Period
to 24 September 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £77,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 33 62
Rank change year-on-year 0 +29 +30
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 369 196 299
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 6.79% 7.55% 4.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.33% 7.86% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 277 155 234
10th Percentile £52,500 £59,000 £52,253
25th Percentile £62,500 £66,250 £57,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £87,500 £75,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £99,250 £80,000 £90,000
North West median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 5,037 2,495 6,355
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.64% 96.11% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,932 2,186 5,107
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,375 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.96% +12.22% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £70,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Cheadle - 5 - -
Salford -5 4 £65,709 -2.65% 7
Stockport - 4 £68,750 - 1
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 124 (33.60%) Azure
2 114 (30.89%) AWS
3 100 (27.10%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (21.95%) DevOps
5 71 (19.24%) Social Skills
6 61 (16.53%) Presales
6 61 (16.53%) Microsoft
7 60 (16.26%) Analytics
8 57 (15.45%) Microservices
9 53 (14.36%) Retail
10 49 (13.28%) Mentoring
11 47 (12.74%) Finance
12 43 (11.65%) Windows
12 43 (11.65%) Security Cleared
13 42 (11.38%) SQL
13 42 (11.38%) Docker
13 42 (11.38%) GCP
14 41 (11.11%) PaaS
15 40 (10.84%) SC Cleared
16 39 (10.57%) SaaS
17 38 (10.30%) Marketing
18 37 (10.03%) .NET
18 37 (10.03%) Public Cloud
19 36 (9.76%) Kubernetes
20 35 (9.49%) Migration
21 34 (9.21%) TOGAF
22 33 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
23 32 (8.67%) Java
23 32 (8.67%) IaaS
24 31 (8.40%) Business Intelligence

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 14 (3.79%) CMS
2 9 (2.44%) EPiServer
3 6 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.54%) Documentum
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.27%) Apache
6 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.27%) IIS
6 1 (0.27%) nginx
6 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.36%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.54%) SAP CAR
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 2 (0.54%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.27%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 124 (33.60%) Azure
2 114 (30.89%) AWS
3 42 (11.38%) GCP
4 41 (11.11%) PaaS
5 39 (10.57%) SaaS
6 32 (8.67%) IaaS
7 30 (8.13%) Serverless
8 22 (5.96%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 22 (5.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 11 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (2.98%) Dynamics 365
9 11 (2.98%) iPaaS
10 10 (2.71%) Amazon EKS
11 9 (2.44%) Boomi
12 7 (1.90%) Power Platform
13 6 (1.63%) AtomSphere
13 6 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (1.08%) Microsoft 365
15 3 (0.81%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.81%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.07%) LAN
2 8 (2.17%) Firewall
3 7 (1.90%) WAN
4 5 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (1.36%) NetScaler
4 5 (1.36%) Network Security
4 5 (1.36%) SD-WAN
5 4 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.81%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (0.81%) DKIM
6 3 (0.81%) Skype
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.27%) DNS
8 1 (0.27%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.27%) Intranet
8 1 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.27%) MPLS
8 1 (0.27%) Wireless
8 1 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.79%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.98%) Data Lake
5 6 (1.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.63%) Power BI
6 5 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (1.36%) Big Data
6 5 (1.36%) Metadata
6 5 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.36%) Tableau
7 3 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.81%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.54%) MySQL
8 2 (0.54%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.81%) ERwin
3 3 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.54%) Spinnaker
5 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.27%) GitLab
5 1 (0.27%) JUnit
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (19.24%) Social Skills
2 53 (14.36%) Retail
3 47 (12.74%) Finance
4 38 (10.30%) Marketing
5 24 (6.50%) Banking
6 21 (5.69%) Public Sector
7 17 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (4.07%) Influencing Skills
8 15 (4.07%) Law
9 11 (2.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 11 (2.98%) Telecoms
10 10 (2.71%) Presentation Skills
11 8 (2.17%) Automotive
12 6 (1.63%) Legal
12 6 (1.63%) Police
13 3 (0.81%) Back Office
13 3 (0.81%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.81%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.54%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.03%) .NET
2 30 (8.13%) Web Services
3 20 (5.42%) Spring
4 14 (3.79%) REST
5 10 (2.71%) Kafka
6 8 (2.17%) Node.js
7 6 (1.63%) Spring Boot
7 6 (1.63%) Tapestry
8 5 (1.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 5 (1.36%) RESTful
9 4 (1.08%) .NET Core
10 3 (0.81%) ARM Templates
10 3 (0.81%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.81%) SOAP
11 2 (0.54%) GraphQL
11 2 (0.54%) JSON
11 2 (0.54%) Middleware
11 2 (0.54%) React
11 2 (0.54%) React Native
11 2 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.03%) Public Cloud
2 28 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (4.07%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.79%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (2.71%) Cloud Native
7 8 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.63%) Blog
9 5 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.36%) Legacy Systems
9 5 (1.36%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) Clustering
11 2 (0.54%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.54%) Life Science
11 2 (0.54%) Replication
12 1 (0.27%) Biotechnology
12 1 (0.27%) Mashup
12 1 (0.27%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.65%) Windows
2 15 (4.07%) Linux
3 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (1.36%) Ubuntu
3 5 (1.36%) Unix
4 3 (0.81%) AIX
4 3 (0.81%) VMS
5 2 (0.54%) Mesosphere
5 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (27.10%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (21.95%) DevOps
3 61 (16.53%) Presales
4 60 (16.26%) Analytics
5 57 (15.45%) Microservices
6 49 (13.28%) Mentoring
7 35 (9.49%) Migration
8 34 (9.21%) TOGAF
9 31 (8.40%) Architectural Design
9 31 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (7.32%) Project Delivery
11 25 (6.78%) Cybersecurity
11 25 (6.78%) Data Management
11 25 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
12 24 (6.50%) Machine Learning
13 23 (6.23%) IT Strategy
13 23 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (5.96%) Business Development
14 22 (5.96%) Order Management
15 21 (5.69%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.38%) SQL
2 32 (8.67%) Java
3 26 (7.05%) Python
4 16 (4.34%) Bash Shell
4 16 (4.34%) C#
5 13 (3.52%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.17%) C
8 6 (1.63%) C++
9 5 (1.36%) Scala
10 3 (0.81%) Go
10 3 (0.81%) R
11 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 43 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.44%) Degree
6 8 (2.17%) AWS Certification
7 7 (1.90%) CCIE
7 7 (1.90%) CISSP
8 6 (1.63%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.36%) CCNP
9 5 (1.36%) MCSE
10 4 (1.08%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.08%) MCP
11 3 (0.81%) CCNA
11 3 (0.81%) CISM
11 3 (0.81%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.81%) GIAC
11 3 (0.81%) OCP
11 3 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.90%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.90%) GDPR
2 7 (1.90%) NIST
3 5 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.54%) CDISC
4 2 (0.54%) GxP
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (11.38%) Docker
2 21 (5.69%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 36 (9.76%) Kubernetes
2 27 (7.32%) Terraform
3 25 (6.78%) Ansible
4 8 (2.17%) Puppet
5 3 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 61 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.40%) Salesforce.com
3 20 (5.42%) VMware
4 19 (5.15%) Google
5 16 (4.34%) Cisco
6 14 (3.79%) Citrix
6 14 (3.79%) Oracle
7 10 (2.71%) ServiceNow
8 9 (2.44%) Dell
9 8 (2.17%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.90%) Adobe
11 6 (1.63%) SAP
11 6 (1.63%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.36%) Databricks
12 5 (1.36%) HubSpot
12 5 (1.36%) IBM
12 5 (1.36%) Marketo
12 5 (1.36%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.36%) Pardot
13 4 (1.08%) Apple