Period
to

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 49 57 45
Rank change year-on-year +8 -12 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 563 358 355
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.13% 4.39% 4.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.58% 4.72% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 323 262 272
10th Percentile £56,250 £53,125 £51,250
25th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £72,000 £71,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.41% +9.23%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 10,093 7,583 7,001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.02% 92.96% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 6,764 6,019 5,886
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,359 £35,000 £32,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.50%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
West Midlands +14 453 £75,000 +4.17% 64
East Midlands -26 100 £75,000 +4.17% 27
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Architect job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 176 (31.26%) Agile
2 172 (30.55%) Social Skills
3 159 (28.24%) Azure
4 138 (24.51%) Finance
5 125 (22.20%) Microsoft
6 120 (21.31%) TOGAF
7 104 (18.47%) Cybersecurity
8 89 (15.81%) AWS
9 76 (13.50%) Degree
10 72 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
11 68 (12.08%) Analytics
12 67 (11.90%) Firewall
13 63 (11.19%) SQL
14 59 (10.48%) DevOps
15 57 (10.12%) Data Centre
16 56 (9.95%) Security Cleared
17 55 (9.77%) Presales
17 55 (9.77%) IT Strategy
18 54 (9.59%) Enterprise Architecture
19 50 (8.88%) Cisco
20 47 (8.35%) Java
21 44 (7.82%) Banking
21 44 (7.82%) Power Platform
22 43 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
23 41 (7.28%) SIEM
23 41 (7.28%) GDPR
24 40 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
25 39 (6.93%) Software Engineering
25 39 (6.93%) ITIL
25 39 (6.93%) Microservices

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 12 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (0.89%) CMS
4 4 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.36%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.18%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.18%) Mule
6 1 (0.18%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.36%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.71%) SAP APO
3 4 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.53%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.36%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.36%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.36%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.18%) Maximo
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 159 (28.24%) Azure
2 89 (15.81%) AWS
3 44 (7.82%) Power Platform
4 32 (5.68%) Dynamics 365
5 26 (4.62%) GCP
5 26 (4.62%) Microsoft 365
6 21 (3.73%) Azure Data Factory
7 20 (3.55%) SaaS
8 18 (3.20%) Serverless
9 15 (2.66%) PaaS
10 11 (1.95%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 10 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (1.78%) IaaS
12 9 (1.60%) Azure Storage
13 5 (0.89%) Azure Machine Learning
13 5 (0.89%) Tricentis Tosca
14 4 (0.71%) GitHub
15 3 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.53%) Boomi
15 3 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (11.90%) Firewall
2 25 (4.44%) WAN
3 23 (4.09%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (3.55%) TCP/IP
5 19 (3.37%) Ethernet
6 17 (3.02%) VPN
7 15 (2.66%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (2.66%) SSL
7 15 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (2.31%) Wireless
9 12 (2.13%) LAN
10 9 (1.60%) Internet
11 8 (1.42%) Broadband
11 8 (1.42%) MPLS
12 7 (1.24%) Network Security
13 6 (1.07%) BGP
13 6 (1.07%) IPsec
13 6 (1.07%) OSPF
13 6 (1.07%) SD-WAN
14 4 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.04%) NoSQL
2 32 (5.68%) Data Lake
3 26 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (4.09%) Power BI
5 16 (2.84%) SQL Server
6 14 (2.49%) Big Data
7 9 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (1.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.42%) OLAP
8 8 (1.42%) OLTP
8 8 (1.42%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.24%) Metadata
10 5 (0.89%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.71%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.53%) MySQL
12 3 (0.53%) Tableau
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.36%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.42%) JIRA
3 5 (0.89%) CANoe
3 5 (0.89%) Selenium
4 2 (0.36%) ERwin
4 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.18%) Appium
5 1 (0.18%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.18%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.18%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 172 (30.55%) Social Skills
2 138 (24.51%) Finance
3 72 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (7.82%) Banking
5 37 (6.57%) Automotive
6 27 (4.80%) Retail
7 25 (4.44%) Police
8 23 (4.09%) Public Sector
9 20 (3.55%) Marketing
10 18 (3.20%) Presentation Skills
11 17 (3.02%) Influencing Skills
12 16 (2.84%) Law
13 11 (1.95%) Documentation Skills
14 10 (1.78%) Aerospace
14 10 (1.78%) Manufacturing
15 6 (1.07%) Electronics
15 6 (1.07%) Legal
15 6 (1.07%) Telecoms
16 5 (0.89%) Aviation
16 5 (0.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.62%) .NET
2 22 (3.91%) REST
3 21 (3.73%) RESTful
4 19 (3.37%) Node.js
4 19 (3.37%) React
5 16 (2.84%) SOAP
6 14 (2.49%) AngularJS
6 14 (2.49%) XML
7 13 (2.31%) JSON
8 12 (2.13%) Web Services
9 11 (1.95%) .NET Core
9 11 (1.95%) WML
10 10 (1.78%) Spring
10 10 (1.78%) Spring Boot
11 9 (1.60%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (1.42%) Spring MVC
13 7 (1.24%) Middleware
14 6 (1.07%) HTML
14 6 (1.07%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.12%) Data Centre
2 36 (6.39%) IoT
3 28 (4.97%) Public Cloud
4 25 (4.44%) Smart Meter
5 20 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (3.37%) Embedded Systems
6 19 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (3.02%) Cyberthreat
7 17 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (3.02%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
9 13 (2.31%) Device Driver
9 13 (2.31%) Housing Association
10 12 (2.13%) Legacy Systems
11 10 (1.78%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.60%) AS400
12 9 (1.60%) Cloud Native
12 9 (1.60%) iSeries
12 9 (1.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.33%) Linux
2 23 (4.09%) Windows
3 6 (1.07%) Android
3 6 (1.07%) Unix
4 4 (0.71%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.18%) Solaris
5 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (31.26%) Agile
2 120 (21.31%) TOGAF
3 104 (18.47%) Cybersecurity
4 68 (12.08%) Analytics
5 59 (10.48%) DevOps
6 55 (9.77%) IT Strategy
6 55 (9.77%) Presales
7 54 (9.59%) Enterprise Architecture
8 43 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
9 41 (7.28%) SIEM
10 40 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (6.93%) ITIL
11 39 (6.93%) Microservices
11 39 (6.93%) Software Engineering
12 37 (6.57%) Migration
12 37 (6.57%) Technical Architecture
13 36 (6.39%) Data Modelling
13 36 (6.39%) Information Security
14 33 (5.86%) Customer Engagement
14 33 (5.86%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 63 (11.19%) SQL
2 47 (8.35%) Java
3 36 (6.39%) JavaScript
4 25 (4.44%) C#
5 16 (2.84%) C++
5 16 (2.84%) PowerShell
5 16 (2.84%) Python
6 10 (1.78%) C
6 10 (1.78%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.24%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.89%) Bash
9 4 (0.71%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.36%) R
11 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 76 (13.50%) Degree
2 56 (9.95%) Security Cleared
3 36 (6.39%) SC Cleared
4 35 (6.22%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (4.26%) CISSP
6 23 (4.09%) DV Cleared
7 18 (3.20%) TOGAF Certification
8 15 (2.66%) CCNP
8 15 (2.66%) CISM
9 14 (2.49%) CCIE
9 14 (2.49%) CISA
10 13 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (2.13%) CCNA
12 9 (1.60%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 7 (1.24%) MCP
13 7 (1.24%) MCSE
14 6 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
15 5 (0.89%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
16 4 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.28%) GDPR
2 38 (6.75%) NIST
3 31 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (5.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 25 (4.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 19 (3.37%) JSP 440
7 14 (2.49%) COBIT
8 13 (2.31%) AUTOSAR
9 12 (2.13%) QA
10 11 (1.95%) PCI DSS
11 10 (1.78%) NCSC
12 5 (0.89%) ISO 26262
13 4 (0.71%) Accessibility
13 4 (0.71%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.71%) PMO
14 2 (0.36%) GRC
14 2 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.13%) Docker
3 10 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (1.07%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (4.09%) Kubernetes
2 19 (3.37%) Terraform
3 12 (2.13%) CASB
4 11 (1.95%) Ansible
5 9 (1.60%) Puppet
6 2 (0.36%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 1 (0.18%) Avamar
7 1 (0.18%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.18%) VxRail
Vendors
1 125 (22.20%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.88%) Cisco
3 36 (6.39%) Adobe
4 35 (6.22%) Palo Alto
5 32 (5.68%) Apple
6 31 (5.51%) VMware
7 25 (4.44%) SAP
8 22 (3.91%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (3.73%) MuleSoft
10 19 (3.37%) Dell
10 19 (3.37%) Fortinet
10 19 (3.37%) QNX
10 19 (3.37%) SolarWinds
11 18 (3.20%) Juniper
12 14 (2.49%) CheckPoint
12 14 (2.49%) Google
13 13 (2.31%) F5
14 12 (2.13%) Citrix
15 11 (1.95%) Oracle
16 9 (1.60%) WSO2