Period
to 23 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was £95,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 February 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 > South West
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 321 330 342
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 13 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.13% 0.12% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 7
South West median annual salary £95,000 £82,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.15% +26.92% -
10th Percentile £50,000 £65,000 £56,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £84,750
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 the South West. 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,922 10,104 11,410
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.97% 96.92% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8,178 8,460 9,603
South West median annual salary £40,362 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.90% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Principal Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Architect in the South West

Principal Architect
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Principal Architect in the South West

Principal Architect
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Principal Architect in the South West

Principal Architect
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 February 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
Bristol -3 9 £90,000 +9.09%
Wiltshire - 3 £100,000 -
Gloucestershire +35 1 - -
Dorset -29 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Principal Architect
England

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 South West region featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) TOGAF
2 7 (53.85%) ArchiMate
2 7 (53.85%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) Big Data
5 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
6 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Data Management
6 2 (15.38%) C
6 2 (15.38%) Information Security
6 2 (15.38%) Teradata
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) SAS
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (15.38%) Cloudera
6 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
6 2 (15.38%) R
6 2 (15.38%) Scala
6 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) SABSA
6 2 (15.38%) Data Munging
6 2 (15.38%) Disruptive Innovation
6 2 (15.38%) Data Strategy

Principal Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (15.38%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Big Data
2 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
3 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) JUnit
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Java EE
1 1 (7.69%) RESTful
1 1 (7.69%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) TOGAF
2 7 (53.85%) ArchiMate
2 7 (53.85%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) Data Munging
4 2 (15.38%) Data Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (15.38%) Disruptive Innovation
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) SABSA
4 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) API Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) R
1 2 (15.38%) Scala
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cloudera
1 2 (15.38%) MicroStrategy
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) Teradata