The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Developer
Rank 642 638 678
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 14 25 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.056% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.058% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 14 22 13
Average salary £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £56,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,500 £82,500 £84,000
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £52,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+7.61% -19.23%
Principal Developer
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 London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
40513 42828 47012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.86% 95.79% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 35099 36048 38825
Average salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% +1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Principal Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Principal Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Principal Developer
Salary Trend in London

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

Principal Developer Salary Trend in London

Principal Developer
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Principal Developer Salary Histogram in London

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the London region that cited Principal Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) HTML
2 22 (55.00%) CSS
3 21 (52.50%) TDD
4 20 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 17 (42.50%) Mentoring
5 17 (42.50%) RESTful
6 14 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (32.50%) Java
8 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 12 (30.00%) OO
8 12 (30.00%) Git (software)
8 12 (30.00%) Mobile App
8 12 (30.00%) CSS3
9 11 (27.50%) Scrum
9 11 (27.50%) MVC
10 10 (25.00%) E-Commerce
11 9 (22.50%) Spring
11 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
12 8 (20.00%) Law
12 8 (20.00%) .NET
12 8 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (20.00%) DevOps
13 7 (17.50%) Node.js
13 7 (17.50%) Fintech
13 7 (17.50%) SQL
13 7 (17.50%) C#
13 7 (17.50%) OOP
13 7 (17.50%) HTML5
13 7 (17.50%) Groovy

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the London region that cited Principal Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (17.50%) Node.js
3 6 (15.00%) Apache
4 4 (10.00%) Apache Spark
5 2 (5.00%) Apache Solr
5 2 (5.00%) JBoss
5 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.00%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.50%) SaaS
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (5.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (5.00%) Apache Hive
4 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.50%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.50%) Appium
2 5 (12.50%) git-flow
3 4 (10.00%) Vagrant
4 3 (7.50%) Gradle
4 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.50%) JUnit
4 3 (7.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.00%) Geb
5 2 (5.00%) Spock
6 1 (2.50%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.50%) EasyMock
6 1 (2.50%) Grunt
6 1 (2.50%) gulp
6 1 (2.50%) Maven
6 1 (2.50%) Mockito
6 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.50%) TestNG
General
1 8 (20.00%) Law
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (55.00%) CSS
1 22 (55.00%) HTML
2 20 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 17 (42.50%) RESTful
4 12 (30.00%) CSS3
5 9 (22.50%) Spring
6 8 (20.00%) .NET
7 7 (17.50%) HTML5
8 6 (15.00%) Kafka
8 6 (15.00%) React
9 5 (12.50%) Apache Cordova
9 5 (12.50%) Backbone.js
9 5 (12.50%) Express
9 5 (12.50%) Grails
9 5 (12.50%) Ionic Framework
9 5 (12.50%) JMS
9 5 (12.50%) LESS
9 5 (12.50%) Sass
9 5 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (17.50%) Fintech
3 6 (15.00%) User Experience
4 4 (10.00%) Algorithms
4 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.50%) Blog
6 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
6 2 (5.00%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (5.00%) Video on Demand
7 1 (2.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Android
1 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) TDD
3 17 (42.50%) Mentoring
4 12 (30.00%) OO
5 11 (27.50%) MVC
5 11 (27.50%) Scrum
6 10 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
8 8 (20.00%) DevOps
9 7 (17.50%) OOP
10 6 (15.00%) Machine Learning
10 6 (15.00%) Web Development
11 5 (12.50%) Front End Development
11 5 (12.50%) Mobile Development
11 5 (12.50%) OOD
11 5 (12.50%) Secure Coding
12 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (10.00%) DNA
12 4 (10.00%) ITIL
12 4 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Java
2 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.50%) C#
3 7 (17.50%) Groovy
3 7 (17.50%) SQL
4 6 (15.00%) Python
5 5 (12.50%) PHP
6 4 (10.00%) Scala
7 2 (5.00%) Clojure
7 2 (5.00%) Erlang
7 2 (5.00%) Go
7 2 (5.00%) Jython
8 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) KVM
2 2 (5.00%) VirtualBox
2 2 (5.00%) Xen
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Google
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) SAP