The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 247 242 248
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 6 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.093% 0.10% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.11% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 3
Average salary £49,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.42% +1.44%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
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 North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6162 6574 7080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.20% 94.86% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5015 5312 6066
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Principal Engineer Salary Trend in the North West

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 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
(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
Cumbria -4 3 £46,625 +33.21%
Manchester - 3 £52,500 -
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 4 (44.44%) Ajax
3 4 (44.44%) WCF
3 4 (44.44%) WF
3 4 (44.44%) Silverlight
3 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (33.33%) OOP
4 3 (33.33%) SOA
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 3 (33.33%) LINQ
4 3 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 2 (22.22%) V-Model
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Science

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Aerospace
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) German Language
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) Ajax
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 4 (44.44%) WCF
3 4 (44.44%) WF
3 4 (44.44%) Silverlight
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 3 (33.33%) LINQ
5 2 (22.22%) jQuery
5 2 (22.22%) RESTful
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (22.22%) HTML5
5 2 (22.22%) CSS3
5 2 (22.22%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
1 5 (55.56%) Scrum
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) SOA
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) DSDM
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) V-Model
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Coaching
4 2 (22.22%) People Management
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
1 1 (11.11%) TickIT
1 1 (11.11%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) Telerik