Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 266 210
Rank change year-on-year +77 -56 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 525 331 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.72% 1.11% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.14% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 351 222 522
South East median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £56,250 £50,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £84,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £71,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +4.90% +2.14% -

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 29,624 28,934 37,134
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 96.78% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 24,656 24,266 31,610
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +78 251 £72,500 +3.57% 28
Berkshire +31 140 £72,500 +2.47% 16
Surrey +54 132 £72,000 +10.77% 8
Hampshire +34 104 £65,000 - 7
Oxfordshire +29 70 £70,000 -6.67% 4
Buckinghamshire +28 40 £63,000 -3.08% 8
East Sussex -20 13 £72,500 +13.28% 1
West Sussex -1 8 £67,500 +5.47% 2
Middlesex +17 5 £80,000 -27.27% 2
Kent -5 3 £60,000 -
Sussex -15 1 £100,000 -
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 17 July 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.

1 162 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 141 (26.86%) Microsoft
4 117 (22.29%) Presales
5 111 (21.14%) Finance
6 106 (20.19%) TOGAF
7 98 (18.67%) .NET
8 97 (18.48%) Enterprise Architecture
9 85 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
10 80 (15.24%) SAP
11 79 (15.05%) Cisco
12 71 (13.52%) Cisco Certification
13 70 (13.33%) Migration
14 67 (12.76%) Java
15 64 (12.19%) ITIL
16 61 (11.62%) Data Centre
17 59 (11.24%) Active Directory
17 59 (11.24%) Degree
18 56 (10.67%) CRM
18 56 (10.67%) VMware
19 55 (10.48%) Oracle
19 55 (10.48%) SQL Server
20 51 (9.71%) CCDP
21 50 (9.52%) IBM
22 48 (9.14%) F5
23 47 (8.95%) Network Security
23 47 (8.95%) Juniper
23 47 (8.95%) SQL
23 47 (8.95%) E-Commerce
23 47 (8.95%) Middleware

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 (3.81%) IIS
2 19 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.43%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.67%) CMS
5 13 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (2.29%) Oracle Service Bus
7 10 (1.90%) Apache
8 9 (1.71%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.14%) JBoss
9 6 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.95%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.76%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.76%) Kentico
11 4 (0.76%) nginx
11 4 (0.76%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.57%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (3.43%) SAP Hybris
2 15 (2.86%) SAP ERP
3 13 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (1.33%) SAP HCM
6 6 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (1.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.95%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.76%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
9 3 (0.57%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.19%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 144 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (6.86%) PaaS
4 32 (6.10%) SaaS
5 28 (5.33%) IaaS
6 27 (5.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 23 (4.38%) Office 365
8 20 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (2.48%) Serverless
10 12 (2.29%) IBM Cloud
11 10 (1.90%) Slack
12 8 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.95%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
15 4 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.95%) Network Security
2 38 (7.24%) Wireless
3 37 (7.05%) WAN
4 30 (5.71%) Internet
5 26 (4.95%) Firewall
6 23 (4.38%) LAN
7 20 (3.81%) VPN
8 19 (3.62%) Ethernet
8 19 (3.62%) VLAN
9 18 (3.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (3.43%) MPLS
10 17 (3.24%) DHCP
10 17 (3.24%) DNS
11 16 (3.05%) BGP
11 16 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (3.05%) Cisco ISE
11 16 (3.05%) OSPF
11 16 (3.05%) SSL
12 15 (2.86%) FWSM
12 15 (2.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.14%) Big Data
3 21 (4.00%) Geospatial Data
4 20 (3.81%) NoSQL
5 19 (3.62%) Hadoop
6 16 (3.05%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
8 13 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.71%) GIS
10 9 (1.71%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.33%) DB2
11 7 (1.33%) Spatial Data
12 6 (1.14%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (1.14%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.95%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.95%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 22 (4.19%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.10%) JIRA
4 9 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.33%) Selenium
6 6 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.14%) Maven
7 3 (0.57%) Subversion
8 2 (0.38%) FxCop
8 2 (0.38%) NUnit
8 2 (0.38%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.19%) JMeter
General
1 111 (21.14%) Finance
2 46 (8.76%) Marketing
3 37 (7.05%) Publishing
4 35 (6.67%) Retail
5 26 (4.95%) Italian Language
6 24 (4.57%) Banking
7 23 (4.38%) Telecoms
8 19 (3.62%) German Language
9 16 (3.05%) French Language
10 15 (2.86%) Spanish Language
11 14 (2.67%) Advertising
12 13 (2.48%) Manufacturing
13 11 (2.10%) Back Office
14 10 (1.90%) Legal
15 8 (1.52%) Billing
16 5 (0.95%) Automotive
17 4 (0.76%) Portuguese Language
17 4 (0.76%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.57%) Games
18 3 (0.57%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (18.67%) .NET
2 47 (8.95%) Middleware
3 40 (7.62%) Web Services
4 32 (6.10%) HTML
4 32 (6.10%) REST
5 29 (5.52%) CSS
6 27 (5.14%) ASP.NET
6 27 (5.14%) J2EE
7 22 (4.19%) Spring
8 21 (4.00%) .NET Framework
8 21 (4.00%) SOAP
9 17 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (3.05%) XML
11 14 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (2.67%) JSON
12 11 (2.10%) WCF
13 9 (1.71%) ADO
13 9 (1.71%) Apache Flex
14 7 (1.33%) AngularJS
14 7 (1.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.62%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.19%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.62%) Cloud Native
5 16 (3.05%) FlexPod
5 16 (3.05%) Internet of Things
6 15 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
6 15 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 14 (2.67%) EMC VMAX
7 14 (2.67%) Mainframe
7 14 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.29%) User Experience
10 11 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.90%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.90%) Social Media
12 9 (1.71%) Computer Science
13 8 (1.52%) Replication
14 6 (1.14%) Fintech
14 6 (1.14%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.86%) Windows
2 30 (5.71%) Linux
3 18 (3.43%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.52%) Unix
5 5 (0.95%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.38%) CentOS
7 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Android
8 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.19%) SUSE
8 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (22.29%) Presales
3 106 (20.19%) TOGAF
4 97 (18.48%) Enterprise Architecture
5 70 (13.33%) Migration
6 64 (12.19%) ITIL
7 56 (10.67%) CRM
8 47 (8.95%) E-Commerce
8 47 (8.95%) Microservices
9 46 (8.76%) IT Strategy
9 46 (8.76%) SDLC
9 46 (8.76%) SOA
10 45 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (8.38%) ERP
12 40 (7.62%) DevOps
13 37 (7.05%) Load Balancing
14 36 (6.86%) Scrum
15 34 (6.48%) ITIL V3
15 34 (6.48%) Project Management
16 33 (6.29%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 67 (12.76%) Java
2 47 (8.95%) SQL
3 45 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 43 (8.19%) C#
5 35 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 15 (2.86%) Python
7 13 (2.48%) Perl
8 12 (2.29%) VBA
9 11 (2.10%) C++
10 9 (1.71%) C
11 6 (1.14%) Java 8
11 6 (1.14%) PHP
12 5 (0.95%) Scala
13 3 (0.57%) Delphi
13 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.57%) VB
13 3 (0.57%) X++
14 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.19%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 71 (13.52%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (11.24%) Degree
3 51 (9.71%) CCDP
4 45 (8.57%) CCIE
5 43 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (7.43%) CCNP
7 38 (7.24%) MCSE
8 31 (5.90%) Security Cleared
9 27 (5.14%) SC Cleared
10 22 (4.19%) CISSP
10 22 (4.19%) TOGAF Certification
11 20 (3.81%) CCNA
12 16 (3.05%) MCSA
13 15 (2.86%) CCSE
13 15 (2.86%) IISP
13 15 (2.86%) ISSAP
13 15 (2.86%) JNCIP
13 15 (2.86%) LPIC
13 15 (2.86%) OSCP
14 14 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.05%) Cyber Essentials
2 15 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.90%) QA
4 7 (1.33%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.38%) COBIT
6 2 (0.38%) GCP
6 2 (0.38%) GDPR
6 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.38%) PSD2
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 59 (11.24%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.95%) Docker
4 17 (3.24%) VMware NSX
5 9 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.76%) KVM
7 4 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.76%) vSphere
8 3 (0.57%) XenApp
8 3 (0.57%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.19%) vCloud
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (3.05%) CASB
1 16 (3.05%) Cisco Prime
1 16 (3.05%) Puppet
2 15 (2.86%) QRadar
3 13 (2.48%) Ansible
3 13 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (2.10%) Kubernetes
4 11 (2.10%) SCCM
5 9 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.57%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.57%) Terraform
7 2 (0.38%) SCOM
8 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.19%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.19%) Kibana
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.19%) Packer
8 1 (0.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 141 (26.86%) Microsoft
2 80 (15.24%) SAP
3 79 (15.05%) Cisco
4 56 (10.67%) VMware
5 55 (10.48%) Oracle
6 50 (9.52%) IBM
7 48 (9.14%) F5
8 47 (8.95%) Juniper
9 42 (8.00%) Fortinet
10 39 (7.43%) Google
11 34 (6.48%) CheckPoint
11 34 (6.48%) Splunk
12 29 (5.52%) Palo Alto
13 27 (5.14%) Salesforce.com
14 26 (4.95%) Citrix
15 24 (4.57%) EMC
16 23 (4.38%) hybris
17 22 (4.19%) Meraki
17 22 (4.19%) NetApp
18 20 (3.81%) Riverbed