Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 339 361
Rank change year-on-year -16 +22 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 19 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 11
North West median annual salary £82,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.00% +4.17% +1.27%
10th Percentile £70,000 £54,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £76,150 £85,000
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 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 12704 12096 12623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.06% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10170 10182 10477
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Manchester -14 9 £95,000 +66.67% 1
Cheshire -18 5 £75,000 +33.93% 1
Merseyside +20 4 £77,000 +18.46%
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) DevOps
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (31.58%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) C#
6 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (21.05%) SOAP
6 4 (21.05%) Web Services
6 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) CSS
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) HTML
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Android
7 3 (15.79%) QA
7 3 (15.79%) SaaS
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
7 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
7 3 (15.79%) Analytics
7 3 (15.79%) FlexPod
7 3 (15.79%) Re-Platforming
7 3 (15.79%) Microservices

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 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.79%) SaaS
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (10.53%) Office 365
3 2 (10.53%) PaaS
4 1 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) IPsec
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) OLAP
3 1 (5.26%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.53%) Xcode
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Grunt
2 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) webpack
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (10.53%) Cocoa
3 2 (10.53%) Cocoa Touch
3 2 (10.53%) CSS3
3 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
3 2 (10.53%) HTML5
3 2 (10.53%) iOS SDK
3 2 (10.53%) jQuery
3 2 (10.53%) REST
3 2 (10.53%) SpriteKit
3 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) FlexPod
2 2 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
3 1 (5.26%) iPad
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Android
1 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) DevOps
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Analytics
4 3 (15.79%) Microservices
4 3 (15.79%) Re-Platforming
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) Coaching
5 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) iOS Development
5 2 (10.53%) Mobile First
5 2 (10.53%) MVVM
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (10.53%) SDLC
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C#
1 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) Apple Swift
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Objective-C
3 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.26%) GraphQL
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
2 1 (5.26%) CEH
2 1 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CISM
2 1 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) GIAC
2 1 (5.26%) ISSAP
2 1 (5.26%) Master's Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) HIPAA
3 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Google
2 2 (10.53%) Telerik
3 1 (5.26%) Cognizant