The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £52,146 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Solution Architect
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 70 51
Rank change year-on-year +23 -19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 10 3 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.00% 0.43% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 0.44% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 22
Median salary £52,146 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.36% -23.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £48,704 £40,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £82,000 £61,300
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 493 683 728
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.40% 98.27% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 427 595 589
Median salary £40,000 £36,378 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.95% -2.99%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect 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 in Cardiff.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in Cardiff

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Cardiff over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in Cardiff

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
2 5 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 5 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
4 3 (20.00%) B2B
4 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
6 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (6.67%) CloudFront
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (6.67%) Games
6 1 (6.67%) Advertising
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) IPsec
6 1 (6.67%) SSL
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
1 1 (6.67%) AWS OpsWorks
1 1 (6.67%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) IPsec
1 1 (6.67%) SSL
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Business Transformation
1 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (33.33%) IT Strategy
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
1 5 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 5 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) B2B
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001