Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Lead Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 323 285
Rank change year-on-year +36 -38 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 39 20 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.17% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.18% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19 12 24
West Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £62,904 £63,299
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.28% -0.62% -9.57%
10th Percentile £50,750 £52,788 £51,850
90th Percentile £85,500 £71,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9716 11097 10597
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.18% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7999 8802 8814
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the West Midlands

Lead Architect
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Lead Architect in the West Midlands

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Architect in the West Midlands

Lead Architect
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +26 24 £75,000 +20.00%
Coventry +9 4 £70,000 +12.00%
Warwickshire +3 4 £66,250 +10.42%
Solihull - 3 £70,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £67,500 -
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 23 (58.97%) Enterprise Architecture
2 17 (43.59%) Project Management
3 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
4 15 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (38.46%) Presales
5 14 (35.90%) Mentoring
5 14 (35.90%) Customer Engagement
6 13 (33.33%) Office 365
7 12 (30.77%) Network Security
7 12 (30.77%) Time Management
7 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 12 (30.77%) MCP
7 12 (30.77%) MCSE
7 12 (30.77%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (25.64%) TOGAF
9 9 (23.08%) C#
9 9 (23.08%) IT Strategy
10 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (20.51%) Degree
11 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
11 7 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (17.95%) .NET
11 7 (17.95%) DB2
11 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (17.95%) IBM
12 6 (15.38%) HP UFT
12 6 (15.38%) JUnit
12 6 (15.38%) Java
12 6 (15.38%) JavaScript

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (33.33%) Office 365
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (5.13%) IaaS
4 2 (5.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) Network Security
2 4 (10.26%) SMS
3 1 (2.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) DB2
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) MySQL
3 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
1 6 (15.38%) HP UFT
1 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 6 (15.38%) JUnit
1 6 (15.38%) Protractor
1 6 (15.38%) Ranorex
1 6 (15.38%) Selenium
2 3 (7.69%) Rational Rose
3 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Automotive
2 2 (5.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) Node.js
2 5 (12.82%) WPF
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.82%) iSeries
2 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) CMDB
4 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.13%) SCADA
5 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Enterprise Architecture
2 17 (43.59%) Project Management
3 15 (38.46%) Presales
4 14 (35.90%) Customer Engagement
4 14 (35.90%) Mentoring
5 12 (30.77%) Time Management
6 10 (25.64%) TOGAF
7 9 (23.08%) IT Strategy
8 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
9 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (15.38%) BDD
10 6 (15.38%) SOA
10 6 (15.38%) TDD
10 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 5 (12.82%) Functional Testing
11 5 (12.82%) Problem Management
11 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
11 5 (12.82%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) C#
2 6 (15.38%) Groovy
2 6 (15.38%) Java
2 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.38%) Scala
3 5 (12.82%) Delphi
3 5 (12.82%) RPG
4 4 (10.26%) SQL
5 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
6 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Citrix Certification
1 12 (30.77%) MCP
1 12 (30.77%) MCSE
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) Degree
3 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.69%) ISEB
5 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
5 2 (5.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) PMO
2 4 (10.26%) COBIT
3 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) IBM
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) Casewise
5 2 (5.13%) BMC
5 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) EMC
5 2 (5.13%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Juniper
5 2 (5.13%) NetApp
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Intel