The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Architect
Rank 269 336 327
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 33 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.047% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.051% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 31 6 1
Average salary £55,000 £68,750 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.29%
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £70,000 £95,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -26.31%
Principal Architect
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9253 11693 10940
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.19% 92.56% 93.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7934 9898 9425
Average salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Principal Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Principal Architect in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Principal Architect
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Architect across the City of London region.

Principal Architect Salary Trend in the City of London

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Principal Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Principal Architect in their job title.

1 46 (85.19%) Java
2 43 (79.63%) Banking
2 43 (79.63%) Zachman Framework
2 43 (79.63%) TOGAF
3 42 (77.78%) Data Integration
3 42 (77.78%) Retail
3 42 (77.78%) Finance
3 42 (77.78%) SOA
3 42 (77.78%) Middleware
3 42 (77.78%) Oracle
3 42 (77.78%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (7.41%) Migration
4 4 (7.41%) Degree
4 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.56%) .NET
5 3 (5.56%) Business Development
6 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.70%) Cisco
6 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.70%) Firewall
6 2 (3.70%) MPLS
6 2 (3.70%) WAN
6 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.85%) Open Source
7 1 (1.85%) HTML5
7 1 (1.85%) Lync
7 1 (1.85%) F5

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Principal Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Principal Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) Lync
1 1 (1.85%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Firewall
1 2 (3.70%) MPLS
1 2 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (1.85%) VPN
2 1 (1.85%) VoIP
2 1 (1.85%) OSPF
2 1 (1.85%) BGP
2 1 (1.85%) TACACS
2 1 (1.85%) Wireless
2 1 (1.85%) IPsec
General
1 43 (79.63%) Banking
2 42 (77.78%) Retail
2 42 (77.78%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (77.78%) Middleware
1 42 (77.78%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) HTML5
3 1 (1.85%) Itk
3 1 (1.85%) J2EE
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) Spring
3 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (77.78%) Data Integration
2 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Open Source
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (79.63%) Zachman Framework
1 43 (79.63%) TOGAF
2 42 (77.78%) SOA
3 4 (7.41%) Migration
3 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.56%) Business Development
5 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.85%) Line Management
6 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.85%) Service Management
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL
6 1 (1.85%) CRM
6 1 (1.85%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.85%) Information Management
6 1 (1.85%) Network Design
6 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.85%) TDD
6 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (85.19%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) CCIE
2 1 (1.85%) CCNP
2 1 (1.85%) CCNA
2 1 (1.85%) CCDA
2 1 (1.85%) CCDP
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.85%) CCSA
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) CCSE
2 1 (1.85%) JNCIP
2 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
Vendors
1 42 (77.78%) Oracle
2 2 (3.70%) Cisco
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) F5
3 1 (1.85%) Citrix
3 1 (1.85%) Avaya
3 1 (1.85%) Juniper
3 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint