Period
to 2 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 2 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
UK > England
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 171 168 188
Rank change year-on-year -3 +20 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2,398 1,062 2,396
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.13% 2.09% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 2.20% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,625 832 1,741
10th Percentile £62,500 £57,625 £54,000
25th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -3.23%
75th Percentile £96,250 £93,750 £91,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £106,250
UK median annual salary £80,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +7.33% - -

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 103,009 48,298 118,700
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.39% 95.06% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 73,152 40,997 97,183
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 2 December 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 2 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 -7 1,174 £90,000 - 248
North of England -15 356 £75,000 +7.14% 85
South East -41 354 £75,000 +7.14% 82
Midlands -2 245 £75,000 +3.45% 56
Yorkshire +47 191 £75,000 +12.78% 24
West Midlands +16 189 £75,000 +7.14% 36
North West -82 150 £75,000 +7.14% 54
South West -28 127 £75,000 +19.52% 29
East of England -36 83 £80,000 +14.29% 15
East Midlands -43 51 £72,500 -3.33% 20
North East -10 16 £72,500 +47.21% 7
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 England region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 942 (39.28%) Azure
2 843 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
3 657 (27.40%) AWS
4 609 (25.40%) Finance
5 580 (24.19%) Social Skills
6 579 (24.15%) Microsoft
7 505 (21.06%) DevOps
8 471 (19.64%) Microservices
9 442 (18.43%) Presales
10 308 (12.84%) TOGAF
11 296 (12.34%) SaaS
12 284 (11.84%) PaaS
13 263 (10.97%) Analytics
14 244 (10.18%) .NET
15 242 (10.09%) Java
16 238 (9.92%) Degree
17 237 (9.88%) IaaS
18 235 (9.80%) Cloud Native
19 231 (9.63%) Enterprise Architecture
20 227 (9.47%) Software Engineering
21 222 (9.26%) GCP
22 221 (9.22%) Public Cloud
23 211 (8.80%) Migration
24 206 (8.59%) Salesforce.com
25 205 (8.55%) Retail
26 204 (8.51%) Scrum
27 199 (8.30%) Architectural Design
28 197 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
29 191 (7.96%) IT Strategy
30 188 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management

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 71 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.63%) CMS
3 33 (1.38%) Confluence
4 20 (0.83%) Apache Spark
5 16 (0.67%) SAS
6 15 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
7 13 (0.54%) Drupal
8 11 (0.46%) Apache Pig
9 9 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.33%) IIS
10 8 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.25%) Apache
12 5 (0.21%) Camunda
12 5 (0.21%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.21%) Ethereum
12 5 (0.21%) Hyperledger
12 5 (0.21%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.21%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 18 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.083%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.042%) Weka
Business Applications
1 39 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 18 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
4 16 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 15 (0.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 12 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (0.38%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.38%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.33%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 8 (0.33%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.29%) SAP IBP
10 6 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
10 6 (0.25%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.21%) Magento
11 5 (0.21%) R3 Corda
12 4 (0.17%) Elite 3E
12 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 3 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
13 3 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 942 (39.28%) Azure
2 657 (27.40%) AWS
3 296 (12.34%) SaaS
4 284 (11.84%) PaaS
5 237 (9.88%) IaaS
6 222 (9.26%) GCP
7 176 (7.34%) Serverless
8 142 (5.92%) Microsoft 365
9 120 (5.00%) Power Platform
10 80 (3.34%) Dynamics 365
11 56 (2.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 44 (1.83%) Azure Service Bus
13 43 (1.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 42 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
15 41 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
15 41 (1.71%) PowerApps
16 37 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
17 30 (1.25%) Boomi
18 22 (0.92%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 21 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.96%) Firewall
2 32 (1.33%) DNS
3 29 (1.21%) Broadband
3 29 (1.21%) Internet
4 23 (0.96%) LAN
5 21 (0.88%) WAN
6 18 (0.75%) HTTP
7 16 (0.67%) TCP/IP
8 15 (0.63%) Network Security
9 13 (0.54%) 5G
9 13 (0.54%) OSPF
10 12 (0.50%) 4G
10 12 (0.50%) IPv6
10 12 (0.50%) SSL
11 11 (0.46%) MPLS
12 10 (0.42%) BGP
12 10 (0.42%) SD-WAN
13 9 (0.38%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.38%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 111 (4.63%) Big Data
3 105 (4.38%) NoSQL
4 104 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
5 78 (3.25%) Power BI
6 73 (3.04%) Data Lake
7 55 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 46 (1.92%) Tableau
9 35 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
9 35 (1.46%) RDBMS
10 32 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (1.21%) MySQL
12 26 (1.08%) Blockchain
13 23 (0.96%) MongoDB
14 12 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (0.50%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.46%) Apache Hive
15 11 (0.46%) Pentaho
15 11 (0.46%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 39 (1.63%) JIRA
2 33 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 29 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 21 (0.88%) Bitbucket
5 14 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (0.58%) TeamCity
6 12 (0.50%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.46%) GitLab
8 9 (0.38%) GDB
9 7 (0.29%) GoCD
9 7 (0.29%) Maven
10 6 (0.25%) GCC
10 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio Code
11 4 (0.17%) ER Studio
11 4 (0.17%) ERwin
11 4 (0.17%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.13%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.13%) Postman
12 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 609 (25.40%) Finance
2 580 (24.19%) Social Skills
3 205 (8.55%) Retail
4 158 (6.59%) Banking
5 134 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
6 110 (4.59%) Marketing
7 109 (4.55%) Public Sector
8 105 (4.38%) Telecoms
9 99 (4.13%) Presentation Skills
10 77 (3.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 66 (2.75%) Law
12 63 (2.63%) Influencing Skills
13 51 (2.13%) Advertising
14 44 (1.83%) Automotive
14 44 (1.83%) Back Office
15 31 (1.29%) Manufacturing
16 23 (0.96%) Publishing
17 19 (0.79%) Documentation Skills
17 19 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (10.18%) .NET
2 137 (5.71%) Web Services
3 106 (4.42%) React
4 88 (3.67%) Node.js
5 72 (3.00%) Middleware
6 62 (2.59%) Kafka
7 58 (2.42%) REST
8 56 (2.34%) CSS
9 51 (2.13%) HTML
10 49 (2.04%) .NET Core
11 48 (2.00%) AngularJS
12 45 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
13 40 (1.67%) Spring
14 36 (1.50%) SOAP
15 31 (1.29%) .NET Framework
15 31 (1.29%) JSON
16 29 (1.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 27 (1.13%) Spring Boot
18 26 (1.08%) ARM Templates
18 26 (1.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 235 (9.80%) Cloud Native
2 221 (9.22%) Public Cloud
3 115 (4.80%) Data Centre
4 89 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 54 (2.25%) User Experience
6 49 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
7 47 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 46 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
9 42 (1.75%) Private Cloud
10 35 (1.46%) Legacy Systems
11 32 (1.33%) Mobile App
12 30 (1.25%) Virtual Team
13 26 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 23 (0.96%) Data Structures
15 22 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
16 21 (0.88%) N-Tier
17 20 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
18 18 (0.75%) Taxonomies
19 17 (0.71%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 175 (7.30%) Windows
2 81 (3.38%) Linux
3 35 (1.46%) Windows Server
4 26 (1.08%) Android
4 26 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.50%) VMS
5 12 (0.50%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.42%) Unix
7 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.13%) CentOS
8 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.042%) AIX
10 1 (0.042%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.042%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
2 505 (21.06%) DevOps
3 471 (19.64%) Microservices
4 442 (18.43%) Presales
5 308 (12.84%) TOGAF
6 263 (10.97%) Analytics
7 231 (9.63%) Enterprise Architecture
8 227 (9.47%) Software Engineering
9 211 (8.80%) Migration
10 204 (8.51%) Scrum
11 199 (8.30%) Architectural Design
12 197 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
13 191 (7.96%) IT Strategy
14 188 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 172 (7.17%) CRM
16 171 (7.13%) Mentoring
17 168 (7.01%) Cybersecurity
18 155 (6.46%) Coaching
19 153 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
20 152 (6.34%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 242 (10.09%) Java
2 160 (6.67%) SQL
3 158 (6.59%) JavaScript
4 128 (5.34%) Python
5 127 (5.30%) C#
6 62 (2.59%) PowerShell
7 39 (1.63%) Bash Shell
8 38 (1.58%) TypeScript
9 26 (1.08%) Ruby
10 21 (0.88%) PHP
10 21 (0.88%) R
11 19 (0.79%) C
12 18 (0.75%) C++
13 17 (0.71%) Go
13 17 (0.71%) Scala
14 7 (0.29%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.25%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.21%) DAML
16 5 (0.21%) Java 8
16 5 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 238 (9.92%) Degree
2 167 (6.96%) Security Cleared
3 143 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 97 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 63 (2.63%) AWS Certification
6 57 (2.38%) TOGAF Certification
7 36 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 35 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (1.17%) MCSE
10 23 (0.96%) MCP
11 19 (0.79%) CCIE
12 14 (0.58%) CCNP
13 11 (0.46%) CISSP
13 11 (0.46%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.42%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.33%) CCNA
15 8 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
16 7 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (3.71%) QA
2 38 (1.58%) GDPR
3 22 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.71%) SLA
7 11 (0.46%) NIST
8 9 (0.38%) COBIT
9 8 (0.33%) GAMP
10 6 (0.25%) GRC
11 4 (0.17%) PMO
12 3 (0.13%) Accessibility
13 2 (0.083%) GAAP
13 2 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.042%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.042%) IASME
14 1 (0.042%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.042%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.042%) NCSC
System Software
1 142 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 132 (5.50%) Docker
3 95 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.29%) vSphere
7 6 (0.25%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 4 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.13%) KVM
10 2 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.042%) Firmware
11 1 (0.042%) IAG
11 1 (0.042%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 183 (7.63%) Kubernetes
2 77 (3.21%) Terraform
3 26 (1.08%) Ansible
4 21 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
6 13 (0.54%) SCCM
7 11 (0.46%) Oozie
8 10 (0.42%) Puppet
9 8 (0.33%) vRealize
10 7 (0.29%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (0.25%) Grafana
11 6 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.21%) Istio
13 4 (0.17%) Avamar
13 4 (0.17%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.13%) CASB
15 2 (0.083%) AirWatch
15 2 (0.083%) CA Single Sign-On
16 1 (0.042%) logstash
Vendors
1 579 (24.15%) Microsoft
2 206 (8.59%) Salesforce.com
3 114 (4.75%) VMware
4 111 (4.63%) Oracle
5 109 (4.55%) SAP
6 97 (4.05%) Google
7 84 (3.50%) Adobe
8 68 (2.84%) Citrix
9 59 (2.46%) Apple
10 52 (2.17%) MuleSoft
11 50 (2.09%) Cisco
12 44 (1.83%) Databricks
13 42 (1.75%) Dell
14 29 (1.21%) IBM
15 28 (1.17%) Informatica
16 26 (1.08%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
17 25 (1.04%) Red Hat
18 20 (0.83%) ServiceNow
19 19 (0.79%) Juniper
20 18 (0.75%) Cloudera