Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 27 29
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 495 282 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.77% 7.39% 7.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.22% 7.68% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 290 214 216
Birmingham median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £52,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
West Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3,481 3,674 4,554
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 96.28% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,526 2,946 3,405
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,125 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Birmingham

Architect
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Architect in Birmingham

Architect
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Architect in Birmingham

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 183 (36.97%) Presales
2 151 (30.51%) Data Centre
3 149 (30.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 136 (27.47%) Amazon AWS
5 132 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 113 (22.83%) Project Management
7 97 (19.60%) Enterprise Architecture
8 94 (18.99%) GDPR
9 91 (18.38%) Data Protection
10 87 (17.58%) Line Management
11 79 (15.96%) Citrix
12 78 (15.76%) TOGAF
13 76 (15.35%) VMware
13 76 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
13 76 (15.35%) Active Directory
14 74 (14.95%) ITIL
15 71 (14.34%) Degree
16 69 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
17 66 (13.33%) Office 365
17 66 (13.33%) Web Services
18 65 (13.13%) Java
19 63 (12.73%) Service Delivery
20 60 (12.12%) Finance
20 60 (12.12%) .NET
20 60 (12.12%) MCSE
20 60 (12.12%) Cisco
20 60 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
20 60 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
21 58 (11.72%) Network Security
21 58 (11.72%) PaaS

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 10 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 10 (2.02%) Tomcat
2 8 (1.62%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (1.01%) JBoss
4 4 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
4 4 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.61%) IIS
5 3 (0.61%) SAS
5 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.61%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.40%) Apache
6 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.03%) Simulink
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) Maya
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (2.83%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.82%) SAP APO
2 9 (1.82%) SAP EWM
2 9 (1.82%) SAP QM
2 9 (1.82%) SAP SCM
3 6 (1.21%) SAP ERP
3 6 (1.21%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.81%) SAP ECC
5 3 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.61%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.61%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.40%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.40%) SAP VC
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.20%) HFM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 149 (30.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 136 (27.47%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (13.33%) Office 365
4 58 (11.72%) PaaS
5 46 (9.29%) IaaS
6 43 (8.69%) Amazon EC2
7 42 (8.48%) Amazon S3
8 41 (8.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 28 (5.66%) Amazon SQS
10 27 (5.45%) AWS Lambda
10 27 (5.45%) Serverless
11 26 (5.25%) Amazon EMR
11 26 (5.25%) Amazon Kinesis
12 21 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (2.22%) SaaS
16 4 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
17 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (11.72%) Network Security
2 31 (6.26%) Firewall
3 26 (5.25%) WAN
4 13 (2.63%) MPLS
5 10 (2.02%) LAN
6 9 (1.82%) BGP
6 9 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.82%) Unified Communications
7 8 (1.62%) SSL
7 8 (1.62%) VPN
8 7 (1.41%) Wireless
9 6 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.81%) Cisco Firepower
10 4 (0.81%) Internet
10 4 (0.81%) OSPF
10 4 (0.81%) VLAN
10 4 (0.81%) WLAN
11 3 (0.61%) DHCP
11 3 (0.61%) DNS
11 3 (0.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.48%) Amazon RDS
3 40 (8.08%) Relational Database
4 39 (7.88%) RDBMS
5 32 (6.46%) Big Data
6 31 (6.26%) Cosmos DB
7 26 (5.25%) Amazon Redshift
8 21 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (4.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 15 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (2.42%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.62%) DB2
14 7 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (1.21%) SAP HANA
16 5 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (1.01%) Hadoop
16 5 (1.01%) MySQL
17 4 (0.81%) Data Lake
17 4 (0.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (3.03%) Rational Rhapsody
2 12 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.02%) Maven
4 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.61%) JIRA
6 2 (0.40%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.20%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.20%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.20%) JBehave
7 1 (0.20%) JMeter
7 1 (0.20%) JUnit
7 1 (0.20%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.20%) Mockito
7 1 (0.20%) Selenium
7 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 60 (12.12%) Finance
2 38 (7.68%) Retail
3 30 (6.06%) Electronics
3 30 (6.06%) Publishing
4 21 (4.24%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.03%) Automotive
6 14 (2.83%) Marketing
7 7 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.61%) Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (13.33%) Web Services
2 60 (12.12%) .NET
3 23 (4.65%) HTML
4 20 (4.04%) ASP.NET
4 20 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (3.03%) CSS
6 14 (2.83%) J2EE
6 14 (2.83%) REST
6 14 (2.83%) XML
7 12 (2.42%) jQuery
7 12 (2.42%) Spring
8 10 (2.02%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.82%) Spring MVC
10 8 (1.62%) Java EE
11 6 (1.21%) Node.js
12 4 (0.81%) CGI
12 4 (0.81%) React
13 3 (0.61%) HTML5
14 2 (0.40%) Drools
14 2 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 151 (30.51%) Data Centre
2 42 (8.48%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (6.26%) Computer Science
5 29 (5.86%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (5.05%) CMDB
6 25 (5.05%) Public Cloud
7 22 (4.44%) Management Information System
8 21 (4.24%) Private Cloud
9 17 (3.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (3.23%) Client/Server
11 15 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.82%) FMCG
13 9 (1.82%) Reference Data
14 8 (1.62%) Analytical Mindset
15 7 (1.41%) CCTV
16 5 (1.01%) Fintech
16 5 (1.01%) PKI
16 5 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.70%) Windows
2 32 (6.46%) Windows Server
3 27 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (2.42%) Linux
5 8 (1.62%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.41%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (36.97%) Presales
2 113 (22.83%) Project Management
3 97 (19.60%) Enterprise Architecture
4 91 (18.38%) Data Protection
5 87 (17.58%) Line Management
6 78 (15.76%) TOGAF
7 76 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (14.95%) ITIL
9 63 (12.73%) Service Delivery
10 60 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
11 52 (10.51%) ITIL V3
12 51 (10.30%) Service Management
12 51 (10.30%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 50 (10.10%) Due Diligence
14 44 (8.89%) PRINCE2
15 43 (8.69%) Customer Engagement
16 42 (8.48%) Customer Requirements
17 40 (8.08%) Software Engineering
18 39 (7.88%) IT Strategy
19 35 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.13%) Java
2 51 (10.30%) SQL
3 29 (5.86%) C#
4 27 (5.45%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.44%) Python
6 20 (4.04%) Scala
7 19 (3.84%) PL/SQL
7 19 (3.84%) Shell Script
8 15 (3.03%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.61%) PHP
9 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.40%) C
11 1 (0.20%) Java 8
11 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 71 (14.34%) Degree
2 60 (12.12%) MCSE
2 60 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (10.91%) Security Cleared
4 28 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (5.66%) TOGAF Certification
5 26 (5.25%) CISSP
5 26 (5.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (5.25%) MCSA
6 25 (5.05%) MCP
7 21 (4.24%) CCNP
8 19 (3.84%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (3.64%) CEH
9 18 (3.64%) CompTIA Security+
9 18 (3.64%) ISEB
10 17 (3.43%) PMI Certification
10 17 (3.43%) PMP
11 11 (2.22%) CCIE
12 7 (1.41%) CCDP
12 7 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (18.99%) GDPR
2 19 (3.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (3.64%) GPG13
4 17 (3.43%) SLA
5 16 (3.23%) QA
6 15 (3.03%) ISO 26262
7 11 (2.22%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (15.35%) Active Directory
2 69 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (8.48%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.41%) XenApp
5 7 (1.41%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.61%) Docker
7 2 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (4.24%) SCCM
2 12 (2.42%) SCOM
3 9 (1.82%) SCVMM
4 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (1.41%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.81%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.61%) Puppet
7 3 (0.61%) QRadar
8 2 (0.40%) Ansible
8 2 (0.40%) CASB
8 2 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.20%) Terraform
9 1 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 132 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 79 (15.96%) Citrix
3 76 (15.35%) VMware
4 60 (12.12%) Cisco
5 48 (9.70%) CheckPoint
6 34 (6.87%) Juniper
6 34 (6.87%) NetApp
7 30 (6.06%) Fortinet
8 28 (5.66%) F5
9 26 (5.25%) EMC
10 24 (4.85%) SAP
11 22 (4.44%) HP
12 20 (4.04%) Oracle
13 18 (3.64%) Google
14 12 (2.42%) 3PAR
15 9 (1.82%) BMC
16 8 (1.62%) Brocade
16 8 (1.62%) IBM
17 7 (1.41%) Ivanti
17 7 (1.41%) ServiceNow