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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 93 94 84
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 10 9 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.78% 0.66% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.68% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 14
Average salary £47,500 £57,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.39% -17.85%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £64,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
1236 1314 1130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.94% 96.55% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1017 1173 1035
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 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 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
South Wales +11 9 £47,500 -17.39%
West Wales - 1 £70,000 -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 13 (65.00%) TOGAF
2 9 (45.00%) Zachman Framework
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (25.00%) Statistics
5 5 (25.00%) SAP
5 5 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (25.00%) RUP
5 5 (25.00%) JDA
5 5 (25.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (15.00%) Advertising
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) NetApp
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) CCIE
6 3 (15.00%) EMC
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (15.00%) MCSE
6 3 (15.00%) SAP PP
6 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) Coaching
6 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (10.00%) SAP MM

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SAP PP
2 2 (10.00%) SAP MM
2 2 (10.00%) SAP SD
3 1 (5.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (5.00%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (15.00%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Statistics
1 5 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) TOGAF
2 9 (45.00%) Zachman Framework
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (25.00%) RUP
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.00%) Coaching
6 2 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.00%) BPMN
7 1 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Workflow
7 1 (5.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCIE
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (15.00%) MCSE
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
1 5 (25.00%) JDA
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
2 3 (15.00%) NetApp
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) EMC