The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Software Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architect
England / West Midlands
Rank 196 233 217
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 13 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.10% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 5
Median salary £70,000 £57,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £46,000 £63,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,750 £72,000 £76,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +1.81%

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
4575 5725 4910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.26% 96.56% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3732 4742 4231
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Software Architect in the job title.

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 24 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire +15 6 £70,000 +16.66%
Coventry +12 2 £67,500 +42.10%
Shropshire - 2 £82,500 -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Software Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 12 (60.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) .NET
2 11 (55.00%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (50.00%) SOAP
4 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (45.00%) HTML
4 9 (45.00%) SOA
4 9 (45.00%) Docker
4 9 (45.00%) NoSQL
5 8 (40.00%) HTML5
5 8 (40.00%) Software Architecture
5 8 (40.00%) Web Development
5 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 8 (40.00%) High Availability
5 8 (40.00%) Service Design
5 8 (40.00%) RDBMS
5 8 (40.00%) MVC
5 8 (40.00%) C#
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (40.00%) CSS
5 8 (40.00%) OOP
6 7 (35.00%) XHTML
6 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (35.00%) VB
6 7 (35.00%) WinForms
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (35.00%) Ajax
6 7 (35.00%) Microservices
6 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (35.00%) TypeScript

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (30.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) NoSQL
2 8 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (20.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (20.00%) DB2
4 4 (20.00%) MySQL
4 4 (20.00%) Neo4j
4 4 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (20.00%) Riak
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) JUnit
2 4 (20.00%) DbUnit
2 4 (20.00%) jMock
2 4 (20.00%) Maven
2 4 (20.00%) Mockito
3 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) Travis CI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) .NET
2 10 (50.00%) SOAP
3 9 (45.00%) HTML
4 8 (40.00%) CSS
4 8 (40.00%) HTML5
5 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
5 7 (35.00%) Ajax
5 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 7 (35.00%) jQuery
5 7 (35.00%) WinForms
5 7 (35.00%) XHTML
6 5 (25.00%) Velocity
6 5 (25.00%) XML
7 4 (20.00%) .NET Core
7 4 (20.00%) JMS
7 4 (20.00%) Kafka
7 4 (20.00%) PowerMock
7 4 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (30.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Unix
2 5 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) SOA
2 8 (40.00%) High Availability
2 8 (40.00%) MVC
2 8 (40.00%) OOP
2 8 (40.00%) Service Design
2 8 (40.00%) Software Architecture
2 8 (40.00%) Web Development
3 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (35.00%) Microservices
4 6 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (30.00%) Open Source
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (25.00%) Functional Programming
5 5 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (20.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (15.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (40.00%) C#
4 7 (35.00%) TypeScript
4 7 (35.00%) VB
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
6 5 (25.00%) Erlang
7 2 (10.00%) Scala
8 1 (5.00%) PHP
8 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Google
2 1 (5.00%) webMethods