Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 76 135
Rank change year-on-year -10 +59 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 119 160 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.12% 3.39% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 3.51% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 97 113 38
Birmingham median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £68,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -12.73% -1.79%
10th Percentile £50,750 £52,000 £50,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £93,250
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% -7.14%

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 3669 4554 3841
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.40% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2941 3405 3211
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 53 (44.54%) Presales
2 44 (36.97%) TOGAF
3 41 (34.45%) Finance
4 34 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 31 (26.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (26.05%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (25.21%) Analytics
6 30 (25.21%) UML
7 28 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (23.53%) Migration
7 28 (23.53%) Banking
7 28 (23.53%) Asset Management
7 28 (23.53%) ArchiMate
7 28 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
7 28 (23.53%) Data Migration
7 28 (23.53%) Data Integration
7 28 (23.53%) Data Acquisition
7 28 (23.53%) Data Ingestion
8 27 (22.69%) Project Management
9 25 (21.01%) Microsoft
10 20 (16.81%) SQL
11 19 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (14.29%) Degree
12 17 (14.29%) CRM
13 16 (13.45%) .NET
13 16 (13.45%) Customer Requirements
14 15 (12.61%) IT Strategy
15 14 (11.76%) ITIL
15 14 (11.76%) Publishing

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 9 (7.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.04%) CMS
2 6 (5.04%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (5.04%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.52%) SAS
4 2 (1.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.84%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.84%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) SAP CO
1 6 (5.04%) SAP FI
1 6 (5.04%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (11.76%) PaaS
2 14 (11.76%) SaaS
3 12 (10.08%) Office 365
4 10 (8.40%) IaaS
5 9 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.68%) Force.com
8 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.88%) Firewall
2 3 (2.52%) Internet
2 3 (2.52%) LAN
2 3 (2.52%) MPLS
2 3 (2.52%) WAN
3 2 (1.68%) RFID
3 2 (1.68%) WLAN
4 1 (0.84%) LDAP
4 1 (0.84%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.84%) Network Security
4 1 (0.84%) SSL
4 1 (0.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (8.40%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.20%) MySQL
4 2 (1.68%) DB2
4 2 (1.68%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.88%) git-flow
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.84%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.84%) Mocha
4 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (34.45%) Finance
2 28 (23.53%) Banking
3 14 (11.76%) Publishing
4 13 (10.92%) Manufacturing
5 8 (6.72%) Advertising
5 8 (6.72%) Marketing
6 7 (5.88%) Retail
7 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.84%) Law
8 1 (0.84%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) .NET
2 7 (5.88%) Web Services
3 6 (5.04%) Sass
4 5 (4.20%) REST
4 5 (4.20%) SOAP
5 4 (3.36%) CSS
6 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.52%) JDBC
6 3 (2.52%) XML
7 2 (1.68%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.68%) CSS3
7 2 (1.68%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.68%) HTML
7 2 (1.68%) JSON
7 2 (1.68%) RESTful
7 2 (1.68%) Spring
7 2 (1.68%) Struts
7 2 (1.68%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.84%) Lucene
8 1 (0.84%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.08%) Data Centre
3 11 (9.24%) Computer Science
4 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.72%) CMDB
6 6 (5.04%) Client/Server
6 6 (5.04%) Public Cloud
6 6 (5.04%) Social Media
7 3 (2.52%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.68%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.68%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.84%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.04%) Windows
2 4 (3.36%) Unix
3 2 (1.68%) Android
3 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.68%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.84%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.54%) Presales
2 44 (36.97%) TOGAF
3 31 (26.05%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (26.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (25.21%) Analytics
4 30 (25.21%) UML
5 28 (23.53%) ArchiMate
5 28 (23.53%) Asset Management
5 28 (23.53%) Data Acquisition
5 28 (23.53%) Data Ingestion
5 28 (23.53%) Data Integration
5 28 (23.53%) Data Migration
5 28 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
5 28 (23.53%) Migration
6 27 (22.69%) Project Management
7 19 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (14.29%) CRM
9 16 (13.45%) Customer Requirements
10 15 (12.61%) IT Strategy
11 14 (11.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.81%) SQL
2 13 (10.92%) C#
3 9 (7.56%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.88%) Java
5 6 (5.04%) PHP
6 2 (1.68%) Apex Code
6 2 (1.68%) C++
6 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) Degree
2 11 (9.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (7.56%) ISEB
4 8 (6.72%) PMI Certification
4 8 (6.72%) PMP
5 6 (5.04%) CEH
5 6 (5.04%) CISSP
5 6 (5.04%) CompTIA Security+
5 6 (5.04%) Security+ Certification
6 2 (1.68%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.68%) MCSE
6 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.84%) MCP
7 1 (0.84%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.24%) QA
2 8 (6.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.04%) GPG13
System Software
1 10 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.84%) XenApp
4 1 (0.84%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.52%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.84%) Puppet
2 1 (0.84%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.84%) Terraform
2 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (21.01%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.24%) VMware
3 10 (8.40%) Citrix
3 10 (8.40%) SAP
4 9 (7.56%) EMC
4 9 (7.56%) NetApp
5 8 (6.72%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.04%) Sitecore
7 4 (3.36%) BMC
7 4 (3.36%) JD Edwards
7 4 (3.36%) Oracle
8 3 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.68%) Cisco
9 2 (1.68%) HP
9 2 (1.68%) IBM
9 2 (1.68%) Informatica
9 2 (1.68%) Jitterbit
9 2 (1.68%) Juniper
10 1 (0.84%) Google
10 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow