Period
to 23 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 122 111
Rank change year-on-year +29 -11 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 255 227 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.22% 2.35% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 2.43% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 159 131 145
West Midlands median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% +4.00%
10th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £76,250
England median annual salary £75,000 £76,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -1.32% +4.83% +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 7,555 9,342 9,514
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 96.55% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5,754 7,282 7,782
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -1 134 £70,000 -6.67% 16
Coventry +36 30 £75,000 +11.11% 5
Warwickshire +18 30 £55,000 -31.25% 3
Solihull +14 20 £70,000 - 3
Worcestershire -13 17 £75,000 -9.09% 4
Shropshire -9 6 £90,000 +20.00% 1
Staffordshire - 4 - - 2
Walsall - 2 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 135 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (45.49%) Presales
3 83 (32.55%) Microsoft
4 77 (30.20%) Amazon AWS
5 66 (25.88%) Project Management
6 63 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (24.71%) TOGAF
7 61 (23.92%) Office 365
8 58 (22.75%) Java
9 55 (21.57%) IT Strategy
10 47 (18.43%) SQL
10 47 (18.43%) Degree
11 45 (17.65%) Data Protection
11 45 (17.65%) Finance
12 44 (17.25%) .NET
13 43 (16.86%) GDPR
13 43 (16.86%) DevOps
14 42 (16.47%) Enterprise Architecture
15 40 (15.69%) Data Centre
16 38 (14.90%) Hybrid Cloud
16 38 (14.90%) Thought Leadership
16 38 (14.90%) Python
16 38 (14.90%) Service Delivery
17 36 (14.12%) Technical Architecture
17 36 (14.12%) Security Cleared
18 35 (13.73%) PaaS
18 35 (13.73%) Web Services
18 35 (13.73%) ITIL
18 35 (13.73%) Line Management
19 34 (13.33%) Service Management

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 (4.71%) Confluence
2 8 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.75%) Apache
4 5 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.57%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.57%) NetWeaver
6 3 (1.18%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.18%) CMS
6 3 (1.18%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.39%) Mule
8 1 (0.39%) nginx
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.78%) HFM
2 2 (0.78%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 135 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (30.20%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (23.92%) Office 365
4 35 (13.73%) PaaS
5 33 (12.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 29 (11.37%) IaaS
7 25 (9.80%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (9.80%) Amazon S3
7 25 (9.80%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (9.02%) Serverless
9 14 (5.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 14 (5.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (5.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (4.31%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (4.31%) Amazon Kinesis
11 11 (4.31%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (4.31%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (3.53%) SaaS
13 4 (1.57%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.59%) Unified Communications
2 19 (7.45%) Firewall
3 14 (5.49%) Network Security
4 7 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (2.35%) LAN
5 6 (2.35%) MPLS
5 6 (2.35%) VPN
5 6 (2.35%) WAN
6 5 (1.96%) Wireless
7 3 (1.18%) Converged Networks
7 3 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.39%) OSPF
8 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.59%) Big Data
2 26 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 25 (9.80%) Amazon RDS
4 23 (9.02%) Relational Database
5 20 (7.84%) Azure SQL Database
6 14 (5.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 12 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (4.31%) Amazon Redshift
8 11 (4.31%) Cosmos DB
8 11 (4.31%) RDBMS
9 10 (3.92%) MySQL
10 9 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (3.53%) DB2
10 9 (3.53%) Informix
11 8 (3.14%) Hadoop
11 8 (3.14%) Power BI
12 7 (2.75%) SAP HANA
13 5 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (1.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (5.88%) JIRA
2 7 (2.75%) TeamCity
2 7 (2.75%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.18%) Jasmine
4 3 (1.18%) Mocha
5 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (17.65%) Finance
2 13 (5.10%) Automotive
2 13 (5.10%) Publishing
2 13 (5.10%) Retail
3 6 (2.35%) Aerospace
3 6 (2.35%) Back Office
4 5 (1.96%) Legal
4 5 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.57%) Banking
5 4 (1.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.25%) .NET
2 35 (13.73%) Web Services
3 23 (9.02%) ASP.NET
4 17 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 17 (6.67%) RESTful
5 15 (5.88%) Node.js
6 10 (3.92%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.96%) Kafka
8 4 (1.57%) Natural Language Processing
8 4 (1.57%) SAPUI5
9 3 (1.18%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.18%) Backbone.js
9 3 (1.18%) HTML
9 3 (1.18%) HTML5
9 3 (1.18%) jQuery
9 3 (1.18%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (1.18%) REST
9 3 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.18%) ZeroMQ
10 2 (0.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.69%) Data Centre
2 38 (14.90%) Hybrid Cloud
3 33 (12.94%) Public Cloud
3 33 (12.94%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (7.84%) Private Cloud
4 20 (7.84%) User Experience
5 14 (5.49%) Management Information System
6 12 (4.71%) CMDB
6 12 (4.71%) Data Structures
7 9 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.75%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.57%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.57%) NHS
11 3 (1.18%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.18%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.18%) Industry 4.0
11 3 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.10%) Linux
2 12 (4.71%) Windows
3 4 (1.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.78%) CentOS
4 2 (0.78%) SUSE
5 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (45.49%) Presales
2 66 (25.88%) Project Management
3 63 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (24.71%) TOGAF
4 55 (21.57%) IT Strategy
5 45 (17.65%) Data Protection
6 43 (16.86%) DevOps
7 42 (16.47%) Enterprise Architecture
8 38 (14.90%) Service Delivery
8 38 (14.90%) Thought Leadership
9 36 (14.12%) Technical Architecture
10 35 (13.73%) ITIL
10 35 (13.73%) Line Management
11 34 (13.33%) Service Management
12 29 (11.37%) Analytics
12 29 (11.37%) PRINCE2
13 28 (10.98%) Customer Requirements
14 27 (10.59%) Migration
15 26 (10.20%) ITIL V3
15 26 (10.20%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 58 (22.75%) Java
2 47 (18.43%) SQL
3 38 (14.90%) Python
4 23 (9.02%) Scala
5 19 (7.45%) C#
6 17 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 17 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.35%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.57%) ABAP
9 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.78%) R
11 1 (0.39%) C
11 1 (0.39%) PHP
11 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (18.43%) Degree
2 36 (14.12%) Security Cleared
3 24 (9.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (6.27%) MCSE
6 13 (5.10%) MCSA
6 13 (5.10%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.71%) CEH
7 12 (4.71%) CISSP
7 12 (4.71%) CompTIA Security+
7 12 (4.71%) ISEB
7 12 (4.71%) PMI Certification
7 12 (4.71%) PMP
8 11 (4.31%) CCNP
8 11 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.35%) AWS Certification
9 6 (2.35%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.96%) CCNA
11 2 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.39%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (16.86%) GDPR
2 12 (4.71%) GPG13
2 12 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.53%) QA
4 5 (1.96%) SLA
5 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (9.80%) Active Directory
3 17 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (5.49%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.75%) Docker
6 4 (1.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (1.18%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.18%) XenApp
7 3 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.35%) Ansible
2 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.18%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (1.18%) Packer
3 3 (1.18%) Puppet
3 3 (1.18%) Salt
3 3 (1.18%) SCDPM
3 3 (1.18%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.18%) SCSM
3 3 (1.18%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.18%) Terraform
4 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 83 (32.55%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.94%) VMware
3 25 (9.80%) Oracle
4 16 (6.27%) Citrix
4 16 (6.27%) SAP
5 14 (5.49%) CheckPoint
6 12 (4.71%) EMC
6 12 (4.71%) NetApp
7 10 (3.92%) Cisco
8 9 (3.53%) Sybase
9 8 (3.14%) IBM
10 5 (1.96%) Meraki
10 5 (1.96%) Tableau
11 4 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.18%) Cognos
12 3 (1.18%) Google
12 3 (1.18%) Hyperion
12 3 (1.18%) Informatica
12 3 (1.18%) MobileIron
12 3 (1.18%) Xamarin