Period
to 24 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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

Principal Architect
England > London
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 751 756 839
Rank change year-on-year +5 +83 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 71 59 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.083% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.087% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 56 46 65
London median annual salary £87,500 £90,000 £92,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +19.35%
10th Percentile £75,000 £75,625 £68,750
90th Percentile £111,250 £140,000 £111,050
England median annual salary £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +6.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 66,569 67,930 80,715
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 95.90% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 54,361 58,127 68,999
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,280
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Principal Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Architect in London

Principal Architect
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Principal Architect in London

Principal Architect
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Architect in London over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Principal Architect in London

Principal Architect
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 24 January 2018. 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
Central London -7 12 £80,000 -11.11% 4
West London +13 3 £87,500 +25.00% 1
East London - 1 £87,500 -
Principal Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, Principal Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 47 (66.20%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (49.30%) Java
3 22 (30.99%) DevOps
4 21 (29.58%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (22.54%) E-Commerce
6 15 (21.13%) Scrum
6 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
7 14 (19.72%) Spring
8 13 (18.31%) Target Operating Model
8 13 (18.31%) AWS Certification
8 13 (18.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (18.31%) GCP
8 13 (18.31%) Google
8 13 (18.31%) Waterfall
9 12 (16.90%) Kanban
10 11 (15.49%) JMS
10 11 (15.49%) TDD
10 11 (15.49%) Microservices
11 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
12 9 (12.68%) .NET
13 7 (9.86%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (9.86%) Scala
13 7 (9.86%) REST
13 7 (9.86%) API Design
13 7 (9.86%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (9.86%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (9.86%) Virtual Team
14 6 (8.45%) High Availability
14 6 (8.45%) BDD

Principal Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.41%) IBM Domino
1 1 (1.41%) SAS
1 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.58%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (18.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (7.04%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (4.23%) PaaS
5 3 (4.23%) SaaS
6 2 (2.82%) Office 365
7 1 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Firewall
2 1 (1.41%) Network Security
2 1 (1.41%) Skype
2 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) Big Data
2 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.82%) MySQL
2 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.41%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (5.63%) Retail
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) Spring
2 11 (15.49%) JMS
3 9 (12.68%) .NET
4 7 (9.86%) REST
5 5 (7.04%) React
6 4 (5.63%) Node.js
6 4 (5.63%) RESTful
7 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.82%) CSS
7 2 (2.82%) CSS3
7 2 (2.82%) Grails
7 2 (2.82%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.82%) HTML
7 2 (2.82%) HTML5
7 2 (2.82%) J2EE
7 2 (2.82%) jQuery
7 2 (2.82%) SOAP
7 2 (2.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Hybrid Cloud
1 7 (9.86%) Virtual Team
2 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) CESG
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) Media Streaming
3 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.23%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Linux
3 1 (1.41%) CentOS
3 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.41%) Unix
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (66.20%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) DevOps
3 16 (22.54%) E-Commerce
4 15 (21.13%) Scrum
4 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
5 13 (18.31%) Target Operating Model
5 13 (18.31%) Waterfall
6 12 (16.90%) Kanban
7 11 (15.49%) Microservices
7 11 (15.49%) TDD
8 7 (9.86%) API Design
8 7 (9.86%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (9.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (8.45%) B2C
9 6 (8.45%) BDD
9 6 (8.45%) High Availability
9 6 (8.45%) Open Source
9 6 (8.45%) Security Architecture
9 6 (8.45%) TOGAF
10 5 (7.04%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 35 (49.30%) Java
2 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.86%) Scala
4 3 (4.23%) SQL
5 2 (2.82%) Groovy
6 1 (1.41%) C#
6 1 (1.41%) Go
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.41%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) AWS Certification
2 3 (4.23%) CISSP
3 2 (2.82%) CISM
4 1 (1.41%) CISA
4 1 (1.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.41%) ISSAP
4 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.31%) GCP
2 2 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Google
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.23%) VMware
3 1 (1.41%) Apple
3 1 (1.41%) Avaya
3 1 (1.41%) Citrix
3 1 (1.41%) Datameer
3 1 (1.41%) Interwoven
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle