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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Architect
Rank 812 745 730
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 84 136 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 58 93 102
Average salary £65,000 £62,500 £59,889
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,500
% 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -52 82 £65,000 +4.00% 14
South East -25 28 £65,000 +4.00% 8
London -14 24 £67,500 +3.84% 5
East of England -9 21 £82,500 +37.50% 1
Berkshire +6 16 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 14 £100,000 +100.00% 1
Cambridge +5 14 £100,000 -
Reading +2 8 £85,000 +70.00%
South West -14 8 £47,500 +30.95%
Buckinghamshire -2 6 £57,500 +4.54%
West Midlands -14 6 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £57,500 -
Coventry -9 5 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £45,000 - 1
Watford -7 4 £82,500 +26.92%
Hertfordshire -16 4 £82,500 +26.92%
Surrey -2 3 £52,500 -22.22% 2
Devon - 3 £47,500 -
Essex - 3 £55,000 -
Chelmsford - 3 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire +16 2 £75,000 +3.44% 5
Bristol +3 2 £50,000 +37.85%
Glasgow -3 2 £73,000 -
Scotland -8 2 £73,000 -
Redhill - 2 £52,500 - 1
Reigate - 2 £62,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £70,000 -
City of London +15 1 £67,500 -25.61% 1
Hampshire -39 1 £73,000 +16.80%
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 54 (27.00%) Degree
2 50 (25.00%) Finance
3 45 (22.50%) Linux
4 42 (21.00%) Windows
4 42 (21.00%) Microsoft
5 35 (17.50%) Computer Science
6 33 (16.50%) Migration
7 31 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (15.50%) Active Directory
8 30 (15.00%) Java
9 29 (14.50%) Telecoms
10 26 (13.00%) .NET
11 25 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 25 (12.50%) SQL
11 25 (12.50%) CRM
12 24 (12.00%) Legal
13 23 (11.50%) VMware
13 23 (11.50%) TOGAF
13 23 (11.50%) Oracle
14 22 (11.00%) Marketing
15 21 (10.50%) JavaScript
15 21 (10.50%) MS Excel
16 20 (10.00%) E-Commerce
16 20 (10.00%) ITIL
17 19 (9.50%) Waterfall
18 18 (9.00%) SaaS
18 18 (9.00%) Line Management
18 18 (9.00%) Retail
19 17 (8.50%) SharePoint
20 16 (8.00%) Internet

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (8.50%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.00%) MS Exchange
3 13 (6.50%) WebSphere
4 10 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.00%) Lync
6 8 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (4.00%) Apache
7 7 (3.50%) nginx
7 7 (3.50%) OpenStack
8 6 (3.00%) Apache Solr
8 6 (3.00%) Drupal
9 4 (2.00%) WordPress
9 4 (2.00%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.00%) NetWeaver
10 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 21 (10.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.50%) MS Office
2 5 (2.50%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.50%) MS Project
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.50%) Magento
2 3 (1.50%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.50%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.00%) SaaS
2 7 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.00%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.00%) AWS Data Pipeline
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.50%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.50%) GitHub
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.00%) Internet
2 10 (5.00%) SAN
2 10 (5.00%) DNS
3 9 (4.50%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.50%) SMTP
4 7 (3.50%) LAN
4 7 (3.50%) Network Security
5 6 (3.00%) ICMP
5 6 (3.00%) Wireless
5 6 (3.00%) POP3
6 5 (2.50%) WAN
6 5 (2.50%) Firewall
7 3 (1.50%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.50%) NAS
7 3 (1.50%) 3GPP
7 3 (1.50%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.50%) SSL
8 2 (1.00%) WCDMA
8 2 (1.00%) GPRS
8 2 (1.00%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.50%) DB2
3 8 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.50%) MySQL
4 7 (3.50%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.50%) Big Data
4 7 (3.50%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.00%) Mahout
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.50%) Subversion
2 8 (4.00%) Rational Application Developer
3 6 (3.00%) LLVM
3 6 (3.00%) GCC
3 6 (3.00%) JIRA
4 4 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.00%) JMeter
5 3 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.50%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.00%) JConsole
6 2 (1.00%) Hudson
6 2 (1.00%) Log4j
6 2 (1.00%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.50%) Maven
General
1 50 (25.00%) Finance
2 29 (14.50%) Telecoms
3 24 (12.00%) Legal
4 22 (11.00%) Marketing
5 18 (9.00%) Retail
6 8 (4.00%) Electronics
7 7 (3.50%) Automotive
8 5 (2.50%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.50%) French Language
9 4 (2.00%) Spanish Language
9 4 (2.00%) Publishing
10 3 (1.50%) German Language
11 2 (1.00%) Billing
11 2 (1.00%) Banking
11 2 (1.00%) Law
12 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.00%) .NET
2 16 (8.00%) HTML
2 16 (8.00%) CSS
3 13 (6.50%) Web Services
4 11 (5.50%) JSP
4 11 (5.50%) J2EE
5 10 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 8 (4.00%) EJB
6 8 (4.00%) Servlets
7 6 (3.00%) SOAP
7 6 (3.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (3.00%) MSMQ
7 6 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (3.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (3.00%) Regular Expression
7 6 (3.00%) WCF
7 6 (3.00%) WPF
8 5 (2.50%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.50%) REST
8 5 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.50%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.50%) Data Integration
4 10 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.00%) Replication
5 6 (3.00%) Open Source
6 5 (2.50%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.50%) Internet of Things
6 5 (2.50%) User Experience
6 5 (2.50%) Clustering
6 5 (2.50%) Cryptography
6 5 (2.50%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.50%) Physics
7 4 (2.00%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.00%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.00%) DTV
8 2 (1.00%) Social Media
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Exalogic
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.50%) Linux
2 42 (21.00%) Windows
3 15 (7.50%) UNIX
4 8 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.00%) Mac OS X
5 6 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.00%) Solaris
7 4 (2.00%) FreeBSD
8 2 (1.00%) Android
8 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.50%) Migration
2 31 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (12.50%) CRM
4 23 (11.50%) TOGAF
5 20 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 20 (10.00%) ITIL
6 19 (9.50%) Waterfall
7 18 (9.00%) Line Management
8 16 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 16 (8.00%) Scrum
8 16 (8.00%) Service Delivery
9 15 (7.50%) Quality Management
9 15 (7.50%) MVC
9 15 (7.50%) UML
10 14 (7.00%) Requirements Management
11 13 (6.50%) Software Engineering
12 12 (6.00%) ERP
12 12 (6.00%) High Availability
13 11 (5.50%) Project Management
13 11 (5.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.00%) Java
2 25 (12.50%) SQL
3 21 (10.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.50%) PHP
4 9 (4.50%) Python
5 8 (4.00%) C#
5 8 (4.00%) C++
6 7 (3.50%) C
7 5 (2.50%) Embedded C
7 5 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.50%) Ruby
8 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.00%) R
9 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.50%) VBScript
9 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (27.00%) Degree
2 9 (4.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (4.50%) MCSE
3 8 (4.00%) MCT
3 8 (4.00%) MCP
3 8 (4.00%) MCTS
4 6 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.50%) Postgraduate
5 5 (2.50%) CCNA
6 4 (2.00%) VCP5
7 3 (1.50%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.50%) CCDP
8 1 (0.50%) ISEB
8 1 (0.50%) CCIE
8 1 (0.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.00%) QA
2 4 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 31 (15.50%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.00%) QEMU
4 6 (3.00%) KVM
5 5 (2.50%) Varnish
6 3 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.00%) Firmware
8 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.50%) vCloud
8 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.50%) SCOM
2 7 (3.50%) Puppet
3 6 (3.00%) ZABBIX
3 6 (3.00%) Capistrano
3 6 (3.00%) HAProxy
4 5 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.00%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 42 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.50%) Oracle
2 23 (11.50%) VMware
3 11 (5.50%) Cisco
4 7 (3.50%) SAP
4 7 (3.50%) Dell
5 6 (3.00%) Pega
5 6 (3.00%) Rackspace
6 5 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.50%) HP
6 5 (2.50%) IBM
7 4 (2.00%) Lotus
7 4 (2.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.00%) Cognizant
7 4 (2.00%) hybris
8 3 (1.50%) Avaya
8 3 (1.50%) ATG
8 3 (1.50%) Sun
9 2 (1.00%) Citrix
9 2 (1.00%) JD Edwards
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Parliamentary ICT
Salary: From £46,532 to £61,255 per annum plus benefits (Band A2)
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum Bonus, Discounts, Health, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon
Real Staffing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago