Period
to 26 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 160 251 197
Rank change year-on-year +91 -54 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 307 304 503
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.86% 1.17% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.21% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 274 261 362
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £77,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +6.21%

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 15,754 25,224 29,666
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 96.68% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 12,747 20,588 24,703
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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
Hampshire +108 102 £72,500 +16.00%
Thames Valley +18 80 £80,000 +6.67% 7
Surrey +56 54 £85,000 +17.24% 2
Berkshire +9 50 £77,500 +3.33% 2
West Sussex +58 35 £65,000 -18.75% 5
Buckinghamshire +34 18 £65,000 -9.72% 3
East Sussex +19 18 £67,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +27 12 £82,500 +10.00% 2
Kent +38 3 £120,000 +169.66%
Home Counties - 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 26 May 2020, 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.

1 103 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (31.27%) Azure
3 78 (25.41%) Finance
4 76 (24.76%) Microsoft
5 68 (22.15%) TOGAF
6 60 (19.54%) Enterprise Architecture
7 57 (18.57%) Java
8 54 (17.59%) Presales
9 53 (17.26%) SaaS
10 48 (15.64%) JavaScript
11 47 (15.31%) Degree
12 46 (14.98%) .NET
12 46 (14.98%) SQL Server
13 45 (14.66%) SQL
13 45 (14.66%) AWS
13 45 (14.66%) Technical Leadership
14 44 (14.33%) IT Strategy
15 41 (13.36%) HTML
16 38 (12.38%) C#
17 37 (12.05%) Migration
17 37 (12.05%) Technology Roadmap
18 36 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (11.73%) Project Management
19 35 (11.40%) AngularJS
19 35 (11.40%) DevOps
20 33 (10.75%) MVC
21 32 (10.42%) Oracle
21 32 (10.42%) Mentoring
22 30 (9.77%) T-SQL
22 30 (9.77%) SOA

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 13 (4.23%) Tomcat
2 12 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.93%) Apache
3 9 (2.93%) IIS
3 9 (2.93%) SAS
3 9 (2.93%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.28%) CMS
5 5 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.30%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.30%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.30%) nginx
6 4 (1.30%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.65%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Confluence
9 1 (0.33%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Kentico
9 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.93%) Remedy ITSM
1 9 (2.93%) SAP GTS
2 5 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.65%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.65%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.33%) Magento
6 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 96 (31.27%) Azure
2 53 (17.26%) SaaS
3 45 (14.66%) AWS
4 29 (9.45%) PaaS
5 22 (7.17%) IaaS
6 15 (4.89%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (4.89%) Office 365
7 14 (4.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (4.56%) Serverless
8 13 (4.23%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.28%) Amazon S3
9 7 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (2.28%) AWS Step Functions
9 7 (2.28%) Kong
10 6 (1.95%) GCP
10 6 (1.95%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.98%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.65%) Boomi
12 2 (0.65%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.26%) Firewall
1 10 (3.26%) Network Security
2 9 (2.93%) LAN
2 9 (2.93%) WAN
3 7 (2.28%) MPLS
4 6 (1.95%) ZigBee
5 5 (1.63%) DHCP
5 5 (1.63%) DNS
5 5 (1.63%) NetScaler
5 5 (1.63%) VoIP
5 5 (1.63%) VPN
5 5 (1.63%) WLAN
6 3 (0.98%) Skype
7 2 (0.65%) Internet
7 2 (0.65%) MQTT
7 2 (0.65%) SSH
8 1 (0.33%) CTI
8 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.33%) Software-Defined Radio
8 1 (0.33%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.84%) Big Data
3 12 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.93%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (2.93%) DB2
4 9 (2.93%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.93%) MySQL
4 9 (2.93%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.61%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.28%) Amazon Aurora
7 6 (1.95%) NewSQL
8 5 (1.63%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (1.30%) Apache Accumulo
9 4 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.30%) IBM InfoSphere
9 4 (1.30%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.30%) Neo4j
9 4 (1.30%) OrientDB
10 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.65%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 27 (8.79%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (3.91%) Grunt
3 12 (3.91%) gulp
3 12 (3.91%) webpack
4 4 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.30%) ProC
5 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.65%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.65%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.33%) JIRA
7 1 (0.33%) Maven
General
1 78 (25.41%) Finance
2 24 (7.82%) Manufacturing
3 20 (6.51%) Retail
4 9 (2.93%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.28%) Marketing
6 5 (1.63%) Automotive
6 5 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.98%) Back Office
7 3 (0.98%) Law
8 2 (0.65%) Legal
8 2 (0.65%) Military
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Police
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.98%) .NET
2 41 (13.36%) HTML
3 35 (11.40%) AngularJS
4 20 (6.51%) Web Services
5 18 (5.86%) ASP.NET
5 18 (5.86%) XSLT
6 17 (5.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 15 (4.89%) .NET Core
7 15 (4.89%) CSS
7 15 (4.89%) React
8 13 (4.23%) Natural Language Processing
9 12 (3.91%) Dapper ORM
9 12 (3.91%) HTML5
9 12 (3.91%) NHibernate
9 12 (3.91%) Vue.js
10 10 (3.26%) Middleware
11 8 (2.61%) Kafka
12 7 (2.28%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (1.95%) JSON
13 6 (1.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.49%) Mobile App
3 22 (7.17%) User Experience
4 21 (6.84%) Data Centre
5 16 (5.21%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.91%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.28%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.95%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.30%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.98%) Replication
13 2 (0.65%) FMCG
13 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
14 1 (0.33%) Cloud Native
14 1 (0.33%) Cyber Defence
14 1 (0.33%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.49%) Linux
2 22 (7.17%) Windows
3 12 (3.91%) Unix
4 8 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.98%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (22.15%) TOGAF
3 60 (19.54%) Enterprise Architecture
4 54 (17.59%) Presales
5 45 (14.66%) Technical Leadership
6 44 (14.33%) IT Strategy
7 37 (12.05%) Migration
7 37 (12.05%) Technology Roadmap
8 36 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (11.73%) Project Management
9 35 (11.40%) DevOps
10 33 (10.75%) MVC
11 32 (10.42%) Mentoring
12 30 (9.77%) SOA
13 27 (8.79%) Analytics
14 26 (8.47%) User Stories
15 25 (8.14%) Microservices
16 24 (7.82%) ITIL
17 22 (7.17%) CRM
17 22 (7.17%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 57 (18.57%) Java
2 48 (15.64%) JavaScript
3 45 (14.66%) SQL
4 38 (12.38%) C#
5 30 (9.77%) T-SQL
6 18 (5.86%) C++
7 14 (4.56%) Python
8 8 (2.61%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.95%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.95%) C
10 5 (1.63%) PHP
10 5 (1.63%) Scala
11 4 (1.30%) Perl
12 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.65%) VBScript
13 1 (0.33%) ES6
13 1 (0.33%) Java 9
13 1 (0.33%) Ruby
13 1 (0.33%) VB
13 1 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 47 (15.31%) Degree
2 20 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (5.86%) Security Cleared
4 16 (5.21%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (4.56%) CCIE
6 14 (4.56%) TOGAF Certification
7 9 (2.93%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.63%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.63%) MBA
9 4 (1.30%) CCDP
9 4 (1.30%) LPIC
9 4 (1.30%) OSCP
10 3 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.98%) MCSE
11 1 (0.33%) CCNA
11 1 (0.33%) CISA
11 1 (0.33%) CISSP
11 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.19%) QA
2 9 (2.93%) COBIT
3 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) NIST
System Software
1 19 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.98%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.98%) Docker
5 2 (0.65%) iptables
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.61%) Ansible
1 8 (2.61%) Kubernetes
1 8 (2.61%) Puppet
2 7 (2.28%) Salt
3 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.65%) SCCM
6 1 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 76 (24.76%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.42%) Oracle
3 26 (8.47%) IBM
4 22 (7.17%) Cisco
5 18 (5.86%) SAP
6 17 (5.54%) Google
7 15 (4.89%) VMware
8 12 (3.91%) Xamarin
9 9 (2.93%) CA
9 9 (2.93%) HP
9 9 (2.93%) Hyperion
9 9 (2.93%) Juniper
9 9 (2.93%) PeopleSoft
9 9 (2.93%) Remedy
9 9 (2.93%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.93%) Siebel
10 6 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.63%) Arista
11 5 (1.63%) F5
11 5 (1.63%) Meraki