Period
to 16 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 177 198
Rank change year-on-year +8 +21 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2,963 3,375 3,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 1.96% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 2.04% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,047 2,511 2,320
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,550
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.31% +0.79%
10th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £52,450
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

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 137,780 165,560 165,703
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.35% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 109,623 134,673 136,528
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 2019. 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 +4 2,661 £75,000 -3.23% 478
UK excluding London +4 1,407 £70,000 - 335
London +3 1,321 £85,000 +6.25% 181
North of England -12 329 £70,000 +0.79% 83
South East -60 308 £75,000 +7.14% 75
Midlands +33 298 £71,000 -5.33% 69
West Midlands +24 234 £72,500 -3.33% 44
South West +42 203 £65,000 - 46
North West -2 179 £70,000 - 43
East of England +55 151 £75,000 +7.14% 24
Yorkshire 0 120 £65,000 -3.70% 33
Scotland -7 114 £70,000 +7.69% 25
East Midlands +16 63 £68,750 - 24
North East +20 30 £70,000 -12.50% 7
Northern Ireland -17 12 £70,000 - 3
Wales +12 9 £55,000 -15.38% 10

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 1,079 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1,003 (33.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 762 (25.72%) Amazon AWS
4 729 (24.60%) Microsoft
5 673 (22.71%) Presales
6 573 (19.34%) Finance
7 552 (18.63%) Java
8 546 (18.43%) TOGAF
9 432 (14.58%) .NET
10 414 (13.97%) Enterprise Architecture
11 411 (13.87%) DevOps
12 378 (12.76%) Microservices
13 347 (11.71%) IT Strategy
14 345 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
15 309 (10.43%) Retail
15 309 (10.43%) SQL
16 308 (10.39%) SAP
17 296 (9.99%) Software Engineering
18 288 (9.72%) PaaS
19 283 (9.55%) Degree
20 277 (9.35%) Migration
21 270 (9.11%) SOA
22 257 (8.67%) Security Cleared
23 252 (8.50%) Analytics
23 252 (8.50%) Web Services
24 243 (8.20%) Project Management
25 236 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
26 232 (7.83%) Oracle
27 231 (7.80%) Hybrid Cloud
28 229 (7.73%) Office 365

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
1 125 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 82 (2.77%) CMS
3 76 (2.56%) Confluence
4 49 (1.65%) Apache Spark
5 38 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 38 (1.28%) Apache Solr
6 34 (1.15%) SAS
7 30 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 29 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 27 (0.91%) Apache
10 24 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
11 23 (0.78%) MS Exchange
12 20 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (0.61%) WebSphere
14 17 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
14 17 (0.57%) NetWeaver
15 16 (0.54%) IIS
15 16 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.54%) Tomcat
16 14 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 30 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.067%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.034%) CATIA
6 1 (0.034%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 49 (1.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 40 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 39 (1.32%) SAP ERP
4 34 (1.15%) Magento
5 33 (1.11%) SAP SCM
6 28 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
7 27 (0.91%) SAP Hybris
8 23 (0.78%) SDL Web 8
9 18 (0.61%) SAP CRM
9 18 (0.61%) SAP MM
9 18 (0.61%) SAP PP
10 16 (0.54%) SAP EWM
11 14 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
12 13 (0.44%) SAP HCM
13 11 (0.37%) SAP QM
14 10 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
14 10 (0.34%) SAP SD
15 9 (0.30%) SAP APO
15 9 (0.30%) SAP WM
16 7 (0.24%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1,003 (33.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 762 (25.72%) Amazon AWS
3 288 (9.72%) PaaS
4 229 (7.73%) Office 365
5 216 (7.29%) SaaS
6 181 (6.11%) IaaS
7 121 (4.08%) Google Cloud Platform
8 114 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 98 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
10 97 (3.27%) Serverless
11 44 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
12 40 (1.35%) Power Platform
13 34 (1.15%) Amazon S3
14 28 (0.94%) OpenShift
15 27 (0.91%) Azure Functions
16 21 (0.71%) GitHub
17 20 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
18 19 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
19 16 (0.54%) Azure Stack
20 15 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (4.45%) Firewall
2 124 (4.18%) WAN
3 99 (3.34%) Unified Communications
4 86 (2.90%) LAN
5 70 (2.36%) Internet
6 62 (2.09%) Network Security
7 56 (1.89%) Skype
7 56 (1.89%) Wireless
8 44 (1.48%) DNS
9 43 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
10 32 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
10 32 (1.08%) Wireless Security
11 31 (1.05%) VPN
12 26 (0.88%) Cisco Wireless
12 26 (0.88%) SAN
13 25 (0.84%) HTTP
14 19 (0.64%) DHCP
14 19 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
15 17 (0.57%) MPLS
15 17 (0.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (6.92%) Big Data
2 204 (6.88%) SQL Server
3 124 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
4 92 (3.10%) Relational Database
5 74 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 69 (2.33%) SAP HANA
7 64 (2.16%) NoSQL
8 54 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
8 54 (1.82%) RDBMS
9 45 (1.52%) MongoDB
10 38 (1.28%) Power BI
11 35 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 33 (1.11%) MySQL
13 29 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
14 28 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
14 28 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 27 (0.91%) Oracle Database
16 25 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 25 (0.84%) Data Lake
17 24 (0.81%) GIS
Development Applications
1 100 (3.37%) JIRA
2 59 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 48 (1.62%) Jenkins
4 44 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
5 39 (1.32%) Visual Studio
6 22 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
7 20 (0.67%) Selenium
8 16 (0.54%) CocoaPods
8 16 (0.54%) fastlane
8 16 (0.54%) Gradle
8 16 (0.54%) Mockito
8 16 (0.54%) WebDriver
9 15 (0.51%) Maven
10 13 (0.44%) ProC
11 11 (0.37%) Bitbucket
11 11 (0.37%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (0.34%) Travis CI
13 9 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (0.20%) SonarQube
General
1 573 (19.34%) Finance
2 309 (10.43%) Retail
3 176 (5.94%) Banking
4 173 (5.84%) Marketing
5 127 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 73 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.15%) Publishing
8 30 (1.01%) Back Office
9 29 (0.98%) Automotive
10 27 (0.91%) Legal
11 20 (0.67%) Advertising
11 20 (0.67%) Games
12 19 (0.64%) Front Office
12 19 (0.64%) German Language
12 19 (0.64%) Italian Language
13 18 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (0.57%) Billing
15 15 (0.51%) Electronics
16 14 (0.47%) Aerospace
16 14 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (14.58%) .NET
2 252 (8.50%) Web Services
3 118 (3.98%) REST
4 106 (3.58%) RESTful
5 100 (3.37%) Spring
6 98 (3.31%) HTML
7 96 (3.24%) ASP.NET
8 89 (3.00%) Node.js
9 82 (2.77%) XML
10 71 (2.40%) CSS
10 71 (2.40%) React
11 67 (2.26%) SOAP
12 63 (2.13%) AngularJS
12 63 (2.13%) Kafka
13 62 (2.09%) Middleware
14 57 (1.92%) J2EE
15 55 (1.86%) JSON
16 46 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
17 43 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
18 36 (1.21%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 231 (7.80%) Hybrid Cloud
2 228 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 188 (6.34%) Data Centre
4 172 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
5 168 (5.67%) Public Cloud
6 115 (3.88%) User Experience
7 106 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
8 96 (3.24%) Management Information System
9 83 (2.80%) Cloud Native
10 78 (2.63%) Mobile App
11 66 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
12 45 (1.52%) Virtual Team
13 36 (1.21%) Private Cloud
14 32 (1.08%) Replication
15 31 (1.05%) FMCG
16 30 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
17 29 (0.98%) N-Tier
18 26 (0.88%) Client/Server
19 19 (0.64%) Reinsurance
20 17 (0.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 191 (6.45%) Windows
2 157 (5.30%) Linux
3 78 (2.63%) Windows Server
4 52 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 49 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.59%) Android
7 45 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (1.38%) Unix
9 36 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.34%) CentOS
11 7 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.20%) SUSE
13 4 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.10%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.067%) AIX
15 2 (0.067%) Solaris
16 1 (0.034%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.034%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,079 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
2 673 (22.71%) Presales
3 546 (18.43%) TOGAF
4 414 (13.97%) Enterprise Architecture
5 411 (13.87%) DevOps
6 378 (12.76%) Microservices
7 347 (11.71%) IT Strategy
8 345 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 296 (9.99%) Software Engineering
10 277 (9.35%) Migration
11 270 (9.11%) SOA
12 252 (8.50%) Analytics
13 243 (8.20%) Project Management
14 236 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
15 229 (7.73%) Technical Leadership
16 222 (7.49%) E-Commerce
17 209 (7.05%) Technical Architecture
18 201 (6.78%) CRM
19 178 (6.01%) Thought Leadership
20 172 (5.80%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 552 (18.63%) Java
2 309 (10.43%) SQL
3 212 (7.15%) C#
4 196 (6.61%) Python
5 138 (4.66%) JavaScript
6 101 (3.41%) C
7 95 (3.21%) PowerShell
8 65 (2.19%) Scala
9 50 (1.69%) C++
10 45 (1.52%) R
11 40 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 26 (0.88%) T-SQL
13 25 (0.84%) Kotlin
14 20 (0.67%) Ruby
14 20 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 18 (0.61%) Apple Swift
15 18 (0.61%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.57%) ABAP
17 16 (0.54%) PHP
18 15 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 283 (9.55%) Degree
2 257 (8.67%) Security Cleared
3 114 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (3.14%) TOGAF Certification
5 91 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 90 (3.04%) SC Cleared
7 78 (2.63%) CCNP
8 56 (1.89%) AWS Certification
9 48 (1.62%) DV Cleared
10 42 (1.42%) CCIE
11 39 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 33 (1.11%) CCDP
13 28 (0.94%) CISSP
14 27 (0.91%) MCSE
15 24 (0.81%) CCNA
16 20 (0.67%) MBA
17 17 (0.57%) Master's Degree
17 17 (0.57%) PMI Certification
17 17 (0.57%) PMP
18 13 (0.44%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.54%) QA
2 63 (2.13%) GDPR
3 48 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 42 (1.42%) HMG Infosec
4 42 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 42 (1.42%) JSP 440
5 27 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (0.64%) SLA
8 10 (0.34%) PMO
9 8 (0.27%) GPG13
9 8 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.20%) COBIT
11 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.10%) Basel III
12 3 (0.10%) COREP
12 3 (0.10%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.067%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.067%) PSD2
System Software
1 196 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 155 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (4.32%) Docker
4 56 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
6 25 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (0.30%) DFS Replication
8 9 (0.30%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.20%) XenApp
12 5 (0.17%) vSphere
13 4 (0.13%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.13%) HDFS
13 4 (0.13%) KVM
13 4 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.13%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.067%) Xen
Systems Management
1 129 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 110 (3.71%) SCCM
3 76 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 49 (1.65%) Ansible
5 41 (1.38%) Puppet
6 35 (1.18%) SCOM
7 34 (1.15%) Terraform
8 33 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (0.84%) vRealize
10 16 (0.54%) Packer
11 11 (0.37%) Salt
12 9 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.27%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.24%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
15 5 (0.17%) Nagios
15 5 (0.17%) Oozie
16 4 (0.13%) SCDPM
16 4 (0.13%) SCOrch
16 4 (0.13%) SCSM
Vendors
1 729 (24.60%) Microsoft
2 308 (10.39%) SAP
3 232 (7.83%) Oracle
4 201 (6.78%) VMware
5 197 (6.65%) Cisco
6 168 (5.67%) Google
7 104 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
8 82 (2.77%) IBM
9 72 (2.43%) hybris
10 63 (2.13%) Citrix
11 56 (1.89%) EMC
12 53 (1.79%) MuleSoft
13 50 (1.69%) Dell
14 46 (1.55%) Sitecore
15 42 (1.42%) NetApp
16 38 (1.28%) Adobe
17 35 (1.18%) Informatica
18 33 (1.11%) Red Hat
19 31 (1.05%) HP
19 31 (1.05%) Palo Alto