Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 195 193
Rank change year-on-year +21 -2 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3,383 3,061 3,595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 1.78% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.85% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,518 2,317 2,762
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,550 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.31% +0.79% -
10th Percentile £55,000 £52,300 £52,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £93,750
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 165,559 165,529 192,856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,645 136,314 161,969
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 17 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 18 June 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 +19 3,134 £76,000 +4.83% 381
London +20 1,625 £80,000 +3.23% 165
UK excluding London +31 1,616 £70,000 +7.69% 240
South East +59 502 £70,000 - 66
North of England +41 372 £70,000 +3.70% 55
Midlands -5 298 £73,250 +14.45% 36
West Midlands +18 230 £75,000 +17.19% 30
North West +88 223 £70,000 - 33
East of England -34 174 £70,000 +3.70% 24
South West -10 169 £65,000 +1.56% 35
Scotland +26 128 £65,000 +4.00% 15
Yorkshire -25 120 £67,500 +3.85% 22
East Midlands +2 71 £68,750 +10.00% 6
North East +3 28 £80,000 +52.38%
Wales +2 22 £65,000 +18.18% 7
Northern Ireland +6 4 £70,000 +55.56% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - - 1

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,011 (29.88%) Agile Software Development
2 853 (25.21%) Finance
3 756 (22.35%) Microsoft
4 681 (20.13%) Presales
5 630 (18.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 621 (18.36%) Java
7 613 (18.12%) TOGAF
8 608 (17.97%) .NET
9 532 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
10 398 (11.76%) Cisco
11 394 (11.65%) Microservices
12 391 (11.56%) CRM
13 370 (10.94%) Enterprise Architecture
14 365 (10.79%) Oracle
15 353 (10.43%) SAP
16 345 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
17 342 (10.11%) SQL
18 340 (10.05%) SOA
19 324 (9.58%) Degree
20 315 (9.31%) Data Centre
21 310 (9.16%) Retail
22 294 (8.69%) C#
23 290 (8.57%) Project Management
23 290 (8.57%) DevOps
24 275 (8.13%) Web Services
25 274 (8.10%) Waterfall
26 270 (7.98%) IT Strategy
27 266 (7.86%) JavaScript
28 265 (7.83%) SDLC
29 263 (7.77%) Cisco Certification

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
1 100 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 77 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 57 (1.68%) JBoss
4 56 (1.66%) CMS
5 55 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
6 54 (1.60%) Apache
7 53 (1.57%) IIS
8 38 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 35 (1.03%) Apache Spark
10 31 (0.92%) Apache Solr
11 30 (0.89%) SAS
12 26 (0.77%) Tomcat
13 22 (0.65%) MS Exchange
14 21 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 20 (0.59%) Drupal
16 16 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
17 15 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
18 12 (0.35%) Anypoint
18 12 (0.35%) Documentum
18 12 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (0.77%) MS Visio
2 12 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.089%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.089%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.030%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.030%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 201 (5.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 79 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
3 73 (2.16%) SAP Hybris
4 38 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
5 32 (0.95%) SAP SCM
6 27 (0.80%) SAP CRM
7 26 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
8 25 (0.74%) SAP ERP
9 20 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
9 20 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
10 18 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
11 15 (0.44%) SAP MM
12 13 (0.38%) SAP FI
12 13 (0.38%) SAP PP
13 12 (0.35%) SAP WM
14 11 (0.33%) SAP APO
14 11 (0.33%) SAP CO
14 11 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
14 11 (0.33%) SAP QM
15 10 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 630 (18.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 532 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
3 240 (7.09%) PaaS
4 211 (6.24%) SaaS
5 205 (6.06%) IaaS
6 137 (4.05%) Office 365
7 134 (3.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 102 (3.02%) Dynamics 365
9 101 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
10 53 (1.57%) Serverless
11 26 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
13 19 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 17 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (0.47%) Bluemix
17 15 (0.44%) Force.com
18 14 (0.41%) Amazon S3
18 14 (0.41%) Slack
19 13 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 190 (5.62%) Wireless
2 160 (4.73%) WAN
3 156 (4.61%) Network Security
4 127 (3.75%) LAN
5 116 (3.43%) Firewall
6 90 (2.66%) Unified Communications
7 76 (2.25%) VPN
8 67 (1.98%) Internet
8 67 (1.98%) WLAN
9 55 (1.63%) Wireless Security
10 47 (1.39%) Cisco Wireless
11 44 (1.30%) DNS
12 40 (1.18%) Ethernet
13 39 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
13 39 (1.15%) SSL
14 38 (1.12%) MPLS
15 36 (1.06%) HTTP
16 32 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
17 31 (0.92%) VLAN
18 30 (0.89%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (7.09%) Big Data
2 222 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 120 (3.55%) NoSQL
4 89 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 86 (2.54%) MongoDB
6 76 (2.25%) Hadoop
7 64 (1.89%) MySQL
8 59 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 47 (1.39%) Relational Database
10 40 (1.18%) Blockchain
11 38 (1.12%) Oracle Database
12 33 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 31 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
13 31 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 28 (0.83%) Power BI
15 27 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 26 (0.77%) OLAP
17 25 (0.74%) SAP HANA
18 24 (0.71%) RDBMS
19 23 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 78 (2.31%) Visual Studio
2 64 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
3 60 (1.77%) Git (software)
4 59 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (1.60%) Jenkins
6 44 (1.30%) JIRA
7 36 (1.06%) TeamCity
8 34 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
9 26 (0.77%) Maven
10 14 (0.41%) Selenium
10 14 (0.41%) SonarQube
11 8 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.24%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.18%) ERwin
12 6 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (0.18%) Subversion
13 5 (0.15%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.15%) Gradle
13 5 (0.15%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.12%) Bitbucket
General
1 853 (25.21%) Finance
2 310 (9.16%) Retail
3 233 (6.89%) Banking
4 173 (5.11%) Manufacturing
5 171 (5.05%) Marketing
6 159 (4.70%) Telecoms
7 115 (3.40%) Advertising
8 86 (2.54%) Publishing
9 75 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 69 (2.04%) Legal
11 61 (1.80%) Back Office
12 53 (1.57%) German Language
13 52 (1.54%) Front Office
14 51 (1.51%) Italian Language
15 30 (0.89%) Retail Banking
16 28 (0.83%) French Language
17 25 (0.74%) Billing
18 22 (0.65%) Games
19 20 (0.59%) General Ledger
20 18 (0.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 608 (17.97%) .NET
2 275 (8.13%) Web Services
3 191 (5.65%) HTML
4 167 (4.94%) CSS
5 160 (4.73%) REST
6 125 (3.69%) Middleware
7 113 (3.34%) XML
8 108 (3.19%) Node.js
9 105 (3.10%) ASP.NET
10 97 (2.87%) Spring
11 94 (2.78%) SOAP
12 88 (2.60%) J2EE
13 81 (2.39%) React
14 76 (2.25%) JSON
15 71 (2.10%) AngularJS
16 65 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
17 57 (1.68%) .NET Core
18 54 (1.60%) .NET Framework
19 45 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
20 42 (1.24%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 315 (9.31%) Data Centre
2 253 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 103 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
5 80 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 80 (2.36%) Public Cloud
6 67 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
7 54 (1.60%) Mobile App
8 52 (1.54%) Virtual Team
9 51 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 51 (1.51%) Mainframe
10 50 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
10 50 (1.48%) Fintech
11 41 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
12 39 (1.15%) User Experience
13 32 (0.95%) N-Tier
14 30 (0.89%) Private Cloud
15 28 (0.83%) EMC VMAX
15 28 (0.83%) Internet of Things
15 28 (0.83%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 236 (6.98%) Windows
2 150 (4.43%) Linux
3 83 (2.45%) Windows Server
4 50 (1.48%) Unix
5 40 (1.18%) Windows 10
6 35 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 27 (0.80%) Android
8 26 (0.77%) Apple iOS
9 17 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.33%) CentOS
10 11 (0.33%) VMS
11 9 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.24%) Solaris
13 6 (0.18%) AIX
13 6 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.059%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.030%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,011 (29.88%) Agile Software Development
2 681 (20.13%) Presales
3 613 (18.12%) TOGAF
4 394 (11.65%) Microservices
5 391 (11.56%) CRM
6 370 (10.94%) Enterprise Architecture
7 345 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 340 (10.05%) SOA
9 290 (8.57%) DevOps
9 290 (8.57%) Project Management
10 274 (8.10%) Waterfall
11 270 (7.98%) IT Strategy
12 265 (7.83%) SDLC
13 259 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
14 233 (6.89%) Scrum
15 228 (6.74%) Migration
16 222 (6.56%) Mentoring
17 220 (6.50%) ERP
18 218 (6.44%) Analytics
18 218 (6.44%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 621 (18.36%) Java
2 342 (10.11%) SQL
3 294 (8.69%) C#
4 266 (7.86%) JavaScript
5 86 (2.54%) PowerShell
6 83 (2.45%) Python
7 63 (1.86%) C
8 41 (1.21%) C++
8 41 (1.21%) T-SQL
9 30 (0.89%) Scala
10 22 (0.65%) PHP
11 19 (0.56%) Java 8
12 18 (0.53%) Perl
13 17 (0.50%) PL/SQL
13 17 (0.50%) X++
14 16 (0.47%) Apex Code
15 15 (0.44%) R
16 10 (0.30%) Go
16 10 (0.30%) VBA
17 9 (0.27%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 324 (9.58%) Degree
2 263 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
3 187 (5.53%) CCNP
4 144 (4.26%) CCDP
5 143 (4.23%) CCIE
6 133 (3.93%) Security Cleared
6 133 (3.93%) TOGAF Certification
7 89 (2.63%) SC Cleared
8 86 (2.54%) CCNA
9 81 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 80 (2.36%) CISSP
11 67 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
12 49 (1.45%) MCSE
13 39 (1.15%) CCIE Data Center
13 39 (1.15%) CCIE Service Provider
14 33 (0.98%) DV Cleared
15 30 (0.89%) PMI Certification
16 28 (0.83%) CEH
16 28 (0.83%) PMP
17 27 (0.80%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (2.81%) QA
2 66 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 61 (1.80%) GDPR
4 42 (1.24%) GCP
5 23 (0.68%) COBIT
6 22 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 20 (0.59%) SLA
8 19 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (0.53%) PMO
10 16 (0.47%) GPG13
11 10 (0.30%) Data Quality
12 7 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
12 7 (0.21%) SEPA
13 6 (0.18%) PSD2
14 3 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.059%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.059%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.059%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.059%) MiFID
15 2 (0.059%) NIST 800
System Software
1 162 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 160 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 117 (3.46%) Docker
4 47 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 35 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 29 (0.86%) XenDesktop
7 27 (0.80%) XenApp
8 20 (0.59%) VMware NSX
9 17 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.27%) LXC
10 9 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.15%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.15%) vCloud
12 5 (0.15%) vSphere
12 5 (0.15%) Xen
13 4 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (0.12%) etcd
13 4 (0.12%) KVM
14 2 (0.059%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 67 (1.98%) SCCM
2 45 (1.33%) Puppet
3 41 (1.21%) Ansible
4 34 (1.01%) Kubernetes
5 27 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
6 26 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (0.59%) QRadar
8 16 (0.47%) CASB
8 16 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
8 16 (0.47%) Terraform
9 14 (0.41%) vRealize
10 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (0.33%) SCOM
11 9 (0.27%) Kibana
12 8 (0.24%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
13 6 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 756 (22.35%) Microsoft
2 398 (11.76%) Cisco
3 365 (10.79%) Oracle
4 353 (10.43%) SAP
5 240 (7.09%) VMware
6 203 (6.00%) Google
7 183 (5.41%) IBM
8 156 (4.61%) EMC
9 155 (4.58%) NetApp
10 153 (4.52%) F5
11 113 (3.34%) Citrix
11 113 (3.34%) Salesforce.com
12 112 (3.31%) Juniper
13 111 (3.28%) Splunk
14 101 (2.99%) CheckPoint
14 101 (2.99%) Dell
15 100 (2.96%) hybris
16 87 (2.57%) Fortinet
17 56 (1.66%) HP
18 47 (1.39%) Forcepoint