Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Solutions Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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

Principal Solution Architect
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1109 1168 1237
Rank change year-on-year +59 +69 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Solutions Architect 54 12 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.007% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.007% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 29 6 52
UK median annual salary £85,000 £77,500 £78,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% -1.59% +10.53%
10th Percentile £75,000 £68,125 £60,000
90th Percentile £92,750 £100,000 £109,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £86,250 £71,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +21.48% +9.23% -14.75%

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 166,327 170,795 201,526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,125 142,189 168,498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Principal Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Solutions Architect in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Principal Solutions Architect in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Principal Solutions Architect in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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
England +47 42 £85,000 +9.68% 4
London +25 27 £80,000 -20.00% 3
UK excluding London +30 20 £86,250 +21.48% 1
East of England - 8 £85,000 -
Scotland - 5 £90,000 -
South West +11 3 £90,000 +28.57%
North of England +5 3 £90,000 +25.00%
North West - 2 £90,000 -
Midlands +21 1 £90,000 -
Yorkshire +15 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £90,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Principal Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (29.63%) Presales
3 16 (29.63%) Java
4 13 (24.07%) TOGAF
5 12 (22.22%) DevOps
5 12 (22.22%) AWS Certification
5 12 (22.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 12 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
5 12 (22.22%) Target Operating Model
5 12 (22.22%) Google
5 12 (22.22%) Spring
5 12 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 12 (22.22%) GCP
6 11 (20.37%) Scrum
6 11 (20.37%) Software Engineering
6 11 (20.37%) Kanban
7 9 (16.67%) Security Architecture
7 9 (16.67%) SABSA
8 8 (14.81%) Information Security
8 8 (14.81%) Migration
8 8 (14.81%) Office 365
9 7 (12.96%) Skype for Business
9 7 (12.96%) Line Management
9 7 (12.96%) Yammer
9 7 (12.96%) Customer Engagement
9 7 (12.96%) Power BI
9 7 (12.96%) Dynamics 365

Principal Solutions 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 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
1 7 (12.96%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (22.22%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (14.81%) Office 365
4 7 (12.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (12.96%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (12.96%) OneDrive
4 7 (12.96%) Yammer
5 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) Skype
2 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.85%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) Power BI
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) Spring
2 5 (9.26%) Middleware
3 2 (3.70%) CSS
3 2 (3.70%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (1.85%) CSS3
4 1 (1.85%) Grails
4 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.85%) HTML5
4 1 (1.85%) J2EE
4 1 (1.85%) Java EE
4 1 (1.85%) JMS
4 1 (1.85%) JSF
4 1 (1.85%) JSON
4 1 (1.85%) JSP
4 1 (1.85%) REST
4 1 (1.85%) RESTful
4 1 (1.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Android
1 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) Presales
3 13 (24.07%) TOGAF
4 12 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
4 12 (22.22%) DevOps
4 12 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 12 (22.22%) Target Operating Model
4 12 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 11 (20.37%) Kanban
5 11 (20.37%) Scrum
5 11 (20.37%) Software Engineering
6 9 (16.67%) SABSA
6 9 (16.67%) Security Architecture
7 8 (14.81%) Information Security
7 8 (14.81%) Migration
8 7 (12.96%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (12.96%) Identity Management
8 7 (12.96%) Line Management
8 7 (12.96%) Project Management
8 7 (12.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) Groovy
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) AWS Certification
2 7 (12.96%) MCSA
2 7 (12.96%) MCSE
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) GCP
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Google
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle