Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 198 233
Rank change year-on-year +6 +35 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 34 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.60% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.32% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38 12 2
Scotland median annual salary £85,000 £71,250 £76,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.30% -6.56% +7.02%
10th Percentile £60,000 £52,125 £72,525
90th Percentile £122,500 £80,625 £81,775
UK median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5454 4995 6058
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.93% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3495 3103 3893
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,738 £27,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in Scotland

Lead Architect
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Lead Architect in Scotland

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in Scotland

Lead Architect
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 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
Edinburgh +1 29 £85,000 +30.77%
Glasgow -11 5 £70,000 -3.45%
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Finance
3 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
4 10 (29.41%) TOGAF
5 9 (26.47%) UML
6 8 (23.53%) Mobile Banking
6 8 (23.53%) Web Services
6 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
6 8 (23.53%) Banking
7 7 (20.59%) Retail
7 7 (20.59%) Internet
7 7 (20.59%) SOA
7 7 (20.59%) ISEB
7 7 (20.59%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
7 7 (20.59%) Online Banking
7 7 (20.59%) Velocity
8 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (11.76%) Linux
9 3 (8.82%) Windows
9 3 (8.82%) SQL
9 3 (8.82%) Citrix
9 3 (8.82%) IBM
9 3 (8.82%) Symantec
9 3 (8.82%) Google
9 3 (8.82%) Puppet
9 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (8.82%) Google Cloud Platform

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (5.88%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.88%) Office 365
4 1 (2.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Internet
2 2 (5.88%) Skype
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) Star Schema
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) ERwin
1 2 (5.88%) MagicDraw
2 1 (2.94%) Gradle
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) Maven
2 1 (2.94%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Banking
3 7 (20.59%) Retail
3 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Web Services
2 7 (20.59%) Velocity
3 2 (5.88%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.94%) .NET
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Mobile Banking
2 7 (20.59%) Online Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) Equities
3 2 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.88%) Reference Data
3 2 (5.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.94%) AIX
4 1 (2.94%) CentOS
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.94%) Solaris
4 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
3 10 (29.41%) TOGAF
4 9 (26.47%) UML
5 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
6 7 (20.59%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (20.59%) SOA
7 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) Conceptual Models
8 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
8 2 (5.88%) Data Management
8 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.88%) Data Modelling
8 2 (5.88%) IT Strategy
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL
8 2 (5.88%) Migration
8 2 (5.88%) Reference Data Management
8 2 (5.88%) Scrum
8 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Ruby
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.88%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) Docker
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Ansible
1 3 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.82%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.94%) Packer
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Citrix
1 3 (8.82%) Google
1 3 (8.82%) IBM
1 3 (8.82%) Symantec
2 2 (5.88%) CA
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Varonis
3 1 (2.94%) Dell
3 1 (2.94%) EMC
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.94%) VMware