Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 128 131
Rank change year-on-year +55 +3 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 289 226 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.56% 2.25% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.71% 2.33% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 200 170 166
West Midlands median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £57,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +16.88% -11.15%
10th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £86,375 £83,875 £75,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +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 7,784 9,706 10,636
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.67% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5,996 7,891 8,467
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,650
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +35 205 £75,000 +15.38% 18
Warwickshire +49 27 £70,000 +7.69% 6
Worcestershire 0 15 £75,000 -3.23% 1
Coventry +4 13 £70,000 +7.69% 5
Solihull +2 9 £72,500 +7.41% 1
Shropshire +5 5 - - 2
Staffordshire +20 4 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 119 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (40.83%) Presales
3 87 (30.10%) TOGAF
4 85 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 79 (27.34%) Amazon AWS
6 74 (25.61%) Data Centre
7 71 (24.57%) Line Management
8 69 (23.88%) Project Management
9 68 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
10 59 (20.42%) Web Services
11 57 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
12 56 (19.38%) Thought Leadership
12 56 (19.38%) Office 365
13 55 (19.03%) .NET
14 51 (17.65%) SQL
14 51 (17.65%) ITIL
14 51 (17.65%) Retail
14 51 (17.65%) Data Protection
15 48 (16.61%) GDPR
15 48 (16.61%) Azure Active Directory
16 47 (16.26%) Amazon EC2
16 47 (16.26%) Java
17 46 (15.92%) Amazon S3
17 46 (15.92%) Amazon RDS
18 42 (14.53%) VMware
18 42 (14.53%) Technical Architecture
19 41 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
20 39 (13.49%) Self-Motivation
21 38 (13.15%) IT Strategy
21 38 (13.15%) Finance

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 5 (1.73%) Apache
1 5 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (1.04%) IIS
3 3 (1.04%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.04%) SAS
3 3 (1.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.04%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.35%) Mule
5 1 (0.35%) nginx
5 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (8.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Maya
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) SAP ECC
1 4 (1.38%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.35%) HFM
4 1 (0.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 119 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (27.34%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (19.38%) Office 365
4 48 (16.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (16.26%) Amazon EC2
6 46 (15.92%) Amazon S3
7 34 (11.76%) PaaS
8 30 (10.38%) Serverless
9 29 (10.03%) Amazon EMR
9 29 (10.03%) Amazon Kinesis
9 29 (10.03%) Amazon SQS
9 29 (10.03%) AWS Lambda
10 22 (7.61%) IaaS
11 18 (6.23%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 17 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (3.11%) SaaS
14 3 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.11%) Network Security
2 26 (9.00%) Unified Communications
3 24 (8.30%) Firewall
4 12 (4.15%) MPLS
4 12 (4.15%) WAN
5 11 (3.81%) LAN
5 11 (3.81%) VPN
6 7 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (2.42%) OSPF
7 6 (2.08%) Cisco Firepower
7 6 (2.08%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.08%) VLAN
7 6 (2.08%) Wireless
8 4 (1.38%) BGP
8 4 (1.38%) WLAN
9 3 (1.04%) DHCP
9 3 (1.04%) DNS
9 3 (1.04%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.04%) SNMP
9 3 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.92%) Amazon RDS
2 34 (11.76%) Big Data
3 29 (10.03%) Amazon Redshift
3 29 (10.03%) Cosmos DB
3 29 (10.03%) RDBMS
3 29 (10.03%) Relational Database
4 21 (7.27%) SQL Server
5 18 (6.23%) Azure SQL Database
6 17 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 17 (5.88%) MySQL
7 10 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (3.11%) DB2
9 7 (2.42%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.08%) Informix
10 6 (2.08%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.73%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.04%) Jasmine
1 3 (1.04%) TeamCity
1 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.69%) JIRA
2 2 (0.69%) Mocha
3 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.35%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.35%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.35%) JBehave
3 1 (0.35%) JMeter
3 1 (0.35%) Mockito
3 1 (0.35%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.35%) Selenium
3 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.35%) Subversion
3 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 51 (17.65%) Retail
2 38 (13.15%) Finance
3 18 (6.23%) Publishing
4 9 (3.11%) Automotive
5 7 (2.42%) Marketing
6 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.42%) Web Services
2 55 (19.03%) .NET
3 24 (8.30%) ASP.NET
3 24 (8.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 19 (6.57%) HTML
5 15 (5.19%) REST
6 9 (3.11%) AngularJS
6 9 (3.11%) CSS
7 6 (2.08%) HTML5
7 6 (2.08%) Node.js
8 5 (1.73%) jQuery
8 5 (1.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (1.38%) Middleware
9 4 (1.38%) RESTful
10 3 (1.04%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.04%) Backbone.js
10 3 (1.04%) Java EE
10 3 (1.04%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 74 (25.61%) Data Centre
2 39 (13.49%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (12.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 25 (8.65%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (7.96%) Public Cloud
6 20 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (6.57%) Management Information System
7 19 (6.57%) Private Cloud
8 18 (6.23%) Client/Server
9 14 (4.84%) CMDB
10 6 (2.08%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (2.08%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.73%) Fintech
11 5 (1.73%) User Experience
12 3 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (1.04%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.04%) NHS
12 3 (1.04%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.88%) Windows
2 11 (3.81%) Linux
3 8 (2.77%) Unix
4 5 (1.73%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (40.83%) Presales
2 87 (30.10%) TOGAF
3 71 (24.57%) Line Management
4 69 (23.88%) Project Management
5 68 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 57 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (19.38%) Thought Leadership
8 51 (17.65%) Data Protection
8 51 (17.65%) ITIL
9 42 (14.53%) Technical Architecture
10 38 (13.15%) E-Commerce
10 38 (13.15%) IT Strategy
11 37 (12.80%) Service Management
12 36 (12.46%) ITIL V3
13 35 (12.11%) Software Engineering
14 33 (11.42%) PRINCE2
15 32 (11.07%) Migration
16 30 (10.38%) Microservices
17 29 (10.03%) Identity Access Management
17 29 (10.03%) Vendor Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (17.65%) SQL
2 47 (16.26%) Java
3 27 (9.34%) JavaScript
4 24 (8.30%) Python
5 23 (7.96%) PL/SQL
5 23 (7.96%) Scala
5 23 (7.96%) Shell Script
6 17 (5.88%) C#
7 13 (4.50%) PHP
8 3 (1.04%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.35%) C
10 1 (0.35%) Java 8
10 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (12.11%) Degree
2 32 (11.07%) MCSE
2 32 (11.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (10.38%) MCSA
4 26 (9.00%) Security Cleared
4 26 (9.00%) TOGAF Certification
5 21 (7.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (5.88%) CISSP
7 15 (5.19%) ISEB
8 14 (4.84%) CCNP
8 14 (4.84%) CEH
8 14 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (4.84%) CompTIA Security+
8 14 (4.84%) PMI Certification
8 14 (4.84%) PMP
9 5 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.38%) CCDP
11 3 (1.04%) CCNA
11 3 (1.04%) CCSE
11 3 (1.04%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (16.61%) GDPR
2 14 (4.84%) GPG13
2 14 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.15%) QA
4 9 (3.11%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 41 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (13.15%) Active Directory
3 20 (6.92%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.42%) Docker
6 2 (0.69%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.69%) XenApp
6 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (1.38%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.04%) QRadar
2 3 (1.04%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.69%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.69%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.69%) SCSM
4 1 (0.35%) Ansible
4 1 (0.35%) CASB
4 1 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.35%) Packer
4 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 85 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 42 (14.53%) VMware
3 23 (7.96%) EMC
4 21 (7.27%) Oracle
5 20 (6.92%) Citrix
6 19 (6.57%) NetApp
7 18 (6.23%) CheckPoint
7 18 (6.23%) Cisco
8 6 (2.08%) SAP
8 6 (2.08%) Sybase
9 5 (1.73%) Fortinet
9 5 (1.73%) IBM
9 5 (1.73%) Informatica
9 5 (1.73%) Meraki
9 5 (1.73%) Tableau
9 5 (1.73%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.38%) Dell
10 4 (1.38%) Google
10 4 (1.38%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.38%) Veritas