Period
to 19 March 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 March 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 76 67
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9 +23
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 86 127 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.08% 3.73% 3.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.22% 3.88% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 74 87 44
Cheshire median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £53,750 £50,750 £52,875
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,100 £84,700
North West median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%

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 2,038 3,273 2,097
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.77% 96.07% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,529 2,449 1,712
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.88% +2.67%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £61,250
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 19 March 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 19 March 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 +22 18 £77,500 +3.33% 4
Wilmslow -8 6 £75,000 +3.84%
Chester +36 5 £60,000 -29.41% 2
Crewe +18 4 £82,500 - 2
Warrington +1 4 £70,000 +12.00% 2
Widnes -8 1 £57,000 -5.00%
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 28 (32.56%) TOGAF
2 21 (24.42%) SOA
3 18 (20.93%) Data Architecture
4 17 (19.77%) Microservices
4 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (19.77%) Banking
4 17 (19.77%) TOGAF Certification
5 15 (17.44%) IT Strategy
6 14 (16.28%) Data Strategy
6 14 (16.28%) Information Security
6 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (15.12%) Digital Marketing
7 13 (15.12%) Marketing
7 13 (15.12%) Project Management
8 12 (13.95%) Service Management
8 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (12.79%) Windows
9 11 (12.79%) SQL
10 10 (11.63%) SAP
10 10 (11.63%) Unix
10 10 (11.63%) REST
10 10 (11.63%) Mobile App
11 9 (10.47%) DevOps
11 9 (10.47%) SDLC
11 9 (10.47%) QA
11 9 (10.47%) E-Commerce
11 9 (10.47%) Web Services
11 9 (10.47%) Java
11 9 (10.47%) Risk Management

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 4 (4.65%) CMS
2 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.33%) JBoss
3 2 (2.33%) Jetty
3 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.16%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.81%) OpenShift
4 4 (4.65%) Google Analytics
5 3 (3.49%) Office 365
5 3 (3.49%) SaaS
6 1 (1.16%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (6.98%) Network Security
2 5 (5.81%) Sourcefire
2 5 (5.81%) WAN
3 4 (4.65%) LAN
4 3 (3.49%) HTTP
5 2 (2.33%) DMZ
6 1 (1.16%) BGP
6 1 (1.16%) DNS
6 1 (1.16%) Firewall
6 1 (1.16%) FTP
6 1 (1.16%) OSPF
6 1 (1.16%) SMTP
6 1 (1.16%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.65%) MySQL
3 4 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.49%) MariaDB
4 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.16%) Big Data
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) Gradle
2 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.33%) JIRA
3 2 (2.33%) Maven
4 1 (1.16%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (19.77%) Banking
2 13 (15.12%) Marketing
3 9 (10.47%) Finance
4 8 (9.30%) Investment Banking
5 6 (6.98%) Law
6 4 (4.65%) Back Office
7 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.16%) Billing
8 1 (1.16%) Legal
8 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.16%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) REST
2 9 (10.47%) Spring
2 9 (10.47%) Web Services
3 7 (8.14%) .NET
4 5 (5.81%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.49%) Middleware
6 2 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.33%) J2EE
6 2 (2.33%) React
7 1 (1.16%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.16%) CSS
7 1 (1.16%) OAuth
7 1 (1.16%) SAML
7 1 (1.16%) SOAP
7 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Mobile App
2 8 (9.30%) Smart Meter
3 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (6.98%) Public Cloud
5 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.65%) Digital Media
6 4 (4.65%) Fintech
7 3 (3.49%) CESG
7 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.49%) PKI
7 3 (3.49%) Reference Data
7 3 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.33%) Mainframe
8 2 (2.33%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.79%) Windows
2 10 (11.63%) Unix
3 5 (5.81%) Android
3 5 (5.81%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.81%) Linux
4 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.56%) TOGAF
2 21 (24.42%) SOA
3 18 (20.93%) Data Architecture
4 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (19.77%) Microservices
5 15 (17.44%) IT Strategy
6 14 (16.28%) Data Strategy
6 14 (16.28%) Information Security
7 13 (15.12%) Digital Marketing
7 13 (15.12%) Project Management
8 12 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (13.95%) Service Management
9 9 (10.47%) DevOps
9 9 (10.47%) E-Commerce
9 9 (10.47%) Risk Management
9 9 (10.47%) SDLC
10 8 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (9.30%) ITIL
10 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
10 8 (9.30%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) SQL
2 9 (10.47%) Java
3 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.81%) C#
5 2 (2.33%) Groovy
5 2 (2.33%) Python
6 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.16%) C
6 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (19.77%) TOGAF Certification
2 5 (5.81%) CISM
2 5 (5.81%) CISSP
2 5 (5.81%) GIAC
2 5 (5.81%) SANS
3 3 (3.49%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (2.33%) Degree
4 2 (2.33%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (1.16%) CCSP
5 1 (1.16%) CEH
5 1 (1.16%) CISA
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.16%) MCSA
5 1 (1.16%) MCSE
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) GDPR
1 9 (10.47%) QA
2 7 (8.14%) Data Quality
3 5 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.14%) Docker
2 5 (5.81%) Snort
3 2 (2.33%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.16%) iptables
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Terraform
2 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.16%) Ansible
3 1 (1.16%) Consul
3 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.16%) Kibana
3 1 (1.16%) logstash
3 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) SAP
2 6 (6.98%) CA
3 5 (5.81%) Google
4 4 (4.65%) Ensighten
4 4 (4.65%) Maxymiser
5 2 (2.33%) EMC
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.33%) NetApp
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle
5 2 (2.33%) Splunk
6 1 (1.16%) Ariba
6 1 (1.16%) Casewise
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco
6 1 (1.16%) IBM
6 1 (1.16%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com