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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Architect
Rank 786 866 854
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 117 74 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.061% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.065% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 61 55 19
Average salary £70,000 £90,000 £86,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +4.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,000 £72,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £85,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 17 April 2015 within the UK.

Principal Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 26 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 17 April 2015. 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 +87 110 £70,000 -15.15% 6
London +39 60 £55,000 -38.88% 4
South East +23 40 £85,000 +37.09%
City of London +57 34 £55,000 -18.51% 2
Berkshire +17 20 £65,000 -
Hampshire +14 19 £85,000 +61.90%
Reading +1 13 - -
Andover - 7 £85,000 -
East of England - 4 £70,000 -
South West -9 3 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Marlow - 2 - -
Scotland +11 1 £85,000 -10.52%
Surrey +9 1 £65,000 +4.83%
Gloucester -10 1 £65,000 -7.14%
Southampton -11 1 £80,000 +52.38%
Gloucestershire -12 1 £65,000 -7.14%
Home Counties - 1 £100,000 -
Avon - 1 £65,000 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £52,500 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £70,000 -

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 86 (44.56%) Finance
2 79 (40.93%) TOGAF
3 68 (35.23%) Zachman Framework
4 64 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (31.61%) Oracle
6 60 (31.09%) SOA
7 58 (30.05%) Banking
8 53 (27.46%) Java
9 50 (25.91%) Middleware
10 40 (20.73%) Retail
11 39 (20.21%) Open Source
12 37 (19.17%) Oracle Fusion
12 37 (19.17%) Data Integration
13 36 (18.65%) Degree
14 31 (16.06%) Telecoms
15 27 (13.99%) Computer Science
16 23 (11.92%) UML
17 22 (11.40%) Microsoft
18 21 (10.88%) Data Modelling
19 20 (10.36%) Data Architecture
20 19 (9.84%) Big Data
20 19 (9.84%) Marketing
21 17 (8.81%) Scrum
21 17 (8.81%) Internet
22 16 (8.29%) .NET
22 16 (8.29%) Capacity Planning
23 15 (7.77%) Internet of Things
24 14 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
24 14 (7.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
24 14 (7.25%) OpenStack

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (7.25%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (2.07%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.07%) Apache
2 4 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (1.55%) IIS
4 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.04%) Lync
4 2 (1.04%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.04%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.04%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.52%) Node.js
5 1 (0.52%) Mule
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.07%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.52%) Magento
1 1 (0.52%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.59%) IaaS
5 4 (2.07%) Office 365
6 3 (1.55%) PaaS
7 2 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.04%) SaaS
7 2 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.81%) Internet
2 8 (4.15%) Broadband
2 8 (4.15%) Software-Defined Networking
3 5 (2.59%) Firewall
3 5 (2.59%) MPLS
4 4 (2.07%) WAN
5 3 (1.55%) OSPF
5 3 (1.55%) BGP
6 2 (1.04%) RTP
6 2 (1.04%) SS7
6 2 (1.04%) HTTP
6 2 (1.04%) Cisco ICM
6 2 (1.04%) VLAN
6 2 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.04%) CTI
7 1 (0.52%) Wireless
7 1 (0.52%) IPsec
7 1 (0.52%) VPN
7 1 (0.52%) LAN
7 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.84%) Big Data
2 13 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (5.18%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.63%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.59%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.04%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.04%) MySQL
8 2 (1.04%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.52%) Ant
General
1 86 (44.56%) Finance
2 58 (30.05%) Banking
3 40 (20.73%) Retail
4 31 (16.06%) Telecoms
5 19 (9.84%) Marketing
6 8 (4.15%) International Banking
6 8 (4.15%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.63%) Local Government
8 6 (3.11%) Manufacturing
9 5 (2.59%) Mandarin Language
9 5 (2.59%) Cantonese Language
9 5 (2.59%) German Language
10 1 (0.52%) Games
10 1 (0.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (25.91%) Middleware
2 37 (19.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 16 (8.29%) .NET
4 7 (3.63%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.63%) Web Services
5 5 (2.59%) Ajax
6 4 (2.07%) XSLT
6 4 (2.07%) CSS
6 4 (2.07%) J2EE
6 4 (2.07%) ADO.NET
6 4 (2.07%) WCF
6 4 (2.07%) WPF
6 4 (2.07%) WF
6 4 (2.07%) Silverlight
6 4 (2.07%) Java EE
6 4 (2.07%) CAML
7 3 (1.55%) COM+
7 3 (1.55%) MSMQ
7 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.21%) Open Source
2 37 (19.17%) Data Integration
3 27 (13.99%) Computer Science
4 15 (7.77%) Internet of Things
5 9 (4.66%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.66%) Data Structures
6 8 (4.15%) Client/Server
6 8 (4.15%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.59%) Machine to Machine
8 4 (2.07%) Social Media
9 2 (1.04%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.04%) User Experience
9 2 (1.04%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.04%) IVR
9 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.52%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.52%) Blog
10 1 (0.52%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.18%) Windows
2 5 (2.59%) Linux
3 1 (0.52%) UNIX
3 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (40.93%) TOGAF
2 68 (35.23%) Zachman Framework
3 64 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (31.09%) SOA
5 23 (11.92%) UML
6 21 (10.88%) Data Modelling
7 20 (10.36%) Data Architecture
8 17 (8.81%) Scrum
9 16 (8.29%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (7.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 14 (7.25%) Business Development
10 14 (7.25%) ITIL
10 14 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (5.70%) Cyber Security
11 11 (5.70%) Logical Data Model
12 10 (5.18%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.18%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (4.66%) Software Engineering
13 9 (4.66%) Customer Engagement
13 9 (4.66%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (27.46%) Java
2 11 (5.70%) JavaScript
3 10 (5.18%) C#
4 7 (3.63%) PHP
4 7 (3.63%) Python
5 3 (1.55%) Ruby
6 2 (1.04%) Erlang
6 2 (1.04%) R
7 1 (0.52%) Groovy
7 1 (0.52%) Scala
7 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (18.65%) Degree
2 14 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.07%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.07%) MCP
4 4 (2.07%) MCSD
4 4 (2.07%) MCDBA
4 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.07%) MCITP
5 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.55%) JNCIE
5 3 (1.55%) CCIE
5 3 (1.55%) CCNP
5 3 (1.55%) CCNA
6 2 (1.04%) CCDA
6 2 (1.04%) CCDP
6 2 (1.04%) MBCS
6 2 (1.04%) CCSA
6 2 (1.04%) CCSE
6 2 (1.04%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.70%) COBIT
2 5 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.07%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.55%) Firmware
3 2 (1.04%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Puppet
1 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.52%) Ansible
1 1 (0.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 61 (31.61%) Oracle
2 22 (11.40%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.25%) SAP
4 7 (3.63%) Cognos
4 7 (3.63%) Cisco
5 6 (3.11%) VMware
6 3 (1.55%) IBM
6 3 (1.55%) Juniper
7 2 (1.04%) Avaya
7 2 (1.04%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.04%) Google
7 2 (1.04%) F5
7 2 (1.04%) Facebook
8 1 (0.52%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.52%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.52%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.52%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix
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