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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 152 153 161
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 94 99 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.47% 1.43% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.50% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 56 51 61
Average salary £61,215 £65,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.82% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
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
6080 6590 6886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.22% 95.42% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4859 5308 5796
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 £50,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 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 6 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 +16 40 £62,500 - 1
Cheshire -4 27 £60,000 -22.58% 2
Merseyside +10 19 £70,000 +10.23%
Lancashire +7 8 £54,358 -
Cumbria -6 1 £62,500 -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 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 69 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (27.00%) Oracle
3 51 (25.50%) .NET
4 47 (23.50%) Cisco
5 46 (23.00%) SQL Server
6 44 (22.00%) Microsoft
7 42 (21.00%) Migration
8 37 (18.50%) SharePoint
9 36 (18.00%) VMware
10 35 (17.50%) NetApp
11 34 (17.00%) SAN
11 34 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 33 (16.50%) Finance
12 33 (16.50%) TOGAF
12 33 (16.50%) EMC
12 33 (16.50%) Java
13 32 (16.00%) Windows
14 31 (15.50%) HP
15 30 (15.00%) Linux
16 28 (14.00%) Juniper
17 27 (13.50%) Middleware
18 26 (13.00%) Mentoring
18 26 (13.00%) WebSphere
18 26 (13.00%) IBM
18 26 (13.00%) AIX
18 26 (13.00%) HPUX
18 26 (13.00%) Solaris
18 26 (13.00%) DB2
19 25 (12.50%) Symantec
19 25 (12.50%) Business Continuity

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 37 (18.50%) SharePoint
2 26 (13.00%) WebSphere
3 21 (10.50%) WebLogic
4 18 (9.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 18 (9.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (3.50%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (2.50%) Apache
8 4 (2.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.50%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (6.00%) InfoPath
2 6 (3.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.50%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.50%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (3.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.50%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.50%) Office 365
2 15 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.50%) SaaS
4 10 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.00%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.00%) Route 53
5 2 (1.00%) IaaS
5 2 (1.00%) Amazon Glacier
5 2 (1.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (1.00%) PaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.00%) SAN
2 9 (4.50%) Wireless
3 8 (4.00%) LAN
4 6 (3.00%) WAN
5 5 (2.50%) SMS
5 5 (2.50%) Firewall
6 3 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.50%) Network Security
6 3 (1.50%) Internet
7 2 (1.00%) WebEx
8 1 (0.50%) NAS
8 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.50%) VLAN
8 1 (0.50%) DHCP
8 1 (0.50%) DNS
8 1 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (23.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.00%) DB2
3 21 (10.50%) Oracle Exadata
3 21 (10.50%) Oracle Database
3 21 (10.50%) Relational Database
3 21 (10.50%) RDBMS
4 11 (5.50%) Big Data
5 5 (2.50%) Ingres
6 2 (1.00%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.00%) MySQL
7 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.50%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.50%) BODI
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (16.50%) Finance
2 16 (8.00%) Retail
3 7 (3.50%) Banking
4 6 (3.00%) Local Government
4 6 (3.00%) Back Office
5 5 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.00%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Billing
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (25.50%) .NET
2 27 (13.50%) Middleware
3 24 (12.00%) Web Services
4 21 (10.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 21 (10.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 14 (7.00%) J2EE
6 13 (6.50%) CSS
6 13 (6.50%) HTML
6 13 (6.50%) XSLT
6 13 (6.50%) HTML5
7 12 (6.00%) ASP.NET
8 10 (5.00%) XML
9 5 (2.50%) EDI
10 4 (2.00%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.50%) Grails
11 3 (1.50%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (1.00%) WSDL
12 2 (1.00%) EJB
12 2 (1.00%) JSP
12 2 (1.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.50%) FlexPod
2 14 (7.00%) Mainframe
3 11 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.00%) Data Integration
5 8 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.00%) Life Science
6 6 (3.00%) NHS
7 5 (2.50%) AS400
7 5 (2.50%) FMCG
8 4 (2.00%) Health Informatics
8 4 (2.00%) Informatics
8 4 (2.00%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.50%) CMDB
9 3 (1.50%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.50%) BYOD
10 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.00%) Telematics
10 2 (1.00%) Replication
11 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.00%) Windows
2 30 (15.00%) Linux
3 26 (13.00%) AIX
3 26 (13.00%) HPUX
3 26 (13.00%) Solaris
4 21 (10.50%) OS/400
4 21 (10.50%) zOS
4 21 (10.50%) SUSE
4 21 (10.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.50%) UNIX
6 5 (2.50%) VMS
7 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.00%) VME
8 3 (1.50%) Android
8 3 (1.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (21.00%) Migration
3 33 (16.50%) TOGAF
4 26 (13.00%) Mentoring
5 25 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 24 (12.00%) Coaching
6 24 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 23 (11.50%) Technical Architecture
8 21 (10.50%) Waterfall
9 20 (10.00%) Scrum
10 18 (9.00%) Content Management
10 18 (9.00%) SOA
11 16 (8.00%) Business Analysis
12 15 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (7.50%) ERP
13 14 (7.00%) Data Modelling
13 14 (7.00%) Service Management
14 13 (6.50%) Project Management
14 13 (6.50%) UML
15 11 (5.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.50%) Java
2 20 (10.00%) C#
3 14 (7.00%) SQL
4 6 (3.00%) C
5 4 (2.00%) PHP
5 4 (2.00%) COBOL
6 3 (1.50%) Ruby
7 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.50%) VB
8 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.00%) Degree
2 14 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.50%) DV Cleared
3 7 (3.50%) CCNP
3 7 (3.50%) CCDP
3 7 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.50%) JNCIS
4 5 (2.50%) JNCIP
5 4 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.50%) CCIE
6 3 (1.50%) MCTS
6 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.50%) NCDA
7 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.50%) QA
2 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.50%) GMP
3 1 (0.50%) GxP
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (11.00%) Hyper-V
3 21 (10.50%) KVM
4 9 (4.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (10.50%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.00%) SCCM
3 4 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (27.00%) Oracle
2 47 (23.50%) Cisco
3 44 (22.00%) Microsoft
4 36 (18.00%) VMware
5 35 (17.50%) NetApp
6 33 (16.50%) EMC
7 31 (15.50%) HP
8 28 (14.00%) Juniper
9 26 (13.00%) IBM
10 25 (12.50%) Symantec
11 21 (10.50%) Brocade
11 21 (10.50%) BMC
11 21 (10.50%) CA
11 21 (10.50%) Red Hat
11 21 (10.50%) CheckPoint
12 16 (8.00%) Citrix
13 8 (4.00%) SAP
14 5 (2.50%) Novell
14 5 (2.50%) Veritas
14 5 (2.50%) F5
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