The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / South West
Rank 119 161 146
Rank change year-on-year +42 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 121 93 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.41% 1.58% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 1.64% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 103 67 80
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £56,574
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +6.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 4855 5684 5853
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.66% 96.72% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4048 4697 4899
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +24 58 £64,000 +6.66% 2
Somerset -4 19 £51,125 -21.34%
Wiltshire +28 17 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Dorset +25 15 £47,500 -17.39%
Gloucestershire +12 9 £82,500 +40.42%
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 66 (35.11%) TOGAF
2 61 (32.45%) Finance
3 59 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (24.47%) ITIL
5 42 (22.34%) MODAF
6 40 (21.28%) Security Cleared
7 38 (20.21%) Java
8 36 (19.15%) Presales
9 35 (18.62%) SOA
10 34 (18.09%) Microsoft
10 34 (18.09%) UML
11 33 (17.55%) Service Management
12 32 (17.02%) SC Cleared
13 30 (15.96%) PRINCE2
14 29 (15.43%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
16 27 (14.36%) Mentoring
17 25 (13.30%) .NET
17 25 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
18 24 (12.77%) Scrum
18 24 (12.77%) DV Cleared
19 23 (12.23%) VMware
19 23 (12.23%) Cybersecurity
20 22 (11.70%) Manufacturing
20 22 (11.70%) Security Architecture
21 21 (11.17%) Retail
21 21 (11.17%) Management Information System
21 21 (11.17%) SAP
21 21 (11.17%) Big Data
22 20 (10.64%) Data Centre

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (5.32%) JBoss
1 10 (5.32%) Mule
2 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.13%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.13%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.60%) CMS
6 2 (1.06%) Alfresco
6 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.06%) Documentum
7 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.13%) Dynamics GP
2 4 (2.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (4.79%) PaaS
5 8 (4.26%) SaaS
6 5 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.66%) IaaS
7 4 (2.13%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.85%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.32%) DHCP
2 10 (5.32%) DNS
3 5 (2.66%) Internet
4 4 (2.13%) Junos
5 3 (1.60%) Network Security
5 3 (1.60%) WAN
6 2 (1.06%) LAN
6 2 (1.06%) NFC
6 2 (1.06%) RFID
7 1 (0.53%) Firewall
7 1 (0.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.17%) Big Data
2 15 (7.98%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (7.45%) NoSQL
4 13 (6.91%) SQL Server
5 12 (6.38%) MongoDB
6 11 (5.85%) Hadoop
7 10 (5.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 10 (5.32%) Amazon Redshift
7 10 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (4.79%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.72%) RDBMS
10 6 (3.19%) MySQL
11 5 (2.66%) DB2
12 4 (2.13%) Apache Hive
12 4 (2.13%) GIS
12 4 (2.13%) Impala
12 4 (2.13%) Sqoop
13 2 (1.06%) EDRMS
13 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (32.45%) Finance
2 22 (11.70%) Manufacturing
3 21 (11.17%) Retail
4 15 (7.98%) Electronics
4 15 (7.98%) Telecoms
5 12 (6.38%) Marketing
6 11 (5.85%) Publishing
7 10 (5.32%) Banking
8 8 (4.26%) Aerospace
9 5 (2.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.06%) Back Office
11 1 (0.53%) Advertising
11 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.30%) .NET
2 16 (8.51%) Web Services
3 11 (5.85%) Spring
4 10 (5.32%) Apache Camel
4 10 (5.32%) Spring MVC
5 9 (4.79%) HTML
6 7 (3.72%) CSS
7 5 (2.66%) J2EE
8 4 (2.13%) Middleware
9 2 (1.06%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.06%) XML
10 1 (0.53%) HEVC
10 1 (0.53%) JSON
10 1 (0.53%) JSP
10 1 (0.53%) MDX
10 1 (0.53%) RESTful
10 1 (0.53%) SOAP
10 1 (0.53%) WCF
10 1 (0.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.17%) Management Information System
2 20 (10.64%) Data Centre
3 16 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.79%) N-Tier
5 9 (4.79%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.72%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.66%) CMDB
7 5 (2.66%) SCADA
8 4 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.13%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.13%) EPoS
9 3 (1.60%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.06%) Contactless
10 2 (1.06%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.06%) EMV
10 2 (1.06%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.06%) Social Media
11 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.85%) Windows
2 9 (4.79%) Linux
3 2 (1.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (35.11%) TOGAF
2 59 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (24.47%) ITIL
4 42 (22.34%) MODAF
5 36 (19.15%) Presales
6 35 (18.62%) SOA
7 34 (18.09%) UML
8 33 (17.55%) Service Management
9 30 (15.96%) PRINCE2
10 29 (15.43%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (14.36%) Mentoring
12 25 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (12.77%) Scrum
14 23 (12.23%) Cybersecurity
15 22 (11.70%) Security Architecture
16 20 (10.64%) IT Strategy
16 20 (10.64%) Service Delivery
17 17 (9.04%) ITIL V3
17 17 (9.04%) MVC
17 17 (9.04%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.21%) Java
2 20 (10.64%) SQL
3 10 (5.32%) C#
4 9 (4.79%) C
5 8 (4.26%) Python
6 7 (3.72%) PHP
7 4 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.53%) RPG
Qualifications
1 40 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 32 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.77%) DV Cleared
4 19 (10.11%) Degree
5 16 (8.51%) GIAC
6 12 (6.38%) CEH
6 12 (6.38%) CISA
6 12 (6.38%) CISM
6 12 (6.38%) CISSP
6 12 (6.38%) SANS
7 7 (3.72%) ISEB
8 5 (2.66%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.66%) PMP
9 4 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.13%) CCNA
9 4 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.13%) GSEC
9 4 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.13%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.13%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.32%) COBIT
2 7 (3.72%) QA
3 5 (2.66%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 5 (2.66%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 34 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.23%) VMware
3 21 (11.17%) SAP
4 18 (9.57%) Cisco
5 12 (6.38%) Oracle
6 9 (4.79%) Citrix
6 9 (4.79%) EMC
6 9 (4.79%) Juniper
6 9 (4.79%) NetApp
7 7 (3.72%) IBM
8 5 (2.66%) BMC
8 5 (2.66%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.66%) HP
8 5 (2.66%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.13%) 3PAR
9 4 (2.13%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.13%) Epicor
9 4 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.06%) OpenText
10 2 (1.06%) TIBCO
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