Period
to 19 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 55 48
Rank change year-on-year +33 -7 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 991 699 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.26% 4.64% 5.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.61% 4.79% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 625 501 555
Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £61,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +9.76% -5.38%
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +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 11,508 14,599 16,157
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 96.95% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8,710 11,859 12,847
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,783 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +24 802 £67,500 - 117
East Midlands +40 189 £72,500 +11.54% 42
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 291 (29.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 270 (27.25%) Presales
3 247 (24.92%) Microsoft
4 246 (24.82%) Amazon AWS
5 213 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
6 194 (19.58%) TOGAF
7 182 (18.37%) Data Centre
8 179 (18.06%) Finance
9 157 (15.84%) Enterprise Architecture
10 156 (15.74%) Project Management
10 156 (15.74%) GDPR
11 150 (15.14%) Data Protection
12 139 (14.03%) IT Strategy
13 129 (13.02%) Degree
14 126 (12.71%) ITIL
15 123 (12.41%) Active Directory
15 123 (12.41%) Technical Architecture
16 119 (12.01%) VMware
17 116 (11.71%) Service Delivery
18 115 (11.60%) SQL
19 114 (11.50%) Java
20 107 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
20 107 (10.80%) Office 365
21 105 (10.60%) Thought Leadership
22 100 (10.09%) Citrix
23 99 (9.99%) Line Management
24 97 (9.79%) .NET
24 97 (9.79%) Windows
25 93 (9.38%) Web Services
26 91 (9.18%) SQL Server

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 23 (2.32%) CMS
2 18 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (1.41%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.61%) Apache
7 6 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.50%) JBoss
9 4 (0.40%) IIS
9 4 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (0.40%) SAS
9 4 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.20%) nginx
10 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 38 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.91%) Simulink
3 1 (0.10%) Maya
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (0.91%) SAP ERP
3 6 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.61%) SAP SD
3 6 (0.61%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.50%) SAP APO
4 5 (0.50%) SAP EWM
4 5 (0.50%) SAP QM
4 5 (0.50%) SAP SCM
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.40%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.40%) SAP ECC
5 4 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.30%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.20%) HFM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 291 (29.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 246 (24.82%) Amazon AWS
3 107 (10.80%) Office 365
4 85 (8.58%) PaaS
5 72 (7.27%) IaaS
6 60 (6.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 56 (5.65%) Amazon S3
8 54 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
9 37 (3.73%) Serverless
10 33 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
11 32 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
12 31 (3.13%) Amazon SQS
13 30 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
14 29 (2.93%) Amazon EMR
14 29 (2.93%) Amazon Kinesis
15 27 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
15 27 (2.72%) SaaS
16 25 (2.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 24 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (7.47%) Firewall
2 71 (7.16%) Network Security
3 51 (5.15%) WAN
4 33 (3.33%) LAN
4 33 (3.33%) Unified Communications
5 32 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 26 (2.62%) Wireless
7 25 (2.52%) MPLS
8 18 (1.82%) VPN
9 14 (1.41%) BGP
10 13 (1.31%) OSPF
11 12 (1.21%) VLAN
11 12 (1.21%) WLAN
12 10 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (0.91%) VoIP
14 8 (0.81%) Internet
14 8 (0.81%) SSL
15 7 (0.71%) DNS
16 6 (0.61%) Ethernet
16 6 (0.61%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.58%) Big Data
3 78 (7.87%) Amazon RDS
4 51 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (4.74%) NoSQL
6 46 (4.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 44 (4.44%) Relational Database
8 43 (4.34%) MySQL
9 40 (4.04%) RDBMS
10 36 (3.63%) DB2
11 31 (3.13%) Cosmos DB
12 29 (2.93%) Amazon Redshift
12 29 (2.93%) Azure SQL Database
13 27 (2.72%) MongoDB
14 23 (2.32%) Hadoop
15 22 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
16 19 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (1.51%) Power BI
18 13 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
19 12 (1.21%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 30 (3.03%) Visual Studio
2 26 (2.62%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.82%) TeamCity
4 13 (1.31%) ERwin
4 13 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (0.91%) Rational Rhapsody
7 8 (0.81%) Bower
7 8 (0.81%) Grunt
7 8 (0.81%) gulp
7 8 (0.81%) Maven
7 8 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.50%) JIRA
9 3 (0.30%) Rational Rose
9 3 (0.30%) Subversion
10 2 (0.20%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.20%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.20%) Mocha
10 2 (0.20%) webpack
11 1 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 179 (18.06%) Finance
2 76 (7.67%) Retail
3 38 (3.83%) Publishing
4 26 (2.62%) Manufacturing
5 25 (2.52%) Marketing
6 23 (2.32%) Banking
7 21 (2.12%) Automotive
8 20 (2.02%) Electronics
9 13 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.61%) Games
10 6 (0.61%) Legal
11 5 (0.50%) Advertising
12 4 (0.40%) Back Office
12 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.40%) Law
13 2 (0.20%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (9.79%) .NET
2 93 (9.38%) Web Services
3 39 (3.94%) HTML
4 38 (3.83%) AngularJS
5 37 (3.73%) ASP.NET
6 36 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 36 (3.63%) Middleware
7 30 (3.03%) REST
8 28 (2.83%) CSS
9 27 (2.72%) XML
10 23 (2.32%) SOAP
11 22 (2.22%) JSON
12 16 (1.61%) jQuery
13 14 (1.41%) J2EE
13 14 (1.41%) Node.js
13 14 (1.41%) RESTful
14 11 (1.11%) HTML5
15 10 (1.01%) Spring
16 9 (0.91%) .NET Framework
16 9 (0.91%) React
Miscellaneous
1 182 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 89 (8.98%) Self-Motivation
3 55 (5.55%) Enterprise Software
4 49 (4.94%) Public Cloud
5 48 (4.84%) Management Information System
6 46 (4.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 41 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (3.43%) Private Cloud
9 30 (3.03%) CMDB
10 22 (2.22%) User Experience
11 16 (1.61%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.61%) Data Structures
12 15 (1.51%) NHS
13 13 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (1.21%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.21%) Reference Data
15 11 (1.11%) Taxonomies
16 10 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
16 10 (1.01%) PKI
17 9 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 97 (9.79%) Windows
2 67 (6.76%) Linux
3 48 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 38 (3.83%) Unix
5 34 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.11%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.71%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.40%) AIX
9 4 (0.40%) Android
9 4 (0.40%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.40%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.40%) Solaris
10 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.10%) CentOS
11 1 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (27.25%) Presales
2 213 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (19.58%) TOGAF
4 157 (15.84%) Enterprise Architecture
5 156 (15.74%) Project Management
6 150 (15.14%) Data Protection
7 139 (14.03%) IT Strategy
8 126 (12.71%) ITIL
9 123 (12.41%) Technical Architecture
10 116 (11.71%) Service Delivery
11 105 (10.60%) Thought Leadership
12 99 (9.99%) Line Management
13 85 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
13 85 (8.58%) Microservices
14 82 (8.27%) Customer Requirements
14 82 (8.27%) Service Management
15 81 (8.17%) SOA
16 79 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
17 74 (7.47%) Data Architecture
17 74 (7.47%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 115 (11.60%) SQL
2 114 (11.50%) Java
3 64 (6.46%) C#
4 60 (6.05%) JavaScript
5 42 (4.24%) Python
6 30 (3.03%) Scala
7 27 (2.72%) Shell Script
8 24 (2.42%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.21%) PHP
10 9 (0.91%) MATLAB
11 7 (0.71%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.61%) Ruby
13 5 (0.50%) C
14 4 (0.40%) C++
14 4 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.20%) X++
16 1 (0.10%) ES6
16 1 (0.10%) R
Qualifications
1 129 (13.02%) Degree
2 75 (7.57%) Security Cleared
3 72 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 71 (7.16%) MCSE
5 47 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (4.34%) CISSP
7 40 (4.04%) TOGAF Certification
8 36 (3.63%) CCNP
9 31 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 31 (3.13%) MCSA
10 27 (2.72%) MCP
11 25 (2.52%) ISEB
12 21 (2.12%) CompTIA Security+
12 21 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (1.92%) PMI Certification
13 19 (1.92%) PMP
14 17 (1.72%) CEH
15 11 (1.11%) CCIE
15 11 (1.11%) DV Cleared
16 8 (0.81%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (15.74%) GDPR
2 39 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (3.73%) QA
4 22 (2.22%) SLA
5 20 (2.02%) Data Quality
6 17 (1.72%) GPG13
7 15 (1.51%) COBIT
8 10 (1.01%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.91%) ISO 26262
10 4 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.30%) BS25999
11 3 (0.30%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.30%) ISO 31000
12 2 (0.20%) Basel III
12 2 (0.20%) COREP
12 2 (0.20%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.10%) IASME
13 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 123 (12.41%) Active Directory
2 107 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.93%) Docker
5 27 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.01%) XenApp
6 10 (1.01%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.40%) PowerHA
9 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.30%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (2.62%) SCCM
2 17 (1.72%) SCOM
3 16 (1.61%) SCVMM
4 15 (1.51%) Kubernetes
4 15 (1.51%) Puppet
5 12 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.01%) Ansible
6 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 10 (1.01%) SCOrch
7 8 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (0.71%) Terraform
9 6 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.50%) CASB
11 4 (0.40%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.30%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.30%) Packer
12 3 (0.30%) QRadar
12 3 (0.30%) SCDPM
12 3 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 247 (24.92%) Microsoft
2 119 (12.01%) VMware
3 100 (10.09%) Citrix
4 85 (8.58%) Cisco
5 54 (5.45%) Oracle
6 50 (5.05%) Google
7 47 (4.74%) CheckPoint
8 45 (4.54%) SAP
9 40 (4.04%) Fortinet
10 38 (3.83%) Juniper
10 38 (3.83%) NetApp
11 35 (3.53%) F5
12 30 (3.03%) HP
13 25 (2.52%) EMC
14 17 (1.72%) 3PAR
15 16 (1.61%) Tableau
16 15 (1.51%) ServiceNow
17 13 (1.31%) BMC
17 13 (1.31%) Brocade
17 13 (1.31%) Informatica