The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Principal Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 835 854 914
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 42 84 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.085% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.088% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 33 77 18
Median salary £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
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
81095 95808 102984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.50% 96.64% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67904 80693 85946
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

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 10 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +41 17 £80,000 +6.66% 2
South East +61 12 £55,000 -
South West -20 4 £55,000 -8.33% 1
East of England +16 3 £52,500 -19.23%
North West -15 3 £60,000 +41.17% 3
Yorkshire +23 1 £55,000 -15.38%
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Principal Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

1 71 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 46 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (46.48%) Java
4 26 (36.62%) JavaScript
4 26 (36.62%) C++
5 23 (32.39%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (30.99%) AngularJS
7 18 (25.35%) C#
8 17 (23.94%) Multithreading
9 15 (21.13%) C
10 14 (19.72%) DevOps
10 14 (19.72%) Microservices
11 13 (18.31%) TDD
11 13 (18.31%) Degree
11 13 (18.31%) SQL
12 12 (16.90%) Linux
12 12 (16.90%) Software Architecture
13 11 (15.49%) Coaching
13 11 (15.49%) Spring
13 11 (15.49%) Scrum
14 10 (14.08%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (14.08%) Line Management
14 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
14 10 (14.08%) Node.js
15 9 (12.68%) CouchDB
15 9 (12.68%) Redis
15 9 (12.68%) Dropwizard
15 9 (12.68%) Test Automation
15 9 (12.68%) MVC
15 9 (12.68%) OO

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (12.68%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.82%) nginx
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.41%) JBoss
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) SaaS
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (4.23%) LTE
2 3 (4.23%) Wireless
3 2 (2.82%) HTTP
3 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (12.68%) CouchDB
2 9 (12.68%) Redis
3 3 (4.23%) Big Data
3 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.86%) Bugzilla
2 7 (9.86%) CruiseControl
2 7 (9.86%) Hudson
2 7 (9.86%) Subversion
2 7 (9.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.63%) Mockito
3 4 (5.63%) Moq
4 3 (4.23%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.82%) Ant
5 2 (2.82%) Gradle
5 2 (2.82%) JUnit
5 2 (2.82%) Maven
6 1 (1.41%) NUnit
6 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.63%) Electronics
1 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.82%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.41%) Automotive
3 1 (1.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.99%) AngularJS
2 11 (15.49%) Spring
3 10 (14.08%) Node.js
4 9 (12.68%) Dropwizard
5 8 (11.27%) HTML
5 8 (11.27%) HTML5
5 8 (11.27%) RESTful
5 8 (11.27%) WPF
6 7 (9.86%) .NET
6 7 (9.86%) CSS
7 6 (8.45%) Hibernate
7 6 (8.45%) REST
8 5 (7.04%) JSON
9 4 (5.63%) Apache Camel
9 4 (5.63%) Ember.js
9 4 (5.63%) J2EE
9 4 (5.63%) jQuery
9 4 (5.63%) OpenGL
9 4 (5.63%) Qt
9 4 (5.63%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Physics
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.04%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.63%) CUDA
4 3 (4.23%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.41%) Blog
6 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.41%) Equities
6 1 (1.41%) iPad
6 1 (1.41%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.90%) Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Windows
3 6 (8.45%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.41%) CentOS
4 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 46 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (32.39%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (23.94%) Multithreading
5 14 (19.72%) DevOps
5 14 (19.72%) Microservices
6 13 (18.31%) TDD
7 12 (16.90%) Software Architecture
8 11 (15.49%) Coaching
8 11 (15.49%) Scrum
9 10 (14.08%) Line Management
10 9 (12.68%) MVC
10 9 (12.68%) OO
10 9 (12.68%) Test Automation
11 8 (11.27%) Multithreaded Programming
11 8 (11.27%) Open Source
11 8 (11.27%) Pair Programming
12 7 (9.86%) Issue Tracking
12 7 (9.86%) Mentoring
13 5 (7.04%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 33 (46.48%) Java
2 26 (36.62%) C++
2 26 (36.62%) JavaScript
3 18 (25.35%) C#
4 15 (21.13%) C
5 13 (18.31%) SQL
6 8 (11.27%) TypeScript
7 6 (8.45%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.41%) F#
8 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) SDET
3 2 (2.82%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) Firmware
2 1 (1.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) KVM
2 1 (1.41%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.41%) Xen
Vendors
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.41%) IBM
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle
2 1 (1.41%) SAP
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