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

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Developer
Rank 837 866 929
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 90 118 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.11% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.11% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 87 91 42
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £47,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,400 £90,000 £78,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year
- -0.94%

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
94503 106017 112388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79488 87462 91612
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Principal Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Principal Developer in the job title.

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 27 July 2016 within the UK.

Principal Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
England 0 90 £55,000 -8.33% 14
London +42 34 £65,000 -17.46% 5
Bristol +24 17 £52,500 -2.32% 3
South West +13 17 £52,500 -4.54% 4
South East -14 11 £50,000 -16.66%
Yorkshire +23 9 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +30 8 £50,000 +11.11%
Milton Keynes +27 8 £50,000 +11.11%
Leeds +25 8 £55,000 -4.34% 1
West Yorkshire +21 8 £55,000 +2.32% 1
North West +21 8 £50,000 +21.21% 2
Manchester +15 6 £48,750 -2.50% 1
East of England +35 5 £52,500 -30.00%
North East +5 4 £77,500 +55.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -4 4 £77,500 +55.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 4 £77,500 +55.00% 1
Norwich - 4 £52,500 -
Norfolk - 4 £52,500 -
Oxfordshire -24 2 £62,500 +31.57%
Staffordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Lancashire - 2 £64,400 - 1
Kidlington - 2 £62,500 -
Blackpool - 2 £64,400 - 1
Stafford - 2 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
Sheffield +24 1 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Hertfordshire +21 1 £37,500 -50.00%
South Yorkshire +14 1 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Hampshire -1 1 £70,000 +16.66%
Fareham - 1 £70,000 -

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Principal Developer 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 featuring Principal Developer in the job title.

1 102 (63.75%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 61 (38.13%) .NET
4 59 (36.88%) HTML
5 57 (35.63%) C#
6 56 (35.00%) TDD
7 54 (33.75%) CSS
8 48 (30.00%) HTML5
9 45 (28.13%) AngularJS
10 43 (26.88%) Java
10 43 (26.88%) SQL
11 41 (25.63%) Node.js
12 39 (24.38%) Finance
12 39 (24.38%) Mentoring
13 34 (21.25%) ASP.NET
14 33 (20.63%) SQL Server
15 29 (18.13%) E-Commerce
16 28 (17.50%) Linux
16 28 (17.50%) MongoDB
16 28 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (15.00%) Coaching
17 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
17 24 (15.00%) Retail
18 23 (14.38%) MVC
18 23 (14.38%) Scrum
18 23 (14.38%) Web Services
19 22 (13.75%) Telecoms
20 21 (13.13%) SOA
20 21 (13.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 20 (12.50%) Games

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 9 (5.63%) Elasticsearch
1 9 (5.63%) WebLogic
2 7 (4.38%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (4.38%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.50%) Apache
3 4 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.88%) nginx
4 3 (1.88%) WordPress
5 2 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.25%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.25%) JBoss
5 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.25%) WildFly
6 1 (0.63%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.63%) Jetty
6 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.63%) PaaS
3 3 (1.88%) GitHub
4 2 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (1.25%) Google Play
4 2 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 28 (17.50%) MongoDB
3 15 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (8.75%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.63%) RDBMS
6 8 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 8 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (4.38%) Big Data
8 6 (3.75%) Hadoop
8 6 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.50%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.88%) SSDT
12 2 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (1.25%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.25%) MySQL
13 1 (0.63%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 11 (6.88%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (4.38%) JUnit
4 7 (4.38%) Maven
5 5 (3.13%) Vagrant
6 4 (2.50%) Gradle
7 3 (1.88%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.88%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (1.25%) EasyMock
8 2 (1.25%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.25%) Gatling
8 2 (1.25%) Geb
8 2 (1.25%) JIRA
8 2 (1.25%) JMeter
8 2 (1.25%) Mockito
8 2 (1.25%) Spock
8 2 (1.25%) Subversion
8 2 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (24.38%) Finance
2 24 (15.00%) Retail
3 22 (13.75%) Telecoms
4 20 (12.50%) Games
5 18 (11.25%) Online Betting
6 12 (7.50%) Banking
7 4 (2.50%) Electronics
7 4 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.50%) Marketing
8 2 (1.25%) Law
8 2 (1.25%) Publishing
9 1 (0.63%) Advertising
9 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (38.13%) .NET
2 59 (36.88%) HTML
3 54 (33.75%) CSS
4 48 (30.00%) HTML5
5 45 (28.13%) AngularJS
6 41 (25.63%) Node.js
7 34 (21.25%) ASP.NET
8 23 (14.38%) Web Services
9 21 (13.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (11.88%) REST
11 11 (6.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (6.88%) jQuery
11 11 (6.88%) Spring
11 11 (6.88%) WCF
12 10 (6.25%) CSS3
12 10 (6.25%) React
13 9 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (5.00%) RESTful
15 7 (4.38%) JSON
16 6 (3.75%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.25%) Online Games
2 14 (8.75%) Computer Science
3 13 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.88%) Digital Media
4 11 (6.88%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.38%) Private Cloud
6 6 (3.75%) Cloud Native
6 6 (3.75%) Online Banking
7 5 (3.13%) iPad
7 5 (3.13%) iPhone
8 4 (2.50%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.50%) User Experience
9 2 (1.25%) Blog
9 2 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.25%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (1.25%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.63%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.63%) NHS
10 1 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.50%) Linux
2 13 (8.13%) Windows
3 10 (6.25%) Android
4 8 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.25%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.25%) Unix
6 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (63.75%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (35.00%) TDD
3 39 (24.38%) Mentoring
4 29 (18.13%) E-Commerce
5 28 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (15.00%) Coaching
7 23 (14.38%) MVC
7 23 (14.38%) Scrum
8 21 (13.13%) SOA
9 20 (12.50%) BDD
10 18 (11.25%) Software Engineering
11 16 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 16 (10.00%) Unit Testing
12 15 (9.38%) ITIL
12 15 (9.38%) ITIL V3
13 14 (8.75%) OO
14 13 (8.13%) DevOps
14 13 (8.13%) Microservices
15 12 (7.50%) ETL
15 12 (7.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 70 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 57 (35.63%) C#
3 43 (26.88%) Java
3 43 (26.88%) SQL
4 13 (8.13%) PL/SQL
5 10 (6.25%) Python
5 10 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.63%) Scala
7 7 (4.38%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.13%) PHP
9 3 (1.88%) Groovy
10 2 (1.25%) C++
10 2 (1.25%) Clojure
10 2 (1.25%) Erlang
10 2 (1.25%) Go
10 2 (1.25%) Jython
10 2 (1.25%) Perl
10 2 (1.25%) Ruby
11 1 (0.63%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 17 (10.63%) Degree
2 3 (1.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.63%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (8.13%) Docker
2 4 (2.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.25%) KVM
3 2 (1.25%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.25%) Xen
4 1 (0.63%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 6 (3.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 3 (1.88%) Puppet
3 2 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.00%) Oracle
3 15 (9.38%) ServiceNow
4 6 (3.75%) HP
4 6 (3.75%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.50%) SAP
6 3 (1.88%) Google
6 3 (1.88%) Northgate
6 3 (1.88%) Talend
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
North West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sanderson
Salary: £65000 - £120000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth University
Salary: £32,600 - £37,768 per annum with further progression opportunities
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Department for Work and Pensions
Salary: up to £64,400
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Attractive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £37000.00 - £51540.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago