The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Engineer 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 Engineer 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 Engineer
Rank 615 636 659
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 41 27 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.097% 0.060% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.063% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 37 16 31
Average salary £77,500 £70,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £86,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £56,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
Principal Engineer
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 Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Principal Engineer Salary Trend in London

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

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

Principal Engineer Salary Histogram in London

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
City of London +48 4 £57,500 -32.35% 1
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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

1 40 (53.33%) Jenkins
2 35 (46.67%) Linux
3 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (42.67%) Software Engineering
4 26 (34.67%) Mentoring
5 25 (33.33%) DevOps
5 25 (33.33%) Java
5 25 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 25 (33.33%) MySQL
5 25 (33.33%) Puppet
6 24 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (30.67%) C#
8 22 (29.33%) Amazon AWS
9 21 (28.00%) SaaS
9 21 (28.00%) E-Commerce
9 21 (28.00%) Scrum
10 20 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (26.67%) HTTP
10 20 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (25.33%) HTML
11 19 (25.33%) CSS
12 18 (24.00%) OO
12 18 (24.00%) .NET
12 18 (24.00%) SQL Server
12 18 (24.00%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (24.00%) OpenStack
12 18 (24.00%) CentOS
13 17 (22.67%) Microsoft
14 16 (21.33%) jQuery
14 16 (21.33%) JIRA

Principal Engineer
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 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (24.00%) OpenStack
2 7 (9.33%) Apache Pig
3 6 (8.00%) Apache
4 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.33%) Apache Spark
5 4 (5.33%) nginx
6 3 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.67%) IIS
7 2 (2.67%) JBoss
7 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.67%) WildFly
8 1 (1.33%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.33%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (28.00%) SaaS
3 3 (4.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (26.67%) HTTP
2 15 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 13 (17.33%) Firewall
4 7 (9.33%) WAN
5 6 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (8.00%) MPLS
5 6 (8.00%) VPN
6 4 (5.33%) LAN
7 3 (4.00%) BGP
7 3 (4.00%) DSL
7 3 (4.00%) EIGRP
7 3 (4.00%) Extranet
7 3 (4.00%) IPsec
7 3 (4.00%) ISDN
7 3 (4.00%) Network Security
7 3 (4.00%) OSPF
7 3 (4.00%) TACACS
7 3 (4.00%) VLAN
7 3 (4.00%) VoIP
7 3 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (33.33%) MySQL
2 20 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (24.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 18 (24.00%) SQL Server
4 15 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (16.00%) Hadoop
6 11 (14.67%) Apache Hive
6 11 (14.67%) Big Data
7 8 (10.67%) NoSQL
8 6 (8.00%) Relational Database
9 5 (6.67%) DB2
10 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
11 1 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.33%) Flink
11 1 (1.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 40 (53.33%) Jenkins
2 16 (21.33%) JIRA
2 16 (21.33%) NMock
3 15 (20.00%) NUnit
4 6 (8.00%) Gradle
4 6 (8.00%) Maven
5 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.67%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.33%) Appium
7 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.33%) Selenium
7 1 (1.33%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.33%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (14.67%) Games
2 10 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.33%) Legal
4 3 (4.00%) Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Electronics
4 3 (4.00%) Finance
4 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Law
4 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.33%) CSS
1 19 (25.33%) HTML
2 18 (24.00%) .NET
3 16 (21.33%) jQuery
3 16 (21.33%) NHibernate
4 15 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 15 (20.00%) Ajax
4 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 15 (20.00%) D3.js
4 15 (20.00%) LINQ
4 15 (20.00%) Sass
4 15 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
4 15 (20.00%) WCF
5 8 (10.67%) REST
5 8 (10.67%) SOAP
6 7 (9.33%) AngularJS
6 7 (9.33%) Java EE
7 6 (8.00%) STL
8 5 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (5.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 9 (12.00%) Mobile Games
4 6 (8.00%) Cybercrime
5 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (4.00%) IPTV
6 3 (4.00%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (4.00%) Video on Demand
7 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.67%) Clustering
7 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.33%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.33%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 35 (46.67%) Linux
2 18 (24.00%) CentOS
3 14 (18.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (10.67%) Unix
5 7 (9.33%) Android
5 7 (9.33%) Apple iOS
6 6 (8.00%) Windows
7 2 (2.67%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.33%) Debian
8 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (42.67%) Software Engineering
2 26 (34.67%) Mentoring
3 25 (33.33%) DevOps
4 21 (28.00%) E-Commerce
4 21 (28.00%) Scrum
5 18 (24.00%) OO
6 15 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
6 15 (20.00%) Refactoring
7 13 (17.33%) Configuration Management
7 13 (17.33%) Kanban
8 11 (14.67%) Open Source
9 9 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.33%) High Availability
10 7 (9.33%) Line Management
10 7 (9.33%) Multithreading
11 6 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (8.00%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.33%) Java
1 25 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 23 (30.67%) C#
3 13 (17.33%) C
4 10 (13.33%) Python
5 7 (9.33%) C++
5 7 (9.33%) SQL
6 6 (8.00%) Objective-C
7 5 (6.67%) Ruby
8 4 (5.33%) PHP
9 3 (4.00%) VB
10 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.33%) Groovy
11 1 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.00%) CISSP
2 9 (12.00%) SSCP
3 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.33%) CCIE
4 7 (9.33%) Degree
5 6 (8.00%) CCNA
5 6 (8.00%) GIAC
5 6 (8.00%) Linux+ Certification
5 6 (8.00%) MCSE
5 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (8.00%) SANS
6 4 (5.33%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (4.00%) CCNP
7 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.00%) QA
2 4 (5.33%) DICOM
2 4 (5.33%) HL7
2 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (21.33%) Docker
2 6 (8.00%) KVM
2 6 (8.00%) Xen
3 4 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.67%) Firmware
4 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.67%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.67%) VirtualBox
4 2 (2.67%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 25 (33.33%) Puppet
2 24 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.33%) Ansible
3 4 (5.33%) Oozie
4 3 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (4.00%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (2.67%) Simpana
5 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 17 (22.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (8.00%) Cisco
2 6 (8.00%) IBM
3 5 (6.67%) SolarWinds
4 4 (5.33%) VMware
5 3 (4.00%) F5
5 3 (4.00%) MobileIron
5 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (4.00%) SAP
6 2 (2.67%) Citrix
6 2 (2.67%) CommVault
7 1 (1.33%) Informatica
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle
7 1 (1.33%) Talend
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