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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 219 215 225
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 28 31 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.43% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.52% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22 29 11
Average salary £34,750 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,750 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-0.52% +3.80%
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
5598 5987 5760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.99% 83.50% 80.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4769 4900
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +5 17 £34,500 -31.00% 3
Merseyside +6 6 - - 1
Cheshire - 5 £40,000 - 2
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 43 (64.18%) SQL Server
2 36 (53.73%) XML
3 34 (50.75%) TDD
4 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (44.78%) Java
5 29 (43.28%) Degree
6 28 (41.79%) UNIX
7 27 (40.30%) Retail
7 27 (40.30%) JSON
8 26 (38.81%) Maven
8 26 (38.81%) .NET
8 26 (38.81%) Relational Database
8 26 (38.81%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (35.82%) C#
9 24 (35.82%) Linux
9 24 (35.82%) ASP.NET
9 24 (35.82%) SOAP
10 23 (34.33%) Software Engineering
11 22 (32.84%) Logistics
11 22 (32.84%) Spring
11 22 (32.84%) Java EE
11 22 (32.84%) RabbitMQ
11 22 (32.84%) REST
11 22 (32.84%) Servlets
11 22 (32.84%) Windows
11 22 (32.84%) C++
11 22 (32.84%) JavaScript
11 22 (32.84%) C
11 22 (32.84%) ActiveMQ
11 22 (32.84%) Hibernate

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (7.46%) CMS
1 5 (7.46%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (5.97%) JBoss
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Wireless
2 3 (4.48%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (64.18%) SQL Server
2 26 (38.81%) Relational Database
3 22 (32.84%) RDBMS
4 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.99%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (38.81%) Maven
2 18 (26.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (23.88%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.96%) Selenium
5 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (7.46%) NUnit
6 4 (5.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (5.97%) Ant
6 4 (5.97%) JUnit
6 4 (5.97%) Log4j
6 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.97%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (2.99%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.99%) SilkTest
8 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 27 (40.30%) Retail
2 8 (11.94%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (34.33%) Software Engineer
2 19 (28.36%) Developer
3 12 (17.91%) Architect
4 8 (11.94%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (10.45%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Test Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) IT Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Software Team Leader
8 3 (4.48%) AWS Developer
8 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.99%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (53.73%) XML
2 27 (40.30%) JSON
3 26 (38.81%) .NET
4 24 (35.82%) ASP.NET
4 24 (35.82%) SOAP
5 22 (32.84%) Servlets
5 22 (32.84%) JMS
5 22 (32.84%) WSDL
5 22 (32.84%) Hibernate
5 22 (32.84%) ActiveMQ
5 22 (32.84%) Spring
5 22 (32.84%) Java EE
5 22 (32.84%) RabbitMQ
5 22 (32.84%) REST
6 20 (29.85%) HTML
7 18 (26.87%) CSS
7 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (26.87%) jQuery
8 15 (22.39%) Web Services
8 15 (22.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (38.81%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (32.84%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.46%) N-Tier
4 5 (7.46%) Tandem
5 3 (4.48%) NHS
5 3 (4.48%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (4.48%) Informatics
6 2 (2.99%) PDA
7 1 (1.49%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.79%) UNIX
2 24 (35.82%) Linux
3 22 (32.84%) Windows
4 7 (10.45%) Android
5 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
5 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.97%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) TDD
2 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (34.33%) Software Engineering
4 22 (32.84%) Logistics
4 22 (32.84%) E-Commerce
5 18 (26.87%) MVC
5 18 (26.87%) SDLC
6 15 (22.39%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (20.90%) Scrum
8 10 (14.93%) SOA
8 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
9 7 (10.45%) Project Management
9 7 (10.45%) Business Analysis
10 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
10 6 (8.96%) OO
10 6 (8.96%) Waterfall
11 5 (7.46%) Change Control
11 5 (7.46%) Build Automation
11 5 (7.46%) Domain-Driven Design
11 5 (7.46%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) Java
2 24 (35.82%) C#
3 22 (32.84%) C++
3 22 (32.84%) JavaScript
3 22 (32.84%) C
4 15 (22.39%) SQL
5 10 (14.93%) T-SQL
6 8 (11.94%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.97%) Python
7 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.97%) Perl
7 4 (5.97%) Ruby
8 2 (2.99%) VB
8 2 (2.99%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (43.28%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.99%) ISEB
2 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.91%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Sitecore
2 5 (7.46%) Apigee
3 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle
4 2 (2.99%) SAP
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