The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Principal Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Architect
Rank 840 808 907
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +99
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 69 157 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.15% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.15% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 55 113 78
Median salary £77,500 £57,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+34.78% -17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,900 £52,500 £54,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £90,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £57,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -14.81%

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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Principal Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Principal Architect in the job title.

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 28 May 2016 within the UK.

Principal Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -66 66 £75,500 +31.30% 11
London -34 26 £85,000 +54.54% 8
South East -2 14 £81,250 +41.30% 1
Berkshire +4 9 £75,000 +167.85% 1
Reading +12 8 £75,000 +167.85% 1
East of England +31 5 £100,000 +21.21%
East Midlands - 5 £66,500 - 1
Gloucester +11 4 £70,000 +7.69%
Gloucestershire +3 4 £70,000 +7.69%
South West 0 4 £70,000 +33.33%
West Midlands - 4 £60,750 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £77,500 - 1
North East - 3 £77,500 - 1
North West - 3 £65,000 -
Essex - 3 £100,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £66,500 - 1
Surrey - 3 £82,500 -
Nottingham - 3 £66,500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £77,500 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £60,000 -
Brentwood - 3 £100,000 -
Cambridge +12 2 £50,571 -46.76%
Cambridgeshire -8 2 £50,571 -46.76%
Redhill - 2 £82,500 -
Newport - 2 £77,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £77,500 -
Wales - 2 £77,500 -
Hampshire +8 1 £80,000 -5.88%
City of London +7 1 £77,500 +40.90% 2

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Principal Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 37 (25.17%) Finance
2 34 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (23.13%) Mentoring
3 28 (19.05%) SOA
4 26 (17.69%) C#
5 25 (17.01%) HTML
5 25 (17.01%) Java
5 25 (17.01%) Microsoft
5 25 (17.01%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (16.33%) Oracle
7 23 (15.65%) JavaScript
8 22 (14.97%) TOGAF
8 22 (14.97%) Software Engineering
8 22 (14.97%) .NET
9 21 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 21 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 21 (14.29%) Big Data
10 19 (12.93%) OO
10 19 (12.93%) Telecoms
10 19 (12.93%) Degree
11 18 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
11 18 (12.24%) SAP
11 18 (12.24%) Security Architecture
12 17 (11.56%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (10.88%) Hadoop
13 16 (10.88%) SaaS
13 16 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (10.88%) HTTP
13 16 (10.88%) SDLC
14 15 (10.20%) API Design

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (8.16%) Apache Spark
2 8 (5.44%) Node.js
3 6 (4.08%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.40%) Smallworld
5 3 (2.04%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.04%) CMS
5 3 (2.04%) Drupal
5 3 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.04%) Liferay
5 3 (2.04%) Mule
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (2.04%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.68%) SAS
7 1 (0.68%) Sonic ESB
7 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.88%) SaaS
2 12 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.72%) IaaS
4 4 (2.72%) PaaS
5 3 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.88%) HTTP
2 6 (4.08%) Network Security
3 2 (1.36%) RTSP
4 1 (0.68%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.68%) LTE
4 1 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.68%) RANAP
4 1 (0.68%) SSL
4 1 (0.68%) TETRA
4 1 (0.68%) UTRAN
4 1 (0.68%) VPN
4 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.29%) Big Data
1 21 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.88%) Hadoop
3 14 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.44%) MySQL
5 6 (4.08%) DB2
5 6 (4.08%) SAP HANA
6 5 (3.40%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.72%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.72%) SAP BI
8 3 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.04%) Couchbase
8 3 (2.04%) Flink
8 3 (2.04%) Impala
8 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.04%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.68%) IBM BigInsights
9 1 (0.68%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 14 (9.52%) JIRA
1 14 (9.52%) NMock
1 14 (9.52%) NUnit
2 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.68%) Selenium
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (25.17%) Finance
2 19 (12.93%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.84%) Marketing
4 7 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (4.08%) Electronics
6 4 (2.72%) Banking
6 4 (2.72%) Retail
7 2 (1.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.01%) HTML
2 22 (14.97%) .NET
3 15 (10.20%) Ajax
3 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET
3 15 (10.20%) CSS
3 15 (10.20%) jQuery
4 14 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 14 (9.52%) D3.js
4 14 (9.52%) Lambda Expressions
4 14 (9.52%) LINQ
4 14 (9.52%) NHibernate
4 14 (9.52%) Sass
4 14 (9.52%) Unity DI Container
4 14 (9.52%) WCF
5 10 (6.80%) HTML5
6 6 (4.08%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.08%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (4.08%) React
7 4 (2.72%) REST
7 4 (2.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.01%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 13 (8.84%) Computer Science
3 13 (8.84%) User Experience
4 12 (8.16%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.08%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.08%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.40%) BBC
6 5 (3.40%) IPTV
6 5 (3.40%) Over-the-Top Content
6 5 (3.40%) STB
6 5 (3.40%) Symmetrix DMX
6 5 (3.40%) Video on Demand
7 4 (2.72%) Fintech
7 4 (2.72%) Health Informatics
7 4 (2.72%) Informatics
7 4 (2.72%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.04%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.16%) Unix
2 6 (4.08%) Windows
3 4 (2.72%) Linux
4 3 (2.04%) Android
4 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.36%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (23.13%) Mentoring
2 28 (19.05%) SOA
3 22 (14.97%) Software Engineering
3 22 (14.97%) TOGAF
4 21 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 19 (12.93%) OO
6 18 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
6 18 (12.24%) Security Architecture
7 17 (11.56%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (10.88%) SDLC
9 15 (10.20%) API Design
10 14 (9.52%) Analytics
10 14 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
10 14 (9.52%) Refactoring
10 14 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 14 (9.52%) Wealth Management
11 11 (7.48%) Presales
11 11 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.69%) C#
2 25 (17.01%) Java
3 23 (15.65%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.16%) SQL
5 9 (6.12%) Scala
6 8 (5.44%) Python
7 4 (2.72%) Perl
8 3 (2.04%) ABAP
8 3 (2.04%) Ada
8 3 (2.04%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.04%) R
9 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.68%) C-shell
9 1 (0.68%) Ruby
9 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (12.93%) Degree
2 7 (4.76%) CISSP
3 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.40%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.72%) CISM
4 4 (2.72%) MBA
5 3 (2.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.68%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.08%) COBIT
3 5 (3.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (2.72%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.72%) SSAE 16
5 3 (2.04%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.36%) QA
7 1 (0.68%) SDET
7 1 (0.68%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.36%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.36%) XenApp
3 2 (1.36%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.36%) SCCM
1 2 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.68%) Oozie
Vendors
1 25 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.33%) Oracle
3 18 (12.24%) SAP
4 9 (6.12%) VMware
5 5 (3.40%) Arqiva
5 5 (3.40%) BT
5 5 (3.40%) CA
5 5 (3.40%) EMC
5 5 (3.40%) Ericsson
5 5 (3.40%) HP
5 5 (3.40%) NetApp
5 5 (3.40%) Virgin Media
6 4 (2.72%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.04%) Charles River
7 3 (2.04%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.04%) Cognizant
7 3 (2.04%) Endeca
7 3 (2.04%) Hortonworks
7 3 (2.04%) hybris
7 3 (2.04%) IBM
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