Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 24 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 > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 370 366
Rank change year-on-year +32 -4 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 55 56 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.36% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.32% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 28 24 35
Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £50,500 £42,500 £56,500
90th Percentile £84,500 £81,825 £77,500
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 the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 14944 17476 18003
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 96.74% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 12326 13839 14835
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the Midlands

Lead Architect
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Lead Architect in the Midlands

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in the Midlands

Lead Architect
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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
West Midlands +36 40 £70,000 +10.67% 4
East Midlands +13 14 £65,000 -3.70%
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Midlands region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 27 (49.09%) Enterprise Architecture
2 17 (30.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (30.91%) Project Management
3 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
3 16 (29.09%) Mentoring
3 16 (29.09%) Presales
4 15 (27.27%) Customer Engagement
4 15 (27.27%) SOA
5 14 (25.45%) TOGAF
5 14 (25.45%) Office 365
6 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
6 12 (21.82%) IT Strategy
6 12 (21.82%) Software Engineering
6 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (21.82%) Network Security
6 12 (21.82%) Time Management
6 12 (21.82%) MCP
6 12 (21.82%) MCSE
6 12 (21.82%) C#
6 12 (21.82%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (20.00%) Java
7 11 (20.00%) .NET
8 9 (16.36%) Degree
8 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (16.36%) Scala
9 8 (14.55%) RESTful
9 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (14.55%) Microservices
9 8 (14.55%) IBM

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 4 (7.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (25.45%) Office 365
3 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.64%) IaaS
5 2 (3.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) Network Security
2 4 (7.27%) SMS
3 1 (1.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) DB2
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.64%) MySQL
3 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
2 6 (10.91%) HP UFT
2 6 (10.91%) JUnit
2 6 (10.91%) Protractor
2 6 (10.91%) Ranorex
2 6 (10.91%) Selenium
3 3 (5.45%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Automotive
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) .NET
2 8 (14.55%) RESTful
3 6 (10.91%) Web Services
4 5 (9.09%) JSON
4 5 (9.09%) Middleware
4 5 (9.09%) Node.js
4 5 (9.09%) WPF
4 5 (9.09%) XML
4 5 (9.09%) XSLT
5 4 (7.27%) XSD
6 3 (5.45%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (3.64%) WCF
8 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.82%) CSS
8 1 (1.82%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.82%) HTML
8 1 (1.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) iSeries
2 5 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.64%) CMDB
4 2 (3.64%) SCADA
5 1 (1.82%) DataPower
5 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) Enterprise Architecture
2 17 (30.91%) Project Management
3 16 (29.09%) Mentoring
3 16 (29.09%) Presales
4 15 (27.27%) Customer Engagement
4 15 (27.27%) SOA
5 14 (25.45%) TOGAF
6 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (21.82%) IT Strategy
6 12 (21.82%) Software Engineering
6 12 (21.82%) Time Management
7 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (14.55%) Microservices
9 7 (12.73%) Analytics
9 7 (12.73%) Coaching
9 7 (12.73%) SDLC
9 7 (12.73%) TDD
9 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.91%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) C#
2 11 (20.00%) Java
3 9 (16.36%) Scala
4 6 (10.91%) Groovy
4 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.09%) Delphi
5 5 (9.09%) RPG
6 4 (7.27%) C++
6 4 (7.27%) SQL
6 4 (7.27%) XPath
7 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.82%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Citrix Certification
1 12 (21.82%) MCP
1 12 (21.82%) MCSE
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.36%) Degree
3 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.45%) ISEB
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) PMO
2 4 (7.27%) COBIT
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) IBM
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle
4 3 (5.45%) Casewise
5 2 (3.64%) BMC
5 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco
5 2 (3.64%) Citrix
5 2 (3.64%) EMC
5 2 (3.64%) HP
5 2 (3.64%) Juniper
5 2 (3.64%) NetApp
5 2 (3.64%) VMware
6 1 (1.82%) Intel
6 1 (1.82%) SAP
6 1 (1.82%) Software AG