The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 792 787 810
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 103 129 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.11% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 89 91 76
Average salary £80,000 £77,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,100 £68,750
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £110,000 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,033 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
-13.28% +3.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101264 109979 101860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.19% 94.54% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 84172 88959 84461
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Lead Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the UK.

Lead Solutions Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 within the UK.

Lead Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
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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
England -11 102 £82,500 - 8
London +17 49 £95,000 +11.76% 3
South East -4 20 £75,000 -2.59% 3
West Midlands +8 18 £63,299 -29.66% 2
Berkshire +15 14 £75,000 -16.66%
Coventry - 10 - -
Shropshire - 7 £63,299 - 2
Telford - 7 £63,299 - 2
Hampshire +10 6 £50,000 -33.77%
City of London +30 4 £100,000 +37.93% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £62,500 -
North East - 4 £65,028 -
East of England +2 3 £63,308 -4.07%
Waterlooville - 3 £50,000 -
South West -4 2 £55,000 -
Havant -7 2 £85,000 +10.38%
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £63,308 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £63,299 -
Somerset - 2 £55,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £63,299 -
Essex - 2 £63,308 -
Bedfordshire +6 1 £100,000 +90.47%
East Midlands +5 1 - -
Bedford +3 1 £100,000 +90.47%
North West -3 1 £60,000 -
Reading -8 1 £90,000 -
Nottingham -9 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -10 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £60,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £102,500 -

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 152 (67.56%) Finance
2 82 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (32.44%) Oracle
4 64 (28.44%) WebSphere
5 56 (24.89%) IBM
6 54 (24.00%) Middleware
7 51 (22.67%) Windows
8 49 (21.78%) Linux
9 48 (21.33%) Apache
9 48 (21.33%) HTTP
9 48 (21.33%) Solaris
10 47 (20.89%) LAN
10 47 (20.89%) WAN
10 47 (20.89%) Tomcat
10 47 (20.89%) SAN
10 47 (20.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 47 (20.89%) Intel
11 45 (20.00%) Cisco
11 45 (20.00%) EMC
11 45 (20.00%) NetApp
11 45 (20.00%) Benchmarking
11 45 (20.00%) NFS
11 45 (20.00%) IIS
11 45 (20.00%) Oracle Coherence
11 45 (20.00%) NAS
11 45 (20.00%) SRDF
11 45 (20.00%) FCoE
11 45 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
11 45 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
11 45 (20.00%) Multicast

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 64 (28.44%) WebSphere
2 48 (21.33%) Apache
3 47 (20.89%) Tomcat
3 47 (20.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 45 (20.00%) IIS
4 45 (20.00%) Oracle Coherence
5 10 (4.44%) WebSphere Process Server
5 10 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (3.56%) Joomla!
7 6 (2.67%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.33%) CMS
8 3 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.33%) Drupal
9 2 (0.89%) WordPress
9 2 (0.89%) Node.js
9 2 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.89%) PegaRULES
9 2 (0.89%) JBoss
9 2 (0.89%) Documentum
9 2 (0.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (10.22%) RMDS
2 17 (7.56%) SAP FI
2 17 (7.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 17 (7.56%) SAP CO
3 13 (5.78%) SAP HR
3 13 (5.78%) SAP SCM
3 13 (5.78%) SAP LE
4 3 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.89%) Magento
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.44%) Endur
6 1 (0.44%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.22%) SaaS
4 4 (1.78%) PaaS
4 4 (1.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (21.33%) HTTP
2 47 (20.89%) LAN
2 47 (20.89%) WAN
2 47 (20.89%) SAN
3 45 (20.00%) NAS
3 45 (20.00%) FCoE
3 45 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 45 (20.00%) Multicast
4 22 (9.78%) iSCSI
5 9 (4.00%) Internet
6 2 (0.89%) Firewall
6 2 (0.89%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.44%) DNS
7 1 (0.44%) SSL
7 1 (0.44%) SMTP
7 1 (0.44%) VoIP
7 1 (0.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.56%) SQL Server
2 32 (14.22%) DB2
3 27 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (11.11%) Hadoop
5 23 (10.22%) HBase
6 7 (3.11%) OLTP
6 7 (3.11%) OLAP
6 7 (3.11%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (1.33%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.89%) Impala
8 2 (0.89%) Riak
8 2 (0.89%) Big Data
8 2 (0.89%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.89%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.44%) MySQL
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.44%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.44%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 152 (67.56%) Finance
2 37 (16.44%) Banking
3 14 (6.22%) Manufacturing
4 13 (5.78%) Automotive
5 12 (5.33%) Marketing
6 9 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
6 9 (4.00%) Retail
7 5 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.33%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.44%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (24.00%) Middleware
2 33 (14.67%) HTML
3 29 (12.89%) XML
4 25 (11.11%) XSLT
4 25 (11.11%) .NET
5 23 (10.22%) Rendezvous
5 23 (10.22%) Ultra Messaging
6 14 (6.22%) Web Services
7 11 (4.89%) ASP.NET
7 11 (4.89%) WCF
8 9 (4.00%) HTML5
9 8 (3.56%) BAPI
10 6 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.78%) CSS
11 4 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (1.33%) J2EE
12 3 (1.33%) RESTful
12 3 (1.33%) REST
12 3 (1.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 12 (5.33%) Online Banking
3 11 (4.89%) Mobile Banking
4 10 (4.44%) DataPower
5 8 (3.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (3.56%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.67%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.67%) Clustering
6 6 (2.67%) Equities
7 5 (2.22%) Derivative
8 4 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.89%) FMCG
10 2 (0.89%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.89%) EMV
11 1 (0.44%) PMI
11 1 (0.44%) GIS
11 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.67%) Windows
2 49 (21.78%) Linux
3 48 (21.33%) Solaris
4 2 (0.89%) UNIX
4 2 (0.89%) AIX
4 2 (0.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.89%) SUSE
4 2 (0.89%) Debian
4 2 (0.89%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.89%) CentOS
4 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (20.00%) Benchmarking
2 45 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 41 (18.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (16.44%) TOGAF
5 25 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 23 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (8.44%) SOA
7 19 (8.44%) E-Commerce
7 19 (8.44%) Line Management
8 18 (8.00%) Risk Management
8 18 (8.00%) Logistics
8 18 (8.00%) Zachman Framework
9 17 (7.56%) TDD
9 17 (7.56%) Analytics
10 15 (6.67%) Open Source
10 15 (6.67%) Software Architecture
11 14 (6.22%) Scrum
12 13 (5.78%) Change Management
12 13 (5.78%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.78%) Java
2 29 (12.89%) SQL
3 28 (12.44%) JavaScript
4 21 (9.33%) C#
5 9 (4.00%) PHP
6 6 (2.67%) C++
7 5 (2.22%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.78%) VB
8 4 (1.78%) Python
9 3 (1.33%) VB6
9 3 (1.33%) ABAP
10 2 (0.89%) Perl
10 2 (0.89%) Korn
10 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.89%) Jython
11 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.44%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 13 (5.78%) CITP
2 4 (1.78%) Degree
3 1 (0.44%) CISSP
3 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.33%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.89%) COBIT
3 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) P3O
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (20.00%) NFS
1 45 (20.00%) SRDF
2 24 (10.67%) Xen
2 24 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (10.67%) KVM
3 23 (10.22%) Oracle RAC
4 22 (9.78%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.89%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.89%) vSphere
6 2 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.89%) pfSense
6 2 (0.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (3.56%) TeamSite
1 8 (3.56%) Tivoli
1 8 (3.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 73 (32.44%) Oracle
2 56 (24.89%) IBM
3 47 (20.89%) Intel
4 45 (20.00%) EMC
4 45 (20.00%) NetApp
4 45 (20.00%) Cisco
5 27 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 24 (10.67%) TIBCO
7 24 (10.67%) VMware
8 23 (10.22%) DataSynapse
8 23 (10.22%) Sybase
9 22 (9.78%) SAP
10 8 (3.56%) HP
10 8 (3.56%) LogLogic
11 4 (1.78%) hybris
11 4 (1.78%) Citrix
12 3 (1.33%) CA
12 3 (1.33%) Siebel
13 2 (0.89%) Red Hat
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