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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 790 849 827
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 88 48 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.086% 0.044% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.046% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 36 48 26
Average salary £55,000 £66,250 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.98% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
96460 103322 95939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.34% 94.48% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80662 85110 80222
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,375
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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
South West +27 39 £55,000 +22.22% 5
South East +14 35 £53,750 -10.41% 1
London +17 9 £87,500 +20.68% 1
West Midlands - 3 £77,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £72,500 -
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Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 68 (57.63%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (51.69%) C++
4 58 (49.15%) Java
5 51 (43.22%) Degree
6 46 (38.98%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (36.44%) Oracle
8 40 (33.90%) VMware
8 40 (33.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 39 (33.05%) Web Services
10 37 (31.36%) SDLC
11 35 (29.66%) Mentoring
12 34 (28.81%) SaaS
13 32 (27.12%) Hudson
13 32 (27.12%) Python
14 31 (26.27%) JavaScript
15 30 (25.42%) Maven
16 29 (24.58%) Subversion
16 29 (24.58%) Jenkins
17 28 (23.73%) Gradle
17 28 (23.73%) Docker
17 28 (23.73%) Git (software)
17 28 (23.73%) Ant
18 27 (22.88%) OO
18 27 (22.88%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (22.88%) Artifactory
19 26 (22.03%) KVM
19 26 (22.03%) LXC
19 26 (22.03%) Xen
19 26 (22.03%) Manufacturing

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 21 (17.80%) OpenStack
2 13 (11.02%) Node.js
3 12 (10.17%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.93%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (5.93%) nginx
5 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.69%) JBoss
6 2 (1.69%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.69%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (28.81%) SaaS
2 22 (18.64%) PaaS
3 21 (17.80%) Google App Engine
3 21 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (17.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (16.95%) HP Helion
5 14 (11.86%) IaaS
6 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.02%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.08%) SSL
3 2 (1.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.85%) LDAP
4 1 (0.85%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
1 7 (5.93%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.24%) RavenDB
2 5 (4.24%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.39%) MySQL
3 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.69%) Riak
4 2 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (27.12%) Hudson
2 30 (25.42%) Maven
3 29 (24.58%) Subversion
3 29 (24.58%) Jenkins
4 28 (23.73%) Gradle
4 28 (23.73%) Git (software)
4 28 (23.73%) Ant
5 27 (22.88%) Artifactory
6 25 (21.19%) JIRA
6 25 (21.19%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.54%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.54%) CruiseControl
7 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 26 (22.03%) Manufacturing
2 10 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.63%) Electronics
4 1 (0.85%) Finance
4 1 (0.85%) Automotive
4 1 (0.85%) Military
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Billing
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (33.05%) Web Services
2 15 (12.71%) CSS
3 14 (11.86%) HTML
3 14 (11.86%) Java EE
3 14 (11.86%) REST
4 12 (10.17%) JMX
5 11 (9.32%) RESTful
6 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (5.93%) Qt
6 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET
6 7 (5.93%) OpenGL
6 7 (5.93%) .NET
6 7 (5.93%) J2EE
6 7 (5.93%) MCollective
7 5 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (4.24%) HTML5
8 4 (3.39%) Ajax
8 4 (3.39%) XML
9 3 (2.54%) Spring
9 3 (2.54%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 19 (16.10%) Public Cloud
2 16 (13.56%) Algorithms
3 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (10.17%) Physics
5 11 (9.32%) Computer Science
5 11 (9.32%) Mathematics
6 9 (7.63%) Digital Media
7 8 (6.78%) 3D Graphics
7 8 (6.78%) CUDA
7 8 (6.78%) User Experience
8 3 (2.54%) Blog
9 2 (1.69%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.85%) DTV
10 1 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.56%) UNIX
1 16 (13.56%) Linux
2 15 (12.71%) Windows
3 3 (2.54%) Windows CE
4 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.85%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 68 (57.63%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (38.98%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (33.90%) Continuous Delivery
5 37 (31.36%) SDLC
6 35 (29.66%) Mentoring
7 27 (22.88%) OO
8 22 (18.64%) Data Management
9 20 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (16.10%) Multithreading
11 13 (11.02%) TDD
12 11 (9.32%) OOD
13 9 (7.63%) Open Source
13 9 (7.63%) BDD
14 8 (6.78%) MVC
14 8 (6.78%) 3D Modelling
15 6 (5.08%) Dependency Management
15 6 (5.08%) E-Commerce
15 6 (5.08%) Change Control
16 5 (4.24%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (51.69%) C++
2 58 (49.15%) Java
3 32 (27.12%) Python
4 31 (26.27%) JavaScript
5 26 (22.03%) C
5 26 (22.03%) Embedded C++
6 25 (21.19%) Clojure
7 24 (20.34%) Scala
8 20 (16.95%) Embedded C
9 12 (10.17%) C#
10 9 (7.63%) Ruby
11 5 (4.24%) SQL
12 3 (2.54%) PHP
13 2 (1.69%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.85%) AspectJ
14 1 (0.85%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 51 (43.22%) Degree
2 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) QA
System Software
1 28 (23.73%) Docker
2 27 (22.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (22.03%) KVM
3 26 (22.03%) Xen
3 26 (22.03%) LXC
4 19 (16.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (5.93%) Kibana
1 7 (5.93%) Graphite
Vendors
1 43 (36.44%) Oracle
2 40 (33.90%) VMware
3 21 (17.80%) Rackspace
4 20 (16.95%) Google
4 20 (16.95%) HP
5 13 (11.02%) QNX
6 3 (2.54%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.85%) Sun
7 1 (0.85%) SAP
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Competitive
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