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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 431 421 417
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 18 34 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.085% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6 24 20
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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 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
20179 22291 21737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.89% 94.84% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16172 17876 17969
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 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
Middlesex +5 4 - -
Berkshire -8 4 £75,000 +50.00% 4
Surrey +21 3 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 2 - -
Oxfordshire +9 2 - - 2
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 7 (21.88%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.88%) Java
3 6 (18.75%) XML
3 6 (18.75%) Windows
3 6 (18.75%) Maven
3 6 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (18.75%) Software Architecture
3 6 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (15.63%) Capacity Management
4 5 (15.63%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (15.63%) Node.js
4 5 (15.63%) RESTful
4 5 (15.63%) Struts2
4 5 (15.63%) Open Source
4 5 (15.63%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (15.63%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (15.63%) Spring
4 5 (15.63%) AspectJ
4 5 (15.63%) Ajax
4 5 (15.63%) French Language
4 5 (15.63%) FreeMarker
4 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.63%) MVC
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) LDAP
4 5 (15.63%) Struts
4 5 (15.63%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (15.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Project
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Radio Access Network
1 5 (15.63%) LDAP
1 5 (15.63%) Ethernet
1 5 (15.63%) 3G
1 5 (15.63%) MPLS
2 3 (9.38%) 2G
2 3 (9.38%) 4G
3 2 (6.25%) DECT
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) DMZ
3 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) UMTS
4 1 (3.13%) GPRS
4 1 (3.13%) GSM
4 1 (3.13%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Maven
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.13%) GDB
General
1 7 (21.88%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.63%) French Language
3 4 (12.50%) Back Office
3 4 (12.50%) Aerospace
4 2 (6.25%) Avionics
4 2 (6.25%) Finance
4 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.25%) Electronics
5 1 (3.13%) Publishing
5 1 (3.13%) Military
5 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) XML
2 5 (15.63%) RESTful
2 5 (15.63%) Struts2
2 5 (15.63%) Spring
2 5 (15.63%) Ajax
2 5 (15.63%) FreeMarker
2 5 (15.63%) Struts
2 5 (15.63%) CSS
2 5 (15.63%) JDBC
2 5 (15.63%) Servlets
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
2 5 (15.63%) J2EE
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Open Source
1 5 (15.63%) Inversion of Control
1 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) IVR
5 1 (3.13%) Semantic Web
5 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.13%) GIS
5 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) UNIX
4 1 (3.13%) AIX
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) zOS
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
2 6 (18.75%) Software Architecture
2 6 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (15.63%) Capacity Management
3 5 (15.63%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (15.63%) MVC
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Validation
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
6 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.25%) Release Management
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Workflow
6 2 (6.25%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) AspectJ
2 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) C++
3 3 (9.38%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) C
5 1 (3.13%) Ada
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) VBA
5 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
5 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) CCIE
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.13%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) HNC
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) JTAG
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) VMware
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) EMC
2 3 (9.38%) 3PAR
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) Google
3 2 (6.25%) Mitel
4 1 (3.13%) BT
4 1 (3.13%) Huawei
4 1 (3.13%) Sybase
4 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Dell
Surrey
BAE Systems
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Shoreham-By-Sea
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £49000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago