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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 760 791 758
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 130 110 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 93 66 105
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,786 £43,750 £46,200
10% offered a salary of more than £66,490 £62,500 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%

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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +35 127 £55,000 +4.76% 17
South East -22 42 £57,500 +15.00%
London +25 35 £55,000 - 9
Berkshire -1 19 £65,000 +8.33%
North West -5 19 £55,000 -21.42%
East of England - 15 £55,000 - 3
Yorkshire -17 14 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Manchester -2 10 £55,000 -21.42%
Maidenhead -5 10 - -
Oxfordshire +8 9 £57,500 +9.52%
Cheshire -18 9 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire -22 9 £57,500 +27.77% 1
Leeds -20 8 £53,750 +19.44% 1
Norfolk - 8 £55,000 - 1
Norwich - 7 £55,000 - 1
North Yorkshire -10 5 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Middlesex - 5 - -
York - 5 £50,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £46,250 - 2
Slough +1 3 £65,000 +4.00%
East Midlands -9 3 £49,500 -5.96% 1
West Sussex - 3 £38,500 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £65,000 -
City of London +10 2 £60,000 - 5
Nottinghamshire +1 2 £51,500 -2.16%
Scotland 0 2 £42,250 -22.47% 3
Buckinghamshire - 2 £61,250 -
Windsor - 2 £65,000 -
Worthing - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £42,250 -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 81 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (32.38%) Java
3 70 (28.69%) Finance
4 64 (26.23%) SOA
5 53 (21.72%) SQL
6 49 (20.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (19.67%) Oracle
7 48 (19.67%) Web Services
8 46 (18.85%) Banking
9 40 (16.39%) UML
9 40 (16.39%) .NET
10 38 (15.57%) webMethods
11 32 (13.11%) Degree
12 31 (12.70%) Mainframe
12 31 (12.70%) Windows
13 30 (12.30%) Waterfall
14 29 (11.89%) Microsoft
15 27 (11.07%) J2EE
16 25 (10.25%) SQL Server
16 25 (10.25%) Enterprise Software
17 24 (9.84%) Tomcat
17 24 (9.84%) IBM
18 23 (9.43%) DB2
18 23 (9.43%) COBOL
19 22 (9.02%) IIS
19 22 (9.02%) CICS
19 22 (9.02%) Performance Tuning
20 21 (8.61%) EAI
20 21 (8.61%) Risk Analysis
21 20 (8.20%) C#

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 24 (9.84%) Tomcat
2 22 (9.02%) IIS
2 22 (9.02%) CICS
3 19 (7.79%) WebSphere
4 17 (6.97%) JBoss
5 11 (4.51%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.41%) Apache
8 1 (0.41%) SAS
8 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.41%) Node.js
8 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.51%) Maximo
2 2 (0.82%) Exstream
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.41%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.41%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.97%) IBM Blueworks
2 7 (2.87%) PaaS
2 7 (2.87%) IaaS
3 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.51%) Internet
2 9 (3.69%) Broadband
3 8 (3.28%) LAN
4 6 (2.46%) WAN
5 5 (2.05%) Firewall
6 3 (1.23%) DNS
6 3 (1.23%) SAN
7 2 (0.82%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.82%) SSL
7 2 (0.82%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.41%) SNMP
8 1 (0.41%) DHCP
8 1 (0.41%) Network Security
8 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.43%) DB2
3 15 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (4.92%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.28%) MySQL
6 7 (2.87%) Siebel EIM
7 6 (2.46%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.46%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (2.05%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.23%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.41%) SAP BI
12 1 (0.41%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (4.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (2.87%) JIRA
3 4 (1.64%) Toad
4 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.82%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.41%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
General
1 70 (28.69%) Finance
2 46 (18.85%) Banking
3 19 (7.79%) Telecoms
4 16 (6.56%) Retail
5 7 (2.87%) Legal
6 4 (1.64%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Billing
7 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (19.67%) Web Services
2 40 (16.39%) .NET
3 27 (11.07%) J2EE
4 17 (6.97%) XML
5 16 (6.56%) XSLT
6 15 (6.15%) XSD
6 15 (6.15%) JMS
7 14 (5.74%) Middleware
8 13 (5.33%) ASP.NET
9 11 (4.51%) CSS
10 9 (3.69%) HTML
10 9 (3.69%) Rendezvous
11 8 (3.28%) jQuery
12 6 (2.46%) WCF
12 6 (2.46%) Spring
13 5 (2.05%) Ajax
13 5 (2.05%) JPA
13 5 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (1.64%) JSP
15 3 (1.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.70%) Mainframe
2 25 (10.25%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.74%) Mathematics
5 9 (3.69%) Handset
5 9 (3.69%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.05%) Psychology
6 5 (2.05%) User Experience
7 4 (1.64%) PMI
8 3 (1.23%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.82%) Open Source
10 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.41%) Clustering
10 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.41%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.41%) Statistics
10 1 (0.41%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.70%) Windows
2 17 (6.97%) UNIX
3 15 (6.15%) AIX
4 5 (2.05%) Linux
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (26.23%) SOA
3 49 (20.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (16.39%) UML
5 30 (12.30%) Waterfall
6 22 (9.02%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (8.61%) EAI
7 21 (8.61%) Risk Analysis
8 20 (8.20%) Data Mapping
9 19 (7.79%) E-Commerce
10 18 (7.38%) ITIL
11 17 (6.97%) Business Transformation
12 16 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (6.56%) Data Modelling
13 15 (6.15%) Project Management
14 14 (5.74%) B2B
14 14 (5.74%) TOGAF
14 14 (5.74%) Data Transformation
14 14 (5.74%) Capacity Planning
14 14 (5.74%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 79 (32.38%) Java
2 53 (21.72%) SQL
3 23 (9.43%) COBOL
4 20 (8.20%) C#
5 12 (4.92%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.87%) XPath
7 4 (1.64%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.82%) PHP
9 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.41%) Jython
9 1 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (13.11%) Degree
2 5 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.64%) MBA
3 4 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.23%) CCNA
5 2 (0.82%) CCEE
5 2 (0.82%) CCIA
5 2 (0.82%) VCAP
5 2 (0.82%) MCITP
5 2 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.82%) CCDA
5 2 (0.82%) CCNP
5 2 (0.82%) CCIP
5 2 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.82%) EMC Certification
5 2 (0.82%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) ISEB
6 1 (0.41%) CCIE
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.64%) COBIT
2 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.23%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 48 (19.67%) Oracle
2 38 (15.57%) webMethods
3 29 (11.89%) Microsoft
4 24 (9.84%) IBM
5 17 (6.97%) HP
5 17 (6.97%) Pega
6 16 (6.56%) TIBCO
7 15 (6.15%) Software AG
8 14 (5.74%) Cognizant
9 12 (4.92%) Cisco
10 7 (2.87%) Siebel
11 6 (2.46%) Cognos
11 6 (2.46%) SAP
12 5 (2.05%) EMC
13 4 (1.64%) Informatica
14 3 (1.23%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.23%) Ab Initio
14 3 (1.23%) VMware
14 3 (1.23%) Teradata
14 3 (1.23%) F5
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