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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 746 739 762
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 132 154 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 105 106 109
Average salary £50,000 £53,750 £49,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +8.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £42,350 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £75,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £53,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-13.08% +18.88%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £27,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -17 125 £50,000 -7.40% 7
South East -40 38 £55,000 - 1
London +13 35 £60,000 +11.11% 2
Hampshire -3 25 £50,000 -9.09%
South West -6 19 £45,000 -12.19% 1
Basingstoke - 15 £46,500 -
City of London +10 14 £62,500 +14.67% 1
Bristol -4 10 £46,000 +2.22%
East Midlands +10 9 £40,000 -40.29%
North West -9 8 £45,000 -37.93% 1
Hook - 8 £62,500 -
Manchester -8 6 £52,500 -25.00%
Berkshire -29 6 £57,500 +87.90%
Somerset - 6 £45,000 - 1
East of England -10 5 £52,500 -
Leicestershire - 5 £40,000 -
Loughborough - 5 £40,000 -
Scotland -5 4 £72,500 +45.00% 2
Northamptonshire - 4 £45,000 -
Middlesex - 4 - -
Edinburgh +6 3 £72,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +2 3 - -
West Midlands -10 3 £27,500 -47.61% 1
South Wales -13 3 £40,000 +6.66%
Wales -14 3 £40,000 +6.66%
Cardiff -17 3 £40,000 +6.66%
Coventry - 3 £27,500 - 1
Cambridge - 3 - -
Kettering - 3 £45,000 -
Slough - 3 £65,000 -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 99 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (29.06%) Java
3 67 (25.28%) SOA
4 49 (18.49%) UML
5 47 (17.74%) SQL
5 47 (17.74%) Oracle
6 44 (16.60%) Banking
6 44 (16.60%) Finance
7 39 (14.72%) Telecoms
8 38 (14.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (13.58%) Web Services
10 34 (12.83%) Degree
11 31 (11.70%) Scrum
11 31 (11.70%) Retail
12 29 (10.94%) Waterfall
13 28 (10.57%) Windows
13 28 (10.57%) webMethods
14 25 (9.43%) Mainframe
14 25 (9.43%) Data Modelling
14 25 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
16 22 (8.30%) J2EE
16 22 (8.30%) TIBCO
17 21 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (7.92%) Service Delivery
18 20 (7.55%) Microsoft
18 20 (7.55%) XML
18 20 (7.55%) .NET
19 19 (7.17%) DB2
19 19 (7.17%) Cisco

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (6.04%) CICS
2 14 (5.28%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.91%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.40%) JBoss
5 8 (3.02%) IIS
5 8 (3.02%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.51%) PowerExchange
6 4 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.13%) CMS
7 3 (1.13%) SAS
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.75%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.38%) Apache
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.38%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 11 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.26%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (4.53%) Maximo
2 4 (1.51%) Exstream
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.38%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.38%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.64%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.75%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.38%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.66%) VPN
2 9 (3.40%) Internet
3 7 (2.64%) Broadband
4 6 (2.26%) CTI
5 4 (1.51%) LAN
6 3 (1.13%) WAN
7 2 (0.75%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.75%) SAN
7 2 (0.75%) VoIP
7 2 (0.75%) Firewall
8 1 (0.38%) LDAP
8 1 (0.38%) MPLS
8 1 (0.38%) NAS
8 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.38%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (7.17%) DB2
3 7 (2.64%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.64%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.26%) MySQL
5 4 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (1.13%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.13%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.38%) Siebel EIM
8 1 (0.38%) Essbase
8 1 (0.38%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 15 (5.66%) JIRA
2 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.75%) Toad
3 1 (0.38%) Subversion
3 1 (0.38%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.38%) NWDS
General
1 44 (16.60%) Banking
1 44 (16.60%) Finance
2 39 (14.72%) Telecoms
3 31 (11.70%) Retail
4 13 (4.91%) Legal
5 3 (1.13%) Advertising
5 3 (1.13%) Publishing
5 3 (1.13%) Marketing
6 2 (0.75%) Billing
6 2 (0.75%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.58%) Web Services
2 22 (8.30%) J2EE
3 20 (7.55%) XML
3 20 (7.55%) .NET
4 16 (6.04%) XSLT
5 15 (5.66%) XSD
6 13 (4.91%) HTML
6 13 (4.91%) Middleware
7 11 (4.15%) CSS
7 11 (4.15%) JMS
7 11 (4.15%) REST
8 10 (3.77%) SOAP
9 8 (3.02%) JSP
9 8 (3.02%) JSON
10 7 (2.64%) jQuery
10 7 (2.64%) Rendezvous
11 6 (2.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (2.26%) Ajax
12 5 (1.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 5 (1.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.43%) Mainframe
1 25 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.02%) Mathematics
4 7 (2.64%) Handset
4 7 (2.64%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.26%) User Experience
5 6 (2.26%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.89%) Open Source
7 4 (1.51%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.51%) Clustering
8 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.13%) IVR
8 3 (1.13%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.75%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.38%) GIS
10 1 (0.38%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Exalytics
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.57%) Windows
2 15 (5.66%) UNIX
3 13 (4.91%) AIX
4 9 (3.40%) Linux
5 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.38%) Solaris
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (25.28%) SOA
3 49 (18.49%) UML
4 38 (14.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (11.70%) Scrum
6 29 (10.94%) Waterfall
7 25 (9.43%) Data Modelling
8 21 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (7.92%) Service Delivery
9 18 (6.79%) ETL
9 18 (6.79%) Validation
10 17 (6.42%) Mentoring
11 16 (6.04%) Data Mapping
11 16 (6.04%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (5.66%) Pair Programming
12 15 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (5.66%) TOGAF
12 15 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (4.91%) E-Commerce
14 12 (4.53%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 77 (29.06%) Java
2 47 (17.74%) SQL
3 13 (4.91%) C#
3 13 (4.91%) COBOL
4 10 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.64%) XPath
6 4 (1.51%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.13%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.75%) XQuery
8 2 (0.75%) ABAP
9 1 (0.38%) Perl
9 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (12.83%) Degree
2 19 (7.17%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (6.42%) CCNP
4 10 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.02%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.26%) MCSE
6 6 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.89%) ISEB
8 4 (1.51%) MCSA
8 4 (1.51%) CITP
8 4 (1.51%) GIAC
9 3 (1.13%) JNCIS
9 3 (1.13%) CCDP
10 2 (0.75%) CCEE
10 2 (0.75%) CCIA
10 2 (0.75%) VCAP
10 2 (0.75%) CCNA
10 2 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.51%) QA
2 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.13%) CRD IV
3 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.51%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.51%) XenApp
3 4 (1.51%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.38%) XenServer
4 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 47 (17.74%) Oracle
2 28 (10.57%) webMethods
3 22 (8.30%) TIBCO
4 20 (7.55%) Microsoft
5 19 (7.17%) Cisco
6 17 (6.42%) HP
7 16 (6.04%) IBM
8 13 (4.91%) Software AG
9 11 (4.15%) Informatica
10 10 (3.77%) Cognizant
11 9 (3.40%) Citrix
12 7 (2.64%) VMware
12 7 (2.64%) Pega
13 6 (2.26%) Ab Initio
14 5 (1.89%) Teradata
14 5 (1.89%) SAP
15 4 (1.51%) Avaya
16 3 (1.13%) KANA
16 3 (1.13%) Cognos
16 3 (1.13%) Juniper
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