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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 155 144 165
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 27 38 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% 0.97% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.03% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 22
Average salary £62,500 £63,750 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.96% -8.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £46,250 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £67,000 £60,250
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.20%
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
3228 3675 4062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.08% 94.18% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2671 3032 3523
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 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 3 July 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 34 (45.95%) SQL Server
1 34 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 31 (41.89%) Windows
2 31 (41.89%) Data Centre
3 30 (40.54%) VMware
4 29 (39.19%) NetApp
4 29 (39.19%) Oracle
4 29 (39.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (36.49%) FlexPod
5 27 (36.49%) Cisco
5 27 (36.49%) Business Continuity
5 27 (36.49%) Symantec
6 26 (35.14%) Middleware
6 26 (35.14%) HP
6 26 (35.14%) Mentoring
7 24 (32.43%) Juniper
7 24 (32.43%) SAN
7 24 (32.43%) IBM
7 24 (32.43%) AIX
8 23 (31.08%) HPUX
8 23 (31.08%) Solaris
8 23 (31.08%) Linux
8 23 (31.08%) DB2
8 23 (31.08%) WebLogic
8 23 (31.08%) RDBMS
8 23 (31.08%) OS/400
8 23 (31.08%) BMC
8 23 (31.08%) CA
8 23 (31.08%) Red Hat
8 23 (31.08%) zOS

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 23 (31.08%) WebLogic
1 23 (31.08%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.05%) SAS
4 3 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Office
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (31.08%) IBM PureFlex
2 7 (9.46%) SaaS
3 6 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.35%) PaaS
5 1 (1.35%) Office 365
5 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.43%) SAN
2 3 (4.05%) LAN
2 3 (4.05%) WAN
2 3 (4.05%) Network Security
3 1 (1.35%) NAS
3 1 (1.35%) DHCP
3 1 (1.35%) HTTP
3 1 (1.35%) DNS
3 1 (1.35%) Intranet
3 1 (1.35%) Internet
3 1 (1.35%) Extranet
3 1 (1.35%) Firewall
3 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.35%) Wireless
3 1 (1.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (45.95%) SQL Server
2 23 (31.08%) DB2
2 23 (31.08%) RDBMS
2 23 (31.08%) Oracle Exadata
2 23 (31.08%) Oracle Database
2 23 (31.08%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
1 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (9.46%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Local Government
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
5 1 (1.35%) Publishing
5 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (35.14%) Middleware
2 23 (31.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 23 (31.08%) WebSphere MQ
3 21 (28.38%) .NET
4 11 (14.86%) Web Services
5 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.05%) CSS
6 3 (4.05%) HTML
6 3 (4.05%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.05%) Grails
7 2 (2.70%) WAMP
7 2 (2.70%) LAMP
8 1 (1.35%) SOAP
8 1 (1.35%) EJB
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.35%) RESTful
8 1 (1.35%) Java EE
8 1 (1.35%) WCF
8 1 (1.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (41.89%) Data Centre
2 27 (36.49%) FlexPod
3 5 (6.76%) NHS
4 4 (5.41%) Informatics
4 4 (5.41%) Data Integration
4 4 (5.41%) Health Informatics
4 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.05%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.35%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.89%) Windows
2 24 (32.43%) AIX
3 23 (31.08%) HPUX
3 23 (31.08%) Solaris
3 23 (31.08%) Linux
3 23 (31.08%) OS/400
3 23 (31.08%) zOS
3 23 (31.08%) SUSE
3 23 (31.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.41%) UNIX
4 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) Business Continuity
2 26 (35.14%) Mentoring
3 23 (31.08%) Coaching
3 23 (31.08%) Infrastructure Management
3 23 (31.08%) Converged Infrastructure
4 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (18.92%) Project Management
6 10 (13.51%) Business Analysis
7 9 (12.16%) Migration
8 7 (9.46%) TOGAF
9 6 (8.11%) Data Modelling
10 5 (6.76%) SOA
10 5 (6.76%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.76%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (5.41%) Scrum
11 4 (5.41%) EAI
11 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (5.41%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.22%) C#
2 9 (12.16%) Java
3 5 (6.76%) SQL
4 4 (5.41%) C
5 3 (4.05%) Ruby
5 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (5.41%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) NCDA
2 3 (4.05%) MCTS
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.35%) JNCIS
3 1 (1.35%) JNCIP
3 1 (1.35%) CCIE
3 1 (1.35%) CCNP
3 1 (1.35%) CCDP
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (39.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (31.08%) Hyper-V
2 23 (31.08%) KVM
3 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (31.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 30 (40.54%) VMware
3 29 (39.19%) NetApp
3 29 (39.19%) Oracle
4 27 (36.49%) Cisco
4 27 (36.49%) Symantec
5 26 (35.14%) HP
6 24 (32.43%) IBM
6 24 (32.43%) Juniper
7 23 (31.08%) BMC
7 23 (31.08%) CA
7 23 (31.08%) Red Hat
7 23 (31.08%) CheckPoint
7 23 (31.08%) Brocade
7 23 (31.08%) EMC
8 6 (8.11%) Citrix
9 4 (5.41%) Veeam
10 1 (1.35%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.35%) F5
10 1 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
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