The median annual salary for a Lead Software Architect was £68,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 862 932 979
Rank change year-on-year +70 +47  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Architect 12 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.015% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.016% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 4
Median salary £68,500 £70,000 £78,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.14% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £57,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,800 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £68,500 £65,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.38% +36.84%  

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 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Lead Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Lead Software Architect in the job title.

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
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 Software Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +48 11 £68,500 -2.14% 1
Basingstoke - 6 £68,500 - 1
Hampshire - 6 £68,500 - 1
South East - 6 £68,500 - 1
London +31 3 £72,500 -12.12%
West Midlands +18 2 £71,500 +2.14%
Edinburgh - 1 £60,000 -
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £71,500 -
Telford - 1 £71,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Lead Software 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 Software Architect in the job title.

1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) C#
3 14 (58.33%) Scrum
4 12 (50.00%) Electronics
4 12 (50.00%) Java
4 12 (50.00%) REST
5 11 (45.83%) TDD
6 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 10 (41.67%) C++
6 10 (41.67%) MySQL
6 10 (41.67%) OOP
6 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (41.67%) Microservices
6 10 (41.67%) Apache Spark
6 10 (41.67%) SOLID
7 9 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (37.50%) API Design
7 9 (37.50%) Docker
7 9 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (37.50%) Domain-Driven Design
7 9 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (37.50%) SaaS
7 9 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (37.50%) Kanban
7 9 (37.50%) Refactoring
7 9 (37.50%) Ruby
7 9 (37.50%) OO
7 9 (37.50%) Windows
7 9 (37.50%) Linux

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 10 (41.67%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) Documentum
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Pig
3 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 8 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (37.50%) SaaS
3 2 (8.33%) PaaS
4 1 (4.17%) iTunes
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) MySQL
2 9 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.33%) Maven
1 2 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) Android Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Xcode
General
1 12 (50.00%) Electronics
2 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 8 (33.33%) Marketing
2 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Military
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) REST
2 9 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (25.00%) .NET
4 4 (16.67%) Web Services
5 3 (12.50%) Middleware
6 2 (8.33%) SOAP
6 2 (8.33%) Spring
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.17%) CSS
7 1 (4.17%) CSS3
7 1 (4.17%) EDI
7 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
7 1 (4.17%) HTML
7 1 (4.17%) HTML5
7 1 (4.17%) iOS SDK
7 1 (4.17%) J2EE
7 1 (4.17%) Java EE
7 1 (4.17%) jQuery
7 1 (4.17%) Node.js
7 1 (4.17%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) Scrum
3 11 (45.83%) TDD
4 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (41.67%) Microservices
4 10 (41.67%) OOP
4 10 (41.67%) SOLID
5 9 (37.50%) API Design
5 9 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (37.50%) Domain-Driven Design
5 9 (37.50%) Kanban
5 9 (37.50%) OO
5 9 (37.50%) Pair Programming
5 9 (37.50%) Refactoring
6 8 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (33.33%) Programme Management
6 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 8 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (20.83%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) C#
2 12 (50.00%) Java
3 10 (41.67%) C++
3 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 9 (37.50%) Python
4 9 (37.50%) Ruby
5 2 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (4.17%) Apple Swift
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) EMC
2 2 (8.33%) Pega
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
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