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

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Developer
Rank 880 868 853
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 2 24 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.023% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.024% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 8
Average salary - £60,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary - £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%

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
99934 100679 103565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.48% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 82413 80836 87730
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 4 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 26 February 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
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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 -13 2 - - 4
Leeds - 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 9 (81.82%) C#
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
3 7 (63.64%) MVC
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (45.45%) WCF
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) SOA
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) BDD
6 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (27.27%) GitHub
7 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
7 3 (27.27%) Blog
7 3 (27.27%) Web Development
7 3 (27.27%) Scrum
8 2 (18.18%) Finance
8 2 (18.18%) CSS
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle
8 2 (18.18%) HTML
8 2 (18.18%) Java
8 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
8 2 (18.18%) XML
8 2 (18.18%) TDD
8 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (18.18%) Kanban
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (18.18%) RESTful
8 2 (18.18%) DevOps

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
2 1 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) GitHub
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (9.09%) MSBuild
1 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
1 1 (9.09%) NSubstitute
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (45.45%) WCF
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
7 2 (18.18%) HTML
7 2 (18.18%) RESTful
7 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (18.18%) CSS
7 2 (18.18%) XML
8 1 (9.09%) XSLT
8 1 (9.09%) XHTML
8 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
8 1 (9.09%) Web Services
8 1 (9.09%) OpenCL
8 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (9.09%) REST
8 1 (9.09%) WPF
8 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Blog
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) MVC
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) Web Development
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Kanban
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) CQRS
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (9.09%) Refactoring
5 1 (9.09%) Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) SEO
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
4 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCSD
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) QNX
3 1 (9.09%) Sitecore
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