The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 50 61 62
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 13 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.49% 1.97% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 2.04% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 6
Average salary £65,000 £63,500 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.36% -12.41%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
497 638 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 95.03% 96.52% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 403 569 502
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +15 8 £72,500 +14.17%
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 6 (28.57%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) FMCG
4 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
4 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
4 5 (23.81%) EDI
4 5 (23.81%) ETL
4 5 (23.81%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) ITIL
4 5 (23.81%) UML
4 5 (23.81%) Analytics
4 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (19.05%) Office 365
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Intune
5 4 (19.05%) Windows
5 4 (19.05%) MS Office
5 4 (19.05%) XML
5 4 (19.05%) J2EE
5 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
5 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) Degree

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.76%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) BODI
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) EDI
2 4 (19.05%) J2EE
2 4 (19.05%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) WCF
3 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) FMCG
1 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) UML
2 5 (23.81%) ETL
2 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
2 5 (23.81%) Analytics
3 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
3 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) ERP
6 1 (4.76%) Validation
6 1 (4.76%) Data Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Juniper
3 1 (4.76%) Teradata
3 1 (4.76%) Aruba
3 1 (4.76%) Tableau
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco