Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 891 921 1020
Rank change year-on-year +30 +99 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 279 260 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 218 215 253
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £51,750 £50,000 £44,650
90th Percentile £90,000 £93,750 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £56,500
% change year-on-year -3.70% +19.47% +2.73%

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 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 +47 267 £68,500 -5.52% 39
UK excluding London -14 154 £65,000 -3.70% 25
London +37 122 £80,000 - 15
South East +11 48 £70,000 -3.45% 5
North of England -7 42 £62,500 +8.70% 7
East of England +30 35 £55,000 -15.38% 7
Yorkshire +34 22 £65,000 -3.70% 1
North West -4 19 £55,000 -3.51% 6
Midlands -9 16 £60,000 -12.73% 4
West Midlands +1 14 £60,000 - 4
Wales +14 6 £65,000 -13.33%
South West -13 4 £60,000 -25.00% 1
Scotland -43 3 £65,000 +13.04% 1
East Midlands +2 2 £30,850 -61.44%
North East -25 1 £52,500 -4.55%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 141 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (39.43%) Java
3 87 (31.18%) C#
4 84 (30.11%) .NET
5 74 (26.52%) Finance
6 73 (26.16%) Web Services
7 69 (24.73%) JavaScript
8 66 (23.66%) OO
9 64 (22.94%) SQL
10 62 (22.22%) C++
11 57 (20.43%) Software Engineering
12 55 (19.71%) Scrum
13 54 (19.35%) XML
14 48 (17.20%) Spring
15 46 (16.49%) UML
16 45 (16.13%) HTML
16 45 (16.13%) JSON
17 42 (15.05%) Enterprise Software
18 41 (14.70%) Degree
19 40 (14.34%) Linux
20 39 (13.98%) Python
20 39 (13.98%) Data Modelling
20 39 (13.98%) Open Source
21 38 (13.62%) REST
21 38 (13.62%) Relational Database
21 38 (13.62%) Docker
21 38 (13.62%) Algorithms
22 37 (13.26%) Mentoring
22 37 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
22 37 (13.26%) Continuous Integration

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 15 (5.38%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.23%) Apache
3 7 (2.51%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.15%) JBoss
4 6 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.15%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.43%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.43%) eris
5 4 (1.43%) Ethereum
5 4 (1.43%) Hyperledger
5 4 (1.43%) IIS
6 2 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.72%) Confluence
6 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.36%) CMS
7 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.36%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.36%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Simulink
2 3 (1.08%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) MultiChain
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.73%) SaaS
3 14 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.19%) HTTP
2 29 (10.39%) TCP/IP
3 27 (9.68%) SSL
4 4 (1.43%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.43%) FlexRay
4 4 (1.43%) Internet
5 3 (1.08%) Broadband
5 3 (1.08%) SNMP
6 2 (0.72%) AMQP
6 2 (0.72%) DNS
6 2 (0.72%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.72%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.62%) Relational Database
2 34 (12.19%) SQL Server
3 30 (10.75%) NoSQL
4 27 (9.68%) MySQL
5 26 (9.32%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (8.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (6.81%) Big Data
8 17 (6.09%) MongoDB
9 11 (3.94%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (2.87%) RDBMS
11 7 (2.51%) Blockchain
12 6 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.43%) SSDT
14 2 (0.72%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.72%) Redis
15 1 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 1 (0.36%) HBase
15 1 (0.36%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 28 (10.04%) Jenkins
2 26 (9.32%) Maven
3 22 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 16 (5.73%) JIRA
5 9 (3.23%) gulp
5 9 (3.23%) JUnit
6 8 (2.87%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.51%) Selenium
7 7 (2.51%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.15%) Gradle
8 6 (2.15%) IntelliJ
8 6 (2.15%) Subversion
9 4 (1.43%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.08%) JMeter
10 3 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.08%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.72%) Hudson
12 1 (0.36%) Cobertura
General
1 74 (26.52%) Finance
2 34 (12.19%) Banking
3 26 (9.32%) Investment Banking
3 26 (9.32%) Retail Banking
4 15 (5.38%) Games
5 11 (3.94%) Retail
6 10 (3.58%) Electronics
6 10 (3.58%) Marketing
7 8 (2.87%) Automotive
8 6 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.43%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.43%) Military
9 4 (1.43%) Publishing
10 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.36%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (30.11%) .NET
2 73 (26.16%) Web Services
3 54 (19.35%) XML
4 48 (17.20%) Spring
5 45 (16.13%) HTML
5 45 (16.13%) JSON
6 38 (13.62%) REST
7 36 (12.90%) CSS
8 35 (12.54%) AngularJS
9 32 (11.47%) ASP.NET
10 22 (7.89%) HTML5
10 22 (7.89%) Node.js
10 22 (7.89%) RESTful
11 19 (6.81%) SOAP
12 16 (5.73%) Java EE
13 15 (5.38%) J2EE
14 14 (5.02%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (4.30%) CSS3
15 12 (4.30%) Hibernate
15 12 (4.30%) React
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.05%) Enterprise Software
2 38 (13.62%) Algorithms
3 28 (10.04%) Computer Science
4 27 (9.68%) Data Structures
5 26 (9.32%) Reference Data
6 15 (5.38%) Embedded Systems
7 12 (4.30%) Fintech
8 11 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (3.58%) Renewable Energy
10 7 (2.51%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.51%) Clustering
11 5 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (1.79%) User Experience
11 5 (1.79%) VHDL
12 4 (1.43%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.43%) Device Driver
13 3 (1.08%) Infotainment
13 3 (1.08%) Spread Betting
13 3 (1.08%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.34%) Linux
2 20 (7.17%) Windows
3 17 (6.09%) Unix
4 3 (1.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 3 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (23.66%) OO
3 57 (20.43%) Software Engineering
4 55 (19.71%) Scrum
5 46 (16.49%) UML
6 39 (13.98%) Data Modelling
6 39 (13.98%) Open Source
7 37 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (13.26%) Mentoring
8 34 (12.19%) SDLC
9 33 (11.83%) MVC
10 30 (10.75%) SOA
11 27 (9.68%) BPMN
11 27 (9.68%) Microservices
11 27 (9.68%) OOD
12 26 (9.32%) Asset Management
12 26 (9.32%) Wealth Management
13 23 (8.24%) Waterfall
14 22 (7.89%) Coaching
15 20 (7.17%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 110 (39.43%) Java
2 87 (31.18%) C#
3 69 (24.73%) JavaScript
4 64 (22.94%) SQL
5 62 (22.22%) C++
6 39 (13.98%) Python
7 35 (12.54%) C
8 17 (6.09%) Ruby
9 12 (4.30%) Scala
10 7 (2.51%) PHP
11 6 (2.15%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.43%) Go
12 4 (1.43%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.43%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.43%) Solidity
13 2 (0.72%) C++/CLI
13 2 (0.72%) Groovy
13 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (14.70%) Degree
2 19 (6.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.43%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.02%) QA
2 4 (1.43%) ISO 26262
3 3 (1.08%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.08%) MISRA
3 3 (1.08%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.72%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.36%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 38 (13.62%) Docker
2 6 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.72%) Firmware
4 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 14 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.23%) Puppet
3 6 (2.15%) Terraform
4 5 (1.79%) Ansible
5 3 (1.08%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.36%) MOM
Vendors
1 28 (10.04%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.32%) GoldenSource
3 13 (4.66%) Oracle
4 6 (2.15%) webMethods
5 5 (1.79%) Xilinx
6 4 (1.43%) MathWorks
6 4 (1.43%) Monax
6 4 (1.43%) SAP
6 4 (1.43%) WorldPay
7 3 (1.08%) Google
8 2 (0.72%) Facebook
9 1 (0.36%) Apigee
9 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.36%) ESRI
9 1 (0.36%) hybris
9 1 (0.36%) Mashery
9 1 (0.36%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.36%) WSO2