Period
to

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 196 185 186
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3,277 1,694 1,741
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 1.84% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.99% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,594 1,319 1,261
10th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £58,750
25th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
75th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £107,500 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.71% +0.71%

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 151,982 85,295 87,912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.53% 92.50% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82,544 65,076 71,375
10th Percentile £32,456 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -8 2,763 £85,000 +9.68% 431
UK excluding London +44 1,565 £75,000 +7.14% 232
Work from Home -18 1,443 £82,500 +10.00% 160
London -44 1,350 £92,500 +8.82% 215
South East +20 458 £75,000 +7.14% 74
North of England +51 417 £75,000 +7.14% 50
Midlands +24 261 £77,500 +7.64% 38
North West +26 232 £77,500 +10.71% 33
West Midlands +35 213 £77,500 +7.64% 27
Scotland +42 180 £78,750 +12.50% 20
South West +25 163 £70,000 - 28
Yorkshire +45 159 £75,000 +11.11% 13
East of England -61 92 £77,500 +3.33% 18
East Midlands -24 48 £75,000 +1.69% 11
North East +1 28 £52,625 -10.04% 4
Wales -34 25 £70,000 +16.67%
Northern Ireland -10 5 £65,000 -27.37% 4

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, Solutions Architect job roles required the following 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 1,193 (36.41%) Agile
2 1,099 (33.54%) Azure
3 966 (29.48%) Finance
4 912 (27.83%) Social Skills
5 907 (27.68%) AWS
6 812 (24.78%) Microsoft
7 678 (20.69%) TOGAF
8 630 (19.22%) Microservices
9 615 (18.77%) DevOps
10 507 (15.47%) Cybersecurity
11 486 (14.83%) Degree
12 478 (14.59%) Presales
13 441 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
14 430 (13.12%) IT Strategy
15 426 (13.00%) Analytics
16 387 (11.81%) SaaS
17 385 (11.75%) Computer Science
18 380 (11.60%) Data Centre
19 376 (11.47%) Java
20 338 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
21 333 (10.16%) Artificial Intelligence
21 333 (10.16%) Security Cleared
22 316 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
23 314 (9.58%) CRM
23 314 (9.58%) Project Delivery
24 312 (9.52%) Software Engineering
25 301 (9.19%) SC Cleared
26 300 (9.15%) Coaching
26 300 (9.15%) .NET
27 295 (9.00%) Technical Leadership

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 88 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 86 (2.62%) CMS
3 44 (1.34%) Confluence
4 41 (1.25%) Apache
5 37 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 36 (1.10%) Headless CMS
6 36 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 34 (1.04%) Apache Spark
8 28 (0.85%) SAS
9 25 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
10 24 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
11 21 (0.64%) Apache Solr
11 21 (0.64%) Mule
12 14 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
13 11 (0.34%) Drupal
14 10 (0.31%) Kentico
15 9 (0.27%) SAP EP
16 8 (0.24%) EPiServer
17 7 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.031%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 52 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 39 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.55%) SAP ERP
4 15 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
6 13 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
7 12 (0.37%) SAP SCM
8 11 (0.34%) SAP APO
8 11 (0.34%) SAP CRM
9 9 (0.27%) SAP MDG
10 8 (0.24%) Magento
10 8 (0.24%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.24%) SAP IBP
10 8 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
11 6 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 5 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
13 4 (0.12%) Postilion
14 3 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
14 3 (0.092%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,099 (33.54%) Azure
2 907 (27.68%) AWS
3 387 (11.81%) SaaS
4 260 (7.93%) PaaS
5 257 (7.84%) IaaS
6 210 (6.41%) Microsoft 365
7 200 (6.10%) GCP
8 193 (5.89%) Power Platform
9 179 (5.46%) Serverless
10 174 (5.31%) Cloud Computing
11 77 (2.35%) Azure Machine Learning
12 74 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
12 74 (2.26%) OpenShift
13 73 (2.23%) Azure Data Factory
14 72 (2.20%) Azure Logic Apps
15 66 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
16 61 (1.86%) Azure Service Bus
17 55 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
18 47 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
19 46 (1.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 65 (1.98%) Firewall
2 60 (1.83%) Network Security
3 53 (1.62%) Internet
3 53 (1.62%) WAN
4 48 (1.46%) LAN
5 33 (1.01%) HTTP
6 29 (0.88%) Wireless
7 28 (0.85%) Broadband
8 26 (0.79%) ATM
8 26 (0.79%) VPN
9 25 (0.76%) DNS
10 24 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (0.67%) FTP
12 21 (0.64%) DMZ
12 21 (0.64%) Extranet
12 21 (0.64%) SSH
13 19 (0.58%) SD-WAN
14 17 (0.52%) 5G
15 14 (0.43%) OSPF
16 13 (0.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (8.36%) Big Data
2 154 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
3 152 (4.64%) SQL Server
4 148 (4.52%) NoSQL
5 108 (3.30%) Data Lake
6 57 (1.74%) Power BI
7 47 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 45 (1.37%) Relational Database
9 39 (1.19%) MongoDB
10 35 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
11 33 (1.01%) MySQL
12 32 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
13 31 (0.95%) Metadata
14 28 (0.85%) Hadoop
15 23 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 22 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
16 22 (0.67%) RDBMS
16 22 (0.67%) Tableau
17 21 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 19 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 64 (1.95%) JIRA
2 48 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 44 (1.34%) Jenkins
4 43 (1.31%) GitLab
5 15 (0.46%) Jaeger
6 14 (0.43%) JUnit
7 11 (0.34%) ERwin
7 11 (0.34%) TestNG
8 9 (0.27%) Maven
8 9 (0.27%) Postman
9 8 (0.24%) CircleCI
10 6 (0.18%) Spinnaker
10 6 (0.18%) Visual Studio Code
11 5 (0.15%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.12%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.12%) Selenium
13 3 (0.092%) Ant
13 3 (0.092%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.061%) Cypress.io
14 2 (0.061%) TeamCity
General
1 966 (29.48%) Finance
2 912 (27.83%) Social Skills
3 260 (7.93%) Banking
4 257 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
5 246 (7.51%) Public Sector
6 224 (6.84%) Retail
7 187 (5.71%) Marketing
8 180 (5.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 128 (3.91%) Presentation Skills
10 105 (3.20%) Influencing Skills
11 96 (2.93%) Law
12 72 (2.20%) Legal
13 60 (1.83%) Telecoms
14 58 (1.77%) Advertising
15 40 (1.22%) Back Office
16 39 (1.19%) Retail Banking
17 34 (1.04%) Wearables
18 33 (1.01%) Publishing
19 32 (0.98%) Manufacturing
19 32 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (9.15%) .NET
2 180 (5.49%) React
3 106 (3.23%) REST
4 101 (3.08%) Node.js
5 89 (2.72%) Middleware
6 84 (2.56%) .NET Core
7 76 (2.32%) Spring Boot
8 70 (2.14%) Kafka
9 68 (2.08%) Spring
10 67 (2.04%) HTML
10 67 (2.04%) JSON
11 61 (1.86%) Swagger
12 57 (1.74%) AngularJS
13 49 (1.50%) CSS
14 44 (1.34%) RESTful
15 42 (1.28%) Web Services
16 40 (1.22%) .NET Framework
17 37 (1.13%) HTML5
18 33 (1.01%) XML
19 30 (0.92%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 380 (11.60%) Data Centre
2 247 (7.54%) Public Cloud
3 224 (6.84%) Cloud Native
4 163 (4.97%) Management Information System
5 157 (4.79%) IoT
6 113 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 100 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
8 92 (2.81%) User Experience
9 91 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
10 86 (2.62%) Robotics
11 62 (1.89%) Virtual Team
12 55 (1.68%) Blockchain
12 55 (1.68%) Renewable Energy
13 52 (1.59%) Mobile App
14 46 (1.40%) Legacy Systems
15 42 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
16 41 (1.25%) Private Cloud
17 39 (1.19%) Cyberattack
18 37 (1.13%) Blog
19 35 (1.07%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 147 (4.49%) Linux
2 123 (3.75%) Windows
3 34 (1.04%) Windows Server
4 25 (0.76%) CentOS
5 20 (0.61%) Android
5 20 (0.61%) Apple iOS
5 20 (0.61%) Unix
6 12 (0.37%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (0.24%) HPUX
8 8 (0.24%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.15%) zOS
10 4 (0.12%) VMS
11 1 (0.031%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.031%) Solaris
11 1 (0.031%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.031%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,193 (36.41%) Agile
2 678 (20.69%) TOGAF
3 630 (19.22%) Microservices
4 615 (18.77%) DevOps
5 507 (15.47%) Cybersecurity
6 478 (14.59%) Presales
7 441 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
8 430 (13.12%) IT Strategy
9 426 (13.00%) Analytics
10 385 (11.75%) Computer Science
11 338 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 333 (10.16%) Artificial Intelligence
13 316 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
14 314 (9.58%) CRM
14 314 (9.58%) Project Delivery
15 312 (9.52%) Software Engineering
16 300 (9.15%) Coaching
17 295 (9.00%) Technical Leadership
18 281 (8.57%) Migration
19 275 (8.39%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 376 (11.47%) Java
2 268 (8.18%) SQL
3 233 (7.11%) C#
4 209 (6.38%) Python
5 191 (5.83%) JavaScript
6 67 (2.04%) Bash
7 54 (1.65%) PowerShell
8 50 (1.53%) PHP
9 27 (0.82%) C
9 27 (0.82%) Go
10 26 (0.79%) Scala
11 25 (0.76%) TypeScript
12 21 (0.64%) Ruby
13 13 (0.40%) Apex Code
14 10 (0.31%) C++
14 10 (0.31%) Kotlin
14 10 (0.31%) R
15 7 (0.21%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.18%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.18%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 486 (14.83%) Degree
2 333 (10.16%) Security Cleared
3 301 (9.19%) SC Cleared
4 182 (5.55%) TOGAF Certification
5 125 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 82 (2.50%) AWS Certification
7 44 (1.34%) MCSE
8 37 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 28 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (0.73%) CISSP
10 24 (0.73%) MCP
11 18 (0.55%) CCNP
12 12 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (0.37%) CCIE
13 11 (0.34%) PhD
14 9 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
14 9 (0.27%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.24%) MCSA
16 7 (0.21%) CISM
16 7 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (2.96%) QA
2 94 (2.87%) GDPR
3 24 (0.73%) NIST
4 21 (0.64%) COBIT
4 21 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.64%) SLA
5 17 (0.52%) Accessibility
6 16 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.37%) GRC
9 11 (0.34%) SEPA
10 10 (0.31%) NCSC
11 9 (0.27%) ISO 20022
12 8 (0.24%) PMO
13 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.092%) Actionable Recommendations
14 3 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.092%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
15 2 (0.061%) HL7
System Software
1 213 (6.50%) Docker
2 144 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (2.44%) Active Directory
4 72 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 68 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 27 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.34%) vSphere
9 6 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.12%) KVM
11 2 (0.061%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 262 (8.00%) Kubernetes
2 159 (4.85%) Terraform
3 126 (3.84%) Ansible
4 26 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (0.79%) Puppet
4 26 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
5 21 (0.64%) Rancher
6 16 (0.49%) CASB
7 15 (0.46%) Kiali
8 14 (0.43%) Istio
9 13 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (0.27%) SCCM
11 7 (0.21%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (0.15%) Grafana
14 4 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.12%) Packer
15 3 (0.092%) Kibana
15 3 (0.092%) Oozie
15 3 (0.092%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 812 (24.78%) Microsoft
2 283 (8.64%) Adobe
3 250 (7.63%) Salesforce.com
4 238 (7.26%) Apple
5 173 (5.28%) VMware
6 138 (4.21%) Oracle
7 130 (3.97%) SAP
8 112 (3.42%) MuleSoft
9 93 (2.84%) Google
10 90 (2.75%) Citrix
11 87 (2.65%) Dell
12 81 (2.47%) Databricks
13 74 (2.26%) Cisco
14 58 (1.77%) IBM
15 56 (1.71%) ServiceNow
16 48 (1.46%) hybris
17 46 (1.40%) Sitecore
18 44 (1.34%) Palo Alto
19 43 (1.31%) Splunk
20 37 (1.13%) ATG