The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 27 March 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 West / Dorset
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 63 75
Rank change year-on-year +23 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 15 22 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 4.00% 3.08% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.14% 3.12% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 15 21 15
Median salary £47,500 £57,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.39% -23.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 362 706 787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 96.53% 98.88% 99.12%
Number of salaries quoted 328 533 681
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Dorset

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in Dorset

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole +2 13 £48,000 -4.00%
Solutions Architect
South West

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Dorset region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 9 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (42.86%) Mentoring
2 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 9 (42.86%) IT Strategy
3 5 (23.81%) Presales
3 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
3 5 (23.81%) UML
4 4 (19.05%) Electronics
4 4 (19.05%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (14.29%) ArchiMate
5 3 (14.29%) Data Transformation
5 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 3 (14.29%) Banking
5 3 (14.29%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) Smartcard
5 3 (14.29%) N-Tier
5 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
5 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Contactless
6 2 (9.52%) SOA
6 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
6 2 (9.52%) EMV

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (19.05%) Electronics
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 3 (14.29%) Smartcard
3 2 (9.52%) Contactless
3 2 (9.52%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) IT Strategy
1 9 (42.86%) Mentoring
1 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
1 9 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 9 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (23.81%) Presales
2 5 (23.81%) UML
3 3 (14.29%) ArchiMate
3 3 (14.29%) Data Transformation
3 3 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
4 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco