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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 153 152 177
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 108 106 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 1.41% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.48% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 62 78 47
Average salary £65,000 £65,000 £57,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £50,000 £46,350
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £78,250 £75,750
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6899 7158 6912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.08% 95.33% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5593 6013 6113
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +7 38 £77,500 +33.62% 1
Manchester -18 37 £62,500 -3.84% 7
Merseyside +12 30 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 75 (44.64%) SOA
2 61 (36.31%) Oracle
3 52 (30.95%) Java
4 48 (28.57%) Middleware
5 47 (27.98%) Enterprise Architecture
6 46 (27.38%) UML
7 40 (23.81%) OO
7 40 (23.81%) OOD
8 36 (21.43%) MySQL
9 30 (17.86%) WSO2
10 29 (17.26%) VMware
11 26 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (14.88%) SQL Server
13 23 (13.69%) Migration
14 22 (13.10%) Cisco
14 22 (13.10%) IBM
15 21 (12.50%) N-Tier
15 21 (12.50%) Linux
15 21 (12.50%) EMC
16 19 (11.31%) Finance
17 18 (10.71%) Data Migration
17 18 (10.71%) Banking
17 18 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (10.71%) WebSphere
18 16 (9.52%) Data Management
18 16 (9.52%) TOGAF
18 16 (9.52%) Advertising
19 15 (8.93%) Configuration Management
19 15 (8.93%) SAN
19 15 (8.93%) SMS

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 18 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.17%) AquaLogic Service Bus
3 7 (4.17%) WebSphere Process Server
3 7 (4.17%) AquaLogic
3 7 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (4.17%) WebLogic Portal
3 7 (4.17%) WebLogic Integration
4 4 (2.38%) SAS
4 4 (2.38%) Lync
5 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.19%) Apache
6 2 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.60%) Mule
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 6 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.19%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
1 7 (4.17%) AquaLogic BPM
2 3 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.60%) CA Clarity
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.79%) IaaS
2 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.19%) SaaS
2 2 (1.19%) PaaS
3 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.93%) SAN
1 15 (8.93%) SMS
2 7 (4.17%) WAN
3 6 (3.57%) Internet
4 5 (2.98%) VPN
4 5 (2.98%) BGP
4 5 (2.98%) MPLS
5 4 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (2.38%) IPsec
5 4 (2.38%) Firewall
5 4 (2.38%) VoIP
5 4 (2.38%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.79%) LAN
6 3 (1.79%) OSPF
7 2 (1.19%) DNS
7 2 (1.19%) Network Security
7 2 (1.19%) NAS
8 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.43%) MySQL
2 25 (14.88%) SQL Server
3 18 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 14 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 12 (7.14%) Oracle Database
6 10 (5.95%) Big Data
7 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.19%) OLAP
8 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.60%) QlikView
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.79%) Moq
2 3 (1.79%) MSTest
2 3 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.79%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.60%) PhoneGap
General
1 19 (11.31%) Finance
2 18 (10.71%) Banking
3 16 (9.52%) Advertising
4 12 (7.14%) Marketing
5 11 (6.55%) Retail
6 3 (1.79%) Front Office
6 3 (1.79%) Games
7 2 (1.19%) Local Government
7 2 (1.19%) Billing
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (28.57%) Middleware
2 15 (8.93%) .NET
3 10 (5.95%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (4.17%) Web Services
4 7 (4.17%) HTML
5 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.38%) EJB
6 4 (2.38%) CSS
6 4 (2.38%) J2EE
6 4 (2.38%) XML
6 4 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (2.38%) Grails
7 3 (1.79%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (1.79%) JSP
8 2 (1.19%) LAMP
8 2 (1.19%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.60%) Ajax
9 1 (0.60%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 13 (7.74%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.17%) Open Source
3 7 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.98%) FlexPod
5 4 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.38%) CLARiiON
5 4 (2.38%) Symmetrix
6 3 (1.79%) IVR
6 3 (1.79%) Social Media
6 3 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.79%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.19%) Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) Life Science
8 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.60%) iPad
8 1 (0.60%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.50%) Linux
2 13 (7.74%) Solaris
2 13 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (5.36%) UNIX
4 7 (4.17%) Windows
5 3 (1.79%) AIX
5 3 (1.79%) HPUX
6 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) Android
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) OS/400
6 1 (0.60%) SUSE
6 1 (0.60%) zOS
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (44.64%) SOA
2 47 (27.98%) Enterprise Architecture
3 46 (27.38%) UML
4 40 (23.81%) OO
4 40 (23.81%) OOD
5 23 (13.69%) Migration
6 18 (10.71%) Data Migration
7 16 (9.52%) Data Management
7 16 (9.52%) TOGAF
8 15 (8.93%) Configuration Management
9 11 (6.55%) Infrastructure Management
9 11 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (6.55%) ERP
9 11 (6.55%) Business Continuity
10 10 (5.95%) Business Development
11 9 (5.36%) Direct Marketing
11 9 (5.36%) Zachman Framework
12 8 (4.76%) RUP
13 7 (4.17%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (30.95%) Java
2 9 (5.36%) C#
3 8 (4.76%) SQL
4 4 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.38%) Ruby
5 2 (1.19%) C
5 2 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (5.36%) Degree
2 5 (2.98%) CCA
2 5 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.79%) CCNP
4 2 (1.19%) CCDA
4 2 (1.19%) CCDP
4 2 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.19%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.60%) MCTS
5 1 (0.60%) MCITP
5 1 (0.60%) NCIE
5 1 (0.60%) ISEB
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.93%) HL7
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.98%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.38%) XenApp
4 4 (2.38%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 4 (2.38%) vSphere
4 4 (2.38%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.19%) vCloud
6 1 (0.60%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (6.55%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.98%) SCCM
3 4 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.19%) Nagios
5 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (36.31%) Oracle
2 30 (17.86%) WSO2
3 29 (17.26%) VMware
4 22 (13.10%) Cisco
4 22 (13.10%) IBM
5 21 (12.50%) EMC
6 15 (8.93%) Microsoft
7 13 (7.74%) Red Hat
8 12 (7.14%) Symantec
9 11 (6.55%) HP
9 11 (6.55%) Citrix
9 11 (6.55%) NetApp
10 4 (2.38%) Dell
10 4 (2.38%) Veeam
11 3 (1.79%) CA
12 2 (1.19%) BMC
12 2 (1.19%) Avaya
12 2 (1.19%) Juniper
12 2 (1.19%) 3PAR
13 1 (0.60%) Planview
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: Competitive + Flexible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits+Car+Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + car allowance, pension, bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 16 days ago