Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 December 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 > South East
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 389 425 506
Rank change year-on-year +36 +81 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 145 124 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.40% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.41% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 104 79 74
South East median annual salary £72,500 £68,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.84% -11.61% +8.39%
10th Percentile £45,000 £55,000 £60,750
90th Percentile £107,000 £98,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £82,500 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -2.94% +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 South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 26,811 30,280 32,967
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.69% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 22,151 25,250 27,572
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the South East

Lead Architect
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Lead Architect in the South East

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in the South East

Lead Architect
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
Thames Valley +53 66 £77,500 -8.82% 6
Berkshire +25 58 £82,500 -15.38% 3
West Sussex +17 32 £70,000 -
Hampshire +6 23 £68,750 +0.36% 3
Surrey +43 21 £50,000 -40.30% 1
Buckinghamshire +20 5 £75,000 +25.00%
Oxfordshire +15 3 £57,500 -23.33% 3
East Sussex -14 3 £90,000 +50.00%
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 South East region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 76 (52.41%) Microsoft
2 68 (46.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (39.31%) .NET
4 47 (32.41%) Amazon AWS
5 41 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (27.59%) C#
6 40 (27.59%) ASP.NET
7 39 (26.90%) Security Cleared
7 39 (26.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 36 (24.83%) SQL
9 35 (24.14%) Web Services
10 33 (22.76%) MCSE
10 33 (22.76%) Java
10 33 (22.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (22.76%) Network Security
10 33 (22.76%) Presales
10 33 (22.76%) Thought Leadership
11 32 (22.07%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 32 (22.07%) Relational Database
12 31 (21.38%) Enterprise Architecture
12 31 (21.38%) Project Management
12 31 (21.38%) RDBMS
13 30 (20.69%) Active Directory
13 30 (20.69%) Office 365
14 29 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
14 29 (20.00%) Cosmos DB
15 28 (19.31%) Identity Access Management
15 28 (19.31%) AWS Lambda
15 28 (19.31%) Serverless
15 28 (19.31%) Amazon Kinesis

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (4.83%) Anypoint
1 7 (4.83%) Confluence
1 7 (4.83%) Mule
1 7 (4.83%) Mule ESB
2 4 (2.76%) JBoss
3 3 (2.07%) Apache
3 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.38%) CMS
4 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.38%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.69%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.69%) Jupyter
Applications
1 25 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 68 (46.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (32.41%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (20.69%) Office 365
4 29 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (19.31%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (19.31%) Amazon EMR
5 28 (19.31%) Amazon Kinesis
5 28 (19.31%) Amazon S3
5 28 (19.31%) Amazon SQS
5 28 (19.31%) AWS Lambda
5 28 (19.31%) Serverless
6 5 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (3.45%) IaaS
7 4 (2.76%) PaaS
8 2 (1.38%) Force.com
8 2 (1.38%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.69%) GitHub
9 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (22.76%) Network Security
2 10 (6.90%) Firewall
3 8 (5.52%) VPN
4 7 (4.83%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (4.14%) Cisco ISE
5 6 (4.14%) IPsec
5 6 (4.14%) LAN
6 5 (3.45%) WAN
7 3 (2.07%) SAN
7 3 (2.07%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.07%) Wireless
8 2 (1.38%) DAB
8 2 (1.38%) DHCP
8 2 (1.38%) DNS
8 2 (1.38%) SNMP
9 1 (0.69%) CTI
9 1 (0.69%) DWDM
9 1 (0.69%) SSL
9 1 (0.69%) VoIP
9 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.07%) Relational Database
2 31 (21.38%) RDBMS
3 29 (20.00%) Cosmos DB
4 28 (19.31%) Amazon RDS
4 28 (19.31%) Amazon Redshift
5 7 (4.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.38%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.69%) Big Data
9 1 (0.69%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.69%) GIS
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.69%) Redis
9 1 (0.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (11.03%) Visual Studio
2 14 (9.66%) Moq
2 14 (9.66%) MSTest
2 14 (9.66%) Ranorex
2 14 (9.66%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 10 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.21%) Eclipse
4 9 (6.21%) IntelliJ
4 9 (6.21%) JUnit
5 8 (5.52%) JIRA
6 7 (4.83%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.83%) Maven
6 7 (4.83%) Mockito
6 7 (4.83%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.38%) Selenium
8 1 (0.69%) Redmine
8 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (13.79%) Finance
2 10 (6.90%) Aerospace
2 10 (6.90%) Marketing
3 6 (4.14%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.76%) Retail
5 3 (2.07%) Publishing
5 3 (2.07%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (39.31%) .NET
2 40 (27.59%) ASP.NET
3 39 (26.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 35 (24.14%) Web Services
5 17 (11.72%) AngularJS
6 13 (8.97%) REST
7 12 (8.28%) SOAP
8 11 (7.59%) XML
9 9 (6.21%) ActiveMQ
9 9 (6.21%) Spring
10 7 (4.83%) RAML
10 7 (4.83%) RESTful
11 6 (4.14%) Middleware
12 2 (1.38%) EJB
12 2 (1.38%) Hibernate
12 2 (1.38%) HTML
12 2 (1.38%) HTML5
12 2 (1.38%) J2EE
12 2 (1.38%) J2SE
12 2 (1.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.76%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.07%) Blog
3 3 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.38%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.38%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.38%) Social Media
5 1 (0.69%) Bitcoin
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.69%) Fintech
5 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) Robotics
5 1 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.69%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.07%) Unix
2 2 (1.38%) Windows
3 1 (0.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.76%) Presales
2 33 (22.76%) Thought Leadership
3 32 (22.07%) Vendor Relationship Management
4 31 (21.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 31 (21.38%) Project Management
5 28 (19.31%) Identity Access Management
6 20 (13.79%) Mentoring
7 18 (12.41%) Software Engineering
8 16 (11.03%) MVC
8 16 (11.03%) Scrum
9 15 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
10 14 (9.66%) Defect Management
10 14 (9.66%) Test Automation
10 14 (9.66%) Unit Testing
10 14 (9.66%) Validation
11 13 (8.97%) DevOps
11 13 (8.97%) IT Strategy
12 11 (7.59%) TOGAF
13 9 (6.21%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.59%) C#
2 36 (24.83%) SQL
3 33 (22.76%) Java
4 25 (17.24%) Python
4 25 (17.24%) Scala
5 23 (15.86%) PL/SQL
5 23 (15.86%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.83%) Java 8
6 7 (4.83%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.07%) C
8 2 (1.38%) C++
9 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.69%) Go
9 1 (0.69%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.69%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 39 (26.90%) Security Cleared
2 33 (22.76%) MCSE
2 33 (22.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (19.31%) MCSA
4 16 (11.03%) Degree
5 11 (7.59%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.76%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (2.76%) MCP
7 3 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.07%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (1.38%) CCNA
9 1 (0.69%) CCIE
9 1 (0.69%) CCNP
9 1 (0.69%) CISSP
9 1 (0.69%) GIAC
9 1 (0.69%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.69%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.17%) QA
2 8 (5.52%) GDPR
3 3 (2.07%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.83%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.07%) Docker
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.69%) NFS
4 1 (0.69%) Samba
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (9.66%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.83%) CloudHub
3 3 (2.07%) Puppet
4 1 (0.69%) Ansible
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.69%) Consul
4 1 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.69%) Kibana
4 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.69%) logstash
4 1 (0.69%) Nagios
4 1 (0.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 76 (52.41%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.97%) Cisco
3 12 (8.28%) Oracle
4 9 (6.21%) Juniper
5 7 (4.83%) F5
5 7 (4.83%) MuleSoft
5 7 (4.83%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.83%) SolarWinds
6 5 (3.45%) Google
7 3 (2.07%) Ab Initio
7 3 (2.07%) Teradata
8 2 (1.38%) EMC
8 2 (1.38%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.38%) Jitterbit
8 2 (1.38%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.38%) Splunk
8 2 (1.38%) webMethods
9 1 (0.69%) Brocade
9 1 (0.69%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.69%) Pega