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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Architect
Rank 808 803 707
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -96
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 83 93 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.080% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.085% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 73 69 140
Average salary £56,359 £55,000 £61,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.47% -10.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £73,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +11 83 £56,359 +2.47% 7
London +3 28 £68,750 +14.58% 1
South East -4 16 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Hampshire - 15 £45,000 - 3
City of London +34 11 £67,500 +22.72%
West Midlands +16 11 £55,000 -
Cannock +17 8 £55,000 -
Staffordshire +10 8 £55,000 -
North West +4 8 £62,250 -
South West -9 7 £51,929 -5.58%
Andover - 7 £45,000 -
Manchester - 7 £62,250 -
Yorkshire +17 5 £41,000 - 1
East of England -2 4 £65,000 -16.12% 1
East Midlands - 4 £48,750 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 3 £39,500 -
Hertfordshire -4 3 £65,000 -11.86%
Watford -5 3 £65,000 -11.86%
Leeds +18 2 £41,000 -
Wiltshire +6 2 £57,500 -17.85%
South Yorkshire - 2 £75,000 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £75,000 - 1
Walsall - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £47,500 -
Gloucester - 2 £47,500 -
Surrey +8 1 £65,000 +23.80%
Guildford -1 1 £65,000 +23.80%
Liverpool - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 £65,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £65,000 -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 46 (32.17%) Finance
2 42 (29.37%) Java
3 33 (23.08%) Oracle
4 29 (20.28%) Business Analysis
5 28 (19.58%) Web Services
6 24 (16.78%) SQL Server
6 24 (16.78%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (16.08%) .NET
7 23 (16.08%) Degree
8 22 (15.38%) SQL
9 21 (14.69%) Windows
9 21 (14.69%) QA
10 19 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (12.59%) TOGAF
12 15 (10.49%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (10.49%) XML
12 15 (10.49%) CRM
12 15 (10.49%) ERP
12 15 (10.49%) Relational Database
13 14 (9.79%) E-Commerce
13 14 (9.79%) Pega
14 13 (9.09%) UML
14 13 (9.09%) SOA
14 13 (9.09%) RDBMS
14 13 (9.09%) Internet
14 13 (9.09%) SDLC
15 12 (8.39%) Data Architecture
16 11 (7.69%) JSON
16 11 (7.69%) Management Information System

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 9 (6.29%) IIS
2 7 (4.90%) CMS
3 6 (4.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (2.80%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.80%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.80%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.10%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.40%) Mule
6 2 (1.40%) Lync
6 2 (1.40%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.40%) JBoss
6 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) MS Office
1 5 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.40%) Agresso
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.40%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (4.20%) SaaS
3 3 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.40%) IaaS
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.70%) PaaS
5 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.09%) Internet
2 5 (3.50%) Wireless
3 3 (2.10%) LAN
3 3 (2.10%) WAN
3 3 (2.10%) DHCP
3 3 (2.10%) DNS
4 2 (1.40%) Firewall
5 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.70%) SAN
5 1 (0.70%) LDAP
5 1 (0.70%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.70%) FTP
5 1 (0.70%) HTTP
5 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.49%) Relational Database
3 13 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.90%) DB2
4 7 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.20%) Oracle Exadata
5 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.50%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.50%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.40%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.40%) OLAP
8 2 (1.40%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.70%) QlikView
9 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (2.10%) Ant
3 2 (1.40%) Maven
3 2 (1.40%) JIRA
3 2 (1.40%) Hudson
3 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.70%) Behat
4 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.70%) PHPUnit
General
1 46 (32.17%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Retail
3 6 (4.20%) Banking
4 4 (2.80%) Marketing
4 4 (2.80%) Advertising
5 3 (2.10%) Electronics
5 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.10%) Military
5 3 (2.10%) Avionics
6 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Games
7 1 (0.70%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Ukrainian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.58%) Web Services
2 23 (16.08%) .NET
3 15 (10.49%) XML
4 11 (7.69%) JSON
5 10 (6.99%) Java EE
6 9 (6.29%) J2EE
6 9 (6.29%) .NET Framework
7 8 (5.59%) HTML
7 8 (5.59%) CSS
8 7 (4.90%) JSP
8 7 (4.90%) Servlets
8 7 (4.90%) Spring
9 5 (3.50%) SAML
9 5 (3.50%) SOAP
9 5 (3.50%) RESTful
10 4 (2.80%) OAuth
10 4 (2.80%) Play Framework
10 4 (2.80%) EJB
11 3 (2.10%) JMS
12 2 (1.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 11 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.59%) Data Integration
4 6 (4.20%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.80%) Oracle Exalogic
5 4 (2.80%) Derivative
5 4 (2.80%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.10%) Data Conversion
6 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.10%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.40%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.40%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.70%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.70%) User Experience
8 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.69%) Windows
2 11 (7.69%) Linux
3 9 (6.29%) UNIX
4 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.10%) AIX
5 3 (2.10%) Solaris
5 3 (2.10%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.40%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.28%) Business Analysis
2 24 (16.78%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (12.59%) TOGAF
5 15 (10.49%) Enterprise Architecture
5 15 (10.49%) CRM
5 15 (10.49%) ERP
6 14 (9.79%) E-Commerce
7 13 (9.09%) SOA
7 13 (9.09%) UML
7 13 (9.09%) SDLC
8 12 (8.39%) Data Architecture
9 11 (7.69%) OO
9 11 (7.69%) ETL
9 11 (7.69%) Data Modelling
10 10 (6.99%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.29%) Scrum
11 9 (6.29%) Mentoring
12 8 (5.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.37%) Java
2 22 (15.38%) SQL
3 11 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.20%) C
4 6 (4.20%) Python
5 5 (3.50%) C++
6 4 (2.80%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.40%) PHP
8 1 (0.70%) C#
8 1 (0.70%) Ruby
8 1 (0.70%) XPath
8 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (16.08%) Degree
2 9 (6.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.10%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (2.10%) PhD
5 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) MCSE
6 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.69%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.80%) Docker
3 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.70%) vSphere
4 1 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.70%) UAG
4 1 (0.70%) vCloud
4 1 (0.70%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.10%) Ansible
2 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.40%) SCCM
2 2 (1.40%) SCOM
2 2 (1.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (23.08%) Oracle
2 14 (9.79%) Pega
3 8 (5.59%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.20%) Adobe
4 6 (4.20%) ATG
4 6 (4.20%) IBM
5 3 (2.10%) VMware
5 3 (2.10%) Actimize
5 3 (2.10%) Sybase
6 2 (1.40%) SAP
6 2 (1.40%) HP
6 2 (1.40%) BEA
6 2 (1.40%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.40%) Vitria
7 1 (0.70%) Informatica
7 1 (0.70%) JDA
7 1 (0.70%) Zend
7 1 (0.70%) ProCurve
7 1 (0.70%) Dell
7 1 (0.70%) EMC
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