Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 84 110
Rank change year-on-year -12 +26 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 25 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.92% 1.80% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.84% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 21
South Wales median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -7.90% +8.57%
10th Percentile £47,950 £49,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £96,250
Wales median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £57,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -7.90% +8.57%

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 1,485 1,362 2,124
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.38% 98.13% 98.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,256 1,203 1,888
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £24,585 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,349 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -21 6 £57,500 +6.48% 4
Newport +6 5 £65,000 +23.81% 2
Torfaen -3 2 - -
Solutions Architect
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Presales
3 3 (21.43%) Microservices
3 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) Juniper
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) Service Design
4 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (14.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 2 (14.29%) TM Forum
4 2 (14.29%) eTOM
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) WLAN
4 2 (14.29%) CCIE
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless Security
4 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 2 (14.29%) Product Management
4 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 2 (14.29%) Node.js

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 (7.14%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (14.29%) Wireless
1 2 (14.29%) Wireless Security
1 2 (14.29%) WLAN
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 2 (14.29%) Frameworx
1 2 (14.29%) TM Forum
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Presales
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) Microservices
3 3 (21.43%) Service Design
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (14.29%) eTOM
4 2 (14.29%) Product Management
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) Business Process Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Data Science
5 1 (7.14%) Information Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.14%) SIEM
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (7.14%) Statistics
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCNP
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) CCIE
2 2 (14.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) COBIT
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Juniper
3 2 (14.29%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 1 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) McAfee
4 1 (7.14%) Splunk
4 1 (7.14%) VMware