The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architect
North West / Manchester
Rank 177 175 187
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 22 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.56% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 4
Median salary £65,000 £70,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +27.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £60,300
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3815 3288 3631
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 96.80% 97.54% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3184 2733 2977
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in Manchester

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 32 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (88.24%) C#
3 21 (61.76%) JavaScript
3 21 (61.76%) SDLC
4 18 (52.94%) AngularJS
4 18 (52.94%) Scrum
4 18 (52.94%) jQuery
5 16 (47.06%) MVC
6 14 (41.18%) SQL
6 14 (41.18%) .NET
6 14 (41.18%) Java
6 14 (41.18%) Oracle
6 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
6 14 (41.18%) Big Data
7 12 (35.29%) Software Engineering
8 11 (32.35%) TOGAF
8 11 (32.35%) Spring
8 11 (32.35%) PKI
8 11 (32.35%) Java EE
8 11 (32.35%) Degree
8 11 (32.35%) Computer Science
8 11 (32.35%) Time Management
8 11 (32.35%) Data Analytics
8 11 (32.35%) CSS3
8 11 (32.35%) HTML5
8 11 (32.35%) Apache Hive
8 11 (32.35%) MongoDB
8 11 (32.35%) Node.js
8 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (32.35%) Hyper-V

Software Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (32.35%) Apache Pig
1 11 (32.35%) Apache Spark
1 11 (32.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) iBeacon
1 2 (5.88%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) Big Data
1 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (32.35%) Apache Hive
2 11 (32.35%) Hadoop
2 11 (32.35%) MongoDB
2 11 (32.35%) MySQL
2 11 (32.35%) RDBMS
2 11 (32.35%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (32.35%) Military
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) AngularJS
1 18 (52.94%) jQuery
2 14 (41.18%) .NET
3 11 (32.35%) Apache Camel
3 11 (32.35%) CSS
3 11 (32.35%) CSS3
3 11 (32.35%) Hibernate
3 11 (32.35%) HTML
3 11 (32.35%) HTML5
3 11 (32.35%) Java EE
3 11 (32.35%) Middleware
3 11 (32.35%) Node.js
3 11 (32.35%) Spring
4 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
4 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (8.82%) J2EE
6 2 (5.88%) Eddystone
6 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Computer Science
1 11 (32.35%) PKI
2 10 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (11.76%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (61.76%) SDLC
3 18 (52.94%) Scrum
4 16 (47.06%) MVC
5 12 (35.29%) Software Engineering
6 11 (32.35%) Analytics
6 11 (32.35%) Data Analytics
6 11 (32.35%) DevOps
6 11 (32.35%) Information Exploitation
6 11 (32.35%) Information Security
6 11 (32.35%) Time Management
6 11 (32.35%) TOGAF
6 11 (32.35%) Visualisation
7 10 (29.41%) Secure Coding
8 8 (23.53%) Software Delivery
9 7 (20.59%) SOLID
9 7 (20.59%) TDD
9 7 (20.59%) User Stories
10 3 (8.82%) SEO
11 2 (5.88%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 30 (88.24%) C#
2 21 (61.76%) JavaScript
3 14 (41.18%) Java
3 14 (41.18%) SQL
4 11 (32.35%) C
5 3 (8.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Degree
2 8 (23.53%) DV Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Hyper-V
1 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Oracle
2 11 (32.35%) VMware
3 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago