The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Architect
Rank 224 251 240
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Architect 7 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.100% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 7
Average salary £52,500 £75,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +70.45%
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £75,000 £61,250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +22.44%
IT 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
5353 6787 6388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.12% 96.58% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4488 5731 5335
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,001 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

IT Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Architect in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IT Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Architect across the North West region.

IT Architect Salary Trend in the North West

IT Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

IT Architect Salary Histogram in the North West

IT 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 IT Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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 - 6 £52,500 -
Cheshire +19 1 £35,000 -53.33%
IT Architect
England

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited IT 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 IT Architect in their job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
3 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) CISSP
3 2 (18.18%) CISM
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Legal
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) GIAC
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Genesys
4 1 (9.09%) GCIA
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) DB2
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) IT Governance

IT Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited IT 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 IT Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
General
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
1 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (9.09%) IT Governance
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (9.09%) Presales
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) CISM
2 2 (18.18%) CISSP
3 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (9.09%) CLAS
3 1 (9.09%) GCIA
3 1 (9.09%) GIAC
3 1 (9.09%) IISP
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PCI QSA
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (9.09%) PA-DSS
2 1 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) RMADS
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
1 1 (9.09%) Genesys
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Splunk
1 1 (9.09%) VMware