Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 42 41
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 586 535 655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.21% 5.46% 5.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.45% 5.64% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 336 373 465
West Midlands median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £63,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% -0.79% -3.08%
10th Percentile £45,200 £47,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £76,250 £90,000
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 9,084 9,493 11,880
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 96.97% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7,060 7,928 9,523
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +6 356 £70,000 +12.00% 35
Warwickshire +18 66 £63,750 +23.79% 10
Coventry -21 49 £65,500 +13.91% 12
Worcestershire +53 38 £45,947 -54.05% 4
Solihull +10 19 £71,250 +6.74% 1
Shropshire +12 9 £80,000 +14.76% 4
Staffordshire -14 8 £70,000 +12.00% 1
Herefordshire +30 5 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Wolverhampton -18 1 - -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 168 (28.67%) Presales
2 152 (25.94%) Data Centre
3 137 (23.38%) ITIL
4 113 (19.28%) Microsoft
5 108 (18.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 104 (17.75%) TOGAF
7 102 (17.41%) Degree
8 90 (15.36%) Service Delivery
9 85 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
9 85 (14.51%) CheckPoint
10 84 (14.33%) Finance
11 81 (13.82%) Cisco
12 76 (12.97%) VMware
13 73 (12.46%) ITIL V3
14 70 (11.95%) Project Management
14 70 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
15 69 (11.77%) SQL
15 69 (11.77%) Continuous Improvement
15 69 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
16 68 (11.60%) Fortinet
16 68 (11.60%) Computer Science
16 68 (11.60%) Cisco Certification
17 67 (11.43%) Juniper
17 67 (11.43%) Technical Architecture
18 65 (11.09%) Enterprise Architecture
18 65 (11.09%) WAN
19 64 (10.92%) CRM
19 64 (10.92%) Network Security
20 63 (10.75%) SIEM
21 61 (10.41%) CCNP

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 25 (4.27%) IIS
2 13 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 11 (1.88%) JBoss
4 7 (1.19%) Apache
4 7 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.19%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.19%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.02%) Anypoint
6 4 (0.68%) CMS
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (1.37%) Simulink
2 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.85%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 23 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.90%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.54%) Magento
4 6 (1.02%) SAP CRM
4 6 (1.02%) SAP SCM
5 5 (0.85%) SAP APO
5 5 (0.85%) SAP EWM
5 5 (0.85%) SAP MM
5 5 (0.85%) SAP PM
5 5 (0.85%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.17%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 108 (18.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (9.73%) PaaS
4 41 (7.00%) IaaS
5 38 (6.48%) Office 365
6 30 (5.12%) SaaS
7 19 (3.24%) Force.com
8 16 (2.73%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.19%) Serverless
11 6 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.51%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.34%) Bluemix
13 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.34%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.17%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.09%) WAN
2 64 (10.92%) Network Security
3 42 (7.17%) Firewall
4 38 (6.48%) LAN
5 33 (5.63%) DNS
5 33 (5.63%) VPN
6 29 (4.95%) MPLS
7 28 (4.78%) DHCP
7 28 (4.78%) WLAN
8 24 (4.10%) Wireless
9 23 (3.92%) OSPF
9 23 (3.92%) VLAN
10 22 (3.75%) BGP
11 21 (3.58%) SNMP
11 21 (3.58%) SSL
11 21 (3.58%) TCP/IP
12 20 (3.41%) Cisco Firepower
12 20 (3.41%) Ethernet
12 20 (3.41%) Wireshark
13 19 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.12%) NoSQL
3 28 (4.78%) Big Data
4 21 (3.58%) MySQL
5 16 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.22%) QlikView
7 12 (2.05%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.71%) Power BI
9 10 (1.71%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.37%) DB2
11 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
12 7 (1.19%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.02%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 20 (3.41%) Jenkins
2 18 (3.07%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.07%) Maven
3 12 (2.05%) TeamCity
4 11 (1.88%) JUnit
5 10 (1.71%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.85%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.68%) CircleCI
9 4 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.51%) Mocha
10 3 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.51%) Rational Rose
11 2 (0.34%) Ant
11 2 (0.34%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.34%) Gatling
11 2 (0.34%) JIRA
11 2 (0.34%) Mockito
11 2 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 84 (14.33%) Finance
2 35 (5.97%) Retail
3 32 (5.46%) Publishing
4 27 (4.61%) Marketing
5 24 (4.10%) Automotive
5 24 (4.10%) Manufacturing
6 21 (3.58%) Legal
7 17 (2.90%) Advertising
8 13 (2.22%) Local Government
9 11 (1.88%) Electronics
10 7 (1.19%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.68%) Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.04%) .NET
2 33 (5.63%) HTML
3 28 (4.78%) AngularJS
4 22 (3.75%) Visualforce
5 19 (3.24%) Spring
6 16 (2.73%) CSS
6 16 (2.73%) React
7 14 (2.39%) Java EE
8 13 (2.22%) Web Services
9 12 (2.05%) Hibernate
9 12 (2.05%) HTML5
9 12 (2.05%) JMS
10 11 (1.88%) RESTful
11 10 (1.71%) Node.js
12 9 (1.54%) jQuery
12 9 (1.54%) Middleware
12 9 (1.54%) REST
13 7 (1.19%) ASP.NET
14 6 (1.02%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 152 (25.94%) Data Centre
2 68 (11.60%) Computer Science
3 52 (8.87%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (6.48%) Management Information System
5 36 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (4.61%) Cyberthreat
6 27 (4.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 25 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (3.58%) CMDB
9 20 (3.41%) CCTV
10 18 (3.07%) Public Cloud
11 16 (2.73%) FlexPod
12 9 (1.54%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.54%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.37%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.37%) Thin Client
14 7 (1.19%) Infotainment
14 7 (1.19%) User Experience
15 6 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.22%) Windows
2 49 (8.36%) Linux
3 34 (5.80%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (3.58%) Unix
6 20 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.05%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.85%) AIX
9 5 (0.85%) Android
9 5 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.68%) Solaris
11 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (28.67%) Presales
2 137 (23.38%) ITIL
3 104 (17.75%) TOGAF
4 90 (15.36%) Service Delivery
5 85 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (12.46%) ITIL V3
7 70 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
7 70 (11.95%) Project Management
8 69 (11.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 67 (11.43%) Technical Architecture
10 65 (11.09%) Enterprise Architecture
11 64 (10.92%) CRM
12 63 (10.75%) SIEM
13 59 (10.07%) Mentoring
14 58 (9.90%) Service Management
15 57 (9.73%) IT Strategy
15 57 (9.73%) Line Management
16 54 (9.22%) Due Diligence
16 54 (9.22%) Load Balancing
17 52 (8.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 69 (11.77%) SQL
2 59 (10.07%) Java
3 47 (8.02%) JavaScript
4 29 (4.95%) C#
5 22 (3.75%) Apex Code
6 12 (2.05%) PHP
7 11 (1.88%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.37%) MATLAB
8 8 (1.37%) Python
9 7 (1.19%) C
10 5 (0.85%) ABAP
11 3 (0.51%) C++
11 3 (0.51%) X++
12 2 (0.34%) Scala
13 1 (0.17%) Delphi
13 1 (0.17%) Groovy
13 1 (0.17%) Ruby
13 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (17.41%) Degree
2 68 (11.60%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (10.41%) CCNP
4 46 (7.85%) CCDP
4 46 (7.85%) ITIL Certification
5 45 (7.68%) Security Cleared
6 43 (7.34%) CISSP
7 42 (7.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (4.27%) SC Cleared
10 23 (3.92%) CCIE
10 23 (3.92%) ISEB
11 21 (3.58%) MCSE
11 21 (3.58%) PMI Certification
11 21 (3.58%) PMP
12 20 (3.41%) ISSAP
13 19 (3.24%) CCSE
13 19 (3.24%) CEH
13 19 (3.24%) IISP
13 19 (3.24%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.10%) QA
2 22 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (3.07%) GDPR
4 17 (2.90%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (2.90%) GPG13
5 11 (1.88%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.71%) SLA
7 7 (1.19%) COBIT
8 5 (0.85%) MISRA
9 3 (0.51%) ISO 26262
9 3 (0.51%) PMO
10 2 (0.34%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.17%) BS25999
11 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.17%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 55 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (7.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.58%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.41%) Docker
5 17 (2.90%) VMware NSX
6 8 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.02%) XenApp
7 6 (1.02%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.68%) PowerHA
8 4 (0.68%) vSphere
9 2 (0.34%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (3.24%) Puppet
1 19 (3.24%) QRadar
2 17 (2.90%) CASB
3 16 (2.73%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (2.56%) SCCM
5 9 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.54%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.02%) Ansible
6 6 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (1.02%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.02%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.68%) PowerCLI
8 3 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.34%) Consul
9 2 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.34%) Grafana
9 2 (0.34%) Rancher
9 2 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 113 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 85 (14.51%) CheckPoint
3 81 (13.82%) Cisco
4 76 (12.97%) VMware
5 68 (11.60%) Fortinet
6 67 (11.43%) Juniper
7 53 (9.04%) Citrix
8 43 (7.34%) F5
9 34 (5.80%) SAP
10 30 (5.12%) IBM
11 29 (4.95%) HP
12 27 (4.61%) Forcepoint
12 27 (4.61%) Tufin
13 25 (4.27%) Salesforce.com
14 22 (3.75%) NetApp
14 22 (3.75%) Oracle
15 21 (3.58%) EMC
16 19 (3.24%) LogRhythm
16 19 (3.24%) Splunk
17 18 (3.07%) Meraki