The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 140 146 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 1 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.046% 0.099% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.10% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £40,000 £48,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.94% -
UK excluding London average salary £56,250 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Principal Software Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2117 1961 1960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 97.60% 96.65% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1807 1573 1486
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer across the Hertfordshire region.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Principal Software Engineer
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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
Stevenage -1 1 £40,000 -17.94%
Principal Software Engineer
East of England

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Couchbase
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) OpenGL
3 1 (33.33%) DirectX
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) NetBeans
3 1 (33.33%) Military
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (66.67%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Couchbase
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) NetBeans
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) DirectX
1 1 (33.33%) OpenGL
1 1 (33.33%) Qt
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft