Period
to 3 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 184 196 178
Rank change year-on-year +12 -18 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,935 1,122 2,766
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.93% 1.81% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.91% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,417 845 2,006
10th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £55,000
25th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
75th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £118,750 £101,250
UK median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%

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 91,321 58,823 127,770
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.99% 94.89% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 65,807 48,537 104,185
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +2 929 £90,000 - 231
South East -22 294 £72,500 -3.33% 64
North of England -43 255 £70,000 - 74
Midlands +2 170 £72,500 +2.11% 76
North West -55 132 £70,000 - 30
South West -17 130 £70,000 -3.45% 16
West Midlands +10 126 £75,000 +7.14% 55
Yorkshire -2 114 £70,000 - 37
East of England -1 72 £85,000 +13.33% 27
East Midlands -37 40 £72,500 -1.49% 21
North East -26 9 £62,500 -15.25% 7
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 720 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 713 (36.85%) Azure
3 460 (23.77%) AWS
4 455 (23.51%) Social Skills
5 440 (22.74%) Microsoft
6 407 (21.03%) Finance
7 366 (18.91%) DevOps
8 348 (17.98%) Microservices
9 307 (15.87%) TOGAF
10 306 (15.81%) Presales
11 243 (12.56%) .NET
12 234 (12.09%) Java
13 221 (11.42%) SaaS
14 218 (11.27%) PaaS
15 208 (10.75%) Degree
16 205 (10.59%) GCP
17 197 (10.18%) IaaS
18 193 (9.97%) Scrum
19 179 (9.25%) Security Cleared
20 175 (9.04%) Cloud Native
21 172 (8.89%) Enterprise Architecture
22 170 (8.79%) Analytics
23 167 (8.63%) SQL
24 161 (8.32%) Architectural Design
25 160 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
26 156 (8.06%) Migration
27 155 (8.01%) Software Engineering
28 148 (7.65%) SDLC
29 147 (7.60%) Retail
30 145 (7.49%) Business Intelligence

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 49 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.55%) Confluence
3 27 (1.40%) CMS
4 25 (1.29%) Apache Spark
5 13 (0.67%) IIS
6 12 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (0.52%) Apache
8 9 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (0.47%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.36%) EPiServer
10 7 (0.36%) SAS
11 6 (0.31%) GemFire
11 6 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.21%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.21%) Kentico
12 4 (0.21%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.16%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.052%) Weka
Business Applications
1 33 (1.71%) SAP S/4HANA
2 29 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
4 14 (0.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 12 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.62%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.52%) Magento
6 10 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.47%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.26%) SAP IBP
9 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.21%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
10 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 713 (36.85%) Azure
2 460 (23.77%) AWS
3 221 (11.42%) SaaS
4 218 (11.27%) PaaS
5 205 (10.59%) GCP
6 197 (10.18%) IaaS
7 116 (5.99%) Microsoft 365
8 101 (5.22%) Power Platform
9 84 (4.34%) Dynamics 365
10 47 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
11 44 (2.27%) Serverless
12 37 (1.91%) Azure Data Factory
13 27 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
14 26 (1.34%) GitHub
15 22 (1.14%) Azure Service Bus
16 19 (0.98%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 17 (0.88%) OneDrive
17 17 (0.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 17 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 16 (0.83%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.60%) Firewall
2 30 (1.55%) WAN
3 24 (1.24%) OSPF
4 23 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.03%) Broadband
5 20 (1.03%) SD-WAN
6 19 (0.98%) VPN
7 17 (0.88%) Internet
8 15 (0.78%) VLAN
9 14 (0.72%) 5G
9 14 (0.72%) IPv4
9 14 (0.72%) LAN
10 13 (0.67%) 4G
10 13 (0.67%) Network Security
10 13 (0.67%) Skype
10 13 (0.67%) Unified Communications
11 12 (0.62%) DNS
11 12 (0.62%) HTTP
11 12 (0.62%) MPLS
12 11 (0.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 107 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
3 103 (5.32%) Big Data
4 96 (4.96%) NoSQL
5 71 (3.67%) Data Lake
6 63 (3.26%) Power BI
7 57 (2.95%) Relational Database
8 32 (1.65%) MongoDB
8 32 (1.65%) Tableau
9 30 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
10 29 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (1.03%) Blockchain
12 17 (0.88%) Hadoop
12 17 (0.88%) MySQL
12 17 (0.88%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 38 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 37 (1.91%) JIRA
3 34 (1.76%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.83%) gulp
5 12 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.57%) Bitbucket
7 10 (0.52%) Grunt
7 10 (0.52%) Maven
7 10 (0.52%) Visual Studio Code
7 10 (0.52%) webpack
8 8 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.41%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.31%) jspm
10 6 (0.31%) Moq
10 6 (0.31%) NUnit
10 6 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.26%) Gradle
11 5 (0.26%) Mockito
11 5 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 455 (23.51%) Social Skills
2 407 (21.03%) Finance
3 147 (7.60%) Retail
4 116 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
5 100 (5.17%) Presentation Skills
6 93 (4.81%) Public Sector
7 85 (4.39%) Banking
8 82 (4.24%) Telecoms
9 75 (3.88%) Marketing
10 58 (3.00%) Influencing Skills
11 53 (2.74%) Advertising
12 51 (2.64%) Law
13 43 (2.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 43 (2.22%) Manufacturing
14 27 (1.40%) Legal
15 24 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
16 19 (0.98%) Games
17 18 (0.93%) Back Office
18 13 (0.67%) Electronics
19 11 (0.57%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (12.56%) .NET
2 111 (5.74%) React
3 83 (4.29%) Web Services
4 82 (4.24%) HTML
4 82 (4.24%) Node.js
5 79 (4.08%) AngularJS
6 67 (3.46%) CSS
7 48 (2.48%) .NET Core
7 48 (2.48%) REST
8 46 (2.38%) Kafka
8 46 (2.38%) Middleware
9 43 (2.22%) SOAP
10 36 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 34 (1.76%) JSON
12 30 (1.55%) .NET Framework
13 29 (1.50%) ASP.NET
13 29 (1.50%) HTML5
14 28 (1.45%) Spring
15 24 (1.24%) Spring Boot
16 21 (1.09%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 175 (9.04%) Cloud Native
2 142 (7.34%) Public Cloud
3 74 (3.82%) User Experience
4 55 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
5 48 (2.48%) Legacy Systems
6 45 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 42 (2.17%) Data Centre
8 39 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 39 (2.02%) Private Cloud
9 34 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
10 33 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
11 24 (1.24%) Client/Server
12 23 (1.19%) New Media
12 23 (1.19%) Video\Live Streaming
13 22 (1.14%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.09%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.83%) Blog
16 15 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
16 15 (0.78%) Social Media
16 15 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 90 (4.65%) Windows
2 67 (3.46%) Linux
3 40 (2.07%) Windows Server
4 23 (1.19%) Android
5 21 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 16 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 14 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
8 13 (0.67%) CentOS
8 13 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 11 (0.57%) Unix
10 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.052%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.052%) VMS
12 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.052%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 720 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (18.91%) DevOps
3 348 (17.98%) Microservices
4 307 (15.87%) TOGAF
5 306 (15.81%) Presales
6 193 (9.97%) Scrum
7 172 (8.89%) Enterprise Architecture
8 170 (8.79%) Analytics
9 161 (8.32%) Architectural Design
10 160 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 156 (8.06%) Migration
12 155 (8.01%) Software Engineering
13 148 (7.65%) SDLC
14 145 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
15 132 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
16 125 (6.46%) Waterfall
17 124 (6.41%) Computer Science
18 118 (6.10%) ITIL
18 118 (6.10%) Technical Architecture
18 118 (6.10%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 234 (12.09%) Java
2 167 (8.63%) SQL
3 138 (7.13%) C#
4 127 (6.56%) JavaScript
5 118 (6.10%) Python
6 56 (2.89%) PowerShell
7 42 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 42 (2.17%) C
8 24 (1.24%) TypeScript
9 23 (1.19%) R
10 21 (1.09%) Ruby
11 19 (0.98%) Scala
12 15 (0.78%) C++
12 15 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.47%) Perl
13 9 (0.47%) PHP
14 6 (0.31%) COBOL
14 6 (0.31%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.21%) Groovy
15 4 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 208 (10.75%) Degree
2 179 (9.25%) Security Cleared
3 133 (6.87%) SC Cleared
4 46 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 45 (2.33%) TOGAF Certification
6 30 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 27 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (1.14%) AWS Certification
10 17 (0.88%) CISSP
11 15 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
12 13 (0.67%) ACCA
12 13 (0.67%) CCNA
12 13 (0.67%) CCNP
12 13 (0.67%) CIMA
12 13 (0.67%) CISM
13 12 (0.62%) Master's Degree
14 11 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 10 (0.52%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.57%) QA
2 42 (2.17%) GDPR
3 23 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.62%) SLA
6 8 (0.41%) Accessibility
7 5 (0.26%) GRC
7 5 (0.26%) NIST
8 3 (0.16%) COBIT
8 3 (0.16%) PMO
9 2 (0.10%) GAAP
9 2 (0.10%) HMG Infosec
9 2 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.10%) SEPA
10 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.052%) EMIR
10 1 (0.052%) IASME
System Software
1 109 (5.63%) Docker
2 68 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (2.84%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.52%) HDFS
4 10 (0.52%) VMware NSX
5 8 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.41%) vSphere
6 7 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.10%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.052%) Firmware
9 1 (0.052%) IAG
9 1 (0.052%) KVM
9 1 (0.052%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 132 (6.82%) Kubernetes
2 64 (3.31%) Terraform
3 43 (2.22%) Ansible
4 24 (1.24%) Puppet
5 22 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (1.14%) SCCM
6 14 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.52%) Prometheus
7 10 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.47%) vRealize
9 8 (0.41%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.36%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.31%) CASB
11 6 (0.31%) Grafana
12 4 (0.21%) Rancher
13 3 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.16%) Istio
13 3 (0.16%) Nagios
13 3 (0.16%) SCOM
14 2 (0.10%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 440 (22.74%) Microsoft
2 118 (6.10%) Salesforce.com
3 114 (5.89%) Google
4 98 (5.06%) SAP
5 87 (4.50%) VMware
6 84 (4.34%) Oracle
7 40 (2.07%) IBM
8 38 (1.96%) Cisco
9 36 (1.86%) Databricks
10 31 (1.60%) MuleSoft
11 29 (1.50%) Adobe
12 26 (1.34%) Citrix
13 16 (0.83%) Apttus
13 16 (0.83%) ServiceNow
14 15 (0.78%) Sparx
14 15 (0.78%) Xamarin
15 12 (0.62%) Ivanti
15 12 (0.62%) Juniper
16 11 (0.57%) Okta
16 11 (0.57%) PeopleSoft