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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 163 187 151
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 94 58 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.29% 0.83% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.88% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 68 51 93
Average salary £55,000 £63,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.38% +1.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £44,100
10% offered a salary of more than £73,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £64,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-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
6895 6601 7419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.52% 95.02% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5913 5633 6511
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +6 55 £62,500 -2.72% 4
Cheshire +13 20 £50,000 -25.92% 1
Merseyside +17 13 £65,000 +2.36%
Lancashire 0 1 - - 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 73 (36.14%) Finance
2 61 (30.20%) Java
3 54 (26.73%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (22.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (21.29%) Microsoft
6 40 (19.80%) .NET
6 40 (19.80%) TOGAF
7 36 (17.82%) Oracle
8 35 (17.33%) DB2
9 34 (16.83%) J2EE
9 34 (16.83%) Waterfall
10 32 (15.84%) Banking
11 30 (14.85%) UML
11 30 (14.85%) Mainframe
12 28 (13.86%) VMware
12 28 (13.86%) Mentoring
13 25 (12.38%) Windows
13 25 (12.38%) COBOL
13 25 (12.38%) Web Services
14 24 (11.88%) SQL Server
15 23 (11.39%) Cisco
15 23 (11.39%) SAN
15 23 (11.39%) CICS
15 23 (11.39%) Risk Analysis
16 22 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (10.89%) Linux
16 22 (10.89%) Relational Database
17 21 (10.40%) RDBMS
17 21 (10.40%) Degree
18 20 (9.90%) Zachman Framework

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 23 (11.39%) CICS
2 15 (7.43%) WebSphere
3 12 (5.94%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.46%) Apache
4 9 (4.46%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.96%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.48%) SAS
6 5 (2.48%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.98%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.99%) IIS
8 2 (0.99%) nginx
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.48%) MS Office
2 5 (2.48%) SPSS
3 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Edge Animate
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (2.97%) SAP APO
1 6 (2.97%) SAP PP
1 6 (2.97%) SAP SCM
2 4 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.99%) SAP AFS
5 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.50%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.50%) SAP LE
5 1 (0.50%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.50%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.95%) SaaS
3 7 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.48%) PaaS
4 5 (2.48%) IaaS
4 5 (2.48%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (1.98%) Office 365
6 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.39%) SAN
2 12 (5.94%) Internet
3 10 (4.95%) LAN
4 9 (4.46%) WAN
5 8 (3.96%) iSCSI
6 7 (3.47%) Firewall
7 6 (2.97%) IPsec
7 6 (2.97%) NAS
7 6 (2.97%) SNMP
7 6 (2.97%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.99%) MPLS
8 2 (0.99%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.99%) LTE
8 2 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.50%) Broadband
9 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.50%) SSH
9 1 (0.50%) VPLS
9 1 (0.50%) FTP
9 1 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.33%) DB2
2 24 (11.88%) SQL Server
3 22 (10.89%) Relational Database
4 21 (10.40%) RDBMS
5 18 (8.91%) Oracle Database
6 12 (5.94%) Oracle Exadata
7 9 (4.46%) NoSQL
8 7 (3.47%) Data Mining
8 7 (3.47%) MySQL
9 6 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.97%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.48%) Apache Hive
10 5 (2.48%) Sqoop
10 5 (2.48%) Triplestore
10 5 (2.48%) HBase
10 5 (2.48%) Big Data
11 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (5.94%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.99%) Hudson
4 1 (0.50%) Sublime Text
4 1 (0.50%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.50%) Aptana Studio
4 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
General
1 73 (36.14%) Finance
2 32 (15.84%) Banking
3 19 (9.41%) Retail
4 5 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.48%) Local Government
5 3 (1.49%) Billing
5 3 (1.49%) Advertising
6 2 (0.99%) Legal
6 2 (0.99%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.80%) .NET
2 34 (16.83%) J2EE
3 25 (12.38%) Web Services
4 20 (9.90%) Middleware
5 19 (9.41%) ASP.NET
6 14 (6.93%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (5.94%) XML
8 6 (2.97%) XSLT
9 5 (2.48%) EDI
9 5 (2.48%) JDBC
9 5 (2.48%) WCF
9 5 (2.48%) WPF
10 4 (1.98%) JSP
10 4 (1.98%) SOAP
10 4 (1.98%) JMS
10 4 (1.98%) JNDI
11 2 (0.99%) HTML
11 2 (0.99%) EJB
11 2 (0.99%) CSS
11 2 (0.99%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.85%) Mainframe
2 14 (6.93%) FlexPod
3 11 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.48%) CMDB
5 5 (2.48%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (2.48%) FMCG
5 5 (2.48%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.48%) Open Source
6 4 (1.98%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.49%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.99%) Clustering
8 2 (0.99%) Tandem
8 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.50%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) GIS
9 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.38%) Windows
2 22 (10.89%) Linux
3 13 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (6.44%) Solaris
4 12 (5.94%) AIX
4 12 (5.94%) HPUX
4 12 (5.94%) OS/400
4 12 (5.94%) zOS
4 12 (5.94%) SUSE
5 5 (2.48%) UNIX
6 4 (1.98%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.98%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.99%) Debian
8 1 (0.50%) Android
8 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (26.73%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (22.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (19.80%) TOGAF
4 34 (16.83%) Waterfall
5 30 (14.85%) UML
6 28 (13.86%) Mentoring
7 23 (11.39%) Risk Analysis
8 20 (9.90%) Zachman Framework
8 20 (9.90%) OO
9 19 (9.41%) Coaching
10 18 (8.91%) ITIL
11 17 (8.42%) SOA
11 17 (8.42%) Infrastructure Management
12 16 (7.92%) Technical Architecture
13 15 (7.43%) Migration
13 15 (7.43%) Analytics
14 14 (6.93%) OOD
15 13 (6.44%) Business Continuity
16 11 (5.45%) ERP
17 10 (4.95%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.20%) Java
2 25 (12.38%) COBOL
3 19 (9.41%) SQL
4 12 (5.94%) C#
5 9 (4.46%) PHP
6 7 (3.47%) Python
7 5 (2.48%) R
7 5 (2.48%) Perl
8 2 (0.99%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.50%) ABAP
9 1 (0.50%) VBA
9 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.50%) VB
9 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (10.40%) Degree
2 6 (2.97%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.49%) CCDP
5 2 (0.99%) CCNP
5 2 (0.99%) CCNA
5 2 (0.99%) CCDA
5 2 (0.99%) RHCA
5 2 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.99%) LPIC
6 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.97%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.93%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.94%) KVM
4 11 (5.45%) vSphere
5 7 (3.47%) Active Directory
6 6 (2.97%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.97%) vCloud
7 5 (2.48%) Apache Flume
8 3 (1.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (5.94%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.97%) OpenNMS
3 6 (2.97%) SCOM
4 4 (1.98%) Windows Intune
5 3 (1.49%) Puppet
6 2 (0.99%) SCCM
7 1 (0.50%) Cacti
7 1 (0.50%) nmon
Vendors
1 43 (21.29%) Microsoft
2 36 (17.82%) Oracle
3 28 (13.86%) VMware
4 23 (11.39%) Cisco
5 20 (9.90%) IBM
6 18 (8.91%) HP
6 18 (8.91%) NetApp
7 16 (7.92%) EMC
8 15 (7.43%) Red Hat
9 14 (6.93%) Juniper
10 13 (6.44%) SAP
11 12 (5.94%) Symantec
11 12 (5.94%) Brocade
11 12 (5.94%) BMC
11 12 (5.94%) CA
11 12 (5.94%) CheckPoint
12 9 (4.46%) Dell
13 6 (2.97%) Veeam
13 6 (2.97%) Acronis
14 5 (2.48%) Hitachi
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