The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Developer
Rank 873 851 874
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 10 8 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.008% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.008% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 20
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +23.65%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.60%
Principal Software 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
103237 94545 105384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.22% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 84342 79126 90809
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 Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Principal Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Principal Software Developer
Salary Trend in England

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

Principal Software Developer Salary Trend in England

Principal Software 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 Software Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 21 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
East of England -13 5 - -
North East - 3 £50,000 -
London -23 2 £56,250 -13.46%
Principal Software Developer
UK

Principal Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Principal Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) Computer Science
3 10 (66.67%) OO
4 8 (53.33%) Ruby
5 7 (46.67%) MVC
5 7 (46.67%) Extreme Programming
5 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (46.67%) RESTful
6 5 (33.33%) C#
6 5 (33.33%) Perl
6 5 (33.33%) UNIX
6 5 (33.33%) Python
6 5 (33.33%) DNA
6 5 (33.33%) OOD
6 5 (33.33%) LIMS
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) Spring
6 5 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (33.33%) Statistics
6 5 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (33.33%) Informatics
6 5 (33.33%) Robotics
6 5 (33.33%) Biology
6 5 (33.33%) Django
6 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 5 (33.33%) Open Source
6 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 5 (33.33%) Memory Management
6 5 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (33.33%) Relational Database

Principal Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Principal Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (20.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) RESTful
2 5 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (33.33%) Spring
2 5 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (33.33%) Django
3 3 (20.00%) OpenGL
4 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (13.33%) jQuery
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) XSLT
4 2 (13.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (33.33%) LIMS
2 5 (33.33%) Statistics
2 5 (33.33%) Informatics
2 5 (33.33%) Robotics
2 5 (33.33%) Biology
2 5 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (20.00%) CUDA
3 3 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (13.33%) W3C
4 2 (13.33%) Semantic Web
4 2 (13.33%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) OO
2 7 (46.67%) Extreme Programming
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) MVC
3 5 (33.33%) Memory Management
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) DNA
3 5 (33.33%) OOD
3 5 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Image Processing
4 3 (20.00%) 3D Visualisation
4 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) RDF
5 2 (13.33%) Security Management
5 2 (13.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Ruby
2 5 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) Perl
2 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) XQuery
4 2 (13.33%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) PhD