The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 173 211 163
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 67 51 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 0.78% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.81% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 51 22 69
Median salary £66,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £52,750 £49,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
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
5722 6326 6913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.53% 96.89% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4792 5161 5555
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 30 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +15 47 £70,000 +16.66% 5
Cheshire +38 16 £64,500 +3.20% 1
Lancashire +14 2 £42,500 -43.33%
Merseyside -11 2 £67,500 -2.17% 2
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 52 (40.00%) Finance
2 36 (27.69%) Oracle
3 34 (26.15%) .NET
4 29 (22.31%) Java
4 29 (22.31%) TOGAF
4 29 (22.31%) Presales
5 28 (21.54%) SOA
6 27 (20.77%) CRM
7 24 (18.46%) ITIL
7 24 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (16.92%) C#
9 20 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 20 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
10 19 (14.62%) Java EE
10 19 (14.62%) IBM
11 18 (13.85%) Degree
12 17 (13.08%) SOAP
12 17 (13.08%) Banking
13 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (11.54%) Service Management
14 15 (11.54%) Web Services
14 15 (11.54%) SQL
15 14 (10.77%) J2EE
15 14 (10.77%) SQL Server
15 14 (10.77%) Project Management
15 14 (10.77%) VMware
15 14 (10.77%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (10.77%) Software Delivery
15 14 (10.77%) Data Centre

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.38%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.85%) JBoss
4 4 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.08%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.54%) Apache
5 2 (1.54%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.54%) Confluence
5 2 (1.54%) Mule
5 2 (1.54%) nginx
6 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (4.62%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.77%) HFM
4 1 (0.77%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.46%) IaaS
4 10 (7.69%) PaaS
5 8 (6.15%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (5.38%) SaaS
7 5 (3.85%) Office 365
8 4 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) HTTP
2 2 (1.54%) DNS
2 2 (1.54%) Firewall
2 2 (1.54%) LAN
2 2 (1.54%) SSL
2 2 (1.54%) WAN
3 1 (0.77%) Intranet
3 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.00%) MySQL
3 11 (8.46%) Big Data
3 11 (8.46%) DB2
4 4 (3.08%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.77%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Ant
2 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (40.00%) Finance
2 17 (13.08%) Banking
3 10 (7.69%) Publishing
4 7 (5.38%) Legal
5 6 (4.62%) Marketing
6 5 (3.85%) Advertising
7 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.54%) Retail
9 1 (0.77%) Electronics
9 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.15%) .NET
2 19 (14.62%) Java EE
3 17 (13.08%) SOAP
4 15 (11.54%) Web Services
5 14 (10.77%) J2EE
6 10 (7.69%) CSS
6 10 (7.69%) HTML
7 8 (6.15%) REST
8 5 (3.85%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.85%) XML
9 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (3.08%) EJB
9 4 (3.08%) JDBC
9 4 (3.08%) WCF
10 3 (2.31%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.31%) JMS
10 3 (2.31%) Spring
10 3 (2.31%) XSLT
11 2 (1.54%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Data Centre
1 14 (10.77%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (6.15%) CMDB
2 8 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.54%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.77%) iPad
6 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.62%) Windows
2 3 (2.31%) Linux
2 3 (2.31%) Unix
3 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.31%) Presales
1 29 (22.31%) TOGAF
2 28 (21.54%) SOA
3 27 (20.77%) CRM
4 24 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (18.46%) ITIL
5 20 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
6 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (11.54%) Service Management
8 14 (10.77%) Project Management
8 14 (10.77%) Software Delivery
9 13 (10.00%) Open Source
10 12 (9.23%) Business Development
11 11 (8.46%) ERP
11 11 (8.46%) UML
12 10 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 10 (7.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
12 10 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
13 9 (6.92%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.31%) Java
2 22 (16.92%) C#
3 15 (11.54%) SQL
4 6 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.08%) PHP
5 4 (3.08%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.08%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.54%) Perl
7 1 (0.77%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 18 (13.85%) Degree
2 8 (6.15%) ISEB
2 8 (6.15%) PMI Certification
2 8 (6.15%) PMP
3 1 (0.77%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.77%) CCNA
3 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.77%) CISSP
3 1 (0.77%) MBA
3 1 (0.77%) MCITP
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.77%) RHCE
3 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) COBIT
2 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.54%) QA
4 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.15%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.08%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.15%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (27.69%) Oracle
2 20 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.62%) IBM
4 14 (10.77%) VMware
5 13 (10.00%) Citrix
5 13 (10.00%) NetApp
6 12 (9.23%) Cisco
7 11 (8.46%) HP
8 10 (7.69%) EMC
9 9 (6.92%) Juniper
10 8 (6.15%) BMC
10 8 (6.15%) CheckPoint
11 7 (5.38%) Cognizant
12 6 (4.62%) SAP
13 2 (1.54%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.54%) CA
13 2 (1.54%) Fujitsu
13 2 (1.54%) Perforce
13 2 (1.54%) TIBCO
14 1 (0.77%) ServiceNow
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