The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Architect in their job title 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
Architect
Rank 41 48 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -26
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 25 15 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.13% 2.64% 6.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.24% 2.73% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 24 14 27
Average salary £47,500 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.39% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £41,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
Architect
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
590 550 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.36% 96.66% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 512 471 361
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Architect
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect across the Cardiff region.

Architect Salary Trend in Cardiff

Architect
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Architect across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Architect Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Architect in their job title 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 with Architect in their job title.

1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (26.19%) CCIE
2 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (21.43%) Firewall
3 9 (21.43%) Cisco
4 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 7 (16.67%) SAN
5 7 (16.67%) Java
5 7 (16.67%) Windows
5 7 (16.67%) Linux
5 7 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (16.67%) NAS
6 6 (14.29%) F5
6 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (14.29%) HP
6 6 (14.29%) MPLS
6 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (14.29%) Clustering
7 5 (11.90%) Retail
7 5 (11.90%) VPN
7 5 (11.90%) Oracle
7 5 (11.90%) LAN
7 5 (11.90%) WAN
8 4 (9.52%) .NET
8 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (9.52%) Advertising
8 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Architect in their job title 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 with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP SD
1 1 (2.38%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Firewall
2 7 (16.67%) SAN
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (16.67%) NAS
3 6 (14.29%) MPLS
4 5 (11.90%) VPN
4 5 (11.90%) LAN
4 5 (11.90%) WAN
5 4 (9.52%) Internet
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (7.14%) FTP
6 3 (7.14%) DWDM
6 3 (7.14%) BGP
6 3 (7.14%) DNS
6 3 (7.14%) IPv4
6 3 (7.14%) IPv6
7 2 (4.76%) DHCP
7 2 (4.76%) OSPF
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Retail
3 4 (9.52%) Advertising
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.38%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.38%) REST
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.52%) Zachman Framework
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (7.14%) Coaching
4 3 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.14%) SOA
5 2 (4.76%) Scrum
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (2.38%) Network Design
6 1 (2.38%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.38%) Time Management
6 1 (2.38%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) CCIE
1 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (7.14%) MCSE
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) CCDA
4 1 (2.38%) CCDP
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Cisco
2 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
3 6 (14.29%) F5
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.29%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) Oracle
5 3 (7.14%) JDA
5 3 (7.14%) NetApp
5 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 3 (7.14%) EMC
5 3 (7.14%) Juniper
6 2 (4.76%) SAP
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