Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 225 217
Rank change year-on-year +57 -8 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 215 156 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.80% 1.18% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.22% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 173 114 102
North West median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +4.84%
10th Percentile £55,000 £46,250 £45,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £84,750
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +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 11,531 12,778 11,489
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 96.65% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9,337 10,309 9,722
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +55 113 £70,000 - 20
Cheshire +48 86 £77,500 +19.23% 7
Merseyside -7 9 £75,000 +25.00% 5
Lancashire - 2 £70,000 - 3
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 56 (26.05%) Finance
2 54 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (20.93%) Java
4 44 (20.47%) Microsoft
5 43 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 42 (19.53%) Presales
6 42 (19.53%) CRM
7 38 (17.67%) Amazon AWS
8 34 (15.81%) IT Strategy
9 33 (15.35%) SQL
10 32 (14.88%) SOA
10 32 (14.88%) Banking
11 29 (13.49%) WAN
12 26 (12.09%) JavaScript
12 26 (12.09%) Enterprise Architecture
13 25 (11.63%) SAP
13 25 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (11.16%) LAN
14 24 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (11.16%) TOGAF
15 23 (10.70%) Network Security
15 23 (10.70%) Cisco
15 23 (10.70%) Web Services
15 23 (10.70%) CCNP
15 23 (10.70%) Cisco Certification
15 23 (10.70%) DevOps
16 22 (10.23%) CCDP
17 21 (9.77%) Project Management
17 21 (9.77%) .NET
17 21 (9.77%) PaaS

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 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (2.79%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.33%) Confluence
4 3 (1.40%) Apache
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.93%) Appian
5 2 (0.93%) JBoss
5 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (6.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.93%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.47%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.47%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.47%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.47%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.47%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 43 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (17.67%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (9.77%) PaaS
4 16 (7.44%) IaaS
4 16 (7.44%) SaaS
5 14 (6.51%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (5.58%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (4.65%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (2.33%) Office 365
9 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.49%) WAN
2 24 (11.16%) LAN
3 23 (10.70%) Network Security
4 19 (8.84%) WLAN
5 13 (6.05%) VPN
6 10 (4.65%) Wireless
7 8 (3.72%) Unified Communications
8 7 (3.26%) Firewall
8 7 (3.26%) Internet
8 7 (3.26%) SAN
9 6 (2.79%) IP Telephony
9 6 (2.79%) NGN
10 4 (1.86%) SMS
11 3 (1.40%) ATM
11 3 (1.40%) VLAN
12 2 (0.93%) BGP
12 2 (0.93%) Broadband
12 2 (0.93%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (0.93%) DNS
13 1 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.91%) NoSQL
2 15 (6.98%) MySQL
3 13 (6.05%) Hadoop
4 11 (5.12%) Big Data
5 10 (4.65%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.79%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.40%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.40%) DB2
8 3 (1.40%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.93%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.47%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.79%) JIRA
2 5 (2.33%) Rational Rose
3 4 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.47%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.47%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (26.05%) Finance
2 32 (14.88%) Banking
3 14 (6.51%) Retail
4 12 (5.58%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.65%) Corporate Banking
6 8 (3.72%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.72%) Law
6 8 (3.72%) Retail Banking
7 6 (2.79%) Advertising
7 6 (2.79%) Marketing
8 5 (2.33%) Games
8 5 (2.33%) Military
9 3 (1.40%) Publishing
10 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.47%) Electronics
11 1 (0.47%) French Language
11 1 (0.47%) Front Office
11 1 (0.47%) Legal
11 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.70%) Web Services
2 21 (9.77%) .NET
3 14 (6.51%) REST
4 11 (5.12%) SOAP
5 10 (4.65%) CSS
5 10 (4.65%) HTML
6 8 (3.72%) Middleware
6 8 (3.72%) XML
7 7 (3.26%) Java EE
8 6 (2.79%) J2EE
9 5 (2.33%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.33%) JSON
9 5 (2.33%) RESTful
10 4 (1.86%) JSP
10 4 (1.86%) Kafka
10 4 (1.86%) SailPoint
11 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.40%) Django
11 3 (1.40%) HTML5
11 3 (1.40%) React
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (7.44%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.05%) Cyberthreat
3 13 (6.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.65%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.72%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.26%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.79%) Internet of Things
8 6 (2.79%) N-Tier
8 6 (2.79%) Smartphone
9 5 (2.33%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.33%) Handset
9 5 (2.33%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 5 (2.33%) Wiki
10 4 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.58%) Windows
2 9 (4.19%) Android
2 9 (4.19%) Apple iOS
2 9 (4.19%) Linux
3 4 (1.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.40%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.47%) AIX
5 1 (0.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (19.53%) CRM
2 42 (19.53%) Presales
3 34 (15.81%) IT Strategy
4 32 (14.88%) SOA
5 26 (12.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 24 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (11.16%) TOGAF
7 23 (10.70%) DevOps
8 21 (9.77%) Project Management
9 19 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (8.37%) Data Modelling
11 16 (7.44%) ERP
12 15 (6.98%) Load Balancing
12 15 (6.98%) Microservices
12 15 (6.98%) SIEM
12 15 (6.98%) TDD
13 14 (6.51%) Business Process Analysis
13 14 (6.51%) Customer Requirements
13 14 (6.51%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.93%) Java
2 33 (15.35%) SQL
3 26 (12.09%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.33%) Python
5 3 (1.40%) C#
5 3 (1.40%) X++
6 2 (0.93%) C++
6 2 (0.93%) PHP
6 2 (0.93%) R
7 1 (0.47%) BeanShell
7 1 (0.47%) C
7 1 (0.47%) Go
7 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (10.70%) CCNP
1 23 (10.70%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (10.23%) CCDP
3 17 (7.91%) Degree
4 8 (3.72%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.93%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.93%) CISSP
7 1 (0.47%) CCIE
7 1 (0.47%) CCSE
7 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.47%) IISP
7 1 (0.47%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.47%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.05%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.47%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.40%) XenApp
3 3 (1.40%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.93%) vCloud
4 2 (0.93%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.47%) Docker
5 1 (0.47%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (1.40%) SCCM
2 2 (0.93%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) CASB
3 1 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) QRadar
3 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (20.47%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.63%) SAP
3 23 (10.70%) Cisco
4 20 (9.30%) Fortinet
5 19 (8.84%) Juniper
6 18 (8.37%) Oracle
7 14 (6.51%) CheckPoint
8 13 (6.05%) Tufin
9 12 (5.58%) Forcepoint
9 12 (5.58%) VMware
10 11 (5.12%) Citrix
11 7 (3.26%) Cloudera
12 6 (2.79%) NetApp
13 5 (2.33%) Casewise
13 5 (2.33%) Siemens
14 4 (1.86%) CyberArk
14 4 (1.86%) IBM
14 4 (1.86%) JD Edwards
14 4 (1.86%) Sage
15 3 (1.40%) Meraki