The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 116 105 127
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 1 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.057% 0.41% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.42% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 3
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +4.16%
Principal Software 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
1684 1428 1825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.25% 96.55% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1346 1149 1531
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Principal Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Principal Software Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridge

Principal Software Engineer
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) Firmware
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (50.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (50.00%) GPRS
1 1 (50.00%) GSM
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware