Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Architect was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1005 1048 1075
Rank change year-on-year +43 +27 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 164 112 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.069% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.071% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 121 92 160
England median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £47,000 £51,325 £42,375
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,250 £81,375
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +19.05%

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 156,542 156,861 183,120
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 96.27% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,984 130,132 155,522
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,000
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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +23 64 £61,500 -12.14% 9
Midlands +41 39 £53,250 -1.39% 5
West Midlands +35 27 £42,500 -21.30% 3
North of England +36 22 £60,000 +50.00% 4
South East -11 21 £60,000 -7.69% 4
North East -3 14 £60,000 +26.32% 2
East Midlands +18 12 £57,500 - 2
East of England +3 12 £71,250 -1.72% 3
North West +5 8 £53,550 - 1
South West -26 6 £52,000 -16.80% 3
Systems Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 69 (42.07%) SQL
2 63 (38.41%) Degree
3 49 (29.88%) Microsoft
4 48 (29.27%) Java
5 44 (26.83%) C#
5 44 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (25.61%) C++
6 42 (25.61%) JavaScript
7 41 (25.00%) Web Services
7 41 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (24.39%) SOA
9 39 (23.78%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (23.17%) T-SQL
11 37 (22.56%) HTML
11 37 (22.56%) SQL Server
11 37 (22.56%) MVC
12 35 (21.34%) Mentoring
13 32 (19.51%) AngularJS
13 32 (19.51%) Git (software)
13 32 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 32 (19.51%) Manufacturing
13 32 (19.51%) XSLT
14 31 (18.90%) Migration
15 29 (17.68%) Pega
16 27 (16.46%) Computer Science
17 23 (14.02%) SDLC
18 22 (13.41%) Linux
19 20 (12.20%) REST
20 19 (11.59%) TOGAF
21 18 (10.98%) 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 17 (10.37%) WebSphere
1 17 (10.37%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (4.88%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.44%) Confluence
3 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.44%) IIS
3 4 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.22%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.22%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.05%) Office 365
3 4 (2.44%) IaaS
3 4 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.93%) DNS
2 9 (5.49%) DHCP
3 4 (2.44%) IP Telephony
3 4 (2.44%) LAN
3 4 (2.44%) VSAN
3 4 (2.44%) WAN
4 3 (1.83%) Internet
4 3 (1.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.44%) Big Data
3 4 (2.44%) Power BI
4 3 (1.83%) Blockchain
4 3 (1.83%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) DB2
6 1 (0.61%) DTS
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (19.51%) Git (software)
1 32 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.49%) Bugzilla
3 4 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.44%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.44%) JIRA
3 4 (2.44%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.83%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.61%) EasyMock
5 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.61%) JUnit
General
1 32 (19.51%) Manufacturing
2 18 (10.98%) Finance
3 14 (8.54%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.71%) Automotive
5 9 (5.49%) Electronics
6 3 (1.83%) Billing
7 2 (1.22%) Banking
7 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.22%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (25.00%) Web Services
2 37 (22.56%) HTML
3 32 (19.51%) AngularJS
3 32 (19.51%) XSLT
4 20 (12.20%) REST
5 17 (10.37%) .NET
5 17 (10.37%) JMS
6 16 (9.76%) SOAP
7 10 (6.10%) Natural Language Processing
7 10 (6.10%) TensorFlow
8 5 (3.05%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.05%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.05%) ASP.NET Core
8 5 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (3.05%) CSS
8 5 (3.05%) Entity Framework
8 5 (3.05%) jQuery
8 5 (3.05%) Sass
8 5 (3.05%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.78%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (16.46%) Computer Science
3 17 (10.37%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.49%) Fat Client
4 9 (5.49%) Thin Client
5 8 (4.88%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.05%) Infotainment
6 5 (3.05%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.83%) Fintech
8 3 (1.83%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.83%) User Experience
9 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.61%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.61%) Robotics
9 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.41%) Linux
2 10 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (5.49%) Windows
3 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.05%) Windows 10
4 5 (3.05%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.22%) Unix
6 1 (0.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 40 (24.39%) SOA
4 37 (22.56%) MVC
5 35 (21.34%) Mentoring
6 31 (18.90%) Migration
7 23 (14.02%) SDLC
8 19 (11.59%) TOGAF
9 18 (10.98%) Coaching
9 18 (10.98%) Requirements Analysis
9 18 (10.98%) UML
10 16 (9.76%) Software Engineering
10 16 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (9.15%) Open Source
12 12 (7.32%) Creative Thinking
12 12 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (7.32%) ITIL
12 12 (7.32%) Project Management
13 11 (6.71%) IT Strategy
13 11 (6.71%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (42.07%) SQL
2 48 (29.27%) Java
3 44 (26.83%) C#
4 42 (25.61%) C++
4 42 (25.61%) JavaScript
5 38 (23.17%) T-SQL
6 11 (6.71%) C
6 11 (6.71%) Python
7 4 (2.44%) MATLAB
7 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (38.41%) Degree
2 12 (7.32%) CCSA
3 9 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.44%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.44%) ISO 26262
2 3 (1.83%) GDPR
3 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (6.71%) Docker
2 8 (4.88%) KVM
2 8 (4.88%) QEMU
2 8 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.05%) SCCM
2 4 (2.44%) PowerCLI
3 3 (1.83%) Ansible
3 3 (1.83%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.83%) Puppet
3 3 (1.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 49 (29.88%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.68%) Pega
3 10 (6.10%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.88%) VMware
5 4 (2.44%) Cisco
5 4 (2.44%) Citrix
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle
6 3 (1.83%) Cognos
7 2 (1.22%) IBM
7 2 (1.22%) SAP
8 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.61%) Tableau