Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 27 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 291 359 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.51% 7.54% 5.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.81% 7.82% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 219 218 184
Birmingham median annual salary £65,000 £61,250 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.12% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £51,250 £51,058 £48,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £85,000
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% -3.70%

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 3727 4589 3799
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.41% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2977 3426 3179
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Architect in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 99 (34.02%) Presales
2 70 (24.05%) Finance
3 61 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 59 (20.27%) TOGAF
5 57 (19.59%) Microsoft
6 52 (17.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (17.18%) Project Management
8 49 (16.84%) SQL
9 46 (15.81%) Service Delivery
10 45 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
11 44 (15.12%) Data Centre
12 38 (13.06%) Data Warehouse
13 36 (12.37%) ITIL
14 35 (12.03%) Management Information System
15 34 (11.68%) UML
15 34 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
15 34 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
16 33 (11.34%) Data Integration
16 33 (11.34%) ArchiMate
16 33 (11.34%) Banking
16 33 (11.34%) Migration
17 32 (11.00%) Degree
17 32 (11.00%) Customer Engagement
17 32 (11.00%) Customer Requirements
18 31 (10.65%) Data Migration
18 31 (10.65%) .NET
19 30 (10.31%) Analytics
19 30 (10.31%) Office 365
20 29 (9.97%) IT Strategy
20 29 (9.97%) Data Acquisition

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 13 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.06%) CMS
2 6 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (2.06%) Umbraco
3 3 (1.03%) JBoss
3 3 (1.03%) SAS
4 2 (0.69%) IIS
5 1 (0.34%) Apache
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.34%) Confluence
5 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.03%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.06%) SAP CO
1 6 (2.06%) SAP FI
1 6 (2.06%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.69%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 61 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (10.31%) Office 365
4 15 (5.15%) Force.com
4 15 (5.15%) PaaS
4 15 (5.15%) SaaS
5 12 (4.12%) IaaS
6 9 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.34%) Slack
9 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.19%) Firewall
2 14 (4.81%) Network Security
3 11 (3.78%) WAN
4 5 (1.72%) MPLS
5 3 (1.03%) Internet
5 3 (1.03%) LAN
5 3 (1.03%) VPN
6 2 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.69%) DAB
6 2 (0.69%) DNS
6 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.69%) RFID
6 2 (0.69%) Skype
6 2 (0.69%) VLAN
6 2 (0.69%) WLAN
7 1 (0.34%) HTTP
7 1 (0.34%) LDAP
7 1 (0.34%) SMS
7 1 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.06%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (7.22%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.50%) Big Data
3 16 (5.50%) MySQL
4 13 (4.47%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.41%) DB2
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.34%) Riak
8 1 (0.34%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (3.78%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.75%) JUnit
3 7 (2.41%) Cucumber
3 7 (2.41%) git-flow
3 7 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.06%) HP UFT
4 6 (2.06%) Protractor
4 6 (2.06%) Ranorex
4 6 (2.06%) Selenium
5 3 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.69%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.69%) JIRA
6 2 (0.69%) Mocha
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.34%) Maven
7 1 (0.34%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.34%) Subversion
7 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (24.05%) Finance
2 33 (11.34%) Banking
3 18 (6.19%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.81%) Publishing
5 8 (2.75%) Advertising
5 8 (2.75%) Marketing
6 7 (2.41%) Retail
7 4 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.03%) Legal
9 2 (0.69%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.65%) .NET
2 16 (5.50%) Visualforce
3 13 (4.47%) Web Services
4 10 (3.44%) Node.js
5 9 (3.09%) AngularJS
6 8 (2.75%) CSS
7 7 (2.41%) REST
8 6 (2.06%) Sass
8 6 (2.06%) SOAP
8 6 (2.06%) XML
9 5 (1.72%) WPF
10 4 (1.37%) HTML
11 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.03%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.03%) Java EE
11 3 (1.03%) JDBC
11 3 (1.03%) JSON
11 3 (1.03%) Spring
12 2 (0.69%) RESTful
12 2 (0.69%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.12%) Data Centre
2 35 (12.03%) Management Information System
3 26 (8.93%) Computer Science
4 20 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (6.19%) Virtual Team
6 17 (5.84%) CCTV
7 9 (3.09%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.75%) CMDB
9 6 (2.06%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.06%) Social Media
10 5 (1.72%) iSeries
10 5 (1.72%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.37%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.03%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.69%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.69%) Mobile Computing
14 1 (0.34%) Blog
14 1 (0.34%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.19%) Windows
2 5 (1.72%) Unix
3 3 (1.03%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 2 (0.69%) Android
4 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (0.69%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.34%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (34.02%) Presales
2 59 (20.27%) TOGAF
3 52 (17.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 50 (17.18%) Project Management
5 46 (15.81%) Service Delivery
6 45 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
7 36 (12.37%) ITIL
8 34 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (11.68%) UML
9 33 (11.34%) ArchiMate
9 33 (11.34%) Data Integration
9 33 (11.34%) Migration
10 32 (11.00%) Customer Engagement
10 32 (11.00%) Customer Requirements
11 31 (10.65%) Data Migration
12 30 (10.31%) Analytics
13 29 (9.97%) Data Acquisition
13 29 (9.97%) IT Strategy
14 28 (9.62%) Data Ingestion
14 28 (9.62%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.84%) SQL
2 26 (8.93%) C#
3 24 (8.25%) Java
4 21 (7.22%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.84%) PHP
6 16 (5.50%) Apex Code
7 14 (4.81%) C
8 13 (4.47%) C++
9 11 (3.78%) Python
10 8 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.75%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.06%) Groovy
11 6 (2.06%) Scala
12 5 (1.72%) Delphi
12 5 (1.72%) RPG
13 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.69%) XPath
14 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 32 (11.00%) Degree
2 18 (6.19%) MCSE
2 18 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (5.84%) MCP
4 16 (5.50%) Security Cleared
5 14 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (4.47%) Citrix Certification
7 10 (3.44%) ISEB
8 8 (2.75%) CCNP
8 8 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.75%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.75%) PMP
9 6 (2.06%) CEH
9 6 (2.06%) CISSP
9 6 (2.06%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (2.06%) ISTQB
9 6 (2.06%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.37%) VCAP
10 4 (1.37%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.12%) QA
1 12 (4.12%) SLA
2 8 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.06%) GPG13
4 3 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.03%) MISRA
4 3 (1.03%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.69%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.78%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.44%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.69%) XenApp
5 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.34%) Docker
6 1 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (3.09%) SCVMM
2 3 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.03%) SCCM
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.69%) Puppet
3 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.34%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.34%) Terraform
4 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 57 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.90%) VMware
3 18 (6.19%) Citrix
4 17 (5.84%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (5.15%) SAP
6 14 (4.81%) CheckPoint
6 14 (4.81%) ServiceNow
7 12 (4.12%) Cadence
7 12 (4.12%) Cisco
7 12 (4.12%) Juniper
8 10 (3.44%) BMC
9 9 (3.09%) EMC
9 9 (3.09%) IBM
9 9 (3.09%) NetApp
10 8 (2.75%) Brocade
10 8 (2.75%) HP
11 7 (2.41%) Oracle
12 6 (2.06%) F5
12 6 (2.06%) Fortinet
12 6 (2.06%) Sitecore