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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 151 181 168
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 97 63 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 0.95% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.00% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 76 49 90
Average salary £65,000 £63,500 £61,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.36% +4.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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
6553 6284 7513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.04% 95.15% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5613 5297 6540
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 47 £67,500 +3.84% 5
Merseyside +11 24 £64,000 +0.78% 2
Cheshire -1 19 £61,215 -5.82% 3
Lancashire 0 6 £61,215 +6.46% 2
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (29.00%) Finance
3 52 (26.00%) Microsoft
4 50 (25.00%) Oracle
5 48 (24.00%) Java
6 46 (23.00%) .NET
7 43 (21.50%) TOGAF
8 40 (20.00%) VMware
8 40 (20.00%) Cisco
9 36 (18.00%) SQL Server
10 34 (17.00%) Windows
10 34 (17.00%) SAN
11 33 (16.50%) DB2
12 32 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (16.00%) Waterfall
13 30 (15.00%) Mentoring
13 30 (15.00%) NetApp
14 28 (14.00%) Web Services
15 27 (13.50%) J2EE
15 27 (13.50%) HP
15 27 (13.50%) EMC
16 26 (13.00%) Juniper
16 26 (13.00%) Linux
16 26 (13.00%) Migration
16 26 (13.00%) Coaching
17 25 (12.50%) Oracle Database
17 25 (12.50%) UML
17 25 (12.50%) ASP.NET
17 25 (12.50%) IBM
18 24 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (10.50%) WebSphere
2 19 (9.50%) WebLogic
2 19 (9.50%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.50%) CICS
3 13 (6.50%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.50%) Apache
4 5 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.50%) SAS
7 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.00%) IIS
7 2 (1.00%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.50%) SaaS
3 9 (4.50%) Office 365
4 4 (2.00%) IaaS
4 4 (2.00%) PaaS
5 3 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.50%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.00%) SAN
2 12 (6.00%) Internet
3 9 (4.50%) LAN
4 8 (4.00%) WAN
4 8 (4.00%) iSCSI
5 7 (3.50%) Firewall
6 6 (3.00%) IPsec
6 6 (3.00%) NAS
6 6 (3.00%) SNMP
6 6 (3.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.50%) Wireless
8 2 (1.00%) LTE
8 2 (1.00%) MPLS
8 2 (1.00%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.50%) Broadband
9 1 (0.50%) SMS
9 1 (0.50%) SSL
9 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (16.50%) DB2
3 25 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 21 (10.50%) Relational Database
5 20 (10.00%) RDBMS
6 19 (9.50%) Oracle Exadata
7 7 (3.50%) MySQL
8 3 (1.50%) Big Data
8 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.50%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.00%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.50%) BODI
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.50%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 17 (8.50%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.50%) Rational Rose
General
1 58 (29.00%) Finance
2 21 (10.50%) Banking
3 17 (8.50%) Retail
4 10 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.50%) Back Office
6 4 (2.00%) Local Government
7 3 (1.50%) Billing
8 2 (1.00%) Marketing
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (23.00%) .NET
2 28 (14.00%) Web Services
3 27 (13.50%) J2EE
4 25 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 23 (11.50%) Middleware
6 20 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 17 (8.50%) XML
8 6 (3.00%) XSLT
9 5 (2.50%) EDI
10 4 (2.00%) WCF
10 4 (2.00%) WPF
11 3 (1.50%) Grails
11 3 (1.50%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (1.00%) JSON
12 2 (1.00%) JDBC
12 2 (1.00%) LINQ
13 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 1 (0.50%) RESTful
13 1 (0.50%) HTML5
13 1 (0.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.50%) FlexPod
2 20 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 9 (4.50%) Data Integration
4 7 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.00%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.50%) Life Science
6 5 (2.50%) CMDB
6 5 (2.50%) FMCG
7 4 (2.00%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.50%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.00%) Replication
9 2 (1.00%) Clustering
10 1 (0.50%) Tandem
10 1 (0.50%) AS400
10 1 (0.50%) Telematics
10 1 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.00%) Windows
2 26 (13.00%) Linux
3 20 (10.00%) AIX
3 20 (10.00%) HPUX
3 20 (10.00%) Solaris
4 19 (9.50%) OS/400
4 19 (9.50%) zOS
4 19 (9.50%) SUSE
4 19 (9.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.00%) UNIX
6 3 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.00%) Android
7 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.00%) Debian
8 1 (0.50%) VME
8 1 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (21.50%) TOGAF
3 32 (16.00%) Waterfall
4 30 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 26 (13.00%) Coaching
5 26 (13.00%) Migration
6 25 (12.50%) UML
7 24 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 20 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
8 20 (10.00%) OO
8 20 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (10.00%) Business Continuity
9 18 (9.00%) SOA
10 16 (8.00%) ERP
10 16 (8.00%) Zachman Framework
11 15 (7.50%) ITIL
11 15 (7.50%) Data Modelling
12 14 (7.00%) OOD
13 12 (6.00%) Risk Analysis
14 11 (5.50%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (24.00%) Java
2 20 (10.00%) SQL
3 18 (9.00%) C#
4 14 (7.00%) COBOL
5 8 (4.00%) PHP
6 3 (1.50%) Ruby
7 2 (1.00%) C
7 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.50%) Python
8 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (10.00%) Degree
2 9 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.50%) CCNP
3 7 (3.50%) CCDP
3 7 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.50%) JNCIS
4 5 (2.50%) JNCIP
5 4 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.50%) CCIE
7 2 (1.00%) CCNA
7 2 (1.00%) CCDA
7 2 (1.00%) RHCA
7 2 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.00%) LPIC
7 2 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.50%) QA
2 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (10.50%) Hyper-V
3 19 (9.50%) KVM
4 10 (5.00%) vSphere
5 6 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.00%) vCloud
5 6 (3.00%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (9.50%) Tivoli
2 10 (5.00%) SCOM
3 6 (3.00%) OpenNMS
3 6 (3.00%) SCCM
4 4 (2.00%) Windows Intune
5 3 (1.50%) Puppet
6 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.50%) nmon
7 1 (0.50%) Cacti
7 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 50 (25.00%) Oracle
3 40 (20.00%) Cisco
3 40 (20.00%) VMware
4 30 (15.00%) NetApp
5 27 (13.50%) EMC
5 27 (13.50%) HP
6 26 (13.00%) Juniper
7 25 (12.50%) IBM
8 21 (10.50%) Red Hat
9 19 (9.50%) CheckPoint
9 19 (9.50%) BMC
9 19 (9.50%) CA
9 19 (9.50%) Brocade
9 19 (9.50%) Symantec
10 8 (4.00%) Citrix
10 8 (4.00%) Dell
10 8 (4.00%) SAP
11 6 (3.00%) Acronis
11 6 (3.00%) Veeam
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