The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 666 629
Rank change year-on-year +85 -37  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 305 273 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 240 193 261
Median salary £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,175 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £102,625 £99,750 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  

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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 284135 352965 396755
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 10 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 June 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 +73 274 £77,500 -3.12% 28
London +48 165 £82,500 +3.12% 16
UK excluding London +59 128 £75,000 +7.14% 13
South East +48 39 £80,000 - 2
Midlands +21 23 £67,500 -3.57% 2
North of England -12 21 £70,000 +12.90% 4
Scotland +33 19 £85,000 +4.61% 1
East of England -1 19 £88,750 +4.41% 3
South West -5 7 £77,500 -3.12% 1
Wales +10 6 £85,000 +41.66%

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 193 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (21.65%) Java
3 123 (21.13%) Finance
4 106 (18.21%) TOGAF
5 105 (18.04%) .NET
6 103 (17.70%) SOA
7 99 (17.01%) Microsoft
8 94 (16.15%) SQL
9 93 (15.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 81 (13.92%) C#
10 81 (13.92%) Enterprise Architecture
11 75 (12.89%) Web Services
11 75 (12.89%) Migration
12 74 (12.71%) Banking
13 71 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
14 67 (11.51%) Amazon AWS
15 66 (11.34%) Analytics
16 63 (10.82%) Big Data
16 63 (10.82%) JavaScript
17 61 (10.48%) Mentoring
18 60 (10.31%) Microservices
19 58 (9.97%) DevOps
20 55 (9.45%) Presales
21 54 (9.28%) NoSQL
22 52 (8.93%) Oracle
23 51 (8.76%) SQL Server
24 50 (8.59%) HTML
24 50 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
25 48 (8.25%) SAP
25 48 (8.25%) Retail

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 26 (4.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 24 (4.12%) Apache
3 19 (3.26%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.41%) OpenStack
4 14 (2.41%) SAS
4 14 (2.41%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.06%) JBoss
5 12 (2.06%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.89%) CMS
7 8 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.03%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.03%) Confluence
9 5 (0.86%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.86%) IIS
9 5 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.69%) Anypoint
10 4 (0.69%) CoreMedia CMS
10 4 (0.69%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.03%) Pega PRPC
2 5 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.69%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.34%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Infor CloudSuite
6 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 71 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (11.51%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (4.12%) SaaS
4 19 (3.26%) PaaS
5 18 (3.09%) IaaS
6 15 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (2.41%) Office 365
8 5 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.86%) Taleo
9 4 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.52%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.34%) GitHub
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.17%) Heroku
12 1 (0.17%) iTunes
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.47%) Internet
2 12 (2.06%) Firewall
3 9 (1.55%) VPN
4 7 (1.20%) HTTP
5 6 (1.03%) SAN
6 5 (0.86%) DNS
6 5 (0.86%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.69%) Extranet
7 4 (0.69%) Intranet
7 4 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.52%) WAN
9 2 (0.34%) LAN
9 2 (0.34%) LDAP
9 2 (0.34%) Network Security
9 2 (0.34%) Skype
9 2 (0.34%) SMTP
9 2 (0.34%) SSL
10 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.17%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (10.82%) Big Data
2 54 (9.28%) NoSQL
3 51 (8.76%) SQL Server
4 42 (7.22%) Hadoop
5 32 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (5.15%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.78%) MongoDB
8 18 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (3.09%) Apache Hive
9 17 (2.92%) OLAP
10 16 (2.75%) MySQL
10 16 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (2.58%) Data Lake
12 12 (2.06%) OLTP
13 11 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (1.55%) HBase
16 8 (1.37%) RDBMS
17 7 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (2.23%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.06%) Selenium
3 10 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.03%) IntelliJ
4 6 (1.03%) JIRA
4 6 (1.03%) JUnit
5 5 (0.86%) Babel
5 5 (0.86%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.86%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.86%) webpack
6 4 (0.69%) Maven
6 4 (0.69%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.52%) Capybara
7 3 (0.52%) Subversion
7 3 (0.52%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.34%) GCC
8 2 (0.34%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.34%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.34%) WATIR
General
1 123 (21.13%) Finance
2 74 (12.71%) Banking
3 48 (8.25%) Retail
4 37 (6.36%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.09%) Legal
6 11 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.37%) Back Office
7 8 (1.37%) Marketing
8 7 (1.20%) Games
8 7 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.20%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.69%) Dutch Language
9 4 (0.69%) Electronics
9 4 (0.69%) French Language
9 4 (0.69%) Front Office
9 4 (0.69%) German Language
9 4 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.69%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.69%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.52%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (18.04%) .NET
2 75 (12.89%) Web Services
3 50 (8.59%) HTML
4 44 (7.56%) XML
5 42 (7.22%) REST
6 41 (7.04%) CSS
7 30 (5.15%) JSON
8 29 (4.98%) SOAP
9 28 (4.81%) ASP.NET
10 27 (4.64%) HTML5
10 27 (4.64%) Kafka
11 25 (4.30%) Middleware
12 23 (3.95%) AngularJS
12 23 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (3.44%) .NET Framework
14 18 (3.09%) CSS3
14 18 (3.09%) Spring
15 17 (2.92%) jQuery
16 14 (2.41%) Entity Framework
16 14 (2.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.95%) Data Centre
2 23 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (3.78%) Mobile Banking
4 18 (3.09%) Public Cloud
5 17 (2.92%) Fintech
6 15 (2.58%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.41%) Data Structures
8 13 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (2.06%) Online Banking
10 11 (1.89%) Smart Meter
11 10 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.55%) CESG
12 9 (1.55%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.55%) N-Tier
13 7 (1.20%) Internet of Things
13 7 (1.20%) Reference Data
13 7 (1.20%) Smart Energy
14 6 (1.03%) Pharmacovigilance
15 5 (0.86%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 40 (6.87%) Windows
2 32 (5.50%) Linux
3 12 (2.06%) Unix
4 6 (1.03%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.86%) Android
6 3 (0.52%) Solaris
6 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (18.21%) TOGAF
3 103 (17.70%) SOA
4 93 (15.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 81 (13.92%) Enterprise Architecture
6 75 (12.89%) Migration
7 66 (11.34%) Analytics
8 61 (10.48%) Mentoring
9 60 (10.31%) Microservices
10 58 (9.97%) DevOps
11 55 (9.45%) Presales
12 50 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (7.39%) ITIL
14 42 (7.22%) Coaching
14 42 (7.22%) Data Modelling
15 41 (7.04%) E-Commerce
16 39 (6.70%) IT Strategy
16 39 (6.70%) Scrum
16 39 (6.70%) SDLC
17 36 (6.19%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 126 (21.65%) Java
2 94 (16.15%) SQL
3 81 (13.92%) C#
4 63 (10.82%) JavaScript
5 22 (3.78%) T-SQL
6 20 (3.44%) VB.NET
7 16 (2.75%) Scala
8 10 (1.72%) PHP
9 9 (1.55%) C
9 9 (1.55%) Ruby
10 8 (1.37%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.20%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.20%) R
11 7 (1.20%) VB
12 6 (1.03%) C++
13 5 (0.86%) Elixir
13 5 (0.86%) ES6
13 5 (0.86%) Go
13 5 (0.86%) GraphQL
14 4 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (7.73%) Degree
2 14 (2.41%) ISEB
3 13 (2.23%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.06%) CISSP
4 12 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.37%) CISM
6 8 (1.37%) CITP
7 7 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.03%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (0.86%) CCSA
9 5 (0.86%) CCSP
9 5 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.69%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.69%) CCNP
11 3 (0.52%) CCIE
11 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.52%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.34%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.30%) Data Quality
2 11 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.55%) SEPA
4 8 (1.37%) QA
5 7 (1.20%) GDPR
6 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.69%) SLA
7 3 (0.52%) COBIT
7 3 (0.52%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.52%) MiFID
8 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.34%) EMIR
8 2 (0.34%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (3.95%) Docker
2 10 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.03%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.86%) XenApp
5 4 (0.69%) Firmware
5 4 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.52%) KVM
7 2 (0.34%) HDFS
7 2 (0.34%) QEMU
7 2 (0.34%) vSphere
7 2 (0.34%) Xen
7 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (3.95%) Puppet
2 14 (2.41%) Ansible
2 14 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.89%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.37%) Opsview
5 7 (1.20%) Mesos
6 6 (1.03%) Marathon
7 5 (0.86%) MOM
8 2 (0.34%) Nagios
8 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
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
Vendors
1 99 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 52 (8.93%) Oracle
3 48 (8.25%) SAP
4 24 (4.12%) IBM
5 15 (2.58%) Pega
6 14 (2.41%) Cisco
7 12 (2.06%) Google
8 11 (1.89%) VMware
9 10 (1.72%) Citrix
9 10 (1.72%) Splunk
9 10 (1.72%) Tableau
9 10 (1.72%) Teradata
10 6 (1.03%) Hortonworks
10 6 (1.03%) IBM Sterling
10 6 (1.03%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.03%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.86%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.86%) webMethods
12 4 (0.69%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.69%) ServiceNow
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