Barclays boss Bob Diamond was paid 6.3 million pounds for 2011 and two lieutenants running investment banking were paid slightly more, stoking the row about excessive banker pay.

Diamond was paid 1.35 million pounds salary, 2.7 million in a deferred share award bonus, and 2.25 million in long-term incentive awards for 2011, Barclays said in its annual report.

His total pay was down from 9 million pounds in 2010, although including a one-off tax equalisation payment by the bank to tax authorities to cover his move from New York back to London, his package was 8.2 million for last year.

The American CEO was also awarded shares worth another 12.6 million pounds during 2011 for past deferred awards.

Two unnamed senior executives -- almost certain to be Jerry del Missier and Rich Ricci, the co-CEOs who took over the running of Barclays Capital since Diamond's promotion -- were paid 6.7 million pounds and 6.5 million last year.

The country's banks are under fire for failing to show restraint on pay for executives and top staff when thousands of jobs are being cut and wages slashed or put on hold after a recession many blamed on the banks.

Barclays said 238 of its senior management and top staff -- dubbed Code staff who are involved in risk-taking decisions -- were paid 357 million pounds for 2011, or an average of 1.5 million each.

(Reporting by Steve Slater and Sarah White; Editing by Dan Lalor and Jane Merriman)