The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Developer
Rank 109 109 104
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 4 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 0.12% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.12% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 6
Average salary £46,230 £52,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.94% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £56,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.69%
Principal Developer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1461 1603 1429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.95% 96.74% 98.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1130 1267 1218
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Principal Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Principal Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Principal Developer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Principal Developer Salary Trend in Cambridge

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Principal Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (50.00%) WCF
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (50.00%) SCOM
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (50.00%) C
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) UML
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) OOD
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Coverity
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Principal Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) WCF
1 4 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) OOD
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Coverity
2 2 (25.00%) Perforce