Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Solutions Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 997 1047 1079
Rank change year-on-year +50 +32 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 158 157 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.087% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.091% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 102 109 131
UK median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -6.45%
10th Percentile £55,000 £54,816 £58,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £98,000 £111,250
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 155,234 173,013 183,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.95% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 124,965 138,802 153,718
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,170 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.80% +1.41% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +4.94%

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 2018.

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 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 +41 150 £80,000 - 22
UK excluding London +20 90 £70,000 - 16
London +60 60 £87,500 - 9
South East +46 42 £82,500 -2.94% 5
Midlands +31 30 £77,500 +10.71% 1
West Midlands +48 26 £82,500 +17.86% 1
South West +10 23 £55,000 -15.38% 3
North of England +12 8 £80,000 +14.29% 4
East of England +29 6 £90,000 +7.46%
North West +22 6 £80,000 -5.88% 1
East Midlands +10 3 - -
Yorkshire +12 2 £65,000 -7.14% 3
Wales +1 2 £66,250 +1.92%
Scotland -19 1 £50,000 -23.08% 3

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 77 (48.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (34.18%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (32.91%) Microsoft
4 49 (31.01%) Security Cleared
5 46 (29.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 46 (29.11%) Project Management
6 44 (27.85%) Active Directory
7 40 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (22.78%) Java
9 34 (21.52%) SQL Server
9 34 (21.52%) TOGAF
9 34 (21.52%) Presales
10 30 (18.99%) SQL
11 29 (18.35%) .NET
11 29 (18.35%) SC Cleared
12 28 (17.72%) C#
12 28 (17.72%) Web Services
13 26 (16.46%) Serverless
14 25 (15.82%) Amazon RDS
14 25 (15.82%) AWS Lambda
14 25 (15.82%) ASP.NET
14 25 (15.82%) Amazon S3
15 24 (15.19%) Amazon EC2
15 24 (15.19%) Network Security
15 24 (15.19%) Amazon SQS
15 24 (15.19%) Amazon EMR
15 24 (15.19%) MCSE
15 24 (15.19%) MCSA
15 24 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (15.19%) Amazon Kinesis

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 18 (11.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 18 (11.39%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.80%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.27%) CMS
5 2 (1.27%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.63%) JBoss
6 1 (0.63%) Mule
Applications
1 20 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (11.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.63%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 77 (48.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (34.18%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (16.46%) Serverless
4 25 (15.82%) Amazon S3
4 25 (15.82%) AWS Lambda
5 24 (15.19%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (15.19%) Amazon EMR
5 24 (15.19%) Amazon Kinesis
5 24 (15.19%) Amazon SQS
6 23 (14.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (14.56%) Office 365
7 5 (3.16%) PaaS
8 3 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.90%) IaaS
9 2 (1.27%) Force.com
10 1 (0.63%) Apigee
10 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.63%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.19%) Network Security
2 18 (11.39%) Firewall
2 18 (11.39%) Intrusion Detection
2 18 (11.39%) Software-Defined Networking
2 18 (11.39%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.63%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (0.63%) LAN
3 1 (0.63%) Skype
3 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.52%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.82%) Amazon RDS
3 24 (15.19%) Amazon Redshift
3 24 (15.19%) Cosmos DB
4 23 (14.56%) RDBMS
4 23 (14.56%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.06%) Big Data
6 6 (3.80%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.90%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.63%) DB2
10 1 (0.63%) MySQL
10 1 (0.63%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 5 (3.16%) JIRA
1 5 (3.16%) SonarQube
1 5 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (2.53%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (14.56%) Finance
2 16 (10.13%) Retail
3 9 (5.70%) Banking
3 9 (5.70%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.80%) Retail Banking
4 6 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Law
6 2 (1.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.35%) .NET
2 28 (17.72%) Web Services
3 25 (15.82%) ASP.NET
4 22 (13.92%) WPF
5 19 (12.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (8.86%) Node.js
7 8 (5.06%) Spring
8 7 (4.43%) React
8 7 (4.43%) REST
9 6 (3.80%) Dropwizard
9 6 (3.80%) Kafka
9 6 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (3.80%) Vert.x
10 5 (3.16%) CSS
10 5 (3.16%) Electrode
10 5 (3.16%) HTML
10 5 (3.16%) Next.js
11 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.53%) JSON
12 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.03%) Hybrid Cloud
2 18 (11.39%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.43%) Fintech
4 6 (3.80%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.80%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.90%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.90%) Robotics
6 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.63%) Equities
7 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.63%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.92%) Windows
2 21 (13.29%) Windows 10
3 20 (12.66%) Windows Server
4 19 (12.03%) Linux
5 18 (11.39%) Windows 7
5 18 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.11%) Enterprise Architecture
1 46 (29.11%) Project Management
2 40 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (21.52%) Presales
3 34 (21.52%) TOGAF
4 24 (15.19%) Identity Access Management
4 24 (15.19%) Vendor Relationship Management
5 23 (14.56%) Creative Thinking
6 22 (13.92%) Data Protection
6 22 (13.92%) MVVM
7 20 (12.66%) Technical Architecture
8 18 (11.39%) ArchiMate
8 18 (11.39%) Mobile Device Management
8 18 (11.39%) PRINCE2
8 18 (11.39%) Security Monitoring
9 17 (10.76%) Information Security
9 17 (10.76%) IT Strategy
9 17 (10.76%) MODAF
10 16 (10.13%) SOA
11 14 (8.86%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.78%) Java
2 30 (18.99%) SQL
3 28 (17.72%) C#
4 23 (14.56%) Python
5 21 (13.29%) Scala
6 19 (12.03%) PL/SQL
6 19 (12.03%) Shell Script
7 18 (11.39%) PowerShell
8 12 (7.59%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.90%) C
10 2 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (31.01%) Security Cleared
2 29 (18.35%) SC Cleared
3 24 (15.19%) MCSA
3 24 (15.19%) MCSE
3 24 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (15.19%) TOGAF Certification
4 17 (10.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.27%) Degree
6 1 (0.63%) CCNP
6 1 (0.63%) CEH
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.63%) CISM
6 1 (0.63%) CISSP
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.63%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.63%) GIAC
6 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) GDPR
2 1 (0.63%) COBIT
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.63%) PMO
2 1 (0.63%) PSD2
System Software
1 44 (27.85%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.39%) Virtual Desktop
2 18 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.90%) Docker
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.27%) XenApp
4 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.63%) Firmware
5 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (13.29%) SCCM
2 18 (11.39%) SCOM
2 18 (11.39%) vRealize
3 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 52 (32.91%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.29%) Cisco
3 19 (12.03%) VMware
4 7 (4.43%) Oracle
5 4 (2.53%) hybris
5 4 (2.53%) Teradata
6 2 (1.27%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.27%) Citrix
6 2 (1.27%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.27%) Fujitsu
6 2 (1.27%) Google
6 2 (1.27%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.27%) Informatica
6 2 (1.27%) Jitterbit
6 2 (1.27%) MapR
6 2 (1.27%) Netezza
6 2 (1.27%) SAP
6 2 (1.27%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.27%) Splunk
7 1 (0.63%) WSO2