Period
to 18 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 169 218
Rank change year-on-year -2 +49 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2,926 3,440 2,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 2.05% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 2.13% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2,047 2,506 2,155
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £55,655 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £96,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%

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 135,628 161,148 169,376
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.07% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 107,968 129,896 135,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 2,645 £75,000 - 387
UK excluding London -4 1,458 £70,000 - 263
London -4 1,233 £85,000 +3.03% 144
South East -16 404 £72,000 +2.86% 63
North of England -8 294 £70,000 - 55
Midlands +8 271 £70,000 -6.67% 59
South West +6 251 £70,000 +3.70% 39
West Midlands -16 201 £70,000 -3.45% 36
North West -4 178 £70,000 -6.67% 30
East of England +40 133 £75,000 - 27
Yorkshire 0 101 £66,250 +1.92% 20
Scotland -31 89 £69,000 +3.76% 15
East Midlands +36 68 £65,000 -16.13% 22
North East +24 15 £65,000 - 5
Northern Ireland +3 12 £70,000 +14.29% 4
Wales +1 7 £57,500 - 1

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1,012 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
2 906 (30.96%) Azure
3 779 (26.62%) AWS
4 673 (23.00%) Microsoft
5 592 (20.23%) Finance
6 564 (19.28%) Presales
7 525 (17.94%) TOGAF
8 485 (16.58%) Java
9 453 (15.48%) DevOps
10 423 (14.46%) Microservices
11 406 (13.88%) Enterprise Architecture
12 379 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 374 (12.78%) .NET
14 340 (11.62%) Retail
15 324 (11.07%) IT Strategy
16 301 (10.29%) SAP
17 299 (10.22%) Migration
18 289 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
19 287 (9.81%) Technical Architecture
19 287 (9.81%) Degree
20 282 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
21 272 (9.30%) Project Delivery
22 256 (8.75%) SQL
23 252 (8.61%) VMware
24 248 (8.48%) Hybrid Cloud
25 247 (8.44%) Architectural Design
26 246 (8.41%) Software Engineering
27 245 (8.37%) Web Services
27 245 (8.37%) PaaS
28 244 (8.34%) Windows

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 99 (3.38%) CMS
2 98 (3.35%) SharePoint
3 60 (2.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 57 (1.95%) Confluence
5 48 (1.64%) Apache Solr
5 48 (1.64%) Apache Spark
6 37 (1.26%) MS Exchange
6 37 (1.26%) WebSphere
7 33 (1.13%) Apache
7 33 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
8 32 (1.09%) OpenStack
8 32 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 25 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (0.51%) JBoss
10 15 (0.51%) Skype for Business
11 14 (0.48%) SAS
12 11 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (0.38%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.10%) SPSS
7 1 (0.034%) CATIA
7 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 58 (1.98%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 40 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 40 (1.37%) Magento
2 40 (1.37%) SAP SCM
3 36 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 33 (1.13%) SAP Hybris
4 33 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
4 33 (1.13%) SDL Web 8
5 32 (1.09%) SAP ERP
6 20 (0.68%) SAP MM
6 20 (0.68%) SAP PP
7 17 (0.58%) SAP EWM
7 17 (0.58%) SAP SD
8 14 (0.48%) SAP QM
9 13 (0.44%) Avolution ABACUS
10 12 (0.41%) SAP BPC
11 11 (0.38%) SAP APO
11 11 (0.38%) SAP WM
12 10 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
13 9 (0.31%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 906 (30.96%) Azure
2 779 (26.62%) AWS
3 245 (8.37%) PaaS
4 219 (7.48%) SaaS
5 192 (6.56%) Office 365
6 133 (4.55%) IaaS
7 118 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
8 110 (3.76%) GCP
9 104 (3.55%) Azure Active Directory
10 70 (2.39%) Serverless
11 48 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
12 45 (1.54%) Power Platform
13 35 (1.20%) Amazon S3
14 25 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
14 25 (0.85%) Amazon ECS
15 22 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
15 22 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
16 20 (0.68%) OpenShift
17 19 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
18 18 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (4.00%) Unified Communications
2 115 (3.93%) WAN
3 103 (3.52%) Firewall
4 90 (3.08%) Internet
5 80 (2.73%) LAN
6 40 (1.37%) DNS
6 40 (1.37%) HTTP
7 38 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
7 38 (1.30%) Wireless
8 36 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
8 36 (1.23%) Skype
9 35 (1.20%) Network Security
9 35 (1.20%) SAN
10 27 (0.92%) VPN
11 25 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (0.75%) DHCP
13 20 (0.68%) WLAN
14 19 (0.65%) Wireless Security
15 16 (0.55%) NAS
16 15 (0.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 169 (5.78%) Big Data
3 104 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
4 90 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 61 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 61 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 59 (2.02%) Hadoop
7 47 (1.61%) RDBMS
8 45 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 42 (1.44%) Power BI
10 40 (1.37%) MongoDB
11 35 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 34 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
13 33 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
13 33 (1.13%) Endeca
14 32 (1.09%) SAP HANA
15 28 (0.96%) Oracle Database
16 27 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
17 26 (0.89%) GIS
18 24 (0.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 73 (2.49%) JIRA
2 51 (1.74%) Jenkins
3 34 (1.16%) Git (software)
4 25 (0.85%) Selenium
5 22 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 21 (0.72%) WebDriver
7 11 (0.38%) Bitbucket
7 11 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (0.34%) Maven
9 9 (0.31%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.17%) Bitbucket Server
11 5 (0.17%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.14%) GoCD
12 4 (0.14%) JMeter
12 4 (0.14%) ProC
12 4 (0.14%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
General
1 592 (20.23%) Finance
2 340 (11.62%) Retail
3 185 (6.32%) Banking
4 182 (6.22%) Public Sector
5 167 (5.71%) Marketing
6 103 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 92 (3.14%) Manufacturing
8 46 (1.57%) Legal
9 37 (1.26%) Front Office
10 28 (0.96%) German Language
10 28 (0.96%) Italian Language
11 27 (0.92%) Publishing
12 26 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
13 25 (0.85%) Back Office
14 24 (0.82%) Advertising
15 19 (0.65%) Aerospace
16 18 (0.62%) Investment Banking
17 15 (0.51%) Games
17 15 (0.51%) Local Government
18 13 (0.44%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 374 (12.78%) .NET
2 245 (8.37%) Web Services
3 119 (4.07%) HTML
4 107 (3.66%) REST
5 96 (3.28%) Node.js
6 86 (2.94%) XML
7 82 (2.80%) RESTful
8 75 (2.56%) J2EE
9 74 (2.53%) ASP.NET
10 67 (2.29%) Spring
11 66 (2.26%) AngularJS
12 59 (2.02%) React
12 59 (2.02%) SOAP
13 54 (1.85%) Kafka
14 53 (1.81%) CSS
14 53 (1.81%) Middleware
15 45 (1.54%) JSON
16 39 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
17 36 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
18 34 (1.16%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 289 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 248 (8.48%) Hybrid Cloud
3 207 (7.07%) Enterprise Software
4 178 (6.08%) Data Centre
5 132 (4.51%) Management Information System
6 129 (4.41%) Public Cloud
7 106 (3.62%) Cloud Native
8 88 (3.01%) User Experience
9 84 (2.87%) Mobile App
10 67 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
11 62 (2.12%) Virtual Team
12 59 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
13 42 (1.44%) Private Cloud
14 31 (1.06%) FMCG
14 31 (1.06%) Replication
15 30 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
16 28 (0.96%) Internet of Things
17 23 (0.79%) N-Tier
18 19 (0.65%) Reinsurance
19 17 (0.58%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 244 (8.34%) Windows
2 223 (7.62%) Linux
3 119 (4.07%) Windows Server
4 68 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (1.98%) Windows 10
6 47 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 30 (1.03%) Android
7 30 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 30 (1.03%) Unix
8 8 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.068%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.068%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.068%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.034%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.034%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.034%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,012 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
2 564 (19.28%) Presales
3 525 (17.94%) TOGAF
4 453 (15.48%) DevOps
5 423 (14.46%) Microservices
6 406 (13.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 379 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 324 (11.07%) IT Strategy
9 299 (10.22%) Migration
10 287 (9.81%) Technical Architecture
11 282 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
12 272 (9.30%) Project Delivery
13 247 (8.44%) Architectural Design
14 246 (8.41%) Software Engineering
15 231 (7.89%) E-Commerce
15 231 (7.89%) SOA
16 223 (7.62%) Technical Leadership
17 219 (7.48%) Project Management
18 214 (7.31%) CRM
19 199 (6.80%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 485 (16.58%) Java
2 256 (8.75%) SQL
3 166 (5.67%) Python
4 160 (5.47%) C#
5 121 (4.14%) JavaScript
6 98 (3.35%) C
7 77 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 73 (2.49%) C++
9 43 (1.47%) Scala
10 28 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 24 (0.82%) Ruby
12 23 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 23 (0.79%) R
13 22 (0.75%) Bash Shell
14 19 (0.65%) Java 8
15 15 (0.51%) PHP
16 12 (0.41%) VBScript
17 11 (0.38%) ABAP
18 9 (0.31%) TypeScript
19 8 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 287 (9.81%) Degree
2 224 (7.66%) Security Cleared
3 111 (3.79%) TOGAF Certification
4 100 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (3.08%) AWS Certification
6 76 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 73 (2.49%) SC Cleared
8 51 (1.74%) CCIE
9 50 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 44 (1.50%) DV Cleared
11 43 (1.47%) CCNP
12 37 (1.26%) MCSE
13 33 (1.13%) CISSP
14 30 (1.03%) CCNA
15 24 (0.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 18 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 17 (0.58%) CCIE Service Provider
18 16 (0.55%) DBS Check
19 13 (0.44%) Master's Degree
20 12 (0.41%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (2.49%) QA
2 45 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 41 (1.40%) HMG Infosec
3 41 (1.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 41 (1.40%) JSP 440
4 40 (1.37%) GDPR
5 35 (1.20%) SLA
6 29 (0.99%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.65%) PMO
8 13 (0.44%) COBIT
9 10 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.31%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.27%) GAMP
12 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.14%) NIST
13 3 (0.10%) PSD2
14 2 (0.068%) Basel III
14 2 (0.068%) CRD IV
14 2 (0.068%) GAAP
14 2 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 201 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 193 (6.60%) Active Directory
3 101 (3.45%) Docker
4 57 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 24 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
7 15 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.31%) DFS Replication
10 8 (0.27%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.17%) HDFS
11 5 (0.17%) vSphere
12 4 (0.14%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.14%) KVM
12 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.10%) LXC
13 3 (0.10%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.10%) Xen
14 2 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 146 (4.99%) Kubernetes
2 145 (4.96%) SCCM
3 72 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 54 (1.85%) SCOM
5 52 (1.78%) Puppet
6 39 (1.33%) vRealize
7 32 (1.09%) Ansible
8 29 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (0.82%) Terraform
10 8 (0.27%) Salt
11 7 (0.24%) Nagios
12 6 (0.21%) Packer
13 5 (0.17%) Oozie
14 4 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
14 4 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
14 4 (0.14%) Mesos
14 4 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.14%) ZABBIX
15 3 (0.10%) AirWatch
15 3 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 673 (23.00%) Microsoft
2 301 (10.29%) SAP
3 252 (8.61%) VMware
4 228 (7.79%) Oracle
5 205 (7.01%) Cisco
6 187 (6.39%) Salesforce.com
7 170 (5.81%) Google
8 81 (2.77%) IBM
9 72 (2.46%) hybris
10 63 (2.15%) EMC
11 61 (2.08%) Adobe
11 61 (2.08%) Sitecore
12 60 (2.05%) Citrix
13 58 (1.98%) Sparx
14 53 (1.81%) Dell
15 47 (1.61%) NetApp
16 35 (1.20%) MuleSoft
17 34 (1.16%) Atlassian
17 34 (1.16%) Elastic Path
18 33 (1.13%) Informatica