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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 104 153 147
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 102 39 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.04% 0.90% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 0.96% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 80 25 46
Average salary £66,250 £62,750 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.57% -3.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,214 £59,800
10% offered a salary of more than £81,750 £71,250 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £63,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
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
4776 4080 4588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.73% 94.44% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4200 3386 3986
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +20 51 £70,000 +11.11% 2
Coventry +2 19 £65,000 +34.81% 1
Warwickshire -10 4 £57,500 -8.00% 1
Staffordshire +8 3 £51,500 -26.42%
Worcestershire +8 1 £45,000 -
Dudley - 1 £45,000 -
Walsall - 1 £45,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £77,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 46 (25.56%) SAP
2 43 (23.89%) Microsoft
3 37 (20.56%) Cisco
3 37 (20.56%) SharePoint
4 35 (19.44%) Manufacturing
5 34 (18.89%) Finance
5 34 (18.89%) Migration
5 34 (18.89%) VMware
6 33 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (16.11%) Change Management
8 29 (16.11%) EMC
9 28 (15.56%) .NET
10 27 (15.00%) TOGAF
11 26 (14.44%) Citrix
12 25 (13.89%) SAP SCM
12 25 (13.89%) Office 365
13 24 (13.33%) Scrum
14 22 (12.22%) NetApp
14 22 (12.22%) Windows
15 21 (11.67%) Content Management
15 21 (11.67%) Retail
16 20 (11.11%) CRM
16 20 (11.11%) Oracle
17 19 (10.56%) Visual Studio
17 19 (10.56%) HP
17 19 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (10.56%) SharePoint 2010
17 19 (10.56%) SharePoint 2013
18 17 (9.44%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 37 (20.56%) SharePoint
2 19 (10.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 19 (10.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (7.22%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.44%) WebLogic
4 8 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.56%) AquaLogic Service Bus
6 1 (0.56%) Lync
6 1 (0.56%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.56%) JBoss
6 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 12 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (13.89%) SAP SCM
2 14 (7.78%) SAP FI
3 13 (7.22%) SAP FI/CO
3 13 (7.22%) SAP CO
4 10 (5.56%) SAP HR
5 9 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (3.89%) SAP LE
8 6 (3.33%) SAP SD
8 6 (3.33%) SAP MM
8 6 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (3.33%) SAP FI-AP
9 4 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (1.67%) SAP HCM
10 3 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (1.11%) Oracle 11i
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
12 1 (0.56%) AquaLogic BPM
12 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.89%) Office 365
2 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.11%) SaaS
5 1 (0.56%) PaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 11 (6.11%) SAN
3 8 (4.44%) WAAS
4 6 (3.33%) Firewall
4 6 (3.33%) WAN
4 6 (3.33%) NAS
5 5 (2.78%) Network Security
6 3 (1.67%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.67%) MPLS
7 2 (1.11%) LAN
8 1 (0.56%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.56%) DNS
8 1 (0.56%) Wireless
8 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.33%) EDRMS
4 6 (3.33%) Essbase
4 6 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (3.33%) Oracle Discoverer
4 6 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (3.33%) Oracle Exadata
4 6 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) Big Data
6 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (10.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.56%) JUnit
General
1 35 (19.44%) Manufacturing
2 34 (18.89%) Finance
3 21 (11.67%) Retail
4 15 (8.33%) Automotive
5 11 (6.11%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.89%) Back Office
7 6 (3.33%) Banking
8 2 (1.11%) Advertising
9 1 (0.56%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) Local Government
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.56%) .NET
2 8 (4.44%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.78%) WCF
3 5 (2.78%) HTML
3 5 (2.78%) CSS
4 4 (2.22%) Middleware
4 4 (2.22%) SAP Basis
4 4 (2.22%) SOAP
4 4 (2.22%) JSON
4 4 (2.22%) jQuery
4 4 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (2.22%) REST
5 3 (1.67%) WebCenter
5 3 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.56%) HTML5
7 1 (0.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.56%) J2EE
7 1 (0.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.44%) CLARiiON
1 8 (4.44%) Celerra
2 6 (3.33%) Taxonomies
3 3 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.67%) Smart Meter
3 3 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.56%) Open Source
5 1 (0.56%) Social Network
5 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.56%) CESG
5 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.22%) Windows
2 3 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.89%) Migration
2 33 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (16.11%) Change Management
5 27 (15.00%) TOGAF
6 24 (13.33%) Scrum
7 21 (11.67%) Content Management
8 20 (11.11%) CRM
9 17 (9.44%) SOA
10 16 (8.89%) Procure-to-pay
11 15 (8.33%) Project Management
12 13 (7.22%) ITIL
12 13 (7.22%) Mentoring
13 11 (6.11%) Zachman Framework
14 9 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
14 9 (5.00%) Logistics
15 8 (4.44%) Line Management
16 7 (3.89%) Knowledge Management
17 6 (3.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.44%) C#
2 4 (2.22%) JavaScript
2 4 (2.22%) SQL
2 4 (2.22%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.11%) Java
4 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.00%) MCITP
3 9 (5.00%) CCA
3 9 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (5.00%) CCEA
3 9 (5.00%) MCSE
4 8 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (4.44%) MCTS
4 8 (4.44%) NCDA
4 8 (4.44%) NCIE
4 8 (4.44%) VCAP
4 8 (4.44%) VTSP
4 8 (4.44%) CCIA
5 5 (2.78%) ISEB
6 4 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.22%) CCNA
7 3 (1.67%) Degree
7 3 (1.67%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.00%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.89%) Active Directory
3 12 (6.67%) vSphere
4 11 (6.11%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.56%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.44%) vCloud
7 6 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.56%) IAG
8 1 (0.56%) XenApp
8 1 (0.56%) XenServer
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (4.44%) SCCM
2 4 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.22%) Windows Intune
3 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (25.56%) SAP
2 43 (23.89%) Microsoft
3 37 (20.56%) Cisco
4 34 (18.89%) VMware
5 29 (16.11%) EMC
6 26 (14.44%) Citrix
7 22 (12.22%) NetApp
8 20 (11.11%) Oracle
9 19 (10.56%) HP
10 11 (6.11%) 3PAR
11 10 (5.56%) CheckPoint
12 9 (5.00%) Hyperion
12 9 (5.00%) Juniper
13 6 (3.33%) Symantec
13 6 (3.33%) Open Text
13 6 (3.33%) IBM
14 5 (2.78%) Fujitsu
15 3 (1.67%) Splunk
15 3 (1.67%) Sourcefire
15 3 (1.67%) McAfee
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