Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 165 192
Rank change year-on-year -28 +27 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3,094 3,580 3,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 2.04% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 2.11% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,334 2,709 3,067
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £53,750 £52,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +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 169,468 169,423 202,837
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 138,985 140,739 169,592
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,309
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.57% +2.91%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018. 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 -31 2,893 £75,000 +7.14% 372
London -7 1,516 £80,000 +6.67% 164
UK excluding London -54 1,431 £70,000 +7.69% 230
South East -34 478 £72,500 +7.41% 64
North of England +28 364 £65,000 - 48
Midlands -39 269 £67,500 +12.50% 38
West Midlands -22 216 £67,500 +12.50% 17
North West +69 178 £65,000 -7.14% 26
Yorkshire -11 156 £65,000 - 17
East of England -87 155 £71,500 +5.93% 27
Scotland -42 91 £65,000 +8.33% 20
South West -94 89 £65,000 +1.56% 30
East Midlands -38 51 £67,500 +1.12% 21
North East -8 30 £80,000 +52.38% 5
Wales +24 22 £65,000 +13.04% 2
Northern Ireland -18 2 £77,500 +72.22% 1

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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.

1 938 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
2 798 (25.79%) Finance
3 705 (22.79%) Microsoft
4 593 (19.17%) TOGAF
5 553 (17.87%) Presales
6 542 (17.52%) Java
7 534 (17.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 487 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
9 439 (14.19%) .NET
10 371 (11.99%) CRM
11 345 (11.15%) Degree
12 343 (11.09%) SOA
13 341 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 340 (10.99%) Enterprise Architecture
15 338 (10.92%) SAP
16 328 (10.60%) Oracle
17 325 (10.50%) Microservices
18 316 (10.21%) SQL
19 313 (10.12%) Project Management
20 300 (9.70%) DevOps
21 294 (9.50%) Retail
22 292 (9.44%) Web Services
23 260 (8.40%) SDLC
24 257 (8.31%) Windows
24 257 (8.31%) Migration
25 251 (8.11%) JavaScript
26 247 (7.98%) PaaS
27 244 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
28 239 (7.72%) IaaS
29 235 (7.60%) C#

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
1 101 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 67 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
3 51 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 44 (1.42%) WebSphere
5 40 (1.29%) SAS
6 38 (1.23%) Apache Spark
7 34 (1.10%) IIS
8 33 (1.07%) Apache
9 32 (1.03%) CMS
9 32 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 31 (1.00%) JBoss
11 24 (0.78%) WebLogic
12 20 (0.65%) Apache Solr
13 15 (0.48%) Skype for Business
14 14 (0.45%) Drupal
15 12 (0.39%) MS Exchange
16 11 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
17 9 (0.29%) Anypoint
17 9 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
18 8 (0.26%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 35 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.16%) SPSS
6 2 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.032%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 172 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 84 (2.71%) SAP S/4HANA
3 60 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 60 (1.94%) SAP Hybris
4 33 (1.07%) SAP CO
4 33 (1.07%) SAP FI
4 33 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
5 24 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
6 20 (0.65%) SAP ERP
7 17 (0.55%) SAP MM
8 16 (0.52%) SAP SCM
8 16 (0.52%) Scribe Insight
9 15 (0.48%) NetSuite
9 15 (0.48%) SAP CRM
10 12 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
11 11 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
12 10 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
13 8 (0.26%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
14 7 (0.23%) Magento
14 7 (0.23%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 534 (17.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 487 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
3 247 (7.98%) PaaS
4 239 (7.72%) IaaS
5 231 (7.47%) SaaS
6 128 (4.14%) Office 365
7 89 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 84 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
9 71 (2.29%) Serverless
10 69 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
11 36 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 25 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 20 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
14 17 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (0.55%) Force.com
15 15 (0.48%) G Suite
16 14 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
18 11 (0.36%) Boomi
18 11 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 132 (4.27%) WAN
2 106 (3.43%) LAN
3 102 (3.30%) Wireless
4 91 (2.94%) Firewall
5 87 (2.81%) Internet
6 71 (2.29%) Network Security
7 61 (1.97%) VPN
8 52 (1.68%) Unified Communications
9 44 (1.42%) SSL
10 43 (1.39%) MPLS
11 34 (1.10%) HTTP
12 30 (0.97%) Ethernet
13 29 (0.94%) DNS
14 25 (0.81%) BGP
15 23 (0.74%) OSPF
16 22 (0.71%) TCP/IP
16 22 (0.71%) VLAN
17 19 (0.61%) Cisco Wireless
18 17 (0.55%) WLAN
19 16 (0.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 197 (6.37%) Big Data
3 112 (3.62%) NoSQL
4 89 (2.88%) MongoDB
5 77 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (1.94%) Hadoop
7 46 (1.49%) MySQL
8 45 (1.45%) Relational Database
9 43 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
10 36 (1.16%) Oracle Database
11 35 (1.13%) SAP HANA
12 34 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 32 (1.03%) Power BI
14 26 (0.84%) Data Lake
15 24 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 22 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 21 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
17 21 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
18 18 (0.58%) OLAP
19 16 (0.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 115 (3.72%) Visual Studio
2 93 (3.01%) Git (software)
3 71 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 55 (1.78%) Jenkins
5 29 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (0.74%) JIRA
7 21 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 18 (0.58%) Selenium
9 17 (0.55%) Maven
10 13 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (0.39%) Subversion
12 10 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (0.32%) Gradle
13 9 (0.29%) Mockito
14 8 (0.26%) CocoaPods
15 7 (0.23%) Hudson
15 7 (0.23%) Rational Rose
16 6 (0.19%) ERwin
16 6 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
17 4 (0.13%) git-flow
General
1 798 (25.79%) Finance
2 294 (9.50%) Retail
3 218 (7.05%) Banking
4 146 (4.72%) Manufacturing
5 130 (4.20%) Marketing
6 126 (4.07%) Telecoms
7 96 (3.10%) Advertising
8 85 (2.75%) Publishing
9 77 (2.49%) Legal
10 57 (1.84%) Front Office
11 45 (1.45%) Back Office
12 44 (1.42%) Investment Banking
13 39 (1.26%) Retail Banking
14 31 (1.00%) German Language
15 27 (0.87%) Billing
16 26 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (0.78%) Games
17 24 (0.78%) Law
18 19 (0.61%) French Language
19 16 (0.52%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 439 (14.19%) .NET
2 292 (9.44%) Web Services
3 180 (5.82%) HTML
4 162 (5.24%) REST
5 134 (4.33%) CSS
6 133 (4.30%) SOAP
7 115 (3.72%) XML
8 113 (3.65%) Middleware
9 110 (3.56%) Node.js
10 96 (3.10%) Spring
11 93 (3.01%) J2EE
12 80 (2.59%) RESTful
13 77 (2.49%) ASP.NET
14 71 (2.29%) JSON
15 70 (2.26%) HTML5
16 60 (1.94%) .NET Framework
17 56 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
18 47 (1.52%) WCF
19 46 (1.49%) JMS
20 45 (1.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 244 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 165 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 142 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
5 103 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 93 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 63 (2.04%) Fintech
8 58 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 52 (1.68%) User Experience
10 46 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 41 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 38 (1.23%) Private Cloud
13 30 (0.97%) Clustering
14 28 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
15 24 (0.78%) PMI
16 23 (0.74%) Xbox
17 22 (0.71%) FMCG
18 21 (0.68%) N-Tier
19 20 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
20 19 (0.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 257 (8.31%) Windows
2 195 (6.30%) Linux
3 101 (3.26%) Unix
4 81 (2.62%) Windows Server
5 55 (1.78%) Android
6 50 (1.62%) Apple iOS
7 47 (1.52%) Windows 10
8 24 (0.78%) Solaris
8 24 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 21 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.58%) VMS
11 17 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.23%) AIX
15 7 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 938 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (19.17%) TOGAF
3 553 (17.87%) Presales
4 371 (11.99%) CRM
5 343 (11.09%) SOA
6 341 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 340 (10.99%) Enterprise Architecture
8 325 (10.50%) Microservices
9 313 (10.12%) Project Management
10 300 (9.70%) DevOps
11 260 (8.40%) SDLC
12 257 (8.31%) Migration
13 234 (7.56%) Mentoring
14 226 (7.30%) IT Strategy
15 196 (6.33%) ITIL
16 194 (6.27%) Analytics
16 194 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
17 191 (6.17%) E-Commerce
18 180 (5.82%) Zachman Framework
19 175 (5.66%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 542 (17.52%) Java
2 316 (10.21%) SQL
3 251 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 235 (7.60%) C#
5 93 (3.01%) PowerShell
6 77 (2.49%) Python
7 49 (1.58%) C
8 48 (1.55%) Perl
9 47 (1.52%) PHP
10 36 (1.16%) C++
10 36 (1.16%) Scala
11 30 (0.97%) Apex Code
12 27 (0.87%) Ruby
12 27 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 25 (0.81%) Shell Script
14 19 (0.61%) Go
15 17 (0.55%) Bash Shell
16 16 (0.52%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.42%) SOQL
17 13 (0.42%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 345 (11.15%) Degree
2 120 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
3 94 (3.04%) Security Cleared
4 84 (2.71%) CCNP
5 80 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 75 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (1.91%) SC Cleared
8 53 (1.71%) MCSE
9 51 (1.65%) CCDP
10 47 (1.52%) CCIE
11 36 (1.16%) AWS Certification
12 34 (1.10%) CISSP
13 33 (1.07%) Master's Degree
14 32 (1.03%) PMI Certification
15 31 (1.00%) CCNA
16 26 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
16 26 (0.84%) PMP
17 21 (0.68%) DV Cleared
18 18 (0.58%) CAPM
18 18 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (4.04%) QA
2 32 (1.03%) GDPR
3 29 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.74%) COBIT
5 21 (0.68%) GCP
6 17 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.55%) PMO
7 8 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.19%) GPG13
9 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.16%) NIST 800
9 5 (0.16%) PSD2
10 3 (0.097%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.097%) SLA
11 2 (0.065%) MiFID
12 1 (0.032%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 178 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 113 (3.65%) Docker
3 111 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 38 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (0.78%) XenDesktop
7 21 (0.68%) XenApp
8 19 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.32%) vSphere
11 8 (0.26%) LXC
11 8 (0.26%) OpenAM
12 6 (0.19%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.19%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.16%) Xen
14 3 (0.097%) etcd
14 3 (0.097%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.097%) vCloud
14 3 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.097%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (1.87%) Ansible
2 54 (1.75%) Puppet
3 37 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (1.16%) SCCM
5 34 (1.10%) Kubernetes
6 29 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 14 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 13 (0.42%) Terraform
10 12 (0.39%) QRadar
10 12 (0.39%) SCOrch
11 9 (0.29%) Mesos
12 8 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (0.26%) CSIRT
13 7 (0.23%) rkt
14 6 (0.19%) Kibana
14 6 (0.19%) SCVMM
15 5 (0.16%) Graylog
15 5 (0.16%) logstash
Vendors
1 705 (22.79%) Microsoft
2 338 (10.92%) SAP
3 328 (10.60%) Oracle
4 229 (7.40%) Cisco
5 189 (6.11%) VMware
6 159 (5.14%) Google
7 149 (4.82%) IBM
8 132 (4.27%) Salesforce.com
9 99 (3.20%) Citrix
10 92 (2.97%) hybris
11 78 (2.52%) NetApp
12 70 (2.26%) EMC
13 62 (2.00%) F5
14 51 (1.65%) Splunk
15 50 (1.62%) Dell
16 44 (1.42%) HP
17 43 (1.39%) Capita
18 38 (1.23%) TIBCO
19 31 (1.00%) Juniper
20 30 (0.97%) CheckPoint