Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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

Solution Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 99 150
Rank change year-on-year -29 +51 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 215 269 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.20% 2.63% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 2.71% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 135 176 147
West Midlands median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £46,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £75,000 £83,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 9,449 9,916 10,776
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 97.03% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 7,461 7,950 9,002
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the West Midlands

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in the West Midlands

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the West Midlands

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 Solutions Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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 -11 134 £67,500 +12.50% 14
Coventry -28 20 £67,500 +50.00% 2
Worcestershire +20 14 £82,500 +3.13% 1
Warwickshire +4 14 £72,500 +22.88%
Solihull -4 11 £70,000 +4.87% 1
Shropshire +15 6 £75,000 +5.63%
Staffordshire +12 5 £65,000 +8.33%
West Bromwich +3 1 £53,500 -10.83%
Wolverhampton - 1 £60,500 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 87 (40.47%) Presales
2 51 (23.72%) TOGAF
3 49 (22.79%) Data Centre
3 49 (22.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (20.93%) Microsoft
5 42 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (18.60%) Project Management
7 38 (17.67%) ITIL
8 36 (16.74%) Finance
9 35 (16.28%) Migration
10 33 (15.35%) Analytics
10 33 (15.35%) PaaS
11 31 (14.42%) IaaS
11 31 (14.42%) SQL
12 29 (13.49%) Business Development
13 28 (13.02%) Service Delivery
13 28 (13.02%) Active Directory
13 28 (13.02%) Customer Requirements
14 27 (12.56%) SIEM
14 27 (12.56%) Degree
15 26 (12.09%) VMware
15 26 (12.09%) Git (software)
16 25 (11.63%) ITIL V3
16 25 (11.63%) Network Security
16 25 (11.63%) CheckPoint
17 24 (11.16%) Windows
17 24 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
18 23 (10.70%) Visual Studio
18 23 (10.70%) Line Management
19 22 (10.23%) Amazon AWS

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 15 (6.98%) IIS
2 5 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.86%) CMS
3 4 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.40%) SAS
4 3 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.40%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.47%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.47%) Documentum
5 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.19%) SAP MM
2 5 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (2.33%) SAP CO
2 5 (2.33%) SAP FI
2 5 (2.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.40%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.93%) Magento
5 2 (0.93%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.47%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.47%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.47%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 49 (22.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (15.35%) PaaS
3 31 (14.42%) IaaS
4 22 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (8.37%) Office 365
6 17 (7.91%) Serverless
7 15 (6.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (2.33%) SaaS
10 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.47%) Force.com
11 1 (0.47%) GitHub
11 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.63%) Network Security
2 17 (7.91%) BGP
2 17 (7.91%) MPLS
2 17 (7.91%) OSPF
2 17 (7.91%) WAN
3 15 (6.98%) WLAN
4 14 (6.51%) VPN
5 13 (6.05%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (6.05%) DHCP
5 13 (6.05%) DNS
5 13 (6.05%) Ethernet
5 13 (6.05%) FWSM
5 13 (6.05%) LAN
5 13 (6.05%) SNMP
5 13 (6.05%) SSL
5 13 (6.05%) TCP/IP
5 13 (6.05%) VLAN
5 13 (6.05%) Wireshark
6 11 (5.12%) Firewall
6 11 (5.12%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.33%) MySQL
2 5 (2.33%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.93%) DB2
4 2 (0.93%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.47%) DTS
5 1 (0.47%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.70%) Visual Studio
3 19 (8.84%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (3.26%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.33%) Rational Rose
6 3 (1.40%) git-flow
6 3 (1.40%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.40%) Mocha
7 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 36 (16.74%) Finance
2 17 (7.91%) Marketing
3 15 (6.98%) Publishing
4 14 (6.51%) Manufacturing
5 13 (6.05%) Retail
6 9 (4.19%) Banking
7 7 (3.26%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.79%) Legal
9 5 (2.33%) Advertising
10 2 (0.93%) Automotive
10 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.47%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.30%) .NET
2 8 (3.72%) HTML
2 8 (3.72%) Web Services
3 7 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (3.26%) CSS
4 4 (1.86%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.86%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.86%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (1.86%) Entity Framework
4 4 (1.86%) REST
4 4 (1.86%) SOAP
4 4 (1.86%) WCF
5 3 (1.40%) Backbone.js
5 3 (1.40%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (1.40%) Middleware
5 3 (1.40%) Sass
6 2 (0.93%) HTML5
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (22.79%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.91%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.05%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (6.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (5.58%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.72%) CMDB
7 5 (2.33%) Mobile Computing
7 5 (2.33%) User Experience
8 4 (1.86%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.40%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.40%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.40%) Social Media
9 3 (1.40%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.16%) Windows
2 12 (5.58%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.12%) Windows 10
3 11 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (4.19%) Unix
5 8 (3.72%) Linux
6 2 (0.93%) Android
6 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (40.47%) Presales
2 51 (23.72%) TOGAF
3 42 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (18.60%) Project Management
5 38 (17.67%) ITIL
6 35 (16.28%) Migration
7 33 (15.35%) Analytics
8 29 (13.49%) Business Development
9 28 (13.02%) Customer Requirements
9 28 (13.02%) Service Delivery
10 27 (12.56%) SIEM
11 25 (11.63%) ITIL V3
12 24 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (10.70%) Line Management
14 22 (10.23%) IT Strategy
15 20 (9.30%) CRM
16 18 (8.37%) Mentoring
16 18 (8.37%) Network Design
17 17 (7.91%) Enterprise Architecture
17 17 (7.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.42%) SQL
2 16 (7.44%) JavaScript
3 15 (6.98%) C#
4 12 (5.58%) Java
5 8 (3.72%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.26%) PHP
7 6 (2.79%) C
8 5 (2.33%) ABAP
8 5 (2.33%) Ruby
9 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.40%) Python
9 3 (1.40%) VB
10 2 (0.93%) C++
11 1 (0.47%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (12.56%) Degree
2 19 (8.84%) CISSP
3 17 (7.91%) CCDP
3 17 (7.91%) CCNP
3 17 (7.91%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (7.44%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.05%) CCSE
5 13 (6.05%) IISP
5 13 (6.05%) ISSAP
5 13 (6.05%) JNCIP
6 9 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (4.19%) ISEB
7 8 (3.72%) PMI Certification
7 8 (3.72%) PMP
8 7 (3.26%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.79%) CEH
9 6 (2.79%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (2.79%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.86%) CCIE
11 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.19%) QA
2 6 (2.79%) GPG13
2 6 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.33%) NIST 800
4 4 (1.86%) COBIT
4 4 (1.86%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.86%) PMO
5 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (13.02%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (5.58%) Hyper-V
5 11 (5.12%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (5.12%) XenApp
5 11 (5.12%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.86%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (6.05%) QRadar
2 11 (5.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 11 (5.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 11 (5.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (5.12%) SCOrch
3 6 (2.79%) Puppet
4 4 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.40%) Ansible
5 3 (1.40%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.93%) SCCM
7 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.47%) Terraform
7 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.09%) VMware
3 25 (11.63%) CheckPoint
4 20 (9.30%) Citrix
4 20 (9.30%) SAP
5 19 (8.84%) Cisco
5 19 (8.84%) Juniper
6 17 (7.91%) Fortinet
7 15 (6.98%) Google
7 15 (6.98%) IBM
8 13 (6.05%) Forcepoint
8 13 (6.05%) LogRhythm
8 13 (6.05%) Splunk
8 13 (6.05%) Tufin
9 12 (5.58%) Oracle
10 11 (5.12%) Apple
10 11 (5.12%) NVIDIA
11 9 (4.19%) EMC
11 9 (4.19%) NetApp
12 6 (2.79%) HP