Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 48 44
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 546 537 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.60% 5.09% 5.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 5.25% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 395 349 413
West Midlands median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £52,500 £45,200 £46,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £81,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% 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 9,425 10,219 9,962
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 96.84% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,543 8,123 8,364
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 17 January 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 January 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 +1 303 £67,500 +12.50% 39
Coventry -1 60 £70,000 +35.92% 15
Warwickshire +29 52 £67,500 +20.00% 10
Staffordshire +17 27 £65,000 -3.70% 2
Worcestershire +15 20 £77,500 +3.33% 4
Solihull -9 17 £70,000 +16.67% 2
Shropshire +3 15 £71,500 +1.42% 3
Wolverhampton -6 7 £72,750 +32.27%
West Bromwich +5 4 £53,500 -2.73%
Herefordshire +8 2 £61,250 +22.50% 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 131 (23.99%) Presales
2 112 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (20.15%) TOGAF
4 109 (19.96%) Finance
5 104 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 100 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (15.02%) SQL
8 72 (13.19%) Project Management
9 71 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 68 (12.45%) Enterprise Architecture
11 65 (11.90%) Data Centre
12 64 (11.72%) Amazon AWS
13 62 (11.36%) Service Delivery
14 57 (10.44%) IT Strategy
15 56 (10.26%) Degree
16 55 (10.07%) ITIL
17 54 (9.89%) Mentoring
18 53 (9.71%) Customer Requirements
19 51 (9.34%) Windows
20 48 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
21 47 (8.61%) Migration
21 47 (8.61%) Analytics
22 45 (8.24%) .NET
23 44 (8.06%) Web Services
23 44 (8.06%) C#
23 44 (8.06%) Computer Science
24 43 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
25 42 (7.69%) ETL
25 42 (7.69%) JavaScript
26 41 (7.51%) VMware

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 18 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.20%) IIS
3 8 (1.47%) Apache
3 8 (1.47%) CMS
3 8 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.10%) Documentum
4 6 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (1.10%) Umbraco
5 5 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.73%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.55%) JBoss
7 3 (0.55%) SAS
7 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.18%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.55%) Acrobat
2 3 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.55%) Doxygen
2 3 (0.55%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.83%) SAP MM
2 6 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.10%) SAP CO
2 6 (1.10%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.37%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.37%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.18%) Magento
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 112 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (11.72%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (7.51%) Office 365
4 33 (6.04%) IaaS
4 33 (6.04%) PaaS
5 20 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (3.66%) Force.com
6 16 (2.93%) SaaS
7 15 (2.75%) Serverless
8 13 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.18%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.18%) GitHub
12 1 (0.18%) Trello
12 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.41%) Firewall
2 31 (5.68%) Network Security
3 26 (4.76%) WAN
4 23 (4.21%) MPLS
5 22 (4.03%) VPN
6 18 (3.30%) OSPF
7 17 (3.11%) LAN
8 13 (2.38%) BGP
9 12 (2.20%) DNS
10 11 (2.01%) VLAN
10 11 (2.01%) WLAN
11 10 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (1.83%) NetScaler
12 9 (1.65%) DHCP
12 9 (1.65%) SNMP
12 9 (1.65%) SSL
12 9 (1.65%) TCP/IP
12 9 (1.65%) Wireshark
13 8 (1.47%) Ethernet
13 8 (1.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (7.33%) SQL Server
3 33 (6.04%) MySQL
4 30 (5.49%) NoSQL
5 29 (5.31%) Big Data
6 13 (2.38%) DB2
7 9 (1.65%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.92%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.92%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (0.92%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.73%) QlikView
11 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.37%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 33 (6.04%) Git (software)
2 29 (5.31%) Visual Studio
3 21 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.48%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (2.20%) Selenium
6 9 (1.65%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.28%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.28%) JUnit
8 6 (1.10%) git-flow
8 6 (1.10%) HP UFT
8 6 (1.10%) JIRA
8 6 (1.10%) Maven
8 6 (1.10%) Protractor
8 6 (1.10%) Ranorex
8 6 (1.10%) Rational Rose
9 5 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.73%) ERwin
11 3 (0.55%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.55%) Mocha
11 3 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 109 (19.96%) Finance
2 29 (5.31%) Manufacturing
3 28 (5.13%) Retail
4 25 (4.58%) Banking
5 21 (3.85%) Publishing
6 17 (3.11%) Marketing
7 12 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.83%) Advertising
9 9 (1.65%) Legal
10 5 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.55%) Local Government
12 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.37%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.24%) .NET
2 44 (8.06%) Web Services
3 31 (5.68%) AngularJS
4 29 (5.31%) Node.js
5 24 (4.40%) Visualforce
6 20 (3.66%) CSS
6 20 (3.66%) HTML
7 15 (2.75%) Middleware
7 15 (2.75%) WCF
8 14 (2.56%) ASP.NET
8 14 (2.56%) SOAP
9 13 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (2.38%) REST
10 11 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (2.01%) XML
11 9 (1.65%) RESTful
12 8 (1.47%) JSON
13 6 (1.10%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.10%) HTML5
13 6 (1.10%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 44 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 39 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (6.59%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.75%) Public Cloud
5 15 (2.75%) Virtual Team
6 14 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.20%) CCTV
8 9 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.47%) CMDB
9 8 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.28%) Mobile Computing
10 7 (1.28%) Taxonomies
10 7 (1.28%) User Experience
11 6 (1.10%) Social Media
12 5 (0.92%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.34%) Windows
2 18 (3.30%) Windows Server
3 17 (3.11%) Linux
4 15 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.01%) Windows 10
5 11 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.47%) Unix
7 6 (1.10%) Android
8 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Solaris
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (23.99%) Presales
2 110 (20.15%) TOGAF
3 100 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (13.19%) Project Management
5 71 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 68 (12.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 62 (11.36%) Service Delivery
8 57 (10.44%) IT Strategy
9 55 (10.07%) ITIL
10 54 (9.89%) Mentoring
11 53 (9.71%) Customer Requirements
12 48 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
13 47 (8.61%) Analytics
13 47 (8.61%) Migration
14 42 (7.69%) ETL
15 41 (7.51%) DevOps
16 38 (6.96%) SDLC
17 36 (6.59%) Technical Architecture
18 35 (6.41%) Line Management
18 35 (6.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 82 (15.02%) SQL
2 44 (8.06%) C#
3 42 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 39 (7.14%) C
5 37 (6.78%) PHP
6 33 (6.04%) Python
7 32 (5.86%) Java
8 30 (5.49%) C++
9 24 (4.40%) Apex Code
10 18 (3.30%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.65%) Ruby
12 7 (1.28%) Groovy
12 7 (1.28%) Scala
13 6 (1.10%) ABAP
13 6 (1.10%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.10%) VB
14 5 (0.92%) Delphi
14 5 (0.92%) RPG
15 4 (0.73%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (10.26%) Degree
2 37 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (3.66%) CCNP
5 19 (3.48%) MCSE
5 19 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (3.11%) MCP
7 15 (2.75%) CISSP
8 14 (2.56%) SC Cleared
9 13 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (2.01%) ISEB
12 10 (1.83%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.83%) JNCIP
13 9 (1.65%) CCDP
14 8 (1.47%) CCSE
14 8 (1.47%) IISP
14 8 (1.47%) ISSAP
14 8 (1.47%) PMI Certification
14 8 (1.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.30%) SLA
2 16 (2.93%) QA
3 11 (2.01%) COBIT
3 11 (2.01%) PMO
4 9 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.47%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.10%) GPG13
6 6 (1.10%) NIST 800
7 5 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.73%) MISRA
8 4 (0.73%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.37%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.18%) GDPR
10 1 (0.18%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.58%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (2.01%) XenApp
5 11 (2.01%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.92%) Docker
7 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.18%) HDFS
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (4.03%) Puppet
2 13 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (2.01%) Ansible
3 11 (2.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 10 (1.83%) SCOrch
5 9 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.65%) SCVMM
6 8 (1.47%) QRadar
7 7 (1.28%) SCCM
8 2 (0.37%) EnCase
8 2 (0.37%) IBM BigFix
8 2 (0.37%) Packer
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.18%) Nmap
9 1 (0.18%) SCOM
9 1 (0.18%) Terraform
9 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.51%) VMware
3 38 (6.96%) Oracle
4 32 (5.86%) Salesforce.com
5 30 (5.49%) SAP
6 29 (5.31%) Cisco
6 29 (5.31%) Citrix
7 25 (4.58%) Juniper
8 22 (4.03%) CheckPoint
9 18 (3.30%) IBM
10 14 (2.56%) EMC
10 14 (2.56%) Fortinet
10 14 (2.56%) Google
11 13 (2.38%) HP
12 12 (2.20%) Cadence
12 12 (2.20%) ServiceNow
13 10 (1.83%) Apple
13 10 (1.83%) NVIDIA
14 9 (1.65%) BMC
14 9 (1.65%) NetApp