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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Architect
Rank 845 840 794
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 59 21 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.020% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.021% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 49 19 88
Average salary £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £95,000 £116,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £67,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -15.62%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 2014 within the UK.

Principal Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 22 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 18 September 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 -5 57 £77,500 -3.12% 8
London -11 28 £77,500 - 4
South East -6 11 £60,000 -36.84% 2
City of London +11 9 £55,000 -31.25% 1
East of England -15 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 - - 1
Cambridge - 4 - -
Coventry - 4 - -
Southampton 0 3 £52,500 -44.73%
Berkshire -8 3 £67,500 -28.94% 1
Reading -10 3 £67,500 -28.94% 1
Hampshire -12 3 £52,500 -44.73%
South West -11 2 £70,000 +3.70%
Surrey - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £58,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £70,000 -
Swindon - 1 £58,500 -
Gloucester - 1 £70,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £70,000 -

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 36 (25.90%) Finance
2 31 (22.30%) Telecoms
3 25 (17.99%) TOGAF
4 23 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (15.83%) Banking
6 21 (15.11%) Security Cleared
7 20 (14.39%) Degree
7 20 (14.39%) SOA
8 19 (13.67%) Computer Science
8 19 (13.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (13.67%) Network Design
8 19 (13.67%) Security Architecture
9 18 (12.95%) SC Cleared
10 16 (11.51%) DV Cleared
10 16 (11.51%) Zachman Framework
10 16 (11.51%) Marketing
10 16 (11.51%) Oracle
10 16 (11.51%) Retail
10 16 (11.51%) Service Delivery
11 15 (10.79%) Broadband
11 15 (10.79%) Open Source
12 14 (10.07%) Business Development
12 14 (10.07%) Enterprise Architecture
12 14 (10.07%) Data Management
13 13 (9.35%) Middleware
14 12 (8.63%) CRM
14 12 (8.63%) Network Management
15 11 (7.91%) Data Architecture
15 11 (7.91%) OpenStack
15 11 (7.91%) E-Commerce

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 11 (7.91%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.88%) SAS
3 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.44%) IIS
5 1 (0.72%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) TargetLink
2 1 (0.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.44%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.76%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.16%) IaaS
2 3 (2.16%) SaaS
3 2 (1.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.79%) Broadband
2 7 (5.04%) Internet
3 4 (2.88%) RIP
3 4 (2.88%) VPN
3 4 (2.88%) BGP
3 4 (2.88%) MPLS
3 4 (2.88%) OSPF
3 4 (2.88%) xDSL
3 4 (2.88%) Network Security
4 2 (1.44%) SAN
5 1 (0.72%) NAS
5 1 (0.72%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.72%) Wireless
5 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.32%) Big Data
3 3 (2.16%) DataStage
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.72%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.72%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.72%) DB2
5 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
General
1 36 (25.90%) Finance
2 31 (22.30%) Telecoms
3 22 (15.83%) Banking
4 16 (11.51%) Marketing
4 16 (11.51%) Retail
5 6 (4.32%) Electronics
6 5 (3.60%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.88%) Multimedia
7 4 (2.88%) Billing
7 4 (2.88%) Automotive
8 3 (2.16%) Back Office
9 2 (1.44%) Military
9 2 (1.44%) International Banking
10 1 (0.72%) German Language
10 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.35%) Middleware
2 4 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.44%) .NET
3 2 (1.44%) Java EE
4 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.67%) Computer Science
2 15 (10.79%) Open Source
3 10 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.19%) Data Integration
4 7 (5.04%) Kindle
5 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.88%) DTV
6 4 (2.88%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.88%) Physics
7 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.16%) GIS
8 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.44%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.72%) Ergonomics
9 1 (0.72%) IPTV
9 1 (0.72%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.72%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.44%) UNIX
2 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.72%) SUSE
2 1 (0.72%) zOS
2 1 (0.72%) Windows
2 1 (0.72%) AIX
2 1 (0.72%) HPUX
2 1 (0.72%) Solaris
2 1 (0.72%) Linux
2 1 (0.72%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.99%) TOGAF
2 23 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.39%) SOA
4 19 (13.67%) Network Design
4 19 (13.67%) Security Architecture
5 16 (11.51%) Zachman Framework
5 16 (11.51%) Service Delivery
6 14 (10.07%) Business Development
6 14 (10.07%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (10.07%) Data Management
7 12 (8.63%) CRM
7 12 (8.63%) Network Management
8 11 (7.91%) Data Architecture
8 11 (7.91%) E-Commerce
8 11 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.19%) Information Architecture
10 9 (6.47%) Software Engineering
10 9 (6.47%) ITIL
10 9 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (5.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.04%) Java
2 6 (4.32%) C
3 4 (2.88%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.72%) Erlang
4 1 (0.72%) C#
4 1 (0.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (15.11%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.39%) Degree
3 18 (12.95%) SC Cleared
4 16 (11.51%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) CITP
5 1 (0.72%) MBCS
5 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.44%) KVM
2 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) XenServer
3 1 (0.72%) vCloud
3 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.44%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.72%) SCOM
2 1 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.72%) OpenView
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.72%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 16 (11.51%) Oracle
2 5 (3.60%) RedPrairie
2 5 (3.60%) SAP
3 4 (2.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.88%) Ericsson
3 4 (2.88%) VMware
3 4 (2.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (2.88%) Huawei
4 3 (2.16%) Tableau
4 3 (2.16%) Teradata
4 3 (2.16%) Informatica
5 2 (1.44%) Cisco
5 2 (1.44%) IBM
5 2 (1.44%) BMC
5 2 (1.44%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.44%) CA
5 2 (1.44%) NetApp
5 2 (1.44%) Temenos
5 2 (1.44%) HP
5 2 (1.44%) EMC
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