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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 176 180 183
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 7 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 0.19% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 0
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £56,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.66%
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
3687 3571 3991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.32% 94.50% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3108 3048 3465
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architect across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Software Architect Salary Histogram in Manchester

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (50.00%) .NET
3 9 (45.00%) Project Management
3 9 (45.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 8 (40.00%) C++
4 8 (40.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) Java
5 6 (30.00%) Web Services
5 6 (30.00%) Python
5 6 (30.00%) Ruby
6 5 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 5 (25.00%) MySQL
7 3 (15.00%) SOA
7 3 (15.00%) OO
7 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (15.00%) Big Data
7 3 (15.00%) Puppet
7 3 (15.00%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (15.00%) Kafka
7 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (15.00%) Software Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) nginx
7 3 (15.00%) CentOS
7 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
8 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 3 (15.00%) nginx
2 2 (10.00%) ArchestrA
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) MySQL
1 5 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.00%) Big Data
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (15.00%) Kafka
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) WCF
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) CentOS
2 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (45.00%) Mentoring
2 9 (45.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) OO
3 3 (15.00%) SOA
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) OOP
4 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C++
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Python
2 6 (30.00%) Ruby
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
1 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (10.00%) Wonderware
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft