The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 735 590
Rank change year-on-year +149 -145  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 277 221 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.22% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 230 186 345
Median salary £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £58,950 £50,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £78,750 £70,750 £70,000
% change year-on-year +11.30% +1.07%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Lead Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead Architect in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +159 266 £83,000 +3.75% 23
London +91 119 £88,750 +4.41% 13
South East +60 51 £85,000 +17.24% 2
East of England +28 32 £93,750 +27.98% 2
Hertfordshire +37 28 £95,000 +65.21% 1
Yorkshire +36 19 £82,500 +57.14%
South West - 18 £77,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +32 17 £82,500 +57.14%
Surrey +64 15 £67,500 +51.68% 1
West Midlands +40 12 £64,000 +16.36% 2
Bristol - 12 £77,500 -
Egham - 12 - -
City of London +36 11 £75,000 -11.76% 1
Milton Keynes - 10 £87,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 10 £87,000 - 1
Scotland +30 8 £70,000 +80.64% 1
Edinburgh +16 8 £70,000 - 1
East Midlands +14 8 £75,000 +28.75%
Bradford - 8 £82,500 -
Berkshire +27 6 £92,000 +22.66%
Hampshire - 6 £82,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £75,000 -
Nottingham - 6 £75,000 -
West Sussex +13 5 £87,500 +52.17%
Watford 0 5 - -
Kent +28 4 £60,000 -35.13%
East Sussex - 4 £50,000 -
Solihull - 4 £66,250 -
Somerset - 4 £76,250 - 1
Brighton - 4 £50,000 -

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 182 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (23.61%) Java
3 131 (22.74%) Finance
4 92 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (15.97%) TOGAF
5 87 (15.10%) SOA
6 86 (14.93%) SQL
7 83 (14.41%) IT Strategy
8 82 (14.24%) Mentoring
9 75 (13.02%) Microsoft
10 74 (12.85%) .NET
10 74 (12.85%) JavaScript
11 69 (11.98%) Microservices
11 69 (11.98%) Presales
12 68 (11.81%) C#
13 67 (11.63%) SQL Server
14 66 (11.46%) Degree
15 63 (10.94%) Enterprise Architecture
15 63 (10.94%) Big Data
16 62 (10.76%) Banking
17 61 (10.59%) Oracle
18 60 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
19 58 (10.07%) HTML
20 57 (9.90%) Web Services
21 55 (9.55%) DevOps
22 54 (9.38%) Analytics
23 53 (9.20%) Telecoms
24 51 (8.85%) CSS
25 50 (8.68%) Middleware
25 50 (8.68%) Amazon AWS

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 40 (6.94%) Apache
2 21 (3.65%) Apache Spark
3 19 (3.30%) OpenStack
4 18 (3.13%) IIS
5 17 (2.95%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.43%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 13 (2.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 12 (2.08%) Apache Pig
9 11 (1.91%) Oracle Coherence
10 10 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.56%) CMS
12 6 (1.04%) Documentum
12 6 (1.04%) JBoss
12 6 (1.04%) LiveLink
12 6 (1.04%) Umbraco
12 6 (1.04%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.87%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.69%) Anypoint
Applications
1 32 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.04%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.35%) MS Office
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.22%) Oracle Retail
1 7 (1.22%) SAP CRM
2 3 (0.52%) RMDS
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 60 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (1.91%) SaaS
5 10 (1.74%) Office 365
6 9 (1.56%) Data Lake Analytics
7 7 (1.22%) IaaS
8 6 (1.04%) PaaS
9 2 (0.35%) GitHub
9 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) Heroku
10 1 (0.17%) iTunes
10 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.99%) WAN
2 22 (3.82%) Internet
3 20 (3.47%) LAN
4 16 (2.78%) HTTP
4 16 (2.78%) SAN
5 11 (1.91%) FCoE
5 11 (1.91%) Fibre Channel
5 11 (1.91%) Multicast
5 11 (1.91%) NAS
6 10 (1.74%) iSCSI
6 10 (1.74%) VPN
7 8 (1.39%) Firewall
8 4 (0.69%) Network Security
8 4 (0.69%) Wireless
9 3 (0.52%) DHCP
9 3 (0.52%) DNS
9 3 (0.52%) MPLS
9 3 (0.52%) SMTP
9 3 (0.52%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.52%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 63 (10.94%) Big Data
3 49 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (7.12%) Hadoop
5 34 (5.90%) NoSQL
6 33 (5.73%) Relational Database
7 29 (5.03%) Apache Hive
8 20 (3.47%) OLAP
8 20 (3.47%) OLTP
9 18 (3.13%) MongoDB
10 15 (2.60%) Data Lake
11 14 (2.43%) MySQL
11 14 (2.43%) RDBMS
12 13 (2.26%) DB2
12 13 (2.26%) HDInsight
13 12 (2.08%) Data Mart
13 12 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (1.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (2.08%) Eclipse
2 11 (1.91%) Selenium
3 10 (1.74%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.04%) Axure RP
4 6 (1.04%) IntelliJ
4 6 (1.04%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.04%) JUnit
4 6 (1.04%) Maven
4 6 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.87%) Hudson
5 5 (0.87%) Spock
5 5 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.69%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.52%) webpack
8 2 (0.35%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.35%) GCC
8 2 (0.35%) gulp
8 2 (0.35%) NUnit
8 2 (0.35%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 131 (22.74%) Finance
2 62 (10.76%) Banking
3 53 (9.20%) Telecoms
4 46 (7.99%) Retail
5 23 (3.99%) Legal
6 16 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.56%) Marketing
8 8 (1.39%) Military
9 7 (1.22%) Games
10 6 (1.04%) Back Office
10 6 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.69%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.69%) French Language
11 4 (0.69%) German Language
11 4 (0.69%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.69%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.35%) Automotive
12 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) Front Office
12 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (12.85%) .NET
2 58 (10.07%) HTML
3 57 (9.90%) Web Services
4 51 (8.85%) CSS
5 50 (8.68%) Middleware
6 37 (6.42%) HTML5
7 32 (5.56%) REST
8 31 (5.38%) AngularJS
9 27 (4.69%) ASP.NET
9 27 (4.69%) CSS3
10 23 (3.99%) jQuery
11 22 (3.82%) XML
12 20 (3.47%) .NET Framework
12 20 (3.47%) Spring
13 19 (3.30%) Hibernate
13 19 (3.30%) JSON
14 18 (3.13%) SOAP
15 16 (2.78%) Node.js
16 15 (2.60%) OpenDaylight
16 15 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.68%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 31 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.26%) User Experience
5 12 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
6 11 (1.91%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.74%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.39%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.39%) Online Banking
9 8 (1.39%) PKI
10 6 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.04%) Internet of Things
10 6 (1.04%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.69%) EPoS
11 4 (0.69%) Fintech
11 4 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.81%) Windows
2 33 (5.73%) Linux
3 16 (2.78%) Unix
4 13 (2.26%) Android
5 11 (1.91%) Solaris
6 8 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.22%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.17%) VMS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
2 92 (15.97%) TOGAF
3 87 (15.10%) SOA
4 83 (14.41%) IT Strategy
5 82 (14.24%) Mentoring
6 69 (11.98%) Microservices
6 69 (11.98%) Presales
7 63 (10.94%) Enterprise Architecture
8 55 (9.55%) DevOps
9 54 (9.38%) Analytics
10 46 (7.99%) Scrum
11 43 (7.47%) Software Engineering
12 42 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (7.12%) Data Modelling
13 41 (7.12%) Line Management
14 40 (6.94%) Zachman Framework
15 38 (6.60%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 36 (6.25%) Migration
17 35 (6.08%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 136 (23.61%) Java
2 86 (14.93%) SQL
3 74 (12.85%) JavaScript
4 68 (11.81%) C#
5 37 (6.42%) Scala
6 26 (4.51%) C++
7 17 (2.95%) T-SQL
8 15 (2.60%) C
9 9 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 9 (1.56%) Groovy
10 8 (1.39%) PHP
11 7 (1.22%) Apple Swift
11 7 (1.22%) Objective-C
12 6 (1.04%) Python
13 5 (0.87%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.69%) ES6
14 4 (0.69%) PHP 7
14 4 (0.69%) R
14 4 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (11.46%) Degree
2 25 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.74%) CCIE
5 10 (1.74%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.74%) MCSE
6 8 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (1.39%) ISEB
7 7 (1.22%) CISSP
8 6 (1.04%) CCNP
9 5 (0.87%) CISM
9 5 (0.87%) CITP
10 4 (0.69%) CCNA
11 2 (0.35%) EMC Certification
11 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 1 (0.17%) IIBA
12 1 (0.17%) MCITP
12 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.47%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.87%) QA
3 4 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 39 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (5.38%) Docker
3 21 (3.65%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.26%) KVM
4 13 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (2.08%) Xen
6 11 (1.91%) NFS
6 11 (1.91%) SRDF
7 5 (0.87%) HDFS
8 3 (0.52%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.52%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.35%) QEMU
9 2 (0.35%) vSphere
9 2 (0.35%) XenApp
9 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.17%) Firmware
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (3.47%) Ansible
2 12 (2.08%) Puppet
3 7 (1.22%) Mesos
4 6 (1.04%) Marathon
5 5 (0.87%) MOM
6 4 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.52%) Nagios
8 2 (0.35%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.17%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.17%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.17%) Salt
9 1 (0.17%) SCCM
9 1 (0.17%) SCOM
9 1 (0.17%) Terraform
9 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 75 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 61 (10.59%) Oracle
3 43 (7.47%) VMware
4 38 (6.60%) SAP
5 37 (6.42%) Cisco
6 25 (4.34%) IBM
7 14 (2.43%) EMC
8 11 (1.91%) Intel
8 11 (1.91%) NetApp
9 9 (1.56%) Citrix
10 7 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.22%) RedPrairie
11 6 (1.04%) Google
11 6 (1.04%) OpenText
11 6 (1.04%) Remedy
11 6 (1.04%) Teradata
11 6 (1.04%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.04%) webMethods
12 5 (0.87%) Pega
12 5 (0.87%) Sitecore
Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £67000.00 per annum + Bonus & Car Allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent bonus + pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £80k - 100k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
FPSG Connect
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, pension, medical
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Tectre Limited
Salary: £55,000 - £75,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Skills Provision
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salmon Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
set2recruit
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum (Incl Bonuses)
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Home Office
Salary: £100,000 per annum - circa £100K plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £very competitive + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: Generous + 20% + extensive benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Wimbledon
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Unique Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago