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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 78 72 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 218 222 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.13% 3.41% 3.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.29% 3.59% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 163 175 200
Average salary £61,215 £60,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.02% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £46,200
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £80,000
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
6617 6182 7174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.85% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5490 5121 6055
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 February 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 February 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 -4 95 £60,000 +9.09% 19
Cheshire +10 75 £61,215 -2.05% 15
Merseyside 0 29 £70,000 +16.66% 4
Lancashire +13 23 £61,215 -5.82% 4
Cumbria - 11 £62,500 - 3
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 139 (28.96%) Finance
2 129 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (22.71%) Microsoft
4 105 (21.88%) Windows
5 91 (18.96%) .NET
6 88 (18.33%) VMware
7 84 (17.50%) SQL Server
8 73 (15.21%) SQL
9 72 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 72 (15.00%) TOGAF
9 72 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 71 (14.79%) Cisco
11 70 (14.58%) Oracle
11 70 (14.58%) Mentoring
12 69 (14.38%) Migration
13 63 (13.13%) C#
14 60 (12.50%) IBM
15 58 (12.08%) Middleware
16 56 (11.67%) Java
17 55 (11.46%) Citrix
18 52 (10.83%) ITIL
18 52 (10.83%) Enterprise Architecture
19 51 (10.63%) Mainframe
20 50 (10.42%) Security Cleared
21 48 (10.00%) UNIX
22 47 (9.79%) Linux
23 45 (9.38%) SharePoint
24 44 (9.17%) SC Cleared
25 43 (8.96%) Technical Architecture
25 43 (8.96%) ASP.NET

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 45 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 21 (4.38%) WebLogic
4 13 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (2.50%) MS Exchange
6 11 (2.29%) CICS
7 10 (2.08%) Apache
7 10 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
9 7 (1.46%) nginx
9 7 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.83%) IIS
11 4 (0.83%) Documentum
12 3 (0.63%) SAS
12 3 (0.63%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.46%) MS Office
3 6 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.83%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.29%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.42%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.42%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.42%) SAP QM
4 2 (0.42%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.21%) Exstream
5 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.54%) Office 365
2 17 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.13%) SaaS
4 8 (1.67%) PaaS
5 7 (1.46%) IaaS
6 2 (0.42%) Route 53
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.96%) Internet
2 39 (8.13%) SAN
3 20 (4.17%) Firewall
4 18 (3.75%) LAN
4 18 (3.75%) WAN
5 13 (2.71%) Wireless
6 10 (2.08%) VLAN
7 9 (1.88%) Network Security
8 6 (1.25%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.04%) VPN
9 5 (1.04%) NAS
10 4 (0.83%) IPsec
10 4 (0.83%) SNMP
10 4 (0.83%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.63%) FTP
11 3 (0.63%) DHCP
11 3 (0.63%) SMS
11 3 (0.63%) DNS
11 3 (0.63%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.50%) DB2
3 28 (5.83%) Oracle Database
4 26 (5.42%) Big Data
5 25 (5.21%) MySQL
5 25 (5.21%) RDBMS
5 25 (5.21%) Relational Database
6 21 (4.38%) Oracle Exadata
7 17 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.67%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.25%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.04%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 21 (4.38%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.46%) MSI
3 2 (0.42%) Rational Rose
3 2 (0.42%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.21%) Ant
4 1 (0.21%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
General
1 139 (28.96%) Finance
2 30 (6.25%) Banking
2 30 (6.25%) Retail
3 20 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 9 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.46%) Local Government
6 6 (1.25%) Billing
6 6 (1.25%) Law
7 5 (1.04%) Back Office
8 4 (0.83%) Legal
8 4 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.63%) Marketing
10 2 (0.42%) Publishing
10 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (18.96%) .NET
2 58 (12.08%) Middleware
3 43 (8.96%) ASP.NET
4 40 (8.33%) Web Services
5 31 (6.46%) WCF
6 30 (6.25%) HTML
7 27 (5.63%) CSS
8 26 (5.42%) J2EE
9 21 (4.38%) XML
9 21 (4.38%) WebSphere MQ
9 21 (4.38%) HTML5
10 17 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 15 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (2.92%) .NET Framework
12 14 (2.92%) WPF
13 13 (2.71%) JSON
13 13 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 13 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (1.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.63%) Mainframe
2 32 (6.67%) FlexPod
3 29 (6.04%) IBM Mainframe
3 29 (6.04%) Tandem
4 28 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.38%) User Experience
6 14 (2.92%) Inversion of Control
7 12 (2.50%) Data Integration
8 11 (2.29%) FMCG
8 11 (2.29%) Clustering
9 8 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.46%) Life Science
10 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.25%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.04%) CMDB
12 5 (1.04%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.83%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.83%) Replication
14 3 (0.63%) NHS
14 3 (0.63%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 105 (21.88%) Windows
2 48 (10.00%) UNIX
3 47 (9.79%) Linux
4 37 (7.71%) Solaris
4 37 (7.71%) AIX
5 29 (6.04%) HPUX
6 25 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (4.38%) SUSE
7 21 (4.38%) OS/400
7 21 (4.38%) zOS
8 11 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.08%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.04%) Android
12 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.83%) VME
13 3 (0.63%) CentOS
13 3 (0.63%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (15.00%) TOGAF
2 72 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 70 (14.58%) Mentoring
4 69 (14.38%) Migration
5 52 (10.83%) ITIL
5 52 (10.83%) Enterprise Architecture
6 43 (8.96%) Technical Architecture
7 39 (8.13%) Risk Analysis
8 38 (7.92%) Coaching
9 37 (7.71%) Business Continuity
10 36 (7.50%) Project Management
11 34 (7.08%) SOA
12 33 (6.88%) Waterfall
13 29 (6.04%) Problem Management
13 29 (6.04%) Infrastructure Management
13 29 (6.04%) UML
14 28 (5.83%) MVC
15 27 (5.63%) Data Architecture
16 25 (5.21%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 73 (15.21%) SQL
2 63 (13.13%) C#
3 56 (11.67%) Java
4 32 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 31 (6.46%) T-SQL
6 21 (4.38%) PHP
7 15 (3.13%) COBOL
8 11 (2.29%) C
8 11 (2.29%) Ruby
9 10 (2.08%) Python
9 10 (2.08%) C++
10 4 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.63%) VBA
12 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.21%) VB
13 1 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.42%) Degree
4 19 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (3.54%) CCA
5 17 (3.54%) Citrix Certification
5 17 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.29%) MCSE
9 10 (2.08%) MCSD
10 9 (1.88%) VCP4
11 8 (1.67%) CCEA
11 8 (1.67%) CCEE
11 8 (1.67%) CCIA
12 7 (1.46%) CCDP
12 7 (1.46%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.25%) NCDA
13 6 (1.25%) MCTS
13 6 (1.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.29%) QA
2 8 (1.67%) 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
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 72 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (7.08%) Hyper-V
3 22 (4.58%) KVM
4 18 (3.75%) Active Directory
5 15 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (1.88%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.67%) XenApp
8 7 (1.46%) vSphere
9 6 (1.25%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.04%) vCloud
11 4 (0.83%) XenServer
12 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 12 (2.50%) SCCM
3 8 (1.67%) SCOM
4 7 (1.46%) AppDNA
5 6 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.04%) Puppet
7 4 (0.83%) Windows Intune
7 4 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.83%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.21%) nmon
8 1 (0.21%) Cacti
Vendors
1 109 (22.71%) Microsoft
2 88 (18.33%) VMware
3 71 (14.79%) Cisco
4 70 (14.58%) Oracle
5 60 (12.50%) IBM
6 55 (11.46%) Citrix
7 42 (8.75%) NetApp
8 41 (8.54%) HP
9 38 (7.92%) EMC
9 38 (7.92%) Juniper
10 28 (5.83%) Symantec
11 27 (5.63%) Red Hat
12 21 (4.38%) CheckPoint
12 21 (4.38%) BMC
12 21 (4.38%) CA
12 21 (4.38%) Brocade
13 18 (3.75%) SAP
14 14 (2.92%) F5
15 11 (2.29%) Veeam
16 10 (2.08%) AppSense
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Salary: £1 per annum + SALARY NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 5 hours ago
Merseyside
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Salary: £60000 - £73000 per annum + Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cumbria
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CGI
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CGI
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Berwick Partners
Posted: 2 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum with benefits
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Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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