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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 218 228 246
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 33 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 32 13 11
Average salary £34,000 £47,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.42% -2.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £37,500 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
5776 5395 6019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.04% 82.77% 80.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4812 4461 5018
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +18 23 £37,500 -37.50% 7
Cheshire -6 6 £33,000 -12.00% 1
Lancashire - 3 £33,000 -
Merseyside +8 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 33 (71.74%) SQL Server
2 28 (60.87%) .NET
3 27 (58.70%) C#
4 25 (54.35%) TDD
5 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 19 (41.30%) XML
7 19 (41.30%) JavaScript
8 18 (39.13%) MVC
9 17 (36.96%) HTML
9 17 (36.96%) CSS
10 16 (34.78%) SQL
10 16 (34.78%) WCF
11 15 (32.61%) JSON
11 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (30.43%) Scrum
12 14 (30.43%) Java
13 13 (28.26%) Software Engineering
13 13 (28.26%) Degree
14 12 (26.09%) jQuery
14 12 (26.09%) Retail
14 12 (26.09%) SOAP
14 12 (26.09%) Windows
14 12 (26.09%) E-Commerce
14 12 (26.09%) RDBMS
14 12 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (26.09%) Relational Database
15 11 (23.91%) REST
15 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
15 11 (23.91%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
1 3 (6.52%) CMS
1 3 (6.52%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (4.35%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) ATM
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (71.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (26.09%) RDBMS
2 12 (26.09%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (21.74%) Maven
3 9 (19.57%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (6.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (6.52%) NUnit
6 2 (4.35%) Rational Rose
7 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 12 (26.09%) Retail
2 7 (15.22%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Architect
2 11 (23.91%) Software Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) .NET Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Software Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Software Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Development Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Team Leader
5 3 (6.52%) Software Team Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) .NET Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (60.87%) .NET
2 23 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 19 (41.30%) XML
4 17 (36.96%) CSS
4 17 (36.96%) HTML
5 16 (34.78%) WCF
6 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (32.61%) JSON
7 12 (26.09%) SOAP
7 12 (26.09%) jQuery
8 11 (23.91%) REST
9 10 (21.74%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (21.74%) Servlets
9 10 (21.74%) Java EE
9 10 (21.74%) JMS
9 10 (21.74%) WSDL
9 10 (21.74%) Hibernate
9 10 (21.74%) ActiveMQ
9 10 (21.74%) Spring
10 9 (19.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
1 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (8.70%) PDA
4 3 (6.52%) Informatics
4 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.52%) NHS
4 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
5 2 (4.35%) Tandem
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Linux
2 10 (21.74%) UNIX
3 5 (10.87%) Android
4 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) TDD
2 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (39.13%) MVC
4 14 (30.43%) Scrum
5 13 (28.26%) Software Engineering
6 12 (26.09%) E-Commerce
7 11 (23.91%) SOA
8 10 (21.74%) OOD
8 10 (21.74%) Logistics
9 8 (17.39%) Project Management
9 8 (17.39%) Coaching
10 7 (15.22%) OO
10 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
11 5 (10.87%) Migration
11 5 (10.87%) Dependency Injection
12 4 (8.70%) Agile Project Management
12 4 (8.70%) Time Management
12 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
13 3 (6.52%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) C#
2 19 (41.30%) JavaScript
3 16 (34.78%) SQL
4 14 (30.43%) Java
5 10 (21.74%) C
5 10 (21.74%) C++
5 10 (21.74%) T-SQL
6 7 (15.22%) VB.NET
7 4 (8.70%) VB6
7 4 (8.70%) VB
8 2 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) ISEB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.17%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (6.52%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.35%) Wonderware
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