Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 103 83
Rank change year-on-year +37 -20 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 563 381 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.45% 3.08% 3.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.61% 3.19% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 434 312 289
North West median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £77,500
England 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 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 12,211 11,961 11,492
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.71% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9,786 10,090 9,598
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,000
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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +29 362 £65,000 - 70
Cheshire +16 133 £65,000 -5.11% 16
Merseyside +26 45 £57,750 -7.60% 4
Lancashire +7 6 £72,500 +16.94% 3
Cumbria - 4 £57,500 - 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 165 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (27.18%) Finance
3 124 (22.02%) TOGAF
4 114 (20.25%) Microsoft
5 96 (17.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 89 (15.81%) SQL Server
7 81 (14.39%) .NET
8 78 (13.85%) DevOps
9 75 (13.32%) SQL
10 73 (12.97%) SOA
11 72 (12.79%) Oracle
11 72 (12.79%) Enterprise Architecture
11 72 (12.79%) SDLC
12 70 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
13 68 (12.08%) Degree
13 68 (12.08%) Data Integration
14 64 (11.37%) Java
15 62 (11.01%) Service Management
15 62 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
15 62 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
16 59 (10.48%) C#
17 58 (10.30%) MVC
18 56 (9.95%) Windows
18 56 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
19 53 (9.41%) Web Services
20 51 (9.06%) Data Management
21 50 (8.88%) Analytics
22 48 (8.53%) CRM
23 46 (8.17%) Retail
24 45 (7.99%) Computer Science

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 24 (4.26%) SAS
2 19 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (1.78%) Apache
4 8 (1.42%) CMS
4 8 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.24%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.07%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.89%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.89%) JBoss
8 4 (0.71%) CICS
8 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.53%) Liferay
10 2 (0.36%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.18%) IIS
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.89%) Workfront
3 4 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.71%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.53%) Magento
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.36%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.36%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CAR
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP POS DM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 96 (17.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (5.15%) SaaS
4 26 (4.62%) IaaS
5 24 (4.26%) Office 365
6 17 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (1.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 10 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (1.24%) PaaS
12 6 (1.07%) GitHub
12 6 (1.07%) iPaaS
12 6 (1.07%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 4 (0.71%) Serverless
14 3 (0.53%) Force.com
15 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.15%) WAN
2 26 (4.62%) MPLS
3 23 (4.09%) LAN
4 21 (3.73%) Firewall
5 18 (3.20%) VPN
6 15 (2.66%) BGP
6 15 (2.66%) Internet
6 15 (2.66%) Network Security
6 15 (2.66%) OSPF
7 14 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (1.95%) DMZ
8 11 (1.95%) EIGRP
8 11 (1.95%) IPsec
8 11 (1.95%) VoIP
8 11 (1.95%) VPLS
9 10 (1.78%) HTTP
10 7 (1.24%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.24%) Unified Communications
11 6 (1.07%) VLAN
11 6 (1.07%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (15.81%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (5.68%) Big Data
4 26 (4.62%) Hadoop
5 19 (3.37%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.84%) MySQL
7 15 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.31%) Oracle BI EE
8 13 (2.31%) Redis
9 12 (2.13%) GIS
10 11 (1.95%) Power BI
11 10 (1.78%) DB2
11 10 (1.78%) QlikView
12 9 (1.60%) Data Lake
13 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.24%) SAP HANA
14 7 (1.24%) Spatial Data
14 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (1.07%) IBM InfoSphere
15 6 (1.07%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (3.91%) JIRA
2 21 (3.73%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.31%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.78%) Bitbucket
5 9 (1.60%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.89%) GitLab
6 5 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.36%) JUnit
8 2 (0.36%) Selenium
8 2 (0.36%) Xcode
9 1 (0.18%) Ant
9 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.18%) JMeter
9 1 (0.18%) Maven
9 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.18%) TestNG
9 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.18%) webpack
General
1 153 (27.18%) Finance
2 46 (8.17%) Retail
3 40 (7.10%) Manufacturing
4 39 (6.93%) Banking
5 25 (4.44%) Advertising
6 19 (3.37%) Law
7 18 (3.20%) Marketing
8 16 (2.84%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.95%) Electronics
10 10 (1.78%) Publishing
11 9 (1.60%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.42%) Back Office
12 8 (1.42%) Local Government
13 7 (1.24%) Legal
14 5 (0.89%) Billing
15 3 (0.53%) Automotive
16 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.18%) Games
17 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (14.39%) .NET
2 53 (9.41%) Web Services
3 44 (7.82%) ASP.NET
4 41 (7.28%) REST
5 38 (6.75%) SOAP
6 37 (6.57%) HTML
7 35 (6.22%) CSS
8 32 (5.68%) Middleware
9 28 (4.97%) HTML5
10 27 (4.80%) XML
11 25 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (4.44%) RESTful
12 24 (4.26%) CSS3
13 20 (3.55%) Spring
14 17 (3.02%) jQuery
14 17 (3.02%) JSON
15 14 (2.49%) OAuth
15 14 (2.49%) Spring Boot
16 13 (2.31%) Node.js
17 12 (2.13%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (7.99%) Computer Science
3 35 (6.22%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 14 (2.49%) Virtual Team
8 13 (2.31%) Data Centre
9 10 (1.78%) CESG
10 9 (1.60%) Life Science
11 8 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.42%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.42%) PKI
11 8 (1.42%) Smart Meter
12 7 (1.24%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.07%) FlexPod
13 6 (1.07%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
15 4 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.95%) Windows
2 43 (7.64%) Linux
3 39 (6.93%) Unix
4 17 (3.02%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.84%) Android
6 7 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.53%) AIX
9 3 (0.53%) Solaris
10 2 (0.36%) HPUX
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) Debian
11 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (22.02%) TOGAF
3 78 (13.85%) DevOps
4 73 (12.97%) SOA
5 72 (12.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 72 (12.79%) SDLC
6 70 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
7 68 (12.08%) Data Integration
8 62 (11.01%) Service Management
8 62 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 58 (10.30%) MVC
10 51 (9.06%) Data Management
11 50 (8.88%) Analytics
12 48 (8.53%) CRM
13 45 (7.99%) Open Source
14 44 (7.82%) Customer Requirements
15 43 (7.64%) ETL
15 43 (7.64%) Scrum
15 43 (7.64%) Service Delivery
16 42 (7.46%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 75 (13.32%) SQL
2 64 (11.37%) Java
3 59 (10.48%) C#
4 44 (7.82%) JavaScript
5 24 (4.26%) Python
6 22 (3.91%) C++
7 21 (3.73%) PHP
8 16 (2.84%) Go
9 15 (2.66%) Ruby
10 14 (2.49%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.24%) C
12 6 (1.07%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.71%) COBOL
13 4 (0.71%) Java 9
14 3 (0.53%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.53%) VBA
15 2 (0.36%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.36%) Perl
15 2 (0.36%) Scala
15 2 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (12.08%) Degree
2 24 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
4 17 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.84%) CCIE
6 14 (2.49%) CISSP
7 13 (2.31%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.78%) CISM
8 10 (1.78%) ISSAP
9 7 (1.24%) CEH
9 7 (1.24%) CESG Certified Professional
9 7 (1.24%) GIAC
9 7 (1.24%) Security Cleared
9 7 (1.24%) SSCP
10 5 (0.89%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 4 (0.71%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.53%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.36%) CSSLP
13 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.36%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.86%) Data Quality
2 32 (5.68%) QA
3 10 (1.78%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 7 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (0.89%) SLA
6 4 (0.71%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.53%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.36%) GCP
9 1 (0.18%) COBIT
9 1 (0.18%) GDPR
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 13 (2.31%) Hyper-V
2 9 (1.60%) Docker
3 7 (1.24%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (2.84%) Puppet
3 10 (1.78%) Ansible
4 9 (1.60%) Ambari
5 7 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (1.07%) Mesos
6 6 (1.07%) SCCM
6 6 (1.07%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.89%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.89%) Marathon
7 5 (0.89%) rkt
8 4 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.18%) Kibana
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.18%) Packer
10 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 114 (20.25%) Microsoft
2 72 (12.79%) Oracle
3 38 (6.75%) SAP
4 30 (5.33%) IBM
5 29 (5.15%) Cisco
6 26 (4.62%) Google
7 23 (4.09%) VMware
8 20 (3.55%) Hortonworks
8 20 (3.55%) Informatica
9 19 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (3.20%) Juniper
11 14 (2.49%) Capita
12 11 (1.95%) Teradata
13 10 (1.78%) Tableau
14 9 (1.60%) Sitecore
15 8 (1.42%) Cloudera
16 7 (1.24%) Rackspace
17 6 (1.07%) Greenplum
17 6 (1.07%) Netezza
18 5 (0.89%) F5