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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Developer
Rank 817 853 935
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +82
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 97 109 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.099% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.10% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 95 90 46
Median salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £47,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £90,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +7.31%

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
94249 105728 111501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.20% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79336 87614 89975
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +50 97 £55,000 -4.34% 9
London +49 37 £66,250 -26.38% 4
Bristol +37 27 £52,500 -2.32% 1
South West +18 27 £52,500 -4.54% 1
North West +8 9 £47,500 -5.00% 2
South East -2 9 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Yorkshire +24 7 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East of England +27 6 £50,000 -33.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +20 6 £50,000 +11.11%
Milton Keynes +14 6 £50,000 +11.11%
Manchester -2 6 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £55,000 -
Sheffield - 4 £55,000 -
Leeds +18 3 £55,000 -4.34% 1
West Yorkshire +9 3 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Lancashire - 3 £64,400 - 1
Blackpool - 3 £64,400 - 1
Huntingdon - 3 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire -13 2 £62,500 +56.25%
Norwich - 2 £52,500 - 1
Kidlington - 2 £62,500 -
Norfolk - 2 £52,500 - 1
Hertfordshire +22 1 £37,500 -50.00%
North East 0 1 £44,270 -11.46% 1
Hampshire -5 1 £70,000 +16.66% 1
Tyne and Wear -5 1 £44,270 -11.46% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 1 £44,270 -11.46% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Stafford - 1 £40,000 -

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 97 (62.99%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (56.49%) JavaScript
3 76 (49.35%) .NET
4 73 (47.40%) C#
5 70 (45.45%) HTML
6 66 (42.86%) CSS
7 64 (41.56%) TDD
8 61 (39.61%) HTML5
9 52 (33.77%) Node.js
10 51 (33.12%) AngularJS
11 47 (30.52%) ASP.NET
12 46 (29.87%) Mentoring
13 44 (28.57%) MongoDB
14 43 (27.92%) Finance
15 41 (26.62%) Java
16 37 (24.03%) SQL
16 37 (24.03%) E-Commerce
17 33 (21.43%) SQL Server
17 33 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 32 (20.78%) Games
18 32 (20.78%) Retail
19 30 (19.48%) Online Games
19 30 (19.48%) Online Betting
20 26 (16.88%) MVC
21 24 (15.58%) Telecoms
21 24 (15.58%) Coaching
22 23 (14.94%) Web Services
23 20 (12.99%) SOA
23 20 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
23 20 (12.99%) BDD

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 10 (6.49%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (5.84%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.25%) WordPress
5 4 (2.60%) Apache
5 4 (2.60%) nginx
6 3 (1.95%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.30%) JBoss
7 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.30%) WildFly
8 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.65%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.65%) Jetty
8 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.84%) PaaS
4 2 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.30%) GitHub
4 2 (1.30%) Google Play
4 2 (1.30%) Office 365
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) 3G
1 1 (0.65%) 4G
1 1 (0.65%) GSM
1 1 (0.65%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 33 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.79%) Relational Database
4 11 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 8 (5.19%) Oracle Database
5 8 (5.19%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (5.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (5.19%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.25%) Big Data
6 5 (3.25%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.95%) SSDT
8 2 (1.30%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.30%) MySQL
9 1 (0.65%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.19%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (5.19%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (4.55%) Maven
5 6 (3.90%) JUnit
6 5 (3.25%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.60%) Gradle
7 4 (2.60%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.95%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.30%) EasyMock
9 2 (1.30%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.30%) Gatling
9 2 (1.30%) Geb
9 2 (1.30%) JMeter
9 2 (1.30%) Mockito
9 2 (1.30%) Spock
9 2 (1.30%) Subversion
9 2 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.65%) tSQLt
General
1 43 (27.92%) Finance
2 32 (20.78%) Games
2 32 (20.78%) Retail
3 30 (19.48%) Online Betting
4 24 (15.58%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.60%) Banking
6 3 (1.95%) Law
6 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.30%) Electronics
7 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.30%) Marketing
7 2 (1.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (49.35%) .NET
2 70 (45.45%) HTML
3 66 (42.86%) CSS
4 61 (39.61%) HTML5
5 52 (33.77%) Node.js
6 51 (33.12%) AngularJS
7 47 (30.52%) ASP.NET
8 33 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 23 (14.94%) Web Services
10 14 (9.09%) REST
11 12 (7.79%) jQuery
11 12 (7.79%) React
12 11 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (7.14%) Spring
13 10 (6.49%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (6.49%) RESTful
13 10 (6.49%) WCF
14 9 (5.84%) JSON
15 8 (5.19%) CSS3
16 7 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.48%) Online Games
2 15 (9.74%) Digital Media
3 13 (8.44%) Computer Science
4 11 (7.14%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.60%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.95%) iPad
7 3 (1.95%) iPhone
7 3 (1.95%) User Experience
8 2 (1.30%) Blog
8 2 (1.30%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.30%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (1.30%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.65%) Fintech
9 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.65%) NHS
9 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.69%) Linux
2 8 (5.19%) Android
3 6 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.60%) Windows
5 2 (1.30%) Unix
6 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (62.99%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (41.56%) TDD
3 46 (29.87%) Mentoring
4 37 (24.03%) E-Commerce
5 26 (16.88%) MVC
6 24 (15.58%) Coaching
7 20 (12.99%) BDD
7 20 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (12.99%) SOA
8 18 (11.69%) Scrum
9 15 (9.74%) ITIL
9 15 (9.74%) ITIL V3
9 15 (9.74%) Test Automation
9 15 (9.74%) Unit Testing
10 14 (9.09%) Microservices
10 14 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 13 (8.44%) DevOps
11 13 (8.44%) OO
12 11 (7.14%) Kanban
13 9 (5.84%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 87 (56.49%) JavaScript
2 73 (47.40%) C#
3 41 (26.62%) Java
4 37 (24.03%) SQL
5 10 (6.49%) PL/SQL
6 9 (5.84%) Python
7 7 (4.55%) PHP
7 7 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.55%) Scala
8 5 (3.25%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.60%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.95%) C++
10 3 (1.95%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.30%) C
11 2 (1.30%) Clojure
11 2 (1.30%) Erlang
11 2 (1.30%) Go
11 2 (1.30%) Groovy
11 2 (1.30%) Jython
11 2 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (8.44%) Degree
2 1 (0.65%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.95%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (5.84%) Docker
2 4 (2.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.95%) KVM
4 2 (1.30%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.30%) Xen
5 1 (0.65%) GeoWebCache
5 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) Puppet
2 3 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.65%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.74%) ServiceNow
3 13 (8.44%) Oracle
4 10 (6.49%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.95%) Google
6 2 (1.30%) SAP
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.65%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.65%) VMware
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