Period
to 26 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 336 324
Rank change year-on-year +4 -12 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 40 23 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 32 22 12
North West median annual salary £77,500 £60,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.10% -24.38% +30.69%
10th Percentile £61,575 £50,104 £57,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £69,000 £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 12,496 11,854 10,962
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.76% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 10,180 9,922 9,241
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £60,000
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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -18 20 £75,000 +36.36%
Manchester +2 19 £90,000 +57.89% 4
Merseyside +14 1 £50,500 -22.31%
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 (45.00%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) Oracle
2 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 15 (37.50%) Analytics
3 14 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (35.00%) Data Integration
4 13 (32.50%) Data Quality
4 13 (32.50%) Oracle BI EE
4 13 (32.50%) IBM
4 13 (32.50%) Informatica
4 13 (32.50%) SAS
4 13 (32.50%) Data Strategy
4 13 (32.50%) Master Data Management
5 12 (30.00%) Data Cleansing
6 11 (27.50%) Banking
7 10 (25.00%) SOA
8 9 (22.50%) TOGAF
9 8 (20.00%) Degree
9 8 (20.00%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (17.50%) Security Monitoring
10 7 (17.50%) Presales
10 7 (17.50%) Wealth Management
10 7 (17.50%) Investment Banking
10 7 (17.50%) Risk Management
10 7 (17.50%) Project Management
10 7 (17.50%) Law
11 6 (15.00%) MCSE
11 6 (15.00%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (15.00%) Unix

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 13 (32.50%) SAS
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (12.50%) GIS
3 4 (10.00%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) Flink
4 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 11 (27.50%) Banking
3 7 (17.50%) Investment Banking
3 7 (17.50%) Law
4 2 (5.00%) Advertising
4 2 (5.00%) Multimedia
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
1 5 (12.50%) Node.js
2 4 (10.00%) Java EE
2 4 (10.00%) React
3 3 (7.50%) Middleware
4 2 (5.00%) HTML
4 2 (5.00%) Lambda Expressions
4 2 (5.00%) RESTful
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) D3.js
5 1 (2.50%) Django
5 1 (2.50%) EJB
5 1 (2.50%) HTML5
5 1 (2.50%) LAMP
5 1 (2.50%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (2.50%) Leaflet
5 1 (2.50%) SOAP
5 1 (2.50%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Unix
2 5 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Analytics
2 14 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (35.00%) Data Integration
3 13 (32.50%) Data Strategy
3 13 (32.50%) Master Data Management
4 12 (30.00%) Data Cleansing
5 10 (25.00%) SOA
6 9 (22.50%) TOGAF
7 7 (17.50%) Presales
7 7 (17.50%) Project Management
7 7 (17.50%) Risk Management
7 7 (17.50%) Security Monitoring
7 7 (17.50%) Wealth Management
8 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (15.00%) Line Management
8 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (15.00%) Time Management
9 5 (12.50%) DevOps
9 5 (12.50%) Project Planning
9 5 (12.50%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) Scala
5 2 (5.00%) Java 8
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) R
6 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
1 8 (20.00%) TOGAF Certification
2 6 (15.00%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (15.00%) MCSE
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) Data Quality
2 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 5 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Kibana
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Oracle
2 13 (32.50%) IBM
2 13 (32.50%) Informatica
3 1 (2.50%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) RapidMiner
3 1 (2.50%) Talend