Period
to 22 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 782 675 831
Rank change year-on-year -107 +156 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 292 102 206
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 201 91 147
10th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £53,250
25th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% -10.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £93,750 £90,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £112,500 £116,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £68,750 £62,500
% change year-on-year +16.36% +10.00% -3.85%

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 118,632 60,359 120,584
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.06% 95.12% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 79,520 49,451 97,651
10th Percentile £31,813 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,244 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -90 247 £80,000 +6.67% 43
UK excluding London -45 212 £80,000 +16.36% 28
Work from Home -161 82 £80,000 +6.67% 12
North of England -65 76 £85,000 +25.93% 9
Yorkshire -14 64 £85,000 +53.15% 2
South East -62 59 £80,000 +10.34% 4
London -218 43 £87,500 -5.41% 17
Midlands -71 31 £61,250 -17.79% 4
West Midlands -49 25 £55,000 -12.00% 3
South West -37 17 £85,000 +17.24% 7
East of England -79 16 £47,500 -40.63% 2
North West -74 12 £55,000 -20.00% 7
East Midlands -54 6 £72,500 -3.33% 1
Scotland -74 5 £85,000 +25.93% 2
Wales - 5 £75,000 -
Northern Ireland -31 3 £77,500 +19.23%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 112 (38.36%) UML
2 88 (30.14%) .NET
3 83 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (28.42%) Software Architecture
4 78 (26.71%) Software Engineering
5 75 (25.68%) Network Management
6 70 (23.97%) C#
7 68 (23.29%) Social Skills
8 66 (22.60%) Microservices
9 64 (21.92%) AWS
10 61 (20.89%) SOA
11 56 (19.18%) Java
12 53 (18.15%) Firmware
13 48 (16.44%) TDD
13 48 (16.44%) MVC
14 46 (15.75%) SQL
15 44 (15.07%) Web Services
16 43 (14.73%) RESTful
17 41 (14.04%) Test Automation
17 41 (14.04%) Enterprise Software
18 39 (13.36%) Project Delivery
19 38 (13.01%) SOLID
19 38 (13.01%) Degree
20 37 (12.67%) Azure
21 36 (12.33%) C++
21 36 (12.33%) CRM
21 36 (12.33%) Prototyping
22 35 (11.99%) CMS
22 35 (11.99%) Dynamics CRM
22 35 (11.99%) EPiServer

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 (11.99%) CMS
1 35 (11.99%) EPiServer
2 9 (3.08%) Apache
2 9 (3.08%) Confluence
2 9 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (4.11%) Simulink
2 9 (3.08%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 35 (11.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.08%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 64 (21.92%) AWS
2 37 (12.67%) Azure
3 27 (9.25%) SaaS
4 19 (6.51%) Serverless
5 11 (3.77%) Amazon S3
6 9 (3.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (3.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 9 (3.08%) Amazon SQS
6 9 (3.08%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (3.08%) Slack
7 6 (2.05%) GCP
8 5 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.34%) GitHub
9 1 (0.34%) IaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.59%) Internet
1 28 (9.59%) IPv6
1 28 (9.59%) MPLS
2 27 (9.25%) 3GPP
2 27 (9.25%) DHCP
2 27 (9.25%) DNS
2 27 (9.25%) Ethernet
2 27 (9.25%) IPv4
2 27 (9.25%) VLAN
2 27 (9.25%) Wireless
3 1 (0.34%) 5G
3 1 (0.34%) HTTP
3 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.34%) Network Security
3 1 (0.34%) RTSP
3 1 (0.34%) SD-WAN
3 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.34%) UPnP
3 1 (0.34%) VPN
3 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (4.79%) Big Data
2 14 (4.79%) NoSQL
3 13 (4.45%) Redis
4 10 (3.42%) MySQL
5 9 (3.08%) Amazon Aurora
6 5 (1.71%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.68%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (4.45%) Git (software)
1 13 (4.45%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (3.42%) JIRA
3 9 (3.08%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.68%) JUnit
4 2 (0.68%) Mockito
5 1 (0.34%) GCC
5 1 (0.34%) GDB
5 1 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 68 (23.29%) Social Skills
2 27 (9.25%) Finance
3 18 (6.16%) Automotive
4 12 (4.11%) Aerospace
5 11 (3.77%) Presentation Skills
6 9 (3.08%) Banking
6 9 (3.08%) Marketing
7 8 (2.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 8 (2.74%) Military
8 6 (2.05%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.37%) Retail
10 3 (1.03%) Electronics
11 2 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (30.14%) .NET
2 44 (15.07%) Web Services
3 43 (14.73%) RESTful
4 30 (10.27%) AngularJS
5 27 (9.25%) 802.1X
6 21 (7.19%) .NET Core
6 21 (7.19%) REST
7 19 (6.51%) ASP.NET
8 17 (5.82%) ASP.NET Core
8 17 (5.82%) XML
9 13 (4.45%) HTML
9 13 (4.45%) React
10 11 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (3.77%) CSS
10 11 (3.77%) HTML5
10 11 (3.77%) OAuth
10 11 (3.77%) OAuth2
10 11 (3.77%) OpenID
10 11 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (3.42%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.04%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (5.48%) Algorithms
3 14 (4.79%) Embedded Systems
3 14 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (4.11%) Cloud Native
4 12 (4.11%) FPGA
5 8 (2.74%) Taxonomies
6 6 (2.05%) Blog
6 6 (2.05%) Life Science
7 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.03%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Clustering
10 1 (0.34%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.34%) MPEG
10 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.34%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.77%) Linux
2 9 (3.08%) Ubuntu
3 7 (2.40%) Android
4 3 (1.03%) Windows
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (38.36%) UML
2 83 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (28.42%) Software Architecture
3 78 (26.71%) Software Engineering
4 75 (25.68%) Network Management
5 66 (22.60%) Microservices
6 61 (20.89%) SOA
7 48 (16.44%) MVC
7 48 (16.44%) TDD
8 41 (14.04%) Test Automation
9 39 (13.36%) Project Delivery
10 38 (13.01%) SOLID
11 36 (12.33%) CRM
11 36 (12.33%) Prototyping
12 35 (11.99%) Web Application Development
13 33 (11.30%) DevOps
14 27 (9.25%) Storage Management
15 25 (8.56%) SDLC
16 22 (7.53%) Scrum
16 22 (7.53%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 70 (23.97%) C#
2 56 (19.18%) Java
3 46 (15.75%) SQL
4 36 (12.33%) C++
5 30 (10.27%) TypeScript
6 21 (7.19%) C
6 21 (7.19%) Python
7 16 (5.48%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.11%) PHP
9 11 (3.77%) Go
10 8 (2.74%) Ada
10 8 (2.74%) Ada 95
11 1 (0.34%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.34%) Dart
11 1 (0.34%) Java 8
11 1 (0.34%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.34%) Pascal
11 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (13.01%) Degree
2 18 (6.16%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.05%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.11%) QA
2 8 (2.74%) Def Stans
3 4 (1.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (1.37%) GxP
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 53 (18.15%) Firmware
2 35 (11.99%) Docker
3 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (8.90%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.08%) PTC Integrity
3 2 (0.68%) Terraform
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
Vendors
1 24 (8.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.11%) Altera
2 12 (4.11%) Xilinx
3 9 (3.08%) PTC
3 9 (3.08%) Sparx
3 9 (3.08%) Zend
4 8 (2.74%) EMC
5 7 (2.40%) QNX
6 6 (2.05%) Agilent
7 3 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.68%) Google
9 1 (0.34%) IBM
9 1 (0.34%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle
9 1 (0.34%) Progress
9 1 (0.34%) SAP
9 1 (0.34%) Xamarin