Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 244 209
Rank change year-on-year +80 -35 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 244 137 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.94% 1.04% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.07% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 201 98 90
North West median annual salary £70,000 £71,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.75% +9.62% +6.18%
10th Percentile £56,250 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £81,475 £82,750
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 12,186 12,751 11,247
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.92% 96.84% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9,905 10,482 9,475
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +103 164 £70,000 -3.45% 19
Cheshire +18 70 £75,000 +20.00% 7
Lancashire - 4 £67,500 - 1
Merseyside -9 3 £75,000 -6.25% 2
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 16 July 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 62 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 60 (24.59%) Finance
4 55 (22.54%) Presales
5 54 (22.13%) CRM
6 53 (21.72%) Microsoft Azure
7 50 (20.49%) Amazon AWS
8 46 (18.85%) Java
9 39 (15.98%) TOGAF
10 38 (15.57%) SQL
11 36 (14.75%) SOA
12 35 (14.34%) .NET
12 35 (14.34%) JavaScript
13 34 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (12.70%) DevOps
15 29 (11.89%) Microservices
16 28 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
17 27 (11.07%) Banking
18 25 (10.25%) Enterprise Architecture
18 25 (10.25%) HTML
18 25 (10.25%) WAN
18 25 (10.25%) Cisco
19 24 (9.84%) LAN
19 24 (9.84%) CSS
19 24 (9.84%) PaaS
20 23 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
20 23 (9.43%) Web Services
20 23 (9.43%) Scrum
21 22 (9.02%) MySQL
21 22 (9.02%) IT Strategy

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 (4.10%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (3.69%) Apache
3 6 (2.46%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.64%) SAS
5 3 (1.23%) Confluence
5 3 (1.23%) IIS
5 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.82%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.82%) JBoss
7 1 (0.41%) CMS
7 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (4.92%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.82%) Dynamics SL
3 2 (0.82%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.41%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.41%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.41%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 53 (21.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (20.49%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (9.84%) PaaS
4 21 (8.61%) IaaS
5 16 (6.56%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (5.74%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (5.74%) SaaS
7 10 (4.10%) Azure Data Factory
7 10 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.23%) Office 365
9 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.25%) WAN
2 24 (9.84%) LAN
3 20 (8.20%) Network Security
4 19 (7.79%) VPN
5 18 (7.38%) WLAN
6 13 (5.33%) Firewall
7 11 (4.51%) Internet
8 9 (3.69%) Wireless
9 7 (2.87%) DNS
9 7 (2.87%) HTTP
10 6 (2.46%) IP Telephony
10 6 (2.46%) NGN
10 6 (2.46%) SAN
11 5 (2.05%) Broadband
12 3 (1.23%) ATM
12 3 (1.23%) SMS
12 3 (1.23%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.82%) Cisco Wireless
13 2 (0.82%) VLAN
14 1 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.02%) MySQL
2 20 (8.20%) NoSQL
2 20 (8.20%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (5.74%) Hadoop
5 13 (5.33%) Big Data
6 10 (4.10%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (2.05%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.23%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.82%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.41%) DB2
10 1 (0.41%) Flink
10 1 (0.41%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (5.74%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.28%) JIRA
3 7 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.05%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.05%) ReSharper
4 5 (2.05%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.64%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.82%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.41%) Maven
General
1 60 (24.59%) Finance
2 27 (11.07%) Banking
3 16 (6.56%) Retail
4 15 (6.15%) Advertising
5 12 (4.92%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.92%) Marketing
6 8 (3.28%) Corporate Banking
7 7 (2.87%) Publishing
8 6 (2.46%) Games
8 6 (2.46%) Retail Banking
9 5 (2.05%) Back Office
9 5 (2.05%) Billing
9 5 (2.05%) Investment Banking
9 5 (2.05%) Law
9 5 (2.05%) Military
10 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.41%) Electronics
11 1 (0.41%) Front Office
11 1 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.34%) .NET
2 25 (10.25%) HTML
3 24 (9.84%) CSS
4 23 (9.43%) Web Services
5 17 (6.97%) REST
5 17 (6.97%) XML
6 16 (6.56%) JSON
7 14 (5.74%) ASP.NET
8 10 (4.10%) React
9 9 (3.69%) Java EE
9 9 (3.69%) Middleware
10 8 (3.28%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (3.28%) Node.js
11 7 (2.87%) Django
11 7 (2.87%) XHTML
12 6 (2.46%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.46%) RESTful
12 6 (2.46%) SOAP
13 5 (2.05%) OAuth
13 5 (2.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (7.79%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.92%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (4.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.28%) Internet of Things
6 8 (3.28%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.46%) Tandem
8 5 (2.05%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 4 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.23%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.23%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.23%) Wiki
11 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.56%) Windows
2 14 (5.74%) Linux
3 9 (3.69%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.28%) Android
4 8 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.82%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.41%) AIX
6 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (22.54%) Presales
3 54 (22.13%) CRM
4 39 (15.98%) TOGAF
5 36 (14.75%) SOA
6 34 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (12.70%) DevOps
8 29 (11.89%) Microservices
9 25 (10.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 23 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (9.43%) Scrum
11 22 (9.02%) IT Strategy
12 21 (8.61%) Data Modelling
13 16 (6.56%) ERP
13 16 (6.56%) Mentoring
13 16 (6.56%) Project Management
13 16 (6.56%) TDD
14 14 (5.74%) BDD
14 14 (5.74%) Open Source
15 13 (5.33%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.85%) Java
2 38 (15.57%) SQL
3 35 (14.34%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.92%) C#
5 9 (3.69%) Python
6 5 (2.05%) XPath
7 4 (1.64%) X++
8 3 (1.23%) C++
8 3 (1.23%) R
9 1 (0.41%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.41%) C
9 1 (0.41%) Go
9 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (8.61%) CCNP
1 21 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (8.20%) CCDP
2 20 (8.20%) Degree
3 8 (3.28%) TOGAF Certification
4 7 (2.87%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.23%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.23%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.82%) CISSP
6 2 (0.82%) SAFe Agilist
7 1 (0.41%) CISM
7 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) GCP
2 1 (0.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.23%) vCloud
6 2 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.82%) XenApp
6 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.41%) Docker
7 1 (0.41%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (0.82%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.82%) SCCM
2 1 (0.41%) Ansible
2 1 (0.41%) Kibana
2 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.41%) Puppet
2 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 61 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.25%) Cisco
3 21 (8.61%) SAP
4 19 (7.79%) VMware
5 18 (7.38%) Fortinet
5 18 (7.38%) Juniper
6 15 (6.15%) Oracle
7 13 (5.33%) IBM
8 12 (4.92%) CheckPoint
8 12 (4.92%) Forcepoint
8 12 (4.92%) Tufin
9 10 (4.10%) Google
9 10 (4.10%) NetApp
10 9 (3.69%) Citrix
11 8 (3.28%) Cloudera
12 5 (2.05%) JD Edwards
12 5 (2.05%) Sage
12 5 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (2.05%) Siemens
13 4 (1.64%) CommVault