Period
to 20 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 108 127
Rank change year-on-year +4 +19 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 38 67 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.86% 2.15% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.23% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 30 50 16
Cheshire median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +27.66% -6.75%
10th Percentile £64,975 £52,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £91,375 £78,875
North West median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 1,973 3,004 2,397
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 96.25% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,454 2,259 1,872
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,050
90th Percentile £67,675 £67,500 £60,000
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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 +14 11 £77,500 +5.08% 2
Wilmslow +14 6 £75,000 +7.99%
Warrington +6 3 £63,500 -18.06% 2
Solutions Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 17 (44.74%) TOGAF
2 13 (34.21%) SOA
3 10 (26.32%) Data Architecture
3 10 (26.32%) TOGAF Certification
4 9 (23.68%) Java
4 9 (23.68%) Finance
5 8 (21.05%) Banking
5 8 (21.05%) Architectural Design
6 7 (18.42%) Analytics
6 7 (18.42%) Microservices
6 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.42%) Information Security
6 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
6 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
7 6 (15.79%) REST
7 6 (15.79%) Android
7 6 (15.79%) Spring
7 6 (15.79%) Marketing
7 6 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (15.79%) C#
7 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (15.79%) Spring Boot
7 6 (15.79%) GDPR
7 6 (15.79%) IT Strategy
8 5 (13.16%) Technology Roadmap
8 5 (13.16%) Strategic Roadmap
8 5 (13.16%) Architecture Roadmap
8 5 (13.16%) Remediation Plan
8 5 (13.16%) Prototyping

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 (10.53%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) Google Analytics
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.63%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.63%) Power BI
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 6 (15.79%) Marketing
4 4 (10.53%) Back Office
4 4 (10.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) REST
1 6 (15.79%) Spring
1 6 (15.79%) Spring Boot
2 3 (7.89%) RESTful
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.63%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) React
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Reference Data
2 4 (10.53%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) SWIFT
3 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Smart Energy
4 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Android
1 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) TOGAF
2 13 (34.21%) SOA
3 10 (26.32%) Data Architecture
4 8 (21.05%) Architectural Design
5 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (18.42%) Analytics
5 7 (18.42%) Information Security
5 7 (18.42%) Microservices
6 6 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (15.79%) IT Strategy
6 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.16%) ArchiMate
7 5 (13.16%) Architecture Roadmap
7 5 (13.16%) Data Governance
7 5 (13.16%) Data Integration
7 5 (13.16%) Information Assurance
7 5 (13.16%) Prototyping
7 5 (13.16%) Remediation Plan
7 5 (13.16%) Strategic Roadmap
7 5 (13.16%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.79%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) R
4 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) GDPR
2 5 (13.16%) Data Quality
3 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) CA
2 4 (10.53%) Ensighten
2 4 (10.53%) Google
2 4 (10.53%) Maxymiser
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.63%) Tableau
4 1 (2.63%) VMware