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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 211 211 212
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 42 38 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.53% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.56% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 31 33 25
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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
6214 6785 6878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.31% 94.86% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5075 5508 5887
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 £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +25 38 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Cheshire -2 4 £55,000 -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 29 (36.25%) VMware
4 25 (31.25%) Windows
5 24 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
5 24 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (27.50%) Mentoring
6 22 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (26.25%) .NET
8 20 (25.00%) Oracle
8 20 (25.00%) Citrix
9 19 (23.75%) Cisco
10 18 (22.50%) HP
11 17 (21.25%) MS Excel
12 15 (18.75%) MS Exchange
12 15 (18.75%) C#
13 14 (17.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (17.50%) MVC
14 13 (16.25%) Migration
14 13 (16.25%) IBM
14 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
15 12 (15.00%) SharePoint
15 12 (15.00%) E-Commerce
15 12 (15.00%) Business Continuity
16 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (13.75%) SQL
16 11 (13.75%) Data Centre
16 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
16 11 (13.75%) Load Balancing
17 10 (12.50%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.00%) CICS
3 8 (10.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 8 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.50%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.50%) Apache
5 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.25%) IIS
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.25%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 17 (21.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.75%) Office 365
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
4 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) VLAN
2 7 (8.75%) Firewall
3 6 (7.50%) MPLS
3 6 (7.50%) BGP
4 5 (6.25%) WAN
5 3 (3.75%) LAN
6 2 (2.50%) Network Security
6 2 (2.50%) Internet
7 1 (1.25%) Wireless
7 1 (1.25%) WLAN
7 1 (1.25%) FTP
7 1 (1.25%) HTTP
7 1 (1.25%) DNS
7 1 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) Easytrieve
3 2 (2.50%) MySQL
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.25%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.25%) .NET
2 10 (12.50%) Web Services
3 9 (11.25%) Middleware
3 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET
4 8 (10.00%) XML
5 7 (8.75%) CSS
5 7 (8.75%) .NET Framework
5 7 (8.75%) WCF
5 7 (8.75%) HTML
6 6 (7.50%) Entity Framework
6 6 (7.50%) jQuery
7 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.50%) J2EE
8 2 (2.50%) Spring
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (10.00%) VSAM
3 7 (8.75%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (5.00%) New Media
5 3 (3.75%) FlexPod
6 2 (2.50%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) UNIX
3 8 (10.00%) AIX
3 8 (10.00%) Solaris
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
2 22 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.50%) Mentoring
3 14 (17.50%) MVC
4 13 (16.25%) Migration
5 12 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 12 (15.00%) Business Continuity
6 11 (13.75%) Load Balancing
7 10 (12.50%) Service Management
8 9 (11.25%) SOA
8 9 (11.25%) ITIL
8 9 (11.25%) Coaching
9 8 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
9 8 (10.00%) Project Management
9 8 (10.00%) TDD
10 7 (8.75%) Change Management
11 6 (7.50%) SEO
11 6 (7.50%) Data Management
11 6 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) C#
2 11 (13.75%) SQL
3 10 (12.50%) Java
3 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.00%) COBOL
4 8 (10.00%) JCL
5 7 (8.75%) Assembly Language
5 7 (8.75%) REXX
6 3 (3.75%) C
7 2 (2.50%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) Python
8 1 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (17.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 9 (11.25%) MCSE
5 8 (10.00%) MCSD
5 8 (10.00%) CCA
5 8 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (10.00%) CCEA
6 7 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (7.50%) CCNP
8 4 (5.00%) CCNA
8 4 (5.00%) CCDA
9 3 (3.75%) VCDX
9 3 (3.75%) VCAP
10 2 (2.50%) NCDA
10 2 (2.50%) MCTS
11 1 (1.25%) Degree
11 1 (1.25%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.25%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.00%) vSphere
5 3 (3.75%) vCloud
6 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.25%) SCCM
1 1 (1.25%) Oozie
Vendors
1 44 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (36.25%) VMware
3 20 (25.00%) Citrix
3 20 (25.00%) Oracle
4 19 (23.75%) Cisco
5 18 (22.50%) HP
6 13 (16.25%) IBM
7 10 (12.50%) EMC
8 6 (7.50%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.00%) NetApp
10 3 (3.75%) Symantec
10 3 (3.75%) Veeam
11 2 (2.50%) JD Edwards
11 2 (2.50%) AppSense
12 1 (1.25%) Teradata
12 1 (1.25%) Hyland
12 1 (1.25%) Capita
12 1 (1.25%) Netezza
12 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.25%) Novell