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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 94 141 150
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 165 79 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.64% 1.48% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 1.53% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 95 61 51
Average salary £62,500 £70,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,300 £43,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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
6012 5178 4748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.33% 96.84% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4781 4388 3971
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 +37 93 £67,500 -3.57% 4
Coventry +5 20 £50,283 +15.59% 4
Solihull - 10 £62,500 -
Walsall - 8 £40,000 -
Staffordshire - 4 £53,750 -
Warwickshire -14 3 £56,250 -29.68%
West Bromwich - 2 £51,000 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 79 (30.62%) TOGAF
2 70 (27.13%) SAP
3 69 (26.74%) Presales
4 49 (18.99%) Customer Engagement
5 48 (18.60%) .NET
6 45 (17.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 43 (16.67%) Finance
7 43 (16.67%) Data Centre
8 38 (14.73%) CRM
9 37 (14.34%) Manufacturing
10 34 (13.18%) VMware
10 34 (13.18%) Citrix
11 33 (12.79%) SOA
11 33 (12.79%) Oracle
12 32 (12.40%) ITIL
13 31 (12.02%) SQL Server
13 31 (12.02%) Microsoft
14 30 (11.63%) EMC
14 30 (11.63%) Degree
15 28 (10.85%) Technical Architecture
15 28 (10.85%) Java
15 28 (10.85%) NetApp
16 27 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (10.08%) Enterprise Architecture
17 26 (10.08%) Change Management
17 26 (10.08%) Continuous Improvement
18 25 (9.69%) Project Management
18 25 (9.69%) SAP SCM
19 24 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
19 24 (9.30%) Translating Business Requirements

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.33%) NetWeaver
3 5 (1.94%) Apache
3 5 (1.94%) JBoss
3 5 (1.94%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.94%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.55%) MQSeries
4 4 (1.55%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.16%) CICS
5 3 (1.16%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (3.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (9.69%) SAP SCM
2 16 (6.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (6.20%) SAP SD
3 12 (4.65%) SAP IS-U
4 9 (3.49%) SAP CO
4 9 (3.49%) SAP FI
4 9 (3.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 9 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (1.94%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.39%) Exstream
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (6.20%) IaaS
3 16 (6.20%) PaaS
4 12 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.94%) Office 365
6 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.39%) Force.com
7 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.78%) LAN
1 2 (0.78%) SAN
1 2 (0.78%) VoIP
1 2 (0.78%) VPN
1 2 (0.78%) WAN
2 1 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.39%) DNS
2 1 (0.39%) Firewall
2 1 (0.39%) FTP
2 1 (0.39%) NAS
2 1 (0.39%) Network Security
2 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.39%) VLAN
2 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.59%) MySQL
3 12 (4.65%) DB2
4 8 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.10%) SAP BW
4 8 (3.10%) SAP HANA
5 7 (2.71%) SAP BI
6 6 (2.33%) Big Data
6 6 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.33%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.55%) SoapUI
1 4 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 43 (16.67%) Finance
2 37 (14.34%) Manufacturing
3 20 (7.75%) Retail
4 19 (7.36%) Automotive
5 12 (4.65%) Banking
5 12 (4.65%) Publishing
6 11 (4.26%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.33%) Military
8 5 (1.94%) Marketing
9 2 (0.78%) Billing
9 2 (0.78%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Back Office
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (18.60%) .NET
2 14 (5.43%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (3.49%) Web Services
3 9 (3.49%) XML
4 8 (3.10%) Middleware
4 8 (3.10%) REST
4 8 (3.10%) SOAP
5 6 (2.33%) HTML
6 4 (1.55%) Ajax
6 4 (1.55%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.55%) jQuery
6 4 (1.55%) SAML
7 3 (1.16%) Apache Flex
7 3 (1.16%) J2EE
7 3 (1.16%) JMS
7 3 (1.16%) WSDL
8 2 (0.78%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.78%) WCF
8 2 (0.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.81%) User Experience
4 13 (5.04%) Smart Meter
5 12 (4.65%) CMDB
6 10 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (3.10%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.55%) PKI
10 2 (0.78%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.39%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.39%) Fintech
11 1 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.39%) Life Science
11 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.71%) Windows
2 4 (1.55%) Unix
3 3 (1.16%) VMS
3 3 (1.16%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.78%) Android
5 1 (0.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (30.62%) TOGAF
2 69 (26.74%) Presales
3 49 (18.99%) Customer Engagement
4 45 (17.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (14.73%) CRM
6 33 (12.79%) SOA
7 32 (12.40%) ITIL
8 28 (10.85%) Technical Architecture
9 26 (10.08%) Change Management
9 26 (10.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (10.08%) Enterprise Architecture
10 25 (9.69%) Project Management
11 24 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (9.30%) Translating Business Requirements
12 23 (8.91%) ITIL V3
12 23 (8.91%) Zachman Framework
13 22 (8.53%) Line Management
14 21 (8.14%) Business Development
14 21 (8.14%) Service Delivery
15 20 (7.75%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.85%) Java
2 21 (8.14%) SQL
3 14 (5.43%) C#
3 14 (5.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.94%) C
4 5 (1.94%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.39%) C++
6 1 (0.39%) COBOL
6 1 (0.39%) Pascal
6 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.39%) VB
6 1 (0.39%) X++
Qualifications
1 30 (11.63%) Degree
2 18 (6.98%) PMI Certification
2 18 (6.98%) PMP
3 12 (4.65%) ISEB
4 11 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.71%) MBA
6 6 (2.33%) PhD
7 2 (0.78%) CISSP
7 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.78%) MCITP
7 2 (0.78%) MCSE
8 1 (0.39%) CITP
8 1 (0.39%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.26%) QA
2 7 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 17 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (4.65%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 70 (27.13%) SAP
2 34 (13.18%) Citrix
2 34 (13.18%) VMware
3 33 (12.79%) Oracle
4 31 (12.02%) Microsoft
5 30 (11.63%) EMC
6 28 (10.85%) NetApp
7 20 (7.75%) Cisco
8 16 (6.20%) 3PAR
9 15 (5.81%) IBM
10 13 (5.04%) HP
10 13 (5.04%) Juniper
11 12 (4.65%) BMC
11 12 (4.65%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.33%) Tableau
13 5 (1.94%) Symantec
14 3 (1.16%) BEA
15 1 (0.39%) Aruba
15 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
15 1 (0.39%) Veritas
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