Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Microsoft Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Microsoft Solution Architect
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1168 1163 1252
Rank change year-on-year -5 +89 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 43 59 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.031% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.032% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 27 38 48
UK median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £73,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -8.47% +9.26%
10th Percentile £64,000 £51,250 £58,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £84,125 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Solutions Architect in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 8 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 6 months to 24 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 +30 40 £75,000 +11.11% 2
London +12 30 £75,000 -3.23% 1
UK excluding London +36 13 £70,000 +7.69% 1
South East +57 6 £92,500 +37.04% 1
North of England +12 4 £70,000 +7.69%
North West -21 4 £70,000 +7.69%
Northern Ireland - 2 £70,000 -
Scotland -8 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (51.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (46.51%) SQL
5 19 (44.19%) CRM
6 18 (41.86%) .NET
6 18 (41.86%) Active Directory
6 18 (41.86%) Dynamics CRM
6 18 (41.86%) Presales
7 17 (39.53%) Project Management
8 16 (37.21%) SharePoint
8 16 (37.21%) TOGAF
9 15 (34.88%) Zachman Framework
9 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
9 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (32.56%) C#
10 14 (32.56%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (32.56%) Business Analysis
10 14 (32.56%) Enterprise Architecture
10 14 (32.56%) Waterfall
11 13 (30.23%) Finance
12 12 (27.91%) Web Services
12 12 (27.91%) SDLC
13 11 (25.58%) Scribe Insight
13 11 (25.58%) Business Process Analysis
13 11 (25.58%) T-SQL
13 11 (25.58%) Integration Testing
14 9 (20.93%) ITIL
14 9 (20.93%) Windows
15 7 (16.28%) MS Visio

Microsoft 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 16 (37.21%) SharePoint
2 14 (32.56%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.63%) IIS
3 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Project
1 7 (16.28%) MS Visio
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (25.58%) Scribe Insight
3 4 (9.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (51.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (13.95%) Office 365
4 4 (9.30%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (9.30%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (6.98%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (6.98%) PaaS
6 2 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.33%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (2.33%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (2.33%) IaaS
7 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) DHCP
1 5 (11.63%) DMZ
1 5 (11.63%) DNS
1 5 (11.63%) SMTP
1 5 (11.63%) VLAN
1 5 (11.63%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.98%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (6.98%) Power BI
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.33%) Big Data
6 1 (2.33%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.33%) HDInsight
6 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Law
3 4 (9.30%) Retail
4 3 (6.98%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
5 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) .NET
2 12 (27.91%) Web Services
3 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.65%) Java EE
6 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.33%) CSS
6 1 (2.33%) HTML
6 1 (2.33%) JSON
6 1 (2.33%) Middleware
6 1 (2.33%) MSMQ
6 1 (2.33%) SOAP
6 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Clustering
2 5 (11.63%) Replication
3 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) CRM
3 18 (41.86%) Presales
4 17 (39.53%) Project Management
5 16 (37.21%) TOGAF
6 15 (34.88%) Zachman Framework
7 14 (32.56%) Business Analysis
7 14 (32.56%) Enterprise Architecture
7 14 (32.56%) Waterfall
8 12 (27.91%) SDLC
9 11 (25.58%) Business Process Analysis
9 11 (25.58%) Integration Testing
10 9 (20.93%) ITIL
11 7 (16.28%) Software Delivery
12 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (11.63%) Change Management
13 5 (11.63%) MVC
13 5 (11.63%) Performance Testing
13 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
13 5 (11.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) C#
3 11 (25.58%) T-SQL
4 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
4 5 (11.63%) VBScript
5 2 (4.65%) Java
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.33%) R
6 1 (2.33%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) GDPR
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 18 (41.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (11.63%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) VMware
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle
4 4 (9.30%) SAP
5 2 (4.65%) Cognizant
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco
6 1 (2.33%) EMC
6 1 (2.33%) Tableau