The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 74 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 235 245 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.29% 3.38% 3.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.48% 3.57% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 173 208 243
Average salary £56,500 £62,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.60% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,000 £61,500
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +0.81%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6762 6872 7206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.77% 94.81% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5477 5884 6339
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Architect
England

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Architect Salary Trend in the North West

Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Architect Salary Histogram in the North West

Architect
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Manchester -5 107 £55,000 -12.00% 20
Cheshire -6 73 £57,500 -4.16% 13
Merseyside +2 31 £50,000 -18.36% 2
Lancashire -4 6 £68,750 -8.33% 4
Cumbria - 1 £47,500 -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 119 (23.15%) SQL Server
2 112 (21.79%) Finance
3 105 (20.43%) Project Management
4 98 (19.07%) C#
4 98 (19.07%) .NET
5 96 (18.68%) Java
6 89 (17.32%) Microsoft
7 78 (15.18%) SQL
8 77 (14.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 68 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
10 66 (12.84%) SOA
10 66 (12.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 57 (11.09%) Oracle
11 57 (11.09%) Data Warehouse
12 55 (10.70%) Data Architecture
13 52 (10.12%) UML
14 51 (9.92%) T-SQL
14 51 (9.92%) Migration
15 50 (9.73%) Banking
16 46 (8.95%) VMware
17 44 (8.56%) MS Excel
17 44 (8.56%) TOGAF
18 43 (8.37%) Degree
19 40 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
19 40 (7.78%) Retail
19 40 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 40 (7.78%) Windows
20 39 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
20 39 (7.59%) Data Migration
21 37 (7.20%) Cisco

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 22 (4.28%) CICS
2 14 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.53%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.14%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.75%) Apache
6 7 (1.36%) SAS
7 6 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.17%) Lync
7 6 (1.17%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.78%) IIS
9 3 (0.58%) Node.js
10 2 (0.39%) ArchestrA
10 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.39%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Process Server
10 2 (0.39%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 44 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.75%) MS Office
2 9 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.17%) SPSS
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.56%) SAP AFS
2 6 (1.17%) SAP SCM
2 6 (1.17%) SAP APO
2 6 (1.17%) SAP PP
3 5 (0.97%) BASE24
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.58%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.39%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP LE
7 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.19%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.14%) Office 365
3 8 (1.56%) SaaS
4 7 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.17%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (0.97%) IaaS
7 4 (0.78%) PaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.19%) Route 53
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.50%) Internet
2 14 (2.72%) SMS
3 11 (2.14%) WAN
3 11 (2.14%) SAN
4 9 (1.75%) MPLS
4 9 (1.75%) OSPF
5 8 (1.56%) Firewall
6 7 (1.36%) BGP
6 7 (1.36%) ATM
6 7 (1.36%) LAN
7 6 (1.17%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.17%) VPN
7 6 (1.17%) IPsec
7 6 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (0.97%) DNS
9 4 (0.78%) VoIP
9 4 (0.78%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.78%) Wireless
10 2 (0.39%) Multicast
10 2 (0.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (23.15%) SQL Server
2 66 (12.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (11.09%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (6.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (5.84%) Big Data
7 26 (5.06%) DB2
8 21 (4.09%) RDBMS
8 21 (4.09%) Relational Database
9 16 (3.11%) MySQL
10 14 (2.72%) OLTP
11 13 (2.53%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.75%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.56%) MongoDB
14 7 (1.36%) Hadoop
15 6 (1.17%) Apache Hive
15 6 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (1.17%) Sqoop
15 6 (1.17%) HBase
15 6 (1.17%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 9 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.58%) MSTest
3 3 (0.58%) Moq
3 3 (0.58%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.39%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (0.39%) Hudson
4 2 (0.39%) Ant
4 2 (0.39%) JUnit
4 2 (0.39%) ERwin
4 2 (0.39%) Maven
5 1 (0.19%) JIRA
5 1 (0.19%) Aptana Studio
5 1 (0.19%) LSMW
5 1 (0.19%) Subversion
5 1 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.19%) Sublime Text
General
1 112 (21.79%) Finance
2 50 (9.73%) Banking
3 40 (7.78%) Retail
4 19 (3.70%) Advertising
5 12 (2.33%) Legal
5 12 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.56%) Marketing
7 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.58%) Front Office
8 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.58%) Law
8 3 (0.58%) Local Government
8 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (19.07%) .NET
2 36 (7.00%) J2EE
3 35 (6.81%) Middleware
3 35 (6.81%) WCF
4 33 (6.42%) WPF
5 31 (6.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 29 (5.64%) HTML
7 28 (5.45%) ASP.NET
8 25 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (4.67%) .NET Framework
10 21 (4.09%) XML
11 19 (3.70%) Web Services
11 19 (3.70%) CSS
12 14 (2.72%) HTML5
13 9 (1.75%) CSS3
13 9 (1.75%) jQuery
14 8 (1.56%) Java EE
15 7 (1.36%) ActiveMQ
15 7 (1.36%) EJB
15 7 (1.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.03%) Mainframe
2 19 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (3.50%) Tandem
3 18 (3.50%) N-Tier
4 17 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.95%) FlexPod
6 9 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.75%) Visualisation
6 9 (1.75%) Open Source
7 5 (0.97%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (0.78%) CLARiiON
8 4 (0.78%) Symmetrix
8 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.58%) IVR
9 3 (0.58%) GIS
9 3 (0.58%) Social Media
9 3 (0.58%) iPhone
10 2 (0.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.39%) PDA
10 2 (0.39%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.78%) Windows
2 23 (4.47%) Linux
3 21 (4.09%) UNIX
4 8 (1.56%) Solaris
4 8 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.39%) AIX
6 2 (0.39%) HPUX
6 2 (0.39%) OS/400
6 2 (0.39%) zOS
6 2 (0.39%) SUSE
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (20.43%) Project Management
2 77 (14.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 68 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (12.84%) SOA
5 55 (10.70%) Data Architecture
6 52 (10.12%) UML
7 51 (9.92%) Migration
8 44 (8.56%) TOGAF
9 39 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
9 39 (7.59%) Data Migration
10 36 (7.00%) Waterfall
11 33 (6.42%) MVC
11 33 (6.42%) ETL
12 32 (6.23%) Technical Architecture
13 31 (6.03%) ERP
14 29 (5.64%) CRM
15 26 (5.06%) Requirements Analysis
15 26 (5.06%) Analytics
15 26 (5.06%) Data Transformation
16 24 (4.67%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 98 (19.07%) C#
2 96 (18.68%) Java
3 78 (15.18%) SQL
4 51 (9.92%) T-SQL
5 24 (4.67%) COBOL
6 22 (4.28%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.75%) C
7 9 (1.75%) VB
7 9 (1.75%) Python
8 8 (1.56%) PHP
9 7 (1.36%) Perl
10 6 (1.17%) R
11 3 (0.58%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.58%) Scala
12 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.39%) C++
12 2 (0.39%) ABAP
13 1 (0.19%) VBA
13 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (8.37%) Degree
2 20 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.14%) CCNP
6 8 (1.56%) CCA
7 7 (1.36%) CCDP
7 7 (1.36%) CCIE
8 5 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (0.97%) CISSP
8 5 (0.97%) CCEE
8 5 (0.97%) CCIA
9 4 (0.78%) NCIE
9 4 (0.78%) CCIP
9 4 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.78%) JNCIA
9 4 (0.78%) JNCIE
10 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.58%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.72%) HL7
2 7 (1.36%) SLA
3 6 (1.17%) COBIT
3 6 (1.17%) QA
4 5 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (4.47%) Hyper-V
3 13 (2.53%) vSphere
4 11 (2.14%) XenDesktop
5 10 (1.95%) XenApp
6 6 (1.17%) Active Directory
6 6 (1.17%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.78%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.58%) vCloud
10 2 (0.39%) KVM
11 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (1.36%) SCCM
1 7 (1.36%) Tivoli
1 7 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.39%) Nagios
3 2 (0.39%) SCOM
4 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (17.32%) Microsoft
2 57 (11.09%) Oracle
3 46 (8.95%) VMware
4 37 (7.20%) Cisco
5 29 (5.64%) EMC
6 26 (5.06%) NetApp
7 24 (4.67%) HP
8 21 (4.09%) SAP
8 21 (4.09%) Citrix
9 19 (3.70%) IBM
10 10 (1.95%) Juniper
10 10 (1.95%) BMC
10 10 (1.95%) Symantec
11 9 (1.75%) 3PAR
12 8 (1.56%) Fujitsu
12 8 (1.56%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.56%) WSO2
13 6 (1.17%) AppSense
14 5 (0.97%) Hitachi
14 5 (0.97%) Dell
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Beenfits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £42000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £73,200 to £85,200 per annum Pension + Life Cover + Private Medic
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £46000.00 - £57000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + up to 25% bonus + Good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Microsoft
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + car, bonus, excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + car, bonus, excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + pension, h/care, 25 days
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum + bonus + car + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £65,000 to £95,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £56000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Market-Leading Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago