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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 150 166 177
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2182 1908 1859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.95% 1.74% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.84% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1629 1385 1515
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +21 2047 £70,000 - 203
London +16 993 £75,000 - 87
South East -8 358 £64,000 -1.53% 42
City of London -12 197 £75,000 -3.22% 33
South West +36 140 £57,500 +4.54% 19
Yorkshire -28 133 £60,000 - 16
East of England +19 130 £70,000 +16.66% 12
Berkshire +8 115 £70,000 +7.69% 18
West Yorkshire -15 97 £63,750 +6.25% 11
West Midlands +32 89 £67,500 +12.50% 11
Leeds +5 86 £65,000 +8.33% 10
North West +14 82 £65,000 +2.36% 9
Surrey -34 78 £62,500 - 10
East Midlands +64 72 £55,500 -7.50% 4
Reading +27 61 £70,000 +7.69% 5
Hampshire +15 61 £67,500 +6.29% 4
Wiltshire +39 56 £57,500 +4.54% 3
Swindon +41 54 £57,500 +4.54% 3
Birmingham +26 53 £68,250 +15.67% 4
Bristol +19 49 £62,500 +8.69% 4
Manchester +3 47 £67,500 +10.20% 4
Northamptonshire +13 43 £57,500 -4.16% 3
Hertfordshire +8 43 £70,000 -5.08% 3
Buckinghamshire +26 41 £60,000 -5.88% 4
Scotland -8 33 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Essex +17 30 £80,000 +49.53% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 27 £67,500 +35.00% 3
Bedfordshire -7 26 £60,000 +1.69% 2
Oxfordshire +14 24 £52,500 -12.50% 4
Guildford -22 23 £55,000 -15.38% 7

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1038 (25.14%) Finance
2 929 (22.50%) Oracle
3 868 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
4 864 (20.93%) Java
5 791 (19.16%) SOA
6 789 (19.11%) TOGAF
7 680 (16.47%) Microsoft
8 621 (15.04%) .NET
9 490 (11.87%) Enterprise Architecture
10 484 (11.72%) Degree
11 444 (10.75%) Retail
12 439 (10.63%) SAP
13 429 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 415 (10.05%) Banking
15 410 (9.93%) Project Management
16 384 (9.30%) CRM
17 369 (8.94%) E-Commerce
18 355 (8.60%) Mentoring
19 347 (8.40%) Web Services
20 333 (8.06%) Zachman Framework
21 331 (8.02%) SQL
22 328 (7.94%) J2EE
23 327 (7.92%) VMware
24 322 (7.80%) Windows
25 320 (7.75%) SQL Server
26 319 (7.73%) UML
27 317 (7.68%) Technical Architecture
28 311 (7.53%) Scrum
29 309 (7.48%) Middleware
30 302 (7.31%) ERP

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 268 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 226 (5.47%) WebSphere
3 142 (3.44%) Apache
4 112 (2.71%) CMS
5 109 (2.64%) WebLogic
6 85 (2.06%) Tomcat
7 75 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
8 67 (1.62%) IIS
9 62 (1.50%) MS Exchange
10 60 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 54 (1.31%) SAS
12 48 (1.16%) Apache Solr
12 48 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
13 44 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
14 38 (0.92%) Drupal
15 36 (0.87%) CICS
16 35 (0.85%) Lync
17 31 (0.75%) OpenStack
18 30 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
19 29 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 203 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 46 (1.11%) MS Office
3 24 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.24%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.19%) MS Project
7 7 (0.17%) SPSS
7 7 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.024%) Edge Animate
8 1 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 129 (3.12%) Oracle EBS
2 76 (1.84%) Oracle ERP
3 60 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 55 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 46 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
6 38 (0.92%) SAP SCM
7 35 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
8 24 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 24 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 22 (0.53%) SAP CRM
10 19 (0.46%) SAP FI
10 19 (0.46%) Maximo
11 18 (0.44%) SAP CO
11 18 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
11 18 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
12 16 (0.39%) RMDS
12 16 (0.39%) Radian6
13 14 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
13 14 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
14 12 (0.29%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 147 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (2.79%) SaaS
3 76 (1.84%) IaaS
4 71 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
5 68 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 67 (1.62%) Office 365
7 59 (1.43%) PaaS
8 29 (0.70%) Force.com
9 16 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.24%) Taleo
11 9 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.19%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.097%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.097%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.097%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.073%) Route 53
15 3 (0.073%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.073%) CloudFront
16 2 (0.048%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 186 (4.50%) SAN
2 176 (4.26%) Internet
3 169 (4.09%) LAN
4 154 (3.73%) WAN
5 105 (2.54%) HTTP
6 81 (1.96%) Firewall
7 63 (1.53%) NAS
8 48 (1.16%) TCP/IP
9 35 (0.85%) Wireless
10 34 (0.82%) DNS
11 30 (0.73%) Broadband
11 30 (0.73%) Unified Communications
12 29 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (0.68%) VPN
14 27 (0.65%) 4G
15 25 (0.61%) 3G
15 25 (0.61%) Network Security
16 22 (0.53%) SSL
16 22 (0.53%) PBX
17 21 (0.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 137 (3.32%) Relational Database
3 135 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
4 128 (3.10%) MySQL
5 107 (2.59%) DB2
6 98 (2.37%) RDBMS
7 93 (2.25%) NoSQL
8 92 (2.23%) Oracle Database
9 75 (1.82%) Big Data
9 75 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
10 46 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 39 (0.94%) Hadoop
12 38 (0.92%) Oracle Exadata
13 34 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
14 28 (0.68%) OLAP
14 28 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
15 27 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
16 25 (0.61%) MongoDB
17 24 (0.58%) Oracle OLAP
17 24 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (1.50%) Visual Studio
2 42 (1.02%) Selenium
3 41 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 33 (0.80%) Mockito
5 32 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (0.51%) JIRA
7 20 (0.48%) Eclipse
8 18 (0.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 17 (0.41%) Jenkins
10 14 (0.34%) JUnit
11 13 (0.31%) Subversion
12 12 (0.29%) Rational Rose
12 12 (0.29%) Ant
13 11 (0.27%) Toad
13 11 (0.27%) NUnit
13 11 (0.27%) MSBuild
14 8 (0.19%) Lombardi
15 7 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
15 7 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
16 6 (0.15%) SpecFlow
General
1 1038 (25.14%) Finance
2 444 (10.75%) Retail
3 415 (10.05%) Banking
4 293 (7.10%) Telecoms
5 209 (5.06%) Marketing
6 127 (3.08%) Manufacturing
7 73 (1.77%) Legal
8 71 (1.72%) Billing
9 66 (1.60%) Back Office
10 65 (1.57%) Games
11 64 (1.55%) Investment Banking
12 49 (1.19%) Law
13 38 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
14 36 (0.87%) Retail Banking
15 33 (0.80%) Military
15 33 (0.80%) Publishing
16 30 (0.73%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.65%) Automotive
18 25 (0.61%) Aerospace
18 25 (0.61%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 621 (15.04%) .NET
2 347 (8.40%) Web Services
3 328 (7.94%) J2EE
4 309 (7.48%) Middleware
5 297 (7.19%) HTML
6 267 (6.47%) XML
7 199 (4.82%) ASP.NET
8 196 (4.75%) Spring
9 169 (4.09%) CSS
10 143 (3.46%) SOAP
11 121 (2.93%) Oracle Fusion
12 113 (2.74%) HTML5
13 104 (2.52%) Java EE
14 89 (2.16%) jQuery
14 89 (2.16%) REST
15 88 (2.13%) Hibernate
16 83 (2.01%) LAMP
17 80 (1.94%) XSLT
18 68 (1.65%) JSON
19 59 (1.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 257 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 234 (5.67%) Open Source
3 192 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 147 (3.56%) Computer Science
5 118 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 83 (2.01%) N-Tier
7 75 (1.82%) Data Integration
8 74 (1.79%) Mainframe
9 47 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 43 (1.04%) FMCG
11 41 (0.99%) Mobile App
12 40 (0.97%) User Experience
13 37 (0.90%) Clustering
14 36 (0.87%) Online Banking
15 33 (0.80%) Life Science
15 33 (0.80%) Mathematics
15 33 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 31 (0.75%) CMDB
16 31 (0.75%) SWIFT
17 30 (0.73%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 322 (7.80%) Windows
2 286 (6.93%) Linux
3 96 (2.33%) UNIX
4 88 (2.13%) Solaris
5 82 (1.99%) Android
6 57 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 51 (1.24%) Apple iOS
8 49 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (1.14%) AIX
10 42 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (0.68%) SUSE
12 27 (0.65%) HPUX
12 27 (0.65%) OS/400
12 27 (0.65%) zOS
13 20 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (0.39%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.29%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.17%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.12%) MVS
18 3 (0.073%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 868 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
2 791 (19.16%) SOA
3 789 (19.11%) TOGAF
4 490 (11.87%) Enterprise Architecture
5 429 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 410 (9.93%) Project Management
7 384 (9.30%) CRM
8 369 (8.94%) E-Commerce
9 355 (8.60%) Mentoring
10 333 (8.06%) Zachman Framework
11 319 (7.73%) UML
12 317 (7.68%) Technical Architecture
13 311 (7.53%) Scrum
14 302 (7.31%) ERP
15 293 (7.10%) ITIL
16 290 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
17 224 (5.43%) Business Development
18 208 (5.04%) Migration
19 206 (4.99%) Coaching
20 197 (4.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 864 (20.93%) Java
2 331 (8.02%) SQL
3 248 (6.01%) C#
4 226 (5.47%) JavaScript
5 80 (1.94%) PHP
6 72 (1.74%) Python
7 44 (1.07%) C
8 35 (0.85%) T-SQL
9 34 (0.82%) Ruby
10 32 (0.78%) C++
11 31 (0.75%) COBOL
12 26 (0.63%) Perl
13 21 (0.51%) PowerShell
14 19 (0.46%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.34%) Scala
15 14 (0.34%) Bash Shell
16 13 (0.31%) R
17 10 (0.24%) VB
18 9 (0.22%) Apex Code
19 7 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 484 (11.72%) Degree
2 178 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 114 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 100 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 85 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 64 (1.55%) MCSE
8 54 (1.31%) CCNA
9 38 (0.92%) MCTS
10 34 (0.82%) MCITP
11 32 (0.78%) MBA
12 29 (0.70%) ISEB
13 28 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
14 23 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.51%) DV Cleared
16 20 (0.48%) VCAP
16 20 (0.48%) CCIA
17 19 (0.46%) LPIC
17 19 (0.46%) CISSP
18 17 (0.41%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (5.01%) QA
2 33 (0.80%) ISO 9001
3 26 (0.63%) SLA
4 19 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.41%) COBIT
7 12 (0.29%) CRD IV
7 12 (0.29%) ISO 8583
8 7 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.12%) HL7
9 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.097%) Basel II
10 4 (0.097%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.097%) PABP
11 3 (0.073%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.048%) Basel III
13 1 (0.024%) EMIR
13 1 (0.024%) BS15000
13 1 (0.024%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 239 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (2.83%) Hyper-V
3 97 (2.35%) Active Directory
4 40 (0.97%) vSphere
5 36 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 30 (0.73%) KVM
7 28 (0.68%) vCloud
8 23 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
9 18 (0.44%) NFS
10 17 (0.41%) SRDF
10 17 (0.41%) XenApp
11 11 (0.27%) VMware ESX
12 10 (0.24%) XenServer
13 9 (0.22%) Xen
14 8 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.17%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
16 6 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
17 5 (0.12%) IAG
18 4 (0.097%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 49 (1.19%) Tivoli
2 36 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (0.75%) Puppet
4 30 (0.73%) SCCM
5 26 (0.63%) SCOM
6 14 (0.34%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 8 (0.19%) OpenNMS
7 8 (0.19%) Windows Intune
8 6 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.097%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.073%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.073%) yum
10 3 (0.073%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.048%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.048%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.048%) OpenView
11 2 (0.048%) Netcool
11 2 (0.048%) Nagios
12 1 (0.024%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.024%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 929 (22.50%) Oracle
2 680 (16.47%) Microsoft
3 439 (10.63%) SAP
4 327 (7.92%) VMware
5 277 (6.71%) Cisco
6 274 (6.64%) IBM
7 173 (4.19%) NetApp
8 172 (4.17%) Citrix
9 168 (4.07%) HP
10 154 (3.73%) EMC
11 114 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
12 83 (2.01%) TIBCO
13 79 (1.91%) Juniper
14 70 (1.70%) hybris
15 61 (1.48%) Siebel
15 61 (1.48%) Informatica
15 61 (1.48%) Red Hat
16 58 (1.40%) Symantec
17 51 (1.24%) ATG
17 51 (1.24%) CheckPoint
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + 30% Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Personnel IT
Salary: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + car allowance & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
SJB Corporate Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £95,000 per annum including OTE, good bens
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Montash
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Montash
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benifits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 - 90,000 + Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Hyphen
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 2 days ago