The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 851 806 834
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 44 30 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.030% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.031% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 44 27 39
Average salary £66,250 £60,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.41% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £90,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102690 95590 105693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.33% 94.23% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 84523 79913 91207
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Principal Software Engineer
UK

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 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 +7 21 £52,500 +5.00% 2
London -27 20 £72,500 -3.33% 1
East of England -16 3 £50,000 - 1
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 73 (98.65%) Software Engineering
2 51 (68.92%) Java
3 30 (40.54%) TDD
4 28 (37.84%) C++
5 25 (33.78%) Linux
6 24 (32.43%) Big Data
7 23 (31.08%) UML
8 22 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (29.73%) Degree
9 20 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (25.68%) Open Source
11 18 (24.32%) Web Services
11 18 (24.32%) XML
11 18 (24.32%) SQL
12 17 (22.97%) Oracle
13 16 (21.62%) Windows
14 15 (20.27%) Spring
14 15 (20.27%) Multithreading
15 14 (18.92%) C
16 13 (17.57%) Data Mining
16 13 (17.57%) Subversion
17 12 (16.22%) HTML
17 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
17 12 (16.22%) Analytics
18 11 (14.86%) J2EE
18 11 (14.86%) Publishing
19 10 (13.51%) PL/SQL
19 10 (13.51%) .NET
19 10 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
19 10 (13.51%) OO

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 9 (12.16%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.81%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.81%) TIBCO EMS
3 5 (6.76%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (6.76%) WebSphere Process Server
4 4 (5.41%) Apache Solr
4 4 (5.41%) Jetty
5 3 (4.05%) Node.js
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.81%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.05%) SaaS
4 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) HTTP
2 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.11%) GSM
2 6 (8.11%) LDAP
3 5 (6.76%) GPRS
4 3 (4.05%) ZigBee
4 3 (4.05%) LTE
4 3 (4.05%) UMTS
4 3 (4.05%) X.509
4 3 (4.05%) Internet
4 3 (4.05%) Wireless
5 1 (1.35%) Multicast
5 1 (1.35%) DVB
5 1 (1.35%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.43%) Big Data
2 13 (17.57%) Data Mining
3 10 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (12.16%) Hadoop
4 9 (12.16%) QlikView
5 8 (10.81%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database
6 7 (9.46%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (6.76%) MongoDB
7 5 (6.76%) NoSQL
8 4 (5.41%) Text Mining
8 4 (5.41%) HBase
8 4 (5.41%) Triplestore
9 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.35%) SQLite
10 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Subversion
2 9 (12.16%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.81%) ClearCase
4 7 (9.46%) Maven
5 6 (8.11%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (5.41%) CruiseControl
6 4 (5.41%) Ant
6 4 (5.41%) JUnit
6 4 (5.41%) WATIR
6 4 (5.41%) Selenium
6 4 (5.41%) Hudson
6 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.70%) JDeveloper
7 2 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.35%) VectorCAST
8 1 (1.35%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (14.86%) Publishing
2 9 (12.16%) Banking
3 8 (10.81%) Investment Banking
4 7 (9.46%) Electronics
5 6 (8.11%) Aerospace
6 5 (6.76%) Military
7 3 (4.05%) French Language
8 2 (2.70%) Marketing
9 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
9 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.35%) Automotive
9 1 (1.35%) Legal
9 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.32%) Web Services
1 18 (24.32%) XML
2 15 (20.27%) Spring
3 12 (16.22%) HTML
4 11 (14.86%) J2EE
5 10 (13.51%) .NET
5 10 (13.51%) REST
6 8 (10.81%) Apache Flex
7 7 (9.46%) Servlets
8 5 (6.76%) Spring MVC
8 5 (6.76%) RESTful
8 5 (6.76%) SOAP
8 5 (6.76%) EJB
8 5 (6.76%) Hibernate
9 4 (5.41%) JNDI
9 4 (5.41%) JSP
9 4 (5.41%) Ajax
9 4 (5.41%) MapReduce
10 3 (4.05%) FreeMarker
10 3 (4.05%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Open Source
2 9 (12.16%) Statistics
2 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.46%) Digital Media
4 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.41%) Semantic Web
5 4 (5.41%) Taxonomies
5 4 (5.41%) Ontologies
5 4 (5.41%) Linked Data
6 3 (4.05%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (2.70%) DTV
8 1 (1.35%) Streaming Media
8 1 (1.35%) IPTV
8 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.35%) MPEG
8 1 (1.35%) NHS
8 1 (1.35%) Firmware
8 1 (1.35%) STB
8 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.78%) Linux
2 16 (21.62%) Windows
3 9 (12.16%) UNIX
4 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Android
4 1 (1.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (98.65%) Software Engineering
2 30 (40.54%) TDD
3 23 (31.08%) UML
4 22 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (20.27%) Multithreading
7 12 (16.22%) Analytics
8 10 (13.51%) OO
9 9 (12.16%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (12.16%) CRM
9 9 (12.16%) MVC
9 9 (12.16%) Unified Process
10 8 (10.81%) ETL
10 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (9.46%) Unit Testing
12 6 (8.11%) Scrum
12 6 (8.11%) OOP
12 6 (8.11%) Waterfall
13 5 (6.76%) OOD
14 4 (5.41%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 51 (68.92%) Java
2 28 (37.84%) C++
3 18 (24.32%) SQL
4 14 (18.92%) C
5 10 (13.51%) PL/SQL
6 9 (12.16%) Perl
6 9 (12.16%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.11%) Embedded C
8 5 (6.76%) C#
8 5 (6.76%) MATLAB
9 4 (5.41%) XQuery
9 4 (5.41%) SPARQL
9 4 (5.41%) XPath
10 3 (4.05%) AspectJ
11 1 (1.35%) Ruby
11 1 (1.35%) F#
11 1 (1.35%) Ada
11 1 (1.35%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) Degree
2 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) PhD
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Oracle
2 8 (10.81%) TIBCO
2 8 (10.81%) Business Objects
2 8 (10.81%) SAP
2 8 (10.81%) Sybase
3 5 (6.76%) IBM
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.35%) Google
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