The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Architect
Rank 235 225 228
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 19 21 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.33% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 18
Average salary £66,250 £70,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.35% +29.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £51,600 £48,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £72,500 £77,925
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £67,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- +22.72%
Senior 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
6928 6299 6996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.59% 94.03% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5771 5384 5961
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Senior Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Senior Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Senior Architect Salary Trend in the North West

Senior Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Senior Architect Salary Histogram in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
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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 -14 16 £64,750 -7.50%
Cheshire -14 2 £67,500 +22.72%
Merseyside - 1 £65,000 -
Senior Architect
England

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title.

1 24 (54.55%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Cisco
3 11 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 10 (22.73%) Internet
5 9 (20.45%) Middleware
5 9 (20.45%) Juniper
5 9 (20.45%) Firewall
5 9 (20.45%) Wireless
5 9 (20.45%) SAP
5 9 (20.45%) ITIL
5 9 (20.45%) ERP
5 9 (20.45%) Network Design
5 9 (20.45%) Degree
5 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
5 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
5 9 (20.45%) F5
6 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (18.18%) SAP AFS
6 8 (18.18%) Logistics
6 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (18.18%) SOA
7 7 (15.91%) Project Management
7 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.91%) Matrix Management
8 6 (13.64%) COBIT
8 6 (13.64%) SaaS
8 6 (13.64%) VMware
8 6 (13.64%) Supplier Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) IIS
1 2 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (18.18%) SAP AFS
2 1 (2.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) SaaS
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) Internet
2 9 (20.45%) Firewall
2 9 (20.45%) Wireless
3 4 (9.09%) IPsec
3 4 (9.09%) SAN
3 4 (9.09%) SNMP
3 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.09%) NAS
3 4 (9.09%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.55%) Big Data
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
General
1 24 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) Middleware
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) HTML
3 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (6.82%) HTML5
3 3 (6.82%) .NET
3 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.27%) REST
4 1 (2.27%) CSS3
4 1 (2.27%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.27%) WCF
4 1 (2.27%) LINQ
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.27%) J2EE
4 1 (2.27%) XML
4 1 (2.27%) EJB
4 1 (2.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Debian
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 9 (20.45%) ITIL
2 9 (20.45%) ERP
2 9 (20.45%) Network Design
3 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (18.18%) Logistics
3 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (18.18%) SOA
4 7 (15.91%) Project Management
4 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.91%) Matrix Management
5 6 (13.64%) Supplier Management
5 6 (13.64%) PRINCE
5 6 (13.64%) Quality Management
5 6 (13.64%) CMMI
5 6 (13.64%) Risk Management
5 6 (13.64%) RAD
6 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
1 3 (6.82%) C#
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Degree
1 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (4.55%) VCP5
2 2 (4.55%) NCIE
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.27%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) COBIT
2 3 (6.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 4 (9.09%) vSphere
1 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (9.09%) vCloud
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) OpenNMS
1 4 (9.09%) SCOM
2 2 (4.55%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Cisco
2 9 (20.45%) Juniper
2 9 (20.45%) SAP
2 9 (20.45%) F5
3 6 (13.64%) VMware
3 6 (13.64%) Oracle
4 4 (9.09%) Dell
4 4 (9.09%) Veeam
4 4 (9.09%) Acronis
5 2 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft