Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 314 341
Rank change year-on-year -13 +27 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 7 18 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.067% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.18% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 8
South West median annual salary £87,500 £67,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.63% -10.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £82,750 £63,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £146,250 £82,500 £86,250
England median annual salary £87,500 £80,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% +19.23%

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 10,028 9,854 10,559
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 97.58% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8,316 8,186 8,930
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,738
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +9 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire +9 3 £87,500 +29.63%
Principal Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 4 (57.14%) TOGAF
1 4 (57.14%) C
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 4 (57.14%) ArchiMate
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (28.57%) PKI
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Threat Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) Event Correlation
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) OAuth
2 2 (28.57%) OpenID
2 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) SAML
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Cryptography
2 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) OAuth
1 2 (28.57%) OpenID
1 2 (28.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (28.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ArchiMate
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 4 (57.14%) TOGAF
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Cryptography
2 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Event Correlation
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft