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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 68 66 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 272 250 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.61% 3.68% 4.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.84% 3.90% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 233 213 225
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £62,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +0.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
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
7087 6412 6868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.47% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5970 5501 5910
Average salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +1 160 £55,000 -8.33% 21
Cheshire +5 84 £55,000 -18.51% 8
Merseyside -4 10 £72,500 +45.00% 1
Cumbria - 8 £62,500 - 1
Lancashire -14 1 £52,500 -19.23% 3
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 172 (34.06%) Finance
2 138 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (23.96%) .NET
4 112 (22.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 111 (21.98%) Java
6 108 (21.39%) Microsoft
7 94 (18.61%) SQL Server
8 87 (17.23%) C#
9 82 (16.24%) SQL
9 82 (16.24%) Mentoring
10 79 (15.64%) Project Management
11 74 (14.65%) Windows
12 73 (14.46%) Mainframe
13 69 (13.66%) Waterfall
14 66 (13.07%) Banking
15 64 (12.67%) Risk Analysis
16 60 (11.88%) J2EE
17 57 (11.29%) UML
18 55 (10.89%) DB2
19 51 (10.10%) TOGAF
20 50 (9.90%) T-SQL
21 49 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
22 48 (9.50%) WCF
23 47 (9.31%) COBOL
24 45 (8.91%) CICS
24 45 (8.91%) Middleware
25 43 (8.51%) Internet
26 41 (8.12%) Degree
27 40 (7.92%) IBM
27 40 (7.92%) MS Excel

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (8.91%) CICS
2 21 (4.16%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.57%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.18%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.98%) Apache
6 8 (1.58%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (1.39%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.99%) SAS
8 5 (0.99%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.59%) IIS
10 3 (0.59%) Lync
11 2 (0.40%) Node.js
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.40%) ArchestrA
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.40%) JBoss
11 2 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 40 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.98%) MS Office
3 6 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.99%) SPSS
5 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.20%) Edge Animate
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.58%) SAP PP
2 7 (1.39%) SAP AFS
3 6 (1.19%) SAP SCM
3 6 (1.19%) SAP APO
4 4 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.59%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.40%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.20%) SAP LE
7 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.20%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.20%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.96%) Office 365
3 13 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.38%) SaaS
5 10 (1.98%) PaaS
6 7 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.79%) IaaS
10 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.51%) Internet
2 20 (3.96%) SAN
3 19 (3.76%) Firewall
4 12 (2.38%) Wireless
5 11 (2.18%) LAN
6 10 (1.98%) WAN
6 10 (1.98%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.58%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.19%) NAS
8 6 (1.19%) VPN
8 6 (1.19%) IPsec
8 6 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.19%) SNMP
9 4 (0.79%) WAAS
9 4 (0.79%) VLAN
10 3 (0.59%) MPLS
11 2 (0.40%) DNS
11 2 (0.40%) HTTP
11 2 (0.40%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.40%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 55 (10.89%) DB2
3 38 (7.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (6.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (5.15%) Big Data
7 24 (4.75%) Relational Database
8 23 (4.55%) RDBMS
9 20 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (3.17%) Oracle Database
11 15 (2.97%) MySQL
12 14 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (1.98%) NoSQL
15 9 (1.78%) Oracle Exadata
16 8 (1.58%) MongoDB
17 7 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
17 7 (1.39%) Hadoop
18 5 (0.99%) Apache Hive
18 5 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 20 (3.96%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.59%) Ant
4 2 (0.40%) JUnit
4 2 (0.40%) Maven
4 2 (0.40%) JIRA
4 2 (0.40%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.40%) Hudson
4 2 (0.40%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.20%) Sublime Text
5 1 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.20%) ERwin
5 1 (0.20%) LSMW
5 1 (0.20%) Aptana Studio
General
1 172 (34.06%) Finance
2 66 (13.07%) Banking
3 34 (6.73%) Retail
4 10 (1.98%) Legal
4 10 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.78%) Law
6 7 (1.39%) Advertising
7 5 (0.99%) Marketing
8 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Billing
10 2 (0.40%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (23.96%) .NET
2 60 (11.88%) J2EE
3 48 (9.50%) WCF
4 45 (8.91%) Middleware
5 39 (7.72%) WPF
6 38 (7.52%) ASP.NET
7 31 (6.14%) Web Services
8 30 (5.94%) .NET Framework
9 27 (5.35%) XML
9 27 (5.35%) HTML
10 21 (4.16%) HTML5
11 19 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (3.76%) CSS
12 17 (3.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 16 (3.17%) JSON
14 13 (2.57%) SOAP
14 13 (2.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 12 (2.38%) REST
16 11 (2.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 73 (14.46%) Mainframe
2 37 (7.33%) Tandem
3 27 (5.35%) IBM Mainframe
4 15 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
6 11 (2.18%) FlexPod
7 9 (1.78%) Open Source
8 7 (1.39%) FMCG
8 7 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.99%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.79%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.59%) User Experience
11 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.59%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.40%) Biometrics
12 2 (0.40%) CMDB
12 2 (0.40%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.40%) PDA
12 2 (0.40%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.65%) Windows
2 37 (7.33%) UNIX
3 22 (4.36%) Linux
4 17 (3.37%) Solaris
5 16 (3.17%) AIX
6 10 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.78%) HPUX
7 9 (1.78%) OS/400
7 9 (1.78%) zOS
7 9 (1.78%) SUSE
8 6 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.99%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.40%) Debian
10 2 (0.40%) Android
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (22.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 82 (16.24%) Mentoring
4 79 (15.64%) Project Management
5 69 (13.66%) Waterfall
6 64 (12.67%) Risk Analysis
7 57 (11.29%) UML
8 51 (10.10%) TOGAF
9 49 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (7.52%) SOA
11 36 (7.13%) ITIL
12 35 (6.93%) ERP
12 35 (6.93%) Enterprise Architecture
12 35 (6.93%) Technical Architecture
12 35 (6.93%) Analytics
13 32 (6.34%) Migration
13 32 (6.34%) MVC
14 29 (5.74%) Data Architecture
15 28 (5.54%) OO
15 28 (5.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 111 (21.98%) Java
2 87 (17.23%) C#
3 82 (16.24%) SQL
4 50 (9.90%) T-SQL
5 47 (9.31%) COBOL
6 29 (5.74%) JavaScript
7 19 (3.76%) PHP
8 7 (1.39%) Python
9 6 (1.19%) VB
10 5 (0.99%) Perl
10 5 (0.99%) R
11 4 (0.79%) C
12 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.40%) ABAP
14 1 (0.20%) VBA
14 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (8.12%) Degree
2 33 (6.53%) Security Cleared
3 27 (5.35%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.58%) MCSE
7 7 (1.39%) CCA
7 7 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (1.39%) CCEA
7 7 (1.39%) MCSD
8 6 (1.19%) CCDP
9 4 (0.79%) CCNP
10 3 (0.59%) CCIE
10 3 (0.59%) CISSP
10 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.40%) RHCA
11 2 (0.40%) LPIC
11 2 (0.40%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.19%) SLA
2 5 (0.99%) COBIT
2 5 (0.99%) QA
3 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 30 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (5.35%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.18%) vSphere
4 10 (1.98%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.78%) KVM
6 6 (1.19%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.19%) vCloud
7 5 (0.99%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.78%) Tivoli
2 7 (1.39%) SCOM
2 7 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.19%) OpenNMS
4 4 (0.79%) Windows Intune
5 3 (0.59%) Puppet
5 3 (0.59%) SCCM
6 1 (0.20%) Cacti
6 1 (0.20%) nmon
Vendors
1 108 (21.39%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.92%) IBM
3 38 (7.52%) VMware
3 38 (7.52%) Oracle
4 37 (7.33%) Cisco
5 27 (5.35%) SAP
6 23 (4.55%) Juniper
7 17 (3.37%) NetApp
8 16 (3.17%) HP
9 15 (2.97%) EMC
10 13 (2.57%) F5
11 12 (2.38%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.98%) Brocade
12 10 (1.98%) Citrix
12 10 (1.98%) Symantec
13 9 (1.78%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.78%) BMC
13 9 (1.78%) CA
13 9 (1.78%) Dell
14 6 (1.19%) Veeam
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