The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 244 245 232
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 11 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 4
Average salary £67,500 £42,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.82% -12.37%
UK excluding London average salary £56,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6836 7022 6862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.28% 95.29% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5539 5894 6073
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Software Architect
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 5 £60,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £67,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £56,000 -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (63.64%) .NET
2 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 11 (50.00%) C#
4 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
4 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 9 (40.91%) MVC
4 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (36.36%) WCF
5 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) Java
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
7 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
7 5 (22.73%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (18.18%) WF
8 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (18.18%) Workflow
8 4 (18.18%) Finance
8 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 4 (18.18%) SQL
8 4 (18.18%) QA
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (13.64%) AppFabric
9 3 (13.64%) HTML5
9 3 (13.64%) Software Architecture
9 3 (13.64%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (13.64%) Alfresco
2 3 (13.64%) Liferay
3 2 (9.09%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (9.09%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
1 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
2 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Aerospace
2 3 (13.64%) Automotive
2 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
2 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (36.36%) WCF
4 5 (22.73%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (18.18%) WF
6 3 (13.64%) HTML
6 3 (13.64%) HTML5
6 3 (13.64%) AppFabric
7 2 (9.09%) Spring
7 2 (9.09%) Java EE
7 2 (9.09%) Web Services
7 2 (9.09%) Middleware
8 1 (4.55%) WDF
8 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) MVC
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Workflow
4 3 (13.64%) CRM
4 3 (13.64%) CAD
4 3 (13.64%) Electronic Design Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) Software Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Process Management
5 2 (9.09%) SOA
5 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft