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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 446 452 425
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 6 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.019% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.020% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 13
Average salary £45,000 £80,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.75% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £56,250 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
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
18573 19957 19610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.41% 97.08% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 15921 16306 15518
Average salary £44,000 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.64% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
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 14 February 2016. 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
Surrey - 5 £45,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £47,500 -
Principal Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (88.46%) C++
3 20 (76.92%) C
4 13 (50.00%) Degree
5 10 (38.46%) Multithreading
5 10 (38.46%) C#
6 9 (34.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
8 7 (26.92%) Embedded C
8 7 (26.92%) Embedded C++
8 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (26.92%) Mathematics
9 6 (23.08%) Physics
9 6 (23.08%) Subversion
9 6 (23.08%) Ethernet
9 6 (23.08%) Firmware
10 5 (19.23%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (19.23%) OpenGL
10 5 (19.23%) QNX
10 5 (19.23%) Linux
10 5 (19.23%) OO
10 5 (19.23%) PhD
10 5 (19.23%) TDD
10 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
10 5 (19.23%) Qt
10 5 (19.23%) 3D Modelling
10 5 (19.23%) CUDA
10 5 (19.23%) Embedded Software Development
11 4 (15.38%) Hudson
11 4 (15.38%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Simulink
2 1 (3.85%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Subversion
2 4 (15.38%) Bugzilla
2 4 (15.38%) CruiseControl
2 4 (15.38%) Hudson
2 4 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) OpenGL
1 5 (19.23%) Qt
2 4 (15.38%) MFC
2 4 (15.38%) STL
2 4 (15.38%) WPF
2 4 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (26.92%) Mathematics
3 6 (23.08%) Physics
4 5 (19.23%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
4 5 (19.23%) CUDA
5 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.85%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows CE
3 3 (11.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (38.46%) Multithreading
3 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) 3D Modelling
5 5 (19.23%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) OO
5 5 (19.23%) TDD
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (15.38%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.54%) Validation
8 1 (3.85%) Change Control
8 1 (3.85%) Line Management
8 1 (3.85%) Network Design
8 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (88.46%) C++
2 20 (76.92%) C
3 10 (38.46%) C#
4 7 (26.92%) Embedded C
4 7 (26.92%) Embedded C++
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
6 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.85%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO26262
1 1 (3.85%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) QNX
2 2 (7.69%) Progress
3 1 (3.85%) EMC
Weybridge
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Pension, share options
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago