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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architecture
England / North West
Rank 233 224 210
Rank change year-on-year -9 -14  
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 24 9 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.40% 0.16% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.18% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 19 7 38
Median salary £57,500 £32,500 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +76.92% -12.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £27,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  

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 5471 4952 5804
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.27% 88.00% 88.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4548 4128 4665
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,825 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 22 March 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 22 March 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 -14 16 £60,000 +9.09%
Cheshire +15 4 £34,000 +25.92% 1
Lancashire -3 2 £32,000 -1.53% 1
Merseyside - 2 £37,500 - 1
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Java
2 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 16 (44.44%) .NET
3 15 (41.67%) C#
4 13 (36.11%) TDD
4 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
4 13 (36.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (36.11%) Mentoring
5 12 (33.33%) JIRA
5 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 11 (30.56%) Oracle
6 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (30.56%) SDLC
7 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
7 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
7 10 (27.78%) JDBC
7 10 (27.78%) Web Services
8 9 (25.00%) HTML
8 9 (25.00%) J2EE
8 9 (25.00%) Confluence
8 9 (25.00%) Retail
9 8 (22.22%) jMock
9 8 (22.22%) Mockito
9 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
9 8 (22.22%) MongoDB
9 8 (22.22%) jQuery
9 8 (22.22%) CSS
9 8 (22.22%) JUnit
9 8 (22.22%) JBoss

Software Architecture
Top Related 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 9 (25.00%) Confluence
2 8 (22.22%) JBoss
2 8 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.78%) Kinematics
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 8 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.33%) MySQL
4 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
2 12 (33.33%) JIRA
3 8 (22.22%) Bitbucket
3 8 (22.22%) Eclipse
3 8 (22.22%) IntelliJ
3 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 8 (22.22%) JMeter
3 8 (22.22%) jMock
3 8 (22.22%) JUnit
3 8 (22.22%) Mockito
4 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 3 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (5.56%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.78%) GoCD
7 1 (2.78%) Protractor
7 1 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 9 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Advertising
2 1 (2.78%) Automotive
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (72.22%) Developer
2 15 (41.67%) Senior Developer
3 12 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 10 (27.78%) C# Developer
5 6 (16.67%) Architect
5 6 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 6 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Lead C# Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Lead Developer
8 3 (8.33%) C++ Developer
8 3 (8.33%) Development Manager
9 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (5.56%) Lead .NET Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Senior Architect
9 2 (5.56%) Senior C++ Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Software Architect
9 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) .NET
2 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 10 (27.78%) JDBC
3 10 (27.78%) Web Services
4 9 (25.00%) HTML
4 9 (25.00%) J2EE
5 8 (22.22%) CSS
5 8 (22.22%) jQuery
5 8 (22.22%) SOAP
6 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
7 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (13.89%) Node.js
8 5 (13.89%) REST
8 5 (13.89%) RESTful
9 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (8.33%) Ajax
10 3 (8.33%) HTML5
10 3 (8.33%) Java EE
10 3 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
1 5 (13.89%) N-Tier
2 4 (11.11%) iPad
3 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.56%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 13 (36.11%) Mentoring
2 13 (36.11%) TDD
3 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (30.56%) SDLC
4 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Customer Insight
5 8 (22.22%) MVC
5 8 (22.22%) SOA
5 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 7 (19.44%) OO
6 7 (19.44%) People Management
7 6 (16.67%) Scrum
8 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
9 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 3 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (8.33%) OOD
9 3 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
1 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 15 (41.67%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) C++
3 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
4 4 (11.11%) PHP
5 3 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.56%) ActionScript
6 2 (5.56%) ActionScript 3.0
6 2 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Oracle
2 8 (22.22%) Cadence
2 8 (22.22%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.78%) hybris
5 1 (2.78%) Zend
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