Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 52 56
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 731 932 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.78% 5.12% 4.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.94% 5.29% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 540 576 654
Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +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 14798 17620 18049
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.74% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 12224 13951 14876
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +18 567 £65,000 +8.33% 37
East Midlands -48 160 £60,000 -10.11% 15
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 180 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (23.39%) TOGAF
3 138 (18.88%) Finance
4 125 (17.10%) Presales
5 110 (15.05%) SQL
6 106 (14.50%) Java
7 105 (14.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 100 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
9 92 (12.59%) Microsoft
10 90 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
11 89 (12.18%) ITIL
12 86 (11.76%) Project Management
13 84 (11.49%) Enterprise Architecture
14 78 (10.67%) .NET
15 76 (10.40%) IT Strategy
16 73 (9.99%) Degree
17 71 (9.71%) UML
18 68 (9.30%) Oracle
18 68 (9.30%) SQL Server
19 66 (9.03%) Web Services
20 65 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
21 63 (8.62%) Mentoring
22 61 (8.34%) Data Centre
22 61 (8.34%) Software Engineering
23 59 (8.07%) C#
24 58 (7.93%) Service Delivery
24 58 (7.93%) Banking
24 58 (7.93%) SDLC
25 56 (7.66%) C++
26 55 (7.52%) Data Warehouse

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 24 (3.28%) Tomcat
2 20 (2.74%) Documentum
3 19 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.92%) Apache
4 14 (1.92%) JBoss
5 7 (0.96%) CMS
5 7 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (0.82%) Umbraco
7 5 (0.68%) IIS
7 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.41%) SAS
8 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.27%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.27%) Sonic ESB
9 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (1.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (1.64%) Acrobat
2 12 (1.64%) PaintShop Pro
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.41%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.14%) InVision
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.64%) SAP CO
1 12 (1.64%) SAP FI
1 12 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (1.09%) SAP HCM
3 6 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.82%) SAP HR
3 6 (0.82%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.41%) Maximo
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.27%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CAR
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.14%) SAP POS DM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 100 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (5.20%) Office 365
4 33 (4.51%) SaaS
5 30 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (3.56%) PaaS
7 23 (3.15%) IaaS
8 17 (2.33%) Force.com
9 8 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.41%) Serverless
13 2 (0.27%) GitHub
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.14%) Slack
14 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.25%) Firewall
2 33 (4.51%) WAN
3 26 (3.56%) Network Security
4 21 (2.87%) VPN
5 15 (2.05%) OSPF
6 13 (1.78%) Internet
6 13 (1.78%) LAN
6 13 (1.78%) MPLS
7 10 (1.37%) BGP
8 9 (1.23%) DNS
8 9 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (1.09%) SAN
10 7 (0.96%) DHCP
10 7 (0.96%) SSL
11 6 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.82%) VoIP
12 5 (0.68%) ICMP
12 5 (0.68%) Junos
12 5 (0.68%) Multicast
12 5 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 55 (7.52%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (6.29%) NoSQL
4 43 (5.88%) Big Data
4 43 (5.88%) MySQL
5 25 (3.42%) Relational Database
6 19 (2.60%) DB2
7 17 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.92%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (1.50%) Oracle9i Database
10 11 (1.50%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.50%) SAP HANA
11 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.96%) OLTP
13 7 (0.96%) Power BI
14 6 (0.82%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 29 (3.97%) Jenkins
2 25 (3.42%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.15%) Selenium
4 13 (1.78%) Maven
5 10 (1.37%) JUnit
6 9 (1.23%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.96%) git-flow
8 6 (0.82%) ERwin
8 6 (0.82%) HP UFT
8 6 (0.82%) Protractor
8 6 (0.82%) Ranorex
8 6 (0.82%) Rational Rose
8 6 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.82%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.68%) JIRA
10 4 (0.55%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 138 (18.88%) Finance
2 58 (7.93%) Banking
3 54 (7.39%) Retail
4 31 (4.24%) Manufacturing
5 26 (3.56%) Publishing
6 20 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.05%) Advertising
8 13 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.37%) Marketing
10 9 (1.23%) Automotive
11 7 (0.96%) Legal
12 6 (0.82%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.82%) Electronics
13 5 (0.68%) Law
14 3 (0.41%) Back Office
14 3 (0.41%) Front Office
14 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.41%) Local Government
15 2 (0.27%) Billing
16 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (10.67%) .NET
2 66 (9.03%) Web Services
3 37 (5.06%) Middleware
4 34 (4.65%) Node.js
5 32 (4.38%) Hibernate
5 32 (4.38%) XML
6 29 (3.97%) AngularJS
6 29 (3.97%) REST
7 23 (3.15%) SOAP
8 20 (2.74%) Visualforce
9 19 (2.60%) CSS
9 19 (2.60%) Spring
10 17 (2.33%) HTML
10 17 (2.33%) JSON
11 14 (1.92%) Java EE
12 12 (1.64%) ASP.NET
12 12 (1.64%) JMS
12 12 (1.64%) RESTful
13 10 (1.37%) J2EE
14 7 (0.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.34%) Data Centre
2 48 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 41 (5.61%) Management Information System
5 30 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (2.87%) Virtual Team
7 20 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.19%) CCTV
8 16 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.92%) User Experience
10 13 (1.78%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.64%) Graphic Design
12 9 (1.23%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.09%) CMDB
14 7 (0.96%) Device Driver
14 7 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
14 7 (0.96%) Taxonomies
15 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.82%) PKI
15 6 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.06%) Windows
2 12 (1.64%) Linux
2 12 (1.64%) Unix
3 6 (0.82%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.68%) Android
5 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.41%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.14%) VMS
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (23.39%) TOGAF
3 125 (17.10%) Presales
4 105 (14.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 89 (12.18%) ITIL
6 86 (11.76%) Project Management
7 84 (11.49%) Enterprise Architecture
8 76 (10.40%) IT Strategy
9 71 (9.71%) UML
10 65 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
11 63 (8.62%) Mentoring
12 61 (8.34%) Software Engineering
13 58 (7.93%) SDLC
13 58 (7.93%) Service Delivery
14 52 (7.11%) Analytics
14 52 (7.11%) DevOps
15 51 (6.98%) SOA
16 50 (6.84%) Customer Requirements
16 50 (6.84%) Migration
16 50 (6.84%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 110 (15.05%) SQL
2 106 (14.50%) Java
3 59 (8.07%) C#
4 56 (7.66%) C++
5 49 (6.70%) C
6 46 (6.29%) Python
7 42 (5.75%) JavaScript
7 42 (5.75%) PHP
8 25 (3.42%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.74%) Apex Code
9 20 (2.74%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.78%) Scala
11 9 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.82%) Groovy
12 6 (0.82%) XPath
13 5 (0.68%) Delphi
13 5 (0.68%) RPG
13 5 (0.68%) Ruby
13 5 (0.68%) VB
14 4 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (9.99%) Degree
2 50 (6.84%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (3.15%) CCNP
5 21 (2.87%) MCSE
5 21 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (2.46%) SC Cleared
7 17 (2.33%) MCP
8 15 (2.05%) CCIE
9 14 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (1.64%) DV Cleared
12 11 (1.50%) CCNA
13 10 (1.37%) ISEB
14 8 (1.09%) PMI Certification
14 8 (1.09%) PMP
15 7 (0.96%) CCDA
15 7 (0.96%) CCDP
15 7 (0.96%) CISSP
16 6 (0.82%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.42%) SLA
2 14 (1.92%) QA
3 13 (1.78%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.37%) COBIT
6 6 (0.82%) GPG13
6 6 (0.82%) PMO
7 5 (0.68%) MISRA
7 5 (0.68%) MISRA C
7 5 (0.68%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.27%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.27%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.78%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.82%) Firmware
5 5 (0.68%) Docker
6 4 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.14%) XenApp
8 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (3.01%) Puppet
2 9 (1.23%) SCVMM
3 7 (0.96%) Ansible
4 6 (0.82%) SCCM
5 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.27%) EnCase
6 2 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.27%) Nagios
6 2 (0.27%) SCOM
6 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.14%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.14%) Nessus
7 1 (0.14%) Nmap
7 1 (0.14%) Packer
7 1 (0.14%) SCSM
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 92 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.30%) Oracle
3 48 (6.57%) SAP
4 28 (3.83%) VMware
5 27 (3.69%) Cisco
5 27 (3.69%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (3.01%) EMC
7 21 (2.87%) Pega
8 19 (2.60%) Citrix
9 17 (2.33%) Juniper
10 14 (1.92%) CheckPoint
10 14 (1.92%) HP
10 14 (1.92%) IBM
11 13 (1.78%) Adobe
11 13 (1.78%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.50%) Cadence
12 11 (1.50%) NetApp
13 10 (1.37%) BMC
14 8 (1.09%) Brocade
15 7 (0.96%) Google