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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Engineer
Rank 241 248 264
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 12 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.15% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 10
Average salary £56,250 £52,500 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £45,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +15.55%
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
7582 6919 8605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.95% 94.73% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 6233 5928 7331
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
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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 +5 11 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Hertfordshire -5 1 £40,000 -23.80%
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 11 (42.31%) C
2 9 (34.62%) C++
3 8 (30.77%) GSM
4 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
4 7 (26.92%) Degree
5 6 (23.08%) MATLAB
5 6 (23.08%) Simulink
5 6 (23.08%) UML
6 5 (19.23%) OO
6 5 (19.23%) UNIX
6 5 (19.23%) ASIC
6 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
6 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
7 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) LTE
7 4 (15.38%) Synopsys
7 4 (15.38%) Marketing
7 4 (15.38%) ZigBee
7 4 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (15.38%) TETRA
7 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (15.38%) TDD
7 4 (15.38%) VHDL
7 4 (15.38%) Verilog
7 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (15.38%) Wireless
7 4 (15.38%) Bluetooth
7 4 (15.38%) DECT
7 4 (15.38%) GPRS

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Simulink
2 1 (3.85%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) GSM
2 4 (15.38%) LTE
2 4 (15.38%) ZigBee
2 4 (15.38%) TETRA
2 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (15.38%) Wireless
2 4 (15.38%) Bluetooth
2 4 (15.38%) DECT
2 4 (15.38%) GPRS
3 1 (3.85%) DVB
3 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) IGMP
3 1 (3.85%) RTSP
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.85%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
2 4 (15.38%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Electronics
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) J2EE
1 2 (7.69%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) ASIC
2 4 (15.38%) VHDL
2 4 (15.38%) Verilog
3 2 (7.69%) Physics
3 2 (7.69%) IPTV
3 2 (7.69%) STB
4 1 (3.85%) DTV
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
4 1 (3.85%) MPEG
4 1 (3.85%) Streaming Video
4 1 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.85%) Video on Demand
4 1 (3.85%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) Solaris
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (3.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
2 6 (23.08%) UML
3 5 (19.23%) OO
3 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) TDD
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Validation
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.54%) Multithreading
6 2 (7.69%) Signal Processing
6 2 (7.69%) Scrum
6 2 (7.69%) CAD
6 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.85%) IC Design
7 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.85%) Information Security
7 1 (3.85%) MODAF
7 1 (3.85%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C
2 9 (34.62%) C++
3 6 (23.08%) MATLAB
4 3 (11.54%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.85%) Ada
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) JTAG
2 1 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Synopsys
1 4 (15.38%) EMC
1 4 (15.38%) Genesys
2 3 (11.54%) Sun
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Sybase
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) SolidWorks
3 1 (3.85%) Huawei
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