Period
to 17 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 17 June 2018.

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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 92 109
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 18 25 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.34% 1.60% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.64% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 18 17 25
South Wales median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -26.67% +42.86%
10th Percentile £47,300 £47,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £91,250
Wales median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% -26.67% +42.86%

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 1,300 1,521 2,329
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 97.63% 98.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,136 1,315 2,005
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,740 £55,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%

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 17 June 2018.

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 17 June 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
Cardiff +7 12 £62,500 +8.70% 4
Newport +7 5 £52,500 +4.69% 2
Solutions Architect
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 South Wales region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) SOA
2 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) Network Virtualisation
4 7 (38.89%) Waterfall
5 6 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 6 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (27.78%) Decision-Making
6 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
8 3 (16.67%) Juniper
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco
8 3 (16.67%) Microservices
8 3 (16.67%) Presales
9 2 (11.11%) Service Design
9 2 (11.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
9 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
9 2 (11.11%) F5
9 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
9 2 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (11.11%) Wireless Security
9 2 (11.11%) CCIE
9 2 (11.11%) CCNP
9 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (11.11%) Wireless
1 2 (11.11%) Wireless Security
1 2 (11.11%) WLAN
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) SOA
3 8 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (38.89%) Network Virtualisation
4 7 (38.89%) Waterfall
5 6 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (33.33%) TOGAF
6 5 (27.78%) Decision-Making
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
8 3 (16.67%) Microservices
8 3 (16.67%) Presales
9 2 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (11.11%) Service Design
10 1 (5.56%) ArchiMate
10 1 (5.56%) Business Process Modelling
10 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (5.56%) Information Architecture
10 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCIE
1 2 (11.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
1 2 (11.11%) CCNP
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco
1 3 (16.67%) Juniper
2 2 (11.11%) F5
2 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) VMware