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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 842 802 853
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 37 32 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.033% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.035% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 34 29 29
Average salary £52,500 £65,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.23% +36.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £90,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.51%
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
100759 92707 104130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.40% 94.26% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82433 77843 89539
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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
South East +6 23 £50,000 -4.76% 3
London -47 8 £65,000 -13.33%
East of England -16 5 £55,000 +4.76% 2
South West - 1 - - 3
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 73 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 50 (68.49%) Java
3 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (42.47%) TDD
5 30 (41.10%) C++
6 23 (31.51%) Big Data
7 22 (30.14%) Linux
8 21 (28.77%) Open Source
9 19 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (26.03%) C
9 19 (26.03%) XML
9 19 (26.03%) Degree
10 18 (24.66%) Web Services
10 18 (24.66%) Security Cleared
11 17 (23.29%) UML
12 15 (20.55%) Subversion
12 15 (20.55%) Spring
13 14 (19.18%) OO
13 14 (19.18%) SQL
13 14 (19.18%) Oracle
14 13 (17.81%) HTTP
15 12 (16.44%) Electronics
15 12 (16.44%) Data Mining
15 12 (16.44%) HTML
15 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
15 12 (16.44%) Analytics
16 11 (15.07%) J2EE
16 11 (15.07%) Embedded C
16 11 (15.07%) MVC
16 11 (15.07%) Publishing

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (12.33%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.96%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (10.96%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.85%) Node.js
3 5 (6.85%) WebSphere Process Server
3 5 (6.85%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.85%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.48%) Apache Solr
4 4 (5.48%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (10.96%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.11%) SaaS
3 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.81%) HTTP
2 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.96%) LDAP
3 8 (10.96%) GSM
4 7 (9.59%) GPRS
5 5 (6.85%) ZigBee
6 3 (4.11%) LTE
6 3 (4.11%) Internet
6 3 (4.11%) X.509
6 3 (4.11%) UMTS
7 2 (2.74%) Wireless
8 1 (1.37%) Multicast
8 1 (1.37%) DVB
8 1 (1.37%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.51%) Big Data
2 12 (16.44%) Data Mining
3 9 (12.33%) Hadoop
3 9 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (10.96%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (10.96%) QlikView
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.85%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (5.48%) Text Mining
6 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
6 4 (5.48%) Triplestore
6 4 (5.48%) HBase
7 2 (2.74%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (20.55%) Subversion
2 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
3 11 (15.07%) Maven
4 8 (10.96%) ClearCase
4 8 (10.96%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (5.48%) Ant
5 4 (5.48%) JUnit
5 4 (5.48%) CruiseControl
5 4 (5.48%) WATIR
5 4 (5.48%) Selenium
5 4 (5.48%) Hudson
5 4 (5.48%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.74%) Gradle
7 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.37%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.37%) PVCS
General
1 12 (16.44%) Electronics
2 11 (15.07%) Publishing
3 10 (13.70%) Aerospace
4 8 (10.96%) Investment Banking
4 8 (10.96%) Military
4 8 (10.96%) Banking
5 5 (6.85%) French Language
6 4 (5.48%) Marketing
7 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.03%) XML
2 18 (24.66%) Web Services
3 15 (20.55%) Spring
4 12 (16.44%) HTML
5 11 (15.07%) J2EE
6 10 (13.70%) .NET
7 9 (12.33%) RESTful
7 9 (12.33%) REST
7 9 (12.33%) Servlets
8 8 (10.96%) Apache Flex
9 6 (8.22%) Ajax
10 5 (6.85%) Spring MVC
10 5 (6.85%) FreeMarker
10 5 (6.85%) Struts2
10 5 (6.85%) Hibernate
10 5 (6.85%) EJB
10 5 (6.85%) CSS
10 5 (6.85%) JDBC
10 5 (6.85%) SOAP
10 5 (6.85%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.77%) Open Source
2 8 (10.96%) Statistics
2 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.59%) Digital Media
4 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.85%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (5.48%) Taxonomies
6 4 (5.48%) Ontologies
6 4 (5.48%) Semantic Web
6 4 (5.48%) Linked Data
7 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.37%) Blog
8 1 (1.37%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (1.37%) User Experience
8 1 (1.37%) Streaming Media
8 1 (1.37%) IPTV
8 1 (1.37%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.37%) STB
8 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.14%) Linux
2 9 (12.33%) Windows
3 8 (10.96%) UNIX
4 2 (2.74%) Android
4 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (42.47%) TDD
4 19 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (23.29%) UML
6 14 (19.18%) OO
7 12 (16.44%) Analytics
8 11 (15.07%) MVC
9 10 (13.70%) Multithreading
10 8 (10.96%) Unified Process
10 8 (10.96%) OOP
10 8 (10.96%) OOD
10 8 (10.96%) CRM
10 8 (10.96%) ETL
10 8 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (10.96%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (6.85%) Software Architecture
12 4 (5.48%) RDF
12 4 (5.48%) Pair Programming
12 4 (5.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (68.49%) Java
2 30 (41.10%) C++
3 19 (26.03%) C
4 14 (19.18%) SQL
5 11 (15.07%) Embedded C
6 8 (10.96%) MATLAB
6 8 (10.96%) Shell Script
6 8 (10.96%) PL/SQL
6 8 (10.96%) Perl
7 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
8 6 (8.22%) XQuery
8 6 (8.22%) XPath
9 5 (6.85%) AspectJ
10 4 (5.48%) SPARQL
11 3 (4.11%) C#
12 1 (1.37%) PHP
12 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.37%) Python
12 1 (1.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (26.03%) Degree
2 18 (24.66%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Oracle
2 8 (10.96%) TIBCO
2 8 (10.96%) SAP
2 8 (10.96%) Business Objects
2 8 (10.96%) Sybase
3 5 (6.85%) IBM
4 1 (1.37%) Google
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
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