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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 246 223 248
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +25
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 12 29 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.43% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.53% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 10 24 9
Average salary £53,500 £37,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.66% -31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,576 £30,000 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
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
6162 5473 6379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.05% 80.81% 79.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5311 4549 5628
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 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 -24 7 £53,500 +73.98% 1
Cheshire -24 3 £62,500 +66.66% 1
Merseyside +9 1 £40,500 +20.00% 1
Lancashire - 1 £32,640 -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 31 (79.49%) .NET
2 29 (74.36%) C#
3 26 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 20 (51.28%) Java
5 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (46.15%) WCF
7 15 (38.46%) SQL
8 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET
8 14 (35.90%) .NET Framework
8 14 (35.90%) WPF
9 13 (33.33%) Project Management
10 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
10 10 (25.64%) MVC
10 10 (25.64%) Tandem
10 10 (25.64%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (23.08%) TDD
12 8 (20.51%) OO
12 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
12 8 (20.51%) PDA
13 7 (17.95%) VB.NET
13 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
13 7 (17.95%) Coaching
14 6 (15.38%) HTML
14 6 (15.38%) VB
14 6 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (15.38%) CSS
14 6 (15.38%) SOA
14 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (15.38%) VB6
14 6 (15.38%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 (10.26%) ArchestrA
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.13%) OLAP
5 2 (5.13%) MySQL
5 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
5 2 (5.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Rational Rose
2 1 (2.56%) Maven
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Architect
2 15 (38.46%) Technical Architect
3 10 (25.64%) Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Development Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Software Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Web Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Web Development Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Chief Technology Officer
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Android Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (79.49%) .NET
2 18 (46.15%) WCF
3 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET
3 14 (35.90%) WPF
3 14 (35.90%) .NET Framework
4 6 (15.38%) HTML
4 6 (15.38%) CSS
5 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (7.69%) HTML5
7 3 (7.69%) JSON
7 3 (7.69%) XML
7 3 (7.69%) SOAP
7 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (5.13%) Symfony
8 2 (5.13%) REST
8 2 (5.13%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Tandem
2 8 (20.51%) PDA
3 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.13%) Open Source
6 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Project Management
3 10 (25.64%) MVC
3 10 (25.64%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (23.08%) TDD
5 8 (20.51%) OO
6 7 (17.95%) Coaching
7 6 (15.38%) SOA
7 6 (15.38%) Time Management
8 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
8 5 (12.82%) Service Management
9 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.26%) Scrum
9 4 (10.26%) OOD
9 4 (10.26%) UML
9 4 (10.26%) Web Development
9 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
10 3 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) C#
2 20 (51.28%) Java
3 15 (38.46%) SQL
4 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
5 7 (17.95%) VB.NET
6 6 (15.38%) VB
6 6 (15.38%) VB6
7 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 2 (5.13%) PHP
8 2 (5.13%) C++
9 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Wonderware
3 3 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
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Venturi
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £24000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago