The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 147 145 126
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 79 58 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.12% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.17% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 58 49 63
Average salary £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
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
5474 4973 4432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.18% 95.67% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4702 4246 3804
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 23 October 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 23 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
(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 +11 62 £70,000 +8.52% 7
Solihull +2 6 - -
Coventry -16 2 £90,000 +80.00%
Warwickshire -8 1 £82,500 +32.00% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 56 (36.60%) Microsoft
2 42 (27.45%) Finance
3 35 (22.88%) SharePoint
4 34 (22.22%) Cisco
4 34 (22.22%) EMC
5 33 (21.57%) VMware
6 32 (20.92%) Migration
7 31 (20.26%) Citrix
8 29 (18.95%) CRM
9 27 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 27 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (16.99%) Oracle
11 24 (15.69%) Windows
11 24 (15.69%) TOGAF
12 23 (15.03%) SOA
13 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
14 21 (13.73%) SC Cleared
15 20 (13.07%) SAP
16 19 (12.42%) MS Exchange
17 18 (11.76%) SharePoint Server
18 17 (11.11%) Active Directory
18 17 (11.11%) Project Management
19 16 (10.46%) Hyper-V
20 15 (9.80%) MCITP
20 15 (9.80%) MCTS
20 15 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus
20 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
20 15 (9.80%) NetApp
20 15 (9.80%) MCSE
21 14 (9.15%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 35 (22.88%) SharePoint
2 19 (12.42%) MS Exchange
3 18 (11.76%) SharePoint Server
4 12 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.58%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.61%) Lync
8 2 (1.31%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.65%) AquaLogic Service Bus
9 1 (0.65%) Drupal
9 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.65%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 27 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (4.58%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (4.58%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (3.27%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (2.61%) SAP PP
5 3 (1.96%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.31%) SAP APO
6 2 (1.31%) SAP FI
6 2 (1.31%) SAP MM
6 2 (1.31%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (1.31%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.31%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.65%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.15%) Office 365
2 6 (3.92%) IaaS
3 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (7.84%) WAAS
3 8 (5.23%) Network Security
4 6 (3.92%) Firewall
5 5 (3.27%) SAN
6 4 (2.61%) NAS
6 4 (2.61%) Unified Communications
6 4 (2.61%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.96%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.96%) VPN
7 3 (1.96%) LAN
7 3 (1.96%) PBX
7 3 (1.96%) WAN
7 3 (1.96%) 4G
8 2 (1.31%) Wireless Security
8 2 (1.31%) Internet
8 2 (1.31%) Wireless
9 1 (0.65%) DHCP
9 1 (0.65%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.15%) EDRMS
2 12 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (7.84%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.92%) Oracle Exadata
3 6 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (3.92%) Oracle Discoverer
3 6 (3.92%) Essbase
4 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (27.45%) Finance
2 14 (9.15%) Back Office
3 13 (8.50%) Retail
4 9 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.92%) Banking
6 5 (3.27%) Automotive
7 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.96%) Local Government
8 2 (1.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.58%) SAP Basis
1 7 (4.58%) Middleware
2 6 (3.92%) WebCenter
2 6 (3.92%) .NET
3 5 (3.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.31%) HTML
5 1 (0.65%) CSS
5 1 (0.65%) JSP
5 1 (0.65%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) XSLT
5 1 (0.65%) HTML5
5 1 (0.65%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.15%) Taxonomies
2 12 (7.84%) CLARiiON
2 12 (7.84%) Celerra
3 8 (5.23%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.31%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) Clustering
5 1 (0.65%) GIS
5 1 (0.65%) Open Source
5 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.69%) Windows
2 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.65%) UNIX
2 1 (0.65%) Linux
2 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.92%) Migration
2 29 (18.95%) CRM
3 24 (15.69%) TOGAF
4 23 (15.03%) SOA
5 17 (11.11%) Project Management
6 14 (9.15%) ERP
6 14 (9.15%) Metadata Management
6 14 (9.15%) Knowledge Management
6 14 (9.15%) Systems Analysis
7 13 (8.50%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.19%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (5.23%) Content Management
11 7 (4.58%) Network Design
12 6 (3.92%) Business Development
12 6 (3.92%) Time Management
12 6 (3.92%) Project Planning
12 6 (3.92%) Data Migration
12 6 (3.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.61%) Java
2 1 (0.65%) C
2 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.73%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.80%) MCITP
3 15 (9.80%) MCTS
3 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (9.80%) MCSE
4 12 (7.84%) CCA
4 12 (7.84%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (7.84%) CCEA
4 12 (7.84%) CCIA
4 12 (7.84%) VCAP
4 12 (7.84%) VTSP
4 12 (7.84%) NCDA
4 12 (7.84%) NCIE
4 12 (7.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (5.23%) Degree
6 4 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.61%) ISEB
6 4 (2.61%) CCNP
7 3 (1.96%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.19%) QA
2 4 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 16 (10.46%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.50%) vCloud
5 12 (7.84%) XenDesktop
5 12 (7.84%) vSphere
6 6 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (3.92%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.65%) IAG
Systems Management
1 6 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.61%) Windows Intune
3 3 (1.96%) SCCM
4 2 (1.31%) SCOM
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 56 (36.60%) Microsoft
2 34 (22.22%) Cisco
2 34 (22.22%) EMC
3 33 (21.57%) VMware
4 31 (20.26%) Citrix
5 26 (16.99%) Oracle
6 20 (13.07%) SAP
7 15 (9.80%) NetApp
8 14 (9.15%) Open Text
9 12 (7.84%) Hyperion
9 12 (7.84%) 3PAR
10 9 (5.88%) CheckPoint
10 9 (5.88%) HP
11 7 (4.58%) Symantec
12 5 (3.27%) McAfee
12 5 (3.27%) Juniper
12 5 (3.27%) Splunk
12 5 (3.27%) Fujitsu
12 5 (3.27%) Sourcefire
13 3 (1.96%) AppSense
West Midlands
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: base from £65 to £90k plus bens plus bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £75k -£90k plus bonus plus bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £37k-£48.5 depending on experience + excellent benefits package
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: base from £70 to £90k package to £120k
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago
Worcestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + holiday incentives, company car, bonuses
Posted: 19 days ago