Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 835 891 954
Rank change year-on-year +56 +63 +137
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 332 304 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 268 214 273
UK median annual salary £72,500 £69,250 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.69% -1.07% +16.67%
10th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £44,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +13.04%

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 159,874 167,577 186,122
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.99% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 128,822 134,320 156,383
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +37 281 £75,000 +7.14% 39
UK excluding London +49 206 £70,000 +3.70% 31
London +4 107 £82,500 +10.00% 11
South East -22 46 £72,500 +5.84% 10
North of England +33 41 £70,000 +7.69% 4
East of England +24 37 £69,000 +22.67% 6
Yorkshire +43 27 £70,000 -3.45%
South West +13 25 £75,000 +36.36% 4
Midlands +26 24 £65,000 -3.70% 4
Scotland +8 19 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands +26 18 £65,000 -3.70% 3
North West +7 9 £75,000 +36.36% 4
Wales +11 8 £67,500 +8.00%
East Midlands +6 6 £62,500 -16.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £60,000 - 2
North East - 5 £58,750 -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 163 (49.10%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (44.28%) Java
3 114 (34.34%) .NET
4 107 (32.23%) C#
5 75 (22.59%) Microservices
6 67 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
7 64 (19.28%) Finance
8 61 (18.37%) JavaScript
9 59 (17.77%) Computer Science
10 58 (17.47%) Docker
11 55 (16.57%) Degree
12 53 (15.96%) TDD
13 51 (15.36%) Scrum
13 51 (15.36%) Software Architecture
14 49 (14.76%) C++
14 49 (14.76%) Linux
15 48 (14.46%) UML
15 48 (14.46%) Software Engineering
16 42 (12.65%) Microsoft
17 41 (12.35%) SQL
17 41 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
18 40 (12.05%) DevOps
19 39 (11.75%) Jenkins
20 38 (11.45%) Open Source
21 37 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
22 35 (10.54%) Test Automation
22 35 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
23 34 (10.24%) HTML
24 33 (9.94%) .NET Framework
25 31 (9.34%) Git (software)

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 (4.22%) Apache
2 12 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.71%) JBoss
4 6 (1.81%) Confluence
4 6 (1.81%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.51%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.90%) IIS
8 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.60%) Drupal
9 1 (0.30%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.30%) Mule
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (1.51%) Simulink
2 4 (1.20%) Stateflow
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (1.51%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.30%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.30%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 67 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.22%) SaaS
4 13 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.51%) GitHub
7 4 (1.20%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.20%) PaaS
7 4 (1.20%) Serverless
8 3 (0.90%) Force.com
8 3 (0.90%) IaaS
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.60%) Apple Pay
9 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.30%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.30%) Slack
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.31%) Internet
2 7 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.90%) FTP
3 3 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.90%) WPA
4 2 (0.60%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.60%) DNS
4 2 (0.60%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.60%) Firewall
4 2 (0.60%) Intranet
4 2 (0.60%) VLAN
4 2 (0.60%) Wireless
4 2 (0.60%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.60%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.30%) ASN.1
5 1 (0.30%) MQTT
5 1 (0.30%) Skype
5 1 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.30%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.63%) MySQL
3 19 (5.72%) NoSQL
4 18 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (4.82%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.61%) Big Data
7 9 (2.71%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.20%) DB2
9 4 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.60%) HBase
11 2 (0.60%) Redis
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.30%) Impala
12 1 (0.30%) Parquet
12 1 (0.30%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 39 (11.75%) Jenkins
2 31 (9.34%) Git (software)
3 26 (7.83%) Maven
4 15 (4.52%) JUnit
5 14 (4.22%) Gradle
6 10 (3.01%) JIRA
7 8 (2.41%) Eclipse
7 8 (2.41%) Selenium
8 7 (2.11%) Bugzilla
8 7 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.51%) IntelliJ
9 5 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.51%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.20%) Gerrit
10 4 (1.20%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.20%) VersionOne
10 4 (1.20%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.90%) Ant
12 2 (0.60%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 64 (19.28%) Finance
2 16 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.61%) Marketing
4 10 (3.01%) Banking
4 10 (3.01%) Electronics
5 8 (2.41%) Automotive
6 6 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.51%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.20%) Law
9 3 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.60%) Games
11 1 (0.30%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.30%) Legal
11 1 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (34.34%) .NET
2 34 (10.24%) HTML
3 33 (9.94%) .NET Framework
4 30 (9.04%) Spring
5 29 (8.73%) REST
6 26 (7.83%) Web Services
7 23 (6.93%) Node.js
8 21 (6.33%) AngularJS
8 21 (6.33%) CSS
8 21 (6.33%) JSON
9 20 (6.02%) RESTful
10 18 (5.42%) HTML5
10 18 (5.42%) XML
11 17 (5.12%) SOAP
12 15 (4.52%) ASP.NET
13 14 (4.22%) J2EE
14 13 (3.92%) Hibernate
14 13 (3.92%) Kafka
14 13 (3.92%) React
15 12 (3.61%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.77%) Computer Science
2 30 (9.04%) Fintech
3 26 (7.83%) User Experience
4 22 (6.63%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.71%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.11%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.81%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.81%) Over-the-Top Content
8 6 (1.81%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.20%) CUDA
9 4 (1.20%) RIA
9 4 (1.20%) Wiki
10 3 (0.90%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.60%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.60%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (14.76%) Linux
2 17 (5.12%) Unix
3 10 (3.01%) Windows
4 8 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.81%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.20%) Android
7 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (49.10%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (22.59%) Microservices
3 53 (15.96%) TDD
4 51 (15.36%) Scrum
4 51 (15.36%) Software Architecture
5 48 (14.46%) Software Engineering
5 48 (14.46%) UML
6 41 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (12.05%) DevOps
8 38 (11.45%) Open Source
9 35 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (10.54%) Test Automation
10 30 (9.04%) OO
11 29 (8.73%) BDD
11 29 (8.73%) SDLC
12 28 (8.43%) Presales
12 28 (8.43%) SOA
13 27 (8.13%) Technical Architecture
14 25 (7.53%) MVC
14 25 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (44.28%) Java
2 107 (32.23%) C#
3 61 (18.37%) JavaScript
4 49 (14.76%) C++
5 41 (12.35%) SQL
6 26 (7.83%) C
7 18 (5.42%) Python
8 10 (3.01%) Java 8
8 10 (3.01%) Ruby
9 9 (2.71%) MATLAB
9 9 (2.71%) Scala
10 8 (2.41%) Perl
11 7 (2.11%) PHP
12 6 (1.81%) Embedded C
12 6 (1.81%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.51%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.51%) Embedded C++
13 5 (1.51%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.20%) Go
14 4 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (16.57%) Degree
2 23 (6.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.11%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.20%) CISM
4 4 (1.20%) CISSP
4 4 (1.20%) CSSLP
4 4 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.20%) SANS
5 3 (0.90%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.60%) PhD
6 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.13%) QA
2 4 (1.20%) HIPAA
2 4 (1.20%) ISO 14001
2 4 (1.20%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.20%) MISRA
3 3 (0.90%) PA-DSS
3 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.60%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.60%) GDPR
4 2 (0.60%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 58 (17.47%) Docker
2 8 (2.41%) Firmware
3 6 (1.81%) KVM
3 6 (1.81%) QEMU
4 2 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.30%) HDFS
5 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (3.92%) Puppet
2 10 (3.01%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.71%) Ansible
4 4 (1.20%) Packer
5 3 (0.90%) Terraform
6 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.30%) Oozie
7 1 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 42 (12.65%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.02%) Oracle
3 19 (5.72%) Google
4 6 (1.81%) SAP
5 5 (1.51%) webMethods
6 4 (1.20%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (1.20%) Veracode
7 3 (0.90%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.60%) Apple
8 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.60%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.60%) PayPal
8 2 (0.60%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.30%) Marketo
9 1 (0.30%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.30%) QNX
9 1 (0.30%) Tableau
9 1 (0.30%) Teradata
9 1 (0.30%) VMware