The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was - in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Principal Architect
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 110 109
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 0 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge - 0.36% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.37% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 1
Median salary - £43,641 £95,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -54.06%  
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £72,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year -3.44% -6.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1291 1336 1458
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 96.27% 96.67% 98.58%
Number of salaries quoted 948 1072 1230
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Principal Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Architect in Cambridge

Principal Architect
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Architect in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Principal Architect in Cambridge

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 across the Cambridge region featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) 3GPP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) UTRAN
1 1 (100.00%) RTP
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) SSH
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) RANAP
1 1 (100.00%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development

Principal Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 3GPP
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (100.00%) RANAP
1 1 (100.00%) RTP
1 1 (100.00%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) SSH
1 1 (100.00%) UTRAN
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) UML
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree