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 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Architect
Rank 841 873 900
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 69 93 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.085% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.088% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 47 85 59
Median salary £80,000 £70,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,577 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £100,000 £90,500
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £65,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%

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
91699 105420 108853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76674 87821 88006
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 September 2016 within the UK.

Principal Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 28 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 September 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 +30 69 £80,000 +18.51% 11
London +70 37 £90,000 -5.26% 5
Croydon - 9 £92,500 - 1
East of England +17 7 £65,000 -
South West -4 7 £82,500 +26.92% 2
City of London +51 6 £90,000 +5.88% 2
South East +16 6 £82,500 +26.92% 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £65,000 -
Cambridge - 6 £65,000 -
East Midlands +17 4 - - 1
Berkshire +16 4 £82,500 +17.85%
Bournemouth - 4 £77,500 -
Dorset - 4 £77,500 - 1
Reading +19 3 £70,000 +7.69%
Yorkshire +15 3 £70,000 -2.09%
Bristol +6 3 £82,500 +26.92% 1
Leicestershire -6 3 - -
Leeds +19 2 £71,000 -16.47%
West Yorkshire +18 2 £71,000 -16.47%
North West -4 2 £80,000 +28.00% 1
Oxfordshire -8 2 - - 1
Abingdon - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +7 1 £70,000 +7.69%
West Midlands -12 1 £61,500 -5.38%
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £90,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £70,000 - 1
Watford - 1 £70,000 -

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 58 (43.94%) Finance
2 45 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (32.58%) Oracle
4 40 (30.30%) Java
5 35 (26.52%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (21.97%) SQL
6 29 (21.97%) Analytics
7 27 (20.45%) Big Data
8 25 (18.94%) Scrum
9 24 (18.18%) Linux
10 22 (16.67%) SAP
11 21 (15.91%) Unix
12 18 (13.64%) .NET
12 18 (13.64%) C#
12 18 (13.64%) Hadoop
13 17 (12.88%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (12.88%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (12.88%) Mentoring
14 16 (12.12%) Telecoms
14 16 (12.12%) TOGAF
14 16 (12.12%) Security Architecture
15 13 (9.85%) Presales
15 13 (9.85%) TDD
15 13 (9.85%) E-Commerce
15 13 (9.85%) Microsoft
15 13 (9.85%) OO
15 13 (9.85%) Data Architecture
15 13 (9.85%) BDD
16 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
16 12 (9.09%) Continuous Integration

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 11 (8.33%) Apache
1 11 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 9 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.79%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.76%) IIS
5 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.06%) SaaS
3 6 (4.55%) Data Lake Analytics
4 4 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.27%) IaaS
6 2 (1.52%) Office 365
6 2 (1.52%) PaaS
6 2 (1.52%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.55%) Internet
2 3 (2.27%) Network Security
3 2 (1.52%) HTTP
3 2 (1.52%) VPN
3 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.52%) Wireless
4 1 (0.76%) TETRA
4 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.45%) Big Data
2 18 (13.64%) Hadoop
3 17 (12.88%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (7.58%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.30%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (5.30%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.30%) SAP BW
5 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
6 6 (4.55%) Data Lake
6 6 (4.55%) Data Mining
6 6 (4.55%) HDInsight
6 6 (4.55%) Power BI
6 6 (4.55%) SAP HANA
6 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.27%) MySQL
7 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Cucumber
1 3 (2.27%) Selenium
2 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) NMock
3 1 (0.76%) NUnit
3 1 (0.76%) Subversion
3 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (43.94%) Finance
2 16 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.09%) Retail
4 8 (6.06%) Marketing
5 7 (5.30%) Electronics
5 7 (5.30%) Legal
5 7 (5.30%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.03%) Games
7 3 (2.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.64%) .NET
2 9 (6.82%) HTML
3 7 (5.30%) EDI
3 7 (5.30%) J2EE
3 7 (5.30%) Node.js
4 6 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.55%) HTML5
4 6 (4.55%) J2SE
4 6 (4.55%) MDX
5 4 (3.03%) REST
6 3 (2.27%) CSS
6 3 (2.27%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (2.27%) React
7 2 (1.52%) HornetQ
7 2 (1.52%) JMS
7 2 (1.52%) Kafka
7 2 (1.52%) Spring
7 2 (1.52%) XML
8 1 (0.76%) Sass
8 1 (0.76%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) iPad
2 8 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.30%) Clustering
4 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.03%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.27%) Derivative
6 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.27%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.52%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.52%) Fintech
7 2 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) BYOD
8 1 (0.76%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.18%) Linux
2 21 (15.91%) Unix
3 9 (6.82%) Oracle Linux
4 6 (4.55%) Solaris
5 3 (2.27%) CentOS
5 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (26.52%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (21.97%) Analytics
4 25 (18.94%) Scrum
5 17 (12.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (12.88%) Mentoring
6 16 (12.12%) Security Architecture
6 16 (12.12%) TOGAF
7 13 (9.85%) BDD
7 13 (9.85%) Data Architecture
7 13 (9.85%) E-Commerce
7 13 (9.85%) OO
7 13 (9.85%) Presales
7 13 (9.85%) TDD
8 12 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (9.09%) People Management
8 12 (9.09%) SDLC
8 12 (9.09%) SOA
9 10 (7.58%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (30.30%) Java
2 29 (21.97%) SQL
3 18 (13.64%) C#
4 10 (7.58%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 6 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.79%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.79%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.79%) Scala
7 3 (2.27%) Ruby
7 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.52%) Python
9 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (7.58%) Degree
2 6 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.27%) GIAC
4 2 (1.52%) CREST Certified
4 2 (1.52%) GCFA
4 2 (1.52%) GPEN
4 2 (1.52%) MBA
4 2 (1.52%) OSCP
4 2 (1.52%) SANS
5 1 (0.76%) CEH
5 1 (0.76%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.76%) CISM
5 1 (0.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (6.82%) QA
2 6 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (2.27%) SDET
4 2 (1.52%) SSAE 16
5 1 (0.76%) COBIT
5 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.76%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) logstash
1 2 (1.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (32.58%) Oracle
2 22 (16.67%) SAP
3 13 (9.85%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.55%) Sun
5 5 (3.79%) Cisco
6 3 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.52%) Aruba
7 2 (1.52%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.52%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.52%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.52%) HP
7 2 (1.52%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.52%) Meraki
7 2 (1.52%) Sophos
7 2 (1.52%) Splunk
7 2 (1.52%) Teradata
7 2 (1.52%) VMware
8 1 (0.76%) Citrix
8 1 (0.76%) EMC
8 1 (0.76%) Facebook
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