Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 55 44
Rank change year-on-year +17 -11 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 576 533 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.66% 4.64% 5.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 4.82% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 448 356 410
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
90th Percentile £82,875 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £73,250 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +1.03% +3.57% -

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 9808 11047 10409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.45% 96.19% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 8054 8754 8660
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Birmingham -1 291 £65,000 +6.12% 21
Coventry +22 75 £60,000 +14.29% 8
Warwickshire +25 50 £67,500 +20.00% 1
Shropshire +10 33 £69,713 +8.93% 2
Staffordshire +18 31 £50,000 -25.93%
Worcestershire +9 22 £77,500 +10.71%
Solihull -9 13 £67,500 +8.00% 2
West Bromwich +8 7 £53,500 +7.00%
Dudley +13 4 £57,500 +43.75%
Wolverhampton -1 2 £72,750 +32.27%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 135 (23.44%) TOGAF
2 115 (19.97%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (19.27%) Presales
4 110 (19.10%) Finance
5 94 (16.32%) SQL
6 91 (15.80%) Microsoft Azure
7 84 (14.58%) Project Management
8 82 (14.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 80 (13.89%) Microsoft
10 76 (13.19%) ITIL
10 76 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
11 68 (11.81%) Enterprise Architecture
12 67 (11.63%) UML
13 65 (11.28%) Degree
14 63 (10.94%) Oracle
15 59 (10.24%) IT Strategy
16 58 (10.07%) Service Delivery
17 56 (9.72%) Data Centre
18 53 (9.20%) Mentoring
19 51 (8.85%) Web Services
20 50 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
21 49 (8.51%) Java
22 48 (8.33%) Security Cleared
23 45 (7.81%) C
23 45 (7.81%) SQL Server
23 45 (7.81%) Python
23 45 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
23 45 (7.81%) Customer Requirements
24 44 (7.64%) SDLC
24 44 (7.64%) Firewall

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 19 (3.30%) Documentum
2 15 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.26%) Apache
4 12 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.04%) CMS
5 6 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (1.04%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.87%) IIS
7 3 (0.52%) JBoss
7 3 (0.52%) SAS
8 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.35%) OpenEdge
8 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.35%) Sonic ESB
8 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.17%) Confluence
9 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (1.91%) Acrobat
1 11 (1.91%) Adobe Illustrator
1 11 (1.91%) PaintShop Pro
2 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.52%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.22%) SAP MM
2 6 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.04%) SAP CO
2 6 (1.04%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.35%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.17%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 91 (15.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (6.60%) Office 365
4 29 (5.03%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (4.34%) PaaS
6 22 (3.82%) IaaS
6 22 (3.82%) SaaS
7 17 (2.95%) Force.com
8 8 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.35%) GitHub
11 2 (0.35%) Serverless
12 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.17%) Slack
12 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (7.64%) Firewall
2 31 (5.38%) WAN
3 25 (4.34%) Network Security
4 21 (3.65%) VPN
5 15 (2.60%) OSPF
6 11 (1.91%) LAN
6 11 (1.91%) MPLS
7 10 (1.74%) BGP
8 9 (1.56%) DNS
9 7 (1.22%) DHCP
9 7 (1.22%) SSL
10 6 (1.04%) Internet
10 6 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (1.04%) VoIP
11 5 (0.87%) ICMP
11 5 (0.87%) IPv4
11 5 (0.87%) IPv6
11 5 (0.87%) Junos
11 5 (0.87%) SAN
11 5 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
1 45 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.94%) MySQL
3 37 (6.42%) NoSQL
4 26 (4.51%) Big Data
5 19 (3.30%) DB2
6 17 (2.95%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.43%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
8 11 (1.91%) Oracle9i Database
9 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.22%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 4 (0.69%) SAP BW
13 3 (0.52%) OLTP
14 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (4.34%) Jenkins
2 19 (3.30%) Selenium
3 16 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.08%) Maven
5 8 (1.39%) JUnit
6 7 (1.22%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.22%) git-flow
6 7 (1.22%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.22%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.04%) HP UFT
7 6 (1.04%) Protractor
7 6 (1.04%) Ranorex
7 6 (1.04%) Rational Rose
8 4 (0.69%) ERwin
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.35%) JIRA
10 2 (0.35%) Mocha
10 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 110 (19.10%) Finance
2 39 (6.77%) Banking
3 27 (4.69%) Manufacturing
3 27 (4.69%) Retail
4 25 (4.34%) Publishing
5 12 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (1.56%) Marketing
6 9 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.39%) Advertising
8 7 (1.22%) Automotive
9 6 (1.04%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.04%) Legal
10 3 (0.52%) Local Government
11 2 (0.35%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.85%) Web Services
2 39 (6.77%) .NET
3 33 (5.73%) Node.js
4 30 (5.21%) AngularJS
5 25 (4.34%) REST
6 24 (4.17%) Middleware
7 22 (3.82%) SOAP
7 22 (3.82%) XML
8 20 (3.47%) Hibernate
8 20 (3.47%) Visualforce
9 12 (2.08%) CSS
10 10 (1.74%) HTML
10 10 (1.74%) JSON
11 6 (1.04%) Sass
11 6 (1.04%) WAP
11 6 (1.04%) WPF
12 5 (0.87%) CSS3
12 5 (0.87%) Java EE
12 5 (0.87%) Spring
13 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.72%) Data Centre
2 42 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (6.77%) Computer Science
4 38 (6.60%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.30%) Virtual Team
6 17 (2.95%) CCTV
7 13 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.91%) Graphic Design
9 8 (1.39%) CMDB
9 8 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.22%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
10 7 (1.22%) Taxonomies
10 7 (1.22%) User Experience
11 6 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.04%) PKI
11 6 (1.04%) Social Media
12 5 (0.87%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.56%) Windows
2 9 (1.56%) Linux
2 9 (1.56%) Unix
3 6 (1.04%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.87%) Android
5 4 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (23.44%) TOGAF
2 115 (19.97%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (19.27%) Presales
4 84 (14.58%) Project Management
5 82 (14.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 76 (13.19%) ITIL
7 68 (11.81%) Enterprise Architecture
8 67 (11.63%) UML
9 59 (10.24%) IT Strategy
10 58 (10.07%) Service Delivery
11 53 (9.20%) Mentoring
12 50 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
13 45 (7.81%) Customer Requirements
14 44 (7.64%) SDLC
15 43 (7.47%) Technical Architecture
16 40 (6.94%) ArchiMate
16 40 (6.94%) Business Analysis
16 40 (6.94%) Migration
16 40 (6.94%) Software Engineering
17 39 (6.77%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 94 (16.32%) SQL
2 49 (8.51%) Java
3 45 (7.81%) C
3 45 (7.81%) Python
4 41 (7.12%) C++
4 41 (7.12%) PHP
5 38 (6.60%) C#
6 32 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 26 (4.51%) PowerShell
8 20 (3.47%) Apex Code
9 11 (1.91%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.04%) Groovy
11 6 (1.04%) Scala
12 5 (0.87%) Delphi
12 5 (0.87%) RPG
12 5 (0.87%) Ruby
12 5 (0.87%) VB
13 4 (0.69%) ABAP
13 4 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (11.28%) Degree
2 48 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (3.47%) MCSE
4 20 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (3.30%) CCNP
6 17 (2.95%) MCP
6 17 (2.95%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (2.26%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.74%) ISEB
10 9 (1.56%) CCIE
11 8 (1.39%) CCNA
11 8 (1.39%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.39%) PMP
12 7 (1.22%) CCDA
12 7 (1.22%) CCDP
12 7 (1.22%) CISSP
13 6 (1.04%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.34%) SLA
2 14 (2.43%) QA
3 12 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.56%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.22%) COBIT
5 7 (1.22%) PMO
6 6 (1.04%) GPG13
6 6 (1.04%) NIST 800
7 4 (0.69%) MISRA
7 4 (0.69%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.35%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 24 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.52%) Docker
5 3 (0.52%) XenApp
5 3 (0.52%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.17%) HDFS
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (3.47%) Puppet
2 9 (1.56%) SCVMM
3 6 (1.04%) Ansible
4 5 (0.87%) SCCM
5 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.35%) EnCase
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.35%) Nagios
7 2 (0.35%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.35%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.17%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.17%) Nessus
8 1 (0.17%) Nmap
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.94%) Oracle
3 30 (5.21%) SAP
4 27 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
4 27 (4.69%) VMware
5 21 (3.65%) Cisco
5 21 (3.65%) EMC
6 20 (3.47%) Citrix
7 19 (3.30%) Pega
8 17 (2.95%) Juniper
9 14 (2.43%) CheckPoint
9 14 (2.43%) HP
9 14 (2.43%) ServiceNow
10 12 (2.08%) Adobe
10 12 (2.08%) Cadence
11 10 (1.74%) BMC
11 10 (1.74%) NetApp
12 9 (1.56%) IBM
13 8 (1.39%) Brocade
14 6 (1.04%) Fortinet