Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 141 141
Rank change year-on-year +42 0 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 252 210 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.76% 2.11% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 2.18% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 156 143 158
West Midlands median annual salary £75,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -7.41%
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £42,350
90th Percentile £87,500 £78,250 £81,625
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -

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 8,783 9,613 11,549
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.61% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,838 8,073 9,151
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +29 199 £75,000 +20.00% 19
Warwickshire +32 17 £80,000 +33.33% 4
Coventry -15 8 £70,000 +22.27% 6
Solihull +3 6 £70,000 +7.69% 2
Worcestershire +6 2 £82,500 +6.45%
Shropshire +10 1 £65,000 -6.76%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 95 (37.70%) Presales
2 83 (32.94%) TOGAF
3 76 (30.16%) Data Centre
4 62 (24.60%) ITIL
5 59 (23.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 53 (21.03%) SIEM
6 53 (21.03%) Microsoft
6 53 (21.03%) CheckPoint
7 50 (19.84%) .NET
8 49 (19.44%) ITIL V3
9 45 (17.86%) Cisco
9 45 (17.86%) VMware
10 43 (17.06%) Enterprise Architecture
10 43 (17.06%) Network Security
11 42 (16.67%) Finance
11 42 (16.67%) Line Management
12 41 (16.27%) Project Management
13 40 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
13 40 (15.87%) Technical Architecture
13 40 (15.87%) PaaS
14 39 (15.48%) Zachman Framework
14 39 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 39 (15.48%) CCNP
14 39 (15.48%) CRM
15 38 (15.08%) WAN
15 38 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (14.68%) Degree
16 37 (14.68%) IT Strategy
17 35 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
17 35 (13.89%) Java

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 17 (6.75%) IIS
2 8 (3.17%) Apache
3 6 (2.38%) Anypoint
3 6 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.38%) JBoss
4 4 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.19%) SAS
5 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.40%) CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Maya
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.79%) Magento
4 2 (0.79%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.40%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.40%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.40%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (15.87%) PaaS
3 35 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (11.90%) IaaS
5 15 (5.95%) Office 365
5 15 (5.95%) SaaS
6 12 (4.76%) Serverless
7 11 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (3.97%) Amazon S3
8 10 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (3.57%) Amazon EMR
9 9 (3.57%) Amazon Kinesis
9 9 (3.57%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (1.19%) Azure Functions
12 3 (1.19%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.06%) Network Security
2 38 (15.08%) WAN
3 27 (10.71%) Firewall
4 26 (10.32%) LAN
5 23 (9.13%) VPN
6 21 (8.33%) Wireless
7 19 (7.54%) WLAN
8 16 (6.35%) MPLS
9 14 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (5.56%) VLAN
10 13 (5.16%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (5.16%) Cisco ISE
10 13 (5.16%) OSPF
11 12 (4.76%) BGP
11 12 (4.76%) Cisco Firepower
11 12 (4.76%) Ethernet
11 12 (4.76%) TCP/IP
12 11 (4.37%) DHCP
12 11 (4.37%) FWSM
12 11 (4.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.52%) Big Data
2 22 (8.73%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.75%) NoSQL
4 16 (6.35%) Cosmos DB
5 11 (4.37%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.97%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
7 9 (3.57%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.17%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.17%) Power BI
9 7 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (2.78%) Blockchain
9 7 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.78%) Qlik Sense
9 7 (2.78%) QlikView
10 6 (2.38%) DTS
10 6 (2.38%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 12 (4.76%) TeamCity
2 7 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.98%) Jasmine
4 4 (1.59%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.79%) Mocha
6 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.40%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.40%) JBehave
6 1 (0.40%) JMeter
6 1 (0.40%) JUnit
6 1 (0.40%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.40%) Maven
6 1 (0.40%) Mockito
6 1 (0.40%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.40%) Selenium
6 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 42 (16.67%) Finance
2 29 (11.51%) Publishing
3 28 (11.11%) Retail
4 14 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.76%) Advertising
6 6 (2.38%) Legal
6 6 (2.38%) Marketing
7 3 (1.19%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (19.84%) .NET
2 21 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 21 (8.33%) Web Services
3 15 (5.95%) HTML
4 9 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (3.57%) jQuery
5 8 (3.17%) HTML5
5 8 (3.17%) Node.js
5 8 (3.17%) React
5 8 (3.17%) REST
6 7 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (1.98%) Backbone.js
7 5 (1.98%) CSS
7 5 (1.98%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (1.19%) .NET Core
8 3 (1.19%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.19%) Java EE
8 3 (1.19%) JSON
8 3 (1.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 76 (30.16%) Data Centre
2 33 (13.10%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (12.30%) Computer Science
4 27 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (10.71%) Management Information System
5 21 (8.33%) CMDB
6 19 (7.54%) Cyberthreat
6 19 (7.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 14 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (5.16%) FlexPod
9 8 (3.17%) Client/Server
10 6 (2.38%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (2.38%) Fintech
10 6 (2.38%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.98%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.19%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.19%) User Experience
12 3 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.95%) Windows
2 7 (2.78%) Linux
2 7 (2.78%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.79%) Unix
4 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (37.70%) Presales
2 83 (32.94%) TOGAF
3 62 (24.60%) ITIL
4 53 (21.03%) SIEM
5 49 (19.44%) ITIL V3
6 43 (17.06%) Enterprise Architecture
7 42 (16.67%) Line Management
8 41 (16.27%) Project Management
9 40 (15.87%) Technical Architecture
10 39 (15.48%) CRM
10 39 (15.48%) Zachman Framework
11 38 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (14.68%) IT Strategy
13 34 (13.49%) Load Balancing
14 33 (13.10%) Information Security
15 32 (12.70%) Service Management
16 31 (12.30%) Software Engineering
17 30 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
17 30 (11.90%) Service Delivery
18 29 (11.51%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.89%) Java
2 32 (12.70%) JavaScript
3 28 (11.11%) SQL
4 19 (7.54%) C#
5 7 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.78%) Python
5 7 (2.78%) Scala
5 7 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.98%) PHP
7 3 (1.19%) C
7 3 (1.19%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.40%) Delphi
8 1 (0.40%) Java 8
8 1 (0.40%) X++
Qualifications
1 40 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (15.48%) CCNP
3 37 (14.68%) Degree
4 35 (13.89%) CCDP
5 34 (13.49%) CISSP
6 28 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (9.13%) TOGAF Certification
8 22 (8.73%) ISEB
9 21 (8.33%) CEH
9 21 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
9 21 (8.33%) PMI Certification
9 21 (8.33%) PMP
10 17 (6.75%) Security Cleared
11 13 (5.16%) CCIE
12 11 (4.37%) CCSE
12 11 (4.37%) IISP
12 11 (4.37%) ISSAP
12 11 (4.37%) JNCIP
13 10 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (3.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (8.33%) GPG13
3 18 (7.14%) GDPR
4 13 (5.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (4.76%) QA
6 8 (3.17%) SLA
7 1 (0.40%) GCP
7 1 (0.40%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.16%) VMware NSX
4 7 (2.78%) Docker
5 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (5.16%) CASB
1 13 (5.16%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (4.37%) QRadar
3 7 (2.78%) SCCM
4 6 (2.38%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 53 (21.03%) CheckPoint
1 53 (21.03%) Microsoft
2 45 (17.86%) Cisco
2 45 (17.86%) VMware
3 32 (12.70%) Fortinet
3 32 (12.70%) Juniper
4 23 (9.13%) Citrix
4 23 (9.13%) EMC
4 23 (9.13%) NetApp
5 19 (7.54%) Forcepoint
5 19 (7.54%) Tufin
6 17 (6.75%) Meraki
7 15 (5.95%) F5
7 15 (5.95%) IBM
8 14 (5.56%) Aruba
8 14 (5.56%) HP
8 14 (5.56%) SAP
9 13 (5.16%) Infoblox
9 13 (5.16%) Riverbed
9 13 (5.16%) SolarWinds