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

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 72 71 66
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 241 246 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.66% 3.38% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.84% 3.56% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 158 184 211
Average salary £65,000 £57,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,429 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.30%
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
6277 6903 6896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.40% 94.91% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5143 5600 5911
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 £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 5 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 5 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 +23 160 £65,000 +18.18% 26
Cheshire -6 60 £60,000 +4.34% 10
Merseyside -5 15 £69,500 +39.00% 2
Lancashire -7 3 £59,000 -14.18%
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 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 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (24.70%) Microsoft
3 104 (20.55%) VMware
4 101 (19.96%) Oracle
5 92 (18.18%) Windows
6 83 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 82 (16.21%) IBM
8 79 (15.61%) SQL Server
8 79 (15.61%) Finance
9 77 (15.22%) Middleware
10 74 (14.62%) TOGAF
11 73 (14.43%) Degree
11 73 (14.43%) Data Centre
12 70 (13.83%) .NET
13 69 (13.64%) Cisco
14 66 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
14 66 (13.04%) Security Cleared
15 65 (12.85%) SC Cleared
16 61 (12.06%) SQL
16 61 (12.06%) Migration
17 60 (11.86%) Citrix
18 58 (11.46%) Web Services
19 55 (10.87%) EMC
19 55 (10.87%) Mentoring
19 55 (10.87%) Oracle Database
20 54 (10.67%) SOA
20 54 (10.67%) SharePoint
21 53 (10.47%) Technical Architecture
22 51 (10.08%) Content Management
22 51 (10.08%) WebLogic

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 54 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 51 (10.08%) WebLogic
3 35 (6.92%) WebSphere
4 29 (5.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 26 (5.14%) Oracle Service Bus
6 22 (4.35%) CMS
6 22 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (3.16%) MS Exchange
9 14 (2.77%) Documentum
10 13 (2.57%) Alfresco
11 10 (1.98%) Apache
11 10 (1.98%) Tomcat
12 8 (1.58%) IIS
12 8 (1.58%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
12 8 (1.58%) CICS
12 8 (1.58%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (1.38%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.99%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.79%) Lync
Applications
1 45 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.35%) MS Office
3 17 (3.36%) InfoPath
3 17 (3.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (2.57%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (1.19%) SPSS
6 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 35 (6.92%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.40%) Tridion
5 2 (0.40%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.74%) IBM PureFlex
2 21 (4.15%) Office 365
3 14 (2.77%) SaaS
4 13 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.38%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.99%) PaaS
8 4 (0.79%) Amazon Glacier
8 4 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (0.79%) Route 53
8 4 (0.79%) IaaS
9 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.52%) SAN
2 29 (5.73%) Firewall
3 16 (3.16%) WAN
3 16 (3.16%) Wireless
4 15 (2.96%) LAN
5 11 (2.17%) VLAN
6 10 (1.98%) DNS
6 10 (1.98%) MPLS
6 10 (1.98%) BGP
7 9 (1.78%) Internet
8 7 (1.38%) Wireless Security
9 5 (0.99%) DHCP
10 4 (0.79%) HTTP
11 3 (0.59%) SMS
11 3 (0.59%) WLAN
12 2 (0.40%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.40%) VPN
12 2 (0.40%) DMZ
12 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 55 (10.87%) Oracle Database
3 32 (6.32%) DB2
4 30 (5.93%) RDBMS
4 30 (5.93%) Relational Database
5 29 (5.73%) Big Data
6 24 (4.74%) Oracle Exadata
7 19 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (2.77%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.37%) Apache Hive
10 11 (2.17%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.38%) Easytrieve
12 6 (1.19%) DataStage
12 6 (1.19%) MySQL
12 6 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.99%) Mahout
13 5 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (5.14%) SoapUI
2 23 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 20 (3.95%) Hudson
3 20 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.16%) Axure RP
5 10 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.59%) Selenium
6 3 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.40%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.20%) Maven
8 1 (0.20%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
General
1 79 (15.61%) Finance
2 46 (9.09%) Banking
3 30 (5.93%) Retail
4 22 (4.35%) Marketing
5 18 (3.56%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.77%) Publishing
7 12 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.78%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.58%) Law
10 5 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.79%) Legal
11 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.79%) Local Government
12 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (15.22%) Middleware
2 70 (13.83%) .NET
3 58 (11.46%) Web Services
4 46 (9.09%) CSS
4 46 (9.09%) HTML
5 44 (8.70%) XSLT
6 37 (7.31%) J2EE
7 34 (6.72%) SOAP
8 32 (6.32%) WebSphere MQ
9 31 (6.13%) XML
9 31 (6.13%) Oracle Fusion
10 27 (5.34%) JMS
10 27 (5.34%) WSDL
11 26 (5.14%) XSD
12 24 (4.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 22 (4.35%) HTML5
14 14 (2.77%) WebCenter
14 14 (2.77%) Sass
14 14 (2.77%) Oracle ADF
15 13 (2.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 73 (14.43%) Data Centre
2 40 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.53%) FlexPod
4 26 (5.14%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.15%) User Experience
6 19 (3.75%) Computer Science
6 19 (3.75%) Clustering
7 18 (3.56%) Mainframe
7 18 (3.56%) N-Tier
8 15 (2.96%) Smartphone
8 15 (2.96%) Taxonomies
9 9 (1.78%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.78%) Data Integration
9 9 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.58%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.58%) VSAM
11 7 (1.38%) IBM Mainframe
11 7 (1.38%) Life Science
11 7 (1.38%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 92 (18.18%) Windows
2 41 (8.10%) AIX
3 39 (7.71%) Linux
4 38 (7.51%) Solaris
5 28 (5.53%) HPUX
6 26 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (4.74%) SUSE
7 24 (4.74%) OS/400
7 24 (4.74%) zOS
8 21 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (3.95%) UNIX
10 19 (3.75%) Windows 7
11 11 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.99%) Android
13 4 (0.79%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.59%) VMS
15 2 (0.40%) VME
16 1 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (14.62%) TOGAF
3 66 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
4 61 (12.06%) Migration
5 55 (10.87%) Mentoring
6 54 (10.67%) SOA
7 53 (10.47%) Technical Architecture
8 51 (10.08%) Content Management
9 43 (8.50%) SDLC
10 40 (7.91%) Coaching
11 39 (7.71%) Business Continuity
12 36 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (6.32%) Data Architecture
13 32 (6.32%) Open Source
14 30 (5.93%) Project Management
15 28 (5.53%) Data Management
16 27 (5.34%) ITIL
16 27 (5.34%) E-Commerce
16 27 (5.34%) Performance Tuning
17 25 (4.94%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (12.06%) SQL
2 46 (9.09%) Java
3 34 (6.72%) C#
4 26 (5.14%) PL/SQL
5 20 (3.95%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.98%) COBOL
7 8 (1.58%) JCL
8 7 (1.38%) Assembly Language
8 7 (1.38%) REXX
9 6 (1.19%) R
10 5 (0.99%) SPARQL
10 5 (0.99%) C
10 5 (0.99%) C++
11 4 (0.79%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.40%) Scala
12 2 (0.40%) Python
13 1 (0.20%) Ruby
13 1 (0.20%) PHP
13 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (14.43%) Degree
2 66 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 65 (12.85%) SC Cleared
4 28 (5.53%) DV Cleared
5 26 (5.14%) CCA
5 26 (5.14%) Citrix Certification
5 26 (5.14%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (3.56%) MCSE
9 17 (3.36%) CCNP
9 17 (3.36%) CCEE
10 15 (2.96%) CISSP
11 14 (2.77%) MCSD
12 10 (1.98%) CCNA
13 9 (1.78%) CCIA
13 9 (1.78%) MCITP
14 8 (1.58%) CCEA
15 7 (1.38%) HP ASE
16 6 (1.19%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.17%) QA
2 6 (1.19%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.79%) SLA
4 3 (0.59%) GxP
4 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.20%) GMP
System Software
1 83 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (6.72%) XenApp
2 34 (6.72%) XenDesktop
3 32 (6.32%) Hyper-V
4 26 (5.14%) Active Directory
5 24 (4.74%) XenServer
5 24 (4.74%) KVM
6 19 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (2.17%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.19%) HDFS
8 6 (1.19%) GPFS
9 5 (0.99%) vSphere
10 3 (0.59%) vCloud
11 1 (0.20%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 24 (4.74%) Tivoli
2 7 (1.38%) Oozie
3 6 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.19%) Puppet
4 5 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (0.99%) SCCM
5 4 (0.79%) WSUS
6 3 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 125 (24.70%) Microsoft
2 104 (20.55%) VMware
3 101 (19.96%) Oracle
4 82 (16.21%) IBM
5 69 (13.64%) Cisco
6 60 (11.86%) Citrix
7 55 (10.87%) EMC
8 51 (10.08%) HP
9 34 (6.72%) CheckPoint
10 33 (6.52%) NetApp
11 32 (6.32%) Red Hat
12 30 (5.93%) Juniper
13 28 (5.53%) Symantec
14 25 (4.94%) CA
15 24 (4.74%) BMC
15 24 (4.74%) Brocade
16 23 (4.55%) AppSense
17 19 (3.75%) Adobe
18 14 (2.77%) Stellent
19 13 (2.57%) OpenText
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