Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was £81,250 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1082 1067 1101
Rank change year-on-year -15 +34 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 92 131 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.054% 0.073% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.076% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 72 95 155
England median annual salary £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.56% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £63,750 £61,000 £55,250
90th Percentile £102,250 £101,500 £105,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £78,750 £80,000
% change year-on-year +1.59% -1.56% +3.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 45 £87,500 -2.78% 3
North of England +20 16 £87,500 +37.80% 4
Yorkshire +31 14 £87,500 +29.63%
South West +15 11 £67,500 -18.18% 1
Midlands +35 10 £87,500 +12.90% 1
South East +37 9 £82,500 +17.86%
West Midlands +22 8 £87,500 +42.28% 1
East Midlands +33 2 £75,000 -3.23%
North West -1 2 £90,000 +47.54% 4
East of England -1 2 £80,000 +23.08% 2
Principal Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 45 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.09%) Java
3 20 (21.74%) TOGAF
4 18 (19.57%) Security Cleared
5 17 (18.48%) IT Strategy
6 14 (15.22%) C
6 14 (15.22%) DV Cleared
7 13 (14.13%) Target Operating Model
8 12 (13.04%) TDD
8 12 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
9 11 (11.96%) Software Engineering
9 11 (11.96%) Scrum
9 11 (11.96%) ITIL
9 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
9 11 (11.96%) DevOps
9 11 (11.96%) Big Data
10 9 (9.78%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (9.78%) Microservices
10 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (9.78%) Degree
10 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
11 8 (8.70%) Finance
11 8 (8.70%) Local Government
11 8 (8.70%) Spring
11 8 (8.70%) SOA
11 8 (8.70%) COBIT
11 8 (8.70%) MODAF
11 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (8.70%) BPMN
11 8 (8.70%) Amazon AWS

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 3 (3.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.17%) Jetty
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (2.17%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (5.43%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (5.43%) PaaS
4 3 (3.26%) Office 365
4 3 (3.26%) SaaS
5 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) Firewall
2 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.17%) BGP
4 2 (2.17%) MPLS
4 2 (2.17%) OSPF
5 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.09%) Internet
5 1 (1.09%) LAN
5 1 (1.09%) Network Security
5 1 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) Big Data
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.17%) Blockchain
3 2 (2.17%) DB2
3 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.17%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.09%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.26%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.09%) JIRA
3 1 (1.09%) JUnit
3 1 (1.09%) Maven
General
1 8 (8.70%) Finance
1 8 (8.70%) Local Government
2 5 (5.43%) Retail
3 3 (3.26%) Marketing
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Games
5 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) Spring
2 6 (6.52%) JMS
2 6 (6.52%) Web Services
3 5 (5.43%) React
3 5 (5.43%) REST
4 4 (4.35%) .NET
4 4 (4.35%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.35%) HTML
4 4 (4.35%) J2EE
4 4 (4.35%) Node.js
4 4 (4.35%) RESTful
5 3 (3.26%) CSS
6 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.17%) CSS3
6 2 (2.17%) Grails
6 2 (2.17%) HTML5
6 2 (2.17%) Java EE
6 2 (2.17%) jQuery
7 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.09%) HATEOAS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) User Experience
2 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.35%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.17%) Bitcoin
3 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.17%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.09%) Blog
4 1 (1.09%) DataPower
4 1 (1.09%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.09%) Fintech
4 1 (1.09%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Windows
2 4 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (2.17%) AIX
3 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Solaris
3 2 (2.17%) Unix
4 1 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.74%) TOGAF
3 17 (18.48%) IT Strategy
4 13 (14.13%) Target Operating Model
5 12 (13.04%) TDD
5 12 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
6 11 (11.96%) DevOps
6 11 (11.96%) ITIL
6 11 (11.96%) Scrum
6 11 (11.96%) Software Engineering
7 9 (9.78%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
7 9 (9.78%) Microservices
8 8 (8.70%) ArchiMate
8 8 (8.70%) BPMN
8 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 8 (8.70%) MODAF
8 8 (8.70%) SOA
8 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.09%) Java
2 14 (15.22%) C
3 5 (5.43%) SQL
4 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.26%) C++
6 2 (2.17%) C#
6 2 (2.17%) Erlang
6 2 (2.17%) Groovy
7 1 (1.09%) F#
7 1 (1.09%) Go
7 1 (1.09%) Perl
7 1 (1.09%) PHP
7 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.22%) DV Cleared
3 9 (9.78%) Degree
4 5 (5.43%) AWS Certification
4 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.09%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.09%) CISM
7 1 (1.09%) CISSP
7 1 (1.09%) ISEB
7 1 (1.09%) MBCS
7 1 (1.09%) MCSE
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) COBIT
2 5 (5.43%) GCP
3 3 (3.26%) GDPR
4 2 (2.17%) QA
4 2 (2.17%) SEPA
5 1 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.43%) Google
2 5 (5.43%) Oracle
2 5 (5.43%) VMware
3 3 (3.26%) EMC
3 3 (3.26%) IBM
3 3 (3.26%) SAP
4 2 (2.17%) Citrix
4 2 (2.17%) NetApp
5 1 (1.09%) AppSense
5 1 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco
5 1 (1.09%) Dell
5 1 (1.09%) Interwoven
5 1 (1.09%) Trend Micro
5 1 (1.09%) VocaLink