The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 50 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 88 60 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.49% 3.78% 4.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 4.00% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 79 42 75
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £61,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,900 £49,550
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year
- +0.80%
Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1818 1500 1990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.85% 94.46% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1507 1221 1628
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Architect
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Architect Salary Trend in Cheshire

Architect
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Architect across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Architect Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Architect
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 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
Knutsford +4 17 £60,000 -4.76% 1
Macclesfield +17 13 £62,500 +25.00% 3
Chester -1 9 £57,500 +4.54%
Crewe 0 4 £50,000 -13.04%
Warrington -19 4 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Wilmslow - 2 £48,250 - 1
Runcorn 0 1 £52,500 +23.52%
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 57 (37.01%) Finance
2 54 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (27.27%) Java
4 41 (26.62%) .NET
5 37 (24.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (20.78%) Banking
7 31 (20.13%) J2EE
7 31 (20.13%) SQL Server
8 30 (19.48%) Waterfall
9 29 (18.83%) SQL
9 29 (18.83%) UML
9 29 (18.83%) SOA
10 28 (18.18%) DB2
10 28 (18.18%) Mainframe
11 27 (17.53%) C#
12 25 (16.23%) CICS
12 25 (16.23%) Risk Analysis
13 24 (15.58%) COBOL
14 23 (14.94%) Microsoft
15 22 (14.29%) T-SQL
15 22 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (12.99%) Enterprise Architecture
17 19 (12.34%) Migration
17 19 (12.34%) Project Management
18 18 (11.69%) Data Migration
18 18 (11.69%) Mentoring
19 17 (11.04%) XML
19 17 (11.04%) CRM
20 16 (10.39%) ETL
20 16 (10.39%) Technical Architecture

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 25 (16.23%) CICS
2 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.65%) IIS
4 1 (0.65%) Documentum
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.55%) MS Office
2 7 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.65%) Edge Animate
3 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) SAP MDM
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.84%) SaaS
2 5 (3.25%) PaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.44%) Internet
2 5 (3.25%) WAN
2 5 (3.25%) VPN
2 5 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (2.60%) Firewall
3 4 (2.60%) LAN
3 4 (2.60%) SMS
4 2 (1.30%) SAN
4 2 (1.30%) DNS
5 1 (0.65%) FTP
5 1 (0.65%) HTTP
5 1 (0.65%) MPLS
5 1 (0.65%) Network Security
5 1 (0.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 28 (18.18%) DB2
3 22 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (8.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (5.19%) MySQL
6 7 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.25%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.30%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (1.30%) SAP BI
10 2 (1.30%) ROLAP
11 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.65%) IDOL
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.65%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.65%) ERwin
2 1 (0.65%) Aptana Studio
2 1 (0.65%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.65%) Sublime Text
General
1 57 (37.01%) Finance
2 32 (20.78%) Banking
3 8 (5.19%) Advertising
4 6 (3.90%) Retail
5 4 (2.60%) Marketing
6 3 (1.95%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.30%) Legal
7 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (26.62%) .NET
2 31 (20.13%) J2EE
3 17 (11.04%) XML
4 12 (7.79%) JSON
4 12 (7.79%) WCF
5 10 (6.49%) HTML
5 10 (6.49%) ASP.NET
5 10 (6.49%) SOAP
5 10 (6.49%) REST
6 9 (5.84%) HTML5
7 8 (5.19%) WPF
7 8 (5.19%) Web Services
8 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (3.90%) CSS
10 5 (3.25%) JDBC
10 5 (3.25%) SAML
10 5 (3.25%) Symfony
10 5 (3.25%) OAuth
11 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 4 (2.60%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.18%) Mainframe
2 12 (7.79%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.25%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.60%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.60%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (2.60%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.95%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.30%) FMCG
6 2 (1.30%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.30%) CMDB
6 2 (1.30%) Biometrics
6 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) PMI
7 1 (0.65%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.55%) Windows
2 5 (3.25%) UNIX
3 3 (1.95%) Linux
4 2 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.65%) AIX
5 1 (0.65%) HPUX
5 1 (0.65%) Solaris
5 1 (0.65%) OS/400
5 1 (0.65%) zOS
5 1 (0.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (24.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (19.48%) Waterfall
4 29 (18.83%) UML
4 29 (18.83%) SOA
5 25 (16.23%) Risk Analysis
6 20 (12.99%) Enterprise Architecture
7 19 (12.34%) Migration
7 19 (12.34%) Project Management
8 18 (11.69%) Data Migration
8 18 (11.69%) Mentoring
9 17 (11.04%) CRM
10 16 (10.39%) ETL
10 16 (10.39%) Technical Architecture
11 15 (9.74%) TOGAF
12 11 (7.14%) OO
13 10 (6.49%) TDD
14 9 (5.84%) MVC
14 9 (5.84%) Risk Management
15 8 (5.19%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.27%) Java
2 29 (18.83%) SQL
3 27 (17.53%) C#
4 24 (15.58%) COBOL
5 22 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 12 (7.79%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.19%) VB
8 6 (3.90%) PHP
9 5 (3.25%) C
10 2 (1.30%) Python
10 2 (1.30%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (9.74%) Degree
2 6 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.95%) CCIE
5 3 (1.95%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.65%) MCSE
6 1 (0.65%) CCA
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
6 1 (0.65%) CCDP
6 1 (0.65%) CSQA
6 1 (0.65%) MBA
6 1 (0.65%) CCEE
6 1 (0.65%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.90%) COBIT
2 4 (2.60%) HL7
3 2 (1.30%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.65%) XenApp
2 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.65%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.65%) SCCM
1 1 (0.65%) SCOM
1 1 (0.65%) Cacti
1 1 (0.65%) Puppet
1 1 (0.65%) nmon
Vendors
1 23 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.09%) Oracle
3 7 (4.55%) IBM
4 6 (3.90%) VMware
5 4 (2.60%) ArcSight
5 4 (2.60%) Cisco
6 3 (1.95%) Tableau
7 2 (1.30%) Teradata
7 2 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.30%) HP
7 2 (1.30%) EMC
7 2 (1.30%) Citrix
7 2 (1.30%) Juniper
7 2 (1.30%) SAP
8 1 (0.65%) JBoss
8 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.65%) BMC
8 1 (0.65%) CA
8 1 (0.65%) NetApp
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