The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Architect
Rank 195 182 194
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 19 18 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.38% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 7
Average salary £50,000 £57,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.28% -15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £51,500 £54,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £100,000 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £69,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-6.13% +6.53%
Senior 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
5103 4706 4800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.37% 95.40% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4340 3939 4011
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Senior Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Senior Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Senior Architect
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Senior Architect Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Senior Architect
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Architect across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Senior Architect Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
Solihull +5 6 £50,000 -
Birmingham -19 6 £68,750 -31.25%
Warwickshire -13 1 £50,000 -2.91%
Coventry -15 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Staffordshire - 1 £65,000 -
Senior Architect
England

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title.

1 20 (54.05%) .NET
2 18 (48.65%) C#
2 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
3 17 (45.95%) SharePoint
4 16 (43.24%) Oracle
5 15 (40.54%) ASP.NET
5 15 (40.54%) MS Excel
5 15 (40.54%) MVC
5 15 (40.54%) .NET Framework
5 15 (40.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (40.54%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (37.84%) Open Source
6 14 (37.84%) Entity Framework
6 14 (37.84%) Unit Testing
6 14 (37.84%) Time Management
6 14 (37.84%) NUnit
6 14 (37.84%) Software Engineering
6 14 (37.84%) Configuration Management
6 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
7 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
7 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
7 8 (21.62%) Finance
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco
9 6 (16.22%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (16.22%) TOGAF
9 6 (16.22%) Finite Element Analysis
9 6 (16.22%) Strategic Planning
9 6 (16.22%) DoDAF
9 6 (16.22%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (13.51%) F5

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (45.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Firewall
1 5 (13.51%) Wireless
2 1 (2.70%) MPLS
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) NUnit
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (54.05%) .NET
2 15 (40.54%) ASP.NET
2 15 (40.54%) .NET Framework
2 15 (40.54%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (37.84%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) Ajax
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (37.84%) Open Source
3 3 (8.11%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) MVC
2 14 (37.84%) Unit Testing
2 14 (37.84%) Time Management
2 14 (37.84%) Software Engineering
2 14 (37.84%) Configuration Management
3 6 (16.22%) Zachman Framework
3 6 (16.22%) TOGAF
3 6 (16.22%) Finite Element Analysis
3 6 (16.22%) Strategic Planning
3 6 (16.22%) DoDAF
3 6 (16.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (13.51%) Network Design
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL
5 3 (8.11%) UML
5 3 (8.11%) Service Management
5 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.11%) Requirements Management
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
1 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) MCSD
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (43.24%) Oracle
3 7 (18.92%) Cisco
4 5 (13.51%) F5
4 5 (13.51%) Juniper
5 1 (2.70%) VMware