The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 108 143
Rank change year-on-year +17 +35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 126 145 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.63% 2.35% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 2.44% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 76 84 62
Median salary £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,650 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £90,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 4643 5951 4904
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.31% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3856 4831 4194
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 +13 73 £65,000 -3.70% 4
Warwickshire +37 16 £57,500 -
Coventry +4 13 £53,750 +6.29% 1
Solihull -13 11 £65,000 +4.00%
Staffordshire +9 3 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £100,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £70,000 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 100 (37.59%) TOGAF
2 62 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (20.68%) Retail
5 53 (19.92%) Presales
6 50 (18.80%) Data Centre
7 49 (18.42%) Line Management
7 49 (18.42%) Finance
8 48 (18.05%) Microsoft
9 45 (16.92%) MS Excel
9 45 (16.92%) Degree
9 45 (16.92%) IT Strategy
10 43 (16.17%) Customer Requirements
11 42 (15.79%) SQL
12 40 (15.04%) Project Management
13 39 (14.66%) PRINCE2
13 39 (14.66%) Continuous Improvement
14 38 (14.29%) Business Development
14 38 (14.29%) Logistics
15 37 (13.91%) SaaS
16 36 (13.53%) SAP
16 36 (13.53%) CRM
17 34 (12.78%) VMware
18 33 (12.41%) NetApp
19 32 (12.03%) EMC
19 32 (12.03%) ITIL
20 31 (11.65%) Citrix
21 30 (11.28%) .NET
21 30 (11.28%) SQL Server
21 30 (11.28%) Enterprise Architecture

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 12 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.88%) IIS
3 3 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (16.92%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.39%) MS Office
2 17 (6.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (7.14%) SAP Retail
2 15 (5.64%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 12 (4.51%) SAP CAR
4 11 (4.14%) SAP POS DM
5 10 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (3.38%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (3.38%) SAP SD
7 6 (2.26%) SAP MM
8 4 (1.50%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.38%) ENOVIA
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 56 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (13.91%) SaaS
3 24 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (7.89%) PaaS
5 20 (7.52%) IaaS
6 16 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (3.38%) Office 365
8 2 (0.75%) GitHub
9 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.63%) Firewall
2 6 (2.26%) BGP
2 6 (2.26%) MPLS
2 6 (2.26%) OSPF
2 6 (2.26%) SSL
3 5 (1.88%) LDAP
4 4 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.50%) VLAN
5 3 (1.13%) Wireless
6 2 (0.75%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.75%) HTTP
6 2 (0.75%) LAN
6 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.75%) VPN
6 2 (0.75%) WAN
7 1 (0.38%) DHCP
7 1 (0.38%) DNS
7 1 (0.38%) SNMP
7 1 (0.38%) VoIP
7 1 (0.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.27%) MySQL
3 19 (7.14%) Big Data
3 19 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 16 (6.02%) DB2
5 12 (4.51%) SAP HANA
6 5 (1.88%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.88%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.88%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.50%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.50%) Riak
7 4 (1.50%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.63%) TeamCity
2 6 (2.26%) Rational Rose
3 4 (1.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.13%) Jasmine
4 3 (1.13%) Mocha
5 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.38%) JIRA
5 1 (0.38%) Travis CI
General
1 55 (20.68%) Retail
2 49 (18.42%) Finance
3 21 (7.89%) Publishing
4 15 (5.64%) Telecoms
5 14 (5.26%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.63%) Billing
7 6 (2.26%) Banking
8 5 (1.88%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.50%) Automotive
10 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.28%) .NET
2 15 (5.64%) CSS
2 15 (5.64%) HTML
2 15 (5.64%) Web Services
3 14 (5.26%) REST
4 13 (4.89%) AngularJS
5 11 (4.14%) ASP.NET
6 9 (3.38%) Ajax
7 6 (2.26%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (2.26%) JSON
7 6 (2.26%) Middleware
7 6 (2.26%) SAML
8 5 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (1.88%) JDBC
8 5 (1.88%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (1.88%) ODBC
8 5 (1.88%) SOAP
9 4 (1.50%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.50%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 50 (18.80%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.52%) Computer Science
2 20 (7.52%) NHS
3 18 (6.77%) Public Cloud
4 16 (6.02%) CMDB
5 11 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.38%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.13%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.13%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.13%) EPoS
7 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.13%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.38%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) PKI
9 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.13%) Linux
2 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.38%) Windows
2 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (37.59%) TOGAF
2 62 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (19.92%) Presales
4 49 (18.42%) Line Management
5 45 (16.92%) IT Strategy
6 43 (16.17%) Customer Requirements
7 40 (15.04%) Project Management
8 39 (14.66%) Continuous Improvement
8 39 (14.66%) PRINCE2
9 38 (14.29%) Business Development
9 38 (14.29%) Logistics
10 36 (13.53%) CRM
11 32 (12.03%) ITIL
12 30 (11.28%) Enterprise Architecture
13 29 (10.90%) ERP
14 27 (10.15%) SOA
15 25 (9.40%) SDLC
16 24 (9.02%) Technical Architecture
17 22 (8.27%) Service Management
18 20 (7.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (15.79%) SQL
2 25 (9.40%) Java
3 20 (7.52%) C#
4 15 (5.64%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.26%) PHP
6 4 (1.50%) ABAP
6 4 (1.50%) C++
6 4 (1.50%) Erlang
6 4 (1.50%) Python
6 4 (1.50%) TypeScript
6 4 (1.50%) VB
7 1 (0.38%) C
7 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (16.92%) Degree
2 20 (7.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 19 (7.14%) ISEB
4 18 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (6.39%) MCP
5 17 (6.39%) MCSE
5 17 (6.39%) VCAP
5 17 (6.39%) VCDX
6 16 (6.02%) PMI Certification
6 16 (6.02%) PMP
7 7 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.88%) CITP
8 5 (1.88%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.50%) CCNA
9 4 (1.50%) CCNP
9 4 (1.50%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.13%) CCIE
10 3 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.75%) CCDP
12 1 (0.38%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.76%) SLA
2 9 (3.38%) QA
3 8 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 19 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (6.39%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.50%) Docker
4 2 (0.75%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (6.02%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.38%) QRadar
2 1 (0.38%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (18.05%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.53%) SAP
3 34 (12.78%) VMware
4 33 (12.41%) NetApp
5 32 (12.03%) EMC
6 31 (11.65%) Citrix
7 27 (10.15%) Oracle
8 25 (9.40%) Cisco
9 18 (6.77%) Juniper
10 17 (6.39%) CheckPoint
10 17 (6.39%) IBM
11 16 (6.02%) BMC
11 16 (6.02%) HP
12 15 (5.64%) 3PAR
13 9 (3.38%) Casewise
13 9 (3.38%) ServiceNow
14 6 (2.26%) NEC
15 3 (1.13%) MuleSoft
16 2 (0.75%) Ariba
17 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
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