The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer 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 Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 177 180 180
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 13 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.32% 0.055% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.058% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 7
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +56.25%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
Solutions Designer
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
3890 3446 3641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.44% 94.05% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3278 2980 3201
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 £23,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Designer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Solutions Designer
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Designer across the Manchester region.

Solutions Designer Salary Trend in Manchester

Solutions Designer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Designer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Solutions Designer Salary Histogram in Manchester

Solutions Designer
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 Designer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
Altrincham - 1 £55,000 -
Solutions Designer
North West

Solutions Designer
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Solutions Designer 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 Designer in their job title.

1 11 (78.57%) Finance
1 11 (78.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (64.29%) COBOL
2 9 (64.29%) Java
3 8 (57.14%) J2EE
3 8 (57.14%) DB2
3 8 (57.14%) UML
3 8 (57.14%) CICS
3 8 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) Banking
3 8 (57.14%) Risk Analysis
3 8 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (14.29%) Ab Initio
4 2 (14.29%) Teradata
4 2 (14.29%) Informatica
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) ISEB
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
5 1 (7.14%) Line Management

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Solutions Designer 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 Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) DB2
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) J2EE
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) UML
2 8 (57.14%) Risk Analysis
2 8 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) COBOL
1 9 (64.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Informatica
1 2 (14.29%) Ab Initio
1 2 (14.29%) Teradata