The median annual salary for a Solutions Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Solution Architect
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 207 168
Rank change year-on-year +30 -39  
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1607 1719 2105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 1.65% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 1.72% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1200 1322 1599
Median salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Solutions Architect in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 1519 £70,550 +0.78% 155
London +39 790 £77,500 - 88
South East -46 177 £70,000 - 24
West Midlands +28 129 £65,000 +4.00% 6
East of England +64 120 £70,000 -1.06% 7
South West +49 118 £64,000 +6.66% 2
City of London +8 92 £77,500 -3.12% 19
Yorkshire +43 81 £65,000 +8.33% 10
Birmingham +11 74 £65,000 -3.70% 3
West Yorkshire +46 70 £67,500 +12.50% 8
Bristol +22 56 £63,250 +5.41% 2
Berkshire -9 53 £70,000 - 4
North West -9 51 £63,750 +10.86% 11
Hertfordshire +47 44 £70,000 -
Leeds +22 41 £67,500 +8.00% 6
Surrey +36 38 £70,000 -3.44% 8
Bedfordshire +42 37 £65,000 - 3
Scotland -9 36 £60,000 -3.22% 4
Luton +31 32 £65,000 -13.33% 1
East Midlands +17 32 £70,000 +16.66% 5
Manchester -17 30 £60,000 - 8
Edinburgh -3 27 £60,000 -1.23% 4
Cambridgeshire +13 26 £80,000 +10.34% 4
Watford +12 25 £70,000 -16.41%
Hampshire +2 23 £62,500 -10.71% 3
Oxfordshire -35 22 £75,000 +36.36% 4
Canary Wharf +7 20 £77,500 +8.39%
Somerset -9 19 £51,125 -21.34%
Warwickshire +36 17 £58,250 +1.30% 1
Wiltshire +29 17 £65,000 +18.18%

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 878 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
2 870 (26.00%) TOGAF
3 827 (24.72%) Finance
4 682 (20.38%) Java
5 602 (17.99%) SOA
6 546 (16.32%) Presales
7 511 (15.27%) Microsoft
8 502 (15.00%) Retail
9 468 (13.99%) Oracle
10 451 (13.48%) .NET
11 412 (12.31%) Enterprise Architecture
12 385 (11.51%) IT Strategy
13 381 (11.39%) Degree
14 378 (11.30%) Microsoft Azure
15 370 (11.06%) Amazon AWS
16 368 (11.00%) CRM
17 360 (10.76%) SAP
18 339 (10.13%) Project Management
19 314 (9.38%) E-Commerce
20 309 (9.23%) SQL Server
20 309 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
21 299 (8.94%) ITIL
22 290 (8.67%) VMware
23 281 (8.40%) Banking
24 265 (7.92%) SQL
25 259 (7.74%) Enterprise Software
26 257 (7.68%) Zachman Framework
27 252 (7.53%) Web Services
28 246 (7.35%) Data Centre
29 242 (7.23%) Big Data

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
1 171 (5.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 128 (3.83%) SharePoint
3 75 (2.24%) JBoss
4 64 (1.91%) IIS
5 60 (1.79%) Apache
6 58 (1.73%) WebSphere
7 55 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 43 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
9 35 (1.05%) CMS
9 35 (1.05%) OpenStack
9 35 (1.05%) SAS
10 30 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 27 (0.81%) NetWeaver
12 25 (0.75%) MS Exchange
12 25 (0.75%) Skype for Business
13 24 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 24 (0.72%) Apache Spark
13 24 (0.72%) DataSynapse
13 24 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
13 24 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 228 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 58 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 56 (1.67%) MS Office
4 44 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.57%) MS Project
6 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.030%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 59 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.49%) SAP Hybris
3 42 (1.26%) SAP CRM
4 37 (1.11%) SAP HR
5 35 (1.05%) SAP SD
6 32 (0.96%) SAP ERP
7 27 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
7 27 (0.81%) SAP Retail
8 26 (0.78%) SAP HCM
9 25 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
10 24 (0.72%) RMDS
10 24 (0.72%) SAP CO
10 24 (0.72%) SAP FI
10 24 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
11 22 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
12 16 (0.48%) SAP ECC
12 16 (0.48%) SAP MDM
13 15 (0.45%) Eloqua
13 15 (0.45%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
14 14 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 378 (11.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 370 (11.06%) Amazon AWS
3 218 (6.52%) SaaS
4 157 (4.69%) PaaS
5 134 (4.00%) IaaS
6 98 (2.93%) Office 365
7 81 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
8 66 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
9 49 (1.46%) SuccessFactors
10 26 (0.78%) Force.com
11 16 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.30%) Silverpop
14 9 (0.27%) GitHub
14 9 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (0.27%) OpenShift
14 9 (0.27%) Yammer
15 8 (0.24%) Heroku
16 7 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
16 7 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 158 (4.72%) WAN
2 128 (3.83%) LAN
3 93 (2.78%) Internet
4 79 (2.36%) SAN
5 65 (1.94%) Firewall
6 61 (1.82%) HTTP
7 56 (1.67%) DNS
8 51 (1.52%) Wireless
9 48 (1.43%) VPN
10 47 (1.40%) TCP/IP
11 40 (1.20%) LDAP
12 34 (1.02%) NAS
13 33 (0.99%) iSCSI
13 33 (0.99%) MPLS
13 33 (0.99%) Network Security
14 32 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
15 29 (0.87%) SSL
16 28 (0.84%) DHCP
17 25 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (0.72%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 242 (7.23%) Big Data
3 131 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 99 (2.96%) Hadoop
5 84 (2.51%) NoSQL
6 76 (2.27%) MySQL
7 75 (2.24%) Relational Database
8 60 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 60 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 55 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 51 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
11 45 (1.34%) DB2
12 43 (1.29%) SAP HANA
13 38 (1.14%) MongoDB
14 36 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
15 32 (0.96%) HBase
16 31 (0.93%) SAP BW
17 28 (0.84%) RDBMS
18 26 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
19 23 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 31 (0.93%) Gradle
2 28 (0.84%) TeamCity
3 26 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 21 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 14 (0.42%) JIRA
7 13 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 13 (0.39%) IntelliJ
8 12 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (0.30%) NetBeans
10 9 (0.27%) Subversion
11 8 (0.24%) Rational Rose
12 6 (0.18%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.12%) Maven
13 4 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (0.090%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.090%) Mocha
14 3 (0.090%) Mockito
General
1 827 (24.72%) Finance
2 502 (15.00%) Retail
3 281 (8.40%) Banking
4 202 (6.04%) Telecoms
5 188 (5.62%) Marketing
6 70 (2.09%) Publishing
7 68 (2.03%) Legal
8 65 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 59 (1.76%) Billing
10 55 (1.64%) Advertising
11 45 (1.34%) Games
12 43 (1.29%) Retail Banking
13 36 (1.08%) Investment Banking
14 32 (0.96%) Front Office
15 29 (0.87%) Back Office
16 21 (0.63%) Electronics
17 19 (0.57%) Financial Institution
18 15 (0.45%) Law
19 12 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
20 9 (0.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (13.48%) .NET
2 252 (7.53%) Web Services
3 183 (5.47%) Middleware
4 166 (4.96%) XML
5 161 (4.81%) HTML
6 128 (3.83%) CSS
7 117 (3.50%) REST
8 87 (2.60%) SOAP
9 74 (2.21%) J2EE
10 68 (2.03%) AngularJS
11 64 (1.91%) JSON
12 61 (1.82%) ASP.NET
13 59 (1.76%) .NET Framework
14 46 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
14 46 (1.37%) Java EE
15 43 (1.29%) jQuery
16 41 (1.23%) JMS
16 41 (1.23%) WCF
17 40 (1.20%) Spring
18 36 (1.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 259 (7.74%) Enterprise Software
2 246 (7.35%) Data Centre
3 202 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 130 (3.89%) Computer Science
5 103 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 84 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
6 84 (2.51%) Public Cloud
7 57 (1.70%) N-Tier
8 47 (1.40%) Mobile App
8 47 (1.40%) Virtual Team
9 43 (1.29%) User Experience
10 38 (1.14%) Fintech
11 34 (1.02%) CMDB
12 33 (0.99%) Internet of Things
13 32 (0.96%) NHS
14 30 (0.90%) Clustering
14 30 (0.90%) FMCG
15 28 (0.84%) Private Cloud
16 24 (0.72%) Social Media
17 21 (0.63%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 233 (6.96%) Linux
2 225 (6.72%) Windows
3 51 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 49 (1.46%) Unix
5 48 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (1.26%) Android
7 41 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 36 (1.08%) Solaris
9 21 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
11 13 (0.39%) CentOS
12 12 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.27%) Windows Phone
14 8 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.12%) SUSE
16 3 (0.090%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.090%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.090%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.060%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 878 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
2 870 (26.00%) TOGAF
3 602 (17.99%) SOA
4 546 (16.32%) Presales
5 412 (12.31%) Enterprise Architecture
6 385 (11.51%) IT Strategy
7 368 (11.00%) CRM
8 339 (10.13%) Project Management
9 314 (9.38%) E-Commerce
10 309 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 299 (8.94%) ITIL
12 257 (7.68%) Zachman Framework
13 215 (6.43%) UML
14 212 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
14 212 (6.34%) Technical Architecture
15 199 (5.95%) SDLC
16 192 (5.74%) Business Development
17 187 (5.59%) ERP
18 181 (5.41%) Analytics
19 173 (5.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 682 (20.38%) Java
2 265 (7.92%) SQL
3 232 (6.93%) C#
4 219 (6.55%) JavaScript
5 97 (2.90%) Python
6 70 (2.09%) C
7 64 (1.91%) PHP
7 64 (1.91%) PowerShell
8 37 (1.11%) Ruby
9 32 (0.96%) C++
10 26 (0.78%) R
11 24 (0.72%) T-SQL
12 18 (0.54%) VBScript
13 17 (0.51%) Apex Code
14 15 (0.45%) Perl
15 14 (0.42%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.33%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 10 (0.30%) VBA
18 8 (0.24%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 381 (11.39%) Degree
2 91 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
3 89 (2.66%) Security Cleared
4 64 (1.91%) SC Cleared
5 63 (1.88%) CCNP
5 63 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (1.79%) CCIE
7 53 (1.58%) ISEB
8 45 (1.34%) DV Cleared
9 44 (1.32%) PMP
10 39 (1.17%) MCSE
10 39 (1.17%) PMI Certification
11 34 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 33 (0.99%) MBA
13 29 (0.87%) MCP
14 26 (0.78%) CISSP
14 26 (0.78%) VCAP
14 26 (0.78%) VCDX
15 24 (0.72%) CCDP
16 23 (0.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (3.77%) QA
2 37 (1.11%) COBIT
3 33 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 23 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.57%) PMO
6 15 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.45%) SEPA
7 13 (0.39%) SLA
8 8 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.12%) GCP
10 2 (0.060%) GDPR
10 2 (0.060%) MiFID
10 2 (0.060%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.030%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.030%) GxP
11 1 (0.030%) IFRS
11 1 (0.030%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.030%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 197 (5.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 71 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 50 (1.49%) Docker
5 39 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (0.93%) NFS
7 27 (0.81%) KVM
8 25 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
9 24 (0.72%) SRDF
9 24 (0.72%) Xen
9 24 (0.72%) XenApp
10 19 (0.57%) VMware ESX
11 14 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.30%) vCloud
13 9 (0.27%) vSphere
14 7 (0.21%) HDFS
14 7 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.15%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 52 (1.55%) Puppet
2 34 (1.02%) SCVMM
3 30 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
4 28 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (0.75%) Ansible
6 15 (0.45%) Nagios
7 14 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (0.30%) SCOM
9 9 (0.27%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.27%) SCCM
10 7 (0.21%) Graphite
11 6 (0.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 6 (0.18%) Rundeck
11 6 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.15%) Cacti
12 5 (0.15%) Packer
12 5 (0.15%) Terraform
12 5 (0.15%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.12%) CSIRT
13 4 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 511 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 468 (13.99%) Oracle
3 360 (10.76%) SAP
4 290 (8.67%) VMware
5 205 (6.13%) Cisco
6 202 (6.04%) IBM
7 139 (4.15%) NetApp
8 129 (3.86%) EMC
9 125 (3.74%) Citrix
10 118 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
11 100 (2.99%) hybris
12 98 (2.93%) HP
13 90 (2.69%) Juniper
14 76 (2.27%) BMC
15 62 (1.85%) Red Hat
16 56 (1.67%) 3PAR
17 52 (1.55%) TIBCO
18 48 (1.43%) CheckPoint
19 47 (1.40%) Cognizant
20 44 (1.32%) Informatica
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bonus; car allowance
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £145000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £75,000 to £110,000 per annum to £100k basic plus variable + bene
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Technology People UK
Salary: NZD $130,000 - $160,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Adesse Search
Salary: Up to £60,000 + health, dental, pension & flexible working
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £46000 - £57500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £46000 - £57500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £46000 - £57500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £68,000 - £110,000 + extensive benefits package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Empiric.com
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits package + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £950000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum Basix salary to £80,000 plus variabl
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum Plus Excellent bonuses and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum Excellent benefits and bonuses
Posted: 14 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
St Andrew's Healthcare
Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
HFG
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago