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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 138 153 143
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 34 36 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% 0.94% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.99% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 37
Average salary £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £42,500 £58,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £64,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
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
3129 3620 3931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.28% 94.86% 95.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2554 2983 3414
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
Bolton +15 6 £54,500 -
Oldham +4 1 - -
Salford - 1 £65,000 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 36 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 35 (43.21%) Oracle
3 34 (41.98%) Microsoft
4 31 (38.27%) Windows
5 29 (35.80%) NetApp
5 29 (35.80%) VMware
6 28 (34.57%) Cisco
7 27 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 26 (32.10%) FlexPod
8 26 (32.10%) Business Continuity
8 26 (32.10%) Symantec
9 25 (30.86%) Middleware
9 25 (30.86%) HP
9 25 (30.86%) Juniper
10 23 (28.40%) SAN
11 22 (27.16%) BMC
11 22 (27.16%) CA
11 22 (27.16%) EMC
11 22 (27.16%) Red Hat
11 22 (27.16%) zOS
11 22 (27.16%) CheckPoint
11 22 (27.16%) IBM
11 22 (27.16%) RDBMS
11 22 (27.16%) OS/400
11 22 (27.16%) AIX
11 22 (27.16%) HPUX
11 22 (27.16%) Solaris
11 22 (27.16%) Linux
11 22 (27.16%) DB2

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 22 (27.16%) WebLogic
1 22 (27.16%) WebSphere
2 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.64%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.70%) SAS
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.23%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.64%) SaaS
3 1 (1.23%) PaaS
3 1 (1.23%) Office 365
3 1 (1.23%) IaaS
3 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (28.40%) SAN
2 3 (3.70%) Network Security
2 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.70%) Wireless
2 3 (3.70%) LAN
2 3 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (1.23%) NAS
3 1 (1.23%) VLAN
3 1 (1.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.23%) Intranet
3 1 (1.23%) Internet
3 1 (1.23%) Extranet
3 1 (1.23%) DHCP
3 1 (1.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (27.16%) RDBMS
2 22 (27.16%) DB2
2 22 (27.16%) Relational Database
2 22 (27.16%) Oracle Database
2 22 (27.16%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Local Government
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.86%) Middleware
2 22 (27.16%) WebSphere MQ
2 22 (27.16%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 21 (25.93%) .NET
4 12 (14.81%) Web Services
5 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.70%) Grails
6 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.23%) RESTful
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.23%) Java EE
7 1 (1.23%) WCF
7 1 (1.23%) WPF
7 1 (1.23%) EJB
7 1 (1.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.10%) FlexPod
2 8 (9.88%) Data Integration
3 5 (6.17%) Mainframe
3 5 (6.17%) NHS
4 4 (4.94%) Informatics
4 4 (4.94%) Health Informatics
5 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.70%) Life Science
6 2 (2.47%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.23%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.27%) Windows
2 22 (27.16%) zOS
2 22 (27.16%) OS/400
2 22 (27.16%) AIX
2 22 (27.16%) HPUX
2 22 (27.16%) Solaris
2 22 (27.16%) Linux
2 22 (27.16%) SUSE
2 22 (27.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.17%) UNIX
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 26 (32.10%) Business Continuity
3 22 (27.16%) Coaching
3 22 (27.16%) Infrastructure Management
4 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (14.81%) Migration
6 11 (13.58%) Project Management
6 11 (13.58%) TOGAF
7 10 (12.35%) Business Analysis
8 9 (11.11%) SOA
9 8 (9.88%) E-business
9 8 (9.88%) Data Architecture
10 7 (8.64%) ERP
11 6 (7.41%) EAI
11 6 (7.41%) Data Modelling
12 5 (6.17%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (6.17%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
13 4 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (4.94%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.52%) C#
2 11 (13.58%) Java
3 6 (7.41%) C
4 5 (6.17%) SQL
5 3 (3.70%) Ruby
6 1 (1.23%) Python
6 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Degree
2 4 (4.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.70%) NCDA
3 3 (3.70%) JNCIS
3 3 (3.70%) JNCIP
3 3 (3.70%) MCTS
3 3 (3.70%) CCIE
3 3 (3.70%) CCNP
3 3 (3.70%) CCDP
3 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (27.16%) KVM
2 22 (27.16%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (27.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (43.21%) Oracle
2 34 (41.98%) Microsoft
3 29 (35.80%) NetApp
3 29 (35.80%) VMware
4 28 (34.57%) Cisco
5 26 (32.10%) Symantec
6 25 (30.86%) HP
6 25 (30.86%) Juniper
7 22 (27.16%) BMC
7 22 (27.16%) CA
7 22 (27.16%) EMC
7 22 (27.16%) Red Hat
7 22 (27.16%) CheckPoint
7 22 (27.16%) IBM
7 22 (27.16%) Brocade
8 7 (8.64%) Citrix
9 4 (4.94%) Veeam
10 3 (3.70%) F5
10 3 (3.70%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.70%) SAP
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