The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 27 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 124 145
Rank change year-on-year +16 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 2 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.50% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.52% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Median salary £80,000 £75,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +167.85%  
UK excluding London median salary £75,750 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +8.21% +7.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1257 1733 2170
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 96.99% 96.49% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1040 1375 1634
Median salary £46,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £24,936
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £68,000
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 Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Architect in Reading

Principal Architect
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Principal Architect in Reading

Principal Architect
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Architect in Reading over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Architect in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (50.00%) MBCS
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Project Governance
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
1 1 (50.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB

Principal Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Project Governance
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) VMware