Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £53,250 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Solution Architect
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 116 101
Rank change year-on-year +40 -15 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 27 21 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.00% 0.95% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 0.97% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 35
South Wales median annual salary £53,250 £57,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.58% +8.57% -22.22%
10th Percentile £49,500 £40,000 £45,500
90th Percentile £68,125 £88,750 £71,250
Wales median annual salary £53,250 £57,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.58% +8.57% -23.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Permanent vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1324 2163 2434
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.15% 98.01% 98.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1168 1933 2077
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £53,750
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in South Wales

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in South Wales.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in South Wales

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in South Wales over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in South Wales

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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
Cardiff +46 13 £54,000 -6.90%
Newport +8 9 £52,500 -3.23%
Torfaen +9 1 - -
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
Monmouthshire - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
Wales

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 South Wales region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 16 (59.26%) Enterprise Architecture
2 14 (51.85%) IT Strategy
3 13 (48.15%) TOGAF
4 12 (44.44%) Zachman Framework
4 12 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (44.44%) Data Migration
4 12 (44.44%) Business Transformation
4 12 (44.44%) Migration
4 12 (44.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
6 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.81%) Data Management
8 3 (11.11%) Information Assurance
8 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (11.11%) Scrum
8 3 (11.11%) SOA
8 3 (11.11%) .NET
8 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (11.11%) Microservices
8 3 (11.11%) Service Design
9 2 (7.41%) SAP
9 2 (7.41%) VPN
9 2 (7.41%) Cisco
9 2 (7.41%) CCNP
9 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (7.41%) Workflow
9 2 (7.41%) Games
10 1 (3.70%) Advertising
10 1 (3.70%) LAN

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.70%) AWS OpsWorks
1 1 (3.70%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) BGP
2 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) IPsec
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) MPLS
2 1 (3.70%) OSPF
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Enterprise Architecture
2 14 (51.85%) IT Strategy
3 13 (48.15%) TOGAF
4 12 (44.44%) Business Transformation
4 12 (44.44%) Data Migration
4 12 (44.44%) Migration
4 12 (44.44%) Zachman Framework
5 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.81%) Data Management
7 3 (11.11%) Information Assurance
7 3 (11.11%) Microservices
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (11.11%) Service Design
7 3 (11.11%) SOA
7 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.41%) Workflow
9 1 (3.70%) Business Development
9 1 (3.70%) High Availability
9 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) CCNP
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 12 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco
1 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Avaya
2 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee
2 1 (3.70%) Splunk