The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Technical Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Technical Architect
Rank 886 854 879
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Technical Architect 29 22 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.021% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.022% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 26 14 33
Average salary £64,000 £64,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,250 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,800 £76,750 £105,000
UK excluding London average salary £64,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Lead Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Technical Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Technical Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Technical Architect within the UK.

Lead Technical Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Technical Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Technical Architect over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 within the UK.

Lead Technical Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Technical Architect
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Technical Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 29 £64,000 -
East of England - 10 £66,000 -
London -9 8 £60,000 -6.25%
Hertfordshire - 7 £66,000 -
South West -20 5 £64,000 +50.58%
Yorkshire - 3 - -
North West - 3 £55,000 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £57,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £55,000 -
Bedford - 3 £57,500 -
Bristol - 3 £64,000 -
Gloucester - 2 £64,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £64,000 -
Macclesfield - 2 £55,000 -
Surbiton - 1 £60,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £60,000 -
Chester - 1 £60,000 -

Lead Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Technical Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Technical Architect in their job title.

1 32 (46.38%) Microsoft
2 31 (44.93%) .NET
3 18 (26.09%) Mentoring
4 17 (24.64%) MVC
4 17 (24.64%) HTML
4 17 (24.64%) Windows
5 16 (23.19%) Finance
6 15 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
6 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (21.74%) SAN
6 15 (21.74%) HTML5
7 14 (20.29%) Java
7 14 (20.29%) Visual Studio
7 14 (20.29%) CSS
7 14 (20.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
8 13 (18.84%) C#
9 12 (17.39%) SQL
9 12 (17.39%) Web Services
9 12 (17.39%) OO
9 12 (17.39%) WAN
9 12 (17.39%) User Experience
10 11 (15.94%) LAN
10 11 (15.94%) Citrix
11 10 (14.49%) Linux
11 10 (14.49%) Oracle
11 10 (14.49%) Project Planning
11 10 (14.49%) Business Transformation
11 10 (14.49%) Sencha
11 10 (14.49%) Ext JS

Lead Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Technical Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.70%) Drupal
1 6 (8.70%) Node.js
2 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.35%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (4.35%) LiveCycle
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.74%) SAN
2 12 (17.39%) WAN
3 11 (15.94%) LAN
4 5 (7.25%) MPLS
4 5 (7.25%) Firewall
5 4 (5.80%) iSCSI
5 4 (5.80%) NAS
5 4 (5.80%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.45%) Network Security
6 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.45%) Selenium
4 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.45%) Mockito
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Front Office
3 4 (5.80%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (44.93%) .NET
2 17 (24.64%) HTML
3 15 (21.74%) HTML5
4 14 (20.29%) CSS
5 12 (17.39%) Web Services
6 10 (14.49%) Ext JS
7 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET
8 6 (8.70%) LAMP
8 6 (8.70%) Symfony
8 6 (8.70%) CakePHP
8 6 (8.70%) SOAP
9 5 (7.25%) WCF
9 5 (7.25%) .NET Framework
10 3 (4.35%) Spring
10 3 (4.35%) .NET Remoting
10 3 (4.35%) XML
10 3 (4.35%) Silverlight
11 2 (2.90%) WPF
11 2 (2.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) User Experience
2 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.35%) Xbox
4 2 (2.90%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Windows
2 10 (14.49%) Linux
3 5 (7.25%) AIX
3 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.80%) Android
4 4 (5.80%) Solaris
4 4 (5.80%) UNIX
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) Mentoring
2 17 (24.64%) MVC
3 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
4 14 (20.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (17.39%) OO
6 10 (14.49%) Project Planning
6 10 (14.49%) Business Transformation
7 9 (13.04%) TDD
8 8 (11.59%) Performance Testing
8 8 (11.59%) SOA
9 7 (10.14%) Migration
10 6 (8.70%) OO PHP
11 5 (7.25%) Zachman Framework
11 5 (7.25%) TOGAF
12 4 (5.80%) Scrum
12 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
12 4 (5.80%) ETL
12 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (5.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) Java
2 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
2 13 (18.84%) C#
3 12 (17.39%) SQL
4 7 (10.14%) PHP
5 4 (5.80%) C++
5 4 (5.80%) C
6 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.35%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) MCSA
1 1 (1.45%) CCNP
1 1 (1.45%) CCDP
1 1 (1.45%) ISEB
1 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.45%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
1 4 (5.80%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) XenApp
3 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) OpenView
1 4 (5.80%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 32 (46.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.94%) Citrix
3 10 (14.49%) Oracle
3 10 (14.49%) Sencha
4 6 (8.70%) Zend
4 6 (8.70%) Rackspace
5 5 (7.25%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.80%) IBM
6 4 (5.80%) BMC
7 3 (4.35%) Adobe
7 3 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.90%) VMware
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco
9 1 (1.45%) JBoss
9 1 (1.45%) EMC
9 1 (1.45%) NetApp
9 1 (1.45%) F5
9 1 (1.45%) Websense
9 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.45%) Meraki