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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 139 148 127
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 47 25 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.19% 0.67% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.71% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 62
Average salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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
3752 3521 4179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.08% 94.73% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3249 3085 3711
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 +9 4 £65,000 +8.67%
Salford - 2 £70,000 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 45 (40.91%) Oracle
2 34 (30.91%) SQL Server
2 34 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 34 (30.91%) Finance
3 32 (29.09%) TOGAF
4 31 (28.18%) VMware
5 28 (25.45%) .NET
5 28 (25.45%) Mentoring
6 27 (24.55%) Cisco
7 26 (23.64%) Web Services
8 25 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (22.73%) SAN
8 25 (22.73%) Oracle Database
9 24 (21.82%) DB2
10 23 (20.91%) ASP.NET
10 23 (20.91%) Windows
10 23 (20.91%) NetApp
10 23 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (20.00%) Juniper
12 21 (19.09%) HP
12 21 (19.09%) Linux
12 21 (19.09%) Red Hat
12 21 (19.09%) Hyper-V
12 21 (19.09%) FlexPod
13 20 (18.18%) Relational Database
13 20 (18.18%) Coaching
13 20 (18.18%) WebSphere
13 20 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
13 20 (18.18%) Middleware
13 20 (18.18%) IBM

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 20 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 19 (17.27%) WebLogic
3 13 (11.82%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (8.18%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.55%) CICS
6 4 (3.64%) Apache
7 3 (2.73%) SAS
8 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.82%) IIS
8 2 (1.82%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.27%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.73%) SaaS
3 3 (2.73%) PaaS
3 3 (2.73%) IaaS
4 2 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.82%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.73%) SAN
2 8 (7.27%) iSCSI
3 6 (5.45%) IPsec
3 6 (5.45%) NAS
3 6 (5.45%) Internet
3 6 (5.45%) SNMP
3 6 (5.45%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.73%) Wireless
5 2 (1.82%) MPLS
5 2 (1.82%) LAN
5 2 (1.82%) WAN
5 2 (1.82%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.91%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.91%) VPLS
6 1 (0.91%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (30.91%) SQL Server
2 25 (22.73%) Oracle Database
3 24 (21.82%) DB2
4 20 (18.18%) RDBMS
4 20 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 19 (17.27%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (3.64%) MySQL
7 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.91%) Rational Rose
General
1 34 (30.91%) Finance
2 14 (12.73%) Banking
3 11 (10.00%) Retail
4 7 (6.36%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.64%) Local Government
6 1 (0.91%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.45%) .NET
2 26 (23.64%) Web Services
3 23 (20.91%) ASP.NET
4 20 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
4 20 (18.18%) Middleware
5 6 (5.45%) J2EE
6 4 (3.64%) XML
6 4 (3.64%) XSLT
7 3 (2.73%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (2.73%) Grails
8 1 (0.91%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.91%) WCF
8 1 (0.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.09%) FlexPod
2 9 (8.18%) Mainframe
3 7 (6.36%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.64%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.73%) Life Science
6 2 (1.82%) Clustering
7 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.91%) Windows
2 21 (19.09%) Linux
3 19 (17.27%) OS/400
3 19 (17.27%) zOS
3 19 (17.27%) SUSE
3 19 (17.27%) AIX
3 19 (17.27%) HPUX
3 19 (17.27%) Solaris
3 19 (17.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.82%) UNIX
4 2 (1.82%) Debian
4 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.09%) TOGAF
2 28 (25.45%) Mentoring
3 25 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (18.18%) Coaching
5 19 (17.27%) Infrastructure Management
5 19 (17.27%) Business Continuity
6 15 (13.64%) Migration
6 15 (13.64%) SOA
7 14 (12.73%) OO
7 14 (12.73%) Zachman Framework
8 13 (11.82%) ERP
8 13 (11.82%) OOD
9 12 (10.91%) Waterfall
10 11 (10.00%) E-business
11 9 (8.18%) Data Architecture
12 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (5.45%) Content Management
13 6 (5.45%) Data Modelling
13 6 (5.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.55%) Java
2 14 (12.73%) C#
3 13 (11.82%) SQL
4 6 (5.45%) COBOL
5 3 (2.73%) Ruby
6 2 (1.82%) C
7 1 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (10.91%) Degree
2 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.55%) CCNP
3 5 (4.55%) CCDP
4 3 (2.73%) CCIE
4 3 (2.73%) JNCIS
4 3 (2.73%) JNCIP
5 2 (1.82%) LPIC
5 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.82%) CCNA
5 2 (1.82%) CCDA
5 2 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.82%) RHCA
5 2 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (19.09%) Hyper-V
3 19 (17.27%) KVM
4 8 (7.27%) vSphere
5 6 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.45%) vCloud
5 6 (5.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (17.27%) Tivoli
2 6 (5.45%) SCOM
2 6 (5.45%) OpenNMS
3 2 (1.82%) Puppet
3 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (40.91%) Oracle
2 34 (30.91%) Microsoft
3 31 (28.18%) VMware
4 27 (24.55%) Cisco
5 23 (20.91%) NetApp
6 22 (20.00%) Juniper
7 21 (19.09%) Red Hat
7 21 (19.09%) HP
8 20 (18.18%) IBM
9 19 (17.27%) EMC
9 19 (17.27%) CheckPoint
9 19 (17.27%) Symantec
9 19 (17.27%) Brocade
9 19 (17.27%) BMC
9 19 (17.27%) CA
10 6 (5.45%) Acronis
10 6 (5.45%) Veeam
10 6 (5.45%) Dell
11 4 (3.64%) SAP
12 3 (2.73%) F5
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