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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Architect
Rank 235 248 260
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Architect 6 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.090% 0.057% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.060% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 2
Average salary £61,215 £50,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.43% +21.21%
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
6382 6710 7076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.28% 95.12% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5137 5464 5950
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 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
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 31 March 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
Cheshire +7 6 £61,215 +22.43%
IT Architect
England

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) CISSP
3 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (10.00%) Network Security
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) AIX
6 1 (10.00%) HPUX
6 1 (10.00%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) HPUX
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Information Management
5 1 (10.00%) MODAF
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CISSP
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp