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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Architect
Rank 885 836 863
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Architect 19 35 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.032% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.034% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 21
Average salary £65,000 £75,000 £82,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £53,000 £40,052
10% offered a salary of more than £74,750 £76,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £70,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +74.77%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Senior Systems Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Top 13 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 22 August 2014. 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 -31 19 £65,000 -13.33% 5
South East -16 8 £65,000 -7.14% 1
Berkshire -3 7 £65,000 -7.14% 1
London -22 6 £65,000 -13.33% 2
Reading +3 3 - -
East of England +3 1 £82,500 -8.33% 2
Wiltshire -4 1 £70,000 +27.27%
Hertfordshire -5 1 £82,500 -8.33%
South West -16 1 £70,000 +27.27%
Surrey - 1 £72,500 -
Reigate - 1 £72,500 -
Watford - 1 £82,500 -
Southwark - 1 £55,000 -

Senior Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 12 (52.17%) Migration
2 11 (47.83%) Marketing
2 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
3 10 (43.48%) Service Delivery
3 10 (43.48%) Legal
4 7 (30.43%) Degree
4 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (26.09%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco
8 3 (13.04%) VMware
8 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
8 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
8 3 (13.04%) Java
8 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.70%) Capistrano
9 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
9 2 (8.70%) Regular Expression
9 2 (8.70%) Rackspace
9 2 (8.70%) Big Data
9 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (8.70%) ZABBIX
9 2 (8.70%) nginx
9 2 (8.70%) Apache Solr
9 2 (8.70%) German Language
9 2 (8.70%) Release Management
9 2 (8.70%) Drupal

Senior Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2 (8.70%) nginx
1 2 (8.70%) Apache Solr
1 2 (8.70%) Drupal
1 2 (8.70%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) ElastiCache
2 1 (4.35%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) POP3
1 2 (8.70%) SMTP
1 2 (8.70%) ICMP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 11 (47.83%) Marketing
1 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 10 (43.48%) Legal
3 6 (26.09%) Finance
4 2 (8.70%) German Language
4 2 (8.70%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Regular Expression
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) JSP
2 1 (4.35%) Servlets
2 1 (4.35%) EJB
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.35%) ASIC
3 1 (4.35%) Social Media
3 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Migration
2 10 (43.48%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.70%) Release Management
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.70%) B2B
4 2 (8.70%) B2C
5 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) MVC
5 1 (4.35%) Benchmarking
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) UML
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Markov Chain
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.35%) V-Model
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) PHP
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Capistrano
1 2 (8.70%) ZABBIX
1 2 (8.70%) HAProxy
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Rackspace
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) hybris
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