Period
to 17 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 239 192
Rank change year-on-year +38 -47 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 473 419 649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.65% 1.37% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.41% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 358 293 501
South East median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £53,375 £52,738 £52,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £92,250 £83,750
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 27,568 29,617 34,162
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.70% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 22,928 24,738 28,636
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 November 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 November 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 +44 223 £75,000 +3.45% 46
Berkshire +44 150 £77,500 +3.33% 30
Hampshire +68 126 £69,375 +6.73% 11
Surrey +1 82 £70,000 +7.69% 20
Oxfordshire +6 38 £63,500 -5.93% 7
Buckinghamshire +27 34 £67,500 +12.50% 10
West Sussex +8 17 £63,000 -13.10% 6
East Sussex -14 14 £57,500 -28.13% 5
Kent -2 2 - - 2
Middlesex -3 2 £78,750 +16.67% 1
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 147 (31.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 134 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (26.85%) Microsoft
4 125 (26.43%) Presales
5 111 (23.47%) Amazon AWS
6 102 (21.56%) TOGAF
7 93 (19.66%) Enterprise Architecture
8 75 (15.86%) .NET
9 71 (15.01%) Finance
10 70 (14.80%) Java
11 65 (13.74%) SQL
12 53 (11.21%) CRM
12 53 (11.21%) Network Security
12 53 (11.21%) Security Cleared
12 53 (11.21%) Big Data
13 52 (10.99%) Web Services
13 52 (10.99%) Active Directory
13 52 (10.99%) Cisco
14 51 (10.78%) Oracle
15 46 (9.73%) DevOps
16 45 (9.51%) SaaS
17 44 (9.30%) SAP
17 44 (9.30%) Retail
18 41 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
18 41 (8.67%) Microservices
19 39 (8.25%) Project Management
20 37 (7.82%) VMware
20 37 (7.82%) SOA
21 36 (7.61%) C#
21 36 (7.61%) Migration

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 18 (3.81%) CMS
1 18 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (2.11%) Apache
4 6 (1.27%) IIS
4 6 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.06%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.06%) JBoss
5 5 (1.06%) NServiceBus
6 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.63%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.42%) Confluence
8 2 (0.42%) Kentico
8 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 27 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.48%) SAP HCM
2 7 (1.48%) SAP HR
3 6 (1.27%) Maximo
4 4 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.63%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.63%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.21%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.21%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 147 (31.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 111 (23.47%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (9.51%) SaaS
4 34 (7.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 34 (7.19%) Office 365
4 34 (7.19%) Serverless
5 31 (6.55%) PaaS
6 27 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (5.71%) Amazon EMR
6 27 (5.71%) Amazon Kinesis
6 27 (5.71%) Amazon S3
6 27 (5.71%) Amazon SQS
6 27 (5.71%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (4.44%) IaaS
8 18 (3.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.48%) GitHub
10 7 (1.48%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (1.27%) Azure Functions
12 5 (1.06%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (11.21%) Network Security
2 26 (5.50%) Firewall
3 25 (5.29%) Internet
4 14 (2.96%) WAN
4 14 (2.96%) Wireless
5 10 (2.11%) LAN
6 9 (1.90%) Unified Communications
7 8 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (1.69%) VLAN
8 7 (1.48%) DNS
8 7 (1.48%) SAN
9 6 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.27%) MPLS
9 6 (1.27%) OSPF
9 6 (1.27%) Skype
9 6 (1.27%) SSL
9 6 (1.27%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.27%) VPN
10 5 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.06%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.21%) Big Data
2 35 (7.40%) Cosmos DB
3 34 (7.19%) RDBMS
3 34 (7.19%) Relational Database
4 28 (5.92%) SQL Server
5 27 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
5 27 (5.71%) Amazon Redshift
6 21 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (3.81%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.96%) Geospatial Data
9 11 (2.33%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (1.69%) GIS
11 7 (1.48%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.48%) Spatial Data
12 6 (1.27%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (1.90%) JIRA
2 8 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.27%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.27%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.85%) Hudson
5 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.21%) ERwin
7 1 (0.21%) GitLab
7 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.21%) Maven
7 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 71 (15.01%) Finance
2 44 (9.30%) Retail
3 28 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 25 (5.29%) Banking
5 24 (5.07%) Marketing
6 12 (2.54%) Italian Language
7 10 (2.11%) French Language
7 10 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.90%) Spanish Language
9 8 (1.69%) German Language
10 7 (1.48%) Legal
11 5 (1.06%) Automotive
11 5 (1.06%) Portuguese Language
12 4 (0.85%) Military
12 4 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.63%) Advertising
13 3 (0.63%) Billing
13 3 (0.63%) Publishing
14 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (15.86%) .NET
2 52 (10.99%) Web Services
3 33 (6.98%) ASP.NET
4 21 (4.44%) .NET Framework
5 20 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (2.96%) REST
7 11 (2.33%) Middleware
8 10 (2.11%) J2EE
9 9 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (1.90%) SOAP
10 8 (1.69%) HTML
10 8 (1.69%) Node.js
10 8 (1.69%) WCF
11 7 (1.48%) .NET Core
11 7 (1.48%) CSS
12 6 (1.27%) Entity Framework
12 6 (1.27%) LAMP
13 5 (1.06%) HTML5
13 5 (1.06%) Kafka
14 4 (0.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.77%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.07%) Internet of Things
3 20 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 19 (4.02%) Cloud Native
5 16 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.38%) Social Media
6 15 (3.17%) Public Cloud
7 14 (2.96%) User Experience
8 13 (2.75%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.48%) Robotics
11 6 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
11 6 (1.27%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.27%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.06%) Minimum Viable Product
13 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.65%) Windows
2 11 (2.33%) Linux
3 8 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (26.43%) Presales
3 102 (21.56%) TOGAF
4 93 (19.66%) Enterprise Architecture
5 53 (11.21%) CRM
6 46 (9.73%) DevOps
7 41 (8.67%) Microservices
8 39 (8.25%) Project Management
9 37 (7.82%) SOA
10 36 (7.61%) Migration
11 35 (7.40%) IT Strategy
11 35 (7.40%) ITIL
11 35 (7.40%) Machine Learning
12 33 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (6.77%) Customer Requirements
14 31 (6.55%) Waterfall
15 27 (5.71%) ERP
15 27 (5.71%) Identity Access Management
15 27 (5.71%) Vendor Relationship Management
16 24 (5.07%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 70 (14.80%) Java
2 65 (13.74%) SQL
3 36 (7.61%) C#
4 24 (5.07%) PL/SQL
4 24 (5.07%) Python
5 22 (4.65%) Scala
6 19 (4.02%) Shell Script
7 14 (2.96%) C
8 12 (2.54%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.11%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.06%) Perl
11 4 (0.85%) VBA
12 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.63%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.42%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.42%) PHP
14 1 (0.21%) COBOL
14 1 (0.21%) R
14 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 41 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (7.40%) Degree
4 33 (6.98%) MCSE
4 33 (6.98%) TOGAF Certification
5 29 (6.13%) SC Cleared
6 28 (5.92%) MCSA
7 23 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (3.17%) CCIE
8 15 (3.17%) CISSP
9 13 (2.75%) CCDP
10 12 (2.54%) CCNP
11 7 (1.48%) CCNA
11 7 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.27%) Chartered Engineer
12 6 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.27%) EMC Certification
12 6 (1.27%) VCAP
13 5 (1.06%) CCIE Data Center
13 5 (1.06%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.90%) GDPR
2 7 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.48%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.48%) QA
3 4 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.63%) PSD2
5 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (10.99%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.96%) Docker
4 7 (1.48%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.48%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.85%) XenApp
6 3 (0.63%) vSphere
7 2 (0.42%) Ceph
7 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.21%) vCloud
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (1.90%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.27%) QRadar
2 6 (1.27%) SCCM
3 5 (1.06%) Puppet
4 4 (0.85%) CASB
4 4 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.42%) SCOM
5 2 (0.42%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.42%) Terraform
6 1 (0.21%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.21%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.21%) vRealize
6 1 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 127 (26.85%) Microsoft
2 52 (10.99%) Cisco
3 51 (10.78%) Oracle
4 44 (9.30%) SAP
5 37 (7.82%) VMware
6 33 (6.98%) F5
7 24 (5.07%) Palo Alto
8 23 (4.86%) Juniper
9 21 (4.44%) Fortinet
10 19 (4.02%) EMC
11 18 (3.81%) IBM
12 16 (3.38%) Splunk
13 15 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (2.96%) Google
14 14 (2.96%) NetApp
15 12 (2.54%) Citrix
16 10 (2.11%) Dell
17 8 (1.69%) Ab Initio
17 8 (1.69%) CheckPoint
17 8 (1.69%) Teradata