Period
to 24 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £91,250 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 June 2021.

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
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 211 220 277
Rank change year-on-year +9 +57 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 30 30 64
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 0.49% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.52% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 28 25 56
10th Percentile £71,750 £65,000 £71,875
25th Percentile £85,000 £70,000 £73,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £91,250 £90,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.39% - -
75th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £113,125
90th Percentile £121,500 £115,000 £120,000
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £88,750 £90,000
% change year-on-year +1.41% -1.39% -

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 4,903 5,758 9,638
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.70% 94.19% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4,357 5,045 8,619
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Lead Architect in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 June 2021.

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 24 June 2021, Lead Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 15 (50.00%) Azure
2 10 (33.33%) DevOps
2 10 (33.33%) Web Services
2 10 (33.33%) Finance
3 9 (30.00%) AWS
4 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.00%) Data Lake
5 6 (20.00%) Microservices
5 6 (20.00%) Data Integration
5 6 (20.00%) Middleware
6 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (16.67%) Social Skills
7 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (13.33%) OTC Derivatives
7 4 (13.33%) Fintech
7 4 (13.33%) Information Security
7 4 (13.33%) Advertising
7 4 (13.33%) Derivative
7 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
7 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.33%) GCP
7 4 (13.33%) Docker
8 3 (10.00%) User Experience
8 3 (10.00%) Kubernetes
8 3 (10.00%) Cloudera
8 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.00%) Confluence
8 3 (10.00%) Use Case
8 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery

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 3 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 15 (50.00%) Azure
2 9 (30.00%) AWS
3 4 (13.33%) GCP
4 3 (10.00%) Azure Event Grid
4 3 (10.00%) Serverless
4 3 (10.00%) Snowflake
5 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (3.33%) Force.com
5 1 (3.33%) npm
5 1 (3.33%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Data Lake
2 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.67%) Tableau
4 1 (3.33%) Blockchain
4 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Grunt
1 1 (3.33%) gulp
1 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
1 1 (3.33%) Mocha
1 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.33%) webpack
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 4 (13.33%) Advertising
4 2 (6.67%) Law
5 1 (3.33%) Back Office
5 1 (3.33%) Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Police
5 1 (3.33%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (3.33%) Public Sector
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (20.00%) Middleware
3 2 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.33%) Chai
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) CSS3
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) HTML5
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
4 1 (3.33%) Node.js
4 1 (3.33%) React
4 1 (3.33%) Redux
4 1 (3.33%) RequireJS
4 1 (3.33%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) Sass
4 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.33%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Derivative
1 4 (13.33%) OTC Derivatives
2 3 (10.00%) Cloud Native
2 3 (10.00%) User Experience
3 2 (6.67%) Housing Association
4 1 (3.33%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (3.33%) Digital Currency
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) DevOps
2 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 6 (20.00%) Microservices
4 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (13.33%) Fintech
5 4 (13.33%) Information Security
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
6 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.00%) Insurtech
6 3 (10.00%) Network Design
6 3 (10.00%) Server Management
6 3 (10.00%) Use Case
6 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.67%) Analytics
7 2 (6.67%) Data Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) PHP
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Apex Code
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Scala
3 1 (3.33%) SOQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) CISM
1 2 (6.67%) CISSP
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) GDPR
2 1 (3.33%) Accessibility
2 1 (3.33%) COBIT
2 1 (3.33%) GRC
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) NCSC
2 1 (3.33%) NIST
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Grafana
1 3 (10.00%) Istio
1 3 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (10.00%) Prometheus
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Cloudera
2 3 (10.00%) Databricks
3 2 (6.67%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) Alteryx
4 1 (3.33%) Pega
4 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com