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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 739 717 758
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 141 162 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 96 110 113
Average salary £55,000 £54,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.91% +9.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,300 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,300 £77,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 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
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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 -25 133 £57,500 +4.54% 8
London +7 44 £60,000 +12.14% 3
South East -33 40 £62,500 +13.63% 1
East of England -5 17 £55,000 +37.50%
Hampshire -13 16 £50,000 -9.09% 1
City of London +22 15 £65,000 -13.33% 2
Norwich +13 10 £55,000 +37.50%
Norfolk +7 10 £55,000 +37.50%
South West -12 10 £45,500 -6.66% 4
North West -16 10 £45,000 -35.71%
Basingstoke - 10 £46,500 - 1
Berkshire -1 9 £65,000 +112.41%
Middlesex - 9 - -
East Midlands +11 8 £46,250 -30.97%
Manchester -16 7 £45,000 -35.71%
Northamptonshire - 7 £47,500 -
Hook - 6 £62,500 -
Bristol -7 5 £46,000 +2.22% 1
Somerset - 5 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +11 4 £72,500 +59.77% 4
Wales +10 3 £40,000 +6.66% 1
South Wales +6 3 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Cheshire +3 3 £52,500 -
Edinburgh +2 3 £72,500 - 1
Cardiff -3 3 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Cambridge - 3 - -
Kettering - 3 £45,000 -
Slough - 3 £60,000 -
Taunton - 3 £45,000 - 1
Windsor - 3 £65,000 -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 105 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (35.82%) Java
3 82 (29.08%) SOA
4 67 (23.76%) Finance
5 60 (21.28%) Banking
6 58 (20.57%) Oracle
7 57 (20.21%) SQL
7 57 (20.21%) UML
8 55 (19.50%) Web Services
8 55 (19.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (15.25%) Degree
10 41 (14.54%) webMethods
11 38 (13.48%) Mainframe
12 36 (12.77%) Windows
13 34 (12.06%) Waterfall
14 33 (11.70%) Telecoms
15 32 (11.35%) J2EE
16 29 (10.28%) DB2
17 28 (9.93%) .NET
17 28 (9.93%) XML
17 28 (9.93%) Retail
18 27 (9.57%) Microsoft
19 26 (9.22%) Data Modelling
19 26 (9.22%) CICS
19 26 (9.22%) Scrum
20 24 (8.51%) COBOL
20 24 (8.51%) TIBCO
20 24 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
21 22 (7.80%) XSLT
21 22 (7.80%) HP

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 26 (9.22%) CICS
2 21 (7.45%) Tomcat
3 18 (6.38%) IIS
3 18 (6.38%) WebSphere
4 16 (5.67%) JBoss
5 13 (4.61%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.71%) CMS
7 2 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.71%) SAS
7 2 (0.71%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.71%) PowerExchange
8 1 (0.35%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 13 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (4.26%) Maximo
2 3 (1.06%) Exstream
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.35%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.35%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.32%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.71%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.26%) Internet
2 10 (3.55%) VPN
3 9 (3.19%) Broadband
4 5 (1.77%) LAN
4 5 (1.77%) CTI
5 4 (1.42%) SAN
6 2 (0.71%) WAN
6 2 (0.71%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.71%) Firewall
6 2 (0.71%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.35%) MVNO
7 1 (0.35%) NAS
7 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.35%) VoIP
7 1 (0.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.28%) DB2
2 21 (7.45%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (6.38%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.61%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.48%) MySQL
6 5 (1.77%) Siebel EIM
7 4 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.06%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (0.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.35%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 15 (5.32%) JIRA
2 7 (2.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.71%) Toad
3 2 (0.71%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.35%) Subversion
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.35%) NWDS
General
1 67 (23.76%) Finance
2 60 (21.28%) Banking
3 33 (11.70%) Telecoms
4 28 (9.93%) Retail
5 10 (3.55%) Legal
6 2 (0.71%) Advertising
6 2 (0.71%) Billing
6 2 (0.71%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.50%) Web Services
2 32 (11.35%) J2EE
3 28 (9.93%) .NET
3 28 (9.93%) XML
4 22 (7.80%) XSLT
5 21 (7.45%) XSD
6 19 (6.74%) Middleware
7 17 (6.03%) JMS
8 12 (4.26%) HTML
8 12 (4.26%) CSS
9 10 (3.55%) ASP.NET
9 10 (3.55%) REST
10 9 (3.19%) SOAP
10 9 (3.19%) Rendezvous
11 8 (2.84%) jQuery
11 8 (2.84%) JSP
12 7 (2.48%) JSON
13 6 (2.13%) Spring
13 6 (2.13%) Ajax
13 6 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.48%) Mainframe
2 24 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.80%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (4.96%) Mathematics
5 9 (3.19%) Handset
5 9 (3.19%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.77%) User Experience
6 5 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.42%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.42%) Psychology
8 3 (1.06%) Clustering
8 3 (1.06%) IVR
8 3 (1.06%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.06%) Open Source
9 2 (0.71%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.35%) GIS
10 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Exalytics
10 1 (0.35%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.77%) Windows
2 21 (7.45%) UNIX
3 19 (6.74%) AIX
4 10 (3.55%) Linux
5 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (29.08%) SOA
3 57 (20.21%) UML
4 55 (19.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (12.06%) Waterfall
6 26 (9.22%) Scrum
6 26 (9.22%) Data Modelling
7 22 (7.80%) Data Mapping
8 21 (7.45%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (7.45%) E-Commerce
8 21 (7.45%) Risk Analysis
9 20 (7.09%) EAI
10 19 (6.74%) Mentoring
11 18 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (6.03%) ETL
13 16 (5.67%) B2B
14 15 (5.32%) Pair Programming
14 15 (5.32%) ITIL
14 15 (5.32%) Data Transformation
14 15 (5.32%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 101 (35.82%) Java
2 57 (20.21%) SQL
3 24 (8.51%) COBOL
4 17 (6.03%) C#
5 14 (4.96%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.55%) XPath
7 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.06%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.71%) ABAP
8 2 (0.71%) XQuery
8 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.35%) Jython
9 1 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (15.25%) Degree
2 13 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (3.90%) CCNP
4 5 (1.77%) MCSE
4 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.06%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.06%) MCSA
6 2 (0.71%) CCNA
6 2 (0.71%) ISEB
6 2 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.71%) VCAP
6 2 (0.71%) CCEE
6 2 (0.71%) CCIA
6 2 (0.71%) MCITP
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.35%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.35%) CCDA
7 1 (0.35%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.42%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.77%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.06%) Terminal Services
3 3 (1.06%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.06%) XenApp
4 1 (0.35%) XenServer
4 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 58 (20.57%) Oracle
2 41 (14.54%) webMethods
3 27 (9.57%) Microsoft
4 24 (8.51%) TIBCO
5 22 (7.80%) HP
6 21 (7.45%) IBM
7 19 (6.74%) Software AG
8 16 (5.67%) Cognizant
9 15 (5.32%) Pega
10 14 (4.96%) Cisco
11 9 (3.19%) Informatica
12 7 (2.48%) Citrix
13 6 (2.13%) VMware
14 5 (1.77%) Teradata
14 5 (1.77%) Ab Initio
14 5 (1.77%) SAP
14 5 (1.77%) Siebel
15 4 (1.42%) Cognos
16 3 (1.06%) Avaya
16 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
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