Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Solutions Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1020 1008 1090
Rank change year-on-year -12 +82 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 163 185 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.10% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.11% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 127 141 148
UK median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £55,750 £55,375 £60,138
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £97,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%

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 169,313 170,798 196,495
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.21% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 137,019 139,608 164,995
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 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
England -3 150 £80,000 - 17
London +15 79 £90,000 +2.86% 10
UK excluding London -22 75 £75,000 +7.14% 9
South East -8 25 £80,000 -1.84% 3
North of England +14 18 £75,000 +7.14% 1
South West 0 16 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Midlands 0 12 £77,500 +21.09% 1
North West - 9 £80,000 - 1
West Midlands +14 8 £72,500 +12.84% 1
Yorkshire -1 7 £75,000 +7.14%
Scotland -39 4 £77,500 +19.23% 2
East of England -7 3 £77,500 -15.07%
East Midlands -4 2 £90,000 +74.76%
North East - 2 £66,250 -
Wales - 1 £65,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 39 (23.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (23.31%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (19.63%) TOGAF
3 32 (19.63%) Finance
4 31 (19.02%) Enterprise Architecture
5 30 (18.40%) Creative Thinking
6 27 (16.56%) Retail
7 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
7 26 (15.95%) C#
7 26 (15.95%) Java
8 24 (14.72%) SQL Server
8 24 (14.72%) Mentoring
8 24 (14.72%) Presales
9 22 (13.50%) Windows
9 22 (13.50%) Linux
10 21 (12.88%) Active Directory
10 21 (12.88%) Security Cleared
11 20 (12.27%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (11.66%) Node.js
12 19 (11.66%) JavaScript
13 18 (11.04%) Project Management
13 18 (11.04%) SC Cleared
13 18 (11.04%) Technical Architecture
13 18 (11.04%) DevOps
13 18 (11.04%) IT Strategy
14 17 (10.43%) React
14 17 (10.43%) HTML
14 17 (10.43%) CSS
15 16 (9.82%) Problem-Solving

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 11 (6.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 11 (6.75%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.91%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.29%) JBoss
4 6 (3.68%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.07%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.45%) CMS
6 4 (2.45%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.23%) Apache
8 2 (1.23%) Documentum
8 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.23%) FileNet
9 1 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (6.75%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.61%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (23.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (23.31%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (8.59%) SaaS
4 13 (7.98%) PaaS
5 11 (6.75%) IaaS
6 8 (4.91%) Office 365
7 6 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (3.68%) Amazon Kinesis
7 6 (3.68%) Amazon S3
8 5 (3.07%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (3.07%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (3.07%) Serverless
9 4 (2.45%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.45%) Fastly
9 4 (2.45%) G Suite
10 2 (1.23%) GitHub
11 1 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.98%) Firewall
2 12 (7.36%) Unified Communications
3 11 (6.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (6.75%) Software-Defined Networking
4 5 (3.07%) LAN
4 5 (3.07%) Network Security
4 5 (3.07%) WAN
5 2 (1.23%) Broadband
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (0.61%) HTTP
6 1 (0.61%) Skype
6 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.36%) Big Data
3 7 (4.29%) DB2
3 7 (4.29%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.68%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (3.07%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (3.07%) Cosmos DB
5 5 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.07%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.45%) DB2 UDB
6 4 (2.45%) Flink
6 4 (2.45%) Informix
6 4 (2.45%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.84%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.23%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.36%) SonarQube
2 4 (2.45%) CircleCI
2 4 (2.45%) CocoaPods
2 4 (2.45%) fastlane
2 4 (2.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.45%) Gradle
2 4 (2.45%) Mockito
3 2 (1.23%) FxCop
3 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.23%) NUnit
3 2 (1.23%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.23%) Subversion
4 1 (0.61%) JIRA
4 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (19.63%) Finance
2 27 (16.56%) Retail
3 11 (6.75%) Banking
4 10 (6.13%) Retail Banking
5 7 (4.29%) Publishing
6 5 (3.07%) Back Office
6 5 (3.07%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.45%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.66%) Node.js
2 17 (10.43%) CSS
2 17 (10.43%) HTML
2 17 (10.43%) React
3 15 (9.20%) .NET
3 15 (9.20%) Web Services
4 11 (6.75%) Middleware
5 8 (4.91%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.91%) WPF
6 7 (4.29%) J2EE
7 4 (2.45%) D3.js
7 4 (2.45%) Dagger
7 4 (2.45%) JDBC
7 4 (2.45%) Leaflet
7 4 (2.45%) ODBC
7 4 (2.45%) RxJava
7 4 (2.45%) TensorFlow
8 3 (1.84%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) Blackberry
1 11 (6.75%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.07%) Fintech
3 5 (3.07%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.84%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.84%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.84%) Robotics
5 2 (1.23%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.50%) Linux
1 22 (13.50%) Windows
2 15 (9.20%) Windows 10
3 14 (8.59%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.75%) Windows 7
4 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.07%) Unix
6 4 (2.45%) Android
6 4 (2.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.63%) TOGAF
3 31 (19.02%) Enterprise Architecture
4 30 (18.40%) Creative Thinking
5 24 (14.72%) Mentoring
5 24 (14.72%) Presales
6 18 (11.04%) DevOps
6 18 (11.04%) IT Strategy
6 18 (11.04%) Project Management
6 18 (11.04%) Technical Architecture
7 16 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (9.20%) Scrum
8 15 (9.20%) SOA
9 14 (8.59%) Analytics
9 14 (8.59%) Software Engineering
9 14 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.36%) ArchiMate
10 12 (7.36%) Data Protection
10 12 (7.36%) DNA
10 12 (7.36%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.95%) C#
1 26 (15.95%) Java
2 19 (11.66%) JavaScript
3 15 (9.20%) SQL
4 11 (6.75%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.52%) Python
6 7 (4.29%) Scala
7 5 (3.07%) C
8 4 (2.45%) Apple Swift
8 4 (2.45%) C++
8 4 (2.45%) Kotlin
8 4 (2.45%) R
9 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (12.88%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.27%) TOGAF Certification
3 18 (11.04%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.13%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.68%) MCSE
5 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.07%) MCSA
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.61%) APMP
8 1 (0.61%) CCDP
8 1 (0.61%) CCIE
8 1 (0.61%) CCNP
8 1 (0.61%) CEH
8 1 (0.61%) CISM
8 1 (0.61%) CISSP
8 1 (0.61%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.61%) Degree
8 1 (0.61%) GIAC
8 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.61%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.07%) GDPR
2 2 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) COBIT
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (12.88%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.75%) Virtual Desktop
2 11 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.52%) Docker
4 4 (2.45%) etcd
4 4 (2.45%) LXC
5 3 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.84%) XenApp
5 3 (1.84%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (9.20%) SCCM
2 11 (6.75%) SCOM
2 11 (6.75%) vRealize
3 4 (2.45%) Ansible
3 4 (2.45%) Kibana
3 4 (2.45%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.36%) Cisco
2 12 (7.36%) VMware
3 11 (6.75%) Oracle
4 9 (5.52%) Pega
5 5 (3.07%) Capita
5 5 (3.07%) Citrix
5 5 (3.07%) IBM
6 4 (2.45%) Apple
6 4 (2.45%) RapidMiner
6 4 (2.45%) SAP
6 4 (2.45%) Sybase
7 3 (1.84%) IBM Sterling
7 3 (1.84%) Informatica
8 2 (1.23%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.23%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.23%) MapR
8 2 (1.23%) Netezza
8 2 (1.23%) Tableau
8 2 (1.23%) Teradata