Period
to 18 September 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 28 53
Rank change year-on-year -9 +25 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 702 890 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.01% 6.52% 4.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.23% 6.75% 5.04%
Number of salaries quoted 551 583 538
Midlands median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £52,500 £51,450 £48,675
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.69% +1.72%

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 11,275 13,194 14,646
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.62% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 9,142 10,469 12,215
Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,100 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,147 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +2.29% +4.17% +1.05%

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 -5 533 £65,000 -3.70% 117
East Midlands -14 160 £71,250 -8.06% 44
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 284 (40.46%) Azure
2 203 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (25.07%) AWS
4 166 (23.65%) Microsoft
5 147 (20.94%) TOGAF
6 139 (19.80%) Presales
7 133 (18.95%) Data Centre
8 120 (17.09%) DevOps
9 107 (15.24%) Finance
10 106 (15.10%) IT Strategy
11 96 (13.68%) ITIL
12 95 (13.53%) Office 365
13 86 (12.25%) Public Cloud
14 83 (11.82%) Migration
15 79 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 75 (10.68%) Enterprise Architecture
17 74 (10.54%) PaaS
18 73 (10.40%) Degree
19 71 (10.11%) SQL
20 70 (9.97%) IaaS
21 68 (9.69%) Technical Architecture
22 67 (9.54%) Service Delivery
23 62 (8.83%) Web Services
24 61 (8.69%) Public Sector
25 59 (8.40%) Cybersecurity
26 58 (8.26%) SAP
26 58 (8.26%) .NET
26 58 (8.26%) Cisco
26 58 (8.26%) Firewall
27 57 (8.12%) Problem-Solving

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 13 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.00%) Apache
2 7 (1.00%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.00%) CMS
2 7 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.71%) Apache Solr
4 4 (0.57%) Confluence
5 3 (0.43%) EPiServer
5 3 (0.43%) nginx
5 3 (0.43%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.28%) JBoss
6 2 (0.28%) Mule
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.28%) SAS
7 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.14%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (3.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 16 (2.28%) SAP ERP
3 15 (2.14%) Avolution ABACUS
4 12 (1.71%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (1.14%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.57%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.28%) iTrent
7 2 (0.28%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.28%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.28%) SnowdropKCS
8 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.14%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.14%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 284 (40.46%) Azure
2 176 (25.07%) AWS
3 95 (13.53%) Office 365
4 74 (10.54%) PaaS
5 70 (9.97%) IaaS
6 32 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (3.70%) SaaS
8 21 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 21 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (2.99%) Amazon ECS
8 21 (2.99%) Amazon S3
8 21 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 20 (2.85%) IBM Cloud
10 14 (1.99%) GCP
11 12 (1.71%) Serverless
12 11 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (1.28%) Power Platform
14 8 (1.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 58 (8.26%) Firewall
2 41 (5.84%) WAN
3 29 (4.13%) LAN
4 23 (3.28%) Unified Communications
5 18 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (1.99%) BGP
6 14 (1.99%) OSPF
6 14 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (1.85%) Wireless
8 12 (1.71%) MPLS
9 11 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (1.57%) VPN
10 9 (1.28%) IPsec
11 7 (1.00%) Internet
12 4 (0.57%) DNS
12 4 (0.57%) Skype
12 4 (0.57%) VoIP
13 3 (0.43%) HSRP
13 3 (0.43%) SAN
14 2 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.27%) Big Data
3 23 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
4 21 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 21 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.85%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.85%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.14%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.14%) MySQL
8 7 (1.00%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.00%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.71%) Apache Accumulo
10 5 (0.71%) OLTP
10 5 (0.71%) OrientDB
10 5 (0.71%) Power BI
10 5 (0.71%) SAP HANA
10 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.42%) Visual Studio
3 16 (2.28%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.99%) Selenium
5 12 (1.71%) JIRA
6 9 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (1.14%) WebDriver
8 6 (0.85%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.57%) Appium
9 4 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.57%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.57%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.57%) TestRail
10 3 (0.43%) Ant
10 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.28%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.28%) Maven
11 2 (0.28%) Mocha
11 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 107 (15.24%) Finance
2 61 (8.69%) Public Sector
3 46 (6.55%) Retail
4 18 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.85%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.57%) Banking
7 11 (1.57%) Marketing
8 6 (0.85%) Legal
9 5 (0.71%) Automotive
9 5 (0.71%) Local Government
10 3 (0.43%) Games
10 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.28%) Social Housing
11 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (8.83%) Web Services
2 58 (8.26%) .NET
3 39 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 21 (2.99%) Node.js
5 15 (2.14%) .NET Core
5 15 (2.14%) React
6 14 (1.99%) ASP.NET
6 14 (1.99%) RESTful
7 12 (1.71%) JSON
7 12 (1.71%) Middleware
8 11 (1.57%) REST
9 10 (1.42%) WebSockets
9 10 (1.42%) XML
10 8 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (1.14%) Kafka
11 6 (0.85%) WPF
12 5 (0.71%) Natural Language Processing
12 5 (0.71%) Play Framework
12 5 (0.71%) SOAP
12 5 (0.71%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 133 (18.95%) Data Centre
2 86 (12.25%) Public Cloud
3 56 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 43 (6.13%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (5.70%) Private Cloud
7 24 (3.42%) User Experience
8 19 (2.71%) Cloud Native
9 17 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (2.28%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
11 10 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.28%) CESG
13 8 (1.14%) EPoS
13 8 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.71%) NHS
15 4 (0.57%) CCTV
15 4 (0.57%) Data Structures
16 3 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 56 (7.98%) Windows
2 47 (6.70%) Linux
3 18 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.14%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.57%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.85%) AIX
7 5 (0.71%) Solaris
7 5 (0.71%) Unix
8 3 (0.43%) Android
8 3 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (20.94%) TOGAF
3 139 (19.80%) Presales
4 120 (17.09%) DevOps
5 106 (15.10%) IT Strategy
6 96 (13.68%) ITIL
7 83 (11.82%) Migration
8 79 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 75 (10.68%) Enterprise Architecture
10 68 (9.69%) Technical Architecture
11 67 (9.54%) Service Delivery
12 59 (8.40%) Cybersecurity
13 57 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
14 56 (7.98%) Architectural Design
15 55 (7.83%) Project Management
16 48 (6.84%) Analytics
16 48 (6.84%) PRINCE2
17 47 (6.70%) Technology Roadmap
18 45 (6.41%) Project Delivery
19 43 (6.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (10.11%) SQL
2 48 (6.84%) C#
3 45 (6.41%) Java
4 34 (4.84%) JavaScript
5 24 (3.42%) Python
6 15 (2.14%) Scala
7 8 (1.14%) C
8 7 (1.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.71%) C++
10 3 (0.43%) ABAP
10 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.28%) COBOL
11 2 (0.28%) Delphi
11 2 (0.28%) Groovy
12 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (10.40%) Degree
2 44 (6.27%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (5.84%) CCNP
4 35 (4.99%) CISSP
5 33 (4.70%) Security Cleared
6 23 (3.28%) CCDP
6 23 (3.28%) SC Cleared
7 16 (2.28%) CISM
8 14 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (1.85%) CCNA
10 12 (1.71%) MCSE
11 11 (1.57%) ISEB
12 10 (1.42%) PMI Certification
12 10 (1.42%) PMP
12 10 (1.42%) TOGAF Certification
13 9 (1.28%) CRISC
13 9 (1.28%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.00%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (4.13%) PCI DSS
3 23 (3.28%) QA
4 20 (2.85%) COBIT
5 16 (2.28%) SLA
6 12 (1.71%) NIST
7 11 (1.57%) GDPR
8 10 (1.42%) ISO 9001
9 9 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (0.85%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.57%) HMG Infosec
12 3 (0.43%) GPG13
12 3 (0.43%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.28%) Basel III
13 2 (0.28%) COREP
13 2 (0.28%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 45 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 21 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (2.71%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.42%) Docker
6 7 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.85%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.71%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.28%) vSphere
10 1 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 29 (4.13%) SCCM
2 14 (1.99%) Puppet
3 13 (1.85%) Ansible
4 12 (1.71%) Terraform
5 8 (1.14%) SCOM
6 7 (1.00%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.71%) Cacti
7 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (0.71%) Salt
7 5 (0.71%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.71%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.57%) Kibana
8 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.43%) Nagios
9 3 (0.43%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 2 (0.28%) Control-M
10 2 (0.28%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.28%) Observium
11 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 166 (23.65%) Microsoft
2 58 (8.26%) Cisco
2 58 (8.26%) SAP
3 52 (7.41%) VMware
4 37 (5.27%) Oracle
5 34 (4.84%) IBM
6 30 (4.27%) Juniper
7 23 (3.28%) Citrix
7 23 (3.28%) Sparx
8 21 (2.99%) F5
9 16 (2.28%) Fortinet
10 15 (2.14%) CheckPoint
11 11 (1.57%) Google
12 10 (1.42%) Meraki
12 10 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.28%) Palo Alto
14 8 (1.14%) Sitecore
15 7 (1.00%) Blue Coat
16 6 (0.85%) MuleSoft
16 6 (0.85%) Talend