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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 129 144 125
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 90 68 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.22% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.29% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 66 58 57
Average salary £68,750 £64,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.42% -1.53%
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
5285 5270 4524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.47% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4384 4466 3887
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 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +28 63 £70,000 +8.52% 7
Coventry -2 5 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Solihull -6 5 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Herefordshire - 5 £36,465 - 1
Warwickshire +14 4 £40,000 -42.85% 1
Worcestershire -1 2 £65,000 +52.94%
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 46 (29.68%) Microsoft
2 38 (24.52%) Finance
3 33 (21.29%) Oracle
3 33 (21.29%) SAP
4 32 (20.65%) CRM
5 28 (18.06%) Cisco
6 25 (16.13%) MS Excel
7 22 (14.19%) VMware
8 21 (13.55%) Citrix
8 21 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (12.90%) SharePoint
10 19 (12.26%) EMC
10 19 (12.26%) Security Cleared
11 18 (11.61%) SC Cleared
11 18 (11.61%) SOA
12 17 (10.97%) ERP
12 17 (10.97%) Migration
12 17 (10.97%) Project Management
13 15 (9.68%) TOGAF
13 15 (9.68%) Windows
13 15 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
14 14 (9.03%) SharePoint Server
14 14 (9.03%) Business Development
15 13 (8.39%) Degree
16 12 (7.74%) Business Transformation
17 11 (7.10%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (7.10%) Technical Architecture
17 11 (7.10%) QA
17 11 (7.10%) Java
17 11 (7.10%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 20 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 14 (9.03%) SharePoint Server
3 10 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.81%) WebLogic
5 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.58%) Lync
7 2 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.65%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.65%) Drupal
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.23%) MS Office
3 2 (1.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Oracle ERP
1 7 (4.52%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (3.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (2.58%) SAP PM
4 4 (2.58%) SAP CRM
4 4 (2.58%) SAP PP
4 4 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.94%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.94%) SAP CO
5 3 (1.94%) SAP FI
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (1.29%) SAP MM
6 2 (1.29%) SAP APO
6 2 (1.29%) SAP QM
6 2 (1.29%) Maximo
6 2 (1.29%) Teamcenter
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.16%) IaaS
2 4 (2.58%) Office 365
3 2 (1.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.45%) Firewall
2 9 (5.81%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (5.16%) Network Security
4 7 (4.52%) WAAS
5 4 (2.58%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.94%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.94%) 4G
6 3 (1.94%) WAN
6 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.94%) VPN
6 3 (1.94%) LAN
6 3 (1.94%) PBX
7 2 (1.29%) VoIP
7 2 (1.29%) Internet
8 1 (0.65%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.65%) Wireless
8 1 (0.65%) DNS
8 1 (0.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.45%) EDRMS
1 10 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
2 7 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (4.52%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.87%) Big Data
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle Discoverer
4 4 (2.58%) Essbase
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Redmine
1 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 38 (24.52%) Finance
2 11 (7.10%) Retail
2 11 (7.10%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.45%) Back Office
4 9 (5.81%) Automotive
5 5 (3.23%) Local Government
5 5 (3.23%) Marketing
5 5 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.23%) Front Office
6 3 (1.94%) Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.52%) SAP Basis
2 6 (3.87%) WebCenter
3 4 (2.58%) Middleware
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.94%) .NET
5 1 (0.65%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.65%) HTML
5 1 (0.65%) J2EE
5 1 (0.65%) JSP
5 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.10%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (6.45%) Taxonomies
3 7 (4.52%) Celerra
3 7 (4.52%) CLARiiON
4 6 (3.87%) Open Source
5 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.29%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.29%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.65%) GIS
6 1 (0.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.68%) Windows
2 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.65%) UNIX
2 1 (0.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.65%) CRM
2 18 (11.61%) SOA
3 17 (10.97%) ERP
3 17 (10.97%) Migration
3 17 (10.97%) Project Management
4 15 (9.68%) TOGAF
4 15 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (9.03%) Business Development
6 12 (7.74%) Business Transformation
7 11 (7.10%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.45%) ITIL
8 10 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
8 10 (6.45%) Knowledge Management
8 10 (6.45%) Metadata Management
9 9 (5.81%) Analytics
10 7 (4.52%) Project Planning
11 6 (3.87%) Data Migration
11 6 (3.87%) Change Control
12 5 (3.23%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.10%) Java
2 3 (1.94%) SQL
3 1 (0.65%) ABAP
3 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.39%) Degree
4 10 (6.45%) MCSE
4 10 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.45%) MCITP
4 10 (6.45%) MCTS
5 7 (4.52%) CCIA
5 7 (4.52%) NCDA
5 7 (4.52%) NCIE
5 7 (4.52%) VCAP
5 7 (4.52%) VTSP
5 7 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.52%) CCA
5 7 (4.52%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (4.52%) CCEA
6 5 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.58%) CCNP
8 3 (1.94%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.10%) QA
2 4 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.81%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.16%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.16%) vCloud
4 7 (4.52%) XenDesktop
4 7 (4.52%) vSphere
5 4 (2.58%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.29%) SCCM
2 2 (1.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (29.68%) Microsoft
2 33 (21.29%) Oracle
2 33 (21.29%) SAP
3 28 (18.06%) Cisco
4 22 (14.19%) VMware
5 21 (13.55%) Citrix
6 19 (12.26%) EMC
7 10 (6.45%) Open Text
7 10 (6.45%) Hyperion
8 8 (5.16%) McAfee
8 8 (5.16%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.52%) 3PAR
9 7 (4.52%) Splunk
9 7 (4.52%) Sourcefire
9 7 (4.52%) NetApp
10 6 (3.87%) Symantec
11 4 (2.58%) Fujitsu
12 3 (1.94%) AppSense
12 3 (1.94%) HP
13 2 (1.29%) Mercator
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