Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 160 180
Rank change year-on-year +2 +20 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,172 495 1,106
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.29% 2.23% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 2.38% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 882 405 765
10th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
25th Percentile £76,500 £76,250 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
75th Percentile £100,000 £103,750 £102,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £122,500 £115,000
England median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -3.23%

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 46,204 20,758 51,799
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.21% 93.66% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 32,681 17,717 42,635
10th Percentile £40,250 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £102,500 £98,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +12 160 £90,000 - 73
South London +5 30 £80,500 +40.00% 6
West London -61 19 £92,500 -2.63% 17
East London - 9 £70,000 - 10
North London - 3 £150,000 - 5
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 473 (40.36%) Azure
2 441 (37.63%) Agile Software Development
3 381 (32.51%) AWS
4 337 (28.75%) Social Skills
5 310 (26.45%) Microservices
6 304 (25.94%) Finance
7 232 (19.80%) Microsoft
7 232 (19.80%) DevOps
8 174 (14.85%) PaaS
9 172 (14.68%) Presales
10 165 (14.08%) GCP
11 157 (13.40%) IaaS
12 140 (11.95%) Java
13 139 (11.86%) Analytics
14 135 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
14 135 (11.52%) TOGAF
15 131 (11.18%) Degree
16 129 (11.01%) SaaS
17 125 (10.67%) Software Engineering
18 124 (10.58%) Enterprise Architecture
19 123 (10.49%) .NET
20 120 (10.24%) Cloud Native
21 119 (10.15%) Migration
22 116 (9.90%) Salesforce.com
23 113 (9.64%) JavaScript
24 109 (9.30%) Kubernetes
25 108 (9.22%) Mentoring
26 103 (8.79%) Banking
27 102 (8.70%) Architectural Design
28 98 (8.36%) Scrum

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 51 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.88%) CMS
3 18 (1.54%) Confluence
4 16 (1.37%) Apache Spark
5 11 (0.94%) Apache Pig
5 11 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (0.85%) Drupal
7 6 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.43%) Apache
8 5 (0.43%) Camunda
8 5 (0.43%) Ethereum
8 5 (0.43%) Hyperledger
8 5 (0.43%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.43%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.43%) SAS
9 4 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.34%) IIS
10 3 (0.26%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (1.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 14 (1.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 10 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
4 6 (0.51%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.43%) Magento
5 5 (0.43%) R3 Corda
6 4 (0.34%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.34%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 473 (40.36%) Azure
2 381 (32.51%) AWS
3 174 (14.85%) PaaS
4 165 (14.08%) GCP
5 157 (13.40%) IaaS
6 129 (11.01%) SaaS
7 61 (5.20%) Serverless
8 57 (4.86%) Microsoft 365
8 57 (4.86%) Power Platform
9 37 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
10 27 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 27 (2.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 24 (2.05%) Azure Service Bus
12 21 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
13 18 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (1.45%) Azure Key Vault
15 15 (1.28%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 14 (1.19%) PowerApps
16 14 (1.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 13 (1.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.39%) Firewall
2 24 (2.05%) DNS
3 21 (1.79%) Internet
4 15 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 14 (1.19%) WAN
6 12 (1.02%) HTTP
6 12 (1.02%) IPv6
7 11 (0.94%) 4G
7 11 (0.94%) 5G
8 10 (0.85%) Broadband
8 10 (0.85%) SD-WAN
9 9 (0.77%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.60%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.60%) LAN
10 7 (0.60%) MPLS
11 6 (0.51%) BGP
11 6 (0.51%) OSPF
11 6 (0.51%) RSVP
11 6 (0.51%) RTSP
11 6 (0.51%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.17%) Big Data
2 73 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
2 73 (6.23%) NoSQL
3 57 (4.86%) Data Lake
4 51 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 45 (3.84%) Power BI
6 36 (3.07%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.82%) Tableau
8 32 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 30 (2.56%) RDBMS
10 24 (2.05%) Blockchain
11 21 (1.79%) MySQL
12 14 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.94%) Apache Hive
13 11 (0.94%) Pentaho
13 11 (0.94%) Sqoop
14 10 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.77%) MongoDB
16 7 (0.60%) SAP HANA
16 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (1.62%) Git (software)
1 19 (1.62%) Jenkins
2 18 (1.54%) JIRA
3 12 (1.02%) Bitbucket
4 11 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (0.94%) TeamCity
5 9 (0.77%) GDB
6 8 (0.68%) GitLab
7 6 (0.51%) GCC
8 5 (0.43%) Maven
9 4 (0.34%) ER Studio
9 4 (0.34%) ERwin
9 4 (0.34%) GoCD
10 3 (0.26%) Postman
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio Code
11 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.17%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.17%) Grunt
General
1 337 (28.75%) Social Skills
2 304 (25.94%) Finance
3 103 (8.79%) Banking
4 83 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
5 67 (5.72%) Retail
6 63 (5.38%) Telecoms
7 53 (4.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 44 (3.75%) Presentation Skills
9 42 (3.58%) Marketing
10 39 (3.33%) Public Sector
11 33 (2.82%) Law
12 30 (2.56%) Advertising
13 20 (1.71%) Back Office
14 18 (1.54%) Publishing
15 17 (1.45%) Manufacturing
16 15 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
16 15 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
17 12 (1.02%) Wholesale Banking
18 9 (0.77%) Front Office
19 8 (0.68%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (10.49%) .NET
2 86 (7.34%) React
3 70 (5.97%) Web Services
4 51 (4.35%) Node.js
5 48 (4.10%) CSS
6 46 (3.92%) Kafka
7 37 (3.16%) .NET Core
7 37 (3.16%) HTML
8 36 (3.07%) AngularJS
9 35 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
10 34 (2.90%) Middleware
11 31 (2.65%) Spring
12 26 (2.22%) ARM Templates
13 22 (1.88%) .NET Framework
13 22 (1.88%) jQuery
13 22 (1.88%) Spring Boot
14 20 (1.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 19 (1.62%) Entity Framework
16 16 (1.37%) REST
16 16 (1.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 120 (10.24%) Cloud Native
2 70 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (4.61%) Public Cloud
4 36 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
5 35 (2.99%) User Experience
6 31 (2.65%) Data Centre
7 28 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (2.39%) Legacy Systems
8 27 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 25 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
10 24 (2.05%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.88%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.71%) N-Tier
13 18 (1.54%) Virtual Team
14 16 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (1.37%) Private Cloud
15 15 (1.28%) Mobile App
16 14 (1.19%) Internet of Things
17 13 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
18 10 (0.85%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 48 (4.10%) Windows
2 21 (1.79%) Linux
3 18 (1.54%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.37%) Android
4 16 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.68%) VMS
6 7 (0.60%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.17%) Unix
8 1 (0.085%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.085%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (37.63%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (26.45%) Microservices
3 232 (19.80%) DevOps
4 172 (14.68%) Presales
5 139 (11.86%) Analytics
6 135 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
6 135 (11.52%) TOGAF
7 125 (10.67%) Software Engineering
8 124 (10.58%) Enterprise Architecture
9 119 (10.15%) Migration
10 108 (9.22%) Mentoring
11 102 (8.70%) Architectural Design
12 98 (8.36%) Scrum
13 93 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
14 91 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 86 (7.34%) Computer Science
16 85 (7.25%) Waterfall
17 84 (7.17%) Artificial Intelligence
18 83 (7.08%) Thought Leadership
19 82 (7.00%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 140 (11.95%) Java
2 113 (9.64%) JavaScript
3 86 (7.34%) SQL
4 85 (7.25%) Python
5 77 (6.57%) C#
6 49 (4.18%) PowerShell
7 30 (2.56%) TypeScript
8 23 (1.96%) Ruby
9 21 (1.79%) R
10 20 (1.71%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.37%) Go
12 15 (1.28%) C++
13 13 (1.11%) C
14 9 (0.77%) PHP
15 8 (0.68%) Scala
16 5 (0.43%) DAML
17 4 (0.34%) Java 8
17 4 (0.34%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.26%) Kotlin
18 3 (0.26%) Lua
Qualifications
1 131 (11.18%) Degree
2 55 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 51 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.56%) TOGAF Certification
5 29 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (1.88%) AWS Certification
7 12 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.85%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.77%) CCNP
9 9 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.60%) RHCE
11 5 (0.43%) CCIE
12 4 (0.34%) CCNA
12 4 (0.34%) CISSP
13 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
14 2 (0.17%) CEH
14 2 (0.17%) CIPD
14 2 (0.17%) CISA
14 2 (0.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.01%) QA
2 16 (1.37%) SLA
3 12 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.77%) GDPR
5 7 (0.60%) COBIT
6 6 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.43%) GAMP
7 5 (0.43%) NIST
8 2 (0.17%) GAAP
8 2 (0.17%) PMO
9 1 (0.085%) GRC
9 1 (0.085%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (7.00%) Docker
2 41 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.51%) vSphere
7 4 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.26%) KVM
9 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.085%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 109 (9.30%) Kubernetes
2 62 (5.29%) Terraform
3 16 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (0.94%) Ansible
4 11 (0.94%) Oozie
4 11 (0.94%) SCCM
5 7 (0.60%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.51%) Grafana
6 6 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.43%) Istio
7 5 (0.43%) Puppet
8 3 (0.26%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.17%) Rancher
10 1 (0.085%) Avamar
10 1 (0.085%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.085%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 232 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 116 (9.90%) Salesforce.com
3 73 (6.23%) Oracle
4 68 (5.80%) Google
5 42 (3.58%) SAP
6 28 (2.39%) MuleSoft
7 22 (1.88%) Informatica
8 20 (1.71%) VMware
9 19 (1.62%) Adobe
10 18 (1.54%) Citrix
10 18 (1.54%) Cloudera
10 18 (1.54%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.37%) Dell
11 16 (1.37%) IBM
12 15 (1.28%) Databricks
13 14 (1.19%) Cisco
13 14 (1.19%) Sparx
14 12 (1.02%) Arista
15 11 (0.94%) Hortonworks
15 11 (0.94%) Juniper