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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 163 183 202
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2044 1900 1568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 1.62% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 1.72% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1569 1363 1261
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 £54,450 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +13 1878 £70,000 - 182
London +24 883 £80,000 +6.66% 86
South East -16 340 £67,500 -3.57% 34
City of London -11 169 £75,000 +3.44% 21
Yorkshire -15 140 £63,750 +6.25% 11
East of England +16 135 £65,000 -3.70% 5
Surrey +32 114 £67,500 - 5
West Midlands +12 105 £65,000 - 18
Berkshire -32 104 £70,000 -6.66% 8
South West -14 102 £55,648 -7.25% 10
West Yorkshire -32 75 £65,000 +8.33% 10
Cambridgeshire +54 60 £57,500 -0.86% 1
Buckinghamshire +40 56 £65,000 -10.34% 4
East Midlands +31 54 £60,000 +4.34% 3
Leeds -42 50 £67,500 +12.50% 8
North West -47 50 £65,000 +8.33% 9
Wiltshire +19 41 £55,000 - 2
Scotland +32 36 £72,000 +20.00% 12
Coventry +18 36 £47,000 -37.33% 1
Staines +12 36 £65,000 -14.75%
North Yorkshire +15 34 £60,000 +9.09%
Swindon +27 33 £55,000 - 2
Hampshire -34 32 £59,250 -15.35% 6
Birmingham -33 30 £65,000 -3.70% 5
Wales +18 28 £52,500 -22.22% 5
South Wales +13 28 £52,500 -22.22% 4
Bedfordshire +3 26 £55,000 -4.34%
Reading -44 26 £70,000 -6.66% 4
Cambridge +25 24 £57,500 -0.86% 1
Northamptonshire +15 24 £60,000 +4.34% 1

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1170 (28.00%) Finance
2 992 (23.74%) Oracle
3 965 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
4 892 (21.35%) Java
5 878 (21.01%) TOGAF
6 779 (18.65%) Microsoft
7 622 (14.89%) .NET
8 619 (14.82%) SOA
9 578 (13.83%) Degree
10 497 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
11 465 (11.13%) SQL Server
12 463 (11.08%) Retail
13 448 (10.72%) Windows
14 433 (10.36%) IBM
15 432 (10.34%) E-Commerce
16 400 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 400 (9.57%) Project Management
17 395 (9.45%) VMware
18 390 (9.33%) CRM
19 388 (9.29%) SAP
20 384 (9.19%) Banking
21 379 (9.07%) SQL
22 369 (8.83%) Cisco
23 360 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
24 359 (8.59%) Linux
25 353 (8.45%) Zachman Framework
26 349 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
27 346 (8.28%) Web Services
28 344 (8.23%) MS Excel
29 336 (8.04%) WebSphere

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 336 (8.04%) WebSphere
2 242 (5.79%) SharePoint
3 181 (4.33%) Apache
4 133 (3.18%) IIS
5 128 (3.06%) WebLogic
6 125 (2.99%) Tomcat
7 106 (2.54%) Oracle Coherence
8 96 (2.30%) JBoss
9 88 (2.11%) CMS
10 87 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 80 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
12 67 (1.60%) SAS
13 54 (1.29%) Node.js
13 54 (1.29%) Apache Pig
14 47 (1.12%) Lync
15 42 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 36 (0.86%) Drupal
16 36 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
16 36 (0.86%) MS Exchange
17 35 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 344 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 63 (1.51%) MS Office
3 36 (0.86%) SPSS
4 34 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.41%) PowerPivot
6 14 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.19%) MS Project
8 7 (0.17%) Mingle
9 5 (0.12%) FastStats
10 2 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 104 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 75 (1.80%) SAP SCM
3 58 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
4 53 (1.27%) RMDS
5 40 (0.96%) SAP FI
6 39 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
6 39 (0.93%) SAP CO
7 38 (0.91%) SAP ERP
8 33 (0.79%) SAP SD
8 33 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
9 30 (0.72%) SAP HR
9 30 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
10 27 (0.65%) thinkFolio
11 26 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
12 25 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
13 24 (0.57%) SAP CRM
14 21 (0.50%) LatentZero
14 21 (0.50%) MultiFonds
14 21 (0.50%) Front Arena
14 21 (0.50%) HiInvest
Cloud Services
1 174 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
2 169 (4.04%) SaaS
3 165 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 94 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
5 93 (2.23%) Office 365
6 80 (1.91%) IaaS
7 65 (1.56%) PaaS
8 43 (1.03%) Force.com
9 36 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
10 35 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
11 29 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
12 24 (0.57%) IBM PureFlex
13 12 (0.29%) Mimecast
14 8 (0.19%) Boomi
15 6 (0.14%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.12%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.12%) OneDrive
17 4 (0.096%) Yammer
18 2 (0.048%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 2 (0.048%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 234 (5.60%) LAN
2 233 (5.58%) WAN
3 173 (4.14%) SAN
4 133 (3.18%) Internet
5 114 (2.73%) HTTP
6 104 (2.49%) NAS
7 86 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
8 85 (2.03%) FCoE
8 85 (2.03%) Multicast
9 58 (1.39%) iSCSI
10 55 (1.32%) Firewall
11 53 (1.27%) MPLS
12 43 (1.03%) DNS
13 39 (0.93%) Unified Communications
14 38 (0.91%) Wireless
15 34 (0.81%) Network Security
15 34 (0.81%) TCP/IP
15 34 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
16 22 (0.53%) VPN
17 18 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 465 (11.13%) SQL Server
2 190 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 185 (4.43%) Big Data
4 183 (4.38%) Relational Database
5 169 (4.04%) DB2
6 166 (3.97%) Hadoop
7 117 (2.80%) NoSQL
8 103 (2.47%) RDBMS
9 94 (2.25%) MySQL
10 92 (2.20%) Oracle Database
11 89 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 88 (2.11%) HBase
13 80 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 73 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 64 (1.53%) MongoDB
16 55 (1.32%) Apache Hive
17 54 (1.29%) Oracle Exadata
18 48 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
19 38 (0.91%) Pentaho
20 36 (0.86%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 54 (1.29%) Jenkins
2 43 (1.03%) Visual Studio
3 39 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
4 31 (0.74%) Git (software)
5 28 (0.67%) TeamCity
6 27 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
8 18 (0.43%) JIRA
8 18 (0.43%) Subversion
9 17 (0.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 14 (0.34%) Maven
10 14 (0.34%) JUnit
11 9 (0.22%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.19%) ERwin
12 8 (0.19%) Selenium
13 7 (0.17%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.17%) Toad
14 6 (0.14%) NUnit
14 6 (0.14%) SpecFlow
15 4 (0.096%) Grunt
General
1 1170 (28.00%) Finance
2 463 (11.08%) Retail
3 384 (9.19%) Banking
4 291 (6.97%) Telecoms
5 239 (5.72%) Marketing
6 186 (4.45%) Manufacturing
7 64 (1.53%) Games
8 63 (1.51%) Legal
9 53 (1.27%) Automotive
10 51 (1.22%) Publishing
11 49 (1.17%) Billing
12 47 (1.12%) Investment Banking
13 44 (1.05%) Retail Banking
14 40 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
14 40 (0.96%) Back Office
15 36 (0.86%) Financial Institution
16 35 (0.84%) Front Office
17 29 (0.69%) Electronics
18 28 (0.67%) Law
19 23 (0.55%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 622 (14.89%) .NET
2 346 (8.28%) Web Services
3 317 (7.59%) Middleware
4 309 (7.40%) XML
5 301 (7.20%) HTML
6 193 (4.62%) J2EE
7 136 (3.26%) SOAP
8 122 (2.92%) CSS
9 119 (2.85%) ASP.NET
9 119 (2.85%) HTML5
10 102 (2.44%) Spring
11 94 (2.25%) XSLT
11 94 (2.25%) REST
12 81 (1.94%) Java EE
13 80 (1.91%) RESTful
14 64 (1.53%) LAMP
15 63 (1.51%) Rendezvous
15 63 (1.51%) JSON
16 61 (1.46%) .NET Framework
17 59 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 349 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
2 252 (6.03%) Data Centre
3 232 (5.55%) Enterprise Software
4 212 (5.07%) Computer Science
5 123 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 98 (2.35%) N-Tier
7 93 (2.23%) Mainframe
8 68 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 55 (1.32%) Over-the-Top Content
9 55 (1.32%) IPTV
10 54 (1.29%) User Experience
10 54 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 47 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
12 45 (1.08%) Clustering
13 43 (1.03%) Social Media
14 35 (0.84%) Data Integration
15 32 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
15 32 (0.77%) FlexPod
16 31 (0.74%) GIS
17 30 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 448 (10.72%) Windows
2 359 (8.59%) Linux
3 174 (4.16%) Solaris
4 110 (2.63%) UNIX
5 85 (2.03%) AIX
6 82 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (1.22%) HPUX
8 37 (0.89%) Android
9 36 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 30 (0.72%) SUSE
11 28 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (0.60%) zOS
13 24 (0.57%) OS/400
14 23 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 17 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.36%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.36%) VMS
17 9 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 965 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
2 878 (21.01%) TOGAF
3 619 (14.82%) SOA
4 497 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
5 432 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 400 (9.57%) Project Management
6 400 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 390 (9.33%) CRM
8 360 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
9 353 (8.45%) Zachman Framework
10 275 (6.58%) Open Source
11 266 (6.37%) Technical Architecture
12 260 (6.22%) ERP
13 257 (6.15%) Business Development
14 253 (6.06%) SDLC
15 250 (5.98%) ITIL
16 247 (5.91%) UML
17 245 (5.86%) Scrum
18 225 (5.39%) Migration
19 193 (4.62%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 892 (21.35%) Java
2 379 (9.07%) SQL
3 333 (7.97%) C#
4 232 (5.55%) JavaScript
5 145 (3.47%) PHP
6 72 (1.72%) Python
7 66 (1.58%) C
8 62 (1.48%) C++
9 45 (1.08%) R
10 39 (0.93%) Perl
11 17 (0.41%) T-SQL
12 16 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 12 (0.29%) Apex Code
13 12 (0.29%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.22%) Ruby
14 9 (0.22%) X++
14 9 (0.22%) VB
15 8 (0.19%) COBOL
15 8 (0.19%) Scala
16 7 (0.17%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 578 (13.83%) Degree
2 147 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 95 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 91 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 88 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 69 (1.65%) CCNP
7 37 (0.89%) CCDP
8 34 (0.81%) CCIE
9 30 (0.72%) MCSE
10 27 (0.65%) CCNA
10 27 (0.65%) PMI Certification
11 24 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 23 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (0.53%) PMP
13 22 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (0.53%) MCTS
14 18 (0.43%) CCVP
14 18 (0.43%) IBM Certification
15 14 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 14 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (4.52%) QA
2 27 (0.65%) COBIT
3 25 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 22 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.45%) SLA
7 13 (0.31%) HL7
7 13 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.26%) Solvency II
9 10 (0.24%) ISO 8583
10 6 (0.14%) Basel II
11 3 (0.072%) GxP
12 2 (0.048%) BS15000
12 2 (0.048%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.048%) IAS 39
12 2 (0.048%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.024%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.024%) EMIR
13 1 (0.024%) HIPAA
System Software
1 274 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (3.76%) Hyper-V
3 102 (2.44%) Active Directory
4 87 (2.08%) NFS
5 86 (2.06%) SRDF
6 77 (1.84%) KVM
7 67 (1.60%) XenApp
8 61 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
9 56 (1.34%) Xen
10 37 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 36 (0.86%) Apache Flume
12 26 (0.62%) vSphere
13 23 (0.55%) vCloud
14 19 (0.45%) Terminal Services
14 19 (0.45%) VMware ESX
15 18 (0.43%) XenServer
16 13 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
17 12 (0.29%) Docker
18 5 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
19 3 (0.072%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 51 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 48 (1.15%) SCCM
3 45 (1.08%) Tivoli
3 45 (1.08%) Puppet
4 19 (0.45%) SCOM
5 17 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (0.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 12 (0.29%) TeamSite
6 12 (0.29%) Legato
7 9 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
8 6 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (0.12%) Windows Intune
9 5 (0.12%) Nagios
10 4 (0.096%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.072%) Oozie
12 2 (0.048%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.048%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.048%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.048%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 992 (23.74%) Oracle
2 779 (18.65%) Microsoft
3 433 (10.36%) IBM
4 395 (9.45%) VMware
5 388 (9.29%) SAP
6 369 (8.83%) Cisco
7 243 (5.82%) NetApp
8 183 (4.38%) EMC
9 177 (4.24%) HP
10 149 (3.57%) Citrix
11 148 (3.54%) hybris
12 139 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
13 118 (2.82%) TIBCO
14 111 (2.66%) Red Hat
15 104 (2.49%) ATG
16 82 (1.96%) Intel
17 64 (1.53%) Sybase
17 64 (1.53%) 3PAR
18 63 (1.51%) Cognos
19 62 (1.48%) Informatica
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: £excellent salary, dependent on skills and experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bath, Somerset
Recruitment Partnership
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
PSD Group - London
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £70,000 to £95,000 per annum £70k - £95k + bonus, car, benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Other
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits, negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Car Allowance and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40 000 to £90 000 (+ superb package!!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago