Period
to 19 September 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 14 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 264 438 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.66% 11.58% 7.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.95% 11.94% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 232 235 196
Birmingham median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £56,375 £56,130 £51,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £86,250 £80,000
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

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 2,652 3,668 3,752
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.00% 96.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,277 2,662 3,083
Birmingham median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Architect in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 127 (48.11%) Azure
2 95 (35.98%) Data Centre
3 79 (29.92%) AWS
4 70 (26.52%) Presales
5 65 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (21.97%) TOGAF
7 56 (21.21%) Microsoft
8 50 (18.94%) Finance
9 48 (18.18%) Migration
9 48 (18.18%) DevOps
10 45 (17.05%) SQL
10 45 (17.05%) Office 365
11 44 (16.67%) Public Cloud
12 39 (14.77%) Private Cloud
12 39 (14.77%) IT Strategy
13 37 (14.02%) Self-Motivation
13 37 (14.02%) Technical Architecture
13 37 (14.02%) VMware
14 35 (13.26%) ITIL
15 34 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 34 (12.88%) IaaS
15 34 (12.88%) PaaS
16 33 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
17 31 (11.74%) Technology Roadmap
18 29 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (10.98%) Firewall
19 27 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
19 27 (10.23%) Zachman Framework
20 26 (9.85%) Information Security
21 25 (9.47%) Cloud Computing

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 5 (1.89%) CMS
2 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.14%) EPiServer
3 3 (1.14%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (8.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 15 (5.68%) Avolution ABACUS
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.38%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 127 (48.11%) Azure
2 79 (29.92%) AWS
3 45 (17.05%) Office 365
4 34 (12.88%) IaaS
4 34 (12.88%) PaaS
5 25 (9.47%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (7.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 21 (7.95%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (7.95%) Amazon ECS
7 21 (7.95%) Amazon S3
7 21 (7.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (7.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 14 (5.30%) IBM Cloud
9 8 (3.03%) Azure Stack
9 8 (3.03%) Power Platform
9 8 (3.03%) SaaS
10 7 (2.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (1.52%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.98%) Firewall
2 18 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (4.55%) LAN
3 12 (4.55%) WAN
4 8 (3.03%) VPN
5 7 (2.65%) Unified Communications
6 6 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (2.27%) Wireless
7 5 (1.89%) MPLS
8 4 (1.52%) BGP
8 4 (1.52%) OSPF
9 3 (1.14%) DNS
9 3 (1.14%) SAN
9 3 (1.14%) Skype
10 2 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.38%) DAB
11 1 (0.38%) ICMP
11 1 (0.38%) NAS
11 1 (0.38%) SNMP
11 1 (0.38%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 21 (7.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 21 (7.95%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (7.20%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.52%) Power BI
5 4 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.14%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.76%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.38%) Big Data
8 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.38%) MySQL
8 1 (0.38%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 12 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.38%) Bower
3 1 (0.38%) Grunt
3 1 (0.38%) gulp
3 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 50 (18.94%) Finance
2 17 (6.44%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.65%) Retail
4 6 (2.27%) Banking
5 3 (1.14%) Legal
5 3 (1.14%) Local Government
5 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.14%) Marketing
6 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.09%) Web Services
2 17 (6.44%) .NET
3 16 (6.06%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.89%) React
5 4 (1.52%) Middleware
6 1 (0.38%) Java EE
6 1 (0.38%) JSON
6 1 (0.38%) REST
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.38%) Sass
6 1 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (35.98%) Data Centre
2 44 (16.67%) Public Cloud
3 39 (14.77%) Private Cloud
4 37 (14.02%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 29 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (5.68%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.65%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (2.27%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.89%) User Experience
11 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.38%) CCTV
12 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.58%) Linux
1 20 (7.58%) Windows
2 14 (5.30%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.27%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.14%) Android
4 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (26.52%) Presales
2 65 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (21.97%) TOGAF
4 48 (18.18%) DevOps
4 48 (18.18%) Migration
5 39 (14.77%) IT Strategy
6 37 (14.02%) Technical Architecture
7 35 (13.26%) ITIL
8 31 (11.74%) Technology Roadmap
9 27 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (10.23%) Zachman Framework
10 26 (9.85%) Information Security
11 23 (8.71%) Line Management
12 22 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (7.95%) Enterprise Architecture
13 21 (7.95%) Load Balancing
14 20 (7.58%) Architectural Design
15 19 (7.20%) Project Management
15 19 (7.20%) Service Management
16 18 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 45 (17.05%) SQL
2 18 (6.82%) C#
3 16 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.27%) Java
5 5 (1.89%) C
5 5 (1.89%) Python
5 5 (1.89%) Scala
6 1 (0.38%) ABAP
6 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (4.92%) Degree
2 9 (3.41%) CCNP
2 9 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.14%) CISM
4 3 (1.14%) CISSP
4 3 (1.14%) CRISC
4 3 (1.14%) ISEB
5 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) CCDP
6 1 (0.38%) CCIE
6 1 (0.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (0.38%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.30%) SLA
2 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.76%) GDPR
4 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 34 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.95%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.41%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.52%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (7.20%) SCCM
2 8 (3.03%) Terraform
3 3 (1.14%) Cacti
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.14%) Nagios
4 1 (0.38%) WMI
4 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 37 (14.02%) VMware
3 24 (9.09%) Cisco
4 22 (8.33%) Sparx
5 19 (7.20%) IBM
5 19 (7.20%) SAP
6 16 (6.06%) Citrix
6 16 (6.06%) Juniper
7 15 (5.68%) Fortinet
8 12 (4.55%) CheckPoint
8 12 (4.55%) F5
9 6 (2.27%) Meraki
9 6 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.14%) Aruba
10 3 (1.14%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.76%) Dell
11 2 (0.76%) Google
12 1 (0.38%) Hitachi
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle
12 1 (0.38%) Red Hat