The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Developer
Rank 865 906 860
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 7 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.007% 0.016% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.017% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 7
Average salary £28,000 £76,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-63.27% +52.50%
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £76,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-63.27% +69.44%
Principal Developer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
98311 106681 98632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.58% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 81285 87325 83033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Principal Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Principal Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Principal Developer
Salary Trend in England

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

Principal Developer Salary Trend in England

Principal Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 21 April 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
South East +2 5 £28,000 -66.06%
Yorkshire +1 2 - -
Principal Developer
UK

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Principal Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 10 (76.92%) SOA
2 9 (69.23%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) Web Services
4 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
4 6 (46.15%) jQuery
5 5 (38.46%) Multithreading
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
5 5 (38.46%) Software Architecture
5 5 (38.46%) Open Source
5 5 (38.46%) Vaadin
5 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
5 5 (38.46%) OO
5 5 (38.46%) Hibernate
5 5 (38.46%) Spring
5 5 (38.46%) Maven
5 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 5 (38.46%) Genesys
5 5 (38.46%) User Experience
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
6 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Principal Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
1 5 (38.46%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
2 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.69%) NSubstitute
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) Web Services
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
2 6 (46.15%) jQuery
3 5 (38.46%) Vaadin
3 5 (38.46%) Hibernate
3 5 (38.46%) Spring
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (15.38%) RESTful
6 2 (15.38%) WCF
6 2 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (7.69%) HTML
7 1 (7.69%) CSS
7 1 (7.69%) XML
7 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
7 1 (7.69%) REST
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
1 5 (38.46%) Open Source
1 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (38.46%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) SOA
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) OO
3 5 (38.46%) Software Architecture
3 5 (38.46%) Multithreading
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) CQRS
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
6 1 (7.69%) SEO
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Genesys
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft