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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 612 630 585
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 33 23 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.081% 0.055% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.058% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 31 18 43
Average salary £72,500 £52,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.09% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £89,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+13.40% -7.61%
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
39136 39804 41394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.70% 95.78% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 33735 33728 33851
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,001
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 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 12 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
Greenford - 1 £55,000 -
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 52 (63.41%) Software Engineering
2 37 (45.12%) Linux
3 35 (42.68%) C#
4 34 (41.46%) Java
5 32 (39.02%) C
6 28 (34.15%) Jenkins
7 27 (32.93%) Firewall
7 27 (32.93%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (30.49%) Mentoring
9 24 (29.27%) TCP/IP
9 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (26.83%) Telecoms
10 22 (26.83%) Big Data
11 20 (24.39%) Hadoop
12 19 (23.17%) C++
13 18 (21.95%) JavaScript
13 18 (21.95%) OO
13 18 (21.95%) Android
13 18 (21.95%) Apache Hive
13 18 (21.95%) Apple iOS
13 18 (21.95%) Java EE
13 18 (21.95%) Apache Pig
14 17 (20.73%) Cybersecurity
14 17 (20.73%) Mobile Development
14 17 (20.73%) Cybercrime
14 17 (20.73%) SANS
14 17 (20.73%) Multithreading
14 17 (20.73%) Penetration Testing
14 17 (20.73%) Ethical Hacking
14 17 (20.73%) Reverse Engineering

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 (21.95%) Apache Pig
2 7 (8.54%) NServiceBus
3 5 (6.10%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.66%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.44%) Node.js
6 1 (1.22%) Apache
6 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.22%) nginx
6 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (13.41%) SaaS
3 3 (3.66%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 27 (32.93%) Firewall
2 24 (29.27%) TCP/IP
3 16 (19.51%) HTTP
4 11 (13.41%) WAN
5 9 (10.98%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (10.98%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (9.76%) BGP
6 8 (9.76%) MPLS
6 8 (9.76%) OSPF
7 7 (8.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (8.54%) TACACS
8 5 (6.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (6.10%) NX-OS
8 5 (6.10%) VPN
9 4 (4.88%) EIGRP
9 4 (4.88%) Internet
9 4 (4.88%) IPsec
9 4 (4.88%) LAN
9 4 (4.88%) NetScreen
9 4 (4.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.83%) Big Data
2 20 (24.39%) Hadoop
3 18 (21.95%) Apache Hive
4 11 (13.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
5 9 (10.98%) MySQL
5 9 (10.98%) NoSQL
5 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.44%) DB2
8 2 (2.44%) HBase
8 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.22%) Flink
9 1 (1.22%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 28 (34.15%) Jenkins
2 10 (12.20%) JIRA
2 10 (12.20%) NMock
3 9 (10.98%) NUnit
4 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.44%) Gradle
5 2 (2.44%) Maven
6 1 (1.22%) Appium
6 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.22%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.22%) JMeter
6 1 (1.22%) Selenium
6 1 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (26.83%) Telecoms
2 11 (13.41%) Finance
3 5 (6.10%) Legal
4 4 (4.88%) Games
4 4 (4.88%) Online Betting
4 4 (4.88%) Retail
5 3 (3.66%) Banking
5 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.66%) Law
5 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.22%) Advertising
6 1 (1.22%) Electronics
6 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.95%) Java EE
2 17 (20.73%) STL
3 16 (19.51%) NHibernate
4 14 (17.07%) Web Services
5 12 (14.63%) .NET
5 12 (14.63%) CSS
5 12 (14.63%) HTML
6 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET
6 10 (12.20%) jQuery
7 9 (10.98%) .NET Framework
7 9 (10.98%) Ajax
7 9 (10.98%) D3.js
7 9 (10.98%) LINQ
7 9 (10.98%) Sass
7 9 (10.98%) Unity DI Container
7 9 (10.98%) WCF
8 8 (9.76%) REST
9 4 (4.88%) RESTful
9 4 (4.88%) SOAP
10 3 (3.66%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Cybercrime
2 16 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.32%) IPTV
3 6 (7.32%) Over-the-Top Content
3 6 (7.32%) Video on Demand
4 5 (6.10%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.44%) Mobile Games
7 2 (2.44%) New Media
7 2 (2.44%) Semantic Web
8 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.22%) Clustering
8 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.22%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.22%) Home Automation
8 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.12%) Linux
2 18 (21.95%) Android
2 18 (21.95%) Apple iOS
3 7 (8.54%) CentOS
4 6 (7.32%) Windows
5 5 (6.10%) Unix
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.44%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.22%) Debian
8 1 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.22%) OpenWrt
8 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (63.41%) Software Engineering
2 25 (30.49%) Mentoring
3 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (21.95%) OO
5 17 (20.73%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (20.73%) E-Commerce
5 17 (20.73%) Ethical Hacking
5 17 (20.73%) Mobile Development
5 17 (20.73%) Multithreading
5 17 (20.73%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (20.73%) Reverse Engineering
6 15 (18.29%) DevOps
6 15 (18.29%) High Availability
7 14 (17.07%) Scrum
8 12 (14.63%) Coaching
8 12 (14.63%) TDD
9 9 (10.98%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (10.98%) Load Balancing
9 9 (10.98%) Refactoring
10 7 (8.54%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.68%) C#
2 34 (41.46%) Java
3 32 (39.02%) C
4 19 (23.17%) C++
5 18 (21.95%) JavaScript
6 17 (20.73%) Objective-C
7 7 (8.54%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.88%) Python
8 4 (4.88%) SQL
9 3 (3.66%) Ruby
9 3 (3.66%) VB
10 2 (2.44%) PHP
10 2 (2.44%) Scala
11 1 (1.22%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (32.93%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (20.73%) CCNA
2 17 (20.73%) CISSP
2 17 (20.73%) GIAC
2 17 (20.73%) Linux+ Certification
2 17 (20.73%) MCSE
2 17 (20.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (20.73%) SANS
2 17 (20.73%) SSCP
3 15 (18.29%) Security Cleared
4 9 (10.98%) CCIE
4 9 (10.98%) Degree
5 8 (9.76%) DV Cleared
6 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
7 5 (6.10%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.22%) CCNP
8 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) QA
1 7 (8.54%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.44%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.22%) DICOM
4 1 (1.22%) HL7
4 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.54%) Docker
2 4 (4.88%) Firmware
3 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.22%) Apache Flume
5 1 (1.22%) KVM
5 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (19.51%) Puppet
2 15 (18.29%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.66%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.22%) Ansible
4 1 (1.22%) Mesos
4 1 (1.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Cisco
2 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.76%) F5
4 5 (6.10%) Juniper
5 4 (4.88%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.88%) Citrix
5 4 (4.88%) Riverbed
5 4 (4.88%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.66%) MobileIron
6 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.66%) VMware
7 2 (2.44%) IBM
8 1 (1.22%) Aastra
8 1 (1.22%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.22%) Dell
8 1 (1.22%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.22%) HP
8 1 (1.22%) Informatica
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle
8 1 (1.22%) Panasonic
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