The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 149 197 160
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 96 45 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 0.63% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.66% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 70 39 80
Average salary £60,000 £61,250 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.04% -9.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £48,750 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £81,250 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6797 6804 7219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.81% 94.76% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5515 5834 6330
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Solutions Architect
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
Manchester +28 45 £58,750 +2.17% 13
Cheshire -1 23 £63,750 +2.00% 3
Merseyside +9 16 £56,250 +29.30%
Lancashire +4 6 £68,750 -19.11%
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 51 (25.50%) Java
2 42 (21.00%) SOA
2 42 (21.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (18.50%) Finance
4 32 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 31 (15.50%) UML
6 30 (15.00%) Oracle
7 29 (14.50%) SQL Server
8 27 (13.50%) Middleware
9 26 (13.00%) Migration
10 25 (12.50%) Cisco
11 24 (12.00%) Degree
12 23 (11.50%) VMware
12 23 (11.50%) Banking
12 23 (11.50%) .NET
13 22 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (10.00%) EMC
15 19 (9.50%) Configuration Management
15 19 (9.50%) J2EE
16 18 (9.00%) N-Tier
17 17 (8.50%) Data Migration
17 17 (8.50%) TOGAF
17 17 (8.50%) Advertising
17 17 (8.50%) Mainframe
17 17 (8.50%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (8.00%) Relational Database
18 16 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 16 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
18 16 (8.00%) Linux
18 16 (8.00%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 13 (6.50%) CICS
2 12 (6.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.00%) SAS
4 5 (2.50%) Apache Pig
4 5 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.50%) Apache
5 4 (2.00%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.50%) Lync
7 2 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.00%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.00%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (1.00%) AquaLogic
7 2 (1.00%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.50%) SPSS
3 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.00%) SAP AFS
2 6 (3.00%) SAP APO
2 6 (3.00%) SAP PP
2 6 (3.00%) SAP SCM
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.00%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP LE
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.50%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.50%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.50%) Amazon EMR
1 5 (2.50%) IaaS
1 5 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.00%) PaaS
3 2 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.00%) SMS
2 10 (5.00%) SAN
3 7 (3.50%) WAN
4 6 (3.00%) MPLS
5 5 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (2.00%) Internet
6 4 (2.00%) VoIP
6 4 (2.00%) VPN
6 4 (2.00%) IPsec
6 4 (2.00%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.50%) LAN
7 3 (1.50%) BGP
7 3 (1.50%) OSPF
8 2 (1.00%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.00%) Firewall
9 1 (0.50%) VPLS
9 1 (0.50%) LTE
9 1 (0.50%) SSH
9 1 (0.50%) FTP
9 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 16 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (8.00%) RDBMS
3 15 (7.50%) DB2
4 10 (5.00%) MySQL
5 8 (4.00%) Big Data
5 8 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.00%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.00%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.50%) Triplestore
8 5 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.50%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.50%) Sqoop
8 5 (2.50%) HBase
8 5 (2.50%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.50%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.00%) OLAP
9 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.50%) MSBuild
2 3 (1.50%) MSTest
2 3 (1.50%) Moq
3 2 (1.00%) Hudson
4 1 (0.50%) Sublime Text
4 1 (0.50%) Aptana Studio
4 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
General
1 37 (18.50%) Finance
2 23 (11.50%) Banking
3 17 (8.50%) Advertising
4 11 (5.50%) Retail
5 3 (1.50%) Local Government
5 3 (1.50%) Marketing
5 3 (1.50%) Front Office
5 3 (1.50%) Legal
6 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.50%) Middleware
2 23 (11.50%) .NET
3 19 (9.50%) J2EE
4 12 (6.00%) Web Services
5 7 (3.50%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.50%) MapReduce
6 5 (2.50%) HTML
6 5 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.50%) EJB
6 5 (2.50%) SOAP
7 4 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.00%) JSP
7 4 (2.00%) CSS
7 4 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (2.00%) WCF
7 4 (2.00%) WPF
8 3 (1.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.50%) JNDI
8 3 (1.50%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.00%) N-Tier
2 17 (8.50%) Mainframe
2 17 (8.50%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.00%) Open Source
4 7 (3.50%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.50%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.00%) Tandem
6 4 (2.00%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.00%) Symmetrix
7 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.50%) Social Media
7 3 (1.50%) IVR
7 3 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.00%) Linux
2 8 (4.00%) Windows
2 8 (4.00%) Solaris
2 8 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.50%) UNIX
4 2 (1.00%) zOS
4 2 (1.00%) OS/400
4 2 (1.00%) AIX
4 2 (1.00%) HPUX
4 2 (1.00%) SUSE
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.00%) SOA
1 42 (21.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (15.50%) UML
3 26 (13.00%) Migration
4 19 (9.50%) Configuration Management
5 17 (8.50%) Data Migration
5 17 (8.50%) TOGAF
6 16 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (7.50%) Risk Analysis
8 14 (7.00%) ERP
8 14 (7.00%) Waterfall
9 13 (6.50%) Project Management
9 13 (6.50%) OO
9 13 (6.50%) OOD
10 12 (6.00%) Business Development
11 11 (5.50%) Zachman Framework
11 11 (5.50%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.50%) Logistics
12 9 (4.50%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 51 (25.50%) Java
2 15 (7.50%) C#
2 15 (7.50%) COBOL
3 8 (4.00%) SQL
4 7 (3.50%) Python
5 6 (3.00%) PHP
6 5 (2.50%) R
6 5 (2.50%) Perl
7 4 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.50%) Ruby
8 1 (0.50%) C
8 1 (0.50%) ABAP
8 1 (0.50%) VBA
8 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (12.00%) Degree
2 9 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.00%) CCDP
4 5 (2.50%) CCNP
5 3 (1.50%) CCDA
5 3 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.00%) CCA
6 2 (1.00%) CISSP
6 2 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) NCIE
7 1 (0.50%) MCITP
7 1 (0.50%) MCTS
7 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.00%) HL7
2 3 (1.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 22 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.50%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.00%) vSphere
4 5 (2.50%) Apache Flume
4 5 (2.50%) XenApp
4 5 (2.50%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.00%) VMware Server
5 4 (2.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (1.50%) vCloud
7 2 (1.00%) KVM
8 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (3.50%) Tivoli
2 6 (3.00%) SCCM
3 5 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.00%) Nagios
6 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.00%) Oracle
3 25 (12.50%) Cisco
4 23 (11.50%) VMware
5 20 (10.00%) EMC
6 16 (8.00%) SAP
6 16 (8.00%) NetApp
6 16 (8.00%) IBM
7 13 (6.50%) HP
8 11 (5.50%) Citrix
9 8 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 8 (4.00%) Symantec
10 6 (3.00%) WSO2
11 5 (2.50%) Dell
11 5 (2.50%) Hitachi
12 3 (1.50%) Veeam
12 3 (1.50%) Sun
12 3 (1.50%) Juniper
12 3 (1.50%) BMC
13 2 (1.00%) CheckPoint
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