The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 236 260
Rank change year-on-year +14 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 13 22 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.35% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.36% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 38
Median salary £90,000 £82,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £72,450 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.51% +11.46%  

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 6109 9859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 96.24% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4438 5576 8450
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 5 (20.83%) NoSQL
3 5 (20.83%) DevOps
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) Big Data
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (16.67%) OLTP
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (12.50%) Line Management
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (8.33%) Data Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) Scala
6 2 (8.33%) SQL
6 2 (8.33%) Python
6 2 (8.33%) C#
6 2 (8.33%) C++
6 2 (8.33%) .NET

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 (4.17%) CMS
1 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) iTunes
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) NoSQL
2 4 (16.67%) Big Data
2 4 (16.67%) OLTP
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Android Studio
1 1 (4.17%) Capybara
1 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
1 1 (4.17%) Xcode
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Front Office
3 1 (4.17%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) iOS SDK
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
2 1 (4.17%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (4.17%) OpenGL
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 2 (8.33%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) DevOps
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Line Management
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Data Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Analytics
6 1 (4.17%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) SIEM
6 1 (4.17%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) C++
2 2 (8.33%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) Ruby
2 2 (8.33%) Scala
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Apple Swift
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.17%) R
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Master's Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) MiFID
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) XenApp
1 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
1 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Citrix
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
3 1 (4.17%) CyberArk
3 1 (4.17%) Forcepoint
3 1 (4.17%) Imperva
3 1 (4.17%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire
3 1 (4.17%) Symantec
3 1 (4.17%) Tufin
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