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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 130 152 109
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 64 33 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.54% 0.89% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 0.95% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 49 32 51
Average salary £52,000 £66,250 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.50% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £82,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
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
3958 3485 3630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.01% 94.37% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3341 3011 3224
Average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -
Rochdale - 6 £52,000 -
Stockport - 6 £50,750 -
Oldham - 4 £65,000 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 35 (33.98%) Finance
2 24 (23.30%) Java
3 21 (20.39%) Oracle
4 20 (19.42%) Web Services
5 19 (18.45%) .NET
5 19 (18.45%) VMware
6 18 (17.48%) Middleware
6 18 (17.48%) DB2
6 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
6 18 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (16.50%) Banking
7 17 (16.50%) Mentoring
8 16 (15.53%) Degree
8 16 (15.53%) Linux
8 16 (15.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (14.56%) SAN
9 15 (14.56%) RDBMS
9 15 (14.56%) Cisco
9 15 (14.56%) ASP.NET
9 15 (14.56%) Oracle Database
9 15 (14.56%) Relational Database
9 15 (14.56%) Waterfall
10 14 (13.59%) TOGAF
10 14 (13.59%) OO
10 14 (13.59%) SQL Server
10 14 (13.59%) SQL
10 14 (13.59%) Mainframe
11 13 (12.62%) NetApp
11 13 (12.62%) SAP
11 13 (12.62%) OOD

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 12 (11.65%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.71%) WebLogic
3 9 (8.74%) Apache
3 9 (8.74%) CICS
4 5 (4.85%) SAS
4 5 (4.85%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.94%) nginx
6 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.94%) IIS
7 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.97%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (0.97%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.97%) AquaLogic Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (4.85%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.85%) SPSS
2 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.80%) SAP AFS
2 4 (3.88%) SAP SCM
2 4 (3.88%) SAP PP
2 4 (3.88%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.97%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.97%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.97%) SAP LE
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.97%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.80%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (4.85%) Amazon EMR
3 5 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.94%) IaaS
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.94%) SaaS
4 2 (1.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.56%) SAN
2 8 (7.77%) iSCSI
3 6 (5.83%) NAS
3 6 (5.83%) Internet
3 6 (5.83%) IPsec
3 6 (5.83%) SNMP
3 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.91%) WAN
5 2 (1.94%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.94%) LTE
5 2 (1.94%) MPLS
5 2 (1.94%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.94%) LAN
6 1 (0.97%) Broadband
6 1 (0.97%) VPLS
6 1 (0.97%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.48%) DB2
2 15 (14.56%) RDBMS
2 15 (14.56%) Oracle Database
2 15 (14.56%) Relational Database
3 14 (13.59%) SQL Server
4 9 (8.74%) Oracle Exadata
5 6 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.85%) Data Mining
6 5 (4.85%) Big Data
6 5 (4.85%) Sqoop
6 5 (4.85%) HBase
6 5 (4.85%) Triplestore
6 5 (4.85%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.85%) Apache Hive
6 5 (4.85%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (4.85%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.88%) MySQL
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.97%) Rational Rose
General
1 35 (33.98%) Finance
2 17 (16.50%) Banking
3 13 (12.62%) Retail
4 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.94%) Billing
5 2 (1.94%) Local Government
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.42%) Web Services
2 19 (18.45%) .NET
3 18 (17.48%) Middleware
4 15 (14.56%) ASP.NET
5 11 (10.68%) J2EE
5 11 (10.68%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (3.88%) XML
6 4 (3.88%) XSLT
7 2 (1.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.97%) WCF
8 1 (0.97%) WPF
8 1 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) Mainframe
2 11 (10.68%) FlexPod
3 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.80%) Open Source
5 5 (4.85%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.91%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.94%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.94%) Clustering
8 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.97%) GIS
8 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Linux
2 12 (11.65%) Windows
3 9 (8.74%) AIX
3 9 (8.74%) HPUX
3 9 (8.74%) Solaris
3 9 (8.74%) OS/400
3 9 (8.74%) SUSE
3 9 (8.74%) zOS
3 9 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.94%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (16.50%) Mentoring
3 16 (15.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (14.56%) Waterfall
5 14 (13.59%) TOGAF
5 14 (13.59%) OO
6 13 (12.62%) OOD
7 11 (10.68%) ERP
8 10 (9.71%) Coaching
8 10 (9.71%) Analytics
8 10 (9.71%) UML
9 9 (8.74%) Business Continuity
9 9 (8.74%) Infrastructure Management
9 9 (8.74%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (8.74%) Logistics
10 7 (6.80%) Configuration Management
10 7 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (5.83%) Content Management
11 6 (5.83%) Zachman Framework
11 6 (5.83%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.30%) Java
2 14 (13.59%) SQL
3 12 (11.65%) COBOL
4 6 (5.83%) PHP
5 5 (4.85%) C#
5 5 (4.85%) Perl
5 5 (4.85%) Python
5 5 (4.85%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (15.53%) Degree
2 7 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.85%) CCDP
4 3 (2.91%) CCNP
4 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.94%) RHCA
5 2 (1.94%) LPIC
5 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.94%) CISSP
5 2 (1.94%) CCNA
5 2 (1.94%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.68%) Hyper-V
3 9 (8.74%) KVM
4 8 (7.77%) vSphere
5 6 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.83%) vCloud
5 6 (5.83%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.85%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 9 (8.74%) Tivoli
2 7 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.83%) SCOM
3 6 (5.83%) OpenNMS
4 2 (1.94%) Puppet
4 2 (1.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (20.39%) Oracle
2 19 (18.45%) VMware
3 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
4 15 (14.56%) Cisco
5 13 (12.62%) NetApp
5 13 (12.62%) SAP
5 13 (12.62%) IBM
6 11 (10.68%) HP
6 11 (10.68%) Red Hat
7 9 (8.74%) EMC
7 9 (8.74%) BMC
7 9 (8.74%) CA
7 9 (8.74%) Juniper
7 9 (8.74%) CheckPoint
7 9 (8.74%) Symantec
7 9 (8.74%) Brocade
8 6 (5.83%) Acronis
8 6 (5.83%) Veeam
8 6 (5.83%) Dell
9 5 (4.85%) Hitachi
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