Period
to 23 August 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 40 90
Rank change year-on-year -35 +50 -33
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 62 178 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.20% 6.15% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.32% 6.37% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 50 137 54
Cheshire median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% +0.78%
10th Percentile £62,950 £52,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £82,625 £83,850 £80,000
North West median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,000
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +3.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,870 2,794 2,611
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.54% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,462 2,126 2,012
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Cheshire

Architect
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Architect in Cheshire

Architect
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Architect in Cheshire

Architect
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -1 14 £80,000 +6.67% 3
Warrington -21 11 £65,500 -15.48% 5
Wilmslow +19 9 £75,000 - 1
Crewe -6 2 £70,000 -6.67%
Northwich - 1 £47,500 -
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 18 (29.03%) Finance
2 15 (24.19%) Azure
3 14 (22.58%) TOGAF
4 13 (20.97%) Java
4 13 (20.97%) SOA
4 13 (20.97%) AWS
5 12 (19.35%) Data Architecture
5 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (16.13%) Banking
6 10 (16.13%) CA
7 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
7 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (14.52%) IT Strategy
7 9 (14.52%) Architectural Design
8 8 (12.90%) Technology Roadmap
8 8 (12.90%) Microservices
8 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
8 8 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (11.29%) Data Integration
9 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.29%) Security Architecture
9 7 (11.29%) Process Improvement
9 7 (11.29%) GDPR
9 7 (11.29%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (9.68%) Remediation Plan
10 6 (9.68%) Data Strategy
10 6 (9.68%) Data Governance
10 6 (9.68%) Spring Boot
10 6 (9.68%) Information Security

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.23%) CMS
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.19%) Azure
2 13 (20.97%) AWS
3 5 (8.06%) Office 365
4 3 (4.84%) OpenShift
4 3 (4.84%) SaaS
5 2 (3.23%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (3.23%) Amazon EKS
5 2 (3.23%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.61%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.61%) Serverless
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) DMVPN
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) MariaDB
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.61%) Power BI
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.61%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (29.03%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Banking
3 6 (9.68%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Back Office
4 2 (3.23%) Billing
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 2 (3.23%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) REST
1 6 (9.68%) Spring
1 6 (9.68%) Spring Boot
2 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) RESTful
3 1 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Hybrid Cloud
1 5 (8.06%) PKI
1 5 (8.06%) Reference Data
1 5 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.84%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.23%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.61%) CESG
4 1 (1.61%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Android
1 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.06%) Unix
3 4 (6.45%) Linux
4 3 (4.84%) Windows
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) TOGAF
2 13 (20.97%) SOA
3 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.35%) Data Architecture
4 9 (14.52%) Architectural Design
4 9 (14.52%) IT Strategy
4 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (12.90%) Microservices
5 8 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (12.90%) Technology Roadmap
6 7 (11.29%) Data Integration
6 7 (11.29%) Process Improvement
6 7 (11.29%) Security Architecture
7 6 (9.68%) Data Governance
7 6 (9.68%) Data Strategy
7 6 (9.68%) Information Security
7 6 (9.68%) Migration
7 6 (9.68%) Remediation Plan
7 6 (9.68%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) Java
2 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.68%) C#
4 3 (4.84%) SQL
5 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.23%) Groovy
5 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) R
6 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
1 7 (11.29%) TOGAF Certification
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) GDPR
2 6 (9.68%) Data Quality
3 5 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
1 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.61%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) CASB
2 3 (4.84%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) CA
2 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.68%) Cisco
4 3 (4.84%) VMware
5 2 (3.23%) Ensighten
5 2 (3.23%) Google
5 2 (3.23%) Maxymiser
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (1.61%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.61%) SAP
6 1 (1.61%) Splunk
6 1 (1.61%) Tableau