The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 45 57 62
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 16 18 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.11% 2.75% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.28% 2.85% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 7
Average salary £61,250 £63,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -13.10%
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
488 632 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.94% 96.64% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 396 564 501
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Architect
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Architect Salary Trend in Merseyside

Architect
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Architect across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Architect Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Architect
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Liverpool +6 8 £72,500 +14.17%
Southport -6 1 £57,500 +27.77%
Wirral -8 1 - -
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Java
2 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 11 (29.73%) .NET
3 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (27.03%) Project Management
4 10 (27.03%) C#
5 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
5 9 (24.32%) WCF
5 9 (24.32%) WPF
6 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
6 8 (21.62%) Tandem
6 8 (21.62%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (21.62%) Software Architecture
7 7 (18.92%) Analytics
7 7 (18.92%) TOGAF
8 6 (16.22%) Finance
8 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
8 6 (16.22%) ETL
9 5 (13.51%) EDI
9 5 (13.51%) Data Modelling
9 5 (13.51%) ITIL
9 5 (13.51%) UML
9 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
9 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
9 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (13.51%) FMCG
9 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (10.81%) Waterfall

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP MDM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.70%) ROLAP
3 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.70%) SAP BI
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.70%) BODI
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Law
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) .NET
2 9 (24.32%) WCF
2 9 (24.32%) WPF
3 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
4 5 (13.51%) EDI
5 4 (10.81%) XML
5 4 (10.81%) J2EE
6 1 (2.70%) CSS
6 1 (2.70%) Web Services
6 1 (2.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Tandem
2 5 (13.51%) FMCG
2 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (27.03%) Project Management
4 8 (21.62%) Requirements Analysis
4 8 (21.62%) Software Architecture
5 7 (18.92%) Analytics
5 7 (18.92%) TOGAF
6 6 (16.22%) ETL
7 5 (13.51%) ITIL
7 5 (13.51%) UML
7 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
7 5 (13.51%) Data Modelling
8 4 (10.81%) Migration
8 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
9 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (5.41%) Data Architecture
10 2 (5.41%) Zachman Framework
10 2 (5.41%) MVC
11 1 (2.70%) Validation
11 1 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Juniper
2 2 (5.41%) Teradata
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) Tableau
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.70%) Aruba