Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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

Solution Architect
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 128 148
Rank change year-on-year +5 +20 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.70% 0.79% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.81% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 10
Wales median annual salary £61,250 £55,000 £57,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.36% -3.93% +4.09%
10th Percentile £50,000 £49,000 £52,125
90th Percentile £77,125 £73,000 £79,375
UK median annual salary £75,000 £74,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,918 1,978 2,514
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 97.25% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,589 1,698 2,185
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,200 £23,175 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £55,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Wales

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in Wales

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Wales over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in Wales

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
South Wales -1 13 £62,500 +15.74% 5
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Wales region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) AWS Certification
4 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) Advertising
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) LAMP
5 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (14.29%) CISSP
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (14.29%) SAP
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) Apache
5 2 (14.29%) MCP
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) eTOM
5 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
5 2 (14.29%) Hudson
5 2 (14.29%) Node.js

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Hudson
General
1 3 (21.43%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) LAMP
2 2 (14.29%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 2 (14.29%) Frameworx
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 2 (14.29%) TM Forum
2 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (28.57%) DevOps
2 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (14.29%) eTOM
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Product Management
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) AWS Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (14.29%) MCP
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Splunk
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) LogRhythm
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee
3 1 (7.14%) MuleSoft