The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 124 113 85
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 32 52 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 1.57% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.65% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 23 29 53
Average salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,187 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,100 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £63,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Solutions Architect
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2900 3156 2820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.09% 95.55% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1892 2039 1930
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Scotland

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Scotland

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
Edinburgh -21 13 £72,500 +50.45% 3
Glasgow +6 8 £64,000 -6.90% 4
Fife - 4 £50,000 -
Dundee - 3 - -
West Lothian -6 1 £65,000 -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 27 (43.55%) Finance
2 24 (38.71%) Enterprise Architecture
3 19 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (29.03%) Java
4 18 (29.03%) TOGAF
5 16 (25.81%) Zachman Framework
6 14 (22.58%) SOA
7 10 (16.13%) Degree
8 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (12.90%) WAN
9 7 (11.29%) LAN
9 7 (11.29%) Internet
9 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.29%) Hibernate
9 7 (11.29%) Scrum
9 7 (11.29%) Open Source
9 7 (11.29%) QA
9 7 (11.29%) Banking
9 7 (11.29%) Retail
10 6 (9.68%) Spring
10 6 (9.68%) Retail Banking
10 6 (9.68%) Data Integration
10 6 (9.68%) SaaS
10 6 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (9.68%) Analytics
10 6 (9.68%) CMS
10 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
10 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
10 6 (9.68%) Oracle

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (9.68%) CMS
1 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.84%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.84%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) SaaS
1 6 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) WAN
2 7 (11.29%) LAN
2 7 (11.29%) Internet
3 4 (6.45%) SAN
3 4 (6.45%) Firewall
4 1 (1.61%) MPLS
4 1 (1.61%) DNS
4 1 (1.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) OLTP
1 3 (4.84%) OLAP
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.61%) DB2
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (43.55%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Banking
2 7 (11.29%) Retail
3 6 (9.68%) Retail Banking
4 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Law
5 1 (1.61%) Back Office
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) Hibernate
2 6 (9.68%) Spring
3 4 (6.45%) .NET
4 3 (4.84%) HTML
4 3 (4.84%) JSP
4 3 (4.84%) SOAP
4 3 (4.84%) Web Services
4 3 (4.84%) REST
5 1 (1.61%) Middleware
5 1 (1.61%) JMS
5 1 (1.61%) XML
5 1 (1.61%) iBATIS
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.29%) Open Source
3 6 (9.68%) Data Integration
4 5 (8.06%) User Experience
5 4 (6.45%) Social Media
6 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.84%) CMDB
7 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Enterprise Architecture
2 19 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (29.03%) TOGAF
4 16 (25.81%) Zachman Framework
5 14 (22.58%) SOA
6 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (11.29%) Scrum
7 6 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (9.68%) Analytics
8 5 (8.06%) Coaching
8 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.06%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (6.45%) Web Analytics
9 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (6.45%) EAI
10 3 (4.84%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.84%) Data Modelling
10 3 (4.84%) Software Deployment
10 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) Java
2 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 3 (4.84%) C
2 3 (4.84%) C++
3 1 (1.61%) Assembly Language
3 1 (1.61%) COBOL
3 1 (1.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle
2 4 (6.45%) NetApp
2 4 (6.45%) EMC
2 4 (6.45%) Citrix
2 4 (6.45%) VMware
2 4 (6.45%) Cisco
3 3 (4.84%) Sybase
4 2 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.61%) Juniper
5 1 (1.61%) Symantec
5 1 (1.61%) HP
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