Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 171 178
Rank change year-on-year -35 +7 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2982 3848 4082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 2.02% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 2.10% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2200 2894 3266
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
10th Percentile £52,000 £52,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -36 2810 £72,500 +3.57% 190
London -33 1454 £80,000 +3.23% 87
UK excluding London -51 1392 £67,500 +3.85% 103
South East -48 427 £70,000 +3.70% 32
North of England -16 342 £65,000 - 30
Midlands -24 277 £67,500 +12.50% 17
West Midlands -6 209 £65,000 +8.33% 14
East of England -64 171 £70,000 +3.70% 13
North West +11 165 £65,000 -3.70% 15
Yorkshire -11 165 £65,000 - 13
South West -40 107 £65,000 - 7
East Midlands -43 67 £74,500 +19.20% 2
Scotland -79 60 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Wales +18 16 £54,000 -5.26% 1
North East -7 12 £75,000 +36.36% 2
Northern Ireland -24 2 £70,000 +55.56% 1
Isle of Man - 2 £80,000 -

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 877 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 838 (28.10%) Finance
3 719 (24.11%) TOGAF
4 616 (20.66%) Java
5 543 (18.21%) Microsoft
6 519 (17.40%) Presales
7 427 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 425 (14.25%) .NET
9 413 (13.85%) Oracle
10 406 (13.62%) SOA
11 401 (13.45%) SAP
12 394 (13.21%) Degree
13 391 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
14 357 (11.97%) Project Management
15 354 (11.87%) Enterprise Architecture
16 334 (11.20%) SQL
17 330 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
18 306 (10.26%) Retail
19 295 (9.89%) Banking
20 284 (9.52%) JavaScript
21 281 (9.42%) SaaS
22 278 (9.32%) CRM
23 277 (9.29%) SDLC
24 275 (9.22%) DevOps
25 273 (9.15%) Web Services
26 250 (8.38%) Microservices
27 249 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
28 233 (7.81%) IT Strategy
29 232 (7.78%) Windows
30 230 (7.71%) Enterprise Software

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
1 107 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 73 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 59 (1.98%) WebSphere
4 54 (1.81%) CMS
5 49 (1.64%) Apache
6 46 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
7 45 (1.51%) SAS
8 42 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 39 (1.31%) IIS
10 38 (1.27%) JBoss
11 23 (0.77%) MS Exchange
12 22 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 19 (0.64%) Apache Spark
13 19 (0.64%) OpenStack
14 15 (0.50%) Drupal
15 14 (0.47%) Anypoint
15 14 (0.47%) Liferay
16 11 (0.37%) Apache Pig
16 11 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 16 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 96 (3.22%) SAP S/4HANA
2 80 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 43 (1.44%) SAP FI
4 42 (1.41%) SAP Hybris
5 40 (1.34%) SAP CO
5 40 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 31 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
7 29 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
8 23 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
8 23 (0.77%) SAP ERP
8 23 (0.77%) SAP SCM
9 19 (0.64%) SAP MM
10 17 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
11 16 (0.54%) SAP Retail
12 15 (0.50%) SAP HR
13 14 (0.47%) SAP HCM
13 14 (0.47%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
14 13 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
14 13 (0.44%) Workday HCM
15 12 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 427 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 391 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
3 281 (9.42%) SaaS
4 166 (5.57%) PaaS
5 148 (4.96%) IaaS
6 108 (3.62%) Office 365
7 67 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
8 61 (2.05%) SuccessFactors
9 43 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 33 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 31 (1.04%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 28 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
13 24 (0.80%) Force.com
13 24 (0.80%) iPaaS
14 20 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 19 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
15 19 (0.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 16 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
17 13 (0.44%) OneDrive
17 13 (0.44%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 115 (3.86%) WAN
2 93 (3.12%) Internet
3 84 (2.82%) LAN
4 68 (2.28%) Firewall
5 53 (1.78%) Wireless
6 44 (1.48%) MPLS
7 40 (1.34%) VPN
8 37 (1.24%) Unified Communications
9 30 (1.01%) DNS
10 29 (0.97%) HTTP
10 29 (0.97%) Network Security
11 27 (0.91%) SSL
12 24 (0.80%) Software-Defined Networking
13 17 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
13 17 (0.57%) SMTP
14 16 (0.54%) BGP
15 15 (0.50%) TCP/IP
16 14 (0.47%) DHCP
16 14 (0.47%) OSPF
16 14 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 194 (6.51%) Big Data
3 120 (4.02%) NoSQL
4 103 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 69 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 68 (2.28%) Oracle Database
7 61 (2.05%) Hadoop
7 61 (2.05%) MongoDB
8 57 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 53 (1.78%) SAP HANA
10 41 (1.37%) MySQL
11 38 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 32 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
13 31 (1.04%) SAP BW
14 29 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 26 (0.87%) RDBMS
16 25 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
17 24 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
18 23 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
19 20 (0.67%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 65 (2.18%) Jenkins
2 41 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 38 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 22 (0.74%) TeamCity
5 21 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (0.37%) JIRA
10 10 (0.34%) Selenium
11 8 (0.27%) ERwin
11 8 (0.27%) Hudson
11 8 (0.27%) webpack
12 7 (0.23%) git-flow
12 7 (0.23%) Maven
13 6 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.20%) Subversion
14 5 (0.17%) Vagrant
15 4 (0.13%) Ant
15 4 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 838 (28.10%) Finance
2 306 (10.26%) Retail
3 295 (9.89%) Banking
4 136 (4.56%) Manufacturing
5 108 (3.62%) Marketing
6 89 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 84 (2.82%) Retail Banking
8 81 (2.72%) Investment Banking
9 57 (1.91%) Advertising
10 52 (1.74%) Front Office
11 51 (1.71%) Publishing
12 45 (1.51%) Legal
13 33 (1.11%) German Language
14 30 (1.01%) Back Office
14 30 (1.01%) Law
15 24 (0.80%) Electronics
16 22 (0.74%) Games
17 19 (0.64%) Billing
18 18 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 425 (14.25%) .NET
2 273 (9.15%) Web Services
3 155 (5.20%) HTML
3 155 (5.20%) REST
4 139 (4.66%) SOAP
5 137 (4.59%) CSS
6 131 (4.39%) XML
7 102 (3.42%) Middleware
8 97 (3.25%) J2EE
9 84 (2.82%) Node.js
9 84 (2.82%) RESTful
10 73 (2.45%) Spring
11 63 (2.11%) HTML5
12 62 (2.08%) JSON
13 49 (1.64%) JMS
14 47 (1.58%) AngularJS
15 44 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
16 43 (1.44%) WCF
17 35 (1.17%) .NET Framework
18 34 (1.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 249 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
2 230 (7.71%) Enterprise Software
3 218 (7.31%) Computer Science
4 180 (6.04%) Management Information System
5 129 (4.33%) Data Centre
6 74 (2.48%) Public Cloud
7 70 (2.35%) User Experience
8 61 (2.05%) Fintech
8 61 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
8 61 (2.05%) Mobile App
9 59 (1.98%) Algorithms
10 58 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
11 41 (1.37%) Virtual Team
12 38 (1.27%) Private Cloud
13 36 (1.21%) Clustering
14 31 (1.04%) FMCG
15 28 (0.94%) DataPower
16 27 (0.91%) Client/Server
17 24 (0.80%) Taxonomies
18 23 (0.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 232 (7.78%) Windows
2 177 (5.94%) Linux
3 127 (4.26%) Unix
4 63 (2.11%) Android
5 61 (2.05%) Windows Server
6 56 (1.88%) Apple iOS
7 30 (1.01%) Windows 10
8 18 (0.60%) Solaris
9 17 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.23%) AIX
14 7 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.20%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 877 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 719 (24.11%) TOGAF
3 519 (17.40%) Presales
4 406 (13.62%) SOA
5 357 (11.97%) Project Management
6 354 (11.87%) Enterprise Architecture
7 330 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 278 (9.32%) CRM
9 277 (9.29%) SDLC
10 275 (9.22%) DevOps
11 250 (8.38%) Microservices
12 233 (7.81%) IT Strategy
13 213 (7.14%) UML
14 211 (7.08%) Migration
15 185 (6.20%) E-Commerce
16 184 (6.17%) Analytics
16 184 (6.17%) ERP
17 183 (6.14%) ITIL
18 179 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
18 179 (6.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 616 (20.66%) Java
2 334 (11.20%) SQL
3 284 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 191 (6.41%) C#
5 82 (2.75%) Perl
6 69 (2.31%) Python
7 54 (1.81%) PowerShell
8 46 (1.54%) C
9 44 (1.48%) PHP
10 34 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 30 (1.01%) Apex Code
11 30 (1.01%) Scala
12 29 (0.97%) C++
13 27 (0.91%) T-SQL
14 24 (0.80%) VB.NET
15 19 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 19 (0.64%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.60%) Go
16 18 (0.60%) Ruby
17 15 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 394 (13.21%) Degree
2 113 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 82 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 76 (2.55%) Master's Degree
5 74 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 64 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 51 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 47 (1.58%) CCNP
9 39 (1.31%) MCSE
10 38 (1.27%) DV Cleared
11 30 (1.01%) CCIE
12 29 (0.97%) MBA
13 24 (0.80%) CISSP
14 19 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (0.64%) PMI Certification
15 18 (0.60%) AWS Certification
16 17 (0.57%) CEH
17 16 (0.54%) CCNA
17 16 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 14 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (5.16%) QA
2 32 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 28 (0.94%) GDPR
5 21 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.50%) GCP
7 14 (0.47%) COBIT
8 9 (0.30%) PMO
9 8 (0.27%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.20%) GAAP
11 6 (0.20%) GPG13
11 6 (0.20%) PSD2
12 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.17%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.10%) SEPA
15 2 (0.067%) MiFID
15 2 (0.067%) SLA
16 1 (0.034%) HL7
System Software
1 121 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 100 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (2.82%) Docker
4 32 (1.07%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.30%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (0.27%) OpenAM
7 8 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.20%) vSphere
9 6 (0.20%) XenApp
10 4 (0.13%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.13%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.10%) HDFS
12 2 (0.067%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.067%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 67 (2.25%) Puppet
2 53 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (1.74%) Ansible
4 37 (1.24%) Kubernetes
5 26 (0.87%) SCCM
6 15 (0.50%) Terraform
7 11 (0.37%) Mesos
8 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 8 (0.27%) rkt
9 8 (0.27%) SCOM
9 8 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.23%) MOM
11 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.20%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.17%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.17%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 543 (18.21%) Microsoft
2 413 (13.85%) Oracle
3 401 (13.45%) SAP
4 160 (5.37%) VMware
5 136 (4.56%) Cisco
6 133 (4.46%) IBM
7 121 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
8 84 (2.82%) Google
9 80 (2.68%) hybris
10 66 (2.21%) Citrix
11 52 (1.74%) TIBCO
12 50 (1.68%) HP
12 50 (1.68%) Murex
13 43 (1.44%) NetApp
14 41 (1.37%) Siebel
15 39 (1.31%) Informatica
16 37 (1.24%) Workday
17 34 (1.14%) EMC
18 32 (1.07%) Adobe
18 32 (1.07%) webMethods