The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 69 64 84
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 23 51 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.04% 4.10% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 4.33% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10 49 18
Average salary £67,500 £67,500 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £46,050
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Solutions Architect
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1077 1177 1092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.39% 94.54% 94.87%
Number of salaries quoted 836 1101 961
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,232
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Bedfordshire region.

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +18 6 - -
Luton -20 3 £65,000 -13.33%
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 24 (45.28%) QA
2 20 (37.74%) SOA
3 15 (28.30%) .NET
4 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
4 11 (20.75%) C#
5 10 (18.87%) Oracle
5 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
6 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.09%) OO
7 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
7 7 (13.21%) Mobile App
8 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
8 6 (11.32%) Web Services
8 6 (11.32%) XML
8 6 (11.32%) Java
8 6 (11.32%) N-Tier
8 6 (11.32%) Internet
8 6 (11.32%) Asset Management
8 6 (11.32%) TOGAF
9 5 (9.43%) Supplier Management
9 5 (9.43%) WCF
9 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
9 5 (9.43%) MVC
9 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
9 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (7.55%) WebSphere
10 4 (7.55%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (7.55%) .NET Framework
10 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (7.55%) KnockoutJS

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.55%) WebSphere
1 4 (7.55%) NServiceBus
2 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.89%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) Web Services
2 6 (11.32%) XML
3 5 (9.43%) WCF
3 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.55%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (7.55%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (7.55%) jQuery
5 1 (1.89%) HTML
5 1 (1.89%) HTML5
5 1 (1.89%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.89%) Ember.js
5 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Mobile App
2 6 (11.32%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) SOA
2 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (15.09%) OO
3 6 (11.32%) Asset Management
3 6 (11.32%) TOGAF
4 5 (9.43%) Supplier Management
4 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
4 5 (9.43%) MVC
4 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (7.55%) Logical Data Model
5 4 (7.55%) ITIL
5 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.55%) ETL
5 4 (7.55%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.66%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (5.66%) Information Security
7 2 (3.77%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) C#
2 6 (11.32%) Java
3 1 (1.89%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (45.28%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Oracle
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Sybase
2 4 (7.55%) TIBCO
2 4 (7.55%) webMethods
3 2 (3.77%) VMware
4 1 (1.89%) IBM
4 1 (1.89%) Sencha
4 1 (1.89%) Appcelerator