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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 726 812 744
Rank change year-on-year
+86 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 166 117 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 125 101 104
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £42,786 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +44 139 £57,500 - 11
London +44 51 £73,750 +13.46% 1
South East 0 33 £61,000 +6.08% 4
Yorkshire +17 21 £50,000 -9.09%
City of London +36 19 £55,000 -21.42%
North West -1 17 £41,250 -26.66% 4
West Yorkshire +18 16 £50,000 -9.09%
Cheshire +8 14 £41,250 -28.26% 4
Warrington - 13 £41,250 - 3
Scotland +25 12 £55,000 +57.14%
Berkshire +10 11 £57,500 +4.54%
Leeds +17 9 £61,250 +11.36%
Midlands - 8 £70,000 -
East Midlands +6 7 £52,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £64,000 - 1
Huddersfield - 7 £50,000 -
Glasgow +17 6 £48,750 +39.28%
West Sussex +7 6 £47,500 -20.83%
Northamptonshire +6 6 £55,000 +4.76% 1
South West -9 5 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £65,000 - 1
Kent +11 4 £50,000 -9.09%
Northampton +2 4 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Gatwick - 4 - -
Slough - 4 £57,500 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £47,000 -
Swindon +12 3 £45,000 -
Wiltshire -3 3 £45,000 -
South Wales - 3 £55,000 - 1

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 106 (37.06%) Finance
2 83 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (25.17%) SOA
4 68 (23.78%) Oracle
5 66 (23.08%) Java
6 60 (20.98%) Microsoft
7 55 (19.23%) HTML
8 54 (18.88%) MS Excel
9 50 (17.48%) UML
9 50 (17.48%) Requirements Analysis
10 48 (16.78%) CSS
11 47 (16.43%) JavaScript
11 47 (16.43%) Business Intelligence
12 45 (15.73%) Banking
13 44 (15.38%) SQL
13 44 (15.38%) SDLC
14 43 (15.03%) .NET
14 43 (15.03%) CRM
15 42 (14.69%) Data Warehouse
16 41 (14.34%) SOAP
17 39 (13.64%) XSLT
17 39 (13.64%) ETL
18 38 (13.29%) REST
19 36 (12.59%) Software Delivery
20 35 (12.24%) User Stories
20 35 (12.24%) Product Management
21 33 (11.54%) Coaching
21 33 (11.54%) MS Visio
21 33 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
21 33 (11.54%) JSON

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (6.99%) CICS
2 12 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.15%) SAS
4 8 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.05%) CMS
5 3 (1.05%) IIS
6 2 (0.70%) JBoss
6 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.70%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.35%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.35%) Apache
7 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 54 (18.88%) MS Excel
2 33 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 33 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.80%) InfoPath
3 8 (2.80%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.70%) SPSS
5 1 (0.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.15%) Office 365
2 2 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) PaaS
3 1 (0.35%) IaaS
3 1 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.84%) CTI
2 11 (3.85%) Internet
3 9 (3.15%) Firewall
4 8 (2.80%) WAN
5 7 (2.45%) LAN
6 6 (2.10%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.75%) MPLS
7 5 (1.75%) SS7
7 5 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (1.40%) ADSL2+
8 4 (1.40%) OSPF
8 4 (1.40%) BGP-4
8 4 (1.40%) LDAP
9 3 (1.05%) Broadband
9 3 (1.05%) SAN
10 2 (0.70%) VPN
11 1 (0.35%) VoIP
11 1 (0.35%) ISDN
11 1 (0.35%) ADSL
11 1 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.69%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (8.74%) SQL Server
3 23 (8.04%) DB2
4 17 (5.94%) BusinessObjects
5 16 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (4.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (3.85%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.85%) PowerCenter
8 10 (3.50%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (2.80%) Oracle OWB
9 8 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (2.45%) SAP BW
11 6 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (2.10%) Oracle ODI
11 6 (2.10%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (1.75%) Big Data
13 4 (1.40%) Relational Database
14 3 (1.05%) MySQL
14 3 (1.05%) Hadoop
14 3 (1.05%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 17 (5.94%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.05%) JDeveloper
4 2 (0.70%) ERwin
4 2 (0.70%) JUnit
5 1 (0.35%) Toad
5 1 (0.35%) JMeter
5 1 (0.35%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.35%) SonarQube
General
1 106 (37.06%) Finance
2 45 (15.73%) Banking
3 20 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 19 (6.64%) Retail
5 7 (2.45%) Legal
6 6 (2.10%) Billing
7 5 (1.75%) Back Office
7 5 (1.75%) Publishing
8 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.70%) Front Office
9 2 (0.70%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.23%) HTML
2 48 (16.78%) CSS
3 43 (15.03%) .NET
4 41 (14.34%) SOAP
5 39 (13.64%) XSLT
6 38 (13.29%) REST
7 33 (11.54%) JSON
8 32 (11.19%) XML
9 23 (8.04%) ASP.NET
10 18 (6.29%) HTML5
11 11 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (3.85%) J2EE
12 10 (3.50%) JSP
12 10 (3.50%) Web Services
13 8 (2.80%) .NET Framework
14 7 (2.45%) jQuery
14 7 (2.45%) Entity Framework
14 7 (2.45%) KnockoutJS
14 7 (2.45%) AngularJS
14 7 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.19%) Mainframe
2 31 (10.84%) IVR
3 25 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.29%) SWIFT
5 13 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.15%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.80%) Mathematics
8 7 (2.45%) User Experience
9 5 (1.75%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.40%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.70%) BYOD
11 2 (0.70%) Social Media
11 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.35%) DataPower
12 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.35%) Replication
12 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.64%) Windows
2 6 (2.10%) Linux
3 5 (1.75%) UNIX
4 4 (1.40%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone 8
5 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.70%) Solaris
5 2 (0.70%) Android
5 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (25.17%) SOA
3 50 (17.48%) UML
3 50 (17.48%) Requirements Analysis
4 47 (16.43%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (15.38%) SDLC
6 43 (15.03%) CRM
7 39 (13.64%) ETL
8 36 (12.59%) Software Delivery
9 35 (12.24%) User Stories
9 35 (12.24%) Product Management
10 33 (11.54%) Coaching
11 31 (10.84%) Knowledge Management
12 29 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (9.44%) Scrum
14 24 (8.39%) Data Modelling
15 23 (8.04%) Migration
15 23 (8.04%) Systems Analysis
16 18 (6.29%) Enterprise Architecture
17 16 (5.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 66 (23.08%) Java
2 47 (16.43%) JavaScript
3 44 (15.38%) SQL
4 19 (6.64%) COBOL
5 16 (5.59%) C#
6 6 (2.10%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.70%) R
8 1 (0.35%) ABAP
8 1 (0.35%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (10.14%) Degree
2 13 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.80%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.45%) CCIE
5 7 (2.45%) CCNP
5 7 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.40%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.75%) SLA
1 5 (1.75%) QA
1 5 (1.75%) CRD IV
2 1 (0.35%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (0.35%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (0.70%) SCCM
2 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.35%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 68 (23.78%) Oracle
2 60 (20.98%) Microsoft
3 23 (8.04%) Informatica
4 20 (6.99%) KANA
5 13 (4.55%) Cisco
6 10 (3.50%) SAP
7 7 (2.45%) VMware
8 5 (1.75%) Unisys
8 5 (1.75%) Netezza
9 4 (1.40%) Cognos
9 4 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.05%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.05%) hybris
10 3 (1.05%) Citrix
10 3 (1.05%) Teradata
11 2 (0.70%) ATG
11 2 (0.70%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.70%) Sencha
11 2 (0.70%) Google
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