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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Architect
Rank 807 861 855
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 88 38 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.035% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.037% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 76 33 34
Average salary £80,750 £87,500 £68,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.71% +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £125,000 £100,000 £84,250
UK excluding London average salary £82,500 £87,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +40.00%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 December 2014 within the UK.

Principal Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 24 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 December 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 +65 86 £81,500 -6.85% 5
London +58 53 £77,500 -11.42% 1
City of London +41 21 £55,000 -40.54% 1
South East +13 12 £82,500 -8.33% 1
East of England - 10 £85,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £85,000 -
Berkshire +11 7 £67,500 -32.50%
Rickmansworth - 7 £85,000 -
Reading +9 6 £67,500 -32.50%
Milton Keynes - 5 £82,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £82,500 - 1
North West -16 4 £78,750 +16.66%
Manchester -21 4 £78,750 -
Yorkshire - 4 £48,500 -
Middlesbrough - 3 £48,500 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £48,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £76,250 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £76,250 - 1
West Midlands -2 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £110,000 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £110,000 -

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 60 (40.82%) Finance
2 59 (40.14%) TOGAF
3 47 (31.97%) Zachman Framework
4 41 (27.89%) Banking
5 38 (25.85%) Middleware
5 38 (25.85%) SOA
6 32 (21.77%) Oracle
7 31 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (19.73%) Retail
9 26 (17.69%) Data Integration
10 25 (17.01%) Java
11 20 (13.61%) Oracle Fusion
12 19 (12.93%) Telecoms
12 19 (12.93%) Degree
13 18 (12.24%) Open Source
14 17 (11.56%) Computer Science
15 15 (10.20%) E-Commerce
16 14 (9.52%) Broadband
17 13 (8.84%) SAP
17 13 (8.84%) Marketing
17 13 (8.84%) Enterprise Architecture
18 11 (7.48%) Business Development
19 10 (6.80%) Investment Banking
19 10 (6.80%) Data Management
19 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
19 10 (6.80%) Internet
19 10 (6.80%) Data Architecture
19 10 (6.80%) Network Management
19 10 (6.80%) Mentoring
20 9 (6.12%) OpenStack

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 9 (6.12%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.36%) Lync
3 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.68%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) TargetLink
2 2 (1.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) SAP ERP
1 3 (2.04%) Temenos T24
1 3 (2.04%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.52%) Broadband
2 10 (6.80%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Wireless
3 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.68%) LAN
3 1 (0.68%) WAN
3 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.40%) Big Data
2 3 (2.04%) MySQL
3 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 60 (40.82%) Finance
2 41 (27.89%) Banking
3 29 (19.73%) Retail
4 19 (12.93%) Telecoms
5 13 (8.84%) Marketing
6 10 (6.80%) Investment Banking
7 7 (4.76%) International Banking
8 5 (3.40%) Automotive
8 5 (3.40%) Electronics
9 4 (2.72%) Multimedia
9 4 (2.72%) Billing
10 3 (2.04%) Back Office
11 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (25.85%) Middleware
2 20 (13.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (2.04%) Java EE
4 1 (0.68%) .NET
4 1 (0.68%) J2EE
4 1 (0.68%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.69%) Data Integration
2 18 (12.24%) Open Source
3 17 (11.56%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.44%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.44%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.76%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.76%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.40%) Social Media
6 5 (3.40%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.40%) Physics
7 4 (2.72%) DTV
8 3 (2.04%) Kindle
8 3 (2.04%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.36%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.68%) Ergonomics
10 1 (0.68%) Blog
10 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.36%) Windows
2 1 (0.68%) Solaris
2 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (0.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.14%) TOGAF
2 47 (31.97%) Zachman Framework
3 38 (25.85%) SOA
4 31 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (10.20%) E-Commerce
6 13 (8.84%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (7.48%) Business Development
8 10 (6.80%) Data Architecture
8 10 (6.80%) Network Management
8 10 (6.80%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.80%) Data Management
8 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.12%) ERP
9 9 (6.12%) Data Modelling
10 8 (5.44%) Customer Engagement
11 7 (4.76%) Security Architecture
11 7 (4.76%) Analytics
11 7 (4.76%) Line Management
11 7 (4.76%) ITIL
11 7 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.01%) Java
2 5 (3.40%) C
2 5 (3.40%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 1 (0.68%) C#
3 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (12.93%) Degree
2 9 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.44%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.04%) CITP
5 3 (2.04%) MBCS
6 1 (0.68%) MCSE
6 1 (0.68%) MCSA
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) MCTS
6 1 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.72%) COBIT
3 3 (2.04%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 32 (21.77%) Oracle
2 13 (8.84%) SAP
3 6 (4.08%) Cognos
4 4 (2.72%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.04%) Temenos
5 3 (2.04%) Tableau
6 1 (0.68%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.68%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.68%) Retek
6 1 (0.68%) Huawei
6 1 (0.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (0.68%) IBM
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