The first table below looks at the demand for the 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 Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 145 149 112
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 78 61 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.45% 1.10% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.16% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 61 52 69
Average salary £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.88% -1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5109 5255 4660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.82% 94.82% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4273 4411 4051
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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 Solutions Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 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 +23 58 £67,500 -1.81% 3
Warwickshire +12 5 £40,000 -42.85% 1
Coventry +7 5 £75,000 +66.66%
Herefordshire - 5 £36,465 -
Worcestershire +3 3 £65,000 +52.94%
Solihull -8 1 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 40 (28.99%) Microsoft
2 32 (23.19%) SAP
3 30 (21.74%) CRM
4 27 (19.57%) Oracle
4 27 (19.57%) Finance
5 23 (16.67%) Cisco
6 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
7 18 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (13.04%) VMware
8 17 (12.32%) SharePoint
8 17 (12.32%) ERP
8 17 (12.32%) Citrix
9 16 (11.59%) SOA
9 16 (11.59%) Business Development
10 15 (10.87%) Security Cleared
10 15 (10.87%) Project Management
11 14 (10.14%) EMC
11 14 (10.14%) Business Transformation
12 13 (9.42%) Degree
12 13 (9.42%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (9.42%) SC Cleared
12 13 (9.42%) Java
13 12 (8.70%) Windows
13 12 (8.70%) Migration
13 12 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (7.97%) TOGAF
15 10 (7.25%) Analytics
15 10 (7.25%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (12.32%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (5.07%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.90%) Lync
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.72%) Drupal
7 1 (0.72%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.72%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.90%) MS Office
3 2 (1.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (3.62%) SAP PM
2 5 (3.62%) SAP CRM
3 4 (2.90%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (2.90%) SAP PP
4 3 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (2.17%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (2.17%) SAP CO
4 3 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (2.17%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.45%) SAP MM
5 2 (1.45%) SAP APO
5 2 (1.45%) Maximo
5 2 (1.45%) SAP QM
5 2 (1.45%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.80%) IaaS
2 3 (2.17%) Office 365
3 2 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.07%) Firewall
2 6 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (4.35%) Network Security
3 4 (2.90%) IP Telephony
3 4 (2.90%) WAAS
4 3 (2.17%) 4G
4 3 (2.17%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.17%) LAN
4 3 (2.17%) PBX
4 3 (2.17%) WAN
4 3 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.17%) VPN
5 2 (1.45%) Internet
5 2 (1.45%) VoIP
6 1 (0.72%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.72%) Wireless
6 1 (0.72%) DNS
6 1 (0.72%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.80%) EDRMS
1 8 (5.80%) Big Data
2 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.72%) MySQL
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) JIRA
1 1 (0.72%) Redmine
General
1 27 (19.57%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Back Office
3 6 (4.35%) Front Office
3 6 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.35%) Marketing
4 5 (3.62%) Automotive
5 4 (2.90%) Retail
5 4 (2.90%) Local Government
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.62%) .NET
2 3 (2.17%) WebCenter
2 3 (2.17%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.45%) Middleware
4 1 (0.72%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.72%) HTML
4 1 (0.72%) J2EE
4 1 (0.72%) JSP
4 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.80%) Open Source
2 8 (5.80%) Taxonomies
3 4 (2.90%) CLARiiON
3 4 (2.90%) Celerra
4 2 (1.45%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.72%) GIS
5 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.72%) UNIX
2 1 (0.72%) Linux
2 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.74%) CRM
2 17 (12.32%) ERP
3 16 (11.59%) SOA
3 16 (11.59%) Business Development
4 15 (10.87%) Project Management
5 14 (10.14%) Business Transformation
6 13 (9.42%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (8.70%) Migration
7 12 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (7.97%) TOGAF
9 10 (7.25%) Analytics
9 10 (7.25%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.80%) Metadata Management
10 8 (5.80%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (5.80%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (5.07%) ITIL
12 6 (4.35%) Asset Management
12 6 (4.35%) Big Data Analytics
13 4 (2.90%) E-Commerce
13 4 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.42%) Java
2 3 (2.17%) SQL
3 1 (0.72%) ABAP
3 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.42%) Degree
2 13 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.07%) MCITP
3 7 (5.07%) MCTS
3 7 (5.07%) MCSE
3 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.90%) CCA
5 4 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (2.90%) CCEA
5 4 (2.90%) CCNP
5 4 (2.90%) NCDA
5 4 (2.90%) NCIE
5 4 (2.90%) VCAP
5 4 (2.90%) VTSP
5 4 (2.90%) CCIA
5 4 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) QA
2 4 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.62%) vCloud
3 5 (3.62%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.90%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.45%) SCCM
1 2 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (28.99%) Microsoft
2 32 (23.19%) SAP
3 27 (19.57%) Oracle
4 23 (16.67%) Cisco
5 18 (13.04%) VMware
6 17 (12.32%) Citrix
7 14 (10.14%) EMC
8 8 (5.80%) Open Text
9 6 (4.35%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.35%) Symantec
10 5 (3.62%) McAfee
11 4 (2.90%) NetApp
11 4 (2.90%) Splunk
11 4 (2.90%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.90%) Sourcefire
12 3 (2.17%) Hyperion
12 3 (2.17%) AppSense
12 3 (2.17%) HP
13 2 (1.45%) Juniper
13 2 (1.45%) Isilon
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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