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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Architect
Rank 862 839 864
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 73 98 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.092% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.095% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 52 68 61
Average salary £90,000 £77,500 £90,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £55,000 £70,000
10% offered a salary of more than £104,500 £102,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £90,000 £77,500 £92,500
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -16.21%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 64 £90,000 +16.12% 9
London -4 36 £82,500 +13.79% 2
East of England +3 16 £95,000 +11.76% 2
Hertfordshire +7 8 £90,000 +5.88%
Essex +3 8 £100,000 +42.85% 1
Brentwood - 8 £100,000 -
Scotland +7 6 £70,000 -17.64% 2
South East -3 6 - - 1
Watford - 6 £90,000 -
East Midlands +6 4 £58,750 -22.95%
Northamptonshire +1 4 £58,750 -22.95%
Reading +1 3 - - 1
Berkshire -17 3 - - 1
Tranent - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £70,000 - 1
East Lothian - 3 - -
South West -11 2 £73,750 +1.72%
Northampton - 2 £57,500 -
Corby - 1 £60,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £92,500 -
Bristol - 1 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £92,500 -

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 41 (21.69%) Java
2 35 (18.52%) Finance
2 35 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (16.93%) TOGAF
3 32 (16.93%) C
3 32 (16.93%) Microsoft
3 32 (16.93%) CISSP
4 31 (16.40%) SOA
5 30 (15.87%) Network Security
6 28 (14.81%) Oracle
7 27 (14.29%) CISA
8 26 (13.76%) CEH
8 26 (13.76%) GCIA
8 26 (13.76%) GCIH
8 26 (13.76%) SIEM
9 25 (13.23%) Mentoring
10 24 (12.70%) Intel Security
10 24 (12.70%) JavaScript
10 24 (12.70%) TCP/IP
10 24 (12.70%) Wireshark
10 24 (12.70%) Trustwave
10 24 (12.70%) LogRhythm
10 24 (12.70%) QRadar
10 24 (12.70%) Splunk
10 24 (12.70%) ArcSight
10 24 (12.70%) SolarWinds
11 23 (12.17%) Zachman Framework
12 22 (11.64%) E-Commerce
12 22 (11.64%) Open Source
13 21 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.76%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.65%) Node.js
4 4 (2.12%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.59%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.59%) Smallworld
6 2 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.06%) Apache
6 2 (1.06%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.06%) JBoss
6 2 (1.06%) Sonic ESB
6 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.53%) SAS
7 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.12%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.06%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.82%) SaaS
2 8 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.17%) Office 365
4 5 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.87%) Network Security
2 24 (12.70%) TCP/IP
2 24 (12.70%) Wireshark
3 14 (7.41%) HTTP
4 4 (2.12%) Firewall
4 4 (2.12%) LDAP
4 4 (2.12%) WAN
5 3 (1.59%) BGP
5 3 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.59%) Internet
5 3 (1.59%) MPLS
5 3 (1.59%) NetScreen
5 3 (1.59%) NX-OS
5 3 (1.59%) OSPF
5 3 (1.59%) TACACS
6 2 (1.06%) RFID
7 1 (0.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.58%) Big Data
2 19 (10.05%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.88%) Hadoop
4 9 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.17%) Apache Hive
6 6 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.17%) DB2
7 4 (2.12%) MySQL
7 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.59%) Flink
8 3 (1.59%) HBase
8 3 (1.59%) Impala
8 3 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.59%) SAP BI
8 3 (1.59%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.76%) JIRA
2 9 (4.76%) NMock
2 9 (4.76%) NUnit
3 2 (1.06%) Ant
3 2 (1.06%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.06%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.06%) Gradle
3 2 (1.06%) Hudson
3 2 (1.06%) Maven
3 2 (1.06%) Selenium
3 2 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (18.52%) Finance
2 12 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.29%) Marketing
4 9 (4.76%) Retail
5 6 (3.17%) Banking
5 6 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.65%) Electronics
6 5 (2.65%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.59%) Legal
7 3 (1.59%) Online Betting
7 3 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.06%) French Language
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.58%) .NET
2 16 (8.47%) HTML
3 15 (7.94%) CSS
3 15 (7.94%) Web Services
4 13 (6.88%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (6.35%) ASP.NET
5 12 (6.35%) jQuery
6 11 (5.82%) Middleware
7 10 (5.29%) Ajax
7 10 (5.29%) REST
8 9 (4.76%) .NET Framework
8 9 (4.76%) D3.js
8 9 (4.76%) LINQ
8 9 (4.76%) NHibernate
8 9 (4.76%) Sass
8 9 (4.76%) Unity DI Container
8 9 (4.76%) WCF
9 6 (3.17%) J2EE
9 6 (3.17%) Spring
10 5 (2.65%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.82%) Driving Licence
5 9 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.23%) IPTV
6 8 (4.23%) Over-the-Top Content
6 8 (4.23%) Video on Demand
7 6 (3.17%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.17%) SWIFT
7 6 (3.17%) User Experience
8 5 (2.65%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.12%) Fintech
9 4 (2.12%) Social Media
9 4 (2.12%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.59%) iDTV
10 3 (1.59%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.59%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.59%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.99%) Windows
2 10 (5.29%) Unix
3 7 (3.70%) Linux
3 7 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.59%) Solaris
5 2 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) AIX
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.53%) HPUX
6 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (16.93%) TOGAF
3 31 (16.40%) SOA
4 26 (13.76%) SIEM
5 25 (13.23%) Mentoring
6 23 (12.17%) Zachman Framework
7 22 (11.64%) E-Commerce
7 22 (11.64%) Open Source
8 21 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 20 (10.58%) Enterprise Architecture
10 19 (10.05%) Presales
11 16 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (7.41%) API Design
12 14 (7.41%) Information Security
12 14 (7.41%) SDLC
13 13 (6.88%) OO
13 13 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (6.35%) High Availability
14 12 (6.35%) Migration
14 12 (6.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.69%) Java
2 32 (16.93%) C
3 24 (12.70%) JavaScript
4 19 (10.05%) C#
5 9 (4.76%) SQL
6 8 (4.23%) Python
6 8 (4.23%) Scala
7 6 (3.17%) C++
8 4 (2.12%) R
8 4 (2.12%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.59%) Ada
9 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.59%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.06%) ABAP
10 2 (1.06%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.06%) Groovy
10 2 (1.06%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.06%) Perl
10 2 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (16.93%) CISSP
2 27 (14.29%) CISA
3 26 (13.76%) CEH
3 26 (13.76%) GCIA
3 26 (13.76%) GCIH
4 15 (7.94%) Degree
5 5 (2.65%) CISM
6 4 (2.12%) MCITP
6 4 (2.12%) MCSE
6 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.59%) CCIE
7 3 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.59%) MBA
8 1 (0.53%) PhD
8 1 (0.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.17%) SEPA
2 5 (2.65%) COBIT
2 5 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.65%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.65%) SSAE 16
3 3 (1.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.23%) Active Directory
1 8 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.06%) HDFS
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.53%) Firmware
4 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.53%) vCloud
4 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (12.70%) QRadar
2 7 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.70%) Puppet
3 4 (2.12%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.12%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.53%) Oozie
4 1 (0.53%) SCCM
4 1 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.81%) Oracle
3 24 (12.70%) ArcSight
3 24 (12.70%) Intel Security
3 24 (12.70%) LogRhythm
3 24 (12.70%) SolarWinds
3 24 (12.70%) Splunk
3 24 (12.70%) Trustwave
4 16 (8.47%) IBM
5 13 (6.88%) SAP
6 10 (5.29%) Dell
7 8 (4.23%) Citrix
7 8 (4.23%) VMware
8 7 (3.70%) CA
9 6 (3.17%) EMC
9 6 (3.17%) HP
10 5 (2.65%) NetApp
11 4 (2.12%) Cisco
11 4 (2.12%) F5
11 4 (2.12%) Juniper
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum c£60K - £70K + 10% Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £85,000
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £85,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £85,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £85,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £85,000
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
Salary: £38413 - £48869 per annum + plus excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Cognizant
Posted: 17 days ago