Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £54,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 21 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 147 107
Rank change year-on-year +20 -40 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 16 11 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.77% 0.42% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.43% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 31
Wales median annual salary £54,000 £57,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +3.64% +15.79%
10th Percentile £49,500 £51,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £81,250 £71,250
UK 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 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 2021 2535 2678
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.44% 96.57% 98.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1755 2197 2258
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,184
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +6.58% +0.53%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,451 £22,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
South Wales +33 15 £54,000 -5.26%
West Wales - 1 - - 1
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Wales region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 5 (31.25%) Finance
1 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (25.00%) Data Management
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) CCNP
2 4 (25.00%) SOA
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
3 3 (18.75%) Service Design
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (18.75%) Microservices
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (12.50%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (12.50%) SABSA
4 2 (12.50%) COBIT
4 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 2 (12.50%) Splunk
4 2 (12.50%) SIEM
4 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) DNS

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) BGP
1 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) MPLS
1 2 (12.50%) OSPF
1 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
1 2 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (25.00%) Data Management
2 4 (25.00%) SOA
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
3 3 (18.75%) Microservices
3 3 (18.75%) Service Design
3 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) SABSA
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) SIEM
5 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CCNP
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) COBIT
2 1 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Avaya
2 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (12.50%) McAfee
2 2 (12.50%) Splunk
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) SAP