Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Architect
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 931 1038 1054
Rank change year-on-year +107 +16 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 173 144 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.086% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.089% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 88 104 121
England median annual salary £70,000 £62,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.45% -4.23% +13.04%
10th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,875 £97,500
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +12.90% -4.62% +13.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 142,011 161,475 169,235
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.98% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,983 130,951 142,429
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Systems Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Systems Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Architect in England

Systems Architect
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Architect in England.

Salary trend for Systems Architect in England

Systems Architect
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Architect in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Architect in England

Systems Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +47 54 £75,000 +3.45% 7
Midlands +78 48 £67,500 +12.50% 4
West Midlands +77 38 £82,500 +37.50%
South East +7 26 £72,500 +16.94% 5
South West +40 24 £70,000 +40.00% 4
North of England +31 12 £52,500 -19.23% 3
East Midlands +34 10 £67,500 +12.50% 4
East of England +30 9 £70,000 +7.69% 3
North West +23 7 - - 1
Yorkshire +16 5 £52,500 - 2
Systems Architect
UK

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Systems Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Systems Architect in the job title.

1 81 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (28.90%) Degree
3 49 (28.32%) Systems Engineering
4 45 (26.01%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (26.01%) Finance
5 44 (25.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 43 (24.86%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (22.54%) SysML
8 35 (20.23%) SQL
9 34 (19.65%) Electronics
10 32 (18.50%) C#
10 32 (18.50%) SQL Server
11 30 (17.34%) DevOps
12 29 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (16.18%) Microsoft
14 27 (15.61%) Web Services
14 27 (15.61%) Software Engineering
15 24 (13.87%) TOGAF
16 23 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (13.29%) Creative Thinking
17 22 (12.72%) Docker
17 22 (12.72%) Configuration Management
17 22 (12.72%) Windows
18 21 (12.14%) Linux
18 21 (12.14%) Migration
19 20 (11.56%) UML
19 20 (11.56%) C++
19 20 (11.56%) .NET
19 20 (11.56%) Kubernetes
20 19 (10.98%) Analytical Skills

Systems Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.62%) CMS
2 7 (4.05%) Apache
2 7 (4.05%) Confluence
3 6 (3.47%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.73%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.58%) SAS
5 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (7.51%) Simulink
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.58%) Magento
2 1 (0.58%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 45 (26.01%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (25.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.67%) PaaS
4 14 (8.09%) IaaS
5 6 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (3.47%) SaaS
6 4 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.16%) Office 365
8 1 (0.58%) Heroku
8 1 (0.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.94%) HTTP
2 6 (3.47%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.31%) Wireless
4 3 (1.73%) 802.11
5 2 (1.16%) SAN
5 2 (1.16%) VPN
6 1 (0.58%) DNS
6 1 (0.58%) Firewall
6 1 (0.58%) Internet
6 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.36%) Cosmos DB
3 8 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.05%) Big Data
5 5 (2.89%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.89%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.73%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.16%) MySQL
7 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.58%) DB2
8 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.58%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (9.25%) Rational Rhapsody
2 11 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (6.36%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (4.62%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.05%) Bitbucket
4 7 (4.05%) EasyMock
4 7 (4.05%) JIRA
4 7 (4.05%) JUnit
5 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.16%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.58%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.58%) NUnit
6 1 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
General
1 45 (26.01%) Finance
2 34 (19.65%) Electronics
3 19 (10.98%) Automotive
4 17 (9.83%) Marketing
5 14 (8.09%) Aerospace
5 14 (8.09%) Manufacturing
6 11 (6.36%) Telecoms
7 8 (4.62%) Legal
8 7 (4.05%) Retail
9 5 (2.89%) Military
10 4 (2.31%) Banking
11 2 (1.16%) Front Office
11 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
11 2 (1.16%) Law
12 1 (0.58%) Advertising
12 1 (0.58%) French Language
12 1 (0.58%) Games
12 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.61%) Web Services
2 20 (11.56%) .NET
3 19 (10.98%) HTML
4 18 (10.40%) SOAP
5 14 (8.09%) Middleware
6 12 (6.94%) HTML5
6 12 (6.94%) JMS
7 8 (4.62%) CSS
7 8 (4.62%) EJB
7 8 (4.62%) jQuery
8 7 (4.05%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.05%) Ajax
8 7 (4.05%) Java EE
8 7 (4.05%) JSF
8 7 (4.05%) Spring
8 7 (4.05%) WCF
9 6 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (3.47%) Entity Framework
9 6 (3.47%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.40%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.67%) Fintech
4 13 (7.51%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.05%) Wiki
6 6 (3.47%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.47%) NHS
6 6 (3.47%) Taxonomies
7 4 (2.31%) Clustering
7 4 (2.31%) HACMP
7 4 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.16%) Derivative
8 2 (1.16%) Equities
8 2 (1.16%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.58%) CMDB
9 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.72%) Windows
2 21 (12.14%) Linux
3 15 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (5.20%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.05%) CentOS
6 6 (3.47%) Unix
7 4 (2.31%) AIX
7 4 (2.31%) Solaris
7 4 (2.31%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.31%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.58%) Debian
8 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.32%) Systems Engineering
3 43 (24.86%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (22.54%) SysML
5 30 (17.34%) DevOps
6 29 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (15.61%) Software Engineering
8 24 (13.87%) TOGAF
9 23 (13.29%) Creative Thinking
9 23 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (12.72%) Configuration Management
11 21 (12.14%) Migration
12 20 (11.56%) UML
13 18 (10.40%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (9.25%) Microservices
14 16 (9.25%) SOA
15 14 (8.09%) OO
15 14 (8.09%) OOD
15 14 (8.09%) Scrum
15 14 (8.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.23%) SQL
2 32 (18.50%) C#
3 20 (11.56%) C++
4 18 (10.40%) Java
5 13 (7.51%) MATLAB
6 12 (6.94%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.20%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.62%) Python
9 7 (4.05%) C
10 5 (2.89%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.58%) Go
11 1 (0.58%) Groovy
11 1 (0.58%) PHP
11 1 (0.58%) Scala
11 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (28.90%) Degree
2 16 (9.25%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.09%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.36%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.31%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.73%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.73%) PhD
7 2 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.51%) ISO 26262
2 5 (2.89%) QA
3 4 (2.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (12.72%) Docker
2 4 (2.31%) GPFS
2 4 (2.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.58%) KVM
4 1 (0.58%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 20 (11.56%) Kubernetes
2 19 (10.98%) Terraform
3 18 (10.40%) Ansible
3 18 (10.40%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (10.40%) Puppet
4 2 (1.16%) SCCM
5 1 (0.58%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.40%) Pega
3 12 (6.94%) Oracle
4 11 (6.36%) Red Hat
5 8 (4.62%) SAP
5 8 (4.62%) VMware
6 7 (4.05%) NetApp
7 6 (3.47%) Google
8 3 (1.73%) Cisco
8 3 (1.73%) Citrix
9 1 (0.58%) BMC
9 1 (0.58%) CA
9 1 (0.58%) Dell
9 1 (0.58%) EMC
9 1 (0.58%) F5
9 1 (0.58%) IBM
9 1 (0.58%) iManage
9 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.58%) Splunk