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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 159 140 160
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 27 56 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.70% 1.36% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.42% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 7 46 17
Average salary £62,000 £53,750 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.34% -17.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £45,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £80,000 £83,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.87%
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
3688 3930 3658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.77% 95.11% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3092 3263 3203
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 September 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 29 (51.79%) SQL Server
2 27 (48.21%) Mentoring
3 26 (46.43%) Coaching
3 26 (46.43%) Data Centre
3 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
4 25 (44.64%) Middleware
4 25 (44.64%) Oracle
4 25 (44.64%) Windows
5 24 (42.86%) AIX
5 24 (42.86%) VMware
5 24 (42.86%) IBM
5 24 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (41.07%) Brocade
6 23 (41.07%) WebSphere
6 23 (41.07%) Business Continuity
6 23 (41.07%) SUSE
6 23 (41.07%) IBM PureFlex
6 23 (41.07%) Converged Infrastructure
6 23 (41.07%) Infrastructure Management
6 23 (41.07%) Oracle Database
6 23 (41.07%) FlexPod
6 23 (41.07%) Relational Database
6 23 (41.07%) KVM
6 23 (41.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (41.07%) Hyper-V
6 23 (41.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 23 (41.07%) Oracle Exadata
6 23 (41.07%) HPUX
6 23 (41.07%) Solaris
6 23 (41.07%) Linux

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (41.07%) WebLogic
1 23 (41.07%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) Documentum
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (41.07%) IBM PureFlex
2 3 (5.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.07%) SAN
2 1 (1.79%) Intranet
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Extranet
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (51.79%) SQL Server
2 23 (41.07%) DB2
2 23 (41.07%) RDBMS
2 23 (41.07%) Oracle Exadata
2 23 (41.07%) Oracle Database
2 23 (41.07%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
1 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Law
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
2 3 (5.36%) Retail
2 3 (5.36%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (44.64%) Middleware
2 23 (41.07%) WebSphere MQ
2 23 (41.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 12 (21.43%) .NET
4 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.14%) Web Services
6 3 (5.36%) HTML
6 3 (5.36%) CSS
6 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.57%) WAMP
7 2 (3.57%) LAMP
8 1 (1.79%) EJB
8 1 (1.79%) Java EE
8 1 (1.79%) WCF
8 1 (1.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (46.43%) Data Centre
2 23 (41.07%) FlexPod
3 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) NHS
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) Informatics
5 1 (1.79%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Windows
2 24 (42.86%) AIX
3 23 (41.07%) HPUX
3 23 (41.07%) Solaris
3 23 (41.07%) Linux
3 23 (41.07%) OS/400
3 23 (41.07%) zOS
3 23 (41.07%) SUSE
3 23 (41.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Mentoring
2 26 (46.43%) Coaching
3 23 (41.07%) Converged Infrastructure
3 23 (41.07%) Infrastructure Management
3 23 (41.07%) Business Continuity
4 11 (19.64%) Project Management
5 9 (16.07%) TOGAF
6 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (8.93%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.14%) Scrum
10 3 (5.36%) Data Modelling
10 3 (5.36%) MVC
10 3 (5.36%) CRM
10 3 (5.36%) Line Management
11 2 (3.57%) High Availability
11 2 (3.57%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) C#
2 3 (5.36%) Java
2 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (41.07%) Hyper-V
2 23 (41.07%) KVM
3 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (41.07%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 25 (44.64%) Oracle
3 24 (42.86%) VMware
3 24 (42.86%) IBM
4 23 (41.07%) Brocade
4 23 (41.07%) Cisco
4 23 (41.07%) HP
4 23 (41.07%) EMC
4 23 (41.07%) Juniper
4 23 (41.07%) BMC
4 23 (41.07%) CA
4 23 (41.07%) NetApp
4 23 (41.07%) Red Hat
4 23 (41.07%) CheckPoint
4 23 (41.07%) Symantec
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