Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Architect was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 973 1053 1113
Rank change year-on-year +80 +60 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 148 113 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.095% 0.068% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.071% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 73 93 111
England median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +10.90%
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £93,250 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +10.90%

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 149,240 159,212 176,807
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,189 128,558 150,016
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +21 48 £72,500 - 5
Midlands +77 47 £67,500 +25.00% 5
West Midlands +69 38 £65,000 +20.37% 2
North of England +33 16 £53,550 -17.62% 1
East of England +25 14 £70,000 +7.69% 6
South West +16 12 £50,000 -9.09% 13
South East +2 11 £60,000 -7.69% 9
East Midlands - 9 £67,500 - 3
North West +13 8 £53,550 -28.60% 1
Yorkshire +40 5 £52,500 +31.25%
North East -13 3 £60,000 +11.63%
Systems Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 54 (36.49%) Degree
2 48 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (23.65%) SysML
4 33 (22.30%) Electronics
5 32 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 27 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (18.24%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (18.24%) Microsoft
6 27 (18.24%) SQL
6 27 (18.24%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (17.57%) Software Engineering
7 26 (17.57%) Docker
8 25 (16.89%) Creative Thinking
9 22 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
9 22 (14.86%) DevOps
10 21 (14.19%) Automotive
11 20 (13.51%) Finance
11 20 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (13.51%) C++
11 20 (13.51%) Java
12 19 (12.84%) C#
13 18 (12.16%) Linux
13 18 (12.16%) SOA
13 18 (12.16%) Mentoring
14 17 (11.49%) Kubernetes
14 17 (11.49%) Fintech
14 17 (11.49%) Terraform
14 17 (11.49%) Computer Science
14 17 (11.49%) UML
14 17 (11.49%) TOGAF

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 (5.41%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.03%) Ethereum
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (10.14%) Simulink
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.35%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.43%) IaaS
3 11 (7.43%) PaaS
4 7 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.03%) SaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.03%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.35%) Power BI
5 1 (0.68%) Big Data
5 1 (0.68%) DB2
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (10.14%) Rational Rhapsody
2 9 (6.08%) Bugzilla
3 6 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.35%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.68%) EasyMock
5 1 (0.68%) JIRA
5 1 (0.68%) JUnit
5 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
General
1 33 (22.30%) Electronics
2 21 (14.19%) Automotive
3 20 (13.51%) Finance
4 12 (8.11%) Telecoms
5 10 (6.76%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.05%) Retail
7 4 (2.70%) Legal
7 4 (2.70%) Marketing
8 2 (1.35%) Front Office
9 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.68%) Banking
9 1 (0.68%) French Language
9 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.81%) Web Services
2 13 (8.78%) .NET
2 13 (8.78%) HTML
3 7 (4.73%) Ajax
3 7 (4.73%) CSS
3 7 (4.73%) jQuery
4 6 (4.05%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.05%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET Core
4 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (4.05%) Entity Framework
4 6 (4.05%) Sass
4 6 (4.05%) WCF
4 6 (4.05%) XSLT
5 5 (3.38%) Middleware
5 5 (3.38%) Natural Language Processing
5 5 (3.38%) TensorFlow
6 2 (1.35%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.24%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (11.49%) Computer Science
2 17 (11.49%) Fintech
3 15 (10.14%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.05%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.38%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.38%) NHS
7 4 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.03%) Clustering
8 3 (2.03%) HACMP
9 2 (1.35%) Derivative
9 2 (1.35%) Equities
9 2 (1.35%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.68%) CMDB
10 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.68%) User Experience
10 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.16%) Linux
2 7 (4.73%) Windows
3 6 (4.05%) Unix
4 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.03%) AIX
5 3 (2.03%) Solaris
5 3 (2.03%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.65%) SysML
3 27 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (18.24%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (17.57%) Software Engineering
5 25 (16.89%) Creative Thinking
6 22 (14.86%) DevOps
7 20 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (12.16%) Mentoring
8 18 (12.16%) SOA
9 17 (11.49%) TOGAF
9 17 (11.49%) UML
10 16 (10.81%) Configuration Management
11 15 (10.14%) Embedded Software Development
12 14 (9.46%) Open Source
13 13 (8.78%) MVC
14 12 (8.11%) Open Source Development
15 11 (7.43%) Migration
16 10 (6.76%) Enterprise Architecture
16 10 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.24%) SQL
2 20 (13.51%) C++
2 20 (13.51%) Java
3 19 (12.84%) C#
4 15 (10.14%) MATLAB
5 14 (9.46%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.43%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.73%) C
8 6 (4.05%) Python
9 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (36.49%) Degree
2 10 (6.76%) CCSA
3 9 (6.08%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.38%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (2.03%) PhD
7 1 (0.68%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.68%) HND
7 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.14%) ISO 26262
2 3 (2.03%) SLA
3 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 2 (1.35%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) MiFID
System Software
1 26 (17.57%) Docker
2 8 (5.41%) KVM
2 8 (5.41%) QEMU
3 3 (2.03%) GPFS
3 3 (2.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (11.49%) Kubernetes
1 17 (11.49%) Terraform
2 16 (10.81%) Ansible
2 16 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (10.81%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (18.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.81%) Pega
3 5 (3.38%) Oracle
3 5 (3.38%) SAP
4 3 (2.03%) NetApp
4 3 (2.03%) VMware
5 2 (1.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.68%) BMC
6 1 (0.68%) CA
6 1 (0.68%) Cognos
6 1 (0.68%) Google
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.68%) Tableau