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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 24 38 47
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 37 32 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.47% 5.11% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.01% 5.36% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 15 22 10
Average salary £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £47,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £79,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%
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
462 597 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 93.33% 95.37% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 339 522 356
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -0.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 +13 37 £70,000 +21.73%
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 50 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.88%) Content Management
2 30 (46.88%) SharePoint
3 24 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 24 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 21 (32.81%) .NET
5 19 (29.69%) DV Cleared
6 18 (28.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 18 (28.13%) Office 365
6 18 (28.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (28.13%) Visual Studio
6 18 (28.13%) Migration
6 18 (28.13%) Scrum
7 16 (25.00%) Java
8 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
8 15 (23.44%) TOGAF
9 13 (20.31%) Technical Architecture
9 13 (20.31%) CSS
9 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
10 12 (18.75%) Documentum
10 12 (18.75%) IBM
10 12 (18.75%) XSLT
10 12 (18.75%) HTML
10 12 (18.75%) EMC
10 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (18.75%) OpenText
10 12 (18.75%) Document Management
10 12 (18.75%) InfoPath
10 12 (18.75%) Alfresco
10 12 (18.75%) Waterfall

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 30 (46.88%) SharePoint
2 18 (28.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 18 (28.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (18.75%) Documentum
3 12 (18.75%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
2 12 (18.75%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.56%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.56%) BODI
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.94%) Retail
2 6 (9.38%) Back Office
3 2 (3.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) .NET
2 13 (20.31%) CSS
3 12 (18.75%) HTML
3 12 (18.75%) XSLT
3 12 (18.75%) HTML5
4 10 (15.63%) J2EE
5 9 (14.06%) XML
6 5 (7.81%) EDI
7 1 (1.56%) jQuery
7 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) FMCG
1 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.13%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.13%) Open Source
4 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.56%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) UNIX
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
1 2 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.88%) Content Management
3 18 (28.13%) Scrum
3 18 (28.13%) Migration
4 15 (23.44%) TOGAF
5 13 (20.31%) Technical Architecture
6 12 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 12 (18.75%) Document Management
6 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (14.06%) UML
8 8 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 8 (12.50%) Data Modelling
9 7 (10.94%) ITIL
10 6 (9.38%) Analytics
11 5 (7.81%) Software Engineering
11 5 (7.81%) ETL
11 5 (7.81%) Service Delivery
12 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Architecture
13 2 (3.13%) Demand Management
13 2 (3.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (1.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 24 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (29.69%) DV Cleared
3 6 (9.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.75%) EMC
2 12 (18.75%) IBM
2 12 (18.75%) OpenText
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) Citrix
4 2 (3.13%) Juniper
4 2 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) Teradata
5 1 (1.56%) Aruba
5 1 (1.56%) Tableau