Period
to 25 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 519 662 614
Rank change year-on-year +143 -48 +101
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 696 549 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.35% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 546 433 534
England median annual salary £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £63,125 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £122,500 £110,000 £105,000
UK median annual salary £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +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 127,982 156,762 157,228
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 96.34% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 102,767 128,154 130,389
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019. 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 +181 445 £95,000 +5.56% 38
Midlands +60 75 £75,000 +5.26% 6
South East +28 73 £75,000 -6.25% 14
North of England +6 59 £74,000 -20.43% 3
West Midlands +45 49 £75,000 +7.14% 5
North West +10 30 £75,000 -3.23%
Yorkshire -10 23 £70,000 -25.13% 3
East of England +80 22 £75,000 -19.79% 3
East Midlands +39 21 £72,500 - 1
South West -4 20 £80,000 +28.00% 8
North East +22 6 £82,500 +24.53%
South Coast - 2 £90,000 -
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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.

1 313 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (34.77%) Amazon AWS
3 211 (30.32%) Finance
3 211 (30.32%) Java
4 200 (28.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 147 (21.12%) Microservices
6 138 (19.83%) Python
7 136 (19.54%) Software Engineering
8 126 (18.10%) JavaScript
9 125 (17.96%) .NET
9 125 (17.96%) DevOps
10 124 (17.82%) C#
11 123 (17.67%) Enterprise Architecture
12 121 (17.39%) Docker
13 118 (16.95%) AngularJS
13 118 (16.95%) React
14 116 (16.67%) Node.js
15 112 (16.09%) Microsoft
16 107 (15.37%) Mentoring
17 94 (13.51%) Web Services
18 93 (13.36%) Asset Management
19 92 (13.22%) Migration
20 86 (12.36%) Presales
21 83 (11.93%) Front Office
21 83 (11.93%) SQL
22 80 (11.49%) Investment Management
23 79 (11.35%) C++
24 69 (9.91%) Google
25 66 (9.48%) Derivative
25 66 (9.48%) Degree

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 (3.45%) CMS
2 16 (2.30%) Jupyter
3 15 (2.16%) Confluence
4 7 (1.01%) Apache
4 7 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (0.57%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.57%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.29%) JBoss
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.29%) SAS
8 1 (0.14%) Drupal
8 1 (0.14%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.14%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.14%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.29%) SPSS
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.01%) SAP CO
1 7 (1.01%) SAP FI
1 7 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (0.86%) SAP ERP
2 6 (0.86%) SAP EWM
2 6 (0.86%) SAP MM
2 6 (0.86%) SAP PP
2 6 (0.86%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 242 (34.77%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (28.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (9.34%) PaaS
4 63 (9.05%) GitHub
5 54 (7.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 50 (7.18%) IaaS
7 46 (6.61%) SaaS
8 35 (5.03%) Serverless
9 33 (4.74%) Office 365
10 15 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (2.16%) OpenShift
11 10 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.57%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.57%) CloudBees
14 4 (0.57%) Power Platform
14 4 (0.57%) PowerApps
14 4 (0.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 4 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.02%) WAN
2 14 (2.01%) Firewall
2 14 (2.01%) MPLS
3 12 (1.72%) LAN
3 12 (1.72%) Unified Communications
4 11 (1.58%) Internet
5 10 (1.44%) OSPF
5 10 (1.44%) VPN
6 9 (1.29%) BGP
7 8 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (1.15%) Converged Networks
8 7 (1.01%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.86%) VPLS
9 6 (0.86%) xDSL
10 5 (0.72%) DNS
10 5 (0.72%) Network Security
10 5 (0.72%) Skype
11 4 (0.57%) DHCP
11 4 (0.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (8.48%) Big Data
2 40 (5.75%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.59%) Hadoop
4 24 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 19 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.73%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.44%) MySQL
7 16 (2.30%) MongoDB
7 16 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.15%) Flink
10 6 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.86%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.86%) Data Lake
10 6 (0.86%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.72%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.72%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.57%) Power BI
12 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.44%) JIRA
2 16 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.58%) Vagrant
4 9 (1.29%) JUnit
4 9 (1.29%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.15%) Mockito
6 7 (1.01%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.72%) Moq
7 5 (0.72%) MSTest
7 5 (0.72%) Ranorex
7 5 (0.72%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.72%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 4 (0.57%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (0.43%) Ant
9 3 (0.43%) Maven
9 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.29%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.29%) Subversion
11 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.14%) Redmine
General
1 211 (30.32%) Finance
2 83 (11.93%) Front Office
3 64 (9.20%) Banking
4 54 (7.76%) Retail
5 18 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 18 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.01%) Marketing
7 13 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.86%) Electronics
8 6 (0.86%) Games
9 3 (0.43%) Advertising
9 3 (0.43%) Legal
9 3 (0.43%) Publishing
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
10 2 (0.29%) Billing
10 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.29%) Military
10 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (17.96%) .NET
2 118 (16.95%) AngularJS
2 118 (16.95%) React
3 116 (16.67%) Node.js
4 94 (13.51%) Web Services
5 41 (5.89%) ASP.NET
6 39 (5.60%) REST
7 38 (5.46%) RESTful
8 34 (4.89%) HTML
9 30 (4.31%) CSS
10 26 (3.74%) Vue.js
11 22 (3.16%) Ember.js
12 20 (2.87%) Backbone.js
12 20 (2.87%) HTML5
13 19 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (2.73%) CSS3
13 19 (2.73%) SOAP
14 18 (2.59%) Apache Camel
14 18 (2.59%) Spring
15 16 (2.30%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.48%) Derivative
1 66 (9.48%) Fixed Income
2 38 (5.46%) User Experience
3 37 (5.32%) Public Cloud
4 29 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (3.45%) Blog
6 23 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (3.02%) Cloud Native
8 21 (3.02%) Data Centre
9 17 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (2.44%) Mobile App
10 16 (2.30%) Hedge funds
10 16 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (2.01%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.01%) PKI
13 6 (0.86%) Equities
13 6 (0.86%) FMCG
13 6 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (3.74%) Windows
2 23 (3.30%) Linux
3 13 (1.87%) Unix
4 6 (0.86%) AIX
4 6 (0.86%) Android
4 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.72%) CentOS
5 5 (0.72%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.57%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (21.12%) Microservices
3 136 (19.54%) Software Engineering
4 125 (17.96%) DevOps
5 123 (17.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 107 (15.37%) Mentoring
7 93 (13.36%) Asset Management
8 92 (13.22%) Migration
9 86 (12.36%) Presales
10 80 (11.49%) Investment Management
11 64 (9.20%) Technical Leadership
12 63 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 60 (8.62%) Portfolio Management
13 60 (8.62%) TOGAF
14 59 (8.48%) Front End Development
15 50 (7.18%) Fund Management
15 50 (7.18%) IT Strategy
16 49 (7.04%) Technology Roadmap
17 48 (6.90%) Architecture Roadmap
17 48 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 211 (30.32%) Java
2 138 (19.83%) Python
3 126 (18.10%) JavaScript
4 124 (17.82%) C#
5 83 (11.93%) SQL
6 79 (11.35%) C++
7 40 (5.75%) Scala
8 22 (3.16%) Ruby
9 21 (3.02%) C
10 19 (2.73%) R
11 15 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.01%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.58%) Perl
14 10 (1.44%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.15%) Java 8
15 8 (1.15%) PHP
15 8 (1.15%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.72%) Apple Swift
16 5 (0.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 66 (9.48%) Degree
2 47 (6.75%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (2.73%) CISSP
6 13 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.72%) CCIE
7 12 (1.72%) CISM
8 11 (1.58%) CISA
8 11 (1.58%) CRISC
8 11 (1.58%) JNCIE
9 10 (1.44%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.44%) JNCIP
10 7 (1.01%) CCDP
10 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.86%) CCSP
11 6 (0.86%) JNCIA
11 6 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.72%) MCSE
13 4 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.59%) Data Quality
2 17 (2.44%) QA
3 13 (1.87%) GDPR
4 9 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.43%) NIST
7 2 (0.29%) GPG13
7 2 (0.29%) HMG Infosec
7 2 (0.29%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 121 (17.39%) Docker
2 42 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.73%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.72%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.29%) vSphere
10 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.14%) NFS
10 1 (0.14%) Samba
10 1 (0.14%) vCloud
10 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 40 (5.75%) Kubernetes
2 21 (3.02%) Ansible
3 17 (2.44%) Terraform
4 8 (1.15%) SCCM
5 7 (1.01%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.01%) Puppet
6 6 (0.86%) Cacti
6 6 (0.86%) Observium
7 5 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.72%) SCOM
7 5 (0.72%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.57%) CASB
8 4 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.57%) Packer
9 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.43%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.43%) vRealize
10 2 (0.29%) Zipkin
11 1 (0.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 112 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 69 (9.91%) Google
3 51 (7.33%) VMware
4 50 (7.18%) Bloomberg
4 50 (7.18%) Reuters
5 43 (6.18%) Oracle
6 36 (5.17%) SAP
7 30 (4.31%) Cisco
8 25 (3.59%) Citrix
9 18 (2.59%) ServiceNow
10 17 (2.44%) Red Hat
11 16 (2.30%) Pega
11 16 (2.30%) Rackspace
12 15 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (2.01%) MuleSoft
14 13 (1.87%) IBM
15 8 (1.15%) Informatica
15 8 (1.15%) SolarWinds
16 7 (1.01%) Workday
16 7 (1.01%) Xamarin