Period
to 17 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £69,250 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 41 56
Rank change year-on-year +22 +15 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 763 579 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.39% 5.79% 4.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.80% 5.99% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 488 436 323
West Midlands median annual salary £69,250 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.59% +12.50% -7.69%
10th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £43,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 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 7,782 9,660 10,642
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.67% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5,997 7,849 8,472
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 December 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 17 December 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 +15 515 £67,500 +3.85% 46
Coventry +7 66 £60,000 -7.69% 14
Warwickshire +28 46 £65,000 -3.70% 8
Solihull +28 39 £70,000 +1.82% 5
Worcestershire +10 33 £75,000 -3.23% 11
Herefordshire +13 19 £85,000 +38.78% 1
Shropshire -4 16 - - 7
Staffordshire +6 8 £55,000 -1.79% 1
Wolverhampton +14 3 £60,000 -17.53% 1
Dudley - 1 £32,500 - 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 231 (30.28%) Presales
2 225 (29.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 192 (25.16%) Microsoft
4 188 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
5 161 (21.10%) Data Centre
6 152 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
7 140 (18.35%) TOGAF
8 133 (17.43%) Project Management
9 127 (16.64%) GDPR
10 126 (16.51%) Enterprise Architecture
11 117 (15.33%) Data Protection
12 116 (15.20%) Finance
13 101 (13.24%) Active Directory
14 99 (12.98%) ITIL
14 99 (12.98%) VMware
14 99 (12.98%) Degree
15 97 (12.71%) SQL
16 96 (12.58%) Line Management
17 95 (12.45%) Office 365
18 92 (12.06%) Technical Architecture
19 91 (11.93%) IT Strategy
20 90 (11.80%) Thought Leadership
20 90 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 87 (11.40%) Citrix
22 86 (11.27%) Service Delivery
23 85 (11.14%) .NET
24 84 (11.01%) SQL Server
25 82 (10.75%) Web Services
26 81 (10.62%) Windows
27 78 (10.22%) Cisco

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 21 (2.75%) CMS
2 10 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (1.31%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (1.05%) WebLogic
4 7 (0.92%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.66%) Apache
5 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.66%) JBoss
6 4 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.39%) IIS
7 3 (0.39%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.39%) SAS
7 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 35 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.57%) Simulink
3 1 (0.13%) Maya
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.97%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (0.92%) SAP APO
2 7 (0.92%) SAP EWM
2 7 (0.92%) SAP QM
2 7 (0.92%) SAP SCM
3 6 (0.79%) SAP ERP
3 6 (0.79%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.52%) SAP ECC
4 4 (0.52%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.26%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.26%) SAP VC
7 1 (0.13%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 225 (29.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 188 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
3 95 (12.45%) Office 365
4 67 (8.78%) PaaS
5 52 (6.82%) Amazon S3
5 52 (6.82%) IaaS
6 51 (6.68%) Amazon EC2
6 51 (6.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 32 (4.19%) Amazon SQS
7 32 (4.19%) Serverless
8 31 (4.06%) AWS Lambda
9 30 (3.93%) Amazon EMR
9 30 (3.93%) Amazon Kinesis
10 25 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 19 (2.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (1.44%) SaaS
15 10 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 70 (9.17%) Network Security
2 55 (7.21%) Firewall
3 44 (5.77%) WAN
4 28 (3.67%) Unified Communications
5 27 (3.54%) TCP/IP
6 23 (3.01%) LAN
6 23 (3.01%) MPLS
7 18 (2.36%) VPN
8 15 (1.97%) Wireless
9 13 (1.70%) BGP
10 12 (1.57%) OSPF
11 11 (1.44%) WLAN
12 10 (1.31%) SSL
12 10 (1.31%) VLAN
13 8 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (0.79%) Cisco Firepower
14 6 (0.79%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.79%) Spanning Tree
14 6 (0.79%) VoIP
15 5 (0.66%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 75 (9.83%) Amazon RDS
3 57 (7.47%) Big Data
4 46 (6.03%) Relational Database
5 44 (5.77%) MySQL
5 44 (5.77%) RDBMS
6 42 (5.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 41 (5.37%) NoSQL
8 39 (5.11%) DB2
9 35 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
10 32 (4.19%) Cosmos DB
11 30 (3.93%) Amazon Redshift
12 25 (3.28%) MongoDB
13 23 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
14 22 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
15 13 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (1.31%) Power BI
18 9 (1.18%) Hadoop
19 8 (1.05%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (1.97%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.83%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.57%) Rational Rhapsody
4 11 (1.44%) Maven
5 9 (1.18%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.05%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.92%) ERwin
8 5 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.52%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.39%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.39%) JIRA
10 3 (0.39%) Rational Rose
11 2 (0.26%) Bower
11 2 (0.26%) Grunt
11 2 (0.26%) gulp
11 2 (0.26%) Mocha
11 2 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.26%) Selenium
12 1 (0.13%) LoadUI
12 1 (0.13%) NeoLoad
General
1 116 (15.20%) Finance
2 69 (9.04%) Retail
3 29 (3.80%) Publishing
4 26 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 24 (3.15%) Electronics
6 22 (2.88%) Automotive
6 22 (2.88%) Marketing
7 12 (1.57%) Banking
8 10 (1.31%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.52%) Games
10 3 (0.39%) Legal
11 2 (0.26%) Advertising
11 2 (0.26%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (11.14%) .NET
2 82 (10.75%) Web Services
3 39 (5.11%) HTML
4 29 (3.80%) Middleware
5 25 (3.28%) ASP.NET
5 25 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
6 24 (3.15%) CSS
7 21 (2.75%) AngularJS
8 20 (2.62%) SOAP
9 19 (2.49%) REST
10 17 (2.23%) XML
11 14 (1.83%) J2EE
11 14 (1.83%) jQuery
12 11 (1.44%) Spring
13 10 (1.31%) Node.js
14 9 (1.18%) Spring MVC
15 8 (1.05%) Java EE
16 7 (0.92%) RESTful
17 6 (0.79%) HTML5
18 5 (0.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 161 (21.10%) Data Centre
2 61 (7.99%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (7.08%) Enterprise Software
4 37 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (4.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 32 (4.19%) Public Cloud
7 26 (3.41%) Management Information System
8 24 (3.15%) CMDB
9 22 (2.88%) Private Cloud
10 18 (2.36%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.83%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (1.44%) Taxonomies
14 9 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
14 9 (1.18%) NHS
14 9 (1.18%) Reference Data
15 8 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (1.05%) PKI
15 8 (1.05%) User Experience
16 7 (0.92%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 81 (10.62%) Windows
2 60 (7.86%) Linux
3 46 (6.03%) Windows Server
4 31 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (3.01%) Unix
7 10 (1.31%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.05%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.66%) AIX
9 5 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (30.28%) Presales
2 152 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (18.35%) TOGAF
4 133 (17.43%) Project Management
5 126 (16.51%) Enterprise Architecture
6 117 (15.33%) Data Protection
7 99 (12.98%) ITIL
8 96 (12.58%) Line Management
9 92 (12.06%) Technical Architecture
10 91 (11.93%) IT Strategy
11 90 (11.80%) Thought Leadership
12 86 (11.27%) Service Delivery
13 67 (8.78%) Customer Requirements
14 66 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
15 62 (8.13%) Microservices
15 62 (8.13%) Service Management
16 60 (7.86%) ITIL V3
17 59 (7.73%) Migration
18 58 (7.60%) SOA
18 58 (7.60%) Vendor Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (12.71%) SQL
2 76 (9.96%) Java
3 48 (6.29%) C#
4 45 (5.90%) JavaScript
5 29 (3.80%) Python
6 27 (3.54%) Scala
7 24 (3.15%) Shell Script
8 23 (3.01%) PL/SQL
9 14 (1.83%) PHP
10 12 (1.57%) MATLAB
11 8 (1.05%) C
12 4 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.39%) C++
14 2 (0.26%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.13%) Java 8
15 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 99 (12.98%) Degree
2 72 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (9.31%) MCSE
4 66 (8.65%) Security Cleared
5 42 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (4.33%) TOGAF Certification
7 31 (4.06%) MCSA
8 29 (3.80%) CCNP
9 28 (3.67%) MCP
10 24 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 22 (2.88%) CISSP
12 18 (2.36%) ISEB
13 17 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.83%) CEH
14 14 (1.83%) CompTIA Security+
15 13 (1.70%) PMI Certification
15 13 (1.70%) PMP
16 11 (1.44%) CCIE
17 9 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 7 (0.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (16.64%) GDPR
2 26 (3.41%) QA
3 24 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (2.49%) Data Quality
5 15 (1.97%) SLA
6 14 (1.83%) GPG13
7 12 (1.57%) ISO 26262
8 9 (1.18%) COBIT
9 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.13%) BS25999
10 1 (0.13%) IASME
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 101 (13.24%) Active Directory
2 90 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.70%) Docker
6 10 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.31%) XenApp
6 10 (1.31%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.66%) PowerHA
9 3 (0.39%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (3.01%) SCCM
2 14 (1.83%) SCOM
2 14 (1.83%) SCVMM
3 11 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 10 (1.31%) SCOrch
5 8 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (0.92%) Puppet
7 5 (0.66%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.52%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.39%) Ansible
9 3 (0.39%) QRadar
10 2 (0.26%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.26%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.26%) SCSM
11 1 (0.13%) Consul
11 1 (0.13%) Grafana
11 1 (0.13%) Rancher
11 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 192 (25.16%) Microsoft
2 99 (12.98%) VMware
3 87 (11.40%) Citrix
4 78 (10.22%) Cisco
5 49 (6.42%) Oracle
6 43 (5.64%) CheckPoint
7 35 (4.59%) Fortinet
8 34 (4.46%) Juniper
9 33 (4.33%) F5
10 32 (4.19%) NetApp
11 27 (3.54%) SAP
12 26 (3.41%) Google
12 26 (3.41%) HP
13 22 (2.88%) EMC
14 14 (1.83%) 3PAR
15 12 (1.57%) BMC
16 11 (1.44%) Brocade
17 8 (1.05%) Ivanti
17 8 (1.05%) Meraki
17 8 (1.05%) Tableau