Period
to 19 January 2022

The median annual salary for an Architect was £77,250 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 38 54 58
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4 +40
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 373 155 279
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 6.77% 5.03% 4.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.18% 5.20% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 252 139 209
10th Percentile £52,500 £63,750 £51,968
25th Percentile £62,500 £69,375 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,250 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +7.14% -
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £101,750 £87,500 £95,000
North West median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -

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 5,194 2,983 5,415
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 96.76% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3,914 2,665 4,393
10th Percentile £31,571 £31,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £70,200
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +7 14 £62,500 -19.35% 10
Stockport +3 2 £62,500 -7.41% 2
Altrincham +7 1 £65,000 -18.75% 1
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 107 (28.69%) Azure
2 106 (28.42%) Social Skills
3 94 (25.20%) AWS
3 94 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (23.86%) Finance
5 86 (23.06%) DevOps
6 70 (18.77%) Microsoft
7 63 (16.89%) Security Cleared
8 60 (16.09%) SC Cleared
9 58 (15.55%) Microservices
10 55 (14.75%) Cybersecurity
11 50 (13.40%) Analytics
12 49 (13.14%) Banking
13 48 (12.87%) Windows
14 46 (12.33%) TOGAF
14 46 (12.33%) Technical Architecture
14 46 (12.33%) Presales
15 45 (12.06%) Public Cloud
15 45 (12.06%) Migration
16 43 (11.53%) Thought Leadership
16 43 (11.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 42 (11.26%) Data Architecture
18 39 (10.46%) Marketing
18 39 (10.46%) Mentoring
19 36 (9.65%) SQL
20 34 (9.12%) IT Strategy
21 33 (8.85%) CRM
21 33 (8.85%) Retail
22 32 (8.58%) Public Sector
23 31 (8.31%) CI/CD

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 13 (3.49%) CMS
2 10 (2.68%) EPiServer
3 6 (1.61%) SAS
4 5 (1.34%) IIS
4 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.07%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.80%) Apache
6 3 (0.80%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.27%) Confluence
8 1 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.34%) Eloqua
3 4 (1.07%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 107 (28.69%) Azure
2 94 (25.20%) AWS
3 30 (8.04%) Serverless
4 25 (6.70%) Microsoft 365
5 24 (6.43%) SaaS
6 22 (5.90%) GCP
7 21 (5.63%) PaaS
8 13 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (3.49%) Collibra
8 13 (3.49%) IaaS
9 10 (2.68%) iPaaS
10 9 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (2.14%) Boomi
11 8 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.88%) Amazon Kinesis
13 6 (1.61%) AWS CloudTrail
13 6 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (1.34%) AtomSphere
14 5 (1.34%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.09%) LAN
2 13 (3.49%) DKIM
3 11 (2.95%) Firewall
4 6 (1.61%) ATM
4 6 (1.61%) DNS
4 6 (1.61%) Intranet
5 5 (1.34%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.07%) Internet
7 3 (0.80%) HTTP
7 3 (0.80%) MPLS
7 3 (0.80%) Network Security
7 3 (0.80%) WAN
8 2 (0.54%) VPN
9 1 (0.27%) AMQP
9 1 (0.27%) Broadband
9 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.27%) SAN
9 1 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.04%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (5.63%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.29%) Metadata
4 9 (2.41%) Big Data
5 8 (2.14%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.88%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (1.34%) Power BI
8 4 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.07%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.07%) Tableau
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.54%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.54%) MySQL
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.27%) GIS
Development Applications
1 13 (3.49%) ERwin
2 7 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.34%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.27%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.27%) JIRA
5 1 (0.27%) Spinnaker
5 1 (0.27%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (28.42%) Social Skills
2 89 (23.86%) Finance
3 49 (13.14%) Banking
4 43 (11.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 39 (10.46%) Marketing
6 33 (8.85%) Retail
7 32 (8.58%) Public Sector
8 25 (6.70%) Law
9 22 (5.90%) Influencing Skills
10 20 (5.36%) Police
11 19 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (4.02%) Presentation Skills
13 14 (3.75%) Legal
14 8 (2.14%) Automotive
15 7 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
15 7 (1.88%) Telecoms
16 5 (1.34%) Retail Banking
17 4 (1.07%) Financial Institution
17 4 (1.07%) Games
18 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.17%) .NET
2 20 (5.36%) Spring
3 15 (4.02%) Kafka
4 12 (3.22%) REST
5 11 (2.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 11 (2.95%) Spring Boot
6 10 (2.68%) Web Services
7 6 (1.61%) Middleware
7 6 (1.61%) React
8 5 (1.34%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.07%) Node.js
10 3 (0.80%) RESTful
11 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.27%) GraphQL
12 1 (0.27%) Mongoose
12 1 (0.27%) NancyFx
12 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.06%) Public Cloud
2 29 (7.77%) Data Centre
3 26 (6.97%) Blog
3 26 (6.97%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (5.63%) Cloud Native
5 19 (5.09%) Smart Meter
6 16 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.68%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.68%) User Experience
8 9 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.61%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.54%) Clustering
12 2 (0.54%) Legacy Systems
12 2 (0.54%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.54%) PMI
13 1 (0.27%) PKI
13 1 (0.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.87%) Windows
2 30 (8.04%) Linux
3 10 (2.68%) Unix
4 6 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.34%) Solaris
5 5 (1.34%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.80%) VMS
7 2 (0.54%) AIX
7 2 (0.54%) Android
7 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.54%) HPUX
7 2 (0.54%) SUSE
8 1 (0.27%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (23.06%) DevOps
3 58 (15.55%) Microservices
4 55 (14.75%) Cybersecurity
5 50 (13.40%) Analytics
6 46 (12.33%) Presales
6 46 (12.33%) Technical Architecture
6 46 (12.33%) TOGAF
7 45 (12.06%) Migration
8 43 (11.53%) Thought Leadership
9 42 (11.26%) Data Architecture
10 39 (10.46%) Mentoring
11 34 (9.12%) IT Strategy
12 33 (8.85%) CRM
13 31 (8.31%) CI/CD
14 30 (8.04%) ETL
15 28 (7.51%) Software Licensing
16 27 (7.24%) Data Management
17 26 (6.97%) Infrastructure as Code
17 26 (6.97%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.65%) SQL
2 27 (7.24%) Java
3 17 (4.56%) C#
4 16 (4.29%) PowerShell
5 15 (4.02%) Python
6 11 (2.95%) C++
6 11 (2.95%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.80%) C
7 3 (0.80%) Scala
8 2 (0.54%) Bash
8 2 (0.54%) PHP
8 2 (0.54%) R
8 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.54%) X++
9 1 (0.27%) Go
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby
9 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (16.89%) Security Cleared
2 60 (16.09%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (4.83%) CCIE
6 11 (2.95%) DBS Check
7 10 (2.68%) AWS Certification
7 10 (2.68%) Degree
7 10 (2.68%) MCSE
8 8 (2.14%) CCNP
8 8 (2.14%) MCP
9 7 (1.88%) CISSP
10 6 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.34%) CEH
11 5 (1.34%) CISM
11 5 (1.34%) ISSAP
12 2 (0.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.54%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (5.36%) Cyber Essentials
3 19 (5.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 19 (5.09%) GDPR
3 19 (5.09%) NIST
4 15 (4.02%) Data Quality
5 10 (2.68%) QA
6 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.27%) NCSC
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.17%) Docker
3 16 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (7.51%) Terraform
2 22 (5.90%) Ansible
3 13 (3.49%) Kubernetes
4 8 (2.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 7 (1.88%) Puppet
6 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.27%) Grafana
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.27%) Packer
7 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 70 (18.77%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.70%) Cisco
3 21 (5.63%) Adobe
3 21 (5.63%) Oracle
4 19 (5.09%) VMware
5 18 (4.83%) Apple
6 16 (4.29%) Informatica
7 15 (4.02%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (3.22%) Google
9 10 (2.68%) Citrix
9 10 (2.68%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.41%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.14%) Dell
12 5 (1.34%) HubSpot
12 5 (1.34%) Marketo
12 5 (1.34%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.34%) Pardot
12 5 (1.34%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.07%) Databricks
14 3 (0.80%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud