The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 179 180
Rank change year-on-year -22 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 3 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.073% 0.057% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.058% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 3
Median salary £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -12.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +1.92% +13.04%  

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 4048 3423 3240
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.92% 98.11% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3462 2949 2704
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in Manchester

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (92.00%) C#
2 17 (68.00%) MVC
3 15 (60.00%) SQL
3 15 (60.00%) .NET
3 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 14 (56.00%) SDLC
5 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (52.00%) TOGAF
5 13 (52.00%) Software Engineering
6 10 (40.00%) jQuery
6 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
6 10 (40.00%) Scrum
7 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (36.00%) Software Delivery
8 8 (32.00%) User Stories
8 8 (32.00%) Finance
9 7 (28.00%) TDD
9 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
9 7 (28.00%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (28.00%) PCI DSS
9 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (28.00%) SaaS
9 7 (28.00%) Secure Coding
9 7 (28.00%) SOLID
10 6 (24.00%) Big Data
10 6 (24.00%) Oracle
10 6 (24.00%) Java
11 5 (20.00%) User Experience
12 3 (12.00%) Apache Spark

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) Apache Pig
1 3 (12.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) iBeacon
1 2 (8.00%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (24.00%) Big Data
3 3 (12.00%) Apache Hive
3 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (12.00%) MySQL
3 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 10 (40.00%) jQuery
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (12.00%) Apache Camel
4 3 (12.00%) CSS
4 3 (12.00%) CSS3
4 3 (12.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (12.00%) HTML
4 3 (12.00%) HTML5
4 3 (12.00%) J2EE
4 3 (12.00%) Java EE
4 3 (12.00%) Middleware
4 3 (12.00%) Node.js
4 3 (12.00%) Spring
5 2 (8.00%) Eddystone
5 2 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (20.00%) User Experience
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) MVC
3 14 (56.00%) SDLC
4 13 (52.00%) Software Engineering
4 13 (52.00%) TOGAF
5 10 (40.00%) Scrum
6 9 (36.00%) Software Delivery
7 8 (32.00%) User Stories
8 7 (28.00%) Secure Coding
8 7 (28.00%) SOLID
8 7 (28.00%) TDD
9 3 (12.00%) Analytics
9 3 (12.00%) Data Analytics
9 3 (12.00%) DevOps
9 3 (12.00%) Information Exploitation
9 3 (12.00%) Information Security
9 3 (12.00%) SEO
9 3 (12.00%) Time Management
9 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
10 2 (8.00%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) C#
2 15 (60.00%) SQL
3 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (24.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) C
5 3 (12.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
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