Period
to 20 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 192 172 173
Rank change year-on-year -20 +1 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 962 1,314 1,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.89% 2.11% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 2.22% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 672 935 1,144
London median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £57,875
90th Percentile £120,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,750 £75,000
% change year-on-year -0.99% +1.00% +7.14%

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 48,375 59,300 66,543
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.37% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 39,197 48,486 54,055
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 20 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 -28 190 £85,000 +6.25% 57
South London +7 17 £63,422 -27.52% 2
West London -6 13 £75,000 -6.25% 15
East London -5 1 £69,700 -12.88% 10
North London -7 1 £70,000 +3.70% 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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.

1 375 (38.98%) Azure
2 336 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
3 293 (30.46%) AWS
4 252 (26.20%) Finance
5 216 (22.45%) Microsoft
6 212 (22.04%) Java
7 205 (21.31%) Microservices
8 198 (20.58%) Presales
9 191 (19.85%) DevOps
10 176 (18.30%) .NET
11 127 (13.20%) Technical Leadership
12 124 (12.89%) Migration
12 124 (12.89%) Enterprise Architecture
13 122 (12.68%) Salesforce.com
14 121 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
15 120 (12.47%) PaaS
16 116 (12.06%) Mentoring
17 105 (10.91%) Asset Management
18 102 (10.60%) Retail
19 97 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
20 96 (9.98%) Analytics
21 94 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
21 94 (9.77%) Thought Leadership
22 91 (9.46%) SQL Server
23 90 (9.36%) TOGAF
24 89 (9.25%) Cloud Native
25 88 (9.15%) E-Commerce
26 87 (9.04%) SQL
26 87 (9.04%) C#
27 86 (8.94%) Oracle

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 57 (5.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 50 (5.20%) CMS
3 36 (3.74%) Skype for Business
4 33 (3.43%) SharePoint
5 28 (2.91%) WebSphere
6 27 (2.81%) Apache Solr
7 25 (2.60%) Apache Spark
8 15 (1.56%) MS Exchange
9 12 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
10 11 (1.14%) Apache
11 10 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.04%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.83%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.83%) Confluence
12 8 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.42%) SAS
15 3 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.52%) ProjectWise
2 5 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.21%) SPSS
5 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 26 (2.70%) Magento
2 23 (2.39%) SDL Web 8
3 18 (1.87%) SAP Hybris
4 15 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (1.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 8 (0.83%) Distributed Ledger
7 6 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.62%) Primavera
8 4 (0.42%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.21%) Eikon
10 2 (0.21%) SAP GTS
10 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.21%) SAP SCM
10 2 (0.21%) thinkFolio
11 1 (0.10%) Infor SunSystems
11 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 375 (38.98%) Azure
2 293 (30.46%) AWS
3 120 (12.47%) PaaS
4 86 (8.94%) GCP
5 67 (6.96%) SaaS
6 61 (6.34%) IaaS
7 56 (5.82%) Office 365
7 56 (5.82%) Serverless
8 46 (4.78%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (3.43%) OpenShift
10 27 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (1.56%) Amazon S3
11 15 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
12 14 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
13 13 (1.35%) Power Platform
14 9 (0.94%) Force.com
15 8 (0.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 7 (0.73%) Amazon ECS
17 6 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.37%) Internet
2 36 (3.74%) Skype
3 34 (3.53%) WAN
4 27 (2.81%) LAN
5 25 (2.60%) Unified Communications
6 24 (2.49%) HTTP
7 21 (2.18%) Wireless
8 18 (1.87%) Firewall
9 16 (1.66%) MPLS
10 14 (1.46%) Network Security
11 12 (1.25%) SAN
11 12 (1.25%) WebEx
12 10 (1.04%) VPLS
13 9 (0.94%) NAS
13 9 (0.94%) WLAN
14 8 (0.83%) BGP
15 6 (0.62%) VPN
16 5 (0.52%) DWDM
16 5 (0.52%) Ethernet
16 5 (0.52%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 59 (6.13%) Big Data
3 49 (5.09%) Relational Database
4 45 (4.68%) NoSQL
5 40 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (2.60%) RDBMS
7 23 (2.39%) Endeca
7 23 (2.39%) Hadoop
8 21 (2.18%) Data Lake
9 20 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
10 19 (1.98%) Cosmos DB
11 16 (1.66%) MongoDB
12 13 (1.35%) Amazon Athena
13 12 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (1.14%) Apache Hive
14 11 (1.14%) Power BI
14 11 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 18 (1.87%) Artifactory
2 15 (1.56%) JIRA
3 9 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.83%) kappa
4 8 (0.83%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.73%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.42%) Jasmine
7 4 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.31%) Grunt
8 3 (0.31%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.21%) ER Studio
9 2 (0.21%) Maven
9 2 (0.21%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.10%) gulp
10 1 (0.10%) jspm
10 1 (0.10%) NUnit
General
1 252 (26.20%) Finance
2 102 (10.60%) Retail
3 81 (8.42%) Banking
4 67 (6.96%) Marketing
5 35 (3.64%) Front Office
6 29 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.77%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.25%) Public Sector
9 10 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.73%) Back Office
11 6 (0.62%) Advertising
11 6 (0.62%) Brand Awareness
11 6 (0.62%) Legal
12 5 (0.52%) Games
12 5 (0.52%) Publishing
12 5 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.31%) French Language
14 2 (0.21%) Automotive
14 2 (0.21%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (18.30%) .NET
2 70 (7.28%) Node.js
3 68 (7.07%) Web Services
4 53 (5.51%) HTML
5 49 (5.09%) REST
6 42 (4.37%) RESTful
7 41 (4.26%) J2EE
8 38 (3.95%) XML
9 34 (3.53%) React
10 33 (3.43%) ASP.NET
11 32 (3.33%) Middleware
12 31 (3.22%) Spring
13 29 (3.01%) SOAP
14 28 (2.91%) AngularJS
15 22 (2.29%) Kafka
16 16 (1.66%) CSS
17 14 (1.46%) Redux
18 12 (1.25%) JSON
19 9 (0.94%) TensorFlow
20 8 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 94 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (9.25%) Cloud Native
3 73 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
4 62 (6.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 60 (6.24%) Public Cloud
5 60 (6.24%) Virtual Team
6 55 (5.72%) Greenfield Project
7 34 (3.53%) Blog
8 33 (3.43%) Fixed Income
9 31 (3.22%) Data Centre
9 31 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
10 29 (3.01%) Management Information System
11 22 (2.29%) Derivative
11 22 (2.29%) Hedge funds
12 20 (2.08%) Mobile App
13 18 (1.87%) Equities
13 18 (1.87%) Equity Derivative
14 17 (1.77%) User Experience
15 15 (1.56%) iPad
16 12 (1.25%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 54 (5.61%) Windows
2 22 (2.29%) Linux
3 20 (2.08%) Windows 10
4 9 (0.94%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.62%) Android
6 5 (0.52%) Unix
7 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.31%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (21.31%) Microservices
3 198 (20.58%) Presales
4 191 (19.85%) DevOps
5 127 (13.20%) Technical Leadership
6 124 (12.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 124 (12.89%) Migration
7 121 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
8 116 (12.06%) Mentoring
9 105 (10.91%) Asset Management
10 97 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 96 (9.98%) Analytics
12 94 (9.77%) Thought Leadership
13 90 (9.36%) TOGAF
14 88 (9.15%) E-Commerce
15 84 (8.73%) Creative Thinking
16 83 (8.63%) Decision-Making
17 73 (7.59%) Open Source
18 71 (7.38%) Project Management
19 70 (7.28%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 212 (22.04%) Java
2 87 (9.04%) C#
2 87 (9.04%) SQL
3 79 (8.21%) JavaScript
4 63 (6.55%) Python
5 42 (4.37%) C++
6 23 (2.39%) C
7 20 (2.08%) R
8 13 (1.35%) PowerShell
9 8 (0.83%) RPG
10 7 (0.73%) Java 8
10 7 (0.73%) PHP
11 5 (0.52%) Ruby
11 5 (0.52%) Scala
11 5 (0.52%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.31%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.31%) Go
12 3 (0.31%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.31%) VBA
12 3 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 73 (7.59%) Degree
2 28 (2.91%) AWS Certification
3 20 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.25%) CCIE
6 12 (1.25%) MCSE
7 11 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
8 10 (1.04%) Security Cleared
9 8 (0.83%) CCDE
9 8 (0.83%) CCDP
9 8 (0.83%) JNCIE
9 8 (0.83%) MCITP
9 8 (0.83%) MCSA
10 7 (0.73%) CISSP
11 6 (0.62%) SC Cleared
12 5 (0.52%) CCIE Service Provider
13 4 (0.42%) CISA
14 3 (0.31%) CISM
14 3 (0.31%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.39%) QA
2 20 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.87%) SLA
4 8 (0.83%) COBIT
5 6 (0.62%) PMO
6 5 (0.52%) GDPR
7 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) EMIR
8 1 (0.10%) GAAP
8 1 (0.10%) MiFID
8 1 (0.10%) NCSC
8 1 (0.10%) PSD2
8 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 54 (5.61%) Docker
2 21 (2.18%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.42%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.42%) XenApp
5 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.21%) HDFS
7 2 (0.21%) Varnish
7 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 59 (6.13%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.18%) SCCM
3 18 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (1.35%) Terraform
5 12 (1.25%) Puppet
6 5 (0.52%) Ansible
6 5 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.31%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.10%) Oozie
8 1 (0.10%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 216 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 122 (12.68%) Salesforce.com
3 86 (8.94%) Oracle
4 82 (8.52%) Google
5 59 (6.13%) Adobe
6 55 (5.72%) Cisco
7 51 (5.30%) SAP
8 36 (3.74%) VMware
9 29 (3.01%) Citrix
9 29 (3.01%) IBM
10 28 (2.91%) hybris
11 24 (2.49%) Elastic Path
12 23 (2.39%) Interwoven
12 23 (2.39%) Juniper
13 21 (2.18%) WorldPay
14 17 (1.77%) Sitecore
15 12 (1.25%) ATG
15 12 (1.25%) Demandware
15 12 (1.25%) Sparx
16 10 (1.04%) Cloudera