The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 179 183 171
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 6 2 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.052% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.056% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 6
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -4.00%
Software Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3799 3591 3715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.31% 94.20% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3159 3132 3267
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Architect in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Architect
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Software Architect Salary Trend in Manchester

Software Architect
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - 2 - -
Software Architect
North West

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Architect in their job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) Project Management
2 8 (61.54%) Mentoring
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) SOA
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) XML
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) OOD
4 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Wonderware
4 2 (15.38%) PDA
4 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
4 2 (15.38%) QA
4 2 (15.38%) Software Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) ArchestrA
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) Perl

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) ArchestrA
2 1 (7.69%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
1 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (7.69%) WDF
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 2 (15.38%) PDA
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 8 (61.54%) Project Management
2 8 (61.54%) Mentoring
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) SOA
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) OOD
4 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
4 2 (15.38%) Software Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) VMware
1 2 (15.38%) Wonderware