The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 167 176 193
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2005 1891 1558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.64% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.73% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1589 1303 1218
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £88,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

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

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 within the UK.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 1837 £70,000 - 249
London +23 834 £80,000 +6.66% 92
South East -30 324 £70,000 - 54
City of London +21 159 £75,000 - 25
West Midlands +37 133 £63,299 -9.57% 30
Yorkshire -7 131 £65,000 +13.04% 15
East of England +16 130 £65,000 -3.70% 17
South West +8 106 £55,648 -3.22% 12
Berkshire -37 101 £71,250 -5.00% 18
Surrey +8 78 £67,500 +3.84% 7
West Yorkshire -53 70 £62,500 +4.16% 10
Buckinghamshire +31 59 £65,000 -10.34% 4
Scotland +37 57 £65,500 -1.13% 9
Leeds -52 49 £62,500 +4.16% 8
East Midlands +29 48 £57,500 - 5
Cambridgeshire +40 44 £58,000 -6.82% 5
North West -55 44 £62,000 +7.82% 21
Hampshire -14 40 £67,500 -3.57% 9
North Yorkshire +32 39 £69,500 +39.00% 1
Wiltshire +31 39 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Edinburgh +20 34 £72,000 -4.00% 3
Swindon +34 30 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Coventry +16 30 £51,000 -32.00% 3
Staines +11 30 £67,500 -6.89% 2
Essex +3 29 £72,000 -12.72% 2
Hertfordshire -38 28 £75,000 +9.09% 8
Somerset +18 27 £62,500 +31.57% 1
Manchester -19 27 £62,000 +15.34% 11
Birmingham -30 25 £63,750 -8.92% 12
Reading -57 24 £70,000 -13.84% 4

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 1122 (27.67%) Finance
2 956 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
3 921 (22.71%) Oracle
4 887 (21.87%) TOGAF
5 817 (20.15%) Java
6 774 (19.09%) Microsoft
7 628 (15.49%) SOA
8 563 (13.88%) .NET
8 563 (13.88%) Degree
9 489 (12.06%) Enterprise Architecture
10 451 (11.12%) SQL Server
11 435 (10.73%) Windows
12 412 (10.16%) E-Commerce
13 404 (9.96%) Retail
14 401 (9.89%) CRM
15 396 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 393 (9.69%) VMware
17 389 (9.59%) Project Management
18 380 (9.37%) SAP
19 376 (9.27%) IBM
20 369 (9.10%) Banking
21 353 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
22 344 (8.48%) Cisco
22 344 (8.48%) MS Excel
23 338 (8.34%) Linux
24 334 (8.24%) SQL
25 329 (8.11%) Web Services
26 320 (7.89%) Zachman Framework
27 317 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
28 312 (7.69%) C#

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 288 (7.10%) WebSphere
2 212 (5.23%) SharePoint
3 164 (4.04%) Apache
4 139 (3.43%) IIS
5 125 (3.08%) Tomcat
6 105 (2.59%) WebLogic
7 103 (2.54%) JBoss
8 93 (2.29%) CMS
9 88 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
10 86 (2.12%) Oracle Coherence
11 78 (1.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 67 (1.65%) Node.js
13 64 (1.58%) SAS
14 53 (1.31%) Apache Pig
15 49 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 44 (1.09%) Lync
17 33 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
18 31 (0.76%) Drupal
19 30 (0.74%) Liferay
19 30 (0.74%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 344 (8.48%) MS Excel
2 51 (1.26%) MS Office
3 38 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 36 (0.89%) SPSS
5 22 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.39%) PowerPivot
7 10 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.17%) MS Project
8 7 (0.17%) Mingle
9 5 (0.12%) FastStats
10 4 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 126 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (1.78%) SAP SCM
3 66 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
4 49 (1.21%) RMDS
5 36 (0.89%) SAP SD
6 35 (0.86%) thinkFolio
7 34 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
7 34 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
8 33 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
9 32 (0.79%) SAP ERP
10 31 (0.76%) SAP FI
11 29 (0.72%) HiInvest
11 29 (0.72%) HiPerformance
11 29 (0.72%) HiPortfolio
11 29 (0.72%) Decalog
11 29 (0.72%) LongView
11 29 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
11 29 (0.72%) SAP HR
11 29 (0.72%) SAP CO
11 29 (0.72%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 172 (4.24%) SaaS
2 170 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
3 163 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 97 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
5 91 (2.24%) IaaS
6 75 (1.85%) PaaS
7 72 (1.78%) Office 365
8 50 (1.23%) Force.com
9 34 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
10 29 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
11 27 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
12 23 (0.57%) IBM PureFlex
13 10 (0.25%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.22%) OpenShift
15 8 (0.20%) Yammer
16 3 (0.074%) Boomi
16 3 (0.074%) Amazon S3
17 2 (0.049%) Taleo
17 2 (0.049%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 2 (0.049%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 207 (5.10%) LAN
1 207 (5.10%) WAN
2 150 (3.70%) SAN
3 130 (3.21%) Internet
4 107 (2.64%) HTTP
5 90 (2.22%) NAS
6 77 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
6 77 (1.90%) Multicast
7 76 (1.87%) FCoE
8 57 (1.41%) MPLS
9 55 (1.36%) Firewall
9 55 (1.36%) Network Security
10 54 (1.33%) iSCSI
11 50 (1.23%) Unified Communications
12 49 (1.21%) TCP/IP
13 46 (1.13%) DNS
14 35 (0.86%) Wireless
14 35 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 31 (0.76%) VPN
16 25 (0.62%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (11.12%) SQL Server
2 178 (4.39%) Big Data
3 176 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
4 166 (4.09%) Hadoop
5 161 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 132 (3.26%) DB2
7 111 (2.74%) NoSQL
8 91 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 90 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 90 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 87 (2.15%) RDBMS
11 86 (2.12%) HBase
12 84 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 79 (1.95%) MySQL
14 60 (1.48%) MongoDB
15 56 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
15 56 (1.38%) Apache Hive
16 45 (1.11%) Oracle Exadata
17 39 (0.96%) DTS
17 39 (0.96%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 71 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 40 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
2 40 (0.99%) TeamCity
2 40 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 37 (0.91%) Visual Studio
3 37 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
4 23 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (0.47%) JUnit
6 17 (0.42%) Subversion
7 15 (0.37%) Maven
7 15 (0.37%) JIRA
8 13 (0.32%) Selenium
8 13 (0.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 10 (0.25%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.22%) NUnit
10 9 (0.22%) ERwin
10 9 (0.22%) SpecFlow
11 8 (0.20%) Mockito
12 6 (0.15%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1122 (27.67%) Finance
2 404 (9.96%) Retail
3 369 (9.10%) Banking
4 272 (6.71%) Telecoms
5 216 (5.33%) Marketing
6 165 (4.07%) Manufacturing
7 70 (1.73%) Legal
8 56 (1.38%) Automotive
9 53 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.18%) Publishing
10 48 (1.18%) Games
11 37 (0.91%) Retail Banking
12 36 (0.89%) Front Office
12 36 (0.89%) Back Office
13 32 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
13 32 (0.79%) Law
14 31 (0.76%) Billing
15 29 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 26 (0.64%) Electronics
17 25 (0.62%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 563 (13.88%) .NET
2 329 (8.11%) Web Services
3 301 (7.42%) Middleware
4 276 (6.81%) HTML
5 250 (6.17%) XML
6 173 (4.27%) J2EE
7 130 (3.21%) ASP.NET
7 130 (3.21%) CSS
8 116 (2.86%) SOAP
9 107 (2.64%) HTML5
10 87 (2.15%) REST
11 78 (1.92%) XSLT
12 75 (1.85%) Spring
12 75 (1.85%) Java EE
13 68 (1.68%) RESTful
14 65 (1.60%) JSON
15 59 (1.45%) .NET Framework
16 56 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
17 53 (1.31%) Rendezvous
18 49 (1.21%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 353 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 251 (6.19%) Data Centre
3 233 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
4 210 (5.18%) Computer Science
5 137 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 92 (2.27%) N-Tier
7 78 (1.92%) Mainframe
8 77 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 58 (1.43%) Over-the-Top Content
9 58 (1.43%) IPTV
10 50 (1.23%) Mobile App
11 48 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
12 47 (1.16%) User Experience
13 40 (0.99%) Social Media
14 37 (0.91%) Clustering
15 34 (0.84%) Data Integration
16 31 (0.76%) Client/Server
17 29 (0.72%) GIS
17 29 (0.72%) Economics
18 28 (0.69%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 435 (10.73%) Windows
2 338 (8.34%) Linux
3 155 (3.82%) Solaris
4 126 (3.11%) UNIX
5 86 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 78 (1.92%) AIX
7 40 (0.99%) HPUX
8 32 (0.79%) Android
9 30 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 29 (0.72%) SUSE
11 27 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (0.57%) OS/400
13 23 (0.57%) zOS
14 17 (0.42%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.27%) MVS
17 10 (0.25%) Windows 7
18 8 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
19 7 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 956 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
2 887 (21.87%) TOGAF
3 628 (15.49%) SOA
4 489 (12.06%) Enterprise Architecture
5 412 (10.16%) E-Commerce
6 401 (9.89%) CRM
7 396 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 389 (9.59%) Project Management
9 320 (7.89%) Zachman Framework
10 317 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
11 269 (6.63%) Open Source
12 266 (6.56%) SDLC
13 256 (6.31%) ERP
14 255 (6.29%) Technical Architecture
15 248 (6.12%) UML
16 245 (6.04%) ITIL
17 244 (6.02%) Scrum
18 235 (5.80%) Business Development
19 226 (5.57%) Analytics
20 213 (5.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 817 (20.15%) Java
2 334 (8.24%) SQL
3 312 (7.69%) C#
4 219 (5.40%) JavaScript
5 118 (2.91%) PHP
6 69 (1.70%) Python
7 64 (1.58%) C
8 62 (1.53%) C++
9 41 (1.01%) R
10 39 (0.96%) Perl
11 18 (0.44%) VB.NET
12 13 (0.32%) Ruby
13 12 (0.30%) Apex Code
14 11 (0.27%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.25%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.22%) ABAP
17 8 (0.20%) VB
17 8 (0.20%) Scala
18 7 (0.17%) COBOL
18 7 (0.17%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 563 (13.88%) Degree
2 173 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 113 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 95 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
5 84 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 76 (1.87%) CCNP
7 34 (0.84%) CCDP
8 31 (0.76%) CITP
9 30 (0.74%) CCIE
10 28 (0.69%) PMI Certification
11 27 (0.67%) CISSP
12 26 (0.64%) MCSE
13 24 (0.59%) CCNA
13 24 (0.59%) CCVP
13 24 (0.59%) DV Cleared
14 23 (0.57%) PMP
15 21 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.39%) CISA
17 15 (0.37%) CEH
17 15 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (4.51%) QA
2 27 (0.67%) COBIT
3 26 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 21 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.42%) SLA
5 17 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.35%) HL7
7 12 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.25%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.15%) Basel II
11 4 (0.099%) ISO 8583
12 3 (0.074%) DICOM
13 2 (0.049%) IAS 39
13 2 (0.049%) GxP
13 2 (0.049%) BS15000
13 2 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.049%) EMIR
14 1 (0.025%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.025%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 264 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 144 (3.55%) Hyper-V
3 92 (2.27%) Active Directory
4 78 (1.92%) NFS
5 77 (1.90%) SRDF
6 72 (1.78%) KVM
7 66 (1.63%) XenApp
8 56 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
9 54 (1.33%) Xen
10 36 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 36 (0.89%) Apache Flume
11 24 (0.59%) vCloud
12 22 (0.54%) vSphere
13 20 (0.49%) VMware ESX
14 19 (0.47%) Terminal Services
15 17 (0.42%) XenServer
16 15 (0.37%) Docker
17 13 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
18 5 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
19 3 (0.074%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (1.50%) Puppet
2 52 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (1.13%) SCCM
4 39 (0.96%) Tivoli
5 17 (0.42%) SCOM
6 10 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 10 (0.25%) TeamSite
6 10 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
7 8 (0.20%) Legato
7 8 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (0.12%) Nagios
11 4 (0.099%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.099%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.074%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.074%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.074%) Oozie
12 3 (0.074%) SCSM
Vendors
1 921 (22.71%) Oracle
2 774 (19.09%) Microsoft
3 393 (9.69%) VMware
4 380 (9.37%) SAP
5 376 (9.27%) IBM
6 344 (8.48%) Cisco
7 217 (5.35%) NetApp
8 164 (4.04%) hybris
9 152 (3.75%) EMC
10 147 (3.63%) HP
11 134 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
12 128 (3.16%) Citrix
13 115 (2.84%) ATG
14 114 (2.81%) Red Hat
15 102 (2.52%) TIBCO
16 72 (1.78%) Intel
17 64 (1.58%) Juniper
17 64 (1.58%) CheckPoint
18 60 (1.48%) Adobe
19 59 (1.45%) Sybase
Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £90k
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £4k Car Allowance, 25% Bonus, etc.
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Colston Consulting
Salary: £7k - 80k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £70,000 to £95,000 per annum £70k - £95k + bonus, car, benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago