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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Engineer
Rank 394 390 403
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 48 32 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 33 16 38
Average salary £52,500 £52,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.96% +12.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £47,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £62,500 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +15.55%
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
21364 20207 21704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.69% 95.09% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 16816 16650 18526
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Middlesex - 17 £50,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £49,500 +4.21%
Berkshire -12 8 £80,000 +52.38% 1
Oxfordshire - 8 £70,000 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £52,250 -
Surrey -11 1 £42,500 -32.00%
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 38 (53.52%) Degree
2 36 (50.70%) Software Engineering
3 25 (35.21%) Electronics
3 25 (35.21%) Security Cleared
4 23 (32.39%) C++
4 23 (32.39%) Java
5 16 (22.54%) C
5 16 (22.54%) UML
6 15 (21.13%) MATLAB
6 15 (21.13%) Military
7 14 (19.72%) Rational Rhapsody
8 13 (18.31%) Spring
8 13 (18.31%) XML
9 11 (15.49%) Windows
9 11 (15.49%) Linux
9 11 (15.49%) HTML
9 11 (15.49%) J2EE
9 11 (15.49%) Embedded C
9 11 (15.49%) IBM
10 10 (14.08%) Aerospace
10 10 (14.08%) Open Source
10 10 (14.08%) Multithreading
11 9 (12.68%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (12.68%) Mathematics
11 9 (12.68%) Physics
12 8 (11.27%) TDD
12 8 (11.27%) MVC
12 8 (11.27%) OOD
12 8 (11.27%) HTTP
12 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (9.86%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.04%) Node.js
2 5 (7.04%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (7.04%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.82%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 2 (2.82%) Solid Edge
1 2 (2.82%) TargetLink
2 1 (1.41%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.41%) Mathematica
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) HTTP
1 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.45%) SAN
3 5 (7.04%) LDAP
4 4 (5.63%) LAN
5 3 (4.23%) Wireless
5 3 (4.23%) Wireless Security
5 3 (4.23%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.82%) LTE
7 1 (1.41%) VoLTE
7 1 (1.41%) UMTS
7 1 (1.41%) GSM
7 1 (1.41%) 3G
7 1 (1.41%) DWDM
7 1 (1.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Big Data
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.82%) HBase
3 2 (2.82%) Text Mining
3 2 (2.82%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.82%) Triplestore
4 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Rational Rhapsody
2 7 (9.86%) Maven
3 6 (8.45%) Subversion
3 6 (8.45%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (5.63%) GDB
4 4 (5.63%) JIRA
4 4 (5.63%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.82%) CruiseControl
5 2 (2.82%) Ant
5 2 (2.82%) JUnit
5 2 (2.82%) WATIR
5 2 (2.82%) Selenium
5 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.82%) Hudson
6 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (35.21%) Electronics
2 15 (21.13%) Military
3 10 (14.08%) Aerospace
4 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.04%) French Language
5 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.63%) Games
6 2 (2.82%) Automotive
7 1 (1.41%) Legal
7 1 (1.41%) Finance
7 1 (1.41%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.31%) XML
1 13 (18.31%) Spring
2 11 (15.49%) J2EE
2 11 (15.49%) HTML
3 8 (11.27%) .NET
3 8 (11.27%) Web Services
4 7 (9.86%) Servlets
5 5 (7.04%) EJB
5 5 (7.04%) CSS
5 5 (7.04%) JDBC
5 5 (7.04%) Struts
5 5 (7.04%) Hibernate
5 5 (7.04%) Ajax
5 5 (7.04%) FreeMarker
5 5 (7.04%) RESTful
5 5 (7.04%) Struts2
6 4 (5.63%) Flash
7 3 (4.23%) Spring MVC
8 2 (2.82%) REST
8 2 (2.82%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Open Source
2 9 (12.68%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (12.68%) Mathematics
2 9 (12.68%) Physics
3 6 (8.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (7.04%) VHDL
4 5 (7.04%) Verilog
4 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.04%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (5.63%) Firmware
6 2 (2.82%) Taxonomies
6 2 (2.82%) Ontologies
6 2 (2.82%) Linked Data
6 2 (2.82%) Semantic Web
7 1 (1.41%) Cybernetics
7 1 (1.41%) Statistics
7 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Windows
1 11 (15.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.70%) Software Engineering
2 16 (22.54%) UML
3 10 (14.08%) Multithreading
4 8 (11.27%) TDD
4 8 (11.27%) OOP
4 8 (11.27%) OO
4 8 (11.27%) OOD
4 8 (11.27%) MVC
5 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.45%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (8.45%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.45%) Programme Management
7 5 (7.04%) Project Management
7 5 (7.04%) Service Management
7 5 (7.04%) Software Architecture
7 5 (7.04%) Signal Processing
8 3 (4.23%) B2B
9 2 (2.82%) RDF
9 2 (2.82%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) C++
1 23 (32.39%) Java
2 16 (22.54%) C
3 15 (21.13%) MATLAB
4 11 (15.49%) Embedded C
5 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.04%) AspectJ
6 4 (5.63%) SQL
7 2 (2.82%) XQuery
7 2 (2.82%) XPath
7 2 (2.82%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (53.52%) Degree
2 25 (35.21%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.04%) CCIE
4 5 (7.04%) CCNP
5 3 (4.23%) HNC
5 3 (4.23%) HND
6 2 (2.82%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) MCSE
7 1 (1.41%) MCSA
7 1 (1.41%) PhD
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) IBM
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle
3 4 (5.63%) Cisco
3 4 (5.63%) Toshiba
4 1 (1.41%) VMware
4 1 (1.41%) 3PAR
4 1 (1.41%) HP
4 1 (1.41%) EMC
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