Period
to 16 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 748 736 895
Rank change year-on-year -12 +159 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 105 245 232
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 91 156 203
10th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £47,500
25th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +7.14%
75th Percentile £93,125 £87,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £95,000 £97,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% - -

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 78,200 106,708 142,739
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 95.38% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61,472 86,663 115,006
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,880 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 2021. 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 +4 84 £75,000 +4.17% 35
UK excluding London -17 61 £68,750 +5.77% 30
London +74 32 £92,500 +8.82% 6
Work from Home -111 23 £75,000 - 2
South East +16 19 £66,250 -3.64% 16
North of England +27 13 £67,500 -3.57% 6
Scotland +10 13 £57,500 -8.00% 1
Midlands +32 8 £75,000 +36.36% 3
North West +24 8 £75,000 +3.45% 6
East Midlands +10 7 £75,000 +25.00%
Yorkshire +4 4 £55,500 -7.50%
South West 0 4 £73,750 +28.26% 4
East of England +36 3 £75,000 +22.45%
West Midlands +7 1 - - 3
North East - 1 £48,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £65,000 -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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 49 (46.67%) AWS
2 42 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (38.10%) .NET
4 39 (37.14%) Azure
5 35 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 33 (31.43%) Java
7 32 (30.48%) Microservices
8 30 (28.57%) C#
9 26 (24.76%) DevOps
10 25 (23.81%) Node.js
11 23 (21.90%) Docker
11 23 (21.90%) SDLC
11 23 (21.90%) .NET Core
12 20 (19.05%) JavaScript
12 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
13 19 (18.10%) Python
14 18 (17.14%) React
15 17 (16.19%) Mentoring
16 15 (14.29%) AngularJS
17 14 (13.33%) Software Architecture
18 13 (12.38%) TDD
18 13 (12.38%) Kafka
19 12 (11.43%) GCP
19 12 (11.43%) Kubernetes
19 12 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
19 12 (11.43%) Scrum
20 11 (10.48%) ASP.NET
20 11 (10.48%) Linux
20 11 (10.48%) Enterprise Software
21 10 (9.52%) 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 7 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 6 (5.71%) Apache Airflow
3 5 (4.76%) Apache
4 3 (2.86%) CMS
5 2 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.90%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (46.67%) AWS
2 39 (37.14%) Azure
3 12 (11.43%) GCP
4 10 (9.52%) Serverless
5 7 (6.67%) Amazon S3
5 7 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (5.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (5.71%) Apigee
6 6 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (5.71%) SaaS
7 5 (4.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (2.86%) GitHub
9 2 (1.90%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.90%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.95%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.95%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) Internet
2 1 (0.95%) Anycast
2 1 (0.95%) DNS
2 1 (0.95%) Firewall
2 1 (0.95%) IPv4
2 1 (0.95%) LAN
2 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.95%) VoIP
2 1 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (9.52%) Hadoop
4 7 (6.67%) MySQL
5 6 (5.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (5.71%) Presto
6 5 (4.76%) Big Data
7 4 (3.81%) Apache Hive
7 4 (3.81%) Flink
8 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.90%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.90%) Redis
8 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.95%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.90%) GitLab
3 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.95%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.95%) JIRA
General
1 6 (5.71%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Marketing
3 4 (3.81%) Automotive
3 4 (3.81%) Law
4 3 (2.86%) Advertising
4 3 (2.86%) Games
4 3 (2.86%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.90%) Legal
6 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.95%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (38.10%) .NET
2 25 (23.81%) Node.js
3 23 (21.90%) .NET Core
4 18 (17.14%) React
5 15 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 13 (12.38%) Kafka
7 11 (10.48%) ASP.NET
8 10 (9.52%) REST
9 9 (8.57%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (6.67%) ASP.NET Core
11 6 (5.71%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (5.71%) Vue.js
11 6 (5.71%) Web Services
12 5 (4.76%) CSS
12 5 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (4.76%) HTML
12 5 (4.76%) RESTful
12 5 (4.76%) Serverless Framework
13 4 (3.81%) GraphQL
13 4 (3.81%) Samza
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Blog
2 4 (3.81%) User Experience
3 2 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (1.90%) Cloud Native
3 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.90%) Life Science
3 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.95%) Media Streaming
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile Games
4 1 (0.95%) Online Games
4 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.48%) Linux
2 7 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (1.90%) Windows
4 1 (0.95%) Android
4 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 32 (30.48%) Microservices
4 26 (24.76%) DevOps
5 23 (21.90%) SDLC
6 17 (16.19%) Mentoring
7 14 (13.33%) Software Architecture
8 13 (12.38%) TDD
9 12 (11.43%) Scrum
10 10 (9.52%) MVC
11 9 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (7.62%) Open Source
12 8 (7.62%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 7 (6.67%) Coaching
14 6 (5.71%) Data Science
14 6 (5.71%) Fintech
14 6 (5.71%) Product Roadmap
14 6 (5.71%) Software Delivery
14 6 (5.71%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.43%) Java
2 30 (28.57%) C#
3 20 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 19 (18.10%) Python
5 10 (9.52%) C++
5 10 (9.52%) Go
6 7 (6.67%) PHP
7 5 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.76%) SQL
8 4 (3.81%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.86%) C
10 2 (1.90%) Java 8
11 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.95%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.95%) Rust
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.95%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.95%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) GDPR
2 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.90%) PSD2
3 1 (0.95%) HIPAA
System Software
1 23 (21.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) Kubernetes
2 10 (9.52%) Terraform
3 5 (4.76%) Grafana
3 5 (4.76%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.90%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.95%) Ansible
5 1 (0.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (5.71%) Oracle
2 5 (4.76%) Google
2 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.81%) Teradata
3 4 (3.81%) Yahoo!
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco
4 1 (0.95%) New Relic