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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 60 62 81
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 254 243 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.17% 3.60% 3.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.39% 3.78% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 153 160 186
Average salary £61,500 £56,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.82% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +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
5786 6434 6906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.96% 95.25% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 5186 5868
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 22 May 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 22 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
Manchester +33 152 £61,750 +12.27% 19
Cheshire -24 54 £52,500 -12.50% 15
Merseyside +12 33 £70,000 +33.33% 2
Cumbria 0 9 £62,500 +20.19%
Lancashire -11 3 £47,500 -54.76% 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (22.34%) Oracle
3 103 (21.91%) VMware
4 98 (20.85%) Windows
5 94 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 82 (17.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 77 (16.38%) Citrix
8 75 (15.96%) .NET
9 74 (15.74%) Cisco
9 74 (15.74%) Migration
10 72 (15.32%) SQL Server
11 68 (14.47%) Finance
12 65 (13.83%) Web Services
13 64 (13.62%) SQL
13 64 (13.62%) Security Cleared
14 63 (13.40%) SC Cleared
15 62 (13.19%) SharePoint
16 61 (12.98%) Java
17 60 (12.77%) EMC
18 58 (12.34%) IBM
19 55 (11.70%) Middleware
20 54 (11.49%) TOGAF
21 53 (11.28%) Technical Architecture
22 50 (10.64%) SOA
22 50 (10.64%) Linux
23 48 (10.21%) HP
24 45 (9.57%) Enterprise Architecture
25 43 (9.15%) Content Management
25 43 (9.15%) NetApp
26 42 (8.94%) Mentoring

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 62 (13.19%) SharePoint
2 39 (8.30%) WebLogic
3 31 (6.60%) WebSphere
4 23 (4.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 20 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (3.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 16 (3.40%) Oracle Service Bus
8 15 (3.19%) CMS
9 14 (2.98%) Documentum
10 13 (2.77%) Alfresco
11 12 (2.55%) MS Exchange
12 9 (1.91%) Apache
12 9 (1.91%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.91%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.70%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 8 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 14 (2.98%) InfoPath
4 13 (2.77%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.85%) MS Office
6 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (5.32%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.43%) Tridion
6 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.21%) Exstream
6 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.11%) Office 365
2 23 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.40%) SaaS
4 11 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.28%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.06%) IaaS
6 5 (1.06%) PaaS
7 4 (0.85%) Route 53
7 4 (0.85%) Amazon Glacier
7 4 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.30%) SAN
2 17 (3.62%) Firewall
3 15 (3.19%) Wireless
3 15 (3.19%) VLAN
4 14 (2.98%) WAN
4 14 (2.98%) LAN
5 12 (2.55%) Internet
6 8 (1.70%) Network Security
7 7 (1.49%) MPLS
7 7 (1.49%) BGP
8 6 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.28%) DNS
9 5 (1.06%) VPN
9 5 (1.06%) SMS
10 4 (0.85%) DHCP
11 3 (0.64%) WLAN
11 3 (0.64%) NAS
12 2 (0.43%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.43%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.72%) Oracle Database
3 33 (7.02%) Big Data
4 28 (5.96%) DB2
5 27 (5.74%) RDBMS
5 27 (5.74%) Relational Database
6 22 (4.68%) Oracle Exadata
7 12 (2.55%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.55%) MySQL
8 11 (2.34%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.91%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (1.06%) Ingres
12 4 (0.85%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (4.89%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.40%) Axure RP
2 16 (3.40%) SoapUI
3 14 (2.98%) Hudson
3 14 (2.98%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.70%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (1.49%) MSI
6 1 (0.21%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.21%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.21%) Maven
6 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 68 (14.47%) Finance
2 26 (5.53%) Retail
3 17 (3.62%) Marketing
4 15 (3.19%) Banking
5 13 (2.77%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.91%) Publishing
8 6 (1.28%) Billing
8 6 (1.28%) Back Office
9 5 (1.06%) Local Government
10 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.64%) Legal
12 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (15.96%) .NET
2 65 (13.83%) Web Services
3 55 (11.70%) Middleware
4 36 (7.66%) CSS
5 35 (7.45%) HTML
5 35 (7.45%) J2EE
6 33 (7.02%) XML
7 32 (6.81%) XSLT
8 26 (5.53%) WebSphere MQ
9 22 (4.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 22 (4.68%) Oracle Fusion
10 21 (4.47%) ASP.NET
10 21 (4.47%) SOAP
11 18 (3.83%) WSDL
12 17 (3.62%) HTML5
13 16 (3.40%) XSD
14 15 (3.19%) JMS
15 14 (2.98%) Sass
16 13 (2.77%) LESS
17 8 (1.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.81%) FlexPod
3 29 (6.17%) User Experience
4 23 (4.89%) Open Source
5 19 (4.04%) Clustering
6 16 (3.40%) Mainframe
7 15 (3.19%) Taxonomies
7 15 (3.19%) Smartphone
8 11 (2.34%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.70%) Life Science
10 7 (1.49%) Replication
10 7 (1.49%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.06%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.06%) BYOD
11 5 (1.06%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.06%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.06%) NHS
11 5 (1.06%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 98 (20.85%) Windows
2 50 (10.64%) Linux
3 41 (8.72%) AIX
3 41 (8.72%) Solaris
4 32 (6.81%) HPUX
5 27 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (4.89%) Windows 7
7 22 (4.68%) SUSE
7 22 (4.68%) zOS
7 22 (4.68%) OS/400
8 21 (4.47%) UNIX
9 15 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.06%) VMS
12 4 (0.85%) Android
12 4 (0.85%) CentOS
12 4 (0.85%) VME
12 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (15.74%) Migration
3 54 (11.49%) TOGAF
4 53 (11.28%) Technical Architecture
5 50 (10.64%) SOA
6 45 (9.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 43 (9.15%) Content Management
8 42 (8.94%) Mentoring
9 39 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (7.23%) Business Continuity
11 33 (7.02%) Coaching
12 31 (6.60%) Data Architecture
13 29 (6.17%) ITIL
14 26 (5.53%) Infrastructure Management
15 23 (4.89%) Scrum
16 22 (4.68%) Project Management
17 21 (4.47%) E-Commerce
17 21 (4.47%) Data Management
17 21 (4.47%) Waterfall
18 20 (4.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (13.62%) SQL
2 61 (12.98%) Java
3 35 (7.45%) C#
4 20 (4.26%) PL/SQL
5 15 (3.19%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.77%) C++
7 12 (2.55%) C
8 10 (2.13%) Ruby
9 9 (1.91%) Python
10 7 (1.49%) PHP
11 5 (1.06%) COBOL
12 3 (0.64%) VBA
13 2 (0.43%) Scala
14 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.21%) VB
14 1 (0.21%) Perl
14 1 (0.21%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.21%) REXX
14 1 (0.21%) JCL
14 1 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 64 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 63 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 41 (8.72%) Degree
4 28 (5.96%) CCA
4 28 (5.96%) Citrix Certification
5 26 (5.53%) DV Cleared
6 25 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (3.83%) CCEE
8 18 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (3.40%) MCSE
10 15 (3.19%) CCNP
11 14 (2.98%) CCIA
11 14 (2.98%) MCSD
12 12 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (2.13%) CCNA
14 9 (1.91%) CCEA
14 9 (1.91%) CISSP
15 8 (1.70%) JNCIS
16 7 (1.49%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.34%) QA
2 7 (1.49%) SLA
3 5 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.21%) GMP
5 1 (0.21%) GxP
System Software
1 82 (17.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (7.66%) Hyper-V
3 31 (6.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 29 (6.17%) XenDesktop
5 28 (5.96%) XenApp
6 24 (5.11%) Active Directory
7 22 (4.68%) KVM
8 14 (2.98%) XenServer
9 4 (0.85%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.43%) vCloud
12 1 (0.21%) HDFS
12 1 (0.21%) GPFS
12 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (4.89%) Tivoli
2 13 (2.77%) SCCM
3 8 (1.70%) Puppet
3 8 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.49%) AppDNA
5 6 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.85%) SCOM
7 2 (0.43%) Oozie
Vendors
1 105 (22.34%) Oracle
2 103 (21.91%) VMware
3 94 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 77 (16.38%) Citrix
5 74 (15.74%) Cisco
6 60 (12.77%) EMC
7 58 (12.34%) IBM
8 48 (10.21%) HP
9 43 (9.15%) NetApp
10 33 (7.02%) Red Hat
11 30 (6.38%) Symantec
12 29 (6.17%) Juniper
13 25 (5.32%) AppSense
13 25 (5.32%) CheckPoint
14 22 (4.68%) Brocade
14 22 (4.68%) BMC
14 22 (4.68%) CA
15 19 (4.04%) Adobe
16 13 (2.77%) OpenText
17 9 (1.91%) SAP
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Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £450 - £525 per day + competitive
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Salary: Up to £65k plus bonus
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Salary: Up to £65k plus bonus
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Salary: £50k plus £10k bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
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Salary: £50k plus £10k bonus and benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
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North West
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Salary: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £650 - £680 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000- £85,000 + Excellent Package
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Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
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Cheshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + company benefits
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