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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 880 847 876
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 22 29 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.027% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.029% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 9 22 19
Average salary £65,000 £64,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -24.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £50,000 £73,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £84,750 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £64,000 £87,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -26.85%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
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
Top 9 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 19 September 2014. 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 -38 9 £65,000 +1.56% 2
London -30 4 £66,250 -11.66% 1
Birmingham -7 3 £65,000 +1.56%
West Midlands -12 3 £65,000 +1.56%
City of London +6 2 £67,500 -18.18% 1
South East -13 2 £61,250 -18.33% 1
Thames Valley - 1 £65,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 £57,500 -
Surrey - 1 £57,500 -

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 25 (71.43%) SharePoint
3 19 (54.29%) MS Excel
4 18 (51.43%) CRM
4 18 (51.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (45.71%) Technical Architecture
5 16 (45.71%) QA
6 15 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (40.00%) Coaching
8 13 (37.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (37.14%) Use Case
8 13 (37.14%) Degree
8 13 (37.14%) MCTS
8 13 (37.14%) Project Management
9 12 (34.29%) .NET
10 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
11 8 (22.86%) C#
12 6 (17.14%) Office 365
13 4 (11.43%) Lync
13 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
13 4 (11.43%) UML
13 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
13 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
14 3 (8.57%) Rational Rose
14 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (8.57%) Windows
14 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 25 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) Lync
3 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (54.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (51.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (17.14%) Office 365
3 2 (5.71%) IaaS
4 1 (2.86%) PaaS
4 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) NAS
2 1 (2.86%) VoIP
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Rational Rose
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.71%) CSS
2 2 (5.71%) XML
2 2 (5.71%) XSD
2 2 (5.71%) XSLT
2 2 (5.71%) Middleware
2 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) SAML
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) CRM
2 16 (45.71%) Technical Architecture
3 15 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (40.00%) Coaching
5 13 (37.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (37.14%) Project Management
5 13 (37.14%) Use Case
6 4 (11.43%) UML
6 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.57%) Business Transformation
7 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) System Testing
8 2 (5.71%) People Management
9 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
9 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (37.14%) MCTS
1 13 (37.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (45.71%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (2.86%) UAG
3 1 (2.86%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) VMware