The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Engineer 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 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 769 753 780
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 100 101 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.099% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.11% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 67 74 85
Average salary £57,500 £58,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.12% +23.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £42,150 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £89,250 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +15.55%
Principal Engineer
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
103240 95834 105354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.23% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 84283 80255 90787
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Principal Engineer Salary Trend in England

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Principal Engineer Salary Histogram in England

Principal Engineer
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 Engineer within the 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
(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 -12 44 £52,500 +0.96% 4
London -26 18 £65,000 -13.33% 6
North West -14 13 £35,000 -16.66%
East of England +7 12 £56,250 +7.14% 2
South West -16 9 £67,950 +13.25% 4
Yorkshire -33 4 £55,000 +15.78%
East Midlands -12 1 £45,000 +16.12%
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Principal Engineer
UK

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the 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 93 (44.71%) Software Engineering
2 88 (42.31%) Degree
3 78 (37.50%) Java
4 51 (24.52%) TDD
5 45 (21.63%) C++
6 41 (19.71%) C
7 38 (18.27%) UML
8 36 (17.31%) Security Cleared
9 35 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (16.35%) Electronics
11 30 (14.42%) Scrum
11 30 (14.42%) SQL
11 30 (14.42%) Web Services
12 29 (13.94%) Linux
12 29 (13.94%) Spring
13 27 (12.98%) Open Source
14 26 (12.50%) Big Data
14 26 (12.50%) MATLAB
15 25 (12.02%) HTML
15 25 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (11.06%) Windows
17 22 (10.58%) Oracle
17 22 (10.58%) REST
18 21 (10.10%) RESTful
19 20 (9.62%) QA
20 19 (9.13%) MongoDB
20 19 (9.13%) .NET
20 19 (9.13%) Hibernate
20 19 (9.13%) Military
20 19 (9.13%) Subversion

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the 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 11 (5.29%) Tomcat
2 9 (4.33%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.85%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (2.40%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (2.40%) WebSphere Process Server
4 5 (2.40%) Apache Solr
4 5 (2.40%) Node.js
5 4 (1.92%) Jetty
6 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.48%) Apache
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.37%) Simulink
3 2 (0.96%) Solid Edge
3 2 (0.96%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.48%) MS Office
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.77%) HTTP
1 12 (5.77%) GSM
2 11 (5.29%) Wireless
3 9 (4.33%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.33%) LTE
4 8 (3.85%) LDAP
5 7 (3.37%) SAN
6 6 (2.88%) GPRS
7 5 (2.40%) LAN
8 4 (1.92%) ZigBee
8 4 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.92%) TETRA
8 4 (1.92%) Bluetooth
8 4 (1.92%) DECT
8 4 (1.92%) UMTS
9 3 (1.44%) X.509
9 3 (1.44%) Internet
9 3 (1.44%) Wireless Security
9 3 (1.44%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.50%) Big Data
2 19 (9.13%) MongoDB
3 14 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (6.25%) MySQL
4 13 (6.25%) Data Mining
5 11 (5.29%) Hadoop
6 10 (4.81%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (4.33%) QlikView
8 8 (3.85%) SQL Server
8 8 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.40%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.92%) HBase
10 4 (1.92%) Triplestore
10 4 (1.92%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.92%) Text Mining
11 3 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (9.13%) Subversion
2 16 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
3 15 (7.21%) Rational Rhapsody
4 12 (5.77%) Git (software)
5 10 (4.81%) Maven
6 9 (4.33%) ClearCase
6 9 (4.33%) Selenium
7 7 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.88%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.40%) Behat
10 4 (1.92%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.92%) GDB
10 4 (1.92%) Hudson
10 4 (1.92%) WATIR
10 4 (1.92%) JIRA
10 4 (1.92%) Bugzilla
10 4 (1.92%) CruiseControl
10 4 (1.92%) Ant
10 4 (1.92%) JUnit
11 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
General
1 34 (16.35%) Electronics
2 19 (9.13%) Military
3 11 (5.29%) Aerospace
3 11 (5.29%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.81%) Publishing
5 9 (4.33%) Banking
5 9 (4.33%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.85%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.40%) French Language
7 5 (2.40%) Marketing
8 4 (1.92%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Finance
9 1 (0.48%) Automotive
9 1 (0.48%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.42%) Web Services
2 29 (13.94%) Spring
3 25 (12.02%) HTML
4 22 (10.58%) REST
5 21 (10.10%) RESTful
6 19 (9.13%) .NET
6 19 (9.13%) Hibernate
7 18 (8.65%) XML
7 18 (8.65%) FreeMarker
8 13 (6.25%) J2EE
8 13 (6.25%) Velocity
8 13 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
9 9 (4.33%) Servlets
10 8 (3.85%) Apache Flex
11 7 (3.37%) .NET Framework
12 6 (2.88%) Spring MVC
12 6 (2.88%) WPF
12 6 (2.88%) WinForms
12 6 (2.88%) Ajax
13 5 (2.40%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.98%) Open Source
2 16 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 16 (7.69%) Physics
3 11 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.81%) VHDL
5 9 (4.33%) DTV
5 9 (4.33%) Statistics
5 9 (4.33%) Verilog
5 9 (4.33%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (3.85%) Digital Media
7 7 (3.37%) NHS
7 7 (3.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (2.40%) Firmware
8 5 (2.40%) ASIC
8 5 (2.40%) SCADA
8 5 (2.40%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.92%) Linked Data
9 4 (1.92%) Semantic Web
9 4 (1.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.94%) Linux
2 23 (11.06%) Windows
3 15 (7.21%) UNIX
4 3 (1.44%) Solaris
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.48%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.48%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (44.71%) Software Engineering
2 51 (24.52%) TDD
3 38 (18.27%) UML
4 35 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (14.42%) Scrum
6 25 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (7.69%) Analytics
8 15 (7.21%) Validation
8 15 (7.21%) Configuration Management
8 15 (7.21%) Multithreading
9 14 (6.73%) OOP
10 13 (6.25%) SOA
10 13 (6.25%) OO
10 13 (6.25%) Project Management
11 12 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (5.77%) ETL
12 11 (5.29%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (4.81%) BDD
13 10 (4.81%) Unit Testing
13 10 (4.81%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 78 (37.50%) Java
2 45 (21.63%) C++
3 41 (19.71%) C
4 30 (14.42%) SQL
5 26 (12.50%) MATLAB
6 14 (6.73%) C#
7 10 (4.81%) Embedded C
8 9 (4.33%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.33%) Perl
8 9 (4.33%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.85%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.85%) T-SQL
10 7 (3.37%) Ruby
11 6 (2.88%) PHP
12 5 (2.40%) XQuery
12 5 (2.40%) AspectJ
12 5 (2.40%) XPath
13 4 (1.92%) SPARQL
14 3 (1.44%) Scala
15 2 (0.96%) F#
Qualifications
1 88 (42.31%) Degree
2 36 (17.31%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.33%) HND
5 7 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.88%) CCNP
7 5 (2.40%) CCIE
8 3 (1.44%) HNC
9 2 (0.96%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.96%) MCSE
9 2 (0.96%) PhD
9 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.96%) CISSP
10 1 (0.48%) PMP
10 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.48%) CCA
10 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.48%) CCSP
10 1 (0.48%) MCSA
10 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.62%) QA
2 6 (2.88%) JTAG
3 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.48%) XenApp
1 1 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) Puppet
1 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (10.58%) Oracle
2 15 (7.21%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.73%) SAP
4 12 (5.77%) IBM
5 11 (5.29%) Sybase
6 8 (3.85%) Business Objects
6 8 (3.85%) TIBCO
7 6 (2.88%) EMC
8 5 (2.40%) Cisco
9 4 (1.92%) Synopsys
9 4 (1.92%) Toshiba
9 4 (1.92%) Genesys
10 3 (1.44%) Sun
11 2 (0.96%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.96%) Huawei
11 2 (0.96%) HP
11 2 (0.96%) Mercator
12 1 (0.48%) Ericsson
12 1 (0.48%) Motorola
12 1 (0.48%) CheckPoint
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