The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 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
England / London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 632 590
Rank change year-on-year +71 -42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 34 25 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.100% 0.059% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.062% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 73
Median salary £87,500 £72,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.68% +31.81%  
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £72,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year -3.44% -9.37%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32520 40578 42847
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.63% 95.99% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 27365 35150 36026
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +1.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
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 London

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

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 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
Canary Wharf - 2 £83,750 -
Principal Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) Java
3 15 (25.86%) Line Management
3 15 (25.86%) IT Strategy
4 13 (22.41%) Finance
4 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (18.97%) Big Data
5 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (18.97%) E-Commerce
5 11 (18.97%) Software Engineering
6 10 (17.24%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (15.52%) DevOps
7 9 (15.52%) Security Architecture
7 9 (15.52%) Ruby
7 9 (15.52%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (15.52%) .NET
8 8 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (13.79%) Presales
9 7 (12.07%) Security Operations
9 7 (12.07%) Security Operations Centre
9 7 (12.07%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (12.07%) Open Source
9 7 (12.07%) Splunk
9 7 (12.07%) ArcSight
9 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
9 7 (12.07%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (12.07%) Logistics
9 7 (12.07%) SQL Server

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 5 (8.62%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.90%) Apache Pig
2 4 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (3.45%) Apache
3 2 (3.45%) Jetty
3 2 (3.45%) Mule
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.72%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) Mule ESB
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.90%) OpenShift
3 4 (6.90%) PaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Firewall
1 1 (1.72%) HTTP
1 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) Big Data
2 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.34%) Hadoop
3 6 (10.34%) Power BI
3 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (8.62%) Apache Hive
4 5 (8.62%) PowerPivot
4 5 (8.62%) RDBMS
4 5 (8.62%) Sqoop
5 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.72%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.72%) MySQL
6 1 (1.72%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
1 6 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.90%) Artifactory
2 4 (6.90%) JIRA
2 4 (6.90%) NuGet
2 4 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (5.17%) Maven
4 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.72%) Ant
5 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.72%) Hudson
5 1 (1.72%) JUnit
5 1 (1.72%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) Kafka
3 4 (6.90%) Spring
4 3 (5.17%) Hibernate
4 3 (5.17%) J2EE
5 2 (3.45%) JDBC
5 2 (3.45%) Node.js
5 2 (3.45%) React
5 2 (3.45%) REST
5 2 (3.45%) SOAP
6 1 (1.72%) Ajax
6 1 (1.72%) Dropwizard
6 1 (1.72%) Guava
6 1 (1.72%) HTML
6 1 (1.72%) MDX
6 1 (1.72%) Middleware
6 1 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.72%) Struts
6 1 (1.72%) Web Services
6 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.24%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.07%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.72%) Fintech
5 1 (1.72%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Linux
1 4 (6.90%) Unix
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.86%) IT Strategy
2 15 (25.86%) Line Management
3 11 (18.97%) E-Commerce
3 11 (18.97%) Software Engineering
3 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (15.52%) DevOps
4 9 (15.52%) Security Architecture
4 9 (15.52%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (13.79%) Presales
6 7 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (12.07%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (12.07%) Logistics
6 7 (12.07%) Open Source
6 7 (12.07%) Security Monitoring
6 7 (12.07%) Security Operations
7 6 (10.34%) Target Operating Model
7 6 (10.34%) TDD
8 5 (8.62%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.59%) Java
2 9 (15.52%) Ruby
3 6 (10.34%) Python
3 6 (10.34%) Scala
4 4 (6.90%) Perl
4 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.17%) SQL
6 2 (3.45%) C
6 2 (3.45%) Clojure
6 2 (3.45%) Go
6 2 (3.45%) Kotlin
6 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
1 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) COBIT
2 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Apache Flume
2 2 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (8.62%) Puppet
2 4 (6.90%) Rundeck
3 1 (1.72%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) ArcSight
1 7 (12.07%) Splunk
2 6 (10.34%) Hortonworks
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) Ab Initio
3 5 (8.62%) Cognizant
3 5 (8.62%) IBM
3 5 (8.62%) Informatica
3 5 (8.62%) Teradata
4 4 (6.90%) CA
5 3 (5.17%) BT
6 2 (3.45%) Cloudera
6 2 (3.45%) Google
6 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.45%) PayPal
6 2 (3.45%) webMethods
7 1 (1.72%) MapR
7 1 (1.72%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.72%) Tableau
7 1 (1.72%) Workday
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Empiric.com
Posted: 5 days ago