Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 300 300 341
Rank change year-on-year 0 +41 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 40 77 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.35% 0.57% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.59% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 31 50 35
Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £68,975
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +8.74% +6.12%
10th Percentile £55,000 £62,825 £49,350
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £87,500 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -

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 11,131 12,948 14,561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.61% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,027 10,251 12,144
Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,900 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 -5 23 £75,000 -1.64% 2
East Midlands +20 12 £67,000 -7.59% 3
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 Midlands region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 20 (50.00%) Azure
2 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Public Sector
3 10 (25.00%) Java
3 10 (25.00%) AWS
4 9 (22.50%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (20.00%) DevOps
5 8 (20.00%) Public Cloud
6 7 (17.50%) Presales
6 7 (17.50%) PaaS
6 7 (17.50%) C#
6 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
7 6 (15.00%) Finance
7 6 (15.00%) SQL
7 6 (15.00%) .NET
8 5 (12.50%) Scala
8 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (12.50%) Oracle
8 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 5 (12.50%) Python
8 5 (12.50%) Cisco
8 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 5 (12.50%) IT Strategy
9 4 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
9 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.00%) Scrum
9 4 (10.00%) CISSP
9 4 (10.00%) C

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 2 (5.00%) Mule
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 20 (50.00%) Azure
2 10 (25.00%) AWS
3 7 (17.50%) PaaS
4 3 (7.50%) IaaS
4 3 (7.50%) Lucidchart
5 2 (5.00%) Boomi
6 1 (2.50%) Office 365
6 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
1 3 (7.50%) WAN
2 2 (5.00%) BGP
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) MPLS
2 2 (5.00%) OSPF
2 2 (5.00%) VPLS
2 2 (5.00%) VPN
2 2 (5.00%) xDSL
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) Skype
3 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
1 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (27.50%) Public Sector
2 6 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Spanish Language
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (7.50%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (20.00%) DevOps
3 8 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (17.50%) Presales
4 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
5 5 (12.50%) IT Strategy
5 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.00%) Scrum
6 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (7.50%) Architectural Design
7 3 (7.50%) SABSA
7 3 (7.50%) Security Management
7 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Software Architecture
8 2 (5.00%) Migration
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) C#
3 6 (15.00%) SQL
4 5 (12.50%) Python
4 5 (12.50%) Scala
5 4 (10.00%) C
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) CISSP
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) CCDP
2 2 (5.00%) CCIE
2 2 (5.00%) CCSP
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) JNCIA
2 2 (5.00%) JNCIE
2 2 (5.00%) JNCIP
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.50%) GPG13
2 3 (7.50%) HMG Infosec
2 3 (7.50%) ISO 31000
2 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 3 (7.50%) NIST
2 3 (7.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Cacti
1 2 (5.00%) FortiGate
1 2 (5.00%) Kibana
1 2 (5.00%) Observium
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Cisco
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) Google
3 3 (7.50%) PayPal
4 2 (5.00%) BT
4 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.00%) Talend
4 2 (5.00%) Virgin Media
4 2 (5.00%) WSO2
5 1 (2.50%) SAP