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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 69 43 68
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1 23 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.15% 3.43% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 3.56% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1 22 2
Average salary £40,000 £52,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.80% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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
641 646 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.46% 96.27% 99.33%
Number of salaries quoted 536 542 480
Average salary £36,750 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Presales
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Unisys
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) CMS
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) WAN

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (16.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Presales
1 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Unisys
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Sitecore