The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 148 138 133
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 38 51 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.94% 1.24% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.30% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 22 46 23
Average salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £57,500 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £71,600
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £60,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -6.53%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3838 3919 3639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.84% 95.52% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3197 3379 3291
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Solutions Architect
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
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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
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Vacancies
Rochdale - 4 £42,000 -
Stockport - 2 - -
Altrincham - 2 - -
Bolton - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - -
Wigan - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 30 (46.15%) VMware
2 27 (41.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (36.92%) IBM
4 23 (35.38%) EMC
5 22 (33.85%) Oracle
6 21 (32.31%) Cisco
7 20 (30.77%) WebSphere
8 18 (27.69%) Linux
9 17 (26.15%) Middleware
10 16 (24.62%) Java
11 15 (23.08%) RDBMS
11 15 (23.08%) Relational Database
12 14 (21.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (21.54%) SAN
12 14 (21.54%) Solaris
12 14 (21.54%) Red Hat
13 13 (20.00%) NetApp
13 13 (20.00%) Symantec
13 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 12 (18.46%) HP
14 12 (18.46%) Tivoli
14 12 (18.46%) Business Continuity
14 12 (18.46%) Infrastructure Management
14 12 (18.46%) Oracle Database
15 11 (16.92%) Hyper-V
15 11 (16.92%) Citrix
15 11 (16.92%) SOA
16 10 (15.38%) WebLogic
16 10 (15.38%) Advertising
17 9 (13.85%) RUP

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (30.77%) WebSphere
2 10 (15.38%) WebLogic
3 8 (12.31%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (12.31%) WebSphere Process Server
3 8 (12.31%) AquaLogic
3 8 (12.31%) WebLogic Portal
3 8 (12.31%) WebLogic Integration
3 8 (12.31%) AquaLogic Service Bus
4 4 (6.15%) SAS
5 2 (3.08%) Apache
6 1 (1.54%) Lync
6 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Oracle BPM
1 8 (12.31%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) IaaS
2 2 (3.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.54%) SAN
2 6 (9.23%) WAN
3 5 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (7.69%) MPLS
3 5 (7.69%) VPN
4 4 (6.15%) VoIP
4 4 (6.15%) Internet
4 4 (6.15%) IPsec
5 3 (4.62%) OSPF
5 3 (4.62%) BGP
6 2 (3.08%) LAN
6 2 (3.08%) NAS
6 2 (3.08%) Network Security
7 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.54%) Wireless
7 1 (1.54%) Firewall
7 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 15 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 12 (18.46%) Oracle Database
3 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.08%) DB2
5 2 (3.08%) OLAP
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.54%) QlikView
6 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.54%) PhoneGap
General
1 10 (15.38%) Advertising
2 7 (10.77%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Games
4 2 (3.08%) Front Office
4 2 (3.08%) Local Government
4 2 (3.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) Middleware
2 8 (12.31%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (9.23%) .NET
4 4 (6.15%) HTML
4 4 (6.15%) XML
4 4 (6.15%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (6.15%) Grails
5 3 (4.62%) JSP
5 3 (4.62%) J2EE
5 3 (4.62%) EJB
6 2 (3.08%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (3.08%) LAMP
7 1 (1.54%) JSON
7 1 (1.54%) Dojo
7 1 (1.54%) REST
7 1 (1.54%) CSS3
7 1 (1.54%) HTML5
7 1 (1.54%) Worklight
7 1 (1.54%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (1.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Open Source
1 8 (12.31%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (10.77%) FlexPod
2 7 (10.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.15%) CLARiiON
3 4 (6.15%) Symmetrix
4 3 (4.62%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.62%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.08%) IVR
5 2 (3.08%) Social Media
6 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.54%) iPad
6 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Linux
2 14 (21.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (21.54%) Solaris
3 7 (10.77%) UNIX
4 6 (9.23%) Windows
5 4 (6.15%) AIX
5 4 (6.15%) HPUX
6 2 (3.08%) OS/400
6 2 (3.08%) zOS
6 2 (3.08%) SUSE
7 1 (1.54%) Android
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) Business Continuity
1 12 (18.46%) Infrastructure Management
2 11 (16.92%) SOA
3 9 (13.85%) RUP
4 8 (12.31%) ERP
4 8 (12.31%) Unified Process
4 8 (12.31%) Workflow
4 8 (12.31%) Release Management
4 8 (12.31%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (9.23%) TOGAF
5 6 (9.23%) Migration
6 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.69%) Data Management
6 5 (7.69%) Project Management
7 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.15%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (6.15%) Business Development
8 3 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.62%) UML
9 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) Java
2 8 (12.31%) SQL
3 4 (6.15%) Ruby
4 2 (3.08%) PHP
5 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.54%) C
5 1 (1.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) CCNP
1 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.08%) Degree
3 1 (1.54%) NCIE
3 1 (1.54%) MCTS
3 1 (1.54%) MCITP
3 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 27 (41.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (16.92%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.69%) XenApp
3 5 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 5 (7.69%) vSphere
3 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 4 (6.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 4 (6.15%) VMware Server
5 3 (4.62%) vCloud
6 2 (3.08%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (18.46%) Tivoli
2 6 (9.23%) SCCM
3 4 (6.15%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (46.15%) VMware
2 24 (36.92%) IBM
3 23 (35.38%) EMC
4 22 (33.85%) Oracle
5 21 (32.31%) Cisco
6 14 (21.54%) Red Hat
7 13 (20.00%) NetApp
7 13 (20.00%) Symantec
7 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 12 (18.46%) HP
9 11 (16.92%) Citrix
10 4 (6.15%) Dell
11 3 (4.62%) Veeam
11 3 (4.62%) BMC
12 2 (3.08%) CA
12 2 (3.08%) Juniper
12 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
12 2 (3.08%) 3PAR
12 2 (3.08%) Brocade
13 1 (1.54%) Sencha
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