The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Lead Architect
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 251 264
Rank change year-on-year +34 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 11 12 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.17% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.17% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 44
Median salary £75,000 £85,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £60,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,200 £125,000 £98,650
UK excluding London median salary £78,750 £70,750 £69,000
% change year-on-year +11.30% +2.53%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4963 6888 9927
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.88% 95.67% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4556 6155 8450
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Lead Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the City of London

Lead Architect
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the City of London.

Salary trend for Lead Architect in the City of London

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in the City of London

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Lead 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 across the City of London region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (32.00%) Big Data
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 6 (24.00%) TOGAF
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) C#
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) Legal
5 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) DevOps
5 5 (20.00%) Presales
6 4 (16.00%) HDInsight
6 4 (16.00%) Power BI
6 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (16.00%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (16.00%) Data Lake
6 4 (16.00%) Data Lake Analytics
6 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (16.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (16.00%) Banking
6 4 (16.00%) Data Security
6 4 (16.00%) CISM
6 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (16.00%) Java
6 4 (16.00%) SQL Server

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.00%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (16.00%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.00%) iTunes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Big Data
2 4 (16.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (16.00%) Data Lake
2 4 (16.00%) Data Mining
2 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.00%) HDInsight
2 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (16.00%) OLTP
2 4 (16.00%) Power BI
2 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Android Studio
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Maven
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.00%) Xcode
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
1 5 (20.00%) Legal
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Front Office
3 1 (4.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Publishing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) MDX
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) iOS SDK
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) JDBC
3 1 (4.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (24.00%) TOGAF
4 5 (20.00%) DevOps
4 5 (20.00%) Presales
4 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) Analytics
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (16.00%) Data Analytics
5 4 (16.00%) Data Security
5 4 (16.00%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (16.00%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (16.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (16.00%) SABSA
5 4 (16.00%) Software Delivery
5 4 (16.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (12.00%) Fraud Detection
7 2 (8.00%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C#
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 4 (16.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) Apple Swift
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) R
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
4 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) CCIE
2 4 (16.00%) CCNA
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.00%) CISM
2 4 (16.00%) CISSP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) MiFID
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) XenApp
1 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (4.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (4.00%) CyberArk
3 1 (4.00%) Forcepoint
3 1 (4.00%) Imperva
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) PayPal
3 1 (4.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (4.00%) Symantec
3 1 (4.00%) Tufin