Period
to 20 October 2017

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

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

Architect
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 82 73
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 480 422 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.76% 3.47% 3.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 3.56% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 359 319 343
North West median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +10.62%
10th Percentile £48,500 £46,250 £46,500
90th Percentile £82,100 £81,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +3.57% +1.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12329 11853 12706
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.36% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9871 9982 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £23,075
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the North West

Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Architect in the North West

Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Architect in the North West

Architect
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Manchester +3 312 £66,000 +1.54% 19
Cheshire 0 98 £65,000 +1.17% 2
Merseyside +10 54 £60,000 -5.88% 1
Cumbria -3 2 £75,000 +42.86%
Lancashire -10 1 £92,500 +94.74%
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 North West region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 154 (32.08%) Finance
2 122 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 99 (20.63%) TOGAF
5 96 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 95 (19.79%) DevOps
7 81 (16.88%) .NET
8 78 (16.25%) Oracle
9 75 (15.63%) SQL Server
10 72 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
11 69 (14.38%) Degree
12 67 (13.96%) SQL
13 66 (13.75%) Windows
14 64 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
15 62 (12.92%) Java
16 58 (12.08%) SAP
17 54 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
18 53 (11.04%) SDLC
19 51 (10.63%) C#
20 50 (10.42%) Presales
21 47 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
22 46 (9.58%) Web Services
23 45 (9.38%) Data Integration
23 45 (9.38%) Big Data
24 44 (9.17%) Open Source
24 44 (9.17%) SOA
25 41 (8.54%) Service Management
26 40 (8.33%) VMware
26 40 (8.33%) Unix
27 38 (7.92%) MVC

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 22 (4.58%) Apache Spark
2 16 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (2.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (2.71%) SAS
3 13 (2.71%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.08%) Apache
5 5 (1.04%) JBoss
6 4 (0.83%) IIS
6 4 (0.83%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.63%) Anypoint
7 3 (0.63%) Liferay
7 3 (0.63%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.42%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.42%) CMS
8 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.25%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.83%) Workfront
4 3 (0.63%) Magento
5 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.42%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.42%) SAP PLM
5 2 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP CAR
6 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.21%) SAP POS DM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.21%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 102 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (5.83%) IaaS
4 27 (5.63%) SaaS
5 26 (5.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (4.58%) Office 365
7 13 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.08%) iPaaS
9 9 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.04%) GitHub
10 5 (1.04%) PaaS
11 4 (0.83%) Serverless
12 3 (0.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.63%) Force.com
12 3 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.67%) WAN
2 26 (5.42%) LAN
3 24 (5.00%) MPLS
4 17 (3.54%) Internet
5 15 (3.13%) Firewall
6 13 (2.71%) Network Security
7 12 (2.50%) VPN
8 10 (2.08%) BGP
8 10 (2.08%) DMZ
8 10 (2.08%) EIGRP
8 10 (2.08%) OSPF
8 10 (2.08%) VoIP
8 10 (2.08%) VPLS
9 9 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (1.88%) Unified Communications
9 9 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.88%) Wireless
10 8 (1.67%) DNS
10 8 (1.67%) IPsec
11 6 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 45 (9.38%) Big Data
3 34 (7.08%) Hadoop
4 27 (5.63%) Relational Database
5 21 (4.38%) NoSQL
6 19 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (3.54%) MySQL
7 17 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (2.50%) SAP HANA
9 10 (2.08%) SAP Data Services
9 10 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.88%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.46%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.25%) DB2
12 6 (1.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.25%) Power BI
12 6 (1.25%) Redis
12 6 (1.25%) Star Schema
13 4 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 18 (3.75%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.13%) JIRA
3 12 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.25%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.04%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.63%) GitLab
8 2 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.42%) Xcode
9 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.21%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.21%) JMeter
9 1 (0.21%) Maven
9 1 (0.21%) Selenium
9 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.21%) TestNG
9 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 154 (32.08%) Finance
2 37 (7.71%) Banking
3 32 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 28 (5.83%) Marketing
5 26 (5.42%) Electronics
5 26 (5.42%) Retail
6 24 (5.00%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.50%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.25%) Advertising
8 6 (1.25%) Law
9 4 (0.83%) Legal
9 4 (0.83%) Publishing
10 3 (0.63%) Back Office
11 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (16.88%) .NET
2 46 (9.58%) Web Services
3 29 (6.04%) CSS
3 29 (6.04%) HTML
3 29 (6.04%) SOAP
4 26 (5.42%) REST
5 23 (4.79%) RabbitMQ
6 22 (4.58%) ASP.NET
7 21 (4.38%) MSMQ
8 20 (4.17%) Middleware
8 20 (4.17%) XML
9 18 (3.75%) jQuery
10 17 (3.54%) HTML5
11 14 (2.92%) CSS3
12 11 (2.29%) AngularJS
13 10 (2.08%) JSON
13 10 (2.08%) RESTful
14 9 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (1.67%) Hibernate
15 8 (1.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.04%) Public Cloud
3 25 (5.21%) Computer Science
4 21 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.75%) Data Centre
6 17 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.92%) Client/Server
7 14 (2.92%) Handset
7 14 (2.92%) Smartphone
8 11 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.88%) CESG
9 9 (1.88%) PKI
9 9 (1.88%) User Experience
10 8 (1.67%) FlexPod
11 7 (1.46%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.46%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.46%) Smart Meter
11 7 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 66 (13.75%) Windows
2 40 (8.33%) Unix
3 30 (6.25%) Linux
4 22 (4.58%) Android
5 20 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.21%) CentOS
7 1 (0.21%) Debian
7 1 (0.21%) Solaris
7 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (20.63%) TOGAF
3 95 (19.79%) DevOps
4 64 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 54 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
6 53 (11.04%) SDLC
7 50 (10.42%) Presales
8 45 (9.38%) Data Integration
9 44 (9.17%) Open Source
9 44 (9.17%) SOA
10 41 (8.54%) Service Management
11 38 (7.92%) MVC
11 38 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (7.50%) ITIL
13 34 (7.08%) Data Management
14 33 (6.88%) Technical Architecture
15 31 (6.46%) Scrum
16 30 (6.25%) Analytics
16 30 (6.25%) Machine Learning
17 28 (5.83%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 67 (13.96%) SQL
2 62 (12.92%) Java
3 51 (10.63%) C#
4 33 (6.88%) Python
5 31 (6.46%) JavaScript
6 29 (6.04%) C++
7 24 (5.00%) Go
7 24 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 20 (4.17%) PHP
9 11 (2.29%) Ruby
10 5 (1.04%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.83%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.63%) C
12 3 (0.63%) Perl
12 3 (0.63%) VBA
13 2 (0.42%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.42%) Java 9
13 2 (0.42%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.21%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 69 (14.38%) Degree
2 24 (5.00%) CCIE
2 24 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (3.13%) CISSP
4 9 (1.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 9 (1.88%) CISM
4 9 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.88%) ISSAP
5 8 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.25%) CEH
6 6 (1.25%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (1.25%) GIAC
6 6 (1.25%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.25%) SSCP
7 4 (0.83%) CCNP
7 4 (0.83%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.63%) CCSE
8 3 (0.63%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.08%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.29%) QA
3 7 (1.46%) SLA
4 6 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.04%) GDPR
5 5 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.83%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.83%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.63%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 2 (0.42%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.21%) COBIT
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 30 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 11 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.08%) Docker
4 8 (1.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.42%) XenApp
5 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.42%) XenServer
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (6.88%) Opscode Chef
1 33 (6.88%) Puppet
2 28 (5.83%) Ansible
3 21 (4.38%) Mesos
4 7 (1.46%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.46%) SCCM
5 5 (1.04%) Ambari
6 4 (0.83%) Terraform
6 4 (0.83%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.63%) Marathon
7 3 (0.63%) rkt
8 1 (0.21%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.21%) Kibana
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.21%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.21%) SnapVault
8 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 96 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 78 (16.25%) Oracle
3 58 (12.08%) SAP
4 40 (8.33%) VMware
5 36 (7.50%) Google
6 31 (6.46%) Cisco
7 18 (3.75%) Juniper
8 16 (3.33%) IBM
9 10 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.88%) Hortonworks
11 8 (1.67%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.67%) Informatica
12 6 (1.25%) Citrix
12 6 (1.25%) Cognizant
12 6 (1.25%) F5
13 5 (1.04%) hybris
13 5 (1.04%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.04%) Teradata
14 4 (0.83%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.83%) Workday