The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 37 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 7 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.41% 2.33% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 2.40% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 0
Average salary £58,750 £53,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.30% -
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £61,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% +2.50%
Architect
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
259 250 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 89.00% 96.90% 94.47%
Number of salaries quoted 182 185 159
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,100 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Architect
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Architect Salary Trend in Chester

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) OO
2 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) NoSQL
3 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
5 1 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Route 53
5 1 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (9.09%) Route 53
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) WinForms
2 1 (9.09%) Ajax
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) OO
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) SOA
2 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) MOF
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) NCIE
1 1 (9.09%) MCTS
1 1 (9.09%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) EMC
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) CommVault
2 1 (9.09%) NetApp
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
2 1 (9.09%) VMware