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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 201 199 181
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 34 15 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.28% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.35% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 33
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,400 £46,000 £59,200
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +11.11%
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
5124 4315 4184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.46% 81.88% 75.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4208 3735 3640
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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
Bristol +9 11 £45,000 +22.44% 7
Devon -19 9 £42,500 +6.25%
Somerset -3 8 - -
Gloucestershire -4 6 £46,000 -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 44 (47.31%) C#
2 42 (45.16%) C++
2 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (41.94%) Software Engineering
4 37 (39.78%) Java
5 36 (38.71%) .NET
6 29 (31.18%) Security Cleared
7 25 (26.88%) SQL
8 23 (24.73%) JavaScript
8 23 (24.73%) Linux
8 23 (24.73%) Web Development
9 22 (23.66%) Python
9 22 (23.66%) CSS
9 22 (23.66%) HTML
10 21 (22.58%) SC Cleared
11 20 (21.51%) DV Cleared
11 20 (21.51%) MVC
12 19 (20.43%) Perl
12 19 (20.43%) Windows
12 19 (20.43%) OO
13 17 (18.28%) XML
13 17 (18.28%) TDD
14 16 (17.20%) Finance
14 16 (17.20%) ITIL
14 16 (17.20%) J2EE
14 16 (17.20%) JBoss
14 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
15 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET
16 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
16 14 (15.05%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 16 (17.20%) JBoss
2 12 (12.90%) WebLogic
2 12 (12.90%) Apache
3 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.53%) NASTRAN
3 3 (3.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.90%) SAN
1 12 (12.90%) DHCP
2 7 (7.53%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.38%) DLNA
4 4 (4.30%) PBX
4 4 (4.30%) VoIP
5 3 (3.23%) Wireless
5 3 (3.23%) 802.15
6 2 (2.15%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.15%) DVB
7 1 (1.08%) LTE
7 1 (1.08%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.08%) 3G
7 1 (1.08%) HTTP
7 1 (1.08%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.90%) MySQL
3 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.30%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.30%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.15%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.08%) CodeWarrior
General
1 16 (17.20%) Finance
2 13 (13.98%) Telecoms
3 11 (11.83%) Aerospace
3 11 (11.83%) Manufacturing
4 8 (8.60%) Electronics
5 4 (4.30%) Banking
6 3 (3.23%) Military
6 3 (3.23%) Law
7 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.15%) Marketing
8 1 (1.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (26.88%) Software Engineer
2 22 (23.66%) Developer
3 20 (21.51%) Architect
4 16 (17.20%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (8.60%) .NET Developer
6 7 (7.53%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.30%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Senior Architect
10 3 (3.23%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Junior
10 3 (3.23%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Junior Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Junior .NET Developer
11 2 (2.15%) C++ Software Engineer
11 2 (2.15%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (38.71%) .NET
2 22 (23.66%) CSS
2 22 (23.66%) HTML
3 17 (18.28%) XML
4 16 (17.20%) J2EE
5 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET
6 14 (15.05%) jQuery
7 12 (12.90%) HTML5
8 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (8.60%) Java EE
10 7 (7.53%) .NET Framework
10 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (6.45%) Web Services
11 6 (6.45%) Backbone.js
12 4 (4.30%) EJB
12 4 (4.30%) Hibernate
12 4 (4.30%) Spring
12 4 (4.30%) JSF
12 4 (4.30%) CSS3
12 4 (4.30%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.75%) Mathematics
3 7 (7.53%) Physics
3 7 (7.53%) Algorithms
4 6 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (5.38%) User Experience
5 5 (5.38%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.38%) MPEG
6 4 (4.30%) DTV
7 2 (2.15%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.08%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.08%) Handset
8 1 (1.08%) STB
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.73%) Linux
2 19 (20.43%) Windows
3 12 (12.90%) HPUX
3 12 (12.90%) Solaris
4 5 (5.38%) Android
4 5 (5.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.94%) Software Engineering
3 23 (24.73%) Web Development
4 20 (21.51%) MVC
5 19 (20.43%) OO
6 17 (18.28%) TDD
7 16 (17.20%) ITIL
8 13 (13.98%) UML
9 12 (12.90%) Scrum
9 12 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
9 12 (12.90%) Mentoring
10 11 (11.83%) E-Commerce
11 10 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (6.45%) TOGAF
12 6 (6.45%) Project Management
12 6 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (6.45%) Multithreading
12 6 (6.45%) Kanban
13 5 (5.38%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (47.31%) C#
2 42 (45.16%) C++
3 37 (39.78%) Java
4 25 (26.88%) SQL
5 23 (24.73%) JavaScript
6 22 (23.66%) Python
7 19 (20.43%) Perl
8 13 (13.98%) C
9 7 (7.53%) Fortran
10 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.23%) MATLAB
11 3 (3.23%) Ruby
12 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.08%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 29 (31.18%) Security Cleared
2 21 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 20 (21.51%) DV Cleared
4 12 (12.90%) Degree
5 7 (7.53%) PhD
6 4 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.90%) VMware ESX
1 12 (12.90%) vSphere
2 6 (6.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (12.90%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.30%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.90%) VMware
2 12 (12.90%) Brocade
2 12 (12.90%) HP
2 12 (12.90%) Citrix
2 12 (12.90%) NetApp
2 12 (12.90%) Veritas
2 12 (12.90%) Symantec
2 12 (12.90%) Cisco
3 9 (9.68%) Oracle
4 6 (6.45%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.15%) SAP
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