Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 191 157
Rank change year-on-year +25 -34 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,460 1,447 1,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.17% 1.91% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.02% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,072 1,095 1,389
London median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £102,500
England median annual salary £76,595 £73,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.00% -

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 64,205 71,589 72,737
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 94.67% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 52,648 56,350 62,883
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,217 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 +46 291 £80,000 +3.23% 60
West London +26 44 £80,000 +14.29% 19
South London +13 24 £87,500 +34.62% 5
East London +5 18 £80,000 +3.23% 6
North London +15 12 £68,750 -8.33% 1
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 539 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (30.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 385 (26.37%) Finance
4 371 (25.41%) Amazon AWS
5 353 (24.18%) Microsoft
6 319 (21.85%) Java
7 301 (20.62%) .NET
8 266 (18.22%) C#
9 262 (17.95%) Presales
10 241 (16.51%) SQL
11 236 (16.16%) TOGAF
12 221 (15.14%) Microservices
13 220 (15.07%) JavaScript
14 207 (14.18%) SOA
14 207 (14.18%) DevOps
15 179 (12.26%) Waterfall
15 179 (12.26%) Web Services
16 176 (12.05%) SQL Server
17 173 (11.85%) Enterprise Architecture
18 165 (11.30%) UML
19 160 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
20 154 (10.55%) Oracle
20 154 (10.55%) Degree
21 153 (10.48%) Software Engineering
22 144 (9.86%) HTML
23 143 (9.79%) Scrum
23 143 (9.79%) Analytics
24 137 (9.38%) PaaS
25 133 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
26 131 (8.97%) Business Intelligence

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
1 119 (8.15%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.67%) CMS
3 35 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 27 (1.85%) Apache Spark
5 26 (1.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 21 (1.44%) Apache Solr
7 18 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (1.23%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.10%) Apache
8 16 (1.10%) Confluence
9 14 (0.96%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.89%) EPiServer
11 12 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (0.75%) IIS
12 11 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.62%) Drupal
14 9 (0.62%) Skype for Business
14 9 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (0.89%) MS Visio
2 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.21%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 79 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.78%) Oracle Financials
3 24 (1.64%) SAP S/4HANA
4 19 (1.30%) SAP Hybris
5 17 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
7 14 (0.96%) SDL Web 8
8 13 (0.89%) Scribe Insight
9 9 (0.62%) Magento
10 8 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.55%) SAP CRM
11 7 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
12 5 (0.34%) Front Arena
12 5 (0.34%) thinkFolio
13 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
13 3 (0.21%) SAP CO
13 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
13 3 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
13 3 (0.21%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 444 (30.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 371 (25.41%) Amazon AWS
3 137 (9.38%) PaaS
4 93 (6.37%) Office 365
5 92 (6.30%) IaaS
6 89 (6.10%) SaaS
7 86 (5.89%) Google Cloud Platform
8 64 (4.38%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.58%) Serverless
10 21 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
12 15 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (0.89%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
15 10 (0.68%) OpenShift
16 9 (0.62%) Cloudflare
17 8 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
17 8 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
18 7 (0.48%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.67%) Wireless
2 35 (2.40%) Unified Communications
3 31 (2.12%) HTTP
4 29 (1.99%) Network Security
4 29 (1.99%) WAN
5 27 (1.85%) Firewall
6 22 (1.51%) Internet
6 22 (1.51%) MPLS
6 22 (1.51%) VPN
7 21 (1.44%) SAN
8 18 (1.23%) LAN
9 14 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (0.96%) VPLS
10 13 (0.89%) Cisco Wireless
11 11 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (0.75%) Intranet
12 10 (0.68%) Extranet
13 9 (0.62%) BGP
14 8 (0.55%) Cisco Firepower
14 8 (0.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 107 (7.33%) Big Data
3 102 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
4 55 (3.77%) Hadoop
5 49 (3.36%) NoSQL
6 45 (3.08%) Relational Database
7 30 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
7 30 (2.05%) RDBMS
8 26 (1.78%) SAP HANA
9 24 (1.64%) MySQL
10 23 (1.58%) Blockchain
11 18 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
13 16 (1.10%) Data Lake
13 16 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (0.96%) Apache Hive
14 14 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 14 (0.96%) Endeca
14 14 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.89%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 58 (3.97%) Visual Studio Team System
2 54 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 53 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 26 (1.78%) Git (software)
6 25 (1.71%) JIRA
7 16 (1.10%) Maven
8 15 (1.03%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.75%) SonarQube
10 9 (0.62%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.48%) Subversion
13 5 (0.34%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.21%) Vagrant
15 2 (0.14%) ER Studio
15 2 (0.14%) Grunt
15 2 (0.14%) Mocha
15 2 (0.14%) Moq
15 2 (0.14%) NUnit
15 2 (0.14%) ReSharper
General
1 385 (26.37%) Finance
2 115 (7.88%) Banking
3 109 (7.47%) Retail
4 83 (5.68%) Marketing
5 59 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.58%) Back Office
8 22 (1.51%) Law
9 21 (1.44%) Advertising
9 21 (1.44%) Legal
10 19 (1.30%) General Ledger
11 18 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (1.16%) Financial Institution
13 16 (1.10%) Front Office
14 15 (1.03%) Publishing
15 12 (0.82%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.75%) German Language
17 10 (0.68%) Automotive
17 10 (0.68%) Investment Banking
18 8 (0.55%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (20.62%) .NET
2 179 (12.26%) Web Services
3 144 (9.86%) HTML
4 109 (7.47%) CSS
5 93 (6.37%) React
6 81 (5.55%) REST
7 68 (4.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 67 (4.59%) jQuery
9 65 (4.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 56 (3.84%) Entity Framework
10 56 (3.84%) XML
11 48 (3.29%) JSON
11 48 (3.29%) Node.js
12 47 (3.22%) .NET Core
13 42 (2.88%) AngularJS
14 41 (2.81%) Spring
15 38 (2.60%) .NET Framework
16 36 (2.47%) ASP.NET
17 31 (2.12%) HTML5
17 31 (2.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 107 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
3 78 (5.34%) Computer Science
3 78 (5.34%) Fintech
3 78 (5.34%) Public Cloud
4 63 (4.32%) Data Centre
4 63 (4.32%) N-Tier
5 49 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
6 39 (2.67%) User Experience
7 35 (2.40%) Virtual Team
8 30 (2.05%) Mobile App
9 27 (1.85%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.78%) Cloud Native
11 22 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
12 19 (1.30%) Private Cloud
13 18 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
14 17 (1.16%) Algorithms
14 17 (1.16%) Bitcoin
15 14 (0.96%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 83 (5.68%) Windows
2 38 (2.60%) Linux
3 24 (1.64%) Windows Server
4 17 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 16 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.62%) Unix
7 6 (0.41%) Android
8 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.27%) VMS
9 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.21%) CentOS
10 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.14%) AIX
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.068%) Debian
12 1 (0.068%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (17.95%) Presales
3 236 (16.16%) TOGAF
4 221 (15.14%) Microservices
5 207 (14.18%) DevOps
5 207 (14.18%) SOA
6 179 (12.26%) Waterfall
7 173 (11.85%) Enterprise Architecture
8 165 (11.30%) UML
9 160 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
10 153 (10.48%) Software Engineering
11 143 (9.79%) Analytics
11 143 (9.79%) Scrum
12 133 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 131 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
14 130 (8.90%) CRM
15 126 (8.63%) Migration
16 121 (8.29%) Mentoring
17 115 (7.88%) Technical Architecture
18 112 (7.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 319 (21.85%) Java
2 266 (18.22%) C#
3 241 (16.51%) SQL
4 220 (15.07%) JavaScript
5 78 (5.34%) T-SQL
6 72 (4.93%) Python
7 43 (2.95%) C
8 35 (2.40%) C++
9 33 (2.26%) PowerShell
10 21 (1.44%) Go
11 18 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.10%) PHP
13 11 (0.75%) Scala
14 9 (0.62%) Perl
15 7 (0.48%) ABAP
15 7 (0.48%) Ruby
16 5 (0.34%) Java 8
16 5 (0.34%) R
16 5 (0.34%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.21%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 154 (10.55%) Degree
2 63 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 60 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (3.42%) CCIE
5 47 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 46 (3.15%) SC Cleared
7 43 (2.95%) AWS Certification
8 39 (2.67%) CCNP
9 26 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (1.58%) TOGAF Certification
11 19 (1.30%) CCNA
12 18 (1.23%) DV Cleared
13 17 (1.16%) MCSA
14 16 (1.10%) CCDP
15 13 (0.89%) CISSP
16 12 (0.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 12 (0.82%) MBA
17 9 (0.62%) MCSE
18 8 (0.55%) PhD
19 7 (0.48%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.92%) QA
2 15 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.89%) GDPR
4 9 (0.62%) PMO
5 7 (0.48%) SEPA
6 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.21%) PSD2
8 3 (0.21%) SLA
9 2 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 67 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (3.49%) Docker
4 24 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (1.58%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.48%) XenApp
7 7 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.27%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.27%) HDFS
8 4 (0.27%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.21%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.14%) Ceph
10 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.068%) Varnish
11 1 (0.068%) vCloud
11 1 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.068%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 30 (2.05%) Terraform
3 28 (1.92%) SCCM
4 22 (1.51%) Ansible
5 17 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.16%) Puppet
6 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (0.68%) Salt
8 5 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.27%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.27%) vRealize
10 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.21%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.21%) SCSM
10 3 (0.21%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.14%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.14%) Kibana
11 2 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 353 (24.18%) Microsoft
2 154 (10.55%) Oracle
3 117 (8.01%) Google
3 117 (8.01%) SAP
4 93 (6.37%) Cisco
5 76 (5.21%) IBM
6 74 (5.07%) VMware
7 67 (4.59%) Salesforce.com
8 50 (3.42%) EMC
9 48 (3.29%) Nintex
10 46 (3.15%) NetApp
11 42 (2.88%) Adobe
12 38 (2.60%) hybris
13 29 (1.99%) F5
14 26 (1.78%) Citrix
15 23 (1.58%) Informatica
16 22 (1.51%) Dell
16 22 (1.51%) Tableau
17 21 (1.44%) Sitecore
18 20 (1.37%) Pega