The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 212 219 205
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 42 38 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.52% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.55% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 31 32 33
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £38,700
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £57,250 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £58,935 £57,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+2.49% -8.00%
Technical 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
6429 6960 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.60% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5344 5645 5548
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 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Technical Architect Salary Trend in the North West

Technical Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Technical Architect Salary Histogram in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Manchester +19 37 £57,500 +16.16% 7
Cheshire +2 5 £70,000 +33.33% 5
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title.

1 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 25 (32.47%) SQL Server
3 24 (31.17%) .NET
4 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (27.27%) Windows
5 21 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 20 (25.97%) VMware
7 19 (24.68%) JavaScript
7 19 (24.68%) Technical Architecture
7 19 (24.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (20.78%) C#
9 15 (19.48%) Oracle
9 15 (19.48%) MVC
10 14 (18.18%) Java
10 14 (18.18%) IBM
10 14 (18.18%) HP
11 13 (16.88%) E-Commerce
11 13 (16.88%) Web Services
12 12 (15.58%) Finance
12 12 (15.58%) CSS
12 12 (15.58%) HTML
12 12 (15.58%) MS Exchange
12 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
13 11 (14.29%) Cisco
13 11 (14.29%) Citrix
13 11 (14.29%) XML
14 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
15 9 (11.69%) Firewall
15 9 (11.69%) Migration
15 9 (11.69%) Business Continuity

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (15.58%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.39%) CICS
4 6 (7.79%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 6 (7.79%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (3.90%) CMS
6 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.60%) Node.js
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.30%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.30%) Apache
7 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.49%) IaaS
3 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.90%) Office 365
4 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) Firewall
2 6 (7.79%) VLAN
2 6 (7.79%) MPLS
2 6 (7.79%) BGP
3 4 (5.19%) WAN
4 3 (3.90%) Internet
5 2 (2.60%) GSM
5 2 (2.60%) LAN
6 1 (1.30%) WLAN
6 1 (1.30%) HTTP
6 1 (1.30%) DNS
6 1 (1.30%) SAN
6 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) Easytrieve
3 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.90%) Big Data
4 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.30%) Lumira
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.30%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.30%) HBase
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (15.58%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Games
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (31.17%) .NET
2 13 (16.88%) Web Services
3 12 (15.58%) CSS
3 12 (15.58%) HTML
4 11 (14.29%) XML
5 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET
5 8 (10.39%) Middleware
5 8 (10.39%) WCF
6 7 (9.09%) jQuery
6 7 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 7 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (5.19%) J2EE
9 3 (3.90%) EJB
9 3 (3.90%) JavaBeans
9 3 (3.90%) JSP
9 3 (3.90%) Servlets
9 3 (3.90%) Taglibs
10 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.39%) Mainframe
2 8 (10.39%) VSAM
3 7 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.90%) Online Games
4 3 (3.90%) New Media
5 2 (2.60%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.27%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) UNIX
3 6 (7.79%) AIX
3 6 (7.79%) Solaris
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 19 (24.68%) Technical Architecture
4 15 (19.48%) MVC
5 13 (16.88%) E-Commerce
6 9 (11.69%) SOA
6 9 (11.69%) Migration
6 9 (11.69%) Business Continuity
6 9 (11.69%) TDD
6 9 (11.69%) Coaching
7 8 (10.39%) Performance Improvement
7 8 (10.39%) ITIL
7 8 (10.39%) Service Management
8 7 (9.09%) SEO
8 7 (9.09%) Change Management
8 7 (9.09%) Load Balancing
8 7 (9.09%) Software Architecture
9 6 (7.79%) Data Management
9 6 (7.79%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.68%) JavaScript
2 16 (20.78%) C#
3 14 (18.18%) Java
4 8 (10.39%) SQL
4 8 (10.39%) COBOL
4 8 (10.39%) JCL
5 7 (9.09%) Assembly Language
5 7 (9.09%) REXX
6 4 (5.19%) Python
7 3 (3.90%) Ruby
8 2 (2.60%) R
9 1 (1.30%) Scala
9 1 (1.30%) VB
9 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) MCSD
2 6 (7.79%) MCSE
2 6 (7.79%) CCNP
2 6 (7.79%) CCA
2 6 (7.79%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (7.79%) CCEA
2 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.19%) CCDA
4 3 (3.90%) CCNA
4 3 (3.90%) VCDX
4 3 (3.90%) VCAP
5 1 (1.30%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.30%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.30%) CCSP
5 1 (1.30%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) QA
System Software
1 19 (24.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.19%) vSphere
4 3 (3.90%) vCloud
5 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.60%) StatsD
2 1 (1.30%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) Oozie
Vendors
1 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.97%) VMware
3 15 (19.48%) Oracle
4 14 (18.18%) IBM
4 14 (18.18%) HP
5 11 (14.29%) Cisco
5 11 (14.29%) Citrix
6 8 (10.39%) EMC
7 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.60%) Apigee
9 2 (2.60%) Mashery
9 2 (2.60%) JD Edwards
9 2 (2.60%) AppSense
10 1 (1.30%) Teradata
10 1 (1.30%) Netezza
10 1 (1.30%) RainStor
10 1 (1.30%) CA
10 1 (1.30%) Informatica
10 1 (1.30%) NetApp
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