Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Solution Architect
England > London
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 158 191
Rank change year-on-year 0 +33 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,175 1,556 1,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.14% 2.29% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 2.40% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 768 1,159 1,062
London median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £64,100 £63,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £101,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £76,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -1.32% +4.83% +3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 52,055 64,769 69,997
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.29% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 42,367 52,940 54,743
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in London.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in London over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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
Central London -32 216 £87,500 +9.38% 47
West London +12 31 £75,000 -6.25% 11
South London -10 18 £70,000 -20.00% 3
North London -8 3 £85,000 +25.93% 3
East London +14 1 £69,700 -12.88% 7
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 London region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 497 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (29.96%) Azure
3 350 (29.79%) AWS
4 283 (24.09%) Microservices
5 277 (23.57%) Finance
6 263 (22.38%) Java
7 253 (21.53%) DevOps
8 236 (20.09%) Microsoft
9 195 (16.60%) Presales
10 176 (14.98%) .NET
11 164 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
12 163 (13.87%) Creative Thinking
13 162 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
14 161 (13.70%) Retail
15 154 (13.11%) TOGAF
16 153 (13.02%) Migration
16 153 (13.02%) Enterprise Architecture
17 139 (11.83%) Software Engineering
18 135 (11.49%) Enterprise Software
19 133 (11.32%) Technical Leadership
20 131 (11.15%) PaaS
21 127 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
21 127 (10.81%) E-Commerce
22 119 (10.13%) Degree
23 113 (9.62%) Salesforce.com
24 112 (9.53%) SQL
24 112 (9.53%) Oracle
25 111 (9.45%) Thought Leadership
26 108 (9.19%) Mentoring
27 105 (8.94%) Cloud Native

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 69 (5.87%) CMS
2 56 (4.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 42 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 35 (2.98%) Apache Solr
4 35 (2.98%) SharePoint
5 24 (2.04%) Apache Spark
5 24 (2.04%) Confluence
6 14 (1.19%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.11%) Apache
8 12 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.68%) SAS
11 7 (0.60%) Anypoint
11 7 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.43%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.34%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.26%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.26%) SPSS
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.17%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 39 (3.32%) Magento
2 33 (2.81%) SDL Web 8
3 28 (2.38%) SAP Hybris
4 19 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (1.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 12 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.68%) Distributed Ledger
9 7 (0.60%) SAP SCM
10 6 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
11 5 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.43%) SAP GTS
12 4 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
13 3 (0.26%) NetSuite
13 3 (0.26%) SAP BPC
13 3 (0.26%) SAP Business One
13 3 (0.26%) SAP MM
13 3 (0.26%) SAP PP
13 3 (0.26%) SAP QM
13 3 (0.26%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 352 (29.96%) Azure
2 350 (29.79%) AWS
3 131 (11.15%) PaaS
4 79 (6.72%) SaaS
5 72 (6.13%) Cloud Computing
6 51 (4.34%) Office 365
7 50 (4.26%) GCP
8 37 (3.15%) Serverless
9 29 (2.47%) IaaS
10 22 (1.87%) Power Platform
11 17 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (1.19%) OpenShift
13 12 (1.02%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.77%) GitHub
15 8 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
16 7 (0.60%) Apigee
16 7 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
16 7 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 6 (0.51%) PowerApps
17 6 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.51%) Internet
2 41 (3.49%) WAN
3 34 (2.89%) HTTP
4 32 (2.72%) LAN
5 31 (2.64%) Firewall
6 22 (1.87%) Network Security
7 16 (1.36%) WLAN
8 14 (1.19%) Wireless
9 13 (1.11%) NAS
9 13 (1.11%) SAN
9 13 (1.11%) Unified Communications
10 10 (0.85%) MPLS
11 8 (0.68%) BGP
12 7 (0.60%) Cisco Firepower
13 6 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.51%) VPN
14 5 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.43%) Skype
14 5 (0.43%) Software-Defined Networking
14 5 (0.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (7.32%) Big Data
2 79 (6.72%) SQL Server
3 77 (6.55%) Relational Database
4 49 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (3.49%) RDBMS
6 37 (3.15%) NoSQL
7 33 (2.81%) Endeca
8 29 (2.47%) Hadoop
9 26 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
11 21 (1.79%) MongoDB
12 20 (1.70%) Power BI
13 19 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 12 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (1.02%) Data Lake
17 11 (0.94%) Oracle Database
18 10 (0.85%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 29 (2.47%) JIRA
2 15 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.43%) Maven
4 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.26%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.26%) GoCD
6 3 (0.26%) JMeter
6 3 (0.26%) Selenium
7 2 (0.17%) ER Studio
7 2 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.17%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.17%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.085%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.085%) Mocha
8 1 (0.085%) RStudio
8 1 (0.085%) SonarQube
General
1 277 (23.57%) Finance
2 161 (13.70%) Retail
3 91 (7.74%) Banking
4 74 (6.30%) Marketing
5 38 (3.23%) Front Office
6 35 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.47%) Public Sector
8 18 (1.53%) Advertising
8 18 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.45%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.11%) Back Office
10 13 (1.11%) Games
11 9 (0.77%) Publishing
12 8 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.26%) French Language
15 2 (0.17%) Automotive
15 2 (0.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (14.98%) .NET
2 87 (7.40%) Web Services
3 84 (7.15%) HTML
4 75 (6.38%) REST
5 54 (4.60%) Node.js
5 54 (4.60%) RESTful
6 53 (4.51%) J2EE
7 48 (4.09%) XML
8 43 (3.66%) Spring
9 40 (3.40%) ASP.NET
10 36 (3.06%) CSS
11 31 (2.64%) Kafka
12 30 (2.55%) Middleware
13 26 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (2.13%) SOAP
15 20 (1.70%) J2SE
16 17 (1.45%) Spring Boot
17 16 (1.36%) AngularJS
17 16 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
18 14 (1.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 164 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
2 135 (11.49%) Enterprise Software
3 105 (8.94%) Cloud Native
4 89 (7.57%) Hybrid Cloud
5 56 (4.77%) Data Centre
6 43 (3.66%) Virtual Team
7 42 (3.57%) Public Cloud
8 41 (3.49%) Management Information System
9 36 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
9 36 (3.06%) User Experience
10 31 (2.64%) Mobile App
11 25 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (1.62%) Reinsurance
13 15 (1.28%) Fixed Income
14 14 (1.19%) Derivative
15 13 (1.11%) Internet of Things
16 11 (0.94%) NHS
17 10 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 9 (0.77%) iPad
18 9 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 59 (5.02%) Windows
2 55 (4.68%) Linux
3 19 (1.62%) Android
4 17 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.28%) Unix
6 12 (1.02%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.94%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (24.09%) Microservices
3 253 (21.53%) DevOps
4 195 (16.60%) Presales
5 163 (13.87%) Creative Thinking
6 162 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
7 154 (13.11%) TOGAF
8 153 (13.02%) Enterprise Architecture
8 153 (13.02%) Migration
9 139 (11.83%) Software Engineering
10 133 (11.32%) Technical Leadership
11 127 (10.81%) E-Commerce
11 127 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 111 (9.45%) Thought Leadership
13 108 (9.19%) Mentoring
14 99 (8.43%) Analytics
14 99 (8.43%) SOA
15 91 (7.74%) Asset Management
16 86 (7.32%) Project Delivery
17 84 (7.15%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 263 (22.38%) Java
2 112 (9.53%) SQL
3 78 (6.64%) C#
4 70 (5.96%) JavaScript
5 64 (5.45%) Python
6 40 (3.40%) C++
7 21 (1.79%) C
8 15 (1.28%) Java 8
9 13 (1.11%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.02%) Scala
11 11 (0.94%) Ruby
12 10 (0.85%) PHP
12 10 (0.85%) R
12 10 (0.85%) TypeScript
13 9 (0.77%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.68%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.51%) Apple Swift
15 6 (0.51%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.34%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (10.13%) Degree
2 67 (5.70%) AWS Certification
3 40 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (2.47%) Security Cleared
6 26 (2.21%) TOGAF Certification
7 23 (1.96%) CCIE
8 16 (1.36%) CISSP
9 11 (0.94%) CCNP
10 10 (0.85%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.85%) SC Cleared
11 9 (0.77%) CCNA
12 7 (0.60%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 6 (0.51%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.51%) MCSE
14 5 (0.43%) CCDE
14 5 (0.43%) CCDP
14 5 (0.43%) CCIE Service Provider
14 5 (0.43%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.32%) QA
2 25 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.94%) GDPR
5 9 (0.77%) COBIT
6 6 (0.51%) SLA
7 5 (0.43%) PMO
8 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.26%) PSD2
10 1 (0.085%) GAAP
10 1 (0.085%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.085%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.085%) MiFID
10 1 (0.085%) NCSC
10 1 (0.085%) SEPA
System Software
1 58 (4.94%) Docker
2 21 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.26%) KVM
6 3 (0.26%) LXC
6 3 (0.26%) vSphere
6 3 (0.26%) Xen
7 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.17%) HDFS
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.17%) XenApp
7 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.085%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 102 (8.68%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.04%) Puppet
3 15 (1.28%) SCCM
4 14 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.11%) Ansible
5 13 (1.11%) Terraform
6 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.26%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.26%) Mesos
7 3 (0.26%) Nagios
7 3 (0.26%) Packer
7 3 (0.26%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.17%) Graylog
9 1 (0.085%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.085%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.085%) Oozie
Vendors
1 236 (20.09%) Microsoft
2 113 (9.62%) Salesforce.com
3 112 (9.53%) Oracle
4 99 (8.43%) SAP
5 94 (8.00%) Google
6 63 (5.36%) Cisco
7 57 (4.85%) Adobe
7 57 (4.85%) hybris
8 40 (3.40%) IBM
9 34 (2.89%) Elastic Path
9 34 (2.89%) VMware
10 33 (2.81%) Interwoven
11 32 (2.72%) WorldPay
12 31 (2.64%) Informatica
12 31 (2.64%) Sitecore
13 21 (1.79%) Atlassian
14 18 (1.53%) Juniper
15 17 (1.45%) MuleSoft
16 16 (1.36%) Citrix
16 16 (1.36%) EMC