The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 261 267 244
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 4 3 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.057% 0.042% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.043% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 14
Average salary £53,750 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £56,250 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Principal Software 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
6820 6975 6551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.48% 96.74% 97.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5571 5664 5307
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Principal Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer across the East of England region.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Trend in the East of England

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the East of England

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
Suffolk - 2 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £42,500 -29.16%
Hertfordshire -4 1 £40,000 -17.94%
Principal Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the East of England 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 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (77.78%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) C
3 6 (66.67%) Multithreading
4 5 (55.56%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) STL
5 4 (44.44%) MCSE
5 4 (44.44%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) CISSP
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (44.44%) SSCP
5 4 (44.44%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
5 4 (44.44%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Linux+ Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) Android
5 4 (44.44%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
5 4 (44.44%) Apache Hive
5 4 (44.44%) Objective-C
5 4 (44.44%) GIAC
5 4 (44.44%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Java EE
5 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) Apache Pig
2 2 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (22.22%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Apache Hive
1 4 (44.44%) Big Data
1 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
2 2 (22.22%) Couchbase
2 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (11.11%) LabVIEW
2 1 (11.11%) NetBeans
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Java EE
1 4 (44.44%) STL
2 1 (11.11%) DirectX
2 1 (11.11%) OpenGL
2 1 (11.11%) Qt
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Cybercrime
2 1 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Android
2 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (66.67%) Multithreading
3 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (44.44%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (44.44%) Mobile Development
3 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Logistics
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (11.11%) Product Management
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) C++
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) C
3 4 (44.44%) Objective-C
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNA
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (44.44%) CISSP
1 4 (44.44%) GIAC
1 4 (44.44%) Linux+ Certification
1 4 (44.44%) MCSE
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (44.44%) Network+ Certification
1 4 (44.44%) SANS
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) SSCP
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft