Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 934 972
Rank change year-on-year +105 +38 +131
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 357 280 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 301 217 289
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +13.04%
10th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £43,600
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +5.73%

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 168,445 170,561 196,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,331 139,111 164,687
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Top 16 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 July 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 +57 300 £72,500 +6.62% 59
UK excluding London +60 219 £70,000 +7.69% 53
London +11 113 £80,000 +3.23% 10
North of England +24 56 £70,000 +20.69% 10
East of England +34 47 £67,500 +20.00% 15
Yorkshire +53 44 £70,000 -3.45% 3
South East -23 39 £72,500 +7.41% 12
Midlands +7 26 £65,000 -3.70% 5
Scotland +4 25 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands +22 20 £65,000 -3.70% 2
South West +10 18 £75,000 +31.58% 7
North West +7 10 £62,500 +13.64% 6
East Midlands +14 6 £62,500 -12.28% 3
Northern Ireland - 6 £60,000 - 1
Wales +7 2 £68,750 -8.33% 2
North East -28 2 £65,000 +52.94% 1

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 192 (53.78%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (39.22%) Java
3 118 (33.05%) C#
3 118 (33.05%) .NET
4 83 (23.25%) Amazon AWS
5 68 (19.05%) Software Engineering
6 67 (18.77%) Finance
7 66 (18.49%) Scrum
8 63 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 62 (17.37%) Microservices
10 59 (16.53%) Degree
10 59 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
11 58 (16.25%) Docker
11 58 (16.25%) DevOps
12 57 (15.97%) JavaScript
13 56 (15.69%) Computer Science
14 55 (15.41%) SQL Server
14 55 (15.41%) Jenkins
15 53 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
16 51 (14.29%) MVC
17 50 (14.01%) TDD
17 50 (14.01%) Test Automation
17 50 (14.01%) Open Source
18 48 (13.45%) SQL
19 47 (13.17%) Linux
19 47 (13.17%) UML
19 47 (13.17%) Mentoring
19 47 (13.17%) IT Strategy
20 45 (12.61%) SDLC
20 45 (12.61%) C++

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 14 (3.92%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.24%) Apache
2 8 (2.24%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.68%) Ethereum
3 6 (1.68%) Hyperledger
3 6 (1.68%) JBoss
4 4 (1.12%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.12%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.12%) ArcSDE
4 4 (1.12%) Confluence
4 4 (1.12%) Drupal
4 4 (1.12%) GeoServer
5 3 (0.84%) IIS
5 3 (0.84%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.28%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.28%) Mule
7 1 (0.28%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 6 (1.68%) Simulink
2 5 (1.40%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.40%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.28%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.28%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.28%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 83 (23.25%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.08%) SaaS
4 10 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.24%) PaaS
7 7 (1.96%) IaaS
8 5 (1.40%) GitHub
9 4 (1.12%) Sage Pay
9 4 (1.12%) Serverless
10 3 (0.84%) CloudBees
10 3 (0.84%) Force.com
11 2 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.56%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.28%) MailChimp
12 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.36%) Internet
2 3 (0.84%) FTP
2 3 (0.84%) SMS
3 2 (0.56%) Broadband
3 2 (0.56%) DNS
3 2 (0.56%) Intranet
3 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.28%) ASN.1
4 1 (0.28%) HTTP
4 1 (0.28%) MQTT
4 1 (0.28%) Skype
4 1 (0.28%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.28%) VSAN
4 1 (0.28%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.41%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.80%) MySQL
3 25 (7.00%) NoSQL
4 23 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (4.20%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.36%) Big Data
7 6 (1.68%) Blockchain
7 6 (1.68%) DB2
8 5 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.40%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.12%) GIS
9 4 (1.12%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.84%) SSDT
11 2 (0.56%) HBase
12 1 (0.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 55 (15.41%) Jenkins
2 44 (12.32%) Git (software)
3 35 (9.80%) Maven
4 25 (7.00%) Gradle
5 17 (4.76%) JIRA
6 15 (4.20%) JUnit
7 12 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (2.52%) Bugzilla
8 9 (2.52%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.96%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.68%) Ant
10 6 (1.68%) Selenium
11 5 (1.40%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.12%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.12%) Gerrit
12 4 (1.12%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.12%) VersionOne
13 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.56%) git-flow
General
1 67 (18.77%) Finance
2 15 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.36%) Marketing
4 11 (3.08%) Banking
5 9 (2.52%) Automotive
6 8 (2.24%) Electronics
7 4 (1.12%) Retail
8 3 (0.84%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.84%) Games
8 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.28%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (33.05%) .NET
2 31 (8.68%) Spring
2 31 (8.68%) Web Services
3 29 (8.12%) HTML
4 28 (7.84%) .NET Framework
4 28 (7.84%) ASP.NET
5 27 (7.56%) J2EE
6 26 (7.28%) AngularJS
6 26 (7.28%) REST
7 22 (6.16%) RESTful
8 21 (5.88%) Node.js
9 19 (5.32%) Middleware
10 18 (5.04%) XML
11 17 (4.76%) SOAP
12 16 (4.48%) HTML5
13 15 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (3.64%) CSS
14 13 (3.64%) JSON
15 12 (3.36%) Hibernate
15 12 (3.36%) React
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.69%) Computer Science
2 31 (8.68%) Fintech
3 27 (7.56%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.04%) User Experience
6 17 (4.76%) Algorithms
7 12 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (3.08%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.24%) Data Structures
9 8 (2.24%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.68%) Bitcoin
10 6 (1.68%) Over-the-Top Content
10 6 (1.68%) Video on Demand
11 4 (1.12%) CUDA
11 4 (1.12%) RIA
12 3 (0.84%) Clustering
12 3 (0.84%) Derivative
12 3 (0.84%) Equities
12 3 (0.84%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.17%) Linux
2 13 (3.64%) Unix
3 12 (3.36%) Windows
4 7 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.84%) Android
7 2 (0.56%) AIX
7 2 (0.56%) Solaris
8 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (53.78%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (19.05%) Software Engineering
3 66 (18.49%) Scrum
4 62 (17.37%) Microservices
5 59 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
6 58 (16.25%) DevOps
7 51 (14.29%) MVC
8 50 (14.01%) Open Source
8 50 (14.01%) TDD
8 50 (14.01%) Test Automation
9 47 (13.17%) IT Strategy
9 47 (13.17%) Mentoring
9 47 (13.17%) UML
10 45 (12.61%) SDLC
11 39 (10.92%) BDD
12 37 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (9.24%) Software Architecture
14 30 (8.40%) Unit Testing
15 29 (8.12%) OO
15 29 (8.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 140 (39.22%) Java
2 118 (33.05%) C#
3 57 (15.97%) JavaScript
4 48 (13.45%) SQL
5 45 (12.61%) C++
6 32 (8.96%) Python
7 27 (7.56%) C
8 12 (3.36%) Ruby
9 10 (2.80%) MATLAB
9 10 (2.80%) Scala
10 9 (2.52%) Perl
11 8 (2.24%) Go
11 8 (2.24%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.68%) Objective-C
12 6 (1.68%) PHP
12 6 (1.68%) Solidity
13 5 (1.40%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.12%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.12%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.12%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 59 (16.53%) Degree
2 27 (7.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.80%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (1.96%) PhD
5 6 (1.68%) CISM
5 6 (1.68%) CISSP
5 6 (1.68%) CSSLP
5 6 (1.68%) SANS
6 5 (1.40%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.28%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.20%) QA
2 7 (1.96%) GCP
3 6 (1.68%) HIPAA
3 6 (1.68%) PA-DSS
3 6 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.40%) MISRA
5 4 (1.12%) ISO 14001
5 4 (1.12%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.56%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.56%) GDPR
6 2 (0.56%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 58 (16.25%) Docker
2 10 (2.80%) Firmware
3 8 (2.24%) KVM
3 8 (2.24%) QEMU
4 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.28%) HDFS
4 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.24%) Puppet
3 6 (1.68%) Ansible
4 5 (1.40%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.84%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.28%) Kibana
7 1 (0.28%) logstash
7 1 (0.28%) Nagios
7 1 (0.28%) Oozie
7 1 (0.28%) Packer
7 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 63 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.08%) Oracle
3 18 (5.04%) Google
4 10 (2.80%) Capita
5 8 (2.24%) WorldPay
6 6 (1.68%) Veracode
7 5 (1.40%) Apple
7 5 (1.40%) PayPal
8 4 (1.12%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (1.12%) ESRI
8 4 (1.12%) New Relic
9 3 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.84%) SAP
10 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.56%) IBM
10 2 (0.56%) Sun
10 2 (0.56%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.28%) Marketo
11 1 (0.28%) Splunk
11 1 (0.28%) Tableau