The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 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
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 232 247
Rank change year-on-year -40 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 5 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.073% 0.089% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.091% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 3
Median salary £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -8.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +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 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 6631 5495 6111
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.58% 97.78% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5421 4663 4986
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -33 3 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Software Architect
England

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 26 (89.66%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (82.76%) C#
3 17 (58.62%) MVC
4 16 (55.17%) .NET
5 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
5 15 (51.72%) SQL
5 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
5 15 (51.72%) SDLC
6 13 (44.83%) TOGAF
6 13 (44.83%) Software Engineering
7 12 (41.38%) jQuery
7 12 (41.38%) Scrum
7 12 (41.38%) AngularJS
8 9 (31.03%) Software Delivery
8 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
8 9 (31.03%) Oracle
9 8 (27.59%) Java
9 8 (27.59%) Finance
9 8 (27.59%) Big Data
9 8 (27.59%) User Stories
10 7 (24.14%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (24.14%) SOLID
10 7 (24.14%) Secure Coding
10 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (24.14%) SaaS
10 7 (24.14%) PCI DSS
10 7 (24.14%) TDD
10 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET
11 6 (20.69%) DevOps
12 5 (17.24%) Relational Database

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (17.24%) Apache Pig
1 5 (17.24%) Apache Spark
1 5 (17.24%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) iBeacon
1 2 (6.90%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) Big Data
3 5 (17.24%) Apache Hive
3 5 (17.24%) Hadoop
3 5 (17.24%) MongoDB
3 5 (17.24%) MySQL
3 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
3 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Military
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) .NET
2 12 (41.38%) AngularJS
2 12 (41.38%) jQuery
3 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET
3 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (17.24%) CSS
4 5 (17.24%) CSS3
4 5 (17.24%) HTML
4 5 (17.24%) HTML5
4 5 (17.24%) Node.js
5 4 (13.79%) Java EE
6 3 (10.34%) Apache Camel
6 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
6 3 (10.34%) J2EE
6 3 (10.34%) Middleware
6 3 (10.34%) Spring
7 2 (6.90%) Eddystone
7 2 (6.90%) XML
8 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (17.24%) PKI
2 5 (17.24%) User Experience
3 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) MVC
3 15 (51.72%) SDLC
4 13 (44.83%) Software Engineering
4 13 (44.83%) TOGAF
5 12 (41.38%) Scrum
6 9 (31.03%) Software Delivery
7 8 (27.59%) User Stories
8 7 (24.14%) Secure Coding
8 7 (24.14%) SOLID
8 7 (24.14%) TDD
9 6 (20.69%) DevOps
10 5 (17.24%) Analytics
10 5 (17.24%) Data Analytics
10 5 (17.24%) Visualisation
11 3 (10.34%) Information Exploitation
11 3 (10.34%) Information Security
11 3 (10.34%) SEO
11 3 (10.34%) Time Management
12 2 (6.90%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) C#
2 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
2 15 (51.72%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) C
4 3 (10.34%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
1 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
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