The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Engineer
Rank 425 397 427
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 16 54 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.073% 0.25% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.26% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10 40 22
Average salary £53,750 £61,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.24% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £71,600 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
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 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
20849 20546 22294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.41% 94.88% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16807 16500 19440
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Principal Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Principal Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Principal Engineer
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 Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Surrey - 6 £67,500 -
Buckinghamshire +8 3 £46,000 +27.77%
Kent - 3 £45,000 -
Berkshire -18 2 £56,250 -34.59%
Oxfordshire -12 1 £52,500 -22.22% 1
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 37 (57.81%) Software Engineering
2 30 (46.88%) Degree
3 27 (42.19%) Electronics
4 22 (34.38%) Security Cleared
5 20 (31.25%) C++
6 16 (25.00%) Java
6 16 (25.00%) C
7 15 (23.44%) Embedded C
7 15 (23.44%) Aerospace
8 11 (17.19%) Military
9 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
9 10 (15.63%) Algorithms
9 10 (15.63%) Linux
9 10 (15.63%) MATLAB
9 10 (15.63%) UML
9 10 (15.63%) OO
10 9 (14.06%) OOD
10 9 (14.06%) Multithreading
10 9 (14.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (14.06%) Physics
11 8 (12.50%) Mathematics
11 8 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
11 8 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (12.50%) Software Architecture
11 8 (12.50%) OOP
11 8 (12.50%) HTTP
11 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 7 (10.94%) Windows
12 7 (10.94%) .NET
12 7 (10.94%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 (7.81%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) TargetLink
2 2 (3.13%) Mathematica
2 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.13%) Solid Edge
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.56%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) HTTP
1 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.81%) LDAP
3 3 (4.69%) SAN
4 1 (1.56%) 3G
4 1 (1.56%) MPLS
4 1 (1.56%) LTE
4 1 (1.56%) VoLTE
4 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (7.81%) Maven
3 2 (3.13%) Subversion
4 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.56%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.56%) JIRA
4 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (1.56%) GDB
General
1 27 (42.19%) Electronics
2 15 (23.44%) Aerospace
3 11 (17.19%) Military
4 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
5 6 (9.38%) Automotive
6 5 (7.81%) French Language
7 4 (6.25%) Finance
8 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.56%) Avionics
9 1 (1.56%) Legal
9 1 (1.56%) Banking
9 1 (1.56%) Billing
9 1 (1.56%) Local Government
9 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 6 (9.38%) CSS
2 6 (9.38%) XML
2 6 (9.38%) Spring
2 6 (9.38%) HTML
3 5 (7.81%) FreeMarker
3 5 (7.81%) Ajax
3 5 (7.81%) RESTful
3 5 (7.81%) Struts2
3 5 (7.81%) JDBC
3 5 (7.81%) Servlets
3 5 (7.81%) J2EE
3 5 (7.81%) Struts
4 2 (3.13%) Web Services
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.56%) SOAP
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.56%) HTML5
5 1 (1.56%) REST
5 1 (1.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
1 10 (15.63%) Algorithms
2 9 (14.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (14.06%) Physics
3 8 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 8 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (7.81%) Open Source
5 5 (7.81%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (7.81%) VHDL
5 5 (7.81%) Verilog
6 2 (3.13%) ASIC
6 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.13%) Statistics
6 2 (3.13%) Cybernetics
6 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.56%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Linux
2 7 (10.94%) Windows
3 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (57.81%) Software Engineering
2 10 (15.63%) UML
2 10 (15.63%) OO
3 9 (14.06%) OOD
3 9 (14.06%) Multithreading
4 8 (12.50%) OOP
4 8 (12.50%) Software Architecture
5 7 (10.94%) Project Management
6 6 (9.38%) MVC
7 5 (7.81%) Validation
7 5 (7.81%) Signal Processing
7 5 (7.81%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.13%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.13%) Line Management
9 2 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.13%) CAD
9 2 (3.13%) System Testing
9 2 (3.13%) Communications Security
9 2 (3.13%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.25%) C++
2 16 (25.00%) Java
2 16 (25.00%) C
3 15 (23.44%) Embedded C
4 10 (15.63%) MATLAB
5 5 (7.81%) AspectJ
5 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.13%) C#
6 2 (3.13%) SQL
6 2 (3.13%) Ada
7 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.56%) VBA
7 1 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (46.88%) Degree
2 22 (34.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.25%) CCIE
5 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.13%) PhD
6 2 (3.13%) CCNP
7 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.56%) HNC
7 1 (1.56%) HND
7 1 (1.56%) MCSE
7 1 (1.56%) MCSA
7 1 (1.56%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Firmware
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (6.25%) EMC
1 4 (6.25%) Cisco
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) 3PAR
3 1 (1.56%) HP
3 1 (1.56%) Mapinfo
3 1 (1.56%) VMware
3 1 (1.56%) Telerik
3 1 (1.56%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) Sybase
3 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.56%) SAP
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