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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 56 61 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 84 60 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.23% 3.60% 4.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.59% 3.80% 4.77%
Number of salaries quoted 78 42 62
Average salary £55,000 £67,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.51% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
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
1829 1577 1949
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.05% 94.71% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1297 1613
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 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 24 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
Macclesfield +22 15 £62,500 +25.00% 2
Knutsford +3 15 £57,500 -11.53% 1
Chester +6 7 £56,250 -22.41%
Crewe -1 4 £50,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 4 £50,750 - 1
Warrington -14 3 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Runcorn +1 1 £52,500 +23.52%
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 67 (42.68%) Finance
2 61 (38.85%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (31.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (28.03%) Java
5 42 (26.75%) Mainframe
6 40 (25.48%) .NET
7 38 (24.20%) Risk Analysis
8 34 (21.66%) Banking
9 33 (21.02%) J2EE
10 32 (20.38%) Waterfall
11 30 (19.11%) SQL
12 29 (18.47%) UML
13 28 (17.83%) DB2
14 27 (17.20%) C#
14 27 (17.20%) CICS
15 26 (16.56%) COBOL
16 25 (15.92%) SQL Server
17 24 (15.29%) Internet
18 23 (14.65%) SOA
19 22 (14.01%) T-SQL
19 22 (14.01%) Microsoft
20 20 (12.74%) Enterprise Architecture
21 18 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 18 (11.46%) IBM
22 17 (10.83%) Windows
22 17 (10.83%) CRM
23 16 (10.19%) UNIX
23 16 (10.19%) IBM Mainframe
24 15 (9.55%) WCF
24 15 (9.55%) XML

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 27 (17.20%) CICS
2 3 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.64%) Documentum
4 1 (0.64%) IIS
4 1 (0.64%) JBoss
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.64%) Edge Animate
3 1 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) SAP MDM
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.10%) SaaS
2 5 (3.18%) PaaS
3 1 (0.64%) IaaS
3 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.29%) Internet
2 5 (3.18%) VPN
2 5 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.91%) WAN
3 3 (1.91%) Firewall
4 2 (1.27%) LAN
4 2 (1.27%) DNS
5 1 (0.64%) SAN
5 1 (0.64%) FTP
5 1 (0.64%) HTTP
5 1 (0.64%) MPLS
5 1 (0.64%) SSH
5 1 (0.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.83%) DB2
2 25 (15.92%) SQL Server
3 18 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (8.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (7.01%) MySQL
6 7 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.18%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.91%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.27%) ROLAP
9 2 (1.27%) SAP BI
9 2 (1.27%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.64%) Big Data
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.64%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.64%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.64%) ERwin
2 1 (0.64%) JIRA
2 1 (0.64%) Aptana Studio
2 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.64%) Sublime Text
General
1 67 (42.68%) Finance
2 34 (21.66%) Banking
3 6 (3.82%) Advertising
4 5 (3.18%) Retail
5 4 (2.55%) Marketing
6 3 (1.91%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.91%) Law
6 3 (1.91%) Legal
7 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
8 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.48%) .NET
2 33 (21.02%) J2EE
3 15 (9.55%) XML
3 15 (9.55%) Middleware
3 15 (9.55%) WCF
4 14 (8.92%) JSON
5 11 (7.01%) WPF
5 11 (7.01%) HTML
5 11 (7.01%) SOAP
5 11 (7.01%) REST
6 10 (6.37%) ASP.NET
7 9 (5.73%) HTML5
8 8 (5.10%) Symfony
8 8 (5.10%) Web Services
9 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (3.82%) CSS
11 5 (3.18%) JDBC
11 5 (3.18%) ADO.NET
11 5 (3.18%) SAML
11 5 (3.18%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (26.75%) Mainframe
2 16 (10.19%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (7.64%) Tandem
4 10 (6.37%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.55%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.91%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.27%) FMCG
7 2 (1.27%) CMDB
7 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.27%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.64%) PMI
8 1 (0.64%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.83%) Windows
2 16 (10.19%) UNIX
3 2 (1.27%) Linux
4 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (38.85%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (31.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (24.20%) Risk Analysis
4 32 (20.38%) Waterfall
5 29 (18.47%) UML
6 23 (14.65%) SOA
7 20 (12.74%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (10.83%) CRM
9 15 (9.55%) Project Management
9 15 (9.55%) Mentoring
10 14 (8.92%) ETL
10 14 (8.92%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (8.28%) TOGAF
12 12 (7.64%) TDD
12 12 (7.64%) Migration
13 11 (7.01%) OO
13 11 (7.01%) Data Migration
13 11 (7.01%) Problem Management
14 10 (6.37%) MVC
15 8 (5.10%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.03%) Java
2 30 (19.11%) SQL
3 27 (17.20%) C#
4 26 (16.56%) COBOL
5 22 (14.01%) T-SQL
6 15 (9.55%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.73%) PHP
8 6 (3.82%) VB
9 4 (2.55%) C
10 2 (1.27%) Python
10 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (8.92%) Degree
2 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.91%) CCIE
3 3 (1.91%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.64%) MCSE
4 1 (0.64%) CCDP
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.64%) MBA
4 1 (0.64%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.18%) COBIT
2 2 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) SCCM
1 1 (0.64%) SCOM
1 1 (0.64%) Cacti
1 1 (0.64%) Puppet
1 1 (0.64%) nmon
Vendors
1 22 (14.01%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.46%) IBM
3 9 (5.73%) Oracle
4 3 (1.91%) Cisco
4 3 (1.91%) ArcSight
4 3 (1.91%) Tableau
5 2 (1.27%) SAP
5 2 (1.27%) VMware
5 2 (1.27%) Teradata
6 1 (0.64%) Google
6 1 (0.64%) Isilon
6 1 (0.64%) HP
6 1 (0.64%) EMC
6 1 (0.64%) Citrix
6 1 (0.64%) Juniper
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.64%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.64%) Vertica
Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £55,000 to £68,000 per annum + £6,600 car allowance + benefits +
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Wilmslow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 26 days ago