Period
to 19 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 January 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 West
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 138 140 132
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 +111
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 82 179 209
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 1.80% 2.08% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 2.16% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 75 152 193
Median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £50,550 £48,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £87,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £77,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 4,380 8,274 9,375
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.10% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3,575 6,824 7,558
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the South West

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South West.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in the South West

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the South West

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Bristol +19 31 £63,000 -10.00% 14
Gloucestershire +26 28 £65,000 -9.72% 4
Wiltshire -6 13 £52,500 -25.00% 7
Dorset +19 5 £77,500 +19.23%
Devon +10 4 £46,250 -11.90%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 39 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.80%) Azure
3 30 (36.59%) Security Cleared
4 29 (35.37%) Microsoft
5 26 (31.71%) ITIL
6 25 (30.49%) AWS
7 21 (25.61%) Enterprise Architecture
7 21 (25.61%) IT Strategy
8 20 (24.39%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 20 (24.39%) Technical Architecture
9 17 (20.73%) CRM
9 17 (20.73%) Active Directory
9 17 (20.73%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (20.73%) Service Management
9 17 (20.73%) Office 365
10 16 (19.51%) Strategic Roadmap
10 16 (19.51%) Windows
10 16 (19.51%) TOGAF
11 15 (18.29%) SC Cleared
11 15 (18.29%) Oracle
11 15 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (18.29%) Windows Server
11 15 (18.29%) ITIL V3
12 14 (17.07%) Technology Roadmap
12 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
12 14 (17.07%) .NET
12 14 (17.07%) JIRA
12 14 (17.07%) Confluence
12 14 (17.07%) Scrum
13 13 (15.85%) MySQL

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 14 (17.07%) Confluence
2 12 (14.63%) SharePoint
3 11 (13.41%) CMS
3 11 (13.41%) Drupal
4 1 (1.22%) Apache
4 1 (1.22%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 31 (37.80%) Azure
2 25 (30.49%) AWS
3 17 (20.73%) Office 365
4 7 (8.54%) SaaS
5 5 (6.10%) IaaS
5 5 (6.10%) PaaS
6 3 (3.66%) GCP
7 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) DNS
2 9 (10.98%) Unified Communications
3 7 (8.54%) IPv4
4 5 (6.10%) Internet
5 4 (4.88%) IPv6
6 3 (3.66%) OSPF
6 3 (3.66%) VLAN
6 3 (3.66%) VPN
7 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.85%) MySQL
3 8 (9.76%) Big Data
4 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (17.07%) JIRA
2 11 (13.41%) Bitbucket
3 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (13.41%) Public Sector
2 9 (10.98%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Law
3 3 (3.66%) Legal
3 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.44%) Advertising
4 2 (2.44%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Police
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Local Government
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) .NET
2 4 (4.88%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) Apache NiFi
3 1 (1.22%) CSS
3 1 (1.22%) CSS3
3 1 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.22%) HTML
3 1 (1.22%) HTML5
3 1 (1.22%) LDAP
3 1 (1.22%) Middleware
3 1 (1.22%) OAuth
3 1 (1.22%) OpenID
3 1 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.22%) React
3 1 (1.22%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) Cloud Native
2 5 (6.10%) Internet of Things
3 3 (3.66%) Cyberattack
3 3 (3.66%) Cybercrime
3 3 (3.66%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.66%) PKI
3 3 (3.66%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.51%) Windows
2 15 (18.29%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.54%) Linux
4 3 (3.66%) CentOS
4 3 (3.66%) Ubuntu
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) ITIL
3 21 (25.61%) Enterprise Architecture
3 21 (25.61%) IT Strategy
4 20 (24.39%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 20 (24.39%) Technical Architecture
5 17 (20.73%) CRM
5 17 (20.73%) Service Management
6 16 (19.51%) Strategic Roadmap
6 16 (19.51%) TOGAF
7 15 (18.29%) ITIL V3
7 15 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (17.07%) Scrum
8 14 (17.07%) Technology Roadmap
9 13 (15.85%) Project Delivery
10 12 (14.63%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (13.41%) Acceptance Criteria
11 11 (13.41%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (13.41%) Feasibility Study
11 11 (13.41%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) C
2 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
2 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.22%) Java
3 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (36.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.98%) Degree
4 7 (8.54%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.88%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (4.88%) CISSP
6 3 (3.66%) AWS Certification
7 2 (2.44%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.22%) CCDP
8 1 (1.22%) CCIE
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.22%) LPIC
8 1 (1.22%) MCSE
8 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.22%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) NCSC
2 4 (4.88%) RMADS
3 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.66%) NIST
3 3 (3.66%) NIST 800
4 1 (1.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (20.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.32%) Docker
4 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.22%) NDS
5 1 (1.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) Terraform
2 3 (3.66%) Ansible
2 3 (3.66%) Puppet
2 3 (3.66%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (35.37%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.73%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (18.29%) Oracle
4 12 (14.63%) VMware
5 11 (13.41%) Atlassian
5 11 (13.41%) MuleSoft
6 10 (12.20%) Cisco
7 9 (10.98%) Juniper
8 6 (7.32%) Google
9 5 (6.10%) Dell
10 4 (4.88%) Avaya
11 3 (3.66%) YouTube
12 1 (1.22%) ForgeRock
12 1 (1.22%) IBM
12 1 (1.22%) NetIQ
12 1 (1.22%) Okta
12 1 (1.22%) Ping Identity
12 1 (1.22%) PTC
12 1 (1.22%) SAP
12 1 (1.22%) Sparx