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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 847 893 843
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 35 32 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.028% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.030% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 10 31 22
Average salary £67,500 £67,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £50,000 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £97,000 £105,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -5.00%
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
95322 107194 96558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.63% 94.60% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 79211 88826 81230
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,500 £27,000
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 28 May 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 May 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 +6 12 £80,000 +23.07% 10
South East +18 10 £52,500 - 6
London +34 9 £80,000 +1.26% 1
East of England +19 1 £65,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 54 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (50.00%) Degree
4 24 (44.44%) C++
5 22 (40.74%) Java
6 20 (37.04%) JavaScript
7 17 (31.48%) C
8 16 (29.63%) Maven
9 14 (25.93%) SDLC
10 13 (24.07%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (24.07%) Mentoring
10 13 (24.07%) Computer Science
10 13 (24.07%) OO
11 12 (22.22%) Web Services
11 12 (22.22%) Oracle
12 11 (20.37%) CSS
12 11 (20.37%) HTML
12 11 (20.37%) Mathematics
13 10 (18.52%) Physics
13 10 (18.52%) Subversion
13 10 (18.52%) Multithreading
13 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
13 10 (18.52%) Ant
13 10 (18.52%) Python
13 10 (18.52%) OOD
13 10 (18.52%) VMware
13 10 (18.52%) MVC
13 10 (18.52%) Docker
13 10 (18.52%) Hudson
13 10 (18.52%) Node.js

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 10 (18.52%) Node.js
2 8 (14.81%) OpenStack
3 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.70%) nginx
4 2 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.81%) Google App Engine
2 8 (14.81%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (14.81%) HP Helion
3 7 (12.96%) SaaS
3 7 (12.96%) PaaS
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) LDAP
2 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.56%) RavenDB
2 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Maven
2 10 (18.52%) Subversion
2 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 10 (18.52%) Ant
2 10 (18.52%) Hudson
2 10 (18.52%) Gradle
2 10 (18.52%) Artifactory
2 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
3 8 (14.81%) JIRA
3 8 (14.81%) TeamCity
4 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.70%) ClearCase
6 2 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 8 (14.81%) Manufacturing
2 6 (11.11%) Electronics
3 5 (9.26%) French Language
4 3 (5.56%) Automotive
5 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.85%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) Web Services
2 11 (20.37%) CSS
2 11 (20.37%) HTML
3 7 (12.96%) OpenGL
3 7 (12.96%) Qt
3 7 (12.96%) RESTful
4 6 (11.11%) XML
4 6 (11.11%) .NET
5 5 (9.26%) J2EE
5 5 (9.26%) JDBC
5 5 (9.26%) Servlets
5 5 (9.26%) Struts
5 5 (9.26%) Struts2
5 5 (9.26%) Spring
5 5 (9.26%) Ajax
5 5 (9.26%) FreeMarker
6 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Computer Science
2 11 (20.37%) Mathematics
3 10 (18.52%) Physics
4 8 (14.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (14.81%) CUDA
4 8 (14.81%) 3D Graphics
4 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (14.81%) Public Cloud
5 6 (11.11%) Algorithms
6 5 (9.26%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (7.41%) User Experience
8 3 (5.56%) Blog
9 2 (3.70%) Device Driver
9 2 (3.70%) VHDL
9 2 (3.70%) Verilog
10 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) UNIX
2 1 (1.85%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.93%) SDLC
4 13 (24.07%) Continuous Delivery
4 13 (24.07%) Mentoring
4 13 (24.07%) OO
5 10 (18.52%) Multithreading
5 10 (18.52%) OOD
5 10 (18.52%) MVC
6 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.81%) 3D Modelling
8 7 (12.96%) Open Source
8 7 (12.96%) Data Management
9 6 (11.11%) TDD
9 6 (11.11%) Software Architecture
9 6 (11.11%) BDD
10 5 (9.26%) UML
11 4 (7.41%) Scrum
11 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
11 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 24 (44.44%) C++
2 22 (40.74%) Java
3 20 (37.04%) JavaScript
4 17 (31.48%) C
5 10 (18.52%) Python
6 9 (16.67%) Embedded C
6 9 (16.67%) Embedded C++
7 8 (14.81%) Clojure
7 8 (14.81%) Scala
8 6 (11.11%) C#
9 5 (9.26%) AspectJ
10 3 (5.56%) Ruby
11 2 (3.70%) Ada
11 2 (3.70%) Objective-C
11 2 (3.70%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) JTAG
2 2 (3.70%) IEC 61508
2 2 (3.70%) DO-178B
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Docker
2 9 (16.67%) KVM
2 9 (16.67%) LXC
2 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (16.67%) Xen
3 6 (11.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.70%) Kibana
1 2 (3.70%) Graphite
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Oracle
2 10 (18.52%) VMware
3 8 (14.81%) Google
3 8 (14.81%) HP
3 8 (14.81%) Rackspace
4 6 (11.11%) QNX
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (1.85%) Sun
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
ISL (Incite Solutions Ltd)
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + ASAP
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + ASAP
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: Excellent Salary - Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: Excellent Salary - Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Attractive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
EE
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago