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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Architect
Rank 867 880 860
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Architect 11 13 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.013% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.013% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 18
Average salary £80,000 £55,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% +26.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,939 £45,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £86,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £55,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +30.95%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Senior Systems Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Top 11 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 30 January 2015. 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 -6 11 £80,000 +45.45%
London -1 8 £85,000 +33.33%
City of London +4 1 - -
East of England -9 1 £65,000 +18.18%
South West -12 1 £43,394 -21.10%
Bradford - 1 £44,000 -
Bristol - 1 £43,394 -
Cambridge - 1 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £65,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £44,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £44,000 -

Senior Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 15 (44.12%) Java
3 10 (29.41%) Marketing
3 10 (29.41%) Telecoms
3 10 (29.41%) Legal
3 10 (29.41%) Migration
3 10 (29.41%) Service Delivery
4 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (23.53%) Pega
5 8 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (23.53%) Degree
5 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
6 7 (20.59%) SOA
6 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
7 6 (17.65%) CRM
7 6 (17.65%) UNIX
7 6 (17.65%) Linux
7 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
7 6 (17.65%) Retail
8 5 (14.71%) Internet
9 4 (11.76%) UML
9 4 (11.76%) HTML
9 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 4 (11.76%) SQL
9 4 (11.76%) J2EE
9 4 (11.76%) Oracle
9 4 (11.76%) DB2
9 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (11.76%) EJB
9 4 (11.76%) CSS

Senior Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.94%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) AWS Data Pipeline
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.94%) ElastiCache
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Internet
2 2 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) DB2
2 3 (8.82%) Big Data
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.94%) Hudson
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) Marketing
2 10 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 10 (29.41%) Legal
3 6 (17.65%) Retail
4 4 (11.76%) Banking
5 3 (8.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.94%) German Language
6 1 (2.94%) Publishing
6 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) HTML
1 4 (11.76%) J2EE
1 4 (11.76%) EJB
1 4 (11.76%) CSS
1 4 (11.76%) JSP
1 4 (11.76%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) Social Media
3 2 (5.88%) Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) BBC
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) UNIX
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) CentOS
2 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Migration
1 10 (29.41%) Service Delivery
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 7 (20.59%) SOA
5 6 (17.65%) CRM
6 4 (11.76%) UML
6 4 (11.76%) MVC
7 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.88%) DevOps
8 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.88%) Analytics
9 1 (2.94%) MapReduce
9 1 (2.94%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) Java
2 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Pega
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) hybris
3 2 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) BT
4 1 (2.94%) Toshiba
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Nokia
4 1 (2.94%) Siemens