The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England 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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 246 227 267
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 8 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.11% 0.32% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.33% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 19 9
Average salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.90% +5.00%
Principal Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6836 6380 8163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.39% 96.24% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5545 5161 7074
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Principal Engineer Salary Trend in the East of England

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Principal Engineer Salary Histogram in the East of England

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire -14 6 £54,250 +5.85% 1
Hertfordshire -19 1 £47,500 +1.06%
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 16 (59.26%) C
2 15 (55.56%) Degree
3 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (29.63%) Computer Science
5 8 (29.63%) Project Management
6 7 (25.93%) Automotive
7 6 (22.22%) Electronics
7 6 (22.22%) C++
7 6 (22.22%) Embedded C
7 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (18.52%) TargetLink
8 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
8 5 (18.52%) Physics
8 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Web Services
8 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 5 (18.52%) Validation
9 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.81%) Use Case
9 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
10 3 (11.11%) Windows
10 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
10 3 (11.11%) UML
10 3 (11.11%) Java
11 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
11 2 (7.41%) UNIX

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 5 (18.52%) TargetLink
2 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.70%) Simulink
3 1 (3.70%) Pro/ENGINEER
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) GPRS
1 2 (7.41%) GSM
1 2 (7.41%) Wireless
1 2 (7.41%) ZigBee
2 1 (3.70%) DECT
2 1 (3.70%) TETRA
2 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.70%) PBX
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) MPLS
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (25.93%) Automotive
2 6 (22.22%) Electronics
3 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.41%) Billing
4 2 (7.41%) Marketing
4 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.70%) Finance
5 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) Spring
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Computer Science
2 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
2 5 (18.52%) Physics
3 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
4 2 (7.41%) SWIFT
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) VHDL
4 2 (7.41%) Verilog
4 2 (7.41%) ASIC
4 2 (7.41%) GIS
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.70%) Handset
5 1 (3.70%) Human Factors
5 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 8 (29.63%) Project Management
3 5 (18.52%) Validation
3 5 (18.52%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (14.81%) Use Case
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) UML
6 2 (7.41%) OO
6 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.41%) Process Management
6 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.41%) TDD
6 2 (7.41%) Data Management
6 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.41%) Supply Chain Management
6 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.41%) Change Control
6 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) C
2 6 (22.22%) Embedded C
2 6 (22.22%) C++
3 3 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) Ada
4 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Degree
2 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.70%) HNC
6 1 (3.70%) HND
6 1 (3.70%) PhD
6 1 (3.70%) CCNP
6 1 (3.70%) CCNA
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO 9001
1 2 (7.41%) QA
1 2 (7.41%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.70%) IEC 61508
2 1 (3.70%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Google
1 2 (7.41%) Synopsys
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco
2 1 (3.70%) Mitel