Solution Architect
UK

The median Solution Architect salary in the UK is £80,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 28 May 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
28 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 112 118 211
Rank change year-on-year +6 +93 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2,438 2,928 3,290
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 3.01% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 3.29% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,387 1,526 1,599
10th Percentile £56,809 £63,750 £63,750
25th Percentile £65,000 £71,500 £70,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £85,000 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +6.45%
75th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £100,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £109,375 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £74,000 £78,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -5.73% +4.67% +7.14%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,260 88,990 160,374
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 91.41% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 69,382 56,369 85,188
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £45,000 £42,663
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,500 £50,173
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.63% +5.63%

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 28 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 18 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 28 May 2024. 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 +9 2,118 £80,000 -5.88% 295
UK excluding London -15 1,350 £74,000 -5.73% 150
Work from Home +31 1,227 £80,000 -3.03% 128
London +25 871 £92,500 +2.78% 130
North of England +29 424 £75,000 -3.23% 32
South East +9 332 £77,500 -8.82% 38
Midlands +1 290 £67,500 -10.00% 35
North West +26 215 £70,000 -9.68% 16
Yorkshire +47 179 £77,500 +3.33% 14
West Midlands +30 170 £77,500 +3.33% 23
South West -8 170 £70,000 -3.42% 26
East Midlands -29 119 £59,500 -17.93% 12
Scotland -120 86 £72,500 +3.57% 6
North East +4 30 £80,000 -5.88% 2
East of England -95 23 £97,500 +14.71% 5
Northern Ireland +3 21 £90,000 +28.57% 6
Wales -37 20 £45,000 -51.35% 2
Channel Islands - 5 £85,000 -

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 28 May 2024, Solutions Architect job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 854 (35.03%) Agile
2 853 (34.99%) Social Skills
3 725 (29.74%) Finance
4 632 (25.92%) Azure
5 613 (25.14%) Roadmaps
6 591 (24.24%) TOGAF
7 521 (21.37%) Enterprise Architecture
8 486 (19.93%) Microsoft
9 455 (18.66%) SAP
10 432 (17.72%) AWS
11 429 (17.60%) Oracle
12 426 (17.47%) ERP
13 366 (15.01%) Data Management
14 363 (14.89%) Strategic Roadmap
15 348 (14.27%) Security Cleared
16 335 (13.74%) Change Management
17 321 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
18 310 (12.72%) Presales
19 305 (12.51%) SAP ERP
20 301 (12.35%) Anaplan
21 300 (12.31%) Performance Management
21 300 (12.31%) Broadband
22 299 (12.26%) SAS
22 299 (12.26%) Hyperion
23 290 (11.89%) SC Cleared
24 272 (11.16%) Degree
25 244 (10.01%) Microservices
26 222 (9.11%) Mentoring
27 212 (8.70%) Analytics
28 204 (8.37%) Public Cloud

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 299 (12.26%) SAS
2 61 (2.50%) Apache Airflow
3 58 (2.38%) Apache
4 51 (2.09%) SharePoint
5 46 (1.89%) WebLogic
6 18 (0.74%) CMS
7 17 (0.70%) Microsoft Exchange
8 6 (0.25%) Drupal
8 6 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.21%) IIS
10 4 (0.16%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.16%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.12%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.12%) WordPress
12 2 (0.082%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.041%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.041%) Appian
13 1 (0.041%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.041%) nginx
Applications
1 32 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.25%) Simulink
5 5 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 305 (12.51%) SAP ERP
2 97 (3.98%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 94 (3.86%) SAP S/4HANA
4 36 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (0.70%) SAP BPC
6 12 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 11 (0.45%) SAP CO
7 11 (0.45%) SAP MM
8 9 (0.37%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.25%) Salesforce CRM
11 5 (0.21%) Elite 3E
11 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.21%) SAP EWM
11 5 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.21%) SAP FI-AP
11 5 (0.21%) SAP SD
11 5 (0.21%) SAP WM
12 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.16%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 632 (25.92%) Azure
2 432 (17.72%) AWS
3 187 (7.67%) GCP
4 150 (6.15%) SaaS
5 149 (6.11%) Dynamics 365
6 147 (6.03%) Power Platform
7 121 (4.96%) Microsoft 365
8 87 (3.57%) PaaS
9 83 (3.40%) Azure DevOps
10 81 (3.32%) IaaS
11 63 (2.58%) Snowflake
12 60 (2.46%) dbt
13 54 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
14 47 (1.93%) PowerApps
15 46 (1.89%) Amazon EKS
16 39 (1.60%) Power Automate
17 38 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
18 37 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
19 31 (1.27%) Serverless
20 24 (0.98%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 300 (12.31%) Broadband
2 59 (2.42%) DNS
3 50 (2.05%) Firewall
4 46 (1.89%) BGP
4 46 (1.89%) SSL
4 46 (1.89%) TCP/IP
5 42 (1.72%) SD-WAN
5 42 (1.72%) WAN
6 26 (1.07%) Wireless
7 20 (0.82%) Network Security
8 7 (0.29%) Intranet
9 5 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.16%) Internet
10 4 (0.16%) VoIP
11 3 (0.12%) 4G
11 3 (0.12%) 5G
11 3 (0.12%) DHCP
11 3 (0.12%) PBX
12 2 (0.082%) LAN
12 2 (0.082%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (3.49%) Data Lake
2 82 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
2 82 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 62 (2.54%) Amazon Athena
4 59 (2.42%) Apache Arrow
4 59 (2.42%) Dremio
5 56 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
5 56 (2.30%) Apache Ignite
6 54 (2.21%) NoSQL
7 52 (2.13%) Power BI
8 48 (1.97%) Oracle Database
8 48 (1.97%) RDBMS
8 48 (1.97%) SQL Server
9 28 (1.15%) Big Data
10 21 (0.86%) MongoDB
11 20 (0.82%) SAP BW
12 19 (0.78%) DB2
12 19 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (0.49%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (0.66%) Jenkins
2 14 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (0.37%) Maven
3 9 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.12%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.12%) Git
4 3 (0.12%) GitLab
4 3 (0.12%) JIRA
4 3 (0.12%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.082%) Ant
5 2 (0.082%) Spinnaker
5 2 (0.082%) Subversion
6 1 (0.041%) Mocha
6 1 (0.041%) Vagrant
General
1 853 (34.99%) Social Skills
2 725 (29.74%) Finance
3 165 (6.77%) Retail
4 164 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
5 149 (6.11%) Banking
6 107 (4.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 102 (4.18%) Public Sector
8 74 (3.04%) Presentation Skills
9 65 (2.67%) Legal
10 60 (2.46%) Front Office
11 56 (2.30%) Investment Banking
12 53 (2.17%) Marketing
13 49 (2.01%) Influencing Skills
14 43 (1.76%) Manufacturing
15 31 (1.27%) Organisational Skills
16 27 (1.11%) Law
17 26 (1.07%) Documentation Skills
18 22 (0.90%) Aerospace
19 21 (0.86%) Advertising
19 21 (0.86%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (4.68%) .NET
2 70 (2.87%) Spring Boot
3 59 (2.42%) gRPC
3 59 (2.42%) Protocol Buffers
4 56 (2.30%) NumPy
4 56 (2.30%) Pandas
4 56 (2.30%) SciPy
5 46 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
6 34 (1.39%) Middleware
7 28 (1.15%) Kafka
8 21 (0.86%) Spring
9 20 (0.82%) HTML
10 18 (0.74%) REST
10 18 (0.74%) Web Services
11 17 (0.70%) CSS
12 15 (0.62%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.57%) SOAP
14 13 (0.53%) React
14 13 (0.53%) XML
15 12 (0.49%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 204 (8.37%) Public Cloud
2 125 (5.13%) Cloud Native
3 84 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 59 (2.42%) Derivative
4 59 (2.42%) Equities
4 59 (2.42%) Fixed Income
4 59 (2.42%) Hedge funds
5 57 (2.34%) Data Centre
6 56 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 41 (1.68%) IoT
8 35 (1.44%) PMI
9 32 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 25 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 23 (0.94%) Product Ownership
12 22 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
13 20 (0.82%) Reinsurance
14 18 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (0.57%) Legacy Systems
15 14 (0.57%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.53%) Operational Technology
Operating Systems
1 82 (3.36%) Linux
2 47 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (1.15%) Windows
4 8 (0.33%) VME
5 6 (0.25%) Android
5 6 (0.25%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.25%) Mesosphere
6 2 (0.082%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.041%) HPUX
7 1 (0.041%) Solaris
7 1 (0.041%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.041%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 854 (35.03%) Agile
2 613 (25.14%) Roadmaps
3 591 (24.24%) TOGAF
4 521 (21.37%) Enterprise Architecture
5 426 (17.47%) ERP
6 366 (15.01%) Data Management
7 363 (14.89%) Strategic Roadmap
8 335 (13.74%) Change Management
9 321 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
10 310 (12.72%) Presales
11 300 (12.31%) Performance Management
12 244 (10.01%) Microservices
13 222 (9.11%) Mentoring
14 212 (8.70%) Analytics
15 194 (7.96%) DevOps
15 194 (7.96%) Migration
16 192 (7.88%) IT Strategy
17 186 (7.63%) Actionable Insight
18 177 (7.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 173 (7.10%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 142 (5.82%) JavaScript
2 120 (4.92%) Java
3 119 (4.88%) Python
4 96 (3.94%) SQL
5 84 (3.45%) C#
6 64 (2.63%) TypeScript
7 19 (0.78%) PowerShell
8 18 (0.74%) Bicep
9 13 (0.53%) Go
10 12 (0.49%) R
11 11 (0.45%) MATLAB
12 10 (0.41%) Apex Code
13 8 (0.33%) COBOL
13 8 (0.33%) Micro Focus COBOL
13 8 (0.33%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.25%) Bash
14 6 (0.25%) PHP
14 6 (0.25%) Scala
15 5 (0.21%) Perl
16 4 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 348 (14.27%) Security Cleared
2 290 (11.89%) SC Cleared
3 272 (11.16%) Degree
4 138 (5.66%) TOGAF Certification
5 107 (4.39%) Azure Certification
6 96 (3.94%) AWS Certification
7 86 (3.53%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
8 72 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 57 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (1.52%) PMI Certification
11 26 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
12 23 (0.94%) Master's Degree
13 22 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (0.86%) CCNP
15 20 (0.82%) DV Cleared
16 18 (0.74%) CCNA
17 15 (0.62%) CISSP
18 11 (0.45%) AWS Certified Developer
19 9 (0.37%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
20 8 (0.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.54%) QA
2 19 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.49%) Accessibility
3 12 (0.49%) SLA
4 11 (0.45%) PMO
5 10 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.33%) GDPR
7 7 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.29%) NIST
8 6 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
10 3 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.12%) RMADS
11 2 (0.082%) GRC
11 2 (0.082%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.082%) SEPA
12 1 (0.041%) IFRS
12 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 64 (2.63%) Docker
2 24 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.37%) KVM
5 7 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.041%) LXC
8 1 (0.041%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.041%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 76 (3.12%) Kubernetes
2 64 (2.63%) Terraform
3 24 (0.98%) Ansible
4 15 (0.62%) CASB
5 12 (0.49%) Puppet
6 11 (0.45%) Progress Chef
7 6 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.12%) Grafana
10 3 (0.12%) HP Fortify
10 3 (0.12%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.12%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.12%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.082%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.082%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.082%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 1 (0.041%) Oracle Identity Management
12 1 (0.041%) vRealize
12 1 (0.041%) VxRail
Vendors
1 486 (19.93%) Microsoft
2 455 (18.66%) SAP
3 429 (17.60%) Oracle
4 301 (12.35%) Anaplan
5 299 (12.26%) Hyperion
6 100 (4.10%) Sparx
7 91 (3.73%) Google
8 72 (2.95%) Salesforce
9 51 (2.09%) Cisco
10 36 (1.48%) IBM
11 31 (1.27%) Apple
12 30 (1.23%) VMware
13 27 (1.11%) ServiceNow
14 26 (1.07%) Databricks
15 24 (0.98%) Juniper
16 22 (0.90%) Adobe
17 21 (0.86%) Fortinet
18 20 (0.82%) MuleSoft
19 16 (0.66%) Dell
19 16 (0.66%) Meraki