The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Developer
Rank 419 449 425
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 29 15 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.072% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.074% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 21
Average salary £67,500 £57,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.39% -11.53%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.69%
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18561 20260 19832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.45% 97.05% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15896 16537 15701
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Principal Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Principal Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Principal Developer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Principal Developer Salary Trend in the South East

Principal Developer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Developer across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Principal Developer Salary Histogram in the South East

Principal Developer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 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
Oxfordshire - 25 £67,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -6 2 - -
Surrey +9 1 £50,000 -16.66%
Berkshire -15 1 £62,500 +4.16% 1
Principal Developer
England

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 37 (68.52%) JavaScript
2 36 (66.67%) Java
2 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (64.81%) TDD
4 33 (61.11%) Scrum
5 31 (57.41%) Web Services
6 30 (55.56%) HTML
7 29 (53.70%) AngularJS
8 28 (51.85%) HTML5
9 26 (48.15%) BDD
9 26 (48.15%) SQL
10 25 (46.30%) Oracle
10 25 (46.30%) jQuery
10 25 (46.30%) SDLC
11 24 (44.44%) Unit Testing
11 24 (44.44%) Spring
11 24 (44.44%) Ajax
11 24 (44.44%) MongoDB
11 24 (44.44%) Product Management
11 24 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
11 24 (44.44%) PL/SQL
11 24 (44.44%) Middleware
12 18 (33.33%) C#
12 18 (33.33%) .NET
13 16 (29.63%) QA
14 14 (25.93%) CSS
14 14 (25.93%) Windows
14 14 (25.93%) NoSQL
15 12 (22.22%) Telecoms
15 12 (22.22%) Linux

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 (14.81%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.70%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.70%) JBoss
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) 3G
1 1 (1.85%) Internet
1 1 (1.85%) LTE
1 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (44.44%) MongoDB
2 14 (25.93%) NoSQL
3 8 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (11.11%) Riak
5 3 (5.56%) HBase
5 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.70%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.70%) Big Data
6 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.70%) Redis
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.85%) MySQL
7 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.96%) Ant
3 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (11.11%) Maven
4 2 (3.70%) JUnit
5 1 (1.85%) TestNG
General
1 12 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 11 (20.37%) Banking
2 11 (20.37%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (57.41%) Web Services
2 30 (55.56%) HTML
3 29 (53.70%) AngularJS
4 28 (51.85%) HTML5
5 25 (46.30%) jQuery
6 24 (44.44%) Ajax
6 24 (44.44%) Middleware
6 24 (44.44%) Spring
7 18 (33.33%) .NET
8 14 (25.93%) CSS
9 12 (22.22%) CSS3
10 9 (16.67%) REST
10 9 (16.67%) SOAP
11 8 (14.81%) J2EE
11 8 (14.81%) Struts
12 6 (11.11%) RESTful
13 2 (3.70%) Kafka
13 2 (3.70%) OpenGL
13 2 (3.70%) Qt
14 1 (1.85%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (3.70%) CUDA
2 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Android
3 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.41%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (64.81%) TDD
3 33 (61.11%) Scrum
4 26 (48.15%) BDD
5 25 (46.30%) SDLC
6 24 (44.44%) Product Management
6 24 (44.44%) Unit Testing
7 10 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (14.81%) Data Management
8 8 (14.81%) DevOps
8 8 (14.81%) Image Processing
8 8 (14.81%) Kanban
8 8 (14.81%) Low Latency
8 8 (14.81%) Metadata Management
9 6 (11.11%) Business Continuity
9 6 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (11.11%) Document Management
9 6 (11.11%) Secure Coding
10 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 37 (68.52%) JavaScript
2 36 (66.67%) Java
3 26 (48.15%) SQL
4 24 (44.44%) PL/SQL
5 18 (33.33%) C#
6 6 (11.11%) C++
7 2 (3.70%) C
7 2 (3.70%) Scala
8 1 (1.85%) Perl
8 1 (1.85%) R
8 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (29.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) HDFS
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) Oracle
2 8 (14.81%) IBM
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
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