The median annual salary for a Systems Architect was £61,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

System Architect
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 849 923
Rank change year-on-year +17 +74  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 58 83 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.084% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.087% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 46 64 52
Median salary £61,500 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.60% +13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £50,000 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £84,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £62,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +25.00%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
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 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 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 +21 49 £62,000 -0.80% 5
London +38 20 £67,500 - 1
South East +36 17 £65,000 +4.00% 2
Hampshire +19 8 £67,500 +28.57%
Glasgow +11 8 £46,500 -
Scotland +6 8 £46,500 -28.46% 1
Surrey +38 7 £65,000 +8.33%
South West +1 7 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Bristol -25 4 £62,500 +25.00%
Poole - 3 £55,000 - 1
Fareham - 3 £67,500 -
Woking - 3 £65,000 -
Dorset - 3 £55,000 - 1
Berkshire +22 2 £57,500 -8.00% 1
Birmingham +9 2 £54,000 -28.00%
West Midlands +3 2 £54,000 -28.00% 1
Yorkshire +1 2 £40,000 -23.80%
Portsmouth - 2 £72,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Pickering - 2 £40,000 -
City of London +28 1 £59,000 -12.59% 1
South Wales +19 1 £70,000 +21.73%
Cardiff +16 1 £70,000 +21.73%
Wales +4 1 £70,000 +21.73%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £47,500 -
North East - 1 £47,500 -
Reading - 1 £55,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £47,500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £65,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £57,500 -

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.74%) Finance
2 22 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (15.32%) TOGAF
3 19 (15.32%) SQL
3 19 (15.32%) .NET
4 17 (13.71%) UML
4 17 (13.71%) Security Cleared
5 15 (12.10%) SC Cleared
5 15 (12.10%) MODAF
5 15 (12.10%) Linux
5 15 (12.10%) Web Services
6 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (10.48%) C
6 13 (10.48%) Project Management
7 12 (9.68%) C#
7 12 (9.68%) Java
7 12 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
7 12 (9.68%) Hadoop
8 11 (8.87%) Mentoring
9 10 (8.06%) Coaching
9 10 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
9 10 (8.06%) SOA
10 9 (7.26%) Internet
10 9 (7.26%) Wireless
10 9 (7.26%) Retail
10 9 (7.26%) Data Architecture
10 9 (7.26%) SysML

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 6 (4.84%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.42%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.61%) CMS
4 2 (1.61%) Drupal
4 2 (1.61%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.81%) SAS
5 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Pega PRPC
2 4 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.81%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.23%) SaaS
5 3 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.26%) Internet
1 9 (7.26%) Wireless
2 3 (2.42%) IPv4
2 3 (2.42%) IPv6
3 2 (1.61%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.61%) Firewall
3 2 (1.61%) Network Security
3 2 (1.61%) VPN
4 1 (0.81%) AMQP
4 1 (0.81%) BGP
4 1 (0.81%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.81%) LAN
4 1 (0.81%) LTE
4 1 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.81%) RFID
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.81%) VoIP
4 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) Hadoop
2 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.42%) Big Data
3 3 (2.42%) Data Lake
3 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.61%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.61%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.81%) MS Access
5 1 (0.81%) MySQL
5 1 (0.81%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.61%) GCC
3 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.81%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (17.74%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Retail
3 6 (4.84%) Aerospace
4 5 (4.03%) Marketing
4 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.23%) Banking
5 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.61%) Electronics
6 2 (1.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Military
7 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.32%) .NET
2 15 (12.10%) Web Services
3 5 (4.03%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.23%) JMS
4 4 (3.23%) REST
4 4 (3.23%) SOAP
5 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (2.42%) CSS
5 3 (2.42%) HTML
6 2 (1.61%) EDI
6 2 (1.61%) LLVM
6 2 (1.61%) OpenCL
6 2 (1.61%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.81%) HTML5
7 1 (0.81%) Middleware
7 1 (0.81%) React
7 1 (0.81%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) Internet of Things
2 7 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.84%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.03%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.61%) DataPower
7 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.61%) Fintech
7 2 (1.61%) Handset
7 2 (1.61%) Smart City
7 2 (1.61%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.61%) User Experience
8 1 (0.81%) ASIC
8 1 (0.81%) CPLD
8 1 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.81%) PKI
8 1 (0.81%) STB
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.10%) Linux
2 5 (4.03%) Windows
3 4 (3.23%) Unix
4 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.32%) TOGAF
3 17 (13.71%) UML
4 15 (12.10%) MODAF
5 13 (10.48%) Project Management
6 12 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (8.87%) Mentoring
8 10 (8.06%) Coaching
8 10 (8.06%) SOA
8 10 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (7.26%) Data Architecture
9 9 (7.26%) SysML
10 8 (6.45%) CRM
10 8 (6.45%) Product Management
11 7 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (5.65%) ERP
11 7 (5.65%) Presales
12 6 (4.84%) Change Management
12 6 (4.84%) Requirements Management
12 6 (4.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.32%) SQL
2 13 (10.48%) C
3 12 (9.68%) C#
3 12 (9.68%) Java
4 7 (5.65%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.23%) Python
6 3 (2.42%) R
7 2 (1.61%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.61%) Perl
7 2 (1.61%) Scala
8 1 (0.81%) ANSI SQL
8 1 (0.81%) C++
8 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.03%) Degree
3 5 (4.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) Firmware
1 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.61%) Docker
2 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.61%) QEMU
2 2 (1.61%) Xen
3 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
2 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.03%) IBM
2 5 (4.03%) Oracle
2 5 (4.03%) Pega
2 5 (4.03%) VMware
3 4 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.42%) Hortonworks
4 3 (2.42%) SAP
5 2 (1.61%) Teradata
5 2 (1.61%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.81%) ATG
6 1 (0.81%) Epicor
City of London
Schroders
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 12 days ago
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: 11 days ago
Poole
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Call Centre Associates
Posted: 21 days ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 26 days ago