The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 208 225 217
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 32 20 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.28% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.35% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 33
Average salary £50,000 £38,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.87% +18.46%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.17%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5814 5639 5749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 77.89% 76.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4634 4782 5061
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Architecture
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +8 20 £50,000 +38.88% 1
Merseyside - 11 £50,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £25,500 - 2
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 34 (66.67%) .NET
2 33 (64.71%) C#
3 29 (56.86%) SQL Server
4 21 (41.18%) Java
5 19 (37.25%) .NET Framework
6 18 (35.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 18 (35.29%) WCF
6 18 (35.29%) WPF
6 18 (35.29%) Tandem
6 18 (35.29%) Project Management
7 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
8 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
8 13 (25.49%) HTML
9 12 (23.53%) CSS
10 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
10 10 (19.61%) Internet
10 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
10 10 (19.61%) Marketing
11 9 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (17.65%) Content Management
11 9 (17.65%) Open Source
11 9 (17.65%) Business Development
11 9 (17.65%) MVC
11 9 (17.65%) UML
12 8 (15.69%) SQL
12 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
13 7 (13.73%) Finance
14 6 (11.76%) Scrum
14 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
14 6 (11.76%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (3.92%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (56.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) TestNG
1 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.96%) Selenium
General
1 10 (19.61%) Marketing
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.96%) Automotive
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Architect
2 14 (27.45%) Technical Architect
3 10 (19.61%) Team Leader
4 9 (17.65%) Developer
5 8 (15.69%) .NET Team Leader
6 7 (13.73%) Development Team Leader
7 6 (11.76%) Development Manager
8 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (9.80%) Analyst
8 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
9 4 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (7.84%) Web Development Manager
9 4 (7.84%) Web Manager
9 4 (7.84%) CRM Developer
9 4 (7.84%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 3 (5.88%) Author
10 3 (5.88%) Technical Author
10 3 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (5.88%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (66.67%) .NET
2 19 (37.25%) .NET Framework
3 18 (35.29%) WCF
3 18 (35.29%) WPF
4 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 13 (25.49%) HTML
6 12 (23.53%) CSS
7 4 (7.84%) jQuery
7 4 (7.84%) HTML5
8 3 (5.88%) CSS3
9 2 (3.92%) XML
10 1 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (1.96%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) Tandem
2 9 (17.65%) Open Source
3 3 (5.88%) PDA
3 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) UNIX
2 5 (9.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Requirements Analysis
1 18 (35.29%) Project Management
2 9 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
2 9 (17.65%) Content Management
2 9 (17.65%) Business Development
2 9 (17.65%) MVC
2 9 (17.65%) UML
3 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
4 6 (11.76%) Scrum
4 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 6 (11.76%) CRM
4 6 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Web Development
6 3 (5.88%) User Stories
6 3 (5.88%) Logistics
6 3 (5.88%) OO
7 2 (3.92%) OOD
7 2 (3.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 33 (64.71%) C#
2 21 (41.18%) Java
3 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.69%) SQL
5 1 (1.96%) VB6
5 1 (1.96%) VB
5 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.96%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) VMware
3 2 (3.92%) Wonderware
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