Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Solutions Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 329 298
Rank change year-on-year +26 -31 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 13 8 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.070% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.073% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 14
West Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £63,299
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +6.64% -29.67%
10th Percentile £58,550 £54,075 £56,835
90th Percentile £82,500 £71,150 £81,750
England median annual salary £80,000 £72,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.10% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9713 10993 10530
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.19% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7969 8715 8779
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,488
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.18% +3.31%

Lead Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 25 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
Birmingham - 4 £57,250 - 1
Warwickshire - 4 £80,000 - 1
Solihull - 2 £70,000 -
Coventry +6 1 £70,000 +22.27%
Lead Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 7 (53.85%) Mentoring
2 6 (46.15%) TOGAF
2 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) IT Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (23.08%) Casewise
5 3 (23.08%) Change Control
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
5 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (23.08%) ERP
5 3 (23.08%) SOA
5 3 (23.08%) Rational Rose
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) Coaching
5 3 (23.08%) PMO
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Cost Transparency
6 2 (15.38%) Presales

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (15.38%) IaaS
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Rational Rose
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Automotive
2 2 (15.38%) Publishing
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) CMDB
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Mentoring
2 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (46.15%) TOGAF
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (38.46%) IT Strategy
3 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 3 (23.08%) Change Control
5 3 (23.08%) Coaching
5 3 (23.08%) Cost Transparency
5 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) ERP
5 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) SOA
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
1 2 (15.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) PMO
2 1 (7.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Casewise
3 2 (15.38%) BMC
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) EMC
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) NetApp
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Intel