The median annual salary for a Lead Software Architect was £56,250 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Software Architect
UK / England
Rank 832 923 915
Rank change year-on-year +91 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Architect 11 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.014% 0.009% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.010% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 16
Median salary £56,250 £85,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.82% +9.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £53,600 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,750 £90,000 £103,750
UK excluding London median salary £51,250 £55,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -6.81% -26.66%  

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 76500 93487 97724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.27% 96.44% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64049 79038 80601
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Lead Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Architect in England

Lead Software Architect
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Lead Software Architect in England

Lead Software Architect
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Software Architect in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Architect in England

Lead Software 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 Software Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
South East +69 4 £67,500 +22.72% 1
North East - 4 £42,500 -
London +78 2 £96,250 +13.23% 1
South West - 1 - -
Lead Software Architect
UK

Lead Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Lead Software 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 Software Architect in the job title.

1 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (77.42%) C#
3 19 (61.29%) Scrum
4 17 (54.84%) Java
5 16 (51.61%) .NET
6 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
6 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
6 11 (35.48%) HTML
6 11 (35.48%) MySQL
6 11 (35.48%) Middleware
6 11 (35.48%) HTML5
6 11 (35.48%) Apache Spark
6 11 (35.48%) SDLC
7 10 (32.26%) Hibernate
7 10 (32.26%) Electronics
7 10 (32.26%) Spring
8 9 (29.03%) DevOps
8 9 (29.03%) MongoDB
9 8 (25.81%) Apache Hive
9 8 (25.81%) Node.js
9 8 (25.81%) CSS3
9 8 (25.81%) Big Data
9 8 (25.81%) Data Analytics
9 8 (25.81%) AngularJS
9 8 (25.81%) Analytics
9 8 (25.81%) Apache Pig
9 8 (25.81%) Information Exploitation
9 8 (25.81%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (25.81%) Apache Camel
9 8 (25.81%) Relational Database

Lead Software Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (35.48%) Apache Spark
2 8 (25.81%) Apache Pig
2 8 (25.81%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) JBoss
4 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.68%) SaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.23%) iTunes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) MySQL
2 9 (29.03%) MongoDB
3 8 (25.81%) Apache Hive
3 8 (25.81%) Big Data
3 8 (25.81%) Hadoop
3 8 (25.81%) RDBMS
3 8 (25.81%) Relational Database
4 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
5 3 (9.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Android Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.23%) IntelliJ
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) JUnit
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) Xcode
General
1 10 (32.26%) Electronics
2 8 (25.81%) Marketing
2 8 (25.81%) Military
3 6 (19.35%) Retail
4 3 (9.68%) Finance
4 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
4 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) .NET
2 11 (35.48%) HTML
2 11 (35.48%) HTML5
2 11 (35.48%) Middleware
3 10 (32.26%) Hibernate
3 10 (32.26%) Spring
4 8 (25.81%) AngularJS
4 8 (25.81%) Apache Camel
4 8 (25.81%) CSS
4 8 (25.81%) CSS3
4 8 (25.81%) Java EE
4 8 (25.81%) jQuery
4 8 (25.81%) Node.js
5 4 (12.90%) REST
6 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
6 3 (9.68%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.45%) LINQ
7 2 (6.45%) WinForms
7 2 (6.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
1 8 (25.81%) PKI
2 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Scrum
3 11 (35.48%) SDLC
3 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
4 9 (29.03%) DevOps
5 8 (25.81%) Analytics
5 8 (25.81%) Data Analytics
5 8 (25.81%) Information Exploitation
5 8 (25.81%) Information Security
5 8 (25.81%) Time Management
5 8 (25.81%) Visualisation
6 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (22.58%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (16.13%) OO
8 5 (16.13%) TDD
9 4 (12.90%) Microservices
9 4 (12.90%) OOP
9 4 (12.90%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) C#
2 17 (54.84%) Java
3 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
4 8 (25.81%) C
5 6 (19.35%) SQL
6 4 (12.90%) C++
7 3 (9.68%) Python
7 3 (9.68%) Ruby
8 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
9 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
9 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
1 8 (25.81%) DV Cleared
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
1 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle
1 8 (25.81%) VMware
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) DevExpress
5 1 (3.23%) webMethods
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