The first table below looks at the demand for Network Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 237 231 247
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Permanent jobs citing Network Architecture 4 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.056% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.14% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 3
Average salary £29,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £51,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -2.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5853 5624 5752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.35% 77.92% 76.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4656 4775 5046
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Architecture
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Network Architecture Salary Trend in the North West

Network Architecture
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Network Architecture Salary Histogram in the North West

Network Architecture
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 Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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 4 £29,750 -27.43%
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Network Architecture also 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 that cited Network Architecture.

1 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) OSPF
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
3 8 (40.00%) BGP
3 8 (40.00%) Juniper
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) JNCIA
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) CCIP
4 7 (35.00%) MPLS
5 6 (30.00%) CCIE
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) Network Design
6 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 5 (25.00%) Project Management
7 4 (20.00%) Business Continuity
7 4 (20.00%) Information Security
7 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (20.00%) Change Management
7 4 (20.00%) Firewall
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL
7 4 (20.00%) CCNA
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) Redback
7 4 (20.00%) JNCIE
7 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Network Architecture also 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 that cited Network Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) IaaS
1 2 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) OSPF
2 8 (40.00%) BGP
3 7 (35.00%) MPLS
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) DNS
5 3 (15.00%) WAN
5 3 (15.00%) DHCP
5 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (15.00%) SAN
6 2 (10.00%) Internet
6 2 (10.00%) BGP-4
6 2 (10.00%) Wireless
6 2 (10.00%) IPsec
6 2 (10.00%) IKE
6 2 (10.00%) SNMP
6 2 (10.00%) LAN
6 2 (10.00%) IPv4
6 2 (10.00%) IPv6
6 2 (10.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Network Architect
3 3 (15.00%) IP Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) IT Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) XML
1 2 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Network Design
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) BCP
4 2 (10.00%) Data Management
4 2 (10.00%) Business Development
4 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Network Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Document Management
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
3 8 (40.00%) JNCIA
4 7 (35.00%) CCIP
5 6 (30.00%) CCIE
6 4 (20.00%) CCNA
6 4 (20.00%) JNCIE
7 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (15.00%) MCP
7 3 (15.00%) MCSE
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (10.00%) CCDP
9 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
9 1 (5.00%) CISMP
9 1 (5.00%) CISSP
9 1 (5.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Juniper
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) Redback
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Veeam
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya