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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 196 237 236
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 43 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 37 17 11
Average salary £34,500 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.33% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -6.25%
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
5433 5856 5892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 82.49% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4331 4729 4868
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +27 30 £45,000 - 5
Cheshire +21 10 £32,500 -
Lancashire +7 3 £33,000 -36.53% 1
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 39 (67.24%) SQL Server
2 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.00%) TDD
3 28 (48.28%) XML
4 25 (43.10%) ASP.NET
4 25 (43.10%) C#
4 25 (43.10%) .NET
5 24 (41.38%) Retail
6 22 (37.93%) JSON
6 22 (37.93%) JavaScript
7 21 (36.21%) Software Engineering
7 21 (36.21%) Degree
8 20 (34.48%) Java
9 19 (32.76%) MVC
9 19 (32.76%) CSS
9 19 (32.76%) HTML
9 19 (32.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (29.31%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (29.31%) REST
10 17 (29.31%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (29.31%) Relational Database
10 17 (29.31%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (29.31%) C
10 17 (29.31%) C++
10 17 (29.31%) Servlets
10 17 (29.31%) SOAP
10 17 (29.31%) UNIX
10 17 (29.31%) Linux
10 17 (29.31%) E-Commerce
10 17 (29.31%) JMS

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (8.62%) CMS
1 5 (8.62%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (3.45%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Wireless
2 3 (5.17%) ATM
3 2 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (67.24%) SQL Server
2 17 (29.31%) RDBMS
2 17 (29.31%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (5.17%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (29.31%) Maven
1 17 (29.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (25.86%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.62%) NUnit
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (5.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 24 (41.38%) Retail
2 11 (18.97%) Finance
3 4 (6.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Developer
2 19 (32.76%) Software Engineer
3 15 (25.86%) Architect
4 8 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (8.62%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.90%) IT Architect
6 4 (6.90%) Team Leader
6 4 (6.90%) Software Team Leader
6 4 (6.90%) AWS Developer
7 3 (5.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Software Architect
7 3 (5.17%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (48.28%) XML
2 25 (43.10%) .NET
2 25 (43.10%) ASP.NET
3 22 (37.93%) JSON
4 19 (32.76%) HTML
4 19 (32.76%) CSS
4 19 (32.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (29.31%) jQuery
5 17 (29.31%) REST
5 17 (29.31%) RabbitMQ
5 17 (29.31%) Servlets
5 17 (29.31%) SOAP
5 17 (29.31%) JMS
5 17 (29.31%) WSDL
5 17 (29.31%) Hibernate
5 17 (29.31%) ActiveMQ
5 17 (29.31%) Spring
5 17 (29.31%) Java EE
6 13 (22.41%) WCF
6 13 (22.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.31%) Enterprise Software
1 17 (29.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) NHS
2 4 (6.90%) Informatics
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.90%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (5.17%) Tandem
3 3 (5.17%) PDA
4 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) UNIX
1 17 (29.31%) Linux
2 15 (25.86%) Windows
3 5 (8.62%) Android
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (50.00%) TDD
2 21 (36.21%) Software Engineering
3 19 (32.76%) MVC
4 17 (29.31%) E-Commerce
4 17 (29.31%) Logistics
5 16 (27.59%) Scrum
6 12 (20.69%) OOD
7 10 (17.24%) SOA
7 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.52%) Project Management
8 9 (15.52%) Service Delivery
9 8 (13.79%) Business Analysis
10 5 (8.62%) Unit Testing
10 5 (8.62%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (8.62%) Change Control
10 5 (8.62%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (8.62%) Technical Analysis
11 4 (6.90%) Coaching
11 4 (6.90%) Separation of Concerns
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) C#
2 22 (37.93%) JavaScript
3 20 (34.48%) Java
4 17 (29.31%) C
4 17 (29.31%) C++
5 13 (22.41%) SQL
6 10 (17.24%) T-SQL
7 6 (10.34%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.17%) VB6
8 3 (5.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (36.21%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.45%) ISEB
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.72%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) Sitecore
2 5 (8.62%) Apigee
3 2 (3.45%) Wonderware
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