Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 505 541 689
Rank change year-on-year +36 +148 -97
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 245 647 507
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.49% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.51% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 181 553 379
Median annual salary £85,000 £90,000 £84,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £117,500 £122,500 £112,500
UK median annual salary £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%

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 56,203 127,325 154,247
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.89% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 45,771 102,561 125,256
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,371 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in England

Lead Architect
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Architect in England.

Salary trend for Lead Architect in England

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Architect in England over the 6 months to 10 August 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 10 August 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 -13 137 £95,000 - 7
South East +152 40 £73,000 -5.81% 5
South West +123 30 £90,000 +20.00% 2
North of England +111 19 £80,000 +8.11% 2
Midlands +66 12 £70,000 -6.67% 2
North West +106 11 £80,000 +7.63%
West Midlands +77 10 £70,000 -6.67% 1
Yorkshire +123 6 £80,000 +18.52% 2
East of England +92 6 £85,000 +13.33%
East Midlands +60 2 £80,000 +19.40% 1
North East +26 2 £80,000 +2.24%
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 96 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (33.88%) AWS
3 77 (31.43%) Azure
4 71 (28.98%) Finance
5 49 (20.00%) Microservices
6 42 (17.14%) DevOps
6 42 (17.14%) Java
7 41 (16.73%) Microsoft
7 41 (16.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (14.29%) Analytics
9 34 (13.88%) Public Cloud
10 33 (13.47%) Migration
11 31 (12.65%) SQL
12 29 (11.84%) Python
12 29 (11.84%) TOGAF
13 27 (11.02%) JavaScript
13 27 (11.02%) IT Strategy
13 27 (11.02%) Thought Leadership
14 25 (10.20%) Technical Leadership
15 24 (9.80%) Technology Roadmap
15 24 (9.80%) Architecture Roadmap
15 24 (9.80%) Line Management
16 23 (9.39%) GCP
16 23 (9.39%) Hybrid Cloud
16 23 (9.39%) Banking
16 23 (9.39%) Scrum
16 23 (9.39%) Software Engineering
16 23 (9.39%) Project Delivery
17 22 (8.98%) Docker
18 21 (8.57%) Mentoring

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 8 (3.27%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.22%) Apache
5 2 (0.82%) Confluence
5 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.41%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.22%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.82%) Magento
4 1 (0.41%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.41%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.41%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.41%) Shopify
4 1 (0.41%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 83 (33.88%) AWS
2 77 (31.43%) Azure
3 23 (9.39%) GCP
4 21 (8.57%) PaaS
5 16 (6.53%) SaaS
6 15 (6.12%) IaaS
7 13 (5.31%) Power Platform
8 10 (4.08%) OpenShift
9 8 (3.27%) Office 365
10 4 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.63%) Serverless
11 3 (1.22%) Akamai
11 3 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.22%) GitHub
12 2 (0.82%) Boomi
12 2 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.41%) Amazon EKS
13 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.49%) Firewall
2 8 (3.27%) Network Security
3 7 (2.86%) DNS
4 5 (2.04%) WAN
5 4 (1.63%) Broadband
5 4 (1.63%) Extranet
5 4 (1.63%) HTTP
5 4 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.22%) VPN
7 2 (0.82%) IPsec
7 2 (0.82%) MQTT
7 2 (0.82%) SAN
7 2 (0.82%) SSL
7 2 (0.82%) VoIP
8 1 (0.41%) AMQP
8 1 (0.41%) Internet
8 1 (0.41%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.41%) SpaceWire
8 1 (0.41%) WebEx
8 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.53%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (6.12%) Big Data
3 13 (5.31%) Power BI
4 10 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.08%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.04%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.04%) MySQL
6 4 (1.63%) BigQuery
6 4 (1.63%) Blockchain
6 4 (1.63%) Qlik Sense
6 4 (1.63%) QlikView
7 3 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.22%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.22%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.41%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (2.86%) Artifactory
1 7 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.22%) JIRA
3 2 (0.82%) Cypress.io
3 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.82%) Selenium
4 1 (0.41%) Bower
4 1 (0.41%) Gatling
4 1 (0.41%) gulp
4 1 (0.41%) JMeter
4 1 (0.41%) Maven
4 1 (0.41%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 71 (28.98%) Finance
2 23 (9.39%) Banking
3 16 (6.53%) Investment Banking
4 15 (6.12%) Marketing
5 13 (5.31%) Retail
6 8 (3.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.45%) Front Office
7 6 (2.45%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.04%) Games
8 5 (2.04%) Public Sector
8 5 (2.04%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.63%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.63%) Law
10 3 (1.22%) Electronics
11 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.82%) Back Office
11 2 (0.82%) Publishing
12 1 (0.41%) Automotive
12 1 (0.41%) Legal
12 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.57%) .NET
2 19 (7.76%) AngularJS
3 17 (6.94%) Web Services
4 14 (5.71%) Node.js
4 14 (5.71%) React
5 9 (3.67%) Kafka
6 7 (2.86%) Middleware
7 6 (2.45%) REST
7 6 (2.45%) Spring
8 5 (2.04%) RESTful
9 4 (1.63%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.63%) Apache NiFi
9 4 (1.63%) Django
9 4 (1.63%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (1.63%) H2O
9 4 (1.63%) PyTorch
9 4 (1.63%) TensorFlow
10 3 (1.22%) Apache Camel
10 3 (1.22%) CSS
10 3 (1.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.88%) Public Cloud
2 23 (9.39%) Hybrid Cloud
3 18 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (6.94%) Blog
5 12 (4.90%) User Experience
6 11 (4.49%) Derivative
6 11 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 11 (4.49%) Private Cloud
7 10 (4.08%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.86%) Equities
8 7 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (2.45%) Fixed Income
9 6 (2.45%) Hedge funds
10 5 (2.04%) Algorithms
10 5 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.04%) FMCG
11 4 (1.63%) PKI
11 4 (1.63%) Smart Home
11 4 (1.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.35%) Windows
2 16 (6.53%) Linux
3 8 (3.27%) Unix
4 7 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (20.00%) Microservices
3 42 (17.14%) DevOps
4 41 (16.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (14.29%) Analytics
6 33 (13.47%) Migration
7 29 (11.84%) TOGAF
8 27 (11.02%) IT Strategy
8 27 (11.02%) Thought Leadership
9 25 (10.20%) Technical Leadership
10 24 (9.80%) Architecture Roadmap
10 24 (9.80%) Line Management
10 24 (9.80%) Technology Roadmap
11 23 (9.39%) Project Delivery
11 23 (9.39%) Scrum
11 23 (9.39%) Software Engineering
12 21 (8.57%) Mentoring
12 21 (8.57%) Presales
13 20 (8.16%) Data Modelling
13 20 (8.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.14%) Java
2 31 (12.65%) SQL
3 29 (11.84%) Python
4 27 (11.02%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.53%) C++
6 13 (5.31%) R
7 9 (3.67%) C#
8 8 (3.27%) PHP
9 6 (2.45%) C
9 6 (2.45%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.45%) Ruby
10 5 (2.04%) Go
11 4 (1.63%) ActionScript
11 4 (1.63%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.22%) Erlang
12 3 (1.22%) Scala
13 2 (0.82%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.82%) Delphi
13 2 (0.82%) ES6
Qualifications
1 20 (8.16%) Degree
2 16 (6.53%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.86%) AWS Certification
3 7 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.45%) Master's Degree
4 6 (2.45%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.82%) CISSP
6 2 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.41%) CCIE Collaboration
7 1 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.41%) CISA
7 1 (0.41%) CISM
7 1 (0.41%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.12%) GDPR
2 4 (1.63%) QA
3 3 (1.22%) NIST
4 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.41%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) NCSC
5 1 (0.41%) PMO
5 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (8.98%) Docker
2 4 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.41%) XenApp
4 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (8.16%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.67%) Ansible
3 7 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.86%) SCCM
4 6 (2.45%) Puppet
5 5 (2.04%) Terraform
6 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 41 (16.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.31%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (4.49%) Google
3 11 (4.49%) VMware
4 10 (4.08%) SAP
5 8 (3.27%) Adobe
5 8 (3.27%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.86%) Cisco
6 7 (2.86%) Pega
6 7 (2.86%) Tableau
7 6 (2.45%) IFS
7 6 (2.45%) Oracle
7 6 (2.45%) Palo Alto
8 5 (2.04%) Aruba
8 5 (2.04%) Barracuda Networks
8 5 (2.04%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.04%) Fortinet
8 5 (2.04%) HP
8 5 (2.04%) hybris
9 4 (1.63%) Ab Initio