Period
to 16 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 795 838 948
Rank change year-on-year +43 +110 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 212 293 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 152 238 224
UK median annual salary £67,500 £75,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £52,150
90th Percentile £112,500 £97,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -10.71% +7.69% -3.70%

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 116,944 144,401 169,611
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.90% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 93,656 115,495 138,924
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Top 15 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 February 2020. 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 +40 198 £70,000 -12.50% 43
UK excluding London +88 152 £62,500 -10.71% 38
South East +61 67 £65,000 -7.14% 10
London +3 58 £85,000 +3.03% 11
East of England +83 25 £66,250 -5.36% 6
Midlands +45 21 £56,250 +2.27% 4
North of England +59 20 £72,500 +3.57% 11
North West +51 17 £73,750 +5.36% 11
East Midlands +37 12 £55,000 -33.33% 1
West Midlands +36 9 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Scotland +30 7 £60,000 +4.35% 5
South West +17 6 £53,750 -10.42% 1
Wales +3 5 £60,000 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +38 3 £60,000 -17.24%
Northern Ireland +13 1 £62,500 -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 102 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (35.85%) .NET
3 69 (32.55%) C#
4 65 (30.66%) Software Architecture
5 59 (27.83%) Azure
6 56 (26.42%) Java
7 55 (25.94%) SDLC
8 50 (23.58%) JavaScript
8 50 (23.58%) AWS
9 47 (22.17%) Analytics
10 38 (17.92%) Mathematics
10 38 (17.92%) TOGAF
11 36 (16.98%) PhD
11 36 (16.98%) AngularJS
11 36 (16.98%) Algorithms
11 36 (16.98%) Innovative Thinking
12 35 (16.51%) Data Science
12 35 (16.51%) Node.js
12 35 (16.51%) PaaS
12 35 (16.51%) Data Analysis
13 34 (16.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 34 (16.04%) .NET Core
13 34 (16.04%) Threat Modelling
14 33 (15.57%) Software Engineering
15 32 (15.09%) Microsoft
16 31 (14.62%) Public Cloud
17 30 (14.15%) Web Services
17 30 (14.15%) Degree
18 29 (13.68%) Architectural Design
19 28 (13.21%) .NET Framework

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 3 (1.42%) TPMS
2 2 (0.94%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.47%) Apache
3 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.47%) IIS
3 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.47%) Smallworld
Cloud Services
1 59 (27.83%) Azure
2 50 (23.58%) AWS
3 35 (16.51%) PaaS
4 26 (12.26%) OpenShift
5 21 (9.91%) Amazon ECS
5 21 (9.91%) Amazon EKS
6 18 (8.49%) Serverless
7 14 (6.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 14 (6.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (6.60%) AWS Fargate
7 14 (6.60%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (6.60%) SaaS
7 14 (6.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (4.25%) GCP
9 7 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (2.83%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (1.42%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.60%) VPN
2 9 (4.25%) Firewall
3 7 (3.30%) DNS
4 6 (2.83%) HTTP
5 5 (2.36%) Internet
5 5 (2.36%) Wireless
6 3 (1.42%) 3GPP
6 3 (1.42%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.94%) 2G
7 2 (0.94%) 3G
7 2 (0.94%) 4G
7 2 (0.94%) 5G
8 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.72%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.25%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.83%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (2.36%) MySQL
5 5 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.42%) Big Data
6 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.42%) SQLite
7 2 (0.94%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.47%) GIS
8 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.47%) Redis
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.13%) TeamCity
2 10 (4.72%) Maven
3 7 (3.30%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.36%) Artifactory
4 5 (2.36%) JIRA
4 5 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.89%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.94%) Subversion
7 1 (0.47%) Moq
7 1 (0.47%) MSTest
7 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (16.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 24 (11.32%) Finance
3 13 (6.13%) Retail
4 8 (3.77%) Front Office
5 4 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.94%) Games
6 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Automotive
7 1 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (35.85%) .NET
2 36 (16.98%) AngularJS
3 35 (16.51%) Node.js
4 34 (16.04%) .NET Core
5 30 (14.15%) Web Services
6 28 (13.21%) .NET Framework
7 25 (11.79%) RESTful
8 21 (9.91%) REST
9 14 (6.60%) React
10 13 (6.13%) Kafka
11 12 (5.66%) ASP.NET
11 12 (5.66%) CSS
11 12 (5.66%) HTML
12 9 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (3.77%) Spring
14 7 (3.30%) OpenID
15 6 (2.83%) SAML
15 6 (2.83%) Vue.js
16 5 (2.36%) Hibernate
16 5 (2.36%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.98%) Algorithms
2 31 (14.62%) Public Cloud
3 18 (8.49%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.77%) Derivative
5 8 (3.77%) Fixed Income
5 8 (3.77%) User Experience
6 5 (2.36%) Blog
6 5 (2.36%) Equities
6 5 (2.36%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (2.36%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (1.89%) SCADA
7 4 (1.89%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.42%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.42%) EPoS
8 3 (1.42%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.08%) Linux
2 3 (1.42%) Android
3 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.94%) Windows
4 1 (0.47%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (30.66%) Software Architecture
3 55 (25.94%) SDLC
4 47 (22.17%) Analytics
5 38 (17.92%) Mathematics
5 38 (17.92%) TOGAF
6 36 (16.98%) Innovative Thinking
7 35 (16.51%) Data Analysis
7 35 (16.51%) Data Science
8 34 (16.04%) Threat Modelling
9 33 (15.57%) Software Engineering
10 29 (13.68%) Architectural Design
11 27 (12.74%) SOLID
12 26 (12.26%) Microservices
13 24 (11.32%) DevOps
14 21 (9.91%) Technical Architecture
14 21 (9.91%) Unit Testing
15 18 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (8.02%) Dependency Injection
16 17 (8.02%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 69 (32.55%) C#
2 56 (26.42%) Java
3 50 (23.58%) JavaScript
4 28 (13.21%) Python
5 26 (12.26%) C++
6 23 (10.85%) C
7 20 (9.43%) SQL
8 9 (4.25%) R
9 6 (2.83%) MATLAB
10 4 (1.89%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.42%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.94%) Go
12 2 (0.94%) PHP
12 2 (0.94%) VBScript
13 1 (0.47%) ES6
13 1 (0.47%) Java 8
13 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.47%) Rust
13 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (16.98%) PhD
2 30 (14.15%) Degree
3 13 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.19%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.83%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.42%) Postgraduate
6 3 (1.42%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.72%) QA
2 4 (1.89%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (7.55%) Docker
2 2 (0.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (7.08%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.83%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.89%) Oracle
3 2 (0.94%) Google
4 1 (0.47%) Apple
4 1 (0.47%) ESRI
4 1 (0.47%) HubSpot
4 1 (0.47%) IBM
4 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.47%) Sophos
4 1 (0.47%) Sun
4 1 (0.47%) Xamarin