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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Developer
Rank 787 875 822
Rank change year-on-year
+88 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 122 54 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.054% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.056% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 81 50 74
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,250 £47,650
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.69%
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
90816 95785 94380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.15% 96.49% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 77032 80058 76663
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 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
Yorkshire +38 33 £55,000 -8.33% 1
South East +30 29 £67,500 +17.39% 3
London +24 27 £71,250 -10.93% 3
North West +32 10 £50,000 - 1
North East +8 6 £50,000 -
South West -10 5 £61,250 -15.51% 1
East Midlands +4 4 - - 1
East of England 0 4 £46,230 -28.87%
Principal Developer
UK

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 129 (56.33%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (48.47%) JavaScript
3 94 (41.05%) HTML
4 89 (38.86%) TDD
5 83 (36.24%) Java
6 80 (34.93%) C#
7 77 (33.62%) SQL
8 75 (32.75%) Web Services
9 69 (30.13%) .NET
10 68 (29.69%) CSS
11 65 (28.38%) AngularJS
12 61 (26.64%) SQL Server
13 56 (24.45%) Finance
13 56 (24.45%) Scrum
14 55 (24.02%) HTML5
15 49 (21.40%) Amazon AWS
16 48 (20.96%) Oracle
17 44 (19.21%) Spring
18 42 (18.34%) Mentoring
19 40 (17.47%) Unit Testing
20 39 (17.03%) Microsoft
20 39 (17.03%) CSS3
21 38 (16.59%) MVC
22 37 (16.16%) OO
22 37 (16.16%) jQuery
22 37 (16.16%) BDD
23 36 (15.72%) SDLC
23 36 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
23 36 (15.72%) Ajax
24 34 (14.85%) Software Engineering

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (5.24%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.37%) Apache
2 10 (4.37%) Node.js
3 9 (3.93%) Apache Spark
3 9 (3.93%) IIS
4 8 (3.49%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.49%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.75%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.87%) CMS
7 2 (0.87%) JBoss
7 2 (0.87%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.44%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (21.40%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (7.86%) SaaS
4 8 (3.49%) Heroku
5 3 (1.31%) GitHub
6 2 (0.87%) Office 365
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.55%) HTTP
2 9 (3.93%) Internet
3 8 (3.49%) SSL
4 3 (1.31%) Wireless
5 1 (0.44%) 3G
5 1 (0.44%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (26.64%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.92%) MongoDB
3 20 (8.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (7.86%) NoSQL
5 15 (6.55%) MySQL
6 12 (5.24%) RDBMS
6 12 (5.24%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.93%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.62%) Riak
10 5 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.75%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.75%) Big Data
11 4 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.75%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.31%) HBase
Development Applications
1 30 (13.10%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (6.99%) Octopus Deploy
4 15 (6.55%) Maven
4 15 (6.55%) Visual Studio
5 12 (5.24%) JIRA
5 12 (5.24%) JUnit
6 9 (3.93%) Cucumber
6 9 (3.93%) Eclipse
7 8 (3.49%) Ant
7 8 (3.49%) Jenkins
8 7 (3.06%) Jasmine
9 5 (2.18%) Appium
9 5 (2.18%) git-flow
10 4 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.87%) tSQLt
12 1 (0.44%) Grunt
12 1 (0.44%) gulp
12 1 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.44%) Mockito
General
1 56 (24.45%) Finance
2 19 (8.30%) Banking
3 18 (7.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.06%) Games
4 7 (3.06%) Law
5 5 (2.18%) Retail
6 4 (1.75%) Marketing
7 3 (1.31%) Advertising
7 3 (1.31%) Electronics
7 3 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.87%) French Language
9 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (41.05%) HTML
2 75 (32.75%) Web Services
3 69 (30.13%) .NET
4 68 (29.69%) CSS
5 65 (28.38%) AngularJS
6 55 (24.02%) HTML5
7 44 (19.21%) Spring
8 39 (17.03%) CSS3
9 37 (16.16%) jQuery
10 36 (15.72%) Ajax
11 34 (14.85%) WCF
12 32 (13.97%) ASP.NET Web API
13 29 (12.66%) RESTful
14 28 (12.23%) J2EE
15 26 (11.35%) REST
16 25 (10.92%) ASP.NET
16 25 (10.92%) Middleware
17 22 (9.61%) XML
18 17 (7.42%) .NET Framework
19 16 (6.99%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.55%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (5.68%) User Experience
4 12 (5.24%) Mobile App
5 10 (4.37%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.93%) Fintech
7 8 (3.49%) Online Banking
7 8 (3.49%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.18%) Xbox
9 4 (1.75%) iPad
9 4 (1.75%) iPhone
9 4 (1.75%) W3C
10 2 (0.87%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.87%) Blog
10 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.87%) CUDA
10 2 (0.87%) Life Science
10 2 (0.87%) PMI
10 2 (0.87%) Social Media
11 1 (0.44%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.41%) Linux
2 24 (10.48%) Windows
3 16 (6.99%) Apple iOS
4 15 (6.55%) Android
5 7 (3.06%) Unix
6 4 (1.75%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (56.33%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (38.86%) TDD
3 56 (24.45%) Scrum
4 42 (18.34%) Mentoring
5 40 (17.47%) Unit Testing
6 38 (16.59%) MVC
7 37 (16.16%) BDD
7 37 (16.16%) OO
8 36 (15.72%) SDLC
9 34 (14.85%) Software Engineering
10 33 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (13.97%) Product Management
12 31 (13.54%) Automated Testing
13 27 (11.79%) DevOps
14 24 (10.48%) E-Commerce
15 19 (8.30%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (8.30%) Waterfall
16 17 (7.42%) Coaching
16 17 (7.42%) Open Source
16 17 (7.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 111 (48.47%) JavaScript
2 83 (36.24%) Java
3 80 (34.93%) C#
4 77 (33.62%) SQL
5 29 (12.66%) PL/SQL
6 27 (11.79%) T-SQL
7 15 (6.55%) PHP
8 13 (5.68%) C
8 13 (5.68%) Groovy
9 12 (5.24%) PowerShell
10 11 (4.80%) C++
11 8 (3.49%) Python
11 8 (3.49%) XQuery
12 5 (2.18%) Ruby
13 3 (1.31%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.31%) Scala
14 2 (0.87%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.87%) Perl
15 1 (0.44%) Delphi
15 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (6.99%) Degree
2 4 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.54%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.49%) Docker
2 4 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.49%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 4 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (20.96%) Oracle
2 39 (17.03%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.24%) IBM
4 8 (3.49%) HP
5 4 (1.75%) Adobe
5 4 (1.75%) Northgate
5 4 (1.75%) Talend
6 3 (1.31%) SAP
7 2 (0.87%) Coverity
7 2 (0.87%) Perforce
8 1 (0.44%) Apple
8 1 (0.44%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.44%) Google
8 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
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