Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Architecture was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Head of Architecture
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 363 363
Rank change year-on-year +12 0 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 22 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.056% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.058% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 0
North West median annual salary £80,000 £105,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.81% - -
England median annual salary £87,500 £100,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% -6.59%

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 12765 12111 12656
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.07% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10228 10201 10494
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%

Head of Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Head of Architecture in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Architecture in the North West

Head of Architecture
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Architecture in the North West.

Salary trend for Head of Architecture in the North West

Head of Architecture
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Architecture in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Architecture in the North West

Head of Architecture
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 Head of Architecture within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 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 -7 10 £95,000 -9.52%
Cheshire - 6 £80,000 -
Merseyside - 6 £78,000 -
Head of Architecture
England

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Head of Architecture 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 Head of Architecture in the job title.

1 12 (54.55%) Enterprise Architecture
2 11 (50.00%) Java
3 10 (45.45%) Microservices
4 9 (40.91%) Finance
5 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) Banking
6 7 (31.82%) TOGAF
7 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (27.27%) SOA
7 6 (27.27%) FlexPod
7 6 (27.27%) Re-Platforming
7 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (22.73%) Software Architecture
8 5 (22.73%) Open Source
9 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (18.18%) Java EE
9 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
9 4 (18.18%) SQL
9 4 (18.18%) .NET
9 4 (18.18%) TDD
9 4 (18.18%) C#
9 4 (18.18%) Scrum
9 4 (18.18%) BDD
9 4 (18.18%) Node.js
9 4 (18.18%) DevOps
9 4 (18.18%) React
10 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
10 3 (13.64%) Coaching
10 3 (13.64%) Numerate Degree

Head of Architecture 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
1 4 (18.18%) Java EE
1 4 (18.18%) Node.js
1 4 (18.18%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) FlexPod
2 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (45.45%) Microservices
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) TOGAF
5 6 (27.27%) Re-Platforming
5 6 (27.27%) SOA
5 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (22.73%) Open Source
6 5 (22.73%) Software Architecture
7 4 (18.18%) BDD
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (18.18%) DevOps
7 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 3 (13.64%) B2C
8 3 (13.64%) Coaching
8 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
8 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
1 3 (13.64%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) GDPR