The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 173 180
Rank change year-on-year -42 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1435 1957 2035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.99% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 2.06% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1055 1452 1563
Median salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -43 1328 £72,500 - 149
London -40 707 £80,000 +5.89% 68
South East -29 163 £70,000 +7.69% 23
Yorkshire +8 95 £66,250 +1.14% 13
West Yorkshire +11 86 £67,500 +2.27% 10
East of England -11 85 £67,500 -3.57% 10
West Midlands -31 82 £62,500 - 6
City of London -2 78 £83,750 +8.06% 24
Leeds +29 73 £66,250 +3.92% 4
North West -57 67 £72,500 +11.53% 16
South West -19 66 £60,000 -8.04% 8
Birmingham -7 52 £62,500 -3.84% 2
Berkshire +18 51 £73,750 +1.72% 4
Surrey +40 40 £62,500 -13.79% 3
East Midlands -12 40 £55,000 -10.56% 5
Manchester -30 37 £72,500 +7.40% 15
Hertfordshire +2 33 £68,750 +5.76%
Canary Wharf +10 32 £70,550 -29.45%
Scotland -19 26 £67,500 +10.20% 5
Hampshire -15 24 £66,250 - 7
Bristol -56 23 £55,000 -12.69% 4
Bedfordshire +27 22 £68,500 -1.43% 2
Wales +11 22 £50,292 +25.73%
South Wales +20 20 £50,292 +25.73%
Northamptonshire +18 20 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Somerset +4 18 £70,000 -
Oxfordshire -42 18 £67,500 +12.50% 2
Cheshire -40 17 £64,250 +1.58%
Bath - 16 £70,000 -
Luton +17 15 £55,000 -22.80% 1

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 843 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
2 818 (26.91%) TOGAF
3 754 (24.80%) Finance
4 620 (20.39%) Java
5 519 (17.07%) Presales
6 516 (16.97%) SOA
7 483 (15.89%) Microsoft
8 450 (14.80%) Oracle
9 429 (14.11%) Retail
10 397 (13.06%) Amazon AWS
11 390 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
12 374 (12.30%) SAP
13 365 (12.01%) .NET
14 362 (11.91%) Enterprise Architecture
15 356 (11.71%) Degree
16 325 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
17 307 (10.10%) CRM
18 303 (9.97%) SQL
19 296 (9.74%) IT Strategy
20 291 (9.57%) E-Commerce
21 284 (9.34%) SQL Server
22 279 (9.18%) Project Management
23 261 (8.59%) JavaScript
24 251 (8.26%) ITIL
25 248 (8.16%) Web Services
26 245 (8.06%) Banking
27 240 (7.89%) Zachman Framework
28 235 (7.73%) Windows
29 231 (7.60%) SaaS
30 216 (7.11%) Enterprise Software

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
1 136 (4.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 123 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 64 (2.11%) JBoss
4 55 (1.81%) WebSphere
5 50 (1.64%) Apache
6 46 (1.51%) CMS
7 40 (1.32%) IIS
7 40 (1.32%) Tomcat
8 36 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
9 35 (1.15%) NetWeaver
10 29 (0.95%) SAS
11 28 (0.92%) MS Exchange
12 22 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 22 (0.72%) Apache Spark
13 20 (0.66%) OpenStack
13 20 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
14 19 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
15 16 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
16 15 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 45 (1.48%) MS Visio
2 36 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 34 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 27 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.099%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 54 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (1.74%) SAP Hybris
3 47 (1.55%) SAP CRM
4 34 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
5 32 (1.05%) SAP CO
5 32 (1.05%) SAP FI
5 32 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
6 30 (0.99%) Eloqua
6 30 (0.99%) SAP ERP
7 29 (0.95%) SAP SD
8 28 (0.92%) SAP HCM
9 27 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
10 25 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
11 24 (0.79%) SAP HR
12 22 (0.72%) SAP Retail
13 19 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
14 16 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
14 16 (0.53%) SAP MM
15 15 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
15 15 (0.49%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 397 (13.06%) Amazon AWS
2 390 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 231 (7.60%) SaaS
4 171 (5.63%) PaaS
5 149 (4.90%) IaaS
6 101 (3.32%) Office 365
7 78 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
8 62 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
9 55 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (0.59%) Force.com
13 17 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
14 14 (0.46%) Silverpop
15 13 (0.43%) Oracle Service Cloud
16 12 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
16 12 (0.39%) iPaaS
17 10 (0.33%) GitHub
17 10 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 126 (4.14%) WAN
2 87 (2.86%) LAN
3 80 (2.63%) Internet
4 65 (2.14%) DNS
5 56 (1.84%) Firewall
6 43 (1.41%) HTTP
7 42 (1.38%) TCP/IP
8 41 (1.35%) DHCP
9 39 (1.28%) SAN
9 39 (1.28%) VPN
10 37 (1.22%) LDAP
11 36 (1.18%) Wireless
12 34 (1.12%) MPLS
12 34 (1.12%) SSL
13 32 (1.05%) DMZ
14 25 (0.82%) Network Security
15 23 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (0.56%) BGP
16 17 (0.56%) OSPF
17 16 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 190 (6.25%) Big Data
3 95 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 93 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
5 91 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 77 (2.53%) Hadoop
7 64 (2.11%) MySQL
8 60 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
9 52 (1.71%) RDBMS
10 51 (1.68%) MongoDB
10 51 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 46 (1.51%) SAP HANA
11 46 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 44 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 36 (1.18%) SAP BW
14 35 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
15 31 (1.02%) Power BI
16 30 (0.99%) Oracle Database
17 29 (0.95%) DB2
18 28 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (0.92%) Git (software)
2 25 (0.82%) Jenkins
3 22 (0.72%) JIRA
3 22 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (0.66%) Gradle
4 20 (0.66%) TeamCity
5 17 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.30%) Eclipse
6 9 (0.30%) IntelliJ
6 9 (0.30%) Rational Rose
7 8 (0.26%) MSI
7 8 (0.26%) NetBeans
8 6 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.16%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.13%) Ant
10 4 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.13%) Maven
10 4 (0.13%) Subversion
10 4 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (0.13%) Travis CI
General
1 754 (24.80%) Finance
2 429 (14.11%) Retail
3 245 (8.06%) Banking
4 173 (5.69%) Marketing
5 107 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 57 (1.88%) Legal
7 53 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 47 (1.55%) Publishing
9 46 (1.51%) Advertising
10 44 (1.45%) Retail Banking
11 40 (1.32%) Games
12 30 (0.99%) Back Office
13 29 (0.95%) Investment Banking
14 26 (0.86%) Billing
14 26 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
15 23 (0.76%) Front Office
15 23 (0.76%) Law
16 21 (0.69%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.46%) Electronics
18 13 (0.43%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (12.01%) .NET
2 248 (8.16%) Web Services
3 173 (5.69%) HTML
4 172 (5.66%) XML
5 160 (5.26%) CSS
6 140 (4.61%) Middleware
7 111 (3.65%) REST
8 79 (2.60%) J2EE
8 79 (2.60%) SOAP
9 74 (2.43%) AngularJS
10 73 (2.40%) Node.js
11 64 (2.11%) JSON
12 61 (2.01%) Spring
13 55 (1.81%) JMS
14 49 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
15 47 (1.55%) Java EE
16 43 (1.41%) ASP.NET
16 43 (1.41%) JDBC
17 40 (1.32%) HTML5
18 39 (1.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 216 (7.11%) Enterprise Software
2 208 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (5.92%) Data Centre
4 122 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 105 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 75 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
7 73 (2.40%) Public Cloud
8 64 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 55 (1.81%) Mobile App
10 49 (1.61%) N-Tier
11 47 (1.55%) Fintech
12 35 (1.15%) Virtual Team
13 33 (1.09%) User Experience
14 31 (1.02%) Clustering
15 28 (0.92%) Replication
16 26 (0.86%) Client/Server
16 26 (0.86%) Internet of Things
16 26 (0.86%) Private Cloud
17 25 (0.82%) Driving Licence
18 23 (0.76%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 235 (7.73%) Windows
2 189 (6.22%) Linux
3 61 (2.01%) Android
4 57 (1.88%) Windows Server
5 56 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 41 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (1.05%) Unix
8 26 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (0.63%) Windows Phone
10 18 (0.59%) Solaris
11 17 (0.56%) CentOS
12 16 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
14 12 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
15 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.23%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.16%) AIX
18 3 (0.099%) Windows 10
19 2 (0.066%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.066%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
2 818 (26.91%) TOGAF
3 519 (17.07%) Presales
4 516 (16.97%) SOA
5 362 (11.91%) Enterprise Architecture
6 325 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 307 (10.10%) CRM
8 296 (9.74%) IT Strategy
9 291 (9.57%) E-Commerce
10 279 (9.18%) Project Management
11 251 (8.26%) ITIL
12 240 (7.89%) Zachman Framework
13 203 (6.68%) UML
14 195 (6.41%) SDLC
15 187 (6.15%) Microservices
16 180 (5.92%) ERP
17 177 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
18 172 (5.66%) Migration
18 172 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
19 156 (5.13%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 620 (20.39%) Java
2 303 (9.97%) SQL
3 261 (8.59%) JavaScript
4 181 (5.95%) C#
5 71 (2.34%) Python
6 58 (1.91%) PowerShell
7 54 (1.78%) PHP
8 52 (1.71%) C
9 29 (0.95%) C++
10 20 (0.66%) R
10 20 (0.66%) T-SQL
10 20 (0.66%) VB.NET
10 20 (0.66%) VBScript
11 19 (0.63%) Objective-C
11 19 (0.63%) Perl
12 18 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 15 (0.49%) Apex Code
13 15 (0.49%) Ruby
14 13 (0.43%) Scala
14 13 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 356 (11.71%) Degree
2 80 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 76 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 68 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 48 (1.58%) ISEB
7 46 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 45 (1.48%) CCNP
9 34 (1.12%) CCIE
10 28 (0.92%) PMP
11 27 (0.89%) CISSP
11 27 (0.89%) DV Cleared
12 24 (0.79%) CISM
12 24 (0.79%) PMI Certification
13 23 (0.76%) MBA
13 23 (0.76%) MCSE
14 22 (0.72%) Master's Degree
15 20 (0.66%) CISA
16 17 (0.56%) MCP
17 15 (0.49%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (4.28%) QA
2 53 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.09%) COBIT
4 22 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 12 (0.39%) SLA
8 11 (0.36%) SEPA
9 7 (0.23%) GDPR
9 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.13%) GCP
11 4 (0.13%) GxP
11 4 (0.13%) PMO
12 3 (0.099%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.066%) GAAP
14 1 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.033%) MiFID
System Software
1 127 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 77 (2.53%) Docker
4 30 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.59%) XenApp
8 13 (0.43%) NFS
9 9 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.26%) KVM
10 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.26%) vSphere
11 7 (0.23%) SRDF
11 7 (0.23%) Xen
12 6 (0.20%) DFS Replication
12 6 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.16%) HDFS
14 3 (0.099%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.099%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (1.84%) Puppet
2 35 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
4 23 (0.76%) Ansible
4 23 (0.76%) SCVMM
5 17 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 14 (0.46%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.46%) vCenter Server
7 11 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.30%) Terraform
9 8 (0.26%) SCCM
10 7 (0.23%) Nagios
11 6 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.20%) SCOM
11 6 (0.20%) WSUS
12 5 (0.16%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.13%) MOM
13 4 (0.13%) Packer
14 3 (0.099%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 483 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 450 (14.80%) Oracle
3 374 (12.30%) SAP
4 201 (6.61%) VMware
5 177 (5.82%) IBM
6 131 (4.31%) Cisco
7 108 (3.55%) hybris
8 95 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
9 81 (2.66%) Cognizant
10 75 (2.47%) Citrix
11 74 (2.43%) NetApp
12 63 (2.07%) EMC
13 60 (1.97%) HP
14 57 (1.88%) Juniper
15 55 (1.81%) Red Hat
16 52 (1.71%) BMC
17 48 (1.58%) Adobe
18 45 (1.48%) Informatica
19 41 (1.35%) TIBCO
20 30 (0.99%) Google
Hampshire
Net Talent
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefit Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £49500.00 - £54500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Kcom Group Plc
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus + 16% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus + 16% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum, Benefits Car, pension, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £59000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networkers
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £70,000 per annum £5,000 car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Empiric
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 87000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 87000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £69000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday