The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 105 87 91
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 24 35 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.30% 1.85% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.96% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 21 34 11
Average salary £52,500 £62,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Technical 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
1762 1790 1616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.76% 94.61% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1437 1586 1362
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Technical Architect
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Architect Salary Trend in Birmingham

Technical Architect
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

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

Technical Architect Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title.

1 30 (69.77%) Active Directory
2 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 26 (60.47%) Windows
3 21 (48.84%) Citrix
4 20 (46.51%) VMware
5 18 (41.86%) MS Exchange
6 16 (37.21%) Hyper-V
7 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
8 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
9 12 (27.91%) Cisco
9 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (25.58%) SQL
11 10 (23.26%) Clustering
12 9 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (20.93%) LAN
12 9 (20.93%) WAN
13 8 (18.60%) Retail
13 8 (18.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (16.28%) UNIX
14 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (13.95%) Web Services
15 6 (13.95%) Change Management
15 6 (13.95%) Technical Architecture
15 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
15 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
16 5 (11.63%) Database Mirroring
16 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (11.63%) Wireshark

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (41.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.33%) Lync
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
1 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) LAN
1 9 (20.93%) WAN
2 5 (11.63%) Wireshark
2 5 (11.63%) Firewall
2 5 (11.63%) SAN
2 5 (11.63%) DNS
2 5 (11.63%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.65%) Network Security
4 1 (2.33%) Wireless
4 1 (2.33%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) RequisitePro
General
1 8 (18.60%) Retail
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Clustering
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.98%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.98%) Data Integration
5 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (60.47%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) UNIX
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.95%) Change Management
3 6 (13.95%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (11.63%) Database Mirroring
4 5 (11.63%) Scrum
4 5 (11.63%) CRM
4 5 (11.63%) ETL
5 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.98%) Network Design
6 2 (4.65%) Change Control
6 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.65%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.65%) Migration
7 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.33%) Web Design
7 1 (2.33%) Information Security
7 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) MCP
4 5 (11.63%) MCSE
5 2 (4.65%) VCAP
5 2 (4.65%) VCDX
5 2 (4.65%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) CCA
6 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.33%) MCSA
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 30 (69.77%) Active Directory
2 16 (37.21%) Hyper-V
3 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.98%) XenApp
4 3 (6.98%) vSphere
5 2 (4.65%) vCloud
5 2 (4.65%) XenServer
5 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.33%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 21 (48.84%) Citrix
3 20 (46.51%) VMware
4 12 (27.91%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) Symantec
5 2 (4.65%) Intel
6 1 (2.33%) NetApp
6 1 (2.33%) Novell
6 1 (2.33%) Computacenter
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