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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 854 892 870
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 29 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.013% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.014% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 10
Average salary £67,500 £75,000 £92,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -18.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £65,000 £59,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,350 £93,750
UK excluding London average salary - £68,750 £92,500
% change year-on-year
- -25.67%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 3 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 22 May 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
London +47 13 £67,500 -12.90% 2
England +33 13 £67,500 -10.00% 3
City of London +41 4 £65,000 -19.25%

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 54 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (64.81%) SharePoint
3 32 (59.26%) MS Excel
3 32 (59.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (57.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 31 (57.41%) CRM
5 29 (53.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (53.70%) Use Case
6 27 (50.00%) MCTS
6 27 (50.00%) Degree
6 27 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (50.00%) Coaching
7 26 (48.15%) QA
7 26 (48.15%) Technical Architecture
8 23 (42.59%) Project Management
8 23 (42.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
10 15 (27.78%) Hyper-V
11 14 (25.93%) Lync
12 13 (24.07%) Office 365
12 13 (24.07%) Business Development
13 11 (20.37%) SCOM
14 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
14 10 (18.52%) Windows
15 9 (16.67%) SCCM
16 8 (14.81%) .NET
16 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
17 6 (11.11%) NetApp
18 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
19 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (64.81%) SharePoint
2 14 (25.93%) Lync
3 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
4 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 32 (59.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 31 (57.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (7.41%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (5.56%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 32 (59.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (24.07%) Office 365
3 4 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.85%) Intranet
2 1 (1.85%) Extranet
General
1 4 (7.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) HTML
2 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.85%) SOAP
2 1 (1.85%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) XSL
2 1 (1.85%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.85%) WCF
2 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.85%) jQuery
2 1 (1.85%) RESTful
2 1 (1.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) CRM
2 29 (53.70%) Use Case
3 27 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (50.00%) Coaching
4 26 (48.15%) Technical Architecture
5 23 (42.59%) Project Management
5 23 (42.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (24.07%) Business Development
7 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.41%) SOA
8 4 (7.41%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.56%) System Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Business Transformation
10 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (3.70%) Business Continuity
11 1 (1.85%) OOA/OOD
11 1 (1.85%) Migration
11 1 (1.85%) Scrum
11 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (53.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (50.00%) MCTS
2 27 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (7.41%) MCSE
3 4 (7.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (48.15%) QA
System Software
1 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (27.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) SCOM
2 9 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) NetApp
London
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Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
United Kingdom
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + + travel + bonus + bens
Posted: 25 days ago
England
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Posted: 26 days ago