Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 81 77
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 507 425 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.85% 3.41% 3.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.99% 3.51% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 385 324 330
North West median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £48,000 £46,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £81,700 £77,500 £75,125
England median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +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 12704 12096 12623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.06% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10170 10182 10477
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 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 November 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 18 November 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 +8 333 £65,250 +0.38% 30
Cheshire +2 109 £65,000 - 8
Merseyside +7 47 £60,000 -4.00% 9
Lancashire -3 5 £75,000 +57.89% 1
Cumbria -1 1 £75,000 +42.86% 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 160 (31.56%) Finance
2 129 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (21.10%) TOGAF
4 102 (20.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 99 (19.53%) Microsoft
6 90 (17.75%) DevOps
7 76 (14.99%) SQL Server
7 76 (14.99%) Amazon AWS
8 72 (14.20%) .NET
9 71 (14.00%) Oracle
9 71 (14.00%) Degree
10 65 (12.82%) Windows
11 64 (12.62%) SQL
12 62 (12.23%) Enterprise Architecture
13 59 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
14 58 (11.44%) SDLC
15 56 (11.05%) Java
16 49 (9.66%) SAP
16 49 (9.66%) Service Management
16 49 (9.66%) Data Integration
17 48 (9.47%) Open Source
18 47 (9.27%) Web Services
19 44 (8.68%) Big Data
20 43 (8.48%) Data Management
20 43 (8.48%) SOA
21 42 (8.28%) C#
21 42 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
21 42 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (8.28%) Presales
22 41 (8.09%) Banking

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 17 (3.35%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.76%) SAS
3 13 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.17%) Apache
4 11 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.99%) JBoss
7 4 (0.79%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.59%) Anypoint
8 3 (0.59%) Liferay
8 3 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.39%) CMS
9 2 (0.39%) IIS
9 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.20%) Confluence
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.18%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.99%) Workfront
3 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.59%) Magento
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.39%) SAP PLM
4 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CAR
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.20%) SAP POS DM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 102 (20.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (14.99%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (5.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 28 (5.52%) SaaS
5 25 (4.93%) IaaS
6 24 (4.73%) Office 365
7 13 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.97%) iPaaS
10 8 (1.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.18%) GitHub
12 5 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.79%) PaaS
13 4 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 3 (0.59%) Force.com
14 3 (0.59%) Serverless
15 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.10%) WAN
2 30 (5.92%) LAN
3 27 (5.33%) MPLS
4 19 (3.75%) Firewall
5 18 (3.55%) Internet
6 16 (3.16%) VPN
7 15 (2.96%) Network Security
8 13 (2.56%) BGP
8 13 (2.56%) OSPF
9 12 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (2.17%) DMZ
10 11 (2.17%) EIGRP
10 11 (2.17%) IPsec
10 11 (2.17%) VoIP
10 11 (2.17%) VPLS
11 9 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (1.78%) Unified Communications
12 8 (1.58%) DNS
13 7 (1.38%) TCP/IP
13 7 (1.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.68%) Big Data
3 35 (6.90%) Hadoop
4 30 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (3.35%) NoSQL
6 16 (3.16%) MySQL
6 16 (3.16%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.37%) SAP HANA
9 10 (1.97%) SAP Data Services
10 9 (1.78%) Data Lake
11 8 (1.58%) Redis
12 7 (1.38%) Power BI
13 6 (1.18%) DB2
13 6 (1.18%) IBM InfoSphere
14 5 (0.99%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.99%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.99%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (4.14%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.94%) JIRA
3 12 (2.37%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.78%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.59%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.59%) GitLab
7 2 (0.39%) JUnit
7 2 (0.39%) Selenium
7 2 (0.39%) Xcode
8 1 (0.20%) Ant
8 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.20%) JMeter
8 1 (0.20%) Maven
8 1 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.20%) TestNG
8 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.20%) webpack
General
1 160 (31.56%) Finance
2 41 (8.09%) Banking
3 35 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 25 (4.93%) Retail
5 24 (4.73%) Marketing
6 21 (4.14%) Electronics
7 19 (3.75%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.37%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.58%) Advertising
9 8 (1.58%) Legal
10 7 (1.38%) Law
11 5 (0.99%) Back Office
11 5 (0.99%) Local Government
12 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.59%) Publishing
13 1 (0.20%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Games
13 1 (0.20%) International Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (14.20%) .NET
2 47 (9.27%) Web Services
3 30 (5.92%) SOAP
4 28 (5.52%) REST
5 27 (5.33%) CSS
5 27 (5.33%) HTML
6 24 (4.73%) Middleware
7 21 (4.14%) ASP.NET
8 20 (3.94%) XML
9 18 (3.55%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (3.35%) HTML5
11 16 (3.16%) MSMQ
12 15 (2.96%) jQuery
12 15 (2.96%) RESTful
13 13 (2.56%) CSS3
14 11 (2.17%) Hibernate
14 11 (2.17%) JSON
15 10 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (1.97%) Spring
16 8 (1.58%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.92%) Computer Science
3 26 (5.13%) Public Cloud
4 25 (4.93%) Management Information System
5 24 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (3.35%) Data Centre
7 16 (3.16%) Smartphone
8 14 (2.76%) Client/Server
8 14 (2.76%) Handset
9 12 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (2.17%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.97%) CESG
12 8 (1.58%) FlexPod
12 8 (1.58%) PKI
12 8 (1.58%) Smart Meter
12 8 (1.58%) User Experience
13 7 (1.38%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.38%) Life Science
14 6 (1.18%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.82%) Windows
2 39 (7.69%) Unix
3 34 (6.71%) Linux
4 22 (4.34%) Android
4 22 (4.34%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.20%) CentOS
6 1 (0.20%) Debian
6 1 (0.20%) Solaris
6 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (21.10%) TOGAF
3 90 (17.75%) DevOps
4 62 (12.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 59 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
6 58 (11.44%) SDLC
7 49 (9.66%) Data Integration
7 49 (9.66%) Service Management
8 48 (9.47%) Open Source
9 43 (8.48%) Data Management
9 43 (8.48%) SOA
10 42 (8.28%) Presales
10 42 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (7.89%) ETL
12 38 (7.50%) ITIL
13 36 (7.10%) MVC
14 35 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
15 33 (6.51%) Analytics
16 32 (6.31%) Service Delivery
17 31 (6.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 64 (12.62%) SQL
2 56 (11.05%) Java
3 42 (8.28%) C#
4 30 (5.92%) JavaScript
4 30 (5.92%) Python
5 28 (5.52%) C++
6 22 (4.34%) Shell Script
7 21 (4.14%) Go
8 17 (3.35%) PHP
9 12 (2.37%) Ruby
10 5 (0.99%) C
11 3 (0.59%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.59%) VBA
12 2 (0.39%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.39%) Java 9
12 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.39%) Perl
12 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.39%) VB
12 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (14.00%) Degree
2 22 (4.34%) CCIE
2 22 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (2.96%) CISSP
5 13 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.97%) CISM
6 10 (1.97%) ISSAP
7 8 (1.58%) Master's Degree
8 7 (1.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 7 (1.38%) CEH
8 7 (1.38%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (1.38%) GIAC
8 7 (1.38%) Security Cleared
8 7 (1.38%) SSCP
9 5 (0.99%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.59%) CCNP
10 3 (0.59%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.59%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.39%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.71%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.96%) QA
3 7 (1.38%) SLA
4 6 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.99%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 4 (0.79%) GDPR
6 4 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.39%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.39%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 25 (4.93%) Hyper-V
2 10 (1.97%) Docker
3 9 (1.78%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (6.11%) Opscode Chef
1 31 (6.11%) Puppet
2 23 (4.54%) Ansible
3 16 (3.16%) Mesos
4 8 (1.58%) Ambari
5 7 (1.38%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.18%) SCCM
7 5 (0.99%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.79%) Terraform
8 4 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.59%) Marathon
9 3 (0.59%) rkt
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.20%) Kibana
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.20%) SnapMirror
11 1 (0.20%) SnapVault
11 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 71 (14.00%) Oracle
3 49 (9.66%) SAP
4 40 (7.89%) Google
5 38 (7.50%) VMware
6 32 (6.31%) Cisco
7 19 (3.75%) IBM
7 19 (3.75%) Juniper
8 16 (3.16%) Hortonworks
9 12 (2.37%) Informatica
10 10 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.58%) Cloudera
12 7 (1.38%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.38%) Teradata
13 6 (1.18%) Citrix
13 6 (1.18%) Cognizant
13 6 (1.18%) F5
13 6 (1.18%) Greenplum
13 6 (1.18%) Netezza
14 5 (0.99%) Palo Alto