Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 81 79
Rank change year-on-year +22 -2 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 535 487 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.49% 3.68% 3.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.64% 3.81% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 410 364 312
North West median annual salary £70,000 £66,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £51,250 £49,125 £46,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £73,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +1.38% +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 11,531 12,778 11,489
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 96.65% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9,337 10,309 9,722
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 September 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 September 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 -10 263 £70,000 +4.48% 50
Cheshire +48 184 £72,500 +11.54% 19
Merseyside +15 58 £62,500 - 13
Lancashire +28 19 £75,000 -18.92% 8
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 148 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (23.55%) Amazon AWS
3 109 (20.37%) Microsoft
4 106 (19.81%) Finance
5 104 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 97 (18.13%) Java
7 92 (17.20%) Presales
8 87 (16.26%) Enterprise Architecture
9 85 (15.89%) TOGAF
9 85 (15.89%) DevOps
10 82 (15.33%) SQL
11 81 (15.14%) Degree
12 80 (14.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 76 (14.21%) SOA
14 71 (13.27%) Web Services
15 70 (13.08%) IT Strategy
16 68 (12.71%) Project Management
17 65 (12.15%) Enterprise Software
18 60 (11.21%) NoSQL
19 59 (11.03%) CRM
20 57 (10.65%) Data Modelling
21 55 (10.28%) JavaScript
22 49 (9.16%) Banking
22 49 (9.16%) IaaS
23 46 (8.60%) Open Source
23 46 (8.60%) PaaS
23 46 (8.60%) Data Architecture
24 44 (8.22%) Migration
24 44 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
24 44 (8.22%) Microservices

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 20 (3.74%) Apache Spark
2 12 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (2.24%) Confluence
3 10 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.68%) Apache
5 5 (0.93%) Apache Pig
5 5 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.75%) JBoss
7 3 (0.56%) Appian
8 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.37%) IIS
9 1 (0.19%) CMS
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.19%) nginx
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
9 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.62%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 126 (23.55%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (9.16%) IaaS
4 46 (8.60%) PaaS
5 37 (6.92%) SaaS
6 35 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (5.42%) Office 365
8 25 (4.67%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (1.50%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.56%) Serverless
15 2 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
16 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
16 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.66%) Network Security
2 36 (6.73%) WAN
3 29 (5.42%) LAN
4 22 (4.11%) WLAN
5 20 (3.74%) VPN
6 19 (3.55%) Internet
6 19 (3.55%) Unified Communications
7 17 (3.18%) HTTP
8 13 (2.43%) Firewall
9 11 (2.06%) Wireless
10 9 (1.68%) SAN
11 8 (1.50%) VLAN
12 6 (1.12%) IP Telephony
12 6 (1.12%) NGN
13 5 (0.93%) BGP
14 4 (0.75%) MPLS
14 4 (0.75%) SMS
14 4 (0.75%) TCP/IP
15 3 (0.56%) ATM
15 3 (0.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (11.21%) NoSQL
2 42 (7.85%) MySQL
3 40 (7.48%) SQL Server
4 39 (7.29%) Big Data
5 33 (6.17%) Hadoop
6 28 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (2.62%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (2.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (2.06%) MongoDB
10 11 (2.06%) OLAP
10 11 (2.06%) OLTP
10 11 (2.06%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.12%) Redis
12 5 (0.93%) Flink
Development Applications
1 19 (3.55%) JIRA
2 16 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.80%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.24%) TeamCity
5 11 (2.06%) ERwin
6 10 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.93%) Rational Rose
9 4 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.56%) JUnit
11 2 (0.37%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.37%) GitLab
12 1 (0.19%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.19%) EasyMock
12 1 (0.19%) Gradle
12 1 (0.19%) JIRA Agile
12 1 (0.19%) JMeter
12 1 (0.19%) ReSharper
12 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (19.81%) Finance
2 49 (9.16%) Banking
3 43 (8.04%) Retail
4 28 (5.23%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.99%) Law
6 13 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.06%) Corporate Banking
7 11 (2.06%) Local Government
7 11 (2.06%) Marketing
8 10 (1.87%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.68%) Advertising
10 6 (1.12%) Electronics
10 6 (1.12%) Games
11 5 (0.93%) Military
12 3 (0.56%) Publishing
13 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.19%) Front Office
14 1 (0.19%) Legal
14 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (13.27%) Web Services
2 41 (7.66%) .NET
3 33 (6.17%) CSS
4 32 (5.98%) REST
5 27 (5.05%) HTML
6 24 (4.49%) Middleware
7 21 (3.93%) RESTful
8 19 (3.55%) SOAP
9 17 (3.18%) XML
10 15 (2.80%) AngularJS
10 15 (2.80%) HTML5
10 15 (2.80%) JSON
11 14 (2.62%) Spring
12 13 (2.43%) Kafka
13 11 (2.06%) Java EE
13 11 (2.06%) Spring Boot
14 10 (1.87%) ASP.NET
14 10 (1.87%) J2EE
15 8 (1.50%) CSS3
15 8 (1.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.15%) Enterprise Software
2 44 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.54%) Computer Science
4 28 (5.23%) Data Centre
5 23 (4.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 23 (4.30%) Management Information System
6 18 (3.36%) Internet of Things
7 17 (3.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (3.18%) Smart Meter
8 16 (2.99%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.62%) N-Tier
9 14 (2.62%) Public Cloud
10 13 (2.43%) Cyberthreat
10 13 (2.43%) Mainframe
10 13 (2.43%) Smartphone
11 12 (2.24%) Wiki
12 11 (2.06%) PKI
13 9 (1.68%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.48%) Windows
2 24 (4.49%) Linux
3 20 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.99%) Android
4 16 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.93%) Unix
7 3 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.37%) CentOS
8 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) AIX
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (17.20%) Presales
3 87 (16.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 85 (15.89%) DevOps
4 85 (15.89%) TOGAF
5 80 (14.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 76 (14.21%) SOA
7 70 (13.08%) IT Strategy
8 68 (12.71%) Project Management
9 59 (11.03%) CRM
10 57 (10.65%) Data Modelling
11 46 (8.60%) Data Architecture
11 46 (8.60%) Open Source
12 44 (8.22%) Microservices
12 44 (8.22%) Migration
13 42 (7.85%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (7.85%) Scrum
14 39 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
15 38 (7.10%) Information Security
16 37 (6.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 97 (18.13%) Java
2 82 (15.33%) SQL
3 55 (10.28%) JavaScript
4 26 (4.86%) Python
5 19 (3.55%) C#
6 16 (2.99%) PHP
7 9 (1.68%) Go
8 8 (1.50%) C++
9 6 (1.12%) Ruby
9 6 (1.12%) Scala
9 6 (1.12%) X++
10 4 (0.75%) C
10 4 (0.75%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.37%) Java 8
11 2 (0.37%) Java 9
11 2 (0.37%) R
11 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.37%) VB
12 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.19%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 81 (15.14%) Degree
2 33 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (5.61%) MCSE
4 25 (4.67%) CCNP
5 22 (4.11%) CCDP
6 18 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (2.99%) SC Cleared
8 15 (2.80%) MCP
9 14 (2.62%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (2.43%) CISSP
11 12 (2.24%) TOGAF Certification
12 9 (1.68%) CESG Certified Professional
12 9 (1.68%) CISM
13 7 (1.31%) Chartered Engineer
14 5 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.75%) AWS Certification
15 4 (0.75%) CCIE
15 4 (0.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.61%) QA
2 27 (5.05%) GDPR
3 12 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.50%) GCP
5 7 (1.31%) COBIT
5 7 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.93%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.56%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.49%) Docker
3 20 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.75%) XenApp
6 4 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.56%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.37%) vCloud
8 2 (0.37%) vSphere
9 1 (0.19%) RACF
9 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (3.74%) Ansible
2 15 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (2.80%) Puppet
3 14 (2.62%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.93%) SCCM
5 4 (0.75%) Grafana
5 4 (0.75%) Kibana
5 4 (0.75%) Marathon
5 4 (0.75%) Mesos
6 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.37%) rkt
8 1 (0.19%) CASB
8 1 (0.19%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.19%) QRadar
8 1 (0.19%) SCOM
8 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.19%) Terraform
8 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 109 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.73%) VMware
3 32 (5.98%) Cisco
4 29 (5.42%) Google
4 29 (5.42%) SAP
5 28 (5.23%) Citrix
6 23 (4.30%) Juniper
6 23 (4.30%) Oracle
7 20 (3.74%) Fortinet
8 15 (2.80%) CheckPoint
9 13 (2.43%) Cloudera
9 13 (2.43%) IBM
9 13 (2.43%) Tufin
10 12 (2.24%) Forcepoint
11 11 (2.06%) Rackspace
12 10 (1.87%) ServiceNow
13 7 (1.31%) Capita
13 7 (1.31%) Casewise
14 6 (1.12%) NetApp
15 5 (0.93%) Siemens