The median annual salary for a Solutions Designer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Designer
UK
Rank 740 838 849
Rank change year-on-year +98 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 109 108 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 77 78 96
Median salary £60,000 £65,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +28.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £47,050 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £59,000 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.23% +30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in the UK

Solutions Designer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Solutions Designer in the UK

Solutions Designer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Designer over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Designer in the UK

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +94 100 £60,000 -7.69% 10
South East +66 45 £60,000 -11.11% 6
Berkshire +26 24 £60,000 -14.28% 1
East of England +42 17 £67,500 +50.00% 2
London +75 15 £68,750 +1.85% 1
Hampshire +27 12 £50,000 -12.28% 1
Bedfordshire +21 10 £63,750 -
Luton +13 9 £60,000 -
West Midlands +33 8 £56,250 -13.46%
Wokingham - 8 £58,750 -
Kent - 8 £32,000 -
Chatham - 7 £32,000 -
Slough +17 6 £67,500 -
Scotland +14 6 £58,000 +10.47%
North West -16 6 £42,500 -33.33%
Warwickshire - 6 £56,250 -
Warwick - 6 £56,250 -
Reading +43 5 £60,000 -20.00%
Oxford - 5 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £60,000 -
Glasgow +19 4 £58,000 +10.47%
Yorkshire +16 4 £65,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +14 4 £65,000 - 1
East Midlands +5 4 £51,900 -1.14%
Norfolk -3 4 £63,250 +34.57% 2
Norwich -11 4 £63,250 +34.57% 2
Manchester -26 4 £47,500 -25.49%
South West +24 3 £32,500 -27.77%
Basingstoke +4 3 £49,500 +1.02%
Northampton - 3 £51,900 -

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Solutions Designer 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 featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 87 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (33.66%) IT Strategy
3 50 (24.75%) Oracle
4 42 (20.79%) Java
5 39 (19.31%) SOA
5 39 (19.31%) TOGAF
6 36 (17.82%) Scrum
7 31 (15.35%) Telecoms
7 31 (15.35%) Waterfall
8 30 (14.85%) Finance
9 28 (13.86%) SQL
9 28 (13.86%) J2EE
9 28 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (12.38%) Mentoring
11 24 (11.88%) UML
12 23 (11.39%) JBoss
12 23 (11.39%) Middleware
13 22 (10.89%) Tomcat
14 21 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (10.40%) Technical Architecture
14 21 (10.40%) Translating Business Requirements
15 20 (9.90%) Systems Analysis
16 18 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (8.91%) User Experience
17 17 (8.42%) Coaching
17 17 (8.42%) Data Architecture
17 17 (8.42%) Banking
18 16 (7.92%) Jenkins
18 16 (7.92%) ETL
18 16 (7.92%) Web Services

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 23 (11.39%) JBoss
2 22 (10.89%) Tomcat
3 16 (7.92%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.97%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.48%) WildFly
6 4 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.50%) CMS
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS Office
2 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.46%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.98%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.99%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.48%) IBM Blueworks
2 4 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.50%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.46%) VoIP
2 8 (3.96%) LAN
2 8 (3.96%) WAN
3 3 (1.49%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.49%) SAN
4 2 (0.99%) LLU
4 2 (0.99%) Wireless
5 1 (0.50%) DHCP
5 1 (0.50%) Firewall
5 1 (0.50%) Internet
5 1 (0.50%) MVNO
5 1 (0.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.47%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.49%) Big Data
3 3 (1.49%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (7.92%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.98%) JUnit
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (15.35%) Telecoms
2 30 (14.85%) Finance
3 17 (8.42%) Banking
4 11 (5.45%) Billing
5 9 (4.46%) Back Office
5 9 (4.46%) Marketing
5 9 (4.46%) Retail
6 7 (3.47%) Front Office
7 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.86%) J2EE
2 23 (11.39%) Middleware
3 16 (7.92%) Web Services
4 12 (5.94%) .NET
5 11 (5.45%) JMS
6 10 (4.95%) EJB
6 10 (4.95%) Hibernate
6 10 (4.95%) JDBC
6 10 (4.95%) Servlets
6 10 (4.95%) Spring
6 10 (4.95%) XML
7 9 (4.46%) JPA
8 6 (2.97%) JRules
9 5 (2.48%) Dojo
9 5 (2.48%) DOM
9 5 (2.48%) jQuery
9 5 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.98%) SOAP
10 4 (1.98%) WSDL
11 3 (1.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.91%) User Experience
3 5 (2.48%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.48%) Virtual Team
4 4 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (1.98%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.49%) Clustering
5 3 (1.49%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (1.49%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.49%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.50%) Fintech
7 1 (0.50%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.95%) Windows
2 5 (2.48%) Linux
3 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (33.66%) IT Strategy
3 39 (19.31%) SOA
3 39 (19.31%) TOGAF
4 36 (17.82%) Scrum
5 31 (15.35%) Waterfall
6 25 (12.38%) Mentoring
7 24 (11.88%) UML
8 21 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
8 21 (10.40%) Technical Architecture
8 21 (10.40%) Translating Business Requirements
9 20 (9.90%) Systems Analysis
10 18 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (8.42%) Coaching
11 17 (8.42%) Data Architecture
12 16 (7.92%) ETL
12 16 (7.92%) Risk Assessment
13 15 (7.43%) Automated Testing
14 12 (5.94%) Analytics
14 12 (5.94%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.79%) Java
2 28 (13.86%) SQL
3 14 (6.93%) C#
4 8 (3.96%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.97%) C++
6 3 (1.49%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.99%) XQuery
8 1 (0.50%) PHP
8 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (5.45%) Degree
2 5 (2.48%) AWS Certification
3 2 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.50%) CCDP
4 1 (0.50%) CCIE
4 1 (0.50%) CCNA
4 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.50%) ISEB
4 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.95%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.50%) MiFID
2 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.49%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.49%) FortiGate
1 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (1.49%) SCCM
1 3 (1.49%) SCOM
1 3 (1.49%) SCOrch
1 3 (1.49%) Simpana
Vendors
1 50 (24.75%) Oracle
2 13 (6.44%) IBM
3 12 (5.94%) Pega
4 11 (5.45%) Informatica
4 11 (5.45%) Sybase
4 11 (5.45%) TIBCO
5 10 (4.95%) TSYS
6 9 (4.46%) HP
7 7 (3.47%) Microsoft
8 6 (2.97%) hybris
9 5 (2.48%) SAP
9 5 (2.48%) webMethods
10 4 (1.98%) Cisco
11 3 (1.49%) CommVault
11 3 (1.49%) EMC
11 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.49%) VMware
12 2 (0.99%) Cognizant
12 2 (0.99%) Fortinet
12 2 (0.99%) Remedy
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