Period
to

The median annual salary for an Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 52 49 42
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 324 253 233
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.39% 5.69% 6.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.70% 6.10% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 150 189 158
10th Percentile £58,625 £56,250 £58,925
25th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £78,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -1.75%
75th Percentile £100,000 £86,250 £78,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £101,750 £85,000
North West median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £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 5,684 4,146 3,495
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 93.23% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3,653 3,315 2,889
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -1.04% +6.67%

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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Salford -15 7 £62,500 -5.90% 1
Altrincham +3 1 £80,000 -
Stockport -10 1 £77,500 - 2
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, Architect job roles required the following 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 98 (30.25%) Finance
1 98 (30.25%) Agile
2 90 (27.78%) Social Skills
3 86 (26.54%) Microsoft
4 84 (25.93%) AWS
5 82 (25.31%) Cybersecurity
6 75 (23.15%) Azure
7 72 (22.22%) TOGAF
8 65 (20.06%) DevOps
9 62 (19.14%) Analytics
10 58 (17.90%) Microservices
11 50 (15.43%) Thought Leadership
11 50 (15.43%) SaaS
12 43 (13.27%) Banking
12 43 (13.27%) Data Centre
13 40 (12.35%) Retail
14 37 (11.42%) Security Cleared
14 37 (11.42%) IT Strategy
15 36 (11.11%) IoT
15 36 (11.11%) PaaS
15 36 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
15 36 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
16 35 (10.80%) .NET
16 35 (10.80%) CRM
16 35 (10.80%) Technical Architecture
16 35 (10.80%) Data Lake
17 33 (10.19%) SDLC
17 33 (10.19%) Security Architecture
17 33 (10.19%) Enterprise Architecture
18 31 (9.57%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 6 (1.85%) IIS
2 3 (0.93%) SAS
2 3 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.31%) CMS
3 1 (0.31%) Mule
3 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 84 (25.93%) AWS
2 75 (23.15%) Azure
3 50 (15.43%) SaaS
4 36 (11.11%) PaaS
5 28 (8.64%) IaaS
6 23 (7.10%) GCP
7 21 (6.48%) Microsoft 365
8 18 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.78%) Power Platform
10 6 (1.85%) Serverless
10 6 (1.85%) Snowflake
11 5 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.62%) Amazon EKS
13 2 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.62%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.47%) Firewall
2 4 (1.23%) Internet
2 4 (1.23%) MPLS
2 4 (1.23%) VPN
3 3 (0.93%) HTTP
3 3 (0.93%) LAN
3 3 (0.93%) SD-WAN
3 3 (0.93%) WAN
4 2 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (0.62%) Network Security
4 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.62%) Wireless
5 1 (0.31%) BGP
5 1 (0.31%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.31%) H.323
5 1 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.31%) OSPF
5 1 (0.31%) TACACS
5 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.80%) Data Lake
2 31 (9.57%) Big Data
2 31 (9.57%) NoSQL
3 28 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.94%) SQL Server
6 14 (4.32%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.09%) MySQL
8 7 (2.16%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (1.85%) Metadata
9 6 (1.85%) Power BI
10 5 (1.54%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.31%) Redis
12 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.31%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.93%) GitLab
3 2 (0.62%) Appium
3 2 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.62%) Calabash
3 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.62%) JBehave
3 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.62%) Selenium
3 2 (0.62%) WatiN
3 2 (0.62%) WATIR
4 1 (0.31%) ERwin
4 1 (0.31%) JIRA
4 1 (0.31%) jspm
4 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 98 (30.25%) Finance
2 90 (27.78%) Social Skills
3 43 (13.27%) Banking
4 40 (12.35%) Retail
5 27 (8.33%) Presentation Skills
6 26 (8.02%) Police
7 23 (7.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 22 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (5.56%) Automotive
10 17 (5.25%) Legal
11 13 (4.01%) Games
12 11 (3.40%) Influencing Skills
12 11 (3.40%) Public Sector
13 4 (1.23%) Law
13 4 (1.23%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.93%) Advertising
14 3 (0.93%) Marketing
15 2 (0.62%) Back Office
15 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.80%) .NET
2 16 (4.94%) React
3 12 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (3.40%) Node.js
5 10 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (3.09%) WCF
6 7 (2.16%) JWT
6 7 (2.16%) Spring Boot
7 6 (1.85%) .NET Core
8 5 (1.54%) JSON
8 5 (1.54%) SAML
9 4 (1.23%) REST
9 4 (1.23%) XML
10 3 (0.93%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.93%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.93%) Kafka
10 3 (0.93%) React Native
10 3 (0.93%) SOAP
10 3 (0.93%) Web Services
11 2 (0.62%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 36 (11.11%) IoT
3 30 (9.26%) Public Cloud
4 29 (8.95%) User Experience
5 26 (8.02%) Smart Meter
6 21 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (5.25%) Blockchain
8 15 (4.63%) Mobile App
9 13 (4.01%) Cloud Native
10 11 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (2.16%) Private Cloud
12 7 (2.16%) Sports Betting
13 6 (1.85%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.93%) Blog
14 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
14 3 (0.93%) Video on Demand
14 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
15 2 (0.62%) PropTech
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.48%) Windows
2 4 (1.23%) Linux
3 3 (0.93%) Android
3 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.93%) Solaris
3 3 (0.93%) Unix
3 3 (0.93%) VMS
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (30.25%) Agile
2 82 (25.31%) Cybersecurity
3 72 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 65 (20.06%) DevOps
5 62 (19.14%) Analytics
6 58 (17.90%) Microservices
7 50 (15.43%) Thought Leadership
8 37 (11.42%) IT Strategy
9 36 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
9 36 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (10.80%) CRM
10 35 (10.80%) Technical Architecture
11 33 (10.19%) Enterprise Architecture
11 33 (10.19%) SDLC
11 33 (10.19%) Security Architecture
12 27 (8.33%) Data Modelling
13 26 (8.02%) Scrum
13 26 (8.02%) Security Testing
13 26 (8.02%) SIEM
13 26 (8.02%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.10%) C#
2 14 (4.32%) PowerShell
2 14 (4.32%) SQL
3 12 (3.70%) Python
4 11 (3.40%) Java
5 7 (2.16%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.85%) Ruby
7 3 (0.93%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.62%) Bash
8 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.31%) C
9 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (11.42%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.56%) AWS Certification
4 17 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (4.32%) CISSP
5 14 (4.32%) TOGAF Certification
6 10 (3.09%) CSSLP
7 8 (2.47%) Degree
8 7 (2.16%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.93%) MCSA
9 3 (0.93%) MCSE
9 3 (0.93%) MCTS
10 2 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.62%) CISMP
10 2 (0.62%) GCIH
10 2 (0.62%) HP ASE
10 2 (0.62%) HP MASE
10 2 (0.62%) SSCP
10 2 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (8.95%) NIST
3 28 (8.64%) Cyber Essentials
4 27 (8.33%) GDPR
5 26 (8.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 13 (4.01%) QA
7 5 (1.54%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.31%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.31%) NCSC
System Software
1 16 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.40%) Docker
3 8 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (8.02%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.16%) Istio
2 7 (2.16%) Terraform
3 6 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.62%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.31%) Ansible
5 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.31%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 86 (26.54%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.86%) Adobe
3 18 (5.56%) Apple
4 10 (3.09%) Oracle
4 10 (3.09%) VMware
5 9 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.54%) Citrix
6 5 (1.54%) Dell
7 3 (0.93%) Databricks
7 3 (0.93%) Google
7 3 (0.93%) MuleSoft
7 3 (0.93%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.62%) Cisco
8 2 (0.62%) Hitachi
8 2 (0.62%) Splunk
9 1 (0.31%) CA
9 1 (0.31%) IBM
9 1 (0.31%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.31%) Vertica
9 1 (0.31%) Xamarin