Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 November 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 > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 180 165
Rank change year-on-year -64 -15 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 106 168 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.03% 1.54% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.58% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 83 126 169
South West median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £55,648
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.81% -3.22%
10th Percentile £52,582 £46,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10013 10607 11545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.56% 96.99% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8306 8964 9778
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the South West

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in the South West

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the South West

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Bristol -64 49 £70,000 -6.67% 4
Wiltshire +18 29 £65,000 +23.81%
Gloucestershire +13 9 £67,500 +22.73%
Dorset -10 8 £72,500 +13.73% 1
Devon +25 4 £54,297 +20.66%
Somerset -13 4 £85,000 +30.77%
Cornwall +3 2 £90,000 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 46 (43.40%) Finance
2 45 (42.45%) TOGAF
3 41 (38.68%) Presales
4 32 (30.19%) Security Cleared
5 31 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (29.25%) Windows
6 30 (28.30%) SC Cleared
7 29 (27.36%) Project Management
8 25 (23.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (22.64%) VMware
9 24 (22.64%) Cisco
10 23 (21.70%) DV Cleared
10 23 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (20.75%) Java
11 22 (20.75%) Management Information System
12 21 (19.81%) Wireless
12 21 (19.81%) Cryptography
12 21 (19.81%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (19.81%) CCNP
12 21 (19.81%) Active Directory
12 21 (19.81%) Software-Defined Networking
13 18 (16.98%) Degree
14 15 (14.15%) Technical Architecture
14 15 (14.15%) ITIL
14 15 (14.15%) Customer Requirements
15 13 (12.26%) Retail
16 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
16 12 (11.32%) NoSQL
17 11 (10.38%) Open Source
17 11 (10.38%) Enterprise Architecture

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 4 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (3.77%) SAS
2 3 (2.83%) JBoss
3 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Lawson
1 4 (3.77%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (3.77%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.49%) SaaS
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.77%) Office 365
5 3 (2.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.94%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.94%) Route 53
6 1 (0.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.81%) Software-Defined Networking
1 21 (19.81%) Wireless
2 3 (2.83%) Firewall
3 2 (1.89%) WAN
4 1 (0.94%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.94%) LAN
4 1 (0.94%) MQTT
4 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.32%) NoSQL
2 11 (10.38%) Big Data
3 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.94%) DB2
4 1 (0.94%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.94%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.94%) Redis
4 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.94%) Ant
2 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.94%) Maven
2 1 (0.94%) Selenium
General
1 46 (43.40%) Finance
2 13 (12.26%) Retail
3 5 (4.72%) Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.89%) Military
5 1 (0.94%) Automotive
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) .NET
2 10 (9.43%) XML
3 8 (7.55%) Web Services
4 6 (5.66%) Middleware
5 3 (2.83%) J2EE
6 2 (1.89%) RESTful
6 2 (1.89%) Spring
7 1 (0.94%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.94%) CSS
7 1 (0.94%) CSS3
7 1 (0.94%) EJB
7 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.94%) HTML5
7 1 (0.94%) Java EE
7 1 (0.94%) JMS
7 1 (0.94%) JSP
7 1 (0.94%) Memcached
7 1 (0.94%) Node.js
7 1 (0.94%) REST
7 1 (0.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.75%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.38%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.55%) Data Centre
5 7 (6.60%) Client/Server
6 6 (5.66%) User Experience
7 4 (3.77%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.83%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.89%) FMCG
9 2 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.89%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.94%) IPTV
10 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.94%) Smart Home
10 1 (0.94%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 31 (29.25%) Windows
2 11 (10.38%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.45%) TOGAF
2 41 (38.68%) Presales
3 31 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (27.36%) Project Management
5 25 (23.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (19.81%) Cryptography
7 15 (14.15%) Customer Requirements
7 15 (14.15%) ITIL
7 15 (14.15%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (10.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (10.38%) ERP
8 11 (10.38%) Open Source
8 11 (10.38%) SOA
9 10 (9.43%) Customer Engagement
9 10 (9.43%) DevOps
9 10 (9.43%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (9.43%) Line Management
9 10 (9.43%) Service Management
9 10 (9.43%) UML
9 10 (9.43%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.75%) Java
2 8 (7.55%) SQL
3 7 (6.60%) C#
4 2 (1.89%) C++
4 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.89%) Python
4 2 (1.89%) Ruby
5 1 (0.94%) C
5 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (30.19%) Security Cleared
2 30 (28.30%) SC Cleared
3 23 (21.70%) DV Cleared
4 21 (19.81%) CCNP
4 21 (19.81%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (16.98%) Degree
6 6 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.89%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.89%) ISEB
7 2 (1.89%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.94%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) COBIT
2 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 23 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (19.81%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (22.64%) Cisco
1 24 (22.64%) VMware
2 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.60%) Oracle
4 6 (5.66%) IBM
5 4 (3.77%) Infor
5 4 (3.77%) Workday
6 2 (1.89%) Citrix
6 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.94%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.94%) SAP
7 1 (0.94%) Sourcefire