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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 785 844 826
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 99 44 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.041% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.043% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 46 42 27
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -14.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £51,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
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
96305 101240 93715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.20% 94.50% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81010 82636 78466
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 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 28 August 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 +25 48 £55,000 - 1
South East +19 31 £55,000 +4.76%
London +14 14 £75,000 +15.38% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £72,500 - 1
North West - 2 £70,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £77,500 -
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 78 (58.65%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (53.38%) C++
4 64 (48.12%) Java
5 51 (38.35%) Degree
6 47 (35.34%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (33.83%) Oracle
8 42 (31.58%) Web Services
8 42 (31.58%) VMware
9 41 (30.83%) Continuous Delivery
10 38 (28.57%) Mentoring
11 36 (27.07%) SDLC
12 35 (26.32%) SaaS
12 35 (26.32%) Python
13 32 (24.06%) Subversion
13 32 (24.06%) Hudson
13 32 (24.06%) Jenkins
14 31 (23.31%) Manufacturing
14 31 (23.31%) Embedded C++
15 30 (22.56%) Maven
16 29 (21.80%) JIRA
16 29 (21.80%) Ant
16 29 (21.80%) C
16 29 (21.80%) Gradle
16 29 (21.80%) Docker
16 29 (21.80%) TeamCity
16 29 (21.80%) Git (software)
17 28 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (21.05%) OO
18 27 (20.30%) Artifactory

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (15.79%) OpenStack
2 13 (9.77%) WebLogic
3 11 (8.27%) Node.js
4 8 (6.02%) nginx
4 8 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.01%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.50%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.50%) Mule
6 2 (1.50%) JBoss
6 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (26.32%) SaaS
2 22 (16.54%) PaaS
2 22 (16.54%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (15.79%) Google App Engine
3 21 (15.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (14.29%) HP Helion
5 16 (12.03%) IaaS
6 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.78%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.51%) SSL
3 4 (3.01%) Firewall
4 2 (1.50%) Internet
4 2 (1.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.75%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.51%) MySQL
1 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
1 6 (4.51%) Hadoop
1 6 (4.51%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.76%) Big Data
3 4 (3.01%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.01%) RavenDB
3 4 (3.01%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.50%) Riak
4 2 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 32 (24.06%) Subversion
1 32 (24.06%) Hudson
1 32 (24.06%) Jenkins
2 30 (22.56%) Maven
3 29 (21.80%) JIRA
3 29 (21.80%) TeamCity
3 29 (21.80%) Git (software)
3 29 (21.80%) Ant
3 29 (21.80%) Gradle
4 27 (20.30%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.26%) Bugzilla
5 3 (2.26%) CruiseControl
5 3 (2.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.75%) LabVIEW
General
1 31 (23.31%) Manufacturing
2 16 (12.03%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.27%) Electronics
4 7 (5.26%) Finance
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
6 1 (0.75%) Military
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (31.58%) Web Services
2 19 (14.29%) REST
3 18 (13.53%) Java EE
4 13 (9.77%) JMX
4 13 (9.77%) CSS
5 12 (9.02%) HTML
6 10 (7.52%) RESTful
7 8 (6.02%) MCollective
8 7 (5.26%) J2EE
8 7 (5.26%) STL
9 6 (4.51%) .NET
9 6 (4.51%) OpenGL
9 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET
9 6 (4.51%) Qt
10 4 (3.01%) HTML5
10 4 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (3.01%) Spring
10 4 (3.01%) RESTEasy
11 3 (2.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 19 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 18 (13.53%) Public Cloud
4 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (8.27%) Computer Science
6 10 (7.52%) Digital Media
6 10 (7.52%) Physics
7 9 (6.77%) Mathematics
8 8 (6.02%) User Experience
9 7 (5.26%) CUDA
9 7 (5.26%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (3.01%) Cybercrime
11 2 (1.50%) Replication
11 2 (1.50%) DTV
11 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.50%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.50%) Web 2.0
11 2 (1.50%) Blog
11 2 (1.50%) New Media
11 2 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.29%) Linux
2 18 (13.53%) UNIX
3 16 (12.03%) Windows
4 6 (4.51%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.01%) Android
6 3 (2.26%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.75%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 78 (58.65%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (35.34%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (30.83%) Continuous Delivery
5 38 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 36 (27.07%) SDLC
7 28 (21.05%) OO
8 25 (18.80%) Multithreading
9 22 (16.54%) Data Management
9 22 (16.54%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (13.53%) TDD
11 10 (7.52%) Scrum
11 10 (7.52%) BDD
12 9 (6.77%) OOD
13 8 (6.02%) Open Source
13 8 (6.02%) Coaching
14 7 (5.26%) Change Control
14 7 (5.26%) SOA
14 7 (5.26%) 3D Modelling
15 6 (4.51%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 71 (53.38%) C++
2 64 (48.12%) Java
3 35 (26.32%) Python
4 31 (23.31%) Embedded C++
5 29 (21.80%) C
6 25 (18.80%) JavaScript
6 25 (18.80%) Clojure
7 24 (18.05%) Embedded C
8 23 (17.29%) Scala
9 20 (15.04%) C#
10 10 (7.52%) Ruby
11 9 (6.77%) SQL
12 6 (4.51%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.26%) PHP
14 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 51 (38.35%) Degree
2 4 (3.01%) MCSE
2 4 (3.01%) CCNA
2 4 (3.01%) CISSP
2 4 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.01%) SSCP
2 4 (3.01%) Linux+ Certification
2 4 (3.01%) GIAC
3 2 (1.50%) PhD
4 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) SLA
1 2 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 29 (21.80%) Docker
2 28 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (19.55%) KVM
3 26 (19.55%) Xen
3 26 (19.55%) LXC
4 23 (17.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (7.52%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.02%) Kibana
2 8 (6.02%) Graphite
Vendors
1 45 (33.83%) Oracle
2 42 (31.58%) VMware
3 21 (15.79%) Rackspace
4 20 (15.04%) Google
5 19 (14.29%) HP
6 14 (10.53%) QNX
7 2 (1.50%) SAP
7 2 (1.50%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.75%) Sun
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