The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £68,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 760 776 836
Rank change year-on-year +16 +60  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 114 159 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 95 150 87
Median salary £68,500 £67,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.48% +17.39%  
90% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £40,500 £46,250
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £86,250 £74,250
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +3.84% +13.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 284135 352965 396755
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Top 10 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 109 £69,250 +2.59% 18
UK excluding London +4 75 £67,500 +3.84% 13
London +19 38 £75,000 -3.22% 5
South East +36 28 £67,500 -3.57% 2
East of England -3 13 £55,000 +7.84% 3
Midlands +7 12 £71,500 +10.00% 1
North of England -15 10 £75,000 +36.36% 6
South West -17 8 £57,500 -11.53% 1
Wales +7 3 £75,000 +87.50%
Scotland +18 1 £60,000 -4.00%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 143 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (55.13%) Java
3 99 (42.31%) C#
4 76 (32.48%) JavaScript
5 70 (29.91%) .NET
5 70 (29.91%) Scrum
6 60 (25.64%) SOA
7 58 (24.79%) Amazon AWS
8 54 (23.08%) Docker
9 51 (21.79%) Software Engineering
10 49 (20.94%) Finance
11 48 (20.51%) MVC
12 46 (19.66%) Python
12 46 (19.66%) TDD
12 46 (19.66%) REST
13 44 (18.80%) DevOps
14 43 (18.38%) SQL
15 41 (17.52%) MySQL
16 40 (17.09%) C++
17 38 (16.24%) Linux
17 38 (16.24%) TOGAF
18 37 (15.81%) Microservices
18 37 (15.81%) Apache Spark
18 37 (15.81%) Continuous Delivery
19 36 (15.38%) Microsoft
20 34 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
20 34 (14.53%) Big Data
20 34 (14.53%) Apache Cassandra
20 34 (14.53%) Software Architecture
21 33 (14.10%) Mentoring

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 37 (15.81%) Apache Spark
2 17 (7.26%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.56%) Apache
4 10 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (4.27%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.56%) Documentum
6 5 (2.14%) Apache Pig
6 5 (2.14%) Jetty
6 5 (2.14%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.85%) GemFire
7 2 (0.85%) nginx
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.43%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.43%) JBoss
8 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (24.79%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (11.97%) SaaS
4 8 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.28%) GitHub
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.43%) iTunes
6 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.28%) Bluetooth
1 3 (1.28%) Ethernet
1 3 (1.28%) Internet
1 3 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (1.28%) Wireless
2 2 (0.85%) AMQP
2 2 (0.85%) iBeacon
2 2 (0.85%) LDAP
2 2 (0.85%) NFC
3 1 (0.43%) HTTP
3 1 (0.43%) SNMP
3 1 (0.43%) SSL
3 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.52%) MySQL
2 34 (14.53%) Apache Cassandra
2 34 (14.53%) Big Data
3 31 (13.25%) SQL Server
4 28 (11.97%) Relational Database
5 21 (8.97%) RDBMS
6 20 (8.55%) NoSQL
7 18 (7.69%) Hadoop
8 13 (5.56%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (2.56%) CouchDB
10 6 (2.56%) DB2
10 6 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.14%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.28%) Redis
13 3 (1.28%) Riak
14 2 (0.85%) Hazelcast
14 2 (0.85%) Neo4j
15 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (5.98%) Maven
2 13 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.42%) Subversion
5 7 (2.99%) Moq
5 7 (2.99%) NUnit
5 7 (2.99%) Selenium
5 7 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.56%) JUnit
6 6 (2.56%) Mockito
6 6 (2.56%) MSBuild
6 6 (2.56%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.14%) DbUnit
7 5 (2.14%) jMock
8 3 (1.28%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.85%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.43%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.43%) TestNG
General
1 49 (20.94%) Finance
2 22 (9.40%) Retail
3 21 (8.97%) Banking
4 14 (5.98%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.56%) Electronics
6 12 (5.13%) Manufacturing
7 10 (4.27%) Marketing
8 4 (1.71%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.71%) Automotive
9 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.28%) Military
10 2 (0.85%) Law
10 2 (0.85%) Legal
10 2 (0.85%) Publishing
10 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Advertising
11 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (29.91%) .NET
2 46 (19.66%) REST
3 31 (13.25%) Web Services
4 30 (12.82%) jQuery
5 29 (12.39%) AngularJS
6 28 (11.97%) HTML
7 27 (11.54%) ASP.NET
8 26 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
8 26 (11.11%) SOAP
9 24 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (10.26%) CSS
10 20 (8.55%) HTML5
11 19 (8.12%) Middleware
12 18 (7.69%) Spring
13 15 (6.41%) .NET Framework
13 15 (6.41%) Kafka
13 15 (6.41%) Node.js
14 13 (5.56%) Hibernate
14 13 (5.56%) J2EE
14 13 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.68%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (6.84%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (4.70%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.56%) User Experience
6 5 (2.14%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.14%) Fintech
6 5 (2.14%) PKI
7 4 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.71%) NHS
7 4 (1.71%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.71%) Robotics
7 4 (1.71%) Smart Home
8 3 (1.28%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.43%) PMI
10 1 (0.43%) STB
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.24%) Linux
2 32 (13.68%) Windows
3 20 (8.55%) Android
4 18 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.85%) Unix
6 2 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (29.91%) Scrum
3 60 (25.64%) SOA
4 51 (21.79%) Software Engineering
5 48 (20.51%) MVC
6 46 (19.66%) TDD
7 44 (18.80%) DevOps
8 38 (16.24%) TOGAF
9 37 (15.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 37 (15.81%) Microservices
10 34 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (14.53%) Software Architecture
11 33 (14.10%) Mentoring
12 30 (12.82%) Open Source
13 28 (11.97%) SDLC
14 25 (10.68%) Domain-Driven Design
14 25 (10.68%) OO
15 21 (8.97%) UML
16 19 (8.12%) Unit Testing
17 18 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 129 (55.13%) Java
2 99 (42.31%) C#
3 76 (32.48%) JavaScript
4 46 (19.66%) Python
5 43 (18.38%) SQL
6 40 (17.09%) C++
7 28 (11.97%) Ruby
8 21 (8.97%) C
9 12 (5.13%) PHP
10 9 (3.85%) VB
11 6 (2.56%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.71%) Scala
13 2 (0.85%) Erlang
13 2 (0.85%) GraphQL
13 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.43%) C++/CLI
14 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (8.97%) Degree
2 13 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.85%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) PhD
6 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.70%) QA
2 9 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.56%) SLA
4 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.43%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (23.08%) Docker
2 5 (2.14%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (10.68%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.99%) Puppet
4 4 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (1.71%) Mesos
4 4 (1.71%) Prometheus
5 3 (1.28%) Ansible
Vendors
1 36 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.41%) Oracle
2 15 (6.41%) SAP
3 6 (2.56%) EMC
3 6 (2.56%) Pega
3 6 (2.56%) VMware
4 3 (1.28%) Green Hills
4 3 (1.28%) IBM
4 3 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (1.28%) QNX
5 1 (0.43%) GoldenSource
5 1 (0.43%) Greenplum
5 1 (0.43%) Nintex
5 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
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