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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 56 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 83 67 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.25% 4.24% 5.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.54% 4.51% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 73 50 81
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,700 £48,950
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,250
% change year-on-year
- +0.40%
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
1827 1486 2031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.50% 93.99% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1488 1213 1674
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,500 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +6 17 £60,000 -4.76% 3
Macclesfield +11 10 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Chester +2 9 £57,500 +4.54%
Warrington -27 3 £40,000 -17.94%
Crewe -4 2 £51,250 -10.86%
Wilmslow - 2 £48,250 -
Runcorn +1 1 £52,500 +23.52%
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 58 (36.94%) Finance
2 50 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (26.75%) Java
4 38 (24.20%) .NET
4 38 (24.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (21.02%) SQL Server
6 31 (19.75%) J2EE
6 31 (19.75%) Banking
7 30 (19.11%) SOA
8 29 (18.47%) Waterfall
9 28 (17.83%) UML
9 28 (17.83%) SQL
10 27 (17.20%) DB2
10 27 (17.20%) Mainframe
11 24 (15.29%) CICS
11 24 (15.29%) C#
11 24 (15.29%) Risk Analysis
12 23 (14.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (14.65%) COBOL
13 22 (14.01%) Microsoft
14 21 (13.38%) Migration
15 20 (12.74%) Data Migration
15 20 (12.74%) T-SQL
15 20 (12.74%) Mentoring
16 19 (12.10%) Project Management
17 18 (11.46%) Degree
18 17 (10.83%) Enterprise Architecture
18 17 (10.83%) TOGAF
18 17 (10.83%) Oracle
18 17 (10.83%) XML

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 24 (15.29%) CICS
2 4 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.91%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.27%) IIS
4 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.64%) Documentum
Applications
1 10 (6.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (4.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) SAP MDM
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.10%) SaaS
2 4 (2.55%) PaaS
3 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.64%) Route 53
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.28%) Internet
2 6 (3.82%) VPN
2 6 (3.82%) SMS
3 5 (3.18%) WAN
3 5 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (3.18%) LAN
4 4 (2.55%) Firewall
5 3 (1.91%) DNS
6 1 (0.64%) SAN
6 1 (0.64%) MPLS
6 1 (0.64%) FTP
6 1 (0.64%) HTTP
6 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.64%) SSH
6 1 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 27 (17.20%) DB2
3 23 (14.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.46%) MySQL
7 6 (3.82%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.55%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.91%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.27%) ROLAP
10 2 (1.27%) SAP BI
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.27%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.27%) Big Data
11 1 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.27%) ERwin
3 1 (0.64%) JIRA
3 1 (0.64%) Aptana Studio
3 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.64%) Sublime Text
3 1 (0.64%) Dreamweaver
General
1 58 (36.94%) Finance
2 31 (19.75%) Banking
3 10 (6.37%) Advertising
4 8 (5.10%) Retail
5 3 (1.91%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.27%) Marketing
6 2 (1.27%) Legal
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (24.20%) .NET
2 31 (19.75%) J2EE
3 17 (10.83%) XML
4 10 (6.37%) ASP.NET
4 10 (6.37%) JSON
5 9 (5.73%) SOAP
5 9 (5.73%) Web Services
5 9 (5.73%) HTML
5 9 (5.73%) REST
6 8 (5.10%) HTML5
6 8 (5.10%) WCF
7 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (3.18%) OAuth
8 5 (3.18%) WPF
8 5 (3.18%) SAML
8 5 (3.18%) CSS
8 5 (3.18%) JDBC
9 4 (2.55%) JSP
9 4 (2.55%) EJB
9 4 (2.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.20%) Mainframe
2 15 (9.55%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.46%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.55%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.91%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.91%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.27%) FMCG
6 2 (1.27%) Biometrics
6 2 (1.27%) CMDB
6 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.64%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) PMI
7 1 (0.64%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.46%) Windows
2 6 (3.82%) UNIX
3 3 (1.91%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.27%) Linux
5 1 (0.64%) OS/400
5 1 (0.64%) zOS
5 1 (0.64%) SUSE
5 1 (0.64%) AIX
5 1 (0.64%) HPUX
5 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (24.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (19.11%) SOA
4 29 (18.47%) Waterfall
5 28 (17.83%) UML
6 24 (15.29%) Risk Analysis
7 21 (13.38%) Migration
8 20 (12.74%) Data Migration
8 20 (12.74%) Mentoring
9 19 (12.10%) Project Management
10 17 (10.83%) ETL
10 17 (10.83%) TOGAF
10 17 (10.83%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (10.19%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (10.19%) CRM
12 10 (6.37%) OO
13 8 (5.10%) MVC
13 8 (5.10%) Risk Management
13 8 (5.10%) Systems Analysis
14 7 (4.46%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 42 (26.75%) Java
2 28 (17.83%) SQL
3 24 (15.29%) C#
4 23 (14.65%) COBOL
5 20 (12.74%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.73%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.10%) VB
8 5 (3.18%) C
9 4 (2.55%) PHP
10 2 (1.27%) Python
11 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (11.46%) Degree
2 7 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.91%) CCIE
5 3 (1.91%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.27%) CCEE
6 2 (1.27%) CCIA
6 2 (1.27%) CCA
6 2 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.64%) CCDP
7 1 (0.64%) ISEB
7 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.64%) MBA
7 1 (0.64%) MCSE
7 1 (0.64%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.82%) COBIT
1 6 (3.82%) HL7
2 2 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.27%) XenApp
2 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.64%) KVM
3 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.64%) SCCM
1 1 (0.64%) SCOM
1 1 (0.64%) Puppet
1 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (14.01%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.83%) Oracle
3 6 (3.82%) IBM
4 5 (3.18%) VMware
5 4 (2.55%) ArcSight
5 4 (2.55%) Tableau
5 4 (2.55%) Cisco
6 3 (1.91%) HP
7 2 (1.27%) EMC
7 2 (1.27%) Citrix
7 2 (1.27%) Juniper
7 2 (1.27%) SAP
7 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.27%) Vertica
7 2 (1.27%) Fujitsu
7 2 (1.27%) AppSense
7 2 (1.27%) Teradata
8 1 (0.64%) Google
8 1 (0.64%) Brocade
8 1 (0.64%) Isilon
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Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago