Job opportunities for computer systems analysts, also known as system architects, are estimated to increase nine percent during the ten-year period 2016-2026, says the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As adoption of cloud computing is expected to skyrocket, with large as well as small businesses evincing interest in it, besides greater inroads being made by IT services in the healthcare environment, demand for them will swell.
Educational qualifications and requirements for Senior System Architects

Senior Architects need to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or other related technical disciplines. They would need to be experienced in assessing, designing, development, and deployment of large applications.

They need to thoroughly understand and have experience with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). They should be conversant with IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).