Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £68,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 876 930 1087
Rank change year-on-year +54 +157 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 320 292 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 231 248 210
UK median annual salary £68,500 £72,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.52% +16.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £52,500 £48,375 £47,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £97,500 £92,600
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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Top 14 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 November 2017. 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 +72 305 £70,000 -3.45% 23
UK excluding London +22 170 £65,000 - 19
London +43 145 £75,000 -6.25% 4
South East +31 68 £70,000 -3.45% 5
North of England +22 39 £65,000 +13.04% 2
East of England +15 30 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Yorkshire +21 25 £65,000 -3.70%
Midlands +1 18 £64,000 +6.67% 5
West Midlands +12 15 £64,000 +6.67% 2
North West -6 14 £55,000 -3.51% 2
Wales +18 7 £65,000 -7.14%
South West -2 5 £60,000 -14.29%
East Midlands +11 3 £75,000 -3.23% 3
Scotland -23 3 £60,000 +4.35%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 171 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (46.25%) Java
3 122 (38.13%) Finance
4 88 (27.50%) .NET
4 88 (27.50%) Web Services
5 83 (25.94%) C#
6 82 (25.63%) C++
7 81 (25.31%) OO
7 81 (25.31%) Scrum
8 76 (23.75%) Software Engineering
8 76 (23.75%) SQL
9 74 (23.13%) Banking
10 68 (21.25%) XML
11 63 (19.69%) JavaScript
12 61 (19.06%) Asset Management
13 59 (18.44%) Enterprise Software
13 59 (18.44%) Relational Database
14 58 (18.13%) Retail Banking
14 58 (18.13%) Wealth Management
14 58 (18.13%) Investment Banking
15 57 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (17.81%) JSON
15 57 (17.81%) UML
16 55 (17.19%) Python
16 55 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
17 54 (16.88%) Degree
18 52 (16.25%) HTTP
18 52 (16.25%) Docker
19 51 (15.94%) Open Source
20 50 (15.63%) REST

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 32 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 17 (5.31%) Tomcat
3 14 (4.38%) Apache
4 8 (2.50%) eris
4 8 (2.50%) Ethereum
4 8 (2.50%) Hyperledger
5 6 (1.88%) IIS
5 6 (1.88%) JBoss
5 6 (1.88%) Jetty
5 6 (1.88%) Mule ESB
6 5 (1.56%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.25%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.25%) Documentum
8 3 (0.94%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.63%) GemFire
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.31%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Simulink
2 3 (0.94%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (10.31%) SaaS
3 11 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.63%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.31%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 52 (16.25%) HTTP
2 46 (14.38%) TCP/IP
3 44 (13.75%) SSL
4 5 (1.56%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.25%) AMQP
5 4 (1.25%) FlexRay
5 4 (1.25%) Internet
5 4 (1.25%) SNMP
6 2 (0.63%) DNS
6 2 (0.63%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.63%) IPv6
6 2 (0.63%) LDAP
7 1 (0.31%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (18.44%) Relational Database
2 44 (13.75%) Apache Cassandra
2 44 (13.75%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (11.88%) MySQL
4 29 (9.06%) NoSQL
5 25 (7.81%) SQL Server
6 21 (6.56%) MongoDB
7 19 (5.94%) Big Data
8 16 (5.00%) Hadoop
9 12 (3.75%) RDBMS
10 10 (3.13%) Blockchain
11 5 (1.56%) Redis
12 4 (1.25%) MariaDB
12 4 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.63%) Hazelcast
14 1 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.31%) HBase
14 1 (0.31%) Mahout
14 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (5.31%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.38%) Maven
3 10 (3.13%) Selenium
4 9 (2.81%) Subversion
5 8 (2.50%) JUnit
6 7 (2.19%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.56%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.56%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.25%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.94%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.94%) JMeter
9 3 (0.94%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.63%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.63%) Gradle
10 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.31%) Hudson
11 1 (0.31%) Mockito
11 1 (0.31%) Moq
11 1 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 122 (38.13%) Finance
2 74 (23.13%) Banking
3 58 (18.13%) Investment Banking
3 58 (18.13%) Retail Banking
4 18 (5.63%) Electronics
5 17 (5.31%) Retail
6 16 (5.00%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.75%) Manufacturing
8 11 (3.44%) Marketing
9 10 (3.13%) Automotive
10 8 (2.50%) Publishing
11 7 (2.19%) Aerospace
11 7 (2.19%) Games
12 4 (1.25%) Military
13 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.31%) Advertising
14 1 (0.31%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (27.50%) .NET
1 88 (27.50%) Web Services
2 68 (21.25%) XML
3 57 (17.81%) JSON
4 50 (15.63%) REST
5 46 (14.38%) HTML
6 40 (12.50%) Spring
7 32 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
8 29 (9.06%) HTML5
9 27 (8.44%) AngularJS
10 25 (7.81%) ASP.NET
11 22 (6.88%) CSS
11 22 (6.88%) J2EE
12 19 (5.94%) Hibernate
12 19 (5.94%) Node.js
12 19 (5.94%) SOAP
13 16 (5.00%) Kafka
14 15 (4.69%) RESTful
15 14 (4.38%) .NET Framework
15 14 (4.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 59 (18.44%) Enterprise Software
2 50 (15.63%) Algorithms
3 44 (13.75%) Data Structures
3 44 (13.75%) Reference Data
4 42 (13.13%) Computer Science
5 15 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (4.38%) Management Information System
7 13 (4.06%) Client/Server
8 12 (3.75%) Fintech
9 9 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (2.19%) Renewable Energy
11 7 (2.19%) User Experience
12 5 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 5 (1.56%) VHDL
13 4 (1.25%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.94%) Clustering
14 3 (0.94%) Infotainment
14 3 (0.94%) Spread Betting
15 2 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.75%) Linux
2 31 (9.69%) Windows
3 15 (4.69%) Unix
4 5 (1.56%) Android
5 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.94%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.31%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (25.31%) OO
2 81 (25.31%) Scrum
3 76 (23.75%) Software Engineering
4 61 (19.06%) Asset Management
5 58 (18.13%) Wealth Management
6 57 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (17.81%) UML
7 51 (15.94%) Open Source
8 50 (15.63%) SDLC
9 49 (15.31%) BPMN
10 48 (15.00%) Data Modelling
11 45 (14.06%) OOD
12 42 (13.13%) SOA
13 39 (12.19%) MVC
14 38 (11.88%) Mentoring
15 36 (11.25%) Microservices
16 32 (10.00%) DevOps
17 31 (9.69%) Kanban
18 27 (8.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 148 (46.25%) Java
2 83 (25.94%) C#
3 82 (25.63%) C++
4 76 (23.75%) SQL
5 63 (19.69%) JavaScript
6 55 (17.19%) Python
7 32 (10.00%) C
8 30 (9.38%) Ruby
9 12 (3.75%) Scala
10 8 (2.50%) Go
10 8 (2.50%) Solidity
11 5 (1.56%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.25%) C++/CLI
12 4 (1.25%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.25%) PHP
13 2 (0.63%) COBOL
13 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.31%) Ada
14 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (16.88%) Degree
2 35 (10.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (6.88%) Master's Degree
4 20 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.19%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.31%) CCIE
7 1 (0.31%) CCNP
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.56%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.25%) ISO 26262
2 4 (1.25%) MISRA
2 4 (1.25%) SLA
3 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.94%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.63%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.31%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 52 (16.25%) Docker
2 6 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (9.69%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (3.44%) Puppet
3 6 (1.88%) Terraform
4 4 (1.25%) Ansible
5 3 (0.94%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 44 (13.75%) GoldenSource
2 30 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.44%) SAP
4 8 (2.50%) Oracle
5 5 (1.56%) Google
5 5 (1.56%) webMethods
5 5 (1.56%) Xilinx
6 4 (1.25%) EMC
6 4 (1.25%) MathWorks
6 4 (1.25%) Pega
7 2 (0.63%) hybris
8 1 (0.31%) Apigee
8 1 (0.31%) Dell
8 1 (0.31%) Facebook
8 1 (0.31%) IBM
8 1 (0.31%) Mashery
8 1 (0.31%) QNX
8 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.31%) Unisys
8 1 (0.31%) WSO2