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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 193 224 208
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 47 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 0.081% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.085% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 7
Average salary £55,000 £67,950 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.05% +13.25%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
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
5646 5888 4979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.09% 95.80% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4809 4890 4300
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +29 42 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 55 (80.88%) Software Engineering
2 49 (72.06%) Java
3 43 (63.24%) Degree
4 42 (61.76%) VMware
5 41 (60.29%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (58.82%) Oracle
6 40 (58.82%) Web Services
7 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (51.47%) SaaS
9 34 (50.00%) Python
10 33 (48.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 31 (45.59%) Mentoring
11 31 (45.59%) SDLC
12 29 (42.65%) Docker
12 29 (42.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 28 (41.18%) Git (software)
13 28 (41.18%) Maven
13 28 (41.18%) Ant
13 28 (41.18%) Gradle
14 27 (39.71%) Artifactory
14 27 (39.71%) Jenkins
14 27 (39.71%) KVM
14 27 (39.71%) Hudson
15 26 (38.24%) Xen
15 26 (38.24%) LXC
16 24 (35.29%) Clojure
17 23 (33.82%) PaaS
17 23 (33.82%) Scala
18 22 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
18 22 (32.35%) OpenStack

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (32.35%) OpenStack
2 12 (17.65%) WebLogic
3 9 (13.24%) Node.js
4 8 (11.76%) nginx
5 7 (10.29%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.47%) JBoss
6 1 (1.47%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (51.47%) SaaS
2 23 (33.82%) PaaS
3 22 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (30.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (30.88%) Google App Engine
5 20 (29.41%) HP Helion
6 15 (22.06%) IaaS
7 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.82%) SSL
3 2 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (1.47%) SSH
4 1 (1.47%) SMS
4 1 (1.47%) SAN
4 1 (1.47%) VPN
4 1 (1.47%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (41.18%) Ant
1 28 (41.18%) Maven
1 28 (41.18%) Git (software)
1 28 (41.18%) Gradle
2 27 (39.71%) Artifactory
2 27 (39.71%) Jenkins
2 27 (39.71%) Hudson
3 1 (1.47%) Carbide.c++
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.47%) LabVIEW
General
1 11 (16.18%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.35%) Military
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Electronics
3 1 (1.47%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (58.82%) Web Services
2 12 (17.65%) JMX
2 12 (17.65%) Java EE
2 12 (17.65%) REST
3 10 (14.71%) CSS
3 10 (14.71%) HTML
4 9 (13.24%) RESTful
5 7 (10.29%) MCollective
6 6 (8.82%) J2EE
7 3 (4.41%) Ajax
7 3 (4.41%) HTML5
7 3 (4.41%) CSS3
7 3 (4.41%) Backbone.js
7 3 (4.41%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.41%) React
8 2 (2.94%) .NET
9 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.47%) JSP
9 1 (1.47%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.94%) Public Cloud
2 10 (14.71%) Digital Media
3 7 (10.29%) User Experience
4 5 (7.35%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.94%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.47%) DTV
6 1 (1.47%) Clustering
6 1 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.00%) Linux
1 17 (25.00%) UNIX
2 13 (19.12%) Windows
3 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.47%) Debian
4 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (80.88%) Software Engineering
2 41 (60.29%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (48.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 31 (45.59%) SDLC
5 31 (45.59%) Mentoring
6 22 (32.35%) Data Management
7 20 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (17.65%) OO
9 8 (11.76%) Open Source
10 6 (8.82%) Dependency Management
11 5 (7.35%) Cyber Security
12 3 (4.41%) ITIL
12 3 (4.41%) Web Application Development
12 3 (4.41%) TDD
13 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce
14 1 (1.47%) MVC
14 1 (1.47%) Risk Management
14 1 (1.47%) Validation
14 1 (1.47%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (72.06%) Java
2 34 (50.00%) Python
3 24 (35.29%) Clojure
4 23 (33.82%) Scala
5 21 (30.88%) JavaScript
6 13 (19.12%) C++
7 10 (14.71%) Ruby
8 3 (4.41%) PHP
9 2 (2.94%) Perl
9 2 (2.94%) C
9 2 (2.94%) C#
10 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (63.24%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) PhD
System Software
1 29 (42.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 29 (42.65%) Docker
2 27 (39.71%) KVM
3 26 (38.24%) LXC
3 26 (38.24%) Xen
4 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.47%) Samba
5 1 (1.47%) Squid
5 1 (1.47%) NFS
5 1 (1.47%) RHEV
5 1 (1.47%) Gluster
5 1 (1.47%) oVirt
5 1 (1.47%) GFS2
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (10.29%) Kibana
2 7 (10.29%) Graphite
3 1 (1.47%) Pacemaker
3 1 (1.47%) SELinux
3 1 (1.47%) Nagios
3 1 (1.47%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.47%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 42 (61.76%) VMware
2 40 (58.82%) Oracle
3 21 (30.88%) Rackspace
4 20 (29.41%) Google
4 20 (29.41%) HP
5 3 (4.41%) EMC
6 2 (2.94%) Citrix
6 2 (2.94%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.47%) SAP
7 1 (1.47%) Hyland
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Salary: to £65k + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
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