The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 45 61 39
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 254 193 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.73% 3.50% 5.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.96% 3.69% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 213 163 205
Average salary £65,000 £62,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%
Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5126 5229 4617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.40% 94.73% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4249 4442 3951
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Architect
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Architect Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Architect
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Architect across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Architect Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Architect
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Birmingham +16 147 £67,500 +4.65% 13
Coventry +23 37 £70,000 +21.73% 1
Staffordshire -5 16 £47,500 -24.00% 3
Warwickshire +13 12 £75,000 +15.38% 2
Solihull -9 9 £29,265 -46.79% 1
Walsall +6 7 £55,000 +18.91%
Herefordshire - 6 £36,465 - 1
Worcestershire -5 1 £65,000 +18.18%
Shropshire -7 1 - - 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 132 (27.39%) Microsoft
2 84 (17.43%) Finance
3 76 (15.77%) VMware
4 75 (15.56%) Cisco
5 71 (14.73%) SAP
6 70 (14.52%) Windows
6 70 (14.52%) Security Cleared
7 65 (13.49%) CRM
8 61 (12.66%) Project Management
8 61 (12.66%) SC Cleared
9 59 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 59 (12.24%) Oracle
10 58 (12.03%) Citrix
11 55 (11.41%) Degree
12 50 (10.37%) SOA
13 49 (10.17%) MS Excel
14 48 (9.96%) ITIL
15 46 (9.54%) Enterprise Architecture
16 43 (8.92%) Migration
17 41 (8.51%) Java
17 41 (8.51%) SharePoint
18 40 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
18 40 (8.30%) Business Development
18 40 (8.30%) TOGAF
19 35 (7.26%) .NET
20 32 (6.64%) MS Exchange
20 32 (6.64%) Active Directory
20 32 (6.64%) Firewall
20 32 (6.64%) NetApp
21 30 (6.22%) SQL Server

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 41 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 32 (6.64%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (3.53%) Lync
4 15 (3.11%) SharePoint Server
4 15 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (2.90%) WebLogic
6 12 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.83%) CMS
9 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (0.62%) Sonic ESB
10 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.41%) Node.js
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.41%) Apache
Applications
1 49 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.32%) MS Office
3 3 (0.62%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 24 (4.98%) SAP CRM
2 7 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.24%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.83%) SAP PM
4 4 (0.83%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.62%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.62%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.41%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.41%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.41%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.41%) Maximo
6 2 (0.41%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.41%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.15%) Office 365
2 7 (1.45%) IaaS
3 6 (1.24%) SaaS
4 2 (0.41%) PaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.64%) Firewall
2 25 (5.19%) Unified Communications
3 18 (3.73%) Network Security
4 15 (3.11%) Wireless
5 13 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (2.07%) NetScaler
6 10 (2.07%) MPLS
6 10 (2.07%) WAN
7 7 (1.45%) WAAS
8 6 (1.24%) IP Telephony
8 6 (1.24%) LAN
9 5 (1.04%) DNS
9 5 (1.04%) SAN
10 4 (0.83%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.83%) OSPF
10 4 (0.83%) BGP
11 3 (0.62%) Internet
11 3 (0.62%) IPsec
11 3 (0.62%) VPN
11 3 (0.62%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.11%) Big Data
3 12 (2.49%) Oracle BI EE
4 11 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.28%) EDRMS
5 10 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (1.66%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.66%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (0.83%) Essbase
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.62%) Ant
3 3 (0.62%) LSMW
3 3 (0.62%) Maven
3 3 (0.62%) JIRA
4 2 (0.41%) ERwin
4 2 (0.41%) JUnit
4 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.21%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.21%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
5 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.21%) Hudson
5 1 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.21%) Redmine
General
1 84 (17.43%) Finance
2 27 (5.60%) Manufacturing
2 27 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.19%) Retail
4 19 (3.94%) Automotive
5 12 (2.49%) Legal
5 12 (2.49%) Back Office
6 10 (2.07%) Marketing
7 9 (1.87%) Front Office
8 8 (1.66%) Banking
9 5 (1.04%) Local Government
9 5 (1.04%) Electronics
10 3 (0.62%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.26%) .NET
2 17 (3.53%) Web Services
3 14 (2.90%) J2EE
4 13 (2.70%) Middleware
4 13 (2.70%) REST
5 9 (1.87%) .NET Framework
5 9 (1.87%) XML
5 9 (1.87%) HTML
6 8 (1.66%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.66%) SAP Basis
7 6 (1.24%) CSS
7 6 (1.24%) WebCenter
8 5 (1.04%) XSLT
9 4 (0.83%) Spring
9 4 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.83%) WCF
9 4 (0.83%) jQuery
9 4 (0.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (2.28%) Taxonomies
3 10 (2.07%) Data Integration
4 9 (1.87%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.66%) CMDB
5 8 (1.66%) Open Source
6 7 (1.45%) Celerra
6 7 (1.45%) CLARiiON
7 5 (1.04%) Social Media
8 4 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.62%) Replication
9 3 (0.62%) GIS
9 3 (0.62%) Clustering
9 3 (0.62%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.62%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (0.62%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.41%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.41%) iPhone
10 2 (0.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 70 (14.52%) Windows
2 24 (4.98%) Windows 7
3 12 (2.49%) Windows 8
4 8 (1.66%) UNIX
4 8 (1.66%) Linux
5 7 (1.45%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.04%) AIX
6 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.62%) Solaris
9 2 (0.41%) Android
9 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (13.49%) CRM
2 61 (12.66%) Project Management
3 50 (10.37%) SOA
4 48 (9.96%) ITIL
5 46 (9.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 43 (8.92%) Migration
7 40 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (8.30%) TOGAF
7 40 (8.30%) Business Development
8 28 (5.81%) Service Delivery
9 27 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (5.60%) Data Migration
9 27 (5.60%) Business Transformation
10 26 (5.39%) Network Design
10 26 (5.39%) Technical Architecture
10 26 (5.39%) Data Modelling
11 23 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (4.56%) Scrum
13 21 (4.36%) ERP
14 20 (4.15%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.51%) Java
2 17 (3.53%) SQL
3 12 (2.49%) C#
4 8 (1.66%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.24%) C++
6 5 (1.04%) ABAP
7 4 (0.83%) XPath
8 3 (0.62%) Embedded C
8 3 (0.62%) C
9 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.41%) Embedded C++
9 2 (0.41%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.41%) Ruby
9 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.21%) VC++
10 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.21%) Perl
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 61 (12.66%) SC Cleared
3 55 (11.41%) Degree
4 27 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (5.19%) MCSE
5 25 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (2.70%) MCTS
6 13 (2.70%) MCITP
6 13 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.70%) CCA
6 13 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
7 11 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (2.07%) CCIA
8 10 (2.07%) CCNP
9 9 (1.87%) CCIE
9 9 (1.87%) ISEB
10 7 (1.45%) PhD
10 7 (1.45%) CCEA
10 7 (1.45%) VCP5
10 7 (1.45%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.28%) QA
2 10 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (6.64%) Active Directory
3 28 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 21 (4.36%) XenDesktop
5 15 (3.11%) XenApp
6 10 (2.07%) vSphere
7 8 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.66%) vCloud
8 6 (1.24%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.83%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.62%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (4.77%) SCCM
2 19 (3.94%) SCOM
3 7 (1.45%) AppDNA
4 6 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.62%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.41%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 132 (27.39%) Microsoft
2 76 (15.77%) VMware
3 75 (15.56%) Cisco
4 71 (14.73%) SAP
5 59 (12.24%) Oracle
6 58 (12.03%) Citrix
7 32 (6.64%) NetApp
8 23 (4.77%) EMC
9 20 (4.15%) HP
10 19 (3.94%) Juniper
11 14 (2.90%) CheckPoint
11 14 (2.90%) F5
12 13 (2.70%) IBM
13 12 (2.49%) Open Text
14 11 (2.28%) AppSense
14 11 (2.28%) McAfee
14 11 (2.28%) Hyperion
15 10 (2.07%) Symantec
15 10 (2.07%) Sourcefire
15 10 (2.07%) Fujitsu
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Hays IT
Salary: Car, Pension, Bonus and More
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Venturi
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £70000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Hays IT
Salary: Car, Pension, Bonus and More
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £100000 per annum + Pension + Health care
Posted: 26 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + car, pension, bonus and more
Posted: 27 days ago