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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 152 184 173
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2128 1879 1856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.92% 1.56% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.65% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1619 1327 1474
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 £50,600
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +25 1953 £70,000 - 196
London +46 904 £80,000 +6.66% 110
South East +11 429 £70,000 +2.18% 31
Yorkshire +56 194 £60,000 +9.09% 22
Berkshire +43 179 £72,000 +3.59% 12
City of London +12 168 £77,500 +3.33% 34
West Yorkshire +38 129 £61,215 +11.30% 14
Surrey +26 113 £72,500 +5.83% 5
Leeds +30 110 £61,215 +6.46% 10
North West +13 102 £61,215 -4.72% 5
East of England -8 97 £70,000 +7.69% 11
South West -33 75 £57,500 +4.54% 3
West Midlands -17 74 £70,000 -6.66% 5
Reading +14 67 £70,000 - 2
Hampshire -22 55 £62,500 +4.16% 4
East Midlands +46 52 £57,500 -14.81% 6
Manchester +15 45 £62,500 - 3
Buckinghamshire -3 42 £70,000 -5.08% 1
Scotland +18 39 £63,750 +6.25% 7
South Yorkshire +16 39 £60,000 +6.69% 5
Wales +22 35 £52,500 -38.23% 2
North East +19 33 £61,215 +30.29% 1
Birmingham -17 32 £70,000 -3.44%
Sheffield +15 31 £60,000 +6.69% 5
Cheshire +5 31 £60,000 -22.58% 1
Cambridgeshire +15 30 £70,000 +62.79% 3
Northamptonshire +19 28 £57,500 -4.16% 2
Bristol -12 28 £61,750 +12.27%
Oxfordshire +29 27 £70,000 +19.14% 5
South Wales +16 27 £52,500 -34.37% 2

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1065 (25.79%) Finance
2 994 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
3 962 (23.30%) Oracle
4 924 (22.38%) Java
5 805 (19.50%) TOGAF
6 722 (17.49%) Microsoft
7 667 (16.15%) .NET
8 624 (15.11%) SOA
9 463 (11.21%) Enterprise Architecture
10 462 (11.19%) Retail
11 461 (11.16%) Degree
12 409 (9.91%) SAP
13 407 (9.86%) Project Management
14 395 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 386 (9.35%) IBM
16 381 (9.23%) E-Commerce
17 363 (8.79%) Banking
18 359 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
19 356 (8.62%) Windows
20 355 (8.60%) XML
21 345 (8.36%) CRM
22 342 (8.28%) Zachman Framework
23 341 (8.26%) SQL
24 335 (8.11%) SQL Server
25 333 (8.06%) WebSphere
26 332 (8.04%) Web Services
27 326 (7.90%) Cisco
28 323 (7.82%) VMware
29 315 (7.63%) J2EE
30 312 (7.56%) Middleware

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 333 (8.06%) WebSphere
2 295 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 156 (3.78%) Apache
4 142 (3.44%) WebLogic
5 88 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 78 (1.89%) JBoss
6 78 (1.89%) Oracle Coherence
7 76 (1.84%) CMS
8 73 (1.77%) IIS
9 69 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
9 69 (1.67%) Lync
10 65 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
11 58 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 50 (1.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 49 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 48 (1.16%) MS Exchange
15 43 (1.04%) SAS
16 37 (0.90%) Drupal
17 35 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
18 33 (0.80%) Mule
Applications
1 267 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 68 (1.65%) MS Office
3 26 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.44%) InfoPath
5 17 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.24%) SPSS
7 8 (0.19%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.12%) MS Project
9 4 (0.097%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.097%) FastStats
10 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 80 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (1.67%) SAP SCM
3 68 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
4 58 (1.40%) SAP FI
5 57 (1.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 57 (1.38%) SAP CO
6 37 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
6 37 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
7 36 (0.87%) SAP HR
8 31 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
9 30 (0.73%) SAP CRM
9 30 (0.73%) RMDS
10 28 (0.68%) Radian6
11 25 (0.61%) Oracle Retail
12 23 (0.56%) SAP SD
12 23 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
12 23 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 23 (0.56%) SAP ERP
13 18 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
14 15 (0.36%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 162 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (3.63%) SaaS
3 123 (2.98%) Office 365
4 121 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
5 80 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
6 76 (1.84%) IaaS
7 73 (1.77%) PaaS
8 45 (1.09%) Force.com
9 26 (0.63%) Boomi
10 24 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
11 21 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (0.39%) Mimecast
13 11 (0.27%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.24%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
16 8 (0.19%) Yammer
17 6 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
18 5 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 5 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 188 (4.55%) SAN
2 164 (3.97%) WAN
3 153 (3.71%) LAN
4 139 (3.37%) Internet
5 112 (2.71%) HTTP
6 80 (1.94%) NAS
7 54 (1.31%) Firewall
8 51 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
9 50 (1.21%) Multicast
9 50 (1.21%) FCoE
10 45 (1.09%) MPLS
11 43 (1.04%) Wireless
12 41 (0.99%) TCP/IP
13 38 (0.92%) DNS
14 35 (0.85%) Network Security
15 32 (0.78%) iSCSI
15 32 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
16 25 (0.61%) Unified Communications
17 21 (0.51%) SSL
17 21 (0.51%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 183 (4.43%) DB2
3 171 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
4 157 (3.80%) Big Data
5 155 (3.75%) Relational Database
6 106 (2.57%) MySQL
7 95 (2.30%) Hadoop
8 92 (2.23%) Oracle Database
9 89 (2.16%) RDBMS
10 85 (2.06%) NoSQL
11 51 (1.24%) Oracle Exadata
12 45 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 43 (1.04%) HBase
14 40 (0.97%) OLAP
15 39 (0.94%) MongoDB
15 39 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
16 38 (0.92%) SAP HANA
17 37 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 34 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
19 32 (0.78%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 60 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 27 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 23 (0.56%) Subversion
5 22 (0.53%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 19 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 17 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
8 14 (0.34%) JUnit
9 13 (0.31%) Ant
9 13 (0.31%) Toad
9 13 (0.31%) JIRA
10 12 (0.29%) Maven
10 12 (0.29%) Eclipse
10 12 (0.29%) Selenium
11 10 (0.24%) ClearCase
12 8 (0.19%) ERwin
13 6 (0.15%) NUnit
13 6 (0.15%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.12%) Mockito
14 5 (0.12%) Bugzilla
General
1 1065 (25.79%) Finance
2 462 (11.19%) Retail
3 363 (8.79%) Banking
4 257 (6.22%) Telecoms
5 221 (5.35%) Marketing
6 174 (4.21%) Manufacturing
7 74 (1.79%) Games
8 63 (1.53%) Back Office
9 62 (1.50%) Investment Banking
10 59 (1.43%) Legal
11 57 (1.38%) Billing
12 45 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 37 (0.90%) Retail Banking
14 35 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
14 35 (0.85%) Automotive
15 26 (0.63%) Electronics
16 24 (0.58%) Front Office
16 24 (0.58%) Local Government
17 23 (0.56%) Publishing
18 22 (0.53%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 667 (16.15%) .NET
2 355 (8.60%) XML
3 332 (8.04%) Web Services
4 315 (7.63%) J2EE
5 312 (7.56%) Middleware
6 290 (7.02%) HTML
7 160 (3.88%) SOAP
8 156 (3.78%) Spring
9 132 (3.20%) ASP.NET
10 120 (2.91%) CSS
11 116 (2.81%) HTML5
12 104 (2.52%) REST
13 101 (2.45%) LAMP
14 93 (2.25%) Java EE
15 91 (2.20%) RESTful
16 81 (1.96%) XSLT
17 79 (1.91%) Oracle Fusion
18 69 (1.67%) JMS
19 64 (1.55%) Hibernate
20 63 (1.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 281 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 240 (5.81%) Open Source
3 215 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
4 173 (4.19%) Computer Science
5 131 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 104 (2.52%) Mainframe
7 87 (2.11%) N-Tier
8 53 (1.28%) Data Integration
8 53 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 53 (1.28%) User Experience
9 45 (1.09%) Clustering
10 44 (1.07%) Mathematics
11 36 (0.87%) Online Banking
12 35 (0.85%) IPTV
12 35 (0.85%) Life Science
12 35 (0.85%) FlexPod
12 35 (0.85%) Over-the-Top Content
12 35 (0.85%) SWIFT
13 34 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 33 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 356 (8.62%) Windows
2 303 (7.34%) Linux
3 120 (2.91%) Solaris
4 110 (2.66%) UNIX
5 61 (1.48%) AIX
6 56 (1.36%) HPUX
7 46 (1.11%) Android
8 42 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 40 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (0.75%) zOS
11 30 (0.73%) SUSE
12 29 (0.70%) OS/400
13 21 (0.51%) VMS
14 20 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (0.48%) Windows 7
15 19 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (0.29%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.12%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 994 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
2 805 (19.50%) TOGAF
3 624 (15.11%) SOA
4 463 (11.21%) Enterprise Architecture
5 407 (9.86%) Project Management
6 395 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 381 (9.23%) E-Commerce
8 359 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
9 345 (8.36%) CRM
10 342 (8.28%) Zachman Framework
11 288 (6.98%) Scrum
12 285 (6.90%) ERP
13 272 (6.59%) UML
14 270 (6.54%) Technical Architecture
15 260 (6.30%) Business Development
16 240 (5.81%) Mentoring
17 224 (5.43%) ITIL
17 224 (5.43%) Migration
18 207 (5.01%) Data Modelling
19 175 (4.24%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 924 (22.38%) Java
2 341 (8.26%) SQL
3 304 (7.36%) C#
4 207 (5.01%) JavaScript
5 137 (3.32%) PHP
6 71 (1.72%) C
7 53 (1.28%) C++
8 52 (1.26%) Python
9 23 (0.56%) T-SQL
9 23 (0.56%) Perl
10 19 (0.46%) R
11 17 (0.41%) Ruby
11 17 (0.41%) VB.NET
12 13 (0.31%) Apex Code
13 12 (0.29%) VB
14 11 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.27%) COBOL
14 11 (0.27%) X++
15 10 (0.24%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.22%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 461 (11.16%) Degree
2 174 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 108 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 87 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 75 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (0.99%) MCSE
7 40 (0.97%) CCNA
8 35 (0.85%) MCTS
9 34 (0.82%) CCNP
10 32 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 30 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (0.70%) DV Cleared
13 21 (0.51%) CCDP
14 20 (0.48%) CISSP
14 20 (0.48%) PMI Certification
15 17 (0.41%) CCIE
15 17 (0.41%) MCP
16 15 (0.36%) ISEB
17 12 (0.29%) IBM Certification
18 11 (0.27%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (4.00%) QA
2 29 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 26 (0.63%) COBIT
4 23 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.53%) SLA
6 21 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 16 (0.39%) ISO 8583
9 11 (0.27%) HL7
10 10 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 7 (0.17%) Basel II
12 4 (0.097%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.073%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.048%) IAS 39
14 2 (0.048%) BS15000
14 2 (0.048%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.048%) EMIR
15 1 (0.024%) CRD IV
15 1 (0.024%) GxP
15 1 (0.024%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 230 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 130 (3.15%) Hyper-V
3 119 (2.88%) Active Directory
4 60 (1.45%) KVM
5 56 (1.36%) NFS
6 51 (1.24%) SRDF
7 35 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
8 34 (0.82%) vSphere
9 31 (0.75%) Xen
10 22 (0.53%) XenDesktop
11 21 (0.51%) XenApp
12 19 (0.46%) XenServer
12 19 (0.46%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.34%) VMware ESX
13 14 (0.34%) Apache Flume
14 9 (0.22%) Squid
15 5 (0.12%) vCloud
16 4 (0.097%) Docker
16 4 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
17 3 (0.073%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 66 (1.60%) Tivoli
2 57 (1.38%) SCCM
3 41 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (0.73%) Puppet
5 27 (0.65%) SCOM
6 23 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 19 (0.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 19 (0.46%) TeamSite
8 12 (0.29%) Legato
9 10 (0.24%) Windows Intune
10 5 (0.12%) yum
11 4 (0.097%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.097%) Nagios
12 3 (0.073%) Netcool
12 3 (0.073%) OpenNMS
12 3 (0.073%) OpenView
13 2 (0.048%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.048%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.048%) Ansible
13 2 (0.048%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 962 (23.30%) Oracle
2 722 (17.49%) Microsoft
3 409 (9.91%) SAP
4 386 (9.35%) IBM
5 326 (7.90%) Cisco
6 323 (7.82%) VMware
7 208 (5.04%) NetApp
8 191 (4.63%) HP
9 186 (4.50%) EMC
10 153 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
11 147 (3.56%) Citrix
12 121 (2.93%) TIBCO
13 103 (2.49%) hybris
14 76 (1.84%) ATG
15 72 (1.74%) Symantec
16 71 (1.72%) Juniper
17 62 (1.50%) Siebel
18 60 (1.45%) Dell
18 60 (1.45%) Red Hat
19 57 (1.38%) CheckPoint
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefit package + bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
JPS Selection
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70 000 to £90 000 basic (+excellent package!!!)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + 20%Bonus+HC+Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum + Car, Bonus, pension,
Posted: Yesterday
London
Jonathan Garth
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + 12% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
UK
ITF Solutions
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dabster Systems
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Unrivalled Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday