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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 71 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 261 255 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.52% 3.72% 4.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.72% 3.96% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 217 221 217
Average salary £57,000 £57,500 £64,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
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
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +5 141 £55,000 -8.33% 26
Cheshire 0 84 £55,500 -3.47% 8
Merseyside -10 17 £57,500 +27.77% 5
Cumbria - 6 £62,500 -
Lancashire -7 2 £64,500 -4.44% 3
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 146 (28.85%) Finance
2 123 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (22.73%) .NET
4 107 (21.15%) Java
5 106 (20.95%) SQL Server
5 106 (20.95%) Microsoft
6 94 (18.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 90 (17.79%) C#
8 85 (16.80%) Project Management
9 84 (16.60%) SQL
10 70 (13.83%) Mentoring
11 60 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
11 60 (11.86%) Banking
12 59 (11.66%) Waterfall
13 57 (11.26%) UML
14 54 (10.67%) J2EE
15 52 (10.28%) Degree
16 50 (9.88%) TOGAF
17 49 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 49 (9.68%) T-SQL
17 49 (9.68%) SOA
18 48 (9.49%) Windows
19 47 (9.29%) Mainframe
20 46 (9.09%) DB2
21 44 (8.70%) MS Excel
21 44 (8.70%) Migration
22 43 (8.50%) Oracle
23 42 (8.30%) Data Warehouse
24 41 (8.10%) COBOL
25 40 (7.91%) ERP

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 39 (7.71%) CICS
2 23 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.17%) Apache
4 10 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.98%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.78%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (1.19%) Lync
8 5 (0.99%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.99%) SAS
9 4 (0.79%) IIS
9 4 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.59%) Node.js
10 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.40%) WebLogic Integration
11 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Process Server
11 2 (0.40%) AquaLogic
11 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 44 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.37%) MS Office
3 7 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.99%) SPSS
5 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.58%) SAP AFS
2 6 (1.19%) SAP SCM
2 6 (1.19%) SAP APO
2 6 (1.19%) SAP PP
3 5 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.59%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.59%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.40%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP LE
7 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
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%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.95%) Office 365
3 11 (2.17%) SaaS
4 10 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.78%) PaaS
6 8 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.99%) IaaS
8 5 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.15%) Internet
2 17 (3.36%) Firewall
3 14 (2.77%) LAN
4 12 (2.37%) WAN
5 11 (2.17%) SAN
6 9 (1.78%) Wireless
7 8 (1.58%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.38%) VPN
8 7 (1.38%) SMS
8 7 (1.38%) MPLS
9 6 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.19%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.79%) VLAN
10 4 (0.79%) WAAS
10 4 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.59%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.59%) IPsec
11 3 (0.59%) NAS
11 3 (0.59%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (20.95%) SQL Server
2 49 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (9.09%) DB2
4 42 (8.30%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (7.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (5.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (5.34%) Big Data
7 20 (3.95%) Relational Database
8 19 (3.75%) RDBMS
9 13 (2.57%) NoSQL
10 12 (2.37%) MySQL
11 10 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (1.78%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.78%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.38%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.19%) OLTP
14 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (0.99%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (3.75%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.40%) Hudson
3 2 (0.40%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.40%) Ant
3 2 (0.40%) JUnit
3 2 (0.40%) ERwin
3 2 (0.40%) Maven
4 1 (0.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.20%) Aptana Studio
4 1 (0.20%) LSMW
4 1 (0.20%) Subversion
4 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.20%) Sublime Text
General
1 146 (28.85%) Finance
2 60 (11.86%) Banking
3 31 (6.13%) Retail
4 16 (3.16%) Advertising
5 11 (2.17%) Legal
6 9 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.19%) Marketing
8 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.59%) Front Office
8 3 (0.59%) Law
8 3 (0.59%) Local Government
8 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (22.73%) .NET
2 54 (10.67%) J2EE
3 39 (7.71%) WCF
4 36 (7.11%) ASP.NET
5 35 (6.92%) WPF
6 29 (5.73%) Web Services
7 28 (5.53%) XML
8 27 (5.34%) HTML
9 26 (5.14%) .NET Framework
10 22 (4.35%) Middleware
10 22 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 18 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (3.56%) HTML5
11 18 (3.56%) CSS
12 10 (1.98%) SOAP
12 10 (1.98%) JSON
13 9 (1.78%) REST
13 9 (1.78%) jQuery
14 7 (1.38%) CSS3
14 7 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.29%) Mainframe
2 19 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.56%) Tandem
4 12 (2.37%) FlexPod
5 10 (1.98%) Open Source
5 10 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.78%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.38%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (1.38%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (1.19%) FMCG
8 6 (1.19%) Visualisation
9 5 (0.99%) User Experience
10 4 (0.79%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.79%) IVR
11 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.59%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.59%) Clustering
11 3 (0.59%) Social Media
11 3 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.49%) Windows
2 19 (3.75%) UNIX
3 18 (3.56%) Linux
4 12 (2.37%) Solaris
5 11 (2.17%) AIX
6 6 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.99%) HPUX
7 5 (0.99%) OS/400
7 5 (0.99%) zOS
7 5 (0.99%) SUSE
8 3 (0.59%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.40%) Debian
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (18.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 85 (16.80%) Project Management
4 70 (13.83%) Mentoring
5 60 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
6 59 (11.66%) Waterfall
7 57 (11.26%) UML
8 50 (9.88%) TOGAF
9 49 (9.68%) SOA
10 44 (8.70%) Migration
11 40 (7.91%) ERP
12 39 (7.71%) Risk Analysis
13 38 (7.51%) Technical Architecture
13 38 (7.51%) Data Architecture
14 33 (6.52%) Analytics
15 30 (5.93%) Enterprise Architecture
16 29 (5.73%) MVC
16 29 (5.73%) CRM
16 29 (5.73%) OO
17 28 (5.53%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 107 (21.15%) Java
2 90 (17.79%) C#
3 84 (16.60%) SQL
4 49 (9.68%) T-SQL
5 41 (8.10%) COBOL
6 22 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.17%) PHP
8 8 (1.58%) VB
8 8 (1.58%) Python
9 7 (1.38%) C
10 6 (1.19%) Perl
11 5 (0.99%) R
12 2 (0.40%) ABAP
12 2 (0.40%) C++
13 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.20%) Scala
13 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (10.28%) Degree
2 27 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (1.58%) CCA
6 8 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (1.58%) CCDP
7 7 (1.38%) MCSE
7 7 (1.38%) CCIE
7 7 (1.38%) CCNP
7 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.19%) MCSD
8 6 (1.19%) CCEA
9 4 (0.79%) CCDA
10 3 (0.59%) CCIP
10 3 (0.59%) CISSP
10 3 (0.59%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.59%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.38%) SLA
1 7 (1.38%) HL7
2 6 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.19%) COBIT
2 6 (1.19%) QA
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (5.34%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.77%) vSphere
4 12 (2.37%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.19%) vCloud
5 6 (1.19%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.99%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.99%) KVM
6 5 (0.99%) XenApp
7 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.59%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.19%) SCCM
3 5 (0.99%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.79%) Windows Intune
4 4 (0.79%) SCOM
5 3 (0.59%) OpenNMS
5 3 (0.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 106 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.50%) Oracle
3 40 (7.91%) Cisco
4 38 (7.51%) VMware
5 28 (5.53%) SAP
6 20 (3.95%) Juniper
6 20 (3.95%) NetApp
7 17 (3.36%) HP
8 16 (3.16%) EMC
9 15 (2.96%) Citrix
9 15 (2.96%) IBM
10 10 (1.98%) F5
11 8 (1.58%) BMC
11 8 (1.58%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.19%) Symantec
12 6 (1.19%) Brocade
12 6 (1.19%) Dell
13 5 (0.99%) CA
13 5 (0.99%) Hitachi
13 5 (0.99%) Business Objects
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Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + flexible benefits
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum
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Salary: Competitive
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North West
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £80,000 to £130,000 per annum + package
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £85,000 per annum + excellent package
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Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + excellent bonus + package
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Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + car, bonus, excellent package
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Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + car, bonus, excellent package
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Salary: From £65,000 to £95,000 per annum + excellent package
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ANSON MCCADE
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