Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 22 25
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 551 307 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.70% 8.38% 8.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.29% 8.66% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 296 213 221
Birmingham median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -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 3,186 3,544 4,222
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.78% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,263 2,698 3,167
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,150
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Architect in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 239 (43.38%) Presales
2 171 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 169 (30.67%) Data Centre
4 165 (29.95%) Microsoft
5 154 (27.95%) Amazon AWS
6 153 (27.77%) GDPR
7 150 (27.22%) Project Management
8 140 (25.41%) Data Protection
9 111 (20.15%) Enterprise Architecture
10 101 (18.33%) VMware
11 99 (17.97%) Active Directory
12 98 (17.79%) Citrix
13 97 (17.60%) Line Management
14 96 (17.42%) Technical Architecture
14 96 (17.42%) TOGAF
15 95 (17.24%) Thought Leadership
16 92 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
17 91 (16.52%) ITIL
18 82 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
19 79 (14.34%) Service Delivery
20 78 (14.16%) Office 365
21 77 (13.97%) Finance
22 71 (12.89%) Web Services
23 70 (12.70%) Service Management
23 70 (12.70%) Security Cleared
24 68 (12.34%) Network Security
24 68 (12.34%) ITIL V3
24 68 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
25 67 (12.16%) MCSE
26 66 (11.98%) Cisco

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 17 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (1.27%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.09%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.73%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.54%) IIS
7 3 (0.54%) JBoss
7 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.36%) Apache
8 2 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.36%) SAS
8 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.18%) Mule
9 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 33 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.63%) Simulink
3 1 (0.18%) Maya
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.09%) SAP ERP
2 6 (1.09%) Teamcenter
3 5 (0.91%) SAP APO
3 5 (0.91%) SAP EWM
3 5 (0.91%) SAP QM
3 5 (0.91%) SAP SCM
4 4 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.73%) SAP ECC
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.54%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.54%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.36%) HFM
6 2 (0.36%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.36%) SAP VC
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 171 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 154 (27.95%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (14.16%) Office 365
4 58 (10.53%) PaaS
5 55 (9.98%) Amazon EC2
6 54 (9.80%) Amazon S3
6 54 (9.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 45 (8.17%) IaaS
8 32 (5.81%) Amazon SQS
8 32 (5.81%) AWS Lambda
8 32 (5.81%) Serverless
9 30 (5.44%) Amazon EMR
9 30 (5.44%) Amazon Kinesis
10 25 (4.54%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (4.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (4.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 23 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (1.81%) SaaS
14 3 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (12.34%) Network Security
2 40 (7.26%) Firewall
3 29 (5.26%) WAN
4 14 (2.54%) MPLS
5 12 (2.18%) Unified Communications
6 11 (2.00%) LAN
6 11 (2.00%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.81%) VPN
8 9 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (1.45%) Wireless
10 7 (1.27%) BGP
11 6 (1.09%) SSL
12 5 (0.91%) VLAN
13 4 (0.73%) Cisco Firepower
13 4 (0.73%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.73%) OSPF
14 3 (0.54%) DHCP
14 3 (0.54%) DNS
14 3 (0.54%) SNMP
14 3 (0.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.80%) Amazon RDS
3 41 (7.44%) RDBMS
3 41 (7.44%) Relational Database
4 32 (5.81%) Cosmos DB
5 30 (5.44%) Amazon Redshift
6 29 (5.26%) Big Data
7 27 (4.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 23 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 22 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.27%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.27%) SAP HANA
10 7 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.09%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.09%) QlikView
12 5 (0.91%) Data Lake
12 5 (0.91%) DB2
12 5 (0.91%) MySQL
12 5 (0.91%) Power BI
13 4 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 25 (4.54%) Visual Studio
2 17 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.54%) TeamCity
4 9 (1.63%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (1.27%) Bower
5 7 (1.27%) Grunt
5 7 (1.27%) gulp
5 7 (1.27%) Maven
5 7 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.09%) ERwin
7 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.73%) JIRA
9 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 77 (13.97%) Finance
2 37 (6.72%) Publishing
3 32 (5.81%) Retail
4 18 (3.27%) Electronics
5 17 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.54%) Marketing
7 10 (1.81%) Automotive
7 10 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.54%) Banking
9 2 (0.36%) Back Office
9 2 (0.36%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.36%) Legal
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (12.89%) Web Services
2 60 (10.89%) .NET
3 31 (5.63%) ASP.NET
3 31 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
4 23 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 14 (2.54%) HTML
6 13 (2.36%) REST
7 12 (2.18%) XML
8 11 (2.00%) CSS
9 10 (1.81%) J2EE
10 9 (1.63%) jQuery
11 8 (1.45%) Spring
12 7 (1.27%) Spring MVC
13 6 (1.09%) Middleware
13 6 (1.09%) React
14 5 (0.91%) Ionic Framework
14 5 (0.91%) Java EE
14 5 (0.91%) Node.js
15 4 (0.73%) ASP.NET Core
15 4 (0.73%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 169 (30.67%) Data Centre
2 58 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
3 32 (5.81%) Public Cloud
4 31 (5.63%) CMDB
5 29 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 27 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (4.72%) Private Cloud
8 23 (4.17%) Management Information System
9 18 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (2.18%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (1.63%) Reference Data
12 9 (1.63%) User Experience
13 7 (1.27%) PKI
14 6 (1.09%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
15 5 (0.91%) FMCG
16 4 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
16 4 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.07%) Windows
2 36 (6.53%) Windows Server
3 31 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (2.00%) Linux
5 7 (1.27%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.27%) Windows 8
6 5 (0.91%) Unix
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (43.38%) Presales
2 150 (27.22%) Project Management
3 140 (25.41%) Data Protection
4 111 (20.15%) Enterprise Architecture
5 97 (17.60%) Line Management
6 96 (17.42%) Technical Architecture
6 96 (17.42%) TOGAF
7 95 (17.24%) Thought Leadership
8 91 (16.52%) ITIL
9 82 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
10 79 (14.34%) Service Delivery
11 70 (12.70%) Service Management
12 68 (12.34%) ITIL V3
13 65 (11.80%) Due Diligence
14 58 (10.53%) Vendor Relationship Management
15 57 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
15 57 (10.34%) PRINCE2
16 54 (9.80%) Customer Engagement
17 52 (9.44%) IT Strategy
18 46 (8.35%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 63 (11.43%) SQL
2 58 (10.53%) Java
3 31 (5.63%) C#
4 30 (5.44%) Python
5 26 (4.72%) Scala
6 25 (4.54%) PL/SQL
6 25 (4.54%) Shell Script
7 19 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.63%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.18%) C
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 70 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 68 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (12.16%) MCSE
4 60 (10.89%) Degree
5 31 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (5.44%) MCSA
7 28 (5.08%) MCP
8 25 (4.54%) CCNP
9 24 (4.36%) CISSP
9 24 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (4.17%) ISEB
11 22 (3.99%) TOGAF Certification
12 18 (3.27%) CEH
12 18 (3.27%) CompTIA Security+
13 17 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (3.09%) PMI Certification
13 17 (3.09%) PMP
14 11 (2.00%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.45%) CCIE
15 8 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (27.77%) GDPR
2 23 (4.17%) SLA
3 20 (3.63%) QA
4 19 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (3.27%) GPG13
6 10 (1.81%) Data Quality
7 9 (1.63%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 99 (17.97%) Active Directory
2 92 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (11.07%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.36%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.63%) Docker
6 7 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.27%) XenApp
6 7 (1.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (4.72%) SCCM
2 18 (3.27%) SCOM
3 14 (2.54%) SCVMM
4 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (1.27%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.73%) Ansible
6 4 (0.73%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.54%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.54%) Puppet
7 3 (0.54%) QRadar
7 3 (0.54%) Terraform
8 2 (0.36%) Packer
9 1 (0.18%) CASB
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 165 (29.95%) Microsoft
2 101 (18.33%) VMware
3 98 (17.79%) Citrix
4 66 (11.98%) Cisco
5 48 (8.71%) CheckPoint
6 40 (7.26%) NetApp
7 32 (5.81%) HP
7 32 (5.81%) Juniper
8 30 (5.44%) Fortinet
9 28 (5.08%) F5
10 26 (4.72%) EMC
11 19 (3.45%) Oracle
11 19 (3.45%) SAP
12 18 (3.27%) 3PAR
12 18 (3.27%) Google
13 14 (2.54%) BMC
13 14 (2.54%) ServiceNow
14 13 (2.36%) Brocade
15 8 (1.45%) Cadence
15 8 (1.45%) Casewise