The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 53 69 85
Rank change year-on-year +16 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 75 72 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.10% 3.06% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.23% 3.20% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 36 32 36
Median salary £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £53,000 £54,250
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1772 2251 1693
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.88% 95.54% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1428 1746 1431
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in Birmingham

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 65 (39.39%) TOGAF
2 50 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (29.70%) Data Centre
3 49 (29.70%) Presales
4 44 (26.67%) Line Management
4 44 (26.67%) Finance
5 42 (25.45%) Customer Requirements
6 40 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (24.24%) MS Excel
7 39 (23.64%) Degree
8 37 (22.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 37 (22.42%) PRINCE2
9 36 (21.82%) SaaS
10 35 (21.21%) CRM
10 35 (21.21%) VMware
11 34 (20.61%) Retail
11 34 (20.61%) Project Management
11 34 (20.61%) NetApp
11 34 (20.61%) Microsoft
12 33 (20.00%) EMC
12 33 (20.00%) Business Development
13 32 (19.39%) SQL
14 31 (18.79%) Citrix
15 29 (17.58%) IT Strategy
16 26 (15.76%) Enterprise Architecture
17 25 (15.15%) Oracle
18 24 (14.55%) ITIL
18 24 (14.55%) ERP
18 24 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
19 22 (13.33%) Cisco

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 17 (10.30%) MS Office
2 17 (10.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (5.45%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.42%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.61%) SAP CAR
4 1 (0.61%) SAP POS DM
4 1 (0.61%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 50 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (21.82%) SaaS
3 24 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (12.73%) PaaS
5 20 (12.12%) IaaS
6 16 (9.70%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (4.85%) Office 365
8 2 (1.21%) GitHub
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.64%) SSL
2 5 (3.03%) LDAP
3 2 (1.21%) BGP
3 2 (1.21%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.21%) LAN
3 2 (1.21%) MPLS
3 2 (1.21%) OSPF
3 2 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.21%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.21%) VPN
3 2 (1.21%) WAN
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.61%) DNS
4 1 (0.61%) FWSM
4 1 (0.61%) HTTP
4 1 (0.61%) Intranet
4 1 (0.61%) Network Security
4 1 (0.61%) VLAN
4 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.33%) MySQL
2 20 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 19 (11.52%) Big Data
4 16 (9.70%) DB2
5 7 (4.24%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.64%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.61%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.61%) Travis CI
General
1 44 (26.67%) Finance
2 34 (20.61%) Retail
3 21 (12.73%) Publishing
4 8 (4.85%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.64%) Billing
6 5 (3.03%) Multimedia
6 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.42%) Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
8 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.52%) .NET
2 11 (6.67%) CSS
2 11 (6.67%) HTML
2 11 (6.67%) Web Services
3 10 (6.06%) REST
4 7 (4.24%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.24%) JSON
5 5 (3.03%) Ajax
5 5 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.03%) JDBC
5 5 (3.03%) ODBC
5 5 (3.03%) SAML
6 4 (2.42%) WCF
6 4 (2.42%) WF
7 3 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.21%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (1.21%) Middleware
8 2 (1.21%) React
9 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.61%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (29.70%) Data Centre
2 20 (12.12%) NHS
3 18 (10.91%) Public Cloud
4 16 (9.70%) CMDB
4 16 (9.70%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.03%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.82%) EPoS
7 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.21%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.61%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.21%) Linux
2 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.61%) Windows
2 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (39.39%) TOGAF
2 49 (29.70%) Presales
3 44 (26.67%) Line Management
4 42 (25.45%) Customer Requirements
5 40 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (22.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 37 (22.42%) PRINCE2
7 35 (21.21%) CRM
8 34 (20.61%) Project Management
9 33 (20.00%) Business Development
10 29 (17.58%) IT Strategy
11 26 (15.76%) Enterprise Architecture
12 24 (14.55%) ERP
12 24 (14.55%) ITIL
13 22 (13.33%) Logistics
13 22 (13.33%) Service Management
14 21 (12.73%) Technical Architecture
15 19 (11.52%) Customer Engagement
15 19 (11.52%) Zachman Framework
16 18 (10.91%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.39%) SQL
2 17 (10.30%) Java
3 12 (7.27%) C#
4 7 (4.24%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.64%) PHP
6 4 (2.42%) C++
6 4 (2.42%) Python
7 1 (0.61%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 39 (23.64%) Degree
2 20 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 18 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (10.30%) MCP
4 17 (10.30%) MCSE
4 17 (10.30%) VCAP
4 17 (10.30%) VCDX
5 16 (9.70%) ISEB
5 16 (9.70%) PMI Certification
5 16 (9.70%) PMP
6 3 (1.82%) CCNP
6 3 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.21%) CCDP
7 2 (1.21%) CCIE
8 1 (0.61%) CCSE
8 1 (0.61%) CISSP
8 1 (0.61%) IISP
8 1 (0.61%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.61%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.61%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.06%) SLA
2 6 (3.64%) QA
3 5 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (10.30%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (9.70%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.61%) QRadar
2 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (21.21%) VMware
2 34 (20.61%) Microsoft
2 34 (20.61%) NetApp
3 33 (20.00%) EMC
4 31 (18.79%) Citrix
5 25 (15.15%) Oracle
6 22 (13.33%) Cisco
7 18 (10.91%) IBM
8 17 (10.30%) CheckPoint
8 17 (10.30%) HP
8 17 (10.30%) Juniper
9 16 (9.70%) BMC
10 15 (9.09%) 3PAR
11 9 (5.45%) ServiceNow
12 6 (3.64%) NEC
13 5 (3.03%) Casewise
14 3 (1.82%) MuleSoft
15 2 (1.21%) SAP
16 1 (0.61%) Forcepoint
16 1 (0.61%) Symantec
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