The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 62 51 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 15 17 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.07% 2.65% 5.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.74% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 22
Average salary £47,500 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £42,500 £51,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £70,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
715 620 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 98.76% 96.72% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 572 525 403
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Architect
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Architect Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Architect
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Architect across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Architect Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Architect
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +6 10 £47,500 -24.00%
Architect
West Midlands

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 21 (61.76%) Enterprise Architecture
2 20 (58.82%) SOA
3 19 (55.88%) Web Services
4 16 (47.06%) REST
5 7 (20.59%) SQL
6 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.65%) Degree
7 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (14.71%) ETL
7 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
7 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
7 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
7 5 (14.71%) MS Office
7 5 (14.71%) Windows
7 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (14.71%) Office 365
7 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
7 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (11.76%) Data Integration
8 4 (11.76%) Data Architecture
8 4 (11.76%) .NET
8 4 (11.76%) .NET Framework
9 3 (8.82%) XPath
9 3 (8.82%) WSDL
9 3 (8.82%) Validation
9 3 (8.82%) Oracle

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
1 5 (14.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.94%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JDeveloper
General
1 2 (5.88%) Electronics
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) Web Services
2 16 (47.06%) REST
3 4 (11.76%) .NET
3 4 (11.76%) .NET Framework
4 3 (8.82%) WSDL
4 3 (8.82%) XSD
4 3 (8.82%) XSLT
5 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.88%) Firmware
3 2 (5.88%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.94%) Open Source
4 1 (2.94%) Blog
4 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Enterprise Architecture
2 20 (58.82%) SOA
3 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) ETL
3 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
4 4 (11.76%) Data Architecture
5 3 (8.82%) Validation
5 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.88%) Scrum
6 2 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Product Management
6 2 (5.88%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.94%) Functional Programming
7 1 (2.94%) Low Latency
7 1 (2.94%) BPMN
7 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.94%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) XPath
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded C
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
3 2 (5.88%) C
3 2 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (2.94%) Scala
4 1 (2.94%) F#
4 1 (2.94%) Clojure
4 1 (2.94%) Erlang
4 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) PMP
2 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) hybris
3 1 (2.94%) CA
3 1 (2.94%) Siebel