The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 90 99 78
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 17 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.29% 0.52% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.53% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 11
Average salary £73,750 £40,000 £60,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.37% -34.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,748 £35,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,500 £63,500
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +3.14%
Solutions Architect
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1294 1329 998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 98.10% 98.23% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1114 1137 851
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Wales

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Wales region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Wales

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
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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
South Wales +18 17 £73,750 +110.71%
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the 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 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 16 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 11 (34.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (31.25%) Presales
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 9 (28.13%) SAP
5 9 (28.13%) CRM
6 7 (21.88%) Asset Management
6 7 (21.88%) Mainframe
6 7 (21.88%) SAP CRM
7 6 (18.75%) SAP IS-U
7 6 (18.75%) Billing
7 6 (18.75%) SAP PM
8 5 (15.63%) Unisys
9 4 (12.50%) IBM
9 4 (12.50%) Linux
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) .NET
9 4 (12.50%) C#
9 4 (12.50%) IIS
9 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (12.50%) Internet
9 4 (12.50%) Marketing
9 4 (12.50%) Degree
9 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (12.50%) PaaS
10 3 (9.38%) Market Research
10 3 (9.38%) Product Management
10 3 (9.38%) Private Cloud

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the 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 4 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (12.50%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.13%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) SAP CRM
2 6 (18.75%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (18.75%) SAP PM
3 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) PaaS
2 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (9.38%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
3 2 (6.25%) NAS
3 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) GIS
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Billing
3 4 (12.50%) Marketing
4 2 (6.25%) Advertising
5 1 (3.13%) Electronics
5 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) Apache Flex
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Private Cloud
2 3 (9.38%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) AIX
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 11 (34.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (31.25%) Presales
4 9 (28.13%) CRM
5 7 (21.88%) Asset Management
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.38%) B2B
7 3 (9.38%) Low Latency
7 3 (9.38%) Market Research
7 3 (9.38%) Migration
7 3 (9.38%) Product Management
8 2 (6.25%) Business Development
8 2 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
8 2 (6.25%) Line Management
8 2 (6.25%) SOA
9 1 (3.13%) Data Architecture
9 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (3.13%) OpenUP
9 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C#
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) CCIE
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (3.13%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) NFS
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
1 9 (28.13%) SAP
2 5 (15.63%) Unisys
3 4 (12.50%) IBM
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) EMC
5 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) ESRI
5 2 (6.25%) NetApp
5 2 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat