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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 44 41 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 4 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.50% 0.41% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.42% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Solutions Architect
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
236 238 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 88.72% 97.14% 93.85%
Number of salaries quoted 165 180 152
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £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 Chester

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Chester

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) SCOM
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) NCIE
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) MOF
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (16.67%) MCTS
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
1 1 (16.67%) NCIE
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) EMC
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) CommVault
1 1 (16.67%) NetApp
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec
1 1 (16.67%) VMware
1 1 (16.67%) 3PAR