Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Solution Architect
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 87 153
Rank change year-on-year -79 +66 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 60 138 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.06% 2.65% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 2.76% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 41 65 68
Scotland median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £66,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -9.77% +6.40%
10th Percentile £41,250 £47,500 £45,267
90th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £84,250
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5454 4995 6058
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.93% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3495 3103 3893
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,738 £27,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Scotland

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Scotland.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in Scotland

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in Scotland

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -60 36 £67,500 +19.47%
Glasgow -35 21 £55,000 -13.73% 1
Stirling - 2 £61,250 -
Falkirk - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) Finance
3 19 (31.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 10 (16.67%) Java
5 10 (16.67%) .NET
6 9 (15.00%) TOGAF
6 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (15.00%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (13.33%) Retail
8 7 (11.67%) Velocity
8 7 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (11.67%) SAML
8 7 (11.67%) Presales
9 6 (10.00%) IT Strategy
9 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (10.00%) Scrum
9 6 (10.00%) SQL
10 5 (8.33%) SAP
10 5 (8.33%) Web Services
10 5 (8.33%) CRM
10 5 (8.33%) Open Source
10 5 (8.33%) OAuth
10 5 (8.33%) Test Strategy
10 5 (8.33%) OpenID
10 5 (8.33%) Project Planning
10 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.67%) Business Transformation

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (3.33%) Apache
1 2 (3.33%) IIS
1 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.33%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (5.00%) IaaS
3 3 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.33%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (3.33%) OpenShift
4 2 (3.33%) PaaS
4 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
1 2 (3.33%) Kerberos
1 2 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) Gradle
2 1 (1.67%) JUnit
2 1 (1.67%) Maven
2 1 (1.67%) Mockito
2 1 (1.67%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) .NET
2 7 (11.67%) SAML
2 7 (11.67%) Velocity
3 5 (8.33%) OAuth
3 5 (8.33%) OpenID
3 5 (8.33%) Web Services
4 2 (3.33%) MSMQ
4 2 (3.33%) REST
4 2 (3.33%) SOAP
5 1 (1.67%) React Native
5 1 (1.67%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (1.67%) Spring
5 1 (1.67%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.67%) Spring Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.67%) Spring Security
5 1 (1.67%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) PMI
3 2 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.33%) IVR
3 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.33%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) Android
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) CentOS
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (15.00%) Collaborative Working
4 9 (15.00%) TOGAF
5 7 (11.67%) Presales
6 6 (10.00%) IT Strategy
6 6 (10.00%) Scrum
6 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.33%) CRM
7 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.33%) Open Source
7 5 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 5 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 4 (6.67%) Business Transformation
8 4 (6.67%) Project Management
8 4 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (6.67%) Software Delivery
8 4 (6.67%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (10.00%) SQL
3 4 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) Perl
5 1 (1.67%) Python
5 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.67%) CEH
2 1 (1.67%) CISM
2 1 (1.67%) CISSP
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) GCIH
2 1 (1.67%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) COBIT
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.67%) PSD2
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.67%) Ansible
1 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.67%) Packer
1 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) SAP
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (5.00%) Google
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco
5 2 (3.33%) Dell
5 2 (3.33%) EMC
5 2 (3.33%) IBM
5 2 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) Adobe
6 1 (1.67%) Apigee
6 1 (1.67%) Ariba
6 1 (1.67%) Concur
6 1 (1.67%) hybris
6 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com