The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 141 170
Rank change year-on-year -36 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 66 97 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.24% 1.85% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.90% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 54 57 58
Median salary £60,000 £65,250 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.04% +13.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £48,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5162 5111 5787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.08% 97.59% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4287 4330 4876
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,648 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Bristol -57 23 £55,000 -12.69% 5
Somerset +10 17 £70,000 -
Wiltshire +3 12 £65,000 +23.80% 1
Gloucestershire -1 10 £80,000 +20.75% 1
Dorset -8 4 £55,000 -20.00%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 58 (31.35%) TOGAF
2 54 (29.19%) Presales
3 52 (28.11%) Finance
4 43 (23.24%) Microsoft
5 42 (22.70%) Security Cleared
6 41 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (19.46%) SC Cleared
8 35 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
9 30 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (15.14%) UML
11 26 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
12 25 (13.51%) Java
13 24 (12.97%) MODAF
13 24 (12.97%) Degree
14 23 (12.43%) Windows
14 23 (12.43%) Mentoring
15 22 (11.89%) Web Services
15 22 (11.89%) ITIL
16 21 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (11.35%) Project Management
16 21 (11.35%) DV Cleared
16 21 (11.35%) Customer Requirements
17 20 (10.81%) VMware
17 20 (10.81%) SOA
18 19 (10.27%) PRINCE2
18 19 (10.27%) SQL
18 19 (10.27%) Scrum
18 19 (10.27%) Management Information System
18 19 (10.27%) Technical Architecture
19 18 (9.73%) Zachman Framework

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 7 (3.78%) JBoss
1 7 (3.78%) Mule
2 4 (2.16%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.16%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.08%) CMS
5 1 (0.54%) DNN
Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.62%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.08%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.86%) PaaS
4 5 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.16%) IaaS
5 4 (2.16%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.62%) Office 365
6 3 (1.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.03%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.95%) DHCP
2 11 (5.95%) DNS
3 7 (3.78%) Software-Defined Networking
3 7 (3.78%) Wireless
4 4 (2.16%) NFC
5 3 (1.62%) Internet
6 2 (1.08%) RFID
7 1 (0.54%) HTTP
7 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.54%) Intranet
7 1 (0.54%) LAN
7 1 (0.54%) MQTT
7 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.03%) Big Data
1 13 (7.03%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.95%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (3.78%) Amazon Redshift
4 7 (3.78%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.78%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.24%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.16%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.16%) DB2
6 4 (2.16%) Impala
6 4 (2.16%) MySQL
6 4 (2.16%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.16%) Sqoop
7 2 (1.08%) GIS
8 1 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.54%) Selenium
General
1 52 (28.11%) Finance
2 14 (7.57%) Manufacturing
3 13 (7.03%) Electronics
4 10 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.86%) Marketing
5 9 (4.86%) Retail
6 6 (3.24%) Aerospace
6 6 (3.24%) Publishing
7 5 (2.70%) Banking
8 3 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.08%) Back Office
10 1 (0.54%) Advertising
10 1 (0.54%) Automotive
10 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.89%) Web Services
2 13 (7.03%) .NET
3 9 (4.86%) XML
4 7 (3.78%) Apache Camel
4 7 (3.78%) Spring
4 7 (3.78%) Spring MVC
5 4 (2.16%) HTML
5 4 (2.16%) J2EE
6 3 (1.62%) CSS
6 3 (1.62%) Middleware
7 2 (1.08%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.54%) DHTML
8 1 (0.54%) HEVC
8 1 (0.54%) HTML5
8 1 (0.54%) Java EE
8 1 (0.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.27%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.11%) Public Cloud
3 14 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.95%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.24%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.16%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.16%) CMDB
7 4 (2.16%) Contactless
7 4 (2.16%) EMV
8 3 (1.62%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.62%) SCADA
9 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.08%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.08%) EPoS
10 1 (0.54%) Fintech
10 1 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.54%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.43%) Windows
2 13 (7.03%) Linux
3 3 (1.62%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (31.35%) TOGAF
2 54 (29.19%) Presales
3 41 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (15.14%) UML
6 24 (12.97%) MODAF
7 23 (12.43%) Mentoring
8 22 (11.89%) ITIL
9 21 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (11.35%) Customer Requirements
9 21 (11.35%) Project Management
10 20 (10.81%) SOA
11 19 (10.27%) PRINCE2
11 19 (10.27%) Scrum
11 19 (10.27%) Technical Architecture
12 18 (9.73%) Zachman Framework
13 17 (9.19%) Cybersecurity
14 16 (8.65%) Service Management
14 16 (8.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 15 (8.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.51%) Java
2 19 (10.27%) SQL
3 10 (5.41%) C#
4 5 (2.70%) C
4 5 (2.70%) C++
4 5 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.62%) PHP
6 1 (0.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (22.70%) Security Cleared
2 36 (19.46%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.97%) Degree
4 21 (11.35%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.78%) CCNP
5 7 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.70%) CEH
6 5 (2.70%) CISA
6 5 (2.70%) CISM
6 5 (2.70%) CISSP
6 5 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.70%) GIAC
6 5 (2.70%) SANS
7 4 (2.16%) ISEB
7 4 (2.16%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.16%) PMP
8 2 (1.08%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.70%) COBIT
1 5 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 5 (2.70%) QA
2 4 (2.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.16%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 43 (23.24%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.81%) VMware
3 17 (9.19%) Cisco
4 14 (7.57%) SAP
5 8 (4.32%) Citrix
5 8 (4.32%) EMC
5 8 (4.32%) NetApp
6 6 (3.24%) Oracle
7 4 (2.16%) 3PAR
7 4 (2.16%) BMC
7 4 (2.16%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.16%) HP
7 4 (2.16%) IBM
7 4 (2.16%) Juniper
7 4 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.62%) Epicor
8 3 (1.62%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.08%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
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