Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 317 328 331
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 39 36 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 18 31 18
North West median annual salary £80,000 £66,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.21% +1.54% +6.18%
10th Percentile £55,250 £52,500 £54,375
90th Percentile £98,250 £69,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 12,103 12,781 11,246
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 96.76% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9,862 10,480 9,489
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,244 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +7 27 £78,750 +31.25%
Manchester 0 11 £80,000 +20.30% 2
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 18 (46.15%) Line Management
2 16 (41.03%) Project Management
3 14 (35.90%) MCSE
3 14 (35.90%) Citrix Certification
3 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (35.90%) Degree
3 14 (35.90%) Time Management
3 14 (35.90%) SC Cleared
3 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
3 14 (35.90%) Presales
4 11 (28.21%) SOA
5 10 (25.64%) GDPR
6 9 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (20.51%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (17.95%) SQL
9 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.38%) TOGAF
9 6 (15.38%) People Management
10 5 (12.82%) ServiceNow
10 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (12.82%) Office 365
10 5 (12.82%) Analytics
10 5 (12.82%) Retail
10 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
10 5 (12.82%) Finance
10 5 (12.82%) Service Management
10 5 (12.82%) ITSM
10 5 (12.82%) Migration
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle
11 4 (10.26%) BCP

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 4 (10.26%) SAS
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (12.82%) Office 365
2 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Skype
1 2 (5.13%) VLAN
1 2 (5.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) Flink
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
1 5 (12.82%) Retail
2 4 (10.26%) Retail Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) CSS
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
2 2 (5.13%) Middleware
2 2 (5.13%) RESTful
3 1 (2.56%) Ajax
3 1 (2.56%) D3.js
3 1 (2.56%) DHTML
3 1 (2.56%) Django
3 1 (2.56%) EJB
3 1 (2.56%) JDBC
3 1 (2.56%) LAMP
3 1 (2.56%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.56%) LDAP
3 1 (2.56%) Leaflet
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) TensorFlow
3 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.13%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
1 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
1 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Line Management
2 16 (41.03%) Project Management
3 14 (35.90%) Presales
3 14 (35.90%) Time Management
4 11 (28.21%) SOA
5 9 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (20.51%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (15.38%) People Management
7 6 (15.38%) TOGAF
8 5 (12.82%) Analytics
8 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
8 5 (12.82%) ITSM
8 5 (12.82%) Migration
8 5 (12.82%) Service Management
9 4 (10.26%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (10.26%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (10.26%) Data Integration
9 4 (10.26%) Master Data Management
9 4 (10.26%) Matrix Management
9 4 (10.26%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Python
2 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) R
3 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Citrix Certification
1 14 (35.90%) Degree
1 14 (35.90%) MCSE
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (35.90%) SC Cleared
1 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) GDPR
2 4 (10.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (7.69%) XenApp
2 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.13%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Kibana
3 1 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle
1 5 (12.82%) ServiceNow
2 4 (10.26%) IBM
2 4 (10.26%) Informatica
3 3 (7.69%) Capita
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) Mitel
4 2 (5.13%) Veeam
5 1 (2.56%) RapidMiner