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 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 92 76 46
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 12 21 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.80% 1.72% 3.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.81% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 29
Average salary £75,000 £62,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
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
1438 1161 1133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.93% 95.09% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 946 725 810
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 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 22 August 2014.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Banking
3 8 (21.62%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (16.22%) Data Mapping
4 6 (16.22%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (16.22%) UNIX
4 6 (16.22%) ETL
5 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (13.51%) Information Security
5 5 (13.51%) Information Architecture
6 4 (10.81%) Degree
6 4 (10.81%) Content Management
7 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
7 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
7 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
7 3 (8.11%) Internet
7 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.11%) LAN
7 3 (8.11%) WAN
7 3 (8.11%) .NET
7 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
7 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.41%) QA
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.41%) Release Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Temenos T24
2 1 (2.70%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
1 3 (8.11%) LAN
1 3 (8.11%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.41%) Law
4 2 (5.41%) Advertising
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Local Government
5 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) Spring
2 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.70%) SAML
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) WSDL
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (2.70%) RichFaces
2 1 (2.70%) Java EE
2 1 (2.70%) WCF
2 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Equities
3 1 (2.70%) Social Media
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (16.22%) Data Mapping
2 6 (16.22%) ETL
3 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (13.51%) Information Security
3 5 (13.51%) Information Architecture
4 4 (10.81%) Content Management
5 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
5 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.41%) Release Management
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (5.41%) CRM
6 2 (5.41%) SOA
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) HP
2 1 (2.70%) Citrix
2 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.70%) JBoss
2 1 (2.70%) ExactTarget