The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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

Principal Architect
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 816 867 813
Rank change year-on-year +51 -54  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 57 61 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.068% 0.066% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.069% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 52 49 103
England median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% +19.23%  
10th Percentile £63,750 £60,050 £47,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £98,250 £95,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.22% +19.23%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80155 88904 100680
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.94% 96.51% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 269837 336665 384213
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  

Principal Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Architect in England

Principal Architect
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Principal Architect in England

Principal Architect
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Architect in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Architect in England

Principal Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 23 £80,000 -5.88%
South West +6 12 £75,000 +7.14%
North of England -1 12 £78,750 +1.61%
Yorkshire - 10 £70,000 -
South East +40 6 £80,000 +12.28% 1
Midlands +13 6 £79,500 +19.54%
West Midlands +22 5 £79,500 +29.26%
North West -38 2 £90,000 +38.46%
East Midlands +25 1 - -
Principal Architect
UK

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 England region featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 47 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (23.21%) Security Cleared
3 26 (23.21%) IT Strategy
4 23 (20.54%) TOGAF
5 21 (18.75%) Big Data
6 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
6 19 (16.96%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (16.07%) Degree
7 18 (16.07%) ITIL
8 17 (15.18%) C
8 17 (15.18%) DV Cleared
8 17 (15.18%) Target Operating Model
9 16 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
9 16 (14.29%) MODAF
10 15 (13.39%) BPMN
10 15 (13.39%) Java
10 15 (13.39%) Finance
11 14 (12.50%) Web Services
11 14 (12.50%) Local Government
12 13 (11.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 13 (11.61%) Software Engineering
12 13 (11.61%) COBIT
12 13 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (11.61%) SFIA
12 13 (11.61%) Disruptive Innovation
12 13 (11.61%) Line Management
12 13 (11.61%) ArchiMate
13 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (10.71%) MVC

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

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.04%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.36%) Jetty
3 5 (4.46%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.57%) Apache Pig
4 4 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.68%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.79%) Apache
6 2 (1.79%) Documentum
6 2 (1.79%) Mule
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.89%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.89%) JBoss
7 1 (0.89%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.89%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (16.96%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.36%) PaaS
4 4 (3.57%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.79%) Office 365
5 2 (1.79%) SaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) Firewall
1 5 (4.46%) MPLS
1 5 (4.46%) Network Security
2 4 (3.57%) BGP
2 4 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.68%) LAN
3 3 (2.68%) WAN
3 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.79%) Internet
4 2 (1.79%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.89%) DNS
5 1 (0.89%) OSPF
5 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) Big Data
2 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.46%) Apache Hive
4 5 (4.46%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.46%) Power BI
4 5 (4.46%) PowerPivot
4 5 (4.46%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.46%) Sqoop
5 3 (2.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.89%) MySQL
6 1 (0.89%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.36%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.57%) Artifactory
3 4 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.57%) JIRA
3 4 (3.57%) NuGet
3 4 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.68%) Maven
5 2 (1.79%) Selenium
6 1 (0.89%) Ant
6 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.89%) Hudson
6 1 (0.89%) JUnit
6 1 (0.89%) MSTest
6 1 (0.89%) NUnit
6 1 (0.89%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.89%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 15 (13.39%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Local Government
3 7 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.50%) Web Services
2 11 (9.82%) .NET
3 8 (7.14%) Spring
4 7 (6.25%) Hibernate
5 6 (5.36%) React
6 5 (4.46%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (4.46%) Kafka
6 5 (4.46%) SOAP
7 4 (3.57%) REST
7 4 (3.57%) XML
8 3 (2.68%) HTML
8 3 (2.68%) J2EE
8 3 (2.68%) Middleware
8 3 (2.68%) Node.js
9 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.79%) jQuery
9 2 (1.79%) JSON
9 2 (1.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.04%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (8.04%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.36%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.57%) User Experience
6 2 (1.79%) Fintech
6 2 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.89%) Blog
7 1 (0.89%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.89%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.89%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.89%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.93%) Windows
2 7 (6.25%) Linux
2 7 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (0.89%) Android
3 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (23.21%) IT Strategy
3 23 (20.54%) TOGAF
4 18 (16.07%) ITIL
5 17 (15.18%) Target Operating Model
6 16 (14.29%) MODAF
6 16 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
7 15 (13.39%) BPMN
8 13 (11.61%) ArchiMate
8 13 (11.61%) Disruptive Innovation
8 13 (11.61%) Line Management
8 13 (11.61%) SFIA
8 13 (11.61%) Software Engineering
8 13 (11.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 13 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (10.71%) MVC
10 11 (9.82%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (9.82%) Mentoring
10 11 (9.82%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (8.93%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.18%) C
2 15 (13.39%) Java
3 11 (9.82%) SQL
4 9 (8.04%) C#
5 7 (6.25%) Python
6 6 (5.36%) Scala
7 5 (4.46%) Perl
7 5 (4.46%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.46%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.68%) C++
10 2 (1.79%) Clojure
10 2 (1.79%) Go
10 2 (1.79%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.79%) Ruby
11 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.89%) F#
11 1 (0.89%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.07%) Degree
3 17 (15.18%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.57%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.68%) CCDE
6 3 (2.68%) CCDP
7 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.79%) CISM
7 2 (1.79%) CISSP
7 2 (1.79%) GIAC
7 2 (1.79%) SANS
8 1 (0.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.89%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.89%) GPEN
8 1 (0.89%) ISEB
8 1 (0.89%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.61%) COBIT
2 4 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.57%) QA
3 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.79%) SLA
5 1 (0.89%) GDPR
5 1 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.89%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.89%) Docker
2 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) Puppet
2 4 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.57%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.89%) logstash
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.89%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.36%) Hortonworks
3 5 (4.46%) Ab Initio
3 5 (4.46%) Cisco
3 5 (4.46%) Cognizant
3 5 (4.46%) Informatica
3 5 (4.46%) Teradata
4 4 (3.57%) CA
4 4 (3.57%) EMC
4 4 (3.57%) IBM
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle
5 3 (2.68%) BT
5 3 (2.68%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.68%) Juniper
5 3 (2.68%) Palo Alto
5 3 (2.68%) webMethods
6 2 (1.79%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.79%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.79%) Google
6 2 (1.79%) Splunk
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