Period
to 1 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 1 December 2021.

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

Solution Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 125 145 177
Rank change year-on-year +20 +32 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 140 69 155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.26% 1.70% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 1.82% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 127 55 128
10th Percentile £68,250 £76,250 £60,000
25th Percentile £80,125 £80,625 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% +7.81%
75th Percentile £105,000 £103,750 £107,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £114,000 £120,000
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,781 3,789 9,362
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.51% 93.35% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5,158 3,320 8,219
10th Percentile £42,250 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £54,042 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
75th Percentile £91,250 £85,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £101,250 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in the City of London.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the City of London region over the 6 months to 1 December 2021. 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
London Bridge +1 6 £87,500 -
Solutions Architect
Central London

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 December 2021, 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 City of London region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 55 (39.29%) Azure
2 53 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (37.14%) Finance
4 41 (29.29%) Microservices
5 37 (26.43%) Microsoft
6 34 (24.29%) DevOps
7 30 (21.43%) PaaS
8 26 (18.57%) Terraform
9 25 (17.86%) AWS
10 24 (17.14%) Kubernetes
10 24 (17.14%) Software Engineering
11 22 (15.71%) Docker
12 20 (14.29%) Java
12 20 (14.29%) Architectural Design
13 19 (13.57%) IaaS
14 18 (12.86%) Coaching
14 18 (12.86%) Social Skills
15 17 (12.14%) .NET
15 17 (12.14%) Enterprise Architecture
16 16 (11.43%) Migration
16 16 (11.43%) Scrum
16 16 (11.43%) JavaScript
17 15 (10.71%) Middleware
17 15 (10.71%) PowerShell
17 15 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (9.29%) IT Strategy
18 13 (9.29%) Data Centre
18 13 (9.29%) Strategic Roadmap
18 13 (9.29%) Technical Leadership
18 13 (9.29%) Continuous Integration

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 7 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.14%) CMS
3 2 (1.43%) Apache
3 2 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.43%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (0.71%) Confluence
4 1 (0.71%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.71%) Headless CMS
4 1 (0.71%) SAS
4 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.71%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 55 (39.29%) Azure
2 30 (21.43%) PaaS
3 25 (17.86%) AWS
4 19 (13.57%) IaaS
5 13 (9.29%) GCP
6 10 (7.14%) Serverless
7 9 (6.43%) SaaS
8 7 (5.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 6 (4.29%) Azure Key Vault
9 6 (4.29%) Azure Service Bus
10 3 (2.14%) Azure Event Grid
10 3 (2.14%) Microsoft 365
10 3 (2.14%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.43%) Snowflake
12 1 (0.71%) Apigee
12 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.71%) Boomi
12 1 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) DNS
1 6 (4.29%) Firewall
2 1 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (6.43%) Big Data
3 7 (5.00%) Data Lake
4 6 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.86%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.14%) Tableau
7 2 (1.43%) Redis
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.71%) Cloud Spanner
8 1 (0.71%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.71%) Power BI
8 1 (0.71%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.71%) QlikView
8 1 (0.71%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.57%) GitLab
2 5 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (3.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.71%) Ant
3 1 (0.71%) JIRA
3 1 (0.71%) Maven
General
1 52 (37.14%) Finance
2 18 (12.86%) Social Skills
3 10 (7.14%) Banking
4 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.57%) Law
5 5 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.57%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.57%) Retail
6 3 (2.14%) Advertising
6 3 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (1.43%) Billing
7 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.71%) Front Office
8 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.14%) .NET
2 15 (10.71%) Middleware
3 13 (9.29%) React
4 12 (8.57%) Kafka
5 11 (7.86%) ARM Templates
6 9 (6.43%) Web Services
7 7 (5.00%) .NET Core
8 6 (4.29%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (4.29%) CSS
8 6 (4.29%) Entity Framework
8 6 (4.29%) jQuery
8 6 (4.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (3.57%) Spring
10 4 (2.86%) REST
11 2 (1.43%) Apache Camel
11 2 (1.43%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.43%) HTML5
11 2 (1.43%) OSGi
11 2 (1.43%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.29%) Cloud Native
3 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.29%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.29%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.43%) Clustering
6 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.43%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.43%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.71%) Blog
7 1 (0.71%) Derivative
7 1 (0.71%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.71%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.43%) Android
1 9 (6.43%) Apple iOS
2 8 (5.71%) Windows
3 6 (4.29%) VMS
4 3 (2.14%) Linux
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (29.29%) Microservices
3 34 (24.29%) DevOps
4 24 (17.14%) Software Engineering
5 20 (14.29%) Architectural Design
6 18 (12.86%) Coaching
7 17 (12.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 16 (11.43%) Migration
8 16 (11.43%) Scrum
9 15 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (9.29%) IT Strategy
10 13 (9.29%) OO
10 13 (9.29%) Strategic Roadmap
10 13 (9.29%) Technical Leadership
11 11 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (7.86%) Open Source
11 11 (7.86%) Presales
11 11 (7.86%) TOGAF
12 10 (7.14%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.29%) Java
2 16 (11.43%) JavaScript
3 15 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 12 (8.57%) C#
4 12 (8.57%) SQL
5 8 (5.71%) Python
6 6 (4.29%) PHP
7 5 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.57%) Go
7 5 (3.57%) Ruby
8 4 (2.86%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.43%) Java 8
9 2 (1.43%) R
10 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.57%) CCIE
2 5 (3.57%) CCNP
2 5 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.57%) Degree
2 5 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.71%) CISSP
4 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.29%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.14%) QA
3 2 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (15.71%) Docker
2 5 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.71%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (18.57%) Terraform
2 24 (17.14%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.86%) Ansible
3 4 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.86%) Puppet
4 3 (2.14%) Grafana
4 3 (2.14%) Istio
4 3 (2.14%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 37 (26.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (5.71%) Dell
4 7 (5.00%) Cisco
5 6 (4.29%) Arista
5 6 (4.29%) Aruba
5 6 (4.29%) Oracle
6 5 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.57%) F5
6 5 (3.57%) Fortinet
6 5 (3.57%) Juniper
6 5 (3.57%) Palo Alto
6 5 (3.57%) Sparx
7 4 (2.86%) VMware
8 3 (2.14%) Google
8 3 (2.14%) SAP
9 2 (1.43%) Alteryx
9 2 (1.43%) CommVault
9 2 (1.43%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.71%) Meraki