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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 856 870 850
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 27 26 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.023% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.025% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 8 24 18
Average salary £67,500 £53,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.58% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £46,500 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £131,000 £97,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
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
97732 105813 99744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.58% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80689 86627 83952
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,988
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 West -10 12 £250,000 +284.61% 6
London +32 9 £53,750 -32.81% 2
South East +7 2 £75,000 +50.00% 2
East of England +19 1 £65,000 +20.93%
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
North West - 1 £50,000 -
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 47 (97.92%) Software Engineering
2 30 (62.50%) Degree
3 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (52.08%) Java
5 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 17 (35.42%) C++
7 16 (33.33%) C
7 16 (33.33%) Maven
8 14 (29.17%) Computer Science
8 14 (29.17%) OO
9 13 (27.08%) Web Services
9 13 (27.08%) Oracle
9 13 (27.08%) Mentoring
9 13 (27.08%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (22.92%) Node.js
10 11 (22.92%) HTML
10 11 (22.92%) CSS
10 11 (22.92%) Mathematics
10 11 (22.92%) Git (software)
11 10 (20.83%) Python
11 10 (20.83%) Ant
11 10 (20.83%) VMware
11 10 (20.83%) Hudson
11 10 (20.83%) Gradle
11 10 (20.83%) Artifactory
11 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
11 10 (20.83%) Docker
12 9 (18.75%) KVM
12 9 (18.75%) LXC
12 9 (18.75%) MVC

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 11 (22.92%) Node.js
2 8 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 4 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.17%) nginx
4 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) Simulink
3 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.67%) HP Helion
2 8 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (16.67%) Google App Engine
3 7 (14.58%) SaaS
3 7 (14.58%) PaaS
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) LDAP
2 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.25%) RavenDB
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) SSDT
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Maven
2 11 (22.92%) Git (software)
3 10 (20.83%) Ant
3 10 (20.83%) Hudson
3 10 (20.83%) Gradle
3 10 (20.83%) Artifactory
3 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
4 6 (12.50%) Subversion
5 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (8.33%) ClearCase
5 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (2.08%) GDB
7 1 (2.08%) JIRA
7 1 (2.08%) LabVIEW
7 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (14.58%) Aerospace
2 6 (12.50%) Electronics
3 5 (10.42%) French Language
4 4 (8.33%) Automotive
5 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 2 (4.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) Web Services
2 11 (22.92%) HTML
2 11 (22.92%) CSS
3 7 (14.58%) XML
3 7 (14.58%) RESTful
4 5 (10.42%) Struts2
4 5 (10.42%) FreeMarker
4 5 (10.42%) Qt
4 5 (10.42%) OpenGL
4 5 (10.42%) Spring
4 5 (10.42%) Ajax
4 5 (10.42%) JDBC
4 5 (10.42%) Servlets
4 5 (10.42%) .NET
4 5 (10.42%) J2EE
4 5 (10.42%) Struts
5 4 (8.33%) HTML5
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Computer Science
2 11 (22.92%) Mathematics
3 9 (18.75%) Physics
4 8 (16.67%) Public Cloud
5 6 (12.50%) 3D Graphics
6 5 (10.42%) Open Source
6 5 (10.42%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (10.42%) CUDA
6 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (10.42%) Algorithms
7 3 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (6.25%) Blog
8 2 (4.17%) VHDL
8 2 (4.17%) Verilog
8 2 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (4.17%) User Experience
9 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (97.92%) Software Engineering
2 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.17%) OO
4 13 (27.08%) Mentoring
4 13 (27.08%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (18.75%) OOD
5 9 (18.75%) UML
5 9 (18.75%) MVC
5 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.67%) Data Management
7 7 (14.58%) TDD
7 7 (14.58%) Multithreading
7 7 (14.58%) BDD
8 6 (12.50%) 3D Modelling
8 6 (12.50%) Software Architecture
8 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 5 (10.42%) Scrum
9 5 (10.42%) Embedded Software Development
10 4 (8.33%) Web Development
10 4 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) Java
2 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 17 (35.42%) C++
4 16 (33.33%) C
5 10 (20.83%) Python
6 8 (16.67%) Scala
6 8 (16.67%) Clojure
7 6 (12.50%) C#
8 5 (10.42%) AspectJ
8 5 (10.42%) Embedded C
9 4 (8.33%) Ada
10 2 (4.17%) SQL
10 2 (4.17%) Assembly Language
10 2 (4.17%) MATLAB
10 2 (4.17%) Ruby
11 1 (2.08%) Embedded C++
11 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
11 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (62.50%) Degree
2 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) PhD
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) DO-178B
2 3 (6.25%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) JTAG
2 3 (6.25%) IEC 61508
3 1 (2.08%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) Docker
2 9 (18.75%) LXC
2 9 (18.75%) Xen
2 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (18.75%) KVM
3 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.17%) Kibana
1 2 (4.17%) Graphite
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle
2 10 (20.83%) VMware
3 8 (16.67%) Google
3 8 (16.67%) Rackspace
3 8 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.08%) Sun
6 1 (2.08%) Sybase
6 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
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