The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 174 166 168
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 15 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.41% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 15
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,700 £40,000 £19,400
10% offered a salary of more than £77,100 £40,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,500 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-1.00% +8.69%
Software Architecture
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3430 2939 3072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.80% 78.46% 81.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2805 2517 2681
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 Manchester

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

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Architecture
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Software Architecture Salary Trend in Manchester

Software Architecture
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Software Architecture Salary Histogram in Manchester

Software Architecture
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - 3 - -
Rochdale - 2 £47,000 -
Salford - 1 £51,000 -
Wigan - 1 £24,000 -
Software Architecture
North West

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 22 (66.67%) .NET
2 21 (63.64%) C#
3 19 (57.58%) SQL Server
4 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
4 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
5 11 (33.33%) HTML
6 10 (30.30%) Java
6 10 (30.30%) CSS
6 10 (30.30%) UML
6 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
6 10 (30.30%) Internet
6 10 (30.30%) MVC
6 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (30.30%) Coaching
7 9 (27.27%) Marketing
7 9 (27.27%) Business Development
7 9 (27.27%) Digital Marketing
7 9 (27.27%) Open Source
7 9 (27.27%) Content Management
7 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 8 (24.24%) Software Engineering
8 8 (24.24%) WCF
8 8 (24.24%) WPF
8 8 (24.24%) .NET Framework
9 7 (21.21%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (21.21%) Tandem
9 7 (21.21%) Project Management
9 7 (21.21%) SQL
10 5 (15.15%) Windows
10 5 (15.15%) CRM

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (57.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.06%) OLAP
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.03%) Rational Rose
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (27.27%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Architect
2 9 (27.27%) Developer
3 7 (21.21%) .NET Team Leader
3 7 (21.21%) Team Leader
3 7 (21.21%) Technical Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Development Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Development Team Leader
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Web Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Web Development Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (9.09%) CRM Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Software Team Leader
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Technical Author
7 2 (6.06%) Software Development Team Leader
7 2 (6.06%) Chief Technology Officer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Author
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (66.67%) .NET
2 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
3 11 (33.33%) HTML
4 10 (30.30%) CSS
5 8 (24.24%) WCF
5 8 (24.24%) WPF
5 8 (24.24%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (6.06%) Kafka
6 2 (6.06%) HTML5
6 2 (6.06%) jQuery
6 2 (6.06%) XML
7 1 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (3.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Open Source
2 7 (21.21%) Tandem
3 2 (6.06%) PDA
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) UNIX
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) UML
1 10 (30.30%) MVC
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (30.30%) Coaching
2 9 (27.27%) Business Development
2 9 (27.27%) Digital Marketing
2 9 (27.27%) Content Management
3 8 (24.24%) Software Engineering
4 7 (21.21%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (21.21%) Project Management
5 5 (15.15%) CRM
5 5 (15.15%) OO
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
5 5 (15.15%) Web Development
5 5 (15.15%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (9.09%) OOD
6 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.06%) Analytics
7 2 (6.06%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (63.64%) C#
2 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
3 10 (30.30%) Java
4 7 (21.21%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Wonderware
3 2 (6.06%) VMware