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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Architect
Rank 816 815 788
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 80 114 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.096% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 73 90 83
Average salary £56,000 £54,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £47,500 £43,800
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £84,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-19.04% -4.54%

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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -13 76 £56,359 +7.34% 16
London +21 29 £80,000 +14.28% 6
South East -1 16 £35,000 -33.33% 3
Yorkshire +20 14 £42,500 -37.03% 1
West Yorkshire +29 13 £42,500 -22.72%
Bradford - 9 £42,500 -
Abingdon - 8 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £35,000 -
East of England +1 7 £75,000 +57.89% 3
Warrington +18 5 - - 1
Cheshire +7 5 - - 1
North West +5 5 - - 1
City of London +23 4 £85,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +18 4 £100,000 +120.99%
Cambridge +17 4 £100,000 -
Leeds +12 4 £40,000 -27.27%
Hampshire -2 4 £56,179 -18.28% 3
South West -8 4 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Dorset -8 3 £40,000 -27.27%
Berkshire -10 3 £85,000 +54.54%
Essex +8 2 £67,500 +21.62%
Maidenhead - 2 £85,000 -
Havant - 2 £56,359 - 1
Basildon - 2 £67,500 -
Buckinghamshire +9 1 - -
Poole -5 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Hertfordshire -12 1 £75,000 +57.89%
West Midlands -18 1 £50,000 -
Somerset - 1 £52,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (34.18%) Finance
2 43 (27.22%) Java
2 43 (27.22%) Technical Architecture
3 31 (19.62%) SQL Server
4 26 (16.46%) SOA
4 26 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (15.19%) Pega
6 23 (14.56%) Degree
6 23 (14.56%) Oracle
7 22 (13.92%) Linux
8 21 (13.29%) CRM
9 20 (12.66%) .NET
9 20 (12.66%) Project Management
10 19 (12.03%) Windows
10 19 (12.03%) TOGAF
10 19 (12.03%) Enterprise Architecture
11 18 (11.39%) UML
11 18 (11.39%) Microsoft
12 17 (10.76%) SQL
12 17 (10.76%) Security Cleared
13 16 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (8.86%) Mentoring
14 14 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (8.86%) Web Services
15 13 (8.23%) Perl
15 13 (8.23%) Internet
15 13 (8.23%) QA
16 12 (7.59%) VMware
16 12 (7.59%) Derivative
16 12 (7.59%) Firewall

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (2.53%) WebSphere
1 4 (2.53%) Apache
1 4 (2.53%) WebLogic
1 4 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (1.27%) TPMS
2 2 (1.27%) CMS
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.27%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.63%) Agresso
3 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.06%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.16%) SaaS
4 4 (2.53%) IaaS
5 3 (1.90%) PaaS
6 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.23%) Internet
2 12 (7.59%) Firewall
2 12 (7.59%) WAN
3 9 (5.70%) SAN
4 8 (5.06%) Network Security
5 7 (4.43%) LDAP
6 5 (3.16%) Wireless
6 5 (3.16%) DNS
7 4 (2.53%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.53%) LAN
7 4 (2.53%) SMTP
8 1 (0.63%) SSL
8 1 (0.63%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.06%) Oracle Database
2 8 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.16%) MySQL
3 5 (3.16%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.53%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.53%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.53%) DB2
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.90%) Big Data
6 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.63%) OLTP
7 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.27%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.63%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.63%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 54 (34.18%) Finance
2 8 (5.06%) Retail
3 6 (3.80%) Banking
4 5 (3.16%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.16%) Electronics
5 4 (2.53%) Marketing
5 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.27%) Avionics
7 2 (1.27%) Military
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.66%) .NET
2 14 (8.86%) Web Services
3 9 (5.70%) XML
3 9 (5.70%) SOAP
3 9 (5.70%) J2EE
4 6 (3.80%) HTML
4 6 (3.80%) CSS
4 6 (3.80%) JSP
5 4 (2.53%) Servlets
5 4 (2.53%) EJB
6 3 (1.90%) Middleware
6 3 (1.90%) JSON
6 3 (1.90%) XML Messaging
6 3 (1.90%) Oracle ADF
6 3 (1.90%) Apache CXF
6 3 (1.90%) RESTful
6 3 (1.90%) WebCenter
6 3 (1.90%) REST
7 2 (1.27%) Play Framework
7 2 (1.27%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.59%) Derivative
3 8 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.80%) Cryptography
6 5 (3.16%) Oracle Exalogic
7 4 (2.53%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.90%) Equities
8 3 (1.90%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.90%) Data Conversion
8 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.90%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.27%) Social Media
9 2 (1.27%) CESG
9 2 (1.27%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.27%) PKI
9 2 (1.27%) BBC
9 2 (1.27%) GIS
9 2 (1.27%) EMV
10 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.92%) Linux
2 19 (12.03%) Windows
3 9 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.80%) UNIX
6 4 (2.53%) CentOS
6 4 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.27%) Windows NT
7 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.22%) Technical Architecture
2 26 (16.46%) SOA
2 26 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (13.29%) CRM
4 20 (12.66%) Project Management
5 19 (12.03%) TOGAF
5 19 (12.03%) Enterprise Architecture
6 18 (11.39%) UML
7 14 (8.86%) Mentoring
8 11 (6.96%) E-Commerce
8 11 (6.96%) ITIL
8 11 (6.96%) Load Balancing
9 10 (6.33%) Business Analysis
9 10 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (5.70%) OO
11 8 (5.06%) Software Architecture
11 8 (5.06%) Systems Analysis
11 8 (5.06%) Scrum
11 8 (5.06%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.22%) Java
2 17 (10.76%) SQL
3 13 (8.23%) Perl
4 10 (6.33%) Bash Shell
5 9 (5.70%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.16%) PHP
8 4 (2.53%) Python
8 4 (2.53%) C
8 4 (2.53%) C#
9 2 (1.27%) C++
9 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.63%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.63%) Ruby
10 1 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (14.56%) Degree
2 17 (10.76%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.53%) Postgraduate
5 3 (1.90%) ISEB
5 3 (1.90%) GIAC
5 3 (1.90%) CITP
6 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.27%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.27%) PhD
6 2 (1.27%) CISSP
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.23%) QA
2 10 (6.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.27%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.27%) COBIT
4 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.53%) Squid
3 3 (1.90%) Firmware
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.70%) Puppet
2 2 (1.27%) collectd
2 2 (1.27%) Ganglia
2 2 (1.27%) Munin
2 2 (1.27%) Nagios
3 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.63%) SCCM
3 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (15.19%) Pega
2 23 (14.56%) Oracle
3 18 (11.39%) Microsoft
4 12 (7.59%) VMware
5 9 (5.70%) Cisco
5 9 (5.70%) IBM
6 8 (5.06%) Veeam
6 8 (5.06%) CommVault
6 8 (5.06%) Juniper
7 5 (3.16%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.90%) SAP
9 2 (1.27%) BT
9 2 (1.27%) Toshiba
9 2 (1.27%) Nokia
9 2 (1.27%) Siemens
9 2 (1.27%) HP
10 1 (0.63%) Sophos
10 1 (0.63%) EMC
10 1 (0.63%) Informatica
10 1 (0.63%) NetApp
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