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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 129 147 158
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 47 52 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.44% 1.32% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.37% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 42 36 9
Average salary £55,000 £67,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £50,000 £47,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,500 £63,500
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +3.14%
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
3159 3805 3570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.52% 96.50% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2614 3247 3093
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
Stockport - 7 £52,500 -
Oldham -1 5 £62,500 -3.84%
Cheadle - 4 £50,000 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (38.30%) TOGAF
2 25 (26.60%) Mentoring
3 23 (24.47%) Enterprise Architecture
3 23 (24.47%) VMware
3 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
4 22 (23.40%) Windows
4 22 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (21.28%) .NET
5 20 (21.28%) Requirements Analysis
6 19 (20.21%) Management Information System
6 19 (20.21%) MS Office
6 19 (20.21%) Cisco
6 19 (20.21%) NetApp
6 19 (20.21%) Data Centre
7 18 (19.15%) FlexPod
7 18 (19.15%) HP
7 18 (19.15%) Oracle
8 17 (18.09%) SQL Server
8 17 (18.09%) Business Continuity
8 17 (18.09%) Symantec
9 16 (17.02%) Hyper-V
9 16 (17.02%) Coaching
10 15 (15.96%) Converged Infrastructure
10 15 (15.96%) Middleware
10 15 (15.96%) Web Services
10 15 (15.96%) Linux
10 15 (15.96%) Juniper
11 14 (14.89%) SAN
11 14 (14.89%) BMC
11 14 (14.89%) CA

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 14 (14.89%) WebLogic
1 14 (14.89%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.32%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.26%) JBoss
4 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (20.21%) MS Office
2 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.89%) IBM PureFlex
2 6 (6.38%) SaaS
3 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.06%) IaaS
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.89%) SAN
2 5 (5.32%) LAN
2 5 (5.32%) WAN
3 3 (3.19%) Network Security
3 3 (3.19%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.13%) Firewall
5 1 (1.06%) DHCP
5 1 (1.06%) DNS
5 1 (1.06%) H.323
5 1 (1.06%) Internet
5 1 (1.06%) PBX
5 1 (1.06%) PSTN
5 1 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.06%) Skype
5 1 (1.06%) SS7
5 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.09%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.89%) DB2
2 14 (14.89%) Oracle Database
2 14 (14.89%) Oracle Exadata
2 14 (14.89%) RDBMS
2 14 (14.89%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.32%) Big Data
4 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.06%) MySQL
5 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (12.77%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 10 (10.64%) Finance
1 10 (10.64%) Retail
2 5 (5.32%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.28%) .NET
2 15 (15.96%) Middleware
2 15 (15.96%) Web Services
3 14 (14.89%) IBM Integration Bus
3 14 (14.89%) WebSphere MQ
4 12 (12.77%) XML
4 12 (12.77%) XSLT
5 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.26%) J2EE
6 4 (4.26%) SOAP
7 1 (1.06%) Grails
7 1 (1.06%) JDBC
7 1 (1.06%) REST
7 1 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.21%) Data Centre
1 19 (20.21%) Management Information System
2 18 (19.15%) FlexPod
3 14 (14.89%) VCE vBlock
4 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.26%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.06%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.06%) FMCG
6 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.06%) Social Media
6 1 (1.06%) Statistics
6 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.40%) Windows
2 15 (15.96%) Linux
3 14 (14.89%) AIX
3 14 (14.89%) HPUX
3 14 (14.89%) OS/400
3 14 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (14.89%) Solaris
3 14 (14.89%) SUSE
3 14 (14.89%) zOS
4 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.06%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.30%) TOGAF
2 25 (26.60%) Mentoring
3 23 (24.47%) Enterprise Architecture
4 20 (21.28%) Requirements Analysis
5 17 (18.09%) Business Continuity
6 16 (17.02%) Coaching
7 15 (15.96%) Converged Infrastructure
8 14 (14.89%) Infrastructure Management
8 14 (14.89%) Presales
9 12 (12.77%) OOD
10 10 (10.64%) OOP
10 10 (10.64%) Project Management
11 9 (9.57%) OO
12 8 (8.51%) E-Commerce
13 7 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (6.38%) ITIL
15 5 (5.32%) Content Management
15 5 (5.32%) SOA
16 4 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
16 4 (4.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.77%) SQL
2 7 (7.45%) Java
3 3 (3.19%) C
4 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.06%) C#
4 1 (1.06%) PHP
4 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.06%) Python
4 1 (1.06%) R
4 1 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.19%) MCTS
4 2 (2.13%) NCDA
5 1 (1.06%) CCNA
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.06%) MCITP
5 1 (1.06%) NCIE
5 1 (1.06%) RHCE
5 1 (1.06%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (17.02%) Hyper-V
3 14 (14.89%) KVM
4 4 (4.26%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (14.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
1 23 (24.47%) VMware
2 19 (20.21%) Cisco
2 19 (20.21%) NetApp
3 18 (19.15%) HP
3 18 (19.15%) Oracle
4 17 (18.09%) Symantec
5 15 (15.96%) Juniper
6 14 (14.89%) BMC
6 14 (14.89%) Brocade
6 14 (14.89%) CA
6 14 (14.89%) CheckPoint
6 14 (14.89%) EMC
6 14 (14.89%) IBM
6 14 (14.89%) Red Hat
7 7 (7.45%) Citrix
8 3 (3.19%) SAP
8 3 (3.19%) Veeam
9 1 (1.06%) Altiris
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