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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 193 229 207
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 53 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.88% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 19 4 8
Average salary £55,000 £67,950 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.05% +13.25%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +0.96%
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
5826 5804 4819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.25% 95.24% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4907 4800 4150
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 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 August 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 +18 48 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire -20 3 £75,000 +10.37% 2
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 61 (85.92%) Software Engineering
2 56 (78.87%) Java
3 45 (63.38%) Degree
4 43 (60.56%) VMware
5 42 (59.15%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (57.75%) Oracle
6 41 (57.75%) Web Services
7 38 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (50.70%) SaaS
8 36 (50.70%) Python
9 34 (47.89%) Mentoring
10 33 (46.48%) Continuous Delivery
11 31 (43.66%) SDLC
12 29 (40.85%) Gradle
12 29 (40.85%) Docker
12 29 (40.85%) Ant
12 29 (40.85%) Maven
12 29 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (40.85%) Git (software)
13 27 (38.03%) Hudson
13 27 (38.03%) Artifactory
13 27 (38.03%) Jenkins
14 26 (36.62%) KVM
14 26 (36.62%) LXC
14 26 (36.62%) Xen
15 24 (33.80%) Clojure
16 23 (32.39%) PaaS
17 22 (30.99%) Scala
17 22 (30.99%) Data Management
17 22 (30.99%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 21 (29.58%) OpenStack
2 13 (18.31%) WebLogic
3 9 (12.68%) Node.js
4 8 (11.27%) nginx
4 8 (11.27%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (4.23%) Apache Pig
6 2 (2.82%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (50.70%) SaaS
2 23 (32.39%) PaaS
3 21 (29.58%) Google App Engine
3 21 (29.58%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (29.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (26.76%) HP Helion
5 17 (23.94%) IaaS
6 3 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.45%) SSL
3 4 (5.63%) Internet
4 3 (4.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) MySQL
1 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
1 3 (4.23%) Apache Hive
1 3 (4.23%) Big Data
2 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (40.85%) Ant
1 29 (40.85%) Maven
1 29 (40.85%) Git (software)
1 29 (40.85%) Gradle
2 27 (38.03%) Artifactory
2 27 (38.03%) Jenkins
2 27 (38.03%) Hudson
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.41%) Carbide.c++
General
1 16 (22.54%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.04%) Military
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
3 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.82%) Finance
4 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (57.75%) Web Services
2 15 (21.13%) Java EE
2 15 (21.13%) REST
3 13 (18.31%) JMX
4 10 (14.08%) CSS
4 10 (14.08%) HTML
5 9 (12.68%) RESTful
6 8 (11.27%) MCollective
7 7 (9.86%) J2EE
8 3 (4.23%) STL
8 3 (4.23%) CSS3
8 3 (4.23%) Backbone.js
8 3 (4.23%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (4.23%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.23%) React
8 3 (4.23%) HTML5
8 3 (4.23%) Ajax
9 2 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.82%) RESTEasy
9 2 (2.82%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) Public Cloud
2 11 (15.49%) Digital Media
3 7 (9.86%) User Experience
4 5 (7.04%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (4.23%) Cybercrime
6 2 (2.82%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.82%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.82%) DTV
6 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.82%) Replication
7 1 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) Linux
2 18 (25.35%) UNIX
3 13 (18.31%) Windows
4 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (85.92%) Software Engineering
2 42 (59.15%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (47.89%) Mentoring
5 33 (46.48%) Continuous Delivery
6 31 (43.66%) SDLC
7 22 (30.99%) Data Management
7 22 (30.99%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (18.31%) OO
9 8 (11.27%) Cyber Security
10 7 (9.86%) Open Source
11 6 (8.45%) Dependency Management
12 3 (4.23%) Multithreading
12 3 (4.23%) Reverse Engineering
12 3 (4.23%) Web Application Development
12 3 (4.23%) Coaching
12 3 (4.23%) Mobile Development
12 3 (4.23%) Ethical Hacking
12 3 (4.23%) Penetration Testing
12 3 (4.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (78.87%) Java
2 36 (50.70%) Python
3 24 (33.80%) Clojure
4 22 (30.99%) Scala
5 18 (25.35%) JavaScript
6 17 (23.94%) C++
7 11 (15.49%) Ruby
8 4 (5.63%) C
8 4 (5.63%) C#
8 4 (5.63%) Objective-C
9 3 (4.23%) PHP
10 2 (2.82%) SQL
11 1 (1.41%) Perl
11 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (63.38%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) MCSE
2 3 (4.23%) CCNA
2 3 (4.23%) CISSP
2 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.23%) SSCP
2 3 (4.23%) Linux+ Certification
2 3 (4.23%) GIAC
3 1 (1.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 29 (40.85%) Docker
2 26 (36.62%) LXC
2 26 (36.62%) KVM
2 26 (36.62%) Xen
3 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (11.27%) Kibana
2 8 (11.27%) Graphite
Vendors
1 43 (60.56%) VMware
2 41 (57.75%) Oracle
3 21 (29.58%) Rackspace
4 20 (28.17%) Google
5 19 (26.76%) HP
6 3 (4.23%) EMC
7 2 (2.82%) Citrix
7 2 (2.82%) SAP
7 2 (2.82%) 3PAR
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago