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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 162 183 179
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2015 1652 1923
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.54% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.64% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1422 1275 1483
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £64,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%

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
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 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 30 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
(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 +24 1883 £70,000 - 223
London +8 855 £75,000 +3.44% 104
South East +9 412 £70,000 +7.69% 44
City of London -1 192 £72,500 -3.33% 33
Berkshire +29 183 £72,500 +7.40% 17
Yorkshire +21 169 £57,500 +4.54% 18
West Yorkshire +22 155 £57,500 +4.54% 13
Leeds +52 148 £57,500 +4.54% 10
North West +61 117 £55,000 -15.38% 11
East of England +13 117 £66,000 +5.60% 15
Reading +44 115 £80,000 +23.07% 4
South West +22 86 £56,750 +3.18% 11
West Midlands +15 85 £70,000 +9.37% 11
Surrey -5 85 £65,000 - 8
Hampshire +7 76 £62,500 +25.00% 11
Manchester +47 69 £52,500 -22.22% 8
Birmingham +16 65 £70,000 +8.52% 7
Hertfordshire +11 48 £66,000 -12.00% 4
East Midlands +2 39 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Cheshire +13 34 £55,000 -18.51% 3
Bristol +9 31 £60,000 +2.12% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 30 £46,000 -6.59% 6
Scotland -31 28 £65,000 - 2
Essex +29 27 £80,000 - 3
Northamptonshire -10 27 £57,500 -11.53%
Oxfordshire +22 24 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Wiltshire +6 23 £56,500 +2.72% 5
Guildford +8 19 £62,500 +19.04% 3
Southampton -1 18 £50,000 - 3
Northampton -24 18 £57,500 -11.53%

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 961 (24.24%) Finance
2 912 (23.01%) Oracle
3 778 (19.63%) SOA
4 767 (19.35%) Java
5 699 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
6 693 (17.48%) TOGAF
7 620 (15.64%) .NET
7 620 (15.64%) Microsoft
8 555 (14.00%) Degree
9 455 (11.48%) SAP
10 426 (10.75%) CRM
11 419 (10.57%) Enterprise Architecture
12 404 (10.19%) Project Management
13 369 (9.31%) SQL
14 366 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
15 364 (9.18%) Technical Architecture
16 363 (9.16%) SQL Server
17 351 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
18 349 (8.80%) Mentoring
19 335 (8.45%) Web Services
20 333 (8.40%) Retail
21 330 (8.32%) E-Commerce
22 326 (8.22%) Windows
23 320 (8.07%) Banking
24 316 (7.97%) UML
25 306 (7.72%) Telecoms
26 304 (7.67%) ERP
27 303 (7.64%) Middleware
28 295 (7.44%) Linux
29 289 (7.29%) ITIL

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 232 (5.85%) SharePoint
2 201 (5.07%) WebSphere
3 169 (4.26%) Apache
4 108 (2.72%) Tomcat
5 104 (2.62%) WebLogic
6 97 (2.45%) CMS
7 95 (2.40%) IIS
8 82 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
9 69 (1.74%) SAS
10 51 (1.29%) WebLogic Portal
11 50 (1.26%) MS Exchange
12 41 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
13 35 (0.88%) Drupal
14 30 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
15 27 (0.68%) OpenStack
15 27 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
16 26 (0.66%) Apache Solr
17 24 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
18 23 (0.58%) CICS
19 22 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 224 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 36 (0.91%) MS Office
3 30 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.50%) SPSS
5 16 (0.40%) MS Project
6 10 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.025%) Edge Animate
10 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 138 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
2 83 (2.09%) Oracle ERP
3 69 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 57 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 51 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
6 38 (0.96%) SAP SCM
7 34 (0.86%) SAP CRM
8 29 (0.73%) Maximo
9 27 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
10 22 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
10 22 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 21 (0.53%) RMDS
12 20 (0.50%) SAP PP
12 20 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
13 19 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
14 18 (0.45%) AquaLogic BPM
15 17 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
15 17 (0.43%) Oracle SCM
16 16 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
16 16 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 102 (2.57%) SaaS
2 99 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (1.79%) IaaS
4 64 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
5 55 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 48 (1.21%) PaaS
7 45 (1.14%) Office 365
8 25 (0.63%) Taleo
9 13 (0.33%) Force.com
10 10 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.076%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.050%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.050%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.025%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.025%) LucidChart
14 1 (0.025%) GitHub
14 1 (0.025%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.025%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 173 (4.36%) Internet
2 168 (4.24%) LAN
3 160 (4.04%) WAN
4 135 (3.41%) SAN
5 121 (3.05%) HTTP
6 87 (2.19%) Firewall
7 42 (1.06%) NAS
8 39 (0.98%) TCP/IP
8 39 (0.98%) Broadband
9 34 (0.86%) DNS
10 32 (0.81%) AMQP
11 29 (0.73%) VPN
12 28 (0.71%) 3G
12 28 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
12 28 (0.71%) Multicast
13 27 (0.68%) Unified Communications
13 27 (0.68%) 4G
14 26 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
15 25 (0.63%) MPLS
16 24 (0.61%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 158 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
3 136 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 125 (3.15%) MySQL
5 98 (2.47%) Oracle Database
6 91 (2.30%) Big Data
6 91 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 89 (2.25%) RDBMS
8 75 (1.89%) NoSQL
9 74 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
10 66 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 59 (1.49%) DB2
12 54 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 52 (1.31%) Hadoop
14 41 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
15 39 (0.98%) Data Mining
15 39 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
15 39 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
16 33 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
17 32 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 62 (1.56%) Visual Studio
2 50 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 25 (0.63%) Mockito
4 25 (0.63%) Subversion
5 24 (0.61%) Selenium
6 20 (0.50%) Eclipse
6 20 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 19 (0.48%) Rational Rose
8 17 (0.43%) MSBuild
9 16 (0.40%) JIRA
10 13 (0.33%) NUnit
11 11 (0.28%) JUnit
12 8 (0.20%) Lombardi
13 7 (0.18%) Hudson
13 7 (0.18%) Ant
14 6 (0.15%) Toad
15 5 (0.13%) CruiseControl
15 5 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
15 5 (0.13%) ReSharper
General
1 961 (24.24%) Finance
2 333 (8.40%) Retail
3 320 (8.07%) Banking
4 306 (7.72%) Telecoms
5 202 (5.10%) Marketing
6 104 (2.62%) Manufacturing
7 93 (2.35%) Billing
8 81 (2.04%) Legal
9 73 (1.84%) Law
10 66 (1.66%) Back Office
11 64 (1.61%) Publishing
12 56 (1.41%) Advertising
13 34 (0.86%) Investment Banking
14 33 (0.83%) Games
15 31 (0.78%) Military
16 29 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
17 28 (0.71%) Electronics
18 27 (0.68%) Aerospace
19 21 (0.53%) Retail Banking
20 19 (0.48%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 620 (15.64%) .NET
2 335 (8.45%) Web Services
3 303 (7.64%) Middleware
4 275 (6.94%) HTML
5 269 (6.79%) XML
6 255 (6.43%) J2EE
7 198 (4.99%) ASP.NET
8 163 (4.11%) CSS
9 149 (3.76%) Spring
9 149 (3.76%) Oracle Fusion
10 134 (3.38%) SOAP
11 102 (2.57%) LAMP
12 97 (2.45%) jQuery
13 89 (2.25%) Java EE
13 89 (2.25%) WCF
14 86 (2.17%) XSLT
14 86 (2.17%) HTML5
15 85 (2.14%) REST
16 77 (1.94%) .NET Framework
17 64 (1.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 236 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 224 (5.65%) Open Source
3 220 (5.55%) Enterprise Software
4 140 (3.53%) Computer Science
5 81 (2.04%) N-Tier
5 81 (2.04%) Clustering
6 80 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 78 (1.97%) Data Integration
8 68 (1.72%) Mainframe
9 62 (1.56%) Digital Media
10 56 (1.41%) User Experience
11 34 (0.86%) Client/Server
12 33 (0.83%) Visualisation
13 31 (0.78%) Mathematics
14 30 (0.76%) RIA
14 30 (0.76%) Symmetrix
14 30 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 29 (0.73%) FMCG
16 27 (0.68%) Smartphone
17 25 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 326 (8.22%) Windows
2 295 (7.44%) Linux
3 115 (2.90%) Solaris
4 102 (2.57%) UNIX
5 94 (2.37%) Android
6 62 (1.56%) Apple iOS
7 49 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 36 (0.91%) AIX
10 30 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (0.50%) SUSE
12 17 (0.43%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.38%) HPUX
13 15 (0.38%) Windows Phone
14 14 (0.35%) OS/400
14 14 (0.35%) zOS
15 8 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.15%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 778 (19.63%) SOA
2 699 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
3 693 (17.48%) TOGAF
4 426 (10.75%) CRM
5 419 (10.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 404 (10.19%) Project Management
7 366 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
8 364 (9.18%) Technical Architecture
9 351 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 349 (8.80%) Mentoring
11 330 (8.32%) E-Commerce
12 316 (7.97%) UML
13 304 (7.67%) ERP
14 289 (7.29%) ITIL
15 281 (7.09%) Zachman Framework
16 268 (6.76%) Scrum
17 222 (5.60%) Business Development
18 203 (5.12%) Coaching
19 195 (4.92%) Waterfall
20 187 (4.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 767 (19.35%) Java
2 369 (9.31%) SQL
3 251 (6.33%) JavaScript
4 234 (5.90%) C#
5 110 (2.77%) PHP
6 87 (2.19%) Python
7 59 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 50 (1.26%) Perl
9 45 (1.14%) Ruby
10 32 (0.81%) C
11 30 (0.76%) C++
12 26 (0.66%) COBOL
13 20 (0.50%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.35%) R
15 13 (0.33%) Scala
16 12 (0.30%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.28%) Objective-C
18 10 (0.25%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.20%) ABAP
20 6 (0.15%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 555 (14.00%) Degree
2 192 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 118 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 110 (2.77%) SC Cleared
5 83 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (1.41%) MCSE
7 51 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 45 (1.14%) MCITP
9 37 (0.93%) CCNA
10 36 (0.91%) MBA
11 30 (0.76%) MCTS
12 28 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
13 24 (0.61%) ISEB
13 24 (0.61%) CCNP
14 23 (0.58%) CCIE
15 21 (0.53%) VCAP
15 21 (0.53%) CCIA
16 18 (0.45%) DV Cleared
17 15 (0.38%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (5.78%) QA
2 34 (0.86%) ISO 9001
3 33 (0.83%) SLA
4 31 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 24 (0.61%) COBIT
6 19 (0.48%) JSP 440
7 13 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.30%) CRD IV
9 8 (0.20%) HL7
10 7 (0.18%) ISO 8583
11 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.076%) Basel III
13 2 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.025%) PABP
System Software
1 206 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 77 (1.94%) Active Directory
4 40 (1.01%) vCloud
5 35 (0.88%) XenDesktop
6 32 (0.81%) vSphere
7 26 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
8 21 (0.53%) SRDF
8 21 (0.53%) NFS
9 20 (0.50%) XenApp
10 15 (0.38%) KVM
11 14 (0.35%) Xen
12 9 (0.23%) VMware ESX
13 7 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.18%) IAG
14 6 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.15%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.15%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.15%) XenServer
15 5 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 31 (0.78%) SCCM
2 26 (0.66%) SCOM
3 22 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.45%) Tivoli
5 17 (0.43%) Puppet
6 11 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
7 8 (0.20%) OpenSSO
8 7 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle EDQ
10 4 (0.10%) Windows Intune
10 4 (0.10%) OpenNMS
11 3 (0.076%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 3 (0.076%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.076%) Oracle Identity Management
12 2 (0.050%) CA SiteMinder
12 2 (0.050%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.025%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.025%) WMI
13 1 (0.025%) SCVMM
13 1 (0.025%) Cacti
Vendors
1 912 (23.01%) Oracle
2 620 (15.64%) Microsoft
3 455 (11.48%) SAP
4 250 (6.31%) VMware
5 239 (6.03%) Cisco
6 220 (5.55%) IBM
7 141 (3.56%) EMC
8 136 (3.43%) Citrix
9 114 (2.88%) NetApp
10 88 (2.22%) HP
11 68 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
12 63 (1.59%) TIBCO
13 60 (1.51%) Informatica
14 51 (1.29%) Red Hat
15 49 (1.24%) F5
16 48 (1.21%) Juniper
17 47 (1.19%) Business Objects
18 43 (1.08%) Siebel
19 40 (1.01%) Intel
19 40 (1.01%) ATG
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + bonus and corporate package
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + £6k Car Allow + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
CPS Group UK
Salary: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £65000 Per Annum Base salary + bonus + competitive benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Westek Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + 10% bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + 20% bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + 20% bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + 20% bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + 20% bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + 20% bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday