Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 40 60
Rank change year-on-year +19 +20 -14
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 725 554 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.41% 5.59% 4.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.73% 5.79% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 450 429 362
West Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +7.66% -7.12%
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £45,350
90th Percentile £86,250 £78,750 £78,750
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £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 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 8,307 9,568 11,271
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 96.56% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,467 7,967 8,908
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,913 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 +19 484 £67,500 +3.85% 62
Coventry +6 75 £60,000 +4.35% 19
Warwickshire +36 43 £75,000 +11.11% 7
Solihull +30 37 £70,000 +3.70% 8
Worcestershire +11 17 £75,000 -3.23% 6
Shropshire -7 13 £80,000 +14.76% 5
Herefordshire - 13 £85,000 - 3
Staffordshire -15 5 £77,500 +55.00% 6
Wolverhampton +7 3 £60,000 -29.41% 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 192 (26.48%) Presales
2 191 (26.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 176 (24.28%) Amazon AWS
4 162 (22.34%) Data Centre
5 157 (21.66%) Microsoft
6 147 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
7 127 (17.52%) TOGAF
8 109 (15.03%) Enterprise Architecture
9 108 (14.90%) Degree
10 102 (14.07%) Project Management
11 101 (13.93%) Finance
12 98 (13.52%) ITIL
13 88 (12.14%) SQL
14 87 (12.00%) Java
15 85 (11.72%) Cisco
16 84 (11.59%) Line Management
17 81 (11.17%) Service Delivery
17 81 (11.17%) PaaS
18 80 (11.03%) IT Strategy
19 79 (10.90%) VMware
20 78 (10.76%) .NET
20 78 (10.76%) GDPR
21 76 (10.48%) Retail
22 74 (10.21%) SQL Server
22 74 (10.21%) Active Directory
23 73 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
24 72 (9.93%) Linux
25 71 (9.79%) Citrix
25 71 (9.79%) Data Protection
25 71 (9.79%) Network Security

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 15 (2.07%) Tomcat
2 12 (1.66%) CMS
3 9 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (1.10%) Apache
5 7 (0.97%) IIS
5 7 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.97%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.69%) JBoss
7 4 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.41%) SAS
8 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 19 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.07%) Simulink
3 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.14%) Maya
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 21 (2.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (1.79%) SAP SCM
3 12 (1.66%) SAP APO
3 12 (1.66%) SAP EWM
3 12 (1.66%) SAP QM
4 7 (0.97%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.83%) Teamcenter
6 5 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.55%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.55%) SAP ECC
7 4 (0.55%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.41%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.41%) SAP VC
9 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.28%) Magento
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 191 (26.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 176 (24.28%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (11.17%) PaaS
4 67 (9.24%) Office 365
5 60 (8.28%) IaaS
6 33 (4.55%) Amazon S3
7 32 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (4.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 29 (4.00%) SaaS
10 23 (3.17%) Amazon SQS
10 23 (3.17%) Serverless
11 22 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
11 22 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (2.90%) Amazon EMR
12 21 (2.90%) Amazon Kinesis
13 11 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
17 5 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 71 (9.79%) Network Security
2 52 (7.17%) WAN
3 47 (6.48%) Firewall
4 32 (4.41%) LAN
5 26 (3.59%) VPN
6 24 (3.31%) TCP/IP
7 21 (2.90%) MPLS
7 21 (2.90%) WLAN
8 18 (2.48%) Wireless
9 15 (2.07%) SSL
9 15 (2.07%) Unified Communications
10 14 (1.93%) BGP
11 13 (1.79%) VLAN
12 12 (1.66%) DNS
12 12 (1.66%) OSPF
13 10 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.24%) Cisco Firepower
14 9 (1.24%) Ethernet
14 9 (1.24%) Internet
15 8 (1.10%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.72%) Amazon RDS
2 56 (7.72%) Big Data
3 55 (7.59%) NoSQL
4 44 (6.07%) MySQL
5 38 (5.24%) Relational Database
6 35 (4.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 35 (4.83%) DB2
7 33 (4.55%) RDBMS
8 28 (3.86%) Cosmos DB
8 28 (3.86%) MongoDB
8 28 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
11 18 (2.48%) Azure SQL Database
12 16 (2.21%) Power BI
13 12 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.52%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.38%) QlikView
16 9 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 21 (2.90%) Maven
2 15 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.07%) Rational Rhapsody
3 12 (1.66%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.52%) JUnit
5 8 (1.10%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.83%) CircleCI
7 5 (0.69%) Jasmine
7 5 (0.69%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.55%) Rational Rose
8 4 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.41%) Mockito
9 3 (0.41%) Selenium
10 2 (0.28%) Ant
10 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.28%) Gatling
10 2 (0.28%) GitLab
10 2 (0.28%) JIRA
10 2 (0.28%) Mocha
10 2 (0.28%) NeoLoad
General
1 101 (13.93%) Finance
2 76 (10.48%) Retail
3 37 (5.10%) Manufacturing
4 33 (4.55%) Publishing
5 30 (4.14%) Electronics
6 27 (3.72%) Automotive
7 24 (3.31%) Marketing
8 9 (1.24%) Banking
8 9 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.83%) Advertising
9 6 (0.83%) Games
10 2 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (10.76%) .NET
2 61 (8.41%) Web Services
3 48 (6.62%) HTML
4 29 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 25 (3.45%) CSS
6 18 (2.48%) Spring
7 17 (2.34%) ASP.NET
7 17 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (2.34%) jQuery
7 17 (2.34%) Middleware
7 17 (2.34%) REST
8 16 (2.21%) Java EE
8 16 (2.21%) XML
9 14 (1.93%) HTML5
9 14 (1.93%) Node.js
9 14 (1.93%) React
10 13 (1.79%) J2EE
11 12 (1.66%) SOAP
12 10 (1.38%) Spring MVC
13 8 (1.10%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 162 (22.34%) Data Centre
2 62 (8.55%) Computer Science
3 55 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
4 51 (7.03%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (4.00%) Management Information System
7 26 (3.59%) CMDB
8 24 (3.31%) Public Cloud
9 16 (2.21%) Client/Server
9 16 (2.21%) Cyberthreat
10 15 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 15 (2.07%) Embedded Systems
10 15 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (2.07%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.66%) CCTV
11 12 (1.66%) FMCG
11 12 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
13 10 (1.38%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.97%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 72 (9.93%) Linux
2 66 (9.10%) Windows
3 36 (4.97%) Windows Server
4 28 (3.86%) Unix
5 26 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.55%) AIX
8 4 (0.55%) Solaris
8 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (26.48%) Presales
2 147 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (17.52%) TOGAF
4 109 (15.03%) Enterprise Architecture
5 102 (14.07%) Project Management
6 98 (13.52%) ITIL
7 84 (11.59%) Line Management
8 81 (11.17%) Service Delivery
9 80 (11.03%) IT Strategy
10 71 (9.79%) Data Protection
11 68 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
12 64 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
13 60 (8.28%) Microservices
14 59 (8.14%) ITIL V3
14 59 (8.14%) Service Management
15 58 (8.00%) E-Commerce
16 57 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
17 55 (7.59%) Migration
18 52 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
19 51 (7.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 88 (12.14%) SQL
2 87 (12.00%) Java
3 61 (8.41%) JavaScript
4 40 (5.52%) C#
5 25 (3.45%) Python
6 19 (2.62%) Scala
7 16 (2.21%) Shell Script
8 15 (2.07%) MATLAB
8 15 (2.07%) PL/SQL
9 14 (1.93%) PHP
10 9 (1.24%) C
11 4 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.41%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.41%) C++
12 3 (0.41%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.14%) Delphi
13 1 (0.14%) Java 8
13 1 (0.14%) Ruby
13 1 (0.14%) X++
Qualifications
1 108 (14.90%) Degree
2 58 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (7.86%) MCSE
3 57 (7.86%) Security Cleared
4 50 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (5.79%) CCNP
6 39 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 32 (4.41%) TOGAF Certification
8 30 (4.14%) CISSP
9 25 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (3.45%) MCP
10 24 (3.31%) CCDP
11 23 (3.17%) ISEB
12 21 (2.90%) MCSA
13 19 (2.62%) CEH
13 19 (2.62%) CompTIA Security+
14 18 (2.48%) PMI Certification
14 18 (2.48%) PMP
15 15 (2.07%) CCIE
16 14 (1.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (10.76%) GDPR
2 31 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.90%) QA
4 20 (2.76%) SLA
5 19 (2.62%) GPG13
6 15 (2.07%) ISO 26262
7 13 (1.79%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.55%) COBIT
10 1 (0.14%) IASME
10 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (10.21%) Active Directory
2 73 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.90%) Docker
5 10 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.83%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.55%) PowerHA
7 4 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.55%) XenApp
7 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.28%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 18 (2.48%) SCCM
2 10 (1.38%) Puppet
3 9 (1.24%) SCOM
3 9 (1.24%) SCVMM
4 7 (0.97%) Ansible
4 7 (0.97%) CASB
4 7 (0.97%) QRadar
5 6 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (0.69%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (0.55%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.55%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.28%) Consul
9 2 (0.28%) Rancher
9 2 (0.28%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 157 (21.66%) Microsoft
2 85 (11.72%) Cisco
3 79 (10.90%) VMware
4 71 (9.79%) Citrix
5 67 (9.24%) CheckPoint
6 52 (7.17%) Fortinet
7 51 (7.03%) Juniper
8 40 (5.52%) F5
9 39 (5.38%) SAP
10 36 (4.97%) Oracle
11 32 (4.41%) NetApp
12 27 (3.72%) EMC
13 23 (3.17%) HP
14 21 (2.90%) Google
15 15 (2.07%) Tufin
16 13 (1.79%) IBM
17 12 (1.66%) Forcepoint
18 11 (1.52%) Meraki
18 11 (1.52%) Tableau
19 10 (1.38%) ServiceNow