Period
to 21 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 184 185
Rank change year-on-year -24 +1 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2987 3761 4057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.91% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.98% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2192 2851 3159
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
10th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £50,000
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% - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 168775 190147 210577
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136047 159941 173454
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -28 2787 £72,500 +3.57% 154
London -23 1458 £80,000 +3.23% 69
UK excluding London -39 1382 £67,500 +3.85% 94
South East -53 336 £70,000 +3.70% 25
North of England -6 335 £67,500 +3.85% 35
Midlands -20 293 £65,000 +5.69% 14
West Midlands -8 213 £62,500 - 10
East of England -18 188 £67,500 -3.57% 4
Yorkshire +14 177 £67,500 +3.85% 12
North West -4 155 £70,000 +6.87% 20
South West -20 138 £65,000 - 6
East Midlands -29 79 £70,000 +13.82% 3
Scotland -60 64 £65,000 +8.33% 5
Wales +17 31 £53,250 -6.58% 4
North East +1 3 £60,000 +8.99% 3
Northern Ireland -13 3 £70,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 2 £80,000 -

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 853 (28.56%) Agile Software Development
2 818 (27.39%) Finance
3 789 (26.41%) TOGAF
4 637 (21.33%) Java
5 558 (18.68%) Presales
6 507 (16.97%) Microsoft
7 463 (15.50%) SOA
8 444 (14.86%) Oracle
9 410 (13.73%) Retail
10 397 (13.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 393 (13.16%) .NET
12 384 (12.86%) SAP
13 378 (12.65%) Amazon AWS
13 378 (12.65%) Enterprise Architecture
14 350 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 347 (11.62%) Degree
16 342 (11.45%) SQL
17 301 (10.08%) Banking
18 295 (9.88%) Project Management
19 279 (9.34%) JavaScript
20 277 (9.27%) SaaS
21 272 (9.11%) CRM
22 263 (8.80%) SQL Server
23 248 (8.30%) Enterprise Software
23 248 (8.30%) IT Strategy
24 242 (8.10%) Web Services
25 236 (7.90%) E-Commerce
26 230 (7.70%) UML
27 229 (7.67%) SDLC
28 228 (7.63%) Analytical Skills

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
1 126 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 106 (3.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 63 (2.11%) WebSphere
4 61 (2.04%) CMS
5 55 (1.84%) JBoss
6 44 (1.47%) Apache
7 39 (1.31%) Tomcat
8 37 (1.24%) IIS
8 37 (1.24%) SAS
9 33 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 25 (0.84%) MS Exchange
11 24 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
12 22 (0.74%) NetWeaver
12 22 (0.74%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.64%) Apache Spark
14 17 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 14 (0.47%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
17 10 (0.33%) FileNet
Applications
1 38 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 30 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
5 24 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 66 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 42 (1.41%) SAP Hybris
4 31 (1.04%) Eloqua
4 31 (1.04%) Oracle Retail
4 31 (1.04%) SAP FI
5 30 (1.00%) SAP CRM
6 29 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
7 28 (0.94%) SAP CO
7 28 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
8 26 (0.87%) SAP ERP
9 25 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
10 22 (0.74%) SAP Retail
11 21 (0.70%) Adobe Campaign
11 21 (0.70%) SAP HCM
12 18 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
13 17 (0.57%) SAP HR
14 16 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
15 15 (0.50%) SAP SCM
16 14 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 397 (13.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 378 (12.65%) Amazon AWS
3 277 (9.27%) SaaS
4 160 (5.36%) PaaS
5 133 (4.45%) IaaS
6 106 (3.55%) Office 365
7 66 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
7 66 (2.21%) SuccessFactors
8 35 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
10 29 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
11 24 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (0.77%) Force.com
13 22 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
13 22 (0.74%) iPaaS
14 20 (0.67%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 18 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 18 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 11 (0.37%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 110 (3.68%) WAN
2 75 (2.51%) LAN
3 72 (2.41%) Internet
4 56 (1.87%) DNS
5 52 (1.74%) Firewall
6 40 (1.34%) Wireless
7 37 (1.24%) MPLS
8 35 (1.17%) DHCP
9 34 (1.14%) SAN
10 30 (1.00%) SSL
11 29 (0.97%) HTTP
11 29 (0.97%) TCP/IP
12 24 (0.80%) Network Security
12 24 (0.80%) VPN
13 23 (0.77%) LDAP
14 21 (0.70%) DMZ
14 21 (0.70%) Unified Communications
15 18 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
16 17 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
17 15 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 196 (6.56%) Big Data
3 98 (3.28%) NoSQL
4 96 (3.21%) Relational Database
5 95 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
6 65 (2.18%) Hadoop
7 61 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 60 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 59 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 58 (1.94%) MongoDB
11 57 (1.91%) MySQL
12 55 (1.84%) SAP HANA
13 49 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
14 48 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 42 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 34 (1.14%) SAP BW
17 31 (1.04%) Power BI
18 29 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
19 28 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
20 20 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (1.17%) Jenkins
2 28 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 20 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (0.54%) TeamCity
5 14 (0.47%) JIRA
6 12 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.27%) MSI
8 8 (0.27%) NetBeans
9 7 (0.23%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.23%) Gradle
9 7 (0.23%) Rational Rose
9 7 (0.23%) webpack
10 6 (0.20%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.13%) Ant
11 4 (0.13%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.13%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.10%) Vagrant
General
1 818 (27.39%) Finance
2 410 (13.73%) Retail
3 301 (10.08%) Banking
4 151 (5.06%) Marketing
5 85 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 66 (2.21%) Retail Banking
7 63 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 57 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 50 (1.67%) Advertising
10 46 (1.54%) Legal
11 36 (1.21%) Publishing
12 32 (1.07%) Front Office
13 30 (1.00%) Back Office
14 29 (0.97%) Games
15 28 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.80%) Law
17 21 (0.70%) Electronics
17 21 (0.70%) Financial Institution
18 19 (0.64%) German Language
19 14 (0.47%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (13.16%) .NET
2 242 (8.10%) Web Services
3 166 (5.56%) HTML
4 159 (5.32%) XML
5 158 (5.29%) CSS
6 116 (3.88%) Middleware
7 111 (3.72%) REST
8 96 (3.21%) J2EE
9 88 (2.95%) SOAP
10 85 (2.85%) Node.js
11 63 (2.11%) JSON
12 61 (2.04%) Spring
13 59 (1.98%) AngularJS
14 52 (1.74%) Java EE
14 52 (1.74%) RESTful
15 50 (1.67%) JMS
16 45 (1.51%) HTML5
17 44 (1.47%) React
18 42 (1.41%) JDBC
19 36 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 248 (8.30%) Enterprise Software
2 228 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 172 (5.76%) Management Information System
4 153 (5.12%) Computer Science
5 142 (4.75%) Data Centre
6 81 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
7 64 (2.14%) Mobile App
8 61 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 58 (1.94%) Public Cloud
10 56 (1.87%) Fintech
11 50 (1.67%) Algorithms
11 50 (1.67%) User Experience
12 37 (1.24%) N-Tier
13 33 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 32 (1.07%) Virtual Team
15 28 (0.94%) Clustering
15 28 (0.94%) Replication
16 26 (0.87%) Private Cloud
17 21 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 21 (0.70%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 219 (7.33%) Windows
2 155 (5.19%) Linux
3 65 (2.18%) Android
4 62 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 60 (2.01%) Unix
6 55 (1.84%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (0.60%) Windows Phone
9 18 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (0.44%) CentOS
11 11 (0.37%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
12 10 (0.33%) Solaris
12 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.27%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.20%) AIX
15 3 (0.10%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.067%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 853 (28.56%) Agile Software Development
2 789 (26.41%) TOGAF
3 558 (18.68%) Presales
4 463 (15.50%) SOA
5 378 (12.65%) Enterprise Architecture
6 350 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 295 (9.88%) Project Management
8 272 (9.11%) CRM
9 248 (8.30%) IT Strategy
10 236 (7.90%) E-Commerce
11 230 (7.70%) UML
12 229 (7.67%) SDLC
13 207 (6.93%) Zachman Framework
14 205 (6.86%) ITIL
15 193 (6.46%) ERP
15 193 (6.46%) Migration
16 188 (6.29%) Microservices
17 175 (5.86%) DevOps
18 174 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
19 165 (5.52%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 637 (21.33%) Java
2 342 (11.45%) SQL
3 279 (9.34%) JavaScript
4 178 (5.96%) C#
5 74 (2.48%) Python
6 52 (1.74%) Perl
7 51 (1.71%) PowerShell
8 47 (1.57%) C
9 45 (1.51%) PHP
10 30 (1.00%) C++
11 26 (0.87%) PL/SQL
12 24 (0.80%) Scala
13 19 (0.64%) VB.NET
14 18 (0.60%) Apex Code
14 18 (0.60%) Objective-C
15 17 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 17 (0.57%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.47%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.47%) VBScript
17 13 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 347 (11.62%) Degree
2 87 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 82 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 73 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (2.14%) SC Cleared
6 53 (1.77%) Master's Degree
7 46 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 41 (1.37%) CCNP
9 31 (1.04%) DV Cleared
10 30 (1.00%) CCIE
10 30 (1.00%) CISSP
11 29 (0.97%) ISEB
12 27 (0.90%) MCSE
13 24 (0.80%) CISM
14 23 (0.77%) MBA
15 15 (0.50%) CISA
15 15 (0.50%) PMI Certification
16 14 (0.47%) CCNA
16 14 (0.47%) CEH
17 13 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (4.45%) QA
2 60 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 25 (0.84%) COBIT
6 19 (0.64%) GDPR
7 17 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.27%) GCP
9 8 (0.27%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.20%) GAAP
11 6 (0.20%) PMO
11 6 (0.20%) SEPA
12 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.13%) GxP
14 3 (0.10%) SLA
15 2 (0.067%) NIST 800
16 1 (0.033%) EMIR
16 1 (0.033%) GPG13
System Software
1 107 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 77 (2.58%) Docker
4 21 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.37%) XenApp
8 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.27%) DFS Replication
10 7 (0.23%) Apache Flume
10 7 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.20%) vSphere
12 4 (0.13%) NFS
13 3 (0.10%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.10%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.10%) XenServer
14 2 (0.067%) etcd
14 2 (0.067%) flannel
14 2 (0.067%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 67 (2.24%) Puppet
2 46 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (0.94%) Ansible
4 19 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 18 (0.60%) SCCM
6 17 (0.57%) Kubernetes
6 17 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (0.50%) vCenter Server
8 11 (0.37%) SCVMM
9 8 (0.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.27%) SCOM
10 6 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.20%) MOM
10 6 (0.20%) WSUS
11 5 (0.17%) Nagios
11 5 (0.17%) Terraform
12 4 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 507 (16.97%) Microsoft
2 444 (14.86%) Oracle
3 384 (12.86%) SAP
4 165 (5.52%) VMware
5 145 (4.85%) IBM
6 108 (3.62%) Cisco
7 102 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
8 88 (2.95%) hybris
9 81 (2.71%) Cognizant
10 54 (1.81%) Adobe
11 53 (1.77%) HP
12 48 (1.61%) Citrix
13 45 (1.51%) TIBCO
14 41 (1.37%) Google
14 41 (1.37%) NetApp
15 40 (1.34%) Informatica
15 40 (1.34%) Juniper
16 38 (1.27%) Murex
17 36 (1.21%) EMC
18 34 (1.14%) Siebel