Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 40 52
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 619 555 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.85% 5.57% 4.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.12% 5.77% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 372 412 399
West Midlands median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - -0.32%
10th Percentile £49,750 £47,500 £43,600
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £84,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £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 8,696 9,626 11,490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.54% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6,771 8,068 9,095
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +10 420 £70,000 +7.69% 51
Coventry -16 57 £60,000 +4.35% 18
Warwickshire +21 43 £73,750 +32.88% 9
Worcestershire +29 22 £45,947 -40.71%
Solihull +22 22 £70,000 +7.69% 2
Shropshire -6 9 £80,000 +14.29% 4
Herefordshire - 8 £65,000 -
Staffordshire -9 3 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £60,000 - 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 172 (27.79%) Presales
2 144 (23.26%) Data Centre
3 137 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 125 (20.19%) ITIL
5 124 (20.03%) Microsoft
6 113 (18.26%) TOGAF
7 112 (18.09%) Amazon AWS
8 110 (17.77%) Degree
9 104 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
10 93 (15.02%) Enterprise Architecture
11 91 (14.70%) Service Delivery
11 91 (14.70%) Finance
11 91 (14.70%) Cisco
12 86 (13.89%) Project Management
13 83 (13.41%) CheckPoint
14 78 (12.60%) Technical Architecture
15 77 (12.44%) Java
16 72 (11.63%) VMware
17 70 (11.31%) Line Management
17 70 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
18 68 (10.99%) Juniper
18 68 (10.99%) Network Security
19 66 (10.66%) PaaS
19 66 (10.66%) ITIL V3
19 66 (10.66%) .NET
20 64 (10.34%) SQL
20 64 (10.34%) WAN
21 63 (10.18%) Cisco Certification
21 63 (10.18%) Computer Science
21 63 (10.18%) Fortinet

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 16 (2.58%) IIS
2 14 (2.26%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.62%) JBoss
4 9 (1.45%) Apache
5 6 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.81%) Anypoint
6 5 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.81%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.48%) CMS
8 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.48%) SAS
8 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (2.58%) Simulink
2 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.81%) Stateflow
4 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.16%) Maya
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 16 (2.58%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (1.78%) SAP SCM
3 10 (1.62%) SAP APO
3 10 (1.62%) SAP EWM
3 10 (1.62%) SAP QM
4 7 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.13%) Magento
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.16%) SAP ECC
6 1 (0.16%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.16%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 137 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (18.09%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (10.66%) PaaS
4 47 (7.59%) IaaS
5 45 (7.27%) Office 365
6 29 (4.68%) SaaS
7 15 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (2.26%) Amazon S3
8 14 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (2.26%) Serverless
9 13 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (1.78%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (1.78%) Amazon Kinesis
11 11 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.13%) Force.com
13 6 (0.97%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 68 (10.99%) Network Security
2 64 (10.34%) WAN
3 48 (7.75%) Firewall
4 32 (5.17%) LAN
5 25 (4.04%) VPN
6 24 (3.88%) MPLS
7 22 (3.55%) Wireless
7 22 (3.55%) WLAN
8 18 (2.91%) BGP
8 18 (2.91%) TCP/IP
9 16 (2.58%) DNS
10 15 (2.42%) SSL
10 15 (2.42%) VLAN
11 13 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (2.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (2.10%) OSPF
11 13 (2.10%) SNMP
12 12 (1.94%) DHCP
12 12 (1.94%) Ethernet
12 12 (1.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.46%) NoSQL
3 36 (5.82%) Big Data
4 27 (4.36%) MySQL
5 25 (4.04%) Amazon RDS
6 20 (3.23%) DB2
6 20 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (2.91%) Cosmos DB
9 17 (2.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 17 (2.75%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (2.75%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.10%) Power BI
10 13 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.45%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (3.39%) Maven
2 18 (2.91%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.58%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.94%) JUnit
5 11 (1.78%) Rational Rhapsody
5 11 (1.78%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.81%) Jasmine
7 5 (0.81%) Rational Rose
8 4 (0.65%) CircleCI
8 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.48%) Mockito
9 3 (0.48%) Selenium
9 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.32%) Ant
10 2 (0.32%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.32%) Gatling
10 2 (0.32%) Mocha
10 2 (0.32%) NeoLoad
General
1 91 (14.70%) Finance
2 50 (8.08%) Retail
3 33 (5.33%) Publishing
4 28 (4.52%) Manufacturing
5 27 (4.36%) Electronics
6 24 (3.88%) Automotive
7 20 (3.23%) Marketing
8 16 (2.58%) Advertising
9 13 (2.10%) Local Government
10 9 (1.45%) Legal
11 5 (0.81%) Banking
11 5 (0.81%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.48%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (10.66%) .NET
2 40 (6.46%) HTML
3 29 (4.68%) AngularJS
4 27 (4.36%) Web Services
5 20 (3.23%) Spring
6 17 (2.75%) Java EE
7 16 (2.58%) React
8 15 (2.42%) CSS
8 15 (2.42%) HTML5
9 13 (2.10%) jQuery
10 12 (1.94%) Node.js
10 12 (1.94%) REST
11 11 (1.78%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.78%) JMS
12 10 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (1.62%) Hibernate
12 10 (1.62%) RESTful
12 10 (1.62%) Visualforce
13 9 (1.45%) J2EE
14 8 (1.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 144 (23.26%) Data Centre
2 63 (10.18%) Computer Science
3 52 (8.40%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (4.85%) Management Information System
7 22 (3.55%) CMDB
8 20 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
9 19 (3.07%) CCTV
9 19 (3.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 15 (2.42%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.94%) FlexPod
12 11 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (1.62%) FMCG
13 10 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (1.45%) Client/Server
15 8 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
15 8 (1.29%) Data Structures
15 8 (1.29%) Private Cloud
16 7 (1.13%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 47 (7.59%) Windows
2 45 (7.27%) Linux
3 32 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.88%) Unix
5 19 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.65%) AIX
6 4 (0.65%) Solaris
7 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.16%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (27.79%) Presales
2 125 (20.19%) ITIL
3 113 (18.26%) TOGAF
4 104 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (15.02%) Enterprise Architecture
6 91 (14.70%) Service Delivery
7 86 (13.89%) Project Management
8 78 (12.60%) Technical Architecture
9 70 (11.31%) Line Management
9 70 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
10 66 (10.66%) ITIL V3
11 60 (9.69%) Service Management
12 59 (9.53%) Due Diligence
13 57 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 57 (9.21%) IT Strategy
14 55 (8.89%) SIEM
15 54 (8.72%) CRM
16 49 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
17 48 (7.75%) E-Commerce
17 48 (7.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 77 (12.44%) Java
2 64 (10.34%) SQL
3 55 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 31 (5.01%) C#
5 16 (2.58%) MATLAB
5 16 (2.58%) Python
6 12 (1.94%) PHP
7 10 (1.62%) Apex Code
8 8 (1.29%) Scala
9 7 (1.13%) C
9 7 (1.13%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.13%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.48%) C++
10 3 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.32%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.32%) X++
12 1 (0.16%) Delphi
12 1 (0.16%) Java 8
12 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 110 (17.77%) Degree
2 63 (10.18%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (8.56%) CCNP
4 50 (8.08%) Security Cleared
5 43 (6.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (6.79%) ITIL Certification
6 42 (6.79%) MCSE
7 40 (6.46%) CISSP
8 39 (6.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 35 (5.65%) CCDP
10 26 (4.20%) ISEB
11 24 (3.88%) TOGAF Certification
12 23 (3.72%) CEH
12 23 (3.72%) CompTIA Security+
13 22 (3.55%) CCIE
13 22 (3.55%) MCP
13 22 (3.55%) PMI Certification
13 22 (3.55%) PMP
14 19 (3.07%) SC Cleared
15 12 (1.94%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.11%) GDPR
2 25 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (3.39%) GPG13
4 16 (2.58%) Data Quality
5 15 (2.42%) QA
5 15 (2.42%) SLA
6 12 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (1.78%) ISO 26262
8 5 (0.81%) MISRA
9 4 (0.65%) COBIT
10 2 (0.32%) GCP
10 2 (0.32%) PMO
11 1 (0.16%) BS25999
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (9.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (8.72%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.23%) Docker
5 13 (2.10%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.65%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.32%) VMware GSX
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.16%) XenApp
9 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.26%) SCCM
2 13 (2.10%) CASB
2 13 (2.10%) Puppet
3 12 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (1.94%) SCVMM
4 11 (1.78%) QRadar
5 6 (0.97%) Ansible
6 5 (0.81%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.81%) SCOM
7 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.32%) Consul
8 2 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.32%) Grafana
8 2 (0.32%) Kibana
8 2 (0.32%) logstash
8 2 (0.32%) Rancher
8 2 (0.32%) Terraform
8 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 124 (20.03%) Microsoft
2 91 (14.70%) Cisco
3 83 (13.41%) CheckPoint
4 72 (11.63%) VMware
5 68 (10.99%) Juniper
6 63 (10.18%) Fortinet
7 62 (10.02%) Citrix
8 47 (7.59%) F5
9 34 (5.49%) SAP
10 33 (5.33%) Oracle
11 31 (5.01%) HP
12 29 (4.68%) NetApp
13 24 (3.88%) EMC
14 20 (3.23%) IBM
15 19 (3.07%) Forcepoint
15 19 (3.07%) Tufin
16 16 (2.58%) Meraki
17 14 (2.26%) Aruba
17 14 (2.26%) Riverbed
17 14 (2.26%) Salesforce.com