Period
to 23 April 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 36 41
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 705 556 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.91% 5.75% 5.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.33% 5.95% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 425 351 345
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £68,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.41% +8.80% -
10th Percentile £50,632 £47,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £92,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £74,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +5.71%

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 7,555 9,342 9,514
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 96.55% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5,754 7,282 7,782
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 +16 432 £65,000 -10.34% 50
Coventry +24 67 £67,500 -3.57% 23
Warwickshire -11 47 £55,000 -15.38% 7
Solihull +26 45 £72,500 +3.57% 13
Worcestershire -20 38 £60,000 +30.59% 5
Shropshire +1 19 £90,000 +20.00% 5
Staffordshire +21 15 £51,250 -21.15% 6
Herefordshire -3 12 £85,000 +30.77%
Walsall - 5 £75,000 -
Dudley - 1 £32,500 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 252 (35.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 229 (32.48%) Presales
3 205 (29.08%) Microsoft
4 175 (24.82%) Amazon AWS
5 156 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
6 141 (20.00%) GDPR
7 139 (19.72%) Data Centre
8 130 (18.44%) TOGAF
9 129 (18.30%) Data Protection
10 128 (18.16%) Finance
11 127 (18.01%) Project Management
12 121 (17.16%) Service Delivery
13 118 (16.74%) ITIL
13 118 (16.74%) Technical Architecture
14 105 (14.89%) IT Strategy
15 103 (14.61%) VMware
16 94 (13.33%) Office 365
17 92 (13.05%) Enterprise Architecture
18 91 (12.91%) SQL
19 90 (12.77%) Degree
19 90 (12.77%) Security Cleared
19 90 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 87 (12.34%) Citrix
21 80 (11.35%) Cisco
22 79 (11.21%) Active Directory
22 79 (11.21%) Service Management
23 78 (11.06%) Thought Leadership
24 73 (10.35%) Customer Requirements
24 73 (10.35%) Java
24 73 (10.35%) .NET

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 35 (4.96%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (2.13%) CMS
3 12 (1.70%) Confluence
4 8 (1.13%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.99%) Apache
6 5 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.57%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.43%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.43%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Mule
10 1 (0.14%) nginx
10 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.28%) HFM
3 2 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.14%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 252 (35.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 175 (24.82%) Amazon AWS
3 94 (13.33%) Office 365
4 66 (9.36%) PaaS
5 54 (7.66%) IaaS
6 37 (5.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 31 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (3.97%) Amazon S3
8 28 (3.97%) Serverless
9 24 (3.40%) SaaS
10 18 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 17 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
13 11 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
13 11 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (9.36%) Firewall
2 45 (6.38%) Network Security
3 42 (5.96%) WAN
4 27 (3.83%) Unified Communications
5 19 (2.70%) MPLS
6 18 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (2.55%) LAN
7 16 (2.27%) VPN
8 13 (1.84%) Wireless
9 9 (1.28%) BGP
9 9 (1.28%) OSPF
9 9 (1.28%) VLAN
10 8 (1.13%) TCP/IP
11 7 (0.99%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (0.85%) VPLS
12 6 (0.85%) xDSL
13 5 (0.71%) SAN
13 5 (0.71%) VoIP
14 4 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.52%) Big Data
3 37 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (4.40%) Amazon RDS
5 26 (3.69%) Relational Database
6 24 (3.40%) Azure SQL Database
7 18 (2.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 16 (2.27%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.13%) MySQL
10 13 (1.84%) DB2
10 13 (1.84%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.70%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (1.56%) Cosmos DB
13 10 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.28%) Informix
14 9 (1.28%) SAP HANA
15 8 (1.13%) Power BI
15 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.99%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 37 (5.25%) Visual Studio
2 31 (4.40%) TeamCity
3 21 (2.98%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.41%) Bower
4 17 (2.41%) Grunt
4 17 (2.41%) gulp
4 17 (2.41%) JIRA
4 17 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 16 (2.27%) ERwin
6 10 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (0.99%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.43%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.43%) Maven
8 3 (0.43%) Mocha
9 2 (0.28%) Appium
9 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.28%) Selenium
9 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.28%) TestRail
General
1 128 (18.16%) Finance
2 23 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.98%) Publishing
3 21 (2.98%) Retail
4 14 (1.99%) Automotive
5 13 (1.84%) Legal
6 9 (1.28%) Marketing
7 8 (1.13%) Banking
8 6 (0.85%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.85%) Back Office
9 5 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.43%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.35%) .NET
2 54 (7.66%) Web Services
3 45 (6.38%) AngularJS
4 30 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 30 (4.26%) Middleware
5 22 (3.12%) ASP.NET Web API
5 22 (3.12%) Node.js
6 21 (2.98%) RESTful
7 12 (1.70%) SOAP
8 7 (0.99%) HTML
8 7 (0.99%) React
8 7 (0.99%) XML
9 6 (0.85%) jQuery
9 6 (0.85%) Kafka
9 6 (0.85%) Spring
10 5 (0.71%) Ionic Framework
10 5 (0.71%) REST
10 5 (0.71%) SAML
11 4 (0.57%) ASP.NET Core
11 4 (0.57%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 139 (19.72%) Data Centre
2 54 (7.66%) Self-Motivation
3 51 (7.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 46 (6.52%) Public Cloud
5 30 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (4.11%) Private Cloud
6 29 (4.11%) User Experience
7 27 (3.83%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.84%) CMDB
9 16 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.70%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.56%) NHS
13 9 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
14 8 (1.13%) Cloud Native
14 8 (1.13%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.99%) CESG
15 7 (0.99%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.85%) Algorithms
17 5 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 52 (7.38%) Windows
2 25 (3.55%) Linux
2 25 (3.55%) Windows Server
3 19 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (2.27%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.85%) Unix
6 3 (0.43%) AIX
6 3 (0.43%) Solaris
6 3 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.28%) CentOS
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (32.48%) Presales
2 156 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (18.44%) TOGAF
4 129 (18.30%) Data Protection
5 127 (18.01%) Project Management
6 121 (17.16%) Service Delivery
7 118 (16.74%) ITIL
7 118 (16.74%) Technical Architecture
8 105 (14.89%) IT Strategy
9 92 (13.05%) Enterprise Architecture
10 79 (11.21%) Service Management
11 78 (11.06%) Thought Leadership
12 73 (10.35%) Customer Requirements
13 68 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 67 (9.50%) SOA
15 65 (9.22%) Business Intelligence
16 62 (8.79%) DevOps
16 62 (8.79%) Line Management
17 61 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
18 59 (8.37%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 91 (12.91%) SQL
2 73 (10.35%) Java
3 56 (7.94%) C#
4 43 (6.10%) Python
5 31 (4.40%) JavaScript
6 27 (3.83%) Scala
7 17 (2.41%) PL/SQL
7 17 (2.41%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.71%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.71%) C
9 4 (0.57%) ABAP
9 4 (0.57%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.43%) C++
10 3 (0.43%) Ruby
10 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.28%) Go
11 2 (0.28%) PHP
11 2 (0.28%) R
12 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 90 (12.77%) Degree
1 90 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 45 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (5.82%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (5.53%) MCSE
5 33 (4.68%) SC Cleared
6 29 (4.11%) CCNP
6 29 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 29 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (3.55%) CISSP
8 22 (3.12%) ISEB
9 20 (2.84%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.41%) MCP
11 16 (2.27%) MCSA
11 16 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
12 14 (1.99%) CEH
12 14 (1.99%) CompTIA Security+
12 14 (1.99%) PMI Certification
12 14 (1.99%) PMP
13 12 (1.70%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (20.00%) GDPR
2 30 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (3.26%) SLA
4 22 (3.12%) QA
5 14 (1.99%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.99%) GPG13
6 13 (1.84%) COBIT
7 4 (0.57%) BS25999
7 4 (0.57%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.57%) ISO 31000
8 3 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 90 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (11.21%) Active Directory
3 47 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.99%) Docker
6 12 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.28%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.85%) XenApp
8 6 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.43%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.43%) PowerHA
10 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 25 (3.55%) SCCM
2 21 (2.98%) SCOM
2 21 (2.98%) SCVMM
3 15 (2.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 15 (2.13%) SCOrch
4 11 (1.56%) FortiGate
5 7 (0.99%) Ansible
5 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (0.99%) Puppet
6 6 (0.85%) Cacti
6 6 (0.85%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.85%) Observium
7 4 (0.57%) Netcool
7 4 (0.57%) Terraform
8 3 (0.43%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.43%) Packer
8 3 (0.43%) Salt
8 3 (0.43%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.43%) SCSM
Vendors
1 205 (29.08%) Microsoft
2 103 (14.61%) VMware
3 87 (12.34%) Citrix
4 80 (11.35%) Cisco
5 46 (6.52%) CheckPoint
5 46 (6.52%) Oracle
6 32 (4.54%) Fortinet
6 32 (4.54%) Juniper
7 29 (4.11%) F5
8 26 (3.69%) NetApp
9 24 (3.40%) SAP
10 22 (3.12%) HP
11 18 (2.55%) ServiceNow
12 16 (2.27%) Meraki
13 15 (2.13%) 3PAR
14 14 (1.99%) EMC
15 12 (1.70%) Brocade
15 12 (1.70%) Cadence
16 11 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
17 10 (1.42%) Casewise