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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 172 195 172
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1884 1524 1860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.44% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.52% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1307 1198 1469
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 2014 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 28 August 2014. 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 +32 1759 £70,000 +3.70% 188
London +11 759 £75,000 +3.44% 79
South East -8 411 £70,000 +7.69% 43
Berkshire +36 183 £75,000 +15.38% 13
City of London -18 165 £73,000 +0.68% 29
Yorkshire +39 157 £57,500 +4.54% 9
West Yorkshire +23 135 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Leeds +35 126 £60,000 +9.09% 5
East of England +25 122 £67,500 +12.50% 16
North West +32 105 £57,500 -8.00% 13
Reading +42 104 £78,750 +26.00% 6
Surrey -13 90 £65,000 +4.00% 9
West Midlands +18 89 £70,000 +9.37% 10
South West +24 83 £57,500 +4.54% 8
Hampshire -10 76 £70,000 +16.66% 8
Hertfordshire +20 63 £68,750 -8.33% 4
Birmingham +24 62 £70,000 +7.69% 7
Manchester +26 55 £53,750 -17.30% 5
East Midlands -13 31 £57,500 +4.54% 5
Cheshire +2 30 £57,500 -8.00% 3
Bristol +10 27 £72,500 +20.83% 3
Scotland -27 25 £67,500 +22.72% 3
Basingstoke +11 24 £100,000 +35.59%
Guildford +28 23 £67,500 +10.20% 2
South Yorkshire -3 22 £55,000 -8.33%
Maidenhead +1 21 £80,000 +18.51%
Cambridgeshire +13 20 £59,500 +30.76% 3
Sheffield -2 20 £55,000 -8.33%
Essex +27 18 £85,000 - 2
Northamptonshire -14 18 £57,500 -4.16% 1

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 876 (23.12%) Finance
2 838 (22.12%) Oracle
3 727 (19.19%) SOA
4 693 (18.29%) Java
5 600 (15.84%) TOGAF
6 588 (15.52%) Microsoft
7 585 (15.44%) .NET
8 531 (14.01%) Degree
9 463 (12.22%) SAP
10 420 (11.08%) CRM
11 397 (10.48%) Project Management
12 384 (10.13%) SQL Server
13 382 (10.08%) Enterprise Architecture
14 380 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
15 352 (9.29%) SQL
16 349 (9.21%) Technical Architecture
17 336 (8.87%) Web Services
18 304 (8.02%) Windows
19 301 (7.94%) E-Commerce
20 300 (7.92%) Telecoms
21 293 (7.73%) Middleware
22 292 (7.71%) UML
23 288 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
24 285 (7.52%) ERP
25 279 (7.36%) Banking
25 279 (7.36%) Retail
26 278 (7.34%) ITIL
27 266 (7.02%) XML
28 263 (6.94%) Linux
29 256 (6.76%) HTML

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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
1 219 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 192 (5.07%) WebSphere
3 154 (4.06%) Apache
4 104 (2.74%) WebLogic
5 95 (2.51%) Tomcat
6 92 (2.43%) IIS
6 92 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
7 87 (2.30%) CMS
8 67 (1.77%) SAS
9 53 (1.40%) WebLogic Portal
10 36 (0.95%) MS Exchange
11 35 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
12 34 (0.90%) Drupal
13 26 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
14 24 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 24 (0.63%) Lync
14 24 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
15 22 (0.58%) Apache Solr
16 21 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
17 19 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 237 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 30 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 30 (0.79%) MS Office
3 23 (0.61%) SPSS
4 16 (0.42%) MS Project
5 9 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 126 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 77 (2.03%) Oracle ERP
3 68 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 54 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 44 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
6 40 (1.06%) SAP CRM
7 38 (1.00%) SAP SCM
8 30 (0.79%) Maximo
9 24 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
9 24 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 23 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
11 21 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
12 20 (0.53%) SAP PP
13 19 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
13 19 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
14 18 (0.48%) RMDS
14 18 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
14 18 (0.48%) Oracle SCM
15 17 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
15 17 (0.45%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 82 (2.16%) SaaS
2 74 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (1.69%) IaaS
4 57 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
5 44 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (1.11%) PaaS
7 34 (0.90%) Office 365
8 25 (0.66%) Taleo
9 14 (0.37%) Force.com
10 13 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.079%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.053%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.053%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.026%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.026%) LucidChart
14 1 (0.026%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.026%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 158 (4.17%) Internet
2 138 (3.64%) LAN
3 132 (3.48%) WAN
4 118 (3.11%) HTTP
5 114 (3.01%) SAN
6 71 (1.87%) Firewall
7 34 (0.90%) AMQP
7 34 (0.90%) Broadband
8 32 (0.84%) TCP/IP
9 31 (0.82%) DNS
10 28 (0.74%) 3G
11 27 (0.71%) Unified Communications
11 27 (0.71%) 4G
11 27 (0.71%) NAS
12 24 (0.63%) Multicast
12 24 (0.63%) VPN
13 23 (0.61%) Network Security
14 22 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (0.55%) PBX
15 21 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 172 (4.54%) Data Warehouse
3 149 (3.93%) Relational Database
4 125 (3.30%) MySQL
5 106 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 97 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 92 (2.43%) Big Data
8 89 (2.35%) RDBMS
9 80 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 72 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 69 (1.82%) NoSQL
12 66 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
13 54 (1.43%) Hadoop
14 50 (1.32%) DB2
15 46 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
15 46 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
16 43 (1.13%) Data Mining
17 42 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
18 41 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
19 39 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 65 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 63 (1.66%) Visual Studio
3 37 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 37 (0.98%) Subversion
4 26 (0.69%) Mockito
5 22 (0.58%) Eclipse
6 21 (0.55%) MSBuild
7 17 (0.45%) Rational Rose
8 16 (0.42%) Selenium
9 15 (0.40%) Jenkins
10 14 (0.37%) JUnit
11 13 (0.34%) NUnit
12 11 (0.29%) JIRA
13 7 (0.18%) Hudson
13 7 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
14 6 (0.16%) Lombardi
14 6 (0.16%) Fiddler
14 6 (0.16%) ReSharper
14 6 (0.16%) Ant
15 5 (0.13%) CruiseControl
General
1 876 (23.12%) Finance
2 300 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 279 (7.36%) Banking
3 279 (7.36%) Retail
4 191 (5.04%) Marketing
5 103 (2.72%) Manufacturing
6 91 (2.40%) Billing
7 79 (2.08%) Legal
8 69 (1.82%) Advertising
9 66 (1.74%) Publishing
10 65 (1.72%) Law
11 56 (1.48%) Back Office
12 29 (0.77%) Military
12 29 (0.77%) Electronics
13 28 (0.74%) Investment Banking
14 27 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (0.58%) Local Government
15 22 (0.58%) Games
16 21 (0.55%) Automotive
17 20 (0.53%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 585 (15.44%) .NET
2 336 (8.87%) Web Services
3 293 (7.73%) Middleware
4 266 (7.02%) XML
5 256 (6.76%) HTML
6 221 (5.83%) J2EE
7 190 (5.01%) ASP.NET
8 167 (4.41%) CSS
9 136 (3.59%) Oracle Fusion
10 127 (3.35%) Spring
11 122 (3.22%) SOAP
12 105 (2.77%) LAMP
13 95 (2.51%) jQuery
14 94 (2.48%) WCF
15 93 (2.45%) REST
16 88 (2.32%) .NET Framework
17 86 (2.27%) XSLT
18 78 (2.06%) Java EE
19 73 (1.93%) HTML5
20 58 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 229 (6.04%) Enterprise Software
2 201 (5.30%) Open Source
3 136 (3.59%) Computer Science
4 89 (2.35%) N-Tier
5 82 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 77 (2.03%) Clustering
7 71 (1.87%) Digital Media
8 61 (1.61%) Data Integration
9 59 (1.56%) Mainframe
10 41 (1.08%) Visualisation
11 35 (0.92%) Client/Server
12 34 (0.90%) Symmetrix
13 32 (0.84%) RIA
14 30 (0.79%) Mathematics
15 28 (0.74%) Mobile App
16 27 (0.71%) Smartphone
17 26 (0.69%) Blog
18 23 (0.61%) FMCG
19 22 (0.58%) CESG
20 20 (0.53%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 304 (8.02%) Windows
2 263 (6.94%) Linux
3 109 (2.88%) Solaris
4 105 (2.77%) UNIX
5 98 (2.59%) Android
6 71 (1.87%) Apple iOS
7 34 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (0.79%) AIX
10 29 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (0.50%) SUSE
12 18 (0.48%) Windows Phone
13 15 (0.40%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.37%) HPUX
15 11 (0.29%) OS/400
15 11 (0.29%) zOS
16 9 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.13%) Debian
17 5 (0.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 727 (19.19%) SOA
2 600 (15.84%) TOGAF
3 420 (11.08%) CRM
4 397 (10.48%) Project Management
5 382 (10.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 380 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
7 349 (9.21%) Technical Architecture
8 301 (7.94%) E-Commerce
9 292 (7.71%) UML
10 288 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 285 (7.52%) ERP
12 278 (7.34%) ITIL
13 252 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
14 244 (6.44%) Scrum
15 236 (6.23%) Zachman Framework
16 225 (5.94%) Business Development
17 188 (4.96%) Migration
18 184 (4.86%) Analytics
19 182 (4.80%) Waterfall
20 177 (4.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 693 (18.29%) Java
2 352 (9.29%) SQL
3 249 (6.57%) JavaScript
4 222 (5.86%) C#
5 124 (3.27%) PHP
6 83 (2.19%) Python
7 75 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 57 (1.50%) Perl
9 38 (1.00%) Ruby
10 34 (0.90%) C
11 29 (0.77%) C++
12 25 (0.66%) PowerShell
13 19 (0.50%) COBOL
14 14 (0.37%) R
15 12 (0.32%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.29%) XQuery
17 10 (0.26%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.26%) Objective-C
18 9 (0.24%) Scala
19 8 (0.21%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 531 (14.01%) Degree
2 190 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 111 (2.93%) SC Cleared
4 102 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 70 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (1.13%) MCSE
7 41 (1.08%) MCITP
8 37 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 36 (0.95%) MBA
10 35 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (0.74%) CCNA
12 24 (0.63%) CCIE
13 23 (0.61%) CCNP
13 23 (0.61%) MCTS
14 22 (0.58%) ISEB
14 22 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
15 18 (0.48%) DV Cleared
16 17 (0.45%) VCAP
17 15 (0.40%) CCIA
18 14 (0.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (5.73%) QA
2 38 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 34 (0.90%) COBIT
4 31 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 31 (0.82%) SLA
4 31 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.50%) JSP 440
6 15 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.37%) HL7
8 9 (0.24%) CRD IV
9 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.11%) IAS 39
10 4 (0.11%) Basel II
10 4 (0.11%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.053%) Basel III
11 2 (0.053%) TickIT
12 1 (0.026%) BS15000
12 1 (0.026%) COREP
System Software
1 184 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (2.35%) Hyper-V
3 72 (1.90%) Active Directory
4 34 (0.90%) vCloud
5 24 (0.63%) XenDesktop
6 22 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (0.53%) vSphere
8 18 (0.48%) XenApp
8 18 (0.48%) SRDF
8 18 (0.48%) NFS
9 14 (0.37%) KVM
10 12 (0.32%) Xen
11 9 (0.24%) Apache Flume
12 8 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.16%) VMware ESX
15 5 (0.13%) IAG
16 4 (0.11%) XenServer
16 4 (0.11%) UAG
16 4 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 40 (1.06%) SCCM
2 26 (0.69%) SCOM
3 21 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 12 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
5 12 (0.32%) OpenSSO
5 12 (0.32%) Puppet
6 7 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.13%) CA SiteMinder
7 5 (0.13%) Oracle EDQ
8 4 (0.11%) Nagios
9 3 (0.079%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.053%) OpenNMS
10 2 (0.053%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.053%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.053%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.026%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.026%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.026%) TIBCO Hawk
11 1 (0.026%) MOM
Vendors
1 838 (22.12%) Oracle
2 588 (15.52%) Microsoft
3 463 (12.22%) SAP
4 219 (5.78%) VMware
5 212 (5.60%) Cisco
6 206 (5.44%) IBM
7 131 (3.46%) EMC
8 112 (2.96%) Citrix
9 84 (2.22%) NetApp
10 72 (1.90%) HP
11 66 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
12 57 (1.50%) Informatica
13 50 (1.32%) TIBCO
14 48 (1.27%) Business Objects
15 46 (1.21%) Red Hat
16 45 (1.19%) F5
17 42 (1.11%) ATG
18 39 (1.03%) hybris
18 39 (1.03%) Google
19 35 (0.92%) Juniper
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £95,000 per annum £75-£95K + Hybris training
Posted: 27 minutes ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits, negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + £10K bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + £5k Car Allow + Bonus to 30%
Posted: 19 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wiltshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + +Car Allowance and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits, negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Corporate package & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + BONUS 26 DAYS HOLIDAY!
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday