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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 848 824 845
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 32 33 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.033% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.035% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 28 28 25
Average salary £52,500 £62,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £90,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
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
99490 94619 104632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.45% 94.32% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 81521 79375 89786
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
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 1 October 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 1 October 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
(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 East +18 21 £50,000 -4.76% 3
London -18 6 £65,000 -13.33% 3
East of England -9 4 £55,000 +4.76% 1
South West -14 1 - - 2
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 75 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 50 (66.67%) Java
3 36 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (41.33%) TDD
5 30 (40.00%) C++
6 23 (30.67%) Linux
7 22 (29.33%) Big Data
8 21 (28.00%) Open Source
9 20 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (26.67%) Degree
10 19 (25.33%) UML
10 19 (25.33%) C
10 19 (25.33%) XML
11 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
12 17 (22.67%) Web Services
13 16 (21.33%) Spring
14 15 (20.00%) Subversion
14 15 (20.00%) SQL
14 15 (20.00%) OO
15 14 (18.67%) Oracle
16 13 (17.33%) HTML
16 13 (17.33%) HTTP
16 13 (17.33%) Electronics
16 13 (17.33%) Algorithms
17 12 (16.00%) Analytics
17 12 (16.00%) Data Mining
18 11 (14.67%) Embedded C
18 11 (14.67%) J2EE
18 11 (14.67%) Maven
18 11 (14.67%) MVC

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.67%) TIBCO EMS
3 7 (9.33%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.67%) WebSphere Process Server
4 5 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (6.67%) Node.js
5 4 (5.33%) Apache Solr
5 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.00%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (9.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.00%) SaaS
3 1 (1.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.33%) HTTP
2 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.67%) GSM
3 8 (10.67%) LDAP
4 7 (9.33%) GPRS
5 5 (6.67%) ZigBee
6 3 (4.00%) X.509
6 3 (4.00%) Internet
6 3 (4.00%) UMTS
6 3 (4.00%) LTE
7 2 (2.67%) Wireless
8 1 (1.33%) DVB
8 1 (1.33%) RTP
8 1 (1.33%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.33%) Big Data
2 12 (16.00%) Data Mining
3 9 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (10.67%) Hadoop
4 8 (10.67%) QlikView
4 8 (10.67%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.33%) Triplestore
6 4 (5.33%) HBase
6 4 (5.33%) NoSQL
6 4 (5.33%) Text Mining
7 2 (2.67%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (20.00%) Subversion
2 11 (14.67%) Maven
2 11 (14.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 8 (10.67%) ClearCase
4 4 (5.33%) WATIR
4 4 (5.33%) Selenium
4 4 (5.33%) Hudson
4 4 (5.33%) SoapUI
4 4 (5.33%) Ant
4 4 (5.33%) JUnit
4 4 (5.33%) CruiseControl
5 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.67%) Gradle
6 1 (1.33%) PVCS
6 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.33%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (17.33%) Electronics
2 11 (14.67%) Publishing
2 11 (14.67%) Aerospace
3 9 (12.00%) Military
3 9 (12.00%) Banking
4 8 (10.67%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.67%) Marketing
5 5 (6.67%) French Language
6 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.33%) Finance
7 1 (1.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.33%) XML
2 17 (22.67%) Web Services
3 16 (21.33%) Spring
4 13 (17.33%) HTML
5 11 (14.67%) J2EE
6 10 (13.33%) .NET
7 9 (12.00%) Servlets
7 9 (12.00%) RESTful
8 8 (10.67%) REST
8 8 (10.67%) Apache Flex
9 6 (8.00%) CSS
9 6 (8.00%) Ajax
10 5 (6.67%) Hibernate
10 5 (6.67%) JDBC
10 5 (6.67%) SOAP
10 5 (6.67%) EJB
10 5 (6.67%) Struts
10 5 (6.67%) Struts2
10 5 (6.67%) FreeMarker
10 5 (6.67%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.00%) Open Source
2 13 (17.33%) Algorithms
3 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (10.67%) Statistics
5 7 (9.33%) Digital Media
5 7 (9.33%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (5.33%) Linked Data
7 4 (5.33%) Semantic Web
7 4 (5.33%) Taxonomies
7 4 (5.33%) Ontologies
8 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (1.33%) Streaming Media
10 1 (1.33%) IPTV
10 1 (1.33%) STB
10 1 (1.33%) DTV
10 1 (1.33%) Streaming Video
10 1 (1.33%) MPEG
10 1 (1.33%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Linux
2 9 (12.00%) Windows
3 8 (10.67%) UNIX
4 2 (2.67%) Android
4 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 36 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (41.33%) TDD
4 20 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (25.33%) UML
6 15 (20.00%) OO
7 12 (16.00%) Analytics
8 11 (14.67%) MVC
8 11 (14.67%) Multithreading
9 9 (12.00%) OOD
10 8 (10.67%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (10.67%) Unified Process
10 8 (10.67%) ETL
10 8 (10.67%) OOP
10 8 (10.67%) CRM
10 8 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (8.00%) Software Architecture
12 4 (5.33%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (5.33%) Data Architecture
12 4 (5.33%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 50 (66.67%) Java
2 30 (40.00%) C++
3 19 (25.33%) C
4 15 (20.00%) SQL
5 11 (14.67%) Embedded C
6 9 (12.00%) Perl
7 8 (10.67%) MATLAB
7 8 (10.67%) Shell Script
7 8 (10.67%) PL/SQL
8 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
9 6 (8.00%) XQuery
9 6 (8.00%) XPath
10 5 (6.67%) AspectJ
11 4 (5.33%) SPARQL
12 3 (4.00%) C#
13 1 (1.33%) PHP
13 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.33%) Python
13 1 (1.33%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Degree
2 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 14 (18.67%) Oracle
2 8 (10.67%) TIBCO
2 8 (10.67%) Business Objects
2 8 (10.67%) SAP
2 8 (10.67%) Sybase
3 5 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (1.33%) Google
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.33%) EMC
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