Period
to 25 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 181 178 198
Rank change year-on-year -3 +20 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2,359 2,905 3,063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 1.93% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 2.01% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,680 2,033 2,318
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £54,925
90th Percentile £110,000 £97,500 £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 117,904 144,261 167,842
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 95.95% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,501 115,552 137,876
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 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 +1 2,131 £75,000 - 385
UK excluding London +16 1,208 £70,000 - 274
London -23 963 £85,000 +3.03% 138
South East +77 392 £75,000 +1.35% 75
North of England +63 319 £67,500 -3.57% 81
Midlands -35 186 £70,000 -3.45% 44
North West +71 174 £70,000 - 46
South West +4 145 £67,000 +1.52% 21
West Midlands -43 142 £70,000 -5.08% 24
East of England +44 114 £80,000 +6.67% 26
Yorkshire +26 105 £66,250 +2.71% 28
Scotland -40 52 £68,500 -2.14% 16
East Midlands +19 42 £75,000 +7.14% 20
North East +24 40 £60,000 -14.29% 7
Wales -6 12 £57,500 +4.55% 9

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 838 (35.52%) Azure
2 784 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
3 561 (23.78%) Finance
4 554 (23.48%) AWS
5 553 (23.44%) Microsoft
6 414 (17.55%) Presales
7 376 (15.94%) Java
8 354 (15.01%) .NET
9 348 (14.75%) TOGAF
10 322 (13.65%) Enterprise Architecture
11 311 (13.18%) Microservices
12 305 (12.93%) DevOps
13 287 (12.17%) Migration
14 241 (10.22%) IT Strategy
15 231 (9.79%) Oracle
16 229 (9.71%) CRM
16 229 (9.71%) Degree
16 229 (9.71%) PaaS
17 223 (9.45%) Technical Leadership
18 219 (9.28%) Analytics
19 217 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
20 213 (9.03%) SaaS
21 205 (8.69%) Mentoring
21 205 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
22 203 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
23 200 (8.48%) SQL
24 193 (8.18%) SQL Server
25 192 (8.14%) Salesforce.com
25 192 (8.14%) Retail
26 191 (8.10%) Technology Roadmap

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
1 134 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 75 (3.18%) CMS
3 55 (2.33%) Confluence
4 54 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
5 52 (2.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 46 (1.95%) Skype for Business
7 38 (1.61%) Apache Spark
8 28 (1.19%) Apache Solr
9 27 (1.14%) WebSphere
10 25 (1.06%) MS Exchange
11 23 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 19 (0.81%) Apache
12 19 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (0.68%) Red Hat Fuse
14 13 (0.55%) Drupal
15 10 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
15 10 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (0.34%) Apache Pig
16 8 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 45 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.42%) Chatbot
4 8 (0.34%) ProjectWise
5 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.085%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 88 (3.73%) Dynamics AX
2 71 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 32 (1.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 26 (1.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 21 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
6 20 (0.85%) SAP SCM
7 16 (0.68%) Markit EDM
8 15 (0.64%) Magento
9 14 (0.59%) SAP ERP
10 13 (0.55%) SDL Web 8
10 13 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 12 (0.51%) Primavera
11 12 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
12 10 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
13 8 (0.34%) SAP Business ByDesign
14 7 (0.30%) SAP MM
14 7 (0.30%) SAP PM
14 7 (0.30%) SAP PP
15 6 (0.25%) NetSuite
15 6 (0.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 838 (35.52%) Azure
2 554 (23.48%) AWS
3 229 (9.71%) PaaS
4 213 (9.03%) SaaS
5 170 (7.21%) IaaS
6 163 (6.91%) GCP
7 145 (6.15%) Office 365
8 121 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
9 87 (3.69%) Serverless
10 69 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
11 60 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
12 50 (2.12%) Power Platform
13 43 (1.82%) Amazon S3
14 41 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
14 41 (1.74%) OpenShift
15 33 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
16 27 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
17 26 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
18 22 (0.93%) Amazon ECS
19 17 (0.72%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.33%) WAN
2 51 (2.16%) Skype
3 40 (1.70%) Firewall
3 40 (1.70%) LAN
4 34 (1.44%) Internet
5 32 (1.36%) DNS
5 32 (1.36%) MPLS
5 32 (1.36%) Unified Communications
6 29 (1.23%) SAN
7 23 (0.97%) Network Security
8 22 (0.93%) HTTP
9 21 (0.89%) Wireless
10 15 (0.64%) VPN
11 14 (0.59%) DHCP
12 12 (0.51%) WebEx
12 12 (0.51%) WLAN
13 10 (0.42%) BGP
13 10 (0.42%) NAS
13 10 (0.42%) NetScaler
13 10 (0.42%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 126 (5.34%) Big Data
3 102 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 58 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 48 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
7 46 (1.95%) Data Lake
7 46 (1.95%) Power BI
8 42 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
8 42 (1.78%) Hadoop
9 30 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
11 28 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 28 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
11 28 (1.19%) MongoDB
11 28 (1.19%) MySQL
12 26 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 26 (1.10%) Cosmos DB
12 26 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (1.06%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 78 (3.31%) JIRA
2 48 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 35 (1.48%) Jenkins
4 30 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (1.10%) Artifactory
6 19 (0.81%) Bitbucket
7 15 (0.64%) LSMW
8 14 (0.59%) Grunt
8 14 (0.59%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (0.38%) gulp
11 8 (0.34%) kappa
11 8 (0.34%) webpack
12 7 (0.30%) Jasmine
12 7 (0.30%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.25%) Selenium
13 6 (0.25%) SpecFlow
13 6 (0.25%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.21%) Liquibase
General
1 561 (23.78%) Finance
2 192 (8.14%) Retail
3 119 (5.04%) Banking
4 82 (3.48%) Marketing
5 66 (2.80%) Manufacturing
6 59 (2.50%) Public Sector
7 52 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 47 (1.99%) Front Office
9 38 (1.61%) Legal
10 16 (0.68%) Publishing
11 15 (0.64%) Advertising
12 14 (0.59%) Law
13 12 (0.51%) Back Office
14 11 (0.47%) Automotive
14 11 (0.47%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.47%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.42%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.30%) Housing Association
17 7 (0.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (15.01%) .NET
2 164 (6.95%) Web Services
3 99 (4.20%) Middleware
4 83 (3.52%) HTML
5 81 (3.43%) AngularJS
6 79 (3.35%) Node.js
6 79 (3.35%) REST
7 72 (3.05%) J2EE
8 70 (2.97%) React
9 48 (2.03%) ASP.NET
10 46 (1.95%) SOAP
11 44 (1.87%) Kafka
11 44 (1.87%) RESTful
12 41 (1.74%) Spring
13 38 (1.61%) XML
14 34 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
15 30 (1.27%) CSS
16 29 (1.23%) XSLT
17 28 (1.19%) JSON
18 25 (1.06%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 203 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (6.87%) Public Cloud
3 142 (6.02%) Hybrid Cloud
4 135 (5.72%) Data Centre
5 84 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
6 78 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
7 74 (3.14%) Cloud Native
8 72 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
9 66 (2.80%) Mobile App
10 62 (2.63%) Virtual Team
11 61 (2.59%) User Experience
12 55 (2.33%) Management Information System
13 46 (1.95%) Blog
14 40 (1.70%) Fixed Income
15 37 (1.57%) Hedge funds
16 29 (1.23%) Equities
17 26 (1.10%) Private Cloud
18 24 (1.02%) Derivative
19 21 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
20 19 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 155 (6.57%) Windows
2 84 (3.56%) Linux
3 56 (2.37%) Windows Server
4 41 (1.74%) Windows 10
5 16 (0.68%) Unix
6 15 (0.64%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.30%) AIX
8 7 (0.30%) Android
8 7 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.21%) zOS
10 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.042%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.042%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 784 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (17.55%) Presales
3 348 (14.75%) TOGAF
4 322 (13.65%) Enterprise Architecture
5 311 (13.18%) Microservices
6 305 (12.93%) DevOps
7 287 (12.17%) Migration
8 241 (10.22%) IT Strategy
9 229 (9.71%) CRM
10 223 (9.45%) Technical Leadership
11 219 (9.28%) Analytics
12 217 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
13 205 (8.69%) Mentoring
13 205 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 191 (8.10%) Technology Roadmap
15 181 (7.67%) Technical Architecture
16 179 (7.59%) Project Delivery
17 173 (7.33%) SOA
18 160 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
19 147 (6.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 376 (15.94%) Java
2 200 (8.48%) SQL
3 166 (7.04%) C#
4 144 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 104 (4.41%) Python
6 81 (3.43%) C++
7 50 (2.12%) C
8 39 (1.65%) PowerShell
9 34 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 26 (1.10%) R
11 20 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 18 (0.76%) ABAP
13 16 (0.68%) Scala
14 11 (0.47%) Apex Code
15 9 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (0.38%) PHP
16 8 (0.34%) RPG
17 6 (0.25%) Java 8
18 5 (0.21%) TypeScript
19 4 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 229 (9.71%) Degree
2 106 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 78 (3.31%) SC Cleared
3 78 (3.31%) TOGAF Certification
4 56 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 54 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 37 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (1.53%) AWS Certification
9 30 (1.27%) MCSE
10 28 (1.19%) CCIE
11 18 (0.76%) MCSA
12 13 (0.55%) Master's Degree
13 12 (0.51%) CCDP
13 12 (0.51%) MBA
13 12 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (0.38%) CISSP
14 9 (0.38%) MCITP
15 8 (0.34%) CISA
15 8 (0.34%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.01%) QA
2 26 (1.10%) SLA
3 24 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.68%) GDPR
5 13 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.51%) COBIT
6 12 (0.51%) PMO
7 8 (0.34%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.30%) HMG Infosec
8 7 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (0.30%) SEPA
9 6 (0.25%) GAMP
9 6 (0.25%) ISO 20022
9 6 (0.25%) PSD2
10 3 (0.13%) EMIR
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.085%) MiFID
11 2 (0.085%) NIST
11 2 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 71 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (2.92%) Docker
4 21 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (0.38%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.30%) vSphere
11 5 (0.21%) Firmware
11 5 (0.21%) RACF
11 5 (0.21%) XenApp
11 5 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.085%) iptables
13 2 (0.085%) Varnish
14 1 (0.042%) KVM
Systems Management
1 76 (3.22%) Kubernetes
2 54 (2.29%) SCCM
3 36 (1.53%) Puppet
4 35 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
5 32 (1.36%) Ansible
6 24 (1.02%) Terraform
7 13 (0.55%) Salt
8 10 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.25%) Packer
10 6 (0.25%) vRealize
11 3 (0.13%) Grafana
11 3 (0.13%) Kibana
11 3 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.13%) Nagios
11 3 (0.13%) SCOM
11 3 (0.13%) TIBCO Hawk
11 3 (0.13%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 2 (0.085%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.042%) Mesos
Vendors
1 553 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 231 (9.79%) Oracle
3 192 (8.14%) Salesforce.com
4 189 (8.01%) SAP
5 125 (5.30%) Google
6 111 (4.71%) VMware
7 102 (4.32%) Cisco
8 70 (2.97%) IBM
9 65 (2.76%) Adobe
10 48 (2.03%) Citrix
11 34 (1.44%) WorldPay
12 32 (1.36%) Juniper
13 28 (1.19%) MuleSoft
14 26 (1.10%) hybris
15 23 (0.97%) Atlassian
15 23 (0.97%) Sitecore
16 20 (0.85%) FIS
16 20 (0.85%) Red Hat
17 18 (0.76%) Charles River
17 18 (0.76%) EMC