Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 123 152
Rank change year-on-year -17 +29 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 132 170 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.87% 2.41% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.52% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 77 134 186
Berkshire median annual salary £72,500 £64,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.40% -7.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £60,625
90th Percentile £96,000 £85,000 £85,000
South East median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.41% -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 6,759 6,756 9,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 95.88% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 5,431 5,410 7,964
Berkshire median annual salary £49,270 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.55% -2.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £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 April 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 April 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 +26 36 £62,500 -19.35% 1
Reading -2 33 £70,000 +16.67% 7
Maidenhead -12 22 £72,500 +11.54% 1
Slough +7 13 £80,000 - 2
Windsor - 5 £100,000 - 1
Newbury -19 3 £67,500 - 2
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 46 (34.85%) Presales
2 40 (30.30%) WAN
2 40 (30.30%) Cisco
3 39 (29.55%) IBM
3 39 (29.55%) ITIL
3 39 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (29.55%) Data Centre
4 36 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (26.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 34 (25.76%) Load Balancing
7 33 (25.00%) Migration
7 33 (25.00%) Juniper
7 33 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 33 (25.00%) CCNP
7 33 (25.00%) CCDP
8 32 (24.24%) Fortinet
8 32 (24.24%) ITIL V3
8 32 (24.24%) SIEM
8 32 (24.24%) Network Security
9 30 (22.73%) PowerShell
9 30 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
10 28 (21.21%) Enterprise Architecture
10 28 (21.21%) Microsoft
10 28 (21.21%) LAN
10 28 (21.21%) Python
10 28 (21.21%) Oracle
10 28 (21.21%) Ansible
11 27 (20.45%) Network Design
12 26 (19.70%) Splunk
13 25 (18.94%) VMware

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 20 (15.15%) IIS
2 13 (9.85%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (6.82%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.30%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.79%) JBoss
5 5 (3.79%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.79%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.76%) Confluence
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (1.52%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 35 (26.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (9.85%) Bluemix
3 13 (9.85%) IBM Cloud
3 13 (9.85%) PaaS
4 6 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.03%) Office 365
6 2 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.52%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (1.52%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.52%) Route 53
6 2 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Slack
7 1 (0.76%) Taleo
7 1 (0.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (30.30%) WAN
2 32 (24.24%) Network Security
3 28 (21.21%) LAN
4 23 (17.42%) VPN
5 21 (15.91%) BGP
5 21 (15.91%) Ethernet
5 21 (15.91%) MPLS
5 21 (15.91%) OSPF
6 20 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (15.15%) Cisco Firepower
6 20 (15.15%) DHCP
6 20 (15.15%) DNS
6 20 (15.15%) FWSM
6 20 (15.15%) SNMP
6 20 (15.15%) SSL
6 20 (15.15%) TCP/IP
6 20 (15.15%) VLAN
6 20 (15.15%) Wireshark
6 20 (15.15%) WLAN
7 19 (14.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 17 (12.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 15 (11.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.79%) DB2
5 5 (3.79%) DB2 UDB
5 5 (3.79%) Informix
6 2 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.52%) Big Data
6 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.52%) Subversion
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 17 (12.88%) Publishing
2 12 (9.09%) Banking
2 12 (9.09%) Finance
3 10 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.55%) German Language
4 6 (4.55%) Italian Language
4 6 (4.55%) Retail
5 5 (3.79%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.79%) Wholesale Banking
6 3 (2.27%) Marketing
7 2 (1.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.76%) Electronics
8 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.42%) Middleware
2 17 (12.88%) JSON
3 14 (10.61%) Web Services
4 10 (7.58%) .NET
5 5 (3.79%) J2EE
5 5 (3.79%) JDBC
5 5 (3.79%) Mason
5 5 (3.79%) ODBC
6 4 (3.03%) REST
6 4 (3.03%) SOAP
6 4 (3.03%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.76%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.76%) HTML
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.76%) RESTful
7 1 (0.76%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.76%) Spring
7 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (29.55%) Data Centre
2 20 (15.15%) Cyberthreat
2 20 (15.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (9.09%) FlexPod
3 12 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 10 (7.58%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (4.55%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (3.79%) EPoS
8 4 (3.03%) Mainframe
9 3 (2.27%) Clustering
10 2 (1.52%) FMCG
10 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.76%) Fintech
11 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.91%) Windows
2 16 (12.12%) Linux
3 7 (5.30%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.79%) Unix
5 3 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.52%) Solaris
6 2 (1.52%) SUSE
6 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (34.85%) Presales
2 39 (29.55%) ITIL
3 36 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (25.76%) Load Balancing
5 33 (25.00%) Migration
6 32 (24.24%) ITIL V3
6 32 (24.24%) SIEM
7 28 (21.21%) Enterprise Architecture
8 27 (20.45%) Network Design
9 23 (17.42%) Scrum
10 21 (15.91%) E-Commerce
11 20 (15.15%) Incident Management
11 20 (15.15%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 20 (15.15%) Software Optimisation
11 20 (15.15%) Vulnerability Management
12 19 (14.39%) Strategic Thinking
13 17 (12.88%) Build Automation
13 17 (12.88%) Configuration Management
13 17 (12.88%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (10.61%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 28 (21.21%) Python
3 11 (8.33%) Java
3 11 (8.33%) Perl
4 6 (4.55%) C#
4 6 (4.55%) C++
4 6 (4.55%) SQL
5 4 (3.03%) Apex Code
6 3 (2.27%) C
7 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (25.00%) CCDP
2 33 (25.00%) CCNP
3 23 (17.42%) CISSP
4 20 (15.15%) CCSE
4 20 (15.15%) Degree
4 20 (15.15%) IISP
4 20 (15.15%) ISSAP
4 20 (15.15%) JNCIP
5 18 (13.64%) CCIE
6 17 (12.88%) MCSE
6 17 (12.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (9.85%) MCSA
8 11 (8.33%) AWS Certification
9 10 (7.58%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (6.82%) Master's Degree
11 7 (5.30%) CCNA
12 6 (4.55%) CCIE Data Center
12 6 (4.55%) CCIE Service Provider
12 6 (4.55%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.52%) COBIT
3 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.52%) QA
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.88%) Active Directory
3 12 (9.09%) VMware NSX
4 6 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.27%) XenApp
5 3 (2.27%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 28 (21.21%) Ansible
2 20 (15.15%) QRadar
3 12 (9.09%) CASB
3 12 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.27%) SCCM
5 2 (1.52%) Consul
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.52%) Packer
5 2 (1.52%) Puppet
5 2 (1.52%) Terraform
6 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (30.30%) Cisco
2 39 (29.55%) IBM
3 33 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 33 (25.00%) Juniper
4 32 (24.24%) Fortinet
5 28 (21.21%) Microsoft
5 28 (21.21%) Oracle
6 26 (19.70%) Splunk
7 25 (18.94%) VMware
8 20 (15.15%) Forcepoint
8 20 (15.15%) LogRhythm
8 20 (15.15%) Tufin
9 18 (13.64%) F5
10 13 (9.85%) Palo Alto
11 12 (9.09%) Aruba
11 12 (9.09%) Infoblox
11 12 (9.09%) McAfee
11 12 (9.09%) Meraki
11 12 (9.09%) Riverbed
11 12 (9.09%) SolarWinds