The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Architect
Rank 846 850 793
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -57
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 53 23 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.022% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.023% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 42 21 84
Average salary £77,500 £82,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £95,000 £102,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £95,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +18.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Principal Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Principal Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the UK.

Principal Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Principal Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Architect over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Principal Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 53 £77,500 -18.42% 8
London +18 25 £80,000 - 4
South East -15 12 £65,000 -31.57% 3
Reading -7 5 £67,500 -28.94% 1
Berkshire -7 5 £67,500 -28.94% 1
Hampshire -15 5 £52,500 -44.73% 2
City of London - 4 £82,500 - 1
Southampton +3 3 £52,500 -44.73% 2
East of England -12 3 £95,000 +65.57%
Cambridge -6 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -7 2 - -
South West -18 2 £70,000 +3.70%
West Midlands - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -18 1 £95,000 +53.22%
Wiltshire - 1 £58,500 -
Gloucester - 1 £70,000 -
Bromley - 1 £85,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £70,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £70,000 -
Swindon - 1 £58,500 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £95,000 -

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 41 (30.83%) Finance
2 31 (23.31%) Telecoms
3 23 (17.29%) Banking
3 23 (17.29%) TOGAF
4 22 (16.54%) Security Cleared
5 20 (15.04%) Network Design
5 20 (15.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (15.04%) Security Architecture
6 19 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 17 (12.78%) DV Cleared
7 17 (12.78%) SOA
8 16 (12.03%) Data Management
8 16 (12.03%) Service Delivery
9 15 (11.28%) Business Development
10 14 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
10 14 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
10 14 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (10.53%) Oracle
11 13 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (9.77%) Open Source
11 13 (9.77%) Data Architecture
11 13 (9.77%) Degree
12 12 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (9.02%) CRM
12 12 (9.02%) Retail
13 11 (8.27%) E-Commerce
13 11 (8.27%) Information Architecture
14 10 (7.52%) Marketing
14 10 (7.52%) Computer Science
14 10 (7.52%) ITIL

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 6 (4.51%) SAS
1 6 (4.51%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.50%) IIS
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
4 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.75%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) TargetLink
2 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) SaaS
1 3 (2.26%) IaaS
2 2 (1.50%) PaaS
2 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.52%) Broadband
2 6 (4.51%) Internet
3 5 (3.76%) Network Security
4 4 (3.01%) RIP
4 4 (3.01%) VPN
4 4 (3.01%) xDSL
4 4 (3.01%) MPLS
4 4 (3.01%) OSPF
4 4 (3.01%) BGP
5 2 (1.50%) SAN
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.75%) NAS
6 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.75%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.75%) LAN
6 1 (0.75%) WAN
6 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.51%) Big Data
3 3 (2.26%) DataStage
3 3 (2.26%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.50%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (1.50%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.75%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.75%) HBase
5 1 (0.75%) Redis
5 1 (0.75%) Riak
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 41 (30.83%) Finance
2 31 (23.31%) Telecoms
3 23 (17.29%) Banking
4 12 (9.02%) Retail
5 10 (7.52%) Marketing
6 9 (6.77%) Investment Banking
7 6 (4.51%) International Banking
8 4 (3.01%) Multimedia
8 4 (3.01%) Billing
8 4 (3.01%) Electronics
9 3 (2.26%) Back Office
10 2 (1.50%) Military
10 2 (1.50%) Automotive
11 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.75%) Advertising
11 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.75%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (1.50%) .NET
2 2 (1.50%) Java EE
3 1 (0.75%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.75%) Spring Security
3 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.75%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Open Source
2 10 (7.52%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.02%) Kindle
4 4 (3.01%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.01%) DTV
5 3 (2.26%) GIS
5 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.26%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.50%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.50%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.50%) Physics
6 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.50%) Human Factors
7 1 (0.75%) Ergonomics
7 1 (0.75%) IPTV
7 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.75%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.50%) UNIX
1 2 (1.50%) Linux
2 1 (0.75%) OS/400
2 1 (0.75%) zOS
2 1 (0.75%) SUSE
2 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.75%) Windows
2 1 (0.75%) AIX
2 1 (0.75%) HPUX
2 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.29%) TOGAF
2 20 (15.04%) Network Design
2 20 (15.04%) Security Architecture
3 17 (12.78%) SOA
4 16 (12.03%) Service Delivery
4 16 (12.03%) Data Management
5 15 (11.28%) Business Development
6 14 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
6 14 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (9.77%) Data Architecture
8 12 (9.02%) CRM
9 11 (8.27%) E-Commerce
9 11 (8.27%) Information Architecture
10 10 (7.52%) ITIL
11 9 (6.77%) ETL
11 9 (6.77%) Analytics
12 8 (6.02%) Business Transformation
12 8 (6.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.76%) C
2 4 (3.01%) Java
3 2 (1.50%) Embedded C
3 2 (1.50%) SQL
4 1 (0.75%) Python
4 1 (0.75%) Ruby
4 1 (0.75%) Erlang
4 1 (0.75%) Scala
4 1 (0.75%) Clojure
4 1 (0.75%) R
4 1 (0.75%) Golang
4 1 (0.75%) Perl
4 1 (0.75%) PHP
4 1 (0.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (16.54%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.78%) DV Cleared
4 13 (9.77%) Degree
5 1 (0.75%) CITP
5 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.75%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.02%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.50%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.50%) KVM
2 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) Docker
3 1 (0.75%) XenServer
3 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.75%) vCloud
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.75%) OpenView
2 1 (0.75%) Unicenter
2 1 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.75%) SCOM
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (10.53%) Oracle
2 6 (4.51%) VMware
3 5 (3.76%) RedPrairie
3 5 (3.76%) SAP
4 4 (3.01%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.01%) Ericsson
4 4 (3.01%) Huawei
4 4 (3.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (2.26%) Tableau
5 3 (2.26%) Teradata
5 3 (2.26%) Informatica
5 3 (2.26%) Citrix
6 2 (1.50%) HP
6 2 (1.50%) EMC
6 2 (1.50%) Cisco
6 2 (1.50%) IBM
6 2 (1.50%) NetApp
6 2 (1.50%) BMC
6 2 (1.50%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.50%) CA
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