The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 883 913 935
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 30 34 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.033% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.034% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 30
Average salary £46,250 £65,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.84% +13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,550 £45,500 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +30.00%
Principal Software 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
93269 99958 106773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.29% 96.55% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 79182 82396 87200
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Principal Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Principal Software Engineer Salary Trend in England

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in England

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
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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 - 15 - -
South East +30 4 £45,000 -35.71% 1
South West -7 4 £42,750 -46.56%
London +9 2 £80,000 +45.45%
North West +31 1 - -
East Midlands +8 1 £45,000 -35.71%
East of England +7 1 £47,500 -26.92% 1
Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £57,500 -
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Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the England region that cited Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 80 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 41 (51.25%) Linux
3 39 (48.75%) C++
4 38 (47.50%) C
5 32 (40.00%) Android
5 32 (40.00%) Apple iOS
6 29 (36.25%) Java
7 28 (35.00%) C#
7 28 (35.00%) Telecoms
7 28 (35.00%) Multithreading
8 25 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (26.25%) REST
10 19 (23.75%) Windows
10 19 (23.75%) TCP/IP
11 18 (22.50%) Web Services
11 18 (22.50%) Java EE
11 18 (22.50%) Hadoop
12 17 (21.25%) Apache Hive
12 17 (21.25%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (21.25%) STL
13 16 (20.00%) MCSE
13 16 (20.00%) E-Commerce
13 16 (20.00%) CISSP
13 16 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (20.00%) CCNA
13 16 (20.00%) SSCP
13 16 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
13 16 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (20.00%) Firewall

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the England region that cited Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (20.00%) Apache Pig
2 7 (8.75%) Node.js
3 2 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.25%) Apache
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.25%) JBoss
4 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Simulink
2 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.50%) SaaS
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.75%) TCP/IP
2 16 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (3.75%) HTTP
4 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.50%) Wireless
4 2 (2.50%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.25%) Internet
5 1 (1.25%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.50%) Hadoop
2 17 (21.25%) Apache Hive
3 16 (20.00%) Big Data
4 8 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (7.50%) MySQL
6 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) JUnit
1 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.25%) Appium
2 1 (1.25%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.25%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.25%) Grunt
2 1 (1.25%) Hudson
2 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.25%) JIRA
2 1 (1.25%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.25%) Mockito
2 1 (1.25%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.25%) NMock
2 1 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.25%) Subversion
2 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (18.75%) Retail
3 11 (13.75%) Electronics
4 7 (8.75%) Finance
5 6 (7.50%) Manufacturing
5 6 (7.50%) Marketing
6 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.25%) Advertising
7 1 (1.25%) Games
7 1 (1.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.25%) REST
2 18 (22.50%) Java EE
2 18 (22.50%) Web Services
3 17 (21.25%) STL
4 14 (17.50%) CSS
5 13 (16.25%) HTML
6 10 (12.50%) Qt
7 9 (11.25%) RESTful
8 8 (10.00%) CSS3
8 8 (10.00%) HTML5
9 7 (8.75%) Ajax
9 7 (8.75%) Backbone.js
9 7 (8.75%) OpenGL
9 7 (8.75%) React
10 6 (7.50%) .NET
10 6 (7.50%) Ember.js
10 6 (7.50%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (6.25%) Django
12 4 (5.00%) AngularJS
13 3 (3.75%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) Cybercrime
1 16 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 16 (20.00%) User Experience
2 8 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 7 (8.75%) 3D Graphics
3 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.50%) CUDA
4 6 (7.50%) Digital Media
4 6 (7.50%) Physics
5 5 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.75%) Algorithms
7 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.50%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.25%) CAN bus
9 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.25%) Equities
9 1 (1.25%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.25%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 41 (51.25%) Linux
2 32 (40.00%) Android
2 32 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 19 (23.75%) Windows
4 15 (18.75%) Windows Phone
5 5 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.25%) CentOS
6 1 (1.25%) LynxOS
6 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.25%) Unix
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.25%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 28 (35.00%) Multithreading
3 25 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (21.25%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 16 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 16 (20.00%) Mobile Development
5 16 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (20.00%) Product Management
5 16 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 15 (18.75%) Analytics
6 15 (18.75%) Android Development
6 15 (18.75%) iOS Development
6 15 (18.75%) Mobile Application Development
7 14 (17.50%) OO
8 13 (16.25%) Mentoring
9 10 (12.50%) TDD
10 8 (10.00%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.75%) DevOps
11 7 (8.75%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.75%) C++
2 38 (47.50%) C
3 29 (36.25%) Java
4 28 (35.00%) C#
5 16 (20.00%) Objective-C
6 14 (17.50%) JavaScript
7 8 (10.00%) Python
8 6 (7.50%) PHP
9 4 (5.00%) Embedded C
10 3 (3.75%) MATLAB
10 3 (3.75%) SQL
11 1 (1.25%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.25%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) CCNA
1 16 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (20.00%) CISSP
1 16 (20.00%) Degree
1 16 (20.00%) GIAC
1 16 (20.00%) Linux+ Certification
1 16 (20.00%) MCSE
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (20.00%) SANS
1 16 (20.00%) SSCP
2 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
3 12 (15.00%) Network+ Certification
4 6 (7.50%) PhD
5 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) Def Stans
1 1 (1.25%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.25%) IEC 61508
1 1 (1.25%) ISO26262
1 1 (1.25%) MISRA
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Firmware
2 1 (1.25%) Docker
2 1 (1.25%) KVM
2 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (7.50%) Oracle
1 6 (7.50%) SAP
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.50%) QNX
3 1 (1.25%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.25%) EMC
3 1 (1.25%) Intel
3 1 (1.25%) Progress
3 1 (1.25%) Xilinx
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