Period
to 12 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £92,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 12 June 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 163 187 156
Rank change year-on-year +24 -31 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 72 70 190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.39% 1.10% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.16% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 67 61 170
10th Percentile £68,250 £67,500 £62,500
25th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £92,500 £87,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% +9.38% -3.03%
75th Percentile £106,250 £105,000 £92,188
90th Percentile £110,000 £117,500 £107,500
Central London median annual salary £92,500 £85,000 £81,250
% change year-on-year +8.82% +4.62% -1.52%

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 4,789 6,022 9,575
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.74% 94.27% 95.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4,246 5,276 8,563
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,893 £35,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

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 12 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 12 June 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 24 (33.33%) Azure
2 23 (31.94%) Finance
3 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (23.61%) AWS
4 17 (23.61%) Architecture Roadmap
5 15 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 15 (20.83%) ERP
6 14 (19.44%) DevOps
7 13 (18.06%) TOGAF
8 12 (16.67%) Network Design
8 12 (16.67%) SAP ERP
8 12 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
8 12 (16.67%) SAP
8 12 (16.67%) IaaS
8 12 (16.67%) PaaS
9 11 (15.28%) Microservices
9 11 (15.28%) GCP
10 10 (13.89%) Presales
11 9 (12.50%) Banking
12 8 (11.11%) Migration
12 8 (11.11%) SQL
12 8 (11.11%) Kubernetes
12 8 (11.11%) User Experience
13 7 (9.72%) Terraform
13 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
13 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
14 6 (8.33%) Retail
14 6 (8.33%) Degree
14 6 (8.33%) .NET
14 6 (8.33%) Data Modelling

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 4 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.39%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) Kentico
2 1 (1.39%) SAS
2 1 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (16.67%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.39%) Elite 3E
3 1 (1.39%) Magento
3 1 (1.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (33.33%) Azure
2 17 (23.61%) AWS
3 12 (16.67%) IaaS
3 12 (16.67%) PaaS
4 11 (15.28%) GCP
5 4 (5.56%) Google Workspace
5 4 (5.56%) SaaS
6 3 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.78%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (1.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.39%) npm
8 1 (1.39%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SAP HANA
2 4 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.17%) Big Data
3 3 (4.17%) BigQuery
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.39%) Redis
5 1 (1.39%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) gulp
1 1 (1.39%) jspm
1 1 (1.39%) Moq
1 1 (1.39%) NUnit
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (31.94%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Banking
3 6 (8.33%) Retail
3 6 (8.33%) Social Skills
4 5 (6.94%) Advertising
5 4 (5.56%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (4.17%) Marketing
6 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.17%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.78%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.39%) Back Office
8 1 (1.39%) Law
8 1 (1.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) .NET
1 6 (8.33%) Kafka
2 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 4 (5.56%) React
3 3 (4.17%) Vue.js
3 3 (4.17%) Web Services
4 2 (2.78%) .NET Core
4 2 (2.78%) HTML
4 2 (2.78%) LDAP
4 2 (2.78%) OpenID
4 2 (2.78%) SAML
5 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.39%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.39%) Node.js
5 1 (1.39%) REST
5 1 (1.39%) Sass
5 1 (1.39%) SignalR
5 1 (1.39%) WCF
5 1 (1.39%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) User Experience
2 5 (6.94%) Reinsurance
3 4 (5.56%) Cloud Native
4 3 (4.17%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.39%) Digital Currency
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) New Media
6 1 (1.39%) PMI
6 1 (1.39%) Social Media
6 1 (1.39%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.61%) Architecture Roadmap
3 15 (20.83%) ERP
4 14 (19.44%) DevOps
5 13 (18.06%) TOGAF
6 12 (16.67%) Network Design
7 11 (15.28%) Microservices
8 10 (13.89%) Presales
9 8 (11.11%) Migration
10 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
11 6 (8.33%) Data Modelling
11 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.33%) OO
11 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
12 5 (6.94%) Analytics
12 5 (6.94%) Business Process Analysis
12 5 (6.94%) Decision-Making
12 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (6.94%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.56%) Python
4 3 (4.17%) Java
5 2 (2.78%) C#
6 1 (1.39%) C
6 1 (1.39%) C++
6 1 (1.39%) Scala
6 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) ACCA
2 3 (4.17%) CIMA
2 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.39%) CCNA
4 1 (1.39%) CCNP
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) Accessibility
1 3 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.39%) COBIT
2 1 (1.39%) GDPR
2 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Docker
2 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 7 (9.72%) Terraform
3 2 (2.78%) Ansible
3 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.78%) Puppet
3 2 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.39%) MIIS
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
2 12 (16.67%) SAP
3 5 (6.94%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (5.56%) Google
5 3 (4.17%) Adobe
5 3 (4.17%) Pega
6 2 (2.78%) Okta
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.39%) VMware