The median annual salary for a Microsoft Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Solution Architect
UK
Rank 831 922 912
Rank change year-on-year +91 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 26 26 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.025% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.026% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 32
Median salary £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Solutions Architect in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Solutions Architect in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Solutions Architect in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +98 25 £75,000 +11.11% 8
London +78 19 £75,000 +11.11% 3
Canary Wharf - 5 - -
West Midlands +28 3 £70,000 -22.22% 2
Solihull - 3 £70,000 -
City of London +48 1 £75,000 +11.11%
South West +16 1 £70,000 +16.66% 1
North West -16 1 £65,000 -
Manchester - 1 £65,000 -
Bristol - 1 £70,000 - 1

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Microsoft 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 Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (48.39%) MS Excel
4 25 (40.32%) SQL Server
5 20 (32.26%) CRM
6 19 (30.65%) .NET
7 18 (29.03%) Presales
8 17 (27.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (27.42%) Windows
8 17 (27.42%) SharePoint
8 17 (27.42%) Project Management
8 17 (27.42%) Dynamics CRM
9 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (25.81%) VMware
10 15 (24.19%) TOGAF
11 13 (20.97%) MS PowerPoint
11 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
11 13 (20.97%) MS Exchange
11 13 (20.97%) SQL
12 12 (19.35%) ITIL
12 12 (19.35%) DNS
12 12 (19.35%) Service Management
12 12 (19.35%) PowerShell
12 12 (19.35%) ITIL V3
12 12 (19.35%) Windows Server
13 11 (17.74%) High Availability
13 11 (17.74%) Technical Architecture
13 11 (17.74%) MS Visio
14 10 (16.13%) LDAP
14 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (27.42%) SharePoint
2 13 (20.97%) MS Exchange
3 10 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (16.13%) IIS
4 5 (8.06%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.23%) CMS
6 1 (1.61%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 30 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 13 (20.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (17.74%) MS Visio
4 10 (16.13%) MS Project
5 8 (12.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (27.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.90%) Office 365
3 2 (3.23%) IaaS
4 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.35%) DNS
2 10 (16.13%) DMZ
2 10 (16.13%) LDAP
3 6 (9.68%) VLAN
3 6 (9.68%) WAN
4 5 (8.06%) Skype
5 4 (6.45%) DHCP
5 4 (6.45%) LAN
5 4 (6.45%) Network Security
6 3 (4.84%) SAN
7 2 (3.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (40.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.23%) Power BI
5 1 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.61%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.61%) GIS
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.84%) Jasmine
1 3 (4.84%) Mocha
1 3 (4.84%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Marketing
2 5 (8.06%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.65%) .NET
2 4 (6.45%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.84%) Backbone.js
3 3 (4.84%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.61%) CSS
5 1 (1.61%) HTML
5 1 (1.61%) HTML5
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.61%) WCF
5 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Replication
2 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) FlexPod
4 2 (3.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Windows
2 12 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.23%) Android
5 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) CRM
3 18 (29.03%) Presales
4 17 (27.42%) Project Management
5 15 (24.19%) TOGAF
6 12 (19.35%) ITIL
6 12 (19.35%) ITIL V3
6 12 (19.35%) Service Management
7 11 (17.74%) High Availability
7 11 (17.74%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (16.13%) Change Management
8 10 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (16.13%) Performance Testing
8 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2
8 10 (16.13%) Server Building
8 10 (16.13%) Time Management
9 8 (12.90%) Load Balancing
9 8 (12.90%) Service Delivery
10 6 (9.68%) Data Architecture
11 5 (8.06%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) SQL
2 12 (19.35%) PowerShell
3 10 (16.13%) VBScript
4 4 (6.45%) C#
4 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.29%) Degree
3 2 (3.23%) MCSD
4 1 (1.61%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
3 10 (16.13%) VMware ESX
4 4 (6.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.23%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.81%) VMware
3 8 (12.90%) Cisco
4 7 (11.29%) Citrix
4 7 (11.29%) HP
4 7 (11.29%) NetApp
5 5 (8.06%) Cognizant
5 5 (8.06%) EMC
6 4 (6.45%) AppSense
6 4 (6.45%) Symantec
6 4 (6.45%) Veeam
7 2 (3.23%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.61%) Adobe
8 1 (1.61%) Blue Prism
8 1 (1.61%) BT
8 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.61%) ESRI
8 1 (1.61%) Facebook
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle
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North London
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East London
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