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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 219 209 186
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 8 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.061% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.063% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 1
Average salary £60,000 £70,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
UK excluding London average salary £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -
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
5371 4794 4071
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.10% 96.99% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4487 4180 3357
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
Coventry - 5 £57,500 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £80,000 - 1
Staffordshire -5 1 £60,000 -14.28% 1
Software Architect
England

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (75.00%) Java
2 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) Spring
3 12 (50.00%) HTML
3 12 (50.00%) Windows
4 10 (41.67%) Linux
4 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 9 (37.50%) SQL
6 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (33.33%) Oracle
6 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 7 (29.17%) EJB
8 6 (25.00%) XML
8 6 (25.00%) JUnit
8 6 (25.00%) Hibernate
8 6 (25.00%) Scrum
8 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
9 5 (20.83%) Apple iOS
9 5 (20.83%) HTML5
9 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (20.83%) JSON
9 5 (20.83%) Android
9 5 (20.83%) SOA
9 5 (20.83%) CSS
9 5 (20.83%) .NET
10 4 (16.67%) J2EE
10 4 (16.67%) JDBC
10 4 (16.67%) SOAP
10 4 (16.67%) Project Management
10 4 (16.67%) JMS

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) Apache
1 3 (12.50%) JBoss
1 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.67%) Bluemix
3 2 (8.33%) SaaS
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (12.50%) DB2
3 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) JUnit
2 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 3 (12.50%) IntelliJ
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) Concordion
3 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) Mockito
4 1 (4.17%) Hudson
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 2 (8.33%) Automotive
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) HTML
1 12 (50.00%) Spring
2 7 (29.17%) EJB
3 6 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (25.00%) XML
4 5 (20.83%) .NET
4 5 (20.83%) CSS
4 5 (20.83%) HTML5
4 5 (20.83%) JSON
5 4 (16.67%) J2EE
5 4 (16.67%) Java EE
5 4 (16.67%) JDBC
5 4 (16.67%) JMS
5 4 (16.67%) REST
5 4 (16.67%) SOAP
6 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (12.50%) JAXB
6 3 (12.50%) JAXP
6 3 (12.50%) JMX
6 3 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Economics
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Android
3 5 (20.83%) Apple iOS
4 3 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) SOA
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.67%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) SDLC
6 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.50%) Microservices
6 3 (12.50%) MVC
6 3 (12.50%) Open Source
6 3 (12.50%) Web Development
7 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.33%) OOP
7 2 (8.33%) Software Architecture
7 2 (8.33%) SysML
7 2 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) Scala
5 2 (8.33%) C
5 2 (8.33%) C++
5 2 (8.33%) Perl
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) MCSD
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Kony
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) webMethods
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
Lichfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 46 days hols + exc bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capgemini
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago