Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 84 65
Rank change year-on-year +10 -19 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 337 269 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.24% 3.65% 4.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% 3.75% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 261 200 205
Manchester median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £48,750 £48,000 £49,004
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £76,250
North West median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +13.64%

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 7744 7174 7198
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.36% 97.42% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6439 6158 5993
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Manchester

Architect
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Architect in Manchester

Architect
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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
Stockport +17 27 £60,000 +6.67% 4
Altrincham -6 9 £52,500 -4.55% 2
Rochdale - 6 £57,000 - 2
Cheadle -8 4 £50,000 -23.08%
Bolton -3 2 £47,500 -34.48%
Salford - 2 £92,500 -
Audenshaw - 2 £57,500 -
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Manchester region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 100 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (25.22%) Finance
3 84 (24.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 81 (24.04%) DevOps
5 79 (23.44%) TOGAF
6 65 (19.29%) Microsoft
7 64 (18.99%) .NET
8 63 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
9 59 (17.51%) SQL Server
10 52 (15.43%) Degree
11 50 (14.84%) Enterprise Architecture
12 49 (14.54%) SAP
13 46 (13.65%) SQL
13 46 (13.65%) Open Source
14 45 (13.35%) Oracle
15 44 (13.06%) Java
16 43 (12.76%) Business Intelligence
17 42 (12.46%) SDLC
18 36 (10.68%) MVC
18 36 (10.68%) Google
18 36 (10.68%) C#
18 36 (10.68%) Windows
18 36 (10.68%) SOA
19 34 (10.09%) Data Integration
20 33 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
21 32 (9.50%) VMware
22 31 (9.20%) Technical Architecture
22 31 (9.20%) ETL
22 31 (9.20%) Cisco
22 31 (9.20%) Presales

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 (4.15%) Apache Spark
1 14 (4.15%) SAS
2 13 (3.86%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.48%) JBoss
5 4 (1.19%) Apache
5 4 (1.19%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.19%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.89%) Anypoint
6 3 (0.89%) Liferay
6 3 (0.89%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.89%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.59%) CMS
7 2 (0.59%) IIS
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.78%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.48%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.48%) Workfront
3 4 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.89%) Magento
5 2 (0.59%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.59%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.59%) SAP PLM
5 2 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.30%) SAP CAR
6 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.30%) SAP POS DM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 84 (24.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (8.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (5.93%) IaaS
4 20 (5.93%) Office 365
5 15 (4.45%) SaaS
6 11 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (2.97%) iPaaS
8 5 (1.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.19%) PaaS
10 3 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.89%) Serverless
11 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.61%) WAN
2 22 (6.53%) LAN
3 20 (5.93%) MPLS
4 16 (4.75%) Firewall
4 16 (4.75%) VPN
5 15 (4.45%) Network Security
6 13 (3.86%) BGP
6 13 (3.86%) OSPF
7 12 (3.56%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (3.26%) DMZ
8 11 (3.26%) EIGRP
8 11 (3.26%) VoIP
8 11 (3.26%) VPLS
9 10 (2.97%) Internet
10 7 (2.08%) DNS
10 7 (2.08%) Wireless
11 5 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (1.48%) HTTP
12 4 (1.19%) IPsec
12 4 (1.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (17.51%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.61%) Big Data
3 26 (7.72%) Hadoop
4 24 (7.12%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.75%) NoSQL
6 15 (4.45%) MySQL
7 14 (4.15%) Relational Database
8 13 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (3.56%) SAP HANA
10 10 (2.97%) SAP Data Services
11 8 (2.37%) Redis
12 6 (1.78%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.78%) DB2
12 6 (1.78%) IBM InfoSphere
13 5 (1.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.48%) GIS
13 5 (1.48%) MongoDB
13 5 (1.48%) Power BI
13 5 (1.48%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 10 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.37%) JIRA
3 7 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.19%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.89%) GitLab
6 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.30%) Grunt
6 1 (0.30%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.30%) webpack
General
1 85 (25.22%) Finance
2 27 (8.01%) Manufacturing
3 22 (6.53%) Marketing
4 21 (6.23%) Electronics
5 18 (5.34%) Telecoms
6 15 (4.45%) Retail
7 8 (2.37%) Banking
8 7 (2.08%) Legal
9 5 (1.48%) Back Office
9 5 (1.48%) Local Government
10 3 (0.89%) Publishing
11 2 (0.59%) Advertising
11 2 (0.59%) Law
11 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Automotive
12 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.30%) Games
12 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (18.99%) .NET
2 26 (7.72%) CSS
2 26 (7.72%) HTML
3 23 (6.82%) Web Services
4 21 (6.23%) ASP.NET
5 20 (5.93%) REST
6 18 (5.34%) SOAP
7 17 (5.04%) HTML5
7 17 (5.04%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (4.75%) MSMQ
9 15 (4.45%) jQuery
10 13 (3.86%) CSS3
11 12 (3.56%) Middleware
12 11 (3.26%) JSON
12 11 (3.26%) RESTful
12 11 (3.26%) XML
13 10 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (1.78%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.78%) Spring
14 6 (1.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.82%) Public Cloud
3 17 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.15%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.86%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (2.97%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.37%) User Experience
9 7 (2.08%) Algorithms
9 7 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.78%) iPad
11 5 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.48%) FlexPod
11 5 (1.48%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.89%) FMCG
12 3 (0.89%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.59%) Handset
13 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.68%) Windows
2 29 (8.61%) Unix
3 21 (6.23%) Linux
4 6 (1.78%) Android
5 4 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.30%) CentOS
6 1 (0.30%) Debian
6 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.30%) Solaris
6 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (24.04%) DevOps
3 79 (23.44%) TOGAF
4 50 (14.84%) Enterprise Architecture
5 46 (13.65%) Open Source
6 43 (12.76%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (12.46%) SDLC
8 36 (10.68%) MVC
8 36 (10.68%) SOA
9 34 (10.09%) Data Integration
10 31 (9.20%) ETL
10 31 (9.20%) Presales
10 31 (9.20%) Technical Architecture
11 29 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (8.31%) Data Management
12 28 (8.31%) OO
13 24 (7.12%) Migration
13 24 (7.12%) Service Management
14 23 (6.82%) Mentoring
14 23 (6.82%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (13.65%) SQL
2 44 (13.06%) Java
3 36 (10.68%) C#
4 28 (8.31%) Python
5 25 (7.42%) C++
6 24 (7.12%) JavaScript
7 23 (6.82%) Shell Script
8 21 (6.23%) Go
9 17 (5.04%) PHP
10 12 (3.56%) Ruby
11 6 (1.78%) C
12 2 (0.59%) Java 9
12 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.30%) ABAP
13 1 (0.30%) GraphQL
13 1 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (15.43%) Degree
2 14 (4.15%) CCIE
2 14 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 6 (1.78%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.48%) CISSP
7 3 (0.89%) CISM
8 2 (0.59%) CCIE Security
8 2 (0.59%) CCNP
8 2 (0.59%) CCSE
8 2 (0.59%) CCSM
8 2 (0.59%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (0.59%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.59%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.59%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.59%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) CRISC
9 1 (0.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.82%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.26%) QA
3 6 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.48%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 4 (1.19%) GDPR
5 4 (1.19%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.59%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.59%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (5.93%) Hyper-V
2 10 (2.97%) Docker
3 5 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (7.12%) Puppet
2 23 (6.82%) Ansible
3 22 (6.53%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (4.75%) Mesos
5 7 (2.08%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.48%) SCCM
7 4 (1.19%) Terraform
8 3 (0.89%) Marathon
8 3 (0.89%) rkt
9 2 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.30%) Ambari
10 1 (0.30%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.30%) Kibana
10 1 (0.30%) SnapMirror
10 1 (0.30%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 65 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 49 (14.54%) SAP
3 45 (13.35%) Oracle
4 36 (10.68%) Google
5 32 (9.50%) VMware
6 31 (9.20%) Cisco
7 19 (5.64%) Juniper
8 17 (5.04%) IBM
9 12 (3.56%) Informatica
10 9 (2.67%) Hortonworks
11 8 (2.37%) Cloudera
12 7 (2.08%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.08%) Teradata
13 6 (1.78%) F5
13 6 (1.78%) Greenplum
13 6 (1.78%) Netezza
14 5 (1.48%) Palo Alto
14 5 (1.48%) Reuters
14 5 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.48%) Workday