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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 84 92 80
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.55% 0.65% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.68% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 10
Average salary £47,500 £56,250 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -19.64%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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
1048 1182 965
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 96.59% 96.57% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 890 1056 899
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
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 31 October 2014. 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
Newport +22 5 - -
Cardiff -4 1 £47,500 -20.83%
Solutions Architect
Wales

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 13 (86.67%) TOGAF
2 9 (60.00%) Zachman Framework
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (33.33%) Statistics
4 5 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 5 (33.33%) RUP
4 5 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (20.00%) MCSE
5 3 (20.00%) NetApp
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) CCIE
5 3 (20.00%) EMC
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) Advertising
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (20.00%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (13.33%) SAP
6 2 (13.33%) JDA
7 1 (6.67%) SAP SD
7 1 (6.67%) SAP PP
7 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP SD
1 1 (6.67%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Advertising
3 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Statistics
1 5 (33.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) TOGAF
2 9 (60.00%) Zachman Framework
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (33.33%) RUP
4 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Document Management
6 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) BPMN
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
1 3 (20.00%) CCIE
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) EMC
1 3 (20.00%) NetApp
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) JDA
2 2 (13.33%) SAP