Period
to 9 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 9 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 324 378 418
Rank change year-on-year +54 +40 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 47 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.37% 0.046% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.047% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 4
Midlands median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £54,750 £49,750 £39,125
90th Percentile £95,000 £77,250 £77,500
England 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 the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 12,154 14,789 17,161
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.86% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,358 12,152 13,620
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Systems Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Architect in the Midlands

Systems Architect
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Systems Architect in the Midlands

Systems Architect
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Architect in the Midlands over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Architect in the Midlands

Systems Architect
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Architect within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 9 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
West Midlands +67 38 £82,500 +37.50%
East Midlands +26 9 £67,500 +12.50% 4
Systems Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 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 Midlands region featuring Systems Architect in the job title.

1 27 (57.45%) Degree
2 26 (55.32%) SysML
2 26 (55.32%) Electronics
2 26 (55.32%) Systems Engineering
3 19 (40.43%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (40.43%) Automotive
4 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
4 17 (36.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
6 13 (27.66%) C#
6 13 (27.66%) .NET
6 13 (27.66%) MATLAB
6 13 (27.66%) Simulink
6 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (27.66%) Rational Rhapsody
6 13 (27.66%) Embedded Systems
6 13 (27.66%) Embedded Software Development
6 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (27.66%) ISO 26262
7 12 (25.53%) Microservices
7 12 (25.53%) Web Services
7 12 (25.53%) SOA
8 9 (19.15%) IaaS
8 9 (19.15%) PaaS
8 9 (19.15%) TOGAF
9 8 (17.02%) Zachman Framework
9 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (17.02%) SQL
9 8 (17.02%) T-SQL
9 8 (17.02%) Finance

Systems Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 6 (12.77%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (12.77%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (19.15%) IaaS
2 9 (19.15%) PaaS
3 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (12.77%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (12.77%) Big Data
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 26 (55.32%) Electronics
2 19 (40.43%) Automotive
3 8 (17.02%) Finance
4 6 (12.77%) Retail
5 3 (6.38%) Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) .NET
2 12 (25.53%) Web Services
3 7 (14.89%) Ajax
3 7 (14.89%) CSS
3 7 (14.89%) HTML
3 7 (14.89%) jQuery
4 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
4 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
4 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Core
4 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (12.77%) Entity Framework
4 6 (12.77%) Middleware
4 6 (12.77%) Sass
4 6 (12.77%) SOAP
4 6 (12.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (27.66%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (12.77%) Mobile App
2 6 (12.77%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) SysML
1 26 (55.32%) Systems Engineering
2 19 (40.43%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (27.66%) Embedded Software Development
4 12 (25.53%) Microservices
4 12 (25.53%) SOA
5 9 (19.15%) TOGAF
6 8 (17.02%) Zachman Framework
7 7 (14.89%) Migration
7 7 (14.89%) MVC
7 7 (14.89%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
8 6 (12.77%) ArchiMate
8 6 (12.77%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 6 (12.77%) Loose Coupling
8 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
8 6 (12.77%) Mobile Application Development
8 6 (12.77%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) C#
1 13 (27.66%) MATLAB
2 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (57.45%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.13%) Master's Degree
2 1 (2.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Google
3 1 (2.13%) Pega
3 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com