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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Architect
Rank 842 856 854
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 62 53 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.046% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.049% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 54 42 21
Average salary £70,000 £77,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,700 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £98,500 £90,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £95,000
% change year-on-year
- -26.31%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

Principal Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 26 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 4 September 2015. 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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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 +13 57 £70,000 -9.67% 36
South East +22 23 £65,000 - 11
London -8 19 £90,000 +12.50% 4
Berkshire +28 14 £70,000 +5.66% 2
Newbury - 12 £70,000 -
Edinburgh - 4 £92,500 -
Scotland - 4 £92,500 -
East of England 0 3 £65,000 - 6
Buckinghamshire -7 3 £65,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £70,000 - 1
Leeds - 3 £70,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £70,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £65,000 - 4
City of London +30 2 £85,000 +13.33% 1
Hampshire +15 2 £50,000 -4.76%
West Midlands -4 2 £65,000 - 5
Milton Keynes -13 2 £65,000 - 2
South West -14 2 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Hertford - 2 £65,000 - 2
Oxford - 2 £65,000 - 2
Worcester - 2 £65,000 - 2
Middlesex - 2 £65,000 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £65,000 - 5
Bristol - 2 £65,000 - 2
Worcestershire - 2 £65,000 - 2
Reading +4 1 £65,000 -1.88% 1

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 58 (33.72%) Finance
2 55 (31.98%) Java
3 49 (28.49%) TOGAF
3 49 (28.49%) SOA
4 47 (27.33%) Oracle
5 46 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (24.42%) Zachman Framework
7 40 (23.26%) Retail
8 37 (21.51%) Banking
9 35 (20.35%) Middleware
10 32 (18.60%) Open Source
11 30 (17.44%) Data Integration
12 28 (16.28%) Oracle Fusion
13 24 (13.95%) Enterprise Architecture
13 24 (13.95%) Microsoft
14 18 (10.47%) Big Data
15 16 (9.30%) C
16 15 (8.72%) JavaScript
16 15 (8.72%) E-Commerce
16 15 (8.72%) Telecoms
16 15 (8.72%) Degree
16 15 (8.72%) Data Architecture
16 15 (8.72%) SDLC
17 14 (8.14%) QA
17 14 (8.14%) Hadoop
18 13 (7.56%) Computer Science
18 13 (7.56%) Marketing
18 13 (7.56%) TDD
18 13 (7.56%) .NET
19 12 (6.98%) Web Services

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 8 (4.65%) Apache Pig
1 8 (4.65%) Apache Spark
2 7 (4.07%) Node.js
2 7 (4.07%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.33%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.74%) Apache
5 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.58%) Mule
6 1 (0.58%) Sonic ESB
6 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.58%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.58%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.98%) Network Security
2 10 (5.81%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.81%) Wireshark
3 8 (4.65%) Internet
4 5 (2.91%) Software-Defined Networking
5 4 (2.33%) Broadband
6 1 (0.58%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.47%) Big Data
2 14 (8.14%) Hadoop
3 11 (6.40%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.65%) Apache Hive
4 8 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.07%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (4.07%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.07%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.91%) Sqoop
6 5 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.33%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.74%) HBase
8 3 (1.74%) Redis
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (33.72%) Finance
2 40 (23.26%) Retail
3 37 (21.51%) Banking
4 15 (8.72%) Telecoms
5 13 (7.56%) Marketing
6 7 (4.07%) Local Government
7 3 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.74%) Games
7 3 (1.74%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.16%) Billing
8 2 (1.16%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (1.16%) Cantonese Language
8 2 (1.16%) German Language
9 1 (0.58%) Electronics
9 1 (0.58%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.35%) Middleware
2 28 (16.28%) Oracle Fusion
3 13 (7.56%) .NET
4 12 (6.98%) Web Services
5 11 (6.40%) React
6 9 (5.23%) LAMP
7 7 (4.07%) MDX
7 7 (4.07%) CSS
7 7 (4.07%) HTML
8 6 (3.49%) RESTful
8 6 (3.49%) Symfony
9 5 (2.91%) HTML5
9 5 (2.91%) CSS3
9 5 (2.91%) Backbone.js
9 5 (2.91%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (2.91%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.91%) Ajax
10 4 (2.33%) SAML
10 4 (2.33%) JMS
10 4 (2.33%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.44%) Data Integration
2 13 (7.56%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.23%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.07%) FMCG
6 6 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.49%) Internet of Things
6 6 (3.49%) User Experience
7 4 (2.33%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.74%) Social Media
9 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.16%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.16%) NGOSS
9 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.58%) DTV
10 1 (0.58%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.65%) Linux
2 5 (2.91%) Windows
3 4 (2.33%) zOS
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.58%) Solaris
4 1 (0.58%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.49%) SOA
1 49 (28.49%) TOGAF
2 46 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (24.42%) Zachman Framework
4 32 (18.60%) Open Source
5 24 (13.95%) Enterprise Architecture
6 15 (8.72%) Data Architecture
6 15 (8.72%) E-Commerce
6 15 (8.72%) SDLC
7 13 (7.56%) TDD
8 12 (6.98%) Data Modelling
8 12 (6.98%) MVC
8 12 (6.98%) Scrum
8 12 (6.98%) SIEM
9 11 (6.40%) ITIL
9 11 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (5.81%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (5.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (5.81%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (31.98%) Java
2 16 (9.30%) C
3 15 (8.72%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.98%) PHP
4 12 (6.98%) Python
5 8 (4.65%) C#
6 6 (3.49%) R
7 5 (2.91%) SQL
8 3 (1.74%) Scala
9 2 (1.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.72%) Degree
2 12 (6.98%) GCIA
2 12 (6.98%) GCIH
2 12 (6.98%) CEH
2 12 (6.98%) CISSP
2 12 (6.98%) CISA
3 7 (4.07%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.58%) VCDX
5 1 (0.58%) VCP5
5 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.58%) MCSE
5 1 (0.58%) CCNA
5 1 (0.58%) CCA
5 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.58%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.14%) QA
2 9 (5.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.91%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.74%) HDFS
4 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Vendors
1 47 (27.33%) Oracle
2 24 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.40%) SAP
4 10 (5.81%) McAfee
4 10 (5.81%) SolarWinds
4 10 (5.81%) Splunk
4 10 (5.81%) ArcSight
4 10 (5.81%) Trustwave
4 10 (5.81%) LogRhythm
5 7 (4.07%) VMware
6 6 (3.49%) JDA
6 6 (3.49%) Facebook
7 4 (2.33%) Twitter
7 4 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.33%) IBM
8 3 (1.74%) Pega
9 2 (1.16%) CA
9 2 (1.16%) EMC
9 2 (1.16%) Citrix
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco
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