Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 191 179
Rank change year-on-year +14 -12 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 157 171 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.55% 1.47% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.53% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 140 138 267
City of London median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £57,500 £54,475 £57,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £92,875 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% -

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 9600 11206 16467
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 96.39% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8698 10212 14302
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +0.92%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 59 (37.58%) Finance
1 59 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (34.39%) Java
3 48 (30.57%) TOGAF
4 41 (26.11%) DevOps
5 39 (24.84%) .NET
6 35 (22.29%) Project Management
7 30 (19.11%) OO
8 29 (18.47%) SQL Server
8 29 (18.47%) SQL
9 28 (17.83%) Microsoft
10 26 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
10 26 (16.56%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (16.56%) SDLC
11 25 (15.92%) Degree
12 24 (15.29%) Windows
12 24 (15.29%) UML
13 23 (14.65%) Time Management
13 23 (14.65%) Mentoring
14 22 (14.01%) OOA/OOD
15 21 (13.38%) PRINCE2
15 21 (13.38%) Configuration Management
15 21 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (13.38%) Coaching
16 20 (12.74%) VMware
16 20 (12.74%) JavaScript
17 19 (12.10%) Web Services
17 19 (12.10%) Windows Server
18 18 (11.46%) Big Data
18 18 (11.46%) Analytics

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 15 (9.55%) JBoss
2 14 (8.92%) Anypoint
2 14 (8.92%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (8.92%) IIS
3 8 (5.10%) Apache
3 8 (5.10%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.55%) CMS
4 4 (2.55%) ColdFusion
5 3 (1.91%) Drupal
5 3 (1.91%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.27%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.27%) FileNet
6 2 (1.27%) SAS
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Workday HCM
2 3 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.27%) iTrent
3 2 (1.27%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.27%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.01%) SuccessFactors
4 10 (6.37%) SaaS
5 6 (3.82%) IaaS
6 4 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.91%) PaaS
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.27%) Force.com
8 2 (1.27%) iPaaS
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 2 (1.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.64%) G Suite
9 1 (0.64%) Office 365
9 1 (0.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) HTTP
2 3 (1.91%) DNS
3 2 (1.27%) Internet
3 2 (1.27%) MPLS
3 2 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (1.27%) VPLS
4 1 (0.64%) Firewall
4 1 (0.64%) LAN
4 1 (0.64%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.47%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.46%) Big Data
2 18 (11.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 18 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (9.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (8.92%) DTS
4 14 (8.92%) EDRMS
5 12 (7.64%) Hadoop
6 10 (6.37%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.82%) MongoDB
8 5 (3.18%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.91%) MySQL
9 3 (1.91%) OLTP
9 3 (1.91%) Power BI
10 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.27%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.27%) Sqoop
10 2 (1.27%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 16 (10.19%) Jenkins
2 14 (8.92%) Octopus Deploy
2 14 (8.92%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.91%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.27%) Ant
4 2 (1.27%) JIRA
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (37.58%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Legal
3 11 (7.01%) Banking
4 7 (4.46%) Retail
5 5 (3.18%) Publishing
6 4 (2.55%) Law
7 3 (1.91%) Advertising
8 2 (1.27%) Back Office
8 2 (1.27%) Marketing
8 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.27%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.64%) Billing
9 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (24.84%) .NET
2 19 (12.10%) Web Services
3 15 (9.55%) REST
4 12 (7.64%) HTML
4 12 (7.64%) SOAP
5 11 (7.01%) JMS
5 11 (7.01%) React
5 11 (7.01%) XML
6 10 (6.37%) Node.js
6 10 (6.37%) Visualforce
7 8 (5.10%) CSS
8 7 (4.46%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.82%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.82%) RESTful
9 6 (3.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (3.18%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.18%) Spring
10 5 (3.18%) XSLT
11 4 (2.55%) J2EE
11 4 (2.55%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.56%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (9.55%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.01%) Virtual Team
4 8 (5.10%) Clustering
5 5 (3.18%) Fintech
6 3 (1.91%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.91%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.91%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Contactless
7 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.27%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.27%) IVR
7 2 (1.27%) Replication
7 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.27%) User Experience
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.29%) Windows
2 19 (12.10%) Windows Server
3 15 (9.55%) Linux
4 7 (4.46%) Unix
5 5 (3.18%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.91%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (30.57%) TOGAF
3 41 (26.11%) DevOps
4 35 (22.29%) Project Management
5 30 (19.11%) OO
6 26 (16.56%) SDLC
7 24 (15.29%) UML
8 23 (14.65%) Mentoring
8 23 (14.65%) Time Management
9 22 (14.01%) OOA/OOD
10 21 (13.38%) Coaching
10 21 (13.38%) Configuration Management
10 21 (13.38%) PRINCE2
11 18 (11.46%) Analytics
12 17 (10.83%) Change Management
13 16 (10.19%) Microservices
13 16 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (10.19%) Zachman Framework
14 15 (9.55%) SSADM
15 14 (8.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 54 (34.39%) Java
2 29 (18.47%) SQL
3 20 (12.74%) JavaScript
4 15 (9.55%) C#
5 11 (7.01%) PHP
6 9 (5.73%) Apex Code
7 8 (5.10%) Python
8 7 (4.46%) R
9 6 (3.82%) Perl
10 5 (3.18%) Scala
11 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.64%) C
12 1 (0.64%) SOQL
12 1 (0.64%) SOSL
12 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (15.92%) Degree
2 3 (1.91%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.27%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.64%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.64%) CCIE
4 1 (0.64%) CCNP
4 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.64%) JNCIA
4 1 (0.64%) MCSE
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.18%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (4.46%) Docker
2 4 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.27%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.27%) DFS Replication
4 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.64%) HDFS
5 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (8.92%) Puppet
2 6 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.55%) Ansible
4 2 (1.27%) WSUS
5 1 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 28 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.74%) VMware
3 17 (10.83%) Oracle
4 16 (10.19%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (10.19%) SAP
5 14 (8.92%) webMethods
6 7 (4.46%) Citrix
7 6 (3.82%) Autodesk
8 4 (2.55%) EMC
8 4 (2.55%) IBM
8 4 (2.55%) Siebel
8 4 (2.55%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.55%) Workday
9 3 (1.91%) Google
9 3 (1.91%) Informatica
9 3 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.27%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.27%) Northgate
10 2 (1.27%) TSYS