Period
to 27 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 610 546 641
Rank change year-on-year -64 +95 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 387 669 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.48% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.50% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 308 491 527
England median annual salary £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,750
90th Percentile £123,250 £120,000 £108,500
UK median annual salary £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 108,315 134,712 159,102
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 95.95% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 87,444 109,041 131,964
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 -24 253 £95,000 +5.56% 21
South East -20 67 £72,500 -3.33% 10
North of England +38 34 £71,526 +10.04% 3
North West +46 21 £71,526 -4.63% 1
Midlands -29 18 £85,000 +3.03% 6
South West +26 10 £72,500 +20.83% 4
East Midlands +25 9 £95,000 +26.67% 3
West Midlands -31 8 £75,000 -11.76% 3
North East +17 7 £85,000 +3.03% 1
Yorkshire +11 6 £70,000 +8.53% 1
East of England +48 4 £75,000 -6.25% 4
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 England region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 138 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (35.40%) Finance
3 129 (33.33%) AWS
4 126 (32.56%) Azure
5 80 (20.67%) SQL
5 80 (20.67%) Analytics
6 76 (19.64%) DevOps
7 74 (19.12%) Microservices
8 72 (18.60%) GCP
9 67 (17.31%) Migration
10 65 (16.80%) Python
11 64 (16.54%) Java
12 63 (16.28%) .NET
13 59 (15.25%) Microsoft
14 57 (14.73%) JavaScript
15 55 (14.21%) Public Cloud
16 54 (13.95%) Asset Management
17 48 (12.40%) Greenfield Project
18 46 (11.89%) Scrum
18 46 (11.89%) NoSQL
19 45 (11.63%) Enterprise Architecture
19 45 (11.63%) Data Modelling
19 45 (11.63%) Decision-Making
20 43 (11.11%) Docker
21 42 (10.85%) React
21 42 (10.85%) Kubernetes
21 42 (10.85%) Wealth Management
22 41 (10.59%) Web Services
23 40 (10.34%) R
24 39 (10.08%) Data Analytics

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 21 (5.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 14 (3.62%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.36%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.81%) Confluence
4 7 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.03%) Apache
6 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.52%) CMS
6 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.26%) Mule
7 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.78%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.52%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 129 (33.33%) AWS
2 126 (32.56%) Azure
3 72 (18.60%) GCP
4 29 (7.49%) OpenShift
5 28 (7.24%) PaaS
6 19 (4.91%) Power Platform
7 15 (3.88%) IaaS
8 14 (3.62%) Office 365
9 13 (3.36%) Serverless
10 12 (3.10%) SaaS
11 6 (1.55%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (1.55%) Boomi
11 6 (1.55%) iPaaS
12 4 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.10%) Firewall
2 8 (2.07%) DNS
3 7 (1.81%) PBX
3 7 (1.81%) SAN
3 7 (1.81%) VoIP
3 7 (1.81%) WebEx
4 6 (1.55%) HTTP
5 3 (0.78%) ATM
5 3 (0.78%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.78%) Network Security
6 2 (0.52%) Intranet
6 2 (0.52%) IPsec
6 2 (0.52%) Skype
6 2 (0.52%) SSL
6 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.52%) VPN
7 1 (0.26%) DHCP
7 1 (0.26%) Extranet
7 1 (0.26%) Internet
7 1 (0.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.89%) NoSQL
2 30 (7.75%) Big Data
3 25 (6.46%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (4.91%) Power BI
5 17 (4.39%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.58%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.55%) MySQL
10 5 (1.29%) BigQuery
10 5 (1.29%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (1.29%) QlikView
11 4 (1.03%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.03%) Flink
11 4 (1.03%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.78%) KDB
12 3 (0.78%) OLTP
12 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (7.24%) Artifactory
2 15 (3.88%) Selenium
3 9 (2.33%) Cypress.io
4 8 (2.07%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.29%) Katalon Studio
6 4 (1.03%) JIRA
7 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.52%) Ant
8 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.52%) ER Studio
8 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.52%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.52%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.52%) Subversion
9 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.26%) JUnit
9 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.26%) Sourcetree
9 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
General
1 137 (35.40%) Finance
2 33 (8.53%) Front Office
3 32 (8.27%) Banking
4 23 (5.94%) Marketing
5 21 (5.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 19 (4.91%) Retail
7 9 (2.33%) Games
7 9 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.33%) Public Sector
8 8 (2.07%) Publishing
9 6 (1.55%) Back Office
10 5 (1.29%) Advertising
10 5 (1.29%) Law
10 5 (1.29%) Legal
11 3 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (16.28%) .NET
2 42 (10.85%) React
3 41 (10.59%) Web Services
4 34 (8.79%) Node.js
5 33 (8.53%) AngularJS
6 18 (4.65%) RESTful
7 17 (4.39%) Middleware
7 17 (4.39%) REST
8 14 (3.62%) CSS
9 11 (2.84%) Kafka
10 8 (2.07%) jQuery
11 7 (1.81%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (1.81%) Django
11 7 (1.81%) JSON
11 7 (1.81%) XML
11 7 (1.81%) XMPP
12 6 (1.55%) .NET Core
12 6 (1.55%) LDAP
13 5 (1.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.21%) Public Cloud
2 48 (12.40%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (9.56%) Blog
4 31 (8.01%) Derivative
4 31 (8.01%) Fixed Income
4 31 (8.01%) Hedge funds
5 29 (7.49%) Equities
6 28 (7.24%) Equity Derivative
7 23 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (5.68%) Cloud Native
8 22 (5.68%) User Experience
9 21 (5.43%) Virtual Team
10 19 (4.91%) Data Centre
10 19 (4.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (3.10%) Management Information System
12 9 (2.33%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.81%) Marketing Technology
13 7 (1.81%) N-Tier
13 7 (1.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.84%) Windows
2 5 (1.29%) Linux
3 2 (0.52%) Unix
3 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.26%) Android
4 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (20.67%) Analytics
3 76 (19.64%) DevOps
4 74 (19.12%) Microservices
5 67 (17.31%) Migration
6 54 (13.95%) Asset Management
7 46 (11.89%) Scrum
8 45 (11.63%) Data Modelling
8 45 (11.63%) Decision-Making
8 45 (11.63%) Enterprise Architecture
9 42 (10.85%) Wealth Management
10 39 (10.08%) Data Analytics
11 37 (9.56%) IT Strategy
12 34 (8.79%) Investment Management
12 34 (8.79%) Portfolio Management
13 33 (8.53%) Open Source
14 32 (8.27%) Artificial Intelligence
15 30 (7.75%) Data Architecture
16 29 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 28 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 80 (20.67%) SQL
2 65 (16.80%) Python
3 64 (16.54%) Java
4 57 (14.73%) JavaScript
5 40 (10.34%) R
6 38 (9.82%) C++
7 34 (8.79%) C#
8 11 (2.84%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (1.29%) C
10 5 (1.29%) Java 8
10 5 (1.29%) PHP
11 3 (0.78%) ES6
12 2 (0.52%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.52%) RPG
12 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.26%) VB
13 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (5.94%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.17%) Degree
4 12 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.58%) TOGAF Certification
6 9 (2.33%) CCIE
6 9 (2.33%) CCNP
7 8 (2.07%) Master's Degree
8 7 (1.81%) CCIE Collaboration
9 3 (0.78%) CISA
9 3 (0.78%) CISM
9 3 (0.78%) CISSP
10 2 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.52%) CCSP
10 2 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.52%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.26%) CCDP
11 1 (0.26%) HNC
11 1 (0.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.62%) QA
2 5 (1.29%) GDPR
3 4 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.78%) SLA
5 2 (0.52%) COBIT
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.52%) NCSC
5 2 (0.52%) NIST
5 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) GAAP
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (11.11%) Docker
2 15 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.07%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.81%) XenApp
4 7 (1.81%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.78%) RACF
6 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.26%) Firmware
7 1 (0.26%) vCloud
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (10.85%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.36%) Terraform
3 9 (2.33%) SCCM
4 7 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.03%) Ansible
5 4 (1.03%) Puppet
6 3 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.26%) Cloudify
8 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 59 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.01%) Google
3 26 (6.72%) Adobe
4 20 (5.17%) ServiceNow
5 19 (4.91%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (3.10%) Oracle
7 11 (2.84%) SAP
7 11 (2.84%) Tableau
8 10 (2.58%) Pega
9 9 (2.33%) Cisco
9 9 (2.33%) MuleSoft
10 8 (2.07%) Talend
11 7 (1.81%) Citrix
12 5 (1.29%) Ab Initio
12 5 (1.29%) Facebook
13 4 (1.03%) Alteryx
13 4 (1.03%) IBM
13 4 (1.03%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 4 (1.03%) SnapLogic
14 3 (0.78%) Dell