The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 91 108 112
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 12 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.86% 0.55% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.58% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 5
Average salary £63,750 £65,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.92% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,500 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £71,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +0.96%
Principal Engineer
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
1312 1712 1482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.46% 94.80% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1160 1333 1300
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Principal Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridge

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Principal Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Principal 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (50.00%) C
2 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
2 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
3 6 (37.50%) Wireless
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 6 (37.50%) JTAG
3 6 (37.50%) SDLC
4 5 (31.25%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (31.25%) UNIX
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
5 3 (18.75%) Device Driver
5 3 (18.75%) Code Coverage
5 3 (18.75%) MATLAB
5 3 (18.75%) Simulink
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 3 (18.75%) TETRA
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) Digital Signal Processing
5 3 (18.75%) Signal Processing
5 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
5 3 (18.75%) Release Management
5 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Lauterbach
5 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Principal 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (18.75%) TETRA
3 2 (12.50%) IGMP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (12.50%) Junos
3 2 (12.50%) Multicast
3 2 (12.50%) IPsec
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) VoIP
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) SNMP
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) MPLS
3 2 (12.50%) OSPF
3 2 (12.50%) BGP
3 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
3 2 (12.50%) ICMP
3 2 (12.50%) H.323
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Device Driver
2 2 (12.50%) VHDL
2 2 (12.50%) Verilog
2 2 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (12.50%) Physics
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
2 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 6 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
3 3 (18.75%) Open Source
3 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Digital Signal Processing
3 3 (18.75%) Signal Processing
3 3 (18.75%) Release Management
3 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
3 3 (18.75%) UML
3 3 (18.75%) Code Coverage
3 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) IC Design
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Network Management
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Communications Security
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C
2 3 (18.75%) C++
2 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
2 3 (18.75%) MATLAB
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) JTAG
2 2 (12.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Lauterbach
2 2 (12.50%) WorldPay
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) EMC
2 2 (12.50%) Juniper
2 2 (12.50%) VMware