Period
to 16 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

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

Solution Architect
UK > England
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 180 186 183
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,346 1,912 2,632
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.80% 1.85% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.94% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,040 1,388 1,879
10th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £55,000
25th Percentile £66,250 £66,250 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.33% -1.32%
75th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £113,750 £100,000
UK median annual salary £77,500 £76,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +1.31% +2.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 69,495 98,388 132,291
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.01% 95.31% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 55,526 80,522 107,636
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in England

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in England.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in England

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in England over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in England

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 16 April 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 +23 671 £85,000 -2.86% 131
South East -7 226 £70,000 -6.67% 63
North of England -63 139 £70,000 - 69
South West -3 112 £65,000 -3.70% 37
Midlands +16 109 £75,000 +7.14% 59
North West -30 91 £70,000 - 37
West Midlands -29 68 £72,250 +3.21% 37
East of England +15 48 £75,000 -1.64% 20
East Midlands +30 44 £75,000 +2.39% 22
Yorkshire -39 36 £67,500 -3.57% 24
North East -13 12 £56,750 -6.97% 8
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 England region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 477 (35.44%) Azure
2 456 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (24.52%) Microsoft
4 288 (21.40%) AWS
5 261 (19.39%) Finance
6 247 (18.35%) TOGAF
7 213 (15.82%) Microservices
8 207 (15.38%) Presales
9 201 (14.93%) DevOps
10 192 (14.26%) .NET
11 170 (12.63%) Java
12 169 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 153 (11.37%) Enterprise Architecture
14 148 (11.00%) Degree
15 133 (9.88%) PaaS
16 132 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
17 129 (9.58%) GCP
18 125 (9.29%) SQL
19 117 (8.69%) SaaS
20 113 (8.40%) Analytics
20 113 (8.40%) Migration
21 110 (8.17%) Security Cleared
21 110 (8.17%) IaaS
22 109 (8.10%) Microsoft 365
23 108 (8.02%) Technology Roadmap
24 106 (7.88%) ITIL
25 105 (7.80%) Scrum
26 104 (7.73%) Project Delivery
27 102 (7.58%) JavaScript
28 100 (7.43%) Docker

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 53 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 43 (3.19%) CMS
3 28 (2.08%) Confluence
4 22 (1.63%) Apache Spark
5 14 (1.04%) Apache
6 13 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (0.82%) Alfresco
7 11 (0.82%) Drupal
8 10 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.45%) IIS
10 6 (0.45%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.37%) Headless CMS
12 4 (0.30%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.30%) SAS
13 3 (0.22%) GemFire
13 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Fuse
14 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 34 (2.53%) SAP S/4HANA
2 18 (1.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 16 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.97%) Loan IQ
5 12 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 12 (0.89%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
7 5 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.30%) Eikon
8 4 (0.30%) Magento
8 4 (0.30%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.22%) SAP SCM
9 3 (0.22%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.15%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.15%) SAP PP
10 2 (0.15%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 477 (35.44%) Azure
2 288 (21.40%) AWS
3 133 (9.88%) PaaS
4 129 (9.58%) GCP
5 117 (8.69%) SaaS
6 110 (8.17%) IaaS
7 109 (8.10%) Microsoft 365
8 74 (5.50%) Dynamics 365
9 49 (3.64%) Power Platform
10 36 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 36 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (1.86%) Serverless
12 20 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
12 20 (1.49%) GitHub
13 18 (1.34%) OneDrive
14 12 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.89%) Boomi
15 10 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.74%) PowerApps
16 9 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.45%) Firewall
2 28 (2.08%) Skype
2 28 (2.08%) VPN
3 27 (2.01%) WAN
4 24 (1.78%) Unified Communications
5 17 (1.26%) DNS
6 16 (1.19%) NetScaler
7 14 (1.04%) SD-WAN
7 14 (1.04%) TCP/IP
8 13 (0.97%) LAN
8 13 (0.97%) VLAN
9 12 (0.89%) HTTP
9 12 (0.89%) Internet
9 12 (0.89%) OSPF
10 10 (0.74%) IPv4
11 7 (0.52%) Network Security
11 7 (0.52%) VSAN
12 5 (0.37%) MPLS
12 5 (0.37%) Wireless
13 4 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.50%) Big Data
3 53 (3.94%) NoSQL
4 36 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 35 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (2.23%) MySQL
7 29 (2.15%) Data Lake
8 28 (2.08%) MongoDB
9 27 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.41%) Redis
11 17 (1.26%) Hadoop
12 15 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
12 15 (1.11%) Blockchain
12 15 (1.11%) Power BI
12 15 (1.11%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.89%) Tableau
14 11 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.82%) Geospatial Data
15 10 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
16 9 (0.67%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 34 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 33 (2.45%) JIRA
3 29 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.04%) Bitbucket
5 12 (0.89%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.67%) Maven
7 6 (0.45%) gulp
7 6 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.37%) Grunt
8 5 (0.37%) webpack
9 4 (0.30%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.30%) JUnit
9 4 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.30%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.22%) Cypress.io
10 3 (0.22%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.22%) Gradle
10 3 (0.22%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.22%) Mockito
10 3 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 261 (19.39%) Finance
2 87 (6.46%) Banking
3 85 (6.32%) Retail
4 75 (5.57%) Public Sector
5 63 (4.68%) Marketing
6 58 (4.31%) Telecoms
7 38 (2.82%) Law
8 30 (2.23%) Legal
9 29 (2.15%) Manufacturing
10 28 (2.08%) Advertising
10 28 (2.08%) Back Office
11 18 (1.34%) Investment Banking
12 15 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.82%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.82%) Local Government
14 7 (0.52%) Electronics
15 6 (0.45%) Automotive
16 5 (0.37%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.30%) Billing
17 4 (0.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (14.26%) .NET
2 65 (4.83%) React
3 59 (4.38%) Web Services
4 58 (4.31%) Kafka
5 52 (3.86%) CSS
6 48 (3.57%) .NET Core
7 47 (3.49%) HTML
8 46 (3.42%) REST
9 41 (3.05%) AngularJS
10 39 (2.90%) Node.js
11 34 (2.53%) GraphQL
11 34 (2.53%) SOAP
12 29 (2.15%) .NET Framework
13 27 (2.01%) Middleware
14 26 (1.93%) HTML5
15 25 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (1.78%) Spring
17 22 (1.63%) JSON
18 21 (1.56%) XML
19 20 (1.49%) Apollo GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (6.76%) Public Cloud
3 70 (5.20%) Cloud Native
4 54 (4.01%) User Experience
5 52 (3.86%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 33 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.93%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
10 20 (1.49%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
12 18 (1.34%) N-Tier
12 18 (1.34%) Reinsurance
13 16 (1.19%) Blog
14 14 (1.04%) Internet of Things
15 13 (0.97%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.74%) PMI
17 9 (0.67%) Life Science
17 9 (0.67%) Social Media
17 9 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 97 (7.21%) Windows
2 76 (5.65%) Linux
3 35 (2.60%) Windows Server
4 23 (1.71%) Windows 10
5 18 (1.34%) Unix
6 12 (0.89%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (0.67%) Android
8 9 (0.67%) CentOS
9 8 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.52%) VMS
11 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.074%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (18.35%) TOGAF
3 213 (15.82%) Microservices
4 207 (15.38%) Presales
5 201 (14.93%) DevOps
6 169 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 153 (11.37%) Enterprise Architecture
8 132 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
9 113 (8.40%) Analytics
9 113 (8.40%) Migration
10 108 (8.02%) Technology Roadmap
11 106 (7.88%) ITIL
12 105 (7.80%) Scrum
13 104 (7.73%) Project Delivery
14 97 (7.21%) IT Strategy
15 94 (6.98%) Machine Learning
16 93 (6.91%) Strategic Roadmap
16 93 (6.91%) Technical Leadership
17 88 (6.54%) SOA
17 88 (6.54%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 170 (12.63%) Java
2 125 (9.29%) SQL
3 102 (7.58%) JavaScript
4 97 (7.21%) C#
5 80 (5.94%) Python
6 43 (3.19%) C
7 37 (2.75%) PowerShell
8 16 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 14 (1.04%) R
10 12 (0.89%) C++
11 10 (0.74%) Perl
12 9 (0.67%) Scala
13 7 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.45%) PHP
15 5 (0.37%) COBOL
15 5 (0.37%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.30%) Ruby
17 3 (0.22%) Apex Code
17 3 (0.22%) Groovy
17 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 148 (11.00%) Degree
2 110 (8.17%) Security Cleared
3 70 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.97%) TOGAF Certification
5 28 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (1.56%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (1.34%) CCNA
9 18 (1.34%) CCNP
10 12 (0.89%) AWS Certification
10 12 (0.89%) PhD
10 12 (0.89%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.82%) MCSE
12 9 (0.67%) ACCA
12 9 (0.67%) CIMA
12 9 (0.67%) CISSP
13 7 (0.52%) CCIE
13 7 (0.52%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.37%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.97%) QA
2 16 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.11%) EMIR
3 15 (1.11%) GDPR
4 14 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
4 14 (1.04%) MiFID
5 12 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.45%) GRC
7 5 (0.37%) NCSC
7 5 (0.37%) NIST
8 4 (0.30%) COBIT
8 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.30%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.22%) PMO
10 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
10 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.074%) PSD2
11 1 (0.074%) SEPA
System Software
1 100 (7.43%) Docker
2 75 (5.57%) Active Directory
3 65 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.82%) HDFS
5 6 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.22%) vSphere
7 2 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.15%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 87 (6.46%) Kubernetes
2 72 (5.35%) Terraform
3 31 (2.30%) Ansible
4 25 (1.86%) SCCM
5 20 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (1.19%) Puppet
7 11 (0.82%) MIIS
8 10 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.52%) CASB
9 7 (0.52%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.45%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.22%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.22%) Nagios
11 3 (0.22%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.15%) Oozie
12 2 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 330 (24.52%) Microsoft
2 99 (7.36%) Salesforce.com
3 84 (6.24%) SAP
4 74 (5.50%) VMware
5 69 (5.13%) Google
6 62 (4.61%) Oracle
7 39 (2.90%) Cisco
8 34 (2.53%) MuleSoft
9 31 (2.30%) Databricks
10 27 (2.01%) Citrix
10 27 (2.01%) Sparx
11 23 (1.71%) IBM
12 19 (1.41%) Adobe
12 19 (1.41%) Dell
13 16 (1.19%) Apttus
13 16 (1.19%) Ivanti
14 14 (1.04%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.97%) Juniper
15 13 (0.97%) Murex
15 13 (0.97%) PeopleSoft