Period
to 17 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 99 142
Rank change year-on-year -3 +43 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 211 252 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.73% 2.76% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 2.87% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 166 156 143
West Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £78,250
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
% 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 7,455 8,783 9,613
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.23% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5,976 6,838 8,073
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 17 August 2019.

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 2019. 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 -18 95 £70,000 -6.67% 21
Coventry +51 39 £75,000 +7.14% 9
Solihull +4 19 £62,500 -10.71% 3
Warwickshire -17 13 £55,000 -31.25% 7
Worcestershire +2 12 £72,500 -12.12% 1
Staffordshire - 7 £57,500 - 1
Shropshire +3 3 £90,000 +38.46% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £100,000 -
Walsall - 2 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 114 (54.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (39.81%) Presales
3 64 (30.33%) Microsoft
4 59 (27.96%) Amazon AWS
5 58 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (27.49%) TOGAF
6 53 (25.12%) DevOps
7 49 (23.22%) IT Strategy
8 46 (21.80%) Office 365
9 39 (18.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 36 (17.06%) Finance
11 32 (15.17%) SQL
12 31 (14.69%) Degree
13 28 (13.27%) Java
13 28 (13.27%) ITIL
13 28 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (13.27%) Data Centre
13 28 (13.27%) Technology Roadmap
14 27 (12.80%) Enterprise Architecture
15 26 (12.32%) Unified Communications
15 26 (12.32%) .NET
16 25 (11.85%) B2B
16 25 (11.85%) Project Management
16 25 (11.85%) Technical Architecture
16 25 (11.85%) Customer Requirements
17 23 (10.90%) Public Cloud
17 23 (10.90%) Security Cleared
17 23 (10.90%) Analytics
17 23 (10.90%) SAP
18 22 (10.43%) SQL Server

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 8 (3.79%) Confluence
1 8 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.84%) Apache
2 6 (2.84%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.37%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.95%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (9.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 13 (6.16%) Avolution ABACUS
3 7 (3.32%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (2.37%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.95%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.47%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.47%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 114 (54.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (27.96%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (21.80%) Office 365
4 21 (9.95%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (9.48%) PaaS
6 19 (9.00%) IaaS
7 15 (7.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (6.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 13 (6.16%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (6.16%) Amazon ECS
8 13 (6.16%) Amazon S3
8 13 (6.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (6.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (3.79%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (3.79%) SaaS
9 8 (3.79%) Serverless
10 6 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (2.37%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (2.37%) Power Platform
12 3 (1.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.32%) Unified Communications
2 6 (2.84%) LAN
2 6 (2.84%) WAN
3 4 (1.90%) Firewall
3 4 (1.90%) VPN
4 3 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.95%) BGP
5 2 (0.95%) DNS
5 2 (0.95%) MPLS
5 2 (0.95%) OSPF
5 2 (0.95%) Wireless
6 1 (0.47%) Converged Networks
6 1 (0.47%) NAS
6 1 (0.47%) SAN
6 1 (0.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.95%) Big Data
3 16 (7.58%) Azure SQL Database
4 13 (6.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 13 (6.16%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.79%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.84%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.37%) Apache Accumulo
7 5 (2.37%) IBM InfoSphere
7 5 (2.37%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.37%) Neo4j
7 5 (2.37%) OrientDB
7 5 (2.37%) Power BI
8 4 (1.90%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.90%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.42%) DB2
9 3 (1.42%) Informix
9 3 (1.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.74%) JIRA
2 5 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.95%) Jasmine
3 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.95%) Mocha
3 2 (0.95%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (17.06%) Finance
2 10 (4.74%) Retail
3 9 (4.27%) Aerospace
4 8 (3.79%) Automotive
4 8 (3.79%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.79%) Marketing
5 6 (2.84%) Banking
6 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.95%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.32%) .NET
2 19 (9.00%) Web Services
3 11 (5.21%) Node.js
4 10 (4.74%) ASP.NET
4 10 (4.74%) RESTful
5 6 (2.84%) Kafka
6 5 (2.37%) Natural Language Processing
6 5 (2.37%) ZeroMQ
7 4 (1.90%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.90%) Middleware
7 4 (1.90%) Sass
8 3 (1.42%) XML
9 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.95%) Backbone.js
9 2 (0.95%) Dropwizard
9 2 (0.95%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.95%) Play Framework
10 1 (0.47%) COM
10 1 (0.47%) SAML
10 1 (0.47%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.48%) Hybrid Cloud
2 28 (13.27%) Data Centre
3 23 (10.90%) Public Cloud
4 20 (9.48%) Private Cloud
5 18 (8.53%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (7.11%) User Experience
7 9 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.84%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.84%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.37%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.42%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.95%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
13 1 (0.47%) Industry 4.0
13 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.06%) Linux
2 5 (2.37%) Windows
3 1 (0.47%) CentOS
3 1 (0.47%) SUSE
3 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (39.81%) Presales
2 58 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (27.49%) TOGAF
3 53 (25.12%) DevOps
4 49 (23.22%) IT Strategy
5 28 (13.27%) ITIL
5 28 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (13.27%) Technology Roadmap
6 27 (12.80%) Enterprise Architecture
7 25 (11.85%) B2B
7 25 (11.85%) Customer Requirements
7 25 (11.85%) Project Management
7 25 (11.85%) Technical Architecture
8 23 (10.90%) Analytics
9 22 (10.43%) Architectural Design
9 22 (10.43%) Service Delivery
10 20 (9.48%) Migration
11 19 (9.00%) Data Modelling
11 19 (9.00%) Service Management
12 18 (8.53%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.17%) SQL
2 28 (13.27%) Java
3 21 (9.95%) Python
4 14 (6.64%) Scala
5 12 (5.69%) C#
6 5 (2.37%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.42%) C
8 2 (0.95%) ABAP
8 2 (0.95%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (14.69%) Degree
2 23 (10.90%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.11%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.16%) CCNP
4 13 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (5.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (5.21%) CCNA
6 11 (5.21%) MCSE
7 9 (4.27%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.95%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.95%) MCSA
8 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.27%) ISO 9001
1 9 (4.27%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.84%) SLA
3 4 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.42%) GDPR
4 3 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 16 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.16%) Hyper-V
2 13 (6.16%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (2.37%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.42%) Docker
6 2 (0.95%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.32%) Puppet
2 6 (2.84%) Ansible
3 5 (2.37%) Salt
4 2 (0.95%) Cacti
4 2 (0.95%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.95%) Nagios
5 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.47%) Packer
5 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (30.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.90%) SAP
3 19 (9.00%) Sparx
3 19 (9.00%) VMware
4 12 (5.69%) IBM
4 12 (5.69%) Oracle
5 9 (4.27%) Cisco
6 7 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.90%) Google
8 3 (1.42%) Cognos
8 3 (1.42%) Meraki
8 3 (1.42%) Sybase
9 2 (0.95%) Aruba
9 2 (0.95%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.95%) Citrix
9 2 (0.95%) Dell
9 2 (0.95%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.95%) Juniper
9 2 (0.95%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.47%) Tableau