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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 57 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 281 280 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.31% 3.98% 3.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.53% 4.17% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 178 190 188
Average salary £61,215 £57,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.46% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £46,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,500 £78,000
UK excluding London average salary £64,750 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
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
6208 6720 6975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.30% 95.51% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4954 5439 5861
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 £24,714 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +13 157 £61,750 +12.27% 16
Cheshire -15 64 £60,000 -4.00% 9
Merseyside +14 35 £70,000 +16.66% 2
Lancashire +15 18 £61,215 -44.35% 5
Cumbria +6 17 £62,500 +20.19% 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 143 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (21.38%) Oracle
2 105 (21.38%) Windows
3 99 (20.16%) VMware
4 98 (19.96%) Microsoft
5 87 (17.72%) Finance
6 79 (16.09%) SQL Server
6 79 (16.09%) .NET
7 78 (15.89%) Migration
7 78 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 76 (15.48%) Citrix
9 74 (15.07%) Cisco
10 69 (14.05%) SQL
11 63 (12.83%) SharePoint
12 62 (12.63%) TOGAF
12 62 (12.63%) Security Cleared
13 59 (12.02%) SC Cleared
13 59 (12.02%) Web Services
13 59 (12.02%) IBM
14 57 (11.61%) EMC
14 57 (11.61%) Java
15 56 (11.41%) Middleware
16 52 (10.59%) SOA
16 52 (10.59%) Technical Architecture
17 51 (10.39%) Mentoring
18 50 (10.18%) Linux
19 49 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
20 46 (9.37%) HP
21 45 (9.16%) C#
21 45 (9.16%) Analytical Skills

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 63 (12.83%) SharePoint
2 35 (7.13%) WebLogic
3 29 (5.91%) WebSphere
4 19 (3.87%) SharePoint 2013
5 17 (3.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (2.44%) Oracle Service Bus
7 12 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (2.24%) Alfresco
8 11 (2.24%) CMS
8 11 (2.24%) Apache
8 11 (2.24%) Documentum
9 9 (1.83%) MS Exchange
9 9 (1.83%) Office Communications Server
10 8 (1.63%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 8 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.43%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (1.22%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 11 (2.24%) InfoPath
4 10 (2.04%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.61%) MS Office
6 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (4.28%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (2.44%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.41%) Tridion
6 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.20%) Exstream
6 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.28%) SaaS
3 20 (4.07%) Office 365
4 13 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.43%) PaaS
6 6 (1.22%) IaaS
7 4 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.81%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.41%) Route 53
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.74%) SAN
2 22 (4.48%) Internet
3 19 (3.87%) Firewall
4 15 (3.05%) Wireless
4 15 (3.05%) LAN
4 15 (3.05%) WAN
4 15 (3.05%) VLAN
5 8 (1.63%) Network Security
6 6 (1.22%) DNS
6 6 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.02%) MPLS
7 5 (1.02%) BGP
7 5 (1.02%) VPN
7 5 (1.02%) SMS
8 4 (0.81%) DHCP
9 3 (0.61%) WLAN
9 3 (0.61%) FTP
9 3 (0.61%) NAS
9 3 (0.61%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.41%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.54%) Oracle Database
3 32 (6.52%) Big Data
4 28 (5.70%) DB2
5 25 (5.09%) RDBMS
5 25 (5.09%) Relational Database
6 22 (4.48%) Oracle Exadata
7 14 (2.85%) MySQL
8 11 (2.24%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.04%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.43%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (1.02%) Ingres
13 5 (1.02%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (4.07%) Visual Studio
2 13 (2.65%) Axure RP
2 13 (2.65%) Hudson
2 13 (2.65%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.44%) SoapUI
4 8 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (1.43%) MSI
6 1 (0.20%) Maven
6 1 (0.20%) PowerBuilder
General
1 87 (17.72%) Finance
2 32 (6.52%) Retail
3 21 (4.28%) Financial Institution
4 16 (3.26%) Marketing
5 15 (3.05%) Banking
6 11 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.63%) Publishing
7 8 (1.63%) Local Government
8 6 (1.22%) Billing
8 6 (1.22%) Back Office
9 3 (0.61%) Legal
10 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (16.09%) .NET
2 59 (12.02%) Web Services
3 56 (11.41%) Middleware
4 34 (6.92%) CSS
5 33 (6.72%) HTML
5 33 (6.72%) ASP.NET
6 30 (6.11%) J2EE
6 30 (6.11%) XML
7 25 (5.09%) XSLT
8 24 (4.89%) WebSphere MQ
9 22 (4.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 18 (3.67%) Oracle Fusion
11 17 (3.46%) HTML5
12 15 (3.05%) SOAP
13 14 (2.85%) WSDL
14 12 (2.44%) XSD
15 11 (2.24%) JMS
15 11 (2.24%) Sass
16 10 (2.04%) LESS
17 9 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.52%) FlexPod
3 31 (6.31%) User Experience
4 24 (4.89%) Mainframe
5 21 (4.28%) Open Source
6 18 (3.67%) Clustering
7 13 (2.65%) Smartphone
8 12 (2.44%) Taxonomies
9 11 (2.24%) Data Integration
9 11 (2.24%) BYOD
10 10 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (1.83%) Tandem
12 8 (1.63%) Life Science
13 7 (1.43%) Mathematics
14 6 (1.22%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.22%) NHS
15 5 (1.02%) AS400
15 5 (1.02%) Replication
15 5 (1.02%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 105 (21.38%) Windows
2 50 (10.18%) Linux
3 41 (8.35%) AIX
3 41 (8.35%) Solaris
4 32 (6.52%) HPUX
5 30 (6.11%) UNIX
6 27 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (4.68%) Windows 7
7 23 (4.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (4.48%) SUSE
8 22 (4.48%) OS/400
8 22 (4.48%) zOS
9 15 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.02%) VMS
12 4 (0.81%) CentOS
12 4 (0.81%) VME
13 3 (0.61%) Android
13 3 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (15.89%) Migration
3 62 (12.63%) TOGAF
4 52 (10.59%) Technical Architecture
4 52 (10.59%) SOA
5 51 (10.39%) Mentoring
6 49 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (8.55%) Enterprise Architecture
8 38 (7.74%) ITIL
9 35 (7.13%) Content Management
9 35 (7.13%) Coaching
9 35 (7.13%) Data Architecture
10 31 (6.31%) Business Continuity
11 28 (5.70%) Infrastructure Management
12 26 (5.30%) Project Management
13 24 (4.89%) Service Management
14 21 (4.28%) Service Delivery
14 21 (4.28%) Scrum
14 21 (4.28%) E-Commerce
15 20 (4.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 69 (14.05%) SQL
2 57 (11.61%) Java
3 45 (9.16%) C#
4 19 (3.87%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.26%) PL/SQL
6 15 (3.05%) C++
7 12 (2.44%) C
7 12 (2.44%) Ruby
8 11 (2.24%) Python
9 9 (1.83%) PHP
10 7 (1.43%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.81%) COBOL
12 3 (0.61%) VBA
13 1 (0.20%) R
13 1 (0.20%) Perl
13 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 59 (12.02%) SC Cleared
3 40 (8.15%) Degree
4 27 (5.50%) CCA
4 27 (5.50%) Citrix Certification
5 23 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (4.28%) DV Cleared
7 19 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (3.46%) CCEE
9 15 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (3.05%) MCSE
10 14 (2.85%) CCIA
11 13 (2.65%) MCSD
11 13 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (2.44%) CCNP
13 9 (1.83%) CCNA
13 9 (1.83%) CCEA
14 8 (1.63%) CISSP
14 8 (1.63%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.44%) QA
2 8 (1.63%) SLA
3 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.20%) GMP
4 1 (0.20%) GxP
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (6.92%) Hyper-V
3 31 (6.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 28 (5.70%) XenDesktop
5 27 (5.50%) XenApp
6 22 (4.48%) Active Directory
6 22 (4.48%) KVM
7 12 (2.44%) XenServer
8 4 (0.81%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.20%) vCloud
10 1 (0.20%) HDFS
10 1 (0.20%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 25 (5.09%) Tivoli
2 12 (2.44%) SCCM
3 8 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (1.63%) Puppet
3 8 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.43%) AppDNA
5 4 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 105 (21.38%) Oracle
2 99 (20.16%) VMware
3 98 (19.96%) Microsoft
4 76 (15.48%) Citrix
5 74 (15.07%) Cisco
6 59 (12.02%) IBM
7 57 (11.61%) EMC
8 46 (9.37%) HP
9 42 (8.55%) NetApp
10 32 (6.52%) Juniper
11 31 (6.31%) Red Hat
12 30 (6.11%) Symantec
13 25 (5.09%) CheckPoint
13 25 (5.09%) AppSense
14 22 (4.48%) CA
14 22 (4.48%) BMC
14 22 (4.48%) Brocade
15 16 (3.26%) Adobe
16 11 (2.24%) SAP
16 11 (2.24%) OpenText
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Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
ATR Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40k salary + benefits, Pension, healthcare, 25 days holiday etc.
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester
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Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Exclusive Company Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: £45k - 60k per year + benefits inc bonus
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Manchester, Lancashire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 30% bonus, 10% pension, 25 hols
Posted: Yesterday
Bollington, Cheshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Orion Enterprise Software Services
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + £7k Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 80k per year + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £645.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £0. - £1 per annum + Competitive
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Warrington
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Salary: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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Macclesfield
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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