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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 78 71 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 210 217 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.05% 3.28% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 3.45% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 165 179 208
Average salary £62,500 £60,000 £59,944
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +0.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,100 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £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
6532 6286 7625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.98% 95.14% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5589 5292 6634
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £22,500
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 January 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 January 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 +6 118 £60,000 +14.28% 23
Cheshire -5 56 £67,500 +8.00% 10
Merseyside +7 26 £63,000 +5.00% 4
Lancashire -8 9 £61,215 -5.82% 2
Cumbria 0 3 £27,750 -38.33%
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 169 (35.28%) Finance
2 130 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (21.92%) Microsoft
4 102 (21.29%) Windows
5 100 (20.88%) .NET
6 85 (17.75%) SQL Server
7 83 (17.33%) Mentoring
8 81 (16.91%) SQL
9 74 (15.45%) TOGAF
10 73 (15.24%) VMware
11 72 (15.03%) Java
12 71 (14.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 69 (14.41%) C#
14 64 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
15 61 (12.73%) Cisco
16 59 (12.32%) Oracle
16 59 (12.32%) Mainframe
17 54 (11.27%) IBM
18 51 (10.65%) ASP.NET
18 51 (10.65%) ITIL
18 51 (10.65%) Middleware
19 50 (10.44%) Internet
19 50 (10.44%) Risk Analysis
20 49 (10.23%) Migration
20 49 (10.23%) Web Services
21 48 (10.02%) Waterfall
22 47 (9.81%) UNIX
23 45 (9.39%) Banking
24 44 (9.19%) DB2
25 41 (8.56%) Coaching

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 34 (7.10%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.80%) CICS
3 21 (4.38%) WebSphere
4 19 (3.97%) WebLogic
5 13 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.88%) Apache
7 8 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (1.46%) nginx
8 7 (1.46%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.04%) IIS
9 5 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.63%) SAS
11 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.42%) ArchestrA
12 2 (0.42%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 24 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.67%) MS Office
3 6 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.42%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.42%) SAP QM
4 2 (0.42%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.42%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.21%) Exstream
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.13%) Office 365
4 13 (2.71%) SaaS
5 12 (2.51%) PaaS
6 6 (1.25%) IaaS
7 3 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.21%) Terremark
9 1 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 50 (10.44%) Internet
2 34 (7.10%) SAN
3 24 (5.01%) Firewall
4 18 (3.76%) LAN
5 17 (3.55%) WAN
5 17 (3.55%) Wireless
6 10 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (1.88%) VPN
8 8 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.67%) VLAN
8 8 (1.67%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.25%) Network Security
9 6 (1.25%) NAS
9 6 (1.25%) SNMP
9 6 (1.25%) IPsec
10 4 (0.84%) WAAS
11 3 (0.63%) DNS
11 3 (0.63%) DHCP
12 2 (0.42%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.42%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (17.75%) SQL Server
2 44 (9.19%) DB2
3 29 (6.05%) Oracle Database
4 25 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 24 (5.01%) MySQL
5 24 (5.01%) RDBMS
6 22 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (3.97%) Oracle Exadata
8 19 (3.97%) Big Data
9 16 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (2.30%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.25%) Hadoop
14 5 (1.04%) Data Mining
14 5 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 24 (5.01%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.46%) MSI
4 2 (0.42%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.21%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.21%) JIRA
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 169 (35.28%) Finance
2 45 (9.39%) Banking
3 30 (6.26%) Retail
4 20 (4.18%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.25%) Law
7 5 (1.04%) Back Office
7 5 (1.04%) Billing
7 5 (1.04%) Local Government
8 4 (0.84%) Legal
8 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.63%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (20.88%) .NET
2 51 (10.65%) ASP.NET
2 51 (10.65%) Middleware
3 49 (10.23%) Web Services
4 39 (8.14%) J2EE
5 35 (7.31%) WCF
6 32 (6.68%) XML
7 25 (5.22%) HTML
8 22 (4.59%) CSS
9 20 (4.18%) WebSphere MQ
10 19 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (3.97%) HTML5
11 17 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 17 (3.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 16 (3.34%) WPF
12 16 (3.34%) JSON
13 15 (3.13%) .NET Framework
13 15 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (2.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.32%) Mainframe
2 31 (6.47%) IBM Mainframe
3 29 (6.05%) Tandem
4 25 (5.22%) FlexPod
5 24 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.97%) User Experience
7 16 (3.34%) Inversion of Control
8 12 (2.51%) Data Integration
8 12 (2.51%) FMCG
9 8 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.46%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.46%) Life Science
10 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.25%) Clustering
12 5 (1.04%) CMDB
13 4 (0.84%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.84%) Open Source
13 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.63%) Computer Science
14 3 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 102 (21.29%) Windows
2 47 (9.81%) UNIX
3 40 (8.35%) Linux
4 32 (6.68%) Solaris
4 32 (6.68%) AIX
5 24 (5.01%) HPUX
6 21 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (3.97%) SUSE
7 19 (3.97%) OS/400
7 19 (3.97%) zOS
8 8 (1.67%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.84%) Android
10 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.42%) CentOS
12 2 (0.42%) Debian
13 1 (0.21%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (17.33%) Mentoring
3 74 (15.45%) TOGAF
4 71 (14.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (10.65%) ITIL
6 50 (10.44%) Risk Analysis
7 49 (10.23%) Migration
8 48 (10.02%) Waterfall
9 41 (8.56%) Coaching
10 40 (8.35%) UML
11 39 (8.14%) Enterprise Architecture
12 37 (7.72%) Technical Architecture
13 36 (7.52%) SOA
13 36 (7.52%) Project Management
14 32 (6.68%) Analytics
15 31 (6.47%) Business Continuity
16 30 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
16 30 (6.26%) OO
17 29 (6.05%) MVC
17 29 (6.05%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (16.91%) SQL
2 72 (15.03%) Java
3 69 (14.41%) C#
4 38 (7.93%) T-SQL
5 31 (6.47%) JavaScript
6 24 (5.01%) COBOL
7 21 (4.38%) PHP
8 10 (2.09%) Ruby
9 9 (1.88%) Python
9 9 (1.88%) C++
10 8 (1.67%) C
11 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.63%) VBA
13 2 (0.42%) VB
13 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (8.35%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.26%) Degree
4 16 (3.34%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (2.71%) CCA
6 13 (2.71%) Citrix Certification
6 13 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.88%) MCSD
8 9 (1.88%) MCSE
9 8 (1.67%) CCDP
9 8 (1.67%) CCEA
10 7 (1.46%) CCNP
11 6 (1.25%) CCIE
12 5 (1.04%) CCEE
12 5 (1.04%) CCIA
12 5 (1.04%) JNCIS
12 5 (1.04%) JNCIP
13 4 (0.84%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.46%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) SLA
2 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 64 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (7.31%) Hyper-V
3 20 (4.18%) KVM
4 14 (2.92%) Active Directory
5 12 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (2.09%) vSphere
7 7 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.46%) vCloud
7 7 (1.46%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.04%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.84%) XenApp
10 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (4.38%) Tivoli
2 14 (2.92%) SCCM
3 10 (2.09%) SCOM
4 7 (1.46%) AppDNA
5 6 (1.25%) OpenNMS
5 6 (1.25%) Puppet
6 5 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.84%) Windows Intune
8 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.21%) Cacti
9 1 (0.21%) nmon
Vendors
1 105 (21.92%) Microsoft
2 73 (15.24%) VMware
3 61 (12.73%) Cisco
4 59 (12.32%) Oracle
5 54 (11.27%) IBM
6 40 (8.35%) Citrix
6 40 (8.35%) Juniper
7 34 (7.10%) NetApp
8 33 (6.89%) HP
9 28 (5.85%) EMC
10 23 (4.80%) Red Hat
11 22 (4.59%) Symantec
12 20 (4.18%) SAP
13 19 (3.97%) BMC
13 19 (3.97%) CA
13 19 (3.97%) CheckPoint
13 19 (3.97%) Brocade
14 18 (3.76%) F5
15 9 (1.88%) Veeam
15 9 (1.88%) Dell
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