The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 182 176
Rank change year-on-year -20 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1402 1814 2019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 1.84% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.91% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1022 1356 1528
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 £52,500
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 81958 94956 104515
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.22% 96.40% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 67650 79824 85637
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

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 May 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 May 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 -29 1301 £72,500 +3.57% 163
London 0 699 £80,000 +6.66% 75
South East -28 148 £70,000 +3.70% 23
West Midlands -7 108 £62,500 - 11
Yorkshire +14 84 £65,000 - 17
City of London +13 82 £81,250 +1.56% 17
East of England +12 76 £70,000 - 8
South West -16 74 £61,250 -5.76% 6
West Yorkshire +23 73 £67,500 +3.84% 14
Birmingham -4 63 £62,500 -5.66% 2
Leeds +27 62 £67,500 +8.00% 6
North West -42 59 £72,500 +14.17% 17
Berkshire +3 49 £70,000 - 11
Canary Wharf +12 36 £70,550 -10.75%
Surrey +41 31 £70,000 -3.44% 6
East Midlands -12 31 £70,000 +13.82% 5
Scotland -20 29 £66,700 +2.61% 6
Manchester -34 27 £70,000 +7.69% 11
Hampshire +8 26 £61,750 -20.32% 2
Bristol -36 25 £57,500 -8.73% 5
Hertfordshire +19 24 £70,000 -12.50% 1
Somerset +2 23 £65,000 -7.14%
Wales +11 21 £55,750 -3.04%
Edinburgh -14 21 £67,500 +8.00% 1
South Wales +10 20 £55,750 -3.04%
Oxfordshire -49 20 £67,500 +22.72% 3
Bedfordshire +28 19 £65,000 -8.12% 1
Bath +7 18 £70,000 +7.69%
Coventry +5 17 £53,750 +7.50% 5
Merseyside -4 17 £83,750 +52.27% 4

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 826 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
2 813 (26.49%) TOGAF
3 723 (23.56%) Finance
4 611 (19.91%) Java
5 528 (17.20%) Presales
6 523 (17.04%) SOA
7 471 (15.35%) Microsoft
8 454 (14.79%) Oracle
9 441 (14.37%) Retail
10 397 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
11 394 (12.84%) Enterprise Architecture
12 383 (12.48%) Amazon AWS
13 379 (12.35%) SAP
14 363 (11.83%) .NET
15 361 (11.76%) Degree
16 339 (11.05%) IT Strategy
17 323 (10.52%) CRM
18 314 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
19 307 (10.00%) E-Commerce
20 292 (9.51%) SQL Server
21 291 (9.48%) SQL
22 283 (9.22%) Project Management
23 276 (8.99%) ITIL
24 260 (8.47%) Web Services
25 258 (8.41%) Zachman Framework
26 236 (7.69%) Banking
27 231 (7.53%) VMware
28 230 (7.49%) JavaScript
29 229 (7.46%) Windows
30 215 (7.01%) Data Centre

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
1 144 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 133 (4.33%) SharePoint
3 62 (2.02%) JBoss
4 60 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 47 (1.53%) CMS
6 44 (1.43%) Apache
7 40 (1.30%) IIS
7 40 (1.30%) Tomcat
8 38 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
8 38 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (1.14%) NetWeaver
10 33 (1.08%) SAS
11 29 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 27 (0.88%) MS Exchange
13 25 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
14 23 (0.75%) Apache Spark
15 22 (0.72%) OpenStack
16 21 (0.68%) Skype for Business
17 18 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 47 (1.53%) MS Visio
2 28 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
5 24 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.098%) SPSS
7 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 60 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (1.69%) SAP Hybris
3 47 (1.53%) SAP CRM
4 35 (1.14%) SAP SD
5 34 (1.11%) Oracle Retail
6 29 (0.94%) SAP ERP
6 29 (0.94%) SAP Retail
7 28 (0.91%) SAP HCM
8 27 (0.88%) SAP CO
8 27 (0.88%) SAP FI
8 27 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
8 27 (0.88%) SAP HR
9 25 (0.81%) Eloqua
10 22 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
11 19 (0.62%) SAP MM
12 16 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
13 15 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
13 15 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
13 15 (0.49%) SAP SRM
14 14 (0.46%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 397 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 383 (12.48%) Amazon AWS
3 191 (6.22%) SaaS
4 167 (5.44%) PaaS
5 146 (4.76%) IaaS
6 107 (3.49%) Office 365
7 88 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
8 62 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
9 55 (1.79%) SuccessFactors
10 27 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (0.55%) Force.com
13 14 (0.46%) Silverpop
14 12 (0.39%) Yammer
15 11 (0.36%) GitHub
15 11 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
16 10 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
16 10 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (0.33%) Oracle Service Cloud
17 9 (0.29%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 132 (4.30%) WAN
2 99 (3.23%) LAN
3 80 (2.61%) Internet
4 58 (1.89%) DNS
5 54 (1.76%) Firewall
6 47 (1.53%) SAN
7 43 (1.40%) HTTP
8 42 (1.37%) LDAP
8 42 (1.37%) TCP/IP
9 41 (1.34%) VPN
9 41 (1.34%) Wireless
10 34 (1.11%) DHCP
10 34 (1.11%) MPLS
11 32 (1.04%) SSL
12 30 (0.98%) DMZ
13 28 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
14 25 (0.81%) Network Security
15 20 (0.65%) NAS
16 18 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
16 18 (0.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 208 (6.78%) Big Data
3 109 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
4 94 (3.06%) Hadoop
5 90 (2.93%) NoSQL
6 80 (2.61%) Relational Database
7 72 (2.35%) MySQL
8 55 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
9 50 (1.63%) MongoDB
9 50 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 48 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 48 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 44 (1.43%) SAP HANA
12 42 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 40 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
14 39 (1.27%) DB2
15 34 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
16 33 (1.08%) Power BI
17 32 (1.04%) SAP BW
18 28 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 23 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.72%) Gradle
4 20 (0.65%) TeamCity
5 19 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.59%) JIRA
7 15 (0.49%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.36%) Eclipse
8 11 (0.36%) IntelliJ
8 11 (0.36%) Rational Rose
9 10 (0.33%) NetBeans
10 6 (0.20%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.13%) Maven
11 4 (0.13%) MSI
11 4 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.13%) Subversion
11 4 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.13%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.098%) Ant
General
1 723 (23.56%) Finance
2 441 (14.37%) Retail
3 236 (7.69%) Banking
4 189 (6.16%) Marketing
5 130 (4.24%) Telecoms
6 59 (1.92%) Legal
7 56 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 56 (1.82%) Publishing
8 51 (1.66%) Advertising
9 44 (1.43%) Games
10 40 (1.30%) Billing
11 31 (1.01%) Retail Banking
12 27 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 26 (0.85%) Front Office
14 25 (0.81%) Back Office
14 25 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
15 21 (0.68%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.59%) Electronics
17 16 (0.52%) Law
18 12 (0.39%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (11.83%) .NET
2 260 (8.47%) Web Services
3 168 (5.47%) XML
4 157 (5.12%) HTML
5 144 (4.69%) CSS
6 141 (4.59%) Middleware
7 113 (3.68%) REST
8 82 (2.67%) SOAP
9 73 (2.38%) J2EE
10 71 (2.31%) AngularJS
11 67 (2.18%) JSON
12 61 (1.99%) Node.js
13 54 (1.76%) Spring
14 53 (1.73%) JMS
15 49 (1.60%) .NET Framework
16 47 (1.53%) Java EE
17 44 (1.43%) ASP.NET
17 44 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
18 40 (1.30%) WCF
19 39 (1.27%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 215 (7.01%) Data Centre
2 207 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
3 202 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 111 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 105 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 83 (2.70%) Public Cloud
7 75 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
7 75 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 52 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 44 (1.43%) Fintech
9 44 (1.43%) N-Tier
10 41 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 33 (1.08%) User Experience
12 32 (1.04%) CMDB
12 32 (1.04%) Internet of Things
13 26 (0.85%) FMCG
14 25 (0.81%) Clustering
14 25 (0.81%) Private Cloud
15 23 (0.75%) Replication
16 21 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 229 (7.46%) Windows
2 209 (6.81%) Linux
3 52 (1.69%) Android
4 51 (1.66%) Windows Server
5 49 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 38 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (0.98%) Unix
8 24 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (0.68%) Solaris
10 19 (0.62%) CentOS
11 16 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
11 16 (0.52%) Windows Phone
12 14 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
14 11 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.20%) AIX
15 6 (0.20%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.098%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.065%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.065%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
2 813 (26.49%) TOGAF
3 528 (17.20%) Presales
4 523 (17.04%) SOA
5 394 (12.84%) Enterprise Architecture
6 339 (11.05%) IT Strategy
7 323 (10.52%) CRM
8 314 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 307 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 283 (9.22%) Project Management
11 276 (8.99%) ITIL
12 258 (8.41%) Zachman Framework
13 200 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
14 192 (6.26%) UML
15 190 (6.19%) SDLC
16 184 (6.00%) Migration
17 180 (5.87%) Technical Architecture
18 176 (5.73%) Business Development
19 169 (5.51%) Microservices
20 166 (5.41%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 611 (19.91%) Java
2 291 (9.48%) SQL
3 230 (7.49%) JavaScript
4 186 (6.06%) C#
5 79 (2.57%) Python
6 60 (1.96%) C
7 55 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 48 (1.56%) PHP
9 30 (0.98%) C++
10 25 (0.81%) Ruby
11 23 (0.75%) R
12 21 (0.68%) T-SQL
13 19 (0.62%) VBScript
14 17 (0.55%) Perl
14 17 (0.55%) VB.NET
15 15 (0.49%) Objective-C
15 15 (0.49%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.46%) Apex Code
17 13 (0.42%) Shell Script
18 11 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 361 (11.76%) Degree
2 82 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 73 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (2.09%) SC Cleared
5 61 (1.99%) ISEB
6 59 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 49 (1.60%) CCNP
8 41 (1.34%) PMP
9 37 (1.21%) CCIE
10 33 (1.08%) PMI Certification
11 31 (1.01%) DV Cleared
11 31 (1.01%) MCSE
12 30 (0.98%) CISSP
13 27 (0.88%) CISM
14 25 (0.81%) CISA
14 25 (0.81%) MBA
14 25 (0.81%) MCP
15 22 (0.72%) VCAP
15 22 (0.72%) VCDX
16 17 (0.55%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.11%) QA
2 52 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (1.34%) COBIT
4 19 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (0.42%) SEPA
8 12 (0.39%) SLA
9 6 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.20%) PMO
10 5 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.13%) GxP
12 3 (0.098%) GCP
13 2 (0.065%) GDPR
14 1 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.033%) MiFID
14 1 (0.033%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.033%) TARGET2
System Software
1 144 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 70 (2.28%) Docker
4 37 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 36 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (0.75%) XenApp
8 18 (0.59%) NFS
9 13 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (0.39%) KVM
11 11 (0.36%) SRDF
11 11 (0.36%) Xen
12 9 (0.29%) vSphere
13 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.16%) HDFS
14 5 (0.16%) vCloud
15 4 (0.13%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.098%) IAG
Systems Management
1 51 (1.66%) Puppet
2 33 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (1.04%) SCVMM
4 25 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 24 (0.78%) Ansible
6 14 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
6 14 (0.46%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.46%) Nagios
7 13 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (0.33%) vCenter Server
9 9 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.29%) SCCM
10 8 (0.26%) SCOM
11 6 (0.20%) Rundeck
11 6 (0.20%) Terraform
12 5 (0.16%) Cacti
12 5 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.16%) Graphite
12 5 (0.16%) Packer
12 5 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 471 (15.35%) Microsoft
2 454 (14.79%) Oracle
3 379 (12.35%) SAP
4 231 (7.53%) VMware
5 189 (6.16%) IBM
6 159 (5.18%) Cisco
7 112 (3.65%) hybris
8 103 (3.36%) NetApp
8 103 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
9 97 (3.16%) Citrix
10 89 (2.90%) EMC
11 74 (2.41%) Juniper
12 73 (2.38%) HP
13 71 (2.31%) Cognizant
14 66 (2.15%) BMC
15 56 (1.82%) Red Hat
16 55 (1.79%) Adobe
17 43 (1.40%) Informatica
18 42 (1.37%) CheckPoint
19 40 (1.30%) TIBCO
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Digicentric
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum Excellent benefits, flexible working
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £46000 - £57500 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £46000 - £57500 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 61000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £85,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Flexi Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £10000 - £99999 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £65000 per annum + £6.5k Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + £6k Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + £6.5k Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum 27 days holiday + home / flexible wo
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 87000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 87000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Martin & Conley
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits!
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 61000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 61000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago