Software Architect
UK

The median Software Architect salary in the UK is £75,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 363 820 980
Rank change year-on-year +457 +160 -146
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 748 141 267
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 177 117 170
10th Percentile £65,000 - £67,500
25th Percentile £67,500 £56,250 £80,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £72,500 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% -14.71% +21.43%
75th Percentile £85,000 £92,500 £93,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £102,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £68,750 £85,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -19.12% +25.93%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,915 88,821 160,028
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 91.42% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 69,754 56,171 84,699
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £45,000 £42,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,500 £50,173
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.63% +5.63%

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 29 May 2024.

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 29 May 2024. 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
UK excluding London +332 602 £75,000 +9.09% 23
England +349 478 £75,000 +11.11% 26
North of England +157 138 £75,000 -6.83% 4
Work from Home +106 113 £75,000 +11.11% 22
South East +50 109 £75,000 +30.43% 6
North West +86 95 £75,000 -6.83% 3
Scotland +17 92 £65,000 -23.53% 4
London +150 75 £80,000 -11.11% 8
Northern Ireland +75 68 £100,000 +37.93% 1
Midlands +46 68 £90,000 - 3
South West +35 57 £70,000 +21.21%
East Midlands - 49 £90,000 - 3
Wales +47 43 £77,500 +67.71%
Yorkshire - 43 £75,000 - 1
East of England +8 27 £75,000 -9.09% 5
West Midlands +12 19 £71,250 -20.83%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 29 May 2024, Software Architect job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 393 (52.54%) Requirements Management
1 393 (52.54%) Network Management
2 392 (52.41%) Network Architecture
2 392 (52.41%) Model Validation
2 392 (52.41%) VSAT
2 392 (52.41%) Validation
3 387 (51.74%) TOGAF
4 386 (51.60%) Technical Architecture
5 347 (46.39%) Actionable Insight
6 152 (20.32%) Agile
7 137 (18.32%) Social Skills
8 121 (16.18%) Azure
9 109 (14.57%) AWS
10 108 (14.44%) Software Architecture
11 104 (13.90%) DevOps
12 99 (13.24%) Software Testing
13 80 (10.70%) Migration
14 77 (10.29%) Legacy Systems
14 77 (10.29%) Geospatial Data
15 64 (8.56%) Degree
16 54 (7.22%) .NET
17 50 (6.68%) Software Engineering
18 46 (6.15%) Security Cleared
19 45 (6.02%) C#
20 42 (5.61%) Java
21 40 (5.35%) C++
22 38 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
22 38 (5.08%) Mentoring
23 35 (4.68%) Roadmaps
23 35 (4.68%) SQL

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (2.14%) Microsoft Exchange
2 1 (0.13%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (0.94%) Simulink
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (2.14%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 121 (16.18%) Azure
2 109 (14.57%) AWS
3 33 (4.41%) SaaS
4 12 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.34%) GCP
6 5 (0.67%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (0.27%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.27%) Azure Key Vault
7 2 (0.27%) Azure Service Bus
7 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.27%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 392 (52.41%) VSAT
2 10 (1.34%) HTTP
2 10 (1.34%) MQTT
2 10 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.20%) CTI
4 2 (0.27%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (10.29%) Geospatial Data
2 21 (2.81%) SQL Server
3 18 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.14%) RDBMS
5 14 (1.87%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.40%) Big Data
6 3 (0.40%) MySQL
7 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 25 (3.34%) Visual Studio
2 16 (2.14%) GitLab
3 11 (1.47%) Git
4 9 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.13%) Maven
General
1 137 (18.32%) Social Skills
2 23 (3.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 22 (2.94%) Games
4 21 (2.81%) Finance
5 16 (2.14%) Marketing
6 15 (2.01%) Automotive
7 10 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.20%) Police
8 9 (1.20%) Retail
9 8 (1.07%) Mandarin Language
10 7 (0.94%) Advertising
11 6 (0.80%) Agriculture
11 6 (0.80%) Legal
12 4 (0.53%) Military
13 3 (0.40%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (0.40%) German Language
13 3 (0.40%) Law
14 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.27%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.22%) .NET
2 17 (2.27%) Web Services
3 14 (1.87%) AngularJS
3 14 (1.87%) RESTful
4 11 (1.47%) Kafka
5 10 (1.34%) Node.js
5 10 (1.34%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (1.07%) YAML
7 6 (0.80%) XML
8 5 (0.67%) JSON
8 5 (0.67%) REST
9 4 (0.53%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.53%) WCF
10 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.27%) ATL
11 2 (0.27%) Blazor
11 2 (0.27%) Entity Framework
11 2 (0.27%) HTML
12 1 (0.13%) NestJS
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.29%) Legacy Systems
2 17 (2.27%) Product Ownership
3 16 (2.14%) Swaptions
4 14 (1.87%) Cloud Native
5 11 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
6 10 (1.34%) IoT
6 10 (1.34%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.07%) Renewable Energy
8 7 (0.94%) Onboarding
9 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.40%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.27%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.13%) Verilog
12 1 (0.13%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.60%) Android
1 12 (1.60%) Linux
2 10 (1.34%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (52.54%) Network Management
1 393 (52.54%) Requirements Management
2 392 (52.41%) Model Validation
2 392 (52.41%) Network Architecture
2 392 (52.41%) Validation
3 387 (51.74%) TOGAF
4 386 (51.60%) Technical Architecture
5 347 (46.39%) Actionable Insight
6 152 (20.32%) Agile
7 108 (14.44%) Software Architecture
8 104 (13.90%) DevOps
9 99 (13.24%) Software Testing
10 80 (10.70%) Migration
11 50 (6.68%) Software Engineering
12 38 (5.08%) Mentoring
12 38 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
13 35 (4.68%) Roadmaps
14 33 (4.41%) Computer Science
15 29 (3.88%) Coaching
16 27 (3.61%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 45 (6.02%) C#
2 42 (5.61%) Java
3 40 (5.35%) C++
4 35 (4.68%) Python
4 35 (4.68%) SQL
5 33 (4.41%) C
6 16 (2.14%) Fortran
6 16 (2.14%) VB
7 10 (1.34%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.07%) Embedded C
9 7 (0.94%) MATLAB
10 6 (0.80%) Kotlin
11 4 (0.53%) Scala
12 3 (0.40%) Bicep
12 3 (0.40%) PHP
13 2 (0.27%) Gremlin
13 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.27%) Ruby
13 2 (0.27%) X++
14 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 64 (8.56%) Degree
2 46 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.34%) Master's Degree
3 10 (1.34%) PhD
3 10 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.94%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.27%) CISSP
6 2 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.47%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) Accessibility
2 2 (0.27%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.13%) AUTOSAR
System Software
1 5 (0.67%) Docker
2 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (0.80%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.40%) Terraform
3 1 (0.13%) Functional Safety
Vendors
1 31 (4.14%) Microsoft
2 20 (2.67%) Oracle
3 16 (2.14%) OpenLink
3 16 (2.14%) Sybase
3 16 (2.14%) TIBCO
4 11 (1.47%) Google
5 3 (0.40%) Twitter
6 1 (0.13%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.13%) MathWorks