The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 222 220 212
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 5 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.084% 0.036% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.039% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 3
Average salary £80,000 £52,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.38% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%
Principal Software Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5496 5108 5231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.35% 92.97% 94.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3839 3994 4357
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,500 £26,825
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Trend in Berkshire

Principal Software Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 5 £80,000 +60.00%
Principal Software Engineer
South East

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Principal Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Principal Software Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (62.50%) HTML
4 5 (62.50%) Node.js
4 5 (62.50%) RESTful
4 5 (62.50%) Struts2
4 5 (62.50%) Open Source
4 5 (62.50%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (62.50%) Software Architecture
4 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (62.50%) LDAP
4 5 (62.50%) J2EE
4 5 (62.50%) CSS
4 5 (62.50%) JDBC
4 5 (62.50%) Servlets
4 5 (62.50%) Struts
4 5 (62.50%) XML
4 5 (62.50%) AspectJ
4 5 (62.50%) Ajax
4 5 (62.50%) French Language
4 5 (62.50%) FreeMarker
4 5 (62.50%) MVC
4 5 (62.50%) Spring
4 5 (62.50%) Maven
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) UML
6 2 (25.00%) C++
6 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Principal Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Principal Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) GSM
2 1 (12.50%) UMTS
2 1 (12.50%) LTE
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Maven
General
1 5 (62.50%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) J2EE
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) JDBC
1 5 (62.50%) Servlets
1 5 (62.50%) Struts
1 5 (62.50%) XML
1 5 (62.50%) Spring
1 5 (62.50%) Ajax
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) FreeMarker
1 5 (62.50%) RESTful
1 5 (62.50%) Struts2
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
2 1 (12.50%) LINQ
2 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 5 (62.50%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Software Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) AspectJ
3 2 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree