Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 277 286 273
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 83 73 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.57% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.58% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 61 60 65
North West median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10th Percentile £48,750 £55,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £88,750
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 12,029 12,493 10,985
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 96.81% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9,797 10,301 9,279
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £23,450
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +30 63 £70,000 - 12
Cheshire -17 18 £70,000 +27.27% 2
Cumbria - 1 £57,500 - 1
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 39 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (39.76%) Java
3 27 (32.53%) Microsoft
3 27 (32.53%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (31.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (27.71%) Presales
6 21 (25.30%) JavaScript
6 21 (25.30%) C#
6 21 (25.30%) Windows
7 20 (24.10%) SQL Server
8 19 (22.89%) Test Automation
8 19 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (21.69%) NoSQL
9 18 (21.69%) DevOps
9 18 (21.69%) OO
10 17 (20.48%) Scrum
10 17 (20.48%) Degree
11 16 (19.28%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (19.28%) TDD
11 16 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (19.28%) SDLC
12 15 (18.07%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (18.07%) MVC
12 15 (18.07%) SOA
12 15 (18.07%) Active Directory
13 14 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (16.87%) CSS
13 14 (16.87%) HTML
13 14 (16.87%) Risk Management
13 14 (16.87%) Office 365

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 6 (7.23%) SAS
1 6 (7.23%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.02%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.82%) Apache
4 3 (3.61%) Apache Pig
4 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.20%) Confluence
5 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (32.53%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (31.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (16.87%) Office 365
4 12 (14.46%) SaaS
5 10 (12.05%) IaaS
6 6 (7.23%) PaaS
7 5 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (4.82%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (4.82%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (3.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.46%) Network Security
2 4 (4.82%) Internet
2 4 (4.82%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.61%) HTTP
4 2 (2.41%) Skype
4 2 (2.41%) VLAN
4 2 (2.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.10%) SQL Server
2 18 (21.69%) NoSQL
3 12 (14.46%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (9.64%) Big Data
4 8 (9.64%) MySQL
4 8 (9.64%) RDBMS
4 8 (9.64%) Relational Database
5 6 (7.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (7.23%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (7.23%) DB2
5 6 (7.23%) Hadoop
5 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database
5 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (3.61%) CouchDB
6 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.61%) Redis
7 2 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (2.41%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.41%) JIRA
3 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.20%) Gradle
4 1 (1.20%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.20%) JMeter
4 1 (1.20%) JUnit
General
1 9 (10.84%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Retail
3 4 (4.82%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Law
4 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) CSS
1 14 (16.87%) HTML
2 13 (15.66%) .NET
2 13 (15.66%) Web Services
3 11 (13.25%) HTML5
4 10 (12.05%) REST
4 10 (12.05%) Spring Boot
5 9 (10.84%) AngularJS
6 8 (9.64%) CSS3
6 8 (9.64%) Node.js
6 8 (9.64%) Spring
7 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET
7 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (8.43%) RESTful
8 6 (7.23%) JSON
8 6 (7.23%) SOAP
9 5 (6.02%) jQuery
9 5 (6.02%) Kafka
9 5 (6.02%) WPF
10 4 (4.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.46%) Computer Science
3 8 (9.64%) Algorithms
3 8 (9.64%) Data Structures
4 6 (7.23%) DataPower
5 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.82%) Internet of Things
5 4 (4.82%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.82%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.41%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (2.41%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.41%) Replication
6 2 (2.41%) User Experience
7 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.30%) Windows
2 13 (15.66%) Windows Server
2 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (14.46%) Linux
3 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.23%) AIX
5 6 (7.23%) HPUX
5 6 (7.23%) Solaris
5 6 (7.23%) Unix
6 2 (2.41%) Android
6 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.71%) Presales
3 19 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (22.89%) Test Automation
4 18 (21.69%) DevOps
4 18 (21.69%) OO
5 17 (20.48%) Scrum
6 16 (19.28%) Enterprise Architecture
6 16 (19.28%) SDLC
6 16 (19.28%) TDD
7 15 (18.07%) MVC
7 15 (18.07%) SOA
7 15 (18.07%) Technical Architecture
8 14 (16.87%) Customer Requirements
8 14 (16.87%) Decision-Making
8 14 (16.87%) Risk Management
9 13 (15.66%) Project Management
10 12 (14.46%) BDD
10 12 (14.46%) Programme Management
10 12 (14.46%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.76%) Java
2 21 (25.30%) C#
2 21 (25.30%) JavaScript
3 13 (15.66%) PHP
4 12 (14.46%) SQL
5 11 (13.25%) Python
6 8 (9.64%) Java 8
7 4 (4.82%) C++
7 4 (4.82%) Java 9
7 4 (4.82%) X++
8 3 (3.61%) Go
8 3 (3.61%) Ruby
9 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.20%) R
10 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) Degree
2 14 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (14.46%) MCP
3 12 (14.46%) MCSE
3 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.61%) Master's Degree
4 3 (3.61%) SAFe Agilist
4 3 (3.61%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) QA
2 4 (4.82%) GDPR
3 3 (3.61%) GCP
3 3 (3.61%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 2 (2.41%) PA-DSS
4 2 (2.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.02%) Docker
3 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) Tivoli
1 6 (7.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 5 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.02%) Puppet
3 3 (3.61%) Ansible
3 3 (3.61%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.41%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) Kibana
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (32.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.46%) Citrix
3 11 (13.25%) IBM
4 7 (8.43%) Google
4 7 (8.43%) Oracle
5 6 (7.23%) Hitachi
5 6 (7.23%) Hortonworks
6 5 (6.02%) Cloudera
7 4 (4.82%) VMware
8 3 (3.61%) Talend
9 2 (2.41%) Cisco
9 2 (2.41%) Mitel
9 2 (2.41%) Veeam
10 1 (1.20%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.20%) Cadence
10 1 (1.20%) Capita
10 1 (1.20%) Dell
10 1 (1.20%) HP
10 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.20%) Symantec