Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 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
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 349 352
Rank change year-on-year -16 +3 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 15 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.099% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 13
North West median annual salary £55,000 £57,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.51% -8.80% +13.64%
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £51,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £59,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £68,500 £72,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -5.52% +16.00% +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12809 12111 12607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.99% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10245 10184 10464
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 15 £55,000 -3.51% 1
Software Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (93.33%) SDLC
2 10 (66.67%) MVC
3 9 (60.00%) Finance
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (60.00%) .NET
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (60.00%) C#
3 9 (60.00%) User Stories
4 6 (40.00%) OO
5 5 (33.33%) C
5 5 (33.33%) C++
5 5 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 5 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
6 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (26.67%) Unix
7 1 (6.67%) Python
7 1 (6.67%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) HTML
7 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (6.67%) PHP
7 1 (6.67%) CSS
7 1 (6.67%) SOAP
7 1 (6.67%) Web Services

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
1 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) CSS3
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) Polymer
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
2 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (93.33%) SDLC
2 10 (66.67%) MVC
3 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 9 (60.00%) User Stories
4 6 (40.00%) OO
5 5 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
5 5 (33.33%) Multithreading
6 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) C
2 5 (33.33%) C++
2 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft