Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 195 202
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 85 86 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.07% 1.15% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.18% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 63 63 39
Manchester median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.90% +12.73%
10th Percentile £48,750 £46,500 £50,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,250 £71,500
North West median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +8.87% +7.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7737 7270 7214
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.37% 97.47% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 6433 6251 5998
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,801
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Altrincham - 4 - - 1
Bolton +2 2 £47,500 -34.48%
Rochdale - 2 £48,000 - 2
Oldham - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Manchester region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
2 27 (31.76%) TOGAF
3 26 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (29.41%) Finance
5 19 (22.35%) Presales
6 18 (21.18%) Oracle
7 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (18.82%) Amazon AWS
8 15 (17.65%) DevOps
8 15 (17.65%) .NET
9 14 (16.47%) SOA
10 13 (15.29%) WAN
10 13 (15.29%) Java
10 13 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (14.12%) Data Integration
11 12 (14.12%) CSS
12 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
13 10 (11.76%) HTML
13 10 (11.76%) SAP
13 10 (11.76%) Management Information System
14 9 (10.59%) MPLS
14 9 (10.59%) Scrum
14 9 (10.59%) TDD
14 9 (10.59%) SQL
14 9 (10.59%) CRM
14 9 (10.59%) IBM
14 9 (10.59%) Internet
15 8 (9.41%) UML
15 8 (9.41%) ITIL
15 8 (9.41%) MVC

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.71%) Apache
2 4 (4.71%) JBoss
2 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.53%) Liferay
3 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.35%) CMS
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.53%) Magento
3 2 (2.35%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (2.35%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.18%) SAP CAR
4 1 (1.18%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.18%) SAP POS DM
4 1 (1.18%) SAP Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.82%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.88%) SaaS
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.35%) IaaS
3 2 (2.35%) Office 365
3 2 (2.35%) PaaS
3 2 (2.35%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) WAN
2 9 (10.59%) Internet
2 9 (10.59%) MPLS
3 7 (8.24%) LAN
4 5 (5.88%) Wireless
5 4 (4.71%) IPsec
6 3 (3.53%) Firewall
6 3 (3.53%) VPN
7 2 (2.35%) BGP
7 2 (2.35%) DNS
7 2 (2.35%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.35%) ICMP
7 2 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.35%) IPv6
7 2 (2.35%) Network Security
7 2 (2.35%) OSPF
7 2 (2.35%) SSL
7 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.35%) VLAN
7 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) Big Data
3 7 (8.24%) Hadoop
3 7 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.06%) IBM InfoSphere
4 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.88%) Data Lake
5 5 (5.88%) MySQL
6 4 (4.71%) GIS
6 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.71%) Spatial Data
7 3 (3.53%) CouchDB
7 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.35%) SAP HANA
9 1 (1.18%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.18%) JIRA
2 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (29.41%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Retail
3 4 (4.71%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.53%) Electronics
4 3 (3.53%) Legal
4 3 (3.53%) Publishing
5 2 (2.35%) Marketing
5 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) .NET
2 12 (14.12%) CSS
3 10 (11.76%) HTML
4 6 (7.06%) REST
5 5 (5.88%) jQuery
6 4 (4.71%) J2EE
6 4 (4.71%) JDBC
6 4 (4.71%) Node.js
6 4 (4.71%) RESTful
6 4 (4.71%) SOAP
6 4 (4.71%) Web Services
7 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.35%) HTML5
8 1 (1.18%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.18%) COM
8 1 (1.18%) CSS3
8 1 (1.18%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.41%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.41%) User Experience
3 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.53%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.53%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.35%) Handset
5 2 (2.35%) iPad
5 2 (2.35%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.18%) Social Media
6 1 (1.18%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.53%) Android
1 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.35%) Windows
3 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) TOGAF
2 26 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.35%) Presales
4 15 (17.65%) DevOps
5 14 (16.47%) SOA
6 13 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (14.12%) Data Integration
8 9 (10.59%) CRM
8 9 (10.59%) Scrum
8 9 (10.59%) TDD
9 8 (9.41%) ArchiMate
9 8 (9.41%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (9.41%) ITIL
9 8 (9.41%) MVC
9 8 (9.41%) Open Source
9 8 (9.41%) Service Design
9 8 (9.41%) Software Delivery
9 8 (9.41%) UML
10 7 (8.24%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) Java
2 9 (10.59%) SQL
3 7 (8.24%) C#
4 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.53%) PHP
6 1 (1.18%) ABAP
6 1 (1.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) CCIE
1 5 (5.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
1 5 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.18%) Kibana
2 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.18%) Oracle
3 10 (11.76%) SAP
4 9 (10.59%) IBM
5 7 (8.24%) Cisco
6 6 (7.06%) Cloudera
6 6 (7.06%) Greenplum
6 6 (7.06%) Hortonworks
6 6 (7.06%) Informatica
6 6 (7.06%) Netezza
6 6 (7.06%) Teradata
7 4 (4.71%) hybris
8 3 (3.53%) Adobe
8 3 (3.53%) ATG
8 3 (3.53%) Elastic Path
8 3 (3.53%) VMware
9 2 (2.35%) BT
9 2 (2.35%) Capita
9 2 (2.35%) Google
10 1 (1.18%) Reuters