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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 74 90 70
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 48 18 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.63% 1.16% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 1.23% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 46 10 36
Average salary £70,000 £57,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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
1753 1464 1574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.95% 94.09% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1280 1349
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,525 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
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 27 January 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 37 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 33 (30.28%) Migration
3 32 (29.36%) Cisco
4 31 (28.44%) SharePoint
5 27 (24.77%) VMware
6 25 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (22.94%) EMC
7 24 (22.02%) Citrix
8 23 (21.10%) Office 365
8 23 (21.10%) .NET
9 20 (18.35%) Content Management
9 20 (18.35%) Finance
10 19 (17.43%) CRM
11 18 (16.51%) Windows
11 18 (16.51%) Visual Studio
11 18 (16.51%) NetApp
11 18 (16.51%) TOGAF
11 18 (16.51%) Scrum
11 18 (16.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (16.51%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (14.68%) Active Directory
13 15 (13.76%) HP
14 13 (11.93%) MS Exchange
14 13 (11.93%) Oracle
14 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
15 12 (11.01%) ITIL
15 12 (11.01%) Retail
15 12 (11.01%) Security Cleared
16 11 (10.09%) Cisco Nexus

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 31 (28.44%) SharePoint
2 18 (16.51%) SharePoint 2010
2 18 (16.51%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (11.93%) MS Exchange
4 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.50%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.92%) JBoss
7 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.92%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.92%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.92%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.92%) AquaLogic Service Bus
7 1 (0.92%) Lync
7 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.67%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.92%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.10%) Office 365
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) PaaS
3 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (7.34%) WAAS
3 7 (6.42%) SAN
4 6 (5.50%) Firewall
4 6 (5.50%) NAS
5 4 (3.67%) Network Security
6 3 (2.75%) WAN
6 3 (2.75%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.83%) MPLS
8 1 (0.92%) DNS
8 1 (0.92%) Internet
8 1 (0.92%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.50%) EDRMS
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.92%) DB2
5 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 18 (16.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (18.35%) Finance
2 12 (11.01%) Retail
3 6 (5.50%) Back Office
4 5 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.67%) Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.83%) Advertising
7 1 (0.92%) Electronics
7 1 (0.92%) Local Government
7 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.10%) .NET
2 5 (4.59%) CSS
2 5 (4.59%) HTML
2 5 (4.59%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.67%) JSON
3 4 (3.67%) WCF
3 4 (3.67%) jQuery
3 4 (3.67%) REST
3 4 (3.67%) SOAP
3 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.75%) Middleware
4 3 (2.75%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.92%) HTML5
5 1 (0.92%) XSLT
5 1 (0.92%) COM
5 1 (0.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) CLARiiON
1 8 (7.34%) Celerra
2 6 (5.50%) Taxonomies
3 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.75%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.92%) DTV
4 1 (0.92%) Open Source
4 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.92%) Social Network
4 1 (0.92%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.51%) Windows
2 2 (1.83%) Linux
3 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.28%) Migration
2 25 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.35%) Content Management
4 19 (17.43%) CRM
5 18 (16.51%) Scrum
5 18 (16.51%) TOGAF
6 12 (11.01%) ITIL
7 11 (10.09%) SOA
7 11 (10.09%) Project Management
8 7 (6.42%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (6.42%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (5.50%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (5.50%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (5.50%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (5.50%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.50%) Metadata Management
10 5 (4.59%) System Testing
10 5 (4.59%) Time Management
10 5 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (3.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.67%) C#
1 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.83%) SQL
2 2 (1.83%) Java
3 1 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (8.26%) CCA
3 9 (8.26%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (8.26%) CCEA
3 9 (8.26%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.34%) MCTS
4 8 (7.34%) MCITP
4 8 (7.34%) NCDA
4 8 (7.34%) NCIE
4 8 (7.34%) VCAP
4 8 (7.34%) VTSP
4 8 (7.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (7.34%) MCSE
4 8 (7.34%) CCIA
5 5 (4.59%) ISEB
6 3 (2.75%) Degree
7 2 (1.83%) CCNA
7 2 (1.83%) JNCIA
7 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (14.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.09%) vSphere
3 10 (9.17%) Hyper-V
3 10 (9.17%) XenDesktop
4 8 (7.34%) vCloud
5 1 (0.92%) XenApp
5 1 (0.92%) XenServer
5 1 (0.92%) IAG
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) SCCM
2 4 (3.67%) Windows Intune
3 1 (0.92%) SCOM
3 1 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 37 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 32 (29.36%) Cisco
3 27 (24.77%) VMware
4 25 (22.94%) EMC
5 24 (22.02%) Citrix
6 18 (16.51%) NetApp
7 15 (13.76%) HP
8 13 (11.93%) Oracle
9 10 (9.17%) CheckPoint
9 10 (9.17%) 3PAR
10 8 (7.34%) Juniper
11 6 (5.50%) Open Text
11 6 (5.50%) Symantec
12 4 (3.67%) McAfee
12 4 (3.67%) Sourcefire
12 4 (3.67%) Splunk
12 4 (3.67%) SAP
12 4 (3.67%) IBM
13 3 (2.75%) Hyperion
14 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
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