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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 71 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 266 256 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.55% 3.67% 3.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.75% 3.86% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 228 208 216
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,150
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
7099 6628 7427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.62% 95.07% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6090 5648 6527
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £23,000
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 28 November 2014.

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 November 2014. 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 -1 161 £55,000 -6.23% 16
Cheshire -12 72 £52,500 -22.22% 8
Merseyside +8 16 £61,250 -2.00%
Cumbria +4 8 £62,500 +38.88% 1
Lancashire -16 2 £52,500 -19.23% 3
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 191 (36.87%) Finance
2 147 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (23.36%) .NET
4 118 (22.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 110 (21.24%) Java
6 109 (21.04%) Microsoft
7 91 (17.57%) SQL Server
8 89 (17.18%) Mentoring
9 85 (16.41%) Windows
10 83 (16.02%) Mainframe
11 82 (15.83%) C#
12 78 (15.06%) SQL
13 73 (14.09%) Risk Analysis
14 72 (13.90%) Banking
15 69 (13.32%) Waterfall
16 62 (11.97%) Project Management
16 62 (11.97%) J2EE
17 60 (11.58%) TOGAF
18 58 (11.20%) DB2
18 58 (11.20%) UML
19 51 (9.85%) IBM
19 51 (9.85%) WCF
20 50 (9.65%) Internet
20 50 (9.65%) Middleware
21 47 (9.07%) COBOL
21 47 (9.07%) ASP.NET
22 45 (8.69%) UNIX
22 45 (8.69%) CICS
23 44 (8.49%) Tandem
24 43 (8.30%) ITIL

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 (8.69%) CICS
2 28 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 12 (2.32%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.12%) Apache
6 10 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (0.97%) nginx
8 5 (0.97%) IIS
8 5 (0.97%) SAS
8 5 (0.97%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.77%) ArchestrA
10 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.58%) Lync
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.19%) Node.js
Applications
1 32 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.16%) MS Office
3 5 (0.97%) SPSS
4 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.19%) Edge Animate
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.54%) SAP PP
2 6 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.16%) SAP APO
2 6 (1.16%) SAP SCM
3 3 (0.58%) SAP MDM
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.39%) SAP QM
4 2 (0.39%) SAP AFS
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP LE
5 1 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.19%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.47%) Office 365
4 14 (2.70%) SaaS
5 13 (2.51%) PaaS
6 7 (1.35%) IaaS
6 7 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.19%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 50 (9.65%) Internet
2 25 (4.83%) Firewall
3 23 (4.44%) SAN
4 15 (2.90%) LAN
5 14 (2.70%) WAN
6 13 (2.51%) Wireless
7 10 (1.93%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.54%) iSCSI
9 7 (1.35%) VPN
9 7 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.16%) IPsec
10 6 (1.16%) SNMP
10 6 (1.16%) NAS
11 4 (0.77%) WAAS
11 4 (0.77%) VLAN
12 3 (0.58%) FTP
13 2 (0.39%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.39%) MPLS
13 2 (0.39%) Network Security
13 2 (0.39%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 58 (11.20%) DB2
3 27 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (5.21%) Relational Database
4 26 (5.02%) RDBMS
4 26 (5.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (5.02%) Big Data
5 23 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (3.86%) MySQL
6 20 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (3.67%) Oracle Database
8 16 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (2.51%) NoSQL
10 12 (2.32%) Oracle Exadata
11 8 (1.54%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.35%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.35%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 20 (3.86%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.58%) Ant
4 2 (0.39%) JUnit
4 2 (0.39%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.39%) Hudson
4 2 (0.39%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (0.39%) Maven
4 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) JIRA
5 1 (0.19%) Aptana Studio
5 1 (0.19%) Sublime Text
5 1 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
General
1 191 (36.87%) Finance
2 72 (13.90%) Banking
3 35 (6.76%) Retail
4 14 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.74%) Law
5 9 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.35%) Legal
7 5 (0.97%) Local Government
8 4 (0.77%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.58%) Marketing
9 3 (0.58%) Billing
9 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.58%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (23.36%) .NET
2 62 (11.97%) J2EE
3 51 (9.85%) WCF
4 50 (9.65%) Middleware
5 47 (9.07%) ASP.NET
6 41 (7.92%) Web Services
7 37 (7.14%) WPF
8 31 (5.98%) .NET Framework
9 28 (5.41%) HTML
10 25 (4.83%) XML
11 24 (4.63%) HTML5
12 23 (4.44%) CSS
13 21 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 16 (3.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (3.09%) JSON
16 15 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 15 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
18 13 (2.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 83 (16.02%) Mainframe
2 44 (8.49%) Tandem
3 36 (6.95%) IBM Mainframe
4 20 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.09%) Inversion of Control
6 14 (2.70%) FlexPod
7 13 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.32%) FMCG
9 9 (1.74%) User Experience
9 9 (1.74%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.35%) Open Source
11 5 (0.97%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.97%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.97%) CMDB
12 4 (0.77%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.77%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.58%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.58%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.39%) Computer Science
14 2 (0.39%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 85 (16.41%) Windows
2 45 (8.69%) UNIX
3 26 (5.02%) Linux
4 19 (3.67%) Solaris
4 19 (3.67%) AIX
5 13 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.32%) HPUX
6 12 (2.32%) OS/400
6 12 (2.32%) zOS
6 12 (2.32%) SUSE
7 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.97%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.58%) Android
8 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.39%) Debian
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (22.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 89 (17.18%) Mentoring
4 73 (14.09%) Risk Analysis
5 69 (13.32%) Waterfall
6 62 (11.97%) Project Management
7 60 (11.58%) TOGAF
8 58 (11.20%) UML
9 43 (8.30%) ITIL
10 42 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (7.72%) SOA
12 36 (6.95%) Analytics
13 35 (6.76%) ERP
14 34 (6.56%) Migration
14 34 (6.56%) MVC
14 34 (6.56%) Technical Architecture
15 33 (6.37%) Enterprise Architecture
16 31 (5.98%) OO
17 29 (5.60%) Problem Management
18 28 (5.41%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 110 (21.24%) Java
2 82 (15.83%) C#
3 78 (15.06%) SQL
4 47 (9.07%) COBOL
5 42 (8.11%) T-SQL
6 31 (5.98%) JavaScript
7 20 (3.86%) PHP
8 10 (1.93%) Python
9 5 (0.97%) Perl
9 5 (0.97%) R
10 3 (0.58%) Ruby
10 3 (0.58%) VB
10 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.58%) C++
11 2 (0.39%) C
12 1 (0.19%) ABAP
12 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (6.76%) Degree
1 35 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.35%) CCA
5 7 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (1.35%) CCEA
5 7 (1.35%) MCSD
5 7 (1.35%) MCSE
6 4 (0.77%) CCDP
7 3 (0.58%) CCIE
7 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.39%) CCNP
8 2 (0.39%) CCNA
8 2 (0.39%) CCDA
8 2 (0.39%) RHCA
8 2 (0.39%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.35%) QA
2 6 (1.16%) SLA
3 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 33 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 13 (2.51%) KVM
4 11 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.12%) vSphere
5 6 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.16%) vCloud
5 6 (1.16%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.97%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.58%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (2.70%) Tivoli
2 8 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.16%) OpenNMS
3 6 (1.16%) SCOM
4 4 (0.77%) Puppet
4 4 (0.77%) Windows Intune
5 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.39%) SCCM
6 1 (0.19%) Cacti
6 1 (0.19%) nmon
Vendors
1 109 (21.04%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.85%) IBM
3 43 (8.30%) Oracle
4 41 (7.92%) VMware
5 38 (7.34%) Cisco
6 28 (5.41%) Juniper
7 23 (4.44%) SAP
8 18 (3.47%) HP
8 18 (3.47%) NetApp
9 16 (3.09%) EMC
10 15 (2.90%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.51%) F5
12 12 (2.32%) Brocade
12 12 (2.32%) Symantec
12 12 (2.32%) CheckPoint
12 12 (2.32%) BMC
12 12 (2.32%) CA
13 11 (2.12%) Citrix
14 9 (1.74%) Dell
15 6 (1.16%) Business Objects
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Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 1 hour ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + car allowance and substantial bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50,000 per annum £50k basic + £7k car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Package
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Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: + attractive benefits and extensive career progression opportunities
Posted: 4 days ago
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CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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North West
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 10% bonus + car
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Manchester
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bens
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Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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