Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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 > South East
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 178 155 187
Rank change year-on-year -23 +32 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 348 176 420
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.91% 1.95% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 2.02% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 216 124 302
10th Percentile £56,875 £56,400 £50,000
25th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,500 £70,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.86% -6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £82,500 £91,250
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 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 16,965 8,698 23,904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 96.32% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 11,984 7,246 19,880
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,063 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
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 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 4 December 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 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
Thames Valley -23 164 £77,500 +10.71% 50
Berkshire -30 93 £77,500 +7.64% 29
Hampshire -37 86 £77,500 +17.87% 18
Buckinghamshire +1 66 £75,000 +15.38% 17
Surrey -56 37 £70,000 -9.68% 9
West Sussex +12 27 £84,000 +24.44% 5
Oxfordshire -39 9 £77,500 +24.00% 4
Kent - 8 £80,000 - 3
Middlesex - 3 - -
East Sussex -41 1 £85,000 +13.33% 2
Sussex - 1 £74,000 - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

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 South East region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 160 (45.98%) Azure
2 141 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (29.31%) Microsoft
4 85 (24.43%) Finance
5 78 (22.41%) DevOps
6 75 (21.55%) AWS
7 71 (20.40%) Social Skills
8 69 (19.83%) Presales
9 61 (17.53%) TOGAF
10 59 (16.95%) .NET
11 52 (14.94%) Java
12 44 (12.64%) SQL Server
13 42 (12.07%) Cloud Native
14 40 (11.49%) Security Cleared
15 39 (11.21%) Microservices
16 38 (10.92%) Cybersecurity
17 37 (10.63%) SaaS
17 37 (10.63%) SC Cleared
17 37 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (10.34%) VMware
18 36 (10.34%) Windows
19 34 (9.77%) Enterprise Architecture
19 34 (9.77%) Analytics
20 32 (9.20%) Data Centre
20 32 (9.20%) Customer Engagement
21 31 (8.91%) Degree
21 31 (8.91%) Retail
21 31 (8.91%) Public Cloud
21 31 (8.91%) Architectural Design
22 30 (8.62%) Serverless

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 8 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.15%) Confluence
3 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.29%) CMS
4 1 (0.29%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 7 (2.01%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 4 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.86%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.57%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.29%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 160 (45.98%) Azure
2 75 (21.55%) AWS
3 37 (10.63%) SaaS
4 30 (8.62%) Power Platform
4 30 (8.62%) Serverless
5 21 (6.03%) IaaS
6 16 (4.60%) GCP
6 16 (4.60%) Microsoft 365
7 15 (4.31%) PaaS
8 13 (3.74%) Azure Logic Apps
8 13 (3.74%) Azure Service Bus
9 12 (3.45%) Snowflake
10 11 (3.16%) Azure Event Grid
10 11 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (3.16%) PowerApps
11 9 (2.59%) Boomi
12 8 (2.30%) GitHub
12 8 (2.30%) GitHub Actions
13 6 (1.72%) Azure Functions
13 6 (1.72%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.59%) Firewall
2 8 (2.30%) Network Security
2 8 (2.30%) SSL
3 5 (1.44%) Internet
3 5 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.86%) BGP
5 3 (0.86%) Broadband
5 3 (0.86%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.86%) HTTP
5 3 (0.86%) IPsec
5 3 (0.86%) MPLS
5 3 (0.86%) OSPF
5 3 (0.86%) VPN
5 3 (0.86%) Wireless
6 2 (0.57%) DNS
6 2 (0.57%) FTP
6 2 (0.57%) RFID
7 1 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.29%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.74%) Power BI
3 10 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (2.30%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.30%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.44%) Big Data
7 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.29%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.29%) GIS
8 1 (0.29%) MySQL
8 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.15%) JIRA
2 3 (0.86%) Bitbucket
2 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.57%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.57%) ReSharper
3 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 85 (24.43%) Finance
2 71 (20.40%) Social Skills
3 31 (8.91%) Retail
4 22 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 20 (5.75%) Presentation Skills
6 15 (4.31%) Advertising
6 15 (4.31%) Automotive
7 14 (4.02%) Public Sector
8 13 (3.74%) Influencing Skills
9 12 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (2.87%) Banking
11 8 (2.30%) Legal
12 6 (1.72%) Police
13 5 (1.44%) Billing
13 5 (1.44%) Military
13 5 (1.44%) Publishing
14 4 (1.15%) Wearables
15 3 (0.86%) Electronics
16 2 (0.57%) Law
16 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (16.95%) .NET
2 21 (6.03%) Middleware
3 13 (3.74%) Node.js
4 11 (3.16%) Kafka
5 9 (2.59%) Web Services
6 8 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (1.44%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.44%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.44%) React
8 5 (1.44%) SOAP
9 4 (1.15%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.15%) REST
9 4 (1.15%) Spring
10 3 (0.86%) ASP.NET Core
10 3 (0.86%) CSS
10 3 (0.86%) EDI
10 3 (0.86%) RESTful
10 3 (0.86%) SAML
10 3 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.07%) Cloud Native
2 32 (9.20%) Data Centre
3 31 (8.91%) Public Cloud
4 14 (4.02%) Private Cloud
5 9 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (2.59%) User Experience
6 8 (2.30%) Renewable Energy
7 6 (1.72%) Replication
8 4 (1.15%) Robotics
9 3 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.86%) iPad
9 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.57%) Arduino
10 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.57%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.57%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.34%) Windows
2 20 (5.75%) Linux
3 9 (2.59%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.86%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (22.41%) DevOps
3 69 (19.83%) Presales
4 61 (17.53%) TOGAF
5 39 (11.21%) Microservices
6 38 (10.92%) Cybersecurity
7 37 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (9.77%) Analytics
8 34 (9.77%) Enterprise Architecture
9 32 (9.20%) Customer Engagement
10 31 (8.91%) Architectural Design
11 28 (8.05%) OO
12 27 (7.76%) CRM
13 26 (7.47%) Project Delivery
14 25 (7.18%) Information Security
14 25 (7.18%) Software Engineering
14 25 (7.18%) Software Licensing
14 25 (7.18%) Technical Leadership
15 24 (6.90%) ITIL
15 24 (6.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 52 (14.94%) Java
2 25 (7.18%) C#
3 17 (4.89%) Python
4 10 (2.87%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.87%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.87%) PHP
5 5 (1.44%) Scala
6 4 (1.15%) SQL
7 3 (0.86%) Kotlin
8 2 (0.57%) C
8 2 (0.57%) COBOL
8 2 (0.57%) HLASM
8 2 (0.57%) REXX
8 2 (0.57%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.29%) C++
9 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.63%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.91%) Degree
4 21 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.45%) TOGAF Certification
6 10 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.01%) AWS Certification
7 7 (2.01%) MCP
7 7 (2.01%) MCSE
8 4 (1.15%) CISSP
8 4 (1.15%) HND
9 3 (0.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (0.86%) CCSP
9 3 (0.86%) CISA
9 3 (0.86%) CISM
9 3 (0.86%) CRISC
9 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.86%) GIAC
10 2 (0.57%) CCNA
10 2 (0.57%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.17%) QA
2 10 (2.87%) GDPR
3 8 (2.30%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.15%) NIST
6 3 (0.86%) GAMP
6 3 (0.86%) GRC
7 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.57%) PMO
8 1 (0.29%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.29%) COBIT
8 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (6.32%) Active Directory
3 18 (5.17%) Docker
4 7 (2.01%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.44%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.29%) IAG
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (6.03%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.72%) vRealize
3 5 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.15%) Terraform
5 3 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.57%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 102 (29.31%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.34%) VMware
3 27 (7.76%) SAP
4 25 (7.18%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (4.89%) Cisco
6 15 (4.31%) Adobe
6 15 (4.31%) Apple
7 14 (4.02%) Databricks
8 12 (3.45%) Google
9 10 (2.87%) Citrix
10 9 (2.59%) OutSystems
10 9 (2.59%) Veeam
11 8 (2.30%) Dell
11 8 (2.30%) Juniper
11 8 (2.30%) Oracle
12 7 (2.01%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.72%) HP
13 6 (1.72%) IBM
14 5 (1.44%) Informatica
15 4 (1.15%) CheckPoint