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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 129 161 114
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 55 18 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.36% 0.46% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 0.49% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 42 17 45
Average salary £53,750 £65,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.30% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £83,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
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
3849 3710 3687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.92% 94.57% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3179 3240 3243
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Cheadle - 5 £45,000 - 1
Stockport - 5 £50,000 -
Oldham +4 2 £65,000 +30.00%
Rochdale - 2 £52,000 - 1
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 24 (25.81%) Finance
2 21 (22.58%) Java
3 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.51%) VMware
4 18 (19.35%) Degree
4 18 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (17.20%) Middleware
5 16 (17.20%) Cisco
5 16 (17.20%) SQL
6 15 (16.13%) .NET
6 15 (16.13%) Web Services
6 15 (16.13%) EMC
6 15 (16.13%) NetApp
7 14 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (15.05%) SAP
8 13 (13.98%) IBM
8 13 (13.98%) Hyper-V
9 12 (12.90%) Banking
9 12 (12.90%) RDBMS
9 12 (12.90%) HP
9 12 (12.90%) ERP
9 12 (12.90%) Oracle
9 12 (12.90%) Relational Database
10 11 (11.83%) Linux
10 11 (11.83%) Mainframe
10 11 (11.83%) Citrix
11 10 (10.75%) Logistics
11 10 (10.75%) WebSphere
11 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET
11 10 (10.75%) SQL Server

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 10 (10.75%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.53%) Apache
3 6 (6.45%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.45%) CICS
4 5 (5.38%) SAS
4 5 (5.38%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.15%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 2 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.15%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (2.15%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Process Server
5 2 (2.15%) AquaLogic
5 2 (2.15%) IIS
6 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.08%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) SPSS
3 1 (1.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.60%) SAP AFS
2 4 (4.30%) SAP SCM
2 4 (4.30%) SAP APO
2 4 (4.30%) SAP PP
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.15%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (1.08%) SAP LE
4 1 (1.08%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.08%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.53%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.38%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (5.38%) IaaS
2 5 (5.38%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (4.30%) PaaS
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.15%) SaaS
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) SAN
2 5 (5.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.15%) NAS
3 2 (2.15%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.15%) SNMP
3 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.15%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.15%) Internet
3 2 (2.15%) MPLS
3 2 (2.15%) IPsec
3 2 (2.15%) WAN
4 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.08%) Broadband
4 1 (1.08%) LAN
4 1 (1.08%) VPLS
4 1 (1.08%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) RDBMS
1 12 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 10 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.75%) DB2
3 8 (8.60%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.38%) Data Mining
5 5 (5.38%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.38%) Apache Hive
5 5 (5.38%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (5.38%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.38%) HBase
5 5 (5.38%) Big Data
5 5 (5.38%) Sqoop
5 5 (5.38%) Triplestore
6 4 (4.30%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.15%) MySQL
7 2 (2.15%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Visual Studio
1 7 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (25.81%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Banking
3 8 (8.60%) Retail
4 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.30%) Advertising
5 4 (4.30%) Local Government
6 2 (2.15%) Marketing
6 2 (2.15%) Front Office
7 1 (1.08%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.20%) Middleware
2 15 (16.13%) .NET
2 15 (16.13%) Web Services
3 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET
4 9 (9.68%) J2EE
5 6 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (5.38%) XML
7 4 (4.30%) XSLT
8 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.08%) HTML
9 1 (1.08%) EJB
9 1 (1.08%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Mainframe
2 9 (9.68%) FlexPod
3 8 (8.60%) Open Source
4 5 (5.38%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.15%) CLARiiON
6 2 (2.15%) Symmetrix
6 2 (2.15%) IVR
6 2 (2.15%) Social Media
6 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.08%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Linux
2 8 (8.60%) Windows
3 6 (6.45%) Solaris
3 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.30%) AIX
4 4 (4.30%) HPUX
4 4 (4.30%) OS/400
4 4 (4.30%) zOS
4 4 (4.30%) SUSE
5 2 (2.15%) Debian
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.15%) UNIX
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (12.90%) ERP
3 10 (10.75%) OO
3 10 (10.75%) OOD
3 10 (10.75%) Logistics
4 9 (9.68%) Waterfall
5 8 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (8.60%) Analytics
5 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (8.60%) TOGAF
5 8 (8.60%) Migration
6 7 (7.53%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.53%) UML
7 6 (6.45%) SOA
7 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.45%) Business Continuity
7 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (5.38%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.58%) Java
2 16 (17.20%) SQL
3 9 (9.68%) COBOL
4 6 (6.45%) PHP
5 5 (5.38%) Python
5 5 (5.38%) R
5 5 (5.38%) Perl
6 4 (4.30%) C#
7 1 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (19.35%) Degree
2 4 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.30%) CCDP
3 2 (2.15%) CISSP
3 2 (2.15%) CCNP
3 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) NCIE
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.08%) MCTS
4 1 (1.08%) MCITP
4 1 (1.08%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 18 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.98%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.53%) vSphere
4 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.38%) XenApp
4 5 (5.38%) XenDesktop
4 5 (5.38%) vCloud
4 5 (5.38%) Apache Flume
5 4 (4.30%) KVM
6 2 (2.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (2.15%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.15%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (8.60%) SCCM
2 7 (7.53%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.45%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.23%) SCOM
5 2 (2.15%) OpenNMS
5 2 (2.15%) Puppet
5 2 (2.15%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
1 20 (21.51%) VMware
2 16 (17.20%) Cisco
3 15 (16.13%) EMC
3 15 (16.13%) NetApp
4 14 (15.05%) SAP
5 13 (13.98%) IBM
6 12 (12.90%) Oracle
6 12 (12.90%) HP
7 11 (11.83%) Citrix
8 7 (7.53%) Symantec
9 6 (6.45%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.38%) Hitachi
10 5 (5.38%) BMC
10 5 (5.38%) Veeam
11 4 (4.30%) Brocade
11 4 (4.30%) CA
11 4 (4.30%) Juniper
11 4 (4.30%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.30%) Dell
Cheadle, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
The People Network
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £47,000 to £57,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago