Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 66 96
Rank change year-on-year -5 +30 -14
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 443 569 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.93% 4.34% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.07% 4.49% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 365 428 292
North West median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £53,750 £48,750 £48,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £78,625
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
% 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 10,895 12,671 11,950
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.66% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8,832 10,180 10,070
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -30 245 £70,000 +7.69% 63
Cheshire +23 124 £72,500 +11.54% 17
Merseyside -4 39 £75,000 +29.31% 6
Lancashire +13 13 £55,000 -26.67% 6
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 133 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (23.02%) Amazon AWS
3 87 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 85 (19.19%) Java
5 76 (17.16%) DevOps
6 72 (16.25%) IT Strategy
7 70 (15.80%) Microsoft
8 68 (15.35%) TOGAF
8 68 (15.35%) Finance
9 63 (14.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 62 (14.00%) Open Source
11 59 (13.32%) Degree
12 58 (13.09%) Web Services
13 57 (12.87%) SOA
14 56 (12.64%) NoSQL
15 53 (11.96%) WAN
16 52 (11.74%) Enterprise Architecture
17 50 (11.29%) Data Modelling
17 50 (11.29%) Presales
18 49 (11.06%) Enterprise Software
18 49 (11.06%) JavaScript
19 46 (10.38%) Data Architecture
20 44 (9.93%) SQL
21 43 (9.71%) PaaS
21 43 (9.71%) Microservices
22 42 (9.48%) IaaS
22 42 (9.48%) Python
23 41 (9.26%) Banking
23 41 (9.26%) Cloud Computing
24 39 (8.80%) Project Management

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 26 (5.87%) Apache Spark
2 25 (5.64%) Apache
3 19 (4.29%) Confluence
4 9 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.58%) JBoss
5 7 (1.58%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.68%) Drupal
7 3 (0.68%) Moodle
7 3 (0.68%) SAS
8 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.45%) IIS
9 1 (0.23%) CMS
9 1 (0.23%) nginx
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 102 (23.02%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (9.71%) PaaS
4 42 (9.48%) IaaS
5 41 (9.26%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (7.22%) SaaS
7 25 (5.64%) Office 365
8 23 (5.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (4.06%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (3.84%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.68%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 3 (0.68%) Serverless
14 2 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.23%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 53 (11.96%) WAN
2 31 (7.00%) Internet
3 29 (6.55%) Network Security
4 28 (6.32%) LAN
5 18 (4.06%) MPLS
6 17 (3.84%) BGP
6 17 (3.84%) Firewall
7 12 (2.71%) Wireless
8 11 (2.48%) Unified Communications
9 7 (1.58%) VPN
10 6 (1.35%) Broadband
10 6 (1.35%) DNS
10 6 (1.35%) SAN
11 5 (1.13%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (1.13%) HTTP
11 5 (1.13%) Wireless Security
11 5 (1.13%) WLAN
12 4 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.90%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.64%) NoSQL
2 35 (7.90%) Big Data
3 31 (7.00%) Hadoop
4 29 (6.55%) SQL Server
5 24 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (4.97%) MySQL
7 18 (4.06%) Amazon Redshift
7 18 (4.06%) MongoDB
8 17 (3.84%) Amazon Athena
8 17 (3.84%) Flink
8 17 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (3.61%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.26%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (1.81%) DB2
13 4 (0.90%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.90%) Riak
13 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.68%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.68%) Biml
Development Applications
1 37 (8.35%) JIRA
2 19 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (2.26%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.81%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.81%) JUnit
5 8 (1.81%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.58%) EasyMock
7 4 (0.90%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.68%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.45%) ERwin
10 1 (0.23%) Ant
10 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.23%) Chocolatey
10 1 (0.23%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.23%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
General
1 68 (15.35%) Finance
2 41 (9.26%) Banking
3 30 (6.77%) Retail
4 19 (4.29%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.06%) Law
6 16 (3.61%) Manufacturing
6 16 (3.61%) Telecoms
7 14 (3.16%) Marketing
8 8 (1.81%) Corporate Banking
8 8 (1.81%) Local Government
9 6 (1.35%) Publishing
10 5 (1.13%) Military
11 3 (0.68%) Advertising
11 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Electronics
12 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.45%) Front Office
12 2 (0.45%) Legal
12 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.09%) Web Services
2 38 (8.58%) .NET
3 24 (5.42%) CSS
4 23 (5.19%) REST
5 20 (4.51%) Kafka
6 18 (4.06%) HTML
6 18 (4.06%) Middleware
7 17 (3.84%) Spark Streaming
7 17 (3.84%) Spring
8 15 (3.39%) SOAP
9 14 (3.16%) Java EE
10 11 (2.48%) HTML5
10 11 (2.48%) RESTful
11 10 (2.26%) XML
12 8 (1.81%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.81%) EJB
12 8 (1.81%) JSON
12 8 (1.81%) Vue.js
13 7 (1.58%) JSF
14 6 (1.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.06%) Enterprise Software
2 30 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.09%) Data Centre
3 27 (6.09%) Internet of Things
4 23 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 23 (5.19%) Mobile App
5 18 (4.06%) Wiki
6 17 (3.84%) Public Cloud
7 15 (3.39%) Mainframe
7 15 (3.39%) Smart Meter
8 13 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (2.03%) Data Structures
10 9 (2.03%) PKI
11 8 (1.81%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.81%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.58%) CESG
13 6 (1.35%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.35%) Smartphone
14 5 (1.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.67%) Windows
2 22 (4.97%) Linux
3 14 (3.16%) Android
3 14 (3.16%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.81%) CentOS
7 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.90%) Unix
8 4 (0.90%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (17.16%) DevOps
3 72 (16.25%) IT Strategy
4 68 (15.35%) TOGAF
5 63 (14.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 62 (14.00%) Open Source
7 57 (12.87%) SOA
8 52 (11.74%) Enterprise Architecture
9 50 (11.29%) Data Modelling
9 50 (11.29%) Presales
10 46 (10.38%) Data Architecture
11 43 (9.71%) Microservices
12 39 (8.80%) Project Management
13 38 (8.58%) TDD
14 36 (8.13%) Migration
15 33 (7.45%) Computer Science
16 32 (7.22%) Risk Management
16 32 (7.22%) Service Design
16 32 (7.22%) Service Management
17 31 (7.00%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 85 (19.19%) Java
2 49 (11.06%) JavaScript
3 44 (9.93%) SQL
4 42 (9.48%) Python
5 25 (5.64%) C#
6 19 (4.29%) PHP
6 19 (4.29%) Scala
7 10 (2.26%) C++
8 8 (1.81%) Go
9 6 (1.35%) Perl
10 5 (1.13%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.90%) Java 8
11 4 (0.90%) Ruby
12 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.45%) C
12 2 (0.45%) X++
13 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 59 (13.32%) Degree
2 28 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (3.84%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (3.61%) CCIE
5 16 (3.61%) TOGAF Certification
6 15 (3.39%) CISSP
7 14 (3.16%) JNCIE
8 13 (2.93%) Security Cleared
9 11 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (2.26%) CCNP
10 10 (2.26%) CESG Certified Professional
11 9 (2.03%) CCDP
12 8 (1.81%) CISM
12 8 (1.81%) MCSE
13 7 (1.58%) SC Cleared
14 4 (0.90%) Chartered Engineer
14 4 (0.90%) ISSAP
14 4 (0.90%) MCP
15 3 (0.68%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.87%) GDPR
2 22 (4.97%) QA
3 11 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.03%) COBIT
5 6 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.90%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (0.68%) SLA
9 2 (0.45%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.84%) Docker
4 12 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.58%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.35%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.90%) vSphere
7 4 (0.90%) XenApp
7 4 (0.90%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.45%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.45%) vCloud
8 2 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.23%) iptables
9 1 (0.23%) RACF
9 1 (0.23%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (3.84%) Ansible
2 12 (2.71%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.48%) Puppet
4 5 (1.13%) Kibana
5 4 (0.90%) Grafana
5 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.68%) SCCM
6 3 (0.68%) Terraform
7 2 (0.45%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.45%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.45%) Mesos
7 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.45%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.45%) SCSM
7 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 70 (15.80%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.58%) Cisco
2 38 (8.58%) VMware
3 30 (6.77%) SAP
4 25 (5.64%) Juniper
5 20 (4.51%) Google
6 17 (3.84%) CA Agile Central
7 16 (3.61%) Citrix
8 13 (2.93%) Oracle
9 10 (2.26%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.81%) IBM
10 8 (1.81%) Rackspace
11 7 (1.58%) Casewise
11 7 (1.58%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.35%) Brocade
12 6 (1.35%) Cloudera
12 6 (1.35%) Ericsson
12 6 (1.35%) Foundry
12 6 (1.35%) NetApp
12 6 (1.35%) Redback