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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 230 233 229
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 12 9 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.13% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 14
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +3.84%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6797 6804 7219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.81% 94.76% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5515 5834 6330
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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
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 1 August 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 +3 11 £55,000 +10.00%
Cheshire - 1 £55,000 -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 8 (36.36%) Project Management
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) Java
5 5 (22.73%) SOA
5 5 (22.73%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (22.73%) QA
6 4 (18.18%) MVC
6 4 (18.18%) C#
6 4 (18.18%) HTML
6 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 4 (18.18%) Linux
6 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (18.18%) HTML5
6 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.64%) Software Architecture
7 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) AppFabric
7 3 (13.64%) Windows
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) Middleware
7 3 (13.64%) Process Management
7 3 (13.64%) WCF
7 3 (13.64%) Java EE
7 3 (13.64%) Spring
7 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) ArchestrA
1 2 (9.09%) Apache ServiceMix
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
1 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
1 1 (4.55%) Automotive
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (18.18%) HTML
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (18.18%) HTML5
4 3 (13.64%) AppFabric
4 3 (13.64%) Middleware
4 3 (13.64%) WCF
4 3 (13.64%) Java EE
4 3 (13.64%) Spring
5 2 (9.09%) Web Services
5 2 (9.09%) XML
6 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.55%) WDF
6 1 (4.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) PDA
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
2 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 8 (36.36%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (22.73%) SOA
5 4 (18.18%) MVC
5 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) Software Architecture
6 3 (13.64%) Process Management
6 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) OOD
7 2 (9.09%) OO
7 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) DevOps
8 1 (4.55%) Time Management
8 1 (4.55%) CAD
8 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Electronic Design Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 5 (22.73%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Wonderware
2 2 (9.09%) VMware