Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Solution Architect
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 237 189
Rank change year-on-year +41 -48 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,594 1,446 1,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.80% 1.43% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.47% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,169 1,074 1,412
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,900 £50,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £84,875
UK median annual salary £75,000 £73,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 85,487 98,140 104,451
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.94% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 67,850 80,231 85,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the UK excluding London

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in the UK excluding London

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the UK excluding London

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
South East +11 438 £70,500 +0.71% 72
Midlands +46 335 £72,500 +7.41% 58
West Midlands +58 289 £72,500 +7.41% 50
North of England -9 282 £70,000 +7.69% 71
South West +113 239 £65,000 - 40
Scotland +76 173 £69,250 +6.54% 22
North West +12 168 £75,000 +15.38% 39
East of England +14 153 £75,000 +5.63% 20
Yorkshire -41 97 £62,500 -3.85% 25
East Midlands +9 45 £70,000 -6.35% 8
North East +7 18 £70,000 -6.67% 7
Wales +9 14 £61,250 +11.36% 7
Isle of Man +10 1 - -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 UK excluding London region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 408 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 350 (21.96%) Presales
4 339 (21.27%) TOGAF
5 338 (21.20%) Microsoft
6 336 (21.08%) Amazon AWS
7 280 (17.57%) Enterprise Architecture
8 237 (14.87%) Finance
9 229 (14.37%) IT Strategy
10 208 (13.05%) Java
11 190 (11.92%) CRM
12 182 (11.42%) SOA
13 172 (10.79%) SQL
14 167 (10.48%) .NET
15 162 (10.16%) SAP
16 158 (9.91%) Data Centre
17 156 (9.79%) Project Management
18 154 (9.66%) Microservices
19 151 (9.47%) Retail
20 150 (9.41%) VMware
21 147 (9.22%) Web Services
22 140 (8.78%) Degree
23 139 (8.72%) Security Cleared
24 137 (8.59%) Technical Architecture
25 134 (8.41%) DevOps
26 128 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
27 126 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
28 124 (7.78%) SaaS
29 122 (7.65%) Technical Leadership
30 121 (7.59%) PaaS

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 36 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 31 (1.94%) Apache
3 28 (1.76%) MS Exchange
4 25 (1.57%) JBoss
5 23 (1.44%) CMS
6 19 (1.19%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (0.75%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.44%) Confluence
11 7 (0.44%) Drupal
11 7 (0.44%) SAS
12 6 (0.38%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.38%) IIS
12 6 (0.38%) NServiceBus
12 6 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.063%) Maya
Business Applications
1 47 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (2.32%) SAP CRM
3 24 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (1.00%) SAP ERP
5 13 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
6 8 (0.50%) SAP HR
7 7 (0.44%) SAP HCM
7 7 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.38%) Maximo
8 6 (0.38%) SAP MDG
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.31%) SAP SCM
9 5 (0.31%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.25%) SAP APO
10 4 (0.25%) SAP ECC
10 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.25%) SAP MM
10 4 (0.25%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 392 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 336 (21.08%) Amazon AWS
3 124 (7.78%) SaaS
4 121 (7.59%) PaaS
5 92 (5.77%) IaaS
6 91 (5.71%) Office 365
7 69 (4.33%) Cloud Computing
8 61 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 54 (3.39%) Serverless
10 52 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
11 50 (3.14%) Amazon S3
12 43 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
13 34 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
14 32 (2.01%) Amazon EMR
14 32 (2.01%) Amazon Kinesis
15 31 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
16 28 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
17 22 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
18 19 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 18 (1.13%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 101 (6.34%) Firewall
2 91 (5.71%) Network Security
3 89 (5.58%) WAN
4 56 (3.51%) Unified Communications
5 55 (3.45%) LAN
6 41 (2.57%) Wireless
7 34 (2.13%) Internet
8 33 (2.07%) VSAN
9 26 (1.63%) Cisco Wireless
9 26 (1.63%) Wireless Security
10 23 (1.44%) TCP/IP
11 18 (1.13%) DNS
11 18 (1.13%) VPN
12 17 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
12 17 (1.07%) MPLS
12 17 (1.07%) Software-Defined Networking
13 16 (1.00%) DHCP
14 13 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (0.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (7.28%) Big Data
2 89 (5.58%) SQL Server
3 51 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
3 51 (3.20%) RDBMS
3 51 (3.20%) Relational Database
4 49 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (2.51%) Cosmos DB
6 36 (2.26%) NoSQL
7 35 (2.20%) MySQL
8 33 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
9 32 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
10 30 (1.88%) Hadoop
11 28 (1.76%) DB2
12 19 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 18 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
15 16 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
15 16 (1.00%) MongoDB
16 15 (0.94%) SAP HANA
17 13 (0.82%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 23 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.13%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.07%) Visual Studio
4 16 (1.00%) JIRA
4 16 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (0.75%) Hudson
6 8 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.44%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.31%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.31%) Selenium
8 5 (0.31%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.25%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.25%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.19%) Subversion
11 2 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.13%) Maven
11 2 (0.13%) Mocha
11 2 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.063%) FitNesse
12 1 (0.063%) Mercurial
General
1 237 (14.87%) Finance
2 151 (9.47%) Retail
3 114 (7.15%) Marketing
4 78 (4.89%) Banking
5 55 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.63%) Law
8 24 (1.51%) Publishing
9 20 (1.25%) Retail Banking
10 17 (1.07%) Automotive
11 16 (1.00%) Military
12 15 (0.94%) Legal
13 14 (0.88%) Advertising
14 11 (0.69%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.69%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.63%) French Language
16 9 (0.56%) Billing
17 8 (0.50%) Electronics
17 8 (0.50%) Italian Language
17 8 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (10.48%) .NET
2 147 (9.22%) Web Services
3 62 (3.89%) REST
4 54 (3.39%) HTML
5 46 (2.89%) ASP.NET
6 34 (2.13%) Node.js
7 33 (2.07%) XML
8 32 (2.01%) CSS
8 32 (2.01%) Middleware
9 30 (1.88%) J2EE
9 30 (1.88%) Spring
10 28 (1.76%) AngularJS
11 27 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 27 (1.69%) SOAP
12 22 (1.38%) .NET Framework
12 22 (1.38%) HTML5
13 20 (1.25%) Java EE
13 20 (1.25%) RESTful
14 15 (0.94%) .NET Core
15 14 (0.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 158 (9.91%) Data Centre
2 116 (7.28%) Hybrid Cloud
3 92 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (4.77%) Enterprise Software
5 66 (4.14%) Public Cloud
6 64 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
7 58 (3.64%) Mobile App
8 51 (3.20%) Management Information System
9 31 (1.94%) Private Cloud
10 30 (1.88%) User Experience
11 28 (1.76%) Internet of Things
12 27 (1.69%) Virtual Team
13 25 (1.57%) Blackberry
14 24 (1.51%) Client/Server
14 24 (1.51%) FMCG
15 21 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
16 18 (1.13%) Cloud Native
17 17 (1.07%) Mainframe
18 15 (0.94%) Social Media
19 13 (0.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 108 (6.78%) Windows
2 57 (3.58%) Linux
3 39 (2.45%) Windows Server
4 31 (1.94%) Windows 10
5 20 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (1.07%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.56%) Unix
8 8 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.44%) Android
9 7 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (21.96%) Presales
3 339 (21.27%) TOGAF
4 280 (17.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 229 (14.37%) IT Strategy
6 190 (11.92%) CRM
7 182 (11.42%) SOA
8 156 (9.79%) Project Management
9 154 (9.66%) Microservices
10 137 (8.59%) Technical Architecture
11 134 (8.41%) DevOps
12 126 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 122 (7.65%) Technical Leadership
14 115 (7.21%) E-Commerce
15 108 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
16 106 (6.65%) Data Protection
16 106 (6.65%) Migration
17 105 (6.59%) ITIL
18 103 (6.46%) Service Delivery
19 101 (6.34%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 208 (13.05%) Java
2 172 (10.79%) SQL
3 88 (5.52%) JavaScript
4 83 (5.21%) C#
5 42 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 38 (2.38%) C
7 37 (2.32%) Python
8 30 (1.88%) PL/SQL
9 27 (1.69%) Scala
10 25 (1.57%) Shell Script
11 24 (1.51%) PHP
12 9 (0.56%) Java 8
13 8 (0.50%) C++
14 5 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.25%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.25%) Perl
15 4 (0.25%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.25%) VBA
16 3 (0.19%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 140 (8.78%) Degree
2 139 (8.72%) Security Cleared
3 103 (6.46%) TOGAF Certification
4 84 (5.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 67 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (4.14%) SC Cleared
7 62 (3.89%) MCSE
8 59 (3.70%) CCNP
9 52 (3.26%) MCSA
10 43 (2.70%) CCDP
11 40 (2.51%) CISSP
12 34 (2.13%) DV Cleared
13 30 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
14 21 (1.32%) PMI Certification
14 21 (1.32%) PMP
15 16 (1.00%) ISEB
16 14 (0.88%) AWS Certification
17 13 (0.82%) CEH
17 13 (0.82%) CompTIA Security+
18 12 (0.75%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.64%) GDPR
2 53 (3.32%) QA
3 33 (2.07%) SLA
4 32 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.82%) GPG13
6 9 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.44%) HMG Infosec
7 7 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.44%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.25%) COBIT
9 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.19%) PSD2
10 2 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.063%) Basel III
11 1 (0.063%) DICOM
11 1 (0.063%) HL7
System Software
1 128 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 52 (3.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 45 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (2.63%) Docker
6 41 (2.57%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.82%) XenApp
8 11 (0.69%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.50%) BitLocker
10 8 (0.50%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.38%) vSphere
12 3 (0.19%) Firmware
12 3 (0.19%) vCloud
13 2 (0.13%) Ceph
14 1 (0.063%) RACF
Systems Management
1 46 (2.89%) vRealize
2 24 (1.51%) SCCM
3 21 (1.32%) Puppet
4 20 (1.25%) Kubernetes
5 18 (1.13%) SCOM
6 13 (0.82%) Ansible
6 13 (0.82%) SCVMM
7 12 (0.75%) Terraform
8 9 (0.56%) SCOrch
9 8 (0.50%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.50%) SCDPM
9 8 (0.50%) SCSM
10 6 (0.38%) Packer
10 6 (0.38%) QRadar
11 5 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.25%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.19%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
14 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 338 (21.20%) Microsoft
2 162 (10.16%) SAP
3 150 (9.41%) VMware
4 112 (7.03%) Cisco
4 112 (7.03%) Oracle
5 60 (3.76%) Citrix
6 41 (2.57%) Google
6 41 (2.57%) hybris
7 40 (2.51%) IBM
8 37 (2.32%) EMC
9 28 (1.76%) Juniper
9 28 (1.76%) NetApp
10 24 (1.51%) CheckPoint
10 24 (1.51%) Fortinet
11 21 (1.32%) BT
11 21 (1.32%) F5
12 19 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (1.13%) Palo Alto
14 15 (0.94%) Dell
15 14 (0.88%) Ab Initio