Period
to 1 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £67,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 1 June 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 West
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 151 204
Rank change year-on-year +15 +53 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 108 196 144
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 1.90% 1.99% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 2.06% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 92 169 137
Median annual salary £67,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.08% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £48,750 £41,443 £50,000
90th Percentile £89,875 £82,500 £88,250
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £76,750
% change year-on-year +3.33% -2.28% +5.86%

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 5,432 9,525 10,405
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 96.74% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4,415 7,557 8,631
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,557 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.74% +0.13% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.28% +3.50% +5.26%

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 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 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
Gloucestershire +68 51 £77,500 +19.23% 2
Bristol +13 23 £77,500 +18.32% 2
Wiltshire -22 14 £62,302 -4.15% 3
Somerset -7 10 £52,500 +23.37%
Devon +18 6 £52,250 -5.00%
Dorset - 2 £72,500 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 51 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.96%) AWS
3 38 (35.19%) Azure
4 37 (34.26%) Microsoft
5 34 (31.48%) Security Cleared
6 33 (30.56%) IT Strategy
7 31 (28.70%) Enterprise Architecture
8 30 (27.78%) Finance
9 29 (26.85%) Oracle
10 28 (25.93%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 28 (25.93%) Architecture Roadmap
11 27 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (24.07%) Project Delivery
13 24 (22.22%) Active Directory
13 24 (22.22%) ITIL
14 23 (21.30%) Technical Architecture
15 22 (20.37%) Service Management
15 22 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (19.44%) DV Cleared
17 20 (18.52%) SaaS
17 20 (18.52%) Feasibility Study
17 20 (18.52%) CRM
18 18 (16.67%) .NET
18 18 (16.67%) Legal
18 18 (16.67%) MuleSoft
18 18 (16.67%) ITIL V3
18 18 (16.67%) Big Data
19 17 (15.74%) Bitbucket
19 17 (15.74%) Confluence
19 17 (15.74%) JIRA

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 17 (15.74%) Confluence
2 13 (12.04%) SharePoint
3 12 (11.11%) Drupal
4 11 (10.19%) CMS
5 5 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.70%) Apache
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (13.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (4.63%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.93%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 41 (37.96%) AWS
2 38 (35.19%) Azure
3 20 (18.52%) SaaS
4 16 (14.81%) PaaS
5 14 (12.96%) Office 365
6 10 (9.26%) IaaS
7 6 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.85%) iPaaS
9 2 (1.85%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.93%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) DNS
2 4 (3.70%) LAN
3 3 (2.78%) Firewall
4 2 (1.85%) ADSL
4 2 (1.85%) ISDN
4 2 (1.85%) MPLS
4 2 (1.85%) Network Security
4 2 (1.85%) VSAN
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.93%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.93%) WAN
5 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.67%) Big Data
2 17 (15.74%) MySQL
3 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.48%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (4.63%) Amazon Aurora
5 5 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.70%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.85%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.93%) Apache Ignite
9 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.93%) Flink
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.93%) Power BI
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (15.74%) Bitbucket
1 17 (15.74%) JIRA
2 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 30 (27.78%) Finance
2 18 (16.67%) Legal
3 6 (5.56%) Marketing
4 4 (3.70%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.78%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (5.56%) CSS
2 6 (5.56%) HTML
2 6 (5.56%) React
2 6 (5.56%) REST
2 6 (5.56%) SOAP
2 6 (5.56%) Visualforce
3 5 (4.63%) GraphQL
4 2 (1.85%) EDI
5 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.93%) Kafka
5 1 (0.93%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.93%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.93%) Samza
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.26%) Cloud Native
2 10 (9.26%) Cyberattack
2 10 (9.26%) PKI
3 8 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.63%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.85%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.93%) Blog
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.74%) Linux
1 17 (15.74%) Windows
2 16 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.56%) IT Strategy
3 31 (28.70%) Enterprise Architecture
4 28 (25.93%) Architecture Roadmap
4 28 (25.93%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 26 (24.07%) Project Delivery
6 24 (22.22%) ITIL
7 23 (21.30%) Technical Architecture
8 22 (20.37%) Service Management
9 20 (18.52%) CRM
9 20 (18.52%) Feasibility Study
10 18 (16.67%) ITIL V3
11 16 (14.81%) Microservices
12 15 (13.89%) TOGAF
13 14 (12.96%) Analytics
14 13 (12.04%) Machine Learning
15 12 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (11.11%) Information Assurance
15 12 (11.11%) Open Source
15 12 (11.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.04%) Java
2 11 (10.19%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.48%) C#
4 6 (5.56%) Apex Code
5 4 (3.70%) Scala
6 3 (2.78%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) ABAP
7 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 21 (19.44%) DV Cleared
3 15 (13.89%) SC Cleared
4 13 (12.04%) Degree
5 7 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (6.48%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (5.56%) CCNA
6 6 (5.56%) MCSE
6 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.85%) MCP
8 2 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.93%) CCDP
9 1 (0.93%) CCIE
9 1 (0.93%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.93%) CCNP
9 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (9.26%) NCSC
1 10 (9.26%) NIST
1 10 (9.26%) NIST 800
2 7 (6.48%) GDPR
3 2 (1.85%) HMG Infosec
3 2 (1.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.85%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.26%) Docker
3 6 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.85%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.85%) vSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (9.26%) Terraform
2 6 (5.56%) Ansible
2 6 (5.56%) Puppet
3 3 (2.78%) Nagios
3 3 (2.78%) Salt
4 2 (1.85%) Grafana
4 2 (1.85%) Kibana
4 2 (1.85%) SCCM
4 2 (1.85%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.93%) vRealize
Vendors
1 37 (34.26%) Microsoft
2 29 (26.85%) Oracle
3 27 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
4 18 (16.67%) MuleSoft
5 17 (15.74%) Atlassian
6 12 (11.11%) VMware
7 11 (10.19%) Google
8 9 (8.33%) Cisco
9 8 (7.41%) SAP
10 6 (5.56%) Citrix
11 3 (2.78%) Genesys
11 3 (2.78%) Juniper
11 3 (2.78%) Talend
12 2 (1.85%) JD Edwards
12 2 (1.85%) Splunk
12 2 (1.85%) Trend Micro
12 2 (1.85%) WSO2
13 1 (0.93%) EMC
13 1 (0.93%) IBM
13 1 (0.93%) Meraki