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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 161 146 172
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 77 94 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 1.39% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.46% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 37 49 56
Average salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £64,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
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
5786 6434 6906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.96% 95.25% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 5186 5868
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 34 £62,500 - 4
Cheshire -15 21 £60,000 -20.00% 1
Merseyside +5 15 £70,000 +33.33% 1
Lancashire -9 3 £47,500 -
Cumbria -4 1 £62,500 -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 64 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (27.42%) Oracle
3 48 (25.81%) .NET
4 46 (24.73%) Cisco
5 43 (23.12%) SQL Server
6 40 (21.51%) Microsoft
7 39 (20.97%) Migration
8 37 (19.89%) VMware
9 36 (19.35%) NetApp
10 35 (18.82%) SAN
10 35 (18.82%) SharePoint
10 35 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (18.28%) EMC
12 33 (17.74%) Finance
12 33 (17.74%) Windows
13 32 (17.20%) Java
13 32 (17.20%) HP
14 31 (16.67%) Linux
15 29 (15.59%) Middleware
16 27 (14.52%) Juniper
16 27 (14.52%) IBM
16 27 (14.52%) DB2
16 27 (14.52%) AIX
16 27 (14.52%) HPUX
16 27 (14.52%) Solaris
16 27 (14.52%) WebSphere
16 27 (14.52%) Mentoring
17 26 (13.98%) FlexPod
17 26 (13.98%) Business Continuity
17 26 (13.98%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 35 (18.82%) SharePoint
2 27 (14.52%) WebSphere
3 22 (11.83%) WebLogic
4 19 (10.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 19 (10.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (4.30%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (3.76%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (2.69%) Apache
8 4 (2.15%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.61%) SAS
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.54%) Documentum
Applications
1 13 (6.99%) InfoPath
2 5 (2.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.30%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.75%) Office 365
2 12 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.30%) SaaS
4 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.08%) Amazon Glacier
5 2 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (1.08%) Route 53
6 1 (0.54%) IaaS
6 1 (0.54%) PaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.82%) SAN
2 9 (4.84%) Wireless
3 6 (3.23%) LAN
4 5 (2.69%) SMS
5 4 (2.15%) WAN
6 3 (1.61%) Network Security
6 3 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.08%) Internet
7 2 (1.08%) Firewall
7 2 (1.08%) WebEx
8 1 (0.54%) NAS
8 1 (0.54%) VLAN
8 1 (0.54%) Extranet
8 1 (0.54%) Intranet
8 1 (0.54%) DNS
8 1 (0.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (23.12%) SQL Server
2 27 (14.52%) DB2
3 22 (11.83%) Relational Database
3 22 (11.83%) Oracle Database
3 22 (11.83%) Oracle Exadata
3 22 (11.83%) RDBMS
4 11 (5.91%) Big Data
5 5 (2.69%) Ingres
6 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.08%) MySQL
6 2 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (10.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (17.74%) Finance
2 15 (8.06%) Retail
3 9 (4.84%) Banking
4 6 (3.23%) Back Office
5 5 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.61%) Local Government
8 2 (1.08%) Marketing
8 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Billing
9 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.54%) Publishing
9 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (25.81%) .NET
2 29 (15.59%) Middleware
3 22 (11.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 22 (11.83%) WebSphere MQ
3 22 (11.83%) Web Services
4 13 (6.99%) HTML
4 13 (6.99%) J2EE
4 13 (6.99%) XSLT
4 13 (6.99%) CSS
4 13 (6.99%) HTML5
5 9 (4.84%) XML
6 8 (4.30%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.15%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.61%) Grails
8 3 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (1.61%) EJB
9 2 (1.08%) WSDL
9 2 (1.08%) JSP
9 2 (1.08%) Servlets
9 2 (1.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.98%) FlexPod
2 14 (7.53%) Mainframe
3 10 (5.38%) Data Integration
4 6 (3.23%) Life Science
4 6 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.69%) AS400
5 5 (2.69%) NHS
6 4 (2.15%) Informatics
6 4 (2.15%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.15%) Health Informatics
7 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.08%) Replication
8 2 (1.08%) Telematics
8 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.54%) BYOD
9 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) CMDB
9 1 (0.54%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.74%) Windows
2 31 (16.67%) Linux
3 27 (14.52%) AIX
3 27 (14.52%) HPUX
3 27 (14.52%) Solaris
4 22 (11.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (11.83%) SUSE
4 22 (11.83%) zOS
4 22 (11.83%) OS/400
5 7 (3.76%) UNIX
6 5 (2.69%) VMS
7 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.15%) VME
7 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.08%) Android
8 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (20.97%) Migration
3 27 (14.52%) Mentoring
4 26 (13.98%) Business Continuity
5 23 (12.37%) Infrastructure Management
5 23 (12.37%) Coaching
6 22 (11.83%) TOGAF
7 21 (11.29%) Technical Architecture
8 20 (10.75%) Scrum
8 20 (10.75%) Waterfall
9 19 (10.22%) Content Management
10 17 (9.14%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (8.60%) Business Analysis
12 14 (7.53%) Data Modelling
13 13 (6.99%) UML
13 13 (6.99%) Project Management
14 11 (5.91%) SOA
15 10 (5.38%) ERP
15 10 (5.38%) Service Management
15 10 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.20%) Java
2 16 (8.60%) C#
3 13 (6.99%) SQL
4 6 (3.23%) C
5 4 (2.15%) COBOL
5 4 (2.15%) PHP
6 3 (1.61%) Ruby
7 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (8.06%) Security Cleared
1 15 (8.06%) SC Cleared
2 12 (6.45%) Degree
3 8 (4.30%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.76%) CCNP
4 7 (3.76%) CCDP
4 7 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.69%) JNCIS
5 5 (2.69%) JNCIP
6 4 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.61%) NCDA
7 3 (1.61%) MCTS
7 3 (1.61%) CCIE
7 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.61%) QA
1 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.54%) GMP
2 1 (0.54%) GxP
System Software
1 35 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (12.37%) Hyper-V
3 22 (11.83%) KVM
4 9 (4.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (11.83%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.15%) SCCM
3 4 (2.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (27.42%) Oracle
2 46 (24.73%) Cisco
3 40 (21.51%) Microsoft
4 37 (19.89%) VMware
5 36 (19.35%) NetApp
6 34 (18.28%) EMC
7 32 (17.20%) HP
8 27 (14.52%) Juniper
8 27 (14.52%) IBM
9 26 (13.98%) Symantec
10 22 (11.83%) Brocade
10 22 (11.83%) BMC
10 22 (11.83%) CA
10 22 (11.83%) Red Hat
10 22 (11.83%) CheckPoint
11 16 (8.60%) Citrix
12 7 (3.76%) SAP
13 5 (2.69%) F5
13 5 (2.69%) Novell
13 5 (2.69%) Veritas
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