Period
to 4 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 171 179
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,667 2,916 3,382
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 2.04% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.13% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,322 2,356 2,813
Median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.33% +5.60%
10th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £112,500 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +0.71% - +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 82,921 137,077 165,001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.97% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 66,452 108,889 134,048
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 4 June 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 4 June 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 -8 1,505 £77,500 +3.33% 124
UK excluding London +26 858 £70,500 +0.71% 101
London -33 699 £87,500 +2.94% 28
South East +79 285 £75,000 - 27
North of England +68 247 £70,000 - 29
North West +80 164 £70,000 - 21
Work from Home -71 123 £77,500 -6.06% 15
Midlands -23 117 £72,500 +0.69% 18
South West +10 103 £67,500 +3.85% 16
West Midlands -35 78 £71,000 -1.39% 10
Yorkshire +39 59 £70,000 +3.70% 6
East of England +9 57 £77,500 +6.90% 6
Scotland +9 45 £67,500 -3.57% 5
East Midlands +36 37 £73,300 +4.71% 8
North East +4 24 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Wales +11 16 £57,500 +4.55%

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 628 (37.67%) Azure
2 583 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
3 490 (29.39%) Finance
4 431 (25.85%) AWS
5 381 (22.86%) Microsoft
6 352 (21.12%) Java
7 297 (17.82%) .NET
8 288 (17.28%) TOGAF
9 264 (15.84%) Microservices
10 259 (15.54%) Enterprise Architecture
11 250 (15.00%) Presales
12 248 (14.88%) DevOps
13 212 (12.72%) Migration
14 199 (11.94%) Analytics
15 196 (11.76%) SaaS
16 184 (11.04%) CRM
17 182 (10.92%) Oracle
18 180 (10.80%) PaaS
19 171 (10.26%) SQL Server
20 167 (10.02%) SQL
21 163 (9.78%) IT Strategy
22 154 (9.24%) C#
23 153 (9.18%) JavaScript
24 152 (9.12%) Web Services
25 150 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
26 146 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
27 143 (8.58%) Technology Roadmap
27 143 (8.58%) IaaS
27 143 (8.58%) Python
28 135 (8.10%) SAP

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 79 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.52%) Apache
3 41 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
3 41 (2.46%) Confluence
4 40 (2.40%) CMS
5 31 (1.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 23 (1.38%) Apache Spark
7 22 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 21 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.26%) SAS
9 19 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 17 (1.02%) Skype for Business
11 16 (0.96%) IIS
12 13 (0.78%) Drupal
12 13 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (0.72%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.54%) Mule
15 8 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
2 4 (0.24%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 71 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (3.72%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (1.56%) Markit EDM
4 23 (1.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 21 (1.26%) SimCorp Dimension
6 18 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
7 14 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
8 12 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
9 11 (0.66%) SAP GTS
10 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.42%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.42%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
12 6 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 5 (0.30%) thinkFolio
14 4 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
14 4 (0.24%) Magento
14 4 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 628 (37.67%) Azure
2 431 (25.85%) AWS
3 196 (11.76%) SaaS
4 180 (10.80%) PaaS
5 143 (8.58%) IaaS
6 112 (6.72%) GCP
7 105 (6.30%) Dynamics 365
8 83 (4.98%) Office 365
9 76 (4.56%) Serverless
10 40 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
10 40 (2.40%) OpenShift
11 39 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
12 33 (1.98%) Amazon ECS
13 32 (1.92%) Power Platform
14 28 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
15 24 (1.44%) Apigee
16 22 (1.32%) Amazon S3
17 18 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
18 12 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
18 12 (0.72%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.34%) WAN
2 33 (1.98%) Skype
3 30 (1.80%) Firewall
4 26 (1.56%) DNS
4 26 (1.56%) LAN
5 18 (1.08%) Network Security
6 16 (0.96%) SAN
7 15 (0.90%) MPLS
8 14 (0.84%) VPN
9 12 (0.72%) TCP/IP
10 11 (0.66%) Software-Defined Networking
11 10 (0.60%) DHCP
11 10 (0.60%) NetScaler
12 8 (0.48%) VoIP
12 8 (0.48%) WLAN
13 7 (0.42%) Internet
13 7 (0.42%) Wireless
14 6 (0.36%) ZigBee
15 5 (0.30%) BGP
15 5 (0.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 112 (6.72%) Big Data
3 86 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (3.84%) NoSQL
5 58 (3.48%) MySQL
6 50 (3.00%) BusinessObjects
7 46 (2.76%) Data Lake
8 35 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
9 34 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
10 31 (1.86%) Hadoop
11 28 (1.68%) Power BI
12 22 (1.32%) Relational Database
13 21 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
14 20 (1.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 20 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (1.02%) DB2
16 16 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 15 (0.90%) Apache Accumulo
17 15 (0.90%) SAP HANA
18 14 (0.84%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 61 (3.66%) JIRA
2 52 (3.12%) Git (software)
3 51 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 48 (2.88%) Artifactory
5 28 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (1.44%) GitLab
7 19 (1.14%) Bitbucket
8 18 (1.08%) Grunt
9 13 (0.78%) Visual Studio
10 12 (0.72%) gulp
10 12 (0.72%) LSMW
10 12 (0.72%) webpack
11 7 (0.42%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.36%) Jasmine
12 6 (0.36%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.30%) Liquibase
13 5 (0.30%) Maven
14 4 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.24%) ProC
14 4 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 490 (29.39%) Finance
2 107 (6.42%) Banking
2 107 (6.42%) Retail
3 57 (3.42%) Front Office
4 38 (2.28%) Manufacturing
5 35 (2.10%) Legal
6 30 (1.80%) Marketing
6 30 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.74%) Public Sector
8 28 (1.68%) Back Office
9 17 (1.02%) Law
9 17 (1.02%) Publishing
10 14 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.72%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.66%) Advertising
14 9 (0.54%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.48%) Automotive
15 8 (0.48%) Housing Association
16 5 (0.30%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (17.82%) .NET
2 152 (9.12%) Web Services
3 105 (6.30%) AngularJS
4 91 (5.46%) React
5 71 (4.26%) Middleware
6 69 (4.14%) REST
7 65 (3.90%) HTML
8 51 (3.06%) J2EE
9 45 (2.70%) ASP.NET
10 43 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 43 (2.58%) Node.js
11 42 (2.52%) Kafka
12 40 (2.40%) Swagger
13 36 (2.16%) OAuth
14 33 (1.98%) SOAP
15 31 (1.86%) Spring
15 31 (1.86%) XSLT
16 26 (1.56%) CSS
17 25 (1.50%) .NET Core
18 23 (1.38%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 150 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.58%) Public Cloud
3 73 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 72 (4.32%) Hedge funds
5 67 (4.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 61 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
7 50 (3.00%) Fixed Income
8 48 (2.88%) Mobile App
9 45 (2.70%) Cloud Native
10 39 (2.34%) Equities
11 37 (2.22%) User Experience
12 36 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (2.04%) Derivative
14 33 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
15 32 (1.92%) Management Information System
16 30 (1.80%) Virtual Team
17 27 (1.62%) Blog
18 25 (1.50%) PKI
18 25 (1.50%) Reference Data
19 21 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 86 (5.16%) Windows
2 81 (4.86%) Linux
3 37 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 23 (1.38%) Unix
5 18 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 11 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.24%) AIX
8 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.24%) zOS
9 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.12%) Android
10 2 (0.12%) Solaris
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 583 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (17.28%) TOGAF
3 264 (15.84%) Microservices
4 259 (15.54%) Enterprise Architecture
5 250 (15.00%) Presales
6 248 (14.88%) DevOps
7 212 (12.72%) Migration
8 199 (11.94%) Analytics
9 184 (11.04%) CRM
10 163 (9.78%) IT Strategy
11 146 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
12 143 (8.58%) Technology Roadmap
13 134 (8.04%) Project Delivery
14 132 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
14 132 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 131 (7.86%) Mentoring
16 123 (7.38%) Technical Leadership
17 119 (7.14%) Asset Management
18 118 (7.08%) SOA
19 117 (7.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 352 (21.12%) Java
2 167 (10.02%) SQL
3 154 (9.24%) C#
4 153 (9.18%) JavaScript
5 143 (8.58%) Python
6 71 (4.26%) C++
7 45 (2.70%) R
8 41 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 29 (1.74%) C
10 22 (1.32%) Scala
11 21 (1.26%) ABAP
12 18 (1.08%) Bash Shell
13 12 (0.72%) PowerShell
14 10 (0.60%) Apex Code
15 9 (0.54%) Perl
16 8 (0.48%) PHP
17 7 (0.42%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.36%) Java 8
18 6 (0.36%) Ruby
19 4 (0.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 134 (8.04%) Degree
2 80 (4.80%) Security Cleared
2 80 (4.80%) TOGAF Certification
3 53 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 51 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (2.40%) DV Cleared
6 34 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (1.56%) MCSE
8 23 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (1.32%) CCIE
10 21 (1.26%) AWS Certification
11 19 (1.14%) Sun Certification
12 11 (0.66%) MCSA
12 11 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (0.60%) CCNA
14 8 (0.48%) CCNP
14 8 (0.48%) MBA
15 7 (0.42%) Master's Degree
16 6 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.96%) QA
2 15 (0.90%) SLA
3 13 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.72%) COBIT
4 12 (0.72%) NIST
5 11 (0.66%) NCSC
5 11 (0.66%) NIST 800
5 11 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.60%) GDPR
7 8 (0.48%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.42%) SEPA
9 3 (0.18%) EMIR
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.12%) MiFID
11 1 (0.060%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.060%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.060%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.060%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.060%) JSP 440
System Software
1 84 (5.04%) Docker
2 62 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 34 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.30%) Firmware
7 5 (0.30%) vSphere
8 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.24%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.18%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.18%) XenApp
9 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.12%) iptables
10 2 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 84 (5.04%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.68%) SCCM
3 26 (1.56%) Terraform
4 25 (1.50%) Puppet
5 24 (1.44%) Ansible
6 19 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (0.72%) Salt
8 6 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.30%) Packer
10 3 (0.18%) Kibana
10 3 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.18%) Nagios
10 3 (0.18%) TIBCO Hawk
11 2 (0.12%) Amdocs OSS
11 2 (0.12%) Core Impact
11 2 (0.12%) Grafana
11 2 (0.12%) Mesos
11 2 (0.12%) Nessus
11 2 (0.12%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 381 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 182 (10.92%) Oracle
3 135 (8.10%) SAP
4 117 (7.02%) Google
5 114 (6.84%) Salesforce.com
6 76 (4.56%) Cisco
7 67 (4.02%) VMware
8 52 (3.12%) IBM
9 44 (2.64%) Adobe
10 32 (1.92%) Databricks
10 32 (1.92%) Sparx
11 27 (1.62%) Citrix
12 26 (1.56%) Charles River
13 23 (1.38%) MuleSoft
14 22 (1.32%) Atlassian
14 22 (1.32%) Juniper
15 21 (1.26%) Calypso
15 21 (1.26%) SimCorp
16 19 (1.14%) HP
17 18 (1.08%) hybris