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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 253 237 236
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 10 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.074% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.078% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 10
Average salary £55,000 £56,250 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% -19.64%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
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
7087 6412 6868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.47% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5970 5501 5910
Average salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
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
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 24 October 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 +5 9 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Lancashire - 1 £52,500 - 1
Software Architect
England

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 19 (86.36%) Software Engineering
2 17 (77.27%) .NET
3 16 (72.73%) Project Management
3 16 (72.73%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) SOA
5 2 (9.09%) XML
5 2 (9.09%) UNIX
5 2 (9.09%) Windows
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) OOD
5 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) Wonderware
5 2 (9.09%) PDA
5 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) Software Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.09%) ArchestrA
5 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (4.55%) Android Development
6 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.55%) HTML5
6 1 (4.55%) Device Driver

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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%) ArchestrA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) Spring
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) Java EE
3 1 (4.55%) LINQ
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.09%) PDA
2 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Software Engineering
2 16 (72.73%) Project Management
2 16 (72.73%) Mentoring
3 3 (13.64%) SOA
3 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 2 (9.09%) Software Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) OO
4 2 (9.09%) OOD
5 1 (4.55%) Process Management
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) VMware
1 2 (9.09%) Wonderware
Blackburn
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + good package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago