Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 31 30
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 440 276 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.65% 7.11% 6.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.02% 7.39% 6.97%
Number of salaries quoted 234 196 205
Birmingham median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% - -
10th Percentile £56,110 £51,250 £48,450
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £80,000
West Midlands median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -1.26%

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 3,661 3,737 4,677
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 96.31% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,656 3,068 3,466
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,750 £24,424
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £67,500
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 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Architect in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 172 (39.09%) Presales
2 139 (31.59%) Data Centre
3 113 (25.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 107 (24.32%) Microsoft
5 102 (23.18%) Amazon AWS
6 84 (19.09%) Project Management
6 84 (19.09%) ITIL
7 77 (17.50%) Cisco
8 72 (16.36%) Service Delivery
9 71 (16.14%) CheckPoint
9 71 (16.14%) Degree
10 70 (15.91%) Enterprise Architecture
11 69 (15.68%) Line Management
12 65 (14.77%) Network Security
13 61 (13.86%) TOGAF
13 61 (13.86%) Citrix
14 60 (13.64%) VMware
15 59 (13.41%) Finance
16 57 (12.95%) Juniper
16 57 (12.95%) ITIL V3
17 55 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
18 54 (12.27%) Active Directory
18 54 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
19 53 (12.05%) PaaS
20 52 (11.82%) Fortinet
20 52 (11.82%) Technical Architecture
21 51 (11.59%) Data Protection
21 51 (11.59%) .NET
21 51 (11.59%) GDPR
22 50 (11.36%) Due Diligence

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 (2.27%) IIS
2 8 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (1.59%) JBoss
4 6 (1.36%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.68%) SAS
6 3 (0.68%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.45%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.45%) Apache
7 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (3.41%) Simulink
2 12 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.23%) Maya
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Revit
Business Applications
1 17 (3.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (2.95%) SAP SCM
3 12 (2.73%) SAP APO
3 12 (2.73%) SAP EWM
3 12 (2.73%) SAP QM
4 7 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (1.14%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.91%) SAP ECC
7 3 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.68%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.68%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.45%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.23%) SAP GTS
9 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.23%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 113 (25.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (23.18%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (12.05%) PaaS
4 47 (10.68%) Office 365
5 40 (9.09%) IaaS
6 22 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (4.77%) Amazon S3
8 20 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (3.86%) Amazon SQS
10 16 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (3.64%) Serverless
11 15 (3.41%) Amazon EMR
11 15 (3.41%) Amazon Kinesis
12 13 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (2.05%) SaaS
14 6 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (1.36%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 65 (14.77%) Network Security
2 45 (10.23%) WAN
3 31 (7.05%) Firewall
4 23 (5.23%) LAN
5 20 (4.55%) VPN
6 18 (4.09%) MPLS
7 17 (3.86%) Wireless
8 16 (3.64%) WLAN
9 15 (3.41%) BGP
10 14 (3.18%) TCP/IP
11 13 (2.95%) SSL
12 11 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (2.27%) Cisco ISE
13 10 (2.27%) VLAN
14 9 (2.05%) Ethernet
14 9 (2.05%) OSPF
15 8 (1.82%) DHCP
15 8 (1.82%) DNS
15 8 (1.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.82%) Big Data
3 24 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 22 (5.00%) Cosmos DB
4 22 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 21 (4.77%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (3.41%) Amazon Redshift
6 15 (3.41%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (1.82%) DB2
10 7 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.36%) MySQL
12 5 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.14%) SAP HANA
13 4 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.91%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (3.41%) Rational Rhapsody
2 8 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.36%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.14%) Maven
5 3 (0.68%) Jasmine
5 3 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.23%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.23%) JBehave
7 1 (0.23%) JMeter
7 1 (0.23%) JUnit
7 1 (0.23%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.23%) Mockito
7 1 (0.23%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.23%) Subversion
7 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (13.41%) Finance
2 41 (9.32%) Retail
3 34 (7.73%) Publishing
4 30 (6.82%) Electronics
5 28 (6.36%) Manufacturing
6 15 (3.41%) Automotive
7 8 (1.82%) Marketing
8 6 (1.36%) Advertising
9 4 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (11.59%) .NET
2 40 (9.09%) Web Services
3 20 (4.55%) HTML
4 14 (3.18%) AngularJS
4 14 (3.18%) ASP.NET
5 12 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (2.50%) CSS
7 9 (2.05%) J2EE
7 9 (2.05%) XML
8 8 (1.82%) Java EE
8 8 (1.82%) jQuery
8 8 (1.82%) React
9 7 (1.59%) Node.js
9 7 (1.59%) Spring
10 6 (1.36%) REST
11 5 (1.14%) Visualforce
12 4 (0.91%) Spring MVC
13 3 (0.68%) HTML5
13 3 (0.68%) JSON
13 3 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 139 (31.59%) Data Centre
2 40 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 23 (5.23%) CMDB
5 22 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.86%) Cyberthreat
7 16 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 15 (3.41%) CCTV
8 15 (3.41%) Embedded Systems
8 15 (3.41%) Public Cloud
9 14 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.73%) FMCG
11 11 (2.50%) Private Cloud
12 9 (2.05%) FlexPod
12 9 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
13 7 (1.59%) Client/Server
14 5 (1.14%) Fintech
14 5 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.77%) Windows
2 29 (6.59%) Windows Server
3 22 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (3.18%) Linux
5 6 (1.36%) Unix
6 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (39.09%) Presales
2 84 (19.09%) ITIL
2 84 (19.09%) Project Management
3 72 (16.36%) Service Delivery
4 70 (15.91%) Enterprise Architecture
5 69 (15.68%) Line Management
6 61 (13.86%) TOGAF
7 57 (12.95%) ITIL V3
8 55 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (11.82%) Technical Architecture
10 51 (11.59%) Data Protection
11 50 (11.36%) Due Diligence
12 49 (11.14%) SIEM
13 40 (9.09%) Load Balancing
13 40 (9.09%) Service Management
14 39 (8.86%) Vendor Relationship Management
15 38 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
16 36 (8.18%) Information Security
16 36 (8.18%) PRINCE2
17 34 (7.73%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 50 (11.36%) Java
2 42 (9.55%) SQL
3 27 (6.14%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.23%) C#
5 15 (3.41%) MATLAB
5 15 (3.41%) Python
6 11 (2.50%) Scala
7 10 (2.27%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.14%) Apex Code
8 5 (1.14%) PHP
9 3 (0.68%) C
9 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.23%) Java 8
10 1 (0.23%) Ruby
10 1 (0.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 71 (16.14%) Degree
2 50 (11.36%) Security Cleared
3 49 (11.14%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (11.14%) MCSE
3 49 (11.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (9.55%) CCNP
5 33 (7.50%) CISSP
6 30 (6.82%) CCDP
7 27 (6.14%) ITIL Certification
8 26 (5.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 24 (5.45%) MCP
10 22 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
11 20 (4.55%) CEH
11 20 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
11 20 (4.55%) ISEB
12 19 (4.32%) PMI Certification
12 19 (4.32%) PMP
13 17 (3.86%) CCIE
14 16 (3.64%) SC Cleared
15 15 (3.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (11.59%) GDPR
2 20 (4.55%) GPG13
2 20 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (4.55%) SLA
3 16 (3.64%) QA
4 15 (3.41%) ISO 26262
5 10 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.82%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (12.27%) Active Directory
1 54 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 10 (2.27%) VMware NSX
4 6 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.14%) Docker
6 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.45%) XenApp
6 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.50%) SCCM
2 10 (2.27%) CASB
2 10 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (2.05%) SCVMM
4 8 (1.82%) QRadar
5 7 (1.59%) Puppet
5 7 (1.59%) SCOM
6 4 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.68%) Ansible
7 3 (0.68%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 107 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 77 (17.50%) Cisco
3 71 (16.14%) CheckPoint
4 61 (13.86%) Citrix
5 60 (13.64%) VMware
6 57 (12.95%) Juniper
7 52 (11.82%) Fortinet
8 38 (8.64%) F5
9 33 (7.50%) SAP
10 30 (6.82%) NetApp
11 25 (5.68%) EMC
11 25 (5.68%) HP
12 16 (3.64%) Tufin
13 15 (3.41%) Forcepoint
13 15 (3.41%) IBM
13 15 (3.41%) Meraki
13 15 (3.41%) Oracle
14 13 (2.95%) Google
15 12 (2.73%) Palo Alto
16 10 (2.27%) Sophos