The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Systems Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Architect
Rank 823 782 683
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -99
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 74 108 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.099% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.10% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 62 67 147
Average salary £63,875 £55,000 £57,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.13% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £89,500 £67,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £55,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +25.71%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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%

Systems Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Architect
Salary Trend

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

Systems Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Systems Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Architect over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Systems Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -36 65 £61,000 +10.90% 5
East of England -14 18 £65,000 +20.37% 1
London -1 16 £47,500 -25.78% 1
South East -5 16 £67,500 +22.72% 2
South West +1 10 £47,500 -9.52%
Cambridge +2 9 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire -7 9 £65,000 - 1
Scotland +8 7 £95,000 -
Berkshire -2 7 £85,000 +61.90%
Glasgow - 6 £95,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £45,000 -
Surrey -1 4 £60,000 -11.11%
Reading -2 4 £87,500 +66.66%
Essex -8 4 £55,000 +1.85%
Hertfordshire -14 4 £65,000 +18.18%
Devon - 4 £47,500 -
Watford - 4 £65,000 -
Bristol - 4 £40,248 -
Chelmsford - 4 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £62,500 +13.63%
North East -8 3 £70,000 +55.55%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 3 £70,000 +55.55%
Tyne and Wear -11 3 £70,000 +55.55%
Oxfordshire +7 2 £75,000 +36.36% 1
High Wycombe -4 2 £62,500 +13.63%
Yorkshire -25 2 £43,750 -20.45%
Redhill - 2 £52,500 -
Reigate - 2 £67,500 -
Oxford +5 1 £75,000 +36.36%
Poole -6 1 £55,000 +4.76%

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Systems Architect in their job title.

1 48 (30.19%) Degree
2 42 (26.42%) Finance
3 36 (22.64%) Linux
4 34 (21.38%) Microsoft
5 32 (20.13%) Computer Science
6 29 (18.24%) Migration
6 29 (18.24%) Windows
7 25 (15.72%) SQL
8 24 (15.09%) Java
8 24 (15.09%) TOGAF
8 24 (15.09%) ITIL
8 24 (15.09%) Telecoms
9 23 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (12.58%) Oracle
10 20 (12.58%) Marketing
10 20 (12.58%) Legal
11 19 (11.95%) SQL Server
11 19 (11.95%) E-Commerce
12 17 (10.69%) VMware
12 17 (10.69%) MS Excel
13 16 (10.06%) Service Delivery
13 16 (10.06%) JavaScript
14 15 (9.43%) Internet
14 15 (9.43%) Waterfall
14 15 (9.43%) UML
14 15 (9.43%) Active Directory
14 15 (9.43%) Retail
15 14 (8.81%) Project Management
15 14 (8.81%) HTML
15 14 (8.81%) .NET

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Systems Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.55%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.29%) Apache
3 8 (5.03%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (5.03%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.40%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (4.40%) nginx
4 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.77%) Apache Solr
5 6 (3.77%) Lync
5 6 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.77%) Drupal
6 4 (2.52%) WordPress
6 4 (2.52%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.89%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.63%) IIS
9 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 17 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.14%) TargetLink
3 4 (2.52%) MS Office
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.63%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.92%) SaaS
2 6 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.52%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.26%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.26%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.63%) ElastiCache
6 1 (0.63%) GitHub
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.43%) Internet
2 12 (7.55%) SMTP
3 11 (6.92%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.66%) DNS
4 9 (5.66%) LAN
5 8 (5.03%) WAN
6 7 (4.40%) Network Security
7 6 (3.77%) ICMP
7 6 (3.77%) Firewall
7 6 (3.77%) POP3
8 4 (2.52%) Wireless
9 3 (1.89%) LDAP
10 2 (1.26%) SAN
11 1 (0.63%) VoLTE
11 1 (0.63%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.63%) PBX
11 1 (0.63%) 3GPP
11 1 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.29%) MySQL
3 9 (5.66%) DB2
4 8 (5.03%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.03%) Big Data
5 7 (4.40%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (1.89%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (5.03%) Rational Application Developer
2 7 (4.40%) Subversion
3 6 (3.77%) JIRA
3 6 (3.77%) Webistrano
4 5 (3.14%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (3.14%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (2.52%) JMeter
6 3 (1.89%) LLVM
6 3 (1.89%) GCC
7 2 (1.26%) Hudson
7 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.26%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.63%) Maven
General
1 42 (26.42%) Finance
2 24 (15.09%) Telecoms
3 20 (12.58%) Legal
3 20 (12.58%) Marketing
4 15 (9.43%) Retail
5 9 (5.66%) Electronics
6 6 (3.77%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.77%) French Language
6 6 (3.77%) Spanish Language
7 5 (3.14%) Publishing
7 5 (3.14%) Automotive
8 2 (1.26%) German Language
9 1 (0.63%) Billing
9 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Games
9 1 (0.63%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.81%) HTML
1 14 (8.81%) .NET
1 14 (8.81%) CSS
2 12 (7.55%) JSP
2 12 (7.55%) Web Services
3 11 (6.92%) J2EE
4 8 (5.03%) EJB
4 8 (5.03%) Servlets
5 6 (3.77%) Regular Expression
6 5 (3.14%) SOAP
6 5 (3.14%) XML
6 5 (3.14%) Middleware
7 4 (2.52%) XML Messaging
7 4 (2.52%) Apache CXF
7 4 (2.52%) Memcached
8 2 (1.26%) JMS
8 2 (1.26%) JNDI
8 2 (1.26%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.26%) JDBC
9 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.13%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.77%) Cryptography
5 5 (3.14%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.14%) Physics
5 5 (3.14%) Replication
5 5 (3.14%) Open Source
6 4 (2.52%) Social Media
6 4 (2.52%) User Experience
6 4 (2.52%) Equities
6 4 (2.52%) Derivative
7 3 (1.89%) Oracle Exalogic
7 3 (1.89%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.89%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.89%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.26%) PKI
8 2 (1.26%) CESG
8 2 (1.26%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.64%) Linux
2 29 (18.24%) Windows
3 13 (8.18%) UNIX
4 4 (2.52%) FreeBSD
4 4 (2.52%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.26%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.63%) CentOS
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.24%) Migration
2 24 (15.09%) ITIL
2 24 (15.09%) TOGAF
3 23 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (11.95%) E-Commerce
5 16 (10.06%) Service Delivery
6 15 (9.43%) UML
6 15 (9.43%) Waterfall
7 14 (8.81%) Project Management
8 12 (7.55%) CRM
8 12 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (7.55%) Requirements Management
9 11 (6.92%) Information Security
10 10 (6.29%) Quality Management
10 10 (6.29%) MVC
10 10 (6.29%) High Availability
11 9 (5.66%) Line Management
11 9 (5.66%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (5.66%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.72%) SQL
2 24 (15.09%) Java
3 16 (10.06%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.66%) PHP
5 7 (4.40%) C
6 6 (3.77%) C#
6 6 (3.77%) Embedded C
7 5 (3.14%) Python
8 3 (1.89%) Perl
8 3 (1.89%) Ruby
9 2 (1.26%) C++
10 1 (0.63%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (30.19%) Degree
2 12 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (4.40%) CCNA
4 7 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.77%) MCP
5 6 (3.77%) MCSE
5 6 (3.77%) MCT
5 6 (3.77%) MCTS
5 6 (3.77%) VCP5
6 5 (3.14%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.14%) Postgraduate
7 2 (1.26%) CISSP
7 2 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) CCNP
8 1 (0.63%) CCDP
8 1 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.26%) COBIT
3 2 (1.26%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.14%) Varnish
5 3 (1.89%) QEMU
5 3 (1.89%) KVM
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.26%) Firmware
6 2 (1.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (4.40%) SCOM
2 6 (3.77%) ZABBIX
2 6 (3.77%) Capistrano
2 6 (3.77%) Puppet
2 6 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.77%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 34 (21.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.58%) Oracle
3 17 (10.69%) VMware
4 10 (6.29%) IBM
5 7 (4.40%) Cisco
6 6 (3.77%) Dell
6 6 (3.77%) Pega
6 6 (3.77%) Rackspace
7 4 (2.52%) hybris
7 4 (2.52%) Avaya
7 4 (2.52%) Cognizant
7 4 (2.52%) Lotus
8 3 (1.89%) HP
9 2 (1.26%) SAP
9 2 (1.26%) Toshiba
9 2 (1.26%) BT
9 2 (1.26%) Nokia
9 2 (1.26%) Siemens
10 1 (0.63%) ATG
10 1 (0.63%) JD Edwards
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