Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 204 253
Rank change year-on-year +12 +49 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 168 177 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.49% 1.35% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.39% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 135 132 87
North West median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +12.90%
10th Percentile £51,250 £46,650 £52,000
90th Percentile £88,250 £80,000 £80,500
England median annual salary £77,500 £74,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +4.03% +6.43% -

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 10,898 12,719 12,074
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.68% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,840 10,208 10,163
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -8 82 £70,000 +7.69% 25
Cheshire +46 58 £77,500 +19.23% 4
Merseyside -5 15 £75,000 +27.12% 3
Lancashire +5 4 £57,500 -20.69% 3
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 47 (27.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 47 (27.98%) IT Strategy
2 42 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 41 (24.40%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (18.45%) Finance
5 28 (16.67%) SAP
5 28 (16.67%) Presales
6 27 (16.07%) SOA
7 25 (14.88%) Java
8 24 (14.29%) SQL
8 24 (14.29%) CRM
8 24 (14.29%) WAN
9 22 (13.10%) JavaScript
9 22 (13.10%) Web Services
9 22 (13.10%) Banking
9 22 (13.10%) PaaS
9 22 (13.10%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (12.50%) Project Management
11 20 (11.90%) TOGAF
11 20 (11.90%) SaaS
11 20 (11.90%) Customer Requirements
12 19 (11.31%) IaaS
13 18 (10.71%) Microservices
13 18 (10.71%) Business Process Analysis
13 18 (10.71%) VMware
14 17 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (10.12%) DevOps
15 16 (9.52%) Mobile App
15 16 (9.52%) Windows

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 7 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.98%) Confluence
3 4 (2.38%) JBoss
4 3 (1.79%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.19%) Drupal
5 2 (1.19%) Moodle
5 2 (1.19%) SAS
6 1 (0.60%) Apache
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 47 (27.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (24.40%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (13.10%) PaaS
4 20 (11.90%) SaaS
5 19 (11.31%) IaaS
6 13 (7.74%) Office 365
7 12 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.29%) WAN
2 14 (8.33%) LAN
2 14 (8.33%) Network Security
3 10 (5.95%) Firewall
3 10 (5.95%) Internet
4 7 (4.17%) Unified Communications
4 7 (4.17%) Wireless
5 6 (3.57%) Broadband
6 5 (2.98%) WLAN
7 4 (2.38%) Cisco Wireless
7 4 (2.38%) SAN
7 4 (2.38%) Wireless Security
8 3 (1.79%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.79%) VPN
9 2 (1.19%) DHCP
9 2 (1.19%) DNS
9 2 (1.19%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.19%) NGN
9 2 (1.19%) SMS
9 2 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 12 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.55%) MySQL
3 11 (6.55%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (4.17%) DB2
5 6 (3.57%) Big Data
5 6 (3.57%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.79%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.19%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.19%) Biml
8 1 (0.60%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.60%) Power BI
8 1 (0.60%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.57%) JIRA
2 3 (1.79%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.60%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.60%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (18.45%) Finance
2 22 (13.10%) Banking
3 12 (7.14%) Marketing
4 9 (5.36%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.36%) Law
5 7 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
5 7 (4.17%) Retail
6 6 (3.57%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.98%) Military
8 2 (1.19%) Advertising
8 2 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.19%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Automotive
9 1 (0.60%) Back Office
9 1 (0.60%) Front Office
9 1 (0.60%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.10%) Web Services
2 16 (9.52%) .NET
3 10 (5.95%) REST
4 7 (4.17%) HTML
4 7 (4.17%) SOAP
5 6 (3.57%) CSS
5 6 (3.57%) RESTful
6 5 (2.98%) Java EE
6 5 (2.98%) Middleware
6 5 (2.98%) XML
7 4 (2.38%) HTML5
8 3 (1.79%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.79%) J2EE
8 3 (1.79%) JSON
9 2 (1.19%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.19%) Kafka
9 2 (1.19%) Struts
10 1 (0.60%) LAMP
10 1 (0.60%) Spring
10 1 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.10%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.95%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.17%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.57%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.57%) Internet of Things
7 5 (2.98%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 4 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.38%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.38%) Wiki
9 3 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.79%) Fintech
9 3 (1.79%) Handset
9 3 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.79%) User Experience
10 2 (1.19%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.52%) Windows
2 8 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.17%) Android
3 7 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.38%) Linux
4 4 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.98%) IT Strategy
2 41 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (16.67%) Presales
4 27 (16.07%) SOA
5 24 (14.29%) CRM
6 21 (12.50%) Project Management
7 20 (11.90%) Customer Requirements
7 20 (11.90%) TOGAF
8 18 (10.71%) Business Process Analysis
8 18 (10.71%) Microservices
9 17 (10.12%) DevOps
9 17 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (8.93%) Open Source
11 14 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (8.33%) Data Strategy
11 14 (8.33%) Migration
12 13 (7.74%) Data Architecture
12 13 (7.74%) Data Modelling
12 13 (7.74%) E-Commerce
12 13 (7.74%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.88%) Java
2 24 (14.29%) SQL
3 22 (13.10%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.79%) C++
4 3 (1.79%) Python
5 2 (1.19%) C#
5 2 (1.19%) PHP
6 1 (0.60%) C
6 1 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (7.74%) Degree
2 10 (5.95%) CCDP
2 10 (5.95%) CCNP
2 10 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.36%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.60%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.60%) CCIE
5 1 (0.60%) CCSE
5 1 (0.60%) CISSP
5 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.60%) IISP
5 1 (0.60%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.60%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.55%) Virtual Machines
1 11 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.38%) XenApp
4 4 (2.38%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.79%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.19%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.19%) Docker
6 2 (1.19%) vCloud
6 2 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.60%) RACF
7 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.19%) AirWatch
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (1.19%) SCCM
1 2 (1.19%) SCDPM
1 2 (1.19%) SCOrch
1 2 (1.19%) SCSM
1 2 (1.19%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.60%) CASB
2 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.60%) QRadar
Vendors
1 42 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.67%) SAP
3 18 (10.71%) VMware
4 11 (6.55%) Cisco
4 11 (6.55%) Oracle
5 10 (5.95%) Citrix
6 6 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 5 (2.98%) Juniper
7 5 (2.98%) Siemens
8 4 (2.38%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.38%) IBM
8 4 (2.38%) NetApp
9 3 (1.79%) Casewise
9 3 (1.79%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.79%) Tufin
10 2 (1.19%) Cognizant
10 2 (1.19%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.19%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.19%) Tableau