The median annual salary for a Lead Software Architect was £56,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 938 953
Rank change year-on-year +97 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Architect 11 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.011% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.012% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 16
Median salary £56,250 £77,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.41% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,750 £90,000 £103,750
UK excluding London median salary £51,250 £70,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -26.78% -6.66%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Software Architect over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Architect in the UK

Lead Software Architect
Top 11 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 30 March 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 +77 11 £56,250 -35.71% 3
South East +62 4 £67,500 +22.72% 1
North East - 4 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £42,500 -
Basingstoke - 3 £67,500 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £67,500 - 1
London +65 2 £96,250 +13.23%
City of London +35 1 £52,500 -38.23%
South West - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £60,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (75.00%) C#
3 19 (59.38%) Scrum
4 17 (53.13%) Java
5 16 (50.00%) .NET
6 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
7 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
7 11 (34.38%) HTML
7 11 (34.38%) MySQL
7 11 (34.38%) Middleware
7 11 (34.38%) HTML5
7 11 (34.38%) Apache Spark
7 11 (34.38%) SDLC
8 10 (31.25%) Electronics
8 10 (31.25%) Spring
8 10 (31.25%) Hibernate
9 9 (28.13%) DevOps
9 9 (28.13%) MongoDB
10 8 (25.00%) Node.js
10 8 (25.00%) CSS3
10 8 (25.00%) Big Data
10 8 (25.00%) Data Analytics
10 8 (25.00%) Hadoop
10 8 (25.00%) Visualisation
10 8 (25.00%) Information Exploitation
10 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
10 8 (25.00%) Analytics
10 8 (25.00%) Apache Pig
10 8 (25.00%) Apache Hive
10 8 (25.00%) Elasticsearch

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 11 (34.38%) Apache Spark
2 8 (25.00%) Apache Pig
2 8 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
4 1 (3.13%) JBoss
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) SaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.13%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) 3G
1 1 (3.13%) 4G
1 1 (3.13%) 5G
1 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) MySQL
2 9 (28.13%) MongoDB
3 8 (25.00%) Apache Hive
3 8 (25.00%) Big Data
3 8 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 8 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 8 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) Android Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) JUnit
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) Xcode
General
1 10 (31.25%) Electronics
2 8 (25.00%) Marketing
2 8 (25.00%) Military
3 6 (18.75%) Retail
4 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (9.38%) Finance
5 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) .NET
2 11 (34.38%) HTML
2 11 (34.38%) HTML5
2 11 (34.38%) Middleware
3 10 (31.25%) Hibernate
3 10 (31.25%) Spring
4 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 8 (25.00%) Apache Camel
4 8 (25.00%) CSS
4 8 (25.00%) CSS3
4 8 (25.00%) Java EE
4 8 (25.00%) jQuery
4 8 (25.00%) Node.js
5 4 (12.50%) REST
6 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
6 3 (9.38%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.25%) LINQ
7 2 (6.25%) WinForms
7 2 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (25.00%) PKI
2 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.13%) ASIC
4 1 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (59.38%) Scrum
3 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 11 (34.38%) SDLC
5 9 (28.13%) DevOps
6 8 (25.00%) Analytics
6 8 (25.00%) Data Analytics
6 8 (25.00%) Information Exploitation
6 8 (25.00%) Information Security
6 8 (25.00%) Time Management
6 8 (25.00%) Visualisation
7 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (21.88%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (15.63%) OO
9 5 (15.63%) TDD
10 4 (12.50%) Microservices
10 4 (12.50%) OOP
10 4 (12.50%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) C#
2 17 (53.13%) Java
3 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
4 8 (25.00%) C
5 6 (18.75%) SQL
6 4 (12.50%) C++
7 3 (9.38%) Python
7 3 (9.38%) Ruby
8 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.13%) Apple Swift
9 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
9 1 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
1 8 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) Docker
3 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle
1 8 (25.00%) VMware
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) SAP
4 2 (6.25%) DevExpress
5 1 (3.13%) webMethods
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