The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Software Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 213 226
Rank change year-on-year -42 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 16 21 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.43% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 21
Median salary £47,500 £43,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.19% +26.08%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

Software Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6066 4892 5725
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.80% 88.29% 89.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4907 4132 4653
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for Software Architecture in the North West

Software Architecture
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architecture 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 25 June 2017. 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 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 -26 11 £47,500 +9.19% 3
Lancashire +7 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £42,000 -
Merseyside -8 1 £37,500 -54.54%
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 32 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (60.53%) .NET
3 21 (55.26%) JavaScript
4 19 (50.00%) C#
5 18 (47.37%) Java
5 18 (47.37%) SQL
6 16 (42.11%) OO
7 15 (39.47%) HTML
8 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
8 14 (36.84%) CSS
8 14 (36.84%) AngularJS
9 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
10 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (31.58%) TDD
11 11 (28.95%) jQuery
11 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET
11 11 (28.95%) SDLC
12 10 (26.32%) Degree
13 9 (23.68%) JSON
13 9 (23.68%) SOAP
13 9 (23.68%) HTML5
14 8 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (21.05%) DevOps
14 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
14 8 (21.05%) Web Services
14 8 (21.05%) XML
14 8 (21.05%) Oracle
14 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
14 8 (21.05%) Ajax
14 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing

Software Architecture
Co-occurring 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 5 (13.16%) Confluence
2 4 (10.53%) JBoss
2 4 (10.53%) OpenEdge
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) Kinematics
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.53%) Big Data
3 4 (10.53%) Data Lake
3 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 4 (10.53%) MySQL
3 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
3 7 (18.42%) JIRA
4 4 (10.53%) Bitbucket
4 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
4 4 (10.53%) IntelliJ
4 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.53%) JMeter
4 4 (10.53%) jMock
4 4 (10.53%) JUnit
4 4 (10.53%) Mockito
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.26%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.63%) GoCD
7 1 (2.63%) Protractor
7 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
1 5 (13.16%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Advertising
2 1 (2.63%) Automotive
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (76.32%) Developer
2 17 (44.74%) Software Developer
3 15 (39.47%) Senior Developer
4 9 (23.68%) Architect
4 9 (23.68%) C# Developer
4 9 (23.68%) Java Developer
5 7 (18.42%) Java Architect
5 7 (18.42%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (18.42%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (13.16%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (10.53%) .NET Architect
7 4 (10.53%) .NET Solutions Architect
7 4 (10.53%) Applications Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Java Solutions Architect
7 4 (10.53%) Lead C# Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Lead Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Senior Applications Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
8 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (60.53%) .NET
2 15 (39.47%) HTML
3 14 (36.84%) AngularJS
3 14 (36.84%) CSS
4 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET
4 11 (28.95%) jQuery
5 9 (23.68%) HTML5
5 9 (23.68%) JSON
5 9 (23.68%) SOAP
6 8 (21.05%) Ajax
6 8 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (21.05%) Web Services
6 8 (21.05%) XML
7 7 (18.42%) JDBC
7 7 (18.42%) RESTful
8 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (13.16%) Backbone.js
9 5 (13.16%) J2EE
10 4 (10.53%) Java EE
10 4 (10.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.79%) iPad
3 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) OO
3 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (31.58%) TDD
4 11 (28.95%) SDLC
5 8 (21.05%) DevOps
5 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
6 7 (18.42%) MVC
7 6 (15.79%) Scrum
8 5 (13.16%) BDD
8 5 (13.16%) Microservices
8 5 (13.16%) SOA
8 5 (13.16%) Web Application Development
9 4 (10.53%) Customer Insight
9 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
9 4 (10.53%) Machine Learning
9 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) JavaScript
2 19 (50.00%) C#
3 18 (47.37%) Java
3 18 (47.37%) SQL
4 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 4 (10.53%) TypeScript
6 3 (7.89%) C++
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
6 3 (7.89%) VB.NET
7 2 (5.26%) ActionScript
7 2 (5.26%) ActionScript 3.0
7 2 (5.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (10.53%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) MCAD
4 1 (2.63%) MCPD
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Cadence
2 4 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.63%) hybris
4 1 (2.63%) Zend
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