Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Solutions Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1002 1030 1075
Rank change year-on-year +28 +45 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 164 158 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.089% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.093% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 118 109 154
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £59,875
90th Percentile £96,075 £97,500 £103,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% -10.00%

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 160,846 169,613 187,877
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.99% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 129,629 135,934 157,885
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +60 157 £77,500 -3.13% 16
UK excluding London +19 84 £70,000 - 15
London +69 72 £87,500 +2.94% 5
South East +13 30 £71,250 -12.58% 5
South West +7 26 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Midlands +24 19 £77,500 +10.71% 1
West Midlands +24 16 £72,500 +7.41% 1
North of England +15 14 £77,500 +10.71% 3
North West - 7 £80,000 - 2
East of England +11 5 £90,000 +7.46%
Yorkshire +8 5 £75,000 +7.14% 1
East Midlands -10 2 - -
North East - 2 £66,250 -
Scotland -12 1 £77,500 +19.23%
Wales - 1 £65,000 - 4

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 63 (38.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (29.88%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (26.83%) Enterprise Architecture
4 42 (25.61%) Microsoft
5 41 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 39 (23.78%) Active Directory
6 39 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (23.17%) TOGAF
8 35 (21.34%) Project Management
9 32 (19.51%) Creative Thinking
10 31 (18.90%) Presales
11 30 (18.29%) Java
11 30 (18.29%) SC Cleared
12 28 (17.07%) Finance
12 28 (17.07%) TOGAF Certification
13 26 (15.85%) Windows 10
13 26 (15.85%) Windows
13 26 (15.85%) SCCM
14 25 (15.24%) Technical Architecture
14 25 (15.24%) Windows Server
15 24 (14.63%) C#
16 23 (14.02%) SQL Server
16 23 (14.02%) Retail
17 22 (13.41%) Web Services
17 22 (13.41%) Cisco
17 22 (13.41%) Unified Communications
17 22 (13.41%) IT Strategy
18 21 (12.80%) Security Monitoring
18 21 (12.80%) Virtual Desktop
18 21 (12.80%) vRealize

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 21 (12.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 21 (12.80%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.66%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.22%) JBoss
3 2 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Mule
4 1 (0.61%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (12.80%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.61%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 63 (38.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (29.88%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (9.76%) Office 365
4 15 (9.15%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (9.15%) Amazon Kinesis
4 15 (9.15%) Amazon S3
4 15 (9.15%) Serverless
5 14 (8.54%) Amazon EMR
5 14 (8.54%) AWS Lambda
6 13 (7.93%) Amazon SQS
6 13 (7.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.83%) PaaS
8 2 (1.22%) SaaS
9 1 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.61%) Force.com
9 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.61%) IaaS
9 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.41%) Unified Communications
2 21 (12.80%) Firewall
2 21 (12.80%) Intrusion Detection
2 21 (12.80%) Software-Defined Networking
3 14 (8.54%) Network Security
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (0.61%) HTTP
4 1 (0.61%) LAN
4 1 (0.61%) Skype
4 1 (0.61%) VoIP
4 1 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.15%) Amazon Redshift
3 14 (8.54%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (8.54%) Cosmos DB
4 13 (7.93%) RDBMS
4 13 (7.93%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.88%) Big Data
5 8 (4.88%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.22%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.61%) MySQL
8 1 (0.61%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (7.32%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.61%) JIRA
2 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (17.07%) Finance
2 23 (14.02%) Retail
3 9 (5.49%) Banking
4 8 (4.88%) Retail Banking
5 7 (4.27%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.41%) Web Services
2 20 (12.20%) Node.js
3 16 (9.76%) .NET
3 16 (9.76%) React
4 13 (7.93%) ASP.NET
4 13 (7.93%) CSS
4 13 (7.93%) HTML
5 12 (7.32%) WPF
6 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (5.49%) REST
7 9 (5.49%) Spring
8 6 (3.66%) Dropwizard
8 6 (3.66%) Kafka
8 6 (3.66%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (3.66%) Vert.x
9 3 (1.83%) Middleware
10 2 (1.22%) J2EE
10 2 (1.22%) Spring Boot
11 1 (0.61%) RAML
11 1 (0.61%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.80%) Blackberry
1 21 (12.80%) Hybrid Cloud
2 8 (4.88%) Fintech
3 6 (3.66%) Algorithms
3 6 (3.66%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.83%) Robotics
6 2 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.22%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Equities
7 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.85%) Windows
1 26 (15.85%) Windows 10
2 25 (15.24%) Windows Server
3 21 (12.80%) Linux
3 21 (12.80%) Windows 7
3 21 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.83%) Enterprise Architecture
2 39 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (23.17%) TOGAF
4 35 (21.34%) Project Management
5 32 (19.51%) Creative Thinking
6 31 (18.90%) Presales
7 25 (15.24%) Technical Architecture
8 22 (13.41%) IT Strategy
9 21 (12.80%) ArchiMate
9 21 (12.80%) Data Protection
9 21 (12.80%) Mobile Device Management
9 21 (12.80%) MODAF
9 21 (12.80%) PRINCE2
9 21 (12.80%) Security Monitoring
10 20 (12.20%) Software Engineering
11 16 (9.76%) SOA
11 16 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (9.15%) Mentoring
13 14 (8.54%) Identity Access Management
13 14 (8.54%) Vendor Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.29%) Java
2 24 (14.63%) C#
3 21 (12.80%) JavaScript
3 21 (12.80%) PowerShell
4 20 (12.20%) SQL
5 14 (8.54%) Python
6 12 (7.32%) Scala
7 10 (6.10%) PL/SQL
7 10 (6.10%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.05%) C
9 2 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (18.29%) SC Cleared
3 28 (17.07%) TOGAF Certification
4 21 (12.80%) DV Cleared
5 14 (8.54%) MCSA
5 14 (8.54%) MCSE
5 14 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.22%) Degree
7 1 (0.61%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.61%) CCNP
7 1 (0.61%) CEH
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.61%) CISM
7 1 (0.61%) CISSP
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.61%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.61%) GIAC
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.61%) COBIT
1 1 (0.61%) GCP
1 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.61%) PMO
1 1 (0.61%) PSD2
System Software
1 39 (23.78%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.80%) Virtual Desktop
2 21 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.44%) XenApp
3 4 (2.44%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.22%) Docker
5 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (15.85%) SCCM
2 21 (12.80%) SCOM
2 21 (12.80%) vRealize
3 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (25.61%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.41%) Cisco
3 21 (12.80%) VMware
4 6 (3.66%) Pega
5 4 (2.44%) Capita
5 4 (2.44%) Citrix
6 3 (1.83%) hybris
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle
7 2 (1.22%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.22%) Fujitsu
7 2 (1.22%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.22%) Informatica
7 2 (1.22%) MapR
7 2 (1.22%) Netezza
7 2 (1.22%) SAP
7 2 (1.22%) Tableau
7 2 (1.22%) Teradata
8 1 (0.61%) McAfee
8 1 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com