Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 180 181 178
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,530 2,089 2,943
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.81% 1.90% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.99% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,192 1,497 2,083
10th Percentile £56,778 £56,250 £55,000
25th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.33% -
75th Percentile £92,031 £95,000 £88,750
90th Percentile £103,750 £113,750 £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 78,580 104,890 142,681
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 95.37% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61,710 85,237 114,792
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +4 1,360 £77,500 - 386
UK excluding London -21 705 £70,000 - 268
London +28 677 £85,000 -2.86% 132
Work from Home -31 323 £77,500 +3.33% 77
South East 0 224 £70,000 -6.67% 60
North of England -61 145 £70,000 - 82
South West +1 113 £65,000 -3.70% 34
Midlands -3 111 £73,750 +5.36% 56
North West -26 92 £70,000 - 42
West Midlands -26 70 £72,000 +2.86% 33
East of England +14 48 £75,000 -1.64% 21
East Midlands +26 44 £75,000 +2.39% 23
Scotland -4 44 £64,250 -6.20% 11
Yorkshire -32 41 £67,500 -3.57% 31
Wales +42 22 £60,000 +4.35% 2
North East -13 12 £56,750 -12.69% 9
Channel Islands - 3 £85,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £72,500 - 2

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 543 (35.49%) Azure
2 492 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
3 387 (25.29%) Microsoft
4 313 (20.46%) AWS
5 287 (18.76%) Finance
6 273 (17.84%) Presales
7 253 (16.54%) TOGAF
8 223 (14.58%) Microservices
9 220 (14.38%) DevOps
10 198 (12.94%) .NET
11 188 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 182 (11.90%) Java
13 164 (10.72%) Enterprise Architecture
14 163 (10.65%) PaaS
15 153 (10.00%) Degree
16 143 (9.35%) SaaS
17 139 (9.08%) IaaS
17 139 (9.08%) GCP
18 133 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
19 131 (8.56%) Microsoft 365
20 130 (8.50%) SQL
21 127 (8.30%) Security Cleared
22 123 (8.04%) Migration
22 123 (8.04%) Analytics
22 123 (8.04%) IT Strategy
23 117 (7.65%) Technology Roadmap
24 115 (7.52%) Project Delivery
25 113 (7.39%) Scrum
25 113 (7.39%) Windows
26 107 (6.99%) ITIL

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 62 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.75%) CMS
3 32 (2.09%) Confluence
4 26 (1.70%) Apache Spark
5 15 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 14 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (0.85%) Apache
8 11 (0.72%) Alfresco
8 11 (0.72%) Drupal
9 10 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.46%) IIS
11 6 (0.39%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.33%) Headless CMS
12 5 (0.33%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
13 4 (0.26%) SAS
14 3 (0.20%) GemFire
15 2 (0.13%) JBoss
15 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
15 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 39 (2.55%) SAP S/4HANA
2 28 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (1.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 18 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.85%) Loan IQ
6 12 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 12 (0.78%) SAP ERP
7 10 (0.65%) Magento
8 8 (0.52%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
10 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.26%) Eikon
12 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
12 3 (0.20%) SAP CO
12 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
12 3 (0.20%) SAP SCM
12 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
13 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
13 2 (0.13%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 543 (35.49%) Azure
2 313 (20.46%) AWS
3 163 (10.65%) PaaS
4 143 (9.35%) SaaS
5 139 (9.08%) GCP
5 139 (9.08%) IaaS
6 131 (8.56%) Microsoft 365
7 86 (5.62%) Dynamics 365
8 71 (4.64%) Power Platform
9 53 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 38 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
11 32 (2.09%) Serverless
12 25 (1.63%) OneDrive
13 24 (1.57%) PowerApps
14 23 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
15 22 (1.44%) GitHub
16 13 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
17 12 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (0.78%) Boomi
17 12 (0.78%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.14%) Firewall
2 45 (2.94%) WAN
3 32 (2.09%) VPN
4 30 (1.96%) LAN
5 28 (1.83%) Skype
6 26 (1.70%) SD-WAN
7 24 (1.57%) Unified Communications
8 18 (1.18%) DNS
9 17 (1.11%) Internet
9 17 (1.11%) OSPF
10 16 (1.05%) NetScaler
11 15 (0.98%) TCP/IP
12 13 (0.85%) HTTP
12 13 (0.85%) VLAN
12 13 (0.85%) Wireless
13 11 (0.72%) MPLS
14 10 (0.65%) IPv4
14 10 (0.65%) SAN
15 9 (0.59%) Ethernet
15 9 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.10%) Big Data
3 56 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 41 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 40 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
6 32 (2.09%) Data Lake
7 30 (1.96%) MySQL
8 29 (1.90%) MongoDB
9 27 (1.76%) Power BI
10 25 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (1.31%) Hadoop
12 19 (1.24%) Redis
13 17 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
15 14 (0.92%) Blockchain
16 13 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (0.85%) Tableau
17 11 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
18 9 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 9 (0.59%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 38 (2.48%) JIRA
2 34 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 31 (2.03%) Jenkins
4 14 (0.92%) Bitbucket
5 11 (0.72%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.59%) Maven
7 7 (0.46%) gulp
8 6 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.33%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.33%) Grunt
9 5 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.33%) webpack
10 4 (0.26%) JUnit
10 4 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.26%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.20%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.20%) Gradle
11 3 (0.20%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.20%) Mockito
11 3 (0.20%) Protractor
General
1 287 (18.76%) Finance
2 91 (5.95%) Banking
3 90 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 89 (5.82%) Retail
5 86 (5.62%) Marketing
6 59 (3.86%) Telecoms
7 48 (3.14%) Law
8 40 (2.61%) Back Office
9 33 (2.16%) Legal
9 33 (2.16%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.96%) Advertising
11 17 (1.11%) Investment Banking
11 17 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.72%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.72%) Games
12 11 (0.72%) Local Government
13 7 (0.46%) Billing
13 7 (0.46%) Electronics
14 6 (0.39%) Automotive
14 6 (0.39%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (12.94%) .NET
2 73 (4.77%) React
3 62 (4.05%) Web Services
4 58 (3.79%) Kafka
5 52 (3.40%) CSS
6 50 (3.27%) .NET Core
7 49 (3.20%) REST
8 48 (3.14%) HTML
9 43 (2.81%) AngularJS
10 38 (2.48%) Node.js
11 35 (2.29%) SOAP
12 32 (2.09%) .NET Framework
13 31 (2.03%) GraphQL
14 28 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
14 28 (1.83%) Middleware
15 27 (1.76%) Spring
16 25 (1.63%) HTML5
17 24 (1.57%) JSON
18 22 (1.44%) XML
19 20 (1.31%) Apollo GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.60%) Public Cloud
2 97 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (4.84%) Cloud Native
4 60 (3.92%) User Experience
5 57 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 36 (2.35%) Data Centre
7 36 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
10 21 (1.37%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.18%) Blog
11 18 (1.18%) N-Tier
11 18 (1.18%) Reinsurance
12 16 (1.05%) Life Science
13 15 (0.98%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.92%) Private Cloud
15 13 (0.85%) Internet of Things
16 12 (0.78%) Virtual Team
17 10 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 113 (7.39%) Windows
2 77 (5.03%) Linux
3 49 (3.20%) Windows Server
4 33 (2.16%) Windows 10
5 18 (1.18%) Unix
6 12 (0.78%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (0.59%) CentOS
9 8 (0.52%) Android
10 6 (0.39%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.39%) VMS
10 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.065%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (17.84%) Presales
3 253 (16.54%) TOGAF
4 223 (14.58%) Microservices
5 220 (14.38%) DevOps
6 188 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 164 (10.72%) Enterprise Architecture
8 133 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
9 123 (8.04%) Analytics
9 123 (8.04%) IT Strategy
9 123 (8.04%) Migration
10 117 (7.65%) Technology Roadmap
11 115 (7.52%) Project Delivery
12 113 (7.39%) Scrum
13 107 (6.99%) ITIL
14 105 (6.86%) Technical Architecture
15 101 (6.60%) Strategic Roadmap
16 96 (6.27%) CRM
16 96 (6.27%) Machine Learning
17 95 (6.21%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 182 (11.90%) Java
2 130 (8.50%) SQL
3 105 (6.86%) JavaScript
4 102 (6.67%) C#
5 88 (5.75%) Python
6 51 (3.33%) C
7 46 (3.01%) PowerShell
8 16 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 16 (1.05%) C++
8 16 (1.05%) R
9 12 (0.78%) Scala
10 11 (0.72%) Perl
11 10 (0.65%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.46%) PHP
12 7 (0.46%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.33%) COBOL
13 5 (0.33%) Ruby
14 4 (0.26%) Go
14 4 (0.26%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.20%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 153 (10.00%) Degree
2 127 (8.30%) Security Cleared
3 86 (5.62%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.68%) TOGAF Certification
5 32 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 19 (1.24%) CCNP
10 17 (1.11%) CCNA
11 12 (0.78%) AWS Certification
11 12 (0.78%) CCIE
11 12 (0.78%) CISSP
11 12 (0.78%) PhD
11 12 (0.78%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.65%) MCSE
13 9 (0.59%) ACCA
13 9 (0.59%) CIMA
14 8 (0.52%) Master's Degree
15 5 (0.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.68%) QA
2 18 (1.18%) GDPR
3 17 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.92%) EMIR
4 14 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (0.85%) MiFID
6 7 (0.46%) SEPA
7 6 (0.39%) GRC
8 5 (0.33%) COBIT
8 5 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.33%) NCSC
8 5 (0.33%) NIST
9 4 (0.26%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.20%) PMO
11 2 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
11 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 104 (6.80%) Docker
2 92 (6.01%) Active Directory
3 68 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.65%) HDFS
5 9 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.26%) vSphere
9 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.20%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.13%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.065%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 94 (6.14%) Kubernetes
2 75 (4.90%) Terraform
3 35 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 35 (2.29%) SCCM
4 32 (2.09%) Ansible
5 16 (1.05%) Puppet
6 11 (0.72%) MIIS
7 10 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.46%) CASB
8 7 (0.46%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.39%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.26%) PTC Integrity
11 3 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.20%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.20%) Nagios
11 3 (0.20%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 387 (25.29%) Microsoft
2 105 (6.86%) Salesforce.com
3 95 (6.21%) SAP
4 87 (5.69%) VMware
5 75 (4.90%) Oracle
6 72 (4.71%) Google
7 51 (3.33%) Cisco
8 43 (2.81%) MuleSoft
9 33 (2.16%) Databricks
10 30 (1.96%) Citrix
11 29 (1.90%) Sparx
12 24 (1.57%) Adobe
13 23 (1.50%) IBM
14 21 (1.37%) Dell
15 18 (1.18%) Juniper
16 16 (1.05%) Apttus
16 16 (1.05%) Ivanti
17 14 (0.92%) ServiceNow
17 14 (0.92%) Siebel
18 13 (0.85%) PeopleSoft