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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 52 63 71
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 17 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.66% 0.80% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 0.82% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 8
Average salary £56,250 £43,503 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.30% -37.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £43,503 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,500 £76,750
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
609 607 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 95.31% 97.28% 97.46%
Number of salaries quoted 510 527 597
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 30 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 30 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 +14 17 £56,250 +29.30%
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 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 (41.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (37.21%) Java
3 14 (32.56%) OO
3 14 (32.56%) OOD
4 13 (30.23%) Oracle
4 13 (30.23%) UML
5 11 (25.58%) MySQL
5 11 (25.58%) SOA
5 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
6 9 (20.93%) Middleware
7 8 (18.60%) WSO2
8 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
8 7 (16.28%) Project Management
8 7 (16.28%) C#
8 7 (16.28%) .NET
9 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
10 5 (11.63%) Finance
10 5 (11.63%) Retail
10 5 (11.63%) TOGAF
10 5 (11.63%) Data Architecture
11 4 (9.30%) Software Architecture
11 4 (9.30%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (9.30%) Zachman Framework
11 4 (9.30%) Operations Management
11 4 (9.30%) WCF
11 4 (9.30%) WPF
11 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Tandem
11 4 (9.30%) SharePoint

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications
1 2 (4.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) MySQL
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.98%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MSBuild
1 3 (6.98%) Moq
1 3 (6.98%) MSTest
1 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
1 5 (11.63%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Legal
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) Middleware
2 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
2 7 (16.28%) .NET
3 4 (9.30%) WCF
3 4 (9.30%) WPF
4 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.98%) CSS
4 3 (6.98%) Web Services
4 3 (6.98%) HTML
4 3 (6.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.65%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Tandem
2 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (32.56%) OO
2 14 (32.56%) OOD
3 13 (30.23%) UML
4 11 (25.58%) SOA
5 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (16.28%) Project Management
6 5 (11.63%) TOGAF
6 5 (11.63%) Data Architecture
7 4 (9.30%) Software Architecture
7 4 (9.30%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (9.30%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (9.30%) Operations Management
7 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.98%) MVC
8 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.65%) High Availability
9 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.65%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) Java
2 7 (16.28%) C#
3 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) CCDA
1 1 (2.33%) CCDP
1 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.33%) MCTS
1 1 (2.33%) MCITP
1 1 (2.33%) NCIE
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) vSphere
1 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Nagios
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle
2 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
3 8 (18.60%) WSO2
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco
5 1 (2.33%) Sun
5 1 (2.33%) EMC
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Avaya
5 1 (2.33%) Juniper
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Symantec
5 1 (2.33%) CommVault
5 1 (2.33%) JDA
5 1 (2.33%) NetApp
5 1 (2.33%) 3PAR