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 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
System Architect
Rank 798 713 753
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 89 160 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 66 123 102
Average salary £57,500 £62,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £40,052
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £86,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £56,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -6.25%

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%

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 16 September 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 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 -75 89 £57,500 -8.00% 7
London -43 34 £60,000 -7.69% 1
South East -39 26 £52,500 -16.00% 1
East of England -23 18 £82,500 +37.50% 3
Berkshire +6 13 £65,000 -3.70%
Cambridgeshire 0 12 £86,250 +50.00% 2
Cambridge - 12 £86,250 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £40,000 -
Surrey - 7 £52,500 - 1
Reading +1 6 - -
City of London -17 6 £58,875 -4.26% 1
Watford -8 5 £82,500 +26.92%
Hertfordshire -14 5 £82,500 +26.92%
South West -19 5 £55,000 +15.78%
Reigate - 5 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £57,500 -
Redhill - 4 £52,500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £57,500 -
Epsom - 4 £52,500 -
Guildford - 4 £52,500 -
West Midlands - 4 £55,000 -
North West -15 3 - -
Coventry - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Wiltshire -5 2 £70,000 +47.36%
Dorset - 2 £48,750 -
Bristol -5 1 £50,000 +37.85%
East Midlands -18 1 £40,000 - 1
Hampshire -41 1 £73,000 +16.80%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 57 (26.27%) Finance
2 55 (25.35%) Degree
3 51 (23.50%) Linux
4 40 (18.43%) Java
5 37 (17.05%) Microsoft
5 37 (17.05%) Computer Science
6 36 (16.59%) Migration
7 34 (15.67%) Windows
8 32 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (13.82%) TOGAF
9 30 (13.82%) CRM
9 30 (13.82%) Oracle
10 29 (13.36%) .NET
11 28 (12.90%) SQL
11 28 (12.90%) Telecoms
12 27 (12.44%) Active Directory
13 26 (11.98%) Legal
14 25 (11.52%) SQL Server
15 22 (10.14%) JavaScript
15 22 (10.14%) E-Commerce
15 22 (10.14%) UNIX
16 21 (9.68%) Internet
17 20 (9.22%) MS Excel
17 20 (9.22%) Data Management
17 20 (9.22%) Waterfall
17 20 (9.22%) Marketing
17 20 (9.22%) Line Management
18 19 (8.76%) ITIL
18 19 (8.76%) UML
19 18 (8.29%) VMware

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 17 (7.83%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.53%) WebSphere
4 11 (5.07%) Apache
5 10 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (3.69%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (3.69%) Lync
7 8 (3.69%) nginx
8 7 (3.23%) OpenStack
9 6 (2.76%) Drupal
9 6 (2.76%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.84%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (1.84%) WordPress
10 4 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.38%) IIS
12 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.46%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 20 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.30%) MS Office
3 3 (1.38%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.38%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.38%) Magento
3 2 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.92%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.92%) Misys Equation
3 2 (0.92%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.92%) Finacle
4 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.46%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.46%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.91%) SaaS
2 9 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.84%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.92%) AWS Data Pipeline
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.46%) GitHub
6 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.46%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.68%) Internet
2 11 (5.07%) DNS
3 10 (4.61%) SAN
4 8 (3.69%) SMTP
4 8 (3.69%) Kerberos
5 7 (3.23%) Network Security
5 7 (3.23%) Wireless
5 7 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.76%) POP3
6 6 (2.76%) ICMP
6 6 (2.76%) Firewall
7 5 (2.30%) LAN
8 3 (1.38%) NAS
8 3 (1.38%) 3GPP
8 3 (1.38%) WAN
8 3 (1.38%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.38%) SSL
9 2 (0.92%) WCDMA
9 2 (0.92%) GPRS
9 2 (0.92%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (5.53%) Big Data
4 10 (4.61%) Hadoop
5 9 (4.15%) DB2
6 8 (3.69%) MySQL
6 8 (3.69%) Mahout
7 7 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.23%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.46%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 10 (4.61%) Subversion
2 8 (3.69%) Log4j
2 8 (3.69%) JConsole
2 8 (3.69%) Rational Application Developer
3 7 (3.23%) JIRA
4 6 (2.76%) GCC
4 6 (2.76%) LLVM
5 5 (2.30%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.84%) JMeter
7 3 (1.38%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.92%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.92%) Hudson
9 1 (0.46%) Redmine
9 1 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.46%) Maven
General
1 57 (26.27%) Finance
2 28 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 26 (11.98%) Legal
4 20 (9.22%) Marketing
5 17 (7.83%) Retail
6 7 (3.23%) Electronics
7 6 (2.76%) Automotive
8 5 (2.30%) Billing
8 5 (2.30%) Law
9 3 (1.38%) German Language
9 3 (1.38%) Banking
9 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.92%) Publishing
11 1 (0.46%) French Language
11 1 (0.46%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.36%) .NET
2 16 (7.37%) HTML
2 16 (7.37%) CSS
3 13 (5.99%) Web Services
4 12 (5.53%) XML
4 12 (5.53%) REST
5 11 (5.07%) J2EE
5 11 (5.07%) JSP
5 11 (5.07%) SOAP
6 10 (4.61%) .NET Framework
7 9 (4.15%) JSON
8 8 (3.69%) Servlets
8 8 (3.69%) EJB
8 8 (3.69%) JMX
8 8 (3.69%) Middleware
8 8 (3.69%) SPNEGO
9 6 (2.76%) MSMQ
9 6 (2.76%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.76%) WCF
9 6 (2.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.05%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.37%) Data Integration
3 12 (5.53%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.69%) Visualisation
5 7 (3.23%) Internet of Things
6 6 (2.76%) Replication
7 5 (2.30%) Open Source
8 4 (1.84%) Clustering
9 3 (1.38%) Kindle
9 3 (1.38%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.38%) Physics
9 3 (1.38%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.92%) DTV
10 2 (0.92%) APACS
10 2 (0.92%) RMADS
10 2 (0.92%) Social Media
10 2 (0.92%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.46%) User Experience
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 51 (23.50%) Linux
2 34 (15.67%) Windows
3 22 (10.14%) UNIX
4 6 (2.76%) Mac OS X
4 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.84%) Solaris
6 4 (1.84%) FreeBSD
7 2 (0.92%) Android
7 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.46%) CentOS
8 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.59%) Migration
2 32 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (13.82%) TOGAF
3 30 (13.82%) CRM
4 22 (10.14%) E-Commerce
5 20 (9.22%) Data Management
5 20 (9.22%) Waterfall
5 20 (9.22%) Line Management
6 19 (8.76%) ITIL
6 19 (8.76%) UML
7 17 (7.83%) Quality Management
8 16 (7.37%) Service Delivery
8 16 (7.37%) Scrum
9 15 (6.91%) Mentoring
9 15 (6.91%) Regression Testing
10 14 (6.45%) ERP
10 14 (6.45%) Project Management
10 14 (6.45%) MVC
10 14 (6.45%) Software Engineering
11 13 (5.99%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.43%) Java
2 28 (12.90%) SQL
3 22 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.53%) PHP
5 11 (5.07%) C++
5 11 (5.07%) Python
6 8 (3.69%) C#
6 8 (3.69%) R
7 6 (2.76%) C
7 6 (2.76%) Ruby
8 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.84%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.38%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.38%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.46%) VBScript
10 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (25.35%) Degree
2 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.15%) MCSE
3 8 (3.69%) MCT
3 8 (3.69%) MCP
3 8 (3.69%) MCTS
3 8 (3.69%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.38%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB
7 1 (0.46%) CCIE
7 1 (0.46%) CCNP
7 1 (0.46%) CCNA
7 1 (0.46%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.84%) COBIT
2 4 (1.84%) QA
3 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.92%) SLA
4 2 (0.92%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.92%) Basel II
4 2 (0.92%) IAS 39
System Software
1 27 (12.44%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.53%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.15%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (2.76%) KVM
5 6 (2.76%) QEMU
6 5 (2.30%) Varnish
7 1 (0.46%) vCloud
7 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.46%) vSphere
7 1 (0.46%) Xen
7 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.15%) SCOM
2 7 (3.23%) Puppet
3 6 (2.76%) Capistrano
3 6 (2.76%) ZABBIX
3 6 (2.76%) HAProxy
4 5 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.84%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 37 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.82%) Oracle
3 18 (8.29%) VMware
4 14 (6.45%) Cisco
5 13 (5.99%) SAP
6 6 (2.76%) JD Edwards
6 6 (2.76%) Rackspace
7 5 (2.30%) HP
7 5 (2.30%) Dell
7 5 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.84%) Lotus
8 4 (1.84%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.84%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.84%) Huawei
8 4 (1.84%) hybris
9 3 (1.38%) ATG
9 3 (1.38%) Citrix
9 3 (1.38%) Sun
10 2 (0.92%) IBM
10 2 (0.92%) Misys
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