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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 171 188 177
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1923 1572 1919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.48% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.57% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1335 1230 1490
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 £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £66,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
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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 +25 1790 £70,000 +3.70% 220
London +10 802 £75,000 +3.44% 83
South East -3 400 £70,000 +7.69% 52
Berkshire +32 180 £75,000 +11.11% 13
City of London -10 177 £73,500 -1.34% 33
Yorkshire +28 158 £56,250 +2.27% 11
West Yorkshire +38 146 £57,500 +4.54% 10
Leeds +44 137 £60,000 +9.09% 7
North West +53 112 £57,500 -11.53% 21
East of England +2 110 £67,500 +9.31% 20
Reading +45 107 £81,250 +25.00% 7
West Midlands +21 90 £70,000 +9.37% 9
Surrey -10 85 £65,000 +2.36% 11
South West +25 80 £57,000 +3.63% 13
Hampshire +9 78 £70,000 +33.33% 16
Manchester +28 63 £52,500 -22.22% 10
Birmingham +18 63 £70,000 +9.37% 4
Hertfordshire +10 51 £70,000 -6.66% 2
East Midlands -11 36 £58,750 +6.81% 5
Cheshire +6 34 £57,500 -14.81% 7
Bristol +10 28 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Scotland -36 28 £65,000 - 6
Northamptonshire -19 24 £57,500 -11.53% 1
Cambridgeshire +14 23 £46,000 -5.15% 6
Essex +27 21 £80,000 - 5
Guildford +23 21 £62,500 +19.04% 5
Basingstoke +9 21 £100,000 +35.59%
Oxfordshire +18 18 £65,000 -7.14% 1
Maidenhead -12 18 £80,000 +14.28% 1
Wiltshire +3 17 £56,500 +2.72% 4

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 929 (23.77%) Finance
2 882 (22.56%) Oracle
3 768 (19.65%) SOA
4 744 (19.03%) Java
5 678 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
6 643 (16.45%) TOGAF
7 608 (15.55%) .NET
7 608 (15.55%) Microsoft
8 559 (14.30%) Degree
9 478 (12.23%) SAP
10 424 (10.85%) CRM
11 400 (10.23%) Project Management
12 393 (10.05%) Enterprise Architecture
13 390 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
14 375 (9.59%) SQL Server
15 365 (9.34%) SQL
15 365 (9.34%) Technical Architecture
16 353 (9.03%) Mentoring
17 341 (8.72%) Web Services
18 323 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
19 319 (8.16%) E-Commerce
20 311 (7.96%) Windows
21 310 (7.93%) UML
22 309 (7.90%) Telecoms
23 303 (7.75%) Retail
24 302 (7.73%) Banking
25 301 (7.70%) Middleware
26 294 (7.52%) ERP
27 284 (7.27%) ITIL
28 272 (6.96%) Linux

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 226 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 197 (5.04%) WebSphere
3 165 (4.22%) Apache
4 106 (2.71%) WebLogic
5 102 (2.61%) Tomcat
6 94 (2.40%) IIS
7 92 (2.35%) CMS
8 91 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
9 71 (1.82%) SAS
10 54 (1.38%) WebLogic Portal
11 44 (1.13%) MS Exchange
12 39 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 35 (0.90%) Drupal
14 27 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
15 25 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
16 24 (0.61%) OpenStack
16 24 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
16 24 (0.61%) Apache Solr
17 23 (0.59%) Lync
18 22 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 229 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 32 (0.82%) MS Office
3 29 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.54%) SPSS
5 16 (0.41%) MS Project
6 9 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 135 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 78 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
3 71 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 56 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 47 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
6 40 (1.02%) SAP SCM
7 36 (0.92%) SAP CRM
8 31 (0.79%) Maximo
9 25 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
10 24 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 23 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
12 21 (0.54%) SAP PP
13 20 (0.51%) RMDS
14 19 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
14 19 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
15 18 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
15 18 (0.46%) Oracle SCM
16 17 (0.43%) AquaLogic BPM
16 17 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
16 17 (0.43%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 95 (2.43%) SaaS
2 89 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (1.69%) IaaS
4 61 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
5 54 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 44 (1.13%) PaaS
7 42 (1.07%) Office 365
8 25 (0.64%) Taleo
9 13 (0.33%) Force.com
10 11 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.077%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.051%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.051%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.026%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.026%) LucidChart
14 1 (0.026%) GitHub
14 1 (0.026%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 171 (4.37%) Internet
2 158 (4.04%) LAN
3 149 (3.81%) WAN
4 125 (3.20%) SAN
5 122 (3.12%) HTTP
6 78 (2.00%) Firewall
7 39 (1.00%) Broadband
8 36 (0.92%) TCP/IP
9 34 (0.87%) AMQP
10 33 (0.84%) DNS
11 31 (0.79%) NAS
12 29 (0.74%) Unified Communications
12 29 (0.74%) 3G
13 28 (0.72%) VPN
13 28 (0.72%) 4G
14 27 (0.69%) Multicast
15 26 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (0.67%) MPLS
16 24 (0.61%) PBX
16 24 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 170 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 141 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 125 (3.20%) MySQL
5 104 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 99 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 94 (2.40%) Big Data
8 90 (2.30%) RDBMS
9 76 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 73 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
11 72 (1.84%) NoSQL
12 67 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 54 (1.38%) Hadoop
14 52 (1.33%) DB2
15 43 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
16 40 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
17 39 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
18 38 (0.97%) Data Mining
19 37 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
19 37 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 61 (1.56%) Visual Studio
2 54 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 28 (0.72%) Subversion
5 26 (0.67%) Mockito
6 21 (0.54%) Eclipse
7 19 (0.49%) Rational Rose
7 19 (0.49%) MSBuild
8 18 (0.46%) Selenium
9 16 (0.41%) Jenkins
10 12 (0.31%) NUnit
10 12 (0.31%) JUnit
11 11 (0.28%) JIRA
12 8 (0.20%) Lombardi
13 7 (0.18%) Hudson
14 6 (0.15%) Toad
14 6 (0.15%) Ant
14 6 (0.15%) Fiddler
14 6 (0.15%) ReSharper
15 5 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 929 (23.77%) Finance
2 309 (7.90%) Telecoms
3 303 (7.75%) Retail
4 302 (7.73%) Banking
5 205 (5.24%) Marketing
6 109 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 92 (2.35%) Billing
8 80 (2.05%) Legal
9 72 (1.84%) Law
10 68 (1.74%) Advertising
11 66 (1.69%) Back Office
12 65 (1.66%) Publishing
13 31 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 31 (0.79%) Military
13 31 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
13 31 (0.79%) Electronics
14 26 (0.67%) Games
15 21 (0.54%) Aerospace
16 19 (0.49%) Automotive
17 18 (0.46%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 608 (15.55%) .NET
2 341 (8.72%) Web Services
3 301 (7.70%) Middleware
4 271 (6.93%) XML
5 270 (6.91%) HTML
6 242 (6.19%) J2EE
7 196 (5.01%) ASP.NET
8 164 (4.20%) CSS
9 145 (3.71%) Oracle Fusion
10 140 (3.58%) Spring
11 129 (3.30%) SOAP
12 105 (2.69%) LAMP
13 98 (2.51%) jQuery
14 93 (2.38%) REST
15 89 (2.28%) WCF
16 86 (2.20%) Java EE
17 85 (2.17%) XSLT
18 82 (2.10%) .NET Framework
19 81 (2.07%) HTML5
20 60 (1.53%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 241 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 228 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
3 216 (5.53%) Open Source
4 144 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 83 (2.12%) N-Tier
6 82 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 81 (2.07%) Clustering
8 69 (1.77%) Data Integration
9 67 (1.71%) Digital Media
10 60 (1.53%) Mainframe
11 58 (1.48%) User Experience
12 36 (0.92%) Visualisation
13 32 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 32 (0.82%) Symmetrix
13 32 (0.82%) RIA
14 30 (0.77%) FMCG
15 29 (0.74%) Mathematics
15 29 (0.74%) Mobile App
16 27 (0.69%) Smartphone
17 24 (0.61%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 311 (7.96%) Windows
2 272 (6.96%) Linux
3 113 (2.89%) Solaris
4 107 (2.74%) UNIX
5 100 (2.56%) Android
6 69 (1.77%) Apple iOS
7 40 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 36 (0.92%) AIX
10 30 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (0.49%) SUSE
12 18 (0.46%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.43%) Windows Phone
14 16 (0.41%) HPUX
15 13 (0.33%) OS/400
15 13 (0.33%) zOS
16 9 (0.23%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.13%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 768 (19.65%) SOA
2 678 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
3 643 (16.45%) TOGAF
4 424 (10.85%) CRM
5 400 (10.23%) Project Management
6 393 (10.05%) Enterprise Architecture
7 390 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
8 365 (9.34%) Technical Architecture
9 353 (9.03%) Mentoring
10 323 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 319 (8.16%) E-Commerce
12 310 (7.93%) UML
13 294 (7.52%) ERP
14 284 (7.27%) ITIL
15 253 (6.47%) Scrum
16 251 (6.42%) Zachman Framework
17 226 (5.78%) Business Development
18 195 (4.99%) Migration
19 193 (4.94%) Coaching
20 187 (4.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 744 (19.03%) Java
2 365 (9.34%) SQL
3 253 (6.47%) JavaScript
4 223 (5.70%) C#
5 121 (3.10%) PHP
6 82 (2.10%) Python
7 63 (1.61%) T-SQL
8 53 (1.36%) Perl
9 40 (1.02%) Ruby
10 31 (0.79%) C
11 29 (0.74%) C++
12 22 (0.56%) COBOL
12 22 (0.56%) PowerShell
13 13 (0.33%) R
14 11 (0.28%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.28%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.26%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.26%) Scala
16 9 (0.23%) XQuery
17 8 (0.20%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 559 (14.30%) Degree
2 190 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 112 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 110 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (1.20%) MCSE
7 43 (1.10%) MCITP
8 42 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (1.00%) MBA
10 33 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
11 30 (0.77%) CCNA
12 28 (0.72%) CCIE
12 28 (0.72%) MCTS
13 27 (0.69%) CCNP
14 25 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
15 21 (0.54%) ISEB
16 19 (0.49%) VCAP
17 18 (0.46%) CCIA
17 18 (0.46%) DV Cleared
18 14 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (5.78%) QA
2 35 (0.90%) ISO 9001
2 35 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 31 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (0.79%) SLA
4 29 (0.74%) COBIT
5 19 (0.49%) JSP 440
6 16 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.28%) HL7
8 10 (0.26%) CRD IV
9 4 (0.10%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.077%) Basel III
11 2 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.026%) BS15000
System Software
1 188 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 75 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 37 (0.95%) vCloud
5 30 (0.77%) XenDesktop
6 26 (0.67%) vSphere
7 25 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
8 20 (0.51%) NFS
8 20 (0.51%) SRDF
9 19 (0.49%) XenApp
10 14 (0.36%) KVM
11 12 (0.31%) Xen
12 7 (0.18%) IAG
12 7 (0.18%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.18%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.15%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
15 4 (0.10%) UAG
Systems Management
1 38 (0.97%) SCCM
2 27 (0.69%) SCOM
3 18 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.38%) Tivoli
5 12 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
6 11 (0.28%) Puppet
7 10 (0.26%) OpenSSO
8 7 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle EDQ
10 4 (0.10%) CA SiteMinder
11 3 (0.077%) OpenNMS
11 3 (0.077%) Windows Intune
11 3 (0.077%) Oracle Identity Management
12 2 (0.051%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.051%) Nagios
13 1 (0.026%) WMI
13 1 (0.026%) TIBCO Hawk
13 1 (0.026%) MOM
13 1 (0.026%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.026%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 882 (22.56%) Oracle
2 608 (15.55%) Microsoft
3 478 (12.23%) SAP
4 228 (5.83%) Cisco
5 226 (5.78%) VMware
6 214 (5.47%) IBM
7 135 (3.45%) EMC
8 118 (3.02%) Citrix
9 96 (2.46%) NetApp
10 78 (2.00%) HP
11 62 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
12 56 (1.43%) TIBCO
12 56 (1.43%) Informatica
13 49 (1.25%) Red Hat
14 48 (1.23%) Business Objects
15 46 (1.18%) F5
16 43 (1.10%) Juniper
16 43 (1.10%) ATG
17 42 (1.07%) Google
18 41 (1.05%) Siebel
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Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 minutes ago
City, London
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Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Car allowance & Benifits
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Brentwood, Essex
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Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, pension, private health
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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City, London
ISL
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
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City, London
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
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Bracknell, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum competitive
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Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Car + Pension
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South West London
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Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
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Surrey
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 Per Annum Plus Car Allowance, Bonus & Benefi
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Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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