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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Developer
Rank 866 883 845
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 18 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.005% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.005% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 10
Average salary £90,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +23.52%
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
96305 101240 93715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.20% 94.50% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81010 82636 78466
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Principal Developer Salary Histogram 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 28 August 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
London +24 13 £90,000 +45.16%
South East +17 3 £60,000 +20.00%
East of England 0 2 £75,000 +7.14%
Principal Developer
UK

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (82.86%) Java
2 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (62.86%) SOA
4 20 (57.14%) SQL
4 20 (57.14%) TDD
5 16 (45.71%) Spring
5 16 (45.71%) Hibernate
5 16 (45.71%) Scrum
5 16 (45.71%) .NET
5 16 (45.71%) C#
5 16 (45.71%) Web Services
5 16 (45.71%) OO
6 15 (42.86%) Mentoring
6 15 (42.86%) Coaching
7 14 (40.00%) Relational Database
7 14 (40.00%) Unit Testing
8 13 (37.14%) Kanban
8 13 (37.14%) E-Commerce
8 13 (37.14%) Pair Programming
9 12 (34.29%) Retail
10 11 (31.43%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (31.43%) Software Engineering
10 11 (31.43%) SEO
10 11 (31.43%) HTML
10 11 (31.43%) CSS
10 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
10 11 (31.43%) .NET Framework
10 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (31.43%) SaaS
10 11 (31.43%) Spring Integration

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (25.71%) Node.js
2 7 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (20.00%) nginx
2 7 (20.00%) Apache Solr
3 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (8.57%) Apache Pig
4 3 (8.57%) Apache
4 3 (8.57%) Apache Spark
5 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (31.43%) SaaS
2 2 (5.71%) OpenShift
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 10 (28.57%) RDBMS
3 7 (20.00%) MySQL
4 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
5 4 (11.43%) Sybase IQ
5 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (11.43%) NoSQL
6 3 (8.57%) HBase
6 3 (8.57%) Redis
6 3 (8.57%) Big Data
6 3 (8.57%) Hadoop
6 3 (8.57%) Apache Hive
6 3 (8.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (5.71%) Couchbase
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 5 (14.29%) Maven
3 2 (5.71%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.71%) NUnit
3 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.71%) JUnit
General
1 12 (34.29%) Retail
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 6 (17.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (11.43%) Back Office
4 4 (11.43%) Banking
4 4 (11.43%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) .NET
1 16 (45.71%) Web Services
1 16 (45.71%) Hibernate
1 16 (45.71%) Spring
2 11 (31.43%) .NET Framework
2 11 (31.43%) ActiveMQ
2 11 (31.43%) CSS
2 11 (31.43%) HTML
2 11 (31.43%) Spring Integration
3 7 (20.00%) Spring Batch
3 7 (20.00%) RESTful
3 7 (20.00%) JDBC
3 7 (20.00%) Lucene
3 7 (20.00%) Spring MVC
3 7 (20.00%) Apache Flex
4 6 (17.14%) WCF
4 6 (17.14%) WPF
4 6 (17.14%) WinForms
4 6 (17.14%) REST
5 5 (14.29%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
2 8 (22.86%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (17.14%) NHS
4 5 (14.29%) User Experience
5 4 (11.43%) Client/Server
5 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
5 4 (11.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Linux
1 7 (20.00%) Mac OS X
2 4 (11.43%) UNIX
3 3 (8.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (62.86%) SOA
3 20 (57.14%) TDD
4 16 (45.71%) OO
4 16 (45.71%) Scrum
5 15 (42.86%) Mentoring
5 15 (42.86%) Coaching
6 14 (40.00%) Unit Testing
7 13 (37.14%) Pair Programming
7 13 (37.14%) E-Commerce
7 13 (37.14%) Kanban
8 11 (31.43%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (31.43%) SEO
8 11 (31.43%) Software Engineering
9 10 (28.57%) Open Source
10 9 (25.71%) BDD
11 7 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (20.00%) MVC
12 6 (17.14%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 29 (82.86%) Java
2 20 (57.14%) SQL
3 16 (45.71%) C#
4 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
5 10 (28.57%) Scala
6 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
7 4 (11.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) Genesys
3 4 (11.43%) TIBCO
3 4 (11.43%) Sybase
3 4 (11.43%) IBM