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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Architect
Rank 792 802 763
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 93 93 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.082% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.087% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 86 87 84
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £47,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-16.19% -8.69%

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
102382 106818 101390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83802 86310 84742
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 £27,250 £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 26 March 2015 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 26 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 89 £50,000 -4.76% 9
London +47 33 £80,000 +30.08% 3
Yorkshire +23 21 £42,500 -37.03%
West Yorkshire +6 20 £42,500 -22.72%
South East -7 18 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Bradford - 14 £44,000 -
South West -13 9 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Oxfordshire - 9 £35,000 -
Abingdon - 8 £35,000 -
Dorset -19 7 £45,000 -15.49%
Leeds -8 6 £40,000 -27.27%
Cambridgeshire +20 5 £100,000 +146.91%
East of England 0 5 £100,000 +85.18%
Cambridge - 5 £100,000 -
City of London +12 4 £87,500 +25.00% 1
Hampshire - 4 £77,500 - 1
Poole - 3 £47,500 -
Reigate +1 2 £67,500 +28.57%
Surrey +1 2 £67,500 +28.57% 1
Berkshire -3 2 £67,250 +22.27% 1
Bristol -4 2 £45,000 -
West Midlands -20 2 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £50,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 £45,000 -
Havant - 2 £77,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £48,750 -
North West -1 1 - - 1
Cheshire -4 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 54 (32.34%) Finance
2 45 (26.95%) Technical Architecture
3 35 (20.96%) Java
4 31 (18.56%) Degree
5 29 (17.37%) Microsoft
5 29 (17.37%) Pega
6 28 (16.77%) Linux
7 27 (16.17%) SQL Server
8 26 (15.57%) Windows
8 26 (15.57%) SOA
8 26 (15.57%) Project Management
9 24 (14.37%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (13.17%) TOGAF
11 20 (11.98%) ITIL
11 20 (11.98%) CRM
12 19 (11.38%) Security Cleared
13 18 (10.78%) VMware
14 17 (10.18%) SQL
14 17 (10.18%) Mentoring
14 17 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (9.58%) Oracle
15 16 (9.58%) UML
16 15 (8.98%) .NET
16 15 (8.98%) WAN
16 15 (8.98%) Firewall
16 15 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (8.38%) Perl
17 14 (8.38%) Computer Science
17 14 (8.38%) QA
18 13 (7.78%) MS Excel

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 4 (2.40%) WebSphere
1 4 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (2.40%) WebLogic
1 4 (2.40%) Apache
2 2 (1.20%) CMS
2 2 (1.20%) TPMS
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.60%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.80%) SaaS
3 3 (1.80%) PaaS
3 3 (1.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.98%) WAN
1 15 (8.98%) Firewall
2 13 (7.78%) Internet
3 9 (5.39%) SAN
4 8 (4.79%) LDAP
4 8 (4.79%) Network Security
5 7 (4.19%) LAN
5 7 (4.19%) SMTP
5 7 (4.19%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.99%) DNS
7 4 (2.40%) Wireless
8 2 (1.20%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.60%) SSL
9 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.59%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.99%) MySQL
5 4 (2.40%) Big Data
5 4 (2.40%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.40%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.40%) DB2
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.80%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (1.80%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (2.40%) Rational Application Developer
1 4 (2.40%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.60%) Rational Rose
General
1 54 (32.34%) Finance
2 10 (5.99%) Retail
3 6 (3.59%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.59%) French Language
3 6 (3.59%) Spanish Language
3 6 (3.59%) Banking
4 5 (2.99%) Marketing
4 5 (2.99%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.99%) Electronics
5 4 (2.40%) Publishing
6 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.98%) .NET
2 11 (6.59%) Web Services
3 10 (5.99%) XML
4 9 (5.39%) SOAP
5 7 (4.19%) J2EE
6 6 (3.59%) CSS
6 6 (3.59%) JSP
6 6 (3.59%) HTML
7 5 (2.99%) Middleware
8 4 (2.40%) Apache CXF
8 4 (2.40%) XML Messaging
8 4 (2.40%) Servlets
8 4 (2.40%) EJB
9 3 (1.80%) Oracle ADF
9 3 (1.80%) WebCenter
9 3 (1.80%) REST
10 2 (1.20%) .NET Compact Framework
10 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.20%) LAMP
11 1 (0.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.38%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.78%) Derivative
4 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.79%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.40%) Equities
7 3 (1.80%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.80%) Oracle Exalogic
7 3 (1.80%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.80%) User Experience
8 2 (1.20%) Open Source
8 2 (1.20%) Social Media
8 2 (1.20%) CESG
8 2 (1.20%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.20%) PKI
8 2 (1.20%) BBC
8 2 (1.20%) EMV
8 2 (1.20%) GIS
9 1 (0.60%) Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.77%) Linux
2 26 (15.57%) Windows
3 9 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.59%) UNIX
4 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.40%) CentOS
5 4 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.95%) Technical Architecture
2 26 (15.57%) SOA
2 26 (15.57%) Project Management
3 24 (14.37%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (13.17%) TOGAF
5 20 (11.98%) ITIL
5 20 (11.98%) CRM
6 17 (10.18%) Mentoring
7 16 (9.58%) UML
8 12 (7.19%) E-Commerce
8 12 (7.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (7.19%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (6.59%) Load Balancing
10 10 (5.99%) Product Management
10 10 (5.99%) Information Security
11 9 (5.39%) OO
12 8 (4.79%) Requirements Management
13 7 (4.19%) Data Protection
13 7 (4.19%) Quality Management
13 7 (4.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.96%) Java
2 17 (10.18%) SQL
3 14 (8.38%) Perl
4 11 (6.59%) Bash Shell
5 9 (5.39%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.59%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.59%) C#
7 5 (2.99%) PHP
7 5 (2.99%) Python
8 4 (2.40%) C
9 2 (1.20%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.20%) C++
10 1 (0.60%) VB
10 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.60%) Ruby
10 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (18.56%) Degree
2 19 (11.38%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.59%) Postgraduate
5 6 (3.59%) CCNA
5 6 (3.59%) VCP5
6 4 (2.40%) ISEB
7 3 (1.80%) GIAC
7 3 (1.80%) CITP
8 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.20%) CISSP
9 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.38%) QA
2 10 (5.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.20%) COBIT
3 2 (1.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (5.99%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.99%) Firmware
4 4 (2.40%) Squid
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.39%) Puppet
2 2 (1.20%) collectd
2 2 (1.20%) Nagios
2 2 (1.20%) Ganglia
2 2 (1.20%) Munin
3 1 (0.60%) SCCM
3 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (17.37%) Microsoft
1 29 (17.37%) Pega
2 18 (10.78%) VMware
3 16 (9.58%) Oracle
4 11 (6.59%) IBM
5 9 (5.39%) Cisco
6 8 (4.79%) Juniper
6 8 (4.79%) CommVault
6 8 (4.79%) Veeam
7 6 (3.59%) Dell
8 4 (2.40%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.80%) SAP
9 3 (1.80%) Cognizant
9 3 (1.80%) Avaya
10 2 (1.20%) Toshiba
10 2 (1.20%) BT
10 2 (1.20%) Nokia
10 2 (1.20%) Siemens
10 2 (1.20%) HP
11 1 (0.60%) EMC
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