Period
to 21 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Systems Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Architect
England > South East
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 447 504 516
Rank change year-on-year +57 +12 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 18 27 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.079% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.10% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 42
South East median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.45% +16.94% -8.15%
10th Percentile £50,000 £56,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,375 £67,500
England median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £61,500
% change year-on-year +11.54% +5.69% -8.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 21,832 25,878 30,602
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 96.40% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17,824 21,390 25,601
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

Systems Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Architect in the South East

Systems Architect
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Systems Architect in the South East

Systems Architect
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Systems Architect in the South East

Systems Architect
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 February 2020. 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
Thames Valley +53 13 £70,000 -6.67%
Buckinghamshire +19 11 £70,000 -6.67%
Hampshire +18 5 - - 3
Berkshire - 2 £50,000 -
Systems Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 South East region featuring Systems Architect in the job title.

1 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) TOGAF
3 7 (38.89%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (38.89%) AWS
4 5 (27.78%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (27.78%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
4 5 (27.78%) MODAF
4 5 (27.78%) SysML
4 5 (27.78%) Ergonomics
4 5 (27.78%) Human Factors
4 5 (27.78%) Apache Flex
4 5 (27.78%) Chartered Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) Aerospace
4 5 (27.78%) Military
4 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
4 5 (27.78%) UML
4 5 (27.78%) Python
4 5 (27.78%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (27.78%) Systems Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) Azure
5 4 (22.22%) Public Sector
5 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (22.22%) PHP
5 4 (22.22%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) Internet
5 4 (22.22%) Service Design
5 4 (22.22%) Psychology

Systems Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) AWS
2 4 (22.22%) Azure
3 2 (11.11%) Office 365
3 2 (11.11%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
1 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (11.11%) GIS
1 2 (11.11%) MS Access
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.11%) Power BI
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 5 (27.78%) Aerospace
2 5 (27.78%) Military
3 4 (22.22%) Public Sector
4 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (5.56%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Apache Flex
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 4 (22.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (38.89%) TOGAF
3 5 (27.78%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (27.78%) Ergonomics
3 5 (27.78%) Human Factors
3 5 (27.78%) MODAF
3 5 (27.78%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 5 (27.78%) SysML
3 5 (27.78%) Systems Engineering
3 5 (27.78%) UML
4 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 4 (22.22%) Psychology
4 4 (22.22%) Service Design
4 4 (22.22%) Usability Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 3 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) PHP
3 2 (11.11%) Apex Code
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Chartered Engineer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Google
1 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Sophos
2 1 (5.56%) Xero