The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solutions Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 743 860 770
Rank change year-on-year
+117 -90
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 130 59 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.050% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.053% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 100 47 78
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,375 £40,000 £41,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,250 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Solutions Designer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Designer within the UK.

Solutions Designer Salary Trend in the UK

Solutions Designer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Designer over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 within the UK.

Solutions Designer Salary Histogram in the UK

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +97 107 £57,500 +21.05% 15
London +80 44 £75,000 +16.27% 6
North West +48 34 £43,000 +43.33% 1
Cheshire +28 25 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Warrington - 17 £41,250 - 1
South East +19 14 £62,500 +4.16% 5
City of London +47 13 £57,500 -17.85% 2
Leeds +29 11 £46,875 -1.31%
West Yorkshire +22 11 £46,875 -1.31% 1
Yorkshire +19 11 £46,875 -1.31% 1
Wales - 11 £52,500 -
South Wales - 11 £52,500 -
Cardiff - 11 £52,500 -
Scotland +21 10 £50,500 +10.98% 2
West Midlands +5 8 - -
Tyne and Wear - 8 - -
Birmingham - 8 - -
Liverpool - 8 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 - -
Merseyside - 8 - -
North East - 8 - -
Glasgow +6 6 £46,500 +2.19% 1
South West -7 6 £48,750 -25.00% 1
Swindon +7 5 £50,000 -
Wiltshire -2 5 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £52,500 - 1
West Sussex - 3 - - 1
Hampshire - 3 £62,500 - 1
Kent - 3 £50,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £52,500 - 1

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Solutions Designer 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 Solutions Designer in their job title.

1 80 (32.00%) Finance
2 66 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (20.00%) SOA
4 49 (19.60%) Oracle
5 44 (17.60%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (16.00%) SQL
7 38 (15.20%) Java
7 38 (15.20%) Microsoft
8 37 (14.80%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (14.00%) Banking
10 32 (12.80%) MS Excel
11 31 (12.40%) ETL
11 31 (12.40%) Requirements Analysis
12 30 (12.00%) UML
13 29 (11.60%) HTML
13 29 (11.60%) Mainframe
14 28 (11.20%) Telecoms
14 28 (11.20%) Degree
15 27 (10.80%) .NET
16 26 (10.40%) JavaScript
16 26 (10.40%) Service Delivery
16 26 (10.40%) Scrum
17 24 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (9.60%) CSS
18 23 (9.20%) Data Modelling
19 22 (8.80%) DB2
19 22 (8.80%) XSLT
19 22 (8.80%) SDLC
20 21 (8.40%) Software Delivery
20 21 (8.40%) User Stories

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Solutions Designer 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 Solutions Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (6.80%) CICS
2 10 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (3.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (2.40%) CMS
5 5 (2.00%) SAS
6 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.60%) PowerExchange
7 3 (1.20%) JBoss
8 2 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.80%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.40%) IIS
9 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.40%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 32 (12.80%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.80%) MS Visio
3 16 (6.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.20%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.60%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.80%) SPSS
7 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Exstream
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.60%) Office 365
2 2 (0.80%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.40%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.40%) CTI
1 16 (6.40%) VPN
2 10 (4.00%) Internet
3 7 (2.80%) WAN
4 6 (2.40%) MPLS
4 6 (2.40%) LAN
5 5 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.00%) SS7
6 4 (1.60%) ADSL2+
6 4 (1.60%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (1.60%) OSPF
6 4 (1.60%) BGP-4
7 3 (1.20%) Firewall
7 3 (1.20%) LDAP
7 3 (1.20%) Broadband
8 2 (0.80%) SAN
9 1 (0.40%) VoIP
9 1 (0.40%) ISDN
9 1 (0.40%) ADSL
9 1 (0.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.80%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (8.80%) DB2
3 16 (6.40%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.60%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.00%) PowerCenter
8 5 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.60%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.60%) SAP BW
9 4 (1.60%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (1.20%) SAP BI
10 3 (1.20%) Big Data
10 3 (1.20%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.20%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.20%) JDeveloper
3 2 (0.80%) ERwin
4 1 (0.40%) Lombardi
4 1 (0.40%) Toad
4 1 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.40%) JUnit
4 1 (0.40%) NWDS
General
1 80 (32.00%) Finance
2 35 (14.00%) Banking
3 28 (11.20%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.80%) Retail
5 6 (2.40%) Publishing
6 4 (1.60%) Legal
6 4 (1.60%) Billing
7 3 (1.20%) Back Office
7 3 (1.20%) Advertising
8 2 (0.80%) Electronics
8 2 (0.80%) Front Office
8 2 (0.80%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.60%) HTML
2 27 (10.80%) .NET
3 24 (9.60%) CSS
4 22 (8.80%) XSLT
5 21 (8.40%) SOAP
6 20 (8.00%) REST
7 19 (7.60%) JSON
8 16 (6.40%) XML
9 12 (4.80%) Web Services
10 10 (4.00%) HTML5
11 9 (3.60%) JSP
12 5 (2.00%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.00%) J2EE
13 4 (1.60%) Velocity
14 3 (1.20%) Oracle ADF
15 2 (0.80%) Middleware
15 2 (0.80%) OLE
15 2 (0.80%) WSDL
16 1 (0.40%) Ajax
16 1 (0.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.60%) Mainframe
2 20 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.20%) IVR
4 10 (4.00%) SWIFT
4 10 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.20%) User Experience
6 7 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.40%) Market Risk
8 5 (2.00%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.60%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.60%) BYOD
9 4 (1.60%) Clustering
9 4 (1.60%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.80%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.40%) Replication
11 1 (0.40%) GIS
11 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.00%) Windows
2 8 (3.20%) Linux
3 4 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (1.60%) UNIX
4 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.80%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (20.00%) SOA
3 44 (17.60%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (12.40%) ETL
4 31 (12.40%) Requirements Analysis
5 30 (12.00%) UML
6 26 (10.40%) Service Delivery
6 26 (10.40%) Scrum
7 24 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (9.20%) Data Modelling
9 22 (8.80%) SDLC
10 21 (8.40%) Software Delivery
10 21 (8.40%) User Stories
10 21 (8.40%) Systems Analysis
10 21 (8.40%) Enterprise Architecture
11 19 (7.60%) Validation
12 18 (7.20%) CRM
12 18 (7.20%) Migration
12 18 (7.20%) Product Management
13 16 (6.40%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.00%) SQL
2 38 (15.20%) Java
3 26 (10.40%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.40%) COBOL
5 10 (4.00%) C#
6 5 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.60%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.80%) R
8 2 (0.80%) ABAP
9 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (11.20%) Degree
2 20 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.60%) CCNP
3 19 (7.60%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (6.40%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.20%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.40%) CCDP
7 4 (1.60%) MCSE
7 4 (1.60%) MCSA
7 4 (1.60%) ISEB
7 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.60%) GIAC
7 4 (1.60%) CITP
7 4 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.20%) JNCIS
8 3 (1.20%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.40%) CRD IV
2 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.80%) SLA
3 2 (0.80%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.60%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.60%) XenApp
3 4 (1.60%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 49 (19.60%) Oracle
2 38 (15.20%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.40%) Cisco
4 18 (7.20%) Informatica
5 13 (5.20%) KANA
6 9 (3.60%) Business Objects
7 8 (3.20%) SAP
7 8 (3.20%) VMware
8 7 (2.80%) Citrix
9 6 (2.40%) IBM
10 5 (2.00%) HP
11 4 (1.60%) Ab Initio
11 4 (1.60%) Netezza
12 3 (1.20%) Avaya
12 3 (1.20%) Juniper
12 3 (1.20%) Genesys
12 3 (1.20%) Unisys
12 3 (1.20%) webMethods
12 3 (1.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (1.20%) Cognos
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