What is a Solution Architect
Getting in and Qualifications
Depending on their level of expertise, Solution Architects will often have a HND, a degree or a postgraduate qualification in the following subjects:
- Information Technology
- Software Engineering
- Computer Science
- Business Information Systems
It is also possible to gain a degree and a postgraduate qualification in the same course with an Integrated Master’s qualification, which provides more in-depth study over a five-year period.
Another option is an apprenticeship in Software Development, which means you can get a qualification while developing the practical software skills required in most solution architecture jobs.
Membership of an industry organisation can also be a valuable way to build contacts within the industry and land a suitable role.
The industry membership organisation for the Scottish digital sector is Scotland IS.
See Computer Science careers advice from the industry membership organisation, the Institution of Analysts and Programmers.
Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.