Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 651 673 761
Rank change year-on-year +22 +88 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 634 613 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 496 452 487
UK median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £115,000 £106,250 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 15 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 6 months to 24 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
England +34 562 £82,500 +3.13% 35
London +25 312 £87,500 +6.06% 16
UK excluding London +48 285 £70,000 - 19
South East +98 96 £70,000 -9.68% 6
North of England -39 59 £70,000 - 5
Midlands +32 55 £70,000 +7.69% 4
West Midlands +36 40 £70,000 +10.67% 4
Scotland +10 34 £85,000 +19.30%
South West +39 30 £65,000 -16.13% 2
Yorkshire -40 30 £70,000 - 2
East of England +2 22 £81,250 +8.33% 2
North West -14 22 £78,500 +26.10% 2
East Midlands +13 14 £65,000 -3.70%
Wales +27 10 £85,000 +41.67% 1
North East +9 7 £44,000 -27.57% 1

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 228 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (25.55%) Java
3 148 (23.34%) Finance
4 123 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 117 (18.45%) SQL
5 117 (18.45%) SOA
6 116 (18.30%) Enterprise Architecture
7 115 (18.14%) Microsoft
7 115 (18.14%) .NET
8 96 (15.14%) Microservices
9 95 (14.98%) TOGAF
10 80 (12.62%) Amazon AWS
11 78 (12.30%) C#
12 75 (11.83%) JavaScript
13 70 (11.04%) Retail
13 70 (11.04%) Analytics
14 67 (10.57%) SQL Server
14 67 (10.57%) Banking
15 62 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
16 61 (9.62%) Degree
17 59 (9.31%) HTML
18 58 (9.15%) Oracle
19 57 (8.99%) Web Services
20 56 (8.83%) Spring
21 54 (8.52%) Big Data
21 54 (8.52%) Presales
22 53 (8.36%) DevOps
22 53 (8.36%) CSS
23 52 (8.20%) Windows
23 52 (8.20%) TDD

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 42 (6.62%) Tomcat
2 39 (6.15%) JBoss
2 39 (6.15%) WebLogic
3 32 (5.05%) WebSphere
4 25 (3.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 24 (3.79%) CMS
6 22 (3.47%) Apache
7 20 (3.15%) Apache Geronimo
8 18 (2.84%) WildFly
9 12 (1.89%) SAS
10 11 (1.74%) OpenROAD
11 10 (1.58%) IIS
12 9 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (1.26%) Apache Pig
14 7 (1.10%) Apache Spark
14 7 (1.10%) Confluence
14 7 (1.10%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
17 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.95%) SPSS
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.10%) SAP BPC
3 5 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.47%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.32%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.32%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) Infor CloudSuite
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 123 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (12.62%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (7.89%) Office 365
4 35 (5.52%) SaaS
5 29 (4.57%) PaaS
6 26 (4.10%) IaaS
7 14 (2.21%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 12 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
8 12 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.42%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.95%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.79%) Serverless
14 4 (0.63%) GitHub
15 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.63%) Network Security
2 14 (2.21%) Internet
3 8 (1.26%) HTTP
4 7 (1.10%) Firewall
5 6 (0.95%) AMQP
5 6 (0.95%) SMTP
5 6 (0.95%) SSL
5 6 (0.95%) WAN
6 5 (0.79%) Extranet
6 5 (0.79%) Intranet
6 5 (0.79%) LAN
6 5 (0.79%) VPN
7 4 (0.63%) Skype
7 4 (0.63%) SMS
7 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.47%) DNS
8 3 (0.47%) SAN
8 3 (0.47%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.32%) DHCP
9 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.52%) Big Data
3 31 (4.89%) MongoDB
4 29 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (4.10%) MySQL
7 20 (3.15%) NoSQL
7 20 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (2.84%) Hadoop
8 18 (2.84%) Oracle Database
9 15 (2.37%) Power BI
10 14 (2.21%) HDInsight
10 14 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (2.05%) InterSystems Cache
12 12 (1.89%) Data Lake
12 12 (1.89%) Relational Database
13 10 (1.58%) DB2
13 10 (1.58%) HBase
14 9 (1.42%) Apache Hive
14 9 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.47%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.37%) Selenium
4 14 (2.21%) Cucumber
4 14 (2.21%) JUnit
5 9 (1.42%) Protractor
5 9 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.26%) HP UFT
6 8 (1.26%) JIRA
7 7 (1.10%) Ranorex
7 7 (1.10%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.95%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.95%) IntelliJ
9 5 (0.79%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (0.63%) Grunt
10 4 (0.63%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.47%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.47%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 148 (23.34%) Finance
2 70 (11.04%) Retail
3 67 (10.57%) Banking
4 20 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (1.58%) Advertising
6 10 (1.58%) Games
6 10 (1.58%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.42%) Publishing
8 8 (1.26%) Electronics
9 7 (1.10%) Back Office
9 7 (1.10%) Law
9 7 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.10%) Marketing
10 6 (0.95%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.95%) Front Office
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
11 3 (0.47%) Legal
12 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (18.14%) .NET
2 59 (9.31%) HTML
3 57 (8.99%) Web Services
4 56 (8.83%) Spring
5 53 (8.36%) CSS
6 44 (6.94%) REST
7 39 (6.15%) J2EE
8 38 (5.99%) AngularJS
9 30 (4.73%) Hibernate
9 30 (4.73%) HTML5
9 30 (4.73%) SOAP
9 30 (4.73%) XML
10 26 (4.10%) ASP.NET
10 26 (4.10%) J2SE
11 24 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (3.63%) RESTful
13 22 (3.47%) Middleware
14 21 (3.31%) JSON
15 20 (3.15%) CSS3
16 19 (3.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.62%) Computer Science
2 40 (6.31%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (3.94%) Mobile App
4 24 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.47%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.31%) User Experience
7 18 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (2.05%) N-Tier
9 12 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.89%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.74%) Fintech
11 10 (1.58%) CESG
11 10 (1.58%) Mobile Banking
11 10 (1.58%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.26%) iPad
12 8 (1.26%) Reinsurance
13 7 (1.10%) Online Banking
14 6 (0.95%) Digital Media
14 6 (0.95%) Social Network
15 5 (0.79%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.20%) Windows
2 45 (7.10%) Linux
3 18 (2.84%) Unix
4 14 (2.21%) Solaris
5 12 (1.89%) Windows 8
6 10 (1.58%) Android
6 10 (1.58%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.58%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.42%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.79%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.47%) CentOS
10 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.32%) AIX
11 2 (0.32%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (18.45%) SOA
3 116 (18.30%) Enterprise Architecture
4 96 (15.14%) Microservices
5 95 (14.98%) TOGAF
6 70 (11.04%) Analytics
7 62 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 54 (8.52%) Presales
9 53 (8.36%) DevOps
10 52 (8.20%) SDLC
10 52 (8.20%) TDD
11 51 (8.04%) IT Strategy
12 49 (7.73%) Project Management
12 49 (7.73%) Scrum
13 48 (7.57%) Data Modelling
13 48 (7.57%) Mentoring
14 47 (7.41%) Software Engineering
15 46 (7.26%) Open Source
16 42 (6.62%) BDD
16 42 (6.62%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 162 (25.55%) Java
2 117 (18.45%) SQL
3 78 (12.30%) C#
4 75 (11.83%) JavaScript
5 34 (5.36%) PHP
6 25 (3.94%) Python
7 22 (3.47%) Scala
8 20 (3.15%) VB.NET
9 17 (2.68%) Ruby
10 15 (2.37%) C
11 14 (2.21%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.74%) R
12 11 (1.74%) VB
13 10 (1.58%) C++
14 9 (1.42%) Elixir
14 9 (1.42%) Groovy
14 9 (1.42%) Perl
15 7 (1.10%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.95%) RPG
16 6 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (9.62%) Degree
2 43 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (3.63%) MCSE
6 19 (3.00%) Master's Degree
7 14 (2.21%) SC Cleared
8 13 (2.05%) ISEB
9 12 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (1.89%) MCP
10 10 (1.58%) MCSA
11 8 (1.26%) CISSP
11 8 (1.26%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.10%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
15 4 (0.63%) CCNP
16 3 (0.47%) CCIE
16 3 (0.47%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.57%) QA
2 9 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.26%) COBIT
4 6 (0.95%) GDPR
4 6 (0.95%) PMO
5 5 (0.79%) GCP
5 5 (0.79%) SEPA
6 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.32%) EMIR
8 2 (0.32%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.32%) MiFID
9 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 21 (3.31%) Docker
2 20 (3.15%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.95%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.79%) Firmware
6 4 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.47%) XenApp
8 2 (0.32%) HDFS
8 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (4.10%) Puppet
3 12 (1.89%) Ansible
4 10 (1.58%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.47%) Nagios
5 3 (0.47%) Opsview
6 2 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.32%) Nessus
6 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.32%) Nmap
6 2 (0.32%) SCCM
6 2 (0.32%) SCOM
6 2 (0.32%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.32%) Terraform
7 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.16%) Oozie
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 115 (18.14%) Microsoft
2 58 (9.15%) Oracle
3 40 (6.31%) SAP
4 18 (2.84%) IBM
5 14 (2.21%) Cisco
5 14 (2.21%) Google
6 13 (2.05%) Pega
7 12 (1.89%) Citrix
8 10 (1.58%) VMware
9 9 (1.42%) Splunk
10 7 (1.10%) Tableau
11 6 (0.95%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.79%) Alteryx
12 5 (0.79%) CA
12 5 (0.79%) EMC
12 5 (0.79%) McAfee
12 5 (0.79%) SnapLogic
12 5 (0.79%) Talend
12 5 (0.79%) Unisys
12 5 (0.79%) webMethods