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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 163 153 179
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 68 108 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 1.54% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.59% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 56 88 51
Average salary £52,500 £65,000 £63,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.23% +2.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £50,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £63,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.36%
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
5353 6787 6388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.12% 96.58% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4488 5731 5335
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,001 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 +15 48 £55,000 -18.51% 6
Cheshire +14 15 £50,000 -18.32% 4
Merseyside -26 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (36.91%) TOGAF
2 44 (29.53%) Microsoft
3 31 (20.81%) Web Services
4 29 (19.46%) Enterprise Architecture
5 28 (18.79%) .NET
6 27 (18.12%) Windows
6 27 (18.12%) Mentoring
7 26 (17.45%) Data Centre
8 25 (16.78%) VMware
9 24 (16.11%) Management Information System
9 24 (16.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (14.77%) Middleware
10 22 (14.77%) SQL Server
10 22 (14.77%) Cisco
11 21 (14.09%) Oracle
11 21 (14.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (13.42%) Requirements Analysis
12 20 (13.42%) Visual Studio
12 20 (13.42%) SQL
12 20 (13.42%) XML
12 20 (13.42%) XSLT
12 20 (13.42%) Project Management
12 20 (13.42%) NetApp
12 20 (13.42%) Finance
13 19 (12.75%) MS Office
13 19 (12.75%) HP
13 19 (12.75%) FlexPod
14 18 (12.08%) Hyper-V
14 18 (12.08%) Degree
14 18 (12.08%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 15 (10.07%) WebLogic
1 15 (10.07%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.36%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.68%) IIS
3 4 (2.68%) JBoss
3 4 (2.68%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (12.75%) MS Office
2 14 (9.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.34%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.07%) IBM PureFlex
2 7 (4.70%) SaaS
3 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.68%) Office 365
6 3 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.34%) IaaS
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.74%) SAN
2 6 (4.03%) LAN
2 6 (4.03%) WAN
3 5 (3.36%) Skype
4 3 (2.01%) H.323
4 3 (2.01%) Network Security
4 3 (2.01%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.34%) CTI
5 2 (1.34%) Firewall
5 2 (1.34%) VoIP
6 1 (0.67%) DHCP
6 1 (0.67%) DNS
6 1 (0.67%) Internet
6 1 (0.67%) NAS
6 1 (0.67%) PBX
6 1 (0.67%) PSTN
6 1 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.67%) SS7
6 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.07%) DB2
2 15 (10.07%) Oracle Database
2 15 (10.07%) Oracle Exadata
2 15 (10.07%) RDBMS
2 15 (10.07%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.36%) Big Data
4 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.34%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.67%) MySQL
6 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (14.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (13.42%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 20 (13.42%) Finance
2 15 (10.07%) Retail
3 6 (4.03%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.36%) Banking
5 4 (2.68%) Marketing
6 3 (2.01%) Local Government
7 2 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.67%) Back Office
8 1 (0.67%) Billing
8 1 (0.67%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.81%) Web Services
2 28 (18.79%) .NET
3 22 (14.77%) Middleware
4 20 (13.42%) XML
4 20 (13.42%) XSLT
5 15 (10.07%) IBM Integration Bus
5 15 (10.07%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (6.04%) ASP.NET
7 7 (4.70%) J2EE
8 4 (2.68%) SOAP
9 2 (1.34%) SAP Business Workflow
10 1 (0.67%) COM
10 1 (0.67%) Grails
10 1 (0.67%) JDBC
10 1 (0.67%) Mason
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.67%) REST
10 1 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.45%) Data Centre
2 24 (16.11%) Management Information System
3 19 (12.75%) FlexPod
4 15 (10.07%) VCE vBlock
5 11 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.03%) Data Integration
7 5 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (3.36%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.68%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.68%) Life Science
8 4 (2.68%) Thin Client
9 3 (2.01%) Social Media
9 3 (2.01%) User Experience
10 2 (1.34%) IVR
10 2 (1.34%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.67%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.67%) Clustering
11 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.67%) FMCG
11 1 (0.67%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.12%) Windows
2 17 (11.41%) Linux
3 15 (10.07%) AIX
3 15 (10.07%) HPUX
3 15 (10.07%) OS/400
3 15 (10.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (10.07%) Solaris
3 15 (10.07%) SUSE
3 15 (10.07%) zOS
4 6 (4.03%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (36.91%) TOGAF
2 29 (19.46%) Enterprise Architecture
3 27 (18.12%) Mentoring
4 20 (13.42%) Project Management
4 20 (13.42%) Requirements Analysis
5 18 (12.08%) Business Continuity
5 18 (12.08%) Coaching
6 16 (10.74%) Converged Infrastructure
6 16 (10.74%) Presales
7 15 (10.07%) Infrastructure Management
8 13 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (8.72%) SOA
9 12 (8.05%) CRM
9 12 (8.05%) OOD
10 11 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (6.71%) ITIL
11 10 (6.71%) OOP
12 9 (6.04%) OO
13 8 (5.37%) E-Commerce
13 8 (5.37%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.42%) SQL
2 12 (8.05%) Java
3 3 (2.01%) C
4 2 (1.34%) ABAP
5 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.67%) C#
5 1 (0.67%) PHP
5 1 (0.67%) PL/1
5 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.67%) Python
5 1 (0.67%) R
5 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (12.08%) Degree
2 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.68%) MCSA
3 4 (2.68%) MCSD
3 4 (2.68%) MCSE
3 4 (2.68%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.68%) PMP
3 4 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.01%) MCTS
5 2 (1.34%) NCDA
6 1 (0.67%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.67%) NCIE
6 1 (0.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.34%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (16.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (12.08%) Hyper-V
3 15 (10.07%) KVM
4 8 (5.37%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (10.07%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (29.53%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.78%) VMware
3 22 (14.77%) Cisco
4 21 (14.09%) Oracle
5 20 (13.42%) NetApp
6 19 (12.75%) HP
7 18 (12.08%) IBM
7 18 (12.08%) Symantec
8 16 (10.74%) Juniper
9 15 (10.07%) BMC
9 15 (10.07%) Brocade
9 15 (10.07%) CA
9 15 (10.07%) CheckPoint
9 15 (10.07%) EMC
9 15 (10.07%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.70%) Citrix
11 5 (3.36%) SAP
12 4 (2.68%) Cognizant
13 3 (2.01%) Genesys
13 3 (2.01%) Veeam
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