Period
to 5 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £82,375 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 169 167 181
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2,730 1,139 2,654
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.15% 2.04% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 2.14% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,855 890 1,929
10th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £52,849
25th Percentile £69,875 £65,000 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,375 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.83% - -
75th Percentile £96,250 £93,750 £91,250
90th Percentile £108,750 £110,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 116,102 53,184 129,311
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.40% 95.13% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 81,185 44,743 104,931
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,118 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 5 December 2021.

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 5 December 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 2,368 £82,500 +10.00% 536
UK excluding London 0 1,214 £75,000 +7.14% 323
London 0 1,167 £90,000 - 246
Work from Home +49 821 £80,500 +3.87% 82
North of England -15 360 £75,000 +7.14% 89
South East -24 340 £76,000 +8.57% 91
Midlands +3 243 £75,000 +3.45% 57
Yorkshire +53 192 £75,000 +12.78% 24
West Midlands +33 188 £75,000 +7.14% 36
North West -85 151 £75,000 +7.14% 57
South West -23 124 £75,000 +20.00% 28
East of England -35 82 £80,000 +14.29% 16
Scotland -44 58 £70,000 +8.95% 31
East Midlands -52 50 £72,500 -3.33% 21
Wales -30 22 £60,000 +9.09% 7
North East -4 18 £72,500 +47.21% 8
Northern Ireland -42 3 £85,000 +17.24% 4

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 1,074 (39.34%) Azure
2 922 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
3 747 (27.36%) AWS
4 688 (25.20%) Finance
5 687 (25.16%) Social Skills
6 649 (23.77%) Microsoft
7 563 (20.62%) DevOps
8 544 (19.93%) Presales
9 540 (19.78%) Microservices
10 338 (12.38%) TOGAF
11 334 (12.23%) Analytics
12 322 (11.79%) SaaS
13 294 (10.77%) PaaS
13 294 (10.77%) Java
14 273 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
15 268 (9.82%) Degree
15 268 (9.82%) .NET
16 265 (9.71%) Cloud Native
17 259 (9.49%) GCP
18 246 (9.01%) IT Strategy
19 245 (8.97%) Public Cloud
19 245 (8.97%) Salesforce.com
20 242 (8.86%) IaaS
21 241 (8.83%) Retail
22 231 (8.46%) Software Engineering
23 228 (8.35%) Kubernetes
24 222 (8.13%) Migration
25 221 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
26 218 (7.99%) SQL Server
27 217 (7.95%) Architectural Design

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 84 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 41 (1.50%) CMS
3 39 (1.43%) Confluence
4 26 (0.95%) Apache Spark
5 22 (0.81%) SAS
6 15 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
7 14 (0.51%) Drupal
8 13 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (0.40%) Apache Pig
10 10 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.29%) IIS
11 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.22%) Apache
12 6 (0.22%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.18%) Camunda
13 5 (0.18%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.18%) Ethereum
13 5 (0.18%) Hyperledger
13 5 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.073%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.073%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.037%) Weka
Business Applications
1 44 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.17%) Oracle ERP
3 28 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
4 23 (0.84%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 17 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
5 17 (0.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 13 (0.48%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.40%) Magento
8 9 (0.33%) SAP FI
8 9 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.29%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 8 (0.29%) SAP CO
9 8 (0.29%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
10 7 (0.26%) SAP BPC
10 7 (0.26%) SAP IBP
11 6 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
12 5 (0.18%) R3 Corda
13 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 1,074 (39.34%) Azure
2 747 (27.36%) AWS
3 322 (11.79%) SaaS
4 294 (10.77%) PaaS
5 259 (9.49%) GCP
6 242 (8.86%) IaaS
7 217 (7.95%) Serverless
8 175 (6.41%) Microsoft 365
9 134 (4.91%) Power Platform
10 92 (3.37%) Dynamics 365
11 61 (2.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 58 (2.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 48 (1.76%) PowerApps
14 47 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
15 45 (1.65%) Azure Service Bus
16 44 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
17 39 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
18 32 (1.17%) OpenShift
19 30 (1.10%) Boomi
20 28 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.76%) Firewall
2 32 (1.17%) DNS
2 32 (1.17%) Internet
3 30 (1.10%) Broadband
4 27 (0.99%) LAN
5 25 (0.92%) WAN
6 18 (0.66%) HTTP
7 16 (0.59%) Network Security
7 16 (0.59%) SSL
8 14 (0.51%) ATM
8 14 (0.51%) TCP/IP
8 14 (0.51%) Unified Communications
9 13 (0.48%) OSPF
10 12 (0.44%) 5G
10 12 (0.44%) SD-WAN
10 12 (0.44%) VPN
11 11 (0.40%) 4G
11 11 (0.40%) IPv6
12 10 (0.37%) BGP
12 10 (0.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 132 (4.84%) Big Data
3 110 (4.03%) NoSQL
4 109 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
5 88 (3.22%) Power BI
6 86 (3.15%) Data Lake
7 64 (2.34%) Tableau
8 58 (2.12%) Relational Database
9 39 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 35 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
11 34 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (1.03%) MySQL
13 26 (0.95%) Blockchain
14 24 (0.88%) MongoDB
15 15 (0.55%) Hadoop
16 12 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (0.44%) GIS
16 12 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (0.40%) Pentaho
17 11 (0.40%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 44 (1.61%) JIRA
2 43 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 33 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 26 (0.95%) Bitbucket
5 14 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (0.51%) TeamCity
6 12 (0.44%) GitLab
6 12 (0.44%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.33%) GDB
8 8 (0.29%) Maven
9 7 (0.26%) GoCD
10 6 (0.22%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.22%) GCC
10 6 (0.22%) Visual Studio Code
11 5 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.18%) RStudio
12 4 (0.15%) ERwin
12 4 (0.15%) Fiddler
12 4 (0.15%) ProC
12 4 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 688 (25.20%) Finance
2 687 (25.16%) Social Skills
3 241 (8.83%) Retail
4 182 (6.67%) Banking
5 174 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
6 151 (5.53%) Marketing
7 136 (4.98%) Public Sector
8 126 (4.62%) Presentation Skills
9 107 (3.92%) Telecoms
10 87 (3.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 79 (2.89%) Law
12 68 (2.49%) Influencing Skills
13 63 (2.31%) Advertising
14 62 (2.27%) Back Office
15 53 (1.94%) Automotive
16 47 (1.72%) Manufacturing
17 34 (1.25%) Legal
18 24 (0.88%) Publishing
19 23 (0.84%) Games
20 22 (0.81%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (9.82%) .NET
2 172 (6.30%) Web Services
3 114 (4.18%) React
4 93 (3.41%) Node.js
5 83 (3.04%) REST
6 75 (2.75%) Middleware
7 68 (2.49%) Kafka
8 62 (2.27%) SOAP
9 60 (2.20%) CSS
9 60 (2.20%) HTML
10 50 (1.83%) .NET Core
10 50 (1.83%) AngularJS
11 46 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 41 (1.50%) .NET Framework
12 41 (1.50%) Spring
13 39 (1.43%) RESTful
14 34 (1.25%) JSON
15 29 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (0.99%) Spring Boot
17 26 (0.95%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 265 (9.71%) Cloud Native
2 245 (8.97%) Public Cloud
3 122 (4.47%) Data Centre
4 102 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
5 61 (2.23%) User Experience
6 59 (2.16%) Private Cloud
7 58 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 52 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
8 52 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 49 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 46 (1.68%) Virtual Team
11 36 (1.32%) Legacy Systems
11 36 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 26 (0.95%) Client/Server
12 26 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 24 (0.88%) Renewable Energy
14 22 (0.81%) Life Science
14 22 (0.81%) Social Media
15 21 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
15 21 (0.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 197 (7.22%) Windows
2 96 (3.52%) Linux
3 36 (1.32%) Windows Server
4 30 (1.10%) Android
4 30 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 17 (0.62%) Unix
6 15 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 12 (0.44%) VMS
8 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.11%) CentOS
10 3 (0.11%) zOS
11 2 (0.073%) AIX
11 2 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 922 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (20.62%) DevOps
3 544 (19.93%) Presales
4 540 (19.78%) Microservices
5 338 (12.38%) TOGAF
6 334 (12.23%) Analytics
7 273 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 246 (9.01%) IT Strategy
9 231 (8.46%) Software Engineering
10 222 (8.13%) Migration
11 221 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
12 217 (7.95%) Architectural Design
13 216 (7.91%) Scrum
14 205 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 202 (7.40%) CRM
16 199 (7.29%) Cybersecurity
17 198 (7.25%) Mentoring
18 194 (7.11%) Thought Leadership
19 189 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
20 188 (6.89%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 294 (10.77%) Java
2 195 (7.14%) SQL
3 165 (6.04%) JavaScript
4 156 (5.71%) Python
5 134 (4.91%) C#
6 68 (2.49%) PowerShell
7 40 (1.47%) Bash Shell
8 39 (1.43%) TypeScript
9 28 (1.03%) C
10 26 (0.95%) R
10 26 (0.95%) Ruby
10 26 (0.95%) Scala
11 21 (0.77%) PHP
12 17 (0.62%) C++
12 17 (0.62%) Go
13 11 (0.40%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.29%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.26%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.18%) COBOL
16 5 (0.18%) DAML
Qualifications
1 268 (9.82%) Degree
2 181 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 152 (5.57%) SC Cleared
4 107 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 69 (2.53%) AWS Certification
5 69 (2.53%) TOGAF Certification
6 39 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 37 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (1.03%) MCSE
9 23 (0.84%) MCP
10 22 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
11 19 (0.70%) CCIE
12 17 (0.62%) Master's Degree
13 16 (0.59%) CCNP
14 11 (0.40%) CISSP
15 10 (0.37%) CCNA
16 9 (0.33%) DV Cleared
17 8 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
18 7 (0.26%) RHCE
19 6 (0.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (3.55%) QA
2 37 (1.36%) Data Quality
2 37 (1.36%) GDPR
3 22 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.66%) SLA
6 12 (0.44%) COBIT
7 11 (0.40%) NIST
8 8 (0.29%) GAMP
9 6 (0.22%) GRC
10 4 (0.15%) PMO
11 3 (0.11%) Accessibility
12 2 (0.073%) GAAP
12 2 (0.073%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.073%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.073%) SEPA
13 1 (0.037%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.037%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.037%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 178 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 154 (5.64%) Docker
3 104 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.26%) vSphere
7 6 (0.22%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.11%) KVM
10 2 (0.073%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.037%) Firmware
11 1 (0.037%) IAG
11 1 (0.037%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 228 (8.35%) Kubernetes
2 78 (2.86%) Terraform
3 27 (0.99%) Ansible
4 24 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (0.51%) SCCM
7 11 (0.40%) Oozie
8 10 (0.37%) Puppet
9 7 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.26%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.26%) vRealize
10 6 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (0.22%) Grafana
11 5 (0.18%) Istio
12 4 (0.15%) Avamar
12 4 (0.15%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.11%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.11%) CASB
14 2 (0.073%) CA Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.073%) Rancher
Vendors
1 649 (23.77%) Microsoft
2 245 (8.97%) Salesforce.com
3 140 (5.13%) Oracle
4 138 (5.05%) SAP
5 123 (4.51%) VMware
6 99 (3.63%) Google
7 96 (3.52%) Adobe
8 81 (2.97%) Citrix
9 78 (2.86%) MuleSoft
10 65 (2.38%) Apple
11 58 (2.12%) Cisco
12 47 (1.72%) Databricks
13 41 (1.50%) Dell
13 41 (1.50%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 33 (1.21%) IBM
15 28 (1.03%) Informatica
16 25 (0.92%) Red Hat
16 25 (0.92%) ServiceNow
17 23 (0.84%) Juniper
17 23 (0.84%) Palo Alto