Period
to 19 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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

Solution Architect
England > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 235 209 175
Rank change year-on-year -26 -34 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 352 474 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.31% 1.51% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.56% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 267 328 450
South East median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.41% -3.57%
10th Percentile £54,500 £58,925 £52,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £105,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 25,870 30,478 30,101
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 96.84% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 21,397 25,518 24,963
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the South East

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in the South East

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the South East

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 February 2019. 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
Thames Valley -8 180 £75,000 +3.45% 54
Berkshire +32 132 £75,000 +1.69% 32
Surrey -11 81 £70,000 -3.45% 13
Hampshire +23 63 £70,000 +7.69% 17
Oxfordshire -3 25 £50,000 -28.57% 7
Buckinghamshire +13 21 £70,000 +3.70% 15
West Sussex -3 13 £70,000 -6.67% 5
East Sussex +7 10 £67,500 -15.63% 5
Kent +6 2 £44,500 -40.67% 6
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 South East region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 131 (37.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (29.26%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (28.13%) Presales
4 95 (26.99%) Microsoft
5 85 (24.15%) TOGAF
6 81 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (22.44%) SQL
8 76 (21.59%) Java
9 70 (19.89%) Enterprise Architecture
10 60 (17.05%) Oracle
11 53 (15.06%) .NET
12 49 (13.92%) Security Cleared
13 48 (13.64%) Thought Leadership
14 47 (13.35%) Active Directory
15 42 (11.93%) Project Management
16 40 (11.36%) Web Services
17 39 (11.08%) Big Data
18 38 (10.80%) Relational Database
19 37 (10.51%) DevOps
19 37 (10.51%) Office 365
19 37 (10.51%) CRM
19 37 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
20 36 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
20 36 (10.23%) Degree
21 35 (9.94%) SaaS
21 35 (9.94%) Python
22 34 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
22 34 (9.66%) PL/SQL
22 34 (9.66%) RDBMS
22 34 (9.66%) Technical Leadership

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 17 (4.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (3.41%) CMS
3 9 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.27%) Apache
4 8 (2.27%) IIS
5 6 (1.70%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.42%) NServiceBus
6 5 (1.42%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.14%) Confluence
7 4 (1.14%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.57%) JBoss
9 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 34 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (2.27%) SAP ERP
3 6 (1.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (1.14%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.85%) Maximo
5 3 (0.85%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.57%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.28%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.28%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 131 (37.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (29.26%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (10.51%) Office 365
4 35 (9.94%) SaaS
5 32 (9.09%) PaaS
6 30 (8.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (7.95%) Serverless
8 25 (7.10%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (7.10%) Amazon S3
8 25 (7.10%) AWS Lambda
8 25 (7.10%) IaaS
9 24 (6.82%) Amazon EMR
9 24 (6.82%) Amazon Kinesis
9 24 (6.82%) Amazon SQS
10 19 (5.40%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (1.14%) GitHub
13 3 (0.85%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.85%) Force.com
13 3 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.38%) Network Security
2 16 (4.55%) Firewall
3 12 (3.41%) Remote Desktop
3 12 (3.41%) WAN
4 9 (2.56%) Internet
5 8 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (2.27%) LAN
5 8 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.99%) SAN
7 6 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (1.70%) SSL
7 6 (1.70%) VSAN
7 6 (1.70%) Wireless
8 5 (1.42%) Cisco Firepower
8 5 (1.42%) MPLS
8 5 (1.42%) OSPF
8 5 (1.42%) SNMP
8 5 (1.42%) VLAN
8 5 (1.42%) VPN
9 4 (1.14%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.08%) Big Data
2 38 (10.80%) Relational Database
3 34 (9.66%) RDBMS
4 30 (8.52%) SQL Server
5 27 (7.67%) Cosmos DB
6 24 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
6 24 (6.82%) Amazon Redshift
7 16 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (3.69%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.27%) NoSQL
9 8 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.99%) SAP HANA
11 6 (1.70%) DB2
12 4 (1.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 4 (1.14%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.14%) MySQL
13 3 (0.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.84%) JIRA
1 10 (2.84%) ProC
2 6 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.14%) Hudson
4 3 (0.85%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.57%) Maven
5 2 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.57%) Toad
6 1 (0.28%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.28%) ERwin
6 1 (0.28%) GitLab
6 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.28%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (8.52%) Retail
2 29 (8.24%) Finance
3 26 (7.39%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.41%) Legal
5 11 (3.13%) Marketing
6 9 (2.56%) French Language
6 9 (2.56%) Italian Language
6 9 (2.56%) Publishing
6 9 (2.56%) Spanish Language
7 8 (2.27%) Banking
8 7 (1.99%) German Language
9 6 (1.70%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.14%) Billing
11 3 (0.85%) Advertising
12 2 (0.57%) Automotive
12 2 (0.57%) Military
13 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.06%) .NET
2 40 (11.36%) Web Services
3 29 (8.24%) ASP.NET
4 26 (7.39%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (3.41%) J2EE
6 10 (2.84%) .NET Framework
6 10 (2.84%) Node.js
7 8 (2.27%) CSS
7 8 (2.27%) HTML
8 7 (1.99%) Spring
8 7 (1.99%) Spring Boot
9 6 (1.70%) Middleware
9 6 (1.70%) RESTful
10 5 (1.42%) HTML5
10 5 (1.42%) React
11 4 (1.14%) jQuery
11 4 (1.14%) LAMP
11 4 (1.14%) REST
11 4 (1.14%) SOAP
12 3 (0.85%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.95%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.83%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.83%) Public Cloud
4 16 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.56%) Internet of Things
7 8 (2.27%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.99%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.99%) Social Media
9 6 (1.70%) User Experience
10 5 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.42%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.42%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.14%) Digital Signage
11 4 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.53%) Windows
2 19 (5.40%) Linux
3 12 (3.41%) Unix
4 4 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.85%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.57%) AIX
6 2 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (28.13%) Presales
2 85 (24.15%) TOGAF
3 81 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (19.89%) Enterprise Architecture
5 48 (13.64%) Thought Leadership
6 42 (11.93%) Project Management
7 37 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (10.51%) CRM
7 37 (10.51%) DevOps
8 34 (9.66%) Technical Leadership
9 32 (9.09%) Microservices
9 32 (9.09%) SOA
10 31 (8.81%) ITIL
10 31 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (8.24%) IT Strategy
11 29 (8.24%) Migration
12 28 (7.95%) Identity Access Management
12 28 (7.95%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 27 (7.67%) Customer Requirements
14 26 (7.39%) UML
Programming Languages
1 79 (22.44%) SQL
2 76 (21.59%) Java
3 35 (9.94%) Python
4 34 (9.66%) PL/SQL
5 31 (8.81%) C
6 26 (7.39%) Shell Script
7 25 (7.10%) C#
8 24 (6.82%) Scala
9 17 (4.83%) PowerShell
10 11 (3.13%) Perl
11 9 (2.56%) VBA
12 6 (1.70%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.57%) Java 8
14 2 (0.57%) R
14 2 (0.57%) Ruby
15 1 (0.28%) PHP
15 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.23%) Degree
2 36 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (8.52%) MCSE
4 26 (7.39%) MCSA
4 26 (7.39%) TOGAF Certification
5 20 (5.68%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.13%) CCNP
8 10 (2.84%) CISSP
9 9 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (2.27%) AWS Certification
11 7 (1.99%) CCDP
11 7 (1.99%) CCIE
12 5 (1.42%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.14%) CCSE
13 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.14%) ISSAP
13 4 (1.14%) MCP
13 4 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.55%) GDPR
2 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.14%) QA
3 3 (0.85%) SLA
4 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (13.35%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.84%) Docker
4 9 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.70%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.70%) VMware NSX
5 6 (1.70%) XenApp
6 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.14%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.85%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.85%) vSphere
8 2 (0.57%) Ceph
9 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.14%) QRadar
2 4 (1.14%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.85%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.85%) Ansible
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.85%) Puppet
3 3 (0.85%) SCDPM
3 3 (0.85%) SCOrch
3 3 (0.85%) SCSM
4 2 (0.57%) CASB
4 2 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.57%) PowerCLI
4 2 (0.57%) SCCM
4 2 (0.57%) vRealize
4 2 (0.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (0.28%) Packer
5 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 95 (26.99%) Microsoft
2 60 (17.05%) Oracle
3 27 (7.67%) Citrix
4 25 (7.10%) SAP
5 22 (6.25%) Cisco
5 22 (6.25%) VMware
6 12 (3.41%) Ab Initio
7 11 (3.13%) Teradata
8 9 (2.56%) Palo Alto
9 7 (1.99%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.99%) Google
9 7 (1.99%) IBM
9 7 (1.99%) Splunk
10 6 (1.70%) EMC
10 6 (1.70%) Fortinet
10 6 (1.70%) LogRhythm
10 6 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.42%) HP
11 5 (1.42%) Juniper
12 4 (1.14%) Huawei