Period
to 28 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 111 78 134
Rank change year-on-year -33 +56 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 140 290 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.18% 3.64% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 3.80% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 124 187 135
West Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £90,875 £87,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000

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 6,178 7,623 9,554
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.73% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5,165 5,777 7,527
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,550
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 -28 75 £70,000 -5.08% 13
Coventry +7 22 £60,690 -19.08% 5
Solihull +1 15 £72,500 +1.75% 2
Warwickshire -28 12 £72,500 +20.83% 3
Worcestershire +2 7 £80,000 +6.67%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 56 (40.00%) Azure
2 46 (32.86%) TOGAF
3 43 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (27.86%) Presales
5 30 (21.43%) AWS
6 29 (20.71%) ITIL
7 26 (18.57%) Technology Roadmap
8 25 (17.86%) Migration
9 24 (17.14%) Microsoft
9 24 (17.14%) Data Centre
10 23 (16.43%) PRINCE2
10 23 (16.43%) IT Strategy
11 22 (15.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 22 (15.71%) Public Cloud
12 21 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
13 20 (14.29%) SQL
14 19 (13.57%) VMware
14 19 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (12.86%) Finance
16 17 (12.14%) SOA
16 17 (12.14%) Service Management
17 16 (11.43%) Project Management
17 16 (11.43%) UML
17 16 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
18 15 (10.71%) Private Cloud
18 15 (10.71%) DevOps
18 15 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
18 15 (10.71%) Web Services
18 15 (10.71%) Degree
18 15 (10.71%) Architectural Design

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 (3.57%) Confluence
2 3 (2.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (2.14%) SAS
3 2 (1.43%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.43%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.43%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.71%) Apache
4 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Primavera
1 3 (2.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.43%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.43%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.71%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.71%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 56 (40.00%) Azure
2 30 (21.43%) AWS
3 15 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (9.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 13 (9.29%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (9.29%) Amazon ECS
4 13 (9.29%) Amazon S3
4 13 (9.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (9.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (9.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (8.57%) SaaS
6 11 (7.86%) PaaS
7 10 (7.14%) IaaS
8 9 (6.43%) Office 365
9 5 (3.57%) GitHub
10 4 (2.86%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (2.14%) GCP
11 3 (2.14%) Power Platform
12 2 (1.43%) Firebase
12 2 (1.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 13 (9.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 13 (9.29%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.71%) Big Data
5 6 (4.29%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.86%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.14%) Power BI
8 2 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.43%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.71%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.71%) DB2
9 1 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.71%) MySQL
9 1 (0.71%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 6 (4.29%) JIRA
2 5 (3.57%) Artifactory
2 5 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.57%) Liquibase
2 5 (3.57%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (12.86%) Finance
2 8 (5.71%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.29%) Banking
4 5 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
6 1 (0.71%) Law
6 1 (0.71%) Local Government
6 1 (0.71%) Military
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.71%) Web Services
2 5 (3.57%) .NET
2 5 (3.57%) Velocity
3 2 (1.43%) Flutter
3 2 (1.43%) Java EE
3 2 (1.43%) JSON
3 2 (1.43%) Kafka
3 2 (1.43%) Middleware
4 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.71%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.71%) Node.js
4 1 (0.71%) React
4 1 (0.71%) Spring
4 1 (0.71%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 22 (15.71%) Hybrid Cloud
2 22 (15.71%) Public Cloud
3 15 (10.71%) Private Cloud
4 13 (9.29%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.14%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.14%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.14%) User Experience
8 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.71%) Linux
2 5 (3.57%) Windows
3 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (32.86%) TOGAF
2 43 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (27.86%) Presales
4 29 (20.71%) ITIL
5 26 (18.57%) Technology Roadmap
6 25 (17.86%) Migration
7 23 (16.43%) IT Strategy
7 23 (16.43%) PRINCE2
8 21 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
9 17 (12.14%) Service Management
9 17 (12.14%) SOA
10 16 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (11.43%) Project Management
10 16 (11.43%) UML
11 15 (10.71%) Architectural Design
11 15 (10.71%) DevOps
12 14 (10.00%) Project Delivery
13 13 (9.29%) Architecture Roadmap
13 13 (9.29%) Line Management
13 13 (9.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (4.29%) Java
3 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.43%) ABAP
5 2 (1.43%) C#
6 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.71%) Python
6 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (10.71%) Degree
2 7 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.29%) AWS Certification
3 6 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.57%) MCSE
5 4 (2.86%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (2.14%) CCNA
6 3 (2.14%) CCNP
6 3 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.14%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.14%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.71%) HNC
7 1 (0.71%) HND
7 1 (0.71%) MCSA
7 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) PMO
2 2 (1.43%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (9.29%) Hyper-V
2 13 (9.29%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) Ansible
2 5 (3.57%) Packer
2 5 (3.57%) Terraform
3 3 (2.14%) SCCM
4 1 (0.71%) Puppet
4 1 (0.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.57%) VMware
3 13 (9.29%) Oracle
4 8 (5.71%) IBM
5 6 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.29%) SAP
6 4 (2.86%) Cisco
6 4 (2.86%) Citrix
6 4 (2.86%) Google
7 3 (2.14%) Adobe
7 3 (2.14%) EMC
8 2 (1.43%) Zscaler
9 1 (0.71%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.71%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.71%) PTC