Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Solutions Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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

Technical Solution Architect
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1033 997 1013
Rank change year-on-year -36 +16 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 146 191 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 110 158 237
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £69,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% +4.55%
10th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £52,800
90th Percentile £92,750 £105,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £69,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +1.45% +6.15% -

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 167,103 171,058 200,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,605 142,472 167,445
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Technical Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Technical Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Solutions Architect in the UK

Technical Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect.

Salary trend for Technical Solutions Architect in the UK

Technical Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Technical Solutions Architect in the UK

Technical Solutions Architect
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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 -34 138 £75,000 +7.14% 18
London -14 87 £77,500 +3.33% 11
UK excluding London -35 52 £70,000 +1.45% 7
South East +22 21 £69,500 +0.72% 2
North of England -12 9 £67,500 -3.57% 2
Midlands +14 8 £75,000 +66.67% 1
South West -4 8 £67,500 -18.18%
East of England +3 7 £51,500 -10.43% 2
Yorkshire +42 6 £66,250 +6.00%
East Midlands +18 6 £75,000 +7.14% 1
North West -17 2 £70,000 - 2
North East - 1 £75,000 -
Wales - 1 £85,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £87,500 -

Technical Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 91 (62.33%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (38.36%) Finance
2 56 (38.36%) Degree
3 52 (35.62%) Java
4 49 (33.56%) Computer Science
5 47 (32.19%) Project Management
6 44 (30.14%) Oracle
7 38 (26.03%) DevOps
8 37 (25.34%) Banking
9 35 (23.97%) Perl
9 35 (23.97%) Technical Architecture
9 35 (23.97%) Computer Science Degree
10 34 (23.29%) High Availability
10 34 (23.29%) Migration
10 34 (23.29%) Scrum
11 33 (22.60%) Kanban
11 33 (22.60%) Master's Degree
12 32 (21.92%) Big Data
12 32 (21.92%) Analytics
12 32 (21.92%) Management Information System
12 32 (21.92%) .NET
12 32 (21.92%) Unix
13 31 (21.23%) Murex
13 31 (21.23%) Asset Management
13 31 (21.23%) Investment Banking
13 31 (21.23%) Algorithms
13 31 (21.23%) Low Latency
13 31 (21.23%) Oracle Database
13 31 (21.23%) Wealth Management
13 31 (21.23%) Retail Banking

Technical 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 12 (8.22%) SAS
2 6 (4.11%) IBM Connections
3 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.68%) Apache
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.68%) MTS
4 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.16%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (4.11%) SAP CO
2 6 (4.11%) SAP FI
2 6 (4.11%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.48%) Office 365
4 6 (4.11%) G Suite
5 5 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.05%) SaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.68%) Boomi
7 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.68%) IaaS
7 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.75%) Wireless
2 12 (8.22%) SSL
3 9 (6.16%) Ethernet
4 6 (4.11%) LAN
4 6 (4.11%) WAN
5 4 (2.74%) Unified Communications
5 4 (2.74%) Wireless Security
6 2 (1.37%) SAN
6 2 (1.37%) SMS
7 1 (0.68%) Firewall
7 1 (0.68%) Internet
7 1 (0.68%) LTE
7 1 (0.68%) Network Security
7 1 (0.68%) TETRA
7 1 (0.68%) VLAN
7 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.92%) Big Data
2 31 (21.23%) Oracle Database
3 15 (10.27%) Hadoop
4 14 (9.59%) MySQL
5 13 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (8.90%) OLAP
6 12 (8.22%) NoSQL
6 12 (8.22%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (2.74%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.05%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.68%) HPCC
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.68%) OLTP
10 1 (0.68%) Power BI
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (38.36%) Finance
2 37 (25.34%) Banking
3 31 (21.23%) Investment Banking
3 31 (21.23%) Retail Banking
4 19 (13.01%) Retail
5 9 (6.16%) Legal
6 5 (3.42%) German Language
6 5 (3.42%) Italian Language
6 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.92%) .NET
2 18 (12.33%) Web Services
3 17 (11.64%) JSON
4 16 (10.96%) REST
5 14 (9.59%) SOAP
5 14 (9.59%) XML
6 12 (8.22%) JMS
6 12 (8.22%) WSDL
7 7 (4.79%) Java EE
8 6 (4.11%) J2EE
8 6 (4.11%) SAP XI
9 4 (2.74%) CSS
9 4 (2.74%) HTML
10 3 (2.05%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (2.05%) RESTful
10 3 (2.05%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (2.05%) SAP Fiori
10 3 (2.05%) SAPUI5
11 2 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 49 (33.56%) Computer Science
2 32 (21.92%) Management Information System
3 31 (21.23%) Algorithms
4 20 (13.70%) Data Centre
5 18 (12.33%) Mobile App
6 17 (11.64%) User Experience
6 17 (11.64%) Virtual Team
7 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.74%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (2.74%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.68%) Clustering
10 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.68%) Fintech
10 1 (0.68%) Handset
10 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.92%) Unix
2 15 (10.27%) Windows
3 7 (4.79%) Linux
4 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) CentOS
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (62.33%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (32.19%) Project Management
3 38 (26.03%) DevOps
4 35 (23.97%) Technical Architecture
5 34 (23.29%) High Availability
5 34 (23.29%) Migration
5 34 (23.29%) Scrum
6 33 (22.60%) Kanban
7 32 (21.92%) Analytics
8 31 (21.23%) Asset Management
8 31 (21.23%) Low Latency
8 31 (21.23%) Wealth Management
9 29 (19.86%) Microservices
9 29 (19.86%) TOGAF
10 28 (19.18%) Data Analytics
11 21 (14.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (13.70%) Network Design
12 20 (13.70%) Software Delivery
13 17 (11.64%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (11.64%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (35.62%) Java
2 35 (23.97%) Perl
3 19 (13.01%) C#
4 18 (12.33%) SQL
5 17 (11.64%) Python
6 5 (3.42%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.42%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.05%) Ruby
8 2 (1.37%) Scala
8 2 (1.37%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (38.36%) Degree
2 35 (23.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (22.60%) Master's Degree
4 10 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (6.16%) CCNA
6 8 (5.48%) CCIE
7 5 (3.42%) CCIE Data Center
7 5 (3.42%) CCIE Service Provider
8 4 (2.74%) AWS Certification
9 3 (2.05%) CCNP
9 3 (2.05%) EMC Certification
10 2 (1.37%) CCDE
10 2 (1.37%) CCDP
10 2 (1.37%) MCSE
10 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.68%) CCIE Wireless
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) COBIT
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.53%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.11%) SCCM
2 4 (2.74%) Ansible
3 2 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (30.14%) Oracle
2 31 (21.23%) Murex
3 22 (15.07%) Cisco
4 16 (10.96%) VMware
5 15 (10.27%) Microsoft
6 14 (9.59%) Google
7 11 (7.53%) SAP
8 10 (6.85%) EMC
8 10 (6.85%) NetApp
9 8 (5.48%) Dell
9 8 (5.48%) F5
9 8 (5.48%) IBM
9 8 (5.48%) Splunk
10 6 (4.11%) Citrix
11 4 (2.74%) Capita
12 2 (1.37%) HP
13 1 (0.68%) MuleSoft
13 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.68%) Teradata
13 1 (0.68%) TIBCO