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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 69 72 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 244 252 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.63% 3.43% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.80% 3.62% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 168 193 215
Average salary £65,000 £56,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.04% -9.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,429 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
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
6429 6960 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.60% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5344 5645 5548
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 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 August 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 +16 172 £65,000 +18.18% 37
Cheshire -15 56 £60,000 +4.34% 12
Merseyside -3 10 £67,750 +35.50% 10
Lancashire -1 1 £43,000 -37.45% 4
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 128 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (23.45%) Microsoft
3 91 (18.24%) Oracle
4 89 (17.84%) VMware
5 87 (17.43%) Windows
6 86 (17.23%) Finance
6 86 (17.23%) TOGAF
7 80 (16.03%) Degree
8 78 (15.63%) IBM
9 76 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 75 (15.03%) SQL Server
11 74 (14.83%) Middleware
12 72 (14.43%) .NET
12 72 (14.43%) Data Centre
13 66 (13.23%) Enterprise Architecture
14 62 (12.42%) Web Services
15 60 (12.02%) SQL
15 60 (12.02%) Cisco
16 55 (11.02%) Java
16 55 (11.02%) Mentoring
16 55 (11.02%) Oracle Database
17 51 (10.22%) WebLogic
18 50 (10.02%) CSS
18 50 (10.02%) HTML
18 50 (10.02%) SOA
18 50 (10.02%) HP
18 50 (10.02%) SC Cleared
18 50 (10.02%) Security Cleared
19 49 (9.82%) Banking
20 48 (9.62%) Technical Architecture

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 51 (10.22%) WebLogic
2 45 (9.02%) SharePoint
3 33 (6.61%) WebSphere
4 29 (5.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 28 (5.61%) CMS
6 26 (5.21%) Oracle Service Bus
7 18 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (3.01%) MS Exchange
9 13 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (2.20%) Documentum
10 11 (2.20%) IIS
11 10 (2.00%) Tomcat
11 10 (2.00%) Alfresco
12 8 (1.60%) CICS
12 8 (1.60%) Apache
13 7 (1.40%) Apache Pig
13 7 (1.40%) Apache Spark
14 6 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (1.20%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
15 4 (0.80%) Lync
Applications
1 40 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.61%) MS Office
3 15 (3.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (2.61%) InfoPath
5 11 (2.20%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (1.20%) SPSS
7 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.20%) Revit
Business Applications
1 35 (7.01%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.40%) Tridion
4 2 (0.40%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.81%) IBM PureFlex
2 19 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.21%) Office 365
4 15 (3.01%) SaaS
5 9 (1.80%) IaaS
6 8 (1.60%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.00%) Route 53
9 5 (1.00%) Amazon Glacier
9 5 (1.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.80%) PaaS
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.01%) Firewall
2 29 (5.81%) SAN
3 20 (4.01%) Wireless
4 19 (3.81%) WAN
5 18 (3.61%) LAN
6 11 (2.20%) Internet
7 10 (2.00%) MPLS
7 10 (2.00%) BGP
7 10 (2.00%) DNS
7 10 (2.00%) Wireless Security
8 7 (1.40%) VLAN
8 7 (1.40%) HTTP
9 5 (1.00%) DHCP
10 4 (0.80%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.60%) WLAN
11 3 (0.60%) Intranet
12 2 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
12 2 (0.40%) WebEx
12 2 (0.40%) Telepresence
12 2 (0.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 55 (11.02%) Oracle Database
3 33 (6.61%) Relational Database
4 30 (6.01%) DB2
4 30 (6.01%) RDBMS
5 26 (5.21%) Big Data
6 24 (4.81%) Oracle Exadata
7 19 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (3.41%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.81%) NoSQL
10 12 (2.40%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.40%) Easytrieve
11 7 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.20%) MySQL
12 6 (1.20%) DataStage
12 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.00%) Mahout
14 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (5.21%) SoapUI
2 22 (4.41%) Visual Studio
3 20 (4.01%) Hudson
3 20 (4.01%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.81%) Axure RP
5 10 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.80%) Selenium
6 4 (0.80%) Jasmine
7 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.40%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.40%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.40%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 86 (17.23%) Finance
2 49 (9.82%) Banking
3 31 (6.21%) Retail
4 22 (4.41%) Marketing
5 20 (4.01%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (2.40%) Publishing
7 10 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.80%) Law
9 5 (1.00%) Legal
9 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.60%) Games
11 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.40%) Local Government
12 2 (0.40%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (14.83%) Middleware
2 72 (14.43%) .NET
3 62 (12.42%) Web Services
4 50 (10.02%) CSS
4 50 (10.02%) HTML
5 41 (8.22%) J2EE
6 40 (8.02%) XSLT
7 34 (6.81%) SOAP
8 33 (6.61%) XML
9 32 (6.41%) WebSphere MQ
10 30 (6.01%) Oracle Fusion
11 27 (5.41%) JMS
12 26 (5.21%) WSDL
12 26 (5.21%) XSD
13 24 (4.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 22 (4.41%) HTML5
15 17 (3.41%) jQuery
16 15 (3.01%) Sass
17 14 (2.81%) LESS
17 14 (2.81%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.43%) Data Centre
2 37 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 25 (5.01%) FlexPod
4 23 (4.61%) User Experience
5 22 (4.41%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.61%) N-Tier
7 14 (2.81%) Clustering
7 14 (2.81%) Smartphone
7 14 (2.81%) Taxonomies
8 12 (2.40%) Mainframe
8 12 (2.40%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.00%) Data Integration
9 10 (2.00%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.60%) VSAM
10 8 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.40%) Life Science
11 7 (1.40%) Replication
11 7 (1.40%) IBM Mainframe
12 6 (1.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (17.43%) Windows
2 38 (7.62%) Linux
3 36 (7.21%) AIX
4 33 (6.61%) Solaris
5 25 (5.01%) HPUX
5 25 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (4.81%) SUSE
6 24 (4.81%) OS/400
6 24 (4.81%) zOS
7 18 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (3.41%) Windows 7
8 17 (3.41%) UNIX
9 16 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.20%) Android
12 1 (0.20%) CentOS
12 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (17.23%) TOGAF
3 66 (13.23%) Enterprise Architecture
4 55 (11.02%) Mentoring
5 50 (10.02%) SOA
6 48 (9.62%) Technical Architecture
7 47 (9.42%) Content Management
8 45 (9.02%) Migration
8 45 (9.02%) SDLC
9 42 (8.42%) Coaching
10 37 (7.41%) Business Continuity
11 35 (7.01%) Open Source
12 31 (6.21%) Project Management
13 29 (5.81%) ITIL
13 29 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
14 28 (5.61%) E-Commerce
14 28 (5.61%) Data Management
15 27 (5.41%) Information Security
15 27 (5.41%) Data Architecture
16 26 (5.21%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (12.02%) SQL
2 55 (11.02%) Java
3 36 (7.21%) C#
4 34 (6.81%) JavaScript
5 26 (5.21%) PL/SQL
6 8 (1.60%) JCL
6 8 (1.60%) COBOL
6 8 (1.60%) R
7 7 (1.40%) Assembly Language
7 7 (1.40%) REXX
8 6 (1.20%) Python
8 6 (1.20%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.20%) C
8 6 (1.20%) C++
9 5 (1.00%) SPARQL
9 5 (1.00%) Ruby
10 2 (0.40%) Scala
11 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.20%) PHP
11 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (16.03%) Degree
2 50 (10.02%) SC Cleared
2 50 (10.02%) Security Cleared
3 27 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (4.41%) DV Cleared
5 21 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (4.01%) CCA
6 20 (4.01%) Citrix Certification
7 17 (3.41%) CCNP
8 16 (3.21%) MCSE
9 15 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (2.81%) CCEE
11 13 (2.61%) CISSP
12 11 (2.20%) MCSD
13 10 (2.00%) HP ASE
14 8 (1.60%) MCITP
14 8 (1.60%) CCNA
15 6 (1.20%) CCDA
15 6 (1.20%) CCEA
15 6 (1.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.80%) QA
2 7 (1.40%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.40%) GxP
6 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (6.61%) Hyper-V
3 31 (6.21%) XenApp
3 31 (6.21%) XenDesktop
4 26 (5.21%) Active Directory
5 24 (4.81%) KVM
6 21 (4.21%) XenServer
7 16 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (2.20%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.20%) HDFS
9 6 (1.20%) GPFS
10 5 (1.00%) vSphere
11 3 (0.60%) vCloud
12 1 (0.20%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 24 (4.81%) Tivoli
2 8 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.40%) Oozie
4 6 (1.20%) Puppet
5 5 (1.00%) SCCM
5 5 (1.00%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.80%) WSUS
7 2 (0.40%) StatsD
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 117 (23.45%) Microsoft
2 91 (18.24%) Oracle
3 89 (17.84%) VMware
4 78 (15.63%) IBM
5 60 (12.02%) Cisco
6 50 (10.02%) HP
7 46 (9.22%) EMC
7 46 (9.22%) Citrix
8 39 (7.82%) CheckPoint
9 31 (6.21%) Red Hat
9 31 (6.21%) Juniper
10 28 (5.61%) NetApp
11 26 (5.21%) Symantec
12 25 (5.01%) CA
13 24 (4.81%) BMC
13 24 (4.81%) Brocade
14 20 (4.01%) AppSense
15 17 (3.41%) Adobe
16 15 (3.01%) F5
17 14 (2.81%) Stellent
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £90K + Bonus + Health + Pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70-100k+
Posted: 15 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70-100k + excellent package, car, bonus etc
Posted: 15 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90 - 120k+ & excellent, comprehensive package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Carlisle, Cumbria
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £50-90,000 + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50-80K
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Twist IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £ 50,000 - 100,000. Maybe more for the right Arhcitect
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago