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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 99 98 83
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 44 41 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.96% 1.74% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.88% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 21 25 39
Average salary £67,500 £70,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £60,800 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £83,000
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
2124 2179 2052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.40% 92.37% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1552 1576 1664
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £29,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
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 2 June 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Reading

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 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 39 (39.00%) Telecoms
2 27 (27.00%) VMware
2 27 (27.00%) Degree
3 25 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 24 (24.00%) ITIL
5 23 (23.00%) Marketing
6 21 (21.00%) Cisco
7 20 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (19.00%) HP
9 18 (18.00%) Business Development
10 16 (16.00%) Data Centre
10 16 (16.00%) IBM
10 16 (16.00%) Finance
11 15 (15.00%) Dell
11 15 (15.00%) Citrix
11 15 (15.00%) NetApp
11 15 (15.00%) 3PAR
12 14 (14.00%) Computer Science
12 14 (14.00%) CRM
12 14 (14.00%) Migration
12 14 (14.00%) Billing
13 13 (13.00%) Windows
13 13 (13.00%) Internet
13 13 (13.00%) SCCM
14 11 (11.00%) Technical Architecture
14 11 (11.00%) Oracle
15 10 (10.00%) TOGAF
15 10 (10.00%) eTOM
15 10 (10.00%) Project Management
16 9 (9.00%) Broadband

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 8 (8.00%) OpenStack
2 7 (7.00%) Lync
2 7 (7.00%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.00%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) MS Office
2 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.00%) Office 365
2 7 (7.00%) Mimecast
3 6 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.00%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (2.00%) SaaS
5 1 (1.00%) PaaS
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.00%) Internet
2 9 (9.00%) Broadband
3 8 (8.00%) Software-Defined Networking
4 7 (7.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (6.00%) MPLS
6 5 (5.00%) Firewall
6 5 (5.00%) WAN
7 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.00%) NAS
7 1 (1.00%) 4G
7 1 (1.00%) VoLTE
7 1 (1.00%) IOS XR
7 1 (1.00%) NX-OS
7 1 (1.00%) SAN
7 1 (1.00%) DMZ
7 1 (1.00%) 3G
7 1 (1.00%) LAN
7 1 (1.00%) VoIP
7 1 (1.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Big Data
2 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (39.00%) Telecoms
2 23 (23.00%) Marketing
3 16 (16.00%) Finance
4 14 (14.00%) Billing
5 7 (7.00%) German Language
5 7 (7.00%) Manufacturing
5 7 (7.00%) Banking
6 6 (6.00%) Retail
6 6 (6.00%) Mandarin Language
6 6 (6.00%) Cantonese Language
7 2 (2.00%) Legal
7 2 (2.00%) Games
8 1 (1.00%) French Language
8 1 (1.00%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.00%) Advertising
8 1 (1.00%) Publishing
8 1 (1.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) HTML
1 7 (7.00%) CGI
2 6 (6.00%) .NET
3 5 (5.00%) jQuery
3 5 (5.00%) XML
3 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.00%) CSS
4 4 (4.00%) ADO.NET
4 4 (4.00%) XSLT
4 4 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (4.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.00%) WSDL
5 2 (2.00%) XSD
5 2 (2.00%) HTML5
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.00%) REST
6 1 (1.00%) SAP Basis
6 1 (1.00%) SOAP
6 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (14.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.00%) GIS
4 6 (6.00%) Internet of Things
4 6 (6.00%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (2.00%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.00%) IPTV
5 2 (2.00%) STB
5 2 (2.00%) Chromecast
5 2 (2.00%) Apple TV
5 2 (2.00%) PlayStation
5 2 (2.00%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (2.00%) Xbox
6 1 (1.00%) FMCG
6 1 (1.00%) iSeries
6 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.00%) Linux
2 8 (8.00%) UNIX
3 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.00%) Android
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.00%) ITIL
2 20 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (18.00%) Business Development
4 14 (14.00%) CRM
4 14 (14.00%) Migration
5 11 (11.00%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 10 (10.00%) eTOM
6 10 (10.00%) Project Management
7 8 (8.00%) Service Management
7 8 (8.00%) Network Management
7 8 (8.00%) Open Source
8 7 (7.00%) ITSM
9 6 (6.00%) Cyber Security
10 5 (5.00%) MVC
11 4 (4.00%) E-Commerce
12 3 (3.00%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (3.00%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (3.00%) SDLC
12 3 (3.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.00%) Java
2 5 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (1.00%) Perl
3 1 (1.00%) PHP
3 1 (1.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (27.00%) Degree
2 8 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.00%) CCNA
3 4 (4.00%) MCP
3 4 (4.00%) JNCIA
3 4 (4.00%) MCTS
3 4 (4.00%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.00%) COBIT
2 1 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) BS15000
2 1 (1.00%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (8.00%) Terminal Services
1 8 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (8.00%) XenServer
2 7 (7.00%) vSphere
2 7 (7.00%) XenDesktop
2 7 (7.00%) XenApp
3 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.00%) vCloud
4 1 (1.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (13.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (27.00%) VMware
2 25 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (21.00%) Cisco
4 19 (19.00%) HP
5 16 (16.00%) IBM
6 15 (15.00%) Dell
6 15 (15.00%) Citrix
6 15 (15.00%) NetApp
6 15 (15.00%) 3PAR
7 11 (11.00%) Oracle
8 7 (7.00%) Varonis
8 7 (7.00%) Zerto
8 7 (7.00%) Neverfail
8 7 (7.00%) Veeam
8 7 (7.00%) Symantec
8 7 (7.00%) Computacenter
9 5 (5.00%) Juniper
10 2 (2.00%) EMC
10 2 (2.00%) Apple
10 2 (2.00%) JD Edwards
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