The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 52 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 8 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.47% 4.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 4.78% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 0
Average salary £41,000 £47,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.68% -
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +9.89%
Software Architecture
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
280 230 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 86.42% 87.12% 87.56%
Number of salaries quoted 268 221 161
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Software Architecture
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the Bedford region.

Software Architecture Salary Trend in Bedford

Software Architecture
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Software Architecture Salary Histogram in Bedford

Software Architecture
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Architecture.

1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Testing
3 6 (46.15%) People Management
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) Data Security
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) System Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.69%) Line Management
7 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (7.69%) Test Management
7 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
7 1 (7.69%) QA
7 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 1 (7.69%) ISEB

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Lead Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Senior Tester
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Testing
3 6 (46.15%) People Management
4 4 (30.77%) Data Security
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
6 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Test Management
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
1 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft