The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Principal Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Software Engineer
England / South East
Rank 381 436 448
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 15 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.061% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.063% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 7
Median salary £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £55,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +21.05%

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
14419 18931 19596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.79% 96.82% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11976 16088 15886
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

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 18 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +15 11 £55,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +33 4 £57,500 +21.05%
Principal Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Principal Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (68.42%) Multithreading
2 13 (68.42%) C++
3 11 (57.89%) Linux
4 8 (42.11%) Windows
4 8 (42.11%) C#
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) WPF
5 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (31.58%) QA
6 6 (31.58%) Hudson
6 6 (31.58%) Issue Tracking
6 6 (31.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (31.58%) Java
6 6 (31.58%) CruiseControl
6 6 (31.58%) Subversion
6 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
6 6 (31.58%) Bugzilla
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) C
7 4 (21.05%) Project Management
7 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
8 3 (15.79%) Coaching
8 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) Virtual Team
8 3 (15.79%) Multithreaded Programming
8 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) SaaS
8 3 (15.79%) Android

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LTE
1 3 (15.79%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Bugzilla
1 6 (31.58%) CruiseControl
1 6 (31.58%) Hudson
1 6 (31.58%) Subversion
1 6 (31.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) WPF
2 3 (15.79%) STL
3 2 (10.53%) MFC
4 1 (5.26%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Physics
1 3 (15.79%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (68.42%) Multithreading
3 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (31.58%) Issue Tracking
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) Coaching
6 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
6 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Multithreaded Programming
6 3 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Workflow
7 2 (10.53%) Software Architecture
8 1 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C++
2 8 (42.11%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) C
5 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Sophos
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago