The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 44 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 23 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.45% 0.50% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 0.52% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 22 2 6
Average salary £52,500 £75,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Solutions Architect
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
641 582 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.25% 97.82% 98.83%
Number of salaries quoted 548 473 539
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cardiff region.

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Cardiff

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 14 (53.85%) TOGAF
3 13 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 12 (46.15%) Migration
5 8 (30.77%) B2B
6 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 7 (26.92%) Unisys
7 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
8 4 (15.38%) .NET
8 4 (15.38%) Business Transformation
9 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (11.54%) vSphere
9 3 (11.54%) Windows
9 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
9 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
9 3 (11.54%) VMware
10 2 (7.69%) Back Office
10 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
10 2 (7.69%) SAN
10 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
10 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (7.69%) Internet
10 2 (7.69%) Linux
10 2 (7.69%) MySQL
10 2 (7.69%) Oracle
10 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
10 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
General
1 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) TOGAF
2 12 (46.15%) Migration
3 8 (30.77%) B2B
4 4 (15.38%) Business Transformation
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) SOA
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C++
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (11.54%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Unisys
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat