The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 175 158 202
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 59 92 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 1.32% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.39% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 28 55 41
Average salary £63,750 £62,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £50,000 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,200 £80,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.87%
Solutions Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6097 6608 7127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.15% 94.78% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4965 5327 6109
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in the North West

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in the North West

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
Manchester -1 24 £62,500 - 11
Cheshire -3 20 £61,250 -15.51% 3
Merseyside -2 9 £71,500 +33.02%
Lancashire -16 2 £60,500 -12.00% 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 55 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (27.06%) Oracle
3 45 (26.47%) .NET
4 41 (24.12%) SQL Server
5 40 (23.53%) Cisco
6 39 (22.94%) Data Centre
7 38 (22.35%) Microsoft
8 37 (21.76%) VMware
9 36 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (21.18%) Windows
10 33 (19.41%) HP
10 33 (19.41%) SAN
10 33 (19.41%) NetApp
10 33 (19.41%) Migration
11 32 (18.82%) EMC
11 32 (18.82%) Middleware
11 32 (18.82%) Finance
11 32 (18.82%) Linux
12 29 (17.06%) SharePoint
12 29 (17.06%) AIX
12 29 (17.06%) IBM
13 28 (16.47%) Symantec
13 28 (16.47%) HPUX
13 28 (16.47%) Solaris
13 28 (16.47%) DB2
13 28 (16.47%) Business Continuity
13 28 (16.47%) WebSphere
14 27 (15.88%) FlexPod
15 26 (15.29%) Mentoring
16 25 (14.71%) TOGAF

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 29 (17.06%) SharePoint
2 28 (16.47%) WebSphere
3 23 (13.53%) WebLogic
4 16 (9.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 16 (9.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.94%) Apache
5 5 (2.94%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.76%) SAS
8 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.59%) Documentum
Applications
1 13 (7.65%) InfoPath
2 5 (2.94%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.76%) MS Office
4 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.71%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.76%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.59%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.53%) IBM PureFlex
2 17 (10.00%) Office 365
3 8 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.12%) SaaS
5 3 (1.76%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.18%) Route 53
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (1.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.59%) IaaS
7 1 (0.59%) PaaS
7 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (19.41%) SAN
2 7 (4.12%) Wireless
3 6 (3.53%) LAN
4 5 (2.94%) SMS
5 3 (1.76%) WAN
5 3 (1.76%) Network Security
6 2 (1.18%) WebEx
6 2 (1.18%) Telepresence
6 2 (1.18%) Firewall
6 2 (1.18%) DNS
7 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.59%) VLAN
7 1 (0.59%) NAS
7 1 (0.59%) DHCP
7 1 (0.59%) HTTP
7 1 (0.59%) Intranet
7 1 (0.59%) Internet
7 1 (0.59%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (24.12%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.47%) DB2
3 24 (14.12%) RDBMS
3 24 (14.12%) Relational Database
4 23 (13.53%) Oracle Database
4 23 (13.53%) Oracle Exadata
5 11 (6.47%) Big Data
6 6 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.94%) Ingres
8 2 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.18%) MySQL
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (11.18%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (18.82%) Finance
2 13 (7.65%) Retail
3 12 (7.06%) Banking
4 5 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.35%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.35%) Back Office
5 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.76%) Local Government
7 2 (1.18%) Marketing
8 1 (0.59%) Publishing
8 1 (0.59%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.47%) .NET
2 32 (18.82%) Middleware
3 23 (13.53%) WebSphere MQ
3 23 (13.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 21 (12.35%) Web Services
5 17 (10.00%) HTML
6 16 (9.41%) CSS
7 13 (7.65%) XSLT
7 13 (7.65%) HTML5
8 10 (5.88%) J2EE
9 7 (4.12%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.53%) XML
11 4 (2.35%) EJB
11 4 (2.35%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.76%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (1.76%) Grails
12 3 (1.76%) JSP
13 2 (1.18%) Servlets
13 2 (1.18%) WSDL
13 2 (1.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.94%) Data Centre
2 27 (15.88%) FlexPod
3 12 (7.06%) Mainframe
4 8 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.53%) Data Integration
6 5 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.94%) AS400
6 5 (2.94%) NHS
7 4 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.35%) Life Science
7 4 (2.35%) Health Informatics
7 4 (2.35%) Informatics
8 2 (1.18%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.18%) Telematics
8 2 (1.18%) Replication
8 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) User Experience
9 1 (0.59%) SCADA
9 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.18%) Windows
2 32 (18.82%) Linux
3 29 (17.06%) AIX
4 28 (16.47%) HPUX
4 28 (16.47%) Solaris
5 23 (13.53%) OS/400
5 23 (13.53%) zOS
5 23 (13.53%) SUSE
5 23 (13.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.12%) UNIX
7 5 (2.94%) VMS
8 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.35%) VME
9 2 (1.18%) Android
9 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.41%) Migration
3 28 (16.47%) Business Continuity
4 26 (15.29%) Mentoring
5 25 (14.71%) TOGAF
6 23 (13.53%) Infrastructure Management
6 23 (13.53%) Coaching
6 23 (13.53%) Converged Infrastructure
7 20 (11.76%) Scrum
8 19 (11.18%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (10.00%) Project Management
10 16 (9.41%) Content Management
10 16 (9.41%) Business Analysis
10 16 (9.41%) Waterfall
11 15 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (6.47%) Data Modelling
12 11 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (5.88%) UML
14 8 (4.71%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.71%) Java
2 14 (8.24%) SQL
3 13 (7.65%) C#
4 5 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.35%) COBOL
5 4 (2.35%) C
6 3 (1.76%) Ruby
7 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.59%) Python
7 1 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (7.65%) SC Cleared
1 13 (7.65%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.29%) Degree
3 8 (4.71%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.76%) MCTS
5 3 (1.76%) CCNP
5 3 (1.76%) CCDP
5 3 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.76%) NCDA
6 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.59%) CCIE
6 1 (0.59%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.59%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.18%) QA
1 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.59%) GMP
2 1 (0.59%) GxP
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (14.12%) Hyper-V
3 23 (13.53%) KVM
4 9 (5.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.59%) XenApp
5 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (13.53%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.59%) SCCM
3 1 (0.59%) SCOM
3 1 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 46 (27.06%) Oracle
2 40 (23.53%) Cisco
3 38 (22.35%) Microsoft
4 37 (21.76%) VMware
5 33 (19.41%) HP
5 33 (19.41%) NetApp
6 32 (18.82%) EMC
7 29 (17.06%) IBM
8 28 (16.47%) Symantec
9 24 (14.12%) Juniper
10 23 (13.53%) BMC
10 23 (13.53%) Red Hat
10 23 (13.53%) CheckPoint
10 23 (13.53%) CA
10 23 (13.53%) Brocade
11 14 (8.24%) Citrix
12 6 (3.53%) SAP
13 5 (2.94%) Novell
13 5 (2.94%) Veritas
14 4 (2.35%) Siebel
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