Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £73,750 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 154 155
Rank change year-on-year +70 +1 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 279 191 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.25% 1.95% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 2.01% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 186 147 158
West Midlands median annual salary £73,750 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.46% +8.33% -5.21%
10th Percentile £52,500 £49,700 £42,675
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £76,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +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 8,265 9,482 11,271
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.58% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,436 7,902 8,908
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +45 211 £75,000 +15.38% 26
Warwickshire +51 24 £77,500 +29.17% 5
Solihull +6 7 £70,000 +16.67%
Coventry +3 7 £70,000 +22.81% 5
Worcestershire 0 5 £75,000 -3.23% 1
Shropshire +13 3 £65,000 -6.76%
Staffordshire +7 2 - - 5
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 104 (37.28%) Presales
2 96 (34.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (30.47%) Data Centre
4 81 (29.03%) TOGAF
5 65 (23.30%) Microsoft
6 63 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
7 62 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
8 60 (21.51%) Line Management
9 57 (20.43%) .NET
9 57 (20.43%) ITIL
10 55 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (17.92%) Project Management
12 48 (17.20%) Retail
13 44 (15.77%) PaaS
14 42 (15.05%) SQL
15 41 (14.70%) Java
15 41 (14.70%) Web Services
15 41 (14.70%) Network Security
15 41 (14.70%) ITIL V3
16 40 (14.34%) JavaScript
16 40 (14.34%) E-Commerce
17 39 (13.98%) CheckPoint
17 39 (13.98%) SIEM
18 38 (13.62%) Big Data
18 38 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
18 38 (13.62%) VMware
18 38 (13.62%) Technical Architecture
19 36 (12.90%) Software Engineering
20 35 (12.54%) Cisco
21 34 (12.19%) 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 8 (2.87%) Apache
2 7 (2.51%) IIS
3 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
4 4 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.08%) SAS
5 3 (1.08%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.36%) CMS
7 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Maya
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.43%) SAP ECC
1 4 (1.43%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.36%) Magento
3 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.36%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.36%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.36%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 96 (34.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (15.77%) PaaS
4 34 (12.19%) Office 365
5 28 (10.04%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (10.04%) IaaS
6 27 (9.68%) Amazon S3
6 27 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (7.53%) Serverless
8 20 (7.17%) Amazon EMR
8 20 (7.17%) Amazon Kinesis
8 20 (7.17%) Amazon SQS
8 20 (7.17%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (6.09%) SaaS
10 16 (5.73%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (2.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.70%) Network Security
2 28 (10.04%) WAN
3 26 (9.32%) Firewall
4 24 (8.60%) LAN
5 21 (7.53%) VPN
6 16 (5.73%) WLAN
7 14 (5.02%) MPLS
8 13 (4.66%) Wireless
9 12 (4.30%) Unified Communications
10 11 (3.94%) VLAN
11 10 (3.58%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (3.58%) OSPF
12 9 (3.23%) Cisco Firepower
12 9 (3.23%) TCP/IP
13 8 (2.87%) BGP
14 7 (2.51%) DHCP
14 7 (2.51%) DNS
14 7 (2.51%) Ethernet
14 7 (2.51%) SNMP
14 7 (2.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.62%) Big Data
2 27 (9.68%) Amazon RDS
3 26 (9.32%) Cosmos DB
4 22 (7.89%) Relational Database
5 20 (7.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 20 (7.17%) RDBMS
6 16 (5.73%) NoSQL
6 16 (5.73%) SQL Server
7 14 (5.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (3.94%) MySQL
9 10 (3.58%) Hadoop
10 9 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (3.23%) Power BI
11 8 (2.87%) Blockchain
11 8 (2.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.87%) Qlik Sense
11 8 (2.87%) QlikView
12 7 (2.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Jasmine
1 5 (1.79%) TeamCity
2 4 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.72%) Mocha
5 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.36%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.36%) JBehave
5 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.36%) JIRA
5 1 (0.36%) JMeter
5 1 (0.36%) JUnit
5 1 (0.36%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.36%) Maven
5 1 (0.36%) Mockito
5 1 (0.36%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.36%) Selenium
5 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 48 (17.20%) Retail
2 31 (11.11%) Finance
3 23 (8.24%) Publishing
4 10 (3.58%) Automotive
5 9 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.87%) Marketing
7 3 (1.08%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (20.43%) .NET
2 41 (14.70%) Web Services
3 23 (8.24%) HTML
4 22 (7.89%) AngularJS
5 17 (6.09%) ASP.NET
5 17 (6.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (4.66%) REST
7 12 (4.30%) CSS
8 10 (3.58%) jQuery
8 10 (3.58%) Node.js
9 9 (3.23%) HTML5
10 8 (2.87%) React
10 8 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (1.79%) Backbone.js
11 5 (1.79%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (1.08%) Java EE
12 3 (1.08%) JSON
12 3 (1.08%) Middleware
12 3 (1.08%) Spring
13 2 (0.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 85 (30.47%) Data Centre
2 33 (11.83%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 26 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (7.17%) Management Information System
6 18 (6.45%) CMDB
6 18 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (5.38%) Client/Server
7 15 (5.38%) Cyberthreat
7 15 (5.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (5.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (4.30%) Public Cloud
9 11 (3.94%) Private Cloud
10 9 (3.23%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (2.15%) Fintech
12 5 (1.79%) FlexPod
12 5 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (1.08%) Blog
13 3 (1.08%) Mainframe
13 3 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.02%) Windows
2 13 (4.66%) Linux
3 8 (2.87%) Unix
4 5 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (37.28%) Presales
2 81 (29.03%) TOGAF
3 62 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 60 (21.51%) Line Management
5 57 (20.43%) ITIL
6 55 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (17.92%) Project Management
8 41 (14.70%) ITIL V3
9 40 (14.34%) E-Commerce
10 39 (13.98%) SIEM
11 38 (13.62%) Technical Architecture
12 36 (12.90%) Software Engineering
13 34 (12.19%) IT Strategy
13 34 (12.19%) Service Management
14 32 (11.47%) Microservices
15 31 (11.11%) Data Protection
15 31 (11.11%) Information Security
16 29 (10.39%) Load Balancing
16 29 (10.39%) Migration
17 28 (10.04%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (15.05%) SQL
2 41 (14.70%) Java
3 40 (14.34%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.17%) C#
5 15 (5.38%) PL/SQL
5 15 (5.38%) Python
5 15 (5.38%) Scala
5 15 (5.38%) Shell Script
6 12 (4.30%) PHP
7 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.72%) C
9 1 (0.36%) Delphi
9 1 (0.36%) Java 8
9 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.36%) X++
Qualifications
1 34 (12.19%) Degree
2 32 (11.47%) TOGAF Certification
3 30 (10.75%) CCNP
3 30 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (10.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (8.96%) CISSP
6 23 (8.24%) CCDP
7 22 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (7.53%) MCSE
8 21 (7.53%) Security Cleared
9 20 (7.17%) MCSA
10 19 (6.81%) ISEB
11 18 (6.45%) CEH
11 18 (6.45%) CompTIA Security+
11 18 (6.45%) PMI Certification
11 18 (6.45%) PMP
12 8 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (2.51%) CCSE
13 7 (2.51%) ISSAP
13 7 (2.51%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.39%) GDPR
2 19 (6.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (6.45%) GPG13
4 13 (4.66%) QA
4 13 (4.66%) SLA
5 6 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 38 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (8.24%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.87%) Docker
3 8 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.51%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (2.51%) QRadar
2 6 (2.15%) CASB
2 6 (2.15%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.43%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.43%) SCCM
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 65 (23.30%) Microsoft
2 39 (13.98%) CheckPoint
3 38 (13.62%) VMware
4 35 (12.54%) Cisco
5 27 (9.68%) EMC
6 23 (8.24%) Citrix
6 23 (8.24%) NetApp
7 22 (7.89%) Fortinet
8 18 (6.45%) Juniper
9 15 (5.38%) Oracle
9 15 (5.38%) Tufin
10 12 (4.30%) Forcepoint
11 11 (3.94%) IBM
11 11 (3.94%) Meraki
12 10 (3.58%) SAP
13 9 (3.23%) F5
13 9 (3.23%) Palo Alto
13 9 (3.23%) Tableau
14 8 (2.87%) Informatica
14 8 (2.87%) Xamarin