Period
to 21 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 198 170
Rank change year-on-year +23 -28 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2,946 3,091 3,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 1.75% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.82% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,048 2,332 2,716
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £52,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £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 145,071 169,822 169,826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.31% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,020 139,244 141,122
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.75%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 21 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 16 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 21 February 2019. 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 2,654 £75,000 - 574
UK excluding London +29 1,412 £70,000 - 395
London -4 1,357 £82,500 +3.13% 219
South East -31 344 £72,500 - 110
Midlands +64 343 £72,500 +7.41% 76
West Midlands +62 295 £72,500 +7.41% 66
North of England +5 282 £70,000 +7.69% 112
South West +84 178 £66,000 +1.54% 36
Scotland +52 147 £69,250 +6.54% 24
North West -9 142 £70,000 +7.69% 65
East of England +32 136 £75,000 +4.90% 24
Yorkshire -4 112 £64,500 -0.77% 35
East Midlands +32 48 £70,000 +3.70% 10
North East +21 29 £70,000 -12.50% 12
Wales +6 17 £55,000 -15.38% 9
Northern Ireland -13 2 - - 6

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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.

1 950 (32.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 946 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
3 699 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
4 690 (23.42%) Microsoft
5 644 (21.86%) Presales
6 557 (18.91%) TOGAF
7 549 (18.64%) Finance
8 470 (15.95%) Java
9 437 (14.83%) Enterprise Architecture
10 435 (14.77%) .NET
11 389 (13.20%) SQL
12 377 (12.80%) Microservices
13 367 (12.46%) IT Strategy
14 346 (11.74%) DevOps
15 344 (11.68%) Degree
16 318 (10.79%) C#
17 309 (10.49%) SOA
18 300 (10.18%) PaaS
19 298 (10.12%) CRM
20 297 (10.08%) SAP
21 296 (10.05%) Project Management
22 286 (9.71%) Migration
23 275 (9.33%) Retail
24 271 (9.20%) Web Services
25 270 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
25 270 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
26 266 (9.03%) SQL Server
27 256 (8.69%) Software Engineering
28 252 (8.55%) Analytics
29 238 (8.08%) 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
1 149 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 74 (2.51%) CMS
3 38 (1.29%) Apache
4 34 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 34 (1.15%) Confluence
5 33 (1.12%) SAS
6 31 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 31 (1.05%) Apache Solr
7 27 (0.92%) OpenStack
8 26 (0.88%) JBoss
8 26 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 24 (0.81%) MS Exchange
10 21 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (0.71%) Skype for Business
11 19 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
11 19 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
11 19 (0.64%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.54%) IIS
13 15 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 59 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 94 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (2.14%) SAP S/4HANA
3 39 (1.32%) SAP CRM
4 37 (1.26%) SAP ERP
5 36 (1.22%) SAP Hybris
6 24 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
7 23 (0.78%) Magento
8 22 (0.75%) SAP SCM
9 19 (0.64%) SDL Web 8
10 17 (0.58%) SAP HCM
11 16 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
12 11 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
13 7 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
13 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
13 7 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
14 5 (0.17%) SAP CO
14 5 (0.17%) SAP FI
14 5 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
14 5 (0.17%) SAP GRC
15 4 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 950 (32.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 699 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
3 300 (10.18%) PaaS
4 236 (8.01%) SaaS
5 204 (6.92%) Office 365
6 199 (6.75%) IaaS
7 147 (4.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 117 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
9 97 (3.29%) Serverless
10 93 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 57 (1.93%) Amazon S3
12 46 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
13 35 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
14 34 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
15 31 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
16 30 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
17 25 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 25 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
18 23 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
19 21 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 123 (4.18%) Firewall
2 105 (3.56%) Network Security
2 105 (3.56%) WAN
3 85 (2.89%) LAN
3 85 (2.89%) Unified Communications
4 67 (2.27%) Wireless
5 58 (1.97%) Internet
6 43 (1.46%) Cisco Wireless
6 43 (1.46%) Wireless Security
7 37 (1.26%) VSAN
8 35 (1.19%) MPLS
9 33 (1.12%) VPN
10 30 (1.02%) HTTP
10 30 (1.02%) TCP/IP
11 29 (0.98%) DNS
12 27 (0.92%) Skype
13 24 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
14 23 (0.78%) SAN
15 22 (0.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 217 (7.37%) Big Data
3 132 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
4 97 (3.29%) Relational Database
5 80 (2.72%) RDBMS
6 79 (2.68%) NoSQL
7 71 (2.41%) Hadoop
8 67 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 67 (2.27%) SAP HANA
9 60 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
10 54 (1.83%) MySQL
11 41 (1.39%) Cosmos DB
12 36 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
13 33 (1.12%) DB2
14 32 (1.09%) Data Lake
15 31 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
16 30 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 29 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 27 (0.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 26 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 75 (2.55%) Visual Studio Team System
2 63 (2.14%) JIRA
3 61 (2.07%) Git (software)
4 45 (1.53%) Visual Studio
5 44 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (1.29%) Jenkins
7 16 (0.54%) Maven
8 14 (0.48%) Bitbucket
8 14 (0.48%) Hudson
9 12 (0.41%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.34%) CocoaPods
10 10 (0.34%) fastlane
10 10 (0.34%) Gradle
10 10 (0.34%) Mockito
10 10 (0.34%) ProC
11 8 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.27%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.24%) Subversion
12 7 (0.24%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 549 (18.64%) Finance
2 275 (9.33%) Retail
3 196 (6.65%) Marketing
4 175 (5.94%) Banking
5 120 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 53 (1.80%) Publishing
7 52 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 40 (1.36%) Legal
9 36 (1.22%) Automotive
10 30 (1.02%) Advertising
11 26 (0.88%) Law
12 23 (0.78%) Back Office
13 22 (0.75%) Retail Banking
14 21 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 19 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.44%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.44%) Billing
16 13 (0.44%) German Language
16 13 (0.44%) Italian Language
17 12 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (14.77%) .NET
2 271 (9.20%) Web Services
3 141 (4.79%) HTML
4 138 (4.68%) REST
5 115 (3.90%) CSS
6 91 (3.09%) ASP.NET
7 90 (3.05%) React
8 87 (2.95%) XML
9 84 (2.85%) Spring
10 79 (2.68%) RESTful
11 78 (2.65%) Node.js
12 72 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
13 69 (2.34%) AngularJS
14 64 (2.17%) JSON
15 61 (2.07%) jQuery
16 58 (1.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 55 (1.87%) SOAP
18 50 (1.70%) Middleware
19 49 (1.66%) Kafka
20 47 (1.60%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 238 (8.08%) Data Centre
2 205 (6.96%) Hybrid Cloud
3 194 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 188 (6.38%) Public Cloud
5 140 (4.75%) Enterprise Software
6 123 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
7 98 (3.33%) Management Information System
8 88 (2.99%) Mobile App
9 84 (2.85%) User Experience
10 80 (2.72%) Fintech
11 67 (2.27%) Cloud Native
12 61 (2.07%) Private Cloud
13 57 (1.93%) N-Tier
14 49 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
15 43 (1.46%) Virtual Team
16 39 (1.32%) Client/Server
17 25 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
18 21 (0.71%) Blackberry
19 20 (0.68%) CMDB
20 17 (0.58%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 155 (5.26%) Windows
2 94 (3.19%) Linux
3 43 (1.46%) Windows Server
4 41 (1.39%) Windows 10
5 31 (1.05%) Unix
6 26 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 20 (0.68%) Android
7 20 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 16 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.37%) CentOS
9 11 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.20%) SUSE
12 5 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.14%) VMS
13 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.068%) AIX
14 2 (0.068%) Solaris
14 2 (0.068%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 946 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
2 644 (21.86%) Presales
3 557 (18.91%) TOGAF
4 437 (14.83%) Enterprise Architecture
5 377 (12.80%) Microservices
6 367 (12.46%) IT Strategy
7 346 (11.74%) DevOps
8 309 (10.49%) SOA
9 298 (10.12%) CRM
10 296 (10.05%) Project Management
11 286 (9.71%) Migration
12 270 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
12 270 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 256 (8.69%) Software Engineering
14 252 (8.55%) Analytics
15 227 (7.71%) E-Commerce
16 222 (7.54%) Technical Leadership
17 213 (7.23%) Technical Architecture
18 212 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
19 206 (6.99%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 470 (15.95%) Java
2 389 (13.20%) SQL
3 318 (10.79%) C#
4 226 (7.67%) JavaScript
5 153 (5.19%) Python
6 83 (2.82%) C
7 81 (2.75%) PowerShell
8 51 (1.73%) T-SQL
9 50 (1.70%) Scala
10 41 (1.39%) PL/SQL
11 32 (1.09%) Shell Script
12 31 (1.05%) C++
13 22 (0.75%) PHP
14 21 (0.71%) R
15 19 (0.64%) Go
16 18 (0.61%) Bash Shell
17 17 (0.58%) Ruby
18 15 (0.51%) Perl
19 14 (0.48%) Kotlin
20 10 (0.34%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 344 (11.68%) Degree
2 191 (6.48%) Security Cleared
3 112 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
3 112 (3.80%) TOGAF Certification
4 93 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 87 (2.95%) SC Cleared
6 83 (2.82%) CCNP
7 80 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 57 (1.93%) AWS Certification
8 57 (1.93%) CCDP
9 53 (1.80%) MCSE
10 48 (1.63%) MCSA
11 46 (1.56%) CCIE
12 40 (1.36%) CISSP
13 38 (1.29%) DV Cleared
14 37 (1.26%) MBA
15 25 (0.85%) PMI Certification
15 25 (0.85%) PMP
16 18 (0.61%) CCNA
16 18 (0.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (3.67%) QA
2 81 (2.75%) GDPR
3 34 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 29 (0.98%) SLA
5 27 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.54%) GPG13
8 12 (0.41%) HMG Infosec
8 12 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 12 (0.41%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.34%) PMO
10 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.10%) COBIT
12 2 (0.068%) Basel III
12 2 (0.068%) COREP
12 2 (0.068%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.068%) IFRS
12 2 (0.068%) PSD2
13 1 (0.034%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.034%) HL7
System Software
1 184 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 151 (5.13%) Active Directory
3 110 (3.73%) Docker
4 68 (2.31%) Hyper-V
5 55 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
6 47 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 27 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (0.64%) XenDesktop
9 18 (0.61%) XenApp
10 15 (0.51%) BitLocker
11 10 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.34%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.20%) vSphere
13 5 (0.17%) Ceph
14 4 (0.14%) HDFS
14 4 (0.14%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.14%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.10%) Apache Flume
16 2 (0.068%) Firmware
16 2 (0.068%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 78 (2.65%) Kubernetes
2 41 (1.39%) Ansible
2 41 (1.39%) SCCM
3 40 (1.36%) vRealize
4 36 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 35 (1.19%) Terraform
6 33 (1.12%) Puppet
7 25 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
9 21 (0.71%) SCVMM
10 16 (0.54%) SCOrch
11 15 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 15 (0.51%) SCDPM
11 15 (0.51%) SCSM
12 13 (0.44%) AirWatch
12 13 (0.44%) SCOM
13 12 (0.41%) Packer
14 7 (0.24%) Salt
15 5 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
15 5 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 690 (23.42%) Microsoft
2 297 (10.08%) SAP
3 223 (7.57%) Oracle
4 215 (7.30%) VMware
5 172 (5.84%) Google
6 166 (5.63%) Cisco
7 103 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
8 100 (3.39%) IBM
9 93 (3.16%) hybris
10 76 (2.58%) Citrix
11 69 (2.34%) EMC
12 50 (1.70%) NetApp
13 41 (1.39%) Adobe
14 40 (1.36%) Dell
15 37 (1.26%) Nintex
16 31 (1.05%) Informatica
17 30 (1.02%) CheckPoint
17 30 (1.02%) Red Hat
18 29 (0.98%) F5
19 27 (0.92%) Sitecore