Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 888 848 910
Rank change year-on-year -40 +62 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 190 320 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 118 263 218
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £68,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +9.49% -2.14%
10th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £115,750 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -

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 131,018 156,893 167,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,525 126,399 133,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 0 171 £80,000 +6.67% 34
UK excluding London -28 110 £65,000 -7.14% 28
London +48 72 £85,000 +3.03% 8
South East +15 53 £65,000 -10.34% 11
East of England +54 20 £75,000 +8.70% 4
Midlands +21 10 £58,750 -13.60% 3
Scotland +10 10 £60,000 - 1
North West +36 9 £77,500 +10.71% 4
North of England -13 9 £77,500 +10.71% 5
East Midlands +33 7 £55,000 -24.14% 2
South West -7 4 £60,000 -20.00% 3
West Midlands +20 3 £60,000 -9.09% 1
Wales 0 2 £100,000 +48.15% 1
Northern Ireland -15 2 £66,250 +10.42%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 89 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (45.26%) C#
3 74 (38.95%) .NET
4 52 (27.37%) AWS
5 45 (23.68%) Software Architecture
6 42 (22.11%) Software Engineering
7 40 (21.05%) Java
8 39 (20.53%) Microsoft
9 38 (20.00%) Azure
10 37 (19.47%) Mentoring
11 33 (17.37%) C++
12 31 (16.32%) Finance
13 30 (15.79%) JavaScript
13 30 (15.79%) DevOps
14 28 (14.74%) SOLID
14 28 (14.74%) Python
15 27 (14.21%) SQL Server
16 26 (13.68%) Web Services
16 26 (13.68%) Scrum
16 26 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (12.11%) .NET Core
18 22 (11.58%) Fintech
18 22 (11.58%) Microservices
18 22 (11.58%) Git (software)
18 22 (11.58%) .NET Framework
19 21 (11.05%) SaaS
19 21 (11.05%) Visual Studio
19 21 (11.05%) Relational Database
19 21 (11.05%) Serverless
20 20 (10.53%) Node.js

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 4 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.58%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.58%) Drupal
3 2 (1.05%) CMS
3 2 (1.05%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.53%) Hyperledger
4 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.53%) Smallworld
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 52 (27.37%) AWS
2 38 (20.00%) Azure
3 21 (11.05%) SaaS
3 21 (11.05%) Serverless
4 13 (6.84%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (6.32%) Amazon S3
6 11 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (5.79%) GCP
7 8 (4.21%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (3.16%) Amazon ECS
8 6 (3.16%) Amazon EKS
8 6 (3.16%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (3.16%) PaaS
9 5 (2.63%) GitHub
10 3 (1.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.05%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.53%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.53%) G Suite
12 1 (0.53%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.32%) CTI
1 12 (6.32%) VoIP
2 5 (2.63%) Firewall
3 4 (2.11%) DNS
4 2 (1.05%) Internet
5 1 (0.53%) SMS
5 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.05%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.84%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (6.32%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.21%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.68%) Big Data
7 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.58%) Blockchain
8 3 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.58%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.05%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.05%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.05%) Redis
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (11.58%) Git (software)
2 21 (11.05%) Visual Studio
3 18 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.74%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.74%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.68%) JIRA
6 4 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.11%) Selenium
6 4 (2.11%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.58%) Subversion
8 2 (1.05%) Maven
9 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.53%) JUnit
9 1 (0.53%) Mockito
9 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (16.32%) Finance
2 14 (7.37%) Retail
3 9 (4.74%) Front Office
4 6 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.63%) Automotive
5 5 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.11%) Advertising
7 3 (1.58%) Marketing
8 2 (1.05%) Back Office
8 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (38.95%) .NET
2 26 (13.68%) Web Services
3 23 (12.11%) .NET Core
4 22 (11.58%) .NET Framework
5 20 (10.53%) Node.js
6 19 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 18 (9.47%) AngularJS
7 18 (9.47%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (7.89%) RESTful
9 14 (7.37%) REST
10 11 (5.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (5.79%) React
11 9 (4.74%) NHibernate
12 8 (4.21%) Laravel
13 7 (3.68%) SAML
13 7 (3.68%) Spring
14 6 (3.16%) HTML
14 6 (3.16%) OpenID
14 6 (3.16%) WPF
15 5 (2.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (5.79%) Algorithms
2 11 (5.79%) Public Cloud
2 11 (5.79%) Virtual Team
3 10 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (4.74%) Derivative
4 9 (4.74%) Fixed Income
5 8 (4.21%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.16%) EPoS
8 5 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (2.63%) Infotainment
8 5 (2.63%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.63%) User Experience
9 4 (2.11%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.58%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.58%) Robotics
11 2 (1.05%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.42%) Linux
2 9 (4.74%) Android
3 5 (2.63%) Tizen
3 5 (2.63%) Windows
4 2 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.53%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.68%) Software Architecture
3 42 (22.11%) Software Engineering
4 37 (19.47%) Mentoring
5 30 (15.79%) DevOps
6 28 (14.74%) SOLID
7 26 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (13.68%) Scrum
8 22 (11.58%) Fintech
8 22 (11.58%) Microservices
9 18 (9.47%) E-Commerce
9 18 (9.47%) SDLC
9 18 (9.47%) Unit Testing
10 17 (8.95%) MVC
10 17 (8.95%) Open Source
10 17 (8.95%) Product Management
11 15 (7.89%) Analytics
11 15 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (7.89%) TDD
11 15 (7.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 86 (45.26%) C#
2 40 (21.05%) Java
3 33 (17.37%) C++
4 30 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 28 (14.74%) Python
6 12 (6.32%) SQL
7 11 (5.79%) R
8 8 (4.21%) C
9 4 (2.11%) PHP
9 4 (2.11%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.05%) Java 8
10 2 (1.05%) Ruby
11 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.53%) ES6
11 1 (0.53%) Perl
11 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (10.00%) Degree
2 8 (4.21%) PhD
3 5 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.05%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.53%) QA
2 5 (2.63%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 12 (6.32%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (6.32%) Cisco CUCM
1 12 (6.32%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.16%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.58%) Puppet
4 1 (0.53%) Ansible
4 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (20.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.32%) Avaya
2 12 (6.32%) Cisco
3 11 (5.79%) Motorola
4 5 (2.63%) Oracle
4 5 (2.63%) QNX
5 4 (2.11%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.11%) Google
6 2 (1.05%) HubSpot
6 2 (1.05%) SAP
6 2 (1.05%) Zend
7 1 (0.53%) DocuSign
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.53%) Sophos