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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 138 141 125
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 55 38 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.31% 0.99% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.05% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 37 34 62
Average salary £62,500 £64,250 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% -1.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,750 £40,350
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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
4000 3612 4023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.92% 94.48% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3426 3148 3627
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,750 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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
Oldham +5 6 £65,000 +8.67%
Rochdale - 4 £52,000 -
Cheadle - 4 £45,000 -
Stockport - 1 £53,000 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 39 (35.14%) Finance
2 30 (27.03%) Oracle
3 25 (22.52%) TOGAF
4 24 (21.62%) Java
5 23 (20.72%) Web Services
5 23 (20.72%) Microsoft
6 22 (19.82%) VMware
6 22 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (18.92%) .NET
7 21 (18.92%) DB2
8 20 (18.02%) SQL Server
8 20 (18.02%) Mentoring
9 19 (17.12%) Linux
10 18 (16.22%) RDBMS
10 18 (16.22%) Cisco
10 18 (16.22%) Banking
10 18 (16.22%) SAN
10 18 (16.22%) Oracle Database
10 18 (16.22%) Relational Database
11 17 (15.32%) Middleware
11 17 (15.32%) ASP.NET
12 16 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (13.51%) Waterfall
13 15 (13.51%) Retail
13 15 (13.51%) Mainframe
13 15 (13.51%) Windows
13 15 (13.51%) IBM
14 14 (12.61%) HP

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 14 (12.61%) WebSphere
2 12 (10.81%) WebLogic
3 9 (8.11%) Apache
3 9 (8.11%) CICS
4 8 (7.21%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.50%) SAS
5 5 (4.50%) Apache Pig
6 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.80%) IIS
7 2 (1.80%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.50%) SPSS
3 1 (0.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) SAP APO
1 4 (3.60%) SAP PP
1 4 (3.60%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.60%) SAP SCM
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.70%) SAP AFS
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.90%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.90%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.90%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.31%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.50%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (3.60%) SaaS
4 4 (3.60%) PaaS
4 4 (3.60%) IaaS
5 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.22%) SAN
2 8 (7.21%) iSCSI
3 6 (5.41%) IPsec
3 6 (5.41%) NAS
3 6 (5.41%) Internet
3 6 (5.41%) SNMP
3 6 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.70%) WAN
5 2 (1.80%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.80%) LAN
5 2 (1.80%) MPLS
5 2 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.80%) LTE
6 1 (0.90%) VPLS
6 1 (0.90%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.90%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.92%) DB2
2 20 (18.02%) SQL Server
3 18 (16.22%) RDBMS
3 18 (16.22%) Oracle Database
3 18 (16.22%) Relational Database
4 12 (10.81%) Oracle Exadata
5 6 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.50%) Data Mining
6 5 (4.50%) HBase
6 5 (4.50%) Big Data
6 5 (4.50%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.50%) Apache Hive
6 5 (4.50%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (4.50%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.50%) Sqoop
6 5 (4.50%) Triplestore
7 4 (3.60%) MySQL
8 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.90%) Rational Rose
General
1 39 (35.14%) Finance
2 18 (16.22%) Banking
3 15 (13.51%) Retail
4 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.50%) Local Government
5 2 (1.80%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.72%) Web Services
2 21 (18.92%) .NET
3 17 (15.32%) ASP.NET
3 17 (15.32%) Middleware
4 14 (12.61%) WebSphere MQ
5 11 (9.91%) J2EE
6 4 (3.60%) XML
6 4 (3.60%) XSLT
7 2 (1.80%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.90%) WCF
8 1 (0.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Mainframe
2 14 (12.61%) FlexPod
3 5 (4.50%) Visualisation
3 5 (4.50%) Open Source
4 4 (3.60%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.80%) Clustering
7 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.90%) GIS
7 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.12%) Linux
2 15 (13.51%) Windows
3 12 (10.81%) AIX
3 12 (10.81%) HPUX
3 12 (10.81%) Solaris
3 12 (10.81%) OS/400
3 12 (10.81%) zOS
3 12 (10.81%) SUSE
3 12 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.80%) Debian
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.52%) TOGAF
2 22 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.02%) Mentoring
4 16 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (13.51%) Waterfall
6 14 (12.61%) Zachman Framework
6 14 (12.61%) OO
7 13 (11.71%) OOD
7 13 (11.71%) Coaching
8 12 (10.81%) Infrastructure Management
8 12 (10.81%) Business Continuity
9 11 (9.91%) ERP
10 10 (9.01%) UML
10 10 (9.01%) SOA
10 10 (9.01%) Migration
10 10 (9.01%) Analytics
11 9 (8.11%) Risk Analysis
12 7 (6.31%) CRM
12 7 (6.31%) ITIL
12 7 (6.31%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.62%) Java
2 14 (12.61%) SQL
3 12 (10.81%) COBOL
4 7 (6.31%) C#
5 5 (4.50%) Perl
5 5 (4.50%) PHP
5 5 (4.50%) Python
5 5 (4.50%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Degree
2 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.70%) CCDP
5 2 (1.80%) RHCA
5 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.80%) LPIC
5 2 (1.80%) CCNP
5 2 (1.80%) CCNA
5 2 (1.80%) CCDA
6 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 16 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (12.61%) Hyper-V
3 12 (10.81%) KVM
4 8 (7.21%) vSphere
5 6 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.41%) vCloud
5 6 (5.41%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (10.81%) Tivoli
2 7 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.41%) SCOM
3 6 (5.41%) OpenNMS
4 2 (1.80%) Puppet
4 2 (1.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (27.03%) Oracle
2 23 (20.72%) Microsoft
3 22 (19.82%) VMware
4 18 (16.22%) Cisco
5 15 (13.51%) IBM
6 14 (12.61%) NetApp
6 14 (12.61%) Red Hat
6 14 (12.61%) HP
7 12 (10.81%) CheckPoint
7 12 (10.81%) Symantec
7 12 (10.81%) Brocade
7 12 (10.81%) EMC
7 12 (10.81%) Juniper
7 12 (10.81%) BMC
7 12 (10.81%) CA
8 9 (8.11%) SAP
9 6 (5.41%) Dell
9 6 (5.41%) Veeam
9 6 (5.41%) Acronis
10 5 (4.50%) Hitachi
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