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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 151 186 168
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2114 1725 1838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.96% 1.54% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.63% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1611 1178 1480
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 £52,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £27,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +39 1954 £70,000 - 209
London +45 878 £80,000 +6.66% 97
South East +12 409 £70,000 +3.70% 42
Yorkshire +55 201 £60,000 +4.58% 21
City of London +7 173 £77,500 - 31
Berkshire +32 170 £72,000 +2.85% 15
West Yorkshire +40 142 £61,215 +4.64% 15
Leeds +46 123 £62,000 +3.33% 11
East of England +11 112 £70,000 +7.69% 14
North West +32 107 £61,215 -5.82% 12
Surrey +17 104 £72,500 +11.53% 9
South West -1 97 £56,574 +2.86% 12
West Midlands -2 80 £70,000 -6.66% 6
Reading +21 71 £70,000 - 7
Hampshire -17 54 £62,500 +4.16% 5
East Midlands +57 53 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Manchester +28 49 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Scotland +16 39 £64,500 +7.50% 8
Birmingham +2 39 £70,000 -8.19% 3
Oxfordshire +34 38 £70,000 +21.73% 5
Hertfordshire +14 37 £70,000 +7.69% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 37 £70,000 -5.08% 4
South Yorkshire +14 36 £60,000 -2.04% 3
North East +26 32 £70,000 +48.99% 1
Northamptonshire +20 30 £57,500 -11.53% 1
Somerset +12 30 £47,000 -10.47% 1
Bristol -7 30 £66,000 +20.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +16 29 £71,250 +58.33% 5
Oxford +36 28 £70,000 +16.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 28 £70,000 +48.99%

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1086 (25.76%) Finance
2 980 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
3 977 (23.17%) Oracle
4 959 (22.75%) Java
5 831 (19.71%) TOGAF
6 719 (17.05%) Microsoft
7 673 (15.96%) SOA
8 669 (15.87%) .NET
9 492 (11.67%) Retail
10 475 (11.27%) Enterprise Architecture
11 440 (10.44%) SAP
12 434 (10.29%) Degree
13 428 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 425 (10.08%) Project Management
15 386 (9.16%) Banking
16 380 (9.01%) IBM
17 365 (8.66%) E-Commerce
18 363 (8.61%) VMware
19 357 (8.47%) XML
19 357 (8.47%) Zachman Framework
20 353 (8.37%) J2EE
21 345 (8.18%) Windows
21 345 (8.18%) Cisco
22 341 (8.09%) CRM
23 336 (7.97%) SQL
23 336 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
24 328 (7.78%) Web Services
25 322 (7.64%) Middleware
26 321 (7.61%) SQL Server
27 312 (7.40%) WebSphere

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 312 (7.40%) WebSphere
2 297 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 148 (3.51%) WebLogic
4 146 (3.46%) Apache
5 90 (2.13%) CMS
6 78 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 70 (1.66%) Oracle Coherence
8 69 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
9 67 (1.59%) Lync
10 65 (1.54%) IIS
11 64 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 62 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
13 59 (1.40%) JBoss
14 53 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 47 (1.11%) MS Exchange
16 40 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 38 (0.90%) SAS
17 38 (0.90%) Apache Solr
17 38 (0.90%) Drupal
18 32 (0.76%) Mule
Applications
1 251 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 69 (1.64%) MS Office
3 24 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.12%) SPSS
6 5 (0.12%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.095%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.095%) MS Project
8 1 (0.024%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 77 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
2 65 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 62 (1.47%) SAP SCM
4 57 (1.35%) SAP FI
5 56 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 56 (1.33%) SAP CO
6 42 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
7 39 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
8 36 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
9 32 (0.76%) SAP HR
10 31 (0.74%) SAP CRM
10 31 (0.74%) Radian6
11 25 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 24 (0.57%) RMDS
13 22 (0.52%) SAP SD
14 21 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
15 19 (0.45%) SAP ERP
16 18 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
16 18 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 17 (0.40%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 167 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (3.39%) SaaS
3 101 (2.40%) Office 365
4 79 (1.87%) IaaS
5 72 (1.71%) PaaS
6 69 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
7 60 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
8 46 (1.09%) Force.com
9 21 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
10 18 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.31%) OpenShift
12 12 (0.28%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.19%) Yammer
15 7 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (0.14%) Route 53
17 5 (0.12%) CloudFront
18 4 (0.095%) Amazon SQS
18 4 (0.095%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 201 (4.77%) SAN
2 174 (4.13%) WAN
3 168 (3.98%) LAN
4 141 (3.34%) Internet
5 109 (2.59%) HTTP
6 84 (1.99%) NAS
7 55 (1.30%) Firewall
8 40 (0.95%) FCoE
8 40 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
8 40 (0.95%) Multicast
9 39 (0.93%) MPLS
10 38 (0.90%) TCP/IP
10 38 (0.90%) Wireless
11 37 (0.88%) DNS
12 32 (0.76%) Network Security
13 31 (0.74%) Unified Communications
13 31 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
14 26 (0.62%) iSCSI
15 22 (0.52%) SSL
16 21 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 178 (4.22%) DB2
3 169 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
4 161 (3.82%) Relational Database
5 130 (3.08%) Big Data
6 120 (2.85%) MySQL
7 99 (2.35%) Oracle Database
8 92 (2.18%) RDBMS
9 87 (2.06%) NoSQL
10 68 (1.61%) Hadoop
11 55 (1.30%) Oracle Exadata
12 49 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
13 41 (0.97%) SAP HANA
13 41 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
13 41 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 35 (0.83%) OLAP
14 35 (0.83%) MongoDB
15 34 (0.81%) SAP BW
16 32 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 31 (0.74%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 54 (1.28%) Visual Studio
2 29 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 25 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (0.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 24 (0.57%) Selenium
5 23 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 21 (0.50%) Subversion
7 20 (0.47%) JIRA
8 16 (0.38%) JUnit
9 14 (0.33%) Ant
10 13 (0.31%) Eclipse
10 13 (0.31%) Toad
11 12 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
11 12 (0.28%) Maven
12 10 (0.24%) Mockito
13 9 (0.21%) SpecFlow
13 9 (0.21%) NUnit
14 8 (0.19%) ClearCase
15 7 (0.17%) Cucumber
16 5 (0.12%) ERwin
General
1 1086 (25.76%) Finance
2 492 (11.67%) Retail
3 386 (9.16%) Banking
4 269 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 207 (4.91%) Marketing
6 173 (4.10%) Manufacturing
7 81 (1.92%) Games
8 64 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 62 (1.47%) Back Office
10 61 (1.45%) Billing
11 56 (1.33%) Legal
12 45 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 41 (0.97%) Retail Banking
14 40 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
15 32 (0.76%) Automotive
16 23 (0.55%) Publishing
17 21 (0.50%) Military
17 21 (0.50%) Electronics
18 20 (0.47%) Local Government
18 20 (0.47%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 669 (15.87%) .NET
2 357 (8.47%) XML
3 353 (8.37%) J2EE
4 328 (7.78%) Web Services
5 322 (7.64%) Middleware
6 293 (6.95%) HTML
7 193 (4.58%) Spring
8 154 (3.65%) SOAP
9 134 (3.18%) ASP.NET
10 133 (3.15%) CSS
11 118 (2.80%) HTML5
12 100 (2.37%) LAMP
13 97 (2.30%) REST
14 93 (2.21%) Java EE
15 92 (2.18%) RESTful
16 87 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
17 83 (1.97%) Hibernate
18 75 (1.78%) XSLT
19 72 (1.71%) JMS
20 67 (1.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 281 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 245 (5.81%) Open Source
3 202 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
4 147 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 141 (3.34%) Management Information System
6 91 (2.16%) Mainframe
7 90 (2.13%) N-Tier
8 71 (1.68%) Data Integration
9 49 (1.16%) User Experience
10 48 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 45 (1.07%) Mathematics
12 42 (1.00%) SWIFT
13 40 (0.95%) Client/Server
14 39 (0.93%) Clustering
15 38 (0.90%) PKI
16 37 (0.88%) Online Banking
16 37 (0.88%) FlexPod
17 36 (0.85%) Over-the-Top Content
17 36 (0.85%) Life Science
17 36 (0.85%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 345 (8.18%) Windows
2 302 (7.16%) Linux
3 115 (2.73%) Solaris
4 110 (2.61%) UNIX
5 64 (1.52%) AIX
6 56 (1.33%) HPUX
7 52 (1.23%) Android
8 46 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 42 (1.00%) Apple iOS
10 34 (0.81%) zOS
11 32 (0.76%) SUSE
11 32 (0.76%) OS/400
12 21 (0.50%) VMS
12 21 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (0.45%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.28%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.12%) MVS
17 5 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 980 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
2 831 (19.71%) TOGAF
3 673 (15.96%) SOA
4 475 (11.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 428 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 425 (10.08%) Project Management
7 365 (8.66%) E-Commerce
8 357 (8.47%) Zachman Framework
9 341 (8.09%) CRM
10 336 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
11 308 (7.31%) Scrum
12 298 (7.07%) ERP
13 293 (6.95%) UML
14 275 (6.52%) Mentoring
15 273 (6.48%) Technical Architecture
16 240 (5.69%) ITIL
17 235 (5.57%) Business Development
18 232 (5.50%) Migration
19 215 (5.10%) Data Modelling
20 184 (4.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 959 (22.75%) Java
2 336 (7.97%) SQL
3 285 (6.76%) C#
4 212 (5.03%) JavaScript
5 128 (3.04%) PHP
6 64 (1.52%) C
7 53 (1.26%) Python
8 43 (1.02%) C++
9 27 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 26 (0.62%) Ruby
11 16 (0.38%) Perl
12 15 (0.36%) VB.NET
13 13 (0.31%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.28%) Apex Code
14 12 (0.28%) VB
15 11 (0.26%) COBOL
15 11 (0.26%) R
16 10 (0.24%) Scala
16 10 (0.24%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 434 (10.29%) Degree
2 188 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 116 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 84 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 81 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 45 (1.07%) CCNA
8 41 (0.97%) MCSE
9 32 (0.76%) MCTS
10 31 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (0.66%) CCNP
12 27 (0.64%) DV Cleared
13 24 (0.57%) CISSP
14 21 (0.50%) ISEB
15 20 (0.47%) PMI Certification
16 18 (0.43%) CCDP
16 18 (0.43%) CCIE
17 15 (0.36%) MCP
18 14 (0.33%) CISM
18 14 (0.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (3.84%) QA
2 30 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 23 (0.55%) ISO 8583
4 22 (0.52%) SLA
5 21 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.45%) COBIT
7 17 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.19%) HL7
11 6 (0.14%) Basel II
12 4 (0.095%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.095%) PABP
12 4 (0.095%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.047%) EMIR
13 2 (0.047%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.047%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.047%) IAS 39
14 1 (0.024%) Basel III
14 1 (0.024%) BS15000
System Software
1 256 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 131 (3.11%) Hyper-V
3 110 (2.61%) Active Directory
4 56 (1.33%) KVM
5 45 (1.07%) NFS
6 41 (0.97%) vSphere
7 40 (0.95%) SRDF
8 29 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
9 25 (0.59%) Xen
9 25 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 24 (0.57%) XenApp
11 18 (0.43%) XenServer
11 18 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.28%) VMware ESX
13 9 (0.21%) Squid
13 9 (0.21%) vCloud
14 5 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.095%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.095%) StorNext
16 3 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 71 (1.68%) Tivoli
2 58 (1.38%) SCCM
3 40 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (0.90%) Puppet
5 26 (0.62%) SCOM
6 22 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 21 (0.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 10 (0.24%) Windows Intune
9 9 (0.21%) Legato
10 5 (0.12%) OpenNMS
10 5 (0.12%) yum
11 3 (0.071%) OpenView
11 3 (0.071%) Netcool
11 3 (0.071%) Nagios
11 3 (0.071%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.047%) Ansible
12 2 (0.047%) vMotion
12 2 (0.047%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.024%) Cisco CUCM
13 1 (0.024%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 977 (23.17%) Oracle
2 719 (17.05%) Microsoft
3 440 (10.44%) SAP
4 380 (9.01%) IBM
5 363 (8.61%) VMware
6 345 (8.18%) Cisco
7 224 (5.31%) HP
8 219 (5.19%) NetApp
9 198 (4.70%) EMC
10 175 (4.15%) Citrix
11 160 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
12 123 (2.92%) TIBCO
13 90 (2.13%) hybris
14 77 (1.83%) Juniper
15 75 (1.78%) Symantec
16 70 (1.66%) ATG
17 67 (1.59%) Siebel
18 63 (1.49%) CheckPoint
19 61 (1.45%) Dell
20 58 (1.38%) Red Hat
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 52 minutes ago
Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £57,000 to £65,000 per annum plus car allowance, comprehensive be
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + 30% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + 30% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - 55,000 + EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
JM
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + EQUITY
Posted: 5 hours ago
UK
Roc Search
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £57k + Car Allowance and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Selecture
Salary: Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £62000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Suffolk County Council
Salary: From £45,486 to £57,018 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £51000 per annum + Package dependant on level
Posted: Yesterday