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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 843 783 838
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 23 81 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.079% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.084% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 17 55 30
Average salary £50,000 £62,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £87,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +4.16%
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
99423 96838 103920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.66% 94.71% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83438 79404 90243
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
London +6 9 £50,000 -36.50% 3
South East -19 8 £50,000 -25.92%
South West -4 4 £42,000 -
East of England -28 2 £52,500 -
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 57 (98.28%) Software Engineering
2 38 (65.52%) C++
3 27 (46.55%) C
4 26 (44.83%) Java
4 26 (44.83%) Degree
5 25 (43.10%) Security Cleared
6 23 (39.66%) OO
7 21 (36.21%) UML
8 20 (34.48%) Aerospace
9 18 (31.03%) Electronics
10 16 (27.59%) Algorithms
10 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (27.59%) Linux
10 16 (27.59%) Embedded C
11 14 (24.14%) TDD
11 14 (24.14%) OOD
12 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
13 12 (20.69%) Multithreading
14 11 (18.97%) Rational Rhapsody
15 10 (17.24%) Computer Science
15 10 (17.24%) Subversion
15 10 (17.24%) MATLAB
15 10 (17.24%) Military
16 9 (15.52%) .NET
16 9 (15.52%) XML
16 9 (15.52%) Open Source
17 8 (13.79%) HTML
17 8 (13.79%) HTTP
17 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (13.79%) Software Architecture

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (10.34%) Node.js
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.72%) Simulink
1 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
2 8 (13.79%) HTTP
3 5 (8.62%) ZigBee
3 5 (8.62%) LDAP
3 5 (8.62%) GPRS
3 5 (8.62%) GSM
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) MarkLogic
2 1 (1.72%) SSDT
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Rational Rhapsody
2 10 (17.24%) Subversion
3 7 (12.07%) Maven
4 5 (8.62%) ClearCase
5 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.45%) Gradle
6 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.72%) GDB
7 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (1.72%) JIRA
7 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.72%) PVCS
General
1 20 (34.48%) Aerospace
2 18 (31.03%) Electronics
3 10 (17.24%) Military
4 6 (10.34%) Publishing
5 5 (8.62%) Marketing
5 5 (8.62%) French Language
5 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
6 4 (6.90%) Automotive
6 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (3.45%) Finance
7 2 (3.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) .NET
1 9 (15.52%) XML
2 8 (13.79%) HTML
3 7 (12.07%) RESTful
3 7 (12.07%) CSS
4 6 (10.34%) Spring
5 5 (8.62%) Ajax
5 5 (8.62%) FreeMarker
5 5 (8.62%) JDBC
5 5 (8.62%) Servlets
5 5 (8.62%) J2EE
5 5 (8.62%) Struts
5 5 (8.62%) Struts2
6 4 (6.90%) Web Services
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.45%) XSLT
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.45%) HTML5
8 1 (1.72%) REST
8 1 (1.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Algorithms
2 10 (17.24%) Computer Science
3 9 (15.52%) Open Source
4 6 (10.34%) Mathematics
4 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (8.62%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (8.62%) Physics
5 5 (8.62%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (6.90%) Digital Media
6 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.45%) VHDL
7 2 (3.45%) Verilog
7 2 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.72%) Blog
8 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.72%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) Linux
2 6 (10.34%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) Android
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (98.28%) Software Engineering
2 23 (39.66%) OO
3 21 (36.21%) UML
4 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (24.14%) TDD
5 14 (24.14%) OOD
6 12 (20.69%) Multithreading
7 8 (13.79%) Software Architecture
7 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (13.79%) OOP
8 7 (12.07%) Configuration Management
8 7 (12.07%) MVC
9 6 (10.34%) Use Case
10 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (8.62%) Embedded Software Development
10 5 (8.62%) Project Management
11 3 (5.17%) Validation
12 2 (3.45%) Scrum
12 2 (3.45%) Web Development
12 2 (3.45%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (65.52%) C++
2 27 (46.55%) C
3 26 (44.83%) Java
4 16 (27.59%) Embedded C
5 10 (17.24%) MATLAB
6 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.62%) Ada
7 5 (8.62%) AspectJ
8 4 (6.90%) C#
9 3 (5.17%) SQL
10 2 (3.45%) Python
10 2 (3.45%) Embedded C++
10 2 (3.45%) XQuery
10 2 (3.45%) Assembly Language
10 2 (3.45%) XPath
11 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.72%) VBA
11 1 (1.72%) VC++
11 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (44.83%) Degree
2 25 (43.10%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) DO-178B
2 3 (5.17%) JTAG
2 3 (5.17%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.72%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) EMC
2 2 (3.45%) IBM
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) Sybase
3 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.72%) Telerik
3 1 (1.72%) DevExpress
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