Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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

Solution Architect
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 168 179
Rank change year-on-year -43 +11 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2936 3881 4089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 2.03% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.11% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2158 2930 3221
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
10th Percentile £52,000 £52,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - -

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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 -39 2750 £72,500 +3.57% 120
London -39 1436 £80,000 +3.90% 53
UK excluding London -47 1366 £67,500 +3.85% 68
South East -45 383 £70,000 +3.70% 25
North of England -2 331 £65,000 - 18
Midlands -27 269 £65,000 +8.33% 14
West Midlands +3 194 £65,000 +8.33% 10
East of England -55 172 £68,500 +1.48% 6
Yorkshire +7 167 £65,000 - 9
North West +3 157 £67,500 +3.85% 6
South West -39 124 £65,000 - 4
East Midlands -32 75 £70,000 +13.82% 3
Scotland -58 64 £65,000 +12.07%
Wales +29 29 £53,250 -4.91% 1
North East +7 7 £60,000 +8.99% 3
Northern Ireland -25 2 £70,000 -
Isle of Man - 2 £80,000 -

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 869 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
2 837 (28.51%) Finance
3 767 (26.12%) TOGAF
4 647 (22.04%) Java
5 533 (18.15%) Presales
6 480 (16.35%) Microsoft
7 431 (14.68%) Oracle
8 421 (14.34%) SOA
9 399 (13.59%) Enterprise Architecture
10 397 (13.52%) .NET
11 394 (13.42%) SAP
12 384 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
13 383 (13.04%) Degree
14 369 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
15 351 (11.96%) SQL
16 335 (11.41%) Project Management
16 335 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
17 315 (10.73%) Banking
18 312 (10.63%) Retail
19 288 (9.81%) JavaScript
20 283 (9.64%) SaaS
21 269 (9.16%) Web Services
22 264 (8.99%) CRM
23 261 (8.89%) IT Strategy
24 255 (8.69%) SDLC
25 250 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
26 245 (8.34%) DevOps
27 228 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
28 222 (7.56%) Microservices
29 219 (7.46%) Windows

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
1 111 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 86 (2.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 67 (2.28%) WebSphere
4 64 (2.18%) CMS
5 54 (1.84%) Apache
6 47 (1.60%) JBoss
7 46 (1.57%) Tomcat
8 45 (1.53%) SAS
9 41 (1.40%) IIS
10 34 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (0.78%) MS Exchange
12 20 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 19 (0.65%) Apache Spark
13 19 (0.65%) OpenStack
14 14 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
15 12 (0.41%) Anypoint
15 12 (0.41%) Apache Pig
15 12 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.41%) Liferay
15 12 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (1.02%) MS Visio
2 24 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
5 19 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (0.24%) SPSS
7 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 87 (2.96%) SAP S/4HANA
2 64 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 42 (1.43%) SAP Hybris
4 38 (1.29%) SAP FI
5 35 (1.19%) SAP CO
5 35 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
6 27 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
7 24 (0.82%) SAP SCM
8 22 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
8 22 (0.75%) SAP ERP
9 20 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
10 18 (0.61%) SAP CRM
11 17 (0.58%) SAP HR
12 16 (0.54%) Eloqua
13 15 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
13 15 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
14 14 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
14 14 (0.48%) SAP HCM
14 14 (0.48%) SAP Retail
15 13 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 384 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 369 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
3 283 (9.64%) SaaS
4 151 (5.14%) PaaS
5 131 (4.46%) IaaS
6 102 (3.47%) Office 365
7 64 (2.18%) SuccessFactors
8 58 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 29 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
10 27 (0.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 26 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
11 26 (0.89%) Force.com
12 25 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 24 (0.82%) iPaaS
14 23 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
15 20 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
15 20 (0.68%) Oracle Service Cloud
16 19 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 11 (0.37%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 104 (3.54%) WAN
2 80 (2.72%) Internet
3 71 (2.42%) LAN
4 56 (1.91%) Firewall
5 43 (1.46%) Wireless
6 42 (1.43%) MPLS
7 40 (1.36%) DNS
8 32 (1.09%) Unified Communications
9 29 (0.99%) VPN
10 27 (0.92%) HTTP
10 27 (0.92%) Network Security
11 25 (0.85%) SSL
12 24 (0.82%) Software-Defined Networking
13 23 (0.78%) DHCP
14 22 (0.75%) TCP/IP
15 20 (0.68%) SAN
16 18 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
17 15 (0.51%) BGP
18 13 (0.44%) OSPF
18 13 (0.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 206 (7.02%) Big Data
3 115 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 98 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
5 73 (2.49%) Relational Database
6 72 (2.45%) Oracle Database
7 65 (2.21%) Hadoop
8 59 (2.01%) MongoDB
9 55 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 51 (1.74%) MySQL
10 51 (1.74%) SAP HANA
11 43 (1.46%) RDBMS
12 40 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 34 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
14 31 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
14 31 (1.06%) SAP BW
14 31 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 30 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
16 19 (0.65%) Apache Hive
17 18 (0.61%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 58 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 32 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 18 (0.61%) TeamCity
4 16 (0.54%) JIRA
4 16 (0.54%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (0.27%) Hudson
7 8 (0.27%) MSI
7 8 (0.27%) Selenium
7 8 (0.27%) webpack
8 7 (0.24%) git-flow
9 6 (0.20%) ERwin
10 5 (0.17%) Maven
10 5 (0.17%) NetBeans
10 5 (0.17%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.14%) Ant
11 4 (0.14%) Eclipse
General
1 837 (28.51%) Finance
2 315 (10.73%) Banking
3 312 (10.63%) Retail
4 126 (4.29%) Marketing
5 106 (3.61%) Manufacturing
6 88 (3.00%) Retail Banking
7 84 (2.86%) Investment Banking
8 72 (2.45%) Telecoms
9 47 (1.60%) Advertising
9 47 (1.60%) Front Office
10 43 (1.46%) Publishing
11 40 (1.36%) Legal
12 30 (1.02%) Back Office
13 29 (0.99%) German Language
14 27 (0.92%) Law
15 25 (0.85%) Games
16 24 (0.82%) Electronics
17 23 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.58%) Billing
19 16 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (13.52%) .NET
2 269 (9.16%) Web Services
3 154 (5.25%) HTML
4 144 (4.90%) REST
5 142 (4.84%) CSS
6 137 (4.67%) XML
7 130 (4.43%) SOAP
8 107 (3.64%) Middleware
9 102 (3.47%) J2EE
10 85 (2.90%) Node.js
10 85 (2.90%) RESTful
11 76 (2.59%) Spring
12 65 (2.21%) JSON
13 61 (2.08%) JMS
14 54 (1.84%) HTML5
15 44 (1.50%) AngularJS
16 43 (1.46%) Java EE
17 38 (1.29%) WCF
18 35 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
19 34 (1.16%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 250 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
2 228 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 203 (6.91%) Computer Science
4 190 (6.47%) Management Information System
5 122 (4.16%) Data Centre
6 72 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
7 71 (2.42%) User Experience
8 61 (2.08%) Fintech
9 60 (2.04%) Algorithms
10 59 (2.01%) Mobile App
10 59 (2.01%) Public Cloud
11 45 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
12 38 (1.29%) Clustering
13 37 (1.26%) Virtual Team
14 35 (1.19%) Private Cloud
15 27 (0.92%) Client/Server
16 25 (0.85%) DataPower
17 24 (0.82%) FMCG
17 24 (0.82%) Replication
18 21 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 219 (7.46%) Windows
2 162 (5.52%) Linux
3 114 (3.88%) Unix
4 63 (2.15%) Android
5 59 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 53 (1.81%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.58%) Solaris
7 17 (0.58%) Windows 10
7 17 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 13 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (0.34%) Windows Phone
12 9 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.27%) AIX
13 8 (0.27%) CentOS
14 7 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 869 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
2 767 (26.12%) TOGAF
3 533 (18.15%) Presales
4 421 (14.34%) SOA
5 399 (13.59%) Enterprise Architecture
6 335 (11.41%) Project Management
6 335 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 264 (8.99%) CRM
8 261 (8.89%) IT Strategy
9 255 (8.69%) SDLC
10 245 (8.34%) DevOps
11 222 (7.56%) Microservices
12 219 (7.46%) UML
13 213 (7.25%) Migration
14 201 (6.85%) Zachman Framework
15 200 (6.81%) E-Commerce
16 183 (6.23%) Analytics
17 180 (6.13%) ITIL
18 176 (5.99%) ERP
19 173 (5.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 647 (22.04%) Java
2 351 (11.96%) SQL
3 288 (9.81%) JavaScript
4 181 (6.16%) C#
5 75 (2.55%) Python
6 74 (2.52%) Perl
7 46 (1.57%) PowerShell
8 44 (1.50%) C
9 43 (1.46%) PHP
10 33 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 31 (1.06%) C++
12 28 (0.95%) Scala
13 24 (0.82%) Apex Code
14 22 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 21 (0.72%) Bash Shell
16 20 (0.68%) PL/SQL
17 19 (0.65%) VB.NET
18 18 (0.61%) Ruby
19 15 (0.51%) R
20 13 (0.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 383 (13.04%) Degree
2 110 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 86 (2.93%) Security Cleared
4 74 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (2.49%) Master's Degree
6 70 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 45 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 43 (1.46%) CCNP
9 39 (1.33%) DV Cleared
10 31 (1.06%) CISSP
10 31 (1.06%) MCSE
11 29 (0.99%) MBA
12 27 (0.92%) CCIE
13 22 (0.75%) ISEB
14 20 (0.68%) CISM
15 19 (0.65%) CEH
15 19 (0.65%) PMI Certification
16 15 (0.51%) CCNA
17 14 (0.48%) PMP
17 14 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (5.01%) QA
2 60 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.78%) GDPR
5 20 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.58%) COBIT
6 17 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 11 (0.37%) GCP
8 9 (0.31%) PMO
8 9 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.27%) PSD2
9 8 (0.27%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.20%) GAAP
11 6 (0.20%) GPG13
11 6 (0.20%) SEPA
12 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.14%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.068%) SLA
15 1 (0.034%) EMIR
System Software
1 96 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 77 (2.62%) Docker
4 17 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.31%) Apache Flume
7 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.27%) DFS Replication
9 7 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.17%) OpenAM
12 4 (0.14%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.14%) vSphere
13 3 (0.10%) HDFS
13 3 (0.10%) XenApp
14 2 (0.068%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.068%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.068%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 64 (2.18%) Puppet
2 49 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (1.36%) Ansible
4 32 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 24 (0.82%) SCCM
6 14 (0.48%) Terraform
7 13 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.37%) Mesos
10 9 (0.31%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (0.27%) MOM
11 8 (0.27%) rkt
11 8 (0.27%) SCOM
11 8 (0.27%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.20%) WSUS
12 6 (0.20%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 480 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 431 (14.68%) Oracle
3 394 (13.42%) SAP
4 145 (4.94%) VMware
5 140 (4.77%) IBM
6 113 (3.85%) Cisco
6 113 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
7 85 (2.90%) hybris
8 55 (1.87%) Google
9 53 (1.81%) Citrix
10 52 (1.77%) Murex
11 50 (1.70%) HP
11 50 (1.70%) TIBCO
12 43 (1.46%) Adobe
13 39 (1.33%) Cognizant
13 39 (1.33%) NetApp
14 38 (1.29%) Siebel
15 36 (1.23%) EMC
15 36 (1.23%) Informatica
16 29 (0.99%) Workday