The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Architect
England / South East
Rank 378 448 429
Rank change year-on-year +70 -19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 12 8 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.082% 0.042% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.043% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 16
Median salary £75,000 £82,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +6.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £80,750 £50,200
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £82,500 £91,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £82,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year -15.15% +6.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14208 18529 19762
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.59% 96.67% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11855 15825 15961
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Principal Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Architect in the South East

Principal Architect
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Principal Architect in the South East

Principal Architect
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Architect in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Architect in the South East

Principal Architect
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Hampshire +27 7 £77,500 -3.12%
East Sussex - 3 £65,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £75,000 -
Principal Architect
England

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 South East region featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 11 (55.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 10 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 8 (40.00%) Information Security
4 8 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (35.00%) WMI
5 7 (35.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (35.00%) Degree
5 7 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (35.00%) GCFA
5 7 (35.00%) GIAC
5 7 (35.00%) Python
5 7 (35.00%) Windows
5 7 (35.00%) Sophos
5 7 (35.00%) Open Source
5 7 (35.00%) GPEN
5 7 (35.00%) OSCP
5 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (35.00%) Bash Shell
5 7 (35.00%) Splunk
5 7 (35.00%) logstash
5 7 (35.00%) Sumo Logic
5 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
5 7 (35.00%) Threat Modelling
5 7 (35.00%) Presales
5 7 (35.00%) SSAE 16
5 7 (35.00%) Security Operations

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (35.00%) Sumo Logic
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.00%) IaaS
4 1 (5.00%) Office 365
4 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) MPLS
1 6 (30.00%) Network Security
2 4 (20.00%) BGP
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (10.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 3 (15.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (5.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
1 7 (35.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (10.00%) FlexPod
2 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 8 (40.00%) Information Security
3 8 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (35.00%) Open Source
4 7 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Presales
4 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (35.00%) Security Operations
4 7 (35.00%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.00%) Conceptual Models
5 1 (5.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.00%) SIEM
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Bash Shell
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
1 7 (35.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) CREST Certified
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
1 7 (35.00%) GCFA
1 7 (35.00%) GIAC
1 7 (35.00%) GPEN
1 7 (35.00%) OSCP
1 7 (35.00%) SANS
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.00%) CCDE
4 3 (15.00%) CCDP
5 1 (5.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) CISM
5 1 (5.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (35.00%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) logstash
1 7 (35.00%) WMI
2 1 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Sophos
1 7 (35.00%) Splunk
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp