Period
to 17 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 202 176
Rank change year-on-year +28 -26 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3,162 3,061 3,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 1.72% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.79% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2,248 2,265 2,763
UK median annual salary £75,000 £74,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% -
10th Percentile £56,014 £52,500 £52,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -

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 152,666 171,146 177,519
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 122,303 137,777 148,225
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 15 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 17 December 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 +27 2,849 £77,500 +3.33% 400
UK excluding London +44 1,593 £70,000 +3.70% 266
London +7 1,402 £82,500 +3.13% 161
South East +12 438 £71,000 +1.43% 65
Midlands +51 336 £72,500 +7.41% 53
West Midlands +58 290 £72,500 +7.41% 44
North of England -14 278 £70,000 +7.69% 66
South West +114 241 £65,000 - 35
Scotland +77 175 £69,250 +6.54% 21
North West +8 166 £75,000 +15.38% 38
East of England +15 152 £75,000 +3.45% 20
Yorkshire -18 95 £62,500 -1.96% 23
East Midlands +7 45 £70,000 -6.67% 9
North East +6 18 £70,000 -6.67% 5
Wales +5 14 £61,250 +11.36% 5

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 962 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
2 880 (27.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 713 (22.55%) Amazon AWS
4 711 (22.49%) Microsoft
5 649 (20.52%) Presales
6 616 (19.48%) Finance
7 578 (18.28%) TOGAF
8 531 (16.79%) Java
9 463 (14.64%) .NET
9 463 (14.64%) Enterprise Architecture
10 417 (13.19%) SQL
11 375 (11.86%) Microservices
12 365 (11.54%) SOA
13 348 (11.01%) DevOps
14 339 (10.72%) CRM
15 333 (10.53%) C#
16 332 (10.50%) IT Strategy
17 325 (10.28%) Degree
18 312 (9.87%) Web Services
19 308 (9.74%) SAP
20 291 (9.20%) Project Management
20 291 (9.20%) Retail
21 286 (9.04%) JavaScript
22 285 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
23 276 (8.73%) PaaS
24 264 (8.35%) SQL Server
25 259 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
26 258 (8.16%) Migration
27 253 (8.00%) Analytics
28 246 (7.78%) Technical Architecture

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
1 141 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 71 (2.25%) CMS
3 60 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 50 (1.58%) Apache
5 40 (1.27%) Apache Spark
6 39 (1.23%) Apache Solr
7 37 (1.17%) MS Exchange
8 31 (0.98%) JBoss
9 29 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 29 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 25 (0.79%) OpenStack
11 23 (0.73%) Confluence
12 21 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 19 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 18 (0.57%) SAS
14 18 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
15 17 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 16 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.47%) WebLogic
18 14 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 52 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.063%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.032%) Maya
Business Applications
1 121 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 44 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 43 (1.36%) SAP CRM
5 41 (1.30%) SAP Hybris
6 29 (0.92%) SAP ERP
7 19 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
7 19 (0.60%) SAP SCM
8 16 (0.51%) SAP HCM
8 16 (0.51%) SDL Web 8
9 13 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
10 12 (0.38%) Magento
11 10 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
12 9 (0.28%) Scribe Insight
13 8 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
13 8 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
13 8 (0.25%) SAP HR
14 7 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
14 7 (0.22%) SAP CO
14 7 (0.22%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 880 (27.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 713 (22.55%) Amazon AWS
3 276 (8.73%) PaaS
4 227 (7.18%) SaaS
5 189 (5.98%) IaaS
5 189 (5.98%) Office 365
6 141 (4.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 132 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
8 88 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 81 (2.56%) Serverless
10 63 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
11 61 (1.93%) Amazon S3
12 47 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
13 43 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
14 42 (1.33%) Amazon Kinesis
15 40 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
16 37 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
17 33 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
18 22 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 21 (0.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 133 (4.21%) Firewall
2 119 (3.76%) Network Security
3 116 (3.67%) WAN
4 90 (2.85%) Unified Communications
5 79 (2.50%) LAN
6 64 (2.02%) Wireless
7 62 (1.96%) Internet
8 43 (1.36%) VSAN
9 41 (1.30%) VPN
10 39 (1.23%) MPLS
11 36 (1.14%) HTTP
12 34 (1.08%) Cisco Wireless
13 31 (0.98%) TCP/IP
14 28 (0.89%) Wireless Security
15 27 (0.85%) SAN
16 26 (0.82%) DNS
17 25 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (0.66%) BGP
18 21 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
19 20 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 236 (7.46%) Big Data
3 147 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 98 (3.10%) Relational Database
5 92 (2.91%) Hadoop
6 91 (2.88%) NoSQL
7 85 (2.69%) RDBMS
8 64 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
9 60 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
10 55 (1.74%) MySQL
10 55 (1.74%) SAP HANA
11 54 (1.71%) Cosmos DB
12 43 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
13 35 (1.11%) Data Lake
13 35 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 34 (1.08%) DB2
15 33 (1.04%) Blockchain
16 32 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
17 29 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 26 (0.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 74 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
2 61 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 54 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (1.58%) Git (software)
5 46 (1.45%) JIRA
6 32 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 28 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 14 (0.44%) Hudson
9 14 (0.44%) Maven
10 12 (0.38%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.32%) Subversion
12 9 (0.28%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.16%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.16%) Selenium
14 5 (0.16%) Vagrant
15 4 (0.13%) Jasmine
15 4 (0.13%) Rational Rose
16 3 (0.095%) ERwin
General
1 616 (19.48%) Finance
2 291 (9.20%) Retail
3 219 (6.93%) Marketing
4 193 (6.10%) Banking
5 115 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 65 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 45 (1.42%) Publishing
8 43 (1.36%) Law
9 42 (1.33%) Legal
10 34 (1.08%) Advertising
11 31 (0.98%) Retail Banking
12 28 (0.89%) Automotive
13 25 (0.79%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (0.70%) Back Office
15 22 (0.70%) Investment Banking
16 19 (0.60%) Military
17 14 (0.44%) German Language
18 13 (0.41%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.41%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (14.64%) .NET
2 312 (9.87%) Web Services
3 184 (5.82%) HTML
4 147 (4.65%) REST
5 127 (4.02%) CSS
6 94 (2.97%) React
7 89 (2.81%) Spring
7 89 (2.81%) XML
8 86 (2.72%) ASP.NET Web API
9 84 (2.66%) ASP.NET
10 78 (2.47%) Node.js
11 74 (2.34%) jQuery
12 71 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 69 (2.18%) AngularJS
14 65 (2.06%) JSON
15 57 (1.80%) .NET Framework
15 57 (1.80%) SOAP
16 56 (1.77%) .NET Core
17 55 (1.74%) J2EE
18 53 (1.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 230 (7.27%) Data Centre
2 207 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 173 (5.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 160 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
5 159 (5.03%) Public Cloud
6 92 (2.91%) Fintech
7 89 (2.81%) Mobile App
8 88 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 88 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
9 67 (2.12%) Virtual Team
10 65 (2.06%) N-Tier
10 65 (2.06%) User Experience
11 60 (1.90%) Cloud Native
12 53 (1.68%) Private Cloud
13 43 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
14 36 (1.14%) Client/Server
15 29 (0.92%) Internet of Things
16 28 (0.89%) FMCG
17 26 (0.82%) Blackberry
17 26 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 190 (6.01%) Windows
2 102 (3.23%) Linux
3 61 (1.93%) Windows Server
4 49 (1.55%) Windows 10
5 31 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 21 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (0.57%) Unix
8 12 (0.38%) Android
8 12 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.19%) VMS
11 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.063%) CentOS
13 2 (0.063%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.063%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.032%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 962 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
2 649 (20.52%) Presales
3 578 (18.28%) TOGAF
4 463 (14.64%) Enterprise Architecture
5 375 (11.86%) Microservices
6 365 (11.54%) SOA
7 348 (11.01%) DevOps
8 339 (10.72%) CRM
9 332 (10.50%) IT Strategy
10 291 (9.20%) Project Management
11 285 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
12 259 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 258 (8.16%) Migration
14 253 (8.00%) Analytics
15 246 (7.78%) Technical Architecture
16 243 (7.69%) Waterfall
17 235 (7.43%) Software Engineering
18 221 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
19 220 (6.96%) Technical Leadership
20 218 (6.89%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 531 (16.79%) Java
2 417 (13.19%) SQL
3 333 (10.53%) C#
4 286 (9.04%) JavaScript
5 120 (3.80%) Python
6 78 (2.47%) C
7 73 (2.31%) PowerShell
8 71 (2.25%) T-SQL
9 42 (1.33%) Scala
10 40 (1.27%) C++
11 38 (1.20%) PHP
12 33 (1.04%) PL/SQL
13 30 (0.95%) Shell Script
14 22 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 22 (0.70%) Go
15 14 (0.44%) Java 8
16 12 (0.38%) Perl
17 11 (0.35%) R
18 10 (0.32%) Ruby
19 7 (0.22%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 325 (10.28%) Degree
2 206 (6.51%) Security Cleared
3 131 (4.14%) TOGAF Certification
4 126 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
5 117 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 117 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 89 (2.81%) CCNP
7 77 (2.44%) MCSE
8 75 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
9 72 (2.28%) MCSA
10 66 (2.09%) CCIE
11 57 (1.80%) AWS Certification
12 53 (1.68%) CISSP
12 53 (1.68%) DV Cleared
13 51 (1.61%) CCDP
14 24 (0.76%) CCNA
15 22 (0.70%) PMI Certification
15 22 (0.70%) PMP
16 18 (0.57%) MBA
17 17 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (2.94%) QA
2 75 (2.37%) GDPR
3 35 (1.11%) SLA
4 34 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.41%) GPG13
8 11 (0.35%) PMO
9 10 (0.32%) COBIT
10 7 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
10 7 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 7 (0.22%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.19%) PSD2
12 4 (0.13%) SEPA
13 3 (0.095%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.063%) Government Security Classifications
14 2 (0.063%) IFRS
System Software
1 190 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 172 (5.44%) Active Directory
3 94 (2.97%) Docker
4 64 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 57 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
7 28 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (0.57%) XenApp
9 15 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.35%) BitLocker
11 10 (0.32%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.19%) vSphere
14 5 (0.16%) HDFS
15 4 (0.13%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.13%) Ceph
15 4 (0.13%) vCloud
15 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.095%) Firmware
17 1 (0.032%) RACF
Systems Management
1 71 (2.25%) Kubernetes
2 48 (1.52%) SCCM
2 48 (1.52%) vRealize
3 40 (1.27%) Puppet
4 37 (1.17%) Terraform
5 36 (1.14%) Ansible
6 25 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
7 24 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (0.57%) SCOM
10 16 (0.51%) SCVMM
11 13 (0.41%) SCOrch
12 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (0.35%) SCDPM
12 11 (0.35%) SCSM
13 9 (0.28%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.28%) Salt
14 7 (0.22%) QRadar
15 6 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
15 6 (0.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 711 (22.49%) Microsoft
2 308 (9.74%) SAP
3 245 (7.75%) Oracle
4 223 (7.05%) VMware
5 197 (6.23%) Cisco
6 171 (5.41%) Google
7 111 (3.51%) IBM
8 108 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
9 94 (2.97%) hybris
10 77 (2.44%) Citrix
11 76 (2.40%) EMC
12 63 (1.99%) NetApp
13 47 (1.49%) F5
14 45 (1.42%) Adobe
14 45 (1.42%) Nintex
15 39 (1.23%) Juniper
16 36 (1.14%) Dell
17 34 (1.08%) Informatica
17 34 (1.08%) Palo Alto
18 31 (0.98%) Splunk