Period
to 11 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 299 280
Rank change year-on-year +10 -19 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 65 72 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.57% 0.55% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.56% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 45 44 82
North West median annual salary £72,500 £60,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.83% -14.29% +21.74%
10th Percentile £46,250 £49,675 £55,125
90th Percentile £89,000 £79,250 £79,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +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 10,938 12,761 11,990
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.65% 96.69% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 8,877 10,227 10,087
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -1 43 £71,250 +23.91% 14
Cheshire +32 12 £72,500 -3.33% 2
Merseyside +7 1 £77,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £48,638 - 2
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 34 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (43.08%) Java
3 20 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 19 (29.23%) C#
5 18 (27.69%) Test Automation
5 18 (27.69%) NoSQL
5 18 (27.69%) Presales
6 16 (24.62%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 14 (21.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (21.54%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (20.00%) Scrum
9 13 (20.00%) .NET
10 12 (18.46%) Degree
11 11 (16.92%) TDD
11 11 (16.92%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (16.92%) SQL
11 11 (16.92%) Risk Management
11 11 (16.92%) BDD
11 11 (16.92%) Decision-Making
11 11 (16.92%) Technical Leadership
12 10 (15.38%) PHP
12 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
12 10 (15.38%) OO
12 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (13.85%) Network Security
13 9 (13.85%) Kanban
13 9 (13.85%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (13.85%) Computer Science

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 (6.15%) Confluence
2 2 (3.08%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.62%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (21.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (13.85%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (10.77%) Office 365
5 4 (6.15%) SaaS
6 3 (4.62%) IaaS
6 3 (4.62%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (3.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) Network Security
2 3 (4.62%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) LAN
3 1 (1.54%) Skype
3 1 (1.54%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.54%) VLAN
3 1 (1.54%) VPN
3 1 (1.54%) Wireless
3 1 (1.54%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.69%) NoSQL
2 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 9 (13.85%) RDBMS
3 9 (13.85%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.15%) Big Data
4 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.08%) MySQL
6 1 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.54%) RethinkDB
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) JIRA
2 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.54%) JUnit
General
1 6 (9.23%) Banking
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
1 6 (9.23%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.15%) Investment Banking
2 4 (6.15%) Law
3 1 (1.54%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (10.77%) CSS
2 7 (10.77%) HTML
3 5 (7.69%) HTML5
4 4 (6.15%) jQuery
4 4 (6.15%) Spring
4 4 (6.15%) Spring Boot
5 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.62%) JSON
5 3 (4.62%) Node.js
5 3 (4.62%) React
5 3 (4.62%) RESTful
5 3 (4.62%) SOAP
5 3 (4.62%) Spring Security
5 3 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (4.62%) WCF
5 3 (4.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.85%) Algorithms
2 9 (13.85%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.15%) Mainframe
3 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.15%) Wiki
4 3 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.62%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.08%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.08%) User Experience
6 1 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.54%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.54%) Replication
6 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Windows Server
2 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.15%) Android
3 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.62%) Linux
5 1 (1.54%) CentOS
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.69%) Presales
2 18 (27.69%) Test Automation
3 14 (21.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (20.00%) Scrum
5 11 (16.92%) BDD
5 11 (16.92%) Decision-Making
5 11 (16.92%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (16.92%) Risk Management
5 11 (16.92%) TDD
5 11 (16.92%) Technical Leadership
6 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (15.38%) OO
7 9 (13.85%) Computer Science
7 9 (13.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (13.85%) Kanban
7 9 (13.85%) OOA/OOD
7 9 (13.85%) RUP
7 9 (13.85%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 9 (13.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.08%) Java
2 20 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 19 (29.23%) C#
4 11 (16.92%) SQL
5 10 (15.38%) PHP
6 4 (6.15%) Java 8
7 2 (3.08%) Python
7 2 (3.08%) X++
8 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby
8 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.23%) MCP
3 6 (9.23%) MCSE
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.08%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (3.08%) CISSP
4 2 (3.08%) CITP
4 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) IISP
4 2 (3.08%) MBCS
4 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.54%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) GDPR
2 4 (6.15%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) Docker
2 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.08%) Ansible
2 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.08%) Puppet
3 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.23%) Citrix
2 6 (9.23%) SAP
3 4 (6.15%) IBM
4 3 (4.62%) Cloudera
4 3 (4.62%) Google
4 3 (4.62%) VMware
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco
5 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.54%) Aruba
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (1.54%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.54%) Mitel
6 1 (1.54%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.54%) Talend
6 1 (1.54%) Veeam