Period
to 23 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Solution Architect
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 178 179
Rank change year-on-year +39 +1 -72
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 140 92 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.10% 1.40% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.46% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 74 76 144
Berkshire median annual salary £72,500 £70,750 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.47% +1.07% -3.45%
10th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £84,875 £90,000
South East median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 6,431 6,292 9,048
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 95.62% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5,177 5,056 7,369
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +20 39 £62,500 -16.67% 2
Slough +30 34 £75,000 - 4
Reading +13 31 £70,000 -3.45% 5
Maidenhead -37 14 £72,500 +7.41% 2
Windsor - 3 £100,000 -
Newbury -12 1 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Wokingham -21 1 - - 1
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 66 (47.14%) Presales
2 52 (37.14%) Cisco
3 47 (33.57%) Data Centre
4 45 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (32.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (30.00%) IBM
6 39 (27.86%) Migration
7 38 (27.14%) ITIL
8 37 (26.43%) Network Security
9 34 (24.29%) WAN
10 33 (23.57%) Microsoft
10 33 (23.57%) VMware
10 33 (23.57%) F5
11 32 (22.86%) Load Balancing
11 32 (22.86%) Wireless
11 32 (22.86%) Juniper
11 32 (22.86%) CheckPoint
11 32 (22.86%) CCNP
11 32 (22.86%) CCDP
12 31 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (22.14%) Network Design
12 31 (22.14%) Enterprise Architecture
12 31 (22.14%) Fortinet
12 31 (22.14%) ITIL V3
12 31 (22.14%) SIEM
13 30 (21.43%) Splunk
14 29 (20.71%) CCIE
15 27 (19.29%) Middleware
15 27 (19.29%) Amazon AWS
16 26 (18.57%) Scrum

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (12.14%) WebSphere
2 15 (10.71%) IIS
3 12 (8.57%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.86%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.14%) JBoss
5 3 (2.14%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.14%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.71%) CMS
7 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) SAP HCM
2 5 (3.57%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (32.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (19.29%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (10.00%) PaaS
4 13 (9.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (8.57%) IBM Cloud
6 9 (6.43%) Office 365
7 7 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (4.29%) Amazon S3
8 6 (4.29%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (3.57%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (3.57%) Amazon Kinesis
9 5 (3.57%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (3.57%) Serverless
10 2 (1.43%) IaaS
11 1 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.71%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.71%) Route 53
11 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (26.43%) Network Security
2 34 (24.29%) WAN
3 32 (22.86%) Wireless
4 19 (13.57%) VPN
5 18 (12.86%) Ethernet
5 18 (12.86%) MPLS
6 17 (12.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (12.14%) LAN
7 16 (11.43%) BGP
7 16 (11.43%) Cisco ISE
7 16 (11.43%) OSPF
8 15 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (10.71%) Cisco Firepower
8 15 (10.71%) DHCP
8 15 (10.71%) DNS
8 15 (10.71%) SNMP
8 15 (10.71%) SSL
8 15 (10.71%) TCP/IP
8 15 (10.71%) VLAN
8 15 (10.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 14 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 13 (9.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (4.29%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (3.57%) Big Data
5 5 (3.57%) Cosmos DB
5 5 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.14%) DB2
6 3 (2.14%) DB2 UDB
6 3 (2.14%) Informix
7 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.71%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.71%) Flink
8 1 (0.71%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.71%) Subversion
1 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (15.71%) Telecoms
2 19 (13.57%) Banking
3 15 (10.71%) German Language
3 15 (10.71%) Italian Language
4 13 (9.29%) Finance
5 12 (8.57%) Publishing
6 7 (5.00%) Retail
7 5 (3.57%) Automotive
7 5 (3.57%) French Language
8 4 (2.86%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (2.86%) Spanish Language
9 3 (2.14%) Investment Banking
9 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
9 3 (2.14%) Marketing
9 3 (2.14%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.71%) Electronics
11 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.29%) Middleware
2 24 (17.14%) Web Services
3 22 (15.71%) .NET
4 14 (10.00%) REST
4 14 (10.00%) SOAP
5 12 (8.57%) JSON
6 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.86%) J2EE
8 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.14%) JDBC
8 3 (2.14%) ODBC
9 2 (1.43%) HTML
10 1 (0.71%) D3.js
10 1 (0.71%) Java EE
10 1 (0.71%) Leaflet
10 1 (0.71%) Mason
10 1 (0.71%) RESTful
10 1 (0.71%) TensorFlow
10 1 (0.71%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (33.57%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.43%) FlexPod
3 15 (10.71%) Cyberthreat
3 15 (10.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 14 (10.00%) Mainframe
5 13 (9.29%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (2.86%) EPoS
6 4 (2.86%) Robotics
7 2 (1.43%) FMCG
7 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.71%) Clustering
8 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) User Experience
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.29%) Windows
2 4 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.14%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.43%) Linux
4 2 (1.43%) Unix
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.71%) Solaris
5 1 (0.71%) SUSE
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (47.14%) Presales
2 39 (27.86%) Migration
3 38 (27.14%) ITIL
4 32 (22.86%) Load Balancing
5 31 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (22.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 31 (22.14%) ITIL V3
5 31 (22.14%) Network Design
5 31 (22.14%) SIEM
6 26 (18.57%) Scrum
7 21 (15.00%) TOGAF
8 19 (13.57%) Technical Architecture
9 18 (12.86%) Security Management
10 17 (12.14%) E-Commerce
10 17 (12.14%) IT Strategy
10 17 (12.14%) Value Proposition
11 16 (11.43%) Application Performance Management
11 16 (11.43%) Converged Infrastructure
11 16 (11.43%) Decision-Making
11 16 (11.43%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.71%) Java
2 16 (11.43%) Python
3 13 (9.29%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.00%) SQL
5 6 (4.29%) C#
6 4 (2.86%) C++
6 4 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.86%) Scala
7 3 (2.14%) C
7 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.14%) VB
8 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (22.86%) CCDP
2 32 (22.86%) CCNP
3 29 (20.71%) CCIE
4 18 (12.86%) CISSP
4 18 (12.86%) MCSE
4 18 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (12.14%) Degree
5 17 (12.14%) MCSA
6 15 (10.71%) CCSE
6 15 (10.71%) IISP
6 15 (10.71%) ISSAP
6 15 (10.71%) JNCIP
7 14 (10.00%) CCNA
8 13 (9.29%) CCIE Data Center
8 13 (9.29%) CCIE Service Provider
8 13 (9.29%) EMC Certification
9 12 (8.57%) VCAP
9 12 (8.57%) VCDX
9 12 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.43%) Cyber Essentials
2 14 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.43%) COBIT
3 2 (1.43%) GDPR
4 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (11.43%) VMware NSX
3 14 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.14%) XenApp
4 3 (2.14%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (11.43%) CASB
1 16 (11.43%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (10.71%) QRadar
3 12 (8.57%) Ansible
4 3 (2.14%) SCCM
5 2 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.71%) Consul
6 1 (0.71%) Kibana
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.71%) Packer
6 1 (0.71%) Puppet
6 1 (0.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (37.14%) Cisco
2 42 (30.00%) IBM
3 33 (23.57%) F5
3 33 (23.57%) Microsoft
3 33 (23.57%) VMware
4 32 (22.86%) CheckPoint
4 32 (22.86%) Juniper
5 31 (22.14%) Fortinet
6 30 (21.43%) Splunk
7 24 (17.14%) SAP
8 21 (15.00%) Oracle
9 17 (12.14%) EMC
9 17 (12.14%) NetApp
9 17 (12.14%) Palo Alto
10 16 (11.43%) Aruba
10 16 (11.43%) HP
10 16 (11.43%) Infoblox
10 16 (11.43%) Meraki
10 16 (11.43%) Riverbed
10 16 (11.43%) SolarWinds