Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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

Solution Architect
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 125 111
Rank change year-on-year +46 -14 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 86 42 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.22% 1.49% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.32% 1.55% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 75 36 29
Cheshire median annual salary £77,500 £65,000 £63,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.23% +2.36% +10.43%
10th Percentile £51,750 £40,000 £45,750
90th Percentile £87,600 £80,000 £97,500
North West median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +4.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2,588 2,705 2,133
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 95.82% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,984 2,067 1,853
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +18.06% -10.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £21,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +17 24 £77,500 +6.90% 1
Warrington +27 23 £77,500 +55.00%
Chester +7 12 £65,000 +52.94%
Crewe +8 2 - -
Solutions Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.91%) Banking
3 23 (26.74%) Java
4 20 (23.26%) Presales
5 19 (22.09%) Finance
6 18 (20.93%) TOGAF
6 18 (20.93%) CRM
7 17 (19.77%) Web Services
7 17 (19.77%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (19.77%) Network Security
8 16 (18.60%) Project Management
8 16 (18.60%) SOA
9 15 (17.44%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (17.44%) Data Centre
9 15 (17.44%) SIEM
10 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (16.28%) Fortinet
10 14 (16.28%) Load Balancing
10 14 (16.28%) WAN
10 14 (16.28%) Cisco
10 14 (16.28%) CCNP
10 14 (16.28%) CCDP
10 14 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (16.28%) CheckPoint
11 13 (15.12%) Juniper
11 13 (15.12%) WLAN
11 13 (15.12%) LAN
11 13 (15.12%) VPN
11 13 (15.12%) JavaScript
11 13 (15.12%) Information Security

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.65%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.49%) JBoss
2 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.33%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.49%) Office 365
4 1 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.77%) Network Security
2 14 (16.28%) WAN
3 13 (15.12%) LAN
3 13 (15.12%) VPN
3 13 (15.12%) WLAN
4 8 (9.30%) Unified Communications
5 3 (3.49%) ATM
5 3 (3.49%) SMS
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.16%) DHCP
6 1 (1.16%) DNS
6 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.16%) FWSM
6 1 (1.16%) MPLS
6 1 (1.16%) SNMP
6 1 (1.16%) SSL
6 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) Hadoop
2 9 (10.47%) Big Data
3 4 (4.65%) MySQL
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.33%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.33%) Blockchain
5 2 (2.33%) DB2
5 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Rational Rose
2 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (27.91%) Banking
2 19 (22.09%) Finance
3 10 (11.63%) Corporate Banking
4 8 (9.30%) Retail Banking
5 7 (8.14%) Marketing
6 4 (4.65%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.65%) Law
6 4 (4.65%) Retail
7 2 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.16%) Advertising
8 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.77%) Web Services
2 12 (13.95%) REST
3 11 (12.79%) SOAP
4 10 (11.63%) .NET
5 7 (8.14%) Java EE
6 6 (6.98%) Middleware
6 6 (6.98%) XML
7 5 (5.81%) J2EE
8 4 (4.65%) HTML
8 4 (4.65%) JSP
8 4 (4.65%) Kafka
8 4 (4.65%) SailPoint
9 2 (2.33%) CSS
9 2 (2.33%) EJB
9 2 (2.33%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.33%) JMS
9 2 (2.33%) JSON
9 2 (2.33%) RESTful
9 2 (2.33%) Servlets
9 2 (2.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Data Centre
2 13 (15.12%) Cyberthreat
2 13 (15.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (9.30%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.81%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.49%) Handset
5 3 (3.49%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.49%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.33%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.33%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.16%) Fintech
7 1 (1.16%) IVR
7 1 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Windows
2 6 (6.98%) Linux
3 3 (3.49%) Android
3 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.16%) AIX
4 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.26%) Presales
3 18 (20.93%) CRM
3 18 (20.93%) TOGAF
4 17 (19.77%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (18.60%) Project Management
5 16 (18.60%) SOA
6 15 (17.44%) SIEM
7 14 (16.28%) Load Balancing
8 13 (15.12%) Incident Management
8 13 (15.12%) Information Security
8 13 (15.12%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 13 (15.12%) Software Optimisation
8 13 (15.12%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (12.79%) Collaborative Working
11 10 (11.63%) SDLC
12 9 (10.47%) IT Strategy
12 9 (10.47%) Mentoring
12 9 (10.47%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.74%) Java
2 13 (15.12%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.47%) SQL
4 2 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (1.16%) BeanShell
5 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) CCDP
1 14 (16.28%) CCNP
1 14 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (9.30%) TOGAF Certification
3 3 (3.49%) Degree
4 2 (2.33%) CISSP
5 1 (1.16%) CCIE
5 1 (1.16%) CCSE
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.16%) IISP
5 1 (1.16%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.16%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) RACF
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) CASB
1 1 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (1.16%) QRadar
1 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (16.28%) CheckPoint
1 14 (16.28%) Cisco
1 14 (16.28%) Fortinet
2 13 (15.12%) Juniper
2 13 (15.12%) Tufin
3 12 (13.95%) Forcepoint
4 10 (11.63%) SAP
5 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
6 7 (8.14%) Cloudera
6 7 (8.14%) Oracle
7 5 (5.81%) Casewise
8 4 (4.65%) CyberArk
9 3 (3.49%) Sybase
10 2 (2.33%) Chordiant
10 2 (2.33%) Cognizant
10 2 (2.33%) IBM
10 2 (2.33%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (2.33%) Talend
11 1 (1.16%) Ping Identity