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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 152 145 151
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 30 45 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.87% 1.24% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.29% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 14 28 22
Average salary £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £47,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,500 £73,000 £75,000
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
3382 3501 3830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.63% 96.71% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2868 2857 3172
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 - 4 £52,500 -
Bolton +10 3 - -
Salford +9 3 - -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 32 (42.11%) TOGAF
2 22 (28.95%) .NET
3 19 (25.00%) Web Services
4 17 (22.37%) Presales
5 16 (21.05%) Degree
6 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
7 13 (17.11%) XML
7 13 (17.11%) SQL
7 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET
7 13 (17.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (17.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (15.79%) Finance
8 12 (15.79%) Visual Studio
8 12 (15.79%) XSLT
8 12 (15.79%) OOD
8 12 (15.79%) SOA
9 11 (14.47%) SOAP
9 11 (14.47%) Content Management
10 10 (13.16%) Retail
10 10 (13.16%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (13.16%) OOP
10 10 (13.16%) Mentoring
11 9 (11.84%) OO
11 9 (11.84%) MS Office
11 9 (11.84%) Banking
11 9 (11.84%) Management Information System
12 8 (10.53%) VMware
12 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (10.53%) Java
12 8 (10.53%) E-Commerce

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 8 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.26%) JBoss
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Office
2 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.32%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) SaaS
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.26%) Office 365
3 2 (2.63%) IaaS
4 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) LAN
1 4 (5.26%) WAN
2 2 (2.63%) Firewall
2 2 (2.63%) Network Security
2 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.32%) DHCP
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) H.323
3 1 (1.32%) PBX
3 1 (1.32%) PSTN
3 1 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.32%) Skype
3 1 (1.32%) SS7
3 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.32%) Big Data
4 1 (1.32%) DB2
4 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (15.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Retail
3 9 (11.84%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) .NET
2 19 (25.00%) Web Services
3 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET
3 13 (17.11%) XML
4 12 (15.79%) XSLT
5 11 (14.47%) SOAP
6 7 (9.21%) CSS
6 7 (9.21%) HTML
6 7 (9.21%) J2EE
7 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (5.26%) REST
7 4 (5.26%) WCF
8 3 (3.95%) JDBC
9 2 (2.63%) Java EE
10 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.32%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.89%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.63%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
6 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.11%) TOGAF
2 17 (22.37%) Presales
3 13 (17.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (15.79%) OOD
4 12 (15.79%) SOA
5 11 (14.47%) Content Management
6 10 (13.16%) Mentoring
6 10 (13.16%) OOP
6 10 (13.16%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (11.84%) OO
8 8 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 7 (9.21%) CRM
10 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (6.58%) Project Management
11 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (6.58%) Zachman Framework
12 4 (5.26%) ITIL
12 4 (5.26%) MVC
12 4 (5.26%) Web Application Development
13 3 (3.95%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 8 (10.53%) Java
3 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.26%) C#
4 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.63%) C
6 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.63%) MCTS
4 1 (1.32%) CCNA
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.32%) MCITP
4 1 (1.32%) NCDA
4 1 (1.32%) NCIE
4 1 (1.32%) RHCE
4 1 (1.32%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) COBIT
1 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) VMware
3 7 (9.21%) Cisco
3 7 (9.21%) Citrix
4 6 (7.89%) HP
4 6 (7.89%) NetApp
5 5 (6.58%) Oracle
6 2 (2.63%) Symantec
6 2 (2.63%) Veeam
7 1 (1.32%) Altiris
7 1 (1.32%) Chordiant
7 1 (1.32%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.32%) IBM
7 1 (1.32%) Juniper
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) Xerox
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