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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 111 129 100
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 39 40 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 1.00% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.05% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 30 22 39
Average salary £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £40,500 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £69,950 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
2959 3794 2989
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.00% 95.02% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1845 2476 1744
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,319
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Glasgow +25 21 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Edinburgh -7 10 £67,000 +11.66% 4
Stirling - 5 - -
Highlands - 1 £62,500 -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (46.58%) Finance
2 28 (38.36%) TOGAF
3 26 (35.62%) Enterprise Architecture
3 26 (35.62%) Java
4 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (26.03%) Zachman Framework
6 17 (23.29%) SOA
7 16 (21.92%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (19.18%) User Experience
8 14 (19.18%) Open Source
9 9 (12.33%) Project Management
9 9 (12.33%) QA
10 8 (10.96%) Internet
10 8 (10.96%) ArchiMate
11 7 (9.59%) Financial Modelling
11 7 (9.59%) Middleware
11 7 (9.59%) Oracle
11 7 (9.59%) SQL
11 7 (9.59%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (9.59%) Spring
11 7 (9.59%) Banking
12 6 (8.22%) Hibernate
12 6 (8.22%) Supplier Management
12 6 (8.22%) .NET
12 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
12 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
12 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (8.22%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
13 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (9.59%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.85%) Mule
4 4 (5.48%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.74%) JBoss
6 2 (2.74%) CMS
7 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.37%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) Internet
2 5 (6.85%) WAN
2 5 (6.85%) DNS
3 4 (5.48%) SAN
3 4 (5.48%) MPLS
4 2 (2.74%) Firewall
4 2 (2.74%) LAN
5 1 (1.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) MySQL
1 2 (2.74%) OLAP
1 2 (2.74%) OLTP
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (46.58%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Local Government
4 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) Middleware
1 7 (9.59%) Spring
2 6 (8.22%) Hibernate
2 6 (8.22%) .NET
3 5 (6.85%) J2EE
3 5 (6.85%) JMS
4 4 (5.48%) Spring Integration
5 2 (2.74%) Apache Camel
5 2 (2.74%) JSF
5 2 (2.74%) EJB
5 2 (2.74%) Web Services
5 2 (2.74%) XML
5 2 (2.74%) Java EE
6 1 (1.37%) iBATIS
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.37%) REST
6 1 (1.37%) XSLT
6 1 (1.37%) JSP
6 1 (1.37%) SOAP
6 1 (1.37%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.92%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (19.18%) Open Source
2 14 (19.18%) User Experience
3 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.48%) Social Media
4 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.48%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.48%) Equities
4 4 (5.48%) Derivative
4 4 (5.48%) Wiki
4 4 (5.48%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.74%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.37%) GIS
6 1 (1.37%) CMDB
6 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.36%) TOGAF
2 26 (35.62%) Enterprise Architecture
3 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (26.03%) Zachman Framework
5 17 (23.29%) SOA
6 9 (12.33%) Project Management
7 8 (10.96%) ArchiMate
8 7 (9.59%) Financial Modelling
9 6 (8.22%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (8.22%) Supplier Management
10 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.85%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
10 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.85%) Web Development
11 4 (5.48%) Business Development
11 4 (5.48%) WFM
11 4 (5.48%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (5.48%) Matrix Management
11 4 (5.48%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.62%) Java
2 7 (9.59%) SQL
3 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.11%) C
4 3 (4.11%) C++
5 1 (1.37%) COBOL
5 1 (1.37%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle
2 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.85%) TIBCO
4 4 (5.48%) NetApp
4 4 (5.48%) VMware
4 4 (5.48%) GoldenSource
4 4 (5.48%) EMC
4 4 (5.48%) Citrix
4 4 (5.48%) Cisco
5 3 (4.11%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) Sybase
6 1 (1.37%) Juniper
6 1 (1.37%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.37%) Symantec
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