Period
to 26 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £68,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

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

Solution Architect
England > North West
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 264 210
Rank change year-on-year +78 -54 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 208 95 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.61% 0.78% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 0.80% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 168 71 94
North West median annual salary £68,000 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.33% +25.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £42,875
90th Percentile £88,250 £85,000 £76,000
England median annual salary £76,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12,496 11,854 10,962
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.76% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 10,180 9,922 9,241
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the North West

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in the North West

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the North West

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the North West region over the 6 months to 26 April 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
Manchester +93 157 £68,000 -2.86% 20
Cheshire -26 35 £75,000 - 9
Lancashire - 8 £68,750 -
Merseyside +9 5 £53,750 -36.76%
Cumbria - 2 £60,000 -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 North West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 73 (35.10%) Microsoft
2 62 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (28.37%) CRM
4 50 (24.04%) TOGAF
5 43 (20.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 42 (20.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 41 (19.71%) Finance
8 40 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (17.31%) .NET
10 33 (15.87%) SOA
11 32 (15.38%) Scrum
11 32 (15.38%) Microservices
12 31 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
13 30 (14.42%) SQL
14 29 (13.94%) SQL Server
14 29 (13.94%) Presales
15 26 (12.50%) Java
16 25 (12.02%) HTML
16 25 (12.02%) Advertising
17 24 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
17 24 (11.54%) JavaScript
17 24 (11.54%) ASP.NET
17 24 (11.54%) CSS
17 24 (11.54%) DevOps
18 22 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
19 21 (10.10%) C#
19 21 (10.10%) ERP
20 19 (9.13%) Dynamics 365
20 19 (9.13%) REST

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (4.81%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (4.33%) Apache
3 6 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.92%) JBoss
4 4 (1.92%) SAS
5 3 (1.44%) CMS
5 3 (1.44%) IIS
5 3 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (20.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (5.77%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.96%) Dynamics SL
3 2 (0.96%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.48%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.48%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.48%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.48%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.48%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.48%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 42 (20.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (9.13%) Dynamics 365
4 15 (7.21%) IaaS
5 13 (6.25%) PaaS
6 10 (4.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (4.33%) SaaS
8 4 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.92%) Office 365
9 2 (0.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.77%) Firewall
1 12 (5.77%) VPN
2 11 (5.29%) Internet
3 7 (3.37%) DNS
3 7 (3.37%) HTTP
3 7 (3.37%) LAN
3 7 (3.37%) WAN
4 5 (2.40%) Ethernet
4 5 (2.40%) MPLS
4 5 (2.40%) Network Security
5 4 (1.92%) BGP
5 4 (1.92%) Broadband
5 4 (1.92%) ICMP
5 4 (1.92%) IPsec
5 4 (1.92%) IPv6
5 4 (1.92%) OSPF
5 4 (1.92%) SSL
5 4 (1.92%) VLAN
5 4 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (5.77%) MySQL
4 7 (3.37%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.40%) Big Data
5 5 (2.40%) GIS
5 5 (2.40%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.40%) Spatial Data
6 4 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.92%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.44%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.44%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.96%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (7.21%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.92%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.92%) JIRA
3 4 (1.92%) ReSharper
3 4 (1.92%) SonarQube
4 3 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.48%) Maven
6 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (19.71%) Finance
2 25 (12.02%) Advertising
3 18 (8.65%) Marketing
4 17 (8.17%) Retail
5 10 (4.81%) Billing
6 9 (4.33%) Banking
6 9 (4.33%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.85%) Back Office
8 5 (2.40%) Publishing
9 3 (1.44%) Games
10 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.96%) Law
11 1 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.48%) French Language
11 1 (0.48%) Front Office
11 1 (0.48%) German Language
11 1 (0.48%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.48%) Legal
11 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (17.31%) .NET
2 25 (12.02%) HTML
3 24 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 24 (11.54%) CSS
4 19 (9.13%) REST
5 16 (7.69%) XML
6 12 (5.77%) JSON
6 12 (5.77%) React
6 12 (5.77%) Web Services
7 11 (5.29%) OAuth
8 10 (4.81%) Node.js
9 9 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (3.85%) RESTful
11 7 (3.37%) Django
11 7 (3.37%) J2EE
11 7 (3.37%) XHTML
12 6 (2.88%) Java EE
13 5 (2.40%) Middleware
13 5 (2.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.73%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.37%) Tandem
6 6 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.40%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.40%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.44%) Handset
9 3 (1.44%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.96%) Fintech
10 2 (0.96%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.96%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.96%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.77%) Android
1 12 (5.77%) Apple iOS
2 10 (4.81%) Windows
3 9 (4.33%) Linux
4 7 (3.37%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.96%) AIX
5 2 (0.96%) Unix
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (28.37%) CRM
3 50 (24.04%) TOGAF
4 40 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (15.87%) SOA
6 32 (15.38%) Microservices
6 32 (15.38%) Scrum
7 29 (13.94%) Presales
8 24 (11.54%) DevOps
8 24 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
9 21 (10.10%) ERP
9 21 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (8.65%) Software Delivery
11 15 (7.21%) IT Strategy
11 15 (7.21%) MVC
12 14 (6.73%) Data Integration
12 14 (6.73%) Project Management
13 13 (6.25%) Business Development
13 13 (6.25%) Web Development
14 12 (5.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.42%) SQL
2 26 (12.50%) Java
3 24 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 21 (10.10%) C#
5 8 (3.85%) Python
6 4 (1.92%) XPath
7 3 (1.44%) R
7 3 (1.44%) X++
8 2 (0.96%) BeanShell
8 2 (0.96%) C++
8 2 (0.96%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) Java 8
9 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (8.65%) Degree
2 12 (5.77%) TOGAF Certification
3 7 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.44%) CISSP
5 3 (1.44%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.96%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.96%) SAFe Agilist
7 1 (0.48%) CCDP
7 1 (0.48%) CCNP
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.48%) CISM
7 1 (0.48%) PhD
7 1 (0.48%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.81%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.81%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.48%) Docker
5 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.48%) Ansible
2 1 (0.48%) Kibana
2 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.48%) Puppet
2 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 73 (35.10%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.65%) Oracle
3 17 (8.17%) IBM
4 14 (6.73%) SAP
5 13 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (5.77%) VMware
7 10 (4.81%) Google
8 9 (4.33%) Cisco
9 8 (3.85%) Sitecore
10 6 (2.88%) Capita
11 5 (2.40%) BT
12 4 (1.92%) Aruba
12 4 (1.92%) Cloudera
12 4 (1.92%) Dell
12 4 (1.92%) JD Edwards
12 4 (1.92%) NetApp
12 4 (1.92%) Sage
12 4 (1.92%) Teradata
12 4 (1.92%) Veeam
12 4 (1.92%) Veritas