The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 75 81 90
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 21 13 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.76% 1.09% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.14% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 0
Average salary £72,000 £77,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.09% -
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
Solutions Architect
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1105 1145 1079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 92.55% 95.82% 95.83%
Number of salaries quoted 848 983 891
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Essex

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Colchester +6 6 £72,000 -15.29%
Brentwood -9 6 £82,500 -
Chelmsford - 5 - -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 12 (38.71%) .NET
2 12 (38.71%) TOGAF
3 11 (35.48%) UML
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
5 9 (29.03%) Windows
5 9 (29.03%) VMware
6 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (22.58%) Banking
7 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
7 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
8 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
8 6 (19.35%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (19.35%) webMethods
8 6 (19.35%) EDRMS
8 6 (19.35%) DTS
8 6 (19.35%) Java
8 6 (19.35%) SOA
8 6 (19.35%) IIS
8 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
8 6 (19.35%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (19.35%) OO
8 6 (19.35%) JBoss
8 6 (19.35%) SSADM
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (19.35%) Project Management
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (19.35%) Degree
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 6 (19.35%) IIS
1 6 (19.35%) JBoss
1 6 (19.35%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
1 2 (6.45%) WAN
1 2 (6.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) DTS
2 6 (19.35%) EDRMS
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) TeamCity
1 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
1 6 (19.35%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (9.68%) ERwin
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 5 (16.13%) Retail
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) TOGAF
2 11 (35.48%) UML
3 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (19.35%) Time Management
4 6 (19.35%) DevOps
4 6 (19.35%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (19.35%) OO
4 6 (19.35%) SSADM
4 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
4 6 (19.35%) SOA
4 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
4 6 (19.35%) Coaching
5 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
6 3 (9.68%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (3.23%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) webMethods
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
4 3 (9.68%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint