The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft 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 Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 854 860 848
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 26 29 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.028% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.030% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 23
Average salary £72,500 £77,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.45% +24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £52,500 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,250 £85,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £80,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%

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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 26 January 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
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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 +2 18 £72,500 -6.45% 1
London +11 11 £75,000 +15.38%
Birmingham - 5 £65,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £65,000 -
City of London -5 1 £70,000 -15.15%

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Microsoft 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 Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (83.33%) SharePoint
3 28 (66.67%) CRM
3 28 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (64.29%) Technical Architecture
4 27 (64.29%) QA
5 25 (59.52%) MS Excel
6 24 (57.14%) Use Case
6 24 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (52.38%) Project Management
7 22 (52.38%) MCTS
7 22 (52.38%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (52.38%) Degree
7 22 (52.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (52.38%) Coaching
8 12 (28.57%) Lync
8 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 11 (26.19%) Office 365
9 11 (26.19%) Hyper-V
10 10 (23.81%) SCCM
10 10 (23.81%) .NET
11 9 (21.43%) Windows
11 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
11 9 (21.43%) SCOM
12 8 (19.05%) Business Development
13 7 (16.67%) SQL
13 7 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Microsoft 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 Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 12 (28.57%) Lync
3 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
4 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (59.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (26.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Rational Rose
General
1 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
1 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) COM
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) CRM
2 27 (64.29%) Technical Architecture
3 24 (57.14%) Use Case
4 22 (52.38%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (52.38%) Project Management
4 22 (52.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 22 (52.38%) Coaching
5 8 (19.05%) Business Development
6 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.90%) System Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.14%) Business Transformation
8 1 (2.38%) UML
8 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (52.38%) MCTS
2 22 (52.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (64.29%) QA
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) SCCM
2 9 (21.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) SAP
2 1 (2.38%) Siebel
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