Period
to 20 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Software Architect
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1009 1066 1201
Rank change year-on-year +57 +135 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Architect 14 33 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.022% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.023% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 13 30 14
UK median annual salary £80,000 £83,750 £71,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.48% +17.54% +18.75%
10th Percentile £55,500 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £152,500 £100,000 £92,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% +22.81%

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 118,197 145,194 170,321
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.91% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 94,710 116,151 139,435
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Lead Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Architect in the UK

Lead Software Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead Software Architect in the UK

Lead Software Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Software Architect over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Architect in the UK

Lead Software Architect
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Software Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 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 +102 11 £117,500 +40.30% 6
UK excluding London +79 7 £62,500 -3.85% 7
London +60 6 £145,000 +70.59% 1
Scotland - 3 £60,000 - 1
East of England - 2 £72,500 - 2
North of England +59 1 £43,268 -40.93%
South East +54 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £43,268 -

Lead Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, Lead Software 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 Software Architect in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 9 (64.29%) C++
2 9 (64.29%) Python
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Analytics
3 8 (57.14%) Microservices
3 8 (57.14%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) Azure
4 7 (50.00%) AWS
4 7 (50.00%) GCP
4 7 (50.00%) R
4 7 (50.00%) Data Analytics
5 6 (42.86%) OpenShift
5 6 (42.86%) Kubernetes
5 6 (42.86%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (42.86%) Scrum
6 5 (35.71%) Fixed Income
6 5 (35.71%) Equities
6 5 (35.71%) Asset Management
6 5 (35.71%) Migration
6 5 (35.71%) Front Office
6 5 (35.71%) Finance
6 5 (35.71%) Web Services
6 5 (35.71%) Open Source
6 5 (35.71%) Hedge funds
6 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
6 5 (35.71%) Investment Management
6 5 (35.71%) Blog

Lead Software 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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) AWS
1 7 (50.00%) Azure
1 7 (50.00%) GCP
2 6 (42.86%) OpenShift
3 2 (14.29%) SaaS
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (7.14%) IaaS
4 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) Big Data
2 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Artifactory
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Front Office
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
2 5 (35.71%) Node.js
2 5 (35.71%) React
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (7.14%) Laravel
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (35.71%) Blog
2 5 (35.71%) Derivative
2 5 (35.71%) Equities
2 5 (35.71%) Equity Derivative
2 5 (35.71%) Fixed Income
2 5 (35.71%) Hedge funds
2 5 (35.71%) Public Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
3 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) Analytics
2 8 (57.14%) Microservices
3 7 (50.00%) Data Analytics
4 6 (42.86%) Scrum
5 5 (35.71%) Asset Management
5 5 (35.71%) Decision-Making
5 5 (35.71%) Investment Management
5 5 (35.71%) Migration
5 5 (35.71%) Open Source
5 5 (35.71%) Portfolio Management
5 5 (35.71%) Wealth Management
6 3 (21.43%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (21.43%) Software Architecture
7 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (14.29%) Content Management
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL
7 2 (14.29%) Service Management
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 9 (64.29%) C++
2 9 (64.29%) Python
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) R
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
5 1 (7.14%) Go
5 1 (7.14%) Rust
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Kubernetes