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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 87 99 90
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 28 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.55% 0.94% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.01% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 20
Average salary £75,000 £62,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Solutions Architect
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1726 1488 1510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.36% 93.53% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1320 1303
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,403 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Bristol

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

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 16 (25.81%) UML
2 15 (24.19%) TOGAF
3 13 (20.97%) BPMN
3 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
4 11 (17.74%) SOA
4 11 (17.74%) Service Delivery
4 11 (17.74%) Project Management
4 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.74%) Software Architecture
5 10 (16.13%) Windows
6 9 (14.52%) Legal
6 9 (14.52%) BPR
6 9 (14.52%) Military
6 9 (14.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (14.52%) Matrix Management
7 8 (12.90%) Degree
7 8 (12.90%) Data Architecture
7 8 (12.90%) Zachman Framework
7 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
7 8 (12.90%) MS Visio
7 8 (12.90%) MS Office
8 7 (11.29%) Web Services
8 7 (11.29%) ITIL
8 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
8 7 (11.29%) BPEL
8 7 (11.29%) Visualisation
9 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (9.68%) Capacity Planning

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
1 8 (12.90%) MS Visio
1 8 (12.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) PaaS
1 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) SAN
2 1 (1.61%) ISDN
2 1 (1.61%) LAN
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) DHCP
2 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.61%) SNMP
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.61%) VPN
2 1 (1.61%) DNS
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) DWDM
2 1 (1.61%) MPLS
2 1 (1.61%) OSPF
2 1 (1.61%) BGP
2 1 (1.61%) VLAN
2 1 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.61%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Rational Rose
General
1 9 (14.52%) Legal
1 9 (14.52%) Military
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.23%) Law
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Advertising
4 1 (1.61%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Visualisation
2 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Windows
2 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.84%) UNIX
3 3 (4.84%) AIX
3 3 (4.84%) Linux
3 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) UML
2 15 (24.19%) TOGAF
3 13 (20.97%) BPMN
4 11 (17.74%) SOA
4 11 (17.74%) Service Delivery
4 11 (17.74%) Project Management
4 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.74%) Software Architecture
5 9 (14.52%) BPR
5 9 (14.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (14.52%) Matrix Management
6 8 (12.90%) Data Architecture
6 8 (12.90%) Zachman Framework
7 7 (11.29%) ITIL
7 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (11.29%) BPEL
8 6 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (8.06%) ITSM
9 5 (8.06%) Use Case
9 5 (8.06%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) CCIE
4 1 (1.61%) CCNP
4 1 (1.61%) CCDP
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.61%) HP ASE
4 1 (1.61%) HP MASE
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) VMware
2 6 (9.68%) Citrix
3 5 (8.06%) IBM
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle
6 1 (1.61%) JBoss
6 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.61%) HP
6 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.61%) F5
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