual salary £82,500 £70,000 £68,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.86% +2.19% +1.48%
10th Percentile £57,500 £53,566 £52,250
90th Percentile £112,000 £93,375 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +10.66%

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 135,866 162,530 169,044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.17% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 108,328 130,971 136,454
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 August 2019.

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 20 August 2019. 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 -28 170 £82,500 +10.00% 28
UK excluding London -55 109 £65,000 -7.14% 20
London +38 71 £85,000 +9.68% 8
South East +33 43 £65,000 -17.46% 4
Midlands +28 15 £60,000 -7.69% 4
East of England +43 14 £75,000 +7.91% 6
Scotland -1 13 £58,500 -2.50%
East Midlands +35 11 £69,500 +11.20% 2
North of England -20 11 £77,500 +10.71% 5
South West -7 10 £62,500 - 1
North West +19 7 £77,500 +6.90% 4
North East +20 4 £71,250 +9.62%
West Midlands +12 4 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Wales +7 2 £100,000 +48.15%
Northern Ireland -24 1 £70,000 +16.67%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 98 (51.04%) C#
2 91 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (42.19%) .NET
4 56 (29.17%) Software Engineering
5 47 (24.48%) Amazon AWS
6 43 (22.40%) Microsoft Azure
7 39 (20.31%) Java
7 39 (20.31%) Mentoring
8 36 (18.75%) C++
9 35 (18.23%) DevOps
10 34 (17.71%) Software Architecture
11 33 (17.19%) Scrum
11 33 (17.19%) Microservices
12 30 (15.63%) SOLID
13 28 (14.58%) Python
14 27 (14.06%) JavaScript
14 27 (14.06%) SQL Server
15 26 (13.54%) Microsoft
15 26 (13.54%) TDD
15 26 (13.54%) Git (software)
16 25 (13.02%) MVC
16 25 (13.02%) Relational Database
17 24 (12.50%) Docker
17 24 (12.50%) Finance
17 24 (12.50%) QA
18 23 (11.98%) Kubernetes
18 23 (11.98%) Fintech
19 22 (11.46%) ASP.NET
20 21 (10.94%) Visual Studio
20 21 (10.94%) SaaS

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 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.60%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.08%) Confluence
4 3 (1.56%) Drupal
4 3 (1.56%) Hyperledger
5 2 (1.04%) CMS
5 2 (1.04%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.52%) JBoss
6 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 47 (24.48%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (22.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (10.94%) SaaS
4 15 (7.81%) Serverless
5 13 (6.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (6.25%) GitHub
7 11 (5.73%) Amazon S3
8 8 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (3.13%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.04%) PaaS
13 1 (0.52%) AWS IoT
13 1 (0.52%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.52%) G Suite
13 1 (0.52%) IaaS
13 1 (0.52%) MailChimp
13 1 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.25%) CTI
1 12 (6.25%) VoIP
2 1 (0.52%) DNS
2 1 (0.52%) Firewall
2 1 (0.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) SMS
2 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 25 (13.02%) Relational Database
3 18 (9.38%) MongoDB
4 12 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 11 (5.73%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (5.21%) Big Data
7 5 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.60%) Neo4j
8 4 (2.08%) Blockchain
8 4 (2.08%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.56%) MySQL
9 3 (1.56%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.04%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (1.04%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.04%) Redis
10 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 21 (10.94%) Visual Studio
3 20 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (7.81%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.69%) JIRA
6 5 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.08%) JUnit
7 4 (2.08%) Mockito
7 4 (2.08%) Selenium
7 4 (2.08%) Subversion
7 4 (2.08%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.08%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.08%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.56%) Ant
8 3 (1.56%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.56%) Maven
9 2 (1.04%) Gradle
10 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (12.50%) Finance
2 9 (4.69%) Retail
3 8 (4.17%) Automotive
4 7 (3.65%) Advertising
4 7 (3.65%) Front Office
5 6 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.08%) Marketing
8 3 (1.56%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.56%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.04%) Banking
9 2 (1.04%) Electronics
9 2 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.52%) Back Office
10 1 (0.52%) Games
10 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (42.19%) .NET
2 22 (11.46%) ASP.NET
3 20 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
3 20 (10.42%) Web Services
4 18 (9.38%) React
5 17 (8.85%) .NET Core
5 17 (8.85%) Node.js
5 17 (8.85%) REST
6 15 (7.81%) .NET Framework
7 13 (6.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (6.77%) Spring
8 12 (6.25%) AngularJS
9 11 (5.73%) RESTful
10 10 (5.21%) NHibernate
11 9 (4.69%) HTML
12 8 (4.17%) Laravel
13 7 (3.65%) CSS
13 7 (3.65%) JSON
14 6 (3.13%) Entity Framework
14 6 (3.13%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (5.73%) Algorithms
3 11 (5.73%) Virtual Team
4 10 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (5.21%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (4.69%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.69%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.65%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.65%) User Experience
7 6 (3.13%) Derivative
7 6 (3.13%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.60%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (2.60%) EPoS
8 5 (2.60%) Infotainment
8 5 (2.60%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.60%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.08%) Blog
9 4 (2.08%) Social Media
10 3 (1.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.29%) Linux
2 9 (4.69%) Android
3 5 (2.60%) Tizen
3 5 (2.60%) Windows
4 2 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (0.52%) SafeRTOS
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (29.17%) Software Engineering
3 39 (20.31%) Mentoring
4 35 (18.23%) DevOps
5 34 (17.71%) Software Architecture
6 33 (17.19%) Microservices
6 33 (17.19%) Scrum
7 30 (15.63%) SOLID
8 26 (13.54%) TDD
9 25 (13.02%) MVC
10 23 (11.98%) Fintech
11 21 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (10.42%) OO
12 20 (10.42%) Open Source
13 19 (9.90%) Technical Leadership
14 18 (9.38%) Customer Engagement
15 17 (8.85%) Enterprise Architecture
16 16 (8.33%) Technology Roadmap
17 15 (7.81%) Analytics
17 15 (7.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 98 (51.04%) C#
2 39 (20.31%) Java
3 36 (18.75%) C++
4 28 (14.58%) Python
5 27 (14.06%) JavaScript
6 14 (7.29%) SQL
7 10 (5.21%) R
8 9 (4.69%) C
9 7 (3.65%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.08%) Java 8
10 4 (2.08%) PHP
11 2 (1.04%) Ruby
11 2 (1.04%) Scala
12 1 (0.52%) Perl
12 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (9.38%) Degree
2 6 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.04%) PhD
6 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.50%) QA
2 5 (2.60%) ISO 26262
3 2 (1.04%) GDPR
4 1 (0.52%) MISRA
4 1 (0.52%) MISRA C
System Software
1 24 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (11.98%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.13%) Puppet
4 3 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.04%) Ansible
6 1 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (13.54%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.25%) Avaya
2 12 (6.25%) Cisco
3 11 (5.73%) Motorola
4 6 (3.13%) Google
5 5 (2.60%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.60%) Oracle
5 5 (2.60%) QNX
6 3 (1.56%) SAP
7 2 (1.04%) Zend
8 1 (0.52%) Charles River
8 1 (0.52%) DocuSign
8 1 (0.52%) HubSpot
8 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.52%) Sitecore