The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank - 314 305
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 0 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.038% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.040% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 11
Average salary - £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+13.40% -7.61%
Principal Engineer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6363 9927 9741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 95.01% 95.42% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5733 8625 8309
Average salary £57,500 £54,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.50% -0.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Principal Engineer Salary Trend in the City of London

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the City of London 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 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 8 (72.73%) Software Engineering
3 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
3 6 (54.55%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) C#
4 5 (45.45%) NoSQL
5 4 (36.36%) NServiceBus
5 4 (36.36%) Big Data
5 4 (36.36%) Hadoop
5 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
5 4 (36.36%) BDD
5 4 (36.36%) NHibernate
5 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (36.36%) Web Services
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) SOA
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) REST
5 4 (36.36%) SOLID
6 3 (27.27%) MySQL
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) C++
7 2 (18.18%) STL
7 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (18.18%) CCNA
7 2 (18.18%) CISSP

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) NServiceBus
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Pig
3 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) NoSQL
2 4 (36.36%) Big Data
2 4 (36.36%) Hadoop
3 3 (27.27%) MySQL
4 2 (18.18%) Apache Hive
4 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (18.18%) HBase
5 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) NHibernate
1 4 (36.36%) REST
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) Java EE
2 2 (18.18%) JAX-RS
2 2 (18.18%) RESTful
2 2 (18.18%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Cybercrime
1 2 (18.18%) New Media
1 2 (18.18%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Android
2 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
3 1 (9.09%) Debian
3 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Software Engineering
2 8 (72.73%) TDD
3 6 (54.55%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) OO
4 4 (36.36%) SOA
4 4 (36.36%) SOLID
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (18.18%) Microservices
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile Development
5 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Product Management
5 2 (18.18%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) CISSP
1 2 (18.18%) GIAC
1 2 (18.18%) Linux+ Certification
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (18.18%) SANS
1 2 (18.18%) SSCP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat