The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solutions Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 122 115 131
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 9 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.46% 0.36% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.38% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 8
Average salary £55,000 - £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+9.45% -4.28%
Solutions Designer
North 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 Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1814 1582 1955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.08% 94.90% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1557 1309 1627
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Designer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Solutions Designer Salary Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Designer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Designer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Solutions Designer Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Solutions Designer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Designer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
Knutsford - 1 £65,000 -
Solutions Designer
North West

Solutions Designer
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Solutions Designer 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 Designer in their job title.

1 15 (93.75%) Finance
1 15 (93.75%) DB2
1 15 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 14 (87.50%) CICS
2 14 (87.50%) Java
2 14 (87.50%) J2EE
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (81.25%) Banking
3 13 (81.25%) Risk Analysis
3 13 (81.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (81.25%) Waterfall
3 13 (81.25%) COBOL
3 13 (81.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) JNDI
4 1 (6.25%) JMS
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) JDBC
4 1 (6.25%) JSP
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Windows

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Solutions Designer 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 Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (87.50%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) DB2
General
1 15 (93.75%) Finance
2 13 (81.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) JDBC
2 1 (6.25%) JSP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) JMS
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) JNDI
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) Risk Analysis
2 13 (81.25%) Waterfall
2 13 (81.25%) UML
2 13 (81.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Java
2 13 (81.25%) COBOL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) IBM
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft