The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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

Lead Architect
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 99 98
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 8 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.71% 0.15% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.16% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 3
Median salary £70,000 - £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £77,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1074 1256 1321
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.71% 93.45% 95.72%
Number of salaries quoted 708 822 796
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,350 £65,000
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 Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in Edinburgh

Lead Architect
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Lead Architect in Edinburgh

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in Edinburgh

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Edinburgh region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) TOGAF
5 5 (38.46%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
6 4 (30.77%) Banking
6 4 (30.77%) UML
6 4 (30.77%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (30.77%) OO
6 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
6 4 (30.77%) SOA
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 4 (30.77%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
6 4 (30.77%) JSF
6 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 4 (30.77%) Use Case
6 4 (30.77%) BPMN
6 4 (30.77%) JPA
6 4 (30.77%) Apache OpenJPA
6 4 (30.77%) RichFaces
6 4 (30.77%) Domain Models
7 3 (23.08%) IT Strategy
7 3 (23.08%) Wireframes
7 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
7 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
8 2 (15.38%) MVC
8 2 (15.38%) Scrum
8 2 (15.38%) Cisco

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (15.38%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) 3G
1 1 (7.69%) 4G
1 1 (7.69%) 5G
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.69%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) Apache OpenJPA
2 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
2 4 (30.77%) JPA
2 4 (30.77%) JSF
2 4 (30.77%) RichFaces
3 2 (15.38%) Apache CXF
4 1 (7.69%) CGI
4 1 (7.69%) Node.js
4 1 (7.69%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.69%) ASIC
3 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (7.69%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) TOGAF
3 4 (30.77%) BPMN
3 4 (30.77%) Domain Models
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 4 (30.77%) OO
3 4 (30.77%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (30.77%) SOA
3 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) UML
3 4 (30.77%) Use Case
4 3 (23.08%) IT Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 3 (23.08%) Wireframes
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Software Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Ansible
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Google