Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 305 345 314
Rank change year-on-year +40 -31 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 59 22 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.18% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.20% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 55 19 47
North West median annual salary £52,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.69% +8.75% -20.00%
10th Percentile £24,750 £40,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £66,750 £58,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

Software Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11979 11171 11575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.86% 89.81% 89.44%
Number of salaries quoted 9526 9316 9573
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 32 £52,500 +20.69% 5
Cheshire - 18 £60,000 -
Lancashire +11 8 £26,500 -40.78% 1
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (47.46%) Java
3 24 (40.68%) .NET
4 23 (38.98%) C#
5 22 (37.29%) Degree
6 20 (33.90%) TDD
6 20 (33.90%) SQL
7 18 (30.51%) JavaScript
7 18 (30.51%) DevOps
8 17 (28.81%) OO
9 15 (25.42%) Scrum
9 15 (25.42%) RESTful
10 14 (23.73%) AngularJS
11 13 (22.03%) Microservices
11 13 (22.03%) Software Engineering
11 13 (22.03%) HTML
12 12 (20.34%) ASP.NET
12 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
12 12 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (20.34%) SDLC
12 12 (20.34%) BDD
13 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
14 10 (16.95%) Spring
14 10 (16.95%) Retail
14 10 (16.95%) Internet
14 10 (16.95%) Finance
14 10 (16.95%) CSS
14 10 (16.95%) SaaS
14 10 (16.95%) Node.js
15 9 (15.25%) Computer Science Degree

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 6 (10.17%) Apache Solr
2 4 (6.78%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) SaaS
2 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) Internet
2 4 (6.78%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) NoSQL
2 7 (11.86%) MySQL
3 6 (10.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (10.17%) Hadoop
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.78%) Big Data
4 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.39%) Data Lake
5 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.69%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.69%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.86%) Eclipse
3 6 (10.17%) Maven
4 5 (8.47%) JIRA
4 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.08%) JUnit
7 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
1 10 (16.95%) Retail
2 8 (13.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Military
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Developer
2 13 (22.03%) Architect
3 12 (20.34%) Software Developer
4 11 (18.64%) Java Developer
5 8 (13.56%) Senior Developer
5 8 (13.56%) Software Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) Java Software Developer
6 7 (11.86%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (10.17%) Applications Developer
7 6 (10.17%) Head of Architecture
7 6 (10.17%) Java Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) Lead Software Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) Technical Architect
9 4 (6.78%) OpenEdge Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Progress Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (5.08%) .NET Architect
10 3 (5.08%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Java Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.68%) .NET
2 15 (25.42%) RESTful
3 14 (23.73%) AngularJS
4 13 (22.03%) HTML
5 12 (20.34%) ASP.NET
6 10 (16.95%) CSS
6 10 (16.95%) Node.js
6 10 (16.95%) Spring
7 9 (15.25%) Java EE
8 8 (13.56%) jQuery
9 7 (11.86%) JSON
9 7 (11.86%) React
10 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (10.17%) JAX-RS
10 6 (10.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (6.78%) Backbone.js
12 4 (6.78%) JDBC
12 4 (6.78%) SOAP
12 4 (6.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.47%) iPad
2 5 (8.47%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) TDD
3 18 (30.51%) DevOps
4 17 (28.81%) OO
5 15 (25.42%) Scrum
6 13 (22.03%) Microservices
6 13 (22.03%) Software Engineering
7 12 (20.34%) BDD
7 12 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (20.34%) SDLC
8 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
9 9 (15.25%) OOP
10 8 (13.56%) Mentoring
10 8 (13.56%) TOGAF
11 6 (10.17%) Dependency Injection
11 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
11 6 (10.17%) MVC
11 6 (10.17%) SOA
11 6 (10.17%) Time Management
12 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (47.46%) Java
2 23 (38.98%) C#
3 20 (33.90%) SQL
4 18 (30.51%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.78%) Groovy
6 3 (5.08%) C++
7 2 (3.39%) C
7 2 (3.39%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 22 (37.29%) Degree
2 9 (15.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.78%) Master's Degree
4 2 (3.39%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) CISA
5 1 (1.69%) CISM
5 1 (1.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) PA-DSS
2 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Docker
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Oracle
2 4 (6.78%) Progress
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) Capita