The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 204 241 245
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 40 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.21% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 38 11 10
Average salary £34,500 £47,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.36% -2.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £37,500 £33,175
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-0.52% -5.00%
Software Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5497 5733 5858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.20% 82.85% 79.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4454 4665 4831
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,889 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Architecture
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Software Architecture Salary Trend in the North West

Software Architecture
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Software Architecture Salary Histogram in the North West

Software Architecture
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 Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Manchester +32 30 £44,500 -14.42% 4
Cheshire +9 6 £32,500 - 3
Lancashire - 3 £33,000 -
Merseyside +8 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 35 (68.63%) SQL Server
2 28 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (54.90%) TDD
3 26 (50.98%) .NET
4 25 (49.02%) C#
5 24 (47.06%) XML
6 22 (43.14%) ASP.NET
7 20 (39.22%) JavaScript
8 19 (37.25%) HTML
8 19 (37.25%) CSS
9 18 (35.29%) Scrum
9 18 (35.29%) JSON
10 17 (33.33%) Software Engineering
10 17 (33.33%) Degree
10 17 (33.33%) MVC
11 16 (31.37%) Java
11 16 (31.37%) Retail
11 16 (31.37%) jQuery
11 16 (31.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (31.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (27.45%) SQL
12 14 (27.45%) SOAP
12 14 (27.45%) Windows
12 14 (27.45%) E-Commerce
12 14 (27.45%) WCF
12 14 (27.45%) REST
13 13 (25.49%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (25.49%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (25.49%) Relational Database
13 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 4 (7.84%) CMS
1 4 (7.84%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (7.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) ATM
2 2 (3.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (68.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (25.49%) RDBMS
2 13 (25.49%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (25.49%) Maven
3 12 (23.53%) Visual Studio
4 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (7.84%) NUnit
6 3 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (3.92%) Subversion
General
1 16 (31.37%) Retail
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Developer
2 15 (29.41%) Software Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Architect
4 6 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Development Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Team Leader
6 4 (7.84%) Software Team Leader
6 4 (7.84%) AWS Developer
7 3 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Software Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (50.98%) .NET
2 24 (47.06%) XML
3 22 (43.14%) ASP.NET
4 19 (37.25%) CSS
4 19 (37.25%) HTML
5 18 (35.29%) JSON
6 16 (31.37%) jQuery
6 16 (31.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (27.45%) WCF
7 14 (27.45%) REST
7 14 (27.45%) SOAP
8 13 (25.49%) Servlets
8 13 (25.49%) Java EE
8 13 (25.49%) JMS
8 13 (25.49%) WSDL
8 13 (25.49%) Hibernate
8 13 (25.49%) ActiveMQ
8 13 (25.49%) Spring
8 13 (25.49%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (23.53%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Enterprise Software
1 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) NHS
2 4 (7.84%) Informatics
2 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.84%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.88%) Tandem
3 3 (5.88%) PDA
4 2 (3.92%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) Linux
2 13 (25.49%) UNIX
3 5 (9.80%) Android
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (54.90%) TDD
2 18 (35.29%) Scrum
3 17 (33.33%) MVC
3 17 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 14 (27.45%) E-Commerce
5 13 (25.49%) Logistics
6 12 (23.53%) OOD
6 12 (23.53%) Project Management
7 11 (21.57%) SOA
8 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
10 7 (13.73%) Coaching
11 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
12 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
12 5 (9.80%) Agile Project Management
13 4 (7.84%) Technical Analysis
13 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
13 4 (7.84%) Separation of Concerns
13 4 (7.84%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) C#
2 20 (39.22%) JavaScript
3 16 (31.37%) Java
4 14 (27.45%) SQL
5 13 (25.49%) C
5 13 (25.49%) C++
6 10 (19.61%) T-SQL
7 6 (11.76%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.88%) VB6
8 3 (5.88%) VB
9 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.92%) ISEB
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.96%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Sitecore
3 3 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.92%) Wonderware
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