Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 138 121
Rank change year-on-year +40 -17 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 54 37 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.28% 1.19% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 1.24% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 50 27 25
Cheshire median annual salary £77,500 £65,000 £66,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.23% -1.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £51,250 £40,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £95,000
North West median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +12.90%

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 2,294 2,988 2,235
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 95.80% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,783 2,296 1,880
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £68,550 £62,500 £58,875
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 December 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 December 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 +21 14 £80,000 +10.34%
Warrington - 10 £77,500 - 2
Chester +22 6 £57,500 +35.29% 3
Solutions Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 18 (33.33%) Project Management
2 17 (31.48%) Banking
3 15 (27.78%) IT Strategy
4 14 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (25.93%) SAP
5 13 (24.07%) Web Services
5 13 (24.07%) E-Commerce
5 13 (24.07%) Finance
5 13 (24.07%) Data Architecture
5 13 (24.07%) Mobile App
6 12 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
6 12 (22.22%) Data Strategy
6 12 (22.22%) TOGAF
6 12 (22.22%) Marketing
6 12 (22.22%) QA
6 12 (22.22%) CRM
7 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
8 9 (16.67%) Java
8 9 (16.67%) SOA
8 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (14.81%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (14.81%) SDLC
9 8 (14.81%) Presales
9 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.81%) .NET
9 8 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (14.81%) Service Management
10 7 (12.96%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (12.96%) Microservices

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 3 (5.56%) JBoss
1 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.56%) Office 365
4 1 (1.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Network Security
1 6 (11.11%) Unified Communications
2 4 (7.41%) WAN
3 3 (5.56%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) VPN
4 2 (3.70%) WLAN
5 1 (1.85%) BGP
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) Firewall
5 1 (1.85%) FWSM
5 1 (1.85%) MPLS
5 1 (1.85%) OSPF
5 1 (1.85%) SSL
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
5 1 (1.85%) Wireless
5 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.56%) Big Data
3 2 (3.70%) Blockchain
3 2 (3.70%) DB2
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (31.48%) Banking
2 13 (24.07%) Finance
3 12 (22.22%) Marketing
4 7 (12.96%) Corporate Banking
5 5 (9.26%) Investment Banking
5 5 (9.26%) Law
6 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.85%) Advertising
7 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) Web Services
2 8 (14.81%) .NET
3 7 (12.96%) REST
4 6 (11.11%) SOAP
5 4 (7.41%) Java EE
5 4 (7.41%) Middleware
5 4 (7.41%) XML
6 3 (5.56%) J2EE
7 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.70%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.70%) HTML
7 2 (3.70%) Struts
8 1 (1.85%) HTML5
8 1 (1.85%) JSON
8 1 (1.85%) Kafka
8 1 (1.85%) React
8 1 (1.85%) RESTful
8 1 (1.85%) SailPoint
8 1 (1.85%) Spring
8 1 (1.85%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.70%) Fintech
4 2 (3.70%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.70%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.85%) Handset
5 1 (1.85%) IVR
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Android
3 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Project Management
2 15 (27.78%) IT Strategy
3 14 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (24.07%) Data Architecture
4 13 (24.07%) E-Commerce
5 12 (22.22%) CRM
5 12 (22.22%) Data Strategy
5 12 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
5 12 (22.22%) TOGAF
6 9 (16.67%) SOA
7 8 (14.81%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (14.81%) Presales
7 8 (14.81%) SDLC
7 8 (14.81%) Service Management
8 7 (12.96%) Microservices
9 5 (9.26%) DevOps
9 5 (9.26%) Risk Management
9 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
9 5 (9.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.67%) Java
3 6 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (5.56%) CCDP
2 3 (5.56%) CCNP
2 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.85%) CCIE
3 1 (1.85%) CCSE
3 1 (1.85%) CISSP
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) IISP
3 1 (1.85%) ISSAP
3 1 (1.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Docker
2 2 (3.70%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.85%) RACF
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) CASB
1 1 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (1.85%) QRadar
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) SAP
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle
4 3 (5.56%) Casewise
4 3 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco
4 3 (5.56%) Cloudera
4 3 (5.56%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.70%) Chordiant
5 2 (3.70%) Cognizant
5 2 (3.70%) Juniper
5 2 (3.70%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.70%) Tufin
6 1 (1.85%) Ariba
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) IBM
6 1 (1.85%) NetApp
6 1 (1.85%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.85%) Sophos
6 1 (1.85%) Symantec