The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 813 860 831
Rank change year-on-year +47 -29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 59 64 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.066% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.068% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 52 52 105
Median salary £80,000 £77,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% +19.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +14.28% +3.70%  

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Principal Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +48 58 £80,000 +3.22% 2
London +17 25 £82,500 -2.94% 1
South West +13 13 £70,000 -
Yorkshire - 8 £67,000 - 1
Somerset - 7 £80,000 -
Bath - 7 £80,000 -
South East +49 6 £80,000 +12.28%
West Midlands +15 5 £71,500 +16.26%
North Yorkshire - 5 £67,000 -
Gloucestershire +3 4 £67,500 -3.57%
West Sussex - 3 £80,000 -
Harrogate - 3 £67,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £88,750 - 1
Gatwick - 3 £80,000 -
Leeds - 3 £88,750 - 1
Berkshire +23 2 £80,000 +6.66%
Reading +15 2 £80,000 +6.66%
Manchester -20 2 £90,000 +2.85%
North West -39 2 £90,000 +38.46%
Coventry - 2 £87,500 -
Bristol - 2 £67,500 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £81,250 -
York - 2 £67,500 -
East Midlands +21 1 - -
Nottingham +4 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -4 1 - -
Telford - 1 £71,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £80,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £67,500 -
Southampton - 1 £80,000 -

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 47 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.05%) Security Cleared
3 29 (24.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (22.69%) IT Strategy
5 26 (21.85%) TOGAF
6 21 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (17.65%) Big Data
7 20 (16.81%) ITIL
8 19 (15.97%) Degree
9 18 (15.13%) DV Cleared
9 18 (15.13%) C
9 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
10 17 (14.29%) Java
10 17 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
11 16 (13.45%) Zachman Framework
11 16 (13.45%) MODAF
12 15 (12.61%) BPMN
12 15 (12.61%) Finance
12 15 (12.61%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (11.76%) Web Services
13 14 (11.76%) Local Government
14 13 (10.92%) Software Engineering
14 13 (10.92%) COBIT
14 13 (10.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 13 (10.92%) .NET
14 13 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (10.92%) ArchiMate
14 13 (10.92%) Disruptive Innovation
14 13 (10.92%) SFIA
14 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills

Principal Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (7.56%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.04%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (5.04%) Jetty
3 4 (3.36%) Apache Pig
3 4 (3.36%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (3.36%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.52%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.68%) Apache
5 2 (1.68%) Documentum
5 2 (1.68%) Mule
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.84%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.84%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.84%) JBoss
6 1 (0.84%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 29 (24.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.04%) PaaS
4 4 (3.36%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.68%) Office 365
5 2 (1.68%) SaaS
6 1 (0.84%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.88%) Firewall
1 7 (5.88%) MPLS
2 6 (5.04%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (5.04%) Network Security
3 5 (4.20%) BGP
3 5 (4.20%) LAN
3 5 (4.20%) WAN
4 3 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.68%) Internet
5 2 (1.68%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (1.68%) VoIP
6 1 (0.84%) DNS
6 1 (0.84%) OSPF
6 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.84%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.65%) Big Data
2 12 (10.08%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.72%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.20%) Apache Hive
4 5 (4.20%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.20%) Power BI
4 5 (4.20%) PowerPivot
4 5 (4.20%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.20%) Sqoop
5 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.84%) MySQL
6 1 (0.84%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.04%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.36%) Artifactory
3 4 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.36%) JIRA
3 4 (3.36%) NuGet
3 4 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.52%) Maven
5 2 (1.68%) MSTest
5 2 (1.68%) NUnit
5 2 (1.68%) Selenium
6 1 (0.84%) Ant
6 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.84%) Hudson
6 1 (0.84%) JUnit
6 1 (0.84%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 15 (12.61%) Finance
2 14 (11.76%) Local Government
3 7 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.84%) Banking
4 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.76%) Web Services
2 13 (10.92%) .NET
3 8 (6.72%) Spring
4 7 (5.88%) Hibernate
5 6 (5.04%) React
6 5 (4.20%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (4.20%) Kafka
6 5 (4.20%) SOAP
6 5 (4.20%) XML
7 4 (3.36%) REST
8 3 (2.52%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.52%) HTML
8 3 (2.52%) J2EE
8 3 (2.52%) Middleware
8 3 (2.52%) Node.js
8 3 (2.52%) WCF
9 2 (1.68%) RESTful
9 2 (1.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.56%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.72%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.04%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.36%) User Experience
6 3 (2.52%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.52%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.52%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.68%) Fintech
7 2 (1.68%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.68%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.84%) Blog
8 1 (0.84%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.84%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.40%) Windows
2 7 (5.88%) Linux
2 7 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (0.84%) Android
3 1 (0.84%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.69%) IT Strategy
3 26 (21.85%) TOGAF
4 20 (16.81%) ITIL
5 17 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
6 16 (13.45%) MODAF
6 16 (13.45%) Zachman Framework
7 15 (12.61%) BPMN
7 15 (12.61%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (10.92%) ArchiMate
8 13 (10.92%) Disruptive Innovation
8 13 (10.92%) Line Management
8 13 (10.92%) SFIA
8 13 (10.92%) Software Engineering
8 13 (10.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 13 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (10.08%) MVC
9 12 (10.08%) Presales
9 12 (10.08%) Security Architecture
10 11 (9.24%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.13%) C
2 17 (14.29%) Java
3 12 (10.08%) SQL
4 10 (8.40%) C#
5 7 (5.88%) Python
6 6 (5.04%) Scala
6 6 (5.04%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.20%) Perl
7 5 (4.20%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.36%) C++
8 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.52%) Ruby
10 2 (1.68%) Clojure
10 2 (1.68%) Go
10 2 (1.68%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.84%) F#
11 1 (0.84%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 31 (26.05%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.97%) Degree
3 18 (15.13%) DV Cleared
4 11 (9.24%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.20%) CISM
6 5 (4.20%) CISSP
7 4 (3.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (2.52%) CCDE
8 3 (2.52%) CCDP
8 3 (2.52%) CCSP
8 3 (2.52%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.68%) GIAC
9 2 (1.68%) SANS
10 1 (0.84%) CEH
10 1 (0.84%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.84%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.92%) COBIT
2 5 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.20%) QA
3 4 (3.36%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.68%) SLA
5 1 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.84%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.04%) Puppet
2 4 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.36%) Rundeck
3 3 (2.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.84%) logstash
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.84%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.88%) Cisco
3 6 (5.04%) Hortonworks
4 5 (4.20%) Ab Initio
4 5 (4.20%) Cognizant
4 5 (4.20%) Informatica
4 5 (4.20%) Teradata
5 4 (3.36%) CA
5 4 (3.36%) EMC
5 4 (3.36%) IBM
5 4 (3.36%) Oracle
6 3 (2.52%) BT
6 3 (2.52%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.52%) Citrix
6 3 (2.52%) Juniper
6 3 (2.52%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.52%) Splunk
6 3 (2.52%) webMethods
7 2 (1.68%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.68%) CA Agile Central
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