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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 871 914 853
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 32 26 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.022% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.023% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 22
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £85,000 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £66,250 £70,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +40.00%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 17 April 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Salary Histogram 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 17 April 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 +28 19 £70,000 - 1
London +20 17 £70,000 -9.67% 1
City of London +31 4 £65,000 -19.25% 1
Leeds - 1 £65,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £65,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £65,000 -

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 56 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (64.29%) SharePoint
3 28 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (48.21%) MS Excel
4 27 (48.21%) CRM
4 27 (48.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 26 (46.43%) Use Case
5 26 (46.43%) Active Directory
6 25 (44.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (41.07%) MCTS
7 23 (41.07%) Technical Architecture
7 23 (41.07%) Degree
7 23 (41.07%) QA
8 21 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (37.50%) Coaching
8 21 (37.50%) Hyper-V
9 19 (33.93%) Lync
9 19 (33.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (33.93%) Project Management
10 18 (32.14%) Office 365
11 16 (28.57%) SCOM
12 15 (26.79%) Business Development
12 15 (26.79%) Windows
13 14 (25.00%) MS Exchange
14 13 (23.21%) .NET
14 13 (23.21%) SCCM
15 12 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (14.29%) SQL

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 36 (64.29%) SharePoint
2 19 (33.93%) Lync
3 14 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 12 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 27 (48.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (48.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (7.14%) Scribe Insight
3 2 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (32.14%) Office 365
3 4 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.79%) Intranet
2 1 (1.79%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (3.57%) Legal
2 1 (1.79%) Retail
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.79%) COM
2 1 (1.79%) SOAP
2 1 (1.79%) XML
2 1 (1.79%) XSL
2 1 (1.79%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.79%) WCF
2 1 (1.79%) jQuery
2 1 (1.79%) RESTful
2 1 (1.79%) REST
2 1 (1.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) CRM
2 26 (46.43%) Use Case
3 23 (41.07%) Technical Architecture
4 21 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (37.50%) Coaching
5 19 (33.93%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (33.93%) Project Management
6 15 (26.79%) Business Development
7 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.14%) Business Transformation
8 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.14%) System Testing
8 4 (7.14%) SOA
9 3 (5.36%) Risk Management
10 2 (3.57%) Business Continuity
10 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (1.79%) OOA/OOD
11 1 (1.79%) Data Migration
11 1 (1.79%) Dependency Injection
11 1 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (44.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (41.07%) MCTS
2 23 (41.07%) Degree
3 4 (7.14%) MCSE
3 4 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (41.07%) QA
System Software
1 26 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 21 (37.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (28.57%) SCOM
2 13 (23.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) NetApp
3 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) SAP
3 1 (1.79%) Siebel