Period
to 18 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 April 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 163 169 266
Rank change year-on-year +6 +97 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 227 360 307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.80% 1.80% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.89% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 177 278 223
10th Percentile £56,250 £59,925 £55,000
25th Percentile £63,368 £62,813 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £75,000 £73,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +0.69%
75th Percentile £78,750 £87,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £84,250 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year - +3.33% -3.23%

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 11,891 19,074 25,744
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.59% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,421 15,722 21,485
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,970 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

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 18 April 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
Thames Valley +35 69 £70,000 -12.50% 30
Hampshire 0 57 £67,500 -3.57% 14
Berkshire +17 48 £70,000 -12.50% 15
Surrey +7 41 £75,000 -6.25% 11
West Sussex +10 28 £65,000 -7.14%
Oxfordshire +33 13 £75,000 -21.05% 5
East Sussex +15 12 £80,000 +14.29% 1
Buckinghamshire +31 11 £62,500 -3.85% 10
M4 Corridor - 9 £65,000 -
Home Counties -3 1 £65,000 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 South East region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 95 (41.85%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (30.40%) Azure
3 45 (19.82%) Microsoft
4 44 (19.38%) TOGAF
5 43 (18.94%) Finance
6 41 (18.06%) Presales
7 40 (17.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (16.74%) .NET
9 33 (14.54%) Enterprise Architecture
10 31 (13.66%) SQL
10 31 (13.66%) AWS
11 28 (12.33%) Degree
12 27 (11.89%) SQL Server
12 27 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (11.45%) Microservices
13 26 (11.45%) ITIL
13 26 (11.45%) Technology Roadmap
14 25 (11.01%) DevOps
15 24 (10.57%) User Experience
16 23 (10.13%) Java
16 23 (10.13%) C#
17 22 (9.69%) Project Management
17 22 (9.69%) Management Information System
17 22 (9.69%) Mentoring
18 21 (9.25%) SDLC
19 19 (8.37%) JavaScript
19 19 (8.37%) Strategic Roadmap
20 18 (7.93%) Requirements Gathering
20 18 (7.93%) Windows
20 18 (7.93%) Node.js

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 4 (1.76%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.32%) Apache
2 3 (1.32%) GemFire
2 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.88%) CMS
3 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.44%) IIS
4 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.44%) Mule
4 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.44%) SAS
4 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.76%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.88%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.44%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.44%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.44%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.44%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.44%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.44%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.44%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.44%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 69 (30.40%) Azure
2 31 (13.66%) AWS
3 16 (7.05%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (6.17%) PaaS
5 12 (5.29%) SaaS
6 10 (4.41%) IaaS
7 8 (3.52%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (3.08%) GitHub
9 6 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.64%) GCP
10 5 (2.20%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (1.76%) Serverless
12 3 (1.32%) Logic Apps
13 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.88%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.88%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.41%) Firewall
2 8 (3.52%) WAN
3 6 (2.64%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.76%) HTTP
4 4 (1.76%) LAN
4 4 (1.76%) SD-WAN
4 4 (1.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.76%) VPN
4 4 (1.76%) VSAN
5 3 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.32%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.32%) MPLS
5 3 (1.32%) SSL
6 2 (0.88%) 5G
6 2 (0.88%) DHCP
6 2 (0.88%) DNS
6 2 (0.88%) Network Security
6 2 (0.88%) VoIP
7 1 (0.44%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.41%) Geospatial Data
2 10 (4.41%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.96%) Big Data
4 8 (3.52%) Data Lake
5 7 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.64%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.20%) HDInsight
7 5 (2.20%) MySQL
8 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.32%) HBase
8 3 (1.32%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.32%) Redis
9 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.44%) DB2
10 1 (0.44%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (4.41%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.20%) Grunt
2 5 (2.20%) gulp
2 5 (2.20%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.20%) webpack
3 4 (1.76%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.76%) JUnit
4 3 (1.32%) Cypress.io
4 3 (1.32%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.32%) Gradle
4 3 (1.32%) IntelliJ
4 3 (1.32%) Mockito
4 3 (1.32%) Protractor
4 3 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.32%) Storybook
5 2 (0.88%) Maven
6 1 (0.44%) Ant
6 1 (0.44%) JIRA
6 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 43 (18.94%) Finance
2 11 (4.85%) Public Sector
2 11 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.41%) Advertising
4 7 (3.08%) Retail
5 6 (2.64%) Automotive
5 6 (2.64%) Law
6 5 (2.20%) Banking
6 5 (2.20%) Marketing
6 5 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.76%) Back Office
8 3 (1.32%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.88%) French Language
9 2 (0.88%) German Language
9 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.44%) Billing
10 1 (0.44%) Military
10 1 (0.44%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.74%) .NET
2 18 (7.93%) Node.js
3 17 (7.49%) AngularJS
4 16 (7.05%) React
5 15 (6.61%) .NET Core
6 11 (4.85%) CSS
7 9 (3.96%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.96%) Kafka
8 8 (3.52%) REST
9 7 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (3.08%) Express
10 6 (2.64%) HTML
10 6 (2.64%) SOAP
10 6 (2.64%) Spring
10 6 (2.64%) Vue.js
11 5 (2.20%) Dapper ORM
11 5 (2.20%) HTML5
11 5 (2.20%) MEAN Stack
11 5 (2.20%) NHibernate
11 5 (2.20%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (10.57%) User Experience
3 22 (9.69%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.17%) Cloud Native
5 11 (4.85%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.41%) Public Cloud
7 7 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.20%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.20%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.76%) Life Science
9 4 (1.76%) Renewable Energy
10 3 (1.32%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.32%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.44%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.93%) Windows
2 15 (6.61%) Linux
3 7 (3.08%) Unix
4 6 (2.64%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.44%) Android
6 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (41.85%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (19.38%) TOGAF
3 41 (18.06%) Presales
4 40 (17.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (14.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 26 (11.45%) ITIL
6 26 (11.45%) Microservices
6 26 (11.45%) Technology Roadmap
7 25 (11.01%) DevOps
8 22 (9.69%) Mentoring
8 22 (9.69%) Project Management
9 21 (9.25%) SDLC
10 19 (8.37%) Strategic Roadmap
11 18 (7.93%) Requirements Gathering
12 17 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (7.49%) IT Strategy
12 17 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (7.49%) Technical Leadership
13 15 (6.61%) Computer Science
13 15 (6.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.66%) SQL
2 23 (10.13%) C#
2 23 (10.13%) Java
3 19 (8.37%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.20%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.76%) C
5 4 (1.76%) Python
6 3 (1.32%) Groovy
6 3 (1.32%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.44%) C++
8 1 (0.44%) COBOL
8 1 (0.44%) Java 8
8 1 (0.44%) Perl
8 1 (0.44%) R
8 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (12.33%) Degree
2 15 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.17%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.85%) TOGAF Certification
5 10 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.41%) MCSE
6 8 (3.52%) CCNA
7 6 (2.64%) CCNP
8 5 (2.20%) Master's Degree
8 5 (2.20%) MBA
9 3 (1.32%) CISSP
9 3 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.32%) OCP
9 3 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.88%) APMP
10 2 (0.88%) CCDP
10 2 (0.88%) CCIE
10 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.88%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.73%) QA
2 3 (1.32%) GDPR
2 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) COBIT
3 1 (0.44%) GRC
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) NIST 800
System Software
1 12 (5.29%) Active Directory
1 12 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.52%) Docker
3 5 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.32%) HDFS
4 3 (1.32%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (5.73%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.96%) Ansible
3 5 (2.20%) Terraform
4 3 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.32%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.44%) Nagios
6 1 (0.44%) OpenView
6 1 (0.44%) Puppet
6 1 (0.44%) SCCM
6 1 (0.44%) SCOM
6 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.17%) Oracle
3 13 (5.73%) VMware
4 9 (3.96%) Cisco
4 9 (3.96%) Google
5 7 (3.08%) IBM
5 7 (3.08%) Juniper
5 7 (3.08%) SAP
6 6 (2.64%) Databricks
6 6 (2.64%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.76%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.76%) New Relic
8 3 (1.32%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.32%) HP
8 3 (1.32%) Huawei
8 3 (1.32%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.32%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.32%) Okta
8 3 (1.32%) Veeam
8 3 (1.32%) Zerto