Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 86 80
Rank change year-on-year +29 -6 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 587 439 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.79% 3.43% 3.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.94% 3.55% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 455 340 302
North West median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +6.18%
10th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £46,025
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,625 £87,500
England median annual salary £76,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% -

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 11,883 12,376 10,923
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 96.83% 97.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9,683 10,219 9,238
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018. 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 +18 357 £70,000 +6.06% 49
Cheshire +33 156 £72,500 +16.00% 17
Merseyside +9 44 £57,500 -8.00% 6
Lancashire +14 17 £67,500 - 9
Cumbria -6 3 £60,000 - 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 North West region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 160 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 125 (21.29%) Amazon AWS
4 122 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 109 (18.57%) TOGAF
5 109 (18.57%) Finance
6 97 (16.52%) Java
6 97 (16.52%) SQL
7 91 (15.50%) SOA
8 90 (15.33%) Presales
9 89 (15.16%) .NET
10 85 (14.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 80 (13.63%) Web Services
12 79 (13.46%) DevOps
13 75 (12.78%) CRM
14 74 (12.61%) SQL Server
15 72 (12.27%) Enterprise Architecture
16 68 (11.58%) Degree
17 62 (10.56%) Scrum
18 61 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
19 57 (9.71%) Project Management
19 57 (9.71%) JavaScript
19 57 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
20 56 (9.54%) Data Modelling
20 56 (9.54%) MySQL
21 55 (9.37%) Microservices
22 53 (9.03%) Enterprise Software
22 53 (9.03%) NoSQL
23 52 (8.86%) C#
24 50 (8.52%) Problem-Solving

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 18 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (2.90%) SAS
3 13 (2.21%) Apache
4 12 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.87%) CMS
6 10 (1.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (1.19%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.19%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.51%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.51%) Confluence
9 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.51%) IIS
9 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.34%) JBoss
11 1 (0.17%) CICS
11 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 44 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.73%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics SL
4 2 (0.34%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.17%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 125 (21.29%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (6.98%) IaaS
4 33 (5.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 32 (5.45%) SaaS
6 31 (5.28%) Dynamics 365
7 28 (4.77%) PaaS
8 25 (4.26%) Office 365
9 19 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 9 (1.53%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (1.36%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.11%) Network Security
2 28 (4.77%) HTTP
3 22 (3.75%) VPN
4 21 (3.58%) LAN
5 19 (3.24%) WAN
6 17 (2.90%) WLAN
7 14 (2.39%) Unified Communications
8 13 (2.21%) Internet
9 11 (1.87%) Firewall
10 7 (1.19%) DNS
10 7 (1.19%) Wireless
11 6 (1.02%) VLAN
12 5 (0.85%) Broadband
12 5 (0.85%) SAN
13 4 (0.68%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.68%) NGN
14 3 (0.51%) ATM
15 2 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
15 2 (0.34%) Skype
15 2 (0.34%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 56 (9.54%) MySQL
3 53 (9.03%) NoSQL
4 33 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (3.75%) Big Data
7 18 (3.07%) Hadoop
8 17 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (2.73%) OLAP
10 15 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (2.39%) Relational Database
12 13 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (2.04%) OLTP
14 11 (1.87%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.87%) Redis
15 9 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (1.53%) DB2
16 8 (1.36%) MariaDB
16 8 (1.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (3.07%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.04%) ERwin
3 11 (1.87%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.87%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.36%) JIRA
5 5 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.85%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.68%) ReSharper
6 4 (0.68%) SonarQube
6 4 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.34%) GitLab
7 2 (0.34%) JUnit
7 2 (0.34%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.17%) EasyMock
8 1 (0.17%) Gradle
8 1 (0.17%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.17%) JMeter
8 1 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 109 (18.57%) Finance
2 45 (7.67%) Retail
3 37 (6.30%) Banking
4 28 (4.77%) Manufacturing
5 25 (4.26%) Advertising
6 19 (3.24%) Marketing
7 13 (2.21%) Law
8 12 (2.04%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.87%) Local Government
10 9 (1.53%) Publishing
11 8 (1.36%) Games
11 8 (1.36%) Retail Banking
12 7 (1.19%) Back Office
12 7 (1.19%) Telecoms
13 6 (1.02%) Billing
14 4 (0.68%) Automotive
14 4 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.68%) Electronics
15 1 (0.17%) French Language
15 1 (0.17%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (15.16%) .NET
2 80 (13.63%) Web Services
3 47 (8.01%) CSS
3 47 (8.01%) HTML
4 43 (7.33%) ASP.NET
5 37 (6.30%) REST
6 33 (5.62%) XML
7 31 (5.28%) JSON
8 30 (5.11%) RESTful
9 29 (4.94%) Middleware
10 25 (4.26%) SOAP
11 24 (4.09%) HTML5
11 24 (4.09%) Spring
12 23 (3.92%) Spring Boot
13 20 (3.41%) CSS3
14 18 (3.07%) Node.js
15 15 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (2.56%) Polymer
15 15 (2.56%) React
15 15 (2.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (9.03%) Enterprise Software
3 35 (5.96%) Computer Science
4 29 (4.94%) Data Centre
5 23 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 17 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (2.21%) Smart Meter
9 13 (2.21%) Smartphone
10 11 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
10 11 (1.87%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.70%) PKI
11 10 (1.70%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.53%) Internet of Things
12 9 (1.53%) Taxonomies
13 8 (1.36%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.36%) CESG
13 8 (1.36%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.18%) Windows
2 32 (5.45%) Linux
3 26 (4.43%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (2.39%) Unix
6 12 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.53%) Android
7 9 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.36%) AIX
9 6 (1.02%) HPUX
9 6 (1.02%) Solaris
10 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.34%) CentOS
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (18.57%) TOGAF
3 91 (15.50%) SOA
4 90 (15.33%) Presales
5 85 (14.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 79 (13.46%) DevOps
7 75 (12.78%) CRM
8 72 (12.27%) Enterprise Architecture
9 62 (10.56%) Scrum
10 57 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
10 57 (9.71%) Project Management
11 56 (9.54%) Data Modelling
12 55 (9.37%) Microservices
13 50 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
14 48 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
14 48 (8.18%) MVC
15 47 (8.01%) Data Architecture
16 45 (7.67%) Data Integration
17 44 (7.50%) Migration
17 44 (7.50%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 97 (16.52%) Java
1 97 (16.52%) SQL
2 57 (9.71%) JavaScript
3 52 (8.86%) C#
4 38 (6.47%) Python
5 26 (4.43%) PHP
6 15 (2.56%) Ruby
7 14 (2.39%) Go
8 11 (1.87%) C++
9 9 (1.53%) Java 8
10 7 (1.19%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.19%) X++
11 6 (1.02%) R
12 5 (0.85%) Java 9
13 4 (0.68%) XPath
14 3 (0.51%) C
15 2 (0.34%) BeanShell
15 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.34%) VB
16 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 68 (11.58%) Degree
2 38 (6.47%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (4.26%) MCSE
5 21 (3.58%) TOGAF Certification
6 20 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (3.41%) CISSP
7 19 (3.24%) CCNP
8 18 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (2.90%) CCDP
9 17 (2.90%) CISM
10 15 (2.56%) SC Cleared
11 13 (2.21%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (2.04%) MCP
13 10 (1.70%) Master's Degree
14 9 (1.53%) CESG Certified Professional
15 7 (1.19%) SANS
16 6 (1.02%) AWS Certification
16 6 (1.02%) CSSLP
17 5 (0.85%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.79%) QA
2 16 (2.73%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.39%) GCP
4 10 (1.70%) GDPR
5 9 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 7 (1.19%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 6 (1.02%) HIPAA
7 6 (1.02%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.34%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.75%) Docker
4 9 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.34%) XenApp
6 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) vCloud
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.53%) Puppet
3 8 (1.36%) Ansible
4 7 (1.19%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.02%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.02%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 6 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.68%) Marathon
6 4 (0.68%) SCCM
7 2 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.34%) Mesos
7 2 (0.34%) rkt
7 2 (0.34%) Terraform
8 1 (0.17%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.17%) Kibana
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.17%) SCOM
8 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 158 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.47%) VMware
3 37 (6.30%) IBM
4 34 (5.79%) Google
4 34 (5.79%) Oracle
5 27 (4.60%) Cisco
6 23 (3.92%) SAP
7 19 (3.24%) Citrix
8 16 (2.73%) Juniper
9 15 (2.56%) Fortinet
9 15 (2.56%) Sitecore
10 12 (2.04%) CheckPoint
11 11 (1.87%) Capita
11 11 (1.87%) Forcepoint
11 11 (1.87%) Tufin
12 10 (1.70%) Rackspace
13 8 (1.36%) Cloudera
13 8 (1.36%) NetApp
14 6 (1.02%) Hitachi
14 6 (1.02%) Informatica