The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 91 71 68
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 10 31 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.74% 2.21% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 2.30% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 22
Average salary £72,500 £48,187 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.45% -3.62%
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Solutions Architect
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1276 1346 1099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.38% 95.94% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 790 868 731
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 19 (59.38%) Finance
2 15 (46.88%) Enterprise Architecture
3 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (31.25%) Zachman Framework
4 10 (31.25%) TOGAF
5 8 (25.00%) Java
5 8 (25.00%) SOA
6 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (21.88%) Banking
6 7 (21.88%) Retail
7 6 (18.75%) Retail Banking
7 6 (18.75%) Degree
7 6 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (18.75%) User Experience
7 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
9 4 (12.50%) Web Analytics
9 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (12.50%) Social Media
9 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.50%) EAI
9 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 4 (12.50%) Internet
9 4 (12.50%) Coaching
9 4 (12.50%) Analytics
10 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (9.38%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (9.38%) CMS

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (9.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (9.38%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 3 (9.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) DB2
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (59.38%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
2 7 (21.88%) Retail
3 6 (18.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
1 3 (9.38%) Spring
2 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 2 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) XSLT
3 1 (3.13%) XML Schema
3 1 (3.13%) XForms
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) User Experience
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Social Media
3 3 (9.38%) CMDB
3 3 (9.38%) Data Integration
3 3 (9.38%) Open Source
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Enterprise Architecture
2 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) Zachman Framework
3 10 (31.25%) TOGAF
4 8 (25.00%) SOA
5 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (12.50%) Analytics
7 4 (12.50%) Web Analytics
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.50%) Coaching
7 4 (12.50%) EAI
7 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
8 3 (9.38%) Scrum
8 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (9.38%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.13%) Project Management
9 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
2 1 (3.13%) XPath
2 1 (3.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle