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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Architect
Rank 842 808 710
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -98
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 60 130 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 54 98 140
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,500 £70,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +0.96%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £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 3 July 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 July 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 -45 60 £55,000 +4.76% 6
London -12 15 £75,500 +25.83% 2
East Midlands +6 11 £36,000 -48.57% 1
South East -1 11 £56,359 +7.34% 2
Yorkshire +10 10 £36,000 -12.72% 1
West Yorkshire - 10 £36,000 - 1
Hampshire 0 7 £56,000 -17.64% 2
East of England -4 7 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire +1 5 £65,000 +6.12%
Watford -4 4 £65,000 +6.12%
Berkshire -4 4 £85,000 -
Maidenhead - 4 £85,000 -
Nottingham - 4 £37,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £37,500 -
Warrington +4 3 - -
Cheshire -2 3 - -
North West -4 3 - -
Bradford - 3 £42,500 -
City of London +25 2 £70,000 -9.67%
Cannock +13 2 £55,000 -
Staffordshire +6 2 £55,000 -
West Midlands -11 2 £55,000 -
Havant - 2 £56,359 - 1
Essex - 2 £66,250 -
Basildon - 2 £66,250 -
South West -19 1 £52,500 -
Somerset - 1 £52,500 -
Bath - 1 £52,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
Hitchin - 1 £75,000 -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 68 (44.74%) Finance
2 44 (28.95%) Java
3 43 (28.29%) Technical Architecture
4 32 (21.05%) QA
5 28 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (17.76%) Business Analysis
6 27 (17.76%) Pega
6 27 (17.76%) CRM
7 26 (17.11%) SOA
8 23 (15.13%) SQL Server
9 21 (13.82%) .NET
9 21 (13.82%) Oracle
10 20 (13.16%) Linux
10 20 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (13.16%) Degree
11 19 (12.50%) Mentoring
12 16 (10.53%) Windows
13 15 (9.87%) UML
14 13 (8.55%) Project Management
14 13 (8.55%) Internet
14 13 (8.55%) Derivative
14 13 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (7.89%) SQL
15 12 (7.89%) Web Services
16 10 (6.58%) Perl
16 10 (6.58%) E-Commerce
16 10 (6.58%) WAN
16 10 (6.58%) Microsoft
16 10 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (6.58%) VMware

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
1 4 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.97%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.32%) IIS
3 2 (1.32%) CMS
4 1 (0.66%) TPMS
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.32%) Agresso
2 2 (1.32%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.63%) SaaS
5 3 (1.97%) IaaS
6 2 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.55%) Internet
2 10 (6.58%) Firewall
2 10 (6.58%) WAN
3 8 (5.26%) SAN
3 8 (5.26%) Network Security
4 6 (3.95%) Wireless
5 4 (2.63%) LDAP
6 2 (1.32%) LAN
6 2 (1.32%) SMTP
6 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.32%) DNS
7 1 (0.66%) SSL
7 1 (0.66%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.63%) DB2
4 4 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.63%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.66%) OLAP
6 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.66%) OLTP
6 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (1.32%) JIRA
2 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.66%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 68 (44.74%) Finance
2 8 (5.26%) Retail
3 6 (3.95%) Marketing
4 4 (2.63%) Banking
5 3 (1.97%) Military
5 3 (1.97%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.97%) Electronics
5 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.97%) Avionics
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.66%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Ukrainian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.82%) .NET
2 12 (7.89%) Web Services
3 8 (5.26%) SOAP
3 8 (5.26%) J2EE
4 6 (3.95%) CSS
4 6 (3.95%) HTML
5 5 (3.29%) XML
6 4 (2.63%) JSP
6 4 (2.63%) Servlets
6 4 (2.63%) EJB
6 4 (2.63%) Spring
6 4 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.63%) Java EE
6 4 (2.63%) JSON
6 4 (2.63%) OAuth
6 4 (2.63%) RESTful
6 4 (2.63%) SAML
6 4 (2.63%) Play Framework
7 2 (1.32%) .NET Compact Framework
7 2 (1.32%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.55%) Derivative
3 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.63%) Credit Risk
4 4 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.97%) Data Conversion
5 3 (1.97%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Exalogic
5 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.97%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.32%) EMV
7 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.16%) Linux
2 16 (10.53%) Windows
3 9 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.95%) UNIX
6 4 (2.63%) CentOS
6 4 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.32%) Windows NT
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.29%) Technical Architecture
2 27 (17.76%) Business Analysis
2 27 (17.76%) CRM
3 26 (17.11%) SOA
4 20 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 15 (9.87%) UML
7 13 (8.55%) Project Management
8 10 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (6.58%) E-Commerce
8 10 (6.58%) Load Balancing
9 9 (5.92%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (5.26%) ERP
10 8 (5.26%) ETL
10 8 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (5.26%) Scrum
10 8 (5.26%) TOGAF
11 7 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (4.61%) Software Architecture
11 7 (4.61%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.95%) Java
2 12 (7.89%) SQL
3 10 (6.58%) Perl
3 10 (6.58%) Bash Shell
4 9 (5.92%) PowerShell
5 8 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.95%) Python
7 4 (2.63%) C
8 2 (1.32%) PHP
8 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.66%) C++
9 1 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (13.16%) Degree
2 8 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.97%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (1.97%) PhD
5 2 (1.32%) ISEB
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.32%) GIAC
5 2 (1.32%) CITP
6 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (21.05%) QA
2 8 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (4.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.32%) Firmware
2 2 (1.32%) Docker
3 1 (0.66%) Squid
3 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.95%) Puppet
2 2 (1.32%) collectd
2 2 (1.32%) Nagios
2 2 (1.32%) Ganglia
2 2 (1.32%) Munin
3 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.66%) SCCM
3 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (17.76%) Pega
2 21 (13.82%) Oracle
3 10 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.58%) VMware
4 9 (5.92%) Cisco
5 8 (5.26%) Juniper
5 8 (5.26%) CommVault
5 8 (5.26%) Veeam
6 6 (3.95%) IBM
7 5 (3.29%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.32%) SAP
9 1 (0.66%) Informatica
9 1 (0.66%) NetApp
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.66%) Sophos
9 1 (0.66%) IronPort
9 1 (0.66%) EMC
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