The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 255 234 260
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +26
Permanent jobs citing Network Architecture 5 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.068% 0.15% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.19% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 3
Average salary £52,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.04% +2.50%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
Network Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6197 5386 5832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.92% 79.30% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5047 4561 5012
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 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 23 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
Cheshire - 4 £52,500 -
Manchester -14 1 £42,500 -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Juniper
4 6 (33.33%) CCNP
5 5 (27.78%) CCIP
5 5 (27.78%) MPLS
5 5 (27.78%) OSPF
5 5 (27.78%) BGP
5 5 (27.78%) VMware
5 5 (27.78%) JNCIA
5 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 4 (22.22%) CCIE
6 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (22.22%) Information Security
6 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) MCP
7 3 (16.67%) MCSE
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) CCNA
7 3 (16.67%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) MPLS
1 5 (27.78%) OSPF
1 5 (27.78%) BGP
2 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) Wireless
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) SONET
4 1 (5.56%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Network Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 3 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) IP Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Network Technical Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) XML
1 2 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) E-Learning
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Information Security
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Data Management
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Business Development
3 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (33.33%) CCNP
3 5 (27.78%) CCIP
3 5 (27.78%) JNCIA
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) CCIE
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (16.67%) MCP
5 3 (16.67%) MCSE
5 3 (16.67%) CCNA
6 2 (11.11%) JNCIE
7 1 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (5.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Juniper
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Redback
6 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.56%) Veeam
6 1 (5.56%) F5
6 1 (5.56%) Avaya