Period
to 6 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 604 565 663
Rank change year-on-year -39 +98 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 407 712 608
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.48% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.50% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 325 595 534
Median annual salary £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £125,000 £120,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £74,802 £75,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -0.26% -6.25% +10.34%

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 111,584 143,241 171,258
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.98% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 89,497 114,261 140,435
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead Architect in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Architect over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 16 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 6 April 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
England -31 392 £92,500 +8.82% 32
London -9 262 £95,000 - 9
UK excluding London -23 141 £74,802 -0.26% 23
South East +12 59 £75,000 - 7
Work from Home +5 36 £90,000 +20.00% 2
North of England +62 29 £74,000 +7.64% 5
South West +45 20 £72,500 -3.33% 3
North West +46 17 £71,526 -4.63%
Midlands -13 17 £85,000 +13.33% 4
Scotland +24 11 £70,000 +17.40%
East Midlands +24 8 £95,000 +33.33% 1
West Midlands -8 8 £75,000 -6.25% 3
North East +1 7 £85,000 +3.03%
Yorkshire +31 5 £80,000 +23.08% 5
East of England +40 4 £83,250 +11.00% 4
Wales -15 1 £70,000 -7.47%

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 151 (37.10%) Finance
2 143 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (32.19%) Azure
4 129 (31.70%) AWS
5 86 (21.13%) Analytics
6 79 (19.41%) DevOps
7 75 (18.43%) Microservices
8 74 (18.18%) GCP
8 74 (18.18%) SQL
8 74 (18.18%) Migration
9 67 (16.46%) Java
9 67 (16.46%) Python
10 62 (15.23%) JavaScript
10 62 (15.23%) Public Cloud
11 61 (14.99%) Microsoft
12 55 (13.51%) .NET
13 54 (13.27%) Asset Management
14 48 (11.79%) Greenfield Project
15 46 (11.30%) Scrum
16 45 (11.06%) Data Modelling
16 45 (11.06%) Docker
16 45 (11.06%) Blog
17 44 (10.81%) Kubernetes
18 43 (10.57%) Enterprise Architecture
18 43 (10.57%) Decision-Making
19 42 (10.32%) IT Strategy
19 42 (10.32%) React
20 41 (10.07%) Wealth Management
20 41 (10.07%) Web Services
21 40 (9.83%) Thought Leadership

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 22 (5.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 14 (3.44%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.23%) Confluence
6 4 (0.98%) Apache
7 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.49%) CMS
7 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 131 (32.19%) Azure
2 129 (31.70%) AWS
3 74 (18.18%) GCP
4 31 (7.62%) PaaS
5 30 (7.37%) OpenShift
6 22 (5.41%) Power Platform
7 19 (4.67%) IaaS
8 16 (3.93%) Office 365
9 14 (3.44%) SaaS
10 13 (3.19%) Serverless
11 9 (2.21%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (1.47%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (1.23%) Boomi
13 5 (1.23%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.95%) Firewall
2 11 (2.70%) Network Security
3 9 (2.21%) HTTP
3 9 (2.21%) VoIP
4 8 (1.97%) SAN
5 7 (1.72%) PBX
5 7 (1.72%) WebEx
6 6 (1.47%) DNS
7 5 (1.23%) WAN
8 4 (0.98%) Extranet
8 4 (0.98%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.74%) ATM
9 3 (0.74%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.49%) Intranet
10 2 (0.49%) IPsec
10 2 (0.49%) Skype
10 2 (0.49%) SSL
10 2 (0.49%) VPN
11 1 (0.25%) Cisco Firepower
11 1 (0.25%) GoToMeeting
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.85%) NoSQL
2 31 (7.62%) Big Data
3 22 (5.41%) Power BI
4 21 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.95%) Hadoop
6 11 (2.70%) SQL Server
7 9 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.97%) BigQuery
8 8 (1.97%) Qlik Sense
8 8 (1.97%) QlikView
9 7 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.47%) MySQL
11 5 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.23%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.98%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.74%) KDB
13 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.74%) OLAP
13 3 (0.74%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 28 (6.88%) Artifactory
2 13 (3.19%) Selenium
3 9 (2.21%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.97%) Cypress.io
5 5 (1.23%) Katalon Studio
6 3 (0.74%) JIRA
6 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.49%) ER Studio
7 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.49%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.49%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.25%) Ant
8 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.25%) Gatling
8 1 (0.25%) JMeter
8 1 (0.25%) Sourcetree
General
1 151 (37.10%) Finance
2 39 (9.58%) Banking
3 32 (7.86%) Front Office
4 23 (5.65%) Marketing
5 20 (4.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (3.69%) Investment Banking
7 14 (3.44%) Retail
8 10 (2.46%) Public Sector
9 9 (2.21%) Games
9 9 (2.21%) Publishing
10 7 (1.72%) Law
11 5 (1.23%) Advertising
11 5 (1.23%) Back Office
12 4 (0.98%) Legal
13 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.49%) Electronics
14 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.51%) .NET
2 42 (10.32%) React
3 41 (10.07%) Web Services
4 36 (8.85%) AngularJS
5 34 (8.35%) Node.js
6 16 (3.93%) RESTful
7 14 (3.44%) CSS
8 13 (3.19%) Middleware
9 11 (2.70%) Kafka
10 10 (2.46%) REST
11 9 (2.21%) Django
12 8 (1.97%) Apache NiFi
12 8 (1.97%) PyTorch
12 8 (1.97%) TensorFlow
13 7 (1.72%) jQuery
13 7 (1.72%) XML
13 7 (1.72%) XMPP
14 6 (1.47%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (1.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.23%) Public Cloud
2 48 (11.79%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (11.06%) Blog
4 30 (7.37%) Derivative
4 30 (7.37%) Fixed Income
4 30 (7.37%) Hedge funds
5 28 (6.88%) Equities
5 28 (6.88%) User Experience
6 27 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (6.63%) Equity Derivative
7 25 (6.14%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (5.16%) Virtual Team
9 19 (4.67%) Cloud Native
10 18 (4.42%) Data Centre
11 14 (3.44%) Private Cloud
12 11 (2.70%) Management Information System
13 10 (2.46%) Data Structures
14 9 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.97%) Algorithms
16 7 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.19%) Windows
2 12 (2.95%) Linux
3 9 (2.21%) Unix
4 6 (1.47%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.25%) Android
6 1 (0.25%) VMS
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (21.13%) Analytics
3 79 (19.41%) DevOps
4 75 (18.43%) Microservices
5 74 (18.18%) Migration
6 54 (13.27%) Asset Management
7 46 (11.30%) Scrum
8 45 (11.06%) Data Modelling
9 43 (10.57%) Decision-Making
9 43 (10.57%) Enterprise Architecture
10 42 (10.32%) IT Strategy
11 41 (10.07%) Wealth Management
12 40 (9.83%) Thought Leadership
13 39 (9.58%) Line Management
14 38 (9.34%) Data Analytics
15 37 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
15 37 (9.09%) Technology Roadmap
16 35 (8.60%) Presales
17 33 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (18.18%) SQL
2 67 (16.46%) Java
2 67 (16.46%) Python
3 62 (15.23%) JavaScript
4 40 (9.83%) R
5 37 (9.09%) C++
6 26 (6.39%) C#
7 9 (2.21%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 8 (1.97%) PHP
9 4 (0.98%) ActionScript
10 3 (0.74%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.74%) C
11 2 (0.49%) Delphi
11 2 (0.49%) ES6
11 2 (0.49%) Go
11 2 (0.49%) RPG
11 2 (0.49%) Scala
11 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 26 (6.39%) Degree
2 24 (5.90%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.16%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.70%) CCIE
6 10 (2.46%) Master's Degree
7 9 (2.21%) CCNP
7 9 (2.21%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (1.72%) CCIE Collaboration
9 2 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.49%) CCIE Data Center
9 2 (0.49%) CCSP
9 2 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.49%) CISA
9 2 (0.49%) CISM
9 2 (0.49%) CISSP
9 2 (0.49%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.95%) QA
2 8 (1.97%) GDPR
3 4 (0.98%) NIST
4 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.74%) SLA
5 2 (0.49%) COBIT
5 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.49%) NCSC
5 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (11.06%) Docker
2 8 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.23%) XenApp
3 5 (1.23%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.74%) RACF
5 3 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.25%) vCloud
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 44 (10.81%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.70%) SCCM
3 10 (2.46%) Terraform
4 7 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.74%) Ansible
6 3 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.25%) Cloudify
7 1 (0.25%) Puppet
7 1 (0.25%) vRealize
7 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (14.99%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.60%) Google
3 23 (5.65%) Adobe
4 20 (4.91%) ServiceNow
5 16 (3.93%) Cisco
6 14 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (3.44%) Tableau
7 13 (3.19%) Oracle
8 11 (2.70%) Pega
9 10 (2.46%) SAP
9 10 (2.46%) Talend
9 10 (2.46%) VMware
10 9 (2.21%) MuleSoft
11 8 (1.97%) Ab Initio
11 8 (1.97%) Facebook
12 7 (1.72%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.47%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.23%) Citrix
14 5 (1.23%) Fortinet
14 5 (1.23%) HP