Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 241 192
Rank change year-on-year +65 -49 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,744 1,369 1,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.89% 1.42% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.47% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,282 1,001 1,396
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 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £83,750
UK 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 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 89,305 93,339 106,338
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.56% 96.92% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 71,652 76,423 87,508
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +58 527 £70,000 - 71
Midlands +53 336 £75,000 +15.38% 75
North of England +7 322 £70,000 +7.69% 86
West Midlands +69 287 £72,500 +11.54% 52
South West +90 260 £67,500 +3.85% 42
North West +51 207 £75,000 +11.11% 39
East of England +12 163 £75,000 +9.49% 32
Scotland +77 161 £66,500 +2.31% 22
Yorkshire -34 100 £62,500 -3.85% 44
East Midlands -30 54 £75,000 +7.14% 23
North East -5 14 £65,000 +8.33% 3
Wales -24 12 £62,500 +17.37% 3
Northern Ireland +15 2 £61,250 -12.50% 4
Isle of Man +4 1 - -
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 474 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (22.99%) Presales
3 382 (21.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 376 (21.56%) TOGAF
5 353 (20.24%) Microsoft
6 324 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
7 313 (17.95%) Finance
8 297 (17.03%) Enterprise Architecture
9 258 (14.79%) Java
10 232 (13.30%) .NET
11 221 (12.67%) CRM
12 200 (11.47%) IT Strategy
13 190 (10.89%) SAP
14 181 (10.38%) SQL
15 179 (10.26%) SOA
16 176 (10.09%) Data Centre
17 170 (9.75%) Cisco
18 169 (9.69%) Microservices
19 162 (9.29%) Project Management
20 148 (8.49%) Degree
21 147 (8.43%) Retail
22 144 (8.26%) Web Services
23 143 (8.20%) Technical Architecture
24 142 (8.14%) VMware
25 137 (7.86%) PaaS
25 137 (7.86%) Security Cleared
26 136 (7.80%) DevOps
27 135 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
28 133 (7.63%) Marketing
29 129 (7.40%) ERP

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 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 34 (1.95%) Apache
3 32 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.66%) CMS
4 29 (1.66%) MS Exchange
5 27 (1.55%) JBoss
6 23 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 21 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (0.86%) Apache Spark
9 12 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.52%) IIS
10 9 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.40%) Confluence
13 6 (0.34%) Drupal
13 6 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.057%) Maya
Business Applications
1 50 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (2.18%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (1.43%) SAP CRM
4 19 (1.09%) SAP ERP
5 11 (0.63%) SAP HR
5 11 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
6 10 (0.57%) SAP HCM
6 10 (0.57%) SAP MM
6 10 (0.57%) SAP PP
6 10 (0.57%) SAP SCM
7 9 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.46%) SAP APO
8 8 (0.46%) SAP QM
8 8 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.46%) SAP WM
9 6 (0.34%) Maximo
9 6 (0.34%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.29%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 382 (21.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 324 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
3 137 (7.86%) PaaS
4 124 (7.11%) SaaS
5 96 (5.50%) IaaS
6 71 (4.07%) Office 365
7 70 (4.01%) Cloud Computing
8 53 (3.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 45 (2.58%) Serverless
10 38 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 37 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
12 36 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
13 35 (2.01%) Amazon S3
14 27 (1.55%) Amazon Kinesis
15 26 (1.49%) Amazon EMR
16 25 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
17 23 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
18 18 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
18 18 (1.03%) Azure Functions
19 14 (0.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 116 (6.65%) WAN
2 110 (6.31%) Network Security
3 100 (5.73%) Firewall
4 78 (4.47%) LAN
5 57 (3.27%) Wireless
6 51 (2.92%) WLAN
7 50 (2.87%) Unified Communications
8 45 (2.58%) VPN
9 40 (2.29%) Internet
10 23 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
10 23 (1.32%) VSAN
11 21 (1.20%) Cisco Wireless
11 21 (1.20%) Software-Defined Networking
12 20 (1.15%) VLAN
13 18 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (1.03%) MPLS
14 17 (0.97%) TCP/IP
15 16 (0.92%) Wireless Security
16 15 (0.86%) DNS
16 15 (0.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (6.59%) Big Data
2 72 (4.13%) SQL Server
3 51 (2.92%) NoSQL
4 50 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (2.58%) Hadoop
6 44 (2.52%) Relational Database
7 39 (2.24%) RDBMS
8 38 (2.18%) Cosmos DB
9 35 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
10 33 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
11 31 (1.78%) MySQL
12 26 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
12 26 (1.49%) MongoDB
13 18 (1.03%) SAP HANA
14 16 (0.92%) DB2
15 15 (0.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.86%) Geospatial Data
16 14 (0.80%) Blockchain
17 13 (0.75%) GIS
17 13 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (1.66%) Git (software)
2 25 (1.43%) Visual Studio
3 19 (1.09%) JIRA
4 16 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.52%) Hudson
7 7 (0.40%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.29%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.29%) Jasmine
9 5 (0.29%) Rational Rose
9 5 (0.29%) Selenium
10 4 (0.23%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.17%) ERwin
12 2 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.11%) Maven
12 2 (0.11%) Mocha
12 2 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 313 (17.95%) Finance
2 147 (8.43%) Retail
3 133 (7.63%) Marketing
4 96 (5.50%) Banking
5 78 (4.47%) Telecoms
6 57 (3.27%) Manufacturing
7 36 (2.06%) Publishing
8 34 (1.95%) Retail Banking
9 21 (1.20%) Advertising
9 21 (1.20%) Automotive
9 21 (1.20%) Italian Language
10 20 (1.15%) French Language
11 19 (1.09%) Law
12 18 (1.03%) German Language
13 17 (0.97%) Military
14 14 (0.80%) Spanish Language
15 13 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.69%) Legal
17 11 (0.63%) Billing
18 10 (0.57%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (13.30%) .NET
2 144 (8.26%) Web Services
3 85 (4.87%) REST
4 62 (3.56%) HTML
5 53 (3.04%) ASP.NET
6 51 (2.92%) Middleware
7 43 (2.47%) AngularJS
7 43 (2.47%) Node.js
8 41 (2.35%) SOAP
8 41 (2.35%) XML
9 40 (2.29%) J2EE
10 39 (2.24%) CSS
11 35 (2.01%) Spring
12 28 (1.61%) .NET Core
12 28 (1.61%) .NET Framework
13 25 (1.43%) Java EE
14 21 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (1.15%) Hibernate
15 20 (1.15%) JSON
16 19 (1.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 176 (10.09%) Data Centre
2 98 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (5.10%) Hybrid Cloud
4 73 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
5 64 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
6 60 (3.44%) Computer Science
7 55 (3.15%) Management Information System
7 55 (3.15%) Public Cloud
8 54 (3.10%) Mobile App
9 45 (2.58%) Virtual Team
10 37 (2.12%) Cyberthreat
11 36 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 32 (1.83%) Internet of Things
13 31 (1.78%) Mainframe
14 29 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
15 27 (1.55%) Client/Server
16 26 (1.49%) Fintech
16 26 (1.49%) User Experience
17 24 (1.38%) FMCG
17 24 (1.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 107 (6.14%) Windows
2 73 (4.19%) Linux
3 45 (2.58%) Windows Server
4 29 (1.66%) Windows 10
5 24 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 12 (0.69%) Unix
8 10 (0.57%) Android
9 9 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.057%) AIX
12 1 (0.057%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (22.99%) Presales
3 376 (21.56%) TOGAF
4 297 (17.03%) Enterprise Architecture
5 221 (12.67%) CRM
6 200 (11.47%) IT Strategy
7 179 (10.26%) SOA
8 169 (9.69%) Microservices
9 162 (9.29%) Project Management
10 143 (8.20%) Technical Architecture
11 136 (7.80%) DevOps
12 135 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 129 (7.40%) ERP
14 125 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
15 119 (6.82%) Service Delivery
16 118 (6.77%) ITIL
17 115 (6.59%) Migration
18 110 (6.31%) Scrum
19 108 (6.19%) E-Commerce
20 106 (6.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 258 (14.79%) Java
2 181 (10.38%) SQL
3 119 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 104 (5.96%) C#
5 52 (2.98%) PowerShell
6 44 (2.52%) C
7 27 (1.55%) PHP
7 27 (1.55%) Python
8 20 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 20 (1.15%) Scala
9 17 (0.97%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.57%) Perl
11 9 (0.52%) Java 8
11 9 (0.52%) VBA
12 8 (0.46%) C++
13 6 (0.34%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.23%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.23%) X++
16 3 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 148 (8.49%) Degree
2 137 (7.86%) Security Cleared
3 122 (7.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 108 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
5 92 (5.28%) CCNP
6 83 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 79 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 75 (4.30%) CCDP
9 53 (3.04%) MCSE
10 49 (2.81%) CISSP
11 47 (2.69%) DV Cleared
12 44 (2.52%) MCSA
13 37 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
14 29 (1.66%) CCIE
15 24 (1.38%) PMI Certification
15 24 (1.38%) PMP
16 22 (1.26%) ISEB
17 19 (1.09%) CEH
18 18 (1.03%) CompTIA Security+
19 12 (0.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.21%) QA
2 42 (2.41%) GDPR
2 42 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (2.01%) SLA
4 18 (1.03%) GPG13
5 11 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.46%) COBIT
7 7 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
10 3 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.17%) PSD2
10 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.11%) PMO
12 1 (0.057%) DICOM
12 1 (0.057%) HL7
System Software
1 125 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (6.08%) Active Directory
3 54 (3.10%) Docker
4 39 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
5 28 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.69%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.40%) XenApp
9 6 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.29%) vSphere
11 4 (0.23%) Firmware
11 4 (0.23%) vCloud
11 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.11%) Ceph
13 2 (0.11%) HDFS
14 1 (0.057%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (2.29%) vRealize
2 35 (2.01%) SCCM
3 25 (1.43%) Kubernetes
4 24 (1.38%) SCOM
5 19 (1.09%) Puppet
6 13 (0.75%) Ansible
7 9 (0.52%) QRadar
7 9 (0.52%) Terraform
8 7 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.34%) CASB
9 6 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (0.34%) Packer
10 5 (0.29%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.23%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.17%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
13 2 (0.11%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
13 2 (0.11%) Oozie
13 2 (0.11%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 353 (20.24%) Microsoft
2 190 (10.89%) SAP
3 170 (9.75%) Cisco
4 142 (8.14%) VMware
5 121 (6.94%) Oracle
6 80 (4.59%) Juniper
7 64 (3.67%) Fortinet
8 63 (3.61%) CheckPoint
9 62 (3.56%) IBM
10 59 (3.38%) Citrix
11 58 (3.33%) Google
12 55 (3.15%) EMC
13 54 (3.10%) F5
14 51 (2.92%) NetApp
15 39 (2.24%) BT
16 36 (2.06%) Tufin
17 34 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
18 32 (1.83%) Forcepoint
19 27 (1.55%) Palo Alto
20 26 (1.49%) hybris