Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £73,750 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 89 87
Rank change year-on-year +49 -2 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 217 127 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.94% 3.35% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.14% 3.48% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 138 101 98
Birmingham median annual salary £73,750 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.46% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,750 £51,717
90th Percentile £87,500 £70,000 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% -5.21%

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 3,537 3,654 4,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.31% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,569 2,957 3,490
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £74,000 £65,000 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 97 (44.70%) Presales
2 84 (38.71%) Data Centre
3 76 (35.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 63 (29.03%) Amazon AWS
5 62 (28.57%) Line Management
5 62 (28.57%) TOGAF
6 57 (26.27%) Microsoft
7 52 (23.96%) Enterprise Architecture
8 51 (23.50%) ITIL
9 50 (23.04%) Project Management
10 44 (20.28%) .NET
11 43 (19.82%) Web Services
12 42 (19.35%) SQL
12 42 (19.35%) Network Security
13 41 (18.89%) ITIL V3
14 38 (17.51%) SIEM
14 38 (17.51%) Software Engineering
14 38 (17.51%) CheckPoint
15 37 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
15 37 (17.05%) VMware
15 37 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (17.05%) PaaS
16 35 (16.13%) Technical Architecture
17 34 (15.67%) Java
18 33 (15.21%) Service Management
18 33 (15.21%) Degree
19 30 (13.82%) Computer Science
19 30 (13.82%) Data Protection
19 30 (13.82%) Cisco
19 30 (13.82%) Amazon EC2

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 6 (2.76%) IIS
2 5 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.84%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (1.38%) SAS
4 3 (1.38%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.92%) Apache
5 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) Maya
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) SAP ECC
1 4 (1.84%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.46%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.46%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.46%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 76 (35.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (29.03%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (17.05%) PaaS
4 30 (13.82%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (13.36%) Amazon S3
5 29 (13.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 28 (12.90%) IaaS
7 27 (12.44%) Office 365
8 21 (9.68%) Amazon EMR
8 21 (9.68%) Amazon Kinesis
8 21 (9.68%) Amazon SQS
8 21 (9.68%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (9.68%) Serverless
9 16 (7.37%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (3.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (3.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (3.69%) SaaS
10 8 (3.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (19.35%) Network Security
2 24 (11.06%) WAN
3 22 (10.14%) Firewall
4 20 (9.22%) LAN
5 17 (7.83%) VPN
6 14 (6.45%) WLAN
7 12 (5.53%) Wireless
8 9 (4.15%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (4.15%) MPLS
9 8 (3.69%) Unified Communications
9 8 (3.69%) VLAN
10 6 (2.76%) BGP
10 6 (2.76%) Cisco Firepower
10 6 (2.76%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (2.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (2.76%) DHCP
10 6 (2.76%) DNS
10 6 (2.76%) FWSM
10 6 (2.76%) OSPF
10 6 (2.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.82%) Big Data
2 29 (13.36%) Amazon RDS
3 27 (12.44%) Cosmos DB
4 23 (10.60%) Relational Database
5 21 (9.68%) Amazon Redshift
5 21 (9.68%) RDBMS
6 14 (6.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 14 (6.45%) NoSQL
6 14 (6.45%) SQL Server
7 9 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.84%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.38%) DB2
11 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.92%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.92%) MySQL
12 2 (0.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Jasmine
1 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.92%) JIRA
2 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.46%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.46%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.46%) JBehave
3 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.46%) JMeter
3 1 (0.46%) JUnit
3 1 (0.46%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.46%) Maven
3 1 (0.46%) Mockito
3 1 (0.46%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.46%) Selenium
3 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 28 (12.90%) Retail
2 27 (12.44%) Finance
3 23 (10.60%) Publishing
4 7 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.84%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (20.28%) .NET
2 43 (19.82%) Web Services
3 17 (7.83%) ASP.NET
3 17 (7.83%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (6.45%) AngularJS
5 11 (5.07%) REST
6 8 (3.69%) HTML
6 8 (3.69%) React
7 4 (1.84%) jQuery
7 4 (1.84%) Node.js
8 3 (1.38%) Backbone.js
8 3 (1.38%) CSS
8 3 (1.38%) HTML5
8 3 (1.38%) Java EE
8 3 (1.38%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (1.38%) Spring
9 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.92%) JSON
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 84 (38.71%) Data Centre
2 30 (13.82%) Computer Science
2 30 (13.82%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (9.22%) Management Information System
5 18 (8.29%) CMDB
6 16 (7.37%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
7 14 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 13 (5.99%) Client/Server
8 13 (5.99%) Public Cloud
9 12 (5.53%) Private Cloud
10 11 (5.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (4.15%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (2.30%) Fintech
12 5 (2.30%) FlexPod
12 5 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
13 3 (1.38%) User Experience
13 3 (1.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.53%) Windows
2 5 (2.30%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.38%) Linux
4 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (44.70%) Presales
2 62 (28.57%) Line Management
2 62 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 52 (23.96%) Enterprise Architecture
4 51 (23.50%) ITIL
5 50 (23.04%) Project Management
6 41 (18.89%) ITIL V3
7 38 (17.51%) SIEM
7 38 (17.51%) Software Engineering
8 37 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (16.13%) Technical Architecture
10 33 (15.21%) Service Management
11 30 (13.82%) Data Protection
12 29 (13.36%) Information Security
12 29 (13.36%) Load Balancing
13 28 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
13 28 (12.90%) PRINCE2
14 26 (11.98%) Microservices
14 26 (11.98%) Migration
15 25 (11.52%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.35%) SQL
2 34 (15.67%) Java
3 23 (10.60%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.91%) PL/SQL
4 15 (6.91%) Python
4 15 (6.91%) Scala
4 15 (6.91%) Shell Script
5 14 (6.45%) C#
6 3 (1.38%) PHP
6 3 (1.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.92%) C
8 1 (0.46%) Java 8
8 1 (0.46%) X++
Qualifications
1 33 (15.21%) Degree
2 27 (12.44%) Computer Science Degree
2 27 (12.44%) TOGAF Certification
3 26 (11.98%) CCNP
3 26 (11.98%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (11.06%) CISSP
5 22 (10.14%) CCDP
6 21 (9.68%) MCSA
6 21 (9.68%) MCSE
6 21 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (9.22%) Security Cleared
8 19 (8.76%) ISEB
9 18 (8.29%) CEH
9 18 (8.29%) CompTIA Security+
9 18 (8.29%) PMI Certification
9 18 (8.29%) PMP
10 8 (3.69%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.76%) CCIE
11 6 (2.76%) CCSE
11 6 (2.76%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.90%) GDPR
2 18 (8.29%) GPG13
2 18 (8.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (5.99%) SLA
4 10 (4.61%) QA
5 6 (2.76%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 37 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (10.14%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.15%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (3.69%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.76%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.76%) CASB
1 6 (2.76%) Cisco Prime
1 6 (2.76%) QRadar
2 4 (1.84%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.46%) SCCM
3 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 57 (26.27%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.51%) CheckPoint
3 37 (17.05%) VMware
4 30 (13.82%) Cisco
5 27 (12.44%) EMC
6 23 (10.60%) Citrix
6 23 (10.60%) NetApp
7 20 (9.22%) Fortinet
8 17 (7.83%) Juniper
9 14 (6.45%) Tufin
10 11 (5.07%) Forcepoint
10 11 (5.07%) Meraki
11 10 (4.61%) IBM
11 10 (4.61%) Oracle
11 10 (4.61%) SAP
12 9 (4.15%) Palo Alto
13 8 (3.69%) F5
14 6 (2.76%) Aruba
14 6 (2.76%) LogRhythm
14 6 (2.76%) Splunk