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Solutions architect Average UK Salary & Prospects

Solutions architects lead teams that design and develop new computer systems for clients.

  • Verify stability, interoperability, portability, security, or scalability of system architecture.  
  • Develop system engineering, software engineering, system integration, or distributed system architectures.  
  • Collaborate with engineers or software developers to select appropriate design solutions or ensure the compatibility of system components.  
  • Identify
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Solutions architects typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Solutions architect you will typically work evenings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    52,225 GBP *
    per year
    37,000 GBP
    70,000 GBP
    Starting
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
    Average salary for Solutions architect

    Men make 10% more than Women
    84% of Solutions architects are men
    • 52,935 GBP
    • 47,673 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Solutions architect
    Average salary for full-time Solutions architect

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    • 27,271 GBP
    • 23,696 GBP
    • 52,225 GBP
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    Pay over time for Solutions architect

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 46,574 GBP
    • 47,112 GBP
    • 48,752 GBP
    • 50,070 GBP
    • 52,577 GBP
    • 52,225 GBP
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    Future outlook for Solutions architects

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    Very good outlook
    122 000+ jobs available
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    Balanced outlook
    2% yearly wage growth (on average)
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    Very good outlook
    28% chance of automation in the future

    Solutions architect - Your future job?


    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Solutions architect and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 57% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 17% of people in this role have a Master's degree
    • 10% of people in this role have a post-secondary qualification such as a Higher National Diploma

    You can apply directly for jobs if you've got a high level of technical expertise.

    It's also useful if you have experience and understanding of the industry you want to work in, for example banking, retail or cloud computing.


    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Solutions architect

    Software & Web Development

    Things to highlight for your Solutions architect interview

    Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Innovation Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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