Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £54,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 113 83
Rank change year-on-year +43 -30 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 8 1 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.98% 0.072% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.074% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 24
Cardiff median annual salary £54,000 £58,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.90% +5.45% +15.79%
10th Percentile £46,000 £58,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £67,750 £58,000 £72,125
South Wales median annual salary £54,000 £57,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +3.64% +15.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 809 1359 1542
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.02% 98.41% 98.66%
Number of salaries quoted 721 1227 1318
Cardiff median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,250
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +2.86%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Avaya
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) MPLS
2 2 (25.00%) OSPF
2 2 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) BGP
1 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) MPLS
1 2 (25.00%) OSPF
1 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Collaborative Working
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Avaya
1 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft