The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £71,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 153 194
Rank change year-on-year -56 +41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 66 86 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 1.54% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.57% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 47 59 29
Median salary £71,250 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.61% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £46,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £95,000 £70,800
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6524 5469 6174
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.62% 97.75% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5332 4649 5044
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
Manchester -37 36 £72,500 +7.40% 15
Cheshire -41 17 £64,250 +1.18% 2
Merseyside +4 14 £80,000 +18.51% 1
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 North West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 50 (43.10%) Finance
2 35 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (30.17%) TOGAF
3 34 (29.31%) Microsoft
4 31 (26.72%) .NET
5 24 (20.69%) SOA
6 22 (18.97%) ITIL
7 21 (18.10%) Banking
7 21 (18.10%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (17.24%) Oracle
9 19 (16.38%) SDLC
10 17 (14.66%) Open Source
10 17 (14.66%) Retail
11 16 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (13.79%) Java
11 16 (13.79%) CRM
11 16 (13.79%) Presales
12 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (11.21%) Waterfall
13 13 (11.21%) Apple iOS
13 13 (11.21%) Android
14 12 (10.34%) DevOps
14 12 (10.34%) C#
14 12 (10.34%) SAP
14 12 (10.34%) Management Information System
14 12 (10.34%) MVC
15 11 (9.48%) Handset
15 11 (9.48%) Smartphone
15 11 (9.48%) COBIT
15 11 (9.48%) TDD

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 11 (9.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (6.03%) Apache
2 7 (6.03%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.72%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.86%) JBoss
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (4.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) SAP HCM
2 3 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.72%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (1.72%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.86%) Pega PRPC
4 1 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.10%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.03%) Office 365
3 7 (6.03%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (4.31%) SaaS
5 2 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.72%) IaaS
5 2 (1.72%) PaaS
5 2 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.62%) WAN
2 6 (5.17%) LAN
3 4 (3.45%) Internet
4 2 (1.72%) DNS
4 2 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.72%) MPLS
4 2 (1.72%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.72%) VLAN
5 1 (0.86%) IPsec
5 1 (0.86%) Network Security
5 1 (0.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) CouchDB
1 7 (6.03%) MySQL
1 7 (6.03%) NoSQL
1 7 (6.03%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.45%) Big Data
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.86%) OLAP
5 1 (0.86%) OLTP
5 1 (0.86%) QlikView
5 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.86%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
General
1 50 (43.10%) Finance
2 21 (18.10%) Banking
3 17 (14.66%) Retail
4 9 (7.76%) Publishing
5 8 (6.90%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (26.72%) .NET
2 9 (7.76%) CSS
2 9 (7.76%) HTML
2 9 (7.76%) Java EE
2 9 (7.76%) Web Services
3 7 (6.03%) Middleware
4 2 (1.72%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.86%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.86%) J2EE
5 1 (0.86%) MDX
5 1 (0.86%) Node.js
5 1 (0.86%) RESTful
5 1 (0.86%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.48%) Client/Server
2 11 (9.48%) Handset
2 11 (9.48%) Smartphone
3 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.76%) N-Tier
4 6 (5.17%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.45%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.59%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.59%) User Experience
7 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.72%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.86%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.86%) iPad
8 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.86%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.21%) Android
1 13 (11.21%) Apple iOS
2 11 (9.48%) Windows
3 2 (1.72%) Linux
4 1 (0.86%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (30.17%) TOGAF
2 24 (20.69%) SOA
3 22 (18.97%) ITIL
4 19 (16.38%) SDLC
5 17 (14.66%) Open Source
6 16 (13.79%) CRM
6 16 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
6 16 (13.79%) Presales
7 13 (11.21%) Waterfall
8 12 (10.34%) DevOps
8 12 (10.34%) MVC
9 11 (9.48%) TDD
10 10 (8.62%) Project Management
10 10 (8.62%) Service Management
10 10 (8.62%) UML
10 10 (8.62%) Zachman Framework
11 9 (7.76%) E-Commerce
11 9 (7.76%) Migration
11 9 (7.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.79%) Java
2 12 (10.34%) C#
3 10 (8.62%) SQL
4 9 (7.76%) PHP
5 2 (1.72%) C
5 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.62%) Degree
2 2 (1.72%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.86%) CCDE
3 1 (0.86%) CCIE
3 1 (0.86%) CCNP
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.48%) COBIT
2 3 (2.59%) QA
3 2 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (1.72%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.86%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 34 (29.31%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.24%) Oracle
3 12 (10.34%) SAP
4 10 (8.62%) IBM
5 8 (6.90%) Cognizant
6 4 (3.45%) VMware
7 3 (2.59%) Cisco
7 3 (2.59%) Citrix
7 3 (2.59%) hybris
7 3 (2.59%) NetApp
8 2 (1.72%) Google
8 2 (1.72%) HP
8 2 (1.72%) RedPrairie
8 2 (1.72%) Siebel
9 1 (0.86%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.86%) AppSense
9 1 (0.86%) Ariba
9 1 (0.86%) Pega
9 1 (0.86%) Symantec
9 1 (0.86%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefit Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus + 16% Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 per annum + £6500 CAR, BONUS, BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitve
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Mason Frank International
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 87000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus, bonus, pension and certificati
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus and benefi
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits.
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + £6500 CAR, BONUS, BENEFITS
Posted: 16 days ago