Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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

Architect
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 33 43
Rank change year-on-year -19 +10 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 7 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.67% 3.76% 3.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 3.83% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 12
Chester median annual salary £51,250 £82,500 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.88% +34.69% +6.52%
10th Percentile £41,250 £70,650 £52,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £83,950 £70,000
Cheshire median annual salary £64,250 £69,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.22% +15.42% +4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 405 261 366
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.43% 98.12% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 353 192 322
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £22,100 £25,750 £24,100
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,250 £61,125
Cheshire median annual salary £43,750 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% -

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Chester

Architect
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Architect in Chester

Architect
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Chester over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Architect in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Chester region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Change Management
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Access
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) VBA
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Ambari
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
3 2 (28.57%) Puppet
3 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
3 2 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (28.57%) Data Lake
3 2 (28.57%) Big Data
3 2 (28.57%) Hortonworks
3 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (28.57%) Apache Spark
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Force.com
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MS Access
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Big Data
2 2 (28.57%) Data Lake
2 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) JSP
2 1 (14.29%) OAuth
2 1 (14.29%) OAuth2
2 1 (14.29%) SailPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Servlets
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) SPML
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Change Management
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Privileged Access Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) VBA
2 1 (14.29%) BeanShell
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CISSP
1 1 (14.29%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ambari
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Hortonworks
2 1 (14.29%) CyberArk
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Novell
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Sun
2 1 (14.29%) Sybase