Period
to 17 August 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 26 41
Rank change year-on-year -5 +15 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 524 615 555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.78% 6.74% 5.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.03% 7.00% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 422 363 412
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £49,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £84,875 £87,500 £79,875
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 7,455 8,783 9,613
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.23% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5,976 6,838 8,073
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the West Midlands

Architect
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Architect in the West Midlands

Architect
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Architect in the West Midlands

Architect
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Birmingham -4 245 £67,500 -3.57% 55
Coventry +29 89 £65,000 +6.12% 14
Warwickshire -11 46 £60,000 -17.24% 12
Solihull +8 40 £60,000 -14.29% 4
Worcestershire -5 26 £72,500 +57.79% 3
Shropshire +9 17 £85,000 +6.25% 4
Staffordshire +17 16 £57,500 -23.33% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 6 £107,500 -
Walsall - 4 - -
Herefordshire -31 1 £85,000 +41.67% 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 West Midlands region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 226 (43.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 141 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (26.15%) Amazon AWS
4 130 (24.81%) Microsoft
5 121 (23.09%) Presales
6 115 (21.95%) Data Centre
7 104 (19.85%) TOGAF
8 87 (16.60%) DevOps
9 79 (15.08%) IT Strategy
10 78 (14.89%) Office 365
11 75 (14.31%) ITIL
12 71 (13.55%) Finance
13 67 (12.79%) PaaS
14 65 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 62 (11.83%) Service Delivery
16 60 (11.45%) IaaS
17 56 (10.69%) Migration
17 56 (10.69%) Technical Architecture
18 54 (10.31%) Cisco
19 52 (9.92%) SQL
20 51 (9.73%) VMware
21 48 (9.16%) Degree
21 48 (9.16%) Hybrid Cloud
21 48 (9.16%) Public Cloud
22 47 (8.97%) Firewall
23 46 (8.78%) Enterprise Architecture
24 45 (8.59%) Service Management
24 45 (8.59%) Analytics
25 43 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
26 42 (8.02%) Cybersecurity

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 10 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
1 10 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.53%) Confluence
3 7 (1.34%) CMS
4 6 (1.15%) Apache
4 6 (1.15%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.95%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.38%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.38%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.38%) nginx
6 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (4.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 15 (2.86%) Avolution ABACUS
3 10 (1.91%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (1.15%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.38%) iTrent
6 2 (0.38%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.38%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.38%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.38%) SnowdropKCS
7 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.19%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 226 (43.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (26.15%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (14.89%) Office 365
4 67 (12.79%) PaaS
5 60 (11.45%) IaaS
6 30 (5.73%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (5.53%) SaaS
8 22 (4.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (3.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 18 (3.44%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (3.44%) Amazon S3
9 18 (3.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (3.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 17 (3.24%) Amazon ECS
11 10 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (1.91%) Power Platform
12 9 (1.72%) IBM Cloud
12 9 (1.72%) Serverless
13 7 (1.34%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.97%) Firewall
2 27 (5.15%) WAN
3 26 (4.96%) Unified Communications
4 21 (4.01%) LAN
5 17 (3.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (2.10%) MPLS
6 11 (2.10%) VPN
6 11 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (1.91%) BGP
7 10 (1.91%) OSPF
8 9 (1.72%) Wireless
9 6 (1.15%) IPsec
10 4 (0.76%) Internet
11 3 (0.57%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.57%) SAN
11 3 (0.57%) Skype
11 3 (0.57%) VPLS
11 3 (0.57%) xDSL
12 2 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.58%) Big Data
3 22 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 18 (3.44%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (3.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 10 (1.91%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.91%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.53%) Data Lake
9 7 (1.34%) Power BI
9 7 (1.34%) SAP HANA
10 6 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.15%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.15%) IBM InfoSphere
10 6 (1.15%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.15%) OLTP
10 6 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.95%) DB2
11 5 (0.95%) OrientDB
11 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.05%) JIRA
2 11 (2.10%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.34%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.15%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.95%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.76%) Appium
6 4 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.76%) Bower
6 4 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.76%) Grunt
6 4 (0.76%) gulp
6 4 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.76%) Selenium
6 4 (0.76%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.76%) TestRail
7 2 (0.38%) Mocha
7 2 (0.38%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.38%) Zephyr
General
1 71 (13.55%) Finance
2 21 (4.01%) Retail
3 19 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.29%) Aerospace
5 10 (1.91%) Legal
6 9 (1.72%) Automotive
6 9 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.72%) Marketing
7 6 (1.15%) Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.38%) Publishing
9 1 (0.19%) Back Office
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Law
9 1 (0.19%) Local Government
9 1 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.63%) Web Services
2 38 (7.25%) .NET
3 16 (3.05%) RESTful
4 15 (2.86%) AngularJS
5 14 (2.67%) ASP.NET
5 14 (2.67%) Node.js
6 10 (1.91%) Middleware
7 7 (1.34%) Kafka
8 5 (0.95%) Dropwizard
8 5 (0.95%) Natural Language Processing
8 5 (0.95%) Play Framework
8 5 (0.95%) XML
8 5 (0.95%) ZeroMQ
9 4 (0.76%) JSON
9 4 (0.76%) React
9 4 (0.76%) Sass
10 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.38%) Backbone.js
10 2 (0.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 115 (21.95%) Data Centre
2 48 (9.16%) Hybrid Cloud
2 48 (9.16%) Public Cloud
3 40 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (6.68%) Private Cloud
4 35 (6.68%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (4.77%) User Experience
6 16 (3.05%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.91%) CESG
9 9 (1.72%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.72%) Enterprise Cloud
10 8 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.15%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.15%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.95%) NHS
12 5 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.76%) CCTV
14 3 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.63%) Windows
2 35 (6.68%) Linux
3 13 (2.48%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.10%) Windows 10
4 11 (2.10%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.95%) AIX
5 5 (0.95%) Solaris
6 3 (0.57%) Android
6 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.38%) Unix
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) SUSE
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (23.09%) Presales
3 104 (19.85%) TOGAF
4 87 (16.60%) DevOps
5 79 (15.08%) IT Strategy
6 75 (14.31%) ITIL
7 65 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 62 (11.83%) Service Delivery
9 56 (10.69%) Migration
9 56 (10.69%) Technical Architecture
10 46 (8.78%) Enterprise Architecture
11 45 (8.59%) Analytics
11 45 (8.59%) Service Management
12 42 (8.02%) Cybersecurity
12 42 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
13 40 (7.63%) Technology Roadmap
14 39 (7.44%) Data Modelling
15 38 (7.25%) Architectural Design
16 37 (7.06%) Information Security
16 37 (7.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (9.92%) SQL
2 39 (7.44%) Java
3 23 (4.39%) C#
3 23 (4.39%) Python
4 18 (3.44%) Scala
5 17 (3.24%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.34%) C
7 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.76%) ABAP
8 4 (0.76%) C++
8 4 (0.76%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.38%) COBOL
9 2 (0.38%) Groovy
9 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.19%) R
10 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (9.16%) Degree
2 41 (7.82%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (7.25%) CCNP
4 36 (6.87%) Security Cleared
5 26 (4.96%) CISSP
5 26 (4.96%) SC Cleared
6 24 (4.58%) CCDP
7 15 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (2.48%) CCNA
8 13 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (2.10%) MCSE
10 10 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.72%) CCIE
11 9 (1.72%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.53%) JNCIA
13 7 (1.34%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.15%) CCSP
14 6 (1.15%) CISM
14 6 (1.15%) ISSAP
14 6 (1.15%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 23 (4.39%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.48%) QA
3 12 (2.29%) SLA
4 10 (1.91%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.34%) NIST
6 6 (1.15%) COBIT
6 6 (1.15%) GDPR
6 6 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.95%) GPG13
8 4 (0.76%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.76%) HMG Infosec
8 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (0.57%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 43 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (3.63%) Hyper-V
3 17 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.24%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.53%) Docker
5 6 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.95%) PowerHA
6 5 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.95%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (4.01%) SCCM
2 12 (2.29%) Puppet
3 10 (1.91%) Ansible
4 9 (1.72%) Terraform
5 7 (1.34%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.95%) Cacti
6 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (0.95%) Netcool
6 5 (0.95%) Salt
6 5 (0.95%) SCOM
6 5 (0.95%) SCOrch
6 5 (0.95%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.76%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.57%) Observium
9 2 (0.38%) Nagios
9 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.19%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.19%) Kibana
10 1 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 130 (24.81%) Microsoft
2 54 (10.31%) Cisco
3 51 (9.73%) VMware
4 42 (8.02%) SAP
5 28 (5.34%) Juniper
6 27 (5.15%) Citrix
7 25 (4.77%) Oracle
8 23 (4.39%) F5
9 22 (4.20%) Sparx
10 21 (4.01%) CheckPoint
11 20 (3.82%) IBM
12 17 (3.24%) Fortinet
13 9 (1.72%) Google
13 9 (1.72%) Meraki
14 8 (1.53%) Palo Alto
15 7 (1.34%) Blue Coat
15 7 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
16 5 (0.95%) Cadence
16 5 (0.95%) Remedy
16 5 (0.95%) Splunk