The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £64,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 183 145
Rank change year-on-year -14 -38  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 53 52 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.86% 0.90% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.93% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 35 28 82
Median salary £64,500 £60,000 £61,215
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% -1.98%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £28,500 £48,500
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 5964 5596 6397
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.91% 97.07% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4982 4697 5148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -17 31 £62,250 +3.75% 9
Cheshire -2 15 £54,000 -16.92% 2
Merseyside +3 7 £83,750 +52.27% 1
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 35 (35.35%) Finance
2 28 (28.28%) .NET
3 26 (26.26%) Microsoft
3 26 (26.26%) TOGAF
4 23 (23.23%) SOA
5 21 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (20.20%) Oracle
7 15 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (15.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 14 (14.14%) ITIL
9 13 (13.13%) Banking
9 13 (13.13%) Open Source
10 12 (12.12%) C#
11 11 (11.11%) IBM
11 11 (11.11%) IT Strategy
12 10 (10.10%) Java
12 10 (10.10%) CRM
12 10 (10.10%) COBIT
12 10 (10.10%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (10.10%) SDLC
13 9 (9.09%) Presales
13 9 (9.09%) HTML
13 9 (9.09%) PHP
13 9 (9.09%) CSS
13 9 (9.09%) Java EE
13 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (9.09%) Scrum
14 8 (8.08%) Project Management
14 8 (8.08%) Management Information System

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 15 (15.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.01%) JBoss
3 1 (1.01%) Mule
3 1 (1.01%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Project
3 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) SAP HCM
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.01%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.06%) Office 365
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.04%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (2.02%) PaaS
4 2 (2.02%) SaaS
5 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.01%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) WAN
2 4 (4.04%) DNS
2 4 (4.04%) Internet
3 3 (3.03%) HTTP
3 3 (3.03%) LAN
3 3 (3.03%) Network Security
3 3 (3.03%) VLAN
4 1 (1.01%) SAN
4 1 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) Big Data
3 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.01%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.01%) OLAP
4 1 (1.01%) OLTP
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.01%) Power BI
4 1 (1.01%) QlikView
4 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle APEX
General
1 35 (35.35%) Finance
2 13 (13.13%) Banking
3 6 (6.06%) Advertising
3 6 (6.06%) Publishing
3 6 (6.06%) Retail
4 4 (4.04%) Legal
5 3 (3.03%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.01%) Games
6 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.28%) .NET
2 9 (9.09%) CSS
2 9 (9.09%) HTML
2 9 (9.09%) Java EE
3 8 (8.08%) Middleware
4 6 (6.06%) SOAP
5 5 (5.05%) EJB
6 3 (3.03%) XHTML
6 3 (3.03%) XML
7 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.01%) J2EE
7 1 (1.01%) jQuery
7 1 (1.01%) JSON
7 1 (1.01%) MDX
7 1 (1.01%) Node.js
7 1 (1.01%) REST
7 1 (1.01%) RESTful
7 1 (1.01%) Web Services
7 1 (1.01%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.08%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.06%) N-Tier
4 5 (5.05%) FlexPod
4 5 (5.05%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.03%) Digital Media
5 3 (3.03%) Handset
5 3 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (3.03%) New Media
5 3 (3.03%) PMI
5 3 (3.03%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.03%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.03%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.03%) W3C
6 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.02%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.01%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.05%) Android
1 5 (5.05%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.01%) HPUX
2 1 (1.01%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.26%) TOGAF
2 23 (23.23%) SOA
3 21 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (14.14%) ITIL
6 13 (13.13%) Open Source
7 11 (11.11%) IT Strategy
8 10 (10.10%) CRM
8 10 (10.10%) SDLC
9 9 (9.09%) Presales
9 9 (9.09%) Scrum
9 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (8.08%) Project Management
10 8 (8.08%) Zachman Framework
11 7 (7.07%) Migration
11 7 (7.07%) Process Improvement
11 7 (7.07%) Service Management
11 7 (7.07%) UML
12 6 (6.06%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.12%) C#
2 10 (10.10%) Java
3 9 (9.09%) PHP
4 6 (6.06%) SQL
5 4 (4.04%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.01%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.01%) CCNA
3 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) COBIT
2 7 (7.07%) QA
3 3 (3.03%) PMO
4 2 (2.02%) SLA
5 1 (1.01%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.01%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (26.26%) Microsoft
2 20 (20.20%) Oracle
3 11 (11.11%) IBM
4 7 (7.07%) Cognizant
4 7 (7.07%) SAP
5 6 (6.06%) Cisco
6 5 (5.05%) NetApp
6 5 (5.05%) VMware
7 4 (4.04%) Citrix
7 4 (4.04%) HP
8 3 (3.03%) AppSense
8 3 (3.03%) Symantec
8 3 (3.03%) Veeam
8 3 (3.03%) Zend
9 2 (2.02%) EMC
9 2 (2.02%) RedPrairie
10 1 (1.01%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.01%) Google
10 1 (1.01%) hybris
10 1 (1.01%) Siebel
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