The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 115 157 115
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 65 24 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.60% 0.63% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 0.67% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 54 24 44
Average salary £52,500 £70,000 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +9.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,750 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £81,750 £75,250
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £64,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
Solutions Architect
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3871 3567 3670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.30% 94.12% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3233 3108 3224
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Cheadle - 9 £45,000 -
Stockport - 6 £50,750 -
Rochdale - 3 £52,000 - 1
Oldham - 2 £65,000 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 32 (32.00%) Finance
2 25 (25.00%) Java
3 19 (19.00%) .NET
3 19 (19.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (18.00%) Degree
5 17 (17.00%) Banking
6 16 (16.00%) VMware
6 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (16.00%) SQL
6 16 (16.00%) Web Services
6 16 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 14 (14.00%) Mainframe
7 14 (14.00%) Middleware
7 14 (14.00%) OO
7 14 (14.00%) DB2
7 14 (14.00%) Oracle
7 14 (14.00%) SAP
7 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET
8 13 (13.00%) OOD
8 13 (13.00%) Cisco
8 13 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (13.00%) Waterfall
9 12 (12.00%) ERP
9 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 12 (12.00%) COBOL
9 12 (12.00%) Linux
9 12 (12.00%) NetApp
10 11 (11.00%) J2EE
10 11 (11.00%) RDBMS

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (9.00%) Apache
1 9 (9.00%) CICS
1 9 (9.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.00%) SAS
3 5 (5.00%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.00%) IIS
4 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.00%) nginx
4 2 (2.00%) AquaLogic Service Bus
4 2 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.00%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (2.00%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (2.00%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (2.00%) AquaLogic
5 1 (1.00%) Lync
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.00%) SPSS
3 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.00%) SAP AFS
2 4 (4.00%) SAP SCM
2 4 (4.00%) SAP APO
2 4 (4.00%) SAP PP
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.00%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (1.00%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.00%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.00%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.00%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (5.00%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (4.00%) IaaS
5 3 (3.00%) PaaS
6 2 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.00%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.00%) SAN
2 5 (5.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (3.00%) SNMP
3 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.00%) NAS
3 3 (3.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (3.00%) Internet
3 3 (3.00%) MPLS
3 3 (3.00%) IPsec
3 3 (3.00%) WAN
4 2 (2.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.00%) LAN
4 2 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.00%) LTE
5 1 (1.00%) Broadband
5 1 (1.00%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) DB2
2 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (11.00%) RDBMS
3 11 (11.00%) Relational Database
4 8 (8.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.00%) Data Mining
6 5 (5.00%) Hadoop
6 5 (5.00%) Apache Hive
6 5 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 5 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 5 (5.00%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (5.00%) HBase
6 5 (5.00%) Big Data
6 5 (5.00%) Sqoop
6 5 (5.00%) Triplestore
7 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (4.00%) MySQL
8 2 (2.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 32 (32.00%) Finance
2 17 (17.00%) Banking
3 9 (9.00%) Retail
4 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.00%) Advertising
6 3 (3.00%) Local Government
7 2 (2.00%) Marketing
7 2 (2.00%) Front Office
8 1 (1.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.00%) .NET
2 16 (16.00%) Web Services
3 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET
3 14 (14.00%) Middleware
4 11 (11.00%) J2EE
5 7 (7.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (4.00%) XML
6 4 (4.00%) XSLT
7 2 (2.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.00%) WCF
8 1 (1.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.00%) FlexPod
4 8 (8.00%) Open Source
5 5 (5.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (2.00%) Social Media
7 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.00%) Clustering
7 2 (2.00%) IVR
8 1 (1.00%) GIS
8 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Linux
2 8 (8.00%) Windows
3 5 (5.00%) AIX
3 5 (5.00%) HPUX
3 5 (5.00%) Solaris
3 5 (5.00%) OS/400
3 5 (5.00%) zOS
3 5 (5.00%) SUSE
3 5 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.00%) Debian
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (16.00%) Mentoring
2 14 (14.00%) OO
3 13 (13.00%) OOD
3 13 (13.00%) Waterfall
4 12 (12.00%) ERP
5 10 (10.00%) UML
5 10 (10.00%) Logistics
6 9 (9.00%) Risk Analysis
6 9 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.00%) TOGAF
7 8 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (8.00%) Analytics
8 7 (7.00%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (7.00%) Business Development
8 7 (7.00%) Migration
8 7 (7.00%) SOA
8 7 (7.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.00%) Java
2 16 (16.00%) SQL
3 12 (12.00%) COBOL
4 6 (6.00%) PHP
5 5 (5.00%) Python
5 5 (5.00%) R
5 5 (5.00%) C#
5 5 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (18.00%) Degree
2 7 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.00%) CCDP
4 3 (3.00%) CCNP
5 2 (2.00%) CCNA
5 2 (2.00%) CCDA
5 2 (2.00%) CISSP
5 2 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.00%) RHCA
5 2 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.00%) LPIC
5 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.00%) vSphere
4 6 (6.00%) vCloud
5 5 (5.00%) Apache Flume
5 5 (5.00%) KVM
6 3 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (3.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.00%) XenApp
6 3 (3.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 5 (5.00%) SCCM
3 3 (3.00%) SCOM
3 3 (3.00%) OpenNMS
4 2 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.00%) VMware
3 14 (14.00%) Oracle
3 14 (14.00%) SAP
4 13 (13.00%) Cisco
5 12 (12.00%) NetApp
6 10 (10.00%) IBM
6 10 (10.00%) HP
7 9 (9.00%) EMC
8 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
9 6 (6.00%) BMC
10 5 (5.00%) CA
10 5 (5.00%) Hitachi
10 5 (5.00%) Citrix
10 5 (5.00%) Juniper
10 5 (5.00%) CheckPoint
10 5 (5.00%) Symantec
10 5 (5.00%) Brocade
11 4 (4.00%) Veeam
12 3 (3.00%) Acronis
Manchester, Lancashire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The People Network
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £80,000 to £130,000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum + strong package
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Steria
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
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Pertemps ERP
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago