Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £58,000 in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 19 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 98 70
Rank change year-on-year +39 -28 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 28 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.83% 0.77% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 0.82% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 27 8 7
Merseyside median annual salary £58,000 £67,500 £66,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.07% +1.50% -8.28%
10th Percentile £49,750 £55,000 £61,800
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,675 £75,750
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 Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 922 1222 917
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.32% 94.36% 97.66%
Number of salaries quoted 704 880 692
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,375 £57,500 £60,000
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 Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Merseyside over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 19 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
Liverpool +35 18 £60,000 -11.11% 4
Solutions Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Merseyside region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 19 (67.86%) Oracle
2 12 (42.86%) TOGAF
3 10 (35.71%) Finance
3 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (35.71%) Web Services
4 9 (32.14%) Middleware
5 7 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
5 7 (25.00%) SDLC
5 7 (25.00%) ITIL
5 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (21.43%) Degree
6 6 (21.43%) System Testing
7 5 (17.86%) IT Strategy
8 4 (14.29%) Retail
8 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
9 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (7.14%) .NET
9 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (7.14%) Office 365
10 1 (3.57%) Big Data
10 1 (3.57%) Analytics
10 1 (3.57%) Deep Learning
10 1 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
10 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
10 1 (3.57%) Data Architecture
10 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Web Services
2 9 (32.14%) Middleware
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Life Science
3 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) TOGAF
2 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) SDLC
3 6 (21.43%) System Testing
4 5 (17.86%) IT Strategy
5 4 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Analytics
6 1 (3.57%) BPEL
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Deep Learning
6 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) ERP
6 1 (3.57%) Presales
6 1 (3.57%) SOA
6 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.57%) UML
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) CCDE
2 1 (3.57%) CCIE
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Oracle
2 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) BMC
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
3 1 (3.57%) NetApp
3 1 (3.57%) Remedy
3 1 (3.57%) VMware