Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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

Technical Architect
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 273 286
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 84 82 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.67% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.69% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 57 75 47
North West median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £51,250 £57,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £84,500 £82,250 £88,750
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%

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 12,224 11,923 11,652
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.65% 96.70% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9,770 10,060 9,730
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the North West

Technical Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Technical Architect in the North West

Technical Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Technical Architect in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Architect within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 January 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 +6 68 £62,500 -10.71% 19
Cheshire -45 8 £75,000 -5.36% 8
Merseyside +25 4 - - 4
Cumbria - 4 £57,500 -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 30 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.76%) MVC
2 25 (29.76%) Degree
3 24 (28.57%) C#
3 24 (28.57%) SDLC
4 23 (27.38%) .NET
4 23 (27.38%) Technical Architecture
5 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
5 22 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (26.19%) DevOps
6 21 (25.00%) SOA
7 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 18 (21.43%) Web Services
8 17 (20.24%) Java
9 16 (19.05%) HTML5
9 16 (19.05%) HTML
10 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET
10 15 (17.86%) CSS
10 15 (17.86%) CSS3
11 14 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 14 (16.67%) OO
11 14 (16.67%) SQL
12 13 (15.48%) Software Engineering
13 12 (14.29%) Risk Management
13 12 (14.29%) Windows
14 11 (13.10%) PHP
14 11 (13.10%) SAP
14 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
15 10 (11.90%) WPF

Technical 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 4 (4.76%) CICS
2 2 (2.38%) SAS
2 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.19%) IIS
3 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) SAP GRC
2 2 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.19%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.19%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.14%) iPaaS
4 5 (5.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (4.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (3.57%) Force.com
6 3 (3.57%) PaaS
6 3 (3.57%) SaaS
6 3 (3.57%) Serverless
7 2 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.38%) IaaS
8 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) DB2
2 10 (11.90%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.52%) Redis
4 6 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.14%) SAP Data Services
4 6 (7.14%) SAP HANA
5 5 (5.95%) MySQL
5 5 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.14%) JIRA
3 5 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (8.33%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
2 5 (5.95%) Investment Banking
2 5 (5.95%) Law
3 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.38%) Advertising
4 2 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Automotive
5 1 (1.19%) Back Office
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.38%) .NET
2 18 (21.43%) Web Services
3 16 (19.05%) HTML
3 16 (19.05%) HTML5
4 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET
4 15 (17.86%) CSS
4 15 (17.86%) CSS3
5 14 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (11.90%) jQuery
6 10 (11.90%) WPF
7 8 (9.52%) REST
7 8 (9.52%) SOAP
7 8 (9.52%) Spring
8 7 (8.33%) Spring Boot
9 5 (5.95%) Middleware
9 5 (5.95%) Node.js
9 5 (5.95%) Polymer
9 5 (5.95%) RESTful
9 5 (5.95%) XML
9 5 (5.95%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.76%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.57%) FMCG
5 3 (3.57%) Life Science
6 2 (2.38%) DataPower
6 2 (2.38%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.19%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (1.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.29%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) Unix
3 8 (9.52%) Linux
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) AIX
5 2 (2.38%) HPUX
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.38%) Solaris
6 1 (1.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.76%) MVC
3 24 (28.57%) SDLC
4 23 (27.38%) Technical Architecture
5 22 (26.19%) DevOps
6 21 (25.00%) SOA
7 14 (16.67%) OO
7 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 13 (15.48%) Software Engineering
9 12 (14.29%) Risk Management
10 10 (11.90%) High Availability
10 10 (11.90%) Open Source
10 10 (11.90%) Secure Coding
10 10 (11.90%) TDD
11 9 (10.71%) Kanban
11 9 (10.71%) Mentoring
11 9 (10.71%) Scrum
11 9 (10.71%) TOGAF
11 9 (10.71%) Visualisation
12 8 (9.52%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.57%) C#
2 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 17 (20.24%) Java
4 14 (16.67%) SQL
5 11 (13.10%) PHP
6 8 (9.52%) Python
6 8 (9.52%) Ruby
7 5 (5.95%) C++
7 5 (5.95%) Go
8 4 (4.76%) COBOL
8 4 (4.76%) Java 9
9 1 (1.19%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.19%) X++
Qualifications
1 25 (29.76%) Degree
2 8 (9.52%) Master's Degree
3 5 (5.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) Data Quality
1 6 (7.14%) QA
2 5 (5.95%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 4 (4.76%) PA-DSS
3 4 (4.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.19%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Docker
1 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) Puppet
2 3 (3.57%) Ansible
2 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.38%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (1.19%) SCCM
4 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
1 11 (13.10%) SAP
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle
3 5 (5.95%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.57%) Capita
5 2 (2.38%) Hitachi
5 2 (2.38%) Hortonworks
5 2 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) HP
6 1 (1.19%) Telerik
6 1 (1.19%) VMware