The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Architect
UK
Rank 800 876 840
Rank change year-on-year +76 -36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 60 80 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.077% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.080% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 40 63 67
Median salary £77,500 £80,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £55,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £110,000 £100,000
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. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Principal Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Architect in the UK

Principal Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Principal Architect in the UK

Principal Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Architect over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Architect in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +91 57 £80,000 -3.03% 3
London +77 30 £85,000 +11.47% 3
South East +64 12 £75,000 -9.09%
South West +28 8 £72,500 +31.81%
Hampshire +38 7 £77,500 -3.12%
Gloucestershire - 4 £67,500 -
North West - 4 £47,500 -
Somerset - 3 £75,000 -
East Sussex - 3 £65,000 -
Portsmouth - 3 £80,000 -
Bath - 3 £75,000 -
Brighton - 3 £65,000 -
Fareham - 3 £75,000 -
East of England +2 2 £72,250 -27.75%
Lancashire - 2 - -
Blackpool - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire +16 1 £102,500 +13.88%
Bristol +5 1 £70,000 +27.27%
Cheltenham - 1 £90,000 -
Gatwick - 1 £75,000 -
Halifax - 1 £57,500 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 £70,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £42,000 -
Luton - 1 £42,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £75,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £57,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £57,500 -

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 39 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (23.42%) Finance
3 24 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (19.82%) IT Strategy
5 20 (18.02%) Security Architecture
6 18 (16.22%) Big Data
6 18 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
6 18 (16.22%) .NET
7 17 (15.32%) Java
7 17 (15.32%) Line Management
8 16 (14.41%) Data Centre
8 16 (14.41%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (14.41%) Security Cleared
8 16 (14.41%) TOGAF
9 15 (13.51%) E-Commerce
9 15 (13.51%) Windows
9 15 (13.51%) Presales
10 14 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (12.61%) Splunk
10 14 (12.61%) Security Operations
10 14 (12.61%) Security Operations Centre
10 14 (12.61%) SQL
10 14 (12.61%) Degree
11 13 (11.71%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (11.71%) Retail
11 13 (11.71%) PowerShell
11 13 (11.71%) Open Source
11 13 (11.71%) Linux
11 13 (11.71%) Enterprise Software

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (5.41%) Apache Pig
2 5 (4.50%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.60%) Apache
3 4 (3.60%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.80%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.80%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.80%) Mule
5 2 (1.80%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.90%) CMS
6 1 (0.90%) Confluence
6 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.90%) JBoss
6 1 (0.90%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.31%) Sumo Logic
4 6 (5.41%) PaaS
5 4 (3.60%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.70%) IaaS
6 3 (2.70%) Office 365
6 3 (2.70%) SaaS
7 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) Firewall
1 6 (5.41%) MPLS
1 6 (5.41%) Network Security
2 4 (3.60%) BGP
2 4 (3.60%) DNS
2 4 (3.60%) Internet
2 4 (3.60%) LAN
2 4 (3.60%) WAN
3 3 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.70%) DHCP
3 3 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.80%) HTTP
4 2 (1.80%) VoIP
5 1 (0.90%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.90%) ATM
5 1 (0.90%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.90%) RANAP
5 1 (0.90%) SAN
5 1 (0.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.22%) Big Data
2 12 (10.81%) Hadoop
3 9 (8.11%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.31%) Apache Hive
5 6 (5.41%) Power BI
5 6 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (4.50%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.50%) PowerPivot
6 5 (4.50%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.50%) Sqoop
7 2 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.80%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.80%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.90%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.90%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.90%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 6 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.50%) JIRA
3 4 (3.60%) Artifactory
3 4 (3.60%) MSTest
3 4 (3.60%) NuGet
3 4 (3.60%) NUnit
3 4 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.70%) Maven
5 2 (1.80%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.90%) Ant
6 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.90%) Hudson
6 1 (0.90%) JUnit
6 1 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.90%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 26 (23.42%) Finance
2 13 (11.71%) Retail
3 6 (5.41%) Local Government
4 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.80%) Banking
6 2 (1.80%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.90%) Electronics
7 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.22%) .NET
2 7 (6.31%) Web Services
2 7 (6.31%) XML
3 6 (5.41%) .NET Framework
3 6 (5.41%) Kafka
3 6 (5.41%) WCF
4 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.60%) LINQ
4 4 (3.60%) Node.js
4 4 (3.60%) WF
4 4 (3.60%) WPF
5 3 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.70%) HTML
5 3 (2.70%) J2EE
5 3 (2.70%) jQuery
5 3 (2.70%) JSON
5 3 (2.70%) Spring
6 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.80%) Guava
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.41%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.61%) Security Operations Centre
3 13 (11.71%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.60%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.70%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.80%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.80%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.80%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.90%) Derivative
7 1 (0.90%) iPad
7 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.51%) Windows
2 13 (11.71%) Linux
3 5 (4.50%) Unix
4 2 (1.80%) Android
4 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.90%) CentOS
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (19.82%) IT Strategy
3 20 (18.02%) Security Architecture
4 18 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (15.32%) Line Management
6 16 (14.41%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (14.41%) TOGAF
7 15 (13.51%) E-Commerce
7 15 (13.51%) Presales
8 14 (12.61%) Security Operations
9 13 (11.71%) Open Source
9 13 (11.71%) Technical Architecture
10 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (10.81%) Information Security
10 12 (10.81%) Software Engineering
11 11 (9.91%) TDD
12 10 (9.01%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (9.01%) ITIL
12 10 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (9.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.32%) Java
2 14 (12.61%) SQL
3 13 (11.71%) PowerShell
4 11 (9.91%) Python
5 8 (7.21%) Bash Shell
5 8 (7.21%) C#
5 8 (7.21%) Ruby
6 7 (6.31%) C
7 6 (5.41%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.41%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.50%) Scala
9 4 (3.60%) C++
9 4 (3.60%) Perl
10 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.90%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (14.41%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.61%) Degree
3 10 (9.01%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.21%) GIAC
4 8 (7.21%) SANS
5 7 (6.31%) CREST Certified
5 7 (6.31%) DV Cleared
5 7 (6.31%) GCFA
5 7 (6.31%) GPEN
5 7 (6.31%) OSCP
6 6 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (4.50%) CISM
7 5 (4.50%) CISSP
8 3 (2.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.70%) CCDE
8 3 (2.70%) CCDP
8 3 (2.70%) CCSP
9 1 (0.90%) CEH
9 1 (0.90%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.21%) COBIT
3 7 (6.31%) QA
3 7 (6.31%) SSAE 16
4 3 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) Apache Flume
2 3 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.70%) Docker
3 2 (1.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (6.31%) logstash
1 7 (6.31%) WMI
2 6 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.41%) Puppet
3 4 (3.60%) Rundeck
4 3 (2.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.80%) Ansible
5 2 (1.80%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.80%) SCCM
5 2 (1.80%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (12.61%) Splunk
2 11 (9.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.11%) Oracle
4 7 (6.31%) ArcSight
4 7 (6.31%) Cisco
4 7 (6.31%) Hortonworks
4 7 (6.31%) Sophos
4 7 (6.31%) Teradata
5 5 (4.50%) Ab Initio
5 5 (4.50%) Cognizant
5 5 (4.50%) IBM
5 5 (4.50%) Informatica
6 4 (3.60%) CA
6 4 (3.60%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.60%) Citrix
6 4 (3.60%) VMware
7 3 (2.70%) BT
7 3 (2.70%) Juniper
7 3 (2.70%) SAP
7 3 (2.70%) webMethods
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