Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Lead Software Architect
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1114 1163 1251
Rank change year-on-year +49 +88 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Architect 37 49 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.027% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.028% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 29 48 24
England median annual salary £70,000 £80,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% +1.96%
10th Percentile £60,000 £54,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £80,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -

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 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Lead Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
South East +51 26 £68,500 -5.52% 1
London +11 5 £88,750 -1.39%
East of England - 3 £72,500 -
Midlands +47 2 £63,750 +6.25%
West Midlands - 2 £63,750 -
North West -7 1 £57,500 +0.88%
North of England -18 1 £57,500 -28.13%
Lead Software Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (62.16%) Java
2 20 (54.05%) Finance
3 18 (48.65%) C#
3 18 (48.65%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (45.95%) REST
4 17 (45.95%) Microservices
4 17 (45.95%) Scrum
5 16 (43.24%) C++
5 16 (43.24%) Docker
6 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
6 15 (40.54%) Python
7 14 (37.84%) SOLID
8 13 (35.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (35.14%) Linux
8 13 (35.14%) OO
8 13 (35.14%) TDD
9 12 (32.43%) Pair Programming
9 12 (32.43%) Ruby
9 12 (32.43%) OOP
9 12 (32.43%) Windows
9 12 (32.43%) MySQL
9 12 (32.43%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (32.43%) API Design
9 12 (32.43%) Apache Spark
9 12 (32.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (32.43%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (32.43%) Kanban
9 12 (32.43%) Domain-Driven Design
9 12 (32.43%) SaaS

Lead Software 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 12 (32.43%) Apache Spark
2 4 (10.81%) Apache
2 4 (10.81%) JBoss
2 4 (10.81%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 18 (48.65%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (32.43%) SaaS
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 12 (32.43%) MySQL
3 5 (13.51%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Eclipse
1 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.81%) IntelliJ
1 4 (10.81%) JUnit
1 4 (10.81%) Selenium
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Electronics
2 11 (29.73%) Manufacturing
2 11 (29.73%) Marketing
2 11 (29.73%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) REST
2 12 (32.43%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (24.32%) .NET
4 7 (18.92%) HTML
4 7 (18.92%) J2EE
4 7 (18.92%) Spring
5 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
5 6 (16.22%) J2SE
6 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
6 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (10.81%) EJB
6 4 (10.81%) Hibernate
6 4 (10.81%) HTML5
6 4 (10.81%) JSON
6 4 (10.81%) Play Framework
6 4 (10.81%) SOAP
6 4 (10.81%) XML
7 3 (8.11%) CSS
7 3 (8.11%) Web Services
8 1 (2.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 12 (32.43%) Windows
3 5 (13.51%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) Microservices
2 17 (45.95%) Scrum
3 14 (37.84%) SOLID
4 13 (35.14%) OO
4 13 (35.14%) TDD
5 12 (32.43%) API Design
5 12 (32.43%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (32.43%) Domain-Driven Design
5 12 (32.43%) Kanban
5 12 (32.43%) OOP
5 12 (32.43%) Pair Programming
5 12 (32.43%) Refactoring
6 11 (29.73%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (29.73%) Digital Marketing
6 11 (29.73%) Programme Management
6 11 (29.73%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (13.51%) Open Source
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) Java
2 18 (48.65%) C#
3 16 (43.24%) C++
4 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
4 15 (40.54%) Python
5 12 (32.43%) Ruby
6 9 (24.32%) SQL
7 4 (10.81%) Scala
8 1 (2.70%) C
8 1 (2.70%) PHP
8 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 16 (43.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (10.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) SAP
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.81%) webMethods