Period
to

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 196 190 188
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2,731 1,471 1,587
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.99% 1.80% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.95% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,308 1,136 1,171
10th Percentile £65,000 £58,825 £60,750
25th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +6.67%
75th Percentile £100,000 £92,813 £95,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £107,500 £115,000
UK median annual salary £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +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 126,812 75,305 81,459
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.63% 92.36% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 72,454 58,331 66,733
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.50%
75th Percentile £79,000 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -41 1,334 £92,500 +8.82% 220
South East +32 454 £75,000 +7.14% 74
North of England +56 413 £77,500 +10.71% 54
Midlands +22 256 £75,940 +5.47% 36
North West +21 229 £77,500 +10.42% 38
West Midlands +41 208 £77,500 +7.64% 26
South West +10 159 £70,000 - 29
Yorkshire +43 158 £75,000 +11.11% 13
East of England -48 93 £77,500 +3.33% 18
East Midlands -25 48 £75,000 - 10
North East -1 28 £52,625 -10.04% 3
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Solutions Architect job roles required the following 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.

1 982 (35.96%) Agile
2 936 (34.27%) Azure
3 820 (30.03%) Finance
4 778 (28.49%) Social Skills
5 765 (28.01%) AWS
6 706 (25.85%) Microsoft
7 535 (19.59%) TOGAF
8 524 (19.19%) Microservices
9 523 (19.15%) DevOps
10 437 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
11 419 (15.34%) Degree
12 395 (14.46%) Presales
13 392 (14.35%) Analytics
14 347 (12.71%) IT Strategy
15 340 (12.45%) Computer Science
16 338 (12.38%) Data Centre
17 337 (12.34%) SaaS
18 331 (12.12%) Java
19 329 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
20 295 (10.80%) Artificial Intelligence
21 292 (10.69%) Enterprise Architecture
22 277 (10.14%) .NET
23 262 (9.59%) Adobe
24 261 (9.56%) Software Engineering
25 258 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
26 257 (9.41%) Project Delivery
27 256 (9.37%) Technical Leadership
28 255 (9.34%) Migration
29 254 (9.30%) CRM
30 253 (9.26%) Big Data

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 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 68 (2.49%) CMS
3 39 (1.43%) Apache
4 35 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
5 32 (1.17%) Apache Spark
6 30 (1.10%) Confluence
7 25 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 24 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
9 23 (0.84%) SAS
10 21 (0.77%) Headless CMS
10 21 (0.77%) Mule
11 15 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (0.40%) Drupal
14 10 (0.37%) Apache Solr
14 10 (0.37%) Kentico
15 8 (0.29%) EPiServer
15 8 (0.29%) SAP EP
16 7 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
17 5 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 47 (1.72%) SAP S/4HANA
2 30 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
3 14 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 13 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
5 12 (0.44%) SAP SCM
6 10 (0.37%) SAP APO
6 10 (0.37%) SAP CRM
7 9 (0.33%) SAP MDG
8 8 (0.29%) Magento
8 8 (0.29%) SAP IBP
8 8 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 6 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
11 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
12 3 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
13 2 (0.073%) Finacle
13 2 (0.073%) SAP BPC
13 2 (0.073%) SAP MII
13 2 (0.073%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 936 (34.27%) Azure
2 765 (28.01%) AWS
3 337 (12.34%) SaaS
4 224 (8.20%) PaaS
5 215 (7.87%) IaaS
6 189 (6.92%) GCP
7 181 (6.63%) Microsoft 365
8 180 (6.59%) Power Platform
9 159 (5.82%) Serverless
10 154 (5.64%) Cloud Computing
11 77 (2.82%) Azure Machine Learning
12 72 (2.64%) Azure Data Factory
13 69 (2.53%) Azure Logic Apps
14 66 (2.42%) OpenShift
15 61 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
16 57 (2.09%) Azure Service Bus
17 51 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
18 49 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
19 47 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
20 43 (1.57%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.12%) Firewall
2 44 (1.61%) Network Security
3 41 (1.50%) Internet
4 33 (1.21%) WAN
5 28 (1.03%) Broadband
6 26 (0.95%) VPN
7 25 (0.92%) DNS
7 25 (0.92%) LAN
8 22 (0.81%) HTTP
8 22 (0.81%) Wireless
9 18 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (0.59%) ATM
11 14 (0.51%) OSPF
12 13 (0.48%) Intranet
13 11 (0.40%) FTP
13 11 (0.40%) VLAN
14 10 (0.37%) DMZ
14 10 (0.37%) Extranet
14 10 (0.37%) MPLS
14 10 (0.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (9.26%) Big Data
2 140 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 138 (5.05%) NoSQL
4 137 (5.02%) SQL Server
5 100 (3.66%) Data Lake
6 52 (1.90%) Power BI
7 44 (1.61%) Relational Database
8 43 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
9 38 (1.39%) MongoDB
10 30 (1.10%) Metadata
11 27 (0.99%) MySQL
12 26 (0.95%) Hadoop
13 23 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
14 22 (0.81%) RDBMS
15 21 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (0.77%) Tableau
16 19 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 16 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
19 14 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 57 (2.09%) JIRA
2 47 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 43 (1.57%) GitLab
3 43 (1.57%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.55%) Jaeger
5 12 (0.44%) JUnit
6 11 (0.40%) ERwin
6 11 (0.40%) TestNG
7 9 (0.33%) Maven
8 8 (0.29%) CircleCI
9 6 (0.22%) Spinnaker
10 5 (0.18%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.18%) Postman
11 3 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.073%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.073%) Gatling
12 2 (0.073%) Gradle
12 2 (0.073%) Selenium
12 2 (0.073%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.073%) Terragrunt
General
1 820 (30.03%) Finance
2 778 (28.49%) Social Skills
3 206 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
4 203 (7.43%) Banking
5 188 (6.88%) Public Sector
6 164 (6.01%) Marketing
7 163 (5.97%) Retail
8 160 (5.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 111 (4.06%) Presentation Skills
10 81 (2.97%) Law
11 80 (2.93%) Influencing Skills
12 67 (2.45%) Legal
13 58 (2.12%) Telecoms
14 54 (1.98%) Advertising
15 34 (1.24%) Wearables
16 32 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 32 (1.17%) Retail Banking
17 31 (1.14%) Publishing
18 25 (0.92%) Documentation Skills
19 23 (0.84%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (10.14%) .NET
2 145 (5.31%) React
3 96 (3.52%) REST
4 84 (3.08%) .NET Core
5 78 (2.86%) Node.js
6 69 (2.53%) Spring Boot
7 67 (2.45%) JSON
8 65 (2.38%) Middleware
9 63 (2.31%) Kafka
10 57 (2.09%) Spring
11 51 (1.87%) Swagger
12 50 (1.83%) HTML
13 48 (1.76%) AngularJS
14 40 (1.46%) .NET Framework
15 36 (1.32%) Web Services
16 33 (1.21%) CSS
16 33 (1.21%) XML
17 30 (1.10%) ASP.NET
18 29 (1.06%) ARM Templates
19 27 (0.99%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 338 (12.38%) Data Centre
2 205 (7.51%) Public Cloud
3 192 (7.03%) Cloud Native
4 145 (5.31%) IoT
5 136 (4.98%) Management Information System
6 98 (3.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 86 (3.15%) Robotics
8 84 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
9 77 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
10 64 (2.34%) User Experience
11 55 (2.01%) Blockchain
12 49 (1.79%) Renewable Energy
13 45 (1.65%) Legacy Systems
14 39 (1.43%) Cyberattack
14 39 (1.43%) Mobile App
15 37 (1.35%) Cyber Defence
15 37 (1.35%) Virtual Team
16 35 (1.28%) Social Media
17 32 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
17 32 (1.17%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 127 (4.65%) Linux
2 109 (3.99%) Windows
3 31 (1.14%) Windows Server
4 22 (0.81%) CentOS
5 20 (0.73%) Unix
6 15 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.48%) Android
8 12 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.15%) VMS
12 2 (0.073%) HPUX
13 1 (0.037%) Solaris
13 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 982 (35.96%) Agile
2 535 (19.59%) TOGAF
3 524 (19.19%) Microservices
4 523 (19.15%) DevOps
5 437 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
6 395 (14.46%) Presales
7 392 (14.35%) Analytics
8 347 (12.71%) IT Strategy
9 340 (12.45%) Computer Science
10 329 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
11 295 (10.80%) Artificial Intelligence
12 292 (10.69%) Enterprise Architecture
13 261 (9.56%) Software Engineering
14 258 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 257 (9.41%) Project Delivery
16 256 (9.37%) Technical Leadership
17 255 (9.34%) Migration
18 254 (9.30%) CRM
19 242 (8.86%) Coaching
20 236 (8.64%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 331 (12.12%) Java
2 228 (8.35%) SQL
3 223 (8.17%) C#
4 187 (6.85%) Python
5 162 (5.93%) JavaScript
6 59 (2.16%) Bash
7 53 (1.94%) PowerShell
8 38 (1.39%) PHP
9 24 (0.88%) Go
9 24 (0.88%) Scala
10 22 (0.81%) C
10 22 (0.81%) TypeScript
11 10 (0.37%) C++
11 10 (0.37%) R
12 9 (0.33%) Apex Code
13 8 (0.29%) Kotlin
14 7 (0.26%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.22%) SHACL
15 6 (0.22%) SPARQL
16 5 (0.18%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 419 (15.34%) Degree
2 236 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 211 (7.73%) SC Cleared
4 138 (5.05%) TOGAF Certification
5 111 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 76 (2.78%) AWS Certification
7 36 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 31 (1.14%) MCSE
9 24 (0.88%) MCP
10 20 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (0.55%) CISSP
12 12 (0.44%) CCIE
13 10 (0.37%) CCNP
14 7 (0.26%) CISM
15 5 (0.18%) CCNA
15 5 (0.18%) CISA
15 5 (0.18%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.18%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.18%) Master's Degree
15 5 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.44%) QA
2 85 (3.11%) GDPR
3 21 (0.77%) COBIT
3 21 (0.77%) SLA
4 19 (0.70%) NIST
5 17 (0.62%) Accessibility
6 16 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.40%) GRC
9 10 (0.37%) NCSC
10 8 (0.29%) PMO
11 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.18%) SEPA
13 3 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.11%) ISO 20022
14 2 (0.073%) Government Security Classifications
15 1 (0.037%) Disclosure Scotland
15 1 (0.037%) NIST 800
System Software
1 177 (6.48%) Docker
2 123 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (2.49%) Virtual Desktop
4 61 (2.23%) Active Directory
5 52 (1.90%) Hyper-V
6 23 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.18%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.15%) KVM
9 4 (0.15%) vSphere
10 2 (0.073%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 228 (8.35%) Kubernetes
2 138 (5.05%) Terraform
3 118 (4.32%) Ansible
4 25 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (0.77%) Rancher
6 20 (0.73%) Puppet
7 19 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (0.59%) CASB
9 15 (0.55%) Kiali
10 11 (0.40%) Istio
10 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (0.26%) SCCM
12 6 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (0.18%) AirWatch
14 4 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.15%) Grafana
14 4 (0.15%) Packer
15 3 (0.11%) Oozie
16 2 (0.073%) Failover Clustering
16 2 (0.073%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 706 (25.85%) Microsoft
2 262 (9.59%) Adobe
3 228 (8.35%) Salesforce.com
4 221 (8.09%) Apple
5 139 (5.09%) VMware
6 110 (4.03%) MuleSoft
7 104 (3.81%) SAP
8 103 (3.77%) Oracle
9 82 (3.00%) Google
10 80 (2.93%) Databricks
11 79 (2.89%) Citrix
12 78 (2.86%) Dell
13 45 (1.65%) Cisco
14 44 (1.61%) Sitecore
15 41 (1.50%) ServiceNow
16 35 (1.28%) hybris
17 32 (1.17%) IBM
18 31 (1.14%) Palo Alto
19 29 (1.06%) Red Hat
19 29 (1.06%) Splunk