Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Lead Architect
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 595 570 647
Rank change year-on-year -25 +77 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 627 699 711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.44% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 522 537 613
England median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £57,500 £54,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £111,250 £105,000 £107,250
UK median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 156,012 158,988 189,575
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128,049 133,268 160,004
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in England

Lead Architect
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Lead Architect in England

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in England

Lead Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 356 £87,500 +6.06% 37
South East +29 110 £75,000 -6.25% 9
Midlands +8 66 £70,000 +12.00% 11
North of England -42 64 £77,000 +6.21% 8
West Midlands +30 55 £70,000 +12.00% 7
North West +20 42 £77,000 +35.09% 5
South West +1 27 £67,500 -12.90% 4
East of England -20 19 £72,500 +3.57% 7
Yorkshire -37 15 £93,500 +20.65% 1
East Midlands -7 11 £90,000 +9.09% 4
North East -13 7 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 England region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 215 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (26.95%) Finance
3 144 (22.97%) Java
4 135 (21.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 128 (20.41%) SQL
6 119 (18.98%) Microsoft
7 113 (18.02%) .NET
8 109 (17.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 101 (16.11%) Analytics
10 99 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
11 92 (14.67%) Microservices
12 89 (14.19%) TOGAF
13 86 (13.72%) SQL Server
14 85 (13.56%) C#
15 84 (13.40%) SOA
16 78 (12.44%) Degree
17 77 (12.28%) JavaScript
18 76 (12.12%) SaaS
19 71 (11.32%) Windows
20 67 (10.69%) DevOps
21 64 (10.21%) Retail
22 61 (9.73%) Big Data
23 59 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
24 58 (9.25%) PaaS
25 57 (9.09%) IaaS
25 57 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
25 57 (9.09%) Banking
26 55 (8.77%) Computer Science
26 55 (8.77%) HTML
27 54 (8.61%) Linux

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 24 (3.83%) WebSphere
2 19 (3.03%) Apache
2 19 (3.03%) CMS
3 18 (2.87%) JBoss
3 18 (2.87%) SAS
4 16 (2.55%) Apache Spark
4 16 (2.55%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.23%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.91%) IIS
7 11 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (1.44%) Apache Pig
9 9 (1.44%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.28%) Apache Geronimo
10 8 (1.28%) WildFly
11 7 (1.12%) Confluence
12 6 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.96%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (0.80%) SPSS
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.12%) SAP BPC
3 5 (0.80%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.48%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.48%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.16%) Advent Moxy
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 135 (21.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (12.12%) SaaS
4 58 (9.25%) PaaS
5 57 (9.09%) IaaS
6 35 (5.58%) Office 365
7 21 (3.35%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 19 (3.03%) Azure Data Factory
9 14 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (1.59%) Serverless
12 7 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.12%) G Suite
13 6 (0.96%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.64%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.48%) Google Play
16 2 (0.32%) GitHub
16 2 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.87%) LAN
2 17 (2.71%) WAN
3 15 (2.39%) Network Security
4 11 (1.75%) Internet
5 9 (1.44%) HTTP
6 6 (0.96%) AMQP
6 6 (0.96%) SMS
6 6 (0.96%) SMTP
6 6 (0.96%) SSL
7 5 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.80%) Firewall
7 5 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.80%) Wireless
8 4 (0.64%) DNS
9 3 (0.48%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.48%) DHCP
9 3 (0.48%) SAN
9 3 (0.48%) VPN
9 3 (0.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 61 (9.73%) Big Data
3 35 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (3.83%) Data Lake
5 24 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 23 (3.67%) MongoDB
7 22 (3.51%) Hadoop
7 22 (3.51%) NoSQL
8 21 (3.35%) Power BI
9 20 (3.19%) HDInsight
10 16 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (2.23%) MySQL
12 13 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.91%) Relational Database
14 11 (1.75%) DB2
15 10 (1.59%) Apache Hive
16 9 (1.44%) HBase
16 9 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
17 8 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.51%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.55%) Cucumber
3 16 (2.55%) JUnit
4 15 (2.39%) Selenium
5 11 (1.75%) JIRA
6 9 (1.44%) Protractor
6 9 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.28%) HP UFT
7 8 (1.28%) IntelliJ
8 7 (1.12%) Ranorex
9 6 (0.96%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.80%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.80%) Rational Rose
11 4 (0.64%) Grunt
11 4 (0.64%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.64%) Subversion
11 4 (0.64%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.64%) Vagrant
General
1 169 (26.95%) Finance
2 64 (10.21%) Retail
3 57 (9.09%) Banking
4 23 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.35%) Publishing
6 18 (2.87%) Billing
7 16 (2.55%) Marketing
8 15 (2.39%) Investment Banking
9 14 (2.23%) Back Office
10 12 (1.91%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.75%) Advertising
11 11 (1.75%) Electronics
12 9 (1.44%) Games
12 9 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (1.28%) Law
14 7 (1.12%) Legal
15 5 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.64%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.32%) Front Office
17 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (18.02%) .NET
2 55 (8.77%) HTML
3 48 (7.66%) CSS
4 43 (6.86%) AngularJS
4 43 (6.86%) Web Services
5 42 (6.70%) REST
6 30 (4.78%) Spring
7 29 (4.63%) ASP.NET
7 29 (4.63%) SOAP
8 26 (4.15%) XML
9 25 (3.99%) J2EE
9 25 (3.99%) Middleware
9 25 (3.99%) Node.js
10 24 (3.83%) RESTful
11 22 (3.51%) React
12 21 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (3.35%) HTML5
12 21 (3.35%) JSON
13 20 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (3.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 34 (5.42%) Public Cloud
3 29 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.99%) User Experience
5 22 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 17 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.23%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.23%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.59%) Fintech
10 8 (1.28%) iPad
11 7 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.96%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.96%) Reinsurance
13 5 (0.80%) Derivative
13 5 (0.80%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.80%) iSeries
13 5 (0.80%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 71 (11.32%) Windows
2 54 (8.61%) Linux
3 30 (4.78%) Unix
4 14 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.07%) Windows 8
6 12 (1.91%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.75%) Android
7 11 (1.75%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.64%) CentOS
11 3 (0.48%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (17.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 101 (16.11%) Analytics
4 92 (14.67%) Microservices
5 89 (14.19%) TOGAF
6 84 (13.40%) SOA
7 67 (10.69%) DevOps
8 59 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 57 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 53 (8.45%) TDD
11 49 (7.81%) IT Strategy
11 49 (7.81%) SDLC
12 48 (7.66%) Project Management
13 46 (7.34%) CRM
13 46 (7.34%) Mentoring
14 43 (6.86%) Presales
15 42 (6.70%) Migration
16 40 (6.38%) MVC
17 39 (6.22%) Scrum
18 37 (5.90%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 144 (22.97%) Java
2 128 (20.41%) SQL
3 85 (13.56%) C#
4 77 (12.28%) JavaScript
5 38 (6.06%) Python
6 35 (5.58%) PHP
7 24 (3.83%) Scala
8 20 (3.19%) Ruby
9 19 (3.03%) C++
10 11 (1.75%) Groovy
10 11 (1.75%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.59%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.59%) R
11 10 (1.59%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.28%) Apple Swift
12 8 (1.28%) Perl
13 7 (1.12%) Elixir
14 6 (0.96%) RPG
14 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 78 (12.44%) Degree
2 32 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (3.83%) Security Cleared
4 23 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.87%) MCSE
6 15 (2.39%) Master's Degree
7 13 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
8 12 (1.91%) MCP
9 9 (1.44%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.28%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.12%) ISEB
12 6 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.64%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.48%) CCIE
14 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.32%) ACCA
15 2 (0.32%) CCNP
15 2 (0.32%) CIMA
15 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.15%) QA
2 19 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.07%) PMO
4 8 (1.28%) COBIT
5 6 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.48%) GCP
8 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.32%) EMIR
8 2 (0.32%) MiFID
9 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 37 (5.90%) Docker
2 14 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.80%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.32%) HDFS
6 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.16%) Firmware
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (3.51%) Puppet
3 16 (2.55%) Ansible
4 6 (0.96%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.64%) Nagios
5 4 (0.64%) SCCM
6 3 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.48%) Mesos
6 3 (0.48%) Nessus
6 3 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.48%) Nmap
6 3 (0.48%) SCOM
6 3 (0.48%) Terraform
7 2 (0.32%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.16%) Oozie
8 1 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 119 (18.98%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.45%) Oracle
3 37 (5.90%) SAP
4 36 (5.74%) Google
5 25 (3.99%) IBM
6 18 (2.87%) Citrix
6 18 (2.87%) VMware
7 13 (2.07%) Cisco
7 13 (2.07%) Informatica
8 11 (1.75%) Pega
9 9 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.44%) Sitecore
10 8 (1.28%) Tableau
10 8 (1.28%) Talend
11 7 (1.12%) Apple
12 6 (0.96%) SolarWinds
13 5 (0.80%) Casewise
13 5 (0.80%) IBM Sterling
13 5 (0.80%) NetApp
13 5 (0.80%) webMethods