The median annual salary for a Lead Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 237 200
Rank change year-on-year +17 -37  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 13 8 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.13% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.14% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 12
Median salary £67,500 £71,250 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +1.78%  
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £71,950 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.23% +10.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4939 5871 5538
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.92% 96.31% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4185 4610 4614
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham +9 5 £67,500 -3.57%
Warwickshire +15 4 £52,500 -27.58%
Shropshire +10 1 £71,500 +12.94%
Coventry -2 1 £70,000 -
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) TOGAF
3 9 (36.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (32.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
5 7 (28.00%) Analytics
5 7 (28.00%) SDLC
5 7 (28.00%) Prototyping
6 6 (24.00%) C#
7 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.00%) Line Management
7 5 (20.00%) IT Strategy
7 5 (20.00%) Business Development
7 5 (20.00%) Data Architecture
8 4 (16.00%) SQL
8 4 (16.00%) .NET
8 4 (16.00%) Web Services
9 3 (12.00%) CSS
9 3 (12.00%) HTML
9 3 (12.00%) Java
9 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (12.00%) SOA
9 3 (12.00%) MVC
9 3 (12.00%) Automotive
9 3 (12.00%) jQuery
9 3 (12.00%) Entity Framework
9 3 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (12.00%) SOLID

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 2 (8.00%) Apache
1 2 (8.00%) Documentum
1 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.00%) Maven
1 2 (8.00%) Rational Rose
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
General
1 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (12.00%) CSS
2 3 (12.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) jQuery
3 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.00%) COM
3 2 (8.00%) Middleware
3 2 (8.00%) REST
3 2 (8.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.00%) Blog
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) SCADA
3 1 (4.00%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) TOGAF
3 9 (36.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (32.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (28.00%) Analytics
5 7 (28.00%) Prototyping
5 7 (28.00%) SDLC
6 5 (20.00%) Business Development
6 5 (20.00%) Data Architecture
6 5 (20.00%) IT Strategy
6 5 (20.00%) Line Management
7 3 (12.00%) MVC
7 3 (12.00%) SOA
7 3 (12.00%) SOLID
8 2 (8.00%) Case Management
8 2 (8.00%) Presales
8 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Casewise
2 2 (8.00%) EMC
2 2 (8.00%) Pega
3 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.00%) Intel
3 1 (4.00%) SAP