The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 213 185 182
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 5 26 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.089% 0.48% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.61% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 20
Average salary £67,500 £48,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Software Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4454 4245 3710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.56% 78.13% 75.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3719 3597 3150
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,708 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Architecture Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
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 Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
(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
Warwickshire +5 3 - -
Birmingham -5 1 £67,500 +45.94%
Staffordshire -15 1 - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture.

1 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
1 6 (66.67%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Middleware
4 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
4 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Subversion
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) Learning Management System
5 2 (22.22%) Device Driver
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) UML
6 1 (11.11%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) PegaRULES
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
1 1 (11.11%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) ClearCase
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Bitbucket
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
1 6 (66.67%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Struts
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) JMS
5 1 (11.11%) J2EE
5 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
1 3 (33.33%) Learning Management System
2 2 (22.22%) Device Driver
3 1 (11.11%) E-Learning
3 1 (11.11%) SCORM
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) OOD
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 2 (22.22%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) QNX
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 1 (11.11%) Pega