Period
to 11 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £81,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

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 West
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 194 311 323
Rank change year-on-year +117 +12 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 34 20 29
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.67% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 18 18 27
Median annual salary £81,250 £77,500 £61,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.84% +26.02% -19.34%
10th Percentile £63,000 £48,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,525 £97,500
England median annual salary £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 4,877 9,788 10,624
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 96.68% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3,946 7,819 8,831
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £64,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the South West

Lead Architect
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Architect in the South West.

Salary trend for Lead Architect in the South West

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in the South West

Lead Architect
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 11 July 2020. 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
Gloucestershire +54 18 £80,000 -
Bristol +63 4 £70,000 -6.67% 1
Devon - 3 - -
Somerset +17 2 £67,500 -32.50%
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 West region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (64.71%) AWS
4 17 (50.00%) Thought Leadership
5 16 (47.06%) Azure
5 16 (47.06%) Finance
6 15 (44.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (44.12%) Technical Leadership
6 15 (44.12%) IT Strategy
7 10 (29.41%) DevOps
8 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
9 7 (20.59%) Programme Delivery
9 7 (20.59%) Architecture Roadmap
10 6 (17.65%) Kubernetes
11 5 (14.71%) Microservices
12 4 (11.76%) Docker
12 4 (11.76%) IaaS
12 4 (11.76%) PaaS
12 4 (11.76%) OOP
12 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
12 4 (11.76%) PHP
12 4 (11.76%) SQL
12 4 (11.76%) Python
13 3 (8.82%) C#
13 3 (8.82%) Java
13 3 (8.82%) Project Management
13 3 (8.82%) Scala
13 3 (8.82%) SaaS
13 3 (8.82%) User Experience
13 3 (8.82%) Collaborative Working

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 1 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 22 (64.71%) AWS
2 16 (47.06%) Azure
3 4 (11.76%) IaaS
3 4 (11.76%) PaaS
4 3 (8.82%) SaaS
5 2 (5.88%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco Firepower
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) IPsec
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) Network Security
1 1 (2.94%) SSL
1 1 (2.94%) VPN
1 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Ignite
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.94%) Flink
2 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Node.js
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.94%) Kafka
2 1 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.94%) React
2 1 (2.94%) Samza
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (8.82%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Blog
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (50.00%) Thought Leadership
4 15 (44.12%) IT Strategy
4 15 (44.12%) Technical Leadership
5 10 (29.41%) DevOps
6 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
7 7 (20.59%) Architecture Roadmap
7 7 (20.59%) Programme Delivery
8 5 (14.71%) Microservices
9 4 (11.76%) OOP
10 3 (8.82%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (8.82%) Project Delivery
10 3 (8.82%) Project Management
11 2 (5.88%) Analytics
11 2 (5.88%) Commercial Awareness
11 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (5.88%) CRM
11 2 (5.88%) Presales
11 2 (5.88%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
1 4 (11.76%) PHP
1 4 (11.76%) Python
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) C#
2 3 (8.82%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) Scala
3 2 (5.88%) Delphi
3 2 (5.88%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) CCDP
2 1 (2.94%) CCIE
2 1 (2.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
2 1 (2.94%) CCNP
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco
2 1 (2.94%) Juniper
2 1 (2.94%) Meraki
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
2 1 (2.94%) VMware