The median annual salary for a Systems Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Architect
UK
Rank 779 837 862
Rank change year-on-year +58 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 70 109 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.11% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 56 95 86
Median salary £65,000 £62,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £41,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £57,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +30.68%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Architect in the UK

Systems Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Systems Architect in the UK

Systems Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Architect over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Architect in the UK

Systems Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 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 +52 63 £66,250 +6.00% 7
South East +55 19 £65,000 +4.00%
South West +38 19 £62,500 +47.05%
London +61 14 £72,500 -6.45% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £75,000 +20.00%
High Wycombe +2 9 £75,000 +20.00%
Bristol - 9 £77,500 -
East of England +29 7 £72,500 +31.81% 4
Cambridgeshire +18 7 £72,500 +31.81% 3
Cambridge +10 7 £72,500 +31.81% 3
South Wales +15 6 £42,500 -45.16%
Wales +7 6 £42,500 -45.16%
City of London +53 4 £72,500 -6.45% 1
Bath - 4 £62,500 -
Somerset - 4 £62,500 -
Dorset +29 3 £50,000 +17.64%
Cardiff - 3 £42,500 -
Surrey - 3 £65,000 -
Cheshire +17 2 - -
Hampshire +11 2 £65,000 -6.81%
Chester +6 2 - -
Poole 0 2 £50,000 +17.64%
North West -16 2 - -
Cwmbran - 2 - -
Woking - 2 £77,500 -
Swindon - 2 £47,500 -
Torfaen - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £47,500 -
West Midlands +31 1 £65,000 -7.14%
Berkshire +26 1 £47,000 -24.80%

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Systems Architect in the job title.

1 50 (30.67%) Finance
2 35 (21.47%) .NET
3 33 (20.25%) SQL
4 26 (15.95%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (14.72%) Microsoft
6 23 (14.11%) Retail
6 23 (14.11%) TOGAF
7 22 (13.50%) Data Architecture
8 21 (12.88%) SQL Server
8 21 (12.88%) Project Management
8 21 (12.88%) Internet
8 21 (12.88%) Internet of Things
9 20 (12.27%) Linux
10 19 (11.66%) Web Services
10 19 (11.66%) Degree
11 18 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (11.04%) C#
12 17 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (10.43%) Mentoring
13 15 (9.20%) Management Information System
14 14 (8.59%) Change Management
14 14 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (8.59%) VMware
15 13 (7.98%) Java
15 13 (7.98%) Oracle
15 13 (7.98%) UML
16 12 (7.36%) CRM
16 12 (7.36%) Enterprise Architecture
17 11 (6.75%) Software Engineering
17 11 (6.75%) MS Excel

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (4.29%) IIS
2 6 (3.68%) Confluence
3 5 (3.07%) Alfresco
3 5 (3.07%) Captiva
3 5 (3.07%) Documentum
4 4 (2.45%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.84%) Apache
6 2 (1.23%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.23%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.23%) SAS
7 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.61%) TPMS
Applications
1 11 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.61%) Autodesk Inventor
2 1 (0.61%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 8 (4.91%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (2.45%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.61%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.13%) SaaS
4 8 (4.91%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.84%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (1.23%) GitHub
7 1 (0.61%) IaaS
7 1 (0.61%) Office 365
7 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.88%) Internet
2 5 (3.07%) DNS
3 4 (2.45%) 3GPP
3 4 (2.45%) ATM
3 4 (2.45%) DHCP
3 4 (2.45%) LTE
3 4 (2.45%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (2.45%) RANAP
3 4 (2.45%) RTP
3 4 (2.45%) SIGTRAN
3 4 (2.45%) SS7
3 4 (2.45%) SSH
3 4 (2.45%) UTRAN
4 3 (1.84%) Wireless
5 2 (1.23%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.23%) IPv4
5 2 (1.23%) IPv6
5 2 (1.23%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.23%) LDAP
5 2 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.13%) Hadoop
3 10 (6.13%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.29%) Big Data
4 7 (4.29%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.68%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.84%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.84%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.23%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.23%) Mahout
8 2 (1.23%) MS Access
8 2 (1.23%) MySQL
8 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (3.68%) JIRA
3 5 (3.07%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.84%) GitLab
4 3 (1.84%) Jasmine
4 3 (1.84%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (1.84%) PhantomJS
4 3 (1.84%) Selenium
5 2 (1.23%) GCC
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.23%) Subversion
6 1 (0.61%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (30.67%) Finance
2 23 (14.11%) Retail
3 9 (5.52%) Marketing
3 9 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.68%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.68%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.84%) Back Office
5 3 (1.84%) Banking
5 3 (1.84%) Billing
5 3 (1.84%) Electronics
5 3 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Legal
6 2 (1.23%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Military
7 1 (0.61%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (21.47%) .NET
2 19 (11.66%) Web Services
3 9 (5.52%) .NET Framework
4 8 (4.91%) CSS
4 8 (4.91%) HTML
5 4 (2.45%) HTML5
6 3 (1.84%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (1.84%) Ionic Framework
6 3 (1.84%) Node.js
6 3 (1.84%) PhoneGap
7 2 (1.23%) DHTML
7 2 (1.23%) jQuery
7 2 (1.23%) JSON
7 2 (1.23%) LAMP
7 2 (1.23%) OpenGL
7 2 (1.23%) SOAP
7 2 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.88%) Internet of Things
2 15 (9.20%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.13%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.52%) N-Tier
5 6 (3.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.84%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.23%) STB
8 1 (0.61%) CPLD
8 1 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.61%) Social Media
8 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.27%) Linux
2 10 (6.13%) Unix
3 8 (4.91%) Windows
4 4 (2.45%) Solaris
4 4 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.95%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.11%) TOGAF
3 22 (13.50%) Data Architecture
4 21 (12.88%) Project Management
5 17 (10.43%) Mentoring
6 14 (8.59%) Change Management
6 14 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (7.98%) UML
8 12 (7.36%) CRM
8 12 (7.36%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (6.75%) Presales
9 11 (6.75%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.13%) Data Modelling
10 10 (6.13%) ERP
11 9 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.52%) CQRS
11 9 (5.52%) MODAF
11 9 (5.52%) OOP
11 9 (5.52%) Requirements Management
11 9 (5.52%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.25%) SQL
2 18 (11.04%) C#
3 13 (7.98%) Java
4 10 (6.13%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.52%) Python
6 4 (2.45%) Perl
6 4 (2.45%) Ruby
7 3 (1.84%) C
8 2 (1.23%) ANSI SQL
8 2 (1.23%) PHP
8 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.23%) R
8 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.23%) VBA
9 1 (0.61%) C++
9 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.61%) Scala
9 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (11.66%) Degree
2 8 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.68%) Chartered Engineer
3 6 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.45%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.68%) Firmware
3 5 (3.07%) Docker
4 4 (2.45%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.84%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.84%) vSphere
6 2 (1.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (1.23%) QEMU
6 2 (1.23%) Xen
7 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.45%) Cobbler
1 4 (2.45%) Puppet
1 4 (2.45%) SCCM
2 3 (1.84%) SCOM
3 2 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 24 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.59%) VMware
3 13 (7.98%) Oracle
4 9 (5.52%) EMC
5 4 (2.45%) Adobe
5 4 (2.45%) JD Edwards
5 4 (2.45%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.84%) Splunk
7 2 (1.23%) hybris
7 2 (1.23%) SAP
8 1 (0.61%) ATG
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix
8 1 (0.61%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.61%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.61%) MapR
8 1 (0.61%) Pega
8 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.61%) Siemens
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + great benefits
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