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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 819 816 835
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 21 38 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.039% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.041% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 12 33 18
Average salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,350 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £87,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -
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
91484 91720 93604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.84% 94.46% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 75958 74696 79606
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 £27,000
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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +11 8 £55,000 -37.14% 2
South West - 6 £40,750 - 2
South East -24 5 £80,000 +60.00%
East of England -1 1 £60,000 +20.00% 2
North West - 1 £50,000 -
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 42 (97.67%) Software Engineering
2 25 (58.14%) Degree
3 19 (44.19%) C++
4 18 (41.86%) Java
5 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (37.21%) C
7 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
7 15 (34.88%) OO
8 14 (32.56%) UML
9 12 (27.91%) Aerospace
9 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
10 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
10 10 (23.26%) MVC
10 10 (23.26%) HTML
11 9 (20.93%) CSS
11 9 (20.93%) Electronics
11 9 (20.93%) OOD
11 9 (20.93%) Mathematics
11 9 (20.93%) Maven
11 9 (20.93%) Algorithms
12 8 (18.60%) Software Architecture
12 8 (18.60%) Node.js
12 8 (18.60%) Subversion
12 8 (18.60%) Physics
12 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
12 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
12 8 (18.60%) Web Services
12 8 (18.60%) XML
13 7 (16.28%) C#
13 7 (16.28%) Embedded C

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (18.60%) Node.js
2 4 (9.30%) OpenStack
3 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Simulink
2 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.30%) SaaS
2 4 (9.30%) PaaS
2 4 (9.30%) HP Helion
2 4 (9.30%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (9.30%) Google App Engine
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.63%) LDAP
3 1 (2.33%) HTTP
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.98%) RavenDB
2 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) SSDT
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Maven
2 8 (18.60%) Subversion
3 6 (13.95%) ClearCase
4 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (9.30%) Ant
5 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
5 4 (9.30%) Hudson
5 4 (9.30%) Gradle
5 4 (9.30%) Artifactory
5 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.98%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (2.33%) GDB
7 1 (2.33%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 12 (27.91%) Aerospace
2 9 (20.93%) Electronics
3 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.63%) French Language
4 4 (9.30%) Automotive
5 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.65%) Military
6 2 (4.65%) Banking
6 2 (4.65%) Finance
7 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) HTML
2 9 (20.93%) CSS
3 8 (18.60%) Web Services
3 8 (18.60%) XML
4 6 (13.95%) Spring
4 6 (13.95%) .NET
5 5 (11.63%) J2EE
5 5 (11.63%) JDBC
5 5 (11.63%) Servlets
5 5 (11.63%) Ajax
5 5 (11.63%) FreeMarker
5 5 (11.63%) RESTful
5 5 (11.63%) Struts2
5 5 (11.63%) Struts
6 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (9.30%) HTML5
6 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (4.65%) Qt
8 2 (4.65%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
2 9 (20.93%) Mathematics
2 9 (20.93%) Algorithms
3 8 (18.60%) Physics
4 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (11.63%) Open Source
6 5 (11.63%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (9.30%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (6.98%) Blog
9 2 (4.65%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (4.65%) VHDL
9 2 (4.65%) Verilog
9 2 (4.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (4.65%) CUDA
10 1 (2.33%) CAN bus
10 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (97.67%) Software Engineering
2 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.88%) OO
4 14 (32.56%) UML
5 10 (23.26%) MVC
6 9 (20.93%) OOD
7 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
7 8 (18.60%) Software Architecture
8 7 (16.28%) Use Case
8 7 (16.28%) TDD
8 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
9 6 (13.95%) Embedded Software Development
9 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.95%) Multithreading
9 6 (13.95%) BDD
10 5 (11.63%) Data Management
11 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Scrum
11 4 (9.30%) Functional Programming
12 3 (6.98%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) C++
2 18 (41.86%) Java
3 16 (37.21%) C
4 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
5 7 (16.28%) C#
5 7 (16.28%) Embedded C
6 5 (11.63%) Python
6 5 (11.63%) Ada
6 5 (11.63%) AspectJ
7 4 (9.30%) Scala
7 4 (9.30%) Clojure
7 4 (9.30%) SQL
8 2 (4.65%) Embedded C++
8 2 (4.65%) Assembly Language
8 2 (4.65%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.33%) VBA
9 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (58.14%) Degree
2 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) DO-178B
2 3 (6.98%) QA
2 3 (6.98%) JTAG
2 3 (6.98%) IEC 61508
3 1 (2.33%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Xen
1 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (9.30%) KVM
1 4 (9.30%) Docker
1 4 (9.30%) LXC
2 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) HP
2 4 (9.30%) VMware
2 4 (9.30%) Google
2 4 (9.30%) Rackspace
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 2 (4.65%) EMC
4 1 (2.33%) Sybase
4 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.33%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.33%) Telerik
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