Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Solutions Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1049 1077 1043
Rank change year-on-year +28 -34 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 154 147 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.077% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.080% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 107 126 224
UK median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.90% -6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £58,150 £58,125 £58,750
90th Percentile £98,500 £111,875 £106,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Solutions Architect in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 14 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 17 November 2017. 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 +52 132 £80,000 +11.11% 8
UK excluding London +49 100 £70,000 - 8
London +10 49 £87,500 +9.38% 1
North of England -25 24 £70,000 -
Yorkshire +5 23 £70,000 -
Midlands +56 20 £70,000 +12.85% 1
South East +50 19 £85,000 +25.93% 2
South West +23 17 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Scotland +7 15 £65,000 -10.34%
West Midlands +21 12 £70,000 +9.38%
East Midlands +42 8 £74,500 - 1
East of England -3 4 £83,750 +21.82% 3
Wales - 2 £65,000 - 1
North West -8 1 £85,000 +30.77%

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Lead Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 45 (29.22%) SOA
2 43 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (25.32%) TOGAF
4 35 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
5 33 (21.43%) Java
6 32 (20.78%) .NET
7 29 (18.83%) Finance
8 27 (17.53%) Microsoft
8 27 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 27 (17.53%) Microservices
9 25 (16.23%) Web Services
10 23 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
11 22 (14.29%) Retail
11 22 (14.29%) SQL
11 22 (14.29%) Analytics
11 22 (14.29%) IT Strategy
12 20 (12.99%) Project Management
12 20 (12.99%) Software Engineering
13 19 (12.34%) Presales
14 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
15 17 (11.04%) C#
15 17 (11.04%) ITIL
16 15 (9.74%) Banking
16 15 (9.74%) Open Source
17 14 (9.09%) Line Management
17 14 (9.09%) Mentoring
17 14 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
18 13 (8.44%) Data Architecture
18 13 (8.44%) Degree
18 13 (8.44%) XML

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 10 (6.49%) SAS
2 7 (4.55%) Apache
3 6 (3.90%) Apache Pig
4 5 (3.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.25%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.60%) IIS
5 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.60%) WordPress
6 3 (1.95%) Apache Geronimo
6 3 (1.95%) CMS
6 3 (1.95%) JBoss
6 3 (1.95%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.95%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.95%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (3.90%) SPSS
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Advent Moxy
2 1 (0.65%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.65%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.84%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
6 6 (3.90%) IaaS
6 6 (3.90%) PaaS
7 5 (3.25%) Office 365
7 5 (3.25%) SaaS
8 4 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (2.60%) Serverless
9 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.65%) G Suite
9 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.25%) AMQP
1 5 (3.25%) Extranet
1 5 (3.25%) HTTP
1 5 (3.25%) Internet
1 5 (3.25%) Intranet
1 5 (3.25%) SMTP
1 5 (3.25%) SSL
2 2 (1.30%) Firewall
2 2 (1.30%) LAN
2 2 (1.30%) WAN
3 1 (0.65%) SMS
3 1 (0.65%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.79%) Big Data
3 9 (5.84%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (3.90%) Apache Hive
4 6 (3.90%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.90%) HBase
4 6 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.90%) Sqoop
4 6 (3.90%) Triplestore
5 5 (3.25%) OLAP
5 5 (3.25%) OLTP
6 4 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.95%) DB2
7 3 (1.95%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.30%) MySQL
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.25%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.95%) Rational Rose
4 2 (1.30%) Gradle
4 2 (1.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.65%) CocoaPods
5 1 (0.65%) JIRA
5 1 (0.65%) Maven
5 1 (0.65%) Mockito
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (18.83%) Finance
2 22 (14.29%) Retail
3 15 (9.74%) Banking
4 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.60%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.60%) Publishing
6 2 (1.30%) Automotive
6 2 (1.30%) Back Office
6 2 (1.30%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.78%) .NET
2 25 (16.23%) Web Services
3 13 (8.44%) XML
4 10 (6.49%) JSON
5 8 (5.19%) CSS
5 8 (5.19%) HTML
5 8 (5.19%) HTML5
6 7 (4.55%) Velocity
7 6 (3.90%) CSS3
7 6 (3.90%) Middleware
7 6 (3.90%) REST
7 6 (3.90%) RESTful
7 6 (3.90%) SOAP
8 5 (3.25%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.25%) EDI
8 5 (3.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (3.25%) XSLT
9 4 (2.60%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.60%) J2EE
9 4 (2.60%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.79%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.60%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (2.60%) Reinsurance
4 4 (2.60%) User Experience
5 3 (1.95%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.95%) Fintech
5 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.30%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (1.30%) CMDB
6 2 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.30%) SCADA
7 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.65%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.14%) Linux
2 10 (6.49%) Windows
3 5 (3.25%) Windows 10
3 5 (3.25%) Windows 8
3 5 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.95%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.95%) Unix
5 1 (0.65%) Android
5 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) CentOS
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (29.22%) SOA
2 43 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (25.32%) TOGAF
4 35 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
5 27 (17.53%) Microservices
6 22 (14.29%) Analytics
6 22 (14.29%) IT Strategy
7 20 (12.99%) Project Management
7 20 (12.99%) Software Engineering
8 19 (12.34%) Presales
9 17 (11.04%) ITIL
10 15 (9.74%) Open Source
11 14 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
11 14 (9.09%) Line Management
11 14 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 13 (8.44%) Data Architecture
12 13 (8.44%) Data Modelling
13 12 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (7.79%) Zachman Framework
14 11 (7.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.43%) Java
2 22 (14.29%) SQL
3 17 (11.04%) C#
4 12 (7.79%) Python
5 11 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.55%) Perl
6 7 (4.55%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.90%) PHP
7 6 (3.90%) R
8 5 (3.25%) C
8 5 (3.25%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.25%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.60%) Scala
9 4 (2.60%) XPath
10 3 (1.95%) Ruby
11 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.65%) C++
11 1 (0.65%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 13 (8.44%) Degree
2 9 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.60%) CCNP
5 4 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.95%) ISEB
7 2 (1.30%) CCIE
7 2 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.25%) COBIT
1 5 (3.25%) GDPR
2 4 (2.60%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) PMO
4 1 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.65%) EMIR
4 1 (0.65%) MiFID
4 1 (0.65%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (5.19%) Docker
2 6 (3.90%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.30%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.65%) Ansible
3 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.65%) Packer
3 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.44%) Oracle
3 6 (3.90%) SAP
4 5 (3.25%) Cisco
5 4 (2.60%) Alteryx
5 4 (2.60%) IBM
5 4 (2.60%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.60%) SnapLogic
5 4 (2.60%) Unisys
6 3 (1.95%) Casewise
6 3 (1.95%) Google
6 3 (1.95%) McAfee
6 3 (1.95%) Splunk
6 3 (1.95%) Tableau
7 2 (1.30%) Apple
7 2 (1.30%) BMC
7 2 (1.30%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.30%) HP
7 2 (1.30%) Juniper
7 2 (1.30%) NetApp