Period
to 18 September 2018

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 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 240 210
Rank change year-on-year +62 -30 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 529 361 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.79% 1.25% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.29% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 377 240 456
South East median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% -0.74%
10th Percentile £53,250 £50,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +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 28,605 28,002 34,747
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.72% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 23,790 23,362 29,378
South East median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +59 256 £72,500 - 36
Berkshire +40 157 £75,000 - 18
Hampshire +46 118 £65,000 - 27
Surrey +33 116 £70,000 +7.69% 9
Oxfordshire +24 59 £66,250 - 10
Buckinghamshire +35 40 £63,000 -14.86% 8
East Sussex -21 13 £45,000 -43.75% 3
West Sussex +2 11 £60,000 -20.00% 4
Middlesex +12 5 £80,000 - 1
Kent -5 2 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £100,000 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 165 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (28.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (25.90%) Microsoft
4 128 (24.20%) Presales
5 124 (23.44%) TOGAF
6 107 (20.23%) Finance
7 102 (19.28%) Enterprise Architecture
8 101 (19.09%) .NET
9 94 (17.77%) Amazon AWS
10 74 (13.99%) Java
11 72 (13.61%) SAP
12 70 (13.23%) Cisco
13 63 (11.91%) CRM
14 55 (10.40%) SQL
14 55 (10.40%) Active Directory
14 55 (10.40%) Network Security
15 50 (9.45%) Migration
16 49 (9.26%) Retail
16 49 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
17 48 (9.07%) Oracle
17 48 (9.07%) Web Services
18 47 (8.88%) ITIL
18 47 (8.88%) Microservices
19 46 (8.70%) Data Centre
19 46 (8.70%) F5
20 45 (8.51%) VMware
21 44 (8.32%) IT Strategy
22 43 (8.13%) DevOps
22 43 (8.13%) ERP
22 43 (8.13%) SaaS

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 20 (3.78%) CMS
1 20 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.84%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.08%) IIS
4 9 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (1.51%) Oracle Service Bus
5 8 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.32%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.13%) Apache
8 5 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.76%) JBoss
9 4 (0.76%) Kentico
9 4 (0.76%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.57%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.57%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.08%) SAP HCM
3 10 (1.89%) SAP HR
3 10 (1.89%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (1.51%) SAP ERP
5 6 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (1.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.95%) Maximo
7 4 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.57%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.57%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.57%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.19%) SAP GTS
9 1 (0.19%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.19%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 150 (28.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (17.77%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (8.13%) SaaS
4 42 (7.94%) PaaS
5 30 (5.67%) IaaS
6 29 (5.48%) Office 365
7 25 (4.73%) Serverless
8 24 (4.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (3.02%) Amazon EMR
10 16 (3.02%) Amazon Kinesis
10 16 (3.02%) Amazon S3
10 16 (3.02%) Amazon SQS
10 16 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
12 8 (1.51%) GitHub
12 8 (1.51%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (1.13%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 55 (10.40%) Network Security
2 32 (6.05%) Internet
3 30 (5.67%) Wireless
4 26 (4.91%) WAN
5 24 (4.54%) Firewall
6 16 (3.02%) LAN
7 15 (2.84%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (2.84%) VLAN
8 14 (2.65%) Ethernet
8 14 (2.65%) VPN
9 13 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (2.46%) DNS
9 13 (2.46%) MPLS
10 12 (2.27%) BGP
10 12 (2.27%) OSPF
10 12 (2.27%) SSL
11 11 (2.08%) Cisco ISE
11 11 (2.08%) DHCP
12 10 (1.89%) Cisco Firepower
12 10 (1.89%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.99%) Big Data
2 36 (6.81%) SQL Server
3 24 (4.54%) Cosmos DB
4 20 (3.78%) RDBMS
4 20 (3.78%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.59%) Hadoop
6 17 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (3.21%) NoSQL
7 16 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (3.02%) Amazon Redshift
7 16 (3.02%) Geospatial Data
8 13 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (2.46%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.51%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (1.32%) GIS
11 7 (1.32%) Spatial Data
12 6 (1.13%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (2.46%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.32%) JIRA
5 6 (1.13%) Bitbucket
5 6 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.57%) Maven
7 2 (0.38%) Selenium
8 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.19%) FxCop
8 1 (0.19%) GitLab
8 1 (0.19%) Hudson
8 1 (0.19%) NUnit
8 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.19%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.19%) Subversion
8 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 107 (20.23%) Finance
2 49 (9.26%) Retail
3 36 (6.81%) Marketing
4 28 (5.29%) Banking
4 28 (5.29%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.97%) Italian Language
6 20 (3.78%) Publishing
7 16 (3.02%) German Language
7 16 (3.02%) Manufacturing
8 14 (2.65%) French Language
9 13 (2.46%) Spanish Language
10 11 (2.08%) Advertising
11 10 (1.89%) Legal
12 8 (1.51%) Back Office
13 6 (1.13%) Billing
14 5 (0.95%) Automotive
14 5 (0.95%) Portuguese Language
15 4 (0.76%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.38%) Military
16 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (19.09%) .NET
2 48 (9.07%) Web Services
3 33 (6.24%) ASP.NET
3 33 (6.24%) REST
4 31 (5.86%) Middleware
5 28 (5.29%) .NET Framework
6 20 (3.78%) HTML
7 19 (3.59%) CSS
8 17 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (3.02%) J2EE
9 16 (3.02%) SOAP
10 15 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (2.46%) Spring
11 13 (2.46%) WCF
12 10 (1.89%) JSON
13 8 (1.51%) XML
14 7 (1.32%) .NET Core
14 7 (1.32%) Kafka
15 6 (1.13%) Entity Framework
16 5 (0.95%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.54%) Internet of Things
4 23 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.40%) Cloud Native
6 17 (3.21%) Social Media
7 16 (3.02%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.84%) Mainframe
8 15 (2.84%) User Experience
9 14 (2.65%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (2.27%) Computer Science
10 12 (2.27%) EMC VMAX
10 12 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (1.70%) FlexPod
13 7 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.13%) Fintech
14 6 (1.13%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.16%) Windows
2 17 (3.21%) Linux
3 9 (1.70%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.57%) Unix
5 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (24.20%) Presales
3 124 (23.44%) TOGAF
4 102 (19.28%) Enterprise Architecture
5 63 (11.91%) CRM
6 50 (9.45%) Migration
7 47 (8.88%) ITIL
7 47 (8.88%) Microservices
8 44 (8.32%) IT Strategy
9 43 (8.13%) DevOps
9 43 (8.13%) ERP
10 40 (7.56%) SOA
11 36 (6.81%) Problem-Solving
12 35 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 34 (6.43%) E-Commerce
14 33 (6.24%) Scrum
15 32 (6.05%) SDLC
15 32 (6.05%) Waterfall
16 31 (5.86%) Project Management
17 30 (5.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 74 (13.99%) Java
2 55 (10.40%) SQL
3 41 (7.75%) C#
4 29 (5.48%) JavaScript
5 21 (3.97%) Python
6 20 (3.78%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.65%) PL/SQL
8 13 (2.46%) Scala
9 10 (1.89%) Perl
9 10 (1.89%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.70%) C
10 9 (1.70%) VBA
11 3 (0.57%) VB
12 2 (0.38%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.38%) Java 8
12 2 (0.38%) PHP
12 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.19%) C++
13 1 (0.19%) COBOL
13 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (8.13%) Degree
3 40 (7.56%) Security Cleared
4 39 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (6.62%) MCSE
6 32 (6.05%) CCDP
6 32 (6.05%) TOGAF Certification
7 30 (5.67%) CCIE
8 29 (5.48%) CCNP
9 28 (5.29%) SC Cleared
10 24 (4.54%) MCSA
11 20 (3.78%) CISSP
12 15 (2.84%) CCNA
13 12 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (2.08%) EMC Certification
15 10 (1.89%) IISP
15 10 (1.89%) ISSAP
15 10 (1.89%) JNCIP
15 10 (1.89%) VCAP
15 10 (1.89%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (1.70%) QA
4 6 (1.13%) GDPR
5 5 (0.95%) GCP
5 5 (0.95%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.57%) PSD2
8 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.19%) COBIT
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 55 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.21%) Docker
4 12 (2.27%) VMware NSX
5 8 (1.51%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.57%) KVM
6 3 (0.57%) vSphere
7 2 (0.38%) Ceph
7 2 (0.38%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.19%) vCloud
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (2.27%) QRadar
2 11 (2.08%) CASB
2 11 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (1.89%) Kubernetes
4 9 (1.70%) Ansible
5 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.95%) Puppet
5 5 (0.95%) SCCM
6 4 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.57%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.38%) Terraform
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.19%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (0.19%) Kibana
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.19%) SCOM
9 1 (0.19%) vRealize
9 1 (0.19%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 137 (25.90%) Microsoft
2 72 (13.61%) SAP
3 70 (13.23%) Cisco
4 48 (9.07%) Oracle
5 46 (8.70%) F5
6 45 (8.51%) VMware
7 40 (7.56%) IBM
8 38 (7.18%) Juniper
9 36 (6.81%) Fortinet
10 30 (5.67%) Palo Alto
10 30 (5.67%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (4.91%) Google
11 26 (4.91%) Splunk
12 22 (4.16%) CheckPoint
12 22 (4.16%) EMC
13 19 (3.59%) NetApp
14 17 (3.21%) Dell
15 16 (3.02%) Meraki
16 14 (2.65%) Citrix
16 14 (2.65%) hybris