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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 845 822 853
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 43 31 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.031% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.033% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 41 27 33
Average salary £55,000 £67,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.51% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £90,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%
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
102569 93780 105055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.22% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 83761 78507 90409
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 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 29 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 29 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
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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
South East +3 27 £52,500 - 1
London -13 11 £67,500 -10.00% 2
East of England -12 4 £52,500 - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 51 (69.86%) Java
3 30 (41.10%) C++
3 30 (41.10%) TDD
4 23 (31.51%) Linux
4 23 (31.51%) Big Data
5 21 (28.77%) Open Source
6 20 (27.40%) Degree
7 19 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (26.03%) UML
8 18 (24.66%) C
8 18 (24.66%) XML
9 17 (23.29%) Web Services
9 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
10 15 (20.55%) Spring
10 15 (20.55%) SQL
11 14 (19.18%) Oracle
11 14 (19.18%) Subversion
12 13 (17.81%) OO
13 12 (16.44%) Windows
13 12 (16.44%) Data Mining
13 12 (16.44%) HTTP
13 12 (16.44%) HTML
13 12 (16.44%) Multithreading
13 12 (16.44%) Analytics
14 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
14 11 (15.07%) .NET
14 11 (15.07%) J2EE
14 11 (15.07%) MVC

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (12.33%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.96%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (10.96%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.85%) WebSphere Process Server
3 5 (6.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (6.85%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.85%) Node.js
4 4 (5.48%) Jetty
4 4 (5.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.11%) SaaS
3 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) HTTP
2 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.96%) LDAP
4 7 (9.59%) GSM
5 6 (8.22%) GPRS
6 4 (5.48%) ZigBee
7 3 (4.11%) LTE
7 3 (4.11%) X.509
7 3 (4.11%) UMTS
7 3 (4.11%) Internet
8 2 (2.74%) Wireless
9 1 (1.37%) Multicast
9 1 (1.37%) DVB
9 1 (1.37%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.51%) Big Data
2 12 (16.44%) Data Mining
3 9 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (12.33%) Hadoop
4 8 (10.96%) QlikView
4 8 (10.96%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (6.85%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.48%) Triplestore
6 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
6 4 (5.48%) HBase
6 4 (5.48%) Text Mining
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.37%) SQLite
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Subversion
2 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
3 10 (13.70%) Maven
4 8 (10.96%) ClearCase
4 8 (10.96%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (5.48%) Hudson
5 4 (5.48%) SoapUI
5 4 (5.48%) CruiseControl
5 4 (5.48%) Ant
5 4 (5.48%) JUnit
5 4 (5.48%) WATIR
5 4 (5.48%) Selenium
6 1 (1.37%) PVCS
6 1 (1.37%) Gradle
6 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.37%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (15.07%) Electronics
2 10 (13.70%) Publishing
3 9 (12.33%) Aerospace
4 8 (10.96%) Investment Banking
4 8 (10.96%) Military
4 8 (10.96%) Banking
5 5 (6.85%) French Language
6 3 (4.11%) Marketing
7 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.66%) XML
2 17 (23.29%) Web Services
3 15 (20.55%) Spring
4 12 (16.44%) HTML
5 11 (15.07%) .NET
5 11 (15.07%) J2EE
6 9 (12.33%) Servlets
6 9 (12.33%) REST
7 8 (10.96%) Apache Flex
7 8 (10.96%) RESTful
8 6 (8.22%) Ajax
9 5 (6.85%) Hibernate
9 5 (6.85%) Struts2
9 5 (6.85%) SOAP
9 5 (6.85%) Struts
9 5 (6.85%) EJB
9 5 (6.85%) CSS
9 5 (6.85%) JDBC
9 5 (6.85%) FreeMarker
9 5 (6.85%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.77%) Open Source
2 8 (10.96%) Statistics
3 7 (9.59%) Digital Media
3 7 (9.59%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.85%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.48%) Taxonomies
5 4 (5.48%) Ontologies
5 4 (5.48%) Semantic Web
5 4 (5.48%) Linked Data
6 2 (2.74%) DTV
7 1 (1.37%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.37%) STB
7 1 (1.37%) Streaming Media
7 1 (1.37%) IPTV
7 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.37%) Blog
7 1 (1.37%) MPEG
7 1 (1.37%) NHS
7 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.51%) Linux
2 12 (16.44%) Windows
3 8 (10.96%) UNIX
4 2 (2.74%) Android
4 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (41.10%) TDD
3 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (26.03%) UML
4 13 (17.81%) OO
5 12 (16.44%) Multithreading
5 12 (16.44%) Analytics
6 11 (15.07%) MVC
7 9 (12.33%) OOP
8 8 (10.96%) CRM
8 8 (10.96%) OOD
8 8 (10.96%) ETL
8 8 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (10.96%) Unified Process
8 8 (10.96%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (6.85%) Software Architecture
10 4 (5.48%) Data Architecture
10 4 (5.48%) Pair Programming
10 4 (5.48%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 51 (69.86%) Java
2 30 (41.10%) C++
3 18 (24.66%) C
4 15 (20.55%) SQL
5 10 (13.70%) Embedded C
6 8 (10.96%) Shell Script
6 8 (10.96%) MATLAB
6 8 (10.96%) PL/SQL
6 8 (10.96%) Perl
7 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
8 5 (6.85%) AspectJ
8 5 (6.85%) XPath
8 5 (6.85%) XQuery
9 4 (5.48%) SPARQL
9 4 (5.48%) C#
10 1 (1.37%) PHP
10 1 (1.37%) F#
10 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) Degree
2 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Oracle
2 8 (10.96%) Sybase
2 8 (10.96%) Business Objects
2 8 (10.96%) SAP
2 8 (10.96%) TIBCO
3 5 (6.85%) IBM
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.37%) Google
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