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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 407 426 422
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 31 27 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.12% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 15 27 2
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
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
19717 21123 20195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.62% 94.88% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16358 16603 16647
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 £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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
Hampshire - 16 £55,000 -
Berkshire +21 15 £52,500 -34.37%
Principal Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 40 (97.56%) C++
3 32 (78.05%) Subversion
4 31 (75.61%) Embedded C++
5 29 (70.73%) Manufacturing
5 29 (70.73%) TeamCity
5 29 (70.73%) JIRA
6 24 (58.54%) Embedded C
7 23 (56.10%) Firmware
7 23 (56.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (46.34%) Algorithms
10 18 (43.90%) C
11 15 (36.59%) Multithreading
12 13 (31.71%) QNX
13 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (19.51%) Electronics
15 7 (17.07%) Change Control
16 5 (12.20%) C#
17 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
18 3 (7.32%) Physics
18 3 (7.32%) WPF
18 3 (7.32%) Hudson
18 3 (7.32%) Line Management
18 3 (7.32%) SQL
18 3 (7.32%) MFC
18 3 (7.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 3 (7.32%) STL
18 3 (7.32%) XML
18 3 (7.32%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 32 (78.05%) Subversion
2 29 (70.73%) JIRA
2 29 (70.73%) TeamCity
3 3 (7.32%) Hudson
3 3 (7.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (7.32%) Bugzilla
3 3 (7.32%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 29 (70.73%) Manufacturing
2 8 (19.51%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) MFC
1 3 (7.32%) STL
1 3 (7.32%) XML
1 3 (7.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (56.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 19 (46.34%) Algorithms
3 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) Physics
5 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
1 3 (7.32%) Windows CE
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (36.59%) Multithreading
4 7 (17.07%) Change Control
5 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.32%) Line Management
7 2 (4.88%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (4.88%) OO
7 2 (4.88%) OOD
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.44%) Image Processing
8 1 (2.44%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 40 (97.56%) C++
2 31 (75.61%) Embedded C++
3 24 (58.54%) Embedded C
4 18 (43.90%) C
5 5 (12.20%) C#
6 3 (7.32%) SQL
7 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
System Software
1 23 (56.10%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) QNX