Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £102,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Lead Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 310 362
Rank change year-on-year +37 +52 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 49 40 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.36% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 47 39 38
City of London median annual salary £102,500 £82,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.24% +26.92% -33.33%
10th Percentile £67,000 £70,000 £50,788
90th Percentile £137,500 £95,500 £98,250
Central London median annual salary £98,750 £82,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +19.70% +17.86% -28.21%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9729 11199 16304
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.39% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8814 10212 14168
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 29 (59.18%) Finance
2 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (48.98%) Degree
4 18 (36.73%) Computer Science
4 18 (36.73%) Enterprise Architecture
4 18 (36.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (34.69%) Banking
6 15 (30.61%) Retail
6 15 (30.61%) Master's Degree
7 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (22.45%) Private Cloud
8 11 (22.45%) Business Development
8 11 (22.45%) Dashboard Development
9 8 (16.33%) Java
10 6 (12.24%) Line Management
10 6 (12.24%) IT Strategy
10 6 (12.24%) Information Security
10 6 (12.24%) Scrum
10 6 (12.24%) SAP
10 6 (12.24%) SAP BPC
11 5 (10.20%) Analytics
12 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (8.16%) Portfolio Management
12 4 (8.16%) Big Data
12 4 (8.16%) Spring
12 4 (8.16%) Business Analysis
12 4 (8.16%) Strategic Planning
12 4 (8.16%) Open Source
12 4 (8.16%) J2EE
12 4 (8.16%) Apache

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 4 (8.16%) Apache
2 2 (4.08%) Apache Geronimo
2 2 (4.08%) Apache Pig
2 2 (4.08%) CMS
2 2 (4.08%) JBoss
2 2 (4.08%) SAS
2 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.08%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (12.24%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.04%) G Suite
3 1 (2.04%) IaaS
3 1 (2.04%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) LAN
1 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) Big Data
2 2 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.08%) Apache Hive
2 2 (4.08%) Flink
2 2 (4.08%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.08%) HBase
2 2 (4.08%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.08%) Sqoop
2 2 (4.08%) Triplestore
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.04%) Grunt
1 1 (2.04%) Jasmine
1 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.04%) webpack
General
1 29 (59.18%) Finance
2 17 (34.69%) Banking
3 15 (30.61%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Back Office
5 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Hibernate
1 4 (8.16%) J2EE
1 4 (8.16%) J2SE
1 4 (8.16%) Spring
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (2.04%) Backbone.js
3 1 (2.04%) CSS
3 1 (2.04%) DOM
3 1 (2.04%) Express
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) Ionic Framework
3 1 (2.04%) Meteor
3 1 (2.04%) Node.js
3 1 (2.04%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.73%) Computer Science
2 11 (22.45%) Private Cloud
3 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.16%) Reinsurance
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (22.45%) Business Development
4 11 (22.45%) Dashboard Development
5 6 (12.24%) Information Security
5 6 (12.24%) IT Strategy
5 6 (12.24%) Line Management
5 6 (12.24%) Scrum
6 5 (10.20%) Analytics
7 4 (8.16%) Business Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.16%) Open Source
7 4 (8.16%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (8.16%) Service Management
7 4 (8.16%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (6.12%) CRM
8 3 (6.12%) Data Management
8 3 (6.12%) Microservices
8 3 (6.12%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) Java
2 3 (6.12%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) Perl
3 2 (4.08%) PHP
3 2 (4.08%) Python
3 2 (4.08%) R
4 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) Degree
2 18 (36.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (30.61%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) SAP
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Apple