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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Architect
Rank 858 847 858
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Architect 29 26 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.024% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.026% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 24
Average salary £67,500 £75,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £70,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
- +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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 2014 within the UK.

Senior Systems Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Top 15 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 16 September 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 -17 29 £67,500 -10.00% 1
South East -13 10 £65,000 -7.14%
Berkshire +7 9 £65,000 -7.14%
London -28 9 £67,500 -10.00%
Reading +5 5 - -
East of England - 5 £82,500 -
Watford - 4 £82,500 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £82,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £70,000 -
South West - 2 £70,000 -
Southwark - 1 £55,000 -
Surrey - 1 £72,500 -
Essex - 1 £55,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 £55,000 -
Reigate - 1 £72,500 -

Senior Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (43.75%) Migration
2 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 13 (40.63%) Marketing
3 12 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 12 (37.50%) Legal
4 11 (34.38%) Finance
5 10 (31.25%) Degree
6 9 (28.13%) Computer Science
6 9 (28.13%) Linux
7 8 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 7 (21.88%) Java
9 6 (18.75%) UNIX
9 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
9 6 (18.75%) Retail
10 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (15.63%) VMware
10 5 (15.63%) HTML
10 5 (15.63%) Windows
10 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle
10 5 (15.63%) CSS
11 4 (12.50%) JSP
11 4 (12.50%) Servlets
11 4 (12.50%) DB2
11 4 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (12.50%) EJB
11 4 (12.50%) SQL
11 4 (12.50%) J2EE
11 4 (12.50%) UML
11 4 (12.50%) Cisco

Senior Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (9.38%) nginx
4 2 (6.25%) Apache
4 2 (6.25%) Drupal
4 2 (6.25%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Pig
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (6.25%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (3.13%) ElastiCache
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) POP3
2 2 (6.25%) SMTP
2 2 (6.25%) ICMP
2 2 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) DB2
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) Big Data
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (9.38%) Subversion
3 2 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.13%) Hudson
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
1 13 (40.63%) Marketing
2 12 (37.50%) Legal
3 11 (34.38%) Finance
4 6 (18.75%) Retail
5 2 (6.25%) German Language
6 1 (3.13%) Electronics
6 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
1 5 (15.63%) CSS
2 4 (12.50%) JSP
2 4 (12.50%) Servlets
2 4 (12.50%) EJB
2 4 (12.50%) J2EE
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) Regular Expression
4 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Social Media
2 2 (6.25%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) UNIX
3 5 (15.63%) Windows
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) CentOS
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Migration
2 12 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 8 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) UML
5 4 (12.50%) MVC
5 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL
6 2 (6.25%) B2B
6 2 (6.25%) B2C
6 2 (6.25%) Release Management
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.25%) Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Line Management
6 2 (6.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) ZABBIX
1 2 (6.25%) Capistrano
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
1 2 (6.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) VMware
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco
2 4 (12.50%) hybris
3 2 (6.25%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.13%) IBM