Period
to 19 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead Solutions Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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

Lead Solution Architect
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 969 1047 1018
Rank change year-on-year +78 -29 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 149 151 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.086% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.089% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 89 113 141
UK median annual salary £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £58,000 £60,000 £54,750
90th Percentile £97,750 £100,000 £111,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £83,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 145,312 169,092 167,446
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.31% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 116,330 138,498 139,104
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Lead Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Solutions Architect in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead Solutions Architect in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Lead Solutions Architect in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 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
England +96 147 £85,000 - 16
London +31 78 £85,000 -5.56% 12
UK excluding London +74 70 £83,000 +3.75% 4
South East +51 45 £85,000 - 2
Midlands +40 29 £85,000 +6.25%
West Midlands +37 26 £85,000 +6.25%
South West +18 9 £55,000 -7.79% 1
North of England +50 5 £64,000 -20.00%
East of England - 5 £90,000 - 1
East Midlands +17 3 - -
North West +27 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Yorkshire +51 1 £64,000 -24.71%
Wales +11 1 £67,500 +3.85%
Scotland +2 1 £50,000 -31.69%

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, Lead 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 featuring Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 76 (51.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (41.61%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (36.91%) Microsoft
3 55 (36.91%) Java
4 54 (36.24%) .NET
5 48 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (31.54%) Project Management
7 45 (30.20%) Security Cleared
8 42 (28.19%) Enterprise Architecture
9 37 (24.83%) Thought Leadership
10 36 (24.16%) Presales
11 34 (22.82%) ASP.NET
12 33 (22.15%) SQL
12 33 (22.15%) DevOps
13 32 (21.48%) SQL Server
13 32 (21.48%) Python
13 32 (21.48%) TOGAF
14 29 (19.46%) Active Directory
15 26 (17.45%) Finance
15 26 (17.45%) Relational Database
16 25 (16.78%) Office 365
16 25 (16.78%) Scala
16 25 (16.78%) Identity Access Management
16 25 (16.78%) Vendor Relationship Management
17 24 (16.11%) Data Protection
17 24 (16.11%) ASP.NET Web API
17 24 (16.11%) Shell Script
17 24 (16.11%) Web Services
17 24 (16.11%) Microsoft Office
17 24 (16.11%) PL/SQL

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (8.72%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.38%) CMS
3 10 (6.71%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (6.71%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (5.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (5.37%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.34%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (16.11%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 76 (51.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (41.61%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (16.78%) Office 365
4 22 (14.77%) Amazon S3
4 22 (14.77%) Amazon SQS
4 22 (14.77%) AWS Lambda
4 22 (14.77%) Serverless
5 21 (14.09%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (14.09%) Amazon EMR
5 21 (14.09%) Amazon Kinesis
5 21 (14.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (4.70%) IaaS
6 7 (4.70%) PaaS
7 5 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.34%) Force.com
10 1 (0.67%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.09%) Network Security
2 8 (5.37%) Firewall
2 8 (5.37%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (5.37%) Software-Defined Networking
2 8 (5.37%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.01%) LAN
4 1 (0.67%) Skype
4 1 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 26 (17.45%) Relational Database
3 22 (14.77%) Amazon RDS
3 22 (14.77%) RDBMS
4 21 (14.09%) Amazon Redshift
4 21 (14.09%) Cosmos DB
5 11 (7.38%) Big Data
6 7 (4.70%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (4.03%) Flink
8 4 (2.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.01%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.67%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.67%) DB2
10 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.67%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.71%) Bitbucket
1 10 (6.71%) JIRA
1 10 (6.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (17.45%) Finance
2 19 (12.75%) Retail
3 10 (6.71%) Banking
4 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Law
5 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.34%) Marketing
6 1 (0.67%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (36.24%) .NET
2 34 (22.82%) ASP.NET
3 24 (16.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 24 (16.11%) Web Services
4 20 (13.42%) WPF
5 11 (7.38%) JSON
6 10 (6.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (6.71%) RESTful
7 7 (4.70%) Kafka
7 7 (4.70%) REST
7 7 (4.70%) SOAP
8 6 (4.03%) Samza
8 6 (4.03%) TensorFlow
9 3 (2.01%) Node.js
10 2 (1.34%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.67%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.67%) Middleware
11 1 (0.67%) React
11 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.04%) Hybrid Cloud
2 8 (5.37%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.37%) Fintech
2 8 (5.37%) Public Cloud
3 7 (4.70%) User Experience
4 4 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.01%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.67%) Equities
7 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.05%) Windows
2 11 (7.38%) Linux
3 9 (6.04%) Windows 10
4 8 (5.37%) Windows 7
4 8 (5.37%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (31.54%) Project Management
3 42 (28.19%) Enterprise Architecture
4 37 (24.83%) Thought Leadership
5 36 (24.16%) Presales
6 33 (22.15%) DevOps
7 32 (21.48%) TOGAF
8 25 (16.78%) Identity Access Management
8 25 (16.78%) Vendor Relationship Management
9 24 (16.11%) Data Protection
10 22 (14.77%) Information Security
10 22 (14.77%) Microservices
10 22 (14.77%) Software Engineering
11 20 (13.42%) MVVM
12 18 (12.08%) Migration
13 15 (10.07%) UML
14 14 (9.40%) E-Commerce
15 13 (8.72%) Technical Architecture
16 12 (8.05%) Data Architecture
17 11 (7.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 55 (36.91%) Java
2 33 (22.15%) SQL
3 32 (21.48%) Python
4 25 (16.78%) Scala
5 24 (16.11%) C#
5 24 (16.11%) PL/SQL
5 24 (16.11%) Shell Script
6 8 (5.37%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.68%) Ruby
8 2 (1.34%) C
8 2 (1.34%) C++
8 2 (1.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (30.20%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.09%) MCSA
2 21 (14.09%) MCSE
2 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (14.09%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.07%) TOGAF Certification
4 7 (4.70%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.03%) Degree
6 4 (2.68%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.74%) GDPR
2 1 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (19.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.37%) Virtual Desktop
2 8 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.03%) Docker
4 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.67%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.37%) SCCM
1 8 (5.37%) SCOM
1 8 (5.37%) vRealize
2 3 (2.01%) Terraform
3 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 55 (36.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.05%) Google
3 10 (6.71%) Cisco
4 9 (6.04%) VMware
5 7 (4.70%) Oracle
6 5 (3.36%) SAP
7 4 (2.68%) Ab Initio
7 4 (2.68%) Teradata
8 2 (1.34%) hybris
8 2 (1.34%) Jitterbit
8 2 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.34%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.67%) Dell
9 1 (0.67%) EMC
9 1 (0.67%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.67%) Juniper
9 1 (0.67%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.67%) Splunk
9 1 (0.67%) Unisys