The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 49 56 70
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 8 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.76% 1.50% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.85% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 2
Average salary - £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +4.21%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
363 486 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.78% 80.87% 80.82%
Number of salaries quoted 279 390 430
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Software Architecture
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Software Architecture Salary Trend in Merseyside

Software Architecture
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Southport - 5 - -
Liverpool +6 3 - -
Software Architecture
North West

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) XML
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) QA
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Ruby
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 5 (62.50%) Analytics
2 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (62.50%) Black-Box Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium IDE
2 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 5 (62.50%) Test Planning
2 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 5 (62.50%) Shell Script
2 5 (62.50%) SUSE
2 5 (62.50%) Log4j
2 5 (62.50%) J2EE
2 5 (62.50%) Maven
2 5 (62.50%) Perl
2 5 (62.50%) Ant
2 5 (62.50%) JUnit

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (62.50%) JBoss
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium IDE
2 5 (62.50%) Ant
2 5 (62.50%) JUnit
2 5 (62.50%) Log4j
2 5 (62.50%) Maven
3 3 (37.50%) SilkTest
3 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
3 3 (37.50%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) QA Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) J2SE
2 5 (62.50%) J2EE
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) SUSE
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Open Source
1 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
1 5 (62.50%) Analytics
1 5 (62.50%) Black-Box Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Test Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Wealth Management
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Perl
2 5 (62.50%) Python
2 5 (62.50%) Shell Script
2 5 (62.50%) Ruby
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft