The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Systems Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Systems Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Architect
Rank 934 927 937
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Architect 17 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.013% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.014% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 6
Average salary £75,000 £80,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,000 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £68,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £44,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Senior Systems Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Systems Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Systems Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Systems Architect within the UK.

Senior Systems Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Systems Architect over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Senior Systems Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 17 £75,000 -6.25% 1
London +6 14 £80,000 - 1
City of London +58 2 £67,500 -
Kettering - 2 £55,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +12 1 £50,000 +13.63%
West Yorkshire +3 1 £50,000 +13.63%
Leeds - 1 £50,000 -

Senior Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Systems Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Systems Architect in their job title.

1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (60.87%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) DNS
3 10 (43.48%) Python
3 10 (43.48%) Perl
3 10 (43.48%) Telecoms
3 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 10 (43.48%) DevOps
4 8 (34.78%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (30.43%) Ruby
5 7 (30.43%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (30.43%) Web Development
5 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (30.43%) Web Services
5 7 (30.43%) SNMP
5 7 (30.43%) Shell Script
5 7 (30.43%) Nagios
5 7 (30.43%) Service Delivery
5 7 (30.43%) Diameter Protocol
5 7 (30.43%) OpenNMS
5 7 (30.43%) Open Source
5 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
5 7 (30.43%) REST
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
6 6 (26.09%) Java

Senior Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Systems Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Systems Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (26.09%) IIS
1 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) DNS
2 7 (30.43%) Diameter Protocol
2 7 (30.43%) SNMP
3 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 5 (21.74%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) PostgreSQL
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
1 10 (43.48%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) REST
1 7 (30.43%) Ruby on Rails
1 7 (30.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) Contract for Difference
2 3 (13.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Equities
3 1 (4.35%) Learning Management System
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) DevOps
3 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (30.43%) Open Source
3 7 (30.43%) Service Delivery
3 7 (30.43%) Systems Analysis
3 7 (30.43%) Web Development
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.35%) Network Design
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Perl
1 10 (43.48%) Python
2 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
2 7 (30.43%) Ruby
2 7 (30.43%) Shell Script
3 6 (26.09%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) C
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
1 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Nagios
1 7 (30.43%) OpenNMS
2 5 (21.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
1 5 (21.74%) Citrix
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) Pega
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Juniper
3 1 (4.35%) ProCurve