Period
to 27 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 167 173 165
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,021 2,735 3,403
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 2.01% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 2.10% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 874 2,201 2,689
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
10th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £101,250 £96,250
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 47,009 130,029 156,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.65% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 38,866 103,851 126,202
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,625 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 27 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 16 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 27 October 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 +13 944 £77,500 +3.33% 287
UK excluding London +19 526 £70,000 - 186
London +2 420 £90,000 +5.88% 114
North of England +83 198 £70,000 +3.70% 54
North West +97 161 £70,000 - 40
South East +43 147 £70,000 - 56
Work from Home -87 121 £75,000 -6.25% 37
Midlands +2 72 £72,500 +3.57% 22
South West +2 60 £72,500 +3.57% 26
Yorkshire +57 37 £67,750 +4.23% 8
West Midlands -26 36 £72,500 +3.57% 13
East Midlands +65 35 £73,600 +13.23% 9
Scotland +68 30 £61,500 -1.60% 12
East of England +28 16 £70,000 -16.67% 12
Wales +43 2 £55,000 -4.35% 2
Northern Ireland +12 1 £72,500 +3.57% 1

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 426 (41.72%) Azure
2 288 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 285 (27.91%) Finance
4 263 (25.76%) AWS
5 257 (25.17%) Microservices
6 231 (22.62%) TOGAF
7 230 (22.53%) .NET
8 221 (21.65%) Enterprise Architecture
9 212 (20.76%) Microsoft
10 202 (19.78%) Java
11 191 (18.71%) DevOps
12 150 (14.69%) SQL Server
13 144 (14.10%) Python
14 140 (13.71%) SaaS
15 138 (13.52%) Analytics
16 129 (12.63%) PaaS
16 129 (12.63%) SQL
17 122 (11.95%) Presales
18 117 (11.46%) C#
19 116 (11.36%) Big Data
20 109 (10.68%) GCP
21 107 (10.48%) IaaS
21 107 (10.48%) JavaScript
22 106 (10.38%) Web Services
23 105 (10.28%) Docker
24 104 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
25 102 (9.99%) Banking
25 102 (9.99%) Mentoring
26 98 (9.60%) Google
27 97 (9.50%) Kubernetes

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 62 (6.07%) Apache
2 47 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.45%) CMS
4 22 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (2.15%) Tomcat
5 20 (1.96%) SAS
6 18 (1.76%) IIS
7 17 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 15 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
9 13 (1.27%) Apache Spark
9 13 (1.27%) Headless CMS
10 12 (1.18%) EPiServer
10 12 (1.18%) Umbraco
11 9 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.78%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.69%) Kentico
14 6 (0.59%) nginx
15 5 (0.49%) Confluence
15 5 (0.49%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (0.98%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (1.57%) SAP GTS
4 10 (0.98%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 8 (0.78%) Loan IQ
6 7 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.29%) Eikon
7 3 (0.29%) SAP CAR
7 3 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.29%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.29%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.29%) SAP Retail
8 2 (0.20%) Finacle
8 2 (0.20%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.20%) SAP SCM
9 1 (0.098%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 426 (41.72%) Azure
2 263 (25.76%) AWS
3 140 (13.71%) SaaS
4 129 (12.63%) PaaS
5 109 (10.68%) GCP
6 107 (10.48%) IaaS
7 75 (7.35%) Serverless
8 63 (6.17%) Amazon ECS
8 63 (6.17%) AWS Lambda
9 58 (5.68%) Apigee
10 50 (4.90%) Dynamics 365
11 45 (4.41%) Office 365
12 34 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
13 28 (2.74%) Power Platform
14 25 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (1.18%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.98%) OneDrive
16 10 (0.98%) PowerApps
17 8 (0.78%) Amazon S3
18 7 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.53%) Skype
2 35 (3.43%) Internet
3 30 (2.94%) Firewall
4 27 (2.64%) WAN
5 22 (2.15%) LAN
6 19 (1.86%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.47%) HTTP
7 15 (1.47%) Unified Communications
8 12 (1.18%) Software-Defined Networking
9 11 (1.08%) VPN
10 10 (0.98%) Kerberos
10 10 (0.98%) Network Security
11 9 (0.88%) DNS
11 9 (0.88%) SAN
12 7 (0.69%) CTI
12 7 (0.69%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.59%) Wireless
13 6 (0.59%) WLAN
14 5 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 116 (11.36%) Big Data
3 93 (9.11%) Data Warehouse
4 85 (8.33%) MySQL
5 82 (8.03%) PostgreSQL
6 62 (6.07%) Amazon Redshift
7 57 (5.58%) Data Lake
8 39 (3.82%) NoSQL
9 31 (3.04%) BusinessObjects
10 22 (2.15%) Blockchain
11 20 (1.96%) DB2
11 20 (1.96%) HDInsight
12 18 (1.76%) Relational Database
13 16 (1.57%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.18%) Power BI
15 11 (1.08%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (0.88%) BigQuery
17 9 (0.88%) SAP HANA
18 8 (0.78%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 62 (6.07%) Jenkins
2 56 (5.48%) Artifactory
3 50 (4.90%) GitLab
4 22 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 13 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.69%) Metasploit
6 7 (0.69%) WebScarab
7 6 (0.59%) JIRA
8 5 (0.49%) Rational Rose
8 5 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.29%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.29%) LSMW
9 3 (0.29%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.29%) Selenium
9 3 (0.29%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.098%) ER Studio
11 1 (0.098%) Postman
11 1 (0.098%) Sourcetree
11 1 (0.098%) Spinnaker
General
1 285 (27.91%) Finance
2 102 (9.99%) Banking
3 78 (7.64%) Back Office
4 44 (4.31%) Retail
5 39 (3.82%) Marketing
6 34 (3.33%) Public Sector
7 31 (3.04%) Telecoms
8 29 (2.84%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.76%) Legal
10 16 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (1.37%) Front Office
11 14 (1.37%) Investment Banking
12 12 (1.18%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.88%) Electronics
14 8 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.69%) Law
15 7 (0.69%) Local Government
16 6 (0.59%) Publishing
17 5 (0.49%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.49%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (22.53%) .NET
2 106 (10.38%) Web Services
3 71 (6.95%) React
4 69 (6.76%) OAuth
5 56 (5.48%) gRPC
6 54 (5.29%) Swagger
7 51 (5.00%) Kafka
8 49 (4.80%) .NET Core
9 46 (4.51%) AngularJS
9 46 (4.51%) REST
10 40 (3.92%) .NET Framework
10 40 (3.92%) Middleware
11 31 (3.04%) Node.js
12 30 (2.94%) HTML
13 28 (2.74%) ASP.NET
13 28 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (2.74%) GraphQL
14 25 (2.45%) CSS
15 22 (2.15%) J2EE
15 22 (2.15%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.88%) Hedge funds
3 49 (4.80%) Public Cloud
4 47 (4.60%) Management Information System
5 36 (3.53%) Cloud Native
6 34 (3.33%) Mobile App
7 33 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 32 (3.13%) Data Centre
9 24 (2.35%) Internet of Things
9 24 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
10 23 (2.25%) User Experience
11 21 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
12 16 (1.57%) Derivative
12 16 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.27%) PKI
14 12 (1.18%) Fixed Income
15 11 (1.08%) Blog
15 11 (1.08%) N-Tier
15 11 (1.08%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.98%) STB
Operating Systems
1 59 (5.78%) Windows
2 39 (3.82%) Linux
3 27 (2.64%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.18%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.39%) Unix
7 3 (0.29%) VMS
8 2 (0.20%) Android
8 2 (0.20%) HPUX
8 2 (0.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.098%) AIX
9 1 (0.098%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (25.17%) Microservices
3 231 (22.62%) TOGAF
4 221 (21.65%) Enterprise Architecture
5 191 (18.71%) DevOps
6 138 (13.52%) Analytics
7 122 (11.95%) Presales
8 104 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 102 (9.99%) Mentoring
10 97 (9.50%) IT Strategy
11 96 (9.40%) Technology Roadmap
12 89 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
12 89 (8.72%) CRM
13 84 (8.23%) Migration
14 81 (7.93%) Asset Management
15 72 (7.05%) Technical Architecture
16 64 (6.27%) Project Management
16 64 (6.27%) Software Engineering
16 64 (6.27%) Technical Leadership
17 63 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 202 (19.78%) Java
2 144 (14.10%) Python
3 129 (12.63%) SQL
4 117 (11.46%) C#
5 107 (10.48%) JavaScript
6 46 (4.51%) R
7 34 (3.33%) C
8 25 (2.45%) PowerShell
9 17 (1.67%) PHP
10 6 (0.59%) ABAP
10 6 (0.59%) C++
10 6 (0.59%) Ruby
11 5 (0.49%) Apex Code
11 5 (0.49%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.39%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.29%) Kotlin
13 3 (0.29%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.29%) Scala
14 2 (0.20%) ES6
14 2 (0.20%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 76 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 72 (7.05%) Degree
3 57 (5.58%) Sun Certification
4 52 (5.09%) TOGAF Certification
5 38 (3.72%) SC Cleared
6 32 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 25 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (1.96%) CCNP
10 16 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (1.47%) MCSE
12 14 (1.37%) AWS Certification
12 14 (1.37%) CCNA
13 10 (0.98%) CCIE
14 8 (0.78%) CISSP
15 6 (0.59%) MBA
16 5 (0.49%) CCIE Collaboration
16 5 (0.49%) Master's Degree
17 4 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
18 3 (0.29%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.57%) COBIT
2 15 (1.47%) QA
3 13 (1.27%) NCSC
4 12 (1.18%) GDPR
4 12 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.08%) NIST 800
6 9 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.88%) EMIR
6 9 (0.88%) MiFID
7 8 (0.78%) NIST
8 6 (0.59%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.39%) RMADS
10 2 (0.20%) SEPA
11 1 (0.098%) GxP
11 1 (0.098%) HL7
11 1 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 105 (10.28%) Docker
2 45 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.59%) Varnish
6 4 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.29%) vSphere
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.20%) XenApp
8 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.098%) HDFS
9 1 (0.098%) NDS
9 1 (0.098%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.098%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 97 (9.50%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.45%) Terraform
3 14 (1.37%) SCCM
4 11 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.78%) Ansible
5 8 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
5 8 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (0.69%) Core Impact
6 7 (0.69%) Nessus
6 7 (0.69%) Nexpose
7 5 (0.49%) MIIS
8 4 (0.39%) Puppet
9 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.20%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.20%) vRealize
11 1 (0.098%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.098%) Istio
Vendors
1 212 (20.76%) Microsoft
2 98 (9.60%) Google
3 76 (7.44%) SAP
4 69 (6.76%) Oracle
5 51 (5.00%) Cisco
6 50 (4.90%) Sparx
7 44 (4.31%) Databricks
8 33 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (2.94%) VMware
10 27 (2.64%) IBM
11 21 (2.06%) ServiceNow
12 19 (1.86%) Remedy
13 18 (1.76%) HP
14 16 (1.57%) CA
14 16 (1.57%) Hyperion
14 16 (1.57%) Juniper
14 16 (1.57%) PeopleSoft
14 16 (1.57%) Siebel
15 15 (1.47%) Sitecore
16 10 (0.98%) Citrix