Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 81 87
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 115 71 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.74% 3.13% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.90% 3.23% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 86 62 81
Cheshire median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £55,125 £48,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,625 £75,000
North West median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +13.64%

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 2948 2201 3140
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 97.17% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2251 1886 2665
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -10 35 £73,750 +22.92%
Wilmslow -4 12 £71,000 +5.58%
Warrington -11 9 £62,500 +4.17% 1
Runcorn - 8 £62,500 -
Chester -5 6 £51,250 -35.33% 1
Crewe -1 3 £73,750 +31.11% 2
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 55 (47.83%) Finance
2 33 (28.70%) Banking
3 27 (23.48%) Service Management
4 23 (20.00%) Windows
4 23 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 20 (17.39%) ITIL
5 20 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (16.52%) Customer Requirements
7 18 (15.65%) Service Delivery
8 17 (14.78%) TOGAF
8 17 (14.78%) Apple iOS
8 17 (14.78%) Service Design
9 15 (13.04%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 15 (13.04%) Android
10 14 (12.17%) Web Services
10 14 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (11.30%) Smartphone
12 12 (10.43%) Client/Server
12 12 (10.43%) Handset
12 12 (10.43%) IT Strategy
13 11 (9.57%) Data Management
13 11 (9.57%) Project Management
13 11 (9.57%) Data Modelling
13 11 (9.57%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (9.57%) SOAP
13 11 (9.57%) Unix
14 10 (8.70%) SQL
14 10 (8.70%) Scrum
14 10 (8.70%) Retail Banking
14 10 (8.70%) Computer Science

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 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.74%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.87%) Apache
3 1 (0.87%) CICS
3 1 (0.87%) Confluence
3 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.87%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.48%) IaaS
2 4 (3.48%) Office 365
2 4 (3.48%) SaaS
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.74%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.87%) Force.com
4 1 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) IPsec
1 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.61%) Firewall
3 1 (0.87%) DHCP
3 1 (0.87%) DNS
3 1 (0.87%) LAN
3 1 (0.87%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.96%) Big Data
3 6 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.35%) Star Schema
5 3 (2.61%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.61%) MS Access
6 2 (1.74%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.87%) DB2
7 1 (0.87%) GIS
7 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.87%) OLAP
7 1 (0.87%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.87%) Power BI
7 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.35%) JIRA
2 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.61%) Bitbucket
3 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.74%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.74%) JUnit
4 2 (1.74%) Selenium
4 2 (1.74%) Xcode
5 1 (0.87%) Ant
5 1 (0.87%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.87%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.87%) JMeter
5 1 (0.87%) Maven
5 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.87%) TestNG
5 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 55 (47.83%) Finance
2 33 (28.70%) Banking
3 10 (8.70%) Retail Banking
4 6 (5.22%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.22%) Law
5 5 (4.35%) Advertising
6 2 (1.74%) Marketing
6 2 (1.74%) Retail
7 1 (0.87%) International Banking
7 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.17%) Web Services
2 11 (9.57%) SOAP
3 9 (7.83%) XML
4 7 (6.09%) REST
5 6 (5.22%) .NET
5 6 (5.22%) OAuth
5 6 (5.22%) OpenID
5 6 (5.22%) SAML
6 5 (4.35%) RESTful
7 4 (3.48%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.61%) Middleware
8 3 (2.61%) Spring
9 2 (1.74%) Cocoa
9 2 (1.74%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (1.74%) iOS SDK
9 2 (1.74%) Java EE
9 2 (1.74%) SpriteKit
10 1 (0.87%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Smartphone
2 12 (10.43%) Client/Server
2 12 (10.43%) Handset
3 10 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.83%) CESG
4 9 (7.83%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (6.96%) Smart Meter
6 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (5.22%) PKI
8 5 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (4.35%) Mainframe
8 5 (4.35%) PMI
8 5 (4.35%) Semantic Web
9 4 (3.48%) Social Media
10 3 (2.61%) Cybercrime
10 3 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (1.74%) Cloud Native
11 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.74%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (1.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.00%) Windows
2 17 (14.78%) Apple iOS
3 15 (13.04%) Android
4 11 (9.57%) Unix
5 8 (6.96%) Linux
6 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.48%) Service Management
2 20 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (17.39%) ITIL
3 19 (16.52%) Customer Requirements
4 18 (15.65%) Service Delivery
5 17 (14.78%) Service Design
5 17 (14.78%) TOGAF
6 15 (13.04%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 14 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (10.43%) IT Strategy
9 11 (9.57%) Data Management
9 11 (9.57%) Data Modelling
9 11 (9.57%) Project Management
10 10 (8.70%) Scrum
11 9 (7.83%) Data Integration
11 9 (7.83%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.96%) Data Analysis
12 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (6.96%) Risk Analysis
12 8 (6.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.70%) SQL
2 8 (6.96%) Java
3 6 (5.22%) C#
4 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.48%) C++
6 3 (2.61%) VBA
7 2 (1.74%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.74%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.74%) Python
7 2 (1.74%) VB
8 1 (0.87%) COBOL
8 1 (0.87%) Perl
8 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.57%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (7.83%) CISSP
2 9 (7.83%) ISSAP
3 7 (6.09%) CCIE
3 7 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.22%) CEH
4 6 (5.22%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (5.22%) CISM
4 6 (5.22%) GIAC
4 6 (5.22%) SSCP
5 5 (4.35%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.48%) Degree
6 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.87%) CCDE
7 1 (0.87%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (4.35%) SLA
3 3 (2.61%) QA
4 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.74%) Ambari
3 2 (1.74%) Puppet
4 1 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.22%) Oracle
3 4 (3.48%) Cognizant
4 3 (2.61%) Google
4 3 (2.61%) VMware
5 2 (1.74%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.74%) CA
5 2 (1.74%) Citrix
5 2 (1.74%) Hortonworks
5 2 (1.74%) IBM
6 1 (0.87%) Cisco
6 1 (0.87%) Dell
6 1 (0.87%) McAfee
6 1 (0.87%) NetApp
6 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.87%) Splunk
6 1 (0.87%) Symantec
6 1 (0.87%) Trustwave