Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Lead Architect
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 556 606
Rank change year-on-year +8 +50 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 307 302 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.40% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.41% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 272 225 255
London median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% - -
10th Percentile £66,250 £65,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £110,000 £105,000
England median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70770 72897 85692
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 55623 62964 72725
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in London

Lead Architect
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Lead Architect in London

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in London

Lead Architect
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Central London +31 56 £102,500 +24.24% 2
West London +19 9 £82,500 +22.22% 1
East London 0 2 £70,000 -11.45% 2
South London +5 1 - - 1
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 London region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 120 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (31.27%) Finance
3 93 (30.29%) Java
4 68 (22.15%) SQL
5 60 (19.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 57 (18.57%) .NET
7 55 (17.92%) Analytics
8 54 (17.59%) Banking
9 44 (14.33%) Big Data
9 44 (14.33%) SOA
10 43 (14.01%) Retail
11 42 (13.68%) Microsoft
12 40 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
12 40 (13.03%) Microservices
13 39 (12.70%) SQL Server
14 38 (12.38%) Degree
15 32 (10.42%) Spring
15 32 (10.42%) SDLC
16 31 (10.10%) Data Modelling
16 31 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
17 30 (9.77%) TOGAF
17 30 (9.77%) JavaScript
18 29 (9.45%) J2EE
18 29 (9.45%) CRM
18 29 (9.45%) WebSphere
19 27 (8.79%) Tomcat
20 26 (8.47%) Open Source
21 25 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
22 24 (7.82%) CMS
22 24 (7.82%) Enterprise Software

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 29 (9.45%) WebSphere
2 27 (8.79%) Tomcat
3 24 (7.82%) CMS
4 20 (6.51%) JBoss
4 20 (6.51%) WebLogic
5 19 (6.19%) Apache Geronimo
6 17 (5.54%) WildFly
7 14 (4.56%) Apache
8 8 (2.61%) Apache Pig
8 8 (2.61%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (2.28%) SAS
10 6 (1.95%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.95%) IIS
11 5 (1.63%) Confluence
12 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.33%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 6 (1.95%) SPSS
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.28%) SAP BPC
2 5 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.98%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.98%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (6.51%) SaaS
4 15 (4.89%) Office 365
5 13 (4.23%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 12 (3.91%) PaaS
7 11 (3.58%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (3.58%) IaaS
8 7 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.95%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.65%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.65%) Taleo
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.30%) WAN
2 3 (0.98%) LAN
3 2 (0.65%) Firewall
3 2 (0.65%) HTTP
3 2 (0.65%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.33%) DMZ
4 1 (0.33%) DNS
4 1 (0.33%) Internet
4 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.33%) LDAP
4 1 (0.33%) Skype
4 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) VPN
4 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.33%) Big Data
2 39 (12.70%) SQL Server
3 20 (6.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (5.21%) Hadoop
6 15 (4.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (4.56%) NoSQL
7 14 (4.56%) Power BI
8 13 (4.23%) HDInsight
8 13 (4.23%) InterSystems Cache
8 13 (4.23%) MongoDB
9 11 (3.58%) Data Lake
10 10 (3.26%) HBase
11 9 (2.93%) Apache Hive
12 8 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (2.61%) MySQL
13 6 (1.95%) Sqoop
13 6 (1.95%) Triplestore
14 4 (1.30%) Flink
14 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.91%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.63%) JIRA
3 4 (1.30%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.98%) Grunt
4 3 (0.98%) Jasmine
4 3 (0.98%) Subversion
5 2 (0.65%) JMeter
5 2 (0.65%) JUnit
5 2 (0.65%) Maven
5 2 (0.65%) Mockito
5 2 (0.65%) Protractor
5 2 (0.65%) Selenium
5 2 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.65%) webpack
6 1 (0.33%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.33%) Zephyr
General
1 96 (31.27%) Finance
2 54 (17.59%) Banking
3 43 (14.01%) Retail
4 11 (3.58%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.93%) Games
7 8 (2.61%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.95%) Back Office
8 6 (1.95%) Marketing
8 6 (1.95%) Publishing
9 5 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.30%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.30%) Law
11 3 (0.98%) Electronics
11 3 (0.98%) Front Office
12 2 (0.65%) Advertising
12 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (18.57%) .NET
2 32 (10.42%) Spring
3 29 (9.45%) J2EE
4 21 (6.84%) Hibernate
4 21 (6.84%) REST
5 19 (6.19%) CSS
5 19 (6.19%) HTML
6 18 (5.86%) J2SE
7 16 (5.21%) Web Services
8 12 (3.91%) CSS3
8 12 (3.91%) Middleware
8 12 (3.91%) SOAP
9 9 (2.93%) JMS
9 9 (2.93%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (2.61%) jQuery
10 8 (2.61%) RESTful
11 7 (2.28%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.28%) HTML5
11 7 (2.28%) Kafka
12 6 (1.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.82%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (7.17%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.86%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.91%) Private Cloud
5 11 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (3.58%) User Experience
6 9 (2.93%) Fintech
7 8 (2.61%) Reinsurance
8 6 (1.95%) Social Network
9 5 (1.63%) Derivative
9 5 (1.63%) Life Science
10 4 (1.30%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.30%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.98%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.98%) IVR
11 3 (0.98%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.98%) Smart Energy
12 2 (0.65%) Equities
12 2 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.84%) Windows
2 14 (4.56%) Linux
3 7 (2.28%) Android
4 6 (1.95%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.95%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.30%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.98%) Unix
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.33%) Solaris
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (19.54%) Enterprise Architecture
3 55 (17.92%) Analytics
4 44 (14.33%) SOA
5 40 (13.03%) Microservices
6 32 (10.42%) SDLC
7 31 (10.10%) Data Modelling
7 31 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (9.77%) TOGAF
9 29 (9.45%) CRM
10 26 (8.47%) Open Source
11 25 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (7.82%) Coaching
13 23 (7.49%) Scrum
14 22 (7.17%) UML
15 21 (6.84%) DevOps
15 21 (6.84%) IT Strategy
16 20 (6.51%) Content Management
16 20 (6.51%) Data Analytics
16 20 (6.51%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 93 (30.29%) Java
2 68 (22.15%) SQL
3 30 (9.77%) JavaScript
4 21 (6.84%) C#
5 20 (6.51%) PHP
6 12 (3.91%) Ruby
7 11 (3.58%) Python
7 11 (3.58%) R
8 10 (3.26%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.93%) Elixir
10 6 (1.95%) Perl
10 6 (1.95%) Scala
11 4 (1.30%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.65%) C++
13 2 (0.65%) Groovy
14 1 (0.33%) C
14 1 (0.33%) F#
14 1 (0.33%) Go
14 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (12.38%) Degree
2 20 (6.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (5.86%) Master's Degree
4 5 (1.63%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.65%) AAT
6 2 (0.65%) ACCA
6 2 (0.65%) CFA
6 2 (0.65%) CIMA
6 2 (0.65%) CISA
6 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.65%) ICAEW
7 1 (0.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.33%) CCSA
7 1 (0.33%) CCSP
7 1 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.33%) CISM
7 1 (0.33%) CISSP
7 1 (0.33%) ISEB
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.91%) QA
2 4 (1.30%) SEPA
3 3 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.65%) EMIR
4 2 (0.65%) MiFID
5 1 (0.33%) GCP
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (3.26%) Docker
2 6 (1.95%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.65%) HDFS
4 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.63%) Ansible
2 5 (1.63%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.30%) Puppet
4 3 (0.98%) Opsview
5 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.33%) Nagios
5 1 (0.33%) Oozie
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 42 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.49%) Oracle
3 19 (6.19%) SAP
4 12 (3.91%) Pega
5 6 (1.95%) TIBCO
6 5 (1.63%) Citrix
6 5 (1.63%) IBM
6 5 (1.63%) Splunk
6 5 (1.63%) Tableau
6 5 (1.63%) VMware
7 4 (1.30%) Alteryx
7 4 (1.30%) Cisco
7 4 (1.30%) Google
7 4 (1.30%) SnapLogic
8 3 (0.98%) HP
9 2 (0.65%) Adobe
9 2 (0.65%) Apple
9 2 (0.65%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.65%) Talend
9 2 (0.65%) Unisys