Period
to 25 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 187 165
Rank change year-on-year +1 -22 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2,169 1,297 3,081
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 1.83% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.93% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,610 968 2,245
10th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £55,000
25th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
75th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £118,750 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 102,551 67,238 138,278
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.19% 95.03% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 72,936 54,858 111,762
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect.

Salary trend for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 18 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 25 July 2021. 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 +9 1,898 £80,000 +3.23% 509
UK excluding London +1 981 £70,000 - 319
London -7 916 £87,500 -2.78% 215
Work from Home +3 503 £80,000 +3.23% 101
South East -13 289 £70,000 -6.67% 70
North of England -47 246 £70,000 - 93
Midlands +2 164 £72,500 - 75
South West -17 132 £70,000 -3.45% 29
North West -64 130 £70,000 - 42
West Midlands +15 123 £72,500 +3.57% 56
Yorkshire -4 107 £70,000 - 37
East of England -3 73 £82,500 +11.86% 20
Scotland -46 52 £71,250 +15.85% 22
East Midlands -37 39 £72,500 -1.49% 18
Wales -2 26 £60,000 +4.35% 8
North East -17 9 £62,500 -15.25% 14
Channel Islands - 3 £85,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £89,500 - 2

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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.

1 797 (36.75%) Azure
2 763 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
3 503 (23.19%) Microsoft
4 502 (23.14%) AWS
4 502 (23.14%) Social Skills
5 445 (20.52%) Finance
6 413 (19.04%) DevOps
7 381 (17.57%) Presales
8 380 (17.52%) Microservices
9 313 (14.43%) TOGAF
10 268 (12.36%) .NET
11 258 (11.89%) Java
12 248 (11.43%) PaaS
13 242 (11.16%) SaaS
14 230 (10.60%) GCP
15 228 (10.51%) IaaS
16 217 (10.00%) Degree
17 205 (9.45%) Scrum
18 203 (9.36%) Security Cleared
19 201 (9.27%) Analytics
20 194 (8.94%) Enterprise Architecture
21 188 (8.67%) SQL
22 185 (8.53%) Cloud Native
23 176 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
24 170 (7.84%) Migration
24 170 (7.84%) Kubernetes
25 164 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
26 163 (7.51%) Public Cloud
27 160 (7.38%) SDLC
28 157 (7.24%) Software Engineering

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 58 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.57%) Apache Spark
3 33 (1.52%) Confluence
4 30 (1.38%) CMS
5 23 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 12 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (0.51%) Apache
7 11 (0.51%) IIS
8 9 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.41%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.32%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.28%) Alfresco
11 6 (0.28%) GemFire
11 6 (0.28%) SAS
12 4 (0.18%) Headless CMS
12 4 (0.18%) Kentico
12 4 (0.18%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.092%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (1.80%) SAP S/4HANA
3 25 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
4 21 (0.97%) Magento
5 16 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 13 (0.60%) NetSuite
7 13 (0.60%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.23%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.23%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.23%) SAP IBP
9 5 (0.23%) Sentinel
10 4 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
10 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 797 (36.75%) Azure
2 502 (23.14%) AWS
3 248 (11.43%) PaaS
4 242 (11.16%) SaaS
5 230 (10.60%) GCP
6 228 (10.51%) IaaS
7 139 (6.41%) Microsoft 365
8 127 (5.86%) Power Platform
9 99 (4.56%) Dynamics 365
10 63 (2.90%) Serverless
11 49 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
12 44 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
13 38 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
14 32 (1.48%) PowerApps
15 31 (1.43%) GitHub
16 24 (1.11%) Azure Service Bus
16 24 (1.11%) OneDrive
17 20 (0.92%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 19 (0.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 18 (0.83%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 62 (2.86%) WAN
2 53 (2.44%) Firewall
3 43 (1.98%) LAN
4 35 (1.61%) VPN
5 33 (1.52%) OSPF
5 33 (1.52%) SD-WAN
6 28 (1.29%) Internet
7 26 (1.20%) Broadband
8 24 (1.11%) TCP/IP
9 23 (1.06%) MPLS
10 20 (0.92%) Ethernet
11 19 (0.88%) Wireless
12 18 (0.83%) BGP
12 18 (0.83%) Unified Communications
13 16 (0.74%) VLAN
14 15 (0.69%) IPv4
15 14 (0.65%) 4G
15 14 (0.65%) 5G
15 14 (0.65%) Network Security
15 14 (0.65%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 118 (5.44%) Big Data
3 104 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
4 100 (4.61%) NoSQL
5 75 (3.46%) Power BI
6 72 (3.32%) Data Lake
7 58 (2.67%) Relational Database
8 35 (1.61%) Tableau
9 31 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
10 30 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (1.34%) MongoDB
12 24 (1.11%) Hadoop
13 22 (1.01%) Blockchain
14 18 (0.83%) RDBMS
15 17 (0.78%) MySQL
15 17 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
17 14 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 12 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 43 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 42 (1.94%) JIRA
3 41 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.74%) gulp
5 15 (0.69%) Bitbucket
6 12 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.46%) Grunt
7 10 (0.46%) Visual Studio Code
7 10 (0.46%) webpack
8 9 (0.41%) Maven
9 8 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.32%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.28%) jspm
11 6 (0.28%) Moq
11 6 (0.28%) NUnit
12 5 (0.23%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.23%) JUnit
12 5 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 502 (23.14%) Social Skills
2 445 (20.52%) Finance
3 150 (6.92%) Retail
4 131 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
5 115 (5.30%) Presentation Skills
6 107 (4.93%) Marketing
6 107 (4.93%) Public Sector
7 93 (4.29%) Banking
8 85 (3.92%) Telecoms
9 72 (3.32%) Influencing Skills
10 64 (2.95%) Advertising
11 62 (2.86%) Law
12 52 (2.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 46 (2.12%) Manufacturing
14 32 (1.48%) Back Office
14 32 (1.48%) Legal
15 30 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
16 29 (1.34%) Games
17 20 (0.92%) Billing
18 14 (0.65%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (12.36%) .NET
2 131 (6.04%) React
3 92 (4.24%) Web Services
4 87 (4.01%) AngularJS
5 82 (3.78%) Node.js
6 80 (3.69%) HTML
7 63 (2.90%) CSS
8 58 (2.67%) .NET Core
8 58 (2.67%) REST
9 54 (2.49%) Kafka
10 46 (2.12%) SOAP
11 41 (1.89%) Middleware
12 40 (1.84%) .NET Framework
13 38 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 34 (1.57%) JSON
15 29 (1.34%) ASP.NET
15 29 (1.34%) HTML5
15 29 (1.34%) Spring
16 23 (1.06%) Spring Boot
17 22 (1.01%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 185 (8.53%) Cloud Native
2 163 (7.51%) Public Cloud
3 79 (3.64%) User Experience
4 67 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 63 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 52 (2.40%) Legacy Systems
7 51 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 45 (2.07%) Private Cloud
9 44 (2.03%) Management Information System
10 39 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
11 36 (1.66%) Virtual Team
12 35 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
13 26 (1.20%) Life Science
14 25 (1.15%) Mobile App
15 24 (1.11%) Client/Server
16 23 (1.06%) New Media
16 23 (1.06%) Video\Live Streaming
17 21 (0.97%) Social Media
18 16 (0.74%) Blog
18 16 (0.74%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 123 (5.67%) Windows
2 94 (4.33%) Linux
3 53 (2.44%) Windows Server
4 31 (1.43%) Windows 10
5 20 (0.92%) Android
6 18 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 15 (0.69%) Ubuntu
7 15 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
8 14 (0.65%) CentOS
9 11 (0.51%) Unix
10 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.092%) zOS
13 1 (0.046%) AIX
13 1 (0.046%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.046%) VMS
13 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 763 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (19.04%) DevOps
3 381 (17.57%) Presales
4 380 (17.52%) Microservices
5 313 (14.43%) TOGAF
6 205 (9.45%) Scrum
7 201 (9.27%) Analytics
8 194 (8.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 176 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 170 (7.84%) Migration
11 164 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
12 160 (7.38%) SDLC
13 157 (7.24%) Architectural Design
13 157 (7.24%) IT Strategy
13 157 (7.24%) Software Engineering
14 142 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
15 133 (6.13%) Waterfall
16 132 (6.09%) ERP
16 132 (6.09%) Technical Architecture
17 126 (5.81%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 258 (11.89%) Java
2 188 (8.67%) SQL
3 154 (7.10%) C#
4 131 (6.04%) JavaScript
5 127 (5.86%) Python
6 71 (3.27%) PowerShell
7 56 (2.58%) C
8 43 (1.98%) Bash Shell
9 28 (1.29%) R
10 25 (1.15%) Scala
10 25 (1.15%) TypeScript
11 23 (1.06%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.01%) Ruby
13 17 (0.78%) C++
14 11 (0.51%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.46%) PHP
16 9 (0.41%) Perl
17 7 (0.32%) COBOL
18 6 (0.28%) Kotlin
19 4 (0.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 217 (10.00%) Degree
2 203 (9.36%) Security Cleared
3 150 (6.92%) SC Cleared
4 47 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
5 45 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (1.34%) DV Cleared
8 25 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
9 20 (0.92%) CISSP
10 19 (0.88%) AWS Certification
11 16 (0.74%) CCNP
12 15 (0.69%) CCNA
12 15 (0.69%) Master's Degree
13 13 (0.60%) ACCA
13 13 (0.60%) CIMA
13 13 (0.60%) CISM
14 11 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (0.46%) CCIE
16 9 (0.41%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.27%) QA
2 43 (1.98%) GDPR
3 23 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.55%) SLA
7 8 (0.37%) Accessibility
7 8 (0.37%) SEPA
8 6 (0.28%) COBIT
9 4 (0.18%) GRC
10 3 (0.14%) PMO
11 2 (0.092%) GAAP
11 2 (0.092%) HMG Infosec
11 2 (0.092%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.092%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.092%) NIST
12 1 (0.046%) EMIR
12 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.046%) NCSC
12 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 136 (6.27%) Docker
2 77 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (3.46%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.46%) HDFS
4 10 (0.46%) VMware NSX
5 9 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.37%) vSphere
7 3 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.092%) Firmware
8 2 (0.092%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.092%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.046%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 170 (7.84%) Kubernetes
2 74 (3.41%) Terraform
3 47 (2.17%) Ansible
4 36 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 32 (1.48%) SCCM
6 28 (1.29%) Puppet
7 16 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.41%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.37%) vCenter Server
9 8 (0.37%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.32%) vRealize
11 6 (0.28%) CASB
12 5 (0.23%) Grafana
13 4 (0.18%) Rancher
14 3 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 3 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.14%) Nagios
14 3 (0.14%) SCOM
15 2 (0.092%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 503 (23.19%) Microsoft
2 127 (5.86%) Salesforce.com
3 122 (5.62%) Google
4 118 (5.44%) SAP
5 110 (5.07%) Oracle
6 99 (4.56%) VMware
7 67 (3.09%) Cisco
8 50 (2.31%) MuleSoft
9 43 (1.98%) IBM
10 41 (1.89%) Adobe
11 37 (1.71%) Databricks
12 31 (1.43%) Citrix
13 24 (1.11%) Juniper
14 20 (0.92%) Fortinet
15 19 (0.88%) Palo Alto
16 17 (0.78%) ServiceNow
17 16 (0.74%) Apttus
18 15 (0.69%) Sparx
18 15 (0.69%) Xamarin
19 14 (0.65%) Dell