Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019.

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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 209 222
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,377 1,583 1,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.68% 1.60% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.65% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 982 1,221 1,087
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,550
% change year-on-year - +6.31% +0.79%

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 79,055 95,780 94,433
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.97% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 61,959 77,949 77,810
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £69,653 £67,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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
North of England -12 331 £70,000 +3.70% 102
South East -62 310 £75,000 +4.17% 65
Midlands +22 290 £72,500 -2.03% 71
West Midlands +23 238 £72,500 -3.33% 46
South West +83 194 £65,000 - 46
North West -5 168 £70,000 - 59
East of England +52 134 £72,500 +3.57% 39
Yorkshire +4 129 £65,000 -3.70% 32
Scotland +5 115 £70,000 +7.69% 26
East Midlands +8 51 £72,500 +11.54% 25
North East +19 35 £70,000 -12.50% 11
Wales +10 14 £55,000 -15.38% 4
Northern Ireland -25 9 £70,000 -5.08% 7
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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.

1 430 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (30.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 338 (24.55%) Presales
4 320 (23.24%) Amazon AWS
5 318 (23.09%) Microsoft
6 314 (22.80%) TOGAF
7 260 (18.88%) IT Strategy
8 244 (17.72%) Java
9 217 (15.76%) Finance
10 197 (14.31%) Enterprise Architecture
11 179 (13.00%) Security Cleared
12 166 (12.06%) .NET
13 163 (11.84%) SOA
14 158 (11.47%) SQL
15 157 (11.40%) Project Management
16 152 (11.04%) DevOps
17 150 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 141 (10.24%) Technical Architecture
19 140 (10.17%) Data Centre
20 137 (9.95%) Degree
21 136 (9.88%) Technical Leadership
22 135 (9.80%) SAP
23 130 (9.44%) Cybersecurity
24 129 (9.37%) PaaS
25 127 (9.22%) Cisco
25 127 (9.22%) Retail
26 122 (8.86%) Analytics
27 120 (8.71%) Active Directory
28 119 (8.64%) CRM
29 118 (8.57%) Oracle

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 40 (2.90%) Confluence
2 33 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 20 (1.45%) Apache
5 19 (1.38%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.23%) CMS
7 14 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.80%) JBoss
9 11 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.73%) IIS
10 10 (0.73%) NetWeaver
11 9 (0.65%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.65%) SAS
12 8 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.58%) Mule
13 7 (0.51%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.51%) nginx
14 6 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (2.03%) SAP CRM
2 15 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (1.09%) SAP ERP
3 14 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.73%) SAP EWM
4 10 (0.73%) SAP MM
4 10 (0.73%) SAP PP
4 10 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.65%) SAP SCM
6 7 (0.51%) SAP APO
6 7 (0.51%) SAP WM
7 6 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.44%) SAP QM
8 5 (0.36%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.29%) SAP GRC
10 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
10 3 (0.22%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 420 (30.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 320 (23.24%) Amazon AWS
3 129 (9.37%) PaaS
4 116 (8.42%) Office 365
5 110 (7.99%) IaaS
6 96 (6.97%) SaaS
7 59 (4.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 58 (4.21%) Serverless
9 48 (3.49%) Google Cloud Platform
10 46 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
11 32 (2.32%) Amazon S3
12 21 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (1.16%) Azure Functions
14 15 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.80%) Power Platform
17 9 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
18 8 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 89 (6.46%) Firewall
2 86 (6.25%) WAN
3 64 (4.65%) Unified Communications
4 59 (4.28%) LAN
5 56 (4.07%) Wireless
6 55 (3.99%) Network Security
7 36 (2.61%) Wireless Security
8 34 (2.47%) Cisco Wireless
9 33 (2.40%) DNS
10 28 (2.03%) Internet
11 24 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (1.53%) VPN
13 18 (1.31%) DHCP
14 17 (1.23%) Software-Defined Networking
15 16 (1.16%) SAN
16 15 (1.09%) Broadband
16 15 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
16 15 (1.09%) VLAN
17 12 (0.87%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (6.90%) Big Data
2 91 (6.61%) SQL Server
3 40 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 33 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
5 28 (2.03%) NoSQL
6 27 (1.96%) MySQL
7 26 (1.89%) RDBMS
7 26 (1.89%) SAP HANA
8 24 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
8 24 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (1.53%) Oracle Database
10 20 (1.45%) Hadoop
11 18 (1.31%) DB2
11 18 (1.31%) GIS
12 16 (1.16%) MongoDB
13 15 (1.09%) Geospatial Data
14 13 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 46 (3.34%) JIRA
2 27 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.67%) Visual Studio
4 21 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (1.09%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.02%) ProC
7 7 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.44%) Maven
9 4 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.29%) Selenium
9 4 (0.29%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.22%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.22%) Hudson
10 3 (0.22%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.22%) Mocha
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.15%) Bitbucket Server
11 2 (0.15%) Subversion
11 2 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 217 (15.76%) Finance
2 127 (9.22%) Retail
3 85 (6.17%) Marketing
4 67 (4.87%) Banking
5 60 (4.36%) Telecoms
6 50 (3.63%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.18%) Publishing
8 28 (2.03%) Automotive
9 19 (1.38%) Legal
10 13 (0.94%) Billing
11 12 (0.87%) Aerospace
11 12 (0.87%) Back Office
11 12 (0.87%) Electronics
12 11 (0.80%) German Language
12 11 (0.80%) Italian Language
13 10 (0.73%) Games
13 10 (0.73%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.65%) Law
14 9 (0.65%) Military
15 7 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (12.06%) .NET
2 94 (6.83%) Web Services
3 56 (4.07%) ASP.NET
3 56 (4.07%) RESTful
4 39 (2.83%) Node.js
4 39 (2.83%) Spring
5 37 (2.69%) REST
6 35 (2.54%) HTML
7 34 (2.47%) SOAP
7 34 (2.47%) XML
8 30 (2.18%) Middleware
9 29 (2.11%) AngularJS
9 29 (2.11%) CSS
10 26 (1.89%) JSON
10 26 (1.89%) React
11 24 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (1.67%) Spring Boot
13 19 (1.38%) Kafka
14 18 (1.31%) J2EE
15 14 (1.02%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 114 (8.28%) Hybrid Cloud
3 99 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (6.68%) Public Cloud
5 70 (5.08%) User Experience
6 60 (4.36%) Management Information System
7 56 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (2.69%) Mobile App
9 33 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (2.11%) Private Cloud
11 22 (1.60%) FMCG
12 21 (1.53%) Client/Server
13 18 (1.31%) CMDB
14 17 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
15 14 (1.02%) Mainframe
15 14 (1.02%) N-Tier
16 13 (0.94%) Blackberry
16 13 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
16 13 (0.94%) Replication
17 12 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 103 (7.48%) Linux
1 103 (7.48%) Windows
2 45 (3.27%) Windows Server
3 44 (3.20%) Windows 10
4 41 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 20 (1.45%) Unix
7 14 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 13 (0.94%) Android
9 10 (0.73%) CentOS
10 6 (0.44%) SUSE
11 4 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.15%) AIX
12 2 (0.15%) Solaris
13 1 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.073%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (24.55%) Presales
3 314 (22.80%) TOGAF
4 260 (18.88%) IT Strategy
5 197 (14.31%) Enterprise Architecture
6 163 (11.84%) SOA
7 157 (11.40%) Project Management
8 152 (11.04%) DevOps
9 150 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 141 (10.24%) Technical Architecture
11 136 (9.88%) Technical Leadership
12 130 (9.44%) Cybersecurity
13 122 (8.86%) Analytics
14 119 (8.64%) CRM
15 113 (8.21%) Migration
16 104 (7.55%) Microservices
17 97 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
17 97 (7.04%) Mentoring
18 96 (6.97%) Service Delivery
19 92 (6.68%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 244 (17.72%) Java
2 158 (11.47%) SQL
3 102 (7.41%) Python
4 81 (5.88%) C#
5 78 (5.66%) C
6 71 (5.16%) PowerShell
7 55 (3.99%) JavaScript
8 29 (2.11%) Scala
9 28 (2.03%) PL/SQL
10 20 (1.45%) C++
11 15 (1.09%) Shell Script
12 14 (1.02%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.87%) Perl
13 12 (0.87%) VBScript
14 10 (0.73%) ABAP
15 9 (0.65%) Java 8
16 8 (0.58%) R
17 7 (0.51%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.51%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 179 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 137 (9.95%) Degree
3 75 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (4.28%) CCNP
5 57 (4.14%) SC Cleared
6 51 (3.70%) TOGAF Certification
7 50 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 43 (3.12%) DV Cleared
9 39 (2.83%) CCDP
10 32 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (1.89%) MCSE
12 22 (1.60%) CISSP
13 14 (1.02%) MCSA
13 14 (1.02%) PMI Certification
13 14 (1.02%) PMP
13 14 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (0.94%) AWS Certification
14 13 (0.94%) CCIE
14 13 (0.94%) CCNA
15 10 (0.73%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.20%) GDPR
2 37 (2.69%) HMG Infosec
2 37 (2.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 37 (2.69%) JSP 440
3 31 (2.25%) QA
4 19 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.80%) SLA
6 10 (0.73%) GPG13
7 9 (0.65%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.29%) Basel III
10 4 (0.29%) COREP
10 4 (0.29%) CRD IV
10 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.29%) PMO
11 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.073%) COBIT
13 1 (0.073%) GAMP
System Software
1 120 (8.71%) Active Directory
2 79 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.69%) Docker
4 34 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (2.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 29 (2.11%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.73%) XenApp
9 9 (0.65%) DFS Replication
9 9 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.58%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.29%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.15%) HDFS
14 2 (0.15%) vSphere
15 1 (0.073%) Apache Flume
15 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.073%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 40 (2.90%) SCCM
2 32 (2.32%) SCOM
3 27 (1.96%) Kubernetes
4 26 (1.89%) vRealize
5 20 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (1.23%) Ansible
7 12 (0.87%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.73%) AirWatch
8 10 (0.73%) Terraform
9 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.58%) Packer
9 8 (0.58%) Puppet
9 8 (0.58%) SCDPM
9 8 (0.58%) SCOrch
9 8 (0.58%) SCSM
10 6 (0.44%) Salt
11 4 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.15%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 318 (23.09%) Microsoft
2 135 (9.80%) SAP
3 127 (9.22%) Cisco
4 118 (8.57%) Oracle
5 108 (7.84%) VMware
6 54 (3.92%) Citrix
7 45 (3.27%) Google
8 36 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
9 29 (2.11%) hybris
10 26 (1.89%) EMC
11 25 (1.82%) IBM
12 21 (1.53%) NetApp
13 18 (1.31%) Dell
14 16 (1.16%) Ab Initio
15 15 (1.09%) HP
16 13 (0.94%) CheckPoint
17 12 (0.87%) MuleSoft
18 10 (0.73%) Red Hat
18 10 (0.73%) Teradata
19 9 (0.65%) Nimble Storage