The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 135 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 5 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.21% 0.59% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.63% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 0
Average salary £80,000 £55,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,250 £50,500
% change year-on-year
-4.30% +3.46%
Principal Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2210 2048 1870
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.33% 92.59% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1552 1554 1581
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,600 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Principal Engineer Salary Trend in Reading

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) Spring
2 6 (75.00%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (62.50%) Open Source
3 5 (62.50%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (62.50%) Software Architecture
3 5 (62.50%) Node.js
3 5 (62.50%) Maven
3 5 (62.50%) AspectJ
3 5 (62.50%) Ajax
3 5 (62.50%) FreeMarker
3 5 (62.50%) French Language
3 5 (62.50%) RESTful
3 5 (62.50%) Struts2
3 5 (62.50%) JDBC
3 5 (62.50%) Servlets
3 5 (62.50%) Struts
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) XML
3 5 (62.50%) J2EE
3 5 (62.50%) LDAP
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Multithreading

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 5 (62.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematica
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 5 (62.50%) French Language
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
3 1 (12.50%) Military
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
1 6 (75.00%) Spring
2 5 (62.50%) Ajax
2 5 (62.50%) RESTful
2 5 (62.50%) Struts2
2 5 (62.50%) JDBC
2 5 (62.50%) Servlets
2 5 (62.50%) Struts
2 5 (62.50%) J2EE
2 5 (62.50%) FreeMarker
2 5 (62.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 5 (62.50%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
3 1 (12.50%) Cybernetics
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Physics
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
3 5 (62.50%) Software Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Communications Security
5 1 (12.50%) Image Processing
5 1 (12.50%) Numerical Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) EAI
5 1 (12.50%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) Code Coverage
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) AspectJ
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PhD
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Telerik
1 1 (12.50%) DevExpress