Period
to 17 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 173 179 181
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,204 2,455 2,956
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 1.95% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.04% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,039 2,029 2,366
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
10th Percentile £56,753 £52,849 £55,000
90th Percentile £103,750 £105,250 £97,500
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 58,885 120,564 145,065
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.60% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 47,861 97,609 117,425
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 17 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 17 January 2021. 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 1,105 £76,250 +1.67% 259
UK excluding London -11 579 £70,000 - 147
London +42 536 £87,500 +2.94% 128
South East +23 188 £70,000 -3.45% 26
Work from Home -87 173 £77,500 +6.90% 41
North of England -17 146 £70,000 +3.70% 36
North West +28 109 £70,000 - 20
Midlands -7 87 £72,500 +3.57% 27
South West -1 82 £62,500 -10.71% 27
West Midlands -29 45 £72,000 +2.86% 18
Scotland +49 42 £61,500 -12.14% 15
East Midlands +66 41 £75,000 +1.69% 9
Yorkshire -39 31 £70,000 +7.69% 13
East of England +18 24 £70,000 -12.50% 11
Wales +55 9 £60,000 +4.35% 5
North East -10 6 £55,000 -9.84% 3
Northern Ireland +18 1 £72,500 -

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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.

1 471 (39.12%) Azure
2 338 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (25.17%) Microsoft
4 277 (23.01%) AWS
5 271 (22.51%) Finance
6 239 (19.85%) Microservices
7 235 (19.52%) TOGAF
8 201 (16.69%) Enterprise Architecture
9 199 (16.53%) DevOps
10 186 (15.45%) .NET
11 184 (15.28%) Java
12 176 (14.62%) Presales
13 154 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 146 (12.13%) PaaS
15 141 (11.71%) SaaS
16 135 (11.21%) SQL
17 124 (10.30%) Analytics
18 117 (9.72%) Docker
19 115 (9.55%) SQL Server
20 114 (9.47%) IaaS
21 113 (9.39%) Technology Roadmap
21 113 (9.39%) Python
22 107 (8.89%) IT Strategy
23 105 (8.72%) GCP
24 101 (8.39%) Kubernetes
24 101 (8.39%) Technical Architecture
25 98 (8.14%) JavaScript
25 98 (8.14%) Big Data
25 98 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
26 97 (8.06%) Banking

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 60 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.41%) CMS
3 39 (3.24%) Apache
4 21 (1.74%) Confluence
5 17 (1.41%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.08%) SAS
7 12 (1.00%) Drupal
8 11 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.83%) IIS
10 8 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.66%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.58%) Headless CMS
12 6 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.42%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.42%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (1.66%) Loan IQ
2 19 (1.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 18 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 11 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.66%) SAP GTS
7 4 (0.33%) Eikon
8 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.25%) SAP CAR
8 3 (0.25%) SAP Retail
8 3 (0.25%) SAP SCM
9 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.17%) Finacle
9 2 (0.17%) SAP APO
9 2 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
10 1 (0.083%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.083%) SAP IBP
10 1 (0.083%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 471 (39.12%) Azure
2 277 (23.01%) AWS
3 146 (12.13%) PaaS
4 141 (11.71%) SaaS
5 114 (9.47%) IaaS
6 105 (8.72%) GCP
7 76 (6.31%) Office 365
8 53 (4.40%) Dynamics 365
8 53 (4.40%) Serverless
9 49 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
10 43 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
11 37 (3.07%) Power Platform
12 36 (2.99%) Amazon ECS
13 34 (2.82%) Apigee
14 25 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (1.25%) PowerApps
16 14 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
16 14 (1.16%) OneDrive
17 10 (0.83%) GitHub
18 9 (0.75%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.65%) Firewall
2 35 (2.91%) WAN
3 31 (2.57%) Skype
4 30 (2.49%) LAN
5 24 (1.99%) Unified Communications
6 21 (1.74%) TCP/IP
6 21 (1.74%) VPN
7 20 (1.66%) DNS
8 19 (1.58%) HTTP
9 18 (1.50%) Internet
10 13 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
11 11 (0.91%) NetScaler
11 11 (0.91%) SAN
12 9 (0.75%) Kerberos
12 9 (0.75%) Network Security
12 9 (0.75%) VLAN
13 7 (0.58%) CTI
13 7 (0.58%) IPv4
13 7 (0.58%) NAS
14 6 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 98 (8.14%) Big Data
3 66 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
4 59 (4.90%) MySQL
5 51 (4.24%) Data Lake
6 40 (3.32%) NoSQL
7 34 (2.82%) Amazon Redshift
8 27 (2.24%) Relational Database
9 24 (1.99%) Blockchain
10 17 (1.41%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.41%) Redis
11 16 (1.33%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.33%) Power BI
12 15 (1.25%) HDInsight
13 12 (1.00%) DB2
14 10 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.83%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 49 (4.07%) Jenkins
2 34 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.08%) Artifactory
3 25 (2.08%) GitLab
4 22 (1.83%) JIRA
5 16 (1.33%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.00%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.58%) Metasploit
8 7 (0.58%) WebScarab
9 6 (0.50%) Maven
10 5 (0.42%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.42%) Rational Rose
11 4 (0.33%) Selenium
12 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.17%) Ant
13 2 (0.17%) Spinnaker
13 2 (0.17%) Storybook
14 1 (0.083%) Postman
14 1 (0.083%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 271 (22.51%) Finance
2 97 (8.06%) Banking
3 78 (6.48%) Back Office
4 54 (4.49%) Retail
5 49 (4.07%) Marketing
6 48 (3.99%) Public Sector
7 43 (3.57%) Telecoms
8 29 (2.41%) Legal
9 27 (2.24%) Investment Banking
10 24 (1.99%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.66%) Law
11 20 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (1.41%) Advertising
13 9 (0.75%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.50%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.33%) Automotive
15 4 (0.33%) Swedish Language
16 3 (0.25%) Electronics
16 3 (0.25%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (15.45%) .NET
2 86 (7.14%) Web Services
3 65 (5.40%) Kafka
4 59 (4.90%) React
5 56 (4.65%) .NET Core
6 54 (4.49%) GraphQL
7 50 (4.15%) .NET Framework
8 47 (3.90%) OAuth
9 42 (3.49%) CSS
9 42 (3.49%) REST
10 41 (3.41%) Middleware
11 33 (2.74%) HTML
12 32 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (2.66%) OpenID
13 31 (2.57%) AngularJS
13 31 (2.57%) gRPC
14 30 (2.49%) Node.js
15 28 (2.33%) jQuery
15 28 (2.33%) Spring
15 28 (2.33%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (4.57%) Public Cloud
3 48 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
5 35 (2.91%) Data Centre
6 34 (2.82%) Cloud Native
7 28 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (2.16%) Hedge funds
9 24 (1.99%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.91%) User Experience
11 20 (1.66%) N-Tier
11 20 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.08%) Reinsurance
13 12 (1.00%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.91%) Internet of Things
15 10 (0.83%) Life Science
16 9 (0.75%) Blog
16 9 (0.75%) Clustering
16 9 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 94 (7.81%) Windows
2 51 (4.24%) Linux
3 35 (2.91%) Windows Server
4 22 (1.83%) Windows 10
5 12 (1.00%) Unix
6 7 (0.58%) VMS
7 6 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.42%) Android
8 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.25%) CentOS
9 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.083%) AIX
11 1 (0.083%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.083%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (19.85%) Microservices
3 235 (19.52%) TOGAF
4 201 (16.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 199 (16.53%) DevOps
6 176 (14.62%) Presales
7 154 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 124 (10.30%) Analytics
9 113 (9.39%) Technology Roadmap
10 107 (8.89%) IT Strategy
11 101 (8.39%) Technical Architecture
12 98 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
13 91 (7.56%) Machine Learning
14 90 (7.48%) CRM
15 88 (7.31%) Migration
16 85 (7.06%) Mentoring
17 81 (6.73%) Artificial Intelligence
17 81 (6.73%) Waterfall
18 78 (6.48%) Software Engineering
19 77 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 184 (15.28%) Java
2 135 (11.21%) SQL
3 113 (9.39%) Python
4 98 (8.14%) JavaScript
5 95 (7.89%) C#
6 47 (3.90%) PowerShell
7 36 (2.99%) C
8 30 (2.49%) R
9 10 (0.83%) PHP
10 8 (0.66%) C++
11 7 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.58%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.50%) Ruby
13 5 (0.42%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.33%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.25%) Java 8
15 3 (0.25%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.17%) Perl
17 1 (0.083%) Embedded C++
17 1 (0.083%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 86 (7.14%) Degree
2 73 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.15%) TOGAF Certification
4 47 (3.90%) SC Cleared
5 41 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (2.66%) Sun Certification
8 26 (2.16%) CCNP
9 24 (1.99%) CCNA
10 22 (1.83%) MCSE
11 18 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (1.41%) AWS Certification
13 14 (1.16%) CCIE
14 13 (1.08%) CISSP
14 13 (1.08%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.58%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.58%) MBA
16 5 (0.42%) CCDP
17 4 (0.33%) PhD
17 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.74%) Dodd-Frank
1 21 (1.74%) EMIR
1 21 (1.74%) MiFID
2 20 (1.66%) QA
3 10 (0.83%) GDPR
4 8 (0.66%) COBIT
4 8 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.66%) NCSC
5 7 (0.58%) NIST 800
5 7 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.33%) RMADS
8 3 (0.25%) NIST
9 2 (0.17%) SEPA
10 1 (0.083%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.083%) PSD2
10 1 (0.083%) SLA
System Software
1 117 (9.72%) Docker
2 79 (6.56%) Active Directory
3 47 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.25%) HDFS
7 3 (0.25%) Varnish
8 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.17%) vSphere
8 2 (0.17%) XenApp
8 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.083%) NDS
9 1 (0.083%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.083%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 101 (8.39%) Kubernetes
2 61 (5.07%) Terraform
3 21 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (1.74%) SCCM
4 18 (1.50%) Ansible
5 14 (1.16%) MIIS
5 14 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (0.58%) Core Impact
6 7 (0.58%) Nessus
6 7 (0.58%) Nexpose
6 7 (0.58%) Puppet
7 3 (0.25%) CASB
7 3 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.25%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.17%) Istio
8 2 (0.17%) PTC Integrity
8 2 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 303 (25.17%) Microsoft
2 73 (6.06%) Oracle
3 70 (5.81%) Google
4 63 (5.23%) Cisco
5 61 (5.07%) VMware
6 59 (4.90%) Salesforce.com
7 53 (4.40%) SAP
8 47 (3.90%) Sparx
9 40 (3.32%) Databricks
10 25 (2.08%) MuleSoft
11 22 (1.83%) IBM
12 20 (1.66%) Juniper
12 20 (1.66%) Murex
13 19 (1.58%) Dell
14 18 (1.50%) Citrix
15 16 (1.33%) ServiceNow
16 14 (1.16%) Siebel
17 13 (1.08%) Nintex
18 12 (1.00%) Guidewire
19 11 (0.91%) Remedy