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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 152 201 144
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -57
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 116 43 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.57% 0.63% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 0.67% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 100 40 70
Average salary £56,250 £65,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £64,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
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
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +42 65 £52,500 -25.00% 12
Cheshire +8 35 £56,750 -15.92% 4
Merseyside +12 9 £68,750 +58.03% 3
Lancashire - 2 £64,500 - 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 67 (31.02%) Finance
2 63 (29.17%) Java
3 52 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (20.37%) Microsoft
6 40 (18.52%) .NET
7 32 (14.81%) Degree
8 31 (14.35%) UML
9 30 (13.89%) J2EE
9 30 (13.89%) Banking
9 30 (13.89%) Mentoring
10 28 (12.96%) Waterfall
11 27 (12.50%) Mainframe
11 27 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 27 (12.50%) DB2
12 26 (12.04%) SOA
13 24 (11.11%) COBOL
13 24 (11.11%) Oracle
14 22 (10.19%) CICS
14 22 (10.19%) Risk Analysis
15 21 (9.72%) Migration
15 21 (9.72%) TOGAF
15 21 (9.72%) Cisco
15 21 (9.72%) OO
16 20 (9.26%) SQL
17 19 (8.80%) VMware
18 18 (8.33%) Middleware
18 18 (8.33%) Web Services
19 17 (7.87%) SAP
20 16 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (10.19%) CICS
2 10 (4.63%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.17%) Apache
4 7 (3.24%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.31%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.31%) SAS
5 5 (2.31%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.39%) Lync
8 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.93%) nginx
8 2 (0.93%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 2 (0.93%) IIS
8 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.93%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (0.93%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 13 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.31%) MS Office
2 5 (2.31%) SPSS
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.70%) SAP AFS
2 6 (2.78%) SAP SCM
2 6 (2.78%) SAP APO
2 6 (2.78%) SAP PP
3 3 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.93%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.46%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.46%) SAP LE
5 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.46%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.46%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.24%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.31%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.85%) SaaS
4 4 (1.85%) Office 365
4 4 (1.85%) IaaS
5 3 (1.39%) PaaS
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.09%) SAN
2 8 (3.70%) LAN
3 7 (3.24%) SMS
4 6 (2.78%) WAN
5 5 (2.31%) Internet
5 5 (2.31%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.85%) MPLS
6 4 (1.85%) Firewall
7 3 (1.39%) IPsec
7 3 (1.39%) SNMP
7 3 (1.39%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.39%) NAS
7 3 (1.39%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.93%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.46%) FTP
9 1 (0.46%) SSH
9 1 (0.46%) VPLS
9 1 (0.46%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 27 (12.50%) DB2
2 15 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.48%) RDBMS
4 10 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.70%) MySQL
7 6 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.78%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.31%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.31%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.31%) Data Mining
8 5 (2.31%) Sqoop
8 5 (2.31%) Triplestore
8 5 (2.31%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (2.31%) HBase
8 5 (2.31%) Big Data
9 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.93%) Hudson
4 1 (0.46%) Sublime Text
4 1 (0.46%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.46%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.46%) Aptana Studio
4 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
General
1 67 (31.02%) Finance
2 30 (13.89%) Banking
3 14 (6.48%) Advertising
4 13 (6.02%) Retail
5 5 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.85%) Legal
7 3 (1.39%) Front Office
7 3 (1.39%) Local Government
7 3 (1.39%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.52%) .NET
2 30 (13.89%) J2EE
3 18 (8.33%) Web Services
3 18 (8.33%) Middleware
4 15 (6.94%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.17%) XML
6 7 (3.24%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (2.78%) WCF
7 6 (2.78%) WPF
7 6 (2.78%) SOAP
8 5 (2.31%) JDBC
8 5 (2.31%) XSLT
9 4 (1.85%) JMS
9 4 (1.85%) JNDI
9 4 (1.85%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.85%) JSP
9 4 (1.85%) EJB
9 4 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.93%) RESTful
10 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 16 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.17%) FlexPod
4 9 (4.17%) N-Tier
5 8 (3.70%) Open Source
6 5 (2.31%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.85%) Tandem
8 3 (1.39%) IVR
8 3 (1.39%) Social Media
9 2 (0.93%) CMDB
9 2 (0.93%) Clustering
9 2 (0.93%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.46%) GIS
10 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.46%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.94%) Windows
2 14 (6.48%) Linux
3 6 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (2.78%) Solaris
4 5 (2.31%) AIX
4 5 (2.31%) HPUX
4 5 (2.31%) OS/400
4 5 (2.31%) zOS
4 5 (2.31%) SUSE
5 3 (1.39%) UNIX
5 3 (1.39%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.39%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.93%) Debian
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 46 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (14.35%) UML
4 30 (13.89%) Mentoring
5 28 (12.96%) Waterfall
6 26 (12.04%) SOA
7 22 (10.19%) Risk Analysis
8 21 (9.72%) TOGAF
8 21 (9.72%) OO
8 21 (9.72%) Migration
9 15 (6.94%) OOD
10 14 (6.48%) ERP
10 14 (6.48%) Configuration Management
11 13 (6.02%) Technical Architecture
12 12 (5.56%) Business Development
13 11 (5.09%) Zachman Framework
13 11 (5.09%) Requirements Analysis
14 10 (4.63%) Logistics
14 10 (4.63%) Coaching
15 9 (4.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 63 (29.17%) Java
2 24 (11.11%) COBOL
3 20 (9.26%) SQL
4 12 (5.56%) C#
5 9 (4.17%) PHP
6 7 (3.24%) Python
7 5 (2.31%) Perl
7 5 (2.31%) R
8 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.46%) ABAP
8 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (14.81%) Degree
2 9 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.24%) CCDP
4 6 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.85%) CCDA
6 3 (1.39%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.39%) CCNP
7 2 (0.93%) CCNA
7 2 (0.93%) CISSP
7 2 (0.93%) RHCA
7 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.93%) LPIC
8 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.24%) HL7
2 3 (1.39%) SLA
2 3 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 16 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.56%) vSphere
3 10 (4.63%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.63%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.78%) vCloud
5 5 (2.31%) Apache Flume
5 5 (2.31%) KVM
6 3 (1.39%) XenApp
6 3 (1.39%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.39%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.39%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.31%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.31%) SCCM
3 4 (1.85%) Windows Intune
4 3 (1.39%) SCOM
4 3 (1.39%) OpenNMS
5 2 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.11%) Oracle
3 21 (9.72%) Cisco
4 19 (8.80%) VMware
5 17 (7.87%) SAP
6 15 (6.94%) NetApp
7 13 (6.02%) HP
7 13 (6.02%) EMC
8 12 (5.56%) IBM
9 8 (3.70%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.78%) Dell
10 6 (2.78%) Juniper
10 6 (2.78%) BMC
11 5 (2.31%) CA
11 5 (2.31%) Hitachi
11 5 (2.31%) Citrix
11 5 (2.31%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.31%) Symantec
11 5 (2.31%) Brocade
12 4 (1.85%) Veeam
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