The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 705 600
Rank change year-on-year +105 -105  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 257 228 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.23% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.24% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 211 184 335
Median salary £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £58,800 £50,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £77,500 £70,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year +9.54% +8.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 78047 94218 101853
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.32% 96.40% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 65330 79874 83975
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +82 131 £90,000 +5.88% 15
South East +80 45 £80,000 +10.34% 3
East of England +21 26 £95,000 +15.15% 1
South West +33 15 £77,500 - 1
West Midlands +34 13 £63,250 -4.52% 4
Yorkshire +26 11 £85,000 +70.00% 1
East Midlands +9 8 £75,000 - 1
North West -31 4 £52,205 -41.99%
Midlands - 1 - -
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 170 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (20.00%) Finance
3 97 (18.13%) Java
4 90 (16.82%) SQL
5 86 (16.07%) TOGAF
6 81 (15.14%) Microsoft
7 80 (14.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 79 (14.77%) .NET
9 75 (14.02%) SOA
10 71 (13.27%) Presales
11 70 (13.08%) Big Data
12 66 (12.34%) Mentoring
12 66 (12.34%) C#
13 64 (11.96%) Enterprise Architecture
13 64 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
14 61 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
15 60 (11.21%) Analytics
16 58 (10.84%) Microservices
16 58 (10.84%) JavaScript
17 55 (10.28%) Degree
18 54 (10.09%) SQL Server
18 54 (10.09%) Banking
18 54 (10.09%) DevOps
19 49 (9.16%) Web Services
20 47 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
20 47 (8.79%) HTML
21 46 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
21 46 (8.60%) Retail
21 46 (8.60%) NoSQL
22 45 (8.41%) Line Management

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 36 (6.73%) Apache
2 18 (3.36%) Apache Spark
3 17 (3.18%) OpenStack
4 13 (2.43%) IIS
4 13 (2.43%) WebSphere
5 11 (2.06%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.68%) Apache Pig
6 9 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (1.50%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 7 (1.31%) CMS
8 7 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.31%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (1.31%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.12%) JBoss
9 6 (1.12%) SAS
9 6 (1.12%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.93%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.75%) Anypoint
12 3 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) SAP CRM
2 4 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.37%) Pega PRPC
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) RMDS
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 64 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.99%) SaaS
4 13 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.06%) Office 365
6 10 (1.87%) IaaS
6 10 (1.87%) PaaS
7 6 (1.12%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.37%) GitHub
8 2 (0.37%) Taleo
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.19%) Heroku
9 1 (0.19%) iTunes
9 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.36%) Internet
2 17 (3.18%) WAN
3 14 (2.62%) LAN
4 13 (2.43%) SAN
5 12 (2.24%) HTTP
6 11 (2.06%) VPN
7 9 (1.68%) Firewall
8 7 (1.31%) FCoE
8 7 (1.31%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (1.31%) iSCSI
8 7 (1.31%) Multicast
8 7 (1.31%) NAS
9 4 (0.75%) MPLS
9 4 (0.75%) Network Security
9 4 (0.75%) Wireless
10 3 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.56%) DHCP
10 3 (0.56%) DNS
10 3 (0.56%) SMTP
10 3 (0.56%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.08%) Big Data
2 54 (10.09%) SQL Server
3 47 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (8.60%) NoSQL
5 44 (8.22%) Hadoop
6 36 (6.73%) Relational Database
7 31 (5.79%) Apache Hive
8 22 (4.11%) OLAP
9 19 (3.55%) MongoDB
10 18 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (3.18%) OLTP
12 15 (2.80%) RDBMS
13 14 (2.62%) Data Lake
14 13 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (2.24%) Data Mart
15 12 (2.24%) MySQL
16 10 (1.87%) HDInsight
16 10 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (1.68%) Power BI
17 9 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.87%) Selenium
2 9 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.31%) webpack
4 6 (1.12%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.12%) IntelliJ
4 6 (1.12%) JUnit
4 6 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.93%) Babel
5 5 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.75%) Hudson
6 4 (0.75%) Maven
6 4 (0.75%) Rational Rose
6 4 (0.75%) Spock
7 2 (0.37%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.37%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.37%) GCC
7 2 (0.37%) gulp
7 2 (0.37%) NUnit
7 2 (0.37%) ReSharper
General
1 107 (20.00%) Finance
2 54 (10.09%) Banking
3 46 (8.60%) Retail
4 41 (7.66%) Telecoms
5 22 (4.11%) Legal
6 9 (1.68%) Marketing
7 7 (1.31%) Games
8 6 (1.12%) Back Office
8 6 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.93%) Military
10 4 (0.75%) Automotive
10 4 (0.75%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.75%) French Language
10 4 (0.75%) German Language
10 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.75%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.75%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.37%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (14.77%) .NET
2 49 (9.16%) Web Services
3 47 (8.79%) HTML
4 45 (8.41%) Middleware
5 41 (7.66%) CSS
6 30 (5.61%) AngularJS
7 29 (5.42%) HTML5
8 27 (5.05%) REST
9 23 (4.30%) ASP.NET
9 23 (4.30%) CSS3
10 21 (3.93%) Kafka
11 20 (3.74%) jQuery
11 20 (3.74%) XML
12 19 (3.55%) JSON
13 17 (3.18%) Node.js
14 16 (2.99%) Spring
15 15 (2.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (2.62%) .NET Framework
16 14 (2.62%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (2.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.98%) Data Centre
2 20 (3.74%) Computer Science
2 20 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.80%) Public Cloud
5 13 (2.43%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.87%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.68%) Mobile Banking
7 9 (1.68%) User Experience
8 8 (1.50%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.31%) Internet of Things
9 7 (1.31%) Online Banking
10 6 (1.12%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.93%) PKI
12 3 (0.56%) EPoS
12 3 (0.56%) Pharmacovigilance
12 3 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.10%) Windows
2 29 (5.42%) Linux
3 15 (2.80%) Unix
4 8 (1.50%) Android
5 7 (1.31%) Solaris
5 7 (1.31%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (16.07%) TOGAF
3 80 (14.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (14.02%) SOA
5 71 (13.27%) Presales
6 66 (12.34%) Mentoring
7 64 (11.96%) Enterprise Architecture
8 60 (11.21%) Analytics
9 58 (10.84%) Microservices
10 54 (10.09%) DevOps
11 46 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
12 45 (8.41%) Line Management
13 44 (8.22%) Data Modelling
14 43 (8.04%) IT Strategy
14 43 (8.04%) Migration
15 37 (6.92%) Technical Architecture
16 36 (6.73%) Scrum
16 36 (6.73%) SDLC
17 34 (6.36%) Zachman Framework
18 33 (6.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 97 (18.13%) Java
2 90 (16.82%) SQL
3 66 (12.34%) C#
4 58 (10.84%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.42%) Scala
6 15 (2.80%) T-SQL
7 13 (2.43%) C++
8 11 (2.06%) C
8 11 (2.06%) PHP
9 8 (1.50%) ES6
9 8 (1.50%) Groovy
10 7 (1.31%) Python
10 7 (1.31%) R
10 7 (1.31%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.12%) Apple Swift
11 6 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (1.12%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.93%) Go
12 5 (0.93%) GraphQL
12 5 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 55 (10.28%) Degree
2 16 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.87%) CCIE
5 10 (1.87%) MCSE
6 8 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (1.50%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.50%) ISEB
7 7 (1.31%) CCNP
7 7 (1.31%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.12%) CISM
8 6 (1.12%) CISSP
9 5 (0.93%) CCNA
9 5 (0.93%) CITP
10 2 (0.37%) EMC Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.19%) IIBA
11 1 (0.19%) MCITP
11 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.74%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.56%) QA
3 3 (0.56%) SLA
4 2 (0.37%) COBIT
4 2 (0.37%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 31 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (5.42%) Docker
3 14 (2.62%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.87%) KVM
5 9 (1.68%) Xen
6 8 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (1.31%) NFS
7 7 (1.31%) SRDF
8 5 (0.93%) HDFS
9 3 (0.56%) Active Directory
9 3 (0.56%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.37%) QEMU
10 2 (0.37%) vSphere
10 2 (0.37%) XenApp
10 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.19%) Firmware
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (2.99%) Ansible
2 10 (1.87%) Puppet
3 7 (1.31%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.31%) Mesos
4 6 (1.12%) Marathon
5 5 (0.93%) MOM
6 3 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.56%) Nagios
7 2 (0.37%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.19%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.19%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.19%) Salt
8 1 (0.19%) SCCM
8 1 (0.19%) SCOM
8 1 (0.19%) Terraform
8 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 81 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.22%) Oracle
3 38 (7.10%) SAP
4 33 (6.17%) VMware
5 30 (5.61%) Cisco
6 27 (5.05%) IBM
7 10 (1.87%) Citrix
7 10 (1.87%) EMC
8 9 (1.68%) Tableau
8 9 (1.68%) Teradata
9 8 (1.50%) Google
10 7 (1.31%) Intel
10 7 (1.31%) NetApp
11 6 (1.12%) Hortonworks
11 6 (1.12%) webMethods
12 5 (0.93%) Pega
12 5 (0.93%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.75%) Casewise
13 4 (0.75%) MuleSoft
13 4 (0.75%) RedPrairie
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Roche
Salary: Highly Competitive Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
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Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benefits Package
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London
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Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - £85,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sanderson
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Bespoke Business Software
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
HM Revenue and Customs
Salary: Up to £71,500
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, West Midlands
RCDTS
Salary: Up to £71,500
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
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Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £120,000 per annum + bonus & extensive benefits
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