Period
to 6 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 188 173 179
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,093 2,727 3,155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.81% 2.06% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.15% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 895 2,182 2,555
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.66% +0.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £117,500 £101,250 £100,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +3.45%

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 57,345 126,749 154,028
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.90% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 46,710 102,171 125,247
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 -40 500 £90,000 +5.88% 47
North of England +88 212 £70,000 - 39
South East +66 194 £75,000 +3.45% 48
North West +81 158 £70,000 - 31
South West -10 75 £72,000 +10.77% 15
Midlands -25 75 £70,500 +0.71% 18
Yorkshire +81 48 £70,000 +3.70% 8
West Midlands -44 40 £70,000 -2.78% 11
East Midlands +41 32 £73,600 +9.04% 7
East of England +20 30 £75,000 - 5
North East +8 6 £73,750 +5.36%
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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.

1 413 (37.79%) Azure
2 365 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
3 342 (31.29%) Finance
4 311 (28.45%) AWS
5 228 (20.86%) Microservices
6 227 (20.77%) Java
7 223 (20.40%) Microsoft
8 216 (19.76%) TOGAF
9 204 (18.66%) .NET
10 199 (18.21%) Enterprise Architecture
11 194 (17.75%) DevOps
12 145 (13.27%) Presales
12 145 (13.27%) SaaS
13 144 (13.17%) SQL Server
14 143 (13.08%) Analytics
15 138 (12.63%) Python
16 127 (11.62%) C#
16 127 (11.62%) PaaS
17 120 (10.98%) Web Services
18 117 (10.70%) Migration
19 115 (10.52%) SQL
20 110 (10.06%) JavaScript
21 109 (9.97%) Google
21 109 (9.97%) Big Data
22 108 (9.88%) Banking
23 103 (9.42%) Degree
23 103 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
24 94 (8.60%) Mentoring
24 94 (8.60%) IaaS
24 94 (8.60%) 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 55 (5.03%) Apache
2 33 (3.02%) CMS
3 25 (2.29%) SAS
4 24 (2.20%) Tomcat
5 20 (1.83%) WebSphere
6 18 (1.65%) IIS
6 18 (1.65%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.56%) Apache Spark
8 16 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
9 15 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 13 (1.19%) EPiServer
11 9 (0.82%) Headless CMS
11 9 (0.82%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.73%) Confluence
12 8 (0.73%) nginx
13 6 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.55%) Kentico
13 6 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 24 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.56%) Markit EDM
3 16 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (1.37%) SAP GTS
4 15 (1.37%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.46%) Magento
6 5 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.46%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.46%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.37%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 4 (0.37%) SAP MDG
7 4 (0.37%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.27%) Eikon
8 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 413 (37.79%) Azure
2 311 (28.45%) AWS
3 145 (13.27%) SaaS
4 127 (11.62%) PaaS
5 94 (8.60%) IaaS
6 92 (8.42%) GCP
7 68 (6.22%) Serverless
8 51 (4.67%) AWS Lambda
9 48 (4.39%) Amazon ECS
10 43 (3.93%) Apigee
10 43 (3.93%) Dynamics 365
11 38 (3.48%) Office 365
12 35 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (2.29%) Power Platform
14 14 (1.28%) OpenShift
15 13 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (1.10%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
18 5 (0.46%) Azure Functions
18 5 (0.46%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.47%) Internet
1 27 (2.47%) Skype
2 24 (2.20%) WAN
3 22 (2.01%) Firewall
4 15 (1.37%) DNS
5 13 (1.19%) LAN
5 13 (1.19%) Network Security
6 11 (1.01%) VPN
7 10 (0.91%) MPLS
7 10 (0.91%) SAN
8 9 (0.82%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.55%) BGP
9 6 (0.55%) DHCP
9 6 (0.55%) NetScaler
9 6 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
9 6 (0.55%) VoIP
10 5 (0.46%) IPv4
10 5 (0.46%) OSPF
10 5 (0.46%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 109 (9.97%) Big Data
3 76 (6.95%) Data Warehouse
4 72 (6.59%) MySQL
5 51 (4.67%) Data Lake
6 48 (4.39%) Amazon Redshift
7 47 (4.30%) NoSQL
7 47 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (2.10%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.83%) HDInsight
10 19 (1.74%) Power BI
11 17 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
11 17 (1.56%) DB2
12 16 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.19%) Relational Database
14 11 (1.01%) HBase
15 10 (0.91%) Apache Accumulo
16 9 (0.82%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (0.73%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 52 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 46 (4.21%) Artifactory
3 42 (3.84%) GitLab
4 34 (3.11%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.28%) JIRA
5 14 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.82%) Grunt
8 7 (0.64%) gulp
8 7 (0.64%) webpack
9 5 (0.46%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.37%) LSMW
10 4 (0.37%) ProC
11 3 (0.27%) Maven
11 3 (0.27%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio Code
12 2 (0.18%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.18%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.091%) GDB
13 1 (0.091%) Gradle
General
1 342 (31.29%) Finance
2 108 (9.88%) Banking
3 70 (6.40%) Retail
4 43 (3.93%) Back Office
5 39 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 35 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 34 (3.11%) Front Office
8 30 (2.74%) Marketing
9 24 (2.20%) Public Sector
10 23 (2.10%) Legal
11 14 (1.28%) Investment Banking
11 14 (1.28%) Publishing
12 10 (0.91%) Electronics
13 9 (0.82%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.55%) Advertising
15 6 (0.55%) Local Government
15 6 (0.55%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.46%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (18.66%) .NET
2 120 (10.98%) Web Services
3 65 (5.95%) AngularJS
4 62 (5.67%) React
5 52 (4.76%) Swagger
6 49 (4.48%) OAuth
7 46 (4.21%) REST
8 42 (3.84%) gRPC
9 40 (3.66%) Middleware
10 38 (3.48%) HTML
11 37 (3.39%) ASP.NET
12 32 (2.93%) .NET Core
12 32 (2.93%) Kafka
13 30 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
14 25 (2.29%) .NET Framework
15 23 (2.10%) Node.js
16 20 (1.83%) RESTful
17 16 (1.46%) SOAP
17 16 (1.46%) Spring
17 16 (1.46%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 103 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (6.22%) Hedge funds
3 48 (4.39%) Public Cloud
4 35 (3.20%) Cloud Native
4 35 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.20%) Mobile App
5 34 (3.11%) Data Centre
6 30 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (2.56%) Fixed Income
7 28 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 28 (2.56%) User Experience
8 23 (2.10%) Equities
8 23 (2.10%) PKI
9 21 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (1.74%) Derivative
11 16 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (1.46%) Reference Data
12 15 (1.37%) Internet of Things
13 14 (1.28%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 51 (4.67%) Linux
2 48 (4.39%) Windows
3 31 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.37%) Unix
5 9 (0.82%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.46%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.18%) HPUX
7 2 (0.18%) Solaris
8 1 (0.091%) Android
8 1 (0.091%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (20.86%) Microservices
3 216 (19.76%) TOGAF
4 199 (18.21%) Enterprise Architecture
5 194 (17.75%) DevOps
6 145 (13.27%) Presales
7 143 (13.08%) Analytics
8 117 (10.70%) Migration
9 94 (8.60%) Mentoring
9 94 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 90 (8.23%) IT Strategy
11 89 (8.14%) Asset Management
12 88 (8.05%) Technical Leadership
12 88 (8.05%) Technology Roadmap
13 87 (7.96%) CRM
14 86 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
15 84 (7.69%) Scrum
16 78 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
17 75 (6.86%) Architectural Design
18 72 (6.59%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 227 (20.77%) Java
2 138 (12.63%) Python
3 127 (11.62%) C#
4 115 (10.52%) SQL
5 110 (10.06%) JavaScript
6 41 (3.75%) R
7 28 (2.56%) C++
8 23 (2.10%) C
8 23 (2.10%) T-SQL
9 16 (1.46%) PHP
10 15 (1.37%) Scala
11 11 (1.01%) ABAP
12 8 (0.73%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.64%) Perl
13 7 (0.64%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.55%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.55%) Ruby
15 3 (0.27%) Java 8
15 3 (0.27%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.27%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 103 (9.42%) Degree
2 71 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 56 (5.12%) TOGAF Certification
4 39 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 39 (3.57%) Sun Certification
5 30 (2.74%) SC Cleared
6 26 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (1.46%) CCIE
10 13 (1.19%) MCSE
11 12 (1.10%) AWS Certification
12 9 (0.82%) CCNA
13 7 (0.64%) CCDP
14 6 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
15 5 (0.46%) CCNP
16 4 (0.37%) LPIC
16 4 (0.37%) MCSA
16 4 (0.37%) MCTS
16 4 (0.37%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.20%) QA
2 16 (1.46%) COBIT
2 16 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.37%) NCSC
3 15 (1.37%) NIST
3 15 (1.37%) NIST 800
4 8 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.73%) GDPR
5 7 (0.64%) SEPA
6 6 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.27%) SLA
8 1 (0.091%) EMIR
8 1 (0.091%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.091%) GxP
8 1 (0.091%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.091%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.091%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.091%) MiFID
8 1 (0.091%) RMADS
8 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 79 (7.23%) Docker
2 39 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.27%) Varnish
5 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.18%) Firmware
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.091%) NDS
7 1 (0.091%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 70 (6.40%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.20%) Terraform
3 12 (1.10%) Puppet
4 10 (0.91%) Ansible
4 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (0.73%) SCCM
6 6 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.46%) Salt
8 2 (0.18%) Amdocs OSS
8 2 (0.18%) Mesos
9 1 (0.091%) Consul
9 1 (0.091%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.091%) Istio
9 1 (0.091%) Kibana
9 1 (0.091%) logstash
9 1 (0.091%) Marathon
9 1 (0.091%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.091%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.091%) vRealize
Vendors
1 223 (20.40%) Microsoft
2 109 (9.97%) Google
3 83 (7.59%) Oracle
4 63 (5.76%) Salesforce.com
5 57 (5.22%) SAP
6 51 (4.67%) Cisco
7 41 (3.75%) Databricks
8 40 (3.66%) Sparx
9 33 (3.02%) IBM
10 31 (2.84%) VMware
11 24 (2.20%) HP
12 23 (2.10%) Sitecore
13 20 (1.83%) PeopleSoft
14 19 (1.74%) Adobe
15 18 (1.65%) Remedy
16 17 (1.56%) Charles River
17 16 (1.46%) CA
17 16 (1.46%) Hyperion
17 16 (1.46%) ServiceNow
17 16 (1.46%) Siebel