Period
to 14 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 164 218
Rank change year-on-year -10 +54 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2,717 3,379 2,957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 2.07% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 2.15% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,923 2,442 2,177
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £52,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +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 131,050 156,855 173,523
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.89% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 104,852 126,371 139,173
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 14 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 16 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 14 November 2019. 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 -11 2,465 £75,000 - 444
UK excluding London -9 1,368 £70,000 - 312
London -9 1,127 £85,000 +3.03% 156
South East +6 406 £72,500 +3.57% 79
North of England +39 317 £67,500 -3.57% 85
Midlands -7 242 £70,000 -3.45% 53
South West -31 204 £70,000 +4.87% 42
West Midlands -24 187 £70,000 -3.45% 36
North West +22 186 £70,000 -6.67% 51
East of England +18 127 £85,000 +13.33% 30
Yorkshire +20 113 £65,000 +4.00% 28
Scotland -61 60 £69,000 +3.76% 20
East Midlands +18 54 £67,500 -3.57% 16
North East +24 18 £60,500 -13.57% 6
Wales +7 7 £57,500 -8.00% 2
Northern Ireland +1 6 £67,500 +28.57% 2

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 876 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 852 (31.36%) Azure
3 681 (25.06%) AWS
4 607 (22.34%) Microsoft
5 566 (20.83%) Finance
6 519 (19.10%) Presales
7 466 (17.15%) TOGAF
8 413 (15.20%) Microservices
9 405 (14.91%) DevOps
10 395 (14.54%) Java
11 381 (14.02%) .NET
12 378 (13.91%) Enterprise Architecture
13 316 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 314 (11.56%) Degree
15 302 (11.12%) Retail
16 291 (10.71%) Migration
17 279 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
18 276 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
19 270 (9.94%) Technical Architecture
20 265 (9.75%) IT Strategy
21 248 (9.13%) PaaS
22 244 (8.98%) SAP
23 238 (8.76%) Technical Leadership
24 217 (7.99%) Windows
25 216 (7.95%) SQL
26 215 (7.91%) Project Delivery
27 212 (7.80%) VMware
28 209 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
29 207 (7.62%) E-Commerce
30 204 (7.51%) CRM

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
1 119 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 105 (3.86%) CMS
3 59 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 48 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
5 47 (1.73%) WebSphere
6 44 (1.62%) Confluence
7 40 (1.47%) Apache Solr
7 40 (1.47%) Apache Spark
8 33 (1.21%) MS Exchange
9 31 (1.14%) OpenStack
10 25 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 24 (0.88%) Apache
12 22 (0.81%) Skype for Business
13 20 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (0.52%) JBoss
14 14 (0.52%) SAS
14 14 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (0.48%) Umbraco
16 12 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 8 (0.29%) ProjectWise
6 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.074%) SPSS
9 1 (0.037%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 62 (2.28%) Dynamics AX
2 46 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 43 (1.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 38 (1.40%) SAP SCM
5 35 (1.29%) Magento
6 33 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
7 32 (1.18%) SAP ERP
8 30 (1.10%) SAP Hybris
8 30 (1.10%) SDL Web 8
9 17 (0.63%) SAP MM
9 17 (0.63%) SAP PP
10 14 (0.52%) SAP SD
11 13 (0.48%) Avolution ABACUS
12 12 (0.44%) Primavera
12 12 (0.44%) SAP BPC
13 9 (0.33%) SAP Business ByDesign
13 9 (0.33%) SAP EWM
14 8 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
15 7 (0.26%) NetSuite
15 7 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 852 (31.36%) Azure
2 681 (25.06%) AWS
3 248 (9.13%) PaaS
4 201 (7.40%) SaaS
5 167 (6.15%) Office 365
6 136 (5.01%) IaaS
7 133 (4.90%) GCP
8 110 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
9 91 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
10 69 (2.54%) Serverless
11 67 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
12 56 (2.06%) Power Platform
13 43 (1.58%) Amazon S3
14 35 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
15 29 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
16 25 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
17 24 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
18 23 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
19 22 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
20 20 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (3.83%) Unified Communications
2 91 (3.35%) WAN
3 85 (3.13%) Internet
4 81 (2.98%) Firewall
5 63 (2.32%) LAN
6 42 (1.55%) Wireless
7 40 (1.47%) HTTP
8 38 (1.40%) Skype
9 31 (1.14%) Network Security
10 29 (1.07%) SAN
11 28 (1.03%) DNS
12 26 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
13 22 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
14 21 (0.77%) MPLS
14 21 (0.77%) VPN
15 19 (0.70%) WLAN
16 18 (0.66%) Wireless Security
17 17 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (0.59%) SMTP
18 16 (0.59%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 135 (4.97%) Big Data
3 103 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
4 92 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 68 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 56 (2.06%) NoSQL
7 55 (2.02%) Power BI
8 50 (1.84%) RDBMS
9 41 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (1.40%) Hadoop
11 34 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
12 33 (1.21%) MongoDB
13 32 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 31 (1.14%) Data Lake
15 30 (1.10%) Endeca
16 29 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 27 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
17 27 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 25 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
19 23 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 60 (2.21%) JIRA
2 38 (1.40%) Jenkins
3 21 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
5 19 (0.70%) Selenium
5 19 (0.70%) WebDriver
6 18 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.26%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.26%) kappa
8 7 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.22%) Maven
9 6 (0.22%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.11%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.11%) Mocha
12 2 (0.074%) ER Studio
12 2 (0.074%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.074%) LSMW
12 2 (0.074%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 566 (20.83%) Finance
2 302 (11.12%) Retail
3 172 (6.33%) Banking
4 150 (5.52%) Marketing
5 139 (5.12%) Public Sector
6 97 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 91 (3.35%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.80%) Legal
9 37 (1.36%) Front Office
10 30 (1.10%) German Language
11 28 (1.03%) Italian Language
12 24 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
12 24 (0.88%) Publishing
13 21 (0.77%) Advertising
13 21 (0.77%) Back Office
14 19 (0.70%) Investment Banking
15 15 (0.55%) Local Government
16 14 (0.52%) Games
17 13 (0.48%) Electronics
18 9 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (14.02%) .NET
2 199 (7.32%) Web Services
3 104 (3.83%) HTML
4 93 (3.42%) REST
5 89 (3.28%) Node.js
6 79 (2.91%) XML
7 76 (2.80%) Middleware
8 75 (2.76%) J2EE
9 66 (2.43%) ASP.NET
10 62 (2.28%) RESTful
11 53 (1.95%) AngularJS
12 47 (1.73%) Spring
13 46 (1.69%) SOAP
14 44 (1.62%) React
15 43 (1.58%) CSS
16 39 (1.44%) JSON
17 38 (1.40%) Kafka
18 34 (1.25%) .NET Core
19 33 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
20 27 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 276 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 209 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 181 (6.66%) Enterprise Software
4 180 (6.62%) Data Centre
5 139 (5.12%) Public Cloud
6 126 (4.64%) Management Information System
7 120 (4.42%) Cloud Native
8 75 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
9 69 (2.54%) Mobile App
9 69 (2.54%) User Experience
10 60 (2.21%) Virtual Team
11 54 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
12 42 (1.55%) Private Cloud
13 27 (0.99%) Blog
14 22 (0.81%) Internet of Things
15 18 (0.66%) NHS
15 18 (0.66%) N-Tier
15 18 (0.66%) Reinsurance
16 17 (0.63%) PKI
17 16 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 217 (7.99%) Windows
2 172 (6.33%) Linux
3 94 (3.46%) Windows Server
4 49 (1.80%) Windows 10
5 40 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 17 (0.63%) Android
8 16 (0.59%) Unix
9 15 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.11%) AIX
13 2 (0.074%) zOS
14 1 (0.037%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.037%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 876 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 519 (19.10%) Presales
3 466 (17.15%) TOGAF
4 413 (15.20%) Microservices
5 405 (14.91%) DevOps
6 378 (13.91%) Enterprise Architecture
7 316 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 291 (10.71%) Migration
9 279 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
10 270 (9.94%) Technical Architecture
11 265 (9.75%) IT Strategy
12 238 (8.76%) Technical Leadership
13 215 (7.91%) Project Delivery
14 207 (7.62%) E-Commerce
15 204 (7.51%) CRM
16 198 (7.29%) Project Management
17 197 (7.25%) SOA
18 194 (7.14%) Architectural Design
19 193 (7.10%) Mentoring
20 177 (6.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 395 (14.54%) Java
2 216 (7.95%) SQL
3 167 (6.15%) C#
4 136 (5.01%) Python
5 105 (3.86%) JavaScript
6 90 (3.31%) C
7 65 (2.39%) PowerShell
8 58 (2.13%) C++
9 24 (0.88%) Scala
10 23 (0.85%) T-SQL
11 19 (0.70%) Ruby
12 18 (0.66%) R
13 15 (0.55%) Java 8
14 14 (0.52%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.48%) PHP
15 13 (0.48%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.44%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.29%) ABAP
17 8 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (0.22%) RPG
Qualifications
1 314 (11.56%) Degree
2 148 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 102 (3.75%) TOGAF Certification
4 82 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
5 81 (2.98%) AWS Certification
6 79 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 61 (2.25%) SC Cleared
8 57 (2.10%) CCIE
9 54 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (1.36%) MCSE
11 34 (1.25%) DV Cleared
12 28 (1.03%) CCNP
13 21 (0.77%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 21 (0.77%) CCIE Service Provider
14 19 (0.70%) CISSP
14 19 (0.70%) DBS Check
14 19 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 18 (0.66%) CCNA
16 16 (0.59%) MCSA
17 15 (0.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.28%) QA
2 38 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.18%) SLA
4 31 (1.14%) PMO
5 27 (0.99%) GDPR
6 26 (0.96%) HMG Infosec
6 26 (0.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 26 (0.96%) JSP 440
7 19 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.63%) COBIT
9 13 (0.48%) GAMP
10 8 (0.29%) PSD2
10 8 (0.29%) SEPA
11 7 (0.26%) ISO 20022
12 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.074%) GAAP
13 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.074%) NIST
13 2 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.037%) NCSC
System Software
1 176 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 132 (4.86%) Active Directory
3 77 (2.83%) Docker
4 42 (1.55%) Hyper-V
5 30 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
7 19 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 14 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.33%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.15%) KVM
11 4 (0.15%) RACF
11 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.15%) vSphere
11 4 (0.15%) XenApp
11 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.11%) HDFS
12 3 (0.11%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 113 (4.16%) Kubernetes
2 111 (4.09%) SCCM
3 58 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 39 (1.44%) Puppet
5 33 (1.21%) SCOM
6 30 (1.10%) vRealize
7 25 (0.92%) Ansible
8 16 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (0.59%) Terraform
9 5 (0.18%) Salt
9 5 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.15%) Mesos
11 3 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.11%) Nagios
12 2 (0.074%) Cacti
12 2 (0.074%) Graylog
13 1 (0.037%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.037%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.037%) Oozie
13 1 (0.037%) Packer
Vendors
1 607 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 244 (8.98%) SAP
3 212 (7.80%) VMware
4 200 (7.36%) Oracle
5 199 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
6 174 (6.40%) Cisco
7 156 (5.74%) Google
8 68 (2.50%) IBM
9 63 (2.32%) Adobe
10 58 (2.13%) Citrix
11 55 (2.02%) EMC
11 55 (2.02%) hybris
11 55 (2.02%) Sitecore
12 48 (1.77%) Dell
13 42 (1.55%) Sparx
14 41 (1.51%) NetApp
15 40 (1.47%) WorldPay
16 31 (1.14%) Elastic Path
17 30 (1.10%) Interwoven
18 29 (1.07%) Juniper