Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1009 1065 1083
Rank change year-on-year +56 +18 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 139 124 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.070% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.072% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 102 101 161
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.18% -
10th Percentile £50,000 £43,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £97,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £62,250 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.23% +18.18% -

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 159903 171823 198391
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 129207 145031 166378
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +40 72 £72,500 -9.38% 2
South East +49 39 £62,000 -4.62% 4
North of England +5 10 £65,000 -
East of England +12 7 £65,000 +4.00%
South West +22 6 £52,500 +5.00%
Midlands +30 5 £60,000 - 1
North West -3 5 £75,000 +15.38%
Yorkshire +25 3 - -
West Midlands +12 3 £67,500 +12.50%
East Midlands +33 2 £60,000 - 1
North East - 2 £60,000 -
Systems Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Systems Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Systems Architect in the job title.

1 55 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.74%) SQL
2 33 (23.74%) Microsoft
3 29 (20.86%) Mentoring
4 28 (20.14%) Java
5 27 (19.42%) Manufacturing
6 24 (17.27%) Degree
7 23 (16.55%) SQL Server
8 22 (15.83%) SOA
8 22 (15.83%) Internet of Things
8 22 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (15.11%) Finance
10 20 (14.39%) Migration
10 20 (14.39%) Embedded Systems
11 19 (13.67%) Coaching
11 19 (13.67%) LTE
11 19 (13.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (13.67%) UML
11 19 (13.67%) C#
11 19 (13.67%) .NET
11 19 (13.67%) Web Services
12 18 (12.95%) Security Cleared
13 17 (12.23%) TOGAF
14 16 (11.51%) Software Engineering
14 16 (11.51%) IBM
14 16 (11.51%) Wireless
15 15 (10.79%) Pega
15 15 (10.79%) SDLC
16 14 (10.07%) Virtual Machines
17 13 (9.35%) MQTT

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 12 (8.63%) WebSphere
1 12 (8.63%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.72%) JBoss
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.72%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.44%) Workfront
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.88%) IaaS
2 4 (2.88%) PaaS
3 3 (2.16%) Office 365
4 2 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.44%) SaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.67%) LTE
2 16 (11.51%) Wireless
3 13 (9.35%) AMQP
3 13 (9.35%) Ethernet
3 13 (9.35%) Internet
3 13 (9.35%) MQTT
4 12 (8.63%) Radio Access Network
5 11 (7.91%) BGP
5 11 (7.91%) IPv4
6 7 (5.04%) GSM
7 6 (4.32%) 5G
7 6 (4.32%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (4.32%) RANAP
7 6 (4.32%) UMTS
8 5 (3.60%) IPv6
8 5 (3.60%) LAN
8 5 (3.60%) WAN
9 3 (2.16%) 3G
9 3 (2.16%) 4G
10 1 (0.72%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.04%) Big Data
3 5 (3.60%) Blockchain
4 3 (2.16%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.72%) DB2
5 1 (0.72%) Power BI
5 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (13.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (7.19%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.04%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.44%) JIRA
5 1 (0.72%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 27 (19.42%) Manufacturing
2 21 (15.11%) Finance
3 12 (8.63%) Electronics
3 12 (8.63%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.47%) Marketing
5 6 (4.32%) Automotive
5 6 (4.32%) Banking
6 3 (2.16%) Retail
7 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.67%) .NET
1 19 (13.67%) Web Services
2 13 (9.35%) JMS
2 13 (9.35%) XMPP
3 12 (8.63%) AngularJS
3 12 (8.63%) REST
3 12 (8.63%) SOAP
4 10 (7.19%) HTML
5 9 (6.47%) XSLT
6 7 (5.04%) React
7 4 (2.88%) Middleware
8 1 (0.72%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.72%) CSS
8 1 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.72%) JSP
8 1 (0.72%) Servlets
8 1 (0.72%) Spring
8 1 (0.72%) Struts
8 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (15.83%) Internet of Things
2 20 (14.39%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.91%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.04%) Robotics
5 6 (4.32%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.32%) Fintech
5 6 (4.32%) Smart Meter
6 4 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.88%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (2.16%) Clustering
7 3 (2.16%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.44%) ASIC
8 2 (1.44%) Handset
9 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.72%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.72%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.16%) Linux
1 3 (2.16%) Windows
2 2 (1.44%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.72%) Solaris
3 1 (0.72%) Unix
3 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.86%) Mentoring
3 22 (15.83%) SOA
4 20 (14.39%) Migration
5 19 (13.67%) Coaching
5 19 (13.67%) UML
6 17 (12.23%) TOGAF
7 16 (11.51%) Software Engineering
8 15 (10.79%) SDLC
9 13 (9.35%) Requirements Analysis
10 12 (8.63%) SysML
10 12 (8.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (7.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (7.19%) MVC
12 10 (7.19%) Project Management
12 10 (7.19%) Prototyping
12 10 (7.19%) Waterfall
13 8 (5.76%) Rapid Prototyping
13 8 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (5.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.74%) SQL
2 28 (20.14%) Java
3 19 (13.67%) C#
4 13 (9.35%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.63%) C++
6 11 (7.91%) C
7 9 (6.47%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.04%) R
8 7 (5.04%) Scala
9 2 (1.44%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.72%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.72%) PHP
10 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.72%) Python
10 1 (0.72%) Ruby
10 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (17.27%) Degree
2 18 (12.95%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) CISA
5 1 (0.72%) CISM
5 1 (0.72%) CISSP
5 1 (0.72%) CRISC
5 1 (0.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.44%) ISO 26262
2 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.44%) MISRA
2 2 (1.44%) MISRA C
2 2 (1.44%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 14 (10.07%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.16%) Firmware
3 2 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.72%) vSphere
4 1 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.44%) Puppet
1 2 (1.44%) SCCM
2 1 (0.72%) Ansible
2 1 (0.72%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 33 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.51%) IBM
3 15 (10.79%) Pega
4 13 (9.35%) Sigfox
5 6 (4.32%) Oracle
6 4 (2.88%) SAP
7 3 (2.16%) VMware
8 2 (1.44%) Reuters
8 2 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.44%) Teradata
8 2 (1.44%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.44%) Workday
9 1 (0.72%) BEA
9 1 (0.72%) Cadence
9 1 (0.72%) Capita
9 1 (0.72%) Citrix
9 1 (0.72%) NetApp
9 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.72%) Sybase
9 1 (0.72%) Vitria