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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 131 143 125
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 87 67 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.58% 1.23% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.29% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 60 56 56
Average salary £70,000 £64,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
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%
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
5231 5194 4608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.30% 95.04% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4355 4432 3927
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 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +15 61 £70,000 +8.52% 5
Solihull -1 6 £60,000 -4.00%
Herefordshire - 6 £36,465 - 1
Coventry -13 5 £75,000 +50.00% 3
Warwickshire +10 3 £40,000 -42.85% 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 50 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 43 (27.74%) Finance
3 32 (20.65%) CRM
4 31 (20.00%) Oracle
5 29 (18.71%) Cisco
6 27 (17.42%) SAP
6 27 (17.42%) SharePoint
7 26 (16.77%) EMC
8 24 (15.48%) MS Excel
8 24 (15.48%) VMware
9 23 (14.84%) Migration
9 23 (14.84%) Citrix
10 22 (14.19%) Security Cleared
10 22 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (14.19%) SOA
10 22 (14.19%) Windows
11 21 (13.55%) SC Cleared
12 19 (12.26%) TOGAF
13 17 (10.97%) SharePoint Server
13 17 (10.97%) ERP
14 16 (10.32%) MS Exchange
15 15 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
16 14 (9.03%) Active Directory
16 14 (9.03%) Project Management
17 13 (8.39%) Back Office
17 13 (8.39%) EDRMS
17 13 (8.39%) Open Text
17 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (8.39%) MCSE
17 13 (8.39%) Knowledge Management

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 27 (17.42%) SharePoint
2 17 (10.97%) SharePoint Server
3 16 (10.32%) MS Exchange
4 10 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.81%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.58%) Lync
7 2 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.29%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.65%) AquaLogic
8 1 (0.65%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.65%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 1 (0.65%) Drupal
Applications
1 24 (15.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (3.87%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (2.58%) SAP PP
4 4 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.94%) SAP FI
5 3 (1.94%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.94%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.29%) SAP PM
6 2 (1.29%) SAP QM
6 2 (1.29%) Maximo
6 2 (1.29%) Teamcenter
6 2 (1.29%) SAP MM
6 2 (1.29%) SAP APO
6 2 (1.29%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.65%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.52%) Office 365
1 7 (4.52%) IaaS
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.74%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (6.45%) Firewall
2 10 (6.45%) WAAS
3 8 (5.16%) Network Security
4 4 (2.58%) IP Telephony
4 4 (2.58%) LAN
4 4 (2.58%) WAN
5 3 (1.94%) PBX
5 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.94%) VPN
5 3 (1.94%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.94%) 4G
6 2 (1.29%) Internet
7 1 (0.65%) Wireless
7 1 (0.65%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.65%) DNS
7 1 (0.65%) SAN
7 1 (0.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.39%) EDRMS
2 11 (7.10%) Oracle BI EE
3 10 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.23%) Oracle Discoverer
4 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.23%) Essbase
4 5 (3.23%) Oracle Exadata
4 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.94%) Big Data
6 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) MySQL
7 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
General
1 43 (27.74%) Finance
2 13 (8.39%) Back Office
3 12 (7.74%) Retail
4 10 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.23%) Automotive
6 4 (2.58%) Banking
6 4 (2.58%) Local Government
7 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.29%) Advertising
8 2 (1.29%) Front Office
8 2 (1.29%) Marketing
9 1 (0.65%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.52%) SAP Basis
2 6 (3.87%) WebCenter
3 5 (3.23%) Middleware
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.65%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.65%) HTML
4 1 (0.65%) .NET
4 1 (0.65%) J2EE
4 1 (0.65%) JSP
4 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.39%) Taxonomies
2 11 (7.10%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.45%) CLARiiON
3 10 (6.45%) Celerra
4 5 (3.23%) Open Source
5 2 (1.29%) User Experience
5 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) GIS
6 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.65%) Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.19%) Windows
2 1 (0.65%) Linux
2 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.65%) CRM
2 23 (14.84%) Migration
3 22 (14.19%) SOA
4 19 (12.26%) TOGAF
5 17 (10.97%) ERP
6 15 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
7 14 (9.03%) Project Management
8 13 (8.39%) Systems Analysis
8 13 (8.39%) Knowledge Management
8 13 (8.39%) Metadata Management
9 12 (7.74%) Mentoring
10 10 (6.45%) ITIL
11 9 (5.81%) Service Delivery
11 9 (5.81%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (5.81%) Business Development
12 8 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (4.52%) Business Transformation
14 6 (3.87%) Change Control
14 6 (3.87%) Project Planning
14 6 (3.87%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.16%) Java
2 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.65%) SQL
2 1 (0.65%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 22 (14.19%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.55%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.39%) MCSE
3 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (8.39%) MCTS
3 13 (8.39%) MCITP
4 10 (6.45%) Degree
4 10 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (6.45%) CCA
4 10 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
4 10 (6.45%) CCEA
4 10 (6.45%) NCDA
4 10 (6.45%) NCIE
4 10 (6.45%) VCAP
4 10 (6.45%) VTSP
4 10 (6.45%) CCIA
5 5 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.58%) CCNP
6 4 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.94%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.10%) QA
2 4 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.03%) Active Directory
3 12 (7.74%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.10%) vCloud
5 10 (6.45%) XenDesktop
5 10 (6.45%) vSphere
6 5 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.94%) Windows Intune
2 3 (1.94%) SCCM
3 2 (1.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 31 (20.00%) Oracle
3 29 (18.71%) Cisco
4 27 (17.42%) SAP
5 26 (16.77%) EMC
6 24 (15.48%) VMware
7 23 (14.84%) Citrix
8 13 (8.39%) Open Text
9 11 (7.10%) Hyperion
10 10 (6.45%) NetApp
10 10 (6.45%) 3PAR
11 8 (5.16%) CheckPoint
11 8 (5.16%) McAfee
12 7 (4.52%) Sourcefire
12 7 (4.52%) Splunk
13 6 (3.87%) Symantec
14 5 (3.23%) Fujitsu
15 4 (2.58%) HP
16 3 (1.94%) AppSense
17 2 (1.29%) Mercator
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Red Commerce
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + car, bonus, gym, certifications
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Hoople Ltd
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £41,218 to £56,674 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 26 days ago