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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 132 159 128
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 88 46 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.60% 0.92% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 0.97% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 72 33 58
Average salary £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £45,750 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
5267 4739 4615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.54% 95.03% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4670 4006 4049
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +30 54 £68,250 +15.67% 5
Coventry -10 8 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Warwickshire -14 5 £57,500 -8.00% 2
Staffordshire +7 4 £52,000 -25.71%
Solihull - 1 - - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £77,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 51 (28.65%) Microsoft
2 39 (21.91%) SharePoint
2 39 (21.91%) Finance
3 38 (21.35%) Cisco
4 34 (19.10%) Migration
5 32 (17.98%) EMC
5 32 (17.98%) VMware
6 31 (17.42%) SAP
7 30 (16.85%) Citrix
8 28 (15.73%) CRM
9 25 (14.04%) Oracle
9 25 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (13.48%) TOGAF
10 24 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (12.36%) SOA
11 22 (12.36%) Retail
12 20 (11.24%) .NET
12 20 (11.24%) NetApp
12 20 (11.24%) Project Management
13 19 (10.67%) Windows
13 19 (10.67%) Active Directory
13 19 (10.67%) Office 365
14 18 (10.11%) MS Excel
14 18 (10.11%) Scrum
15 17 (9.55%) MS Exchange
15 17 (9.55%) Security Cleared
16 16 (8.99%) SQL Server
16 16 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (8.99%) Manufacturing
17 15 (8.43%) Content Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 39 (21.91%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.55%) MS Exchange
3 13 (7.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 13 (7.30%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (5.06%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (4.49%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.69%) Lync
8 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.56%) JBoss
9 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.56%) AquaLogic Service Bus
9 1 (0.56%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 18 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (5.06%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (5.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (3.93%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (3.93%) SAP SCM
3 5 (2.81%) SAP FI
4 4 (2.25%) SAP CO
4 4 (2.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (2.25%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.69%) SAP MM
5 3 (1.69%) SAP HR
6 2 (1.12%) SAP LE
6 2 (1.12%) SAP SD
6 2 (1.12%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.56%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.56%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.56%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.67%) Office 365
2 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
4 1 (0.56%) IaaS
4 1 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.87%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (6.74%) WAAS
3 9 (5.06%) SAN
4 8 (4.49%) Network Security
5 6 (3.37%) NAS
6 5 (2.81%) Firewall
7 4 (2.25%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.69%) VPN
8 3 (1.69%) 4G
9 2 (1.12%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.12%) Internet
9 2 (1.12%) WAN
9 2 (1.12%) LAN
10 1 (0.56%) PBX
10 1 (0.56%) DHCP
10 1 (0.56%) DNS
10 1 (0.56%) Wireless
10 1 (0.56%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (6.74%) Oracle BI EE
2 12 (6.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.49%) EDRMS
4 6 (3.37%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.37%) Oracle Exadata
4 6 (3.37%) Essbase
4 6 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (3.37%) Oracle Discoverer
4 6 (3.37%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) DB2
6 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.56%) Big Data
6 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (7.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.56%) JUnit
General
1 39 (21.91%) Finance
2 22 (12.36%) Retail
3 16 (8.99%) Manufacturing
4 12 (6.74%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.62%) Automotive
6 9 (5.06%) Back Office
7 7 (3.93%) Banking
8 3 (1.69%) Local Government
9 2 (1.12%) Marketing
10 1 (0.56%) Electronics
10 1 (0.56%) Advertising
10 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.24%) .NET
2 7 (3.93%) Middleware
3 6 (3.37%) WebCenter
3 6 (3.37%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.81%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (2.81%) SAP Basis
5 3 (1.69%) HTML
5 3 (1.69%) CSS
5 3 (1.69%) WCF
5 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.12%) REST
6 2 (1.12%) jQuery
6 2 (1.12%) JSON
6 2 (1.12%) SOAP
7 1 (0.56%) J2EE
7 1 (0.56%) Web Services
7 1 (0.56%) XSLT
7 1 (0.56%) COM
7 1 (0.56%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.74%) Celerra
1 12 (6.74%) CLARiiON
2 8 (4.49%) Taxonomies
3 5 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.69%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.56%) GIS
6 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.56%) DTV
6 1 (0.56%) Social Network
6 1 (0.56%) Open Source
6 1 (0.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.67%) Windows
2 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.10%) Migration
2 28 (15.73%) CRM
3 25 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (13.48%) TOGAF
5 22 (12.36%) SOA
6 20 (11.24%) Project Management
7 18 (10.11%) Scrum
8 15 (8.43%) Content Management
8 15 (8.43%) Mentoring
9 13 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.30%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (6.18%) ITIL
10 11 (6.18%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (5.62%) ERP
12 9 (5.06%) Change Management
12 9 (5.06%) Knowledge Management
13 8 (4.49%) Metadata Management
13 8 (4.49%) System Testing
13 8 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (4.49%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.37%) C#
2 4 (2.25%) VB.NET
3 3 (1.69%) Java
4 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.12%) SQL
5 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.87%) MCITP
3 14 (7.87%) MCSE
4 13 (7.30%) MCTS
5 12 (6.74%) CCIA
5 12 (6.74%) VCAP
5 12 (6.74%) VTSP
5 12 (6.74%) NCDA
5 12 (6.74%) NCIE
5 12 (6.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (6.74%) CCA
5 12 (6.74%) Citrix Certification
5 12 (6.74%) CCEA
6 9 (5.06%) Degree
7 5 (2.81%) ISEB
8 3 (1.69%) HNC
8 3 (1.69%) HND
8 3 (1.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.43%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 24 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (10.67%) Active Directory
3 14 (7.87%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.74%) vCloud
4 12 (6.74%) vSphere
4 12 (6.74%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.37%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (3.37%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.56%) IAG
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.25%) Windows Intune
2 4 (2.25%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
3 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 51 (28.65%) Microsoft
2 38 (21.35%) Cisco
3 32 (17.98%) VMware
3 32 (17.98%) EMC
4 31 (17.42%) SAP
5 30 (16.85%) Citrix
6 25 (14.04%) Oracle
7 20 (11.24%) NetApp
8 12 (6.74%) 3PAR
8 12 (6.74%) Hyperion
9 11 (6.18%) HP
9 11 (6.18%) CheckPoint
10 8 (4.49%) Open Text
11 7 (3.93%) Symantec
12 6 (3.37%) Juniper
13 5 (2.81%) McAfee
13 5 (2.81%) Fujitsu
13 5 (2.81%) Sourcefire
13 5 (2.81%) Splunk
14 2 (1.12%) Mercator
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Company Car + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + 20% bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Hoople Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Exec Car + extensive benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 21 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £37,000 to £48,500 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 27 days ago