Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Architect was £62,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1003 1003 1027
Rank change year-on-year 0 +24 +83
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 142 151 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.088% 0.090% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.093% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 106 123 193
England median annual salary £62,000 £67,500 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.15% +8.87% -4.62%
10th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £88,125 £97,500 £81,000
UK median annual salary £62,000 £67,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year -8.15% +8.87% -4.62%

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 155,736 162,015 186,712
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.03% 96.48% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 127,478 135,899 157,582
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +46 63 £75,000 -6.25% 9
South East +19 42 £62,000 -8.15% 8
North of England +14 17 £60,000 -7.69% 3
Midlands +21 8 £60,000 +37.14% 6
North East - 8 £60,000 - 1
East of England +13 7 £65,000 -3.70% 7
West Midlands +10 5 £57,500 +31.43% 6
North West -9 5 £75,000 +15.38% 1
South West -32 5 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Yorkshire +27 4 - - 1
East Midlands +27 3 £60,000 -
Systems Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 57 (40.14%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (30.99%) Degree
3 41 (28.87%) SQL
4 40 (28.17%) Java
4 40 (28.17%) Manufacturing
5 36 (25.35%) Mentoring
6 35 (24.65%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (22.54%) Migration
8 31 (21.83%) C#
8 31 (21.83%) Web Services
8 31 (21.83%) SOA
8 31 (21.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (20.42%) JavaScript
10 28 (19.72%) Microsoft
11 27 (19.01%) C++
12 26 (18.31%) AngularJS
13 23 (16.20%) Git (software)
13 23 (16.20%) MVC
13 23 (16.20%) HTML
13 23 (16.20%) T-SQL
14 22 (15.49%) XSLT
15 21 (14.79%) Internet of Things
16 20 (14.08%) SQL Server
16 20 (14.08%) Computer Science
16 20 (14.08%) Software Engineering
17 18 (12.68%) LTE
17 18 (12.68%) Embedded Systems
18 16 (11.27%) TOGAF
19 15 (10.56%) Security Cleared
19 15 (10.56%) Finance

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 9 (6.34%) WebSphere
1 9 (6.34%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.70%) IIS
3 1 (0.70%) JBoss
3 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.70%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (1.41%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.41%) Workfront
2 1 (0.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.52%) IaaS
2 5 (3.52%) PaaS
3 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.41%) Office 365
3 2 (1.41%) SaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.68%) LTE
2 12 (8.45%) Internet
2 12 (8.45%) Wireless
3 10 (7.04%) AMQP
3 10 (7.04%) Ethernet
3 10 (7.04%) MQTT
4 9 (6.34%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (5.63%) BGP
5 8 (5.63%) IPv4
6 7 (4.93%) GSM
6 7 (4.93%) LAN
6 7 (4.93%) WAN
7 6 (4.23%) 5G
7 6 (4.23%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (4.23%) RANAP
7 6 (4.23%) UMTS
8 3 (2.11%) 3G
8 3 (2.11%) 4G
9 2 (1.41%) IPv6
9 2 (1.41%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.63%) Big Data
3 2 (1.41%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.70%) DB2
4 1 (0.70%) DTS
4 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (21.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (16.20%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.41%) JIRA
3 2 (1.41%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.70%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.70%) Subversion
4 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (28.17%) Manufacturing
2 15 (10.56%) Finance
3 13 (9.15%) Electronics
4 12 (8.45%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.63%) Automotive
6 7 (4.93%) Marketing
7 4 (2.82%) Banking
8 3 (2.11%) Billing
8 3 (2.11%) Retail
9 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.70%) Legal
9 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.83%) Web Services
2 26 (18.31%) AngularJS
3 23 (16.20%) HTML
4 22 (15.49%) XSLT
5 13 (9.15%) .NET
6 10 (7.04%) JMS
6 10 (7.04%) XMPP
7 9 (6.34%) REST
7 9 (6.34%) SOAP
8 4 (2.82%) Middleware
9 2 (1.41%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (1.41%) React
9 2 (1.41%) TensorFlow
10 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.70%) CSS
10 1 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.70%) JSP
10 1 (0.70%) Spring
10 1 (0.70%) Struts
10 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (24.65%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (14.79%) Internet of Things
3 20 (14.08%) Computer Science
4 18 (12.68%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (5.63%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.63%) Robotics
5 8 (5.63%) Smart Meter
6 7 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (4.93%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.11%) Clustering
8 3 (2.11%) Fintech
8 3 (2.11%) Spread Betting
9 2 (1.41%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.70%) Handset
10 1 (0.70%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.70%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.52%) Windows
2 4 (2.82%) Linux
3 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.70%) CentOS
4 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.70%) Solaris
4 1 (0.70%) Unix
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (40.14%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.35%) Mentoring
3 32 (22.54%) Migration
4 31 (21.83%) SOA
5 23 (16.20%) MVC
6 20 (14.08%) Software Engineering
7 16 (11.27%) TOGAF
8 13 (9.15%) ITIL
8 13 (9.15%) SDLC
8 13 (9.15%) UML
9 11 (7.75%) Coaching
10 10 (7.04%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (6.34%) Waterfall
12 8 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (5.63%) Service Management
12 8 (5.63%) Test Automation
13 7 (4.93%) Project Management
14 6 (4.23%) Business Development
14 6 (4.23%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.87%) SQL
2 40 (28.17%) Java
3 31 (21.83%) C#
4 29 (20.42%) JavaScript
5 27 (19.01%) C++
6 23 (16.20%) T-SQL
7 8 (5.63%) C
8 3 (2.11%) Python
9 2 (1.41%) R
9 2 (1.41%) Scala
10 1 (0.70%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.70%) PHP
10 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.70%) Ruby
10 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (30.99%) Degree
2 15 (10.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) CISA
5 1 (0.70%) CISM
5 1 (0.70%) CISSP
5 1 (0.70%) CRISC
5 1 (0.70%) ISEB
5 1 (0.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.11%) GDPR
2 2 (1.41%) ISO 26262
2 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.41%) MISRA
2 2 (1.41%) MISRA C
2 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 10 (7.04%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.70%) Docker
4 1 (0.70%) Firmware
4 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) Puppet
2 2 (1.41%) Ansible
2 2 (1.41%) SCCM
3 1 (0.70%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.15%) Pega
3 11 (7.75%) IBM
4 10 (7.04%) Sigfox
5 5 (3.52%) VMware
6 4 (2.82%) Oracle
7 3 (2.11%) Citrix
8 2 (1.41%) Cisco
8 2 (1.41%) Reuters
8 2 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.41%) SAP
8 2 (1.41%) Workday
9 1 (0.70%) BEA
9 1 (0.70%) Cadence
9 1 (0.70%) Capita
9 1 (0.70%) F5
9 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.70%) Splunk
9 1 (0.70%) Sybase
9 1 (0.70%) Vitria