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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 816 793 846
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 21 60 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.062% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.065% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 17 46 24
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £87,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £53,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-3.30% -3.63%
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
92117 91934 99163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.57% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 77310 75065 85756
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 January 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 29 January 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
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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
London -19 8 £52,500 -40.00% 3
South East -34 7 £80,000 +28.00%
South West - 3 £41,500 - 1
East of England -19 2 £53,750 +7.50% 1
North West - 1 £50,000 -
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 46 (97.87%) Software Engineering
2 25 (53.19%) C++
3 23 (48.94%) Degree
4 20 (42.55%) Java
5 19 (40.43%) C
6 16 (34.04%) UML
6 16 (34.04%) OO
7 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
7 15 (31.91%) Aerospace
8 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (27.66%) Electronics
10 11 (23.40%) Embedded C
10 11 (23.40%) XML
10 11 (23.40%) Linux
10 11 (23.40%) MVC
10 11 (23.40%) Algorithms
11 10 (21.28%) TDD
11 10 (21.28%) Subversion
11 10 (21.28%) Computer Science
11 10 (21.28%) HTML
11 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
12 9 (19.15%) CSS
12 9 (19.15%) OOD
12 9 (19.15%) Software Architecture
13 8 (17.02%) RESTful
13 8 (17.02%) Node.js
13 8 (17.02%) Maven
13 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
13 8 (17.02%) .NET
13 8 (17.02%) C#

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (17.02%) Node.js
2 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) Simulink
2 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) GitHub
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.77%) LDAP
3 3 (6.38%) HTTP
4 2 (4.26%) ZigBee
4 2 (4.26%) GPRS
4 2 (4.26%) GSM
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) RavenDB
2 2 (4.26%) MarkLogic
2 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Subversion
2 8 (17.02%) Maven
3 6 (12.77%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (10.64%) ClearCase
5 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.26%) Gradle
7 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.13%) PVCS
8 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.13%) JIRA
8 1 (2.13%) GDB
8 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 15 (31.91%) Aerospace
2 13 (27.66%) Electronics
3 6 (12.77%) French Language
4 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.64%) Military
5 4 (8.51%) Automotive
6 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
6 3 (6.38%) Marketing
7 2 (4.26%) Banking
7 2 (4.26%) Publishing
7 2 (4.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) XML
2 10 (21.28%) HTML
3 9 (19.15%) CSS
4 8 (17.02%) RESTful
4 8 (17.02%) .NET
5 7 (14.89%) Spring
6 6 (12.77%) Struts2
6 6 (12.77%) FreeMarker
6 6 (12.77%) Ajax
6 6 (12.77%) J2EE
6 6 (12.77%) JDBC
6 6 (12.77%) Servlets
6 6 (12.77%) Struts
6 6 (12.77%) Web Services
7 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.38%) HTML5
9 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.26%) XSLT
10 1 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Algorithms
2 10 (21.28%) Computer Science
3 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (12.77%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (12.77%) Open Source
4 6 (12.77%) Mathematics
5 5 (10.64%) Physics
5 5 (10.64%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (6.38%) Blog
7 2 (4.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (4.26%) VHDL
7 2 (4.26%) Verilog
8 1 (2.13%) CAN bus
8 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (97.87%) Software Engineering
2 16 (34.04%) UML
2 16 (34.04%) OO
3 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (23.40%) MVC
5 10 (21.28%) TDD
6 9 (19.15%) OOD
6 9 (19.15%) Software Architecture
7 7 (14.89%) Configuration Management
7 7 (14.89%) Multithreading
8 6 (12.77%) Use Case
9 5 (10.64%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (10.64%) BDD
10 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.51%) OOP
11 3 (6.38%) Project Management
11 3 (6.38%) Scrum
11 3 (6.38%) Validation
11 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
11 3 (6.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) C++
2 20 (42.55%) Java
3 19 (40.43%) C
4 11 (23.40%) Embedded C
5 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
6 8 (17.02%) C#
7 6 (12.77%) AspectJ
8 5 (10.64%) Ada
8 5 (10.64%) MATLAB
9 4 (8.51%) SQL
10 2 (4.26%) XPath
10 2 (4.26%) Python
10 2 (4.26%) Embedded C++
10 2 (4.26%) XQuery
10 2 (4.26%) Assembly Language
11 1 (2.13%) VC++
11 1 (2.13%) Perl
11 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
11 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
11 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) Degree
2 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) DO-178B
2 3 (6.38%) JTAG
2 3 (6.38%) IEC 61508
3 2 (4.26%) QA
4 1 (2.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) IBM
2 2 (4.26%) EMC
3 1 (2.13%) Sybase
3 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Telerik
3 1 (2.13%) DevExpress
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