Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Architect was £125,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1040 1141 1152
Rank change year-on-year +101 +11 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Architect 31 25 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.015% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.016% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 25 21 33
UK median annual salary £125,000 £75,000 £68,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.67% +9.49% -14.38%
10th Percentile £75,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £150,000 £98,750 £82,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £68,500
% change year-on-year - +9.49% -5.52%

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 131,568 157,903 166,839
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,883 127,278 133,684
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,960
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.25% +0.97%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Architect in the UK

Lead Software Architect
Top 5 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 15 October 2019. 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 +126 30 £125,000 +66.67% 4
London +111 18 £140,000 +55.56% 1
UK excluding London +59 10 £75,000 - 3
East of England +80 6 £75,000 - 1
South East +45 4 £71,250 +18.75% 1

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (74.19%) AWS
2 20 (64.52%) C#
3 19 (61.29%) Java
3 19 (61.29%) JavaScript
3 19 (61.29%) Software Engineering
3 19 (61.29%) Node.js
4 18 (58.06%) Docker
4 18 (58.06%) React
4 18 (58.06%) Python
5 17 (54.84%) C++
6 16 (51.61%) Front End Development
6 16 (51.61%) GitHub
7 15 (48.39%) AngularJS
7 15 (48.39%) Portfolio Management
7 15 (48.39%) Mentoring
7 15 (48.39%) Front Office
7 15 (48.39%) Finance
7 15 (48.39%) Web Services
7 15 (48.39%) Derivative
7 15 (48.39%) Fixed Income
7 15 (48.39%) Asset Management
7 15 (48.39%) Investment Management
8 14 (45.16%) Fund Management
8 14 (45.16%) Reuters
8 14 (45.16%) Bloomberg
9 9 (29.03%) Azure
10 8 (25.81%) Scrum
11 7 (22.58%) GCP
11 7 (22.58%) Laravel

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 (6.45%) CMS
1 2 (6.45%) Confluence
1 2 (6.45%) Drupal
1 2 (6.45%) Joomla!
2 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 23 (74.19%) AWS
2 16 (51.61%) GitHub
3 9 (29.03%) Azure
4 7 (22.58%) GCP
5 5 (16.13%) SaaS
6 2 (6.45%) Serverless
7 1 (3.23%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
1 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.45%) MariaDB
2 2 (6.45%) Redis
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) Subversion
3 2 (6.45%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) JUnit
3 2 (6.45%) Mockito
3 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
1 15 (48.39%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (61.29%) Node.js
2 18 (58.06%) React
3 15 (48.39%) AngularJS
3 15 (48.39%) Web Services
4 7 (22.58%) Laravel
5 5 (16.13%) .NET
6 4 (12.90%) REST
7 3 (9.68%) HTML
7 3 (9.68%) JSON
7 3 (9.68%) XML
8 2 (6.45%) Ajax
8 2 (6.45%) CakePHP
8 2 (6.45%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (6.45%) Drools
8 2 (6.45%) Flash
8 2 (6.45%) JMS
8 2 (6.45%) jQuery
8 2 (6.45%) RESTful
8 2 (6.45%) RSS
8 2 (6.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) Derivative
1 15 (48.39%) Fixed Income
2 3 (9.68%) Blog
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) Social Media
4 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.23%) Equities
4 1 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Software Engineering
3 16 (51.61%) Front End Development
4 15 (48.39%) Asset Management
4 15 (48.39%) Investment Management
4 15 (48.39%) Mentoring
4 15 (48.39%) Portfolio Management
5 14 (45.16%) Fund Management
6 8 (25.81%) Scrum
7 7 (22.58%) Open Source
8 5 (16.13%) Data Architecture
8 5 (16.13%) Kanban
8 5 (16.13%) Microservices
9 4 (12.90%) MVC
10 3 (9.68%) Software Architecture
11 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (6.45%) CQRS
11 2 (6.45%) Dependency Injection
11 2 (6.45%) Domain-Driven Design
11 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) C#
2 19 (61.29%) Java
2 19 (61.29%) JavaScript
3 18 (58.06%) Python
4 17 (54.84%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) Java 8
5 2 (6.45%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) C
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.23%) R
6 1 (3.23%) SQL
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Bloomberg
1 14 (45.16%) Reuters
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Zend
3 1 (3.23%) Google