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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 886 888 846
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 7 19 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.017% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.018% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 16
Average salary £70,000 £65,000 £64,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
UK excluding London average salary £66,250 £65,000 £64,000
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +1.56%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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%

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
Top 6 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 28 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
(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
England +1 7 £70,000 +7.69% 1
London +11 4 £70,000 +3.70%
City of London +24 1 £70,000 +3.70%
Birmingham +9 1 £62,500 -3.84%
West Midlands -7 1 £62,500 -3.84%
North West - 1 - - 1

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (65.71%) MS Excel
3 19 (54.29%) CRM
3 19 (54.29%) SharePoint
3 19 (54.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (51.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (42.86%) MCTS
5 15 (42.86%) Use Case
5 15 (42.86%) Degree
5 15 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (42.86%) Coaching
6 11 (31.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
6 11 (31.43%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (31.43%) Project Management
6 11 (31.43%) QA
7 8 (22.86%) Business Development
8 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 7 (20.00%) Office 365
9 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
9 6 (17.14%) NetApp
9 6 (17.14%) Windows
10 5 (14.29%) SCOM
11 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (54.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (11.43%) Lync
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (65.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (54.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (11.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (20.00%) Office 365
3 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Skype
General
1 4 (11.43%) Legal
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) XSL
2 1 (2.86%) MSMQ
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) WCF
2 1 (2.86%) jQuery
2 1 (2.86%) RESTful
2 1 (2.86%) REST
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
1 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) CRM
2 15 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (42.86%) Use Case
2 15 (42.86%) Coaching
3 11 (31.43%) Technical Architecture
3 11 (31.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (31.43%) Project Management
4 8 (22.86%) Business Development
5 4 (11.43%) SOA
5 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.86%) Software Delivery
7 1 (2.86%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (2.86%) TDD
7 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.86%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C#
1 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (42.86%) MCTS
1 15 (42.86%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) MCSE
2 4 (11.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) QA
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) NetApp
3 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.86%) Cognizant
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