Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 138 138
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 212 243 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.09% 2.13% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 2.21% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 161 178 143
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £50,000 £44,250 £46,800
90th Percentile £83,750 £75,000 £82,000
England median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +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 9770 10995 10536
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8018 8715 8780
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -3 124 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Coventry +4 19 £58,750 +17.50% 6
Worcestershire +10 16 £77,500 +63.16%
Warwickshire +4 11 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Solihull -1 9 £67,500 +8.00% 1
Staffordshire +19 8 £65,000 +8.33%
Shropshire -1 7 £69,713 -1.81% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £53,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £60,500 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 71 (33.49%) TOGAF
2 65 (30.66%) Presales
3 53 (25.00%) Finance
4 51 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (19.34%) Project Management
6 39 (18.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (16.98%) Management Information System
7 36 (16.98%) Analytics
8 35 (16.51%) ArchiMate
8 35 (16.51%) Microsoft
9 34 (16.04%) UML
10 33 (15.57%) Migration
11 32 (15.09%) SQL
12 31 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
12 31 (14.62%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (14.15%) Data Warehouse
13 30 (14.15%) Customer Requirements
14 29 (13.68%) Data Ingestion
15 28 (13.21%) Banking
15 28 (13.21%) Asset Management
15 28 (13.21%) ITIL
15 28 (13.21%) Data Acquisition
15 28 (13.21%) Data Migration
15 28 (13.21%) Data Integration
15 28 (13.21%) Infrastructure Management
16 24 (11.32%) PaaS
17 23 (10.85%) IT Strategy
17 23 (10.85%) Degree
18 22 (10.38%) .NET
19 21 (9.91%) CRM

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 9 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.83%) CMS
2 6 (2.83%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (2.83%) Umbraco
3 5 (2.36%) IIS
4 4 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.42%) SAS
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.47%) Documentum
6 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.47%) JBoss
6 1 (0.47%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.47%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.77%) SAP MM
2 6 (2.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (2.83%) SAP CO
2 6 (2.83%) SAP FI
2 6 (2.83%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.47%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.47%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (11.32%) PaaS
3 20 (9.43%) IaaS
4 19 (8.96%) SaaS
5 18 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (8.49%) Office 365
6 7 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.42%) Force.com
8 3 (1.42%) Serverless
9 2 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.96%) Firewall
2 11 (5.19%) BGP
2 11 (5.19%) OSPF
3 10 (4.72%) WAN
4 9 (4.25%) MPLS
4 9 (4.25%) Network Security
5 8 (3.77%) VPN
6 7 (3.30%) DHCP
6 7 (3.30%) DNS
6 7 (3.30%) SSL
7 5 (2.36%) ICMP
7 5 (2.36%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (2.36%) IPv4
7 5 (2.36%) IPv6
7 5 (2.36%) LAN
7 5 (2.36%) Multicast
8 4 (1.89%) Internet
9 3 (1.42%) WLAN
10 2 (0.94%) RFID
10 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.15%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (8.02%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.83%) MySQL
4 5 (2.36%) SAP BW
5 4 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.42%) DB2
6 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.13%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.30%) git-flow
2 7 (3.30%) TeamCity
3 6 (2.83%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.83%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.42%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.42%) Rational Rose
4 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.94%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.94%) Mocha
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 53 (25.00%) Finance
2 28 (13.21%) Banking
3 18 (8.49%) Manufacturing
4 14 (6.60%) Publishing
5 13 (6.13%) Retail
6 9 (4.25%) Marketing
7 8 (3.77%) Advertising
8 6 (2.83%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.94%) Automotive
9 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.47%) Law
10 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.38%) .NET
2 14 (6.60%) Web Services
3 9 (4.25%) JSON
4 7 (3.30%) REST
4 7 (3.30%) SOAP
5 6 (2.83%) Sass
5 6 (2.83%) WAP
5 6 (2.83%) XML
6 5 (2.36%) CSS
7 4 (1.89%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.89%) Hibernate
7 4 (1.89%) JDBC
8 3 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.42%) CSS3
8 3 (1.42%) RESTful
8 3 (1.42%) Spring
8 3 (1.42%) Struts
8 3 (1.42%) Visualforce
9 2 (0.94%) HTML
9 2 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.98%) Management Information System
2 18 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.02%) Computer Science
4 15 (7.08%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.77%) CMDB
6 7 (3.30%) Mobile Computing
6 7 (3.30%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.30%) Taxonomies
7 6 (2.83%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.83%) PKI
7 6 (2.83%) Social Media
7 6 (2.83%) User Experience
8 3 (1.42%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.42%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.94%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.94%) SCADA
10 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.08%) Windows
2 5 (2.36%) Linux
3 4 (1.89%) Unix
4 3 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.94%) Android
5 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.94%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (33.49%) TOGAF
2 65 (30.66%) Presales
3 51 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (19.34%) Project Management
5 39 (18.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (16.98%) Analytics
7 35 (16.51%) ArchiMate
8 34 (16.04%) UML
9 33 (15.57%) Migration
10 31 (14.62%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (14.15%) Customer Requirements
12 29 (13.68%) Data Ingestion
13 28 (13.21%) Asset Management
13 28 (13.21%) Data Acquisition
13 28 (13.21%) Data Integration
13 28 (13.21%) Data Migration
13 28 (13.21%) Infrastructure Management
13 28 (13.21%) ITIL
14 23 (10.85%) IT Strategy
15 21 (9.91%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.09%) SQL
2 20 (9.43%) C#
3 11 (5.19%) Java
3 11 (5.19%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.19%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.30%) PHP
5 5 (2.36%) ABAP
5 5 (2.36%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.36%) Python
5 5 (2.36%) Ruby
5 5 (2.36%) VB
6 4 (1.89%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.42%) Apex Code
7 3 (1.42%) C
8 2 (0.94%) C++
8 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.47%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 23 (10.85%) Degree
2 15 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (4.72%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.72%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.25%) ISEB
6 8 (3.77%) PMI Certification
6 8 (3.77%) PMP
7 7 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.30%) CISSP
8 6 (2.83%) CCIE
8 6 (2.83%) CEH
8 6 (2.83%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (2.83%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (0.94%) CCNP
9 2 (0.94%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.94%) MCSE
9 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.19%) QA
2 9 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.83%) GPG13
4 5 (2.36%) NIST 800
5 3 (1.42%) PMO
6 2 (0.94%) COBIT
7 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.94%) XenApp
5 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.30%) Puppet
2 5 (2.36%) Ansible
3 3 (1.42%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.94%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.47%) Nagios
5 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.47%) QRadar
5 1 (0.47%) Terraform
5 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (16.51%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.43%) SAP
3 12 (5.66%) Oracle
3 12 (5.66%) VMware
4 11 (5.19%) Citrix
5 9 (4.25%) CheckPoint
5 9 (4.25%) EMC
5 9 (4.25%) NetApp
6 6 (2.83%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.89%) BMC
7 4 (1.89%) Cisco
7 4 (1.89%) Google
7 4 (1.89%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.42%) Capita
8 3 (1.42%) Casewise
8 3 (1.42%) IBM
8 3 (1.42%) Informatica
8 3 (1.42%) Jitterbit
8 3 (1.42%) Juniper
8 3 (1.42%) Salesforce.com