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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 212 220 225
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 19 28 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.51% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15 23 24
Median salary £40,000 £34,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% -23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,500 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
4695 5454 6043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.99% 88.31% 85.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3978 4365 4851
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 12 £43,500 +26.08% 5
Lancashire - 4 £32,500 -
Cumbria - 3 - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 17 (56.67%) C#
1 17 (56.67%) .NET
1 17 (56.67%) MVC
2 14 (46.67%) ASP.NET
3 12 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
4 11 (36.67%) Web Services
5 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (33.33%) TDD
6 9 (30.00%) Ajax
6 9 (30.00%) WPF
6 9 (30.00%) jQuery
6 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (30.00%) SQL
6 9 (30.00%) CSS
7 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 8 (26.67%) SOA
7 8 (26.67%) JSON
8 7 (23.33%) OOP
9 6 (20.00%) Scrum
9 6 (20.00%) Entity Framework
9 6 (20.00%) RESTful
9 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (20.00%) SOLID
10 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (16.67%) LINQ
10 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (16.67%) Scala
10 5 (16.67%) HTML5
10 5 (16.67%) XML

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) OPENContractor
1 3 (10.00%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (13.33%) MSTest
3 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.33%) Gatling
4 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
4 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) JMeter
4 1 (3.33%) JUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Maven
4 1 (3.33%) NeoLoad
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) WebLOAD
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Architect
3 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (23.33%) C# Architect
3 7 (23.33%) Software Architect
4 6 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.00%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) HTML Developer
5 3 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) .NET
2 14 (46.67%) ASP.NET
3 11 (36.67%) Web Services
4 9 (30.00%) Ajax
4 9 (30.00%) CSS
4 9 (30.00%) jQuery
4 9 (30.00%) WPF
5 8 (26.67%) JSON
6 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (20.00%) Entity Framework
6 6 (20.00%) RESTful
7 5 (16.67%) HTML
7 5 (16.67%) HTML5
7 5 (16.67%) LINQ
7 5 (16.67%) XML
8 4 (13.33%) Akka
8 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (13.33%) Play Framework
8 4 (13.33%) Sass
8 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.33%) Fintech
1 4 (13.33%) iPad
2 3 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) MVC
2 12 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (33.33%) TDD
4 8 (26.67%) SOA
5 7 (23.33%) OOP
6 6 (20.00%) Scrum
6 6 (20.00%) SOLID
7 4 (13.33%) API Design
7 4 (13.33%) BDD
7 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (13.33%) Data Analysis
7 4 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (13.33%) Kanban
7 4 (13.33%) Machine Learning
7 4 (13.33%) OO
7 4 (13.33%) Open Source
7 4 (13.33%) Web Development
8 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) C#
2 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) Python
4 5 (16.67%) Scala
4 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.00%) Java
5 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.67%) R
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
1 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Capita
3 2 (6.67%) Twitter
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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