The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 121 135
Rank change year-on-year -27 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 80 127 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.57% 2.05% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 2.13% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 48 77 51
Median salary £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,700 £45,900 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,900 £70,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  

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 4945 5959 5550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.92% 96.30% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4190 4681 4627
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -10 50 £62,500 -3.84% 3
Coventry -6 12 £56,250 +4.65% 1
Shropshire +13 5 £69,713 +10.11%
Worcestershire +1 4 £59,000 +52.25% 1
Warwickshire +9 2 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Staffordshire +12 1 £45,000 -33.33%
West Bromwich +8 1 £53,500 +7.00%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 66 (30.99%) TOGAF
2 61 (28.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (22.54%) Enterprise Architecture
3 48 (22.54%) Presales
4 42 (19.72%) Line Management
4 42 (19.72%) SQL
5 38 (17.84%) Degree
6 37 (17.37%) Data Centre
7 36 (16.90%) Customer Requirements
7 36 (16.90%) Retail
8 34 (15.96%) Microsoft
9 33 (15.49%) Finance
10 32 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (15.02%) SaaS
11 31 (14.55%) Project Management
12 30 (14.08%) IT Strategy
13 29 (13.62%) Business Development
14 28 (13.15%) ITIL
15 27 (12.68%) SAP
16 25 (11.74%) PaaS
16 25 (11.74%) Office 365
17 24 (11.27%) SQL Server
18 23 (10.80%) IaaS
19 22 (10.33%) Oracle
19 22 (10.33%) CRM
20 21 (9.86%) JavaScript
20 21 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
20 21 (9.86%) AngularJS
21 20 (9.39%) SDLC
21 20 (9.39%) Zachman Framework

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 20 (9.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.47%) Apache
3 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.47%) CMS
3 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.47%) IIS
3 1 (0.47%) JBoss
3 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (5.63%) SAP Retail
2 10 (4.69%) SAP CAR
3 9 (4.23%) SAP POS DM
4 6 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (2.82%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 5 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (1.88%) SAP SD
7 3 (1.41%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.47%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.47%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 61 (28.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (15.02%) SaaS
3 25 (11.74%) Office 365
3 25 (11.74%) PaaS
4 23 (10.80%) IaaS
5 21 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (6.10%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.94%) GitHub
9 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.92%) SSL
2 13 (6.10%) LDAP
3 11 (5.16%) BGP
3 11 (5.16%) Firewall
3 11 (5.16%) OSPF
4 7 (3.29%) DHCP
4 7 (3.29%) DNS
4 7 (3.29%) VPN
4 7 (3.29%) WAN
5 6 (2.82%) MPLS
6 5 (2.35%) ICMP
6 5 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (2.35%) IPv4
6 5 (2.35%) IPv6
6 5 (2.35%) Multicast
7 3 (1.41%) HTTP
7 3 (1.41%) Network Security
7 3 (1.41%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.94%) Internet
8 2 (0.94%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.51%) Big Data
3 15 (7.04%) MySQL
4 13 (6.10%) DB2
5 9 (4.23%) SAP HANA
6 8 (3.76%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.35%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.35%) SAP BW
8 4 (1.88%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.88%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.94%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.94%) Riak
9 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (3.76%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.29%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.35%) Rational Rose
4 3 (1.41%) Jasmine
4 3 (1.41%) Mocha
5 1 (0.47%) JIRA
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 36 (16.90%) Retail
2 33 (15.49%) Finance
3 15 (7.04%) Publishing
4 13 (6.10%) Manufacturing
4 13 (6.10%) Multimedia
5 7 (3.29%) Billing
5 7 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.82%) Automotive
7 3 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.94%) Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.86%) AngularJS
2 20 (9.39%) .NET
3 18 (8.45%) CSS
3 18 (8.45%) HTML
4 15 (7.04%) Ajax
5 14 (6.57%) SAML
5 14 (6.57%) Web Services
6 13 (6.10%) JDBC
6 13 (6.10%) ODBC
6 13 (6.10%) REST
7 8 (3.76%) JSON
8 6 (2.82%) WAP
9 5 (2.35%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.35%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (1.88%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.88%) React
11 3 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (1.41%) Backbone.js
11 3 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.37%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.10%) CMDB
4 11 (5.16%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.82%) PKI
6 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.88%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.88%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.94%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.94%) SCADA
10 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.47%) User Experience
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.41%) Windows
2 1 (0.47%) Android
2 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.47%) Linux
2 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (30.99%) TOGAF
2 48 (22.54%) Enterprise Architecture
2 48 (22.54%) Presales
3 42 (19.72%) Line Management
4 36 (16.90%) Customer Requirements
5 32 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (14.55%) Project Management
7 30 (14.08%) IT Strategy
8 29 (13.62%) Business Development
9 28 (13.15%) ITIL
10 22 (10.33%) CRM
11 20 (9.39%) PRINCE2
11 20 (9.39%) SDLC
11 20 (9.39%) Zachman Framework
12 18 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (8.45%) Service Delivery
13 17 (7.98%) Technical Architecture
14 16 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (7.04%) Service Management
15 15 (7.04%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.72%) SQL
2 21 (9.86%) JavaScript
3 14 (6.57%) C#
3 14 (6.57%) Java
4 6 (2.82%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.35%) ABAP
6 3 (1.41%) PHP
7 2 (0.94%) Erlang
7 2 (0.94%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.94%) VB
7 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.47%) COBOL
8 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (17.84%) Degree
2 16 (7.51%) ISEB
3 14 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (6.10%) MCSE
4 13 (6.10%) PMI Certification
4 13 (6.10%) PMP
5 11 (5.16%) MCP
5 11 (5.16%) VCAP
5 11 (5.16%) VCDX
6 8 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.76%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.82%) CCIE
7 6 (2.82%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.41%) CCNP
9 2 (0.94%) CCNA
9 2 (0.94%) CISSP
9 2 (0.94%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.69%) SLA
2 6 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 15 (7.04%) Virtual Machines
2 14 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.76%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.94%) Docker
4 2 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (6.10%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.47%) QRadar
2 1 (0.47%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (15.96%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.68%) SAP
3 22 (10.33%) Oracle
4 20 (9.39%) VMware
5 19 (8.92%) Citrix
5 19 (8.92%) EMC
5 19 (8.92%) NetApp
6 17 (7.98%) ServiceNow
7 16 (7.51%) Cisco
8 15 (7.04%) Juniper
9 14 (6.57%) CheckPoint
9 14 (6.57%) IBM
10 13 (6.10%) BMC
10 13 (6.10%) HP
11 8 (3.76%) Casewise
12 6 (2.82%) 3PAR
13 2 (0.94%) Ariba
14 1 (0.47%) ATG
14 1 (0.47%) Forcepoint
14 1 (0.47%) NEC
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