Period
to 27 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Solutions Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

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
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1188 1235 1229
Rank change year-on-year +47 -6 +119
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Solutions Architect 10 20 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.010% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.010% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 4 19 38
UK median annual salary £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -20.00%
10th Percentile £71,250 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £99,500 £87,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £92,500 £65,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year +42.31% -23.53% +21.43%

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 170306 194673 213134
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.98% 96.48% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 138391 163597 174752
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Principal Solutions Architect in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Top 9 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 27 July 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
UK excluding London +84 6 £92,500 +42.31% 2
England +65 6 £90,000 +22.03% 2
Midlands +30 2 - -
West Midlands +28 2 - -
South West - 2 £92,500 - 1
London +37 1 £70,000 -9.68%
North of England -3 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, 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 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (30.00%) eTOM
3 3 (30.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) Presales
3 3 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (30.00%) Pricing Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (20.00%) Pattern Matching
4 2 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) MPLS
4 2 (20.00%) OSPF

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) BGP
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (20.00%) MPLS
2 2 (20.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
1 1 (10.00%) Spring
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (30.00%) eTOM
3 3 (30.00%) Presales
3 3 (30.00%) Pricing Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Pattern Matching
4 2 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) MODAF
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
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