The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham 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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 72 90 55
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 62 37 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.63% 1.78% 3.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 1.88% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 47 35 38
Average salary £70,000 £64,000 £66,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,500 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £75,750
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+1.96% -1.92%
Solutions Architect
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2219 1971 1591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.15% 94.58% 93.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1971 1796 1322
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Birmingham

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 52 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 37 (31.90%) Finance
3 34 (29.31%) Cisco
4 33 (28.45%) EMC
5 32 (27.59%) Migration
6 31 (26.72%) VMware
7 30 (25.86%) Citrix
8 27 (23.28%) SharePoint
9 26 (22.41%) MS Excel
9 26 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (21.55%) CRM
11 22 (18.97%) SOA
11 22 (18.97%) TOGAF
11 22 (18.97%) Security Cleared
12 21 (18.10%) SC Cleared
13 20 (17.24%) Oracle
14 19 (16.38%) MS Exchange
14 19 (16.38%) Windows
15 18 (15.52%) SharePoint Server
16 17 (14.66%) Project Management
17 16 (13.79%) Hyper-V
17 16 (13.79%) Active Directory
18 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (12.93%) NetApp
18 15 (12.93%) MCSE
18 15 (12.93%) MCITP
18 15 (12.93%) MCTS
18 15 (12.93%) Cisco Nexus
19 14 (12.07%) Metadata Management
19 14 (12.07%) Knowledge Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 27 (23.28%) SharePoint
2 19 (16.38%) MS Exchange
3 18 (15.52%) SharePoint Server
4 12 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.59%) Lync
7 2 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.86%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 1 (0.86%) Drupal
8 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.86%) AquaLogic
8 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (22.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.86%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.21%) Office 365
2 6 (5.17%) IaaS
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.93%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (10.34%) WAAS
3 6 (5.17%) Firewall
4 5 (4.31%) Network Security
5 4 (3.45%) SAN
5 4 (3.45%) NAS
5 4 (3.45%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.59%) IP Telephony
6 3 (2.59%) PBX
7 2 (1.72%) LAN
7 2 (1.72%) WAN
7 2 (1.72%) Wireless
7 2 (1.72%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.07%) EDRMS
2 12 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.17%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (31.90%) Finance
2 14 (12.07%) Back Office
3 7 (6.03%) Retail
4 4 (3.45%) Banking
4 4 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.59%) Local Government
6 1 (0.86%) Marketing
6 1 (0.86%) Legal
6 1 (0.86%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) .NET
1 6 (5.17%) WebCenter
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.45%) Middleware
4 2 (1.72%) HTML
5 1 (0.86%) HTML5
5 1 (0.86%) CSS
5 1 (0.86%) JSP
5 1 (0.86%) XML
5 1 (0.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Taxonomies
2 12 (10.34%) Celerra
2 12 (10.34%) CLARiiON
3 8 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.72%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.86%) User Experience
5 1 (0.86%) Open Source
5 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.86%) Clustering
5 1 (0.86%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.38%) Windows
2 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.86%) Linux
2 1 (0.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.59%) Migration
2 25 (21.55%) CRM
3 22 (18.97%) SOA
3 22 (18.97%) TOGAF
4 17 (14.66%) Project Management
5 14 (12.07%) Metadata Management
5 14 (12.07%) Knowledge Management
5 14 (12.07%) Systems Analysis
6 13 (11.21%) ERP
7 11 (9.48%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (6.90%) Content Management
10 6 (5.17%) Scrum
10 6 (5.17%) Business Development
10 6 (5.17%) Time Management
10 6 (5.17%) Data Migration
10 6 (5.17%) Change Control
11 5 (4.31%) Zachman Framework
11 5 (4.31%) ITIL
12 4 (3.45%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (0.86%) C
2 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.10%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (12.93%) MCSE
3 15 (12.93%) MCITP
3 15 (12.93%) MCTS
4 12 (10.34%) CCIA
4 12 (10.34%) NCDA
4 12 (10.34%) NCIE
4 12 (10.34%) VCAP
4 12 (10.34%) VTSP
4 12 (10.34%) CCA
4 12 (10.34%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (10.34%) CCEA
4 12 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.45%) ISEB
5 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.45%) CCNP
5 4 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (0.86%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) QA
2 4 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (13.79%) Hyper-V
2 16 (13.79%) Active Directory
3 13 (11.21%) vCloud
4 12 (10.34%) vSphere
4 12 (10.34%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.86%) IAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) Windows Intune
2 2 (1.72%) SCCM
2 2 (1.72%) SCOM
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 52 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 34 (29.31%) Cisco
3 33 (28.45%) EMC
4 31 (26.72%) VMware
5 30 (25.86%) Citrix
6 20 (17.24%) Oracle
7 15 (12.93%) NetApp
8 14 (12.07%) Open Text
9 12 (10.34%) 3PAR
10 9 (7.76%) CheckPoint
11 8 (6.90%) HP
12 7 (6.03%) Symantec
12 7 (6.03%) SAP
13 6 (5.17%) Hyperion
14 5 (4.31%) Splunk
14 5 (4.31%) Sourcefire
14 5 (4.31%) McAfee
14 5 (4.31%) Juniper
15 3 (2.59%) AppSense
16 2 (1.72%) IBM
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