The median annual salary for a Lead Solutions Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Solution Architect
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 241 223
Rank change year-on-year +19 -18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 7 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.080% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.083% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 0
Median salary £67,500 £72,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.89% -  
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4990 6014 5559
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.93% 96.35% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4222 4731 4633
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Lead Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Solutions Architect in the West Midlands

Lead Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Lead Solutions Architect in the West Midlands

Lead Solutions Architect
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Birmingham - 3 £67,500 -
Warwickshire +9 2 £62,500 -13.79%
Coventry - 1 £70,000 -
Lead Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Lead 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 West Midlands region featuring Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
3 7 (46.67%) Analytics
3 7 (46.67%) SDLC
3 7 (46.67%) Prototyping
3 7 (46.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (33.33%) IT Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) Line Management
4 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 5 (33.33%) Business Development
4 5 (33.33%) Data Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Automotive
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (13.33%) Casewise
6 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) ERP
6 2 (13.33%) Rational Rose
6 2 (13.33%) HTTP
6 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) COM
6 2 (13.33%) SCADA

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 7 (46.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) SCADA
2 1 (6.67%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
3 7 (46.67%) Analytics
3 7 (46.67%) Prototyping
3 7 (46.67%) SDLC
4 5 (33.33%) Business Development
4 5 (33.33%) Data Architecture
4 5 (33.33%) IT Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) Line Management
4 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) ERP
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Casewise
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.67%) SAP