Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 70 77
Rank change year-on-year +27 +7 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 134 120 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.60% 3.83% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 4.00% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 127 88 62
Cheshire median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £54,000 £41,250 £55,125
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £83,750
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 2,315 3,002 2,218
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 95.82% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,795 2,301 1,870
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,850 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 +17 36 £77,500 +5.08% 3
Warrington +22 23 £77,500 +24.00% 3
Chester +33 21 £70,000 +36.59% 2
Runcorn -3 1 £72,500 +16.00% 2
Wilmslow -22 1 £75,000 +7.14%
Widnes - 1 £57,000 -
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 35 (26.12%) Project Management
1 35 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.13%) Banking
2 31 (23.13%) TOGAF
3 28 (20.90%) Presales
4 27 (20.15%) Enterprise Architecture
4 27 (20.15%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (19.40%) Finance
6 24 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 24 (17.91%) DevOps
7 23 (17.16%) Service Management
8 22 (16.42%) GDPR
9 20 (14.93%) Java
9 20 (14.93%) SOA
10 19 (14.18%) Web Services
10 19 (14.18%) IT Strategy
10 19 (14.18%) Microservices
11 18 (13.43%) Data Architecture
12 17 (12.69%) Windows
13 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (11.94%) Microsoft
14 15 (11.19%) Service Delivery
14 15 (11.19%) JavaScript
14 15 (11.19%) CRM
14 15 (11.19%) E-Commerce
14 15 (11.19%) Service Design
14 15 (11.19%) Customer Requirements
15 14 (10.45%) REST
15 14 (10.45%) SAP
15 14 (10.45%) QA

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 (4.48%) JBoss
2 3 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.49%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.75%) IIS
4 1 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.15%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.96%) IaaS
4 11 (8.21%) PaaS
5 9 (6.72%) Office 365
6 5 (3.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.24%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.70%) Network Security
2 8 (5.97%) WAN
3 7 (5.22%) Unified Communications
4 5 (3.73%) LAN
4 5 (3.73%) VPN
5 3 (2.24%) DNS
5 3 (2.24%) Firewall
5 3 (2.24%) SMS
5 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.24%) WLAN
6 2 (1.49%) BGP
6 2 (1.49%) FTP
6 2 (1.49%) HTTP
6 2 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.49%) OSPF
6 2 (1.49%) SMTP
7 1 (0.75%) DHCP
7 1 (0.75%) MPLS
7 1 (0.75%) SNMP
7 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.22%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.48%) Big Data
5 4 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.24%) Blockchain
6 3 (2.24%) MySQL
7 2 (1.49%) DB2
7 2 (1.49%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 10 (7.46%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.72%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (5.97%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.99%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.75%) JUnit
5 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (23.13%) Banking
2 26 (19.40%) Finance
3 12 (8.96%) Marketing
4 10 (7.46%) Investment Banking
5 9 (6.72%) Corporate Banking
5 9 (6.72%) Law
6 4 (2.99%) Retail
6 4 (2.99%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.49%) Advertising
7 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.18%) Web Services
2 14 (10.45%) REST
3 12 (8.96%) .NET
4 11 (8.21%) SOAP
5 9 (6.72%) CSS
6 7 (5.22%) XML
7 6 (4.48%) HTML
7 6 (4.48%) Java EE
7 6 (4.48%) Middleware
8 5 (3.73%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.99%) Spring
10 3 (2.24%) J2EE
10 3 (2.24%) JSP
10 3 (2.24%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (2.24%) React
10 3 (2.24%) SailPoint
10 3 (2.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.49%) HTML5
11 2 (1.49%) Kafka
11 2 (1.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.70%) Mobile App
2 12 (8.96%) Smart Meter
3 9 (6.72%) N-Tier
3 9 (6.72%) Public Cloud
4 8 (5.97%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.22%) PKI
6 6 (4.48%) CESG
6 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.99%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (2.99%) Fintech
8 4 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.99%) Mainframe
9 3 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.75%) Handset
11 1 (0.75%) IVR
11 1 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.75%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.69%) Windows
2 9 (6.72%) Linux
3 6 (4.48%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.49%) Unix
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (26.12%) Project Management
2 31 (23.13%) TOGAF
3 28 (20.90%) Presales
4 27 (20.15%) Enterprise Architecture
5 24 (17.91%) DevOps
6 23 (17.16%) Service Management
7 20 (14.93%) SOA
8 19 (14.18%) IT Strategy
8 19 (14.18%) Microservices
9 18 (13.43%) Data Architecture
10 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (11.19%) CRM
11 15 (11.19%) Customer Requirements
11 15 (11.19%) E-Commerce
11 15 (11.19%) Service Delivery
11 15 (11.19%) Service Design
12 13 (9.70%) Software Engineering
13 12 (8.96%) Digital Marketing
13 12 (8.96%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.93%) Java
2 15 (11.19%) JavaScript
3 11 (8.21%) SQL
4 3 (2.24%) Python
5 2 (1.49%) C++
6 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.75%) C
6 1 (0.75%) PHP
6 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (9.70%) Security Cleared
1 13 (9.70%) TOGAF Certification
2 11 (8.21%) MCSE
2 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.72%) Degree
4 8 (5.97%) CISSP
5 6 (4.48%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.48%) CISM
5 6 (4.48%) MCP
5 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.73%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.99%) CCDP
7 4 (2.99%) CCNP
8 3 (2.24%) ISSAP
9 2 (1.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (1.49%) CCSP
9 2 (1.49%) CEH
10 1 (0.75%) CCIE
10 1 (0.75%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.42%) GDPR
2 14 (10.45%) QA
3 5 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.97%) Docker
3 3 (2.24%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.49%) vSphere
5 1 (0.75%) iptables
5 1 (0.75%) RACF
5 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) Ansible
1 9 (6.72%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (5.97%) Puppet
3 2 (1.49%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.49%) Mesos
4 1 (0.75%) CASB
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.75%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.75%) Kibana
4 1 (0.75%) logstash
4 1 (0.75%) QRadar
4 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.45%) SAP
3 10 (7.46%) ServiceNow
4 8 (5.97%) Oracle
5 6 (4.48%) Casewise
5 6 (4.48%) Citrix
6 5 (3.73%) Cisco
6 5 (3.73%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.99%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.99%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.24%) CyberArk
8 3 (2.24%) Juniper
8 3 (2.24%) Tufin
9 2 (1.49%) Chordiant
9 2 (1.49%) Cognizant
9 2 (1.49%) EMC
9 2 (1.49%) IBM
9 2 (1.49%) NetApp
9 2 (1.49%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.49%) Sybase