Period
to 20 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £68,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 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
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 876 949 1062
Rank change year-on-year +73 +113 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 303 321 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 225 292 174
UK median annual salary £68,500 £67,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.48% +17.39% -4.17%
10th Percentile £52,200 £42,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £61,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year +10.66% +7.96% +2.73%

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 168453 190237 209218
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136007 160006 172267
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 +59 290 £69,250 +2.59% 12
UK excluding London +11 166 £67,500 +10.66% 10
London +77 131 £75,000 -6.25% 2
South East +69 72 £67,500 -3.57% 4
North of England -13 39 £58,000 +0.87% 4
North West -9 24 £55,000 -4.35% 2
Midlands +8 20 £67,500 +12.50% 2
East of England -5 19 £55,000 -
West Midlands +27 16 £67,500 +3.85% 1
Yorkshire +15 12 £75,000 +36.36% 2
South West -9 9 £57,500 -11.54%
Wales +17 4 £62,500 +13.64%
East Midlands +7 4 £71,250 +35.71% 1
North East +19 3 £42,500 -37.04%
Scotland +11 3 £60,000 -4.00%

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 177 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (51.16%) Java
3 115 (37.95%) Finance
4 107 (35.31%) C#
5 94 (31.02%) .NET
6 87 (28.71%) Scrum
7 82 (27.06%) JavaScript
8 78 (25.74%) Amazon AWS
9 77 (25.41%) C++
10 72 (23.76%) Software Engineering
11 71 (23.43%) SQL
12 68 (22.44%) Web Services
12 68 (22.44%) Retail
13 66 (21.78%) Banking
14 64 (21.12%) OO
15 62 (20.46%) Docker
16 61 (20.13%) Python
17 56 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
17 56 (18.48%) REST
17 56 (18.48%) Relational Database
18 53 (17.49%) MVC
19 50 (16.50%) Apache Cassandra
20 49 (16.17%) Enterprise Software
20 49 (16.17%) SOA
21 48 (15.84%) UML
21 48 (15.84%) MySQL
21 48 (15.84%) Asset Management
22 46 (15.18%) Linux
23 45 (14.85%) Investment Banking
23 45 (14.85%) Wealth Management

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 43 (14.19%) Apache Spark
2 17 (5.61%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.97%) Apache
3 9 (2.97%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.64%) eris
4 8 (2.64%) Ethereum
4 8 (2.64%) Hyperledger
5 7 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.31%) Jetty
5 7 (2.31%) Mule ESB
6 6 (1.98%) Documentum
6 6 (1.98%) IIS
7 2 (0.66%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.66%) GemFire
7 2 (0.66%) JBoss
7 2 (0.66%) nginx
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.66%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (25.74%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (13.20%) SaaS
3 31 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.66%) GitHub
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.33%) Boomi
6 1 (0.33%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.55%) HTTP
2 31 (10.23%) SSL
2 31 (10.23%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.65%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.99%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.99%) Internet
4 3 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.99%) Wireless
5 2 (0.66%) AMQP
5 2 (0.66%) FlexRay
5 2 (0.66%) iBeacon
5 2 (0.66%) LDAP
5 2 (0.66%) NFC
6 1 (0.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (18.48%) Relational Database
2 50 (16.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 48 (15.84%) MySQL
4 31 (10.23%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (10.23%) SQL Server
5 30 (9.90%) Big Data
6 29 (9.57%) NoSQL
7 19 (6.27%) RDBMS
8 18 (5.94%) Hadoop
9 16 (5.28%) MongoDB
10 8 (2.64%) Blockchain
11 6 (1.98%) CouchDB
12 5 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.32%) DB2
13 4 (1.32%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.99%) Redis
14 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.66%) Apache Hive
15 2 (0.66%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 15 (4.95%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.96%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.96%) Maven
2 12 (3.96%) Subversion
3 8 (2.64%) Selenium
4 7 (2.31%) JUnit
4 7 (2.31%) Moq
4 7 (2.31%) NUnit
5 6 (1.98%) MSBuild
5 6 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.98%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.32%) Mockito
7 3 (0.99%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.99%) DbUnit
7 3 (0.99%) jMock
7 3 (0.99%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.66%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.66%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.66%) Gradle
8 2 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 115 (37.95%) Finance
2 68 (22.44%) Retail
3 66 (21.78%) Banking
4 45 (14.85%) Investment Banking
4 45 (14.85%) Retail Banking
5 23 (7.59%) Telecoms
6 20 (6.60%) Electronics
7 18 (5.94%) Manufacturing
8 15 (4.95%) Marketing
9 10 (3.30%) Publishing
10 8 (2.64%) Automotive
11 7 (2.31%) Aerospace
12 4 (1.32%) Games
13 3 (0.99%) Law
14 2 (0.66%) Legal
14 2 (0.66%) Military
14 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (31.02%) .NET
2 68 (22.44%) Web Services
3 56 (18.48%) REST
4 40 (13.20%) JSON
5 39 (12.87%) HTML
5 39 (12.87%) RabbitMQ
6 38 (12.54%) XML
7 29 (9.57%) AngularJS
7 29 (9.57%) HTML5
8 27 (8.91%) ASP.NET
9 23 (7.59%) Spring
10 21 (6.93%) .NET Framework
10 21 (6.93%) CSS
11 20 (6.60%) J2EE
12 18 (5.94%) Middleware
12 18 (5.94%) SOAP
13 17 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (5.61%) Kafka
14 16 (5.28%) jQuery
15 15 (4.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.17%) Enterprise Software
2 35 (11.55%) Computer Science
3 33 (10.89%) Algorithms
4 31 (10.23%) Data Structures
4 31 (10.23%) Reference Data
5 14 (4.62%) Client/Server
5 14 (4.62%) Fintech
5 14 (4.62%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.98%) User Experience
9 5 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.32%) Robotics
10 4 (1.32%) Smart Home
11 3 (0.99%) Clustering
11 3 (0.99%) Spread Betting
12 2 (0.66%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.66%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.18%) Linux
2 40 (13.20%) Windows
3 17 (5.61%) Android
4 13 (4.29%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.30%) Unix
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (28.71%) Scrum
3 72 (23.76%) Software Engineering
4 64 (21.12%) OO
5 56 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (17.49%) MVC
7 49 (16.17%) SOA
8 48 (15.84%) Asset Management
8 48 (15.84%) UML
9 45 (14.85%) Wealth Management
10 44 (14.52%) DevOps
10 44 (14.52%) SDLC
10 44 (14.52%) TDD
11 42 (13.86%) Continuous Delivery
11 42 (13.86%) Microservices
12 41 (13.53%) Open Source
13 39 (12.87%) BPMN
14 37 (12.21%) OOD
15 36 (11.88%) Kanban
15 36 (11.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 155 (51.16%) Java
2 107 (35.31%) C#
3 82 (27.06%) JavaScript
4 77 (25.41%) C++
5 71 (23.43%) SQL
6 61 (20.13%) Python
7 40 (13.20%) Ruby
8 23 (7.59%) C
9 12 (3.96%) PHP
10 8 (2.64%) Go
10 8 (2.64%) Solidity
11 6 (1.98%) Scala
12 3 (0.99%) C++/CLI
12 3 (0.99%) VB
13 2 (0.66%) COBOL
13 2 (0.66%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.33%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (12.87%) Degree
2 31 (10.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (7.26%) Master's Degree
4 19 (6.27%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.31%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) CCIE
6 1 (0.33%) CCNP
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (1.98%) SLA
2 3 (0.99%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (0.99%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.99%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.33%) MISRA
System Software
1 62 (20.46%) Docker
2 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (12.54%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.30%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.31%) Puppet
4 3 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (0.99%) Mesos
4 3 (0.99%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.33%) Ansible
5 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.23%) GoldenSource
3 19 (6.27%) SAP
4 11 (3.63%) Oracle
5 6 (1.98%) EMC
5 6 (1.98%) Pega
6 5 (1.65%) Google
7 3 (0.99%) Green Hills
7 3 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (0.99%) QNX
8 2 (0.66%) hybris
8 2 (0.66%) MathWorks
8 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.66%) VMware
9 1 (0.33%) Dell
9 1 (0.33%) IBM
9 1 (0.33%) Unisys
9 1 (0.33%) webMethods