The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the South 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 139 158 152
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 93 53 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.55% 1.01% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.06% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 64 48 51
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,800 £48,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,200 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5743 4984 5340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.83% 95.11% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4755 4337 4725
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in the South West

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in the South West

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
Dorset +15 28 £52,500 -19.23% 1
Bristol +1 28 £75,000 +20.00% 1
Wiltshire +2 15 £55,000 -8.33%
Somerset -27 5 £48,750 -2.50% 3
Gloucestershire -12 3 £62,750 +14.09% 1
Devon - 3 £62,500 - 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 53 (28.96%) SOA
2 51 (27.87%) Finance
3 43 (23.50%) TOGAF
4 35 (19.13%) ITIL
5 32 (17.49%) .NET
6 31 (16.94%) Java
7 28 (15.30%) Microsoft
8 22 (12.02%) Enterprise Architecture
9 19 (10.38%) SAP
9 19 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (10.38%) Project Management
10 18 (9.84%) Telecoms
10 18 (9.84%) Oracle
10 18 (9.84%) COBIT
11 17 (9.29%) Relational Database
12 16 (8.74%) Degree
12 16 (8.74%) Software Architecture
13 15 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (8.20%) Banking
14 14 (7.65%) SQL Server
15 13 (7.10%) Windows
15 13 (7.10%) UML
15 13 (7.10%) Service Delivery
15 13 (7.10%) Digital Media
16 12 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (6.56%) Zachman Framework
16 12 (6.56%) VMware
16 12 (6.56%) Military
16 12 (6.56%) CRM
17 11 (6.01%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 11 (6.01%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.28%) IIS
2 6 (3.28%) TIBCO EMS
2 6 (3.28%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.09%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (4.92%) MS Visio
1 9 (4.92%) MS Excel
1 9 (4.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.28%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.09%) SAP PP
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) IaaS
1 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.73%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.19%) LAN
2 4 (2.19%) WAN
2 4 (2.19%) iSCSI
2 4 (2.19%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.64%) Wireless
3 3 (1.64%) SAN
4 1 (0.55%) VLAN
4 1 (0.55%) Wireless Security
4 1 (0.55%) Firewall
4 1 (0.55%) DWDM
4 1 (0.55%) MPLS
4 1 (0.55%) OSPF
4 1 (0.55%) BGP
4 1 (0.55%) DHCP
4 1 (0.55%) SNMP
4 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.55%) VPN
4 1 (0.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.29%) Relational Database
2 14 (7.65%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.83%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
1 3 (1.64%) Rational Rose
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 51 (27.87%) Finance
2 18 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.20%) Banking
4 12 (6.56%) Military
5 9 (4.92%) Legal
5 9 (4.92%) Retail
6 5 (2.73%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.73%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.19%) Advertising
7 4 (2.19%) Local Government
8 3 (1.64%) Electronics
9 2 (1.09%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.49%) .NET
2 8 (4.37%) Spring
2 8 (4.37%) Spring MVC
3 6 (3.28%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.28%) HTML
3 6 (3.28%) Middleware
3 6 (3.28%) HTML5
4 5 (2.73%) Spring Integration
4 5 (2.73%) JSON
4 5 (2.73%) SOAP
4 5 (2.73%) Web Services
5 2 (1.09%) J2EE
5 2 (1.09%) REST
5 2 (1.09%) WCF
6 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.55%) Ajax
6 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.10%) Digital Media
2 9 (4.92%) Visualisation
3 6 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.73%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.19%) Replication
6 3 (1.64%) Human Factors
6 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.09%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.09%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.10%) Windows
2 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.19%) UNIX
4 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.64%) AIX
4 3 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (28.96%) SOA
2 43 (23.50%) TOGAF
3 35 (19.13%) ITIL
4 22 (12.02%) Enterprise Architecture
5 19 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (10.38%) Project Management
6 16 (8.74%) Software Architecture
7 15 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (7.10%) UML
8 13 (7.10%) Service Delivery
9 12 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (6.56%) Zachman Framework
9 12 (6.56%) CRM
10 11 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.46%) Business Analysis
11 10 (5.46%) BPR
12 9 (4.92%) E-Commerce
13 8 (4.37%) ETL
13 8 (4.37%) MVC
13 8 (4.37%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.94%) Java
2 3 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (8.74%) Degree
2 9 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (2.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.73%) HP ASE
3 5 (2.73%) HP MASE
4 4 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.64%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.09%) MCSE
6 2 (1.09%) CCIE
6 2 (1.09%) CCNP
6 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.09%) MCITP
7 1 (0.55%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.84%) COBIT
2 4 (2.19%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.73%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 28 (15.30%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.38%) SAP
3 18 (9.84%) Oracle
4 12 (6.56%) VMware
5 9 (4.92%) Citrix
6 7 (3.83%) Cisco
6 7 (3.83%) JBoss
7 6 (3.28%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.73%) HP
9 4 (2.19%) Dell
9 4 (2.19%) NetApp
9 4 (2.19%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.64%) Informatica
10 3 (1.64%) JDA
10 3 (1.64%) IBM
11 1 (0.55%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.55%) F5
11 1 (0.55%) CheckPoint
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