The table below looks at the statistics for Technical 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 Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 182 172 167
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Technical Architecture 29 41 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.73% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.95% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 27 33 36
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -24.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,465 £45,000 £46,400
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £67,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Technical 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
4141 4315 3651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.40% 77.33% 75.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3419 3640 3109
Average salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Architecture
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Technical Architecture Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Architecture
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Technical Architecture Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Birmingham -18 15 £55,000 - 4
Herefordshire - 5 £36,465 -
Walsall - 3 £80,000 -
Coventry -4 2 £70,000 +40.00%
Solihull -3 1 £60,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Technical 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 Technical Architecture.

1 31 (34.07%) VMware
1 31 (34.07%) Microsoft
2 27 (29.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (27.47%) Windows
4 23 (25.27%) SAP
4 23 (25.27%) Project Management
5 21 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 20 (21.98%) Migration
7 19 (20.88%) Degree
8 18 (19.78%) Hyper-V
8 18 (19.78%) Office 365
9 16 (17.58%) SAN
9 16 (17.58%) XML
10 15 (16.48%) CRM
10 15 (16.48%) Lync
11 14 (15.38%) Unified Communications
11 14 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
11 14 (15.38%) NAS
11 14 (15.38%) Office Communications Server
11 14 (15.38%) MCTS
11 14 (15.38%) MCITP
11 14 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (15.38%) MCSE
11 14 (15.38%) MCSA
11 14 (15.38%) Oracle
11 14 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (15.38%) MS Exchange
12 12 (13.19%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Technical 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 Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (16.48%) Lync
2 14 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 14 (15.38%) Office Communications Server
2 14 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (8.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.40%) IIS
4 4 (4.40%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.30%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.10%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.10%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.49%) Misys Equation
2 5 (5.49%) Temenos T24
2 5 (5.49%) Finacle
2 5 (5.49%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (2.20%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.10%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.10%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.10%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.10%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.10%) SAP PM
4 1 (1.10%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.58%) SAN
2 14 (15.38%) NAS
2 14 (15.38%) Unified Communications
3 6 (6.59%) Internet
4 2 (2.20%) VoIP
5 1 (1.10%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.10%) Big Data
4 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.20%) Ant
2 2 (2.20%) JIRA
3 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (12.09%) Retail
2 10 (10.99%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.99%) Finance
3 8 (8.79%) Banking
4 6 (6.59%) Automotive
5 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.20%) Back Office
6 2 (2.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (40.66%) Consultant
2 29 (31.87%) Architect
3 17 (18.68%) Microsoft Consultant
4 14 (15.38%) Exchange Consultant
5 11 (12.09%) Developer
5 11 (12.09%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Consultant
7 7 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 7 (7.69%) SAP Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 5 (5.49%) CRM Architect
8 5 (5.49%) Management Consultant
8 5 (5.49%) ABAP Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Senior Management Consultant
8 5 (5.49%) Applications Consultant
9 4 (4.40%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (4.40%) CRM Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.30%) Data Centre Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) XML
2 8 (8.79%) .NET
3 7 (7.69%) Web Services
4 6 (6.59%) XML Schema
5 5 (5.49%) CSS
5 5 (5.49%) HTML
5 5 (5.49%) JSON
6 4 (4.40%) J2EE
7 3 (3.30%) SOAP
7 3 (3.30%) XSD
7 3 (3.30%) DOM
7 3 (3.30%) SAX
7 3 (3.30%) Spring
7 3 (3.30%) Grails
7 3 (3.30%) RESTful
7 3 (3.30%) REST
7 3 (3.30%) Java EE
8 2 (2.20%) PhoneGap
8 2 (2.20%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Data Conversion
2 5 (5.49%) APACS
3 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.30%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.30%) Social Media
4 2 (2.20%) RMADS
4 2 (2.20%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.47%) Windows
2 5 (5.49%) Linux
3 3 (3.30%) UNIX
4 2 (2.20%) Android
4 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.27%) Project Management
2 20 (21.98%) Migration
3 15 (16.48%) CRM
4 14 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
5 12 (13.19%) Unit Testing
6 11 (12.09%) SOA
7 8 (8.79%) Business Analysis
8 7 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (7.69%) TOGAF
8 7 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (6.59%) MODAF
9 6 (6.59%) Data Cleansing
9 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (6.59%) Validation
9 6 (6.59%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (6.59%) ITIL
9 6 (6.59%) Change Management
10 4 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.40%) Waterfall
10 4 (4.40%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) Java
2 8 (8.79%) ABAP
3 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.40%) SQL
4 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (20.88%) Degree
2 14 (15.38%) MCSE
2 14 (15.38%) MCSA
2 14 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (15.38%) MCTS
2 14 (15.38%) MCITP
3 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.40%) SAP Certification
6 3 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.30%) VCDX
6 3 (3.30%) VCAP
7 2 (2.20%) CISSP
8 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.10%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) COBIT
2 5 (5.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (5.49%) Basel II
2 5 (5.49%) IAS 39
3 4 (4.40%) QA
4 3 (3.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (29.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 18 (19.78%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.49%) XenApp
4 5 (5.49%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.30%) vSphere
6 2 (2.20%) XenServer
7 1 (1.10%) Xen
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.30%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (34.07%) Microsoft
1 31 (34.07%) VMware
2 23 (25.27%) SAP
3 14 (15.38%) Oracle
4 12 (13.19%) Citrix
5 6 (6.59%) NetApp
6 5 (5.49%) Chordiant
6 5 (5.49%) Misys
6 5 (5.49%) Temenos
7 3 (3.30%) Informatica
7 3 (3.30%) Talend
8 2 (2.20%) BT
8 2 (2.20%) Brocade
8 2 (2.20%) Fujitsu
8 2 (2.20%) Sencha
8 2 (2.20%) EMC
8 2 (2.20%) Cisco
9 1 (1.10%) IBM
9 1 (1.10%) JBoss
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