The table below looks at the statistics for Technical 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 Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 173 201 207
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +6
Permanent jobs citing Technical Architecture 79 36 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.65% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 64 26 36
Average salary £50,000 £68,750 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +58.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,900
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -2.59%
Technical 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
5727 5529 6065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.10% 82.86% 80.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4754 4573 5059
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Architecture
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Technical Architecture Salary Trend in the North West

Technical Architecture
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

Technical Architecture Salary Histogram in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 March 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 +28 41 £49,000 -6.66% 8
Cumbria - 15 £62,500 - 3
Cheshire -9 10 £60,750 -19.00% 3
Merseyside - 10 £63,000 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £57,500 -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Technical 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 Technical Architecture.

1 59 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (44.88%) Windows
3 54 (42.52%) .NET
4 49 (38.58%) C#
5 46 (36.22%) SQL
5 46 (36.22%) Degree
6 38 (29.92%) Scrum
7 35 (27.56%) Software Engineering
8 33 (25.98%) ASP.NET
8 33 (25.98%) Java
9 32 (25.20%) MVC
10 29 (22.83%) Microsoft
11 27 (21.26%) Finance
12 22 (17.32%) VMware
12 22 (17.32%) C++
12 22 (17.32%) SQL Server
12 22 (17.32%) Linux
13 20 (15.75%) Project Management
13 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
13 20 (15.75%) Web Development
14 19 (14.96%) Cisco
15 18 (14.17%) WinForms
15 18 (14.17%) PHP
16 17 (13.39%) MS Excel
16 17 (13.39%) Migration
16 17 (13.39%) Retail
17 16 (12.60%) Security Cleared
18 15 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
19 14 (11.02%) Citrix
19 14 (11.02%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Technical 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 Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.72%) IIS
3 4 (3.15%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (2.36%) Apache
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 2 (1.57%) Lync
5 2 (1.57%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.79%) WordPress
6 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.79%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (13.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.94%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) SaaS
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.36%) IaaS
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.57%) Route 53
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.79%) PaaS
4 1 (0.79%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.79%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.87%) Firewall
2 9 (7.09%) VLAN
3 8 (6.30%) Internet
4 7 (5.51%) LAN
4 7 (5.51%) WAN
5 3 (2.36%) FTP
5 3 (2.36%) VPN
5 3 (2.36%) SAN
6 2 (1.57%) SSL
6 2 (1.57%) PABX
6 2 (1.57%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.79%) NAS
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.79%) DNS
7 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) MySQL
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.57%) Big Data
5 2 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.79%) Redis
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.79%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.79%) Behat
3 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.79%) Grunt
3 1 (0.79%) Bower
3 1 (0.79%) Xdebug
3 1 (0.79%) Subversion
3 1 (0.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) Ant
General
1 27 (21.26%) Finance
2 17 (13.39%) Retail
3 11 (8.66%) Banking
4 10 (7.87%) Retail Banking
5 7 (5.51%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.72%) Back Office
7 3 (2.36%) Legal
8 2 (1.57%) Billing
8 2 (1.57%) Local Government
9 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (34.65%) Architect
2 24 (18.90%) Developer
3 23 (18.11%) Development Manager
4 21 (16.54%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (14.96%) Technical Architect
6 16 (12.60%) Consultant
6 16 (12.60%) Software Development Manager
6 16 (12.60%) Software Manager
7 14 (11.02%) C# Developer
8 12 (9.45%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (7.87%) Team Leader
9 10 (7.87%) Agile C# Developer
10 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.72%) IT Manager
11 6 (4.72%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.72%) .NET Developer
12 5 (3.94%) Technical Consultant
12 5 (3.94%) Analyst
13 4 (3.15%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (42.52%) .NET
2 33 (25.98%) ASP.NET
3 18 (14.17%) WinForms
4 14 (11.02%) XML
5 11 (8.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (7.87%) CSS
7 9 (7.09%) J2EE
8 8 (6.30%) Web Services
8 8 (6.30%) WCF
8 8 (6.30%) .NET Framework
9 7 (5.51%) HTML
10 5 (3.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (3.94%) REST
10 5 (3.94%) Ajax
11 4 (3.15%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.15%) Spring
12 3 (2.36%) XML Schema
12 3 (2.36%) WPF
12 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 3 (2.36%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.72%) Clustering
2 5 (3.94%) Mathematics
2 5 (3.94%) CMDB
3 3 (2.36%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.57%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.57%) Telematics
4 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.57%) Replication
5 1 (0.79%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.79%) User Experience
5 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.79%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.79%) Linked Data
5 1 (0.79%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 57 (44.88%) Windows
2 22 (17.32%) Linux
3 7 (5.51%) AIX
3 7 (5.51%) UNIX
3 7 (5.51%) Solaris
4 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.36%) HPUX
5 3 (2.36%) Android
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.92%) Scrum
3 35 (27.56%) Software Engineering
4 32 (25.20%) MVC
5 20 (15.75%) Project Management
5 20 (15.75%) Web Development
6 17 (13.39%) Migration
7 13 (10.24%) Business Analysis
7 13 (10.24%) Load Balancing
7 13 (10.24%) Service Delivery
8 11 (8.66%) Service Management
8 11 (8.66%) SOA
8 11 (8.66%) ITIL
9 9 (7.09%) CRM
9 9 (7.09%) TDD
9 9 (7.09%) Waterfall
10 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (6.30%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.51%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (38.58%) C#
2 46 (36.22%) SQL
3 33 (25.98%) Java
4 22 (17.32%) C++
5 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
6 18 (14.17%) PHP
7 4 (3.15%) C
7 4 (3.15%) Scala
8 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.79%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.79%) Python
9 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (36.22%) Degree
2 16 (12.60%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.94%) MCSE
5 4 (3.15%) CCA
5 4 (3.15%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (3.15%) CCEA
5 4 (3.15%) MCSD
5 4 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.15%) VCP4
6 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.79%) MCSA
7 1 (0.79%) CCNA
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) SLA
2 5 (3.94%) QA
System Software
1 15 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.72%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.94%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.79%) XenServer
4 1 (0.79%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) SCCM
2 5 (3.94%) SCOM
3 3 (2.36%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.57%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.57%) Puppet
5 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.79%) Ansible
5 1 (0.79%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 29 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.32%) VMware
3 19 (14.96%) Cisco
4 14 (11.02%) Citrix
5 6 (4.72%) HP
5 6 (4.72%) Dell
6 5 (3.94%) Oracle
7 4 (3.15%) NetApp
8 2 (1.57%) Symantec
8 2 (1.57%) NEC
8 2 (1.57%) SAP
8 2 (1.57%) EMC
8 2 (1.57%) Polycom
8 2 (1.57%) Veeam
8 2 (1.57%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.79%) Sencha
9 1 (0.79%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.79%) IBM
9 1 (0.79%) Hyland
9 1 (0.79%) Capita
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