Period
to 16 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

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
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 185 184 164
Rank change year-on-year -1 -20 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,027 394 1,234
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.10% 1.85% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 1.98% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 781 306 819
10th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
25th Percentile £77,500 £76,563 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £92,500 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
75th Percentile £102,500 £115,938 £100,000
90th Percentile £113,750 £142,500 £113,750
England median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 43,659 19,875 53,113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.41% 93.44% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 29,949 16,622 43,759
10th Percentile £40,700 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,264 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in London.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in London over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

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 16 September 2021. 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 +30 148 £92,500 - 78
South London +1 20 £85,000 +47.83% 7
West London -47 19 £85,000 +19.30% 14
East London - 4 £77,500 - 9
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, 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.

1 386 (37.59%) Azure
2 361 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
3 293 (28.53%) AWS
4 285 (27.75%) Social Skills
5 243 (23.66%) Finance
6 233 (22.69%) Microservices
7 201 (19.57%) DevOps
8 195 (18.99%) Microsoft
9 155 (15.09%) Presales
10 150 (14.61%) PaaS
11 149 (14.51%) GCP
12 141 (13.73%) TOGAF
13 136 (13.24%) Degree
14 134 (13.05%) IaaS
15 130 (12.66%) SaaS
16 122 (11.88%) Java
16 122 (11.88%) Analytics
17 107 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
18 106 (10.32%) .NET
18 106 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
19 101 (9.83%) Computer Science
20 99 (9.64%) Waterfall
21 98 (9.54%) Cloud Native
22 95 (9.25%) Enterprise Architecture
23 94 (9.15%) Migration
24 93 (9.06%) Kubernetes
25 92 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
26 90 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
27 88 (8.57%) Big Data
28 84 (8.18%) Salesforce.com

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 29 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.95%) CMS
3 18 (1.75%) Confluence
4 16 (1.56%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.27%) IIS
6 9 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (0.68%) Drupal
7 7 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.58%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.49%) Apache
9 5 (0.49%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.49%) Ethereum
9 5 (0.49%) Hyperledger
9 5 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.29%) Headless CMS
10 3 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.29%) SAS
10 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 22 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.17%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 7 (0.68%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.49%) Magento
6 5 (0.49%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.39%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.39%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.29%) SAP IBP
8 3 (0.29%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.19%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 386 (37.59%) Azure
2 293 (28.53%) AWS
3 150 (14.61%) PaaS
4 149 (14.51%) GCP
5 134 (13.05%) IaaS
6 130 (12.66%) SaaS
7 69 (6.72%) Power Platform
8 44 (4.28%) Microsoft 365
9 41 (3.99%) Dynamics 365
10 31 (3.02%) Serverless
11 24 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (1.85%) Azure Service Bus
13 18 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
13 18 (1.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 17 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (1.36%) Azure Key Vault
15 14 (1.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 11 (1.07%) PowerApps
17 10 (0.97%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 9 (0.88%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.14%) Firewall
2 16 (1.56%) Internet
2 16 (1.56%) WAN
3 14 (1.36%) SD-WAN
3 14 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.27%) 4G
5 12 (1.17%) 5G
5 12 (1.17%) DNS
6 10 (0.97%) Ethernet
6 10 (0.97%) MPLS
7 9 (0.88%) Broadband
8 8 (0.78%) BGP
8 8 (0.78%) IPv6
8 8 (0.78%) OSPF
8 8 (0.78%) RSVP
9 7 (0.68%) LAN
9 7 (0.68%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.49%) HTTP
11 4 (0.39%) DHCP
12 2 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
2 88 (8.57%) Big Data
3 59 (5.74%) NoSQL
4 53 (5.16%) SQL Server
5 50 (4.87%) Data Lake
6 47 (4.58%) Power BI
7 32 (3.12%) Tableau
8 28 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 21 (2.04%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.95%) Blockchain
11 18 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.36%) MySQL
13 13 (1.27%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.97%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.88%) Hadoop
16 9 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (0.78%) SAP HANA
18 7 (0.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (1.75%) JIRA
2 17 (1.66%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.07%) Bitbucket
5 9 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (0.88%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.49%) gulp
6 5 (0.49%) jspm
6 5 (0.49%) Maven
6 5 (0.49%) Moq
6 5 (0.49%) NUnit
7 4 (0.39%) GoCD
8 3 (0.29%) ER Studio
8 3 (0.29%) ERwin
8 3 (0.29%) GDB
8 3 (0.29%) Selenium
8 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.097%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 285 (27.75%) Social Skills
2 243 (23.66%) Finance
3 90 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (7.11%) Retail
5 69 (6.72%) Banking
6 56 (5.45%) Telecoms
7 52 (5.06%) Presentation Skills
8 41 (3.99%) Marketing
9 36 (3.51%) Advertising
10 34 (3.31%) Public Sector
11 32 (3.12%) Law
12 23 (2.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 16 (1.56%) Back Office
13 16 (1.56%) Manufacturing
14 15 (1.46%) Publishing
15 14 (1.36%) Influencing Skills
16 10 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
17 9 (0.88%) Brand Awareness
18 7 (0.68%) Games
18 7 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (10.32%) .NET
2 72 (7.01%) React
3 44 (4.28%) HTML
4 42 (4.09%) Web Services
5 41 (3.99%) Kafka
6 40 (3.89%) CSS
7 34 (3.31%) .NET Core
7 34 (3.31%) AngularJS
7 34 (3.31%) Node.js
8 25 (2.43%) .NET Framework
8 25 (2.43%) ARM Templates
8 25 (2.43%) jQuery
8 25 (2.43%) Middleware
9 24 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (1.85%) Entity Framework
10 19 (1.85%) Spring
10 19 (1.85%) Spring Boot
11 16 (1.56%) REST
12 15 (1.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (1.17%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 98 (9.54%) Cloud Native
2 41 (3.99%) Public Cloud
3 38 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (2.63%) Legacy Systems
5 26 (2.53%) User Experience
6 25 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 23 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (2.14%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.85%) Data Centre
9 19 (1.85%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.75%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
12 16 (1.56%) New Media
12 16 (1.56%) Video\Live Streaming
13 14 (1.36%) N-Tier
13 14 (1.36%) Private Cloud
14 13 (1.27%) Data Structures
15 12 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
16 11 (1.07%) Credit Risk
16 11 (1.07%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 40 (3.89%) Windows
2 19 (1.85%) Linux
3 17 (1.66%) Android
4 16 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.19%) VMS
6 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.097%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.097%) Unix
7 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.097%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (22.69%) Microservices
3 201 (19.57%) DevOps
4 155 (15.09%) Presales
5 141 (13.73%) TOGAF
6 122 (11.88%) Analytics
7 107 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
8 106 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
9 101 (9.83%) Computer Science
10 99 (9.64%) Waterfall
11 95 (9.25%) Enterprise Architecture
12 94 (9.15%) Migration
13 84 (8.18%) Architectural Design
14 83 (8.08%) Software Engineering
15 80 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
16 76 (7.40%) SDLC
17 74 (7.21%) Artificial Intelligence
17 74 (7.21%) Scrum
18 71 (6.91%) IT Strategy
19 66 (6.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 122 (11.88%) Java
2 78 (7.59%) SQL
3 74 (7.21%) C#
4 73 (7.11%) JavaScript
5 72 (7.01%) Python
6 38 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 25 (2.43%) R
8 22 (2.14%) C
8 22 (2.14%) TypeScript
9 17 (1.66%) Ruby
10 16 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.07%) C++
12 8 (0.78%) Scala
13 7 (0.68%) PHP
14 5 (0.49%) DAML
15 3 (0.29%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.19%) ABAP
16 2 (0.19%) Go
17 1 (0.097%) Apex Code
17 1 (0.097%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 136 (13.24%) Degree
2 43 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 37 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 32 (3.12%) TOGAF Certification
6 14 (1.36%) AWS Certification
7 13 (1.27%) Master's Degree
8 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.78%) ACCA
9 8 (0.78%) CIMA
10 5 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.49%) CISSP
10 5 (0.49%) PhD
11 4 (0.39%) CCNA
11 4 (0.39%) CCNP
11 4 (0.39%) CISM
11 4 (0.39%) PMP
12 3 (0.29%) CEH
12 3 (0.29%) CISA
13 2 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.73%) QA
2 13 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.17%) SLA
4 7 (0.68%) GDPR
5 5 (0.49%) COBIT
5 5 (0.49%) GAMP
5 5 (0.49%) NIST
6 3 (0.29%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.19%) GAAP
7 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
7 2 (0.19%) SEPA
8 1 (0.097%) GRC
System Software
1 69 (6.72%) Docker
2 31 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 4 (0.39%) HDFS
5 4 (0.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.097%) KVM
6 1 (0.097%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.097%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 93 (9.06%) Kubernetes
2 42 (4.09%) Terraform
3 13 (1.27%) Ansible
4 11 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.07%) SCCM
5 10 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (0.97%) Puppet
6 9 (0.88%) Prometheus
7 6 (0.58%) Oozie
7 6 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.49%) Grafana
9 4 (0.39%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.29%) Istio
10 3 (0.29%) Rancher
11 1 (0.097%) Cacti
11 1 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.097%) IBM BigFix
11 1 (0.097%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.097%) Nagios
11 1 (0.097%) SCOM
Vendors
1 195 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 84 (8.18%) Salesforce.com
3 66 (6.43%) Google
4 53 (5.16%) Oracle
5 37 (3.60%) SAP
6 24 (2.34%) IBM
7 18 (1.75%) Informatica
8 17 (1.66%) Databricks
9 15 (1.46%) MuleSoft
10 14 (1.36%) Citrix
10 14 (1.36%) VMware
11 11 (1.07%) Cloudera
12 10 (0.97%) Cisco
13 9 (0.88%) Adobe
13 9 (0.88%) Arista
13 9 (0.88%) Hortonworks
13 9 (0.88%) Nokia
14 8 (0.78%) Cognizant
14 8 (0.78%) Juniper
14 8 (0.78%) Sparx