Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 281 283
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 72 81 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.62% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.64% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 46 52 69
North West median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £46,250 £51,375 £48,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £78,750 £79,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +3.70%

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 11,472 12,682 11,588
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 96.67% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9,294 10,211 9,797
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 22 September 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 22 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 -9 46 £70,000 +3.70% 12
Cheshire +21 22 £70,000 +16.67% 5
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (41.67%) Presales
3 29 (40.28%) Java
4 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 26 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
6 25 (34.72%) Microsoft Azure
7 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
8 22 (30.56%) Test Automation
9 20 (27.78%) Enterprise Architecture
10 19 (26.39%) SQL Server
10 19 (26.39%) NoSQL
11 18 (25.00%) Windows
12 17 (23.61%) Active Directory
12 17 (23.61%) Office 365
12 17 (23.61%) Customer Requirements
13 16 (22.22%) BDD
13 16 (22.22%) Project Management
13 16 (22.22%) SQL
13 16 (22.22%) TDD
14 15 (20.83%) Scrum
14 15 (20.83%) Programme Management
14 15 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (20.83%) Network Security
14 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
14 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (20.83%) MCP
14 15 (20.83%) MCSE
14 15 (20.83%) Citrix
14 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012

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 5 (6.94%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.17%) Apache Pig
2 3 (4.17%) Confluence
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (34.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (23.61%) Office 365
4 9 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (11.11%) SaaS
6 6 (8.33%) IaaS
6 6 (8.33%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.39%) GitHub
8 1 (1.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.83%) Network Security
2 6 (8.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.78%) Skype
3 2 (2.78%) VLAN
3 2 (2.78%) VPN
4 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.39%) NoSQL
1 19 (26.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) Big Data
2 8 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 8 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.72%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.78%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.78%) JUnit
3 1 (1.39%) Gradle
3 1 (1.39%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.39%) JMeter
General
1 7 (9.72%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Law
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) CSS
1 9 (12.50%) HTML
2 7 (9.72%) AngularJS
3 6 (8.33%) HTML5
4 5 (6.94%) .NET
4 5 (6.94%) Kafka
4 5 (6.94%) Node.js
4 5 (6.94%) REST
4 5 (6.94%) Spring Boot
5 4 (5.56%) J2EE
5 4 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (5.56%) RESTful
5 4 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (4.17%) Java EE
6 3 (4.17%) jQuery
6 3 (4.17%) JSON
6 3 (4.17%) LESS
6 3 (4.17%) React
6 3 (4.17%) Vue.js
6 3 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 8 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 8 (11.11%) Data Structures
4 6 (8.33%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.17%) Mainframe
5 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.17%) N-Tier
5 3 (4.17%) Wiki
6 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.78%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (2.78%) Replication
6 2 (2.78%) User Experience
7 1 (1.39%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Windows
2 15 (20.83%) Windows Server
2 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.33%) Linux
4 4 (5.56%) Android
4 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (41.67%) Presales
3 22 (30.56%) Test Automation
4 20 (27.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (23.61%) Customer Requirements
6 16 (22.22%) BDD
6 16 (22.22%) Project Management
6 16 (22.22%) TDD
7 15 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (20.83%) Decision-Making
7 15 (20.83%) Programme Management
7 15 (20.83%) Scrum
7 15 (20.83%) Server Virtualisation
7 15 (20.83%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 12 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (15.28%) Risk Management
10 9 (12.50%) OO
10 9 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 9 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.28%) Java
2 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
3 16 (22.22%) SQL
4 11 (15.28%) C#
5 8 (11.11%) PHP
6 4 (5.56%) X++
7 3 (4.17%) Python
8 2 (2.78%) Java 8
8 2 (2.78%) Java 9
8 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) MCP
1 15 (20.83%) MCSE
1 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.28%) Degree
3 1 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) QA
2 6 (8.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (23.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.17%) Docker
4 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.17%) Ansible
3 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.83%) Citrix
3 7 (9.72%) IBM
4 6 (8.33%) Cloudera
4 6 (8.33%) Google
4 6 (8.33%) VMware
5 3 (4.17%) SAP
5 3 (4.17%) Talend
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco
6 2 (2.78%) Mitel
6 2 (2.78%) Veeam
7 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.39%) Cadence
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.39%) Twitter