Period
to 14 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 187 168 171
Rank change year-on-year -19 +3 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,142 3,019 3,424
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.12% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.22% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 938 2,484 2,750
Median annual salary £75,000 £79,250 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.36% +5.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £100,000 £97,500
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 58,931 136,292 163,123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.85% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 47,535 108,765 131,436
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 -12 1,048 £75,000 - 185
UK excluding London +7 597 £70,000 - 141
London -46 477 £90,000 +5.88% 58
North of England +95 204 £70,000 +3.70% 36
South East +52 183 £75,000 +3.45% 40
North West +89 157 £70,000 - 20
Work from Home -97 87 £75,000 -11.76% 25
Midlands -15 78 £70,500 +0.71% 17
South West -18 74 £72,500 +9.43% 21
Yorkshire +91 43 £69,500 +2.96% 13
West Midlands -29 41 £70,000 -2.78% 10
East Midlands +52 34 £73,300 +8.59% 7
Scotland +28 31 £61,500 -12.14% 14
East of England +21 25 £73,750 -1.67% 13
Wales +31 7 £57,500 +4.55%
North East +4 4 £73,750 +13.46% 3

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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.

1 455 (39.84%) Azure
2 364 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
3 337 (29.51%) Finance
4 322 (28.20%) AWS
5 247 (21.63%) Java
6 241 (21.10%) .NET
7 230 (20.14%) Microservices
8 229 (20.05%) Microsoft
9 219 (19.18%) TOGAF
10 214 (18.74%) Enterprise Architecture
11 201 (17.60%) DevOps
12 153 (13.40%) Analytics
13 147 (12.87%) Presales
14 146 (12.78%) SQL Server
15 143 (12.52%) SaaS
16 140 (12.26%) Python
17 132 (11.56%) PaaS
18 125 (10.95%) C#
19 119 (10.42%) SQL
20 115 (10.07%) Migration
21 114 (9.98%) CRM
21 114 (9.98%) Big Data
22 113 (9.89%) Web Services
23 112 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
24 111 (9.72%) Google
25 110 (9.63%) JavaScript
26 109 (9.54%) Degree
27 107 (9.37%) Oracle
28 104 (9.11%) Banking
29 103 (9.02%) Mentoring

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 57 (4.99%) Apache
2 45 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
4 32 (2.80%) CMS
5 29 (2.54%) SAS
6 24 (2.10%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.75%) WebSphere
8 18 (1.58%) Apache Spark
8 18 (1.58%) IIS
9 16 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (1.14%) EPiServer
11 12 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.79%) Headless CMS
12 9 (0.79%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.70%) Confluence
13 8 (0.70%) nginx
14 6 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.53%) Kentico
14 6 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.35%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.088%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 52 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (3.59%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (1.31%) Markit EDM
4 15 (1.31%) SAP GTS
5 13 (1.14%) SimCorp Dimension
6 6 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.44%) Magento
7 5 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.44%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.44%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.35%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 4 (0.35%) SAP MDG
8 4 (0.35%) SAP MDM
9 3 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 455 (39.84%) Azure
2 322 (28.20%) AWS
3 143 (12.52%) SaaS
4 132 (11.56%) PaaS
5 101 (8.84%) IaaS
6 96 (8.41%) GCP
7 68 (5.95%) Dynamics 365
7 68 (5.95%) Serverless
8 52 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
9 50 (4.38%) Amazon ECS
10 45 (3.94%) Apigee
11 43 (3.77%) Office 365
12 33 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
13 27 (2.36%) Power Platform
14 15 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
14 15 (1.31%) OpenShift
15 11 (0.96%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.61%) npm
17 6 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
18 5 (0.44%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.71%) Internet
2 30 (2.63%) WAN
3 27 (2.36%) Skype
4 24 (2.10%) Firewall
5 21 (1.84%) LAN
6 15 (1.31%) DNS
7 14 (1.23%) Network Security
8 13 (1.14%) TCP/IP
9 11 (0.96%) VPN
10 9 (0.79%) MPLS
10 9 (0.79%) SAN
11 8 (0.70%) NetScaler
11 8 (0.70%) Software-Defined Networking
12 6 (0.53%) DHCP
12 6 (0.53%) HTTP
12 6 (0.53%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.53%) VoIP
12 6 (0.53%) WLAN
13 5 (0.44%) BGP
13 5 (0.44%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 114 (9.98%) Big Data
3 80 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
4 73 (6.39%) MySQL
5 50 (4.38%) Amazon Redshift
5 50 (4.38%) Data Lake
6 49 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
7 48 (4.20%) NoSQL
8 45 (3.94%) BusinessObjects
9 23 (2.01%) Hadoop
10 21 (1.84%) HDInsight
10 21 (1.84%) Power BI
11 16 (1.40%) DB2
12 15 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.14%) Relational Database
14 10 (0.88%) HBase
14 10 (0.88%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.79%) Apache Accumulo
15 9 (0.79%) Blockchain
15 9 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 56 (4.90%) Jenkins
2 48 (4.20%) Artifactory
3 44 (3.85%) GitLab
4 30 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 17 (1.49%) JIRA
6 10 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.88%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.70%) Grunt
8 6 (0.53%) gulp
8 6 (0.53%) webpack
9 5 (0.44%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.35%) LSMW
10 4 (0.35%) Metasploit
10 4 (0.35%) ProC
10 4 (0.35%) WebScarab
11 3 (0.26%) Maven
11 3 (0.26%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio Code
12 2 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 337 (29.51%) Finance
2 104 (9.11%) Banking
3 61 (5.34%) Retail
4 46 (4.03%) Back Office
5 38 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 35 (3.06%) Manufacturing
7 31 (2.71%) Front Office
8 29 (2.54%) Marketing
9 27 (2.36%) Public Sector
10 22 (1.93%) Legal
11 13 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 13 (1.14%) Publishing
12 12 (1.05%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.88%) Electronics
14 9 (0.79%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.53%) Advertising
16 6 (0.53%) Local Government
16 6 (0.53%) Police
16 6 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (21.10%) .NET
2 113 (9.89%) Web Services
3 69 (6.04%) React
4 66 (5.78%) AngularJS
5 57 (4.99%) OAuth
6 53 (4.64%) Swagger
7 45 (3.94%) REST
8 44 (3.85%) gRPC
9 38 (3.33%) Middleware
10 36 (3.15%) .NET Core
10 36 (3.15%) HTML
10 36 (3.15%) J2EE
11 35 (3.06%) ASP.NET
12 29 (2.54%) .NET Framework
12 29 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
12 29 (2.54%) Kafka
13 28 (2.45%) Node.js
14 21 (1.84%) RESTful
15 19 (1.66%) SOAP
16 18 (1.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.87%) Hedge funds
3 48 (4.20%) Public Cloud
4 39 (3.42%) Cloud Native
5 38 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 37 (3.24%) Management Information System
7 36 (3.15%) Data Centre
8 34 (2.98%) Mobile App
9 29 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
10 26 (2.28%) Fixed Income
10 26 (2.28%) User Experience
11 22 (1.93%) PKI
12 21 (1.84%) Equities
13 20 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (1.66%) Derivative
15 18 (1.58%) Internet of Things
15 18 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
16 14 (1.23%) Cyberattack
16 14 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 14 (1.23%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 51 (4.47%) Linux
2 48 (4.20%) Windows
3 33 (2.89%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.31%) Unix
5 8 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.53%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.18%) HPUX
7 2 (0.18%) Solaris
8 1 (0.088%) Android
8 1 (0.088%) VMS
8 1 (0.088%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (20.14%) Microservices
3 219 (19.18%) TOGAF
4 214 (18.74%) Enterprise Architecture
5 201 (17.60%) DevOps
6 153 (13.40%) Analytics
7 147 (12.87%) Presales
8 115 (10.07%) Migration
9 114 (9.98%) CRM
10 112 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
11 103 (9.02%) Mentoring
12 102 (8.93%) IT Strategy
13 96 (8.41%) Technology Roadmap
14 94 (8.23%) Asset Management
15 92 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
16 91 (7.97%) Technical Leadership
17 84 (7.36%) Scrum
18 75 (6.57%) Open Source
19 73 (6.39%) Architectural Design
19 73 (6.39%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 247 (21.63%) Java
2 140 (12.26%) Python
3 125 (10.95%) C#
4 119 (10.42%) SQL
5 110 (9.63%) JavaScript
6 45 (3.94%) R
7 30 (2.63%) C
8 22 (1.93%) C++
9 19 (1.66%) T-SQL
10 16 (1.40%) PHP
11 15 (1.31%) Scala
12 12 (1.05%) PowerShell
13 11 (0.96%) ABAP
14 8 (0.70%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.61%) Perl
16 6 (0.53%) Apex Code
17 5 (0.44%) Ruby
18 3 (0.26%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.26%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.26%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 109 (9.54%) Degree
2 74 (6.48%) Security Cleared
3 59 (5.17%) TOGAF Certification
4 42 (3.68%) DV Cleared
5 41 (3.59%) Sun Certification
6 31 (2.71%) SC Cleared
7 29 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (1.49%) AWS Certification
11 16 (1.40%) CCIE
11 16 (1.40%) MCSE
12 12 (1.05%) CCNA
13 10 (0.88%) CCNP
14 8 (0.70%) CCDP
15 6 (0.53%) MBA
16 5 (0.44%) LPIC
16 5 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
16 5 (0.44%) OSCP
17 4 (0.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.33%) QA
2 16 (1.40%) COBIT
2 16 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.31%) NCSC
3 15 (1.31%) NIST
3 15 (1.31%) NIST 800
4 9 (0.79%) GDPR
5 8 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.61%) SEPA
7 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.26%) SLA
9 1 (0.088%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.088%) GxP
9 1 (0.088%) HL7
9 1 (0.088%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.088%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.088%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.088%) RMADS
9 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (7.97%) Docker
2 41 (3.59%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.26%) Varnish
5 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.088%) Firmware
7 1 (0.088%) NDS
7 1 (0.088%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.088%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 79 (6.92%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.19%) Terraform
3 13 (1.14%) Puppet
4 11 (0.96%) Ansible
5 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (0.79%) SCCM
7 6 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.44%) Salt
9 4 (0.35%) Core Impact
9 4 (0.35%) Nessus
9 4 (0.35%) Nexpose
10 2 (0.18%) Amdocs OSS
10 2 (0.18%) Mesos
11 1 (0.088%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.088%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.088%) Kibana
11 1 (0.088%) logstash
11 1 (0.088%) SCOM
11 1 (0.088%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 229 (20.05%) Microsoft
2 111 (9.72%) Google
3 107 (9.37%) Oracle
4 91 (7.97%) SAP
5 59 (5.17%) Salesforce.com
6 53 (4.64%) Cisco
7 43 (3.77%) Databricks
8 41 (3.59%) Sparx
9 34 (2.98%) IBM
10 33 (2.89%) VMware
11 23 (2.01%) HP
11 23 (2.01%) Sitecore
12 20 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
13 19 (1.66%) Remedy
14 16 (1.40%) CA
14 16 (1.40%) Hyperion
14 16 (1.40%) Juniper
14 16 (1.40%) ServiceNow
14 16 (1.40%) Siebel
15 15 (1.31%) Adobe