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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 83 101 94
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 49 33 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.48% 1.77% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 1.85% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 32 9 16
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -24.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £61,250
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £64,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £64,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -
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
1892 1787 1590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.60% 95.97% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1567 1529 1377
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,402 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 November 2014.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 32 (41.56%) TOGAF
2 30 (38.96%) UML
3 22 (28.57%) BPMN
4 21 (27.27%) IBM
4 21 (27.27%) Military
4 21 (27.27%) Legal
5 19 (24.68%) Matrix Management
6 18 (23.38%) Use Case
6 18 (23.38%) Service Delivery
6 18 (23.38%) Asset Management
6 18 (23.38%) Supply Chain Management
7 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (16.88%) Finance
8 11 (14.29%) Citrix
9 10 (12.99%) SOA
9 10 (12.99%) VMware
10 9 (11.69%) Zachman Framework
11 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
11 8 (10.39%) Software Architecture
11 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
12 7 (9.09%) Cisco
12 7 (9.09%) HP
12 7 (9.09%) EMC
12 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.09%) Service Management
12 7 (9.09%) Back Office
13 6 (7.79%) IVR
13 6 (7.79%) Business Analysis
13 6 (7.79%) Java
13 6 (7.79%) Visualisation

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) SAN
1 4 (5.19%) NAS
2 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
General
1 21 (27.27%) Legal
1 21 (27.27%) Military
2 13 (16.88%) Finance
3 7 (9.09%) Back Office
4 3 (3.90%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.90%) Law
5 2 (2.60%) Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Retail
6 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) IVR
1 6 (7.79%) Visualisation
2 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Open Source
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Windows
2 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.56%) TOGAF
2 30 (38.96%) UML
3 22 (28.57%) BPMN
4 19 (24.68%) Matrix Management
5 18 (23.38%) Use Case
5 18 (23.38%) Asset Management
5 18 (23.38%) Supply Chain Management
5 18 (23.38%) Service Delivery
6 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (12.99%) SOA
8 9 (11.69%) Zachman Framework
9 8 (10.39%) Software Architecture
10 7 (9.09%) Service Management
10 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.79%) Business Analysis
12 5 (6.49%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (6.49%) Project Management
13 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (5.19%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) ISEB
2 4 (5.19%) Degree
3 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) IBM
2 11 (14.29%) Citrix
3 10 (12.99%) VMware
4 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.09%) HP
5 7 (9.09%) EMC
5 7 (9.09%) Cisco
6 4 (5.19%) Juniper
6 4 (5.19%) NetApp
6 4 (5.19%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.90%) Symantec
7 3 (3.90%) Oracle
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