The table below looks at the statistics for the Network 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 Network Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 249 230 248
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Architect 10 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.087% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.092% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 6
Average salary £60,000 £41,250 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
Network 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
7036 6493 7060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.65% 94.24% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5725 5590 6111
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 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Network Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Network Architect Salary Trend in the North West

Network Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Network Architect Salary Histogram in the North West

Network 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 Network Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 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 -2 8 £60,000 +45.45% 1
Cheshire - 2 £52,500 -
Network Architect
England

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Network 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 Network Architect in their job title.

1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 11 (64.71%) Juniper
2 11 (64.71%) Network Design
3 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (41.18%) CCIE
5 7 (41.18%) ITIL
5 7 (41.18%) Finance
5 7 (41.18%) Firewall
5 7 (41.18%) F5
6 6 (35.29%) Network Architecture
6 6 (35.29%) Wireless
7 5 (29.41%) CCNP
7 5 (29.41%) MPLS
8 4 (23.53%) OSPF
8 4 (23.53%) BGP
8 4 (23.53%) CCIP
8 4 (23.53%) JNCIA
8 4 (23.53%) JNCIE
8 4 (23.53%) Redback
9 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
10 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (11.76%) ERP
10 2 (11.76%) LAN
10 2 (11.76%) WAN
10 2 (11.76%) Project Management
10 2 (11.76%) Business Objects
10 2 (11.76%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Network 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 Network Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) Wireless
3 5 (29.41%) MPLS
4 4 (23.53%) OSPF
4 4 (23.53%) BGP
5 2 (11.76%) LAN
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) WAAS
6 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Network Design
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 6 (35.29%) Network Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (41.18%) CCIE
4 5 (29.41%) CCNP
5 4 (23.53%) CCIP
5 4 (23.53%) JNCIA
5 4 (23.53%) JNCIE
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 11 (64.71%) Juniper
3 7 (41.18%) F5
4 4 (23.53%) Redback
5 2 (11.76%) Business Objects
5 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 2 (11.76%) Ipanema Technologies