Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Software Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Architecture over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 298 298
Rank change year-on-year +37 0 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 64 44 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.38% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.43% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 61 31 18
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,750 £19,750
90th Percentile £71,500 £56,250 £105,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

Software Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8911 10210 9576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.90% 89.18% 87.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7215 7983 7897
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £64,700
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Software Architecture in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architecture in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
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 Software Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +20 15 £58,750 +17.50% 2
Coventry +9 15 £57,500 +53.33%
Shropshire +9 13 £71,500 +36.19%
Staffordshire +19 8 £52,500 -
Warwickshire +1 4 £40,000 -13.51%
Worcestershire - 2 £38,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £38,500 -
Solihull -8 1 £35,000 -10.83%
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 40 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (48.44%) Software Engineering
3 27 (42.19%) Unit Testing
4 22 (34.38%) Test Automation
5 21 (32.81%) Degree
5 21 (32.81%) Middleware
6 20 (31.25%) Business Analysis
7 19 (29.69%) Web Services
7 19 (29.69%) QMS
8 18 (28.13%) C#
8 18 (28.13%) Quality Management
9 17 (26.56%) TOGAF
9 17 (26.56%) UML
9 17 (26.56%) Mentoring
10 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 16 (25.00%) SQL
10 16 (25.00%) .NET
10 16 (25.00%) Scrum
11 15 (23.44%) Risk Management
11 15 (23.44%) SOA
11 15 (23.44%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (21.88%) Oracle
13 13 (20.31%) Apache
13 13 (20.31%) Maven
13 13 (20.31%) Selenium
13 13 (20.31%) REST
13 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
14 12 (18.75%) DevOps
14 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (18.75%) Disclosure Scotland

Software Architecture
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 13 (20.31%) Apache
2 12 (18.75%) Documentum
2 12 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.56%) JBoss
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Simulink
2 7 (10.94%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.56%) LDAP
2 1 (1.56%) SSL
2 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.50%) DB2
3 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database
3 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (10.94%) Oracle9i Database
4 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.25%) MySQL
5 4 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.69%) OLTP
7 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.56%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.56%) Riak
Development Applications
1 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
1 13 (20.31%) Maven
1 13 (20.31%) Selenium
2 9 (14.06%) Visual Studio
3 7 (10.94%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (7.81%) JIRA
5 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.25%) Subversion
5 4 (6.25%) VectorCAST
6 2 (3.13%) CANoe
7 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.56%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.56%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (12.50%) Electronics
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Automotive
3 3 (4.69%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 32 (50.00%) Architect
2 16 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 12 (18.75%) Pega Architect
4 11 (17.19%) Developer
5 9 (14.06%) Software Architect
6 8 (12.50%) Data Architect
7 7 (10.94%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.81%) C# Software Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Software Developer
8 5 (7.81%) SQL Developer
9 4 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) MATLAB Engineer
10 3 (4.69%) AWS Architect
10 3 (4.69%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (4.69%) Oracle Architect
10 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.69%) Technical Architect
11 2 (3.13%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) Middleware
2 19 (29.69%) Web Services
3 16 (25.00%) .NET
4 13 (20.31%) REST
5 12 (18.75%) SOAP
6 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 6 (9.38%) XML
8 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
8 5 (7.81%) HTML
9 3 (4.69%) CSS
9 3 (4.69%) jQuery
9 3 (4.69%) RESTful
10 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
10 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (3.13%) EDI
10 2 (3.13%) Entity Framework
10 2 (3.13%) HTML5
10 2 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (3.13%) Node.js
10 2 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 5 (7.81%) iPad
4 3 (4.69%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.13%) BYOD
5 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.13%) Life Science
5 2 (3.13%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Blog
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
1 8 (12.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
2 3 (4.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (48.44%) Software Engineering
3 27 (42.19%) Unit Testing
4 22 (34.38%) Test Automation
5 20 (31.25%) Business Analysis
6 19 (29.69%) QMS
7 18 (28.13%) Quality Management
8 17 (26.56%) Mentoring
8 17 (26.56%) TOGAF
8 17 (26.56%) UML
9 16 (25.00%) Scrum
10 15 (23.44%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (23.44%) Risk Management
10 15 (23.44%) SOA
11 12 (18.75%) BPMN
11 12 (18.75%) Build Automation
11 12 (18.75%) Case Management
11 12 (18.75%) DevOps
11 12 (18.75%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 12 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) C#
2 16 (25.00%) SQL
3 12 (18.75%) C
4 8 (12.50%) MATLAB
5 7 (10.94%) Embedded C
6 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.25%) C++
8 3 (4.69%) Java
9 2 (3.13%) PHP
9 2 (3.13%) Python
9 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.56%) Ruby
10 1 (1.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) Degree
2 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.75%) Disclosure Scotland
1 12 (18.75%) IEC 62304
1 12 (18.75%) QA
1 12 (18.75%) SLA
2 11 (17.19%) MISRA
3 8 (12.50%) IEC 61508
3 8 (12.50%) MISRA C
4 6 (9.38%) ISO 13485
4 6 (9.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Firmware
2 2 (3.13%) Docker
3 1 (1.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Oracle
2 12 (18.75%) EMC
2 12 (18.75%) Pega
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.69%) QNX
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow