The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
North West / Manchester
Rank 169 157 137
Rank change year-on-year -12 -20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 29 22 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.74% 0.65% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.67% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24 12 35
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% -7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £32,250 £48,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,500 £70,000
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 Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3818 3277 3602
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 96.81% 97.56% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3185 2721 2947
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 Manchester

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 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
Bolton -13 2 £47,500 -
Wigan - 1 £60,000 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.59%) TOGAF
2 15 (24.59%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (22.95%) Finance
4 13 (21.31%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (19.67%) .NET
6 10 (16.39%) Java
6 10 (16.39%) PHP
6 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
7 9 (14.75%) Presales
7 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (14.75%) C#
7 9 (14.75%) HTML
7 9 (14.75%) CSS
7 9 (14.75%) SOA
7 9 (14.75%) WAN
8 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
8 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (11.48%) Cisco
8 7 (11.48%) QA
8 7 (11.48%) Retail
9 6 (9.84%) FlexPod
9 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
9 6 (9.84%) IT Strategy
9 6 (9.84%) VMware
9 6 (9.84%) Open Source
9 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (9.84%) NetApp
9 6 (9.84%) N-Tier
9 6 (9.84%) Migration

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.64%) Mule
2 1 (1.64%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.20%) Office 365
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.56%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (3.28%) SaaS
5 1 (1.64%) IaaS
5 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) WAN
2 4 (6.56%) LAN
2 4 (6.56%) Network Security
2 4 (6.56%) VLAN
3 3 (4.92%) DNS
3 3 (4.92%) HTTP
3 3 (4.92%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) Big Data
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) OLAP
4 1 (1.64%) OLTP
4 1 (1.64%) Power BI
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Maven
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Retail
3 6 (9.84%) Publishing
4 4 (6.56%) Legal
5 3 (4.92%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.64%) Advertising
6 1 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) .NET
2 9 (14.75%) CSS
2 9 (14.75%) HTML
3 5 (8.20%) Middleware
4 3 (4.92%) XHTML
4 3 (4.92%) XML
5 2 (3.28%) J2EE
5 2 (3.28%) Java EE
5 2 (3.28%) REST
6 1 (1.64%) jQuery
6 1 (1.64%) JSON
6 1 (1.64%) MDX
6 1 (1.64%) SOAP
6 1 (1.64%) Spring
6 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
1 6 (9.84%) FlexPod
1 6 (9.84%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.92%) Digital Media
2 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.92%) New Media
2 3 (4.92%) Virtual Team
2 3 (4.92%) W3C
3 2 (3.28%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) iPad
4 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Android
1 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.59%) TOGAF
3 13 (21.31%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (14.75%) Presales
4 9 (14.75%) SOA
5 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (9.84%) IT Strategy
6 6 (9.84%) ITIL
6 6 (9.84%) Migration
6 6 (9.84%) MVC
6 6 (9.84%) Open Source
6 6 (9.84%) Service Management
7 5 (8.20%) Project Management
8 4 (6.56%) Business Continuity
8 4 (6.56%) DevOps
8 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.56%) High Availability
8 4 (6.56%) Scrum
9 3 (4.92%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) Java
1 10 (16.39%) PHP
2 9 (14.75%) C#
3 4 (6.56%) SQL
4 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.64%) C++
5 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.64%) CCNA
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) QA
2 3 (4.92%) COBIT
2 3 (4.92%) PMO
3 1 (1.64%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.56%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Cisco
3 6 (9.84%) NetApp
3 6 (9.84%) VMware
4 5 (8.20%) SAP
5 4 (6.56%) AppSense
5 4 (6.56%) Citrix
5 4 (6.56%) HP
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle
5 4 (6.56%) Symantec
5 4 (6.56%) Veeam
6 3 (4.92%) IBM
6 3 (4.92%) Zend
7 2 (3.28%) EMC
8 1 (1.64%) Google
8 1 (1.64%) hybris
8 1 (1.64%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.64%) Tableau
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