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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 61 70 80
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 259 235 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.03% 3.34% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.23% 3.52% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 160 154 202
Average salary £65,000 £55,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.11% -11.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,400 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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
6123 6681 7159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.23% 94.83% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4987 5410 6136
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 £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +38 164 £65,000 +18.18% 24
Cheshire -14 60 £58,750 +6.81% 12
Merseyside +1 25 £69,500 +36.27% 1
Lancashire -17 4 £46,000 -33.09% 2
Cumbria -8 1 £65,000 +25.00% 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 148 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (25.20%) Microsoft
3 110 (21.83%) Oracle
4 108 (21.43%) VMware
5 99 (19.64%) Windows
6 86 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 82 (16.27%) SQL Server
8 80 (15.87%) .NET
9 77 (15.28%) Migration
9 77 (15.28%) Data Centre
10 73 (14.48%) Finance
10 73 (14.48%) Middleware
11 72 (14.29%) IBM
12 70 (13.89%) Web Services
13 68 (13.49%) Citrix
13 68 (13.49%) Cisco
14 65 (12.90%) SQL
14 65 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
15 64 (12.70%) SharePoint
15 64 (12.70%) TOGAF
16 63 (12.50%) Security Cleared
17 62 (12.30%) SC Cleared
18 57 (11.31%) EMC
19 56 (11.11%) SOA
20 54 (10.71%) Java
21 53 (10.52%) Technical Architecture
21 53 (10.52%) Degree
22 52 (10.32%) HP
22 52 (10.32%) Oracle Database
23 49 (9.72%) Mentoring

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 64 (12.70%) SharePoint
2 49 (9.72%) WebLogic
3 34 (6.75%) WebSphere
4 26 (5.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 25 (4.96%) Oracle Service Bus
6 24 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 20 (3.97%) MS Exchange
8 20 (3.97%) CMS
9 14 (2.78%) Documentum
10 13 (2.58%) Alfresco
11 11 (2.18%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.59%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 8 (1.59%) Apache
14 7 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (1.39%) CICS
14 7 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (1.19%) IIS
16 5 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 45 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.17%) MS Office
3 17 (3.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 17 (3.37%) InfoPath
4 13 (2.58%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (6.75%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.40%) Tridion
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.36%) Office 365
2 24 (4.76%) IBM PureFlex
3 21 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.78%) SaaS
5 11 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (1.59%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.99%) Route 53
8 5 (0.99%) Amazon Glacier
8 5 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.79%) PaaS
9 4 (0.79%) IaaS
10 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.34%) SAN
2 25 (4.96%) Firewall
3 14 (2.78%) VLAN
4 13 (2.58%) WAN
4 13 (2.58%) LAN
5 11 (2.18%) Internet
5 11 (2.18%) Wireless
6 9 (1.79%) MPLS
6 9 (1.79%) BGP
7 8 (1.59%) DNS
8 6 (1.19%) DHCP
9 5 (0.99%) SMS
9 5 (0.99%) Network Security
10 3 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.60%) NAS
10 3 (0.60%) WLAN
10 3 (0.60%) HTTP
11 2 (0.40%) VPN
11 2 (0.40%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.40%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (16.27%) SQL Server
2 52 (10.32%) Oracle Database
3 32 (6.35%) Big Data
4 30 (5.95%) Relational Database
4 30 (5.95%) RDBMS
5 28 (5.56%) DB2
6 23 (4.56%) Oracle Exadata
7 12 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.98%) MySQL
9 9 (1.79%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.59%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.39%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.19%) Easytrieve
13 5 (0.99%) Ingres
13 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
15 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (5.36%) Visual Studio
2 25 (4.96%) SoapUI
3 19 (3.77%) Hudson
3 19 (3.77%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.17%) Axure RP
5 9 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.60%) Selenium
6 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.40%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.20%) Maven
8 1 (0.20%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
General
1 73 (14.48%) Finance
2 27 (5.36%) Banking
2 27 (5.36%) Retail
3 22 (4.37%) Marketing
4 13 (2.58%) Publishing
5 12 (2.38%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.99%) Local Government
11 4 (0.79%) Legal
11 4 (0.79%) Back Office
12 3 (0.60%) Law
12 3 (0.60%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (15.87%) .NET
2 73 (14.48%) Middleware
3 70 (13.89%) Web Services
4 45 (8.93%) CSS
4 45 (8.93%) HTML
5 43 (8.53%) XSLT
6 40 (7.94%) J2EE
7 32 (6.35%) SOAP
7 32 (6.35%) XML
8 31 (6.15%) Oracle Fusion
9 29 (5.75%) WebSphere MQ
10 27 (5.36%) WSDL
11 25 (4.96%) XSD
12 24 (4.76%) JMS
13 23 (4.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 22 (4.37%) HTML5
15 20 (3.97%) ASP.NET
16 14 (2.78%) Sass
17 13 (2.58%) LESS
17 13 (2.58%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 77 (15.28%) Data Centre
2 41 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.15%) FlexPod
4 23 (4.56%) User Experience
5 21 (4.17%) Clustering
6 19 (3.77%) Mainframe
7 17 (3.37%) N-Tier
8 15 (2.98%) Smartphone
8 15 (2.98%) Taxonomies
9 9 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.59%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.59%) Replication
10 8 (1.59%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.39%) VSAM
12 6 (1.19%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
13 5 (0.99%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 99 (19.64%) Windows
2 45 (8.93%) AIX
3 44 (8.73%) Linux
4 41 (8.13%) Solaris
5 31 (6.15%) HPUX
6 27 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (4.56%) SUSE
8 23 (4.56%) OS/400
8 23 (4.56%) zOS
9 22 (4.37%) UNIX
10 21 (4.17%) Windows 7
11 20 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.99%) Android
13 5 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.99%) VMS
14 4 (0.79%) VME
15 3 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (15.28%) Migration
3 65 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 64 (12.70%) TOGAF
5 56 (11.11%) SOA
6 53 (10.52%) Technical Architecture
7 49 (9.72%) Content Management
7 49 (9.72%) Mentoring
8 46 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (8.53%) SDLC
10 40 (7.94%) Business Continuity
11 36 (7.14%) Coaching
12 33 (6.55%) ITIL
13 31 (6.15%) Project Management
14 29 (5.75%) Data Architecture
15 27 (5.36%) Infrastructure Management
16 26 (5.16%) Performance Tuning
16 26 (5.16%) Service Management
16 26 (5.16%) Scrum
17 25 (4.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 65 (12.90%) SQL
2 54 (10.71%) Java
3 37 (7.34%) C#
4 26 (5.16%) PL/SQL
5 20 (3.97%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.18%) COBOL
7 9 (1.79%) C
8 8 (1.59%) C++
9 7 (1.39%) JCL
9 7 (1.39%) Ruby
10 6 (1.19%) Assembly Language
10 6 (1.19%) REXX
11 5 (0.99%) Python
12 3 (0.60%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.40%) Scala
13 2 (0.40%) PHP
14 1 (0.20%) R
14 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.20%) VB
14 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 63 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 62 (12.30%) SC Cleared
3 53 (10.52%) Degree
4 29 (5.75%) DV Cleared
4 29 (5.75%) CCA
4 29 (5.75%) Citrix Certification
5 27 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (4.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (3.77%) MCSE
7 19 (3.77%) CCEE
8 15 (2.98%) CCNP
9 13 (2.58%) MCSD
9 13 (2.58%) CISSP
10 11 (2.18%) CCNA
10 11 (2.18%) CCIA
11 9 (1.79%) CCEA
11 9 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.79%) MCITP
12 5 (0.99%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.78%) QA
2 8 (1.59%) SLA
3 5 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.20%) GMP
6 1 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 86 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 34 (6.75%) XenApp
3 34 (6.75%) XenDesktop
4 30 (5.95%) Active Directory
5 23 (4.56%) KVM
6 21 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (4.17%) XenServer
7 11 (2.18%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.79%) vSphere
10 3 (0.60%) vCloud
11 1 (0.20%) HDFS
11 1 (0.20%) GPFS
11 1 (0.20%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 24 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 8 (1.59%) Puppet
2 8 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (1.19%) SCCM
4 3 (0.60%) WSUS
5 2 (0.40%) SCOM
5 2 (0.40%) Oozie
6 1 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 127 (25.20%) Microsoft
2 110 (21.83%) Oracle
3 108 (21.43%) VMware
4 72 (14.29%) IBM
5 68 (13.49%) Cisco
5 68 (13.49%) Citrix
6 57 (11.31%) EMC
7 52 (10.32%) HP
8 38 (7.54%) NetApp
9 33 (6.55%) Red Hat
10 31 (6.15%) Symantec
11 27 (5.36%) CheckPoint
12 26 (5.16%) Juniper
13 24 (4.76%) CA
14 23 (4.56%) AppSense
14 23 (4.56%) BMC
14 23 (4.56%) Brocade
15 19 (3.77%) Adobe
16 13 (2.58%) Stellent
16 13 (2.58%) OpenText
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