The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 174 180
Rank change year-on-year -39 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1430 1961 2061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.99% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 2.06% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1049 1453 1585
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 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 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 22 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 -52 1324 £72,500 - 151
London -38 698 £80,000 +3.22% 67
South East -47 165 £70,000 +3.70% 22
Yorkshire +3 92 £65,000 -0.76% 13
East of England -9 86 £67,500 -3.57% 11
West Midlands -22 86 £62,500 - 6
West Yorkshire +15 83 £67,500 +2.27% 10
City of London -3 78 £83,750 +8.06% 24
Leeds +32 72 £67,500 +5.88% 4
North West -57 68 £72,500 +11.96% 16
South West -22 66 £60,000 -7.69% 9
Birmingham -6 55 £62,500 -3.84% 2
Berkshire +17 52 £73,750 +1.72% 4
Surrey +46 40 £62,500 -13.79% 3
East Midlands -12 39 £55,000 -10.56% 7
Manchester -42 37 £72,500 +7.40% 14
Hertfordshire +11 34 £70,000 +7.69%
Canary Wharf +6 32 £70,550 -29.45%
Scotland -19 26 £67,500 +8.00% 5
Hampshire +8 24 £66,250 - 7
Bristol -49 23 £55,000 -12.69% 5
Bedfordshire +23 22 £68,500 -2.14% 2
Wales +14 22 £50,292 +25.73%
South Wales +14 20 £50,292 +25.73%
Northamptonshire +17 19 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Oxfordshire -40 19 £67,500 +12.50% 2
Somerset +11 18 £70,000 -
Cheshire -45 18 £64,250 +1.98% 1
Reading +14 16 £70,000 - 1
Bath +5 16 £70,000 +7.69%

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 841 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 819 (26.94%) TOGAF
3 754 (24.80%) Finance
4 618 (20.33%) Java
5 520 (17.11%) SOA
5 520 (17.11%) Presales
6 483 (15.89%) Microsoft
7 449 (14.77%) Oracle
8 431 (14.18%) Retail
9 394 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
10 390 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 379 (12.47%) SAP
12 365 (12.01%) Enterprise Architecture
13 361 (11.88%) .NET
14 360 (11.84%) Degree
15 323 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
16 308 (10.13%) CRM
17 301 (9.90%) SQL
18 295 (9.70%) IT Strategy
19 291 (9.57%) E-Commerce
20 284 (9.34%) SQL Server
21 279 (9.18%) Project Management
22 257 (8.45%) JavaScript
23 252 (8.29%) Web Services
24 249 (8.19%) ITIL
25 248 (8.16%) Banking
26 242 (7.96%) Zachman Framework
27 237 (7.80%) Windows
28 226 (7.43%) SaaS
29 216 (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
1 138 (4.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 122 (4.01%) 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%) Tomcat
8 39 (1.28%) IIS
9 36 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
9 36 (1.18%) NetWeaver
9 36 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 30 (0.99%) SAS
11 27 (0.89%) 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 18 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
15 16 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
16 15 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 44 (1.45%) MS Visio
2 35 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 34 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
4 29 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 27 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.099%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 55 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 55 (1.81%) SAP Hybris
2 47 (1.55%) SAP CRM
3 34 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
4 31 (1.02%) SAP CO
4 31 (1.02%) SAP FI
4 31 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
5 30 (0.99%) SAP ERP
5 30 (0.99%) SAP SD
6 29 (0.95%) Eloqua
6 29 (0.95%) SAP HCM
7 26 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
8 25 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
9 24 (0.79%) SAP HR
10 22 (0.72%) SAP Retail
11 19 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
12 16 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
12 16 (0.53%) SAP MM
13 15 (0.49%) SAP SRM
13 15 (0.49%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 394 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
2 390 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 226 (7.43%) SaaS
4 168 (5.53%) PaaS
5 148 (4.87%) IaaS
6 102 (3.36%) Office 365
7 78 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
8 64 (2.11%) SuccessFactors
9 55 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (0.63%) Force.com
13 17 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
14 16 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
15 15 (0.49%) Silverpop
16 13 (0.43%) Oracle Service Cloud
17 12 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
17 12 (0.39%) iPaaS
18 11 (0.36%) Yammer
19 10 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 124 (4.08%) WAN
2 86 (2.83%) LAN
3 80 (2.63%) Internet
4 64 (2.11%) DNS
5 56 (1.84%) Firewall
6 43 (1.41%) HTTP
7 42 (1.38%) TCP/IP
8 40 (1.32%) 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%) SSL
13 33 (1.09%) MPLS
14 31 (1.02%) DMZ
15 25 (0.82%) Network Security
16 23 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (0.56%) BGP
17 17 (0.56%) OSPF
18 16 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 189 (6.22%) Big Data
3 96 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 93 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
4 93 (3.06%) NoSQL
5 77 (2.53%) Hadoop
6 64 (2.11%) MySQL
7 60 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
8 52 (1.71%) RDBMS
9 50 (1.64%) MongoDB
9 50 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 47 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 45 (1.48%) SAP HANA
11 45 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 36 (1.18%) SAP BW
13 34 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
14 32 (1.05%) Power BI
15 30 (0.99%) Oracle Database
16 29 (0.95%) DB2
17 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
2 431 (14.18%) Retail
3 248 (8.16%) Banking
4 174 (5.72%) Marketing
5 108 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 57 (1.88%) Legal
7 53 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.61%) Publishing
9 46 (1.51%) Advertising
10 44 (1.45%) Retail Banking
11 40 (1.32%) Games
12 31 (1.02%) Back Office
13 29 (0.95%) Investment Banking
14 27 (0.89%) Billing
15 26 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
16 23 (0.76%) Front Office
17 22 (0.72%) Law
18 21 (0.69%) Financial Institution
19 14 (0.46%) Electronics
20 13 (0.43%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (11.88%) .NET
2 252 (8.29%) Web Services
3 173 (5.69%) XML
4 172 (5.66%) HTML
5 159 (5.23%) CSS
6 139 (4.57%) Middleware
7 109 (3.59%) REST
8 79 (2.60%) J2EE
8 79 (2.60%) SOAP
9 73 (2.40%) AngularJS
9 73 (2.40%) Node.js
10 64 (2.11%) JSON
11 61 (2.01%) Spring
12 56 (1.84%) JMS
13 48 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 48 (1.58%) Java EE
14 44 (1.45%) JDBC
15 43 (1.41%) ASP.NET
16 39 (1.28%) jQuery
16 39 (1.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 216 (7.11%) Enterprise Software
2 210 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 179 (5.89%) Data Centre
4 122 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 105 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 74 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
7 73 (2.40%) Public Cloud
8 63 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
9 54 (1.78%) Mobile App
10 49 (1.61%) N-Tier
11 47 (1.55%) Fintech
12 36 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 33 (1.09%) User Experience
14 30 (0.99%) Clustering
15 27 (0.89%) Replication
16 26 (0.86%) Client/Server
16 26 (0.86%) Internet of Things
17 25 (0.82%) Driving Licence
17 25 (0.82%) Private Cloud
18 23 (0.76%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 237 (7.80%) Windows
2 189 (6.22%) Linux
3 61 (2.01%) Android
4 56 (1.84%) Apple iOS
4 56 (1.84%) Windows Server
5 41 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (1.05%) Unix
7 25 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (0.63%) Windows Phone
9 18 (0.59%) Solaris
10 17 (0.56%) CentOS
11 16 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
13 12 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
14 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.23%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.16%) AIX
17 3 (0.099%) Windows 10
18 2 (0.066%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.066%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 841 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 819 (26.94%) TOGAF
3 520 (17.11%) Presales
3 520 (17.11%) SOA
4 365 (12.01%) Enterprise Architecture
5 323 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 308 (10.13%) CRM
7 295 (9.70%) IT Strategy
8 291 (9.57%) E-Commerce
9 279 (9.18%) Project Management
10 249 (8.19%) ITIL
11 242 (7.96%) Zachman Framework
12 202 (6.64%) UML
13 196 (6.45%) SDLC
14 185 (6.09%) Microservices
15 180 (5.92%) ERP
16 179 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
17 174 (5.72%) Migration
18 173 (5.69%) Technical Architecture
19 159 (5.23%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 618 (20.33%) Java
2 301 (9.90%) SQL
3 257 (8.45%) JavaScript
4 177 (5.82%) C#
5 70 (2.30%) Python
6 57 (1.88%) PowerShell
7 53 (1.74%) PHP
8 51 (1.68%) C
9 28 (0.92%) C++
10 21 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 19 (0.63%) Objective-C
11 19 (0.63%) Perl
11 19 (0.63%) R
11 19 (0.63%) VB.NET
11 19 (0.63%) VBScript
12 18 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 15 (0.49%) Apex Code
13 15 (0.49%) Ruby
14 13 (0.43%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 360 (11.84%) 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 49 (1.61%) ISEB
6 49 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 45 (1.48%) CCNP
8 34 (1.12%) CCIE
9 28 (0.92%) PMP
10 27 (0.89%) CISSP
10 27 (0.89%) DV Cleared
11 26 (0.86%) MCSE
12 24 (0.79%) CISM
12 24 (0.79%) PMI Certification
13 23 (0.76%) MBA
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
1 132 (4.34%) QA
2 53 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.09%) COBIT
4 23 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 12 (0.39%) SEPA
6 12 (0.39%) SLA
7 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.20%) GDPR
9 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.13%) GCP
10 4 (0.13%) GxP
10 4 (0.13%) PMO
11 3 (0.099%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.066%) GAAP
13 1 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.033%) MiFID
System Software
1 126 (4.14%) 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 22 (0.72%) 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 26 (0.86%) 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
7 13 (0.43%) vCenter Server
8 11 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
9 9 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.30%) Terraform
10 8 (0.26%) SCCM
11 7 (0.23%) Nagios
12 6 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.20%) SCOM
12 6 (0.20%) WSUS
13 5 (0.16%) Rundeck
14 4 (0.13%) MOM
14 4 (0.13%) Packer
15 3 (0.099%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 483 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 449 (14.77%) Oracle
3 379 (12.47%) SAP
4 200 (6.58%) VMware
5 179 (5.89%) IBM
6 131 (4.31%) Cisco
7 110 (3.62%) hybris
8 97 (3.19%) 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 44 (1.45%) Informatica
19 41 (1.35%) TIBCO
20 30 (0.99%) Google
Hampshire
Net Talent
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefit Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £49500.00 - £54500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Kcom Group Plc
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Networkers
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum, Benefits Car, pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus + 16% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus + 16% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 hours 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
I3
Salary: £69000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + extensive benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £70,000 per annum £5,000 car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum x3 Bonus (c£100,000 Package)
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 87000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 87000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Empiric
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago