The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 431 449 434
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 10 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.049% 0.026% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.028% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 2
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £46,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+40.54% -7.50%
Principal Software 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
19413 21740 21368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.33% 94.86% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 15730 17645 17702
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 £62,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Principal Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Principal Software Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Berkshire +10 5 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Hampshire - 5 £50,000 - 2
Principal Software Engineer
England

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) Embedded C++
2 9 (60.00%) C++
3 8 (53.33%) Manufacturing
3 8 (53.33%) Subversion
3 8 (53.33%) TeamCity
3 8 (53.33%) JIRA
4 7 (46.67%) Embedded C
5 6 (40.00%) Maven
5 6 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (40.00%) Firmware
5 6 (40.00%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (33.33%) J2EE
6 5 (33.33%) CSS
6 5 (33.33%) JDBC
6 5 (33.33%) Servlets
6 5 (33.33%) Struts
6 5 (33.33%) XML
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) C
6 5 (33.33%) LDAP
6 5 (33.33%) QNX
6 5 (33.33%) MVC
6 5 (33.33%) Spring
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) Ajax
6 5 (33.33%) AspectJ
6 5 (33.33%) French Language
6 5 (33.33%) FreeMarker

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Subversion
1 8 (53.33%) TeamCity
1 8 (53.33%) JIRA
2 6 (40.00%) Maven
General
1 8 (53.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (33.33%) French Language
3 3 (20.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) J2EE
1 5 (33.33%) CSS
1 5 (33.33%) JDBC
1 5 (33.33%) Servlets
1 5 (33.33%) Struts
1 5 (33.33%) XML
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
1 5 (33.33%) Spring
1 5 (33.33%) Ajax
1 5 (33.33%) FreeMarker
1 5 (33.33%) RESTful
1 5 (33.33%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (26.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) MVC
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Open Source
2 5 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Embedded C++
1 9 (60.00%) C++
2 7 (46.67%) Embedded C
3 6 (40.00%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (33.33%) C
4 5 (33.33%) AspectJ
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) QNX
Havant, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + ASAP
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + ASAP
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Attractive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago