Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 227 203
Rank change year-on-year +26 -24 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 496 445 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.57% 1.47% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.51% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 320 325 546
South East median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £76,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% -

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 30,721 29,380 37,950
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 96.93% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25,600 24,537 32,305
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 +1 229 £72,500 +11.54% 32
Surrey +50 143 £71,500 +2.14% 10
Berkshire -23 131 £72,500 +11.54% 18
Hampshire -10 69 £65,000 +4.00% 10
Oxfordshire +4 61 £72,000 +6.67% 10
Buckinghamshire +8 29 £65,000 +3.17% 4
East Sussex -10 17 £80,000 +25.00% 2
Kent +15 10 £75,000 +25.00% 1
West Sussex -10 8 £75,000 +17.19% 1
Sussex -24 3 £67,500 +3.85%
Middlesex +6 2 £73,750 -9.23% 3
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 148 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (26.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 129 (26.01%) Microsoft
4 95 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
5 91 (18.35%) SQL Server
6 87 (17.54%) Presales
7 86 (17.34%) SAP
8 83 (16.73%) Finance
9 80 (16.13%) Degree
10 78 (15.73%) Enterprise Architecture
11 74 (14.92%) .NET
12 71 (14.31%) SOA
13 69 (13.91%) Migration
14 68 (13.71%) ITIL
15 66 (13.31%) Windows
15 66 (13.31%) Cisco
15 66 (13.31%) WAN
16 61 (12.30%) Java
17 60 (12.10%) DevOps
18 59 (11.90%) JavaScript
18 59 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
19 57 (11.49%) Linux
20 56 (11.29%) Oracle
21 54 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
22 53 (10.69%) TOGAF
23 52 (10.48%) Data Centre
24 51 (10.28%) Microservices
24 51 (10.28%) Middleware
25 50 (10.08%) PowerShell
26 49 (9.88%) VMware

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 25 (5.04%) IIS
2 22 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (2.62%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (1.81%) SAS
5 8 (1.61%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.41%) Apache
6 7 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.41%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.21%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.01%) JBoss
8 5 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.81%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.81%) NetWeaver
9 4 (0.81%) nginx
9 4 (0.81%) SAP EP
10 3 (0.60%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.20%) Confluence
11 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (4.64%) SAP ERP
1 23 (4.64%) SAP Hybris
2 16 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (2.82%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.81%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.81%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.81%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.81%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 4 (0.81%) SAP SCM
6 3 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.40%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.20%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 131 (26.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (5.44%) PaaS
4 23 (4.64%) IaaS
5 17 (3.43%) SaaS
6 15 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (3.02%) Office 365
6 15 (3.02%) Slack
7 13 (2.62%) Bluemix
7 13 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (2.62%) IBM Cloud
8 9 (1.81%) Serverless
9 6 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.21%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.81%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon Glacier
11 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (13.31%) WAN
2 45 (9.07%) LAN
3 35 (7.06%) Network Security
4 33 (6.65%) Internet
5 31 (6.25%) SSL
6 28 (5.65%) VPN
7 25 (5.04%) Wireless
8 24 (4.84%) Ethernet
8 24 (4.84%) Firewall
9 23 (4.64%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (4.44%) DNS
11 21 (4.23%) BGP
11 21 (4.23%) DHCP
11 21 (4.23%) MPLS
11 21 (4.23%) OSPF
12 20 (4.03%) Cisco Firepower
12 20 (4.03%) FWSM
12 20 (4.03%) VLAN
12 20 (4.03%) Wireshark
12 20 (4.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.24%) NoSQL
3 19 (3.83%) Azure SQL Database
4 18 (3.63%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.43%) Oracle Database 12c
6 15 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (2.62%) Big Data
8 11 (2.22%) Geospatial Data
8 11 (2.22%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.81%) DB2
10 7 (1.41%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.01%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.01%) Data Lake
12 5 (1.01%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.01%) DB2 UDB
12 5 (1.01%) Informix
12 5 (1.01%) SAP HANA
13 4 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.60%) GIS
Development Applications
1 31 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 27 (5.44%) Visual Studio Team System
3 19 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (3.02%) JIRA
5 14 (2.82%) Selenium
6 13 (2.62%) Maven
7 10 (2.02%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.41%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.81%) Subversion
10 3 (0.60%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.40%) FxCop
11 2 (0.40%) NUnit
11 2 (0.40%) ReSharper
12 1 (0.20%) JMeter
12 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
General
1 83 (16.73%) Finance
2 49 (9.88%) Publishing
3 32 (6.45%) Marketing
4 28 (5.65%) Retail
5 25 (5.04%) Telecoms
6 22 (4.44%) Manufacturing
7 15 (3.02%) Banking
8 11 (2.22%) German Language
8 11 (2.22%) Italian Language
9 9 (1.81%) Legal
10 7 (1.41%) Advertising
10 7 (1.41%) Billing
11 6 (1.21%) Back Office
12 5 (1.01%) French Language
12 5 (1.01%) Games
12 5 (1.01%) Investment Banking
12 5 (1.01%) Spanish Language
12 5 (1.01%) Wholesale Banking
13 4 (0.81%) Military
14 3 (0.60%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (14.92%) .NET
2 51 (10.28%) Middleware
3 43 (8.67%) HTML
4 42 (8.47%) Web Services
5 36 (7.26%) Spring
5 36 (7.26%) XML
6 34 (6.85%) CSS
7 32 (6.45%) J2EE
8 30 (6.05%) REST
9 26 (5.24%) JSON
10 23 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
11 21 (4.23%) SOAP
12 20 (4.03%) WCF
13 19 (3.83%) ADO
14 18 (3.63%) .NET Framework
15 16 (3.23%) ASP.NET
16 13 (2.62%) Hibernate
17 12 (2.42%) Apache Flex
17 12 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
18 11 (2.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.48%) Data Centre
2 36 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.44%) Computer Science
4 22 (4.44%) Public Cloud
5 21 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (4.03%) Cyberthreat
6 20 (4.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.62%) Cloud Native
8 12 (2.42%) FlexPod
9 11 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
9 11 (2.22%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.81%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.61%) Replication
12 7 (1.41%) FMCG
13 6 (1.21%) Clustering
13 6 (1.21%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (1.21%) Internet of Things
13 6 (1.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (13.31%) Windows
2 57 (11.49%) Linux
3 27 (5.44%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.42%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.61%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.41%) Unix
8 3 (0.60%) CentOS
9 2 (0.40%) Solaris
9 2 (0.40%) SUSE
9 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Android
10 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (17.54%) Presales
3 78 (15.73%) Enterprise Architecture
4 71 (14.31%) SOA
5 69 (13.91%) Migration
6 68 (13.71%) ITIL
7 60 (12.10%) DevOps
8 54 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
9 53 (10.69%) TOGAF
10 51 (10.28%) Microservices
11 48 (9.68%) E-Commerce
12 45 (9.07%) SDLC
13 43 (8.67%) CRM
14 41 (8.27%) Mentoring
15 40 (8.06%) Business Development
15 40 (8.06%) Data Modelling
15 40 (8.06%) Load Balancing
16 39 (7.86%) ERP
17 35 (7.06%) Project Management
17 35 (7.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 61 (12.30%) Java
2 59 (11.90%) JavaScript
3 50 (10.08%) PowerShell
4 37 (7.46%) SQL
5 31 (6.25%) C#
6 28 (5.65%) Python
7 16 (3.23%) Perl
8 13 (2.62%) C
8 13 (2.62%) Java 8
9 12 (2.42%) C++
10 10 (2.02%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.01%) PHP
11 5 (1.01%) VBA
12 4 (0.81%) Apex Code
12 4 (0.81%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.60%) Delphi
13 3 (0.60%) X++
14 1 (0.20%) Ruby
14 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (16.13%) Degree
2 59 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (9.48%) CCDP
4 37 (7.46%) CCNP
4 37 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (6.85%) CCIE
5 34 (6.85%) MCSE
6 27 (5.44%) CISSP
7 26 (5.24%) Security Cleared
8 22 (4.44%) SC Cleared
9 21 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (4.03%) CCSE
10 20 (4.03%) IISP
10 20 (4.03%) ISSAP
10 20 (4.03%) JNCIP
11 14 (2.82%) LPIC
11 14 (2.82%) OSCP
12 13 (2.62%) MBA
12 13 (2.62%) MCSA
13 12 (2.42%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.04%) QA
2 20 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.21%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.40%) COBIT
5 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (9.48%) Active Directory
2 37 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.03%) Docker
4 17 (3.43%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.42%) VMware NSX
6 5 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.81%) KVM
7 4 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.60%) XenApp
8 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.40%) vSphere
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (5.65%) Ansible
2 20 (4.03%) QRadar
3 19 (3.83%) Puppet
4 14 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.42%) CASB
5 12 (2.42%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (1.41%) SCCM
6 7 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.81%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.40%) Consul
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.40%) Packer
8 2 (0.40%) Terraform
9 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.20%) Salt
9 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 129 (26.01%) Microsoft
2 86 (17.34%) SAP
3 66 (13.31%) Cisco
4 56 (11.29%) Oracle
5 49 (9.88%) VMware
6 43 (8.67%) IBM
7 37 (7.46%) Juniper
8 35 (7.06%) CheckPoint
9 33 (6.65%) Fortinet
10 32 (6.45%) Google
11 30 (6.05%) Splunk
12 25 (5.04%) hybris
13 24 (4.84%) HP
14 21 (4.23%) Forcepoint
14 21 (4.23%) LogRhythm
15 20 (4.03%) Citrix
15 20 (4.03%) Tufin
16 19 (3.83%) F5
17 17 (3.43%) NetApp
18 16 (3.23%) Riverbed