Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Solution Architect
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 72 70
Rank change year-on-year +34 -2 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 202 133 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.12% 3.63% 3.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.34% 3.75% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 121 95 111
Birmingham median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £52,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £79,750 £75,000
West Midlands median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £59,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +14.41% -6.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3,186 3,544 4,222
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.78% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,263 2,698 3,167
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,150
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Birmingham

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in Birmingham

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in Birmingham

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 108 (53.47%) Presales
2 93 (46.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (40.10%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (38.61%) Project Management
5 74 (36.63%) Data Centre
6 73 (36.14%) TOGAF
7 69 (34.16%) Line Management
8 62 (30.69%) Microsoft
9 58 (28.71%) Web Services
10 57 (28.22%) Enterprise Architecture
11 53 (26.24%) Data Protection
11 53 (26.24%) GDPR
11 53 (26.24%) Thought Leadership
12 52 (25.74%) Azure Active Directory
12 52 (25.74%) Amazon EC2
12 52 (25.74%) SQL
13 51 (25.25%) ITIL
13 51 (25.25%) Amazon S3
13 51 (25.25%) Amazon RDS
14 44 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
14 44 (21.78%) Technical Architecture
14 44 (21.78%) Service Management
14 44 (21.78%) VMware
15 42 (20.79%) ITIL V3
16 41 (20.30%) PRINCE2
17 40 (19.80%) Office 365
18 39 (19.31%) Self-Motivation
18 39 (19.31%) Java
19 37 (18.32%) .NET
19 37 (18.32%) Network Security

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.98%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.98%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (1.49%) IIS
3 3 (1.49%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.99%) Apache
4 2 (0.99%) SAS
4 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.50%) Mule
5 1 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 25 (12.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Maya
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.98%) SAP ECC
1 4 (1.98%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.99%) HFM
4 1 (0.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 93 (46.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (40.10%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (25.74%) Amazon EC2
3 52 (25.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 51 (25.25%) Amazon S3
5 40 (19.80%) Office 365
6 36 (17.82%) PaaS
7 30 (14.85%) Amazon EMR
7 30 (14.85%) Amazon Kinesis
7 30 (14.85%) Amazon SQS
7 30 (14.85%) AWS Lambda
7 30 (14.85%) Serverless
8 26 (12.87%) IaaS
9 21 (10.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 21 (10.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (10.40%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (10.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (3.47%) SaaS
11 2 (0.99%) Boomi
12 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (18.32%) Network Security
2 24 (11.88%) Firewall
3 11 (5.45%) Unified Communications
4 10 (4.95%) WAN
5 9 (4.46%) LAN
5 9 (4.46%) MPLS
5 9 (4.46%) VPN
6 8 (3.96%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (2.97%) Wireless
8 4 (1.98%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (1.98%) OSPF
8 4 (1.98%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.98%) VLAN
9 3 (1.49%) DHCP
9 3 (1.49%) DNS
9 3 (1.49%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.49%) FWSM
9 3 (1.49%) SNMP
9 3 (1.49%) Wireshark
9 3 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (25.25%) Amazon RDS
2 30 (14.85%) Amazon Redshift
2 30 (14.85%) Cosmos DB
2 30 (14.85%) RDBMS
2 30 (14.85%) Relational Database
3 24 (11.88%) Big Data
4 23 (11.39%) Azure SQL Database
5 21 (10.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (4.46%) SQL Server
7 7 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.98%) SAP HANA
9 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.49%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.49%) Power BI
11 2 (0.99%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.99%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (12.38%) Finance
1 25 (12.38%) Retail
2 21 (10.40%) Publishing
3 6 (2.97%) Marketing
4 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Automotive
6 1 (0.50%) Local Government
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (28.71%) Web Services
2 37 (18.32%) .NET
3 26 (12.87%) ASP.NET
3 26 (12.87%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (5.45%) REST
5 3 (1.49%) HTML
5 3 (1.49%) Node.js
5 3 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.99%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.99%) HTML5
6 2 (0.99%) Java EE
6 2 (0.99%) jQuery
6 2 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.50%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.50%) Apache NiFi
7 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.50%) J2EE
7 1 (0.50%) Kafka
7 1 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 74 (36.63%) Data Centre
2 39 (19.31%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (13.86%) Public Cloud
4 24 (11.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 24 (11.88%) Private Cloud
5 20 (9.90%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (9.90%) Management Information System
6 17 (8.42%) CMDB
7 12 (5.94%) Client/Server
8 8 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.48%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.49%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.99%) Blog
12 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.99%) Robotics
12 2 (0.99%) User Experience
13 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.44%) Windows
2 5 (2.48%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.98%) Linux
4 1 (0.50%) CentOS
4 1 (0.50%) SUSE
4 1 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (53.47%) Presales
2 78 (38.61%) Project Management
3 73 (36.14%) TOGAF
4 69 (34.16%) Line Management
5 57 (28.22%) Enterprise Architecture
6 53 (26.24%) Data Protection
6 53 (26.24%) Thought Leadership
7 51 (25.25%) ITIL
8 44 (21.78%) Service Management
8 44 (21.78%) Technical Architecture
9 42 (20.79%) ITIL V3
10 41 (20.30%) PRINCE2
11 35 (17.33%) Migration
12 34 (16.83%) Software Engineering
13 30 (14.85%) Identity Access Management
13 30 (14.85%) Vendor Relationship Management
14 27 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (13.37%) Customer Engagement
15 25 (12.38%) Load Balancing
16 23 (11.39%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 52 (25.74%) SQL
2 39 (19.31%) Java
3 27 (13.37%) Python
4 25 (12.38%) PL/SQL
4 25 (12.38%) Scala
4 25 (12.38%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.97%) C#
6 4 (1.98%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.50%) PHP
8 1 (0.50%) R
8 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (14.85%) MCSA
1 30 (14.85%) MCSE
1 30 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (13.86%) Degree
3 26 (12.87%) Security Cleared
4 23 (11.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (10.40%) TOGAF Certification
6 20 (9.90%) CISSP
7 18 (8.91%) ISEB
8 17 (8.42%) CEH
8 17 (8.42%) CompTIA Security+
8 17 (8.42%) PMI Certification
8 17 (8.42%) PMP
9 10 (4.95%) CCNP
9 10 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.98%) CCDP
10 4 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.49%) CCSE
11 3 (1.49%) ISSAP
11 3 (1.49%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (26.24%) GDPR
2 17 (8.42%) GPG13
2 17 (8.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (4.46%) SLA
4 6 (2.97%) QA
5 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 44 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (17.33%) Active Directory
3 22 (10.89%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (10.40%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.48%) Docker
6 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (1.98%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.49%) QRadar
3 2 (0.99%) Ansible
3 2 (0.99%) Packer
3 2 (0.99%) Terraform
4 1 (0.50%) CASB
4 1 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 62 (30.69%) Microsoft
2 44 (21.78%) VMware
3 26 (12.87%) EMC
4 22 (10.89%) NetApp
5 21 (10.40%) CheckPoint
5 21 (10.40%) Citrix
6 14 (6.93%) Cisco
7 12 (5.94%) Oracle
8 6 (2.97%) Dell
8 6 (2.97%) IBM
8 6 (2.97%) Meraki
8 6 (2.97%) SAP
9 4 (1.98%) CommVault
9 4 (1.98%) Fortinet
9 4 (1.98%) Google
9 4 (1.98%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.98%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.98%) Veritas
10 3 (1.49%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.49%) Tufin