The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 88 86 79
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 4 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.32% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.43% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 3
Average salary £85,000 £62,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.35%
Software Architecture
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
986 929 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 78.82% 80.02% 73.53%
Number of salaries quoted 733 703 574
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,859
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Software Architecture
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Software Architecture Salary Trend in Essex

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (60.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) ETL
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) IPv4
2 3 (60.00%) IPv6
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Refactoring
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) IPv4
1 3 (60.00%) IPv6
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VectorCAST
1 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OOA/OOD
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (60.00%) SOA
1 3 (60.00%) ETL
1 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) Refactoring
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware