The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 231 227 205
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 16 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.16% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.16% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 16
Average salary £45,000 £45,750 £53,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.63% -13.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £44,000 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5921 5524 5277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.07% 95.37% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4880 4671 4662
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Principal Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Principal Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

Principal Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Bristol +15 13 £62,500 -3.84% 6
Dorset -25 3 £42,500 -3.40%
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 19 (63.33%) Software Engineering
2 10 (33.33%) VMware
2 10 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (33.33%) Python
2 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 10 (33.33%) Docker
3 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (30.00%) KVM
4 8 (26.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
4 8 (26.67%) Scala
4 8 (26.67%) Google App Engine
4 8 (26.67%) Google
4 8 (26.67%) Maven
4 8 (26.67%) Rackspace
4 8 (26.67%) Gradle
4 8 (26.67%) Artifactory
4 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 8 (26.67%) HP Helion
4 8 (26.67%) Clojure
4 8 (26.67%) Open Source
4 8 (26.67%) Hudson
4 8 (26.67%) HP
4 8 (26.67%) Ant
4 8 (26.67%) Web Services
4 8 (26.67%) Java
4 8 (26.67%) C#
4 8 (26.67%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 10 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.67%) JBoss
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (26.67%) HP Helion
2 8 (26.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (26.67%) Google App Engine
3 7 (23.33%) SaaS
3 7 (23.33%) PaaS
4 3 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (6.67%) OpenShift
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) SSH
2 2 (6.67%) VPN
2 2 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Ant
1 8 (26.67%) Maven
1 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 8 (26.67%) Hudson
1 8 (26.67%) Gradle
1 8 (26.67%) Artifactory
1 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (10.00%) Subversion
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (10.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.67%) Automotive
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Military
3 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
1 8 (26.67%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) LAMP
2 2 (6.67%) libvirt
3 1 (3.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Open Source
2 7 (23.33%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) VHDL
3 2 (6.67%) Verilog
3 2 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) UNIX
2 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (6.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Debian
3 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
3 2 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Software Engineering
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Data Management
2 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 6 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 3 (10.00%) UML
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Requirements Management
5 3 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Validation
5 3 (10.00%) Product Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.33%) People Management
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Python
2 8 (26.67%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) Scala
2 8 (26.67%) Clojure
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) C
5 3 (10.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (6.67%) Assembly Language
6 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.67%) Perl
6 2 (6.67%) C++
6 2 (6.67%) Ada
7 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) PhD
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) DO-178B
2 2 (6.67%) JTAG
2 2 (6.67%) IEC 61508
3 1 (3.33%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Docker
2 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (30.00%) KVM
3 7 (23.33%) Xen
3 7 (23.33%) LXC
4 2 (6.67%) oVirt
4 2 (6.67%) GFS2
4 2 (6.67%) RHEV
4 2 (6.67%) Gluster
4 2 (6.67%) NFS
4 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.67%) Samba
4 2 (6.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.67%) SELinux
2 2 (6.67%) Pacemaker
2 2 (6.67%) Nagios
2 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (6.67%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) VMware
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle
2 8 (26.67%) Rackspace
2 8 (26.67%) Hyland
2 8 (26.67%) Google
2 8 (26.67%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) EMC
3 3 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix
4 2 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago