The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architect
England / North West
Rank 234 229 245
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 23 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.19% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.20% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 5
Median salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.69% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £59,900
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5865 5483 6340
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.72% 97.06% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4885 4606 5110
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in the North West

Software Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Software Architect in the North West

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the North West

Software Architect
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 21 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Cheshire +14 2 £57,500 -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 32 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (78.95%) C#
3 22 (57.89%) SDLC
4 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
5 18 (47.37%) Java
6 17 (44.74%) Oracle
6 17 (44.74%) Scrum
6 17 (44.74%) jQuery
6 17 (44.74%) AngularJS
7 15 (39.47%) MVC
8 14 (36.84%) .NET
8 14 (36.84%) Big Data
9 13 (34.21%) SQL
9 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
10 12 (31.58%) Software Engineering
10 12 (31.58%) Java EE
10 12 (31.58%) Degree
10 12 (31.58%) Computer Science
10 12 (31.58%) DevOps
11 11 (28.95%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (28.95%) Apache Camel
11 11 (28.95%) Relational Database
11 11 (28.95%) Data Analytics
11 11 (28.95%) Analytics
11 11 (28.95%) Apache Pig
11 11 (28.95%) CSS3
11 11 (28.95%) Apache Spark
11 11 (28.95%) Information Exploitation
11 11 (28.95%) PKI
11 11 (28.95%) TOGAF

Software Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (28.95%) Apache Pig
1 11 (28.95%) Apache Spark
1 11 (28.95%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) iBeacon
1 2 (5.26%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) Big Data
2 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
3 11 (28.95%) Apache Hive
3 11 (28.95%) Hadoop
3 11 (28.95%) MongoDB
3 11 (28.95%) MySQL
3 11 (28.95%) RDBMS
3 11 (28.95%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (28.95%) Military
2 7 (18.42%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) AngularJS
1 17 (44.74%) jQuery
2 14 (36.84%) .NET
3 12 (31.58%) Java EE
4 11 (28.95%) Apache Camel
4 11 (28.95%) CSS
4 11 (28.95%) CSS3
4 11 (28.95%) Hibernate
4 11 (28.95%) HTML
4 11 (28.95%) HTML5
4 11 (28.95%) Middleware
4 11 (28.95%) Node.js
4 11 (28.95%) Spring
5 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
5 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (7.89%) J2EE
7 2 (5.26%) Eddystone
7 2 (5.26%) XML
8 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 11 (28.95%) PKI
3 9 (23.68%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (10.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (57.89%) SDLC
3 17 (44.74%) Scrum
4 15 (39.47%) MVC
5 12 (31.58%) DevOps
5 12 (31.58%) Software Engineering
6 11 (28.95%) Analytics
6 11 (28.95%) Data Analytics
6 11 (28.95%) Information Exploitation
6 11 (28.95%) Information Security
6 11 (28.95%) Time Management
6 11 (28.95%) TOGAF
6 11 (28.95%) Visualisation
7 9 (23.68%) Secure Coding
8 7 (18.42%) Software Delivery
8 7 (18.42%) User Stories
9 6 (15.79%) SOLID
9 6 (15.79%) TDD
10 3 (7.89%) IT Strategy
10 3 (7.89%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 30 (78.95%) C#
2 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 18 (47.37%) Java
4 13 (34.21%) SQL
5 11 (28.95%) C
6 3 (7.89%) C++
6 3 (7.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Degree
2 8 (21.05%) DV Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Hyper-V
1 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Oracle
2 11 (28.95%) VMware
3 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
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