Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Architect was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1037 1080 1124
Rank change year-on-year +43 +44 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Architect 152 139 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.074% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.077% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 109 103 164
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £44,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £97,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -0.80% +13.64% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Systems Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Architect in the UK

Systems Architect
Top 14 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +64 141 £65,000 - 10
UK excluding London +10 79 £62,000 -0.80% 8
London +31 72 £72,500 -9.38% 2
South East +36 40 £62,000 -4.62% 5
North of England +14 11 £65,000 -
Scotland -23 10 £55,000 -12.00%
East of England -3 7 £65,000 +4.00% 1
South West +4 6 £52,500 +5.00%
Midlands +8 5 £60,000 - 2
North West -9 5 £75,000 +15.38%
Yorkshire +10 4 - -
West Midlands +3 3 £67,500 +12.50% 1
East Midlands +27 2 £60,000 - 1
North East - 2 £60,000 -

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 55 (36.18%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (21.71%) SQL
2 33 (21.71%) Microsoft
3 30 (19.74%) Degree
4 29 (19.08%) Mentoring
5 28 (18.42%) Java
6 27 (17.76%) Manufacturing
7 24 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
8 23 (15.13%) SQL Server
8 23 (15.13%) SOA
9 22 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (14.47%) Internet of Things
9 22 (14.47%) Security Cleared
10 21 (13.82%) Software Engineering
10 21 (13.82%) Finance
11 20 (13.16%) Migration
11 20 (13.16%) UML
11 20 (13.16%) Coaching
12 19 (12.50%) TOGAF
12 19 (12.50%) LTE
12 19 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (12.50%) Web Services
12 19 (12.50%) C#
12 19 (12.50%) .NET
13 18 (11.84%) C
14 17 (11.18%) Requirements Analysis
15 16 (10.53%) Computer Science
15 16 (10.53%) C++
15 16 (10.53%) IBM
15 16 (10.53%) Wireless

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 12 (7.89%) WebSphere
1 12 (7.89%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.66%) JBoss
3 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.66%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.32%) Workfront
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.63%) IaaS
2 4 (2.63%) PaaS
3 3 (1.97%) Office 365
4 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.50%) LTE
2 16 (10.53%) Wireless
3 13 (8.55%) AMQP
3 13 (8.55%) Ethernet
3 13 (8.55%) Internet
3 13 (8.55%) MQTT
4 12 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
5 11 (7.24%) BGP
5 11 (7.24%) IPv4
6 7 (4.61%) GSM
7 6 (3.95%) 5G
7 6 (3.95%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (3.95%) LAN
7 6 (3.95%) RANAP
7 6 (3.95%) UMTS
7 6 (3.95%) WAN
8 5 (3.29%) IPv6
9 3 (1.97%) 3G
9 3 (1.97%) 4G
10 2 (1.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.61%) Big Data
3 5 (3.29%) Blockchain
4 3 (1.97%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.66%) DB2
5 1 (0.66%) MySQL
5 1 (0.66%) Power BI
5 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (9.21%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (3.29%) Subversion
5 4 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.32%) JIRA
7 1 (0.66%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
General
1 27 (17.76%) Manufacturing
2 21 (13.82%) Finance
3 12 (7.89%) Electronics
3 12 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.92%) Marketing
5 7 (4.61%) Automotive
6 6 (3.95%) Banking
7 3 (1.97%) Retail
8 2 (1.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Legal
9 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.50%) .NET
1 19 (12.50%) Web Services
2 13 (8.55%) JMS
2 13 (8.55%) XMPP
3 12 (7.89%) AngularJS
3 12 (7.89%) REST
3 12 (7.89%) SOAP
4 10 (6.58%) HTML
5 9 (5.92%) XSLT
6 7 (4.61%) React
7 4 (2.63%) Middleware
8 1 (0.66%) CSS
8 1 (0.66%) JSP
8 1 (0.66%) OAuth
8 1 (0.66%) OpenID
8 1 (0.66%) SAML
8 1 (0.66%) Servlets
8 1 (0.66%) Spring
8 1 (0.66%) Struts
8 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
2 22 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (14.47%) Internet of Things
3 16 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 11 (7.24%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.61%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.61%) Robotics
5 7 (4.61%) Smart Meter
6 6 (3.95%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.95%) Fintech
7 4 (2.63%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.63%) Machine to Machine
8 3 (1.97%) Clustering
8 3 (1.97%) Spread Betting
9 2 (1.32%) ASIC
9 2 (1.32%) Handset
10 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.66%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.26%) Linux
1 8 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.66%) Solaris
3 1 (0.66%) Unix
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (36.18%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.08%) Mentoring
3 23 (15.13%) SOA
4 21 (13.82%) Software Engineering
5 20 (13.16%) Coaching
5 20 (13.16%) Migration
5 20 (13.16%) UML
6 19 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 17 (11.18%) Requirements Analysis
8 15 (9.87%) SDLC
9 13 (8.55%) SysML
10 12 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (6.58%) MODAF
11 10 (6.58%) MVC
11 10 (6.58%) Project Management
11 10 (6.58%) Prototyping
11 10 (6.58%) Waterfall
12 8 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
12 8 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.71%) SQL
2 28 (18.42%) Java
3 19 (12.50%) C#
4 18 (11.84%) C
5 16 (10.53%) C++
6 13 (8.55%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.92%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.61%) R
8 7 (4.61%) Scala
9 5 (3.29%) Python
10 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.66%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.66%) PHP
11 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.66%) Ruby
11 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (19.74%) Degree
2 22 (14.47%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.24%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) CISA
5 1 (0.66%) CISM
5 1 (0.66%) CISSP
5 1 (0.66%) CRISC
5 1 (0.66%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.97%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.32%) ISO 26262
2 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.32%) MISRA
2 2 (1.32%) MISRA C
2 2 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 14 (9.21%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (4.61%) Firmware
3 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.66%) vSphere
4 1 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Puppet
1 2 (1.32%) SCCM
2 1 (0.66%) Ansible
2 1 (0.66%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 33 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.53%) IBM
3 15 (9.87%) Pega
4 13 (8.55%) Sigfox
5 6 (3.95%) Oracle
6 4 (2.63%) SAP
7 3 (1.97%) VMware
8 2 (1.32%) Reuters
8 2 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.32%) Teradata
8 2 (1.32%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.32%) Workday
9 1 (0.66%) BEA
9 1 (0.66%) Cadence
9 1 (0.66%) Capita
9 1 (0.66%) Citrix
9 1 (0.66%) NetApp
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.66%) Sybase
9 1 (0.66%) Vitria