The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Microsoft Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 850 914 942
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 36 31 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.029% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.030% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 28 21 29
Median salary £67,500 £85,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.58% +17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £62,500 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -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
88523 102635 109401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 73515 85553 90526
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

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

Microsoft Solutions Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +69 34 £67,500 -22.85% 3
East of England +23 12 £67,250 +1.50% 2
London +57 8 £75,000 -16.66% 1
North West -12 7 £65,000 -
Manchester - 6 £65,000 -
South East +62 5 £67,500 +8.00%
Surrey - 5 £67,500 -
Suffolk - 5 £65,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £69,500 -
Reigate - 4 £67,500 -
Huntingdon - 3 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £52,500 - 1
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £65,000 -
Redhill - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £62,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £60,000 -
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Microsoft Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (52.46%) .NET
4 28 (45.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (42.62%) SQL Server
6 22 (36.07%) SharePoint
6 22 (36.07%) Office 365
7 21 (34.43%) MS Excel
8 20 (32.79%) CRM
9 18 (29.51%) C#
10 17 (27.87%) Dynamics CRM
11 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET
11 15 (24.59%) Web Services
11 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
11 15 (24.59%) MVC
12 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
12 14 (22.95%) CSS
12 14 (22.95%) HTML
12 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
12 14 (22.95%) TOGAF
12 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
12 14 (22.95%) WCF
12 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (21.31%) Web Application Development
13 13 (21.31%) Content Management
13 13 (21.31%) SOAP
14 10 (16.39%) Enterprise Architecture
15 9 (14.75%) Cisco
15 9 (14.75%) Finance

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (36.07%) SharePoint
2 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.64%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (34.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
2 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (27.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.64%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (45.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (36.07%) Office 365
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) LAN
1 5 (8.20%) Network Security
1 5 (8.20%) VLAN
1 5 (8.20%) WAN
2 3 (4.92%) SAN
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.64%) DHCP
3 1 (1.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (42.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Back Office
4 2 (3.28%) Front Office
5 1 (1.64%) Advertising
5 1 (1.64%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (52.46%) .NET
2 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET
2 15 (24.59%) Web Services
3 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (22.95%) CSS
3 14 (22.95%) HTML
3 14 (22.95%) WCF
4 13 (21.31%) SOAP
5 2 (3.28%) JSON
5 2 (3.28%) XML
6 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.64%) Akka
6 1 (1.64%) HTML5
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.20%) FlexPod
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Blog
4 3 (4.92%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.79%) CRM
3 15 (24.59%) MVC
4 14 (22.95%) TOGAF
5 13 (21.31%) Content Management
5 13 (21.31%) Web Application Development
6 10 (16.39%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (14.75%) Presales
8 7 (11.48%) Project Management
9 6 (9.84%) Data Architecture
10 5 (8.20%) Business Continuity
10 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (8.20%) Document Management
11 4 (6.56%) Project Planning
11 4 (6.56%) Workflow
12 3 (4.92%) Business Analysis
12 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (4.92%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.92%) SDLC
13 2 (3.28%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) C#
2 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
2 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
3 8 (13.11%) SQL
4 3 (4.92%) Java
4 3 (4.92%) Python
5 1 (1.64%) Erlang
5 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.28%) MCSD
3 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) MCPD
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.64%) SCCM
1 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) Cisco
3 8 (13.11%) Citrix
3 8 (13.11%) HP
3 8 (13.11%) NetApp
3 8 (13.11%) VMware
4 5 (8.20%) AppSense
4 5 (8.20%) EMC
4 5 (8.20%) Symantec
4 5 (8.20%) Veeam
5 2 (3.28%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.64%) Adobe
6 1 (1.64%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.64%) BT
6 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.64%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.64%) ESRI
6 1 (1.64%) Facebook
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle
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