Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architect
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 292 279 259
Rank change year-on-year -13 -20 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 13 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.17% 0.068% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.069% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 12
Manchester median annual salary £55,000 £57,000 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.51% -10.59% +15.91%
10th Percentile £52,500 £54,500 £51,750
90th Percentile £63,250 £59,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £55,000 £57,000 £63,750
% change year-on-year -3.51% -10.59% +15.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7669 7211 7181
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.37% 97.45% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 6368 6193 5978
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Software Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect 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 in Manchester.

Salary trend for Software Architect in Manchester

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in Manchester

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Manchester region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) SDLC
2 9 (69.23%) TOGAF
2 9 (69.23%) Software Engineering
2 9 (69.23%) User Stories
2 9 (69.23%) MVC
2 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
2 9 (69.23%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) C++
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) OO
3 4 (30.77%) C
3 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
3 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
3 4 (30.77%) Multithreaded Programming
4 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) Unix

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
1 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) SDLC
2 9 (69.23%) MVC
2 9 (69.23%) Software Engineering
2 9 (69.23%) TOGAF
2 9 (69.23%) User Stories
3 4 (30.77%) Multithreaded Programming
3 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
3 4 (30.77%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) C
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft