The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 59 87 76
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 31 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.65% 0.95% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.77% 0.97% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30 7 11
Average salary £52,500 £80,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.37% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £67,500 £44,632
10% offered a salary of more than £60,200 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £64,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Solutions Architect
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 South Wales 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
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1119 1029 1037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 95.64% 97.44% 97.83%
Number of salaries quoted 978 883 942
Average salary £36,125 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.21% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £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 South Wales

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in South Wales

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in South Wales

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +20 22 £52,500 -25.00% 5
Bridgend - 3 £55,000 -
Newport -13 2 £38,500 -51.87% 1
Solutions Architect
Wales

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 (52.94%) Finance
2 16 (47.06%) TOGAF
3 15 (44.12%) Migration
4 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 13 (38.24%) Mainframe
6 8 (23.53%) B2B
7 7 (20.59%) Unisys
8 6 (17.65%) Business Transformation
9 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
9 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (14.71%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (14.71%) VMware
10 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (11.76%) CRM
10 4 (11.76%) .NET
11 3 (8.82%) Office 365
11 3 (8.82%) MS Office
11 3 (8.82%) ITIL
11 3 (8.82%) Dell
11 3 (8.82%) Citrix
11 3 (8.82%) CGI
11 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
11 3 (8.82%) Lync
11 3 (8.82%) XenApp
11 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
11 3 (8.82%) Computacenter
11 3 (8.82%) Business Development
11 3 (8.82%) SCCM
11 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 (8.82%) Lync
2 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (52.94%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Mainframe
2 3 (8.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) TOGAF
2 15 (44.12%) Migration
3 8 (23.53%) B2B
4 6 (17.65%) Business Transformation
5 5 (14.71%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (11.76%) CRM
7 3 (8.82%) ITIL
7 3 (8.82%) Business Development
7 3 (8.82%) Service Management
7 3 (8.82%) ITSM
8 2 (5.88%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.94%) SOA
9 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C++
1 1 (2.94%) Java
1 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
2 3 (8.82%) XenApp
2 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.88%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Unisys
3 5 (14.71%) VMware
4 3 (8.82%) Dell
4 3 (8.82%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) Computacenter
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
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