Period
to 25 October 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 43 39
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 601 229 679
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.62% 5.68% 6.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.01% 5.99% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 426 163 552
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
25th Percentile £65,000 £55,750 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
75th Percentile £87,500 £78,125 £80,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £86,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%

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 9,992 3,825 10,778
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.44% 94.80% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7,392 3,136 8,979
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £56,813 £56,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 +9 485 £75,000 +7.14% 99
East Midlands -44 107 £72,500 -1.49% 36
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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.

1 243 (40.43%) Azure
2 141 (23.46%) AWS
2 141 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (21.30%) Microsoft
4 121 (20.13%) DevOps
5 97 (16.14%) Presales
5 97 (16.14%) Social Skills
6 94 (15.64%) SQL
7 93 (15.47%) Finance
8 92 (15.31%) Public Cloud
9 84 (13.98%) Migration
9 84 (13.98%) SaaS
10 83 (13.81%) Security Cleared
11 78 (12.98%) Analytics
12 74 (12.31%) PaaS
13 69 (11.48%) Microservices
14 67 (11.15%) SC Cleared
15 66 (10.98%) TOGAF
16 62 (10.32%) Mentoring
17 61 (10.15%) Data Centre
18 59 (9.82%) VMware
19 57 (9.48%) Degree
20 56 (9.32%) SQL Server
21 53 (8.82%) Greenfield Project
22 52 (8.65%) Retail
23 51 (8.49%) Windows
23 51 (8.49%) IaaS
24 50 (8.32%) Marketing
25 47 (7.82%) Cybersecurity
25 47 (7.82%) Business Intelligence

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 (2.00%) CMS
2 11 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.33%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.00%) Confluence
5 4 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.67%) Drupal
5 4 (0.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.50%) IIS
7 2 (0.33%) Apache
7 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Synapse
8 1 (0.17%) Appian
8 1 (0.17%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.17%) SAS
8 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (1.00%) Oracle BRM
6 5 (0.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.50%) Maximo
8 3 (0.50%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.50%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.50%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.33%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.33%) SAP GTS
9 2 (0.33%) SAP SCM
9 2 (0.33%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.17%) SAP IBP
10 1 (0.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 243 (40.43%) Azure
2 141 (23.46%) AWS
3 84 (13.98%) SaaS
4 74 (12.31%) PaaS
5 51 (8.49%) IaaS
6 41 (6.82%) GCP
7 37 (6.16%) Power Platform
8 36 (5.99%) Microsoft 365
9 31 (5.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 30 (4.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 23 (3.83%) Dynamics 365
12 20 (3.33%) Serverless
13 19 (3.16%) Azure Data Factory
14 14 (2.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 14 (2.33%) iPaaS
15 13 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (2.16%) Boomi
16 11 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (1.66%) PowerApps
18 8 (1.33%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.50%) Firewall
2 12 (2.00%) Network Security
3 8 (1.33%) WAN
4 6 (1.00%) DNS
4 6 (1.00%) LAN
4 6 (1.00%) SAN
5 5 (0.83%) BGP
5 5 (0.83%) FlexRay
5 5 (0.83%) MPLS
5 5 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.83%) Wireless
6 4 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (0.67%) Internet
7 2 (0.33%) SD-WAN
7 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.33%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.17%) ISDN
8 1 (0.17%) SNMP
8 1 (0.17%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (4.49%) Power BI
4 24 (3.99%) Data Lake
5 17 (2.83%) Big Data
6 15 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (2.00%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.50%) Tableau
10 8 (1.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.33%) Metadata
11 7 (1.16%) MySQL
11 7 (1.16%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.83%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.67%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.67%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.50%) SAP BW
14 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.50%) JIRA
2 7 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.00%) Burp Suite
4 5 (0.83%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (0.83%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.33%) gulp
7 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.17%) Maven
8 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 97 (16.14%) Social Skills
2 93 (15.47%) Finance
3 52 (8.65%) Retail
4 50 (8.32%) Marketing
5 30 (4.99%) Influencing Skills
6 29 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (4.16%) Presentation Skills
8 23 (3.83%) Manufacturing
9 20 (3.33%) Public Sector
10 18 (3.00%) Law
11 17 (2.83%) Automotive
12 12 (2.00%) Back Office
13 11 (1.83%) Banking
14 10 (1.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 8 (1.33%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (1.16%) Telecoms
17 5 (0.83%) Advertising
17 5 (0.83%) Electronics
18 4 (0.67%) Police
19 3 (0.50%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.66%) .NET
2 28 (4.66%) REST
2 28 (4.66%) Spring
3 22 (3.66%) Web Services
4 15 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 11 (1.83%) ASP.NET
5 11 (1.83%) JSON
6 10 (1.66%) RESTful
7 9 (1.50%) .NET Core
7 9 (1.50%) .NET Framework
7 9 (1.50%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (1.50%) SOAP
8 8 (1.33%) React
9 7 (1.16%) ASP.NET Core
9 7 (1.16%) Swagger
10 6 (1.00%) Entity Framework
10 6 (1.00%) XML
11 5 (0.83%) Azure Blueprints
11 5 (0.83%) HTML
11 5 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 92 (15.31%) Public Cloud
2 61 (10.15%) Data Centre
3 53 (8.82%) Greenfield Project
4 36 (5.99%) Management Information System
5 26 (4.33%) Legacy Systems
6 16 (2.66%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.50%) Cloud Native
7 15 (2.50%) Virtual Team
8 13 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.16%) Life Science
8 13 (2.16%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.83%) IVR
13 4 (0.67%) Blog
13 4 (0.67%) Smart Meter
14 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
14 3 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.49%) Windows
2 21 (3.49%) Linux
3 9 (1.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.67%) Unix
4 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (0.33%) Android
6 1 (0.17%) AIX
6 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (20.13%) DevOps
3 97 (16.14%) Presales
4 84 (13.98%) Migration
5 78 (12.98%) Analytics
6 69 (11.48%) Microservices
7 66 (10.98%) TOGAF
8 62 (10.32%) Mentoring
9 47 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
9 47 (7.82%) Cybersecurity
10 43 (7.15%) Coaching
10 43 (7.15%) CRM
10 43 (7.15%) ERP
11 42 (6.99%) Data Architecture
12 41 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
13 40 (6.66%) Data Modelling
13 40 (6.66%) Open Source
13 40 (6.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (5.82%) IT Strategy
15 34 (5.66%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 94 (15.64%) SQL
2 44 (7.32%) Java
3 27 (4.49%) C#
4 23 (3.83%) JavaScript
5 19 (3.16%) PowerShell
6 18 (3.00%) Python
7 8 (1.33%) TypeScript
8 7 (1.16%) Ruby
9 6 (1.00%) C
9 6 (1.00%) C++
10 5 (0.83%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.83%) Go
10 5 (0.83%) Groovy
11 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.33%) Perl
13 1 (0.17%) Google Apps Script
13 1 (0.17%) J#
13 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (13.81%) Security Cleared
2 67 (11.15%) SC Cleared
3 57 (9.48%) Degree
4 44 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (5.49%) MCSE
6 27 (4.49%) MCP
6 27 (4.49%) MCSA
7 24 (3.99%) DV Cleared
7 24 (3.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (3.33%) CISSP
9 15 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
11 10 (1.66%) TOGAF Certification
12 9 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (1.16%) CISM
14 6 (1.00%) AWS Certification
14 6 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (0.83%) CCNP
15 5 (0.83%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.66%) QA
2 19 (3.16%) GDPR
3 14 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (2.00%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.50%) COBIT
6 8 (1.33%) NIST
7 7 (1.16%) Accessibility
7 7 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 6 (1.00%) NCSC
9 5 (0.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 5 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.83%) GxP
9 5 (0.83%) ISO 26262
10 4 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.17%) BS25999
12 1 (0.17%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (6.82%) Docker
1 41 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (5.99%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.83%) vSphere
4 11 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 45 (7.49%) Terraform
2 35 (5.82%) Ansible
3 28 (4.66%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.16%) Nessus
5 3 (0.50%) Rancher
5 3 (0.50%) SCCM
5 3 (0.50%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 2 (0.33%) CASB
7 1 (0.17%) Avamar
7 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.17%) Kibana
7 1 (0.17%) Packer
7 1 (0.17%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.17%) Puppet
7 1 (0.17%) SCOM
7 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.17%) Sysdig
7 1 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 128 (21.30%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.82%) VMware
3 46 (7.65%) Salesforce.com
4 36 (5.99%) Oracle
5 24 (3.99%) Cisco
6 22 (3.66%) Citrix
7 19 (3.16%) Databricks
7 19 (3.16%) SAP
8 18 (3.00%) Google
8 18 (3.00%) ServiceNow
9 16 (2.66%) MuleSoft
10 14 (2.33%) Adobe
10 14 (2.33%) Dell
11 11 (1.83%) Aruba
12 10 (1.66%) IBM
12 10 (1.66%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 8 (1.33%) Juniper
14 7 (1.16%) Agilent
15 6 (1.00%) Apple
16 5 (0.83%) JD Edwards