The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 27 June 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 / Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 93 104
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.30% 0.23% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.23% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Median salary £75,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +87.50% -15.78%  
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +13.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 973 1281 1364
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 97.49% 97.79% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 842 1088 1119
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales that featured Software Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in Wales

Software Architect
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Architect in Wales.

Salary trend for Software Architect in Wales

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect in Wales over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in Wales

Software Architect
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +19 3 £75,000 +87.50%
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the Wales region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 3 (60.00%) Maven
3 3 (60.00%) Online Banking
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
4 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (40.00%) Ansible
4 2 (40.00%) Docker
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
5 1 (20.00%) STB
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (20.00%) Data Security
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (20.00%) Parallel Computing
5 1 (20.00%) CUDA
5 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (20.00%) Data Visualisation

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (20.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (20.00%) CUDA
2 1 (20.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) API Development
3 1 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Cross-Platform Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (20.00%) Parallel Computing
3 1 (20.00%) Product Management
3 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Python
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible