The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 68 69 68
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 237 254 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.59% 3.67% 3.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 3.86% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 169 189 197
Average salary £61,215 £56,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.31% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £80,000 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6293 6581 7036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.25% 95.10% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5070 5356 5916
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
Manchester 0 121 £60,000 +9.09% 25
Cheshire -6 57 £61,215 -2.05% 20
Merseyside +5 33 £70,000 +16.66% 1
Lancashire +25 25 £61,215 -5.82% 2
Cumbria - 17 £62,500 - 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 134 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (24.32%) Finance
3 113 (23.69%) Windows
4 97 (20.34%) Microsoft
5 90 (18.87%) VMware
6 89 (18.66%) Oracle
7 81 (16.98%) SQL Server
8 78 (16.35%) .NET
9 76 (15.93%) Cisco
10 72 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 70 (14.68%) Migration
11 70 (14.68%) IBM
12 67 (14.05%) Citrix
12 67 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 67 (14.05%) Mentoring
13 66 (13.84%) TOGAF
13 66 (13.84%) Middleware
14 65 (13.63%) SQL
15 57 (11.95%) Java
16 53 (11.11%) EMC
17 51 (10.69%) Security Cleared
18 50 (10.48%) Linux
18 50 (10.48%) Mainframe
19 49 (10.27%) UNIX
19 49 (10.27%) SharePoint
20 48 (10.06%) C#
21 47 (9.85%) HP
21 47 (9.85%) Technical Architecture
22 46 (9.64%) SC Cleared
22 46 (9.64%) ITIL

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 49 (10.27%) SharePoint
2 28 (5.87%) WebSphere
3 25 (5.24%) WebLogic
4 13 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (2.31%) Apache
6 9 (1.89%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.68%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (1.47%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 6 (1.26%) CICS
9 6 (1.26%) Alfresco
9 6 (1.26%) Documentum
10 5 (1.05%) nginx
11 4 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.84%) IIS
12 3 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.47%) InfoPath
3 5 (1.05%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.63%) MS Office
6 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.52%) Oracle Financials
2 11 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.21%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.21%) Exstream
6 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.61%) SaaS
3 16 (3.35%) Office 365
4 13 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.89%) PaaS
6 7 (1.47%) IaaS
7 2 (0.42%) Route 53
7 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.21%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.81%) Internet
2 40 (8.39%) SAN
3 20 (4.19%) Firewall
4 14 (2.94%) VLAN
4 14 (2.94%) WAN
4 14 (2.94%) LAN
5 13 (2.73%) Wireless
6 8 (1.68%) Network Security
7 6 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.05%) MPLS
8 5 (1.05%) BGP
8 5 (1.05%) SMS
8 5 (1.05%) VPN
9 4 (0.84%) DNS
9 4 (0.84%) DHCP
10 3 (0.63%) FTP
10 3 (0.63%) WLAN
10 3 (0.63%) NAS
11 2 (0.42%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.42%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.34%) DB2
3 29 (6.08%) Oracle Database
4 27 (5.66%) Big Data
5 26 (5.45%) Relational Database
5 26 (5.45%) RDBMS
6 23 (4.82%) Oracle Exadata
7 18 (3.77%) MySQL
8 11 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.68%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.47%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.05%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.05%) Ingres
13 5 (1.05%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 16 (3.35%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (1.47%) MSI
3 6 (1.26%) Hudson
3 6 (1.26%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.05%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.21%) Ant
5 1 (0.21%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.21%) Maven
5 1 (0.21%) JIRA
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
General
1 116 (24.32%) Finance
2 28 (5.87%) Retail
3 24 (5.03%) Banking
4 19 (3.98%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.10%) Marketing
6 8 (1.68%) Local Government
7 7 (1.47%) Publishing
7 7 (1.47%) Billing
8 6 (1.26%) Back Office
8 6 (1.26%) Law
9 4 (0.84%) Legal
10 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (16.35%) .NET
2 66 (13.84%) Middleware
3 41 (8.60%) Web Services
4 33 (6.92%) ASP.NET
5 28 (5.87%) CSS
5 28 (5.87%) HTML
6 27 (5.66%) J2EE
7 23 (4.82%) WebSphere MQ
8 22 (4.61%) XML
9 16 (3.35%) WCF
9 16 (3.35%) HTML5
10 10 (2.10%) XSLT
11 9 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (1.68%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.68%) JSON
13 7 (1.47%) Application Packaging
13 7 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 7 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.48%) Mainframe
2 33 (6.92%) FlexPod
2 33 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.08%) IBM Mainframe
3 29 (6.08%) Tandem
4 24 (5.03%) User Experience
5 16 (3.35%) Clustering
6 13 (2.73%) Open Source
7 10 (2.10%) Data Integration
8 9 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.47%) Life Science
10 6 (1.26%) FMCG
11 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.05%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.05%) AS400
11 5 (1.05%) NHS
12 4 (0.84%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 113 (23.69%) Windows
2 50 (10.48%) Linux
3 49 (10.27%) UNIX
4 41 (8.60%) Solaris
4 41 (8.60%) AIX
5 33 (6.92%) HPUX
6 28 (5.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (4.82%) SUSE
7 23 (4.82%) OS/400
7 23 (4.82%) zOS
8 21 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.52%) Windows 7
11 11 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.05%) VMS
12 5 (1.05%) Android
13 4 (0.84%) CentOS
13 4 (0.84%) VME
14 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (14.68%) Migration
3 67 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 67 (14.05%) Mentoring
4 66 (13.84%) TOGAF
5 47 (9.85%) Technical Architecture
6 46 (9.64%) ITIL
7 44 (9.22%) Enterprise Architecture
8 40 (8.39%) Business Continuity
9 38 (7.97%) SOA
10 36 (7.55%) Coaching
11 34 (7.13%) Risk Analysis
12 33 (6.92%) Project Management
13 30 (6.29%) Data Architecture
14 29 (6.08%) Problem Management
14 29 (6.08%) Infrastructure Management
15 24 (5.03%) Waterfall
15 24 (5.03%) Service Management
16 21 (4.40%) Service Delivery
16 21 (4.40%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.63%) SQL
2 57 (11.95%) Java
3 48 (10.06%) C#
4 24 (5.03%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.14%) T-SQL
6 14 (2.94%) PHP
7 13 (2.73%) C++
8 12 (2.52%) C
8 12 (2.52%) Ruby
9 11 (2.31%) Python
10 10 (2.10%) COBOL
11 5 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.63%) VBA
13 1 (0.21%) Perl
13 1 (0.21%) VB
13 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (10.69%) Security Cleared
2 46 (9.64%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.50%) Degree
4 24 (5.03%) CCA
4 24 (5.03%) Citrix Certification
5 20 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (3.14%) CCEE
8 14 (2.94%) MCSE
9 13 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (2.52%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.52%) CCIA
11 10 (2.10%) MCSD
11 10 (2.10%) CCNP
12 8 (1.68%) CCNA
12 8 (1.68%) CCEA
12 8 (1.68%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.47%) CISSP
14 6 (1.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.31%) QA
2 8 (1.68%) SLA
3 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.21%) GMP
4 1 (0.21%) GxP
System Software
1 72 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (7.13%) Hyper-V
3 24 (5.03%) KVM
4 20 (4.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (3.77%) Active Directory
6 17 (3.56%) XenDesktop
7 16 (3.35%) XenApp
8 11 (2.31%) XenServer
9 4 (0.84%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.63%) vCloud
11 2 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (5.45%) Tivoli
2 12 (2.52%) SCCM
3 8 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (1.47%) Puppet
4 7 (1.47%) AppDNA
4 7 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.26%) SCOM
6 2 (0.42%) OpenNMS
6 2 (0.42%) vMotion
Vendors
1 97 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 90 (18.87%) VMware
3 89 (18.66%) Oracle
4 76 (15.93%) Cisco
5 70 (14.68%) IBM
6 67 (14.05%) Citrix
7 53 (11.11%) EMC
8 47 (9.85%) HP
9 44 (9.22%) NetApp
10 36 (7.55%) Juniper
11 31 (6.50%) Symantec
12 29 (6.08%) Red Hat
13 26 (5.45%) CheckPoint
14 23 (4.82%) BMC
14 23 (4.82%) CA
14 23 (4.82%) Brocade
15 14 (2.94%) AppSense
16 11 (2.31%) SAP
16 11 (2.31%) F5
17 10 (2.10%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien
Salary: Negotiable + car + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 + EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 85,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000-£100,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K basic + 5K Car Allow + 20% bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 30% bonus, 10% pension, 25 hols
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + car + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Co-operative
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CGI
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Salary: Competitive + car allowance + benefits Per Annum
Posted: 9 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Equals One
Salary: Unspecified dependent on experience
Posted: 15 days ago