The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 235 241 260
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 19 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.059% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.062% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 4
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -24.13%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Software Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6907 6475 7695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.41% 95.33% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5941 5489 6781
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Architect in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend 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 across the North West region.

Software Architect Salary Trend in the North West

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Software Architect Salary Histogram 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
Manchester - 16 £55,000 - 2
Merseyside - 2 £57,500 -
Cheshire -3 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £52,500 -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Software Architect in their job title 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 with Software Architect in their job title.

1 17 (65.38%) Software Engineering
2 14 (53.85%) .NET
3 12 (46.15%) Project Management
3 12 (46.15%) Mentoring
4 8 (30.77%) Linux
4 8 (30.77%) SQL
5 6 (23.08%) Web Services
5 6 (23.08%) C++
6 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (19.23%) OO
6 5 (19.23%) NoSQL
7 4 (15.38%) ArchestrA
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) MySQL
7 4 (15.38%) Python
7 4 (15.38%) SOA
7 4 (15.38%) Software Architecture
7 4 (15.38%) Ruby
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (15.38%) Wonderware
8 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (11.54%) nginx
8 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) Kafka
8 3 (11.54%) Big Data
8 3 (11.54%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.69%) OOD
9 2 (7.69%) VPN

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Software Architect in their job title 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 with Software Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (15.38%) ArchestrA
2 3 (11.54%) nginx
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) NoSQL
2 4 (15.38%) MySQL
2 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (11.54%) Big Data
3 3 (11.54%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) Web Services
3 3 (11.54%) Kafka
4 2 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (3.85%) jQuery
5 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.69%) PDA
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) CentOS
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Software Engineering
2 12 (46.15%) Mentoring
2 12 (46.15%) Project Management
3 5 (19.23%) OO
4 4 (15.38%) SOA
4 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (15.38%) Software Architecture
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) OOD
6 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (7.69%) MVC
6 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.69%) Requirements Management
6 2 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.85%) Time Management
7 1 (3.85%) Analytics
7 1 (3.85%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) C++
3 4 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) Python
3 4 (15.38%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) PHP
4 2 (7.69%) C
5 1 (3.85%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Wonderware
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago