Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Principal Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 323 343 416
Rank change year-on-year +20 +73 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 7 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.069% 0.094% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.098% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 4
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £90,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +63.64% -
10th Percentile £70,750 £76,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £90,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +63.64% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9643 11276 16563
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 96.38% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8738 10274 14384
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,675 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% -

Principal Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Principal Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Architect in the City of London

Principal Architect
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Principal Architect in the City of London

Principal Architect
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Architect in the City of London

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 City of London region featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) JMS
4 4 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (57.14%) REST
4 4 (57.14%) DevOps
4 4 (57.14%) Microservices
4 4 (57.14%) API Design
4 4 (57.14%) Virtual Team
5 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
5 2 (28.57%) React
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Node.js
5 2 (28.57%) Open Source
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (28.57%) jQuery
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) SOA
6 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (14.29%) Event-Driven Architecture

Principal Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) JMS
1 4 (57.14%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) Node.js
2 2 (28.57%) React
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) API Design
3 4 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (57.14%) DevOps
3 4 (57.14%) Microservices
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (14.29%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript