Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 171 185
Rank change year-on-year -36 +14 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2810 3639 3769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.66% 2.03% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 2.10% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2092 2784 3024
England median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% - -

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 161995 173250 195876
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131003 146259 164261
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -33 1454 £80,000 +3.23% 86
South East -48 427 £70,000 +3.70% 31
North of England -16 342 £65,000 - 31
Midlands -24 277 £67,500 +12.50% 18
West Midlands -6 209 £65,000 +8.33% 15
East of England -64 171 £70,000 +3.70% 12
North West +11 165 £65,000 -3.70% 16
Yorkshire -11 165 £65,000 - 13
South West -40 107 £65,000 - 7
East Midlands -43 67 £74,500 +19.20% 2
North East -7 12 £75,000 +36.36% 2
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 828 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
2 785 (27.94%) Finance
3 684 (24.34%) TOGAF
4 602 (21.42%) Java
5 525 (18.68%) Microsoft
6 477 (16.98%) Presales
7 408 (14.52%) .NET
8 405 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
9 395 (14.06%) Oracle
10 391 (13.91%) SOA
11 389 (13.84%) Degree
12 382 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
13 359 (12.78%) SAP
14 342 (12.17%) Project Management
15 325 (11.57%) SQL
16 318 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
17 317 (11.28%) Enterprise Architecture
18 288 (10.25%) Banking
18 288 (10.25%) Retail
19 282 (10.04%) JavaScript
20 278 (9.89%) SaaS
21 270 (9.61%) DevOps
22 267 (9.50%) Web Services
23 266 (9.47%) SDLC
24 252 (8.97%) CRM
25 242 (8.61%) Microservices
26 229 (8.15%) Windows
27 225 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
28 223 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
29 222 (7.90%) IT Strategy

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 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 66 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 59 (2.10%) WebSphere
4 52 (1.85%) CMS
5 47 (1.67%) Apache
6 45 (1.60%) SAS
7 44 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
8 37 (1.32%) IIS
8 37 (1.32%) JBoss
8 37 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.82%) MS Exchange
10 20 (0.71%) WebLogic
11 19 (0.68%) Apache Spark
12 17 (0.60%) OpenStack
13 15 (0.53%) Drupal
14 14 (0.50%) Anypoint
14 14 (0.50%) Liferay
15 11 (0.39%) Apache Pig
16 9 (0.32%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 30 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
5 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 88 (3.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 76 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 42 (1.49%) SAP Hybris
4 37 (1.32%) SAP FI
5 34 (1.21%) SAP CO
5 34 (1.21%) SAP FI/CO
6 29 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
7 23 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
7 23 (0.82%) SAP SCM
8 22 (0.78%) SAP ERP
9 19 (0.68%) SAP MM
10 17 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
11 16 (0.57%) SAP Retail
12 15 (0.53%) SAP HR
13 14 (0.50%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
14 13 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
14 13 (0.46%) SAP HCM
15 12 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
16 11 (0.39%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 405 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 382 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
3 278 (9.89%) SaaS
4 164 (5.84%) PaaS
5 145 (5.16%) IaaS
6 97 (3.45%) Office 365
7 65 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
8 45 (1.60%) SuccessFactors
9 40 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 31 (1.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 24 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
11 24 (0.85%) Force.com
11 24 (0.85%) iPaaS
12 20 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
12 20 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 19 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 16 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
15 13 (0.46%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 13 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 111 (3.95%) WAN
2 89 (3.17%) Internet
3 77 (2.74%) LAN
4 65 (2.31%) Firewall
5 53 (1.89%) Wireless
6 40 (1.42%) MPLS
7 37 (1.32%) VPN
8 31 (1.10%) Unified Communications
9 29 (1.03%) HTTP
10 28 (1.00%) DNS
11 27 (0.96%) Network Security
12 25 (0.89%) SSL
13 24 (0.85%) Software-Defined Networking
14 17 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
14 17 (0.60%) SMTP
15 14 (0.50%) BGP
15 14 (0.50%) SAN
15 14 (0.50%) TCP/IP
16 12 (0.43%) IPsec
16 12 (0.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 189 (6.73%) Big Data
3 118 (4.20%) NoSQL
4 103 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
5 68 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 66 (2.35%) Oracle Database
7 61 (2.17%) Hadoop
8 59 (2.10%) MongoDB
9 57 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 49 (1.74%) SAP HANA
11 40 (1.42%) MySQL
12 38 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 32 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
14 28 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 27 (0.96%) SAP BW
16 26 (0.93%) RDBMS
17 24 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
18 22 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
19 20 (0.71%) Data Lake
20 19 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 62 (2.21%) Jenkins
2 40 (1.42%) Git (software)
3 38 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 22 (0.78%) TeamCity
5 20 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (0.36%) JIRA
9 10 (0.36%) Selenium
10 8 (0.28%) ERwin
10 8 (0.28%) Hudson
10 8 (0.28%) webpack
11 7 (0.25%) git-flow
12 6 (0.21%) Maven
12 6 (0.21%) Subversion
13 4 (0.14%) Ant
13 4 (0.14%) MSI
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.11%) Rational Rose
General
1 785 (27.94%) Finance
2 288 (10.25%) Banking
2 288 (10.25%) Retail
3 123 (4.38%) Manufacturing
4 104 (3.70%) Marketing
5 84 (2.99%) Retail Banking
5 84 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 81 (2.88%) Investment Banking
7 52 (1.85%) Advertising
7 52 (1.85%) Front Office
8 41 (1.46%) Legal
8 41 (1.46%) Publishing
9 33 (1.17%) German Language
10 30 (1.07%) Back Office
10 30 (1.07%) Law
11 24 (0.85%) Electronics
12 21 (0.75%) Games
13 19 (0.68%) Billing
14 17 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (14.52%) .NET
2 267 (9.50%) Web Services
3 154 (5.48%) HTML
4 153 (5.44%) REST
5 137 (4.88%) CSS
5 137 (4.88%) SOAP
6 126 (4.48%) XML
7 97 (3.45%) J2EE
7 97 (3.45%) Middleware
8 84 (2.99%) RESTful
9 83 (2.95%) Node.js
10 71 (2.53%) Spring
11 63 (2.24%) HTML5
12 62 (2.21%) JSON
13 47 (1.67%) AngularJS
14 44 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
14 44 (1.57%) JMS
15 43 (1.53%) WCF
16 35 (1.25%) .NET Framework
17 34 (1.21%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 225 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
2 223 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
3 215 (7.65%) Computer Science
4 177 (6.30%) Management Information System
5 125 (4.45%) Data Centre
6 72 (2.56%) Public Cloud
7 70 (2.49%) User Experience
8 60 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
9 59 (2.10%) Algorithms
9 59 (2.10%) Fintech
9 59 (2.10%) Mobile App
10 51 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 38 (1.35%) Private Cloud
12 37 (1.32%) Virtual Team
13 36 (1.28%) Clustering
14 31 (1.10%) FMCG
15 28 (1.00%) DataPower
16 27 (0.96%) Client/Server
17 24 (0.85%) Taxonomies
18 21 (0.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 229 (8.15%) Windows
2 174 (6.19%) Linux
3 127 (4.52%) Unix
4 62 (2.21%) Android
5 61 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 55 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 30 (1.07%) Windows 10
8 18 (0.64%) Solaris
9 16 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.46%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.25%) AIX
14 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.21%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 828 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (24.34%) TOGAF
3 477 (16.98%) Presales
4 391 (13.91%) SOA
5 342 (12.17%) Project Management
6 318 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 317 (11.28%) Enterprise Architecture
8 270 (9.61%) DevOps
9 266 (9.47%) SDLC
10 252 (8.97%) CRM
11 242 (8.61%) Microservices
12 222 (7.90%) IT Strategy
13 208 (7.40%) UML
14 199 (7.08%) Migration
15 182 (6.48%) E-Commerce
16 177 (6.30%) Analytics
16 177 (6.30%) ERP
17 171 (6.09%) Zachman Framework
18 170 (6.05%) ITIL
19 168 (5.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 602 (21.42%) Java
2 325 (11.57%) SQL
3 282 (10.04%) JavaScript
4 186 (6.62%) C#
5 81 (2.88%) Perl
6 68 (2.42%) Python
7 54 (1.92%) PowerShell
8 45 (1.60%) C
9 44 (1.57%) PHP
10 34 (1.21%) Shell Script
11 30 (1.07%) Apex Code
11 30 (1.07%) Scala
12 29 (1.03%) C++
13 27 (0.96%) T-SQL
14 24 (0.85%) VB.NET
15 18 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 18 (0.64%) Go
16 17 (0.60%) PL/SQL
16 17 (0.60%) Ruby
17 15 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 389 (13.84%) Degree
2 112 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 82 (2.92%) Security Cleared
4 76 (2.70%) Master's Degree
5 68 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
6 64 (2.28%) SC Cleared
7 43 (1.53%) CCNP
8 38 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 36 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (1.03%) CCIE
10 29 (1.03%) MBA
11 24 (0.85%) MCSE
12 20 (0.71%) CISSP
13 18 (0.64%) AWS Certification
13 18 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.57%) PMI Certification
14 16 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 15 (0.53%) CCNA
16 14 (0.50%) ISEB
16 14 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (4.98%) QA
2 29 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 28 (1.00%) GDPR
4 27 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.53%) GCP
7 11 (0.39%) COBIT
8 8 (0.28%) PMO
8 8 (0.28%) Solvency II
9 7 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.21%) GAAP
10 6 (0.21%) GPG13
11 5 (0.18%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.14%) PSD2
13 3 (0.11%) SEPA
14 2 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.071%) MiFID
14 2 (0.071%) SLA
15 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 110 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 96 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (2.92%) Docker
4 29 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.32%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (0.28%) OpenAM
7 8 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.21%) vSphere
9 6 (0.21%) XenApp
10 4 (0.14%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.14%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.11%) HDFS
12 2 (0.071%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.071%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 65 (2.31%) Puppet
2 52 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (1.81%) Ansible
4 36 (1.28%) Kubernetes
5 26 (0.93%) SCCM
6 15 (0.53%) Terraform
7 11 (0.39%) Mesos
8 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.28%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 8 (0.28%) rkt
9 8 (0.28%) SCOM
9 8 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.25%) MOM
11 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.21%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.18%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.18%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.14%) CSIRT
13 4 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 525 (18.68%) Microsoft
2 395 (14.06%) Oracle
3 359 (12.78%) SAP
4 155 (5.52%) VMware
5 126 (4.48%) IBM
6 125 (4.45%) Cisco
7 120 (4.27%) Salesforce.com
8 81 (2.88%) Google
9 74 (2.63%) hybris
10 65 (2.31%) Citrix
11 50 (1.78%) HP
11 50 (1.78%) Murex
12 47 (1.67%) TIBCO
13 43 (1.53%) NetApp
14 41 (1.46%) Siebel
15 35 (1.25%) Workday
16 34 (1.21%) Informatica
17 32 (1.14%) EMC
17 32 (1.14%) webMethods
18 31 (1.10%) Adobe