The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 30 33 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 120 104 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.75% 6.24% 8.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.03% 6.53% 9.40%
Number of salaries quoted 91 81 118
Average salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Architect
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1706 1593 1606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.90% 95.62% 94.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1435 1381 1347
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Architect
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect across the Birmingham region.

Architect Salary Trend in Birmingham

Architect
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Architect across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Architect Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 71 (30.21%) Microsoft
2 57 (24.26%) Security Cleared
3 55 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (20.43%) Cisco
5 47 (20.00%) ITIL
5 47 (20.00%) VMware
5 47 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 46 (19.57%) Windows
7 43 (18.30%) SharePoint
7 43 (18.30%) Migration
8 41 (17.45%) .NET
9 40 (17.02%) Citrix
10 38 (16.17%) Oracle
11 32 (13.62%) Finance
11 32 (13.62%) Content Management
12 31 (13.19%) Active Directory
12 31 (13.19%) HP
13 30 (12.77%) IBM
13 30 (12.77%) SQL Server
13 30 (12.77%) Scrum
13 30 (12.77%) Office 365
14 29 (12.34%) Technical Architecture
15 28 (11.91%) Visual Studio
16 27 (11.49%) MS Excel
16 27 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (11.06%) SharePoint 2010
18 25 (10.64%) SharePoint 2013
19 24 (10.21%) CSS
19 24 (10.21%) SQL
19 24 (10.21%) Retail

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (18.30%) SharePoint
2 26 (11.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 25 (10.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 15 (6.38%) MS Exchange
5 13 (5.53%) WebLogic
6 11 (4.68%) Tomcat
7 8 (3.40%) JBoss
8 7 (2.98%) Documentum
8 7 (2.98%) Lync
8 7 (2.98%) Alfresco
9 6 (2.55%) Apache
9 6 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.85%) CMS
11 2 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 27 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.53%) MS Office
3 8 (3.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.70%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.43%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.43%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.77%) Office 365
2 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.28%) SaaS
4 2 (0.85%) PaaS
4 2 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.79%) Firewall
2 16 (6.81%) SAN
3 13 (5.53%) Wireless
4 12 (5.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (3.40%) WAN
6 6 (2.55%) DNS
6 6 (2.55%) Unified Communications
7 5 (2.13%) HTTPS
7 5 (2.13%) Wireshark
7 5 (2.13%) OSPF
8 4 (1.70%) MPLS
8 4 (1.70%) NAS
9 3 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.28%) FWSM
9 3 (1.28%) BGP
9 3 (1.28%) VPN
9 3 (1.28%) LAN
10 2 (0.85%) LDAP
10 2 (0.85%) IPv6
10 2 (0.85%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.23%) Relational Database
3 15 (6.38%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.55%) DB2
5 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.43%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 28 (11.91%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.40%) Ant
3 6 (2.55%) Eclipse
3 6 (2.55%) NetBeans
3 6 (2.55%) Subversion
3 6 (2.55%) Maven
4 5 (2.13%) RequisitePro
5 4 (1.70%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.85%) JIRA
7 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.43%) Lombardi
General
1 32 (13.62%) Finance
2 24 (10.21%) Retail
3 5 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.70%) Legal
4 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.70%) Banking
5 2 (0.85%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.45%) .NET
2 24 (10.21%) CSS
3 21 (8.94%) HTML
4 20 (8.51%) Web Services
5 16 (6.81%) XML
6 15 (6.38%) XSLT
7 14 (5.96%) SOAP
8 11 (4.68%) Struts
8 11 (4.68%) JSP
8 11 (4.68%) JMS
8 11 (4.68%) Spring
9 10 (4.26%) HTML5
10 8 (3.40%) J2EE
11 7 (2.98%) Middleware
12 6 (2.55%) JMX
12 6 (2.55%) jQuery
12 6 (2.55%) Backbone.js
12 6 (2.55%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (2.55%) Mustache
12 6 (2.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.68%) Client/Server
1 11 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.26%) Clustering
2 10 (4.26%) Life Science
3 6 (2.55%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.55%) GIS
3 6 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.13%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.28%) NHS
5 3 (1.28%) Informatics
5 3 (1.28%) Health Informatics
5 3 (1.28%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.28%) CMDB
5 3 (1.28%) User Experience
6 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Social Network
6 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.43%) CESG
6 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 46 (19.57%) Windows
2 18 (7.66%) UNIX
3 11 (4.68%) Linux
4 2 (0.85%) Android
4 2 (0.85%) AIX
4 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.43%) Solaris
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (20.00%) ITIL
3 43 (18.30%) Migration
4 32 (13.62%) Content Management
5 30 (12.77%) Scrum
6 29 (12.34%) Technical Architecture
7 22 (9.36%) Change Control
8 17 (7.23%) TOGAF
9 16 (6.81%) CRM
10 15 (6.38%) Network Design
11 14 (5.96%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (5.53%) SOA
12 13 (5.53%) Mentoring
13 12 (5.11%) Service Delivery
13 12 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (4.68%) ETL
14 11 (4.68%) Service Management
15 10 (4.26%) Business Development
15 10 (4.26%) Unit Testing
16 9 (3.83%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.21%) SQL
2 22 (9.36%) Java
3 19 (8.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.55%) Perl
4 6 (2.55%) C#
4 6 (2.55%) Shell Script
4 6 (2.55%) XPath
5 4 (1.70%) C
5 4 (1.70%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.28%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (24.26%) Security Cleared
2 47 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.53%) Degree
3 13 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.53%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (3.83%) CCNA
6 6 (2.55%) MCP
6 6 (2.55%) MCSE
7 5 (2.13%) CCNP
8 4 (1.70%) CISSP
8 4 (1.70%) CCA
8 4 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.70%) JNCIA
9 3 (1.28%) CSSLP
9 3 (1.28%) CISM
9 3 (1.28%) ISEB
10 2 (0.85%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.98%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.13%) QA
3 4 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.28%) HL7
5 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (13.19%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.83%) XenApp
5 8 (3.40%) vSphere
6 7 (2.98%) Terminal Services
7 6 (2.55%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.85%) XenServer
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (5.53%) SCCM
2 1 (0.43%) SCOM
2 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.43%) MOM
2 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.43%) ARCserve
2 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 71 (30.21%) Microsoft
2 48 (20.43%) Cisco
3 47 (20.00%) VMware
4 40 (17.02%) Citrix
5 38 (16.17%) Oracle
6 31 (13.19%) HP
7 30 (12.77%) IBM
8 20 (8.51%) EMC
9 19 (8.09%) Juniper
10 17 (7.23%) NetApp
11 11 (4.68%) F5
12 10 (4.26%) SAP
13 7 (2.98%) Symantec
13 7 (2.98%) OpenText
14 6 (2.55%) Computacenter
14 6 (2.55%) Pega
14 6 (2.55%) 3PAR
15 5 (2.13%) Vitria
15 5 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (2.13%) Sybase
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K basic + 5K Car Allow + 20% bonus and Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Car
Posted: 18 days ago