The average salary for a Software Architect in Germany is €71,442.
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Job Description for Software Architect
Software architects create customized software solutions such as web services, user interfaces, coding programs, and databases, and they are employed primarily by large corporations and agencies which create software for other companies. These architects must always strive to create efficient and satisfactory software solutions for end-users, and they are often responsible for creating standard coding practices and programs for other software designers within their companies. Software architect…Read more
Software Architect Tasks
- Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for software applications, including web, client, server, and others.
- Ensure architectural integrity and consistency across the entire product.
- Design new software applications.
- Design new operating system components.
- Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for operating system components.
Popular Employer Salaries for Software Architect
The top respondents for the job title Software Architect are from the companies SAP, Siemens and TRW Automotive Holdings. Reported salaries are highest at SAP where the average pay is €85,646. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Continental AG, earning around €75,882. Siemens pays the lowest at around €70,000. TRW Automotive Holdings also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying €74,152.
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Popular Skills for Software Architect
C Programming Language
C# Programming Language
C++ Programming Language
Skills in Software Architecture, Java and C# Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C++ Programming Language and C Programming Language.
Pay by Experience Level for Software Architect
An entry-level Software Architect with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of €54,257 based on 7 salaries. An early career Software Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €66,242 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career Software Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €70,401 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Software Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €73,425 based on 177 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of €85,821.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Software Architect in their job title in Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg earn an average of 12.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen (3.2% more) and Berlin, Berlin (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hamburg, Hamburg (15.8% less) and Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg (3.3% less).
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