The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
UK
Rank 176 204 166
Rank change year-on-year +28 -38  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1605 1707 2100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.65% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.71% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1197 1313 1594
Median salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 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 +38 1519 £71,500 +2.14% 148
London +44 787 £77,500 - 85
South East -32 176 £70,000 - 22
West Midlands +22 130 £65,000 +4.00% 5
East of England +72 120 £70,000 - 6
South West +45 119 £64,500 +7.50% 3
City of London +20 91 £77,500 -3.12% 17
Yorkshire +35 82 £65,000 +8.33% 9
Birmingham +16 75 £65,000 -3.70% 2
West Yorkshire +53 72 £67,500 +12.50% 7
Bristol +18 56 £63,250 +5.41% 2
Berkshire -5 54 £70,000 - 3
North West -8 51 £63,750 +10.86% 11
Hertfordshire +50 44 £70,000 -
Leeds +19 41 £67,500 +8.00% 5
Bedfordshire +46 37 £65,000 - 2
Surrey +25 37 £70,000 -3.44% 9
Scotland -14 35 £60,000 -3.22% 4
East Midlands +17 33 £70,000 +16.66% 5
Luton +31 32 £65,000 - 1
Manchester -15 30 £60,000 - 7
Cambridgeshire +10 26 £80,000 +10.34% 4
Edinburgh -7 26 £60,000 -1.23% 4
Watford +17 25 £70,000 -15.15%
Hampshire +7 22 £62,500 -10.71% 3
Canary Wharf +5 20 £77,500 +8.39%
Oxfordshire -36 20 £75,000 +30.43% 2
Somerset -8 19 £51,125 -21.34%
Warwickshire +38 17 £58,250 +1.30% 1
Wiltshire +23 17 £65,000 +18.18% 1

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 875 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
2 873 (26.06%) TOGAF
3 832 (24.84%) Finance
4 685 (20.45%) Java
5 606 (18.09%) SOA
6 548 (16.36%) Presales
7 514 (15.34%) Microsoft
8 497 (14.84%) Retail
9 466 (13.91%) Oracle
10 453 (13.52%) .NET
11 412 (12.30%) Enterprise Architecture
12 385 (11.49%) IT Strategy
13 382 (11.40%) Degree
14 379 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
15 370 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
16 366 (10.93%) CRM
17 359 (10.72%) SAP
18 345 (10.30%) Project Management
19 310 (9.25%) E-Commerce
20 308 (9.19%) SQL Server
21 306 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
22 298 (8.90%) ITIL
23 291 (8.69%) VMware
24 282 (8.42%) Banking
25 264 (7.88%) SQL
26 262 (7.82%) Enterprise Software
27 254 (7.58%) Zachman Framework
28 253 (7.55%) Web Services
29 248 (7.40%) Data Centre
30 243 (7.25%) Big Data

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
1 171 (5.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 128 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 78 (2.33%) JBoss
4 66 (1.97%) IIS
5 60 (1.79%) Apache
6 58 (1.73%) WebSphere
7 55 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 45 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
9 35 (1.04%) OpenStack
9 35 (1.04%) SAS
10 33 (0.99%) CMS
11 30 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
12 27 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 27 (0.81%) NetWeaver
13 25 (0.75%) MS Exchange
13 25 (0.75%) Skype for Business
14 24 (0.72%) Apache Spark
14 24 (0.72%) DataSynapse
14 24 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
14 24 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 230 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 58 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 55 (1.64%) MS Office
4 43 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.54%) MS Project
6 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.030%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 59 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.49%) SAP Hybris
3 42 (1.25%) SAP CRM
4 37 (1.10%) SAP HR
5 34 (1.01%) SAP SD
6 32 (0.96%) SAP ERP
7 27 (0.81%) SAP Retail
8 26 (0.78%) SAP HCM
9 25 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
10 24 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
10 24 (0.72%) RMDS
10 24 (0.72%) SAP CO
10 24 (0.72%) SAP FI
10 24 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
11 22 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
12 16 (0.48%) SAP ECC
12 16 (0.48%) SAP MDM
13 15 (0.45%) Eloqua
13 15 (0.45%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
14 14 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 379 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 370 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
3 219 (6.54%) SaaS
4 157 (4.69%) PaaS
5 133 (3.97%) IaaS
6 97 (2.90%) Office 365
7 84 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
8 67 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
9 48 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
10 28 (0.84%) Force.com
11 15 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.30%) Silverpop
14 9 (0.27%) GitHub
14 9 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (0.27%) OpenShift
14 9 (0.27%) Yammer
15 8 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
15 8 (0.24%) Heroku
16 7 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 157 (4.69%) WAN
2 127 (3.79%) LAN
3 93 (2.78%) Internet
4 78 (2.33%) SAN
5 67 (2.00%) Firewall
6 61 (1.82%) HTTP
7 55 (1.64%) DNS
8 52 (1.55%) Wireless
9 48 (1.43%) VPN
10 47 (1.40%) TCP/IP
11 40 (1.19%) LDAP
12 34 (1.01%) NAS
13 33 (0.99%) iSCSI
13 33 (0.99%) MPLS
13 33 (0.99%) Network Security
14 32 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
15 29 (0.87%) SSL
16 27 (0.81%) DHCP
17 24 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
17 24 (0.72%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 243 (7.25%) Big Data
3 132 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
4 99 (2.96%) Hadoop
5 84 (2.51%) NoSQL
6 76 (2.27%) MySQL
6 76 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 62 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 61 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 56 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 52 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
11 45 (1.34%) DB2
12 41 (1.22%) SAP HANA
13 39 (1.16%) MongoDB
14 36 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
15 32 (0.96%) HBase
16 31 (0.93%) SAP BW
17 28 (0.84%) RDBMS
18 26 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
19 23 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (0.96%) Gradle
2 31 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 30 (0.90%) TeamCity
4 28 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 21 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.42%) JIRA
7 14 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (0.39%) Eclipse
8 13 (0.39%) IntelliJ
9 10 (0.30%) NetBeans
10 9 (0.27%) Subversion
11 8 (0.24%) Rational Rose
12 6 (0.18%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.12%) Maven
13 4 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (0.090%) Ant
14 3 (0.090%) ERwin
14 3 (0.090%) NUnit
General
1 832 (24.84%) Finance
2 497 (14.84%) Retail
3 282 (8.42%) Banking
4 203 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 189 (5.64%) Marketing
6 71 (2.12%) Publishing
7 68 (2.03%) Legal
8 65 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 60 (1.79%) Billing
10 55 (1.64%) Advertising
11 45 (1.34%) Games
12 43 (1.28%) Retail Banking
13 36 (1.07%) Investment Banking
14 33 (0.99%) Front Office
15 29 (0.87%) Back Office
16 21 (0.63%) Electronics
17 19 (0.57%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.51%) Law
19 12 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
20 9 (0.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (13.52%) .NET
2 253 (7.55%) Web Services
3 183 (5.46%) Middleware
4 166 (4.96%) XML
5 159 (4.75%) HTML
6 127 (3.79%) CSS
7 118 (3.52%) REST
8 87 (2.60%) SOAP
9 72 (2.15%) J2EE
10 68 (2.03%) AngularJS
11 66 (1.97%) JSON
12 61 (1.82%) ASP.NET
13 60 (1.79%) .NET Framework
14 46 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
14 46 (1.37%) Java EE
15 43 (1.28%) jQuery
16 41 (1.22%) JMS
16 41 (1.22%) WCF
17 40 (1.19%) Spring
18 36 (1.07%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 262 (7.82%) Enterprise Software
2 248 (7.40%) Data Centre
3 200 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 130 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 107 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 83 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
6 83 (2.48%) Public Cloud
7 57 (1.70%) N-Tier
8 46 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 46 (1.37%) Virtual Team
9 42 (1.25%) User Experience
10 37 (1.10%) Fintech
11 34 (1.01%) CMDB
12 33 (0.99%) Internet of Things
13 32 (0.96%) NHS
14 30 (0.90%) Clustering
14 30 (0.90%) FMCG
15 28 (0.84%) Private Cloud
16 23 (0.69%) Social Media
17 21 (0.63%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 233 (6.96%) Linux
2 225 (6.72%) Windows
3 52 (1.55%) Windows Server
4 49 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 49 (1.46%) Unix
5 41 (1.22%) Android
6 40 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 36 (1.07%) Solaris
8 21 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
10 12 (0.36%) CentOS
11 11 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (0.24%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.12%) SUSE
15 3 (0.090%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.090%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.090%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.060%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 875 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
2 873 (26.06%) TOGAF
3 606 (18.09%) SOA
4 548 (16.36%) Presales
5 412 (12.30%) Enterprise Architecture
6 385 (11.49%) IT Strategy
7 366 (10.93%) CRM
8 345 (10.30%) Project Management
9 310 (9.25%) E-Commerce
10 306 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 298 (8.90%) ITIL
12 254 (7.58%) Zachman Framework
13 216 (6.45%) UML
14 214 (6.39%) Technical Architecture
15 210 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
16 200 (5.97%) SDLC
17 193 (5.76%) Business Development
18 186 (5.55%) ERP
19 183 (5.46%) Analytics
20 175 (5.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 685 (20.45%) Java
2 264 (7.88%) SQL
3 234 (6.99%) C#
4 216 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 97 (2.90%) Python
6 70 (2.09%) C
7 65 (1.94%) PHP
8 64 (1.91%) PowerShell
9 37 (1.10%) Ruby
10 33 (0.99%) C++
11 26 (0.78%) R
12 24 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 18 (0.54%) VBScript
14 17 (0.51%) Apex Code
15 15 (0.45%) Perl
15 15 (0.45%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.33%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 10 (0.30%) VBA
18 8 (0.24%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 382 (11.40%) Degree
2 92 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
3 90 (2.69%) Security Cleared
4 64 (1.91%) SC Cleared
5 63 (1.88%) CCNP
5 63 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (1.79%) CCIE
7 53 (1.58%) ISEB
8 45 (1.34%) DV Cleared
9 44 (1.31%) PMP
10 39 (1.16%) MCSE
10 39 (1.16%) PMI Certification
11 34 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 33 (0.99%) MBA
13 29 (0.87%) MCP
14 26 (0.78%) CISSP
14 26 (0.78%) VCAP
14 26 (0.78%) VCDX
15 24 (0.72%) CCDP
16 23 (0.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (3.79%) QA
2 37 (1.10%) COBIT
3 33 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 23 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.57%) PMO
6 15 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.45%) SEPA
7 13 (0.39%) SLA
8 8 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.15%) GCP
10 2 (0.060%) GDPR
10 2 (0.060%) MiFID
10 2 (0.060%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.030%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.030%) GxP
11 1 (0.030%) IFRS
11 1 (0.030%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.030%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 197 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 71 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 50 (1.49%) Docker
5 39 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (0.93%) NFS
7 27 (0.81%) KVM
8 25 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
9 24 (0.72%) SRDF
9 24 (0.72%) Xen
10 23 (0.69%) XenApp
11 19 (0.57%) VMware ESX
12 14 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.30%) vCloud
14 9 (0.27%) vSphere
15 7 (0.21%) HDFS
15 7 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
16 5 (0.15%) Apache Flume
16 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 54 (1.61%) Puppet
2 34 (1.01%) SCVMM
3 30 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
4 28 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (0.75%) Ansible
6 15 (0.45%) Nagios
7 14 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (0.30%) SCOM
9 9 (0.27%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.27%) SCCM
10 7 (0.21%) Graphite
11 6 (0.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 6 (0.18%) Rundeck
11 6 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.15%) Cacti
12 5 (0.15%) Packer
12 5 (0.15%) Terraform
12 5 (0.15%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.12%) CSIRT
13 4 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 514 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 466 (13.91%) Oracle
3 359 (10.72%) SAP
4 291 (8.69%) VMware
5 206 (6.15%) Cisco
6 202 (6.03%) IBM
7 139 (4.15%) NetApp
8 130 (3.88%) EMC
9 125 (3.73%) Citrix
10 121 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
11 100 (2.99%) hybris
12 98 (2.93%) HP
13 89 (2.66%) Juniper
14 77 (2.30%) BMC
15 62 (1.85%) Red Hat
16 55 (1.64%) 3PAR
17 52 (1.55%) TIBCO
18 48 (1.43%) CheckPoint
18 48 (1.43%) Cognizant
19 45 (1.34%) Informatica
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £46000 - £57500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £46000 - £57500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £46000 - £57500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Empiric.com
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits package + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £950000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
St Andrew's Healthcare
Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bonus; car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HFG
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £90000 - £95000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Empiric.com
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £81000 per annum, Benefits Plus 25K bonus and 6K Car
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum 27 days holiday + home / flexible wo
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
onezeero.
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: £42,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 80000 + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 80000 + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80,000 - £90,000 + very generous bonus and car allowance plus much mo
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Manager - £70K - £85k + 6.5k car allowance + 11% bonus + additional be
Posted: 5 days ago