The median annual salary for a Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 84 74
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 222 175 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.62% 3.05% 3.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 3.14% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 154 130 169
Median salary £65,000 £66,350 £61,215
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.03% +8.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £84,250 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5931 5576 6456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.83% 97.04% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4959 4681 5205
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 161 £65,000 -7.14% 26
Cheshire -3 32 £60,000 - 3
Merseyside +14 20 £62,500 +15.74% 5
Lancashire - 3 - -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 131 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (24.11%) Finance
3 91 (21.51%) C#
4 90 (21.28%) Java
5 87 (20.57%) TOGAF
6 83 (19.62%) Degree
7 80 (18.91%) DevOps
8 78 (18.44%) .NET
9 75 (17.73%) Microsoft
10 71 (16.78%) Amazon AWS
11 65 (15.37%) Scrum
12 62 (14.66%) Enterprise Architecture
13 58 (13.71%) SOA
14 57 (13.48%) VMware
15 56 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
16 55 (13.00%) Oracle
16 55 (13.00%) SQL Server
17 53 (12.53%) PHP
17 53 (12.53%) Retail
18 52 (12.29%) SQL
19 50 (11.82%) ITIL
20 48 (11.35%) JavaScript
21 47 (11.11%) Relational Database
22 46 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
23 45 (10.64%) Big Data
23 45 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
23 45 (10.64%) SDLC
24 44 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
24 44 (10.40%) Computer Science
25 43 (10.17%) Middleware

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 (5.20%) Apache Spark
2 16 (3.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (3.07%) Apache Pig
4 12 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (2.60%) Apache
5 11 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (2.36%) IIS
7 9 (2.13%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.89%) JBoss
8 8 (1.89%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.65%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.24%) CMS
11 1 (0.24%) Mule
11 1 (0.24%) nginx
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.18%) MS Office
3 4 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.47%) MS Project
4 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.95%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Magento
5 1 (0.24%) Maximo
5 1 (0.24%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.24%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.24%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.24%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 71 (16.78%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (6.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (5.91%) PaaS
5 23 (5.44%) SaaS
6 16 (3.78%) IaaS
7 11 (2.60%) Office 365
8 4 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.24%) GitHub
10 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.31%) WAN
2 12 (2.84%) SAN
3 11 (2.60%) DNS
4 10 (2.36%) Internet
5 8 (1.89%) LAN
6 6 (1.42%) DHCP
6 6 (1.42%) VLAN
6 6 (1.42%) VPN
7 5 (1.18%) Network Security
8 3 (0.71%) BGP
8 3 (0.71%) Broadband
8 3 (0.71%) HTTP
8 3 (0.71%) VoIP
9 2 (0.47%) DWDM
9 2 (0.47%) iBeacon
9 2 (0.47%) IPsec
9 2 (0.47%) LDAP
9 2 (0.47%) NFC
9 2 (0.47%) Skype
10 1 (0.24%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 47 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 45 (10.64%) Big Data
4 40 (9.46%) RDBMS
5 32 (7.57%) Hadoop
6 29 (6.86%) NoSQL
7 24 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (4.26%) MySQL
9 14 (3.31%) Apache Hive
9 14 (3.31%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.95%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.71%) Impala
12 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.71%) Sqoop
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.47%) Datazen
13 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.95%) MSTest
2 4 (0.95%) NUnit
3 3 (0.71%) Gradle
3 3 (0.71%) Maven
3 3 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.47%) Moq
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.24%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.24%) ERwin
5 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.24%) Travis CI
General
1 102 (24.11%) Finance
2 53 (12.53%) Retail
3 24 (5.67%) Banking
4 21 (4.96%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.31%) Local Government
6 13 (3.07%) Marketing
6 13 (3.07%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.60%) Military
8 10 (2.36%) Publishing
9 6 (1.42%) Advertising
9 6 (1.42%) Electronics
10 5 (1.18%) Legal
11 3 (0.71%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (18.44%) .NET
2 43 (10.17%) Middleware
3 26 (6.15%) CSS
3 26 (6.15%) HTML
4 23 (5.44%) ASP.NET
4 23 (5.44%) Java EE
4 23 (5.44%) jQuery
5 22 (5.20%) AngularJS
6 19 (4.49%) Web Services
7 18 (4.26%) Spring
7 18 (4.26%) XML
8 17 (4.02%) Node.js
9 13 (3.07%) CSS3
9 13 (3.07%) HTML5
9 13 (3.07%) J2EE
9 13 (3.07%) SOAP
10 12 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (2.84%) REST
11 11 (2.60%) Apache Camel
11 11 (2.60%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (10.40%) Computer Science
3 35 (8.27%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (6.38%) Data Structures
5 26 (6.15%) Algorithms
6 24 (5.67%) Data Centre
7 23 (5.44%) Management Information System
8 15 (3.55%) Public Cloud
9 12 (2.84%) PKI
10 11 (2.60%) Mobile App
11 9 (2.13%) User Experience
12 6 (1.42%) FlexPod
12 6 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.42%) Internet of Things
12 6 (1.42%) iPad
12 6 (1.42%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.42%) PMI
12 6 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.95%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.95%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.67%) Linux
1 24 (5.67%) Windows
2 14 (3.31%) Unix
3 10 (2.36%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.42%) Android
7 5 (1.18%) OpenVMS
7 5 (1.18%) Solaris
8 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) Debian
9 1 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (20.57%) TOGAF
3 80 (18.91%) DevOps
4 65 (15.37%) Scrum
5 62 (14.66%) Enterprise Architecture
6 58 (13.71%) SOA
7 50 (11.82%) ITIL
8 46 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 45 (10.64%) SDLC
10 44 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (9.93%) Open Source
11 42 (9.93%) Presales
12 40 (9.46%) OO
13 35 (8.27%) E-Commerce
14 33 (7.80%) Automated Testing
14 33 (7.80%) IT Strategy
14 33 (7.80%) Kanban
15 32 (7.57%) Risk Management
15 32 (7.57%) UML
16 31 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 91 (21.51%) C#
2 90 (21.28%) Java
3 53 (12.53%) PHP
4 52 (12.29%) SQL
5 48 (11.35%) JavaScript
6 25 (5.91%) Python
7 16 (3.78%) Ruby
8 15 (3.55%) C
9 14 (3.31%) C++
10 11 (2.60%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.65%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.65%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.18%) Go
13 4 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.95%) Perl
13 4 (0.95%) Scala
14 3 (0.71%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.71%) Clojure
14 3 (0.71%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (19.62%) Degree
2 11 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.36%) CISSP
3 10 (2.36%) MCSE
3 10 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.65%) CCNA
5 7 (1.65%) CISM
5 7 (1.65%) ISSAP
6 6 (1.42%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (1.42%) EMC Certification
6 6 (1.42%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.95%) CCIE
8 3 (0.71%) MCSA
8 3 (0.71%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CCA
10 1 (0.24%) CCNP
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.02%) QA
2 12 (2.84%) COBIT
3 11 (2.60%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.89%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.95%) GCP
6 3 (0.71%) PMO
7 2 (0.47%) SLA
8 1 (0.24%) GPG13
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 30 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.26%) Docker
3 13 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.42%) Firmware
5 4 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.71%) HDFS
7 2 (0.47%) vCloud
8 1 (0.24%) KVM
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.24%) Varnish
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (5.67%) Puppet
2 23 (5.44%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (4.96%) Ansible
4 6 (1.42%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.95%) Mesos
6 3 (0.71%) Icinga
6 3 (0.71%) vRealize
7 2 (0.47%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.47%) Terraform
8 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 75 (17.73%) Microsoft
2 57 (13.48%) VMware
3 55 (13.00%) Oracle
4 28 (6.62%) Google
5 21 (4.96%) Cisco
6 18 (4.26%) IBM
7 16 (3.78%) Rackspace
8 14 (3.31%) SAP
9 13 (3.07%) Citrix
10 11 (2.60%) EMC
10 11 (2.60%) NetApp
11 9 (2.13%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.65%) Cognizant
12 7 (1.65%) HP
13 6 (1.42%) Software AG
14 5 (1.18%) Teradata
15 4 (0.95%) AppSense
15 4 (0.95%) Dell
15 4 (0.95%) JD Edwards
15 4 (0.95%) Symantec
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