Period
to 9 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Principal Enterprise Architect was £137,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Principal Enterprise Architect
UK
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 869 926 1123
Rank change year-on-year +57 +197 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Enterprise Architect 6 12 7
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.013% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 6
10th Percentile £116,250 " "
25th Percentile £126,250 £105,000 £93,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £137,500 £110,000 £97,500
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +12.82% +2.63%
75th Percentile £145,000 £115,000 £105,000
90th Percentile £172,500 £117,000 £106,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £140,000 £110,000 £102,500
% change year-on-year +27.27% +7.32% +20.59%

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 81,760 95,468 139,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.79% 95.32% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 63,204 77,502 112,204
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,688 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,173 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.88% +2.61% -

Principal Enterprise Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Enterprise Architect in the UK

Principal Enterprise Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Principal Enterprise Architect.

Salary trend for Principal Enterprise Architect in the UK

Principal Enterprise Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Principal Enterprise Architect over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Principal Enterprise Architect in the UK

Principal Enterprise Architect
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Enterprise Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 9 May 2021. 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 +61 6 £137,500 +25.00%
South East +62 3 £140,000 +21.74%
London +53 3 £135,000 +22.73%
UK excluding London +43 3 £140,000 +27.27%

Principal Enterprise Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, Principal Enterprise 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 featuring Principal Enterprise Architect in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (33.33%) IaaS
3 2 (33.33%) Project Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) PaaS
3 2 (33.33%) Azure
3 2 (33.33%) AWS
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) GCP
4 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
4 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Business Development
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Java

Principal Enterprise 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Azure
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
1 2 (33.33%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) GCP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Leadership
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Project Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Architecture Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Business Case
3 1 (16.67%) Data Science
3 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
3 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Observability
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Storytelling
3 1 (16.67%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (16.67%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware