Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 51 56
Rank change year-on-year +24 +5 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 950 742 932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.19% 4.80% 5.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.46% 4.96% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 632 548 575
Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £52,500 £49,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £73,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +3.57%

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 12,728 14,964 17,777
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.75% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 9,924 12,359 14,063
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the Midlands over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +16 747 £70,000 +7.69% 121
East Midlands +29 204 £75,000 +25.00% 54
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 Midlands region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 275 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 238 (25.05%) Amazon AWS
3 220 (23.16%) Presales
4 218 (22.95%) Microsoft
5 210 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
6 188 (19.79%) TOGAF
7 177 (18.63%) Data Centre
8 172 (18.11%) Finance
9 156 (16.42%) Enterprise Architecture
10 129 (13.58%) Java
11 128 (13.47%) Degree
12 120 (12.63%) IT Strategy
13 118 (12.42%) Project Management
14 117 (12.32%) SQL
15 104 (10.95%) SQL Server
16 103 (10.84%) .NET
17 101 (10.63%) GDPR
18 99 (10.42%) ITIL
18 99 (10.42%) PaaS
19 96 (10.11%) Big Data
20 94 (9.89%) Data Protection
21 93 (9.79%) Active Directory
22 92 (9.68%) VMware
22 92 (9.68%) Retail
23 91 (9.58%) Cisco
23 91 (9.58%) Office 365
23 91 (9.58%) Line Management
24 90 (9.47%) Microservices
25 89 (9.37%) Web Services
26 86 (9.05%) Service Delivery

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 18 (1.89%) Apache Spark
1 18 (1.89%) CMS
2 14 (1.47%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (0.95%) Apache
5 8 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (0.84%) JBoss
5 8 (0.84%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.74%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.32%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.32%) IIS
9 3 (0.32%) SAS
9 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 30 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.58%) Simulink
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.11%) Maya
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.05%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.95%) SAP APO
3 9 (0.95%) SAP EWM
3 9 (0.95%) SAP QM
3 9 (0.95%) SAP SCM
4 8 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.74%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.63%) Teamcenter
7 4 (0.42%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.42%) SAP ECC
7 4 (0.42%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.32%) SAP MDG
8 3 (0.32%) SAP VC
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 275 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 238 (25.05%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (10.42%) PaaS
4 91 (9.58%) Office 365
5 78 (8.21%) IaaS
6 47 (4.95%) Amazon S3
7 45 (4.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 44 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
9 35 (3.68%) SaaS
10 32 (3.37%) Serverless
11 31 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
12 30 (3.16%) AWS Lambda
12 30 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
13 28 (2.95%) Amazon SQS
14 27 (2.84%) Amazon EMR
14 27 (2.84%) Amazon Kinesis
15 20 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
16 18 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 16 (1.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 14 (1.47%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (7.58%) Network Security
2 64 (6.74%) Firewall
3 50 (5.26%) WAN
4 34 (3.58%) LAN
5 30 (3.16%) TCP/IP
6 25 (2.63%) VPN
6 25 (2.63%) Wireless
7 23 (2.42%) MPLS
8 22 (2.32%) Unified Communications
9 19 (2.00%) Internet
10 18 (1.89%) WLAN
11 14 (1.47%) BGP
12 12 (1.26%) OSPF
13 10 (1.05%) SSL
14 9 (0.95%) VLAN
15 8 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (0.74%) DNS
17 6 (0.63%) Cisco ISE
17 6 (0.63%) Skype
17 6 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 96 (10.11%) Big Data
3 73 (7.68%) Amazon RDS
4 59 (6.21%) NoSQL
5 54 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (4.95%) MySQL
6 47 (4.95%) Relational Database
7 44 (4.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 41 (4.32%) RDBMS
9 39 (4.11%) DB2
10 32 (3.37%) Cosmos DB
11 31 (3.26%) MongoDB
12 30 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 28 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
14 27 (2.84%) Amazon Redshift
15 24 (2.53%) Hadoop
16 23 (2.42%) Azure SQL Database
17 18 (1.89%) Power BI
18 13 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 12 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.11%) Maven
2 17 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.58%) Rational Rhapsody
4 11 (1.16%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.95%) JUnit
6 8 (0.84%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.53%) CircleCI
7 5 (0.53%) Subversion
8 4 (0.42%) JIRA
8 4 (0.42%) Selenium
8 4 (0.42%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.32%) Ant
9 3 (0.32%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.32%) Rational Rose
10 2 (0.21%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.21%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.21%) GitLab
10 2 (0.21%) Mockito
10 2 (0.21%) NeoLoad
General
1 172 (18.11%) Finance
2 92 (9.68%) Retail
3 38 (4.00%) Marketing
4 37 (3.89%) Electronics
5 33 (3.47%) Automotive
6 32 (3.37%) Manufacturing
7 29 (3.05%) Publishing
8 20 (2.11%) Banking
9 11 (1.16%) Advertising
9 11 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.74%) Games
11 3 (0.32%) Law
12 2 (0.21%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Legal
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (10.84%) .NET
2 89 (9.37%) Web Services
3 60 (6.32%) HTML
4 38 (4.00%) CSS
5 35 (3.68%) REST
6 32 (3.37%) ASP.NET
6 32 (3.37%) XML
7 29 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
7 29 (3.05%) jQuery
8 25 (2.63%) JSON
8 25 (2.63%) Middleware
9 24 (2.53%) AngularJS
10 19 (2.00%) J2EE
10 19 (2.00%) SOAP
10 19 (2.00%) Spring
11 14 (1.47%) HTML5
11 14 (1.47%) Java EE
12 13 (1.37%) Node.js
13 11 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (1.16%) React
Miscellaneous
1 177 (18.63%) Data Centre
2 73 (7.68%) Self-Motivation
3 68 (7.16%) Enterprise Software
4 64 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (6.63%) Computer Science
6 38 (4.00%) Public Cloud
7 36 (3.79%) Management Information System
8 26 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 24 (2.53%) CMDB
10 23 (2.42%) Private Cloud
11 21 (2.21%) Client/Server
12 19 (2.00%) User Experience
13 16 (1.68%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
15 12 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
15 12 (1.26%) Mobile App
15 12 (1.26%) Reference Data
16 11 (1.16%) Analytical Mindset
16 11 (1.16%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 83 (8.74%) Windows
2 72 (7.58%) Linux
3 46 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.37%) Unix
5 29 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.84%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.53%) AIX
9 5 (0.53%) Solaris
10 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (23.16%) Presales
2 210 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (19.79%) TOGAF
4 156 (16.42%) Enterprise Architecture
5 120 (12.63%) IT Strategy
6 118 (12.42%) Project Management
7 99 (10.42%) ITIL
8 94 (9.89%) Data Protection
9 91 (9.58%) Line Management
10 90 (9.47%) Microservices
11 86 (9.05%) Service Delivery
12 79 (8.32%) E-Commerce
12 79 (8.32%) Technical Architecture
13 78 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
14 75 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
15 69 (7.26%) SOA
16 67 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 66 (6.95%) Mentoring
18 62 (6.53%) CRM
19 61 (6.42%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 129 (13.58%) Java
2 117 (12.32%) SQL
3 72 (7.58%) JavaScript
4 65 (6.84%) C#
5 38 (4.00%) Python
6 25 (2.63%) Scala
7 23 (2.42%) Shell Script
8 19 (2.00%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.58%) MATLAB
9 15 (1.58%) T-SQL
10 14 (1.47%) PHP
11 9 (0.95%) C
11 9 (0.95%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.53%) C++
13 3 (0.32%) SPARQL
13 3 (0.32%) X++
14 1 (0.11%) Delphi
14 1 (0.11%) Java 8
14 1 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 128 (13.47%) Degree
2 65 (6.84%) MCSE
2 65 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (6.42%) Security Cleared
4 52 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (4.21%) CCNP
5 40 (4.21%) TOGAF Certification
6 36 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 34 (3.58%) CISSP
8 27 (2.84%) MCSA
9 26 (2.74%) MCP
10 23 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (2.11%) ISEB
12 19 (2.00%) CCDP
13 18 (1.89%) PMI Certification
13 18 (1.89%) PMP
14 17 (1.79%) CEH
14 17 (1.79%) CompTIA Security+
15 15 (1.58%) CCIE
16 9 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (10.63%) GDPR
2 34 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (3.05%) QA
4 18 (1.89%) SLA
5 17 (1.79%) Data Quality
5 17 (1.79%) GPG13
6 15 (1.58%) ISO 26262
7 11 (1.16%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.95%) COBIT
9 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.11%) IASME
System Software
1 93 (9.79%) Active Directory
2 83 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.42%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.84%) Docker
5 17 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.74%) XenApp
6 7 (0.74%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.53%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.32%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.11%) VMware GSX
9 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (2.11%) SCCM
2 12 (1.26%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.26%) Puppet
3 11 (1.16%) SCOM
4 10 (1.05%) SCVMM
5 9 (0.95%) Ansible
6 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.74%) SCOrch
8 6 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.42%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.32%) CASB
10 3 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.32%) QRadar
11 2 (0.21%) Consul
11 2 (0.21%) Grafana
11 2 (0.21%) Rancher
11 2 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 218 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 92 (9.68%) VMware
3 91 (9.58%) Cisco
4 78 (8.21%) Citrix
5 59 (6.21%) CheckPoint
6 53 (5.58%) SAP
7 50 (5.26%) Google
8 49 (5.16%) Fortinet
8 49 (5.16%) Juniper
9 44 (4.63%) Oracle
10 38 (4.00%) F5
11 32 (3.37%) NetApp
12 25 (2.63%) EMC
13 22 (2.32%) HP
14 15 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (1.58%) Tableau
15 13 (1.37%) Informatica
16 11 (1.16%) 3PAR
16 11 (1.16%) Tufin
17 10 (1.05%) Cloudera