Period
to 9 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 176 204
Rank change year-on-year -2 +28 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2,373 2,880 2,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.92% 1.95% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.03% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,711 2,104 2,132
England median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £74,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +4.03% +6.43%
10th Percentile £54,000 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,425 £95,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £73,000
% change year-on-year - +2.74% +4.29%

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 118,205 141,783 160,466
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 95,574 115,037 130,012
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in England

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in England.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in England

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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 -16 1,076 £85,000 +3.03% 165
South East +38 420 £72,500 +2.11% 81
North of England +61 314 £67,500 -3.57% 81
Midlands -33 213 £70,000 -6.67% 72
South West -27 197 £70,000 +7.69% 30
North West +38 180 £70,000 -6.67% 41
West Midlands -44 171 £70,000 -6.67% 54
East of England +33 119 £83,750 +11.67% 19
Yorkshire +39 111 £65,000 +4.00% 28
East Midlands +11 41 £68,750 -1.79% 18
North East +30 23 £60,500 -13.57% 12
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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.

1 809 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 748 (31.52%) Azure
3 626 (26.38%) AWS
4 544 (22.92%) Microsoft
5 518 (21.83%) Finance
6 411 (17.32%) Presales
7 409 (17.24%) TOGAF
8 375 (15.80%) Microservices
9 374 (15.76%) DevOps
10 353 (14.88%) Enterprise Architecture
11 343 (14.45%) .NET
12 333 (14.03%) Java
13 303 (12.77%) Degree
14 268 (11.29%) Migration
15 267 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
16 266 (11.21%) Retail
17 261 (11.00%) Technical Architecture
18 253 (10.66%) IT Strategy
19 252 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
20 246 (10.37%) Technical Leadership
21 221 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
22 212 (8.93%) SQL
23 208 (8.77%) Mentoring
23 208 (8.77%) PaaS
24 201 (8.47%) Salesforce.com
25 199 (8.39%) SaaS
26 185 (7.80%) Hybrid Cloud
26 185 (7.80%) Windows
27 181 (7.63%) Project Management
27 181 (7.63%) Project Delivery

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 96 (4.05%) CMS
2 74 (3.12%) SharePoint
3 57 (2.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 42 (1.77%) Apache Spark
4 42 (1.77%) Confluence
5 41 (1.73%) WebSphere
6 38 (1.60%) Apache Solr
7 32 (1.35%) MS Exchange
8 31 (1.31%) Skype for Business
9 24 (1.01%) Apache
9 24 (1.01%) OpenStack
10 23 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
14 13 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
14 13 (0.55%) Umbraco
15 12 (0.51%) SAS
16 8 (0.34%) Apache Pig
16 8 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (0.63%) MS Visio
2 14 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.34%) ProjectWise
5 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.084%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.084%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
2 34 (1.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 33 (1.39%) Magento
4 28 (1.18%) SDL Web 8
5 27 (1.14%) SAP Hybris
6 22 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
7 20 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
8 18 (0.76%) SAP ERP
9 14 (0.59%) SAP SCM
10 13 (0.55%) Avolution ABACUS
11 12 (0.51%) Primavera
11 12 (0.51%) SAP BPC
12 8 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
12 8 (0.34%) NetSuite
12 8 (0.34%) SAP MM
12 8 (0.34%) SAP PP
13 7 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 7 (0.29%) SAP PM
14 6 (0.25%) SAP GTS
14 6 (0.25%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 748 (31.52%) Azure
2 626 (26.38%) AWS
3 208 (8.77%) PaaS
4 199 (8.39%) SaaS
5 133 (5.60%) GCP
6 121 (5.10%) Office 365
7 115 (4.85%) IaaS
8 103 (4.34%) Cloud Computing
9 74 (3.12%) Serverless
10 52 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 49 (2.06%) Amazon S3
12 47 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
13 46 (1.94%) Power Platform
14 37 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
15 29 (1.22%) Amazon ECS
16 27 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
17 26 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
18 25 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
19 24 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
20 19 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.20%) Internet
1 76 (3.20%) WAN
2 75 (3.16%) Unified Communications
3 56 (2.36%) Firewall
3 56 (2.36%) LAN
4 34 (1.43%) Wireless
5 33 (1.39%) HTTP
5 33 (1.39%) Skype
6 29 (1.22%) SAN
7 28 (1.18%) DNS
8 25 (1.05%) Network Security
9 20 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
9 20 (0.84%) MPLS
10 18 (0.76%) Software-Defined Networking
11 17 (0.72%) VPN
12 16 (0.67%) DHCP
13 15 (0.63%) WLAN
14 14 (0.59%) SMTP
14 14 (0.59%) SNMP
15 13 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 115 (4.85%) Big Data
3 89 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
4 75 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 68 (2.87%) Azure SQL Database
6 56 (2.36%) NoSQL
7 45 (1.90%) Power BI
8 40 (1.69%) RDBMS
9 38 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
9 38 (1.60%) Hadoop
10 36 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 33 (1.39%) MongoDB
12 32 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 28 (1.18%) Endeca
14 27 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
14 27 (1.14%) Data Lake
14 27 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 26 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 25 (1.05%) Cosmos DB
17 21 (0.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 56 (2.36%) JIRA
2 37 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 31 (1.31%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (0.63%) Selenium
6 15 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (0.63%) WebDriver
7 9 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.34%) kappa
9 7 (0.29%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.25%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.17%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.17%) Maven
13 3 (0.13%) Grunt
13 3 (0.13%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.084%) IntelliJ
14 2 (0.084%) MSBuild
14 2 (0.084%) Oracle Forms
General
1 518 (21.83%) Finance
2 266 (11.21%) Retail
3 149 (6.28%) Banking
4 125 (5.27%) Marketing
5 104 (4.38%) Public Sector
6 78 (3.29%) Telecoms
7 74 (3.12%) Manufacturing
8 45 (1.90%) Legal
9 31 (1.31%) Front Office
10 21 (0.88%) Advertising
10 21 (0.88%) Back Office
11 19 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.80%) Publishing
12 18 (0.76%) German Language
13 16 (0.67%) Italian Language
14 14 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.51%) Games
16 11 (0.46%) Local Government
17 9 (0.38%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (14.45%) .NET
2 173 (7.29%) Web Services
3 105 (4.42%) HTML
4 92 (3.88%) Node.js
5 78 (3.29%) REST
6 69 (2.91%) Middleware
7 66 (2.78%) XML
8 65 (2.74%) ASP.NET
9 57 (2.40%) RESTful
10 52 (2.19%) AngularJS
11 51 (2.15%) J2EE
12 46 (1.94%) React
13 43 (1.81%) Spring
14 42 (1.77%) SOAP
15 41 (1.73%) Kafka
16 40 (1.69%) CSS
17 35 (1.47%) JSON
18 32 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
19 29 (1.22%) .NET Core
20 25 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 252 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 185 (7.80%) Hybrid Cloud
3 155 (6.53%) Enterprise Software
4 149 (6.28%) Data Centre
5 132 (5.56%) Public Cloud
6 107 (4.51%) Cloud Native
7 103 (4.34%) Management Information System
8 66 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
9 64 (2.70%) User Experience
10 60 (2.53%) Virtual Team
11 57 (2.40%) Mobile App
12 53 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
13 37 (1.56%) Private Cloud
14 27 (1.14%) Blog
15 20 (0.84%) Internet of Things
16 19 (0.80%) Fixed Income
17 17 (0.72%) PKI
17 17 (0.72%) Reinsurance
18 15 (0.63%) Algorithms
18 15 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 185 (7.80%) Windows
2 144 (6.07%) Linux
3 71 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 37 (1.56%) Windows 10
5 34 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 16 (0.67%) Android
8 15 (0.63%) Unix
9 13 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.13%) AIX
11 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.084%) zOS
13 1 (0.042%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.042%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.042%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 809 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (17.32%) Presales
3 409 (17.24%) TOGAF
4 375 (15.80%) Microservices
5 374 (15.76%) DevOps
6 353 (14.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 268 (11.29%) Migration
8 267 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
9 261 (11.00%) Technical Architecture
10 253 (10.66%) IT Strategy
11 246 (10.37%) Technical Leadership
12 221 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 208 (8.77%) Mentoring
14 181 (7.63%) Project Delivery
14 181 (7.63%) Project Management
15 177 (7.46%) SOA
16 175 (7.37%) Architectural Design
17 174 (7.33%) E-Commerce
18 173 (7.29%) CRM
19 156 (6.57%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 333 (14.03%) Java
2 212 (8.93%) SQL
3 171 (7.21%) C#
4 123 (5.18%) Python
5 106 (4.47%) JavaScript
6 79 (3.33%) C
7 66 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 61 (2.57%) C++
9 27 (1.14%) T-SQL
10 20 (0.84%) Scala
11 18 (0.76%) Ruby
12 14 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 13 (0.55%) Java 8
13 13 (0.55%) PHP
14 9 (0.38%) TypeScript
15 8 (0.34%) RPG
16 7 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 6 (0.25%) Apex Code
17 6 (0.25%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 303 (12.77%) Degree
2 129 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 90 (3.79%) TOGAF Certification
4 80 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 73 (3.08%) AWS Certification
6 57 (2.40%) SC Cleared
7 56 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (1.77%) CCIE
9 36 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (1.35%) DV Cleared
11 25 (1.05%) MCSE
12 21 (0.88%) DBS Check
13 20 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (0.72%) CISSP
15 16 (0.67%) Master's Degree
16 15 (0.63%) CCIE Service Provider
17 13 (0.55%) CCNP
18 12 (0.51%) CCIE Routing and Switching
19 11 (0.46%) CCNA
20 10 (0.42%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.02%) QA
2 39 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.26%) SLA
4 28 (1.18%) PMO
5 22 (0.93%) JSP 440
6 21 (0.88%) HMG Infosec
6 21 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 17 (0.72%) GDPR
8 15 (0.63%) COBIT
9 14 (0.59%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.51%) GAMP
11 7 (0.29%) PSD2
11 7 (0.29%) SEPA
12 6 (0.25%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.084%) GAAP
14 2 (0.084%) NIST
14 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
15 1 (0.042%) NCSC
System Software
1 140 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 71 (2.99%) Docker
4 33 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
7 17 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.46%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.21%) RACF
12 4 (0.17%) XenApp
12 4 (0.17%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.13%) HDFS
13 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.084%) KVM
14 2 (0.084%) Varnish
14 2 (0.084%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.084%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 98 (4.13%) Kubernetes
2 53 (2.23%) SCCM
3 38 (1.60%) Puppet
4 28 (1.18%) vRealize
5 27 (1.14%) SCOM
6 22 (0.93%) Ansible
7 20 (0.84%) Terraform
8 16 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.21%) Salt
12 3 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.13%) Nagios
13 2 (0.084%) Cacti
13 2 (0.084%) Graylog
13 2 (0.084%) Mesos
14 1 (0.042%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 1 (0.042%) ITRS Geneos
14 1 (0.042%) Kibana
14 1 (0.042%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 544 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 201 (8.47%) Salesforce.com
3 172 (7.25%) VMware
4 166 (7.00%) Oracle
5 158 (6.66%) SAP
6 145 (6.11%) Google
7 136 (5.73%) Cisco
8 67 (2.82%) IBM
9 62 (2.61%) Adobe
10 57 (2.40%) Citrix
11 50 (2.11%) Sitecore
12 42 (1.77%) hybris
13 37 (1.56%) WorldPay
14 36 (1.52%) EMC
15 33 (1.39%) Sparx
16 32 (1.35%) Dell
17 29 (1.22%) Elastic Path
17 29 (1.22%) Juniper
18 28 (1.18%) Interwoven
18 28 (1.18%) NetApp