Learn about the types of people who become systems architects. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a systems architect. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming systems architects at a ratio of 3.17 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

19% of systems architects are female and 81% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a systems architect and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a systems architect and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more women interested in becoming a systems architect than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of systems architects are White, making up 67% of the population. The next highest segments are South Asian and Other, making up 15% and 6% respectively.