The median annual salary for a Lead Software Architect was £71,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 238 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Architect 2 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.016% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.017% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Median salary £71,500 £70,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.14% -  
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 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 4998 5922 5498
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.90% 96.23% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4230 4644 4558
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
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 Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Architect in the West Midlands

Lead Software Architect
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Lead Software Architect in the West Midlands

Lead Software 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 Software Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Shropshire - 1 £71,500 -
Lead Software Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Lead Software Architect in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Documentum
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Data Management
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) BPEL
1 2 (100.00%) Document Management
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) QMS
1 2 (100.00%) BPMN
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Pega
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) REST

Lead Software 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 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) Documentum
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BPEL
1 2 (100.00%) BPMN
1 2 (100.00%) Build Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Data Management
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Document Management
1 2 (100.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) QMS
1 2 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Pega