Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 80 92
Rank change year-on-year +23 +12 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 184 127 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.64% 3.31% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.80% 3.43% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 99 76 70
Birmingham median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £52,500 £49,375 £48,550
90th Percentile £87,500 £70,000 £82,625
West Midlands median annual salary £75,000 £64,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +17.19% +2.40% -10.71%

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 3,833 3,705 4,612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 96.46% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,790 3,097 3,464
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £68,750
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 July 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 July 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 85 (46.20%) Presales
2 73 (39.67%) Data Centre
3 57 (30.98%) SIEM
3 57 (30.98%) CheckPoint
4 54 (29.35%) ITIL
5 52 (28.26%) ITIL V3
6 50 (27.17%) TOGAF
7 44 (23.91%) Network Security
7 44 (23.91%) Cisco
7 44 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (23.37%) CCNP
9 42 (22.83%) CCDP
9 42 (22.83%) WAN
10 41 (22.28%) VMware
11 40 (21.74%) Load Balancing
11 40 (21.74%) Microsoft
12 39 (21.20%) Juniper
12 39 (21.20%) Fortinet
13 37 (20.11%) CRM
14 35 (19.02%) CISSP
15 34 (18.48%) Zachman Framework
15 34 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 33 (17.93%) Finance
17 32 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
18 31 (16.85%) Degree
18 31 (16.85%) Line Management
18 31 (16.85%) IT Strategy
19 30 (16.30%) .NET
20 29 (15.76%) Project Management
21 28 (15.22%) Software Engineering

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 21 (11.41%) IIS
2 6 (3.26%) Anypoint
2 6 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (3.26%) JBoss
3 1 (0.54%) Apache
3 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.54%) SAS
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.54%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.54%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.54%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (13.59%) PaaS
3 23 (12.50%) IaaS
4 14 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (4.89%) Office 365
6 8 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (2.72%) SaaS
8 3 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.63%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (1.63%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.63%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.63%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (1.63%) Serverless
9 1 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (23.91%) Network Security
2 42 (22.83%) WAN
3 27 (14.67%) LAN
4 24 (13.04%) VPN
5 23 (12.50%) WLAN
6 21 (11.41%) Wireless
7 20 (10.87%) Firewall
8 17 (9.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (9.24%) VLAN
9 16 (8.70%) BGP
9 16 (8.70%) Cisco ISE
9 16 (8.70%) Ethernet
9 16 (8.70%) MPLS
9 16 (8.70%) OSPF
10 15 (8.15%) DHCP
10 15 (8.15%) DNS
10 15 (8.15%) FWSM
10 15 (8.15%) SNMP
10 15 (8.15%) SSL
10 15 (8.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.61%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.43%) Cosmos DB
4 9 (4.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (4.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (3.26%) Big Data
5 6 (3.26%) DTS
5 6 (3.26%) EDRMS
5 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.72%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.17%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.63%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.63%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.09%) MySQL
10 1 (0.54%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 10 (5.43%) TeamCity
2 7 (3.80%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.80%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.63%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.54%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.54%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.54%) JBehave
5 1 (0.54%) JMeter
5 1 (0.54%) JUnit
5 1 (0.54%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.54%) Maven
5 1 (0.54%) Mockito
5 1 (0.54%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.54%) Selenium
5 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.54%) Subversion
5 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (17.93%) Finance
2 27 (14.67%) Publishing
3 17 (9.24%) Retail
4 12 (6.52%) Manufacturing
5 10 (5.43%) Advertising
6 8 (4.35%) Legal
7 2 (1.09%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Front Office
8 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.30%) .NET
2 12 (6.52%) AngularJS
2 12 (6.52%) Web Services
3 8 (4.35%) React
4 5 (2.72%) HTML
5 4 (2.17%) REST
6 3 (1.63%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (1.63%) Backbone.js
6 3 (1.63%) CSS
6 3 (1.63%) JSON
6 3 (1.63%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (1.63%) Spring
7 2 (1.09%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.09%) jQuery
7 2 (1.09%) RESTful
8 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.54%) Java EE
8 1 (0.54%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 73 (39.67%) Data Centre
2 28 (15.22%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 24 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 23 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
4 23 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 21 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (9.78%) CMDB
7 16 (8.70%) FlexPod
8 11 (5.98%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.72%) Client/Server
10 4 (2.17%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (2.17%) Fintech
10 4 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (2.17%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.63%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.52%) Windows
2 7 (3.80%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.17%) Linux
4 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.54%) Unix
5 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (46.20%) Presales
2 57 (30.98%) SIEM
3 54 (29.35%) ITIL
4 52 (28.26%) ITIL V3
5 50 (27.17%) TOGAF
6 40 (21.74%) Load Balancing
7 37 (20.11%) CRM
8 34 (18.48%) Zachman Framework
9 32 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
10 31 (16.85%) IT Strategy
10 31 (16.85%) Line Management
11 29 (15.76%) Project Management
12 28 (15.22%) Information Security
12 28 (15.22%) Software Engineering
13 25 (13.59%) Business Development
13 25 (13.59%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (13.04%) Migration
14 24 (13.04%) PRINCE2
15 23 (12.50%) Incident Management
15 23 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.33%) JavaScript
1 19 (10.33%) SQL
2 18 (9.78%) Java
3 13 (7.07%) C#
4 3 (1.63%) PHP
4 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.09%) C
5 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.09%) Python
5 2 (1.09%) Scala
5 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.54%) Java 8
6 1 (0.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 44 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (23.37%) CCNP
3 42 (22.83%) CCDP
4 35 (19.02%) CISSP
5 31 (16.85%) Degree
6 21 (11.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (9.78%) CEH
7 18 (9.78%) CompTIA Security+
7 18 (9.78%) ISEB
7 18 (9.78%) PMI Certification
7 18 (9.78%) PMP
8 16 (8.70%) CCIE
9 15 (8.15%) CCSE
9 15 (8.15%) IISP
9 15 (8.15%) ISSAP
9 15 (8.15%) JNCIP
10 7 (3.80%) Security Cleared
10 7 (3.80%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (2.72%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.78%) GPG13
1 18 (9.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (8.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 11 (5.98%) QA
4 10 (5.43%) GDPR
5 6 (3.26%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.70%) VMware NSX
3 4 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.54%) XenApp
5 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (8.70%) CASB
1 16 (8.70%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (8.15%) QRadar
3 6 (3.26%) Puppet
4 2 (1.09%) SCCM
5 1 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 57 (30.98%) CheckPoint
2 44 (23.91%) Cisco
3 41 (22.28%) VMware
4 40 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 39 (21.20%) Fortinet
5 39 (21.20%) Juniper
6 23 (12.50%) Forcepoint
6 23 (12.50%) Tufin
7 20 (10.87%) Citrix
8 18 (9.78%) EMC
8 18 (9.78%) IBM
8 18 (9.78%) Meraki
8 18 (9.78%) NetApp
9 17 (9.24%) F5
9 17 (9.24%) HP
10 16 (8.70%) Aruba
10 16 (8.70%) Infoblox
10 16 (8.70%) Palo Alto
10 16 (8.70%) Riverbed
10 16 (8.70%) SolarWinds