The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 118 83 86
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 23 58 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.01% 2.37% 2.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 2.56% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 13 43 44
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,100 £55,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £84,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Solutions Architect
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2157 2264 2154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.85% 92.48% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1629 1657 1751
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £69,800 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Reading region.

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Reading

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Reading

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 37 (38.54%) Telecoms
2 31 (32.29%) Degree
3 27 (28.13%) VMware
4 25 (26.04%) Microsoft
5 24 (25.00%) ITIL
5 24 (25.00%) Marketing
6 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (21.88%) Cisco
8 20 (20.83%) HP
9 18 (18.75%) Finance
10 17 (17.71%) Data Centre
11 16 (16.67%) Business Development
11 16 (16.67%) Migration
11 16 (16.67%) IBM
12 15 (15.63%) Dell
12 15 (15.63%) Citrix
12 15 (15.63%) NetApp
12 15 (15.63%) 3PAR
13 14 (14.58%) Computer Science
13 14 (14.58%) CRM
13 14 (14.58%) Project Management
13 14 (14.58%) Billing
14 13 (13.54%) Windows
14 13 (13.54%) Internet
14 13 (13.54%) SCCM
15 12 (12.50%) Banking
16 11 (11.46%) Technical Architecture
16 11 (11.46%) Oracle
16 11 (11.46%) Open Source
17 10 (10.42%) Java

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 9 (9.38%) WebLogic
2 8 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 7 (7.29%) Lync
4 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (8.33%) MS Office
2 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.04%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) Office 365
2 7 (7.29%) Mimecast
3 6 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.08%) SaaS
4 2 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (1.04%) PaaS
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.54%) Internet
2 9 (9.38%) Broadband
3 8 (8.33%) Software-Defined Networking
4 7 (7.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (7.29%) MPLS
5 6 (6.25%) Firewall
6 5 (5.21%) WAN
7 2 (2.08%) VPN
7 2 (2.08%) LAN
8 1 (1.04%) VoIP
8 1 (1.04%) WLAN
8 1 (1.04%) SAN
8 1 (1.04%) DMZ
8 1 (1.04%) SMTP
8 1 (1.04%) VPLS
8 1 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.04%) Network Security
8 1 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.04%) NAS
8 1 (1.04%) IOS XR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) Big Data
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.04%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.04%) Maven
2 1 (1.04%) Ant
General
1 37 (38.54%) Telecoms
2 24 (25.00%) Marketing
3 18 (18.75%) Finance
4 14 (14.58%) Billing
5 12 (12.50%) Banking
6 7 (7.29%) Manufacturing
6 7 (7.29%) German Language
7 6 (6.25%) Mandarin Language
7 6 (6.25%) Cantonese Language
7 6 (6.25%) Retail
8 2 (2.08%) Legal
8 2 (2.08%) Games
9 1 (1.04%) Advertising
9 1 (1.04%) Publishing
9 1 (1.04%) Automotive
9 1 (1.04%) French Language
9 1 (1.04%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.33%) HTML
2 7 (7.29%) CGI
3 6 (6.25%) jQuery
3 6 (6.25%) .NET
4 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.21%) XML
5 4 (4.17%) XSLT
5 4 (4.17%) CSS
5 4 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.17%) Middleware
5 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (4.17%) Entity Framework
5 4 (4.17%) ADO.NET
6 3 (3.13%) HTML5
7 2 (2.08%) REST
8 1 (1.04%) SAP Basis
8 1 (1.04%) Spring
8 1 (1.04%) Velocity
8 1 (1.04%) Drools
8 1 (1.04%) Ehcache
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.71%) Data Centre
2 14 (14.58%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.29%) GIS
4 6 (6.25%) Internet of Things
4 6 (6.25%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (2.08%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (2.08%) IPTV
5 2 (2.08%) Xbox
5 2 (2.08%) Chromecast
5 2 (2.08%) Apple TV
5 2 (2.08%) PlayStation
5 2 (2.08%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.08%) STB
6 1 (1.04%) PKI
6 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.04%) FMCG
6 1 (1.04%) iSeries
6 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.54%) Windows
2 10 (10.42%) UNIX
3 8 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (2.08%) Android
4 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.00%) ITIL
2 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.67%) Migration
3 16 (16.67%) Business Development
4 14 (14.58%) Project Management
4 14 (14.58%) CRM
5 11 (11.46%) Technical Architecture
5 11 (11.46%) Open Source
6 10 (10.42%) TOGAF
6 10 (10.42%) eTOM
7 9 (9.38%) Service Management
8 8 (8.33%) Network Management
9 7 (7.29%) ITSM
10 6 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.25%) Cyber Security
10 6 (6.25%) SDLC
11 5 (5.21%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (5.21%) MVC
11 5 (5.21%) E-Commerce
12 3 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.42%) Java
2 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.21%) C#
3 1 (1.04%) Perl
3 1 (1.04%) PHP
3 1 (1.04%) SQL
3 1 (1.04%) Python
3 1 (1.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 31 (32.29%) Degree
2 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 8 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.17%) MCP
3 4 (4.17%) CCNA
3 4 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.17%) JNCIA
3 4 (4.17%) MCTS
3 4 (4.17%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.04%) BS15000
2 1 (1.04%) COBIT
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) Terminal Services
1 8 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (8.33%) XenServer
2 7 (7.29%) XenDesktop
2 7 (7.29%) vSphere
2 7 (7.29%) XenApp
3 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.04%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (28.13%) VMware
2 25 (26.04%) Microsoft
3 21 (21.88%) Cisco
4 20 (20.83%) HP
5 16 (16.67%) IBM
6 15 (15.63%) Dell
6 15 (15.63%) Citrix
6 15 (15.63%) NetApp
6 15 (15.63%) 3PAR
7 11 (11.46%) Oracle
8 7 (7.29%) Varonis
8 7 (7.29%) Computacenter
8 7 (7.29%) Symantec
8 7 (7.29%) Veeam
8 7 (7.29%) Zerto
8 7 (7.29%) Neverfail
9 6 (6.25%) Juniper
10 2 (2.08%) Apple
10 2 (2.08%) JD Edwards
10 2 (2.08%) EMC
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