The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Principal Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 225 202 229
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 9 45 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.76% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.78% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 14
Median salary £55,000 £65,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +46.06%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.76%
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
5099 5775 6030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.55% 96.99% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4320 4868 4949
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Gloucestershire +9 7 £55,000 - 2
Bristol -22 1 £45,000 -30.76% 2
Dorset - 1 £48,500 -
Principal Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Principal 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 West region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (44.00%) Linux
3 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (36.00%) HTML
3 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (28.00%) REST
5 7 (28.00%) Digital Media
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (24.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (24.00%) Web Services
6 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.00%) XHTML
7 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 5 (20.00%) XML
7 5 (20.00%) SOAP
7 5 (20.00%) SQL
7 5 (20.00%) C
7 5 (20.00%) C++
7 5 (20.00%) Cryptography
7 5 (20.00%) VHDL
7 5 (20.00%) SSL
7 5 (20.00%) Firmware
7 5 (20.00%) SAML
7 5 (20.00%) Internet
7 5 (20.00%) Xilinx
7 5 (20.00%) Mentor Graphics
7 5 (20.00%) Penetration Testing

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 5 (20.00%) Internet
2 5 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
1 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) GIS
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.00%) JUnit
1 1 (4.00%) Maven
1 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.00%) Electronics
3 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (12.00%) Finance
5 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
5 2 (8.00%) Marketing
6 1 (4.00%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) HTML
2 7 (28.00%) REST
3 6 (24.00%) Web Services
4 5 (20.00%) JSON
4 5 (20.00%) OAuth
4 5 (20.00%) OpenID
4 5 (20.00%) SAML
4 5 (20.00%) SOAP
4 5 (20.00%) XHTML
4 5 (20.00%) XML
5 4 (16.00%) CSS
6 3 (12.00%) Ajax
6 3 (12.00%) Backbone.js
6 3 (12.00%) CSS3
6 3 (12.00%) Ember.js
6 3 (12.00%) HTML5
6 3 (12.00%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (12.00%) Node.js
6 3 (12.00%) Qt
6 3 (12.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Digital Media
2 6 (24.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (20.00%) Cryptography
3 5 (20.00%) VHDL
4 3 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (8.00%) LynxOS
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps
4 4 (16.00%) High Availability
4 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (16.00%) Threat Modelling
5 3 (12.00%) Linux Kernel Development
5 3 (12.00%) Multithreading
5 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.00%) Web Application Development
6 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (8.00%) OO
6 2 (8.00%) OOP
6 2 (8.00%) UML
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.00%) C
2 5 (20.00%) C++
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) PHP
3 3 (12.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Def Stans
1 1 (4.00%) DO-178B
1 1 (4.00%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Mentor Graphics
2 5 (20.00%) Xilinx
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) QNX
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
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