Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 22 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 139 174
Rank change year-on-year -24 +35 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 277 404 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.79% 2.22% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 2.30% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 195 269 211
Midlands median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £63,299
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.21% -7.59%
10th Percentile £50,300 £42,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 14984 17574 17770
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 96.75% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 12357 13900 14629
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,781 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -6 209 £65,000 +8.33% 14
East Midlands -43 67 £74,500 +19.20% 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Midlands region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 87 (31.41%) TOGAF
2 76 (27.44%) Presales
3 71 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (24.19%) Finance
5 52 (18.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 47 (16.97%) Project Management
7 43 (15.52%) Analytics
8 39 (14.08%) Customer Requirements
8 39 (14.08%) Migration
9 38 (13.72%) Microsoft
10 37 (13.36%) .NET
10 37 (13.36%) Management Information System
10 37 (13.36%) Banking
11 36 (13.00%) ArchiMate
12 35 (12.64%) SQL
12 35 (12.64%) Java
12 35 (12.64%) SAP
12 35 (12.64%) ITIL
13 34 (12.27%) UML
14 33 (11.91%) Microsoft Azure
15 32 (11.55%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (11.19%) Data Warehouse
17 30 (10.83%) IT Strategy
18 29 (10.47%) Data Ingestion
18 29 (10.47%) Enterprise Architecture
19 28 (10.11%) Asset Management
19 28 (10.11%) Zachman Framework
19 28 (10.11%) Data Acquisition
19 28 (10.11%) Infrastructure Management
19 28 (10.11%) Data Migration

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 10 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.53%) CMS
3 6 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (2.17%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.44%) IIS
4 4 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.08%) SAS
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.36%) Documentum
6 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.36%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.36%) Sonic ESB
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.61%) SAP CO
1 10 (3.61%) SAP FI
1 10 (3.61%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (2.89%) SAP HCM
3 7 (2.53%) SAP MM
4 6 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (2.17%) SAP HR
5 5 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (1.08%) Maximo
6 3 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.36%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.36%) SAP CAR
8 1 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.36%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (9.39%) SaaS
3 25 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (8.30%) PaaS
5 19 (6.86%) IaaS
5 19 (6.86%) Office 365
6 9 (3.25%) SuccessFactors
7 7 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.08%) Force.com
9 3 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.72%) Serverless
11 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.58%) Firewall
2 10 (3.61%) BGP
2 10 (3.61%) OSPF
3 9 (3.25%) WAN
4 8 (2.89%) MPLS
4 8 (2.89%) Network Security
5 7 (2.53%) VPN
6 6 (2.17%) DHCP
6 6 (2.17%) DNS
6 6 (2.17%) SSL
7 5 (1.81%) ICMP
7 5 (1.81%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.81%) IPv4
7 5 (1.81%) IPv6
7 5 (1.81%) Multicast
8 4 (1.44%) Internet
8 4 (1.44%) LAN
9 2 (0.72%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.19%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (7.22%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.97%) Big Data
4 9 (3.25%) SAP HANA
5 6 (2.17%) MySQL
5 6 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.17%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.08%) DB2
6 3 (1.08%) GIS
6 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.53%) git-flow
2 7 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.53%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.81%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.08%) Rational Rose
5 2 (0.72%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.72%) Mocha
5 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.36%) JIRA
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.36%) Selenium
General
1 67 (24.19%) Finance
2 37 (13.36%) Banking
3 23 (8.30%) Retail
4 19 (6.86%) Manufacturing
5 17 (6.14%) Telecoms
6 14 (5.05%) Publishing
7 9 (3.25%) Advertising
7 9 (3.25%) Marketing
8 2 (0.72%) Automotive
8 2 (0.72%) Back Office
8 2 (0.72%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.36%) .NET
2 23 (8.30%) Web Services
3 14 (5.05%) JSON
4 12 (4.33%) XML
5 9 (3.25%) RESTful
6 8 (2.89%) Middleware
6 8 (2.89%) REST
7 7 (2.53%) SOAP
8 6 (2.17%) Sass
8 6 (2.17%) WAP
8 6 (2.17%) XSLT
9 5 (1.81%) CSS
10 4 (1.44%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.44%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.44%) JDBC
10 4 (1.44%) Spring
10 4 (1.44%) XSD
11 3 (1.08%) CSS3
11 3 (1.08%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.36%) Management Information System
2 20 (7.22%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.78%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.97%) User Experience
6 8 (2.89%) CMDB
7 7 (2.53%) Mobile Computing
7 7 (2.53%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.53%) Taxonomies
8 6 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.17%) PKI
8 6 (2.17%) Social Media
9 5 (1.81%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.72%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.72%) SCADA
13 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.78%) Windows
2 6 (2.17%) Linux
3 5 (1.81%) Unix
4 3 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.72%) Android
5 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (31.41%) TOGAF
2 76 (27.44%) Presales
3 71 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (18.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (16.97%) Project Management
6 43 (15.52%) Analytics
7 39 (14.08%) Customer Requirements
7 39 (14.08%) Migration
8 36 (13.00%) ArchiMate
9 35 (12.64%) ITIL
10 34 (12.27%) UML
11 32 (11.55%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (10.83%) IT Strategy
13 29 (10.47%) Data Ingestion
13 29 (10.47%) Enterprise Architecture
14 28 (10.11%) Asset Management
14 28 (10.11%) Data Acquisition
14 28 (10.11%) Data Integration
14 28 (10.11%) Data Migration
14 28 (10.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.64%) Java
1 35 (12.64%) SQL
2 27 (9.75%) C#
3 12 (4.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.97%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.53%) PHP
6 5 (1.81%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.81%) C++
6 5 (1.81%) Python
6 5 (1.81%) Ruby
6 5 (1.81%) VB
7 4 (1.44%) ABAP
7 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.44%) XPath
8 3 (1.08%) Apex Code
8 3 (1.08%) C
8 3 (1.08%) Scala
9 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.36%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 26 (9.39%) Degree
2 15 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.61%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.25%) ISEB
6 8 (2.89%) CCIE
6 8 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.89%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.89%) PMP
7 6 (2.17%) CEH
7 6 (2.17%) CISSP
7 6 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (2.17%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (0.72%) CCDE
8 2 (0.72%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.72%) MCSE
8 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.97%) QA
2 9 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.17%) GPG13
4 5 (1.81%) NIST 800
5 3 (1.08%) COBIT
5 3 (1.08%) PMO
6 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.72%) XenApp
5 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.53%) Puppet
2 5 (1.81%) Ansible
3 3 (1.08%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.72%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.36%) Nagios
5 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.36%) Terraform
5 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (13.72%) Microsoft
2 35 (12.64%) SAP
3 13 (4.69%) Oracle
4 12 (4.33%) VMware
5 11 (3.97%) Citrix
6 9 (3.25%) EMC
6 9 (3.25%) NetApp
7 8 (2.89%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.17%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.81%) Cisco
10 4 (1.44%) BMC
10 4 (1.44%) Google
10 4 (1.44%) IBM
10 4 (1.44%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.08%) Capita
11 3 (1.08%) Casewise
11 3 (1.08%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.08%) Informatica
11 3 (1.08%) Jitterbit
11 3 (1.08%) Salesforce.com