The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 189 213 197
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 45 14 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.25% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.31% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 40 12 22
Average salary £42,550 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.11% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,200 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,000 £44,900
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5001 4516 4411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.10% 81.93% 78.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4208 3815 3888
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Architecture
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the South West region.

Software Architecture Salary Trend in the South West

Software Architecture
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Software Architecture Salary Histogram in the South West

Software Architecture
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Bristol +15 18 £43,750 +15.89% 11
Somerset - 12 £45,000 -
Devon +5 10 £42,300 -0.47%
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 47 (63.51%) HTML
1 47 (63.51%) CSS
2 39 (52.70%) C#
2 39 (52.70%) C++
2 39 (52.70%) Software Engineering
3 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (45.95%) OO
5 33 (44.59%) Java
5 33 (44.59%) JavaScript
6 32 (43.24%) .NET
7 31 (41.89%) Python
8 26 (35.14%) Security Cleared
9 23 (31.08%) SC Cleared
10 22 (29.73%) XML
10 22 (29.73%) HTML5
11 20 (27.03%) Linux
11 20 (27.03%) OOA/OOD
12 17 (22.97%) DV Cleared
12 17 (22.97%) Requirements Analysis
13 16 (21.62%) Java EE
13 16 (21.62%) Multithreading
13 16 (21.62%) Perl
13 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
14 15 (20.27%) Bash Shell
14 15 (20.27%) SQL
15 13 (17.57%) C
15 13 (17.57%) Android
15 13 (17.57%) TDD
15 13 (17.57%) MVC
16 12 (16.22%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 7 (9.46%) Alfresco
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.70%) JBoss
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) TCP/IP
1 10 (13.51%) DLNA
2 2 (2.70%) DVB
3 1 (1.35%) SAN
3 1 (1.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.41%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (9.46%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Electronics
3 3 (4.05%) Advertising
4 2 (2.70%) Military
5 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Developer
2 24 (32.43%) Software Engineer
3 11 (14.86%) Architect
4 10 (13.51%) C++ Developer
5 8 (10.81%) C# Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Development Manager
6 7 (9.46%) Software Development Manager
6 7 (9.46%) Software Manager
7 6 (8.11%) Service Development Manager
7 6 (8.11%) IT Services Manager
7 6 (8.11%) Service Manager
7 6 (8.11%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.11%) IT Development Manager
7 6 (8.11%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.76%) Software Architect
8 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.76%) Solutions Designer
8 5 (6.76%) Software Designer
8 5 (6.76%) Designer
9 3 (4.05%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (63.51%) HTML
1 47 (63.51%) CSS
2 32 (43.24%) .NET
3 22 (29.73%) XML
3 22 (29.73%) HTML5
4 16 (21.62%) Java EE
5 9 (12.16%) Middleware
6 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET
7 5 (6.76%) jQuery
7 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (5.41%) CSS3
9 3 (4.05%) Flash
9 3 (4.05%) Apache Flex
9 3 (4.05%) Hibernate
10 2 (2.70%) J2EE
10 2 (2.70%) Web Services
11 1 (1.35%) STL
11 1 (1.35%) EJB
11 1 (1.35%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) MPEG
2 8 (10.81%) User Experience
3 7 (9.46%) Open Source
4 5 (6.76%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.70%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.70%) DTV
7 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.35%) GIS
7 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) STB
7 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.03%) Linux
2 13 (17.57%) Android
3 1 (1.35%) UNIX
3 1 (1.35%) Windows
3 1 (1.35%) HPUX
3 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.70%) Software Engineering
2 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (45.95%) OO
4 20 (27.03%) OOA/OOD
5 17 (22.97%) Requirements Analysis
6 16 (21.62%) Multithreading
6 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
7 13 (17.57%) TDD
7 13 (17.57%) MVC
8 12 (16.22%) Scrum
8 12 (16.22%) Change Management
8 12 (16.22%) Android Development
9 11 (14.86%) Kanban
9 11 (14.86%) Refactoring
10 10 (13.51%) Project Management
10 10 (13.51%) UML
11 9 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (9.46%) People Management
12 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.46%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.70%) C#
1 39 (52.70%) C++
2 33 (44.59%) Java
2 33 (44.59%) JavaScript
3 31 (41.89%) Python
4 16 (21.62%) Perl
5 15 (20.27%) Bash Shell
5 15 (20.27%) SQL
6 13 (17.57%) C
7 3 (4.05%) ActionScript
7 3 (4.05%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 23 (31.08%) SC Cleared
3 17 (22.97%) DV Cleared
4 9 (12.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Oracle
2 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.05%) Adobe
4 2 (2.70%) Panasonic
4 2 (2.70%) IBM
4 2 (2.70%) Toshiba
4 2 (2.70%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.35%) Symantec
5 1 (1.35%) HP
5 1 (1.35%) Citrix
5 1 (1.35%) NetApp
5 1 (1.35%) Veritas
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco
5 1 (1.35%) Brocade
5 1 (1.35%) VMware
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