The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 51 62 69
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 18 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.78% 0.66% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 0.68% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 9
Average salary £55,000 £43,503 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.42% -37.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £43,503 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,301 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
619 591 649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 95.52% 97.04% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 521 508 599
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Liverpool +17 18 £55,000 +26.42%
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 18 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 18 (40.00%) Java
2 16 (35.56%) OO
2 16 (35.56%) OOD
3 15 (33.33%) UML
3 15 (33.33%) Oracle
4 13 (28.89%) MySQL
4 13 (28.89%) SOA
5 11 (24.44%) Middleware
5 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
6 9 (20.00%) WSO2
7 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
8 7 (15.56%) .NET
8 7 (15.56%) C#
8 7 (15.56%) Project Management
9 6 (13.33%) Retail
9 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
10 5 (11.11%) TOGAF
10 5 (11.11%) Finance
10 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Data Architecture
10 5 (11.11%) Operations Management
11 4 (8.89%) Software Architecture
11 4 (8.89%) WCF
11 4 (8.89%) WPF
11 4 (8.89%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (8.89%) Big Data
11 4 (8.89%) Banking
11 4 (8.89%) Zachman Framework

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Mule
2 1 (2.22%) Lync
2 1 (2.22%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) SAN
1 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) MySQL
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.67%) MSTest
1 3 (6.67%) Moq
1 3 (6.67%) MSBuild
General
1 6 (13.33%) Retail
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Law
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) Middleware
2 7 (15.56%) .NET
2 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.89%) WCF
3 4 (8.89%) WPF
4 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.67%) CSS
4 3 (6.67%) Web Services
4 3 (6.67%) HTML
5 2 (4.44%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.22%) J2EE
6 1 (2.22%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Tandem
2 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Solaris
3 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (35.56%) OO
2 16 (35.56%) OOD
3 15 (33.33%) UML
4 13 (28.89%) SOA
5 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (15.56%) Project Management
7 5 (11.11%) TOGAF
7 5 (11.11%) Operations Management
7 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Data Architecture
8 4 (8.89%) Software Architecture
8 4 (8.89%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (8.89%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
9 3 (6.67%) MVC
9 3 (6.67%) Data Management
10 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) CCDA
1 1 (2.22%) CCDP
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (2.22%) MCTS
1 1 (2.22%) MCITP
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
1 1 (2.22%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Nagios
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Oracle
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.00%) WSO2
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) JBoss
5 1 (2.22%) Sun
5 1 (2.22%) EMC
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) Avaya
5 1 (2.22%) Juniper
5 1 (2.22%) CommVault
5 1 (2.22%) JDA
5 1 (2.22%) NetApp
5 1 (2.22%) Symantec
5 1 (2.22%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) 3PAR