Period
to 25 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 20 35
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 327 327 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.72% 8.79% 5.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.01% 9.04% 6.26%
Number of salaries quoted 171 196 209
Birmingham median annual salary £72,500 £62,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.00% -7.41% -3.57%
10th Percentile £58,750 £51,625 £46,650
90th Percentile £92,500 £76,875 £90,000
West Midlands median annual salary £67,750 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.40% - -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 3,631 3,617 4,187
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 97.23% 95.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,641 2,875 3,318
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,099 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.25% -1.23% +1.25%

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 25 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Architect in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 124 (37.92%) Presales
2 107 (32.72%) Data Centre
3 79 (24.16%) Microsoft
4 71 (21.71%) ITIL
5 68 (20.80%) Microsoft Azure
6 66 (20.18%) Finance
7 59 (18.04%) Service Delivery
8 57 (17.43%) VMware
9 54 (16.51%) TOGAF
9 54 (16.51%) Project Management
9 54 (16.51%) ITIL V3
10 53 (16.21%) CheckPoint
11 52 (15.90%) Cisco Certification
12 49 (14.98%) Cisco
13 48 (14.68%) WAN
14 47 (14.37%) Juniper
15 46 (14.07%) Fortinet
16 45 (13.76%) Load Balancing
17 44 (13.46%) CCNP
18 43 (13.15%) Due Diligence
19 42 (12.84%) CRM
20 41 (12.54%) Citrix
21 40 (12.23%) Network Security
21 40 (12.23%) Line Management
22 39 (11.93%) SIEM
23 37 (11.31%) SQL
23 37 (11.31%) Degree
24 36 (11.01%) ETL
24 36 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
24 36 (11.01%) 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 27 (8.26%) IIS
2 10 (3.06%) JBoss
3 9 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.83%) Anypoint
5 5 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.22%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.61%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.31%) Apache
9 1 (0.31%) CMS
9 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (5.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (3.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.83%) SAP CRM
4 5 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.53%) SAP MM
4 5 (1.53%) SAP PM
5 3 (0.92%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.92%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.61%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.31%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.31%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.31%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.31%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 68 (20.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (8.87%) Office 365
4 23 (7.03%) Force.com
5 22 (6.73%) PaaS
6 18 (5.50%) IaaS
7 13 (3.98%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (2.14%) SaaS
9 4 (1.22%) Serverless
10 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.61%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.61%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.31%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (14.68%) WAN
2 40 (12.23%) Network Security
3 27 (8.26%) MPLS
4 24 (7.34%) VPN
5 23 (7.03%) LAN
6 22 (6.73%) BGP
6 22 (6.73%) DNS
6 22 (6.73%) Ethernet
6 22 (6.73%) OSPF
7 21 (6.42%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (6.42%) Cisco Firepower
7 21 (6.42%) DHCP
7 21 (6.42%) FWSM
7 21 (6.42%) SNMP
7 21 (6.42%) SSL
7 21 (6.42%) TCP/IP
7 21 (6.42%) VLAN
7 21 (6.42%) Wireshark
7 21 (6.42%) WLAN
8 20 (6.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.12%) Big Data
1 20 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.83%) DTS
3 6 (1.83%) EDRMS
3 6 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.53%) GIS
5 3 (0.92%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.92%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.61%) MySQL
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.31%) DB2
7 1 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.31%) Power BI
7 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (3.06%) Jenkins
1 10 (3.06%) TeamCity
2 7 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (2.14%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.92%) Jasmine
3 3 (0.92%) Mocha
3 3 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.31%) JIRA
4 1 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (20.18%) Finance
2 26 (7.95%) Publishing
3 25 (7.65%) Manufacturing
4 20 (6.12%) Retail
5 19 (5.81%) Legal
6 16 (4.89%) Marketing
7 13 (3.98%) Advertising
8 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.95%) Visualforce
2 21 (6.42%) .NET
3 7 (2.14%) Middleware
4 6 (1.83%) HTML
4 6 (1.83%) SAPUI5
4 6 (1.83%) Web Services
5 5 (1.53%) BAPI
5 5 (1.53%) SAP Fiori
5 5 (1.53%) WCF
6 4 (1.22%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.22%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.22%) Java EE
6 4 (1.22%) JMS
6 4 (1.22%) Spring
7 3 (0.92%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.92%) Backbone.js
7 3 (0.92%) HTML5
7 3 (0.92%) JSON
7 3 (0.92%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 107 (32.72%) Data Centre
2 36 (11.01%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (10.40%) Computer Science
4 21 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (6.42%) Cyberthreat
4 21 (6.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (4.89%) Management Information System
6 15 (4.59%) CCTV
7 12 (3.67%) FlexPod
7 12 (3.67%) Public Cloud
8 11 (3.36%) CMDB
9 10 (3.06%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.53%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.31%) FMCG
13 1 (0.31%) Social Media
13 1 (0.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.40%) Windows
2 22 (6.73%) Windows Server
3 16 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (3.67%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.53%) Android
5 5 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.92%) Unix
7 2 (0.61%) Linux
7 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.31%) SafeRTOS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (37.92%) Presales
2 71 (21.71%) ITIL
3 59 (18.04%) Service Delivery
4 54 (16.51%) ITIL V3
4 54 (16.51%) Project Management
4 54 (16.51%) TOGAF
5 45 (13.76%) Load Balancing
6 43 (13.15%) Due Diligence
7 42 (12.84%) CRM
8 40 (12.23%) Line Management
9 39 (11.93%) SIEM
10 36 (11.01%) ETL
11 33 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (9.17%) Customer Requirements
13 29 (8.87%) IT Strategy
13 29 (8.87%) SDLC
14 28 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (8.56%) Business Development
15 27 (8.26%) PRINCE2
15 27 (8.26%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.31%) SQL
2 26 (7.95%) Apex Code
2 26 (7.95%) Java
3 14 (4.28%) C#
4 8 (2.45%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.83%) PHP
6 5 (1.53%) ABAP
7 4 (1.22%) Ruby
8 3 (0.92%) Python
9 2 (0.61%) C
9 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.61%) Scala
10 1 (0.31%) C++
10 1 (0.31%) Groovy
10 1 (0.31%) X++
Qualifications
1 52 (15.90%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (13.46%) CCNP
3 37 (11.31%) Degree
4 34 (10.40%) CCDP
5 31 (9.48%) CISSP
6 21 (6.42%) CCSE
6 21 (6.42%) IISP
6 21 (6.42%) ISSAP
6 21 (6.42%) JNCIP
7 19 (5.81%) CCIE
8 15 (4.59%) Security Cleared
9 14 (4.28%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (3.36%) ISEB
11 11 (3.36%) MCSE
11 11 (3.36%) PMI Certification
11 11 (3.36%) PMP
12 8 (2.45%) CEH
12 8 (2.45%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.59%) QA
2 12 (3.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (1.83%) GPG13
3 6 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.92%) SLA
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) GDPR
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) MISRA
5 1 (0.31%) MISRA C
System Software
1 34 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (9.79%) Active Directory
3 26 (7.95%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (3.67%) VMware NSX
6 11 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.36%) XenApp
6 11 (3.36%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.53%) Docker
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (6.42%) QRadar
2 13 (3.98%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (3.98%) Puppet
3 12 (3.67%) CASB
3 12 (3.67%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (3.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 11 (3.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 11 (3.36%) SCOrch
4 11 (3.36%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.53%) Ansible
6 4 (1.22%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.22%) SCCM
7 2 (0.61%) IBM BigFix
7 2 (0.61%) Packer
7 2 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 79 (24.16%) Microsoft
2 57 (17.43%) VMware
3 53 (16.21%) CheckPoint
4 49 (14.98%) Cisco
5 47 (14.37%) Juniper
6 46 (14.07%) Fortinet
7 41 (12.54%) Citrix
8 31 (9.48%) IBM
9 29 (8.87%) SAP
10 27 (8.26%) Salesforce.com
11 25 (7.65%) F5
11 25 (7.65%) HP
12 21 (6.42%) Forcepoint
12 21 (6.42%) LogRhythm
12 21 (6.42%) Splunk
12 21 (6.42%) Tufin
13 13 (3.98%) Brocade
14 12 (3.67%) Aruba
14 12 (3.67%) McAfee
14 12 (3.67%) Palo Alto