Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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

Lead Architect
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 330 331 335
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 31 40 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.32% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15 32 14
North West median annual salary £80,000 £67,000 £62,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.40% +7.63% -4.23%
10th Percentile £53,750 £63,000 £51,350
90th Percentile £86,700 £93,125 £73,075
England median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 11,300 12,343 11,844
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 96.69% 97.29%
Number of salaries quoted 9,131 9,883 9,988
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the North West

Lead Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Lead Architect in the North West

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in the North West

Lead Architect
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Cheshire +33 23 £80,000 +6.67%
Manchester -9 6 £80,000 +19.40% 4
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 North West region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 14 (45.16%) Line Management
2 12 (38.71%) Project Management
3 11 (35.48%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (32.26%) Technical Architecture
4 10 (32.26%) Degree
4 10 (32.26%) Time Management
4 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) Presales
4 10 (32.26%) GDPR
4 10 (32.26%) Citrix Certification
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (32.26%) MCSE
5 9 (29.03%) SOA
6 7 (22.58%) People Management
7 6 (19.35%) ServiceNow
7 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
7 6 (19.35%) Service Management
7 6 (19.35%) ITSM
7 6 (19.35%) Retail
8 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
8 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.13%) Migration
8 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (16.13%) N-Tier
8 5 (16.13%) SQL
8 5 (16.13%) Office 365
8 5 (16.13%) Data Protection
8 5 (16.13%) Mentoring

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.13%) Office 365
3 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Skype
1 2 (6.45%) VLAN
1 2 (6.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Chocolatey
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Ajax
2 1 (3.23%) DHTML
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) JDBC
2 1 (3.23%) Kafka
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Line Management
2 12 (38.71%) Project Management
3 11 (35.48%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (32.26%) Presales
4 10 (32.26%) Technical Architecture
4 10 (32.26%) Time Management
5 9 (29.03%) SOA
6 7 (22.58%) People Management
7 6 (19.35%) ITSM
7 6 (19.35%) Service Management
8 5 (16.13%) Data Protection
8 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
8 5 (16.13%) Microservices
8 5 (16.13%) Migration
8 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
9 4 (12.90%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Citrix Certification
1 10 (32.26%) Degree
1 10 (32.26%) MCSE
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) GDPR
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (9.68%) XenApp
2 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) Docker
4 1 (3.23%) VMware NSX
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.45%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Ansible
3 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) ServiceNow
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) Mitel
4 2 (6.45%) Veeam