The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 207 - 200
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 5 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.093% - 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% - 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 1
Average salary £65,000 - £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £77,500 £85,000
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -8.82%
Microsoft Solutions Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5111 4605 4559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.44% 94.97% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4532 3878 3994
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham - 5 £65,000 -
Microsoft Solutions Architect
England

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Microsoft Solutions Architect 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 Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) CRM
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (87.50%) Mentoring
2 7 (87.50%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (87.50%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (87.50%) System Testing
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) Siebel
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) COM

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Microsoft Solutions Architect 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 Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) COM
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) CRM
2 7 (87.50%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (87.50%) System Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Siebel