The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Developer
Rank 892 861 880
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 7 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.011% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.012% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 9
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,350 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,400 £52,500 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -5.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Principal Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Principal Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the UK.

Principal Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Principal Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Developer over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Principal Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Developer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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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
England -42 5 £50,000 +17.64% 2
West Midlands - 2 £47,500 - 1
Worcester - 2 £47,500 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £47,500 - 1
Cambridge -9 1 £70,000 +64.70%
Cambridgeshire -10 1 £70,000 +64.70%
East of England -15 1 £70,000 +64.70%
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £50,000 -
South East - 1 £50,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £55,000 -
London - 1 £62,000 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 £50,000 -

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 13 (56.52%) Java
2 12 (52.17%) Oracle
3 11 (47.83%) SOA
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database
5 9 (39.13%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (34.78%) Project Management
6 8 (34.78%) .NET
6 8 (34.78%) C#
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
9 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
9 5 (21.74%) HTML
9 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
9 5 (21.74%) jQuery
10 4 (17.39%) WCF
10 4 (17.39%) CSS
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
10 4 (17.39%) TDD
11 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (13.04%) MVC
11 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
11 3 (13.04%) Windows
11 3 (13.04%) Linux
12 2 (8.70%) OOP
12 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
12 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (8.70%) Genesys
12 2 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (8.70%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) ReSharper
1 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) Moq
1 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
1 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
2 5 (21.74%) jQuery
3 4 (17.39%) WCF
3 4 (17.39%) CSS
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.70%) WPF
4 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.70%) ExpressJS
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (4.35%) RESTful
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.35%) HTML5
5 1 (4.35%) CSS3
5 1 (4.35%) OpenCL
5 1 (4.35%) J2EE
5 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) IVR
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (4.35%) CentOS
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) SOA
2 9 (39.13%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (34.78%) Project Management
4 4 (17.39%) TDD
5 3 (13.04%) MVC
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) OOP
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.35%) Web Development
7 1 (4.35%) Refactoring
7 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.35%) OO
7 1 (4.35%) RUP
7 1 (4.35%) DSDM
7 1 (4.35%) Workflow
7 1 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Genesys
4 1 (4.35%) QNX
4 1 (4.35%) Sybase
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
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