Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 112 117
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 23 28 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.23% 1.35% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.40% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 24
Wales median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -26.67% +42.86%
10th Percentile £48,950 £47,125 £40,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £92,500
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,550 £70,000
% change year-on-year +6.31% +0.79% -

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 1,802 2,001 2,647
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.81% 98.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,494 1,690 2,249
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £24,613 £23,238 £21,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,414 £53,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +10 19 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Mid Wales - 4 £75,000 -
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) SOA
2 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (34.78%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
4 7 (30.43%) TOGAF
4 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) Network Virtualisation
5 6 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (21.74%) Decision-Making
6 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (21.74%) CRM
7 4 (17.39%) C#
7 4 (17.39%) .NET
7 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
7 4 (17.39%) Presales
8 3 (13.04%) Microservices
8 3 (13.04%) Service Design
8 3 (13.04%) CCNP
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (13.04%) Juniper
9 2 (8.70%) CCIE
9 2 (8.70%) WLAN
9 2 (8.70%) Wireless

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 1 (4.35%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (8.70%) Wireless
1 2 (8.70%) Wireless Security
1 2 (8.70%) WLAN
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
1 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) SOA
3 8 (34.78%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (30.43%) Network Virtualisation
4 7 (30.43%) TOGAF
4 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
5 6 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (21.74%) CRM
6 5 (21.74%) Decision-Making
7 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
7 4 (17.39%) Presales
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
8 3 (13.04%) Microservices
8 3 (13.04%) Service Design
9 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
10 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (4.35%) Statistics
10 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CCNP
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) CCIE
2 2 (8.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) COBIT
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Juniper
3 2 (8.70%) F5
3 2 (8.70%) Riverbed
4 1 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) McAfee
4 1 (4.35%) Splunk
4 1 (4.35%) VMware