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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 149 200 147
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 96 45 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.35% 0.62% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.65% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 68 40 87
Average salary £60,000 £62,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £47,750 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6750 6879 7198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 94.78% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5459 5881 6332
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +18 41 £60,000 +2.12% 6
Cheshire +2 25 £67,500 +1.88% 2
Merseyside +11 18 £55,000 +26.42%
Lancashire +2 6 £68,750 -19.11% 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 53 (26.24%) Java
2 47 (23.27%) SOA
3 41 (20.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (18.32%) Finance
5 34 (16.83%) UML
5 34 (16.83%) Oracle
6 32 (15.84%) Middleware
7 31 (15.35%) Microsoft
8 29 (14.36%) SQL Server
9 25 (12.38%) Cisco
9 25 (12.38%) Migration
10 24 (11.88%) VMware
11 23 (11.39%) Banking
11 23 (11.39%) Degree
11 23 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (10.40%) Enterprise Architecture
12 21 (10.40%) EMC
12 21 (10.40%) .NET
13 19 (9.41%) J2EE
13 19 (9.41%) Configuration Management
14 18 (8.91%) N-Tier
15 17 (8.42%) Linux
15 17 (8.42%) IBM
15 17 (8.42%) RDBMS
15 17 (8.42%) Data Migration
15 17 (8.42%) TOGAF
15 17 (8.42%) Advertising
15 17 (8.42%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (8.42%) Relational Database
16 16 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (5.94%) CICS
1 12 (5.94%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.97%) SAS
3 5 (2.48%) Apache
3 5 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.48%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.98%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.49%) Lync
6 2 (0.99%) AquaLogic Service Bus
6 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.99%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (0.99%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.50%) Mule
7 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.48%) SPSS
3 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.96%) SAP AFS
2 6 (2.97%) SAP SCM
2 6 (2.97%) SAP APO
2 6 (2.97%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.99%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.50%) SAP LE
4 1 (0.50%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.50%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.48%) Amazon EMR
2 4 (1.98%) IaaS
3 3 (1.49%) PaaS
4 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.93%) SMS
2 11 (5.45%) SAN
3 6 (2.97%) WAN
4 5 (2.48%) MPLS
4 5 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (1.98%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.98%) IPsec
5 4 (1.98%) Internet
5 4 (1.98%) VPN
5 4 (1.98%) VoIP
6 3 (1.49%) OSPF
6 3 (1.49%) BGP
7 2 (0.99%) Firewall
7 2 (0.99%) LAN
8 1 (0.50%) Broadband
8 1 (0.50%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.50%) FTP
8 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.50%) DNS
8 1 (0.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.42%) RDBMS
2 17 (8.42%) Relational Database
3 16 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (6.93%) DB2
4 14 (6.93%) MySQL
5 9 (4.46%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.46%) Big Data
6 7 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.97%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.97%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.48%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.48%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.48%) HBase
8 5 (2.48%) Data Mining
8 5 (2.48%) Sqoop
8 5 (2.48%) Triplestore
9 2 (0.99%) OLAP
9 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.49%) MSTest
2 3 (1.49%) Moq
2 3 (1.49%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.99%) Hudson
4 1 (0.50%) Sublime Text
4 1 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.50%) Aptana Studio
General
1 37 (18.32%) Finance
2 23 (11.39%) Banking
3 17 (8.42%) Advertising
4 12 (5.94%) Retail
5 4 (1.98%) Marketing
6 3 (1.49%) Local Government
6 3 (1.49%) Legal
6 3 (1.49%) Front Office
7 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.84%) Middleware
2 21 (10.40%) .NET
3 19 (9.41%) J2EE
4 10 (4.95%) Web Services
5 7 (3.47%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.48%) HTML
6 5 (2.48%) EJB
6 5 (2.48%) SOAP
6 5 (2.48%) MapReduce
7 4 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.98%) WCF
7 4 (1.98%) WPF
7 4 (1.98%) CSS
7 4 (1.98%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.98%) JSP
8 3 (1.49%) JDBC
8 3 (1.49%) JNDI
8 3 (1.49%) JMS
8 3 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.91%) N-Tier
2 17 (8.42%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (7.43%) Mainframe
4 8 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.96%) Open Source
5 7 (3.47%) FlexPod
6 5 (2.48%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.98%) CLARiiON
7 4 (1.98%) Symmetrix
7 4 (1.98%) Tandem
8 3 (1.49%) IVR
8 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.49%) Social Media
8 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.42%) Linux
2 9 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (4.46%) Solaris
3 8 (3.96%) Windows
4 5 (2.48%) UNIX
5 2 (0.99%) AIX
5 2 (0.99%) HPUX
5 2 (0.99%) OS/400
5 2 (0.99%) zOS
5 2 (0.99%) SUSE
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.27%) SOA
2 41 (20.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 34 (16.83%) UML
4 25 (12.38%) Migration
5 21 (10.40%) Enterprise Architecture
6 19 (9.41%) Configuration Management
7 17 (8.42%) TOGAF
7 17 (8.42%) Data Migration
8 16 (7.92%) OO
8 16 (7.92%) OOD
9 14 (6.93%) Risk Analysis
10 13 (6.44%) Waterfall
10 13 (6.44%) Business Development
10 13 (6.44%) ERP
10 13 (6.44%) Project Management
11 12 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (5.45%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (4.95%) Zachman Framework
14 9 (4.46%) Logistics
14 9 (4.46%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 53 (26.24%) Java
2 14 (6.93%) C#
2 14 (6.93%) COBOL
3 7 (3.47%) SQL
3 7 (3.47%) Python
4 6 (2.97%) PHP
5 5 (2.48%) R
5 5 (2.48%) Perl
6 4 (1.98%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.50%) C
7 1 (0.50%) ABAP
7 1 (0.50%) VBA
7 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (11.39%) Degree
2 8 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.48%) CCDP
4 4 (1.98%) CCNP
5 3 (1.49%) CCA
5 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.99%) CISSP
6 2 (0.99%) CCDA
6 2 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.99%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) NCIE
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.50%) MCTS
7 1 (0.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.93%) HL7
2 3 (1.49%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 23 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.45%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.97%) vSphere
4 5 (2.48%) XenApp
4 5 (2.48%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.48%) Apache Flume
5 4 (1.98%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (1.49%) vCloud
7 2 (0.99%) KVM
8 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (3.96%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.97%) SCCM
3 5 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.98%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.99%) Nagios
6 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (16.83%) Oracle
2 31 (15.35%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.38%) Cisco
4 24 (11.88%) VMware
5 21 (10.40%) EMC
6 17 (8.42%) IBM
7 16 (7.92%) SAP
7 16 (7.92%) NetApp
8 13 (6.44%) HP
9 11 (5.45%) Citrix
10 9 (4.46%) Red Hat
10 9 (4.46%) Symantec
10 9 (4.46%) WSO2
11 5 (2.48%) Hitachi
11 5 (2.48%) Dell
12 3 (1.49%) Sun
12 3 (1.49%) Juniper
12 3 (1.49%) BMC
12 3 (1.49%) Veeam
13 2 (0.99%) 3PAR
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + pension, h/care, 25 days
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Aximis West
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K base + 10K Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Car
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: On Application + Excellent Package
Posted: 21 days ago