The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / West Midlands
Rank 93 134 132
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 133 90 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.71% 1.76% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 1.83% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 77 67 73
Median salary £60,000 £67,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% +3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £81,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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
4774 4926 4926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.37% 96.53% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3785 4113 4326
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +35 79 £65,000 -7.14% 6
Coventry +28 26 £45,000 -34.54%
Warwickshire +8 7 £59,500 +8.18% 2
Shropshire -12 5 £71,000 +23.72%
Solihull -11 3 £68,500 +1.85% 1
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £75,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £60,000 -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 121 (48.59%) TOGAF
2 76 (30.52%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (28.92%) MS Excel
4 69 (27.71%) PRINCE2
4 69 (27.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 65 (26.10%) Microsoft
6 63 (25.30%) Finance
7 59 (23.69%) Retail
8 55 (22.09%) Logistics
9 54 (21.69%) SaaS
10 50 (20.08%) Presales
11 49 (19.68%) Data Centre
12 48 (19.28%) Project Management
12 48 (19.28%) CRM
13 45 (18.07%) ERP
14 44 (17.67%) NHS
14 44 (17.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 42 (16.87%) VMware
16 41 (16.47%) EMC
17 40 (16.06%) NetApp
17 40 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
17 40 (16.06%) Degree
18 39 (15.66%) MS PowerPoint
18 39 (15.66%) ITIL
19 38 (15.26%) SQL
19 38 (15.26%) Line Management
20 37 (14.86%) Cisco
21 36 (14.46%) MS Office
22 35 (14.06%) Business Development
23 34 (13.65%) Zachman Framework

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.01%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.61%) IIS
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.80%) CMS
4 2 (0.80%) Documentum
5 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.40%) Predix
5 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 72 (28.92%) MS Excel
2 39 (15.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 36 (14.46%) MS Office
4 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.80%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 12 (4.82%) SAP Retail
2 9 (3.61%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.01%) SAP MM
4 5 (2.01%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.20%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.80%) DELMIA
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 54 (21.69%) SaaS
2 40 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (12.45%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (11.65%) IaaS
5 27 (10.84%) PaaS
6 24 (9.64%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.80%) Office 365
8 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.02%) Firewall
1 10 (4.02%) Unified Communications
2 6 (2.41%) LAN
2 6 (2.41%) WAN
3 5 (2.01%) VLAN
3 5 (2.01%) Wireless
4 3 (1.20%) BGP
4 3 (1.20%) DHCP
4 3 (1.20%) DNS
4 3 (1.20%) MPLS
4 3 (1.20%) OSPF
5 2 (0.80%) HTTP
5 2 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.40%) Intranet
6 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.65%) MySQL
3 24 (9.64%) DB2
4 12 (4.82%) NoSQL
5 11 (4.42%) Big Data
6 7 (2.81%) SAP HANA
7 5 (2.01%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.20%) Neo4j
8 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.20%) Riak
9 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Rational Rose
1 4 (1.61%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.40%) Travis CI
General
1 63 (25.30%) Finance
2 59 (23.69%) Retail
3 30 (12.05%) Publishing
4 24 (9.64%) Manufacturing
5 16 (6.43%) Banking
6 13 (5.22%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.01%) Marketing
8 3 (1.20%) Billing
9 2 (0.80%) Law
9 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.44%) .NET
2 10 (4.02%) REST
2 10 (4.02%) Web Services
3 9 (3.61%) CSS
3 9 (3.61%) HTML
4 8 (3.21%) Middleware
5 7 (2.81%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.41%) JSON
7 4 (1.61%) SOAP
7 4 (1.61%) WCF
7 4 (1.61%) WF
8 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (1.20%) HTML5
8 3 (1.20%) jQuery
8 3 (1.20%) Kafka
8 3 (1.20%) Velocity
8 3 (1.20%) WinForms
8 3 (1.20%) WPF
8 3 (1.20%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (19.68%) Data Centre
2 44 (17.67%) NHS
3 27 (10.84%) Computer Science
4 24 (9.64%) CMDB
5 12 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (4.42%) Management Information System
7 10 (4.02%) Public Cloud
8 9 (3.61%) N-Tier
9 8 (3.21%) Data Integration
10 5 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.20%) EPoS
11 3 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
12 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.80%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.40%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.20%) Linux
2 2 (0.80%) Unix
2 2 (0.80%) Windows
3 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (48.59%) TOGAF
2 76 (30.52%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (27.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 69 (27.71%) PRINCE2
4 55 (22.09%) Logistics
5 50 (20.08%) Presales
6 48 (19.28%) CRM
6 48 (19.28%) Project Management
7 45 (18.07%) ERP
8 39 (15.66%) ITIL
9 38 (15.26%) Line Management
10 35 (14.06%) Business Development
11 34 (13.65%) Zachman Framework
12 32 (12.85%) Service Management
12 32 (12.85%) Technical Architecture
13 30 (12.05%) Customer Engagement
14 28 (11.24%) Service Delivery
15 27 (10.84%) SOA
16 25 (10.04%) Software Engineering
17 24 (9.64%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 38 (15.26%) SQL
2 26 (10.44%) Java
3 14 (5.62%) C#
4 7 (2.81%) PHP
5 6 (2.41%) Python
6 4 (1.61%) C++
6 4 (1.61%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.20%) Erlang
7 3 (1.20%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.20%) VB
8 2 (0.80%) C
8 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.40%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 44 (17.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 40 (16.06%) Degree
3 28 (11.24%) ISEB
4 24 (9.64%) PMI Certification
4 24 (9.64%) PMP
5 9 (3.61%) MCP
5 9 (3.61%) MCSE
5 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.61%) VCAP
5 9 (3.61%) VCDX
6 8 (3.21%) CITP
7 7 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.01%) CCNA
9 3 (1.20%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (1.20%) CISM
9 3 (1.20%) CISSP
9 3 (1.20%) IIBA
9 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.42%) QA
2 6 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (9.64%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (9.64%) SCVMM
2 2 (0.80%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 65 (26.10%) Microsoft
2 42 (16.87%) VMware
3 41 (16.47%) EMC
4 40 (16.06%) NetApp
5 37 (14.86%) Cisco
6 34 (13.65%) Citrix
7 33 (13.25%) Oracle
8 31 (12.45%) IBM
9 28 (11.24%) HP
10 24 (9.64%) BMC
10 24 (9.64%) CheckPoint
10 24 (9.64%) Juniper
10 24 (9.64%) SAP
11 10 (4.02%) 3PAR
12 8 (3.21%) MuleSoft
13 6 (2.41%) Casewise
13 6 (2.41%) NEC
14 4 (1.61%) Symantec
15 2 (0.80%) Pega
16 1 (0.40%) Google
Warwick, Warwickshire
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £11017 - £16525.50 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £68500 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £68500 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits, bonus etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Posted: 12 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
cloudThing
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago