Period
to 12 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

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

Architect
North West > Manchester
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 49 68
Rank change year-on-year +4 +19 -14
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 203 263 278
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.50% 5.38% 4.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.72% 5.60% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 163 180 221
10th Percentile £62,655 £58,750 £56,250
25th Percentile £69,825 £62,500 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
75th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £93,750 £90,000
North West median annual salary £76,250 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +8.93% - +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,549 4,696 6,021
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 95.99% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,055 3,801 4,919
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,188 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £46,140 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +2.53% +4.65%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Manchester

Architect
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect in Manchester.

Salary trend for Architect in Manchester

Architect
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect in Manchester over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Architect in Manchester

Architect
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 12 April 2021. 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
Sale - 4 - -
Stockport +19 3 £67,500 -3.57% 1
Cheadle - 3 - -
Altrincham - 2 - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 2 - -
Bury - 2 £85,000 - 3
Salford +14 1 £65,260 -3.32% 2
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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 Manchester region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 102 (50.25%) Azure
2 58 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (26.60%) AWS
4 49 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 39 (19.21%) Analytics
6 38 (18.72%) Migration
7 34 (16.75%) Enterprise Architecture
8 30 (14.78%) PaaS
9 29 (14.29%) .NET
9 29 (14.29%) IaaS
10 26 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (12.81%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (12.32%) Security Cleared
12 24 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (11.82%) Finance
12 24 (11.82%) Machine Learning
13 23 (11.33%) Microservices
13 23 (11.33%) SC Cleared
13 23 (11.33%) Retail
13 23 (11.33%) TOGAF
14 21 (10.34%) Kubernetes
14 21 (10.34%) DevOps
15 20 (9.85%) Python
16 19 (9.36%) Data Lake
17 18 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (8.87%) Product Strategy
17 18 (8.87%) SaaS
18 17 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (8.37%) GCP
18 17 (8.37%) Public Cloud

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 11 (5.42%) CMS
2 6 (2.96%) Alfresco
3 5 (2.46%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.48%) Confluence
5 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.49%) Apache
6 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) Mule
6 1 (0.49%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.97%) MS Visio
1 4 (1.97%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.99%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 102 (50.25%) Azure
2 54 (26.60%) AWS
3 30 (14.78%) PaaS
4 29 (14.29%) IaaS
5 18 (8.87%) SaaS
6 17 (8.37%) GCP
7 9 (4.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (4.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 7 (3.45%) Amazon EKS
8 7 (3.45%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (2.96%) Microsoft 365
9 6 (2.96%) Serverless
10 5 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (2.46%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.99%) Google Data Studio
12 1 (0.49%) Apigee
12 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.93%) Skype
2 9 (4.43%) VPN
3 8 (3.94%) Network Security
4 7 (3.45%) Firewall
5 6 (2.96%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (2.96%) LAN
6 5 (2.46%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (2.46%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.46%) SD-WAN
6 5 (2.46%) WAN
7 2 (0.99%) Internet
7 2 (0.99%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.49%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.49%) Telepresence
8 1 (0.49%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.81%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (9.36%) Data Lake
3 16 (7.88%) SQL Server
4 12 (5.91%) Big Data
5 7 (3.45%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.96%) Amazon Athena
6 6 (2.96%) Amazon Redshift
6 6 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.46%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.97%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.97%) HDInsight
8 4 (1.97%) Power BI
9 3 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.48%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.48%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.99%) Looker
10 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.46%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.48%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.48%) JIRA
3 2 (0.99%) Spinnaker
3 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.49%) JUnit
4 1 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 24 (11.82%) Finance
2 23 (11.33%) Retail
3 6 (2.96%) Marketing
4 4 (1.97%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.99%) Law
5 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.49%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.49%) Electronics
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.29%) .NET
2 14 (6.90%) Web Services
3 6 (2.96%) AngularJS
3 6 (2.96%) JSON
4 5 (2.46%) Node.js
4 5 (2.46%) React
5 4 (1.97%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.48%) CSS
6 3 (1.48%) J2EE
6 3 (1.48%) Java EE
7 2 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.99%) COM
7 2 (0.99%) HTML
7 2 (0.99%) Kafka
7 2 (0.99%) REST
7 2 (0.99%) SOAP
7 2 (0.99%) Spring
7 2 (0.99%) Vue.js
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Sling
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (8.37%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.45%) Data Structures
3 6 (2.96%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.96%) FMCG
3 6 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.46%) Enterprise Cloud
4 5 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.97%) User Experience
6 3 (1.48%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.99%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.99%) SCADA
8 1 (0.49%) Blog
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.49%) Social Media
8 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.97%) Linux
2 2 (0.99%) Android
2 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (19.21%) Analytics
3 38 (18.72%) Migration
4 34 (16.75%) Enterprise Architecture
5 26 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (11.82%) Machine Learning
6 24 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (11.33%) Microservices
7 23 (11.33%) TOGAF
8 21 (10.34%) DevOps
9 18 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (8.87%) Product Strategy
10 15 (7.39%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (6.90%) Change Management
11 14 (6.90%) Risk Management
12 13 (6.40%) Data Modelling
12 13 (6.40%) Security Architecture
13 12 (5.91%) Open Source
13 12 (5.91%) Technical Architecture
14 11 (5.42%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.85%) Python
2 15 (7.39%) SQL
3 11 (5.42%) C#
3 11 (5.42%) Java
4 10 (4.93%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.43%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.43%) R
6 3 (1.48%) Scala
7 2 (0.99%) C
7 2 (0.99%) HiveQL
7 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.49%) C++
8 1 (0.49%) ES6
8 1 (0.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 25 (12.32%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.45%) CISSP
4 7 (3.45%) TOGAF Certification
5 6 (2.96%) MCSA
5 6 (2.96%) MCSE
5 6 (2.96%) MCTS
6 5 (2.46%) OCP
6 5 (2.46%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (1.97%) GIAC
7 4 (1.97%) SANS
8 3 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.99%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.99%) CCNA
9 2 (0.99%) Degree
9 2 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.49%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.49%) VCAP
10 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.46%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.49%) GRC
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.46%) Docker
3 5 (2.46%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.99%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 16 (7.88%) Ansible
3 12 (5.91%) Terraform
4 9 (4.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 9 (4.43%) SCCM
4 9 (4.43%) SCOM
5 5 (2.46%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.48%) Puppet
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 49 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.88%) Databricks
3 14 (6.90%) Google
4 11 (5.42%) SAP
4 11 (5.42%) Sparx
5 10 (4.93%) OpenText
5 10 (4.93%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (4.43%) Oracle
7 8 (3.94%) Apttus
7 8 (3.94%) Cisco
7 8 (3.94%) VMware
8 6 (2.96%) Adobe
9 5 (2.46%) CA
9 5 (2.46%) Fortinet
9 5 (2.46%) Pega
9 5 (2.46%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.97%) Nintex
11 3 (1.48%) BiZZdesign
11 3 (1.48%) IBM
11 3 (1.48%) Sitecore