Period
to 21 July 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 25 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 381 284 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.65% 7.33% 6.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.97% 7.60% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 185 193 221
Birmingham median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £54,000 £50,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £87,500
West Midlands median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -3.85%

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 3,821 3,735 4,609
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.76% 96.46% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,783 3,116 3,472
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £68,750
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 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Architect in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 161 (42.26%) Presales
2 144 (37.80%) Data Centre
3 98 (25.72%) ITIL
4 86 (22.57%) Service Delivery
5 84 (22.05%) CheckPoint
6 81 (21.26%) Microsoft
7 77 (20.21%) Cisco
8 72 (18.90%) Microsoft Azure
9 70 (18.37%) ITIL V3
10 69 (18.11%) Juniper
10 69 (18.11%) Project Management
11 66 (17.32%) Fortinet
12 63 (16.54%) Finance
12 63 (16.54%) VMware
12 63 (16.54%) Network Security
13 61 (16.01%) Cisco Certification
14 60 (15.75%) TOGAF
15 59 (15.49%) Due Diligence
16 58 (15.22%) WAN
16 58 (15.22%) SIEM
17 56 (14.70%) Line Management
17 56 (14.70%) Degree
18 55 (14.44%) Citrix
19 54 (14.17%) CCNP
20 52 (13.65%) Amazon AWS
21 51 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
22 50 (13.12%) Load Balancing
23 45 (11.81%) CRM
24 44 (11.55%) F5
24 44 (11.55%) Self-Motivation

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 21 (5.51%) IIS
2 12 (3.15%) JBoss
3 7 (1.84%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.57%) Anypoint
4 6 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.57%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.26%) Apache
8 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.26%) SAS
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Simulink
2 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (4.20%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.10%) SAP SCM
4 7 (1.84%) SAP APO
4 7 (1.84%) SAP EWM
4 7 (1.84%) SAP QM
5 4 (1.05%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.79%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.79%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.26%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 72 (18.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (13.65%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (9.45%) PaaS
4 31 (8.14%) Office 365
5 30 (7.87%) IaaS
6 14 (3.67%) Force.com
7 10 (2.62%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (2.36%) SaaS
9 8 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.57%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (1.31%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (1.31%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (1.31%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.31%) Serverless
12 2 (0.52%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.52%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 63 (16.54%) Network Security
2 58 (15.22%) WAN
3 31 (8.14%) Firewall
4 28 (7.35%) LAN
5 25 (6.56%) VPN
6 23 (6.04%) WLAN
7 22 (5.77%) Wireless
8 21 (5.51%) MPLS
9 19 (4.99%) BGP
10 17 (4.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (4.46%) SSL
10 17 (4.46%) TCP/IP
10 17 (4.46%) VLAN
11 16 (4.20%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (4.20%) Cisco ISE
11 16 (4.20%) Ethernet
11 16 (4.20%) OSPF
12 15 (3.94%) DHCP
12 15 (3.94%) DNS
12 15 (3.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.25%) Big Data
3 15 (3.94%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.15%) Cosmos DB
5 10 (2.62%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.10%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (1.57%) DTS
8 6 (1.57%) EDRMS
8 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.05%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.79%) DB2
11 3 (0.79%) GIS
11 3 (0.79%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Jenkins
1 10 (2.62%) TeamCity
2 7 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (1.57%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.79%) Jasmine
5 3 (0.79%) Maven
6 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.26%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.26%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.26%) JBehave
6 1 (0.26%) JIRA
6 1 (0.26%) JMeter
6 1 (0.26%) JUnit
6 1 (0.26%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.26%) Mockito
6 1 (0.26%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.26%) Selenium
6 1 (0.26%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (16.54%) Finance
2 33 (8.66%) Publishing
3 31 (8.14%) Retail
4 21 (5.51%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.67%) Legal
6 13 (3.41%) Marketing
7 12 (3.15%) Electronics
8 11 (2.89%) Advertising
9 6 (1.57%) Automotive
10 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.24%) .NET
2 18 (4.72%) Web Services
3 16 (4.20%) Visualforce
4 12 (3.15%) AngularJS
4 12 (3.15%) HTML
5 9 (2.36%) Spring
6 8 (2.10%) React
7 7 (1.84%) Java EE
8 6 (1.57%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.57%) CSS
9 5 (1.31%) J2EE
9 5 (1.31%) JMS
10 4 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.05%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.05%) jQuery
10 4 (1.05%) Node.js
10 4 (1.05%) REST
10 4 (1.05%) SAPUI5
10 4 (1.05%) XML
11 3 (0.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 144 (37.80%) Data Centre
2 44 (11.55%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (11.29%) Computer Science
4 31 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (6.82%) Management Information System
6 23 (6.04%) CCTV
6 23 (6.04%) Cyberthreat
6 23 (6.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 22 (5.77%) CMDB
8 16 (4.20%) FlexPod
9 13 (3.41%) Public Cloud
10 11 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.84%) FMCG
13 6 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (1.57%) Private Cloud
14 5 (1.31%) Client/Server
15 4 (1.05%) Analytical Mindset
15 4 (1.05%) Fintech
16 3 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.92%) Windows
2 23 (6.04%) Windows Server
3 17 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.36%) Linux
5 4 (1.05%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.79%) Android
6 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.79%) Unix
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) AIX
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (42.26%) Presales
2 98 (25.72%) ITIL
3 86 (22.57%) Service Delivery
4 70 (18.37%) ITIL V3
5 69 (18.11%) Project Management
6 60 (15.75%) TOGAF
7 59 (15.49%) Due Diligence
8 58 (15.22%) SIEM
9 56 (14.70%) Line Management
10 50 (13.12%) Load Balancing
11 45 (11.81%) CRM
12 43 (11.29%) Technical Architecture
13 41 (10.76%) Enterprise Architecture
13 41 (10.76%) Service Management
14 39 (10.24%) IT Strategy
14 39 (10.24%) PRINCE2
14 39 (10.24%) Zachman Framework
15 35 (9.19%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (9.19%) Continuous Improvement
15 35 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.02%) Java
2 39 (10.24%) SQL
3 21 (5.51%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.99%) C#
5 16 (4.20%) Apex Code
6 6 (1.57%) MATLAB
6 6 (1.57%) Python
7 5 (1.31%) PHP
8 4 (1.05%) Scala
9 3 (0.79%) ABAP
9 3 (0.79%) C
9 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.26%) Java 8
10 1 (0.26%) Ruby
10 1 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 61 (16.01%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (14.70%) Degree
3 54 (14.17%) CCNP
4 42 (11.02%) CCDP
5 39 (10.24%) CISSP
5 39 (10.24%) Security Cleared
6 31 (8.14%) ITIL Certification
7 30 (7.87%) MCSE
7 30 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (6.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (6.04%) ISEB
10 22 (5.77%) CCIE
10 22 (5.77%) PMI Certification
10 22 (5.77%) PMP
11 20 (5.25%) CEH
11 20 (5.25%) CompTIA Security+
12 17 (4.46%) MCP
12 17 (4.46%) SC Cleared
13 15 (3.94%) CCSE
13 15 (3.94%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.56%) GDPR
2 18 (4.72%) GPG13
2 18 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (4.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 15 (3.94%) QA
5 11 (2.89%) SLA
6 6 (1.57%) ISO 26262
7 5 (1.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 51 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (9.45%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.20%) Hyper-V
3 16 (4.20%) VMware NSX
4 4 (1.05%) Docker
5 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.52%) XenApp
6 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (4.20%) CASB
1 16 (4.20%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (3.94%) QRadar
3 11 (2.89%) SCVMM
4 10 (2.62%) Puppet
5 5 (1.31%) SCCM
6 4 (1.05%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.52%) Ansible
8 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.52%) SCOM
8 2 (0.52%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 84 (22.05%) CheckPoint
2 81 (21.26%) Microsoft
3 77 (20.21%) Cisco
4 69 (18.11%) Juniper
5 66 (17.32%) Fortinet
6 63 (16.54%) VMware
7 55 (14.44%) Citrix
8 44 (11.55%) F5
9 31 (8.14%) HP
10 30 (7.87%) SAP
11 26 (6.82%) IBM
12 25 (6.56%) NetApp
13 23 (6.04%) EMC
13 23 (6.04%) Forcepoint
13 23 (6.04%) Tufin
14 19 (4.99%) Meraki
15 17 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
16 16 (4.20%) McAfee
16 16 (4.20%) Palo Alto
16 16 (4.20%) Sophos