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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Architect
Rank 826 867 850
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 66 62 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.053% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.056% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 47 53 26
Average salary £80,000 £70,000 £95,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £70,000 £95,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Principal Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 17 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 31 July 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 +29 66 £80,000 +14.28% 3
London +41 38 £80,000 +3.22% 2
City of London +32 10 £55,000 -27.86% 1
South East -6 9 £70,000 +3.70% 1
South West -12 6 £52,500 -25.00%
Berkshire 0 5 £70,000 +3.70% 1
Newbury - 5 £70,000 - 1
Hampshire +4 4 £50,000 -
East of England +7 3 £82,500 -13.15%
Hertfordshire -11 3 £82,500 -13.15%
Leeds - 3 £70,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £70,000 -
Bournemouth - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £52,500 -
Dorset - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £70,000 -
Watford - 1 £80,000 -

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 61 (32.62%) Finance
1 61 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (32.09%) Java
3 58 (31.02%) Oracle
4 57 (30.48%) TOGAF
5 53 (28.34%) SOA
6 49 (26.20%) Zachman Framework
7 48 (25.67%) Retail
8 47 (25.13%) Banking
9 39 (20.86%) Open Source
9 39 (20.86%) Middleware
10 38 (20.32%) Data Integration
11 36 (19.25%) Degree
11 36 (19.25%) Oracle Fusion
12 32 (17.11%) Microsoft
13 28 (14.97%) Computer Science
14 27 (14.44%) Telecoms
15 22 (11.76%) UML
15 22 (11.76%) Big Data
16 21 (11.23%) Marketing
17 20 (10.70%) JavaScript
18 19 (10.16%) Data Architecture
19 18 (9.63%) Enterprise Architecture
19 18 (9.63%) .NET
20 17 (9.09%) Internet
20 17 (9.09%) SDLC
21 16 (8.56%) Data Modelling
22 15 (8.02%) MS Excel
22 15 (8.02%) Web Services
22 15 (8.02%) Scrum

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (6.42%) OpenStack
2 7 (3.74%) Node.js
3 5 (2.67%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.67%) Apache Pig
3 5 (2.67%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.14%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.07%) IIS
6 1 (0.53%) Apache
6 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.53%) Mule
6 1 (0.53%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 15 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.14%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.09%) Internet
2 9 (4.81%) Software-Defined Networking
3 8 (4.28%) Broadband
4 2 (1.07%) Firewall
5 1 (0.53%) Wireless
5 1 (0.53%) IPsec
5 1 (0.53%) VoIP
5 1 (0.53%) WAN
5 1 (0.53%) HTTP
5 1 (0.53%) VPN
5 1 (0.53%) MPLS
5 1 (0.53%) OSPF
5 1 (0.53%) BGP
5 1 (0.53%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.76%) Big Data
2 12 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 9 (4.81%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.28%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.74%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.67%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.67%) Sqoop
7 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.14%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.53%) MySQL
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (32.62%) Finance
2 48 (25.67%) Retail
3 47 (25.13%) Banking
4 27 (14.44%) Telecoms
5 21 (11.23%) Marketing
6 9 (4.81%) Local Government
7 6 (3.21%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.67%) Mandarin Language
8 5 (2.67%) Cantonese Language
8 5 (2.67%) German Language
9 3 (1.60%) Games
10 2 (1.07%) Billing
11 1 (0.53%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (20.86%) Middleware
2 36 (19.25%) Oracle Fusion
3 18 (9.63%) .NET
4 15 (8.02%) Web Services
5 11 (5.88%) React
6 9 (4.81%) Ajax
6 9 (4.81%) LAMP
7 7 (3.74%) CSS
8 6 (3.21%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.21%) HTML
8 6 (3.21%) RESTful
8 6 (3.21%) Symfony
8 6 (3.21%) HTML5
8 6 (3.21%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.67%) CSS3
9 5 (2.67%) Backbone.js
9 5 (2.67%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (2.67%) MDX
10 4 (2.14%) Java EE
10 4 (2.14%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.32%) Data Integration
2 28 (14.97%) Computer Science
3 15 (8.02%) Internet of Things
4 13 (6.95%) Data Centre
5 12 (6.42%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.74%) FMCG
7 6 (3.21%) User Experience
8 5 (2.67%) Machine to Machine
9 4 (2.14%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.07%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.07%) NGOSS
11 2 (1.07%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.53%) Social Media
12 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.53%) Clustering
12 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.81%) Linux
2 6 (3.21%) Windows
3 4 (2.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.48%) TOGAF
3 53 (28.34%) SOA
4 49 (26.20%) Zachman Framework
5 39 (20.86%) Open Source
6 22 (11.76%) UML
7 19 (10.16%) Data Architecture
8 18 (9.63%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (9.09%) SDLC
10 16 (8.56%) Data Modelling
11 15 (8.02%) Scrum
12 14 (7.49%) MVC
12 14 (7.49%) ITIL
12 14 (7.49%) E-Commerce
13 13 (6.95%) Business Development
13 13 (6.95%) Logical Data Model
14 12 (6.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 12 (6.42%) TDD
15 11 (5.88%) ArchiMate
16 10 (5.35%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 60 (32.09%) Java
2 20 (10.70%) JavaScript
3 14 (7.49%) PHP
4 12 (6.42%) Python
5 11 (5.88%) C#
6 6 (3.21%) R
7 4 (2.14%) C
8 2 (1.07%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.53%) Ruby
9 1 (0.53%) Groovy
9 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (19.25%) Degree
2 9 (4.81%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.14%) MCP
4 4 (2.14%) MCSD
4 4 (2.14%) MCDBA
4 4 (2.14%) MCITP
5 2 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.07%) CCNA
6 1 (0.53%) CCA
6 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.53%) MBA
6 1 (0.53%) CCIE
6 1 (0.53%) CCNP
6 1 (0.53%) MCSE
6 1 (0.53%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.53%) VCDX
6 1 (0.53%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.49%) QA
2 11 (5.88%) COBIT
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.67%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.53%) Docker
3 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Puppet
1 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.53%) Ansible
1 1 (0.53%) Salt
Vendors
1 58 (31.02%) Oracle
2 32 (17.11%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.42%) SAP
4 6 (3.21%) JDA
4 6 (3.21%) VMware
4 6 (3.21%) Facebook
5 4 (2.14%) Twitter
5 4 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.14%) Cisco
5 4 (2.14%) IBM
6 3 (1.60%) Citrix
7 2 (1.07%) CA
7 2 (1.07%) Amdocs
7 2 (1.07%) Pega
8 1 (0.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.53%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.53%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.53%) webMethods
8 1 (0.53%) Juniper
8 1 (0.53%) EMC
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