The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Senior System Architect
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 876 908 966
Rank change year-on-year +32 +58  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Architect 7 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.015% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.016% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 8
Median salary £65,000 £55,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -35.29%  
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £55,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% -35.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Systems Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Systems Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Architect in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Systems Architect in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Architect over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Architect in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 7 £65,000 +18.18%
London +31 4 £72,500 -
South East +42 3 £65,000 +30.00%
Surrey +29 3 £65,000 +8.33%
Woking - 3 £65,000 -

Senior Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Systems Architect in the job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Hadoop
3 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) IPv4
4 3 (18.75%) IPv6
5 2 (12.50%) Unix
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) ISA Server
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Xen
5 2 (12.50%) SCCM
5 2 (12.50%) SCOM
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
5 2 (12.50%) vSphere
5 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture

Senior Systems Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Pega PRPC
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) IPv4
1 3 (18.75%) IPv6
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) AMQP
3 1 (6.25%) BGP
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) LTE
3 1 (6.25%) MQTT
3 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (6.25%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) GCC
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) LLVM
2 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Smart City
3 1 (6.25%) ASIC
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
1 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (12.50%) Product Management
1 2 (12.50%) SOA
1 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
1 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Physics
2 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
1 2 (12.50%) ISA Server
1 2 (12.50%) QEMU
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) vSphere
1 2 (12.50%) Xen
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Pega
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Teradata
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO