Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1074 1104 1116
Rank change year-on-year +30 +12 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Architect 115 133 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.070% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.073% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 82 97 154
UK median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
10th Percentile £63,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £104,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -5.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Principal Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Architect in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 14 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
England -1 94 £82,500 +3.13% 15
UK excluding London +40 55 £80,000 +14.29% 9
London -16 47 £87,500 -2.78% 7
North of England +15 16 £87,500 +37.80% 4
Yorkshire +39 14 £87,500 +29.63%
South West +10 11 £67,500 -18.18% 1
Midlands +21 10 £87,500 +12.90% 1
South East +26 9 £82,500 +17.86%
West Midlands +21 8 £87,500 +42.28% 1
Wales - 5 £65,000 -
Scotland - 5 £90,000 -
East Midlands +24 2 £75,000 -3.23%
East of England +1 2 £80,000 +23.08% 2
North West -20 2 £90,000 +47.54% 4

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 53 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.48%) TOGAF
2 27 (23.48%) Java
3 22 (19.13%) IT Strategy
4 18 (15.65%) Security Cleared
5 17 (14.78%) Microsoft
6 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (12.17%) Target Operating Model
7 14 (12.17%) Software Engineering
7 14 (12.17%) DV Cleared
7 14 (12.17%) C
7 14 (12.17%) ITIL
8 13 (11.30%) TDD
8 13 (11.30%) Presales
9 12 (10.43%) DevOps
9 12 (10.43%) Customer Requirements
9 12 (10.43%) Zachman Framework
9 12 (10.43%) Finance
9 12 (10.43%) Big Data
10 11 (9.57%) Scrum
10 11 (9.57%) E-Commerce
11 10 (8.70%) Spring
11 10 (8.70%) Information Security
11 10 (8.70%) Open Source
11 10 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
11 10 (8.70%) Security Architecture
11 10 (8.70%) COBIT
12 9 (7.83%) Degree
12 9 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (7.83%) Cybersecurity

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 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
1 6 (5.22%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.74%) Jetty
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (1.74%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.83%) Office 365
3 6 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (5.22%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (5.22%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (5.22%) OneDrive
3 6 (5.22%) Yammer
4 5 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (4.35%) PaaS
5 3 (2.61%) SaaS
6 1 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) Firewall
1 6 (5.22%) Skype
2 4 (3.48%) LAN
2 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.48%) WAN
3 3 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.61%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.74%) BGP
4 2 (1.74%) MPLS
4 2 (1.74%) OSPF
5 1 (0.87%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.87%) Internet
5 1 (0.87%) Network Security
5 1 (0.87%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) Big Data
2 6 (5.22%) Power BI
3 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.74%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.74%) DB2
4 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.74%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.87%) MySQL
5 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.61%) InstallShield
2 3 (2.61%) Maven
3 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.87%) JIRA
4 1 (0.87%) JUnit
General
1 12 (10.43%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Local Government
3 5 (4.35%) Retail
4 3 (2.61%) Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.74%) Games
6 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.70%) Spring
2 8 (6.96%) Web Services
3 7 (6.09%) REST
4 6 (5.22%) JMS
5 5 (4.35%) .NET
5 5 (4.35%) React
6 4 (3.48%) Hibernate
6 4 (3.48%) HTML
6 4 (3.48%) J2EE
6 4 (3.48%) Node.js
6 4 (3.48%) RESTful
7 3 (2.61%) CSS
8 2 (1.74%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.74%) CSS3
8 2 (1.74%) Grails
8 2 (1.74%) HTML5
8 2 (1.74%) Java EE
8 2 (1.74%) jQuery
8 2 (1.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.09%) User Experience
2 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.48%) Virtual Team
3 3 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.74%) Bitcoin
4 2 (1.74%) CESG
4 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.74%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.74%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.87%) Blog
5 1 (0.87%) DataPower
5 1 (0.87%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.87%) Fintech
5 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.22%) Windows
2 4 (3.48%) Linux
3 2 (1.74%) AIX
3 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.74%) Solaris
3 2 (1.74%) Unix
4 1 (0.87%) Android
4 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.48%) TOGAF
3 22 (19.13%) IT Strategy
4 14 (12.17%) ITIL
4 14 (12.17%) Software Engineering
4 14 (12.17%) Target Operating Model
5 13 (11.30%) Presales
5 13 (11.30%) TDD
6 12 (10.43%) Customer Requirements
6 12 (10.43%) DevOps
6 12 (10.43%) Zachman Framework
7 11 (9.57%) E-Commerce
7 11 (9.57%) Scrum
8 10 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
8 10 (8.70%) Information Security
8 10 (8.70%) Open Source
8 10 (8.70%) Security Architecture
9 9 (7.83%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (7.83%) Microservices
9 9 (7.83%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.48%) Java
2 14 (12.17%) C
3 5 (4.35%) SQL
4 4 (3.48%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.61%) C#
5 3 (2.61%) C++
6 2 (1.74%) Erlang
6 2 (1.74%) Groovy
7 1 (0.87%) F#
7 1 (0.87%) Go
7 1 (0.87%) Perl
7 1 (0.87%) PHP
7 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.17%) DV Cleared
3 9 (7.83%) Degree
4 7 (6.09%) MCSE
4 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.22%) AWS Certification
5 6 (5.22%) MCSA
6 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.61%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.87%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.87%) CISM
9 1 (0.87%) CISSP
9 1 (0.87%) ISEB
9 1 (0.87%) MBCS
9 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) COBIT
2 6 (5.22%) GCP
3 3 (2.61%) GDPR
3 3 (2.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.61%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.74%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.74%) QA
4 2 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.74%) SEPA
5 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.74%) Docker
4 1 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (14.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.22%) Google
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle
3 5 (4.35%) VMware
4 4 (3.48%) Cisco
5 3 (2.61%) EMC
5 3 (2.61%) IBM
5 3 (2.61%) Riverbed
5 3 (2.61%) SAP
6 2 (1.74%) Citrix
6 2 (1.74%) NetApp
7 1 (0.87%) AppSense
7 1 (0.87%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.87%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.87%) Dell
7 1 (0.87%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.87%) Trend Micro
7 1 (0.87%) VocaLink