Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 120 134
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 238 234 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.51% 2.40% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 2.47% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 132 137 161
West Midlands median annual salary £75,000 £64,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.19% +2.40% -10.71%
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £91,125 £73,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +6.90% +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 9,133 9,484 11,596
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.49% 97.22% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 7,064 7,869 9,361
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,163 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018. 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 +11 172 £75,000 +15.38% 6
Warwickshire +8 17 £80,000 +35.59% 4
Coventry -36 14 £75,000 +30.43% 4
Worcestershire +35 9 £82,500 -17.50% 1
Solihull +4 6 £70,000 +7.69% 1
Shropshire +19 4 £75,000 +7.36% 1
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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.

1 110 (46.22%) Presales
2 80 (33.61%) Data Centre
3 63 (26.47%) ITIL
4 62 (26.05%) TOGAF
5 61 (25.63%) SIEM
6 58 (24.37%) CheckPoint
7 53 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 52 (21.85%) Microsoft
9 51 (21.43%) Cisco
10 50 (21.01%) Cisco Certification
10 50 (21.01%) Network Security
10 50 (21.01%) ITIL V3
11 49 (20.59%) CCNP
11 49 (20.59%) CCDP
12 48 (20.17%) WAN
13 46 (19.33%) Juniper
13 46 (19.33%) Load Balancing
13 46 (19.33%) Fortinet
14 43 (18.07%) VMware
15 40 (16.81%) Migration
15 40 (16.81%) PaaS
16 37 (15.55%) CRM
17 36 (15.13%) Finance
17 36 (15.13%) CISSP
18 33 (13.87%) Project Management
18 33 (13.87%) LAN
18 33 (13.87%) IaaS
19 31 (13.03%) VPN
20 30 (12.61%) WLAN
20 30 (12.61%) E-Commerce

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 28 (11.76%) IIS
2 8 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.52%) Anypoint
3 6 (2.52%) JBoss
4 5 (2.10%) Apache
4 5 (2.10%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.84%) CMS
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.68%) Magento
3 4 (1.68%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.84%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.42%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.42%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.42%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.42%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.42%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.42%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.42%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 53 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (16.81%) PaaS
3 33 (13.87%) IaaS
4 19 (7.98%) Office 365
5 17 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (6.30%) Serverless
7 13 (5.46%) SaaS
8 12 (5.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (4.62%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.84%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.42%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (21.01%) Network Security
2 48 (20.17%) WAN
3 33 (13.87%) LAN
4 31 (13.03%) VPN
5 30 (12.61%) WLAN
6 26 (10.92%) BGP
6 26 (10.92%) MPLS
6 26 (10.92%) OSPF
7 24 (10.08%) VLAN
8 23 (9.66%) Ethernet
9 22 (9.24%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (9.24%) Cisco Firepower
9 22 (9.24%) DHCP
9 22 (9.24%) DNS
9 22 (9.24%) FWSM
9 22 (9.24%) SNMP
9 22 (9.24%) SSL
9 22 (9.24%) TCP/IP
9 22 (9.24%) Wireshark
10 21 (8.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.04%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.52%) DTS
3 6 (2.52%) EDRMS
3 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.10%) Cosmos DB
4 5 (2.10%) MySQL
5 4 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.68%) Big Data
5 4 (1.68%) Blockchain
5 4 (1.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.68%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.68%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.68%) Power BI
5 4 (1.68%) Qlik Sense
5 4 (1.68%) QlikView
6 3 (1.26%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.98%) Visual Studio
3 18 (7.56%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (5.04%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.68%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.26%) Mocha
8 2 (0.84%) Rational Rose
General
1 36 (15.13%) Finance
2 21 (8.82%) Publishing
3 16 (6.72%) Retail
4 15 (6.30%) Manufacturing
5 14 (5.88%) Marketing
6 12 (5.04%) Advertising
7 11 (4.62%) Legal
8 4 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.42%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.92%) .NET
2 14 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 14 (5.88%) HTML
3 10 (4.20%) CSS
4 6 (2.52%) HTML5
4 6 (2.52%) jQuery
4 6 (2.52%) React
5 5 (2.10%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.10%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (2.10%) Node.js
6 4 (1.68%) Backbone.js
6 4 (1.68%) Entity Framework
6 4 (1.68%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (1.68%) WCF
7 3 (1.26%) JSON
7 3 (1.26%) Web Services
8 2 (0.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 80 (33.61%) Data Centre
2 30 (12.61%) Cyberthreat
2 30 (12.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 25 (10.50%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (7.56%) Management Information System
5 16 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (6.72%) FlexPod
6 14 (5.88%) Computer Science
7 12 (5.04%) CMDB
8 6 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.68%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) Tandem
12 1 (0.42%) Blog
12 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.42%) Fintech
12 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.24%) Windows
2 15 (6.30%) Windows Server
3 10 (4.20%) Linux
3 10 (4.20%) Windows 10
4 9 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.94%) Unix
6 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (46.22%) Presales
2 63 (26.47%) ITIL
3 62 (26.05%) TOGAF
4 61 (25.63%) SIEM
5 50 (21.01%) ITIL V3
6 46 (19.33%) Load Balancing
7 40 (16.81%) Migration
8 37 (15.55%) CRM
9 33 (13.87%) Project Management
10 30 (12.61%) E-Commerce
10 30 (12.61%) Incident Management
10 30 (12.61%) IT Strategy
10 30 (12.61%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 30 (12.61%) Software Optimisation
10 30 (12.61%) Vulnerability Management
11 29 (12.18%) Zachman Framework
12 28 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (11.76%) Business Development
13 27 (11.34%) Service Delivery
14 26 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.08%) JavaScript
1 24 (10.08%) SQL
2 16 (6.72%) Java
3 12 (5.04%) C#
4 7 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.52%) PHP
6 4 (1.68%) C
7 3 (1.26%) Ruby
8 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.42%) Python
8 1 (0.42%) VB
8 1 (0.42%) X++
Qualifications
1 50 (21.01%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (20.59%) CCDP
2 49 (20.59%) CCNP
3 36 (15.13%) CISSP
4 29 (12.18%) Degree
5 22 (9.24%) CCSE
5 22 (9.24%) IISP
5 22 (9.24%) ISSAP
5 22 (9.24%) JNCIP
6 16 (6.72%) CCIE
7 14 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 13 (5.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (5.04%) CEH
9 12 (5.04%) CompTIA Security+
9 12 (5.04%) ISEB
9 12 (5.04%) PMI Certification
9 12 (5.04%) PMP
10 11 (4.62%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (2.94%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.72%) Cyber Essentials
2 12 (5.04%) GPG13
2 12 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.78%) QA
4 3 (1.26%) COBIT
4 3 (1.26%) PMO
5 2 (0.84%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (9.66%) Active Directory
3 16 (6.72%) VMware NSX
4 11 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (3.78%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.78%) XenApp
5 9 (3.78%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (9.24%) QRadar
2 16 (6.72%) CASB
2 16 (6.72%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (3.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 9 (3.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 9 (3.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (3.78%) SCCM
3 9 (3.78%) SCOrch
4 7 (2.94%) Puppet
5 1 (0.42%) Ansible
Vendors
1 58 (24.37%) CheckPoint
2 52 (21.85%) Microsoft
3 51 (21.43%) Cisco
4 46 (19.33%) Fortinet
4 46 (19.33%) Juniper
5 43 (18.07%) VMware
6 30 (12.61%) Forcepoint
6 30 (12.61%) Tufin
7 24 (10.08%) IBM
8 22 (9.24%) LogRhythm
8 22 (9.24%) Splunk
9 21 (8.82%) Citrix
10 18 (7.56%) Meraki
10 18 (7.56%) SAP
11 17 (7.14%) Aruba
12 16 (6.72%) F5
12 16 (6.72%) HP
12 16 (6.72%) McAfee
12 16 (6.72%) Palo Alto
12 16 (6.72%) Sophos