The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 171 158 156
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 65 95 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 1.48% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.54% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 36 58 53
Median salary £62,750 £61,215 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -5.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £47,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £70,000 £83,500
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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
5491 6185 6810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.03% 96.63% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4672 4936 5468
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 5 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 31 £61,250 -2.00% 8
Cheshire +23 30 £64,000 +6.66% 4
Merseyside -8 1 £55,000 -21.42%
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 53 (41.09%) TOGAF
2 34 (26.36%) .NET
3 31 (24.03%) SQL
3 31 (24.03%) Presales
4 29 (22.48%) Web Services
5 28 (21.71%) Microsoft
6 26 (20.16%) Finance
7 25 (19.38%) Degree
8 24 (18.60%) Oracle
9 23 (17.83%) CRM
10 21 (16.28%) XML
10 21 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (15.50%) XSLT
11 20 (15.50%) Visual Studio
12 18 (13.95%) SOA
12 18 (13.95%) VMware
12 18 (13.95%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (13.18%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (13.18%) Project Management
13 17 (13.18%) Cisco
13 17 (13.18%) Citrix
14 16 (12.40%) NetApp
14 16 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (12.40%) Data Centre
15 15 (11.63%) Zachman Framework
15 15 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (11.63%) MS Excel
15 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
16 14 (10.85%) ITIL
16 14 (10.85%) SOAP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.20%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.43%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.10%) JBoss
5 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.55%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.78%) HFM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.75%) IaaS
2 10 (7.75%) SaaS
3 9 (6.98%) PaaS
4 8 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.20%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) LAN
1 6 (4.65%) WAN
2 3 (2.33%) H.323
3 2 (1.55%) CTI
3 2 (1.55%) Firewall
3 2 (1.55%) Network Security
3 2 (1.55%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.55%) VoIP
4 1 (0.78%) DHCP
4 1 (0.78%) DNS
4 1 (0.78%) PBX
4 1 (0.78%) PSTN
4 1 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.78%) Skype
4 1 (0.78%) SS7
4 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) DB2
3 8 (6.20%) MySQL
4 5 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.10%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.55%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.78%) Big Data
8 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (15.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (20.16%) Finance
2 11 (8.53%) Banking
2 11 (8.53%) Retail
3 8 (6.20%) Publishing
4 7 (5.43%) Marketing
5 6 (4.65%) Legal
6 2 (1.55%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.36%) .NET
2 29 (22.48%) Web Services
3 21 (16.28%) XML
4 20 (15.50%) XSLT
5 14 (10.85%) SOAP
6 13 (10.08%) ASP.NET
7 8 (6.20%) CSS
7 8 (6.20%) HTML
7 8 (6.20%) J2EE
8 5 (3.88%) REST
9 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (3.10%) JDBC
9 4 (3.10%) WCF
10 3 (2.33%) Java EE
11 2 (1.55%) EJB
11 2 (1.55%) SAP Business Workflow
12 1 (0.78%) CGI
12 1 (0.78%) Mason
12 1 (0.78%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.40%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.75%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.20%) CMDB
4 8 (6.20%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.65%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.33%) Social Media
7 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.55%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.55%) IVR
7 2 (1.55%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.43%) Windows
2 2 (1.55%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.09%) TOGAF
2 31 (24.03%) Presales
3 23 (17.83%) CRM
4 18 (13.95%) Requirements Analysis
4 18 (13.95%) SOA
5 17 (13.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (13.18%) Project Management
6 15 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (11.63%) Zachman Framework
7 14 (10.85%) ITIL
8 12 (9.30%) OOD
8 12 (9.30%) Service Management
9 11 (8.53%) Business Development
9 11 (8.53%) Content Management
9 11 (8.53%) Service Delivery
10 10 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (7.75%) Mentoring
10 10 (7.75%) OOP
10 10 (7.75%) Software Engineering
11 9 (6.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.03%) SQL
2 12 (9.30%) Java
3 7 (5.43%) C#
4 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.55%) ABAP
5 2 (1.55%) C
5 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.78%) PHP
6 1 (0.78%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 25 (19.38%) Degree
2 8 (6.20%) ISEB
2 8 (6.20%) PMI Certification
2 8 (6.20%) PMP
3 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.55%) MCTS
5 1 (0.78%) CCNA
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.78%) MCITP
5 1 (0.78%) NCDA
5 1 (0.78%) NCIE
5 1 (0.78%) RHCE
5 1 (0.78%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) COBIT
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 28 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 24 (18.60%) Oracle
3 18 (13.95%) VMware
4 17 (13.18%) Cisco
4 17 (13.18%) Citrix
5 16 (12.40%) NetApp
6 14 (10.85%) HP
7 12 (9.30%) IBM
8 10 (7.75%) EMC
9 9 (6.98%) Juniper
10 8 (6.20%) BMC
10 8 (6.20%) CheckPoint
11 7 (5.43%) SAP
12 5 (3.88%) Cognizant
13 2 (1.55%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.55%) Genesys
13 2 (1.55%) OpenText
13 2 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.55%) Symantec
13 2 (1.55%) Veeam
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Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West
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Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £62000 - £67000 per annum + Car & Bonus
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Salary: £60000 - £65000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Manchester
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Salary: £85000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Cheshire
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Warrington
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £75000 per annum + £4200 Car Allowance plus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago