Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 183 155
Rank change year-on-year +29 -28 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,560 1,468 1,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.27% 1.96% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 2.07% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,164 1,103 1,482
London median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £63,750 £57,750 £56,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £101,250 £100,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +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 65,509 71,041 76,412
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 94.78% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 53,324 55,629 66,405
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +30 285 £80,000 +3.23% 75
West London +30 40 £80,000 +28.00% 25
South London +29 27 £87,500 +34.62% 4
East London -29 15 £80,000 +8.47% 14
North London +15 13 £67,500 -11.76% 3
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 535 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 449 (28.78%) Finance
3 363 (23.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 357 (22.88%) Java
5 331 (21.22%) Microsoft
6 327 (20.96%) Amazon AWS
7 323 (20.71%) .NET
8 275 (17.63%) Presales
9 237 (15.19%) C#
10 232 (14.87%) Microservices
11 221 (14.17%) SQL
12 207 (13.27%) TOGAF
13 205 (13.14%) JavaScript
14 196 (12.56%) SOA
15 191 (12.24%) Oracle
16 184 (11.79%) Degree
17 180 (11.54%) Web Services
18 176 (11.28%) Waterfall
19 164 (10.51%) DevOps
20 162 (10.38%) Enterprise Architecture
20 162 (10.38%) Retail
21 153 (9.81%) UML
22 149 (9.55%) Cisco
23 144 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
24 143 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
25 142 (9.10%) Software Engineering
26 141 (9.04%) Open Source
27 140 (8.97%) Scrum
28 135 (8.65%) Banking
28 135 (8.65%) SAP

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 93 (5.96%) SharePoint
2 58 (3.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 34 (2.18%) CMS
4 21 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 19 (1.22%) Confluence
5 19 (1.22%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.03%) Apache Spark
6 16 (1.03%) SAS
7 15 (0.96%) Apache
7 15 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 14 (0.90%) Drupal
9 12 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (0.77%) IIS
10 11 (0.71%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.64%) EPiServer
11 10 (0.64%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.64%) SugarCRM
12 9 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.32%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 72 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (2.31%) Oracle Financials
3 29 (1.86%) SAP S/4HANA
4 25 (1.60%) Oracle General Ledger
5 21 (1.35%) SAP Hybris
6 16 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.90%) Scribe Insight
8 11 (0.71%) SAP SCM
9 10 (0.64%) SDL Web 8
10 9 (0.58%) SAP CRM
11 6 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.32%) Eagle PACE
12 5 (0.32%) Front Arena
12 5 (0.32%) Magento
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (0.32%) thinkFolio
13 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
13 4 (0.26%) SAP FI
13 4 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
13 4 (0.26%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 363 (23.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 327 (20.96%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (5.64%) Office 365
3 88 (5.64%) PaaS
4 79 (5.06%) SaaS
5 72 (4.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 72 (4.62%) IaaS
6 59 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (1.22%) Serverless
10 17 (1.09%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.51%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
13 6 (0.38%) Force.com
13 6 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.55%) Wireless
2 47 (3.01%) Unified Communications
3 41 (2.63%) WAN
4 28 (1.79%) Firewall
4 28 (1.79%) Wireless Security
5 26 (1.67%) LAN
6 25 (1.60%) Network Security
7 24 (1.54%) HTTP
7 24 (1.54%) SAN
8 21 (1.35%) Cisco Wireless
9 20 (1.28%) VPN
10 17 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (0.96%) Internet
12 13 (0.83%) NAS
13 11 (0.71%) MPLS
14 10 (0.64%) BGP
15 8 (0.51%) Cisco Firepower
15 8 (0.51%) DNS
15 8 (0.51%) Kerberos
16 7 (0.45%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (8.46%) Big Data
2 122 (7.82%) SQL Server
3 76 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (3.14%) Hadoop
5 37 (2.37%) NoSQL
5 37 (2.37%) Relational Database
6 32 (2.05%) SAP HANA
7 29 (1.86%) MySQL
8 27 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
8 27 (1.73%) Blockchain
9 24 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 14 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (0.83%) SAP BW
12 12 (0.77%) Lumira
12 12 (0.77%) MongoDB
12 12 (0.77%) OLAP
12 12 (0.77%) Oracle OLAP
13 11 (0.71%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 45 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
4 39 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 21 (1.35%) JIRA
6 17 (1.09%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.03%) SonarQube
8 15 (0.96%) Git (software)
8 15 (0.96%) Maven
9 9 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.58%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.19%) ER Studio
10 3 (0.19%) ERwin
11 2 (0.13%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.13%) Mocha
11 2 (0.13%) Moq
11 2 (0.13%) NUnit
11 2 (0.13%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.13%) Subversion
11 2 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 449 (28.78%) Finance
2 162 (10.38%) Retail
3 135 (8.65%) Banking
4 80 (5.13%) Marketing
5 68 (4.36%) Telecoms
6 66 (4.23%) Manufacturing
7 41 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 36 (2.31%) Front Office
9 35 (2.24%) Back Office
10 27 (1.73%) General Ledger
11 26 (1.67%) German Language
12 25 (1.60%) Advertising
13 22 (1.41%) Law
14 21 (1.35%) Italian Language
15 18 (1.15%) Legal
16 15 (0.96%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.64%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.64%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.64%) Japanese Language
18 8 (0.51%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (20.71%) .NET
2 180 (11.54%) Web Services
3 133 (8.53%) HTML
4 117 (7.50%) CSS
5 84 (5.38%) React
6 82 (5.26%) REST
7 53 (3.40%) Node.js
8 52 (3.33%) XML
9 51 (3.27%) jQuery
9 51 (3.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 50 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 49 (3.14%) Entity Framework
12 42 (2.69%) JSON
13 37 (2.37%) J2EE
14 35 (2.24%) .NET Core
14 35 (2.24%) SOAP
15 32 (2.05%) Spring
16 29 (1.86%) AngularJS
17 28 (1.79%) ASP.NET
18 25 (1.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (6.22%) Data Centre
3 88 (5.64%) Computer Science
4 78 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 72 (4.62%) Fintech
6 56 (3.59%) Public Cloud
7 43 (2.76%) N-Tier
8 32 (2.05%) User Experience
9 27 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
9 27 (1.73%) Virtual Team
10 26 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.67%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.28%) Bitcoin
12 19 (1.22%) Private Cloud
13 18 (1.15%) Mainframe
14 16 (1.03%) Algorithms
14 16 (1.03%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.83%) Equities
16 12 (0.77%) Derivative
16 12 (0.77%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 96 (6.15%) Windows
2 51 (3.27%) Linux
3 20 (1.28%) Windows 7
4 19 (1.22%) Windows Server
5 14 (0.90%) Unix
6 10 (0.64%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.51%) Android
8 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.45%) CentOS
9 4 (0.26%) AIX
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.26%) VMS
10 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.064%) Debian
11 1 (0.064%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (17.63%) Presales
3 232 (14.87%) Microservices
4 207 (13.27%) TOGAF
5 196 (12.56%) SOA
6 176 (11.28%) Waterfall
7 164 (10.51%) DevOps
8 162 (10.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 153 (9.81%) UML
10 144 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 143 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
12 142 (9.10%) Software Engineering
13 141 (9.04%) Open Source
14 140 (8.97%) Scrum
15 134 (8.59%) Analytics
16 117 (7.50%) Mentoring
17 110 (7.05%) CRM
18 108 (6.92%) Technical Architecture
19 106 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
20 103 (6.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 357 (22.88%) Java
2 237 (15.19%) C#
3 221 (14.17%) SQL
4 205 (13.14%) JavaScript
5 62 (3.97%) Python
6 58 (3.72%) T-SQL
7 40 (2.56%) C
8 35 (2.24%) C++
9 28 (1.79%) PowerShell
10 16 (1.03%) PHP
11 14 (0.90%) Go
12 12 (0.77%) Perl
13 10 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.51%) R
15 7 (0.45%) ABAP
15 7 (0.45%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.45%) Scala
16 5 (0.32%) Ruby
17 4 (0.26%) BeanShell
17 4 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 184 (11.79%) Degree
2 75 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
3 65 (4.17%) CCIE
4 58 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 52 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 50 (3.21%) CCNP
7 39 (2.50%) SC Cleared
8 36 (2.31%) CCNA
9 25 (1.60%) TOGAF Certification
10 24 (1.54%) AWS Certification
11 21 (1.35%) CCIE Service Provider
12 20 (1.28%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 19 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (1.15%) CISSP
15 17 (1.09%) CCDP
16 16 (1.03%) CCIE Data Center
17 12 (0.77%) CCIE Security
17 12 (0.77%) DV Cleared
18 10 (0.64%) MCSA
18 10 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.50%) GCP
2 34 (2.18%) QA
3 10 (0.64%) GDPR
3 10 (0.64%) SEPA
4 9 (0.58%) PMO
5 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.32%) COBIT
7 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.26%) PSD2
8 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) SLA
9 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 69 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 65 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.01%) Docker
4 29 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.58%) XenApp
8 4 (0.26%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.26%) vCloud
8 4 (0.26%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.13%) Ceph
10 2 (0.13%) HDFS
11 1 (0.064%) Varnish
11 1 (0.064%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (2.37%) SCCM
2 36 (2.31%) Kubernetes
3 22 (1.41%) Terraform
4 17 (1.09%) Ansible
5 11 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.58%) Puppet
6 9 (0.58%) Salt
7 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.45%) vRealize
8 6 (0.38%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 3 (0.19%) EMC VPLEX
12 2 (0.13%) Oozie
13 1 (0.064%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.064%) Kibana
13 1 (0.064%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 331 (21.22%) Microsoft
2 191 (12.24%) Oracle
3 149 (9.55%) Cisco
4 135 (8.65%) SAP
5 121 (7.76%) Google
6 87 (5.58%) EMC
6 87 (5.58%) VMware
7 78 (5.00%) IBM
8 77 (4.94%) NetApp
9 55 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
10 49 (3.14%) Dell
11 47 (3.01%) F5
12 40 (2.56%) Splunk
13 35 (2.24%) Nintex
14 34 (2.18%) Citrix
14 34 (2.18%) hybris
15 32 (2.05%) Adobe
16 30 (1.92%) Capita
17 27 (1.73%) Pega
18 22 (1.41%) Sitecore