Period
to 27 February 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 18 38
Rank change year-on-year -15 +20 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 399 824 572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.21% 10.35% 5.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.46% 10.80% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 350 493 393
West Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £68,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.19% +1.48% +12.50%
10th Percentile £52,400 £50,632 £49,877
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £87,250
England median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +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 6,172 7,627 9,578
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.77% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5,150 5,792 7,567
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 -11 216 £70,000 +3.70% 33
Coventry +7 60 £60,690 +1.15% 11
Warwickshire -6 51 £72,500 +20.83% 6
Solihull -11 34 £70,000 - 3
Worcestershire -9 14 £55,000 -21.43% 4
Shropshire +6 6 £85,000 - 2
Wolverhampton -1 1 £48,000 -20.00% 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 156 (39.10%) Azure
2 109 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (27.32%) TOGAF
3 86 (21.55%) Microsoft
4 73 (18.30%) SQL
5 70 (17.54%) AWS
6 69 (17.29%) Finance
7 60 (15.04%) Presales
8 59 (14.79%) IT Strategy
9 56 (14.04%) Data Centre
9 56 (14.04%) DevOps
10 52 (13.03%) ITIL
11 51 (12.78%) Data Architecture
12 47 (11.78%) SOA
13 46 (11.53%) Migration
14 45 (11.28%) Technical Architecture
15 43 (10.78%) Degree
16 40 (10.03%) C#
17 39 (9.77%) JavaScript
17 39 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
18 38 (9.52%) PaaS
19 37 (9.27%) Visual Studio
19 37 (9.27%) Project Delivery
20 36 (9.02%) VMware
20 36 (9.02%) Firewall
20 36 (9.02%) Public Cloud
21 35 (8.77%) IaaS
21 35 (8.77%) PRINCE2
21 35 (8.77%) Information Security
22 34 (8.52%) Zachman Framework

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 14 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.01%) Confluence
2 8 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.75%) TPMS
5 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.50%) SAS
5 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.25%) Apache
6 1 (0.25%) CMS
6 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.25%) IIS
6 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.25%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.75%) Primavera
3 3 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.50%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.25%) Avolution ABACUS
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 156 (39.10%) Azure
2 70 (17.54%) AWS
3 38 (9.52%) PaaS
4 35 (8.77%) IaaS
5 31 (7.77%) Office 365
6 22 (5.51%) SaaS
7 18 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (4.01%) Dynamics 365
8 16 (4.01%) Power Platform
9 13 (3.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 13 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (3.26%) Amazon ECS
9 13 (3.26%) Amazon S3
9 13 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (3.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (3.01%) GCP
11 8 (2.01%) GitHub
12 7 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (1.75%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.02%) Firewall
2 12 (3.01%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (2.51%) Internet
4 7 (1.75%) LAN
5 5 (1.25%) Network Security
5 5 (1.25%) WAN
6 4 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.00%) SAN
6 4 (1.00%) VPN
6 4 (1.00%) Wireless
7 3 (0.75%) BGP
7 3 (0.75%) OSPF
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.50%) DAB
8 2 (0.50%) IPsec
8 2 (0.50%) MPLS
8 2 (0.50%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.50%) SSL
8 2 (0.50%) VoIP
8 2 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.01%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 15 (3.76%) Power BI
5 13 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 13 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (2.26%) Big Data
6 9 (2.26%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.50%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.00%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.00%) MySQL
9 4 (1.00%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.00%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.75%) SQLite
11 2 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (9.27%) Visual Studio
2 27 (6.77%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (2.26%) JIRA
5 8 (2.01%) Artifactory
5 8 (2.01%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.01%) Liquibase
5 8 (2.01%) SonarQube
6 6 (1.50%) Bower
6 6 (1.50%) Grunt
6 6 (1.50%) gulp
6 6 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (17.29%) Finance
2 15 (3.76%) Public Sector
3 8 (2.01%) Banking
4 7 (1.75%) Marketing
4 7 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.75%) Retail
6 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.25%) Automotive
7 1 (0.25%) Billing
7 1 (0.25%) Games
7 1 (0.25%) Local Government
7 1 (0.25%) Military
7 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.52%) AngularJS
2 20 (5.01%) Web Services
3 14 (3.51%) Middleware
4 13 (3.26%) .NET
5 5 (1.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.25%) Velocity
6 4 (1.00%) .NET Core
6 4 (1.00%) Angular 2
6 4 (1.00%) Kafka
6 4 (1.00%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (1.00%) Vue.js
7 3 (0.75%) CSS
7 3 (0.75%) HTML
8 2 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.50%) Flutter
8 2 (0.50%) HTML5
8 2 (0.50%) Java EE
8 2 (0.50%) JSON
8 2 (0.50%) OpenID
8 2 (0.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.04%) Data Centre
2 39 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (9.02%) Public Cloud
4 25 (6.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 20 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (4.76%) Private Cloud
7 15 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.25%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.25%) User Experience
10 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.00%) SCADA
11 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.75%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.50%) BYOD
12 2 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.50%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.50%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.27%) Windows
2 18 (4.51%) Linux
3 9 (2.26%) Windows 7
4 8 (2.01%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.75%) Unix
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.25%) AIX
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
1 109 (27.32%) TOGAF
2 60 (15.04%) Presales
3 59 (14.79%) IT Strategy
4 56 (14.04%) DevOps
5 52 (13.03%) ITIL
6 51 (12.78%) Data Architecture
7 47 (11.78%) SOA
8 46 (11.53%) Migration
9 45 (11.28%) Technical Architecture
10 37 (9.27%) Project Delivery
11 35 (8.77%) Information Security
11 35 (8.77%) PRINCE2
12 34 (8.52%) Architectural Design
12 34 (8.52%) Zachman Framework
13 30 (7.52%) Cybersecurity
13 30 (7.52%) Service Design
13 30 (7.52%) Technology Roadmap
14 29 (7.27%) Computer Science
15 27 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (18.30%) SQL
2 40 (10.03%) C#
3 39 (9.77%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.51%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.26%) Java
6 6 (1.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 6 (1.50%) X++
7 2 (0.50%) ABAP
7 2 (0.50%) Python
7 2 (0.50%) VBScript
8 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.25%) C
8 1 (0.25%) Scala
8 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (10.78%) Degree
2 23 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.26%) CCNP
4 13 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.51%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (1.75%) CISSP
7 7 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.50%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.25%) CCNA
9 5 (1.25%) MCSE
10 4 (1.00%) CISM
10 4 (1.00%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.75%) CCDP
12 2 (0.50%) ISEB
12 2 (0.50%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.50%) MCSA
13 1 (0.25%) CCDA
13 1 (0.25%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.26%) QA
2 9 (2.26%) GDPR
3 7 (1.75%) SLA
4 6 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.25%) NIST
6 4 (1.00%) COBIT
7 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.75%) PMO
8 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.25%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.76%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (3.51%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.75%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.75%) vSphere
7 2 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.25%) Docker
8 1 (0.25%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.25%) XenApp
8 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (4.01%) Terraform
2 12 (3.01%) Ansible
3 9 (2.26%) SCCM
4 8 (2.01%) Packer
5 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.50%) Kibana
6 2 (0.50%) TrustSec
6 2 (0.50%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.25%) Cacti
7 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.25%) Puppet
7 1 (0.25%) Salt
7 1 (0.25%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.25%) SCSM
7 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 86 (21.55%) Microsoft
2 36 (9.02%) VMware
3 19 (4.76%) Cisco
3 19 (4.76%) Oracle
4 15 (3.76%) SAP
5 12 (3.01%) IBM
6 11 (2.76%) Citrix
6 11 (2.76%) Google
7 7 (1.75%) Juniper
7 7 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.25%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.25%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.00%) F5
9 4 (1.00%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.00%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.75%) Adobe
10 3 (0.75%) Brocade
10 3 (0.75%) EMC
10 3 (0.75%) Sun
10 3 (0.75%) Zscaler