The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 209 200 180
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 4 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.074% 0.091% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.096% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 15
Average salary £60,000 £63,750 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £62,750 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £64,750 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +4.00%
Software 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
5136 5206 4616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.25% 94.78% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4262 4437 3938
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%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Architect
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Architect Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Software Architect Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 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
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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
Coventry - 2 - -
Staffordshire -10 1 £70,000 +12.00%
Birmingham - 1 £50,000 -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software 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 Software Architect in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (40.00%) Physics
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) TargetLink
3 2 (40.00%) Electronics
3 2 (40.00%) Automotive
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Programming
4 1 (20.00%) Borland
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) MFC
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) VC++
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Spring
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Java EE
4 1 (20.00%) Process Management
4 1 (20.00%) NoSQL

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software 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 Software Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) TargetLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
1 2 (40.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) MFC
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (40.00%) Physics
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Blog
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Process Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (20.00%) Erlang
2 1 (20.00%) F#
2 1 (20.00%) Scala
2 1 (20.00%) Clojure
2 1 (20.00%) VC++
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Borland