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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 232 198
Rank change year-on-year +51 -34  
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 29 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.15% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.17% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 22 7 20
Median salary £46,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.82% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,500 £55,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  

Software Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4315 5452 4247
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 90.06% 88.23% 83.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3526 4385 3549
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £62,898
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +42 21 £46,250 +2.77% 2
Staffordshire - 4 £66,250 -
Warwickshire +26 2 £35,000 -17.64%
Coventry +17 1 £57,500 -17.85%
Shropshire - 1 £27,500 -
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 42 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 40 (70.18%) C#
3 34 (59.65%) HTML
3 34 (59.65%) .NET
4 31 (54.39%) ASP.NET
4 31 (54.39%) CSS
5 29 (50.88%) SQL Server
5 29 (50.88%) MVC
6 27 (47.37%) jQuery
7 24 (42.11%) HTML5
8 23 (40.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (40.35%) Web Services
9 21 (36.84%) SQL
10 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (33.33%) .NET Framework
12 18 (31.58%) Scrum
13 17 (29.82%) WCF
13 17 (29.82%) SSL
14 16 (28.07%) VB.NET
14 16 (28.07%) XML
14 16 (28.07%) CSS3
15 15 (26.32%) Web Development
16 14 (24.56%) Visual Studio
17 13 (22.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (22.81%) Ajax
17 13 (22.81%) Web Application Development
17 13 (22.81%) iPad
18 12 (21.05%) Unit Testing
18 12 (21.05%) Entity Framework
18 12 (21.05%) Service Design

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 4 (7.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.51%) JBoss
2 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.75%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.82%) SSL
2 6 (10.53%) Internet
3 5 (8.77%) LDAP
4 2 (3.51%) HTTP
5 1 (1.75%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (50.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
4 8 (14.04%) NoSQL
5 7 (12.28%) RDBMS
6 4 (7.02%) Neo4j
6 4 (7.02%) Riak
7 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.77%) gulp
3 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (8.77%) webpack
4 2 (3.51%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.75%) EasyMock
5 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.75%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.75%) JUnit
5 1 (1.75%) Maven
5 1 (1.75%) Mockito
5 1 (1.75%) Selenium
5 1 (1.75%) VectorCAST
General
1 11 (19.30%) Banking
2 7 (12.28%) Games
3 6 (10.53%) Marketing
4 5 (8.77%) Finance
4 5 (8.77%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Developer
2 13 (22.81%) Architect
3 9 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Software Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Software Manager
5 7 (12.28%) Development Manager
5 7 (12.28%) Software Development Manager
5 7 (12.28%) Team Leader
6 6 (10.53%) .NET Architect
6 6 (10.53%) C# Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Development Team Leader
6 6 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (10.53%) Mid-Level C# Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Software Development Team Leader
6 6 (10.53%) Software Team Leader
7 5 (8.77%) .NET Developer
7 5 (8.77%) HTML CSS Developer
7 5 (8.77%) HTML Developer
7 5 (8.77%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (59.65%) .NET
1 34 (59.65%) HTML
2 31 (54.39%) ASP.NET
2 31 (54.39%) CSS
3 27 (47.37%) jQuery
4 24 (42.11%) HTML5
5 23 (40.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (40.35%) Web Services
6 19 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 17 (29.82%) WCF
8 16 (28.07%) CSS3
8 16 (28.07%) XML
9 13 (22.81%) Ajax
10 12 (21.05%) Entity Framework
10 12 (21.05%) LINQ
10 12 (21.05%) SOAP
11 11 (19.30%) AngularJS
12 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (12.28%) REST
12 7 (12.28%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) iPad
2 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (12.28%) N-Tier
4 6 (10.53%) Online Games
5 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Android
2 6 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) MVC
2 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (31.58%) Scrum
4 15 (26.32%) Web Development
5 13 (22.81%) Web Application Development
6 12 (21.05%) Service Design
6 12 (21.05%) SOA
6 12 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 10 (17.54%) Mobile Development
8 9 (15.79%) TDD
9 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
10 7 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (12.28%) OOP
10 7 (12.28%) Open Source
11 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (10.53%) Front End Development
11 6 (10.53%) Internet Marketing
11 6 (10.53%) SDLC
12 5 (8.77%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 42 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 40 (70.18%) C#
3 21 (36.84%) SQL
4 16 (28.07%) VB.NET
5 8 (14.04%) Java
6 7 (12.28%) TypeScript
6 7 (12.28%) VB
7 5 (8.77%) ES6
8 4 (7.02%) Erlang
9 3 (5.26%) C
10 2 (3.51%) C++
10 2 (3.51%) Embedded C
10 2 (3.51%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.75%) Scala
11 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) MISRA
2 3 (5.26%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.53%) Google
3 5 (8.77%) Facebook
3 5 (8.77%) ServiceNow
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle
5 2 (3.51%) Telerik
6 1 (1.75%) webMethods
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
IGI Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £46,000 per annum plus bonus and pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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