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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Developer
Rank 877 918 872
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 21 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.008% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.008% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 10
Average salary £90,000 £53,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.81% +24.70%
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £50,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+44.27% +18.23%

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
103108 110561 102421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.50% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85312 90184 84719
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Developer over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 within the UK.

Principal Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Developer
Top 7 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 3 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
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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 +33 21 £90,000 +69.81% 1
London +33 13 £90,000 +45.16%
West Yorkshire +9 6 £65,000 +22.64%
Yorkshire +7 6 £65,000 +22.64%
Leeds +5 5 £60,000 +13.20%
East of England +17 2 £75,000 +7.14%
Hertfordshire - 2 £75,000 -

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 24 (80.00%) Java
2 20 (66.67%) SOA
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (50.00%) TDD
3 15 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 15 (50.00%) Coaching
4 14 (46.67%) Web Services
4 14 (46.67%) OO
4 14 (46.67%) Hibernate
4 14 (46.67%) Spring
5 13 (43.33%) Scrum
5 13 (43.33%) Pair Programming
5 13 (43.33%) .NET
5 13 (43.33%) C#
5 13 (43.33%) Kanban
6 12 (40.00%) Retail
7 11 (36.67%) Software Engineering
7 11 (36.67%) .NET Framework
7 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
7 11 (36.67%) Relational Database
8 9 (30.00%) Spring Integration
8 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (30.00%) Unit Testing
8 9 (30.00%) SaaS
8 9 (30.00%) Node.js
8 9 (30.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (30.00%) HTML
8 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 9 (30.00%) CSS

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 9 (30.00%) Node.js
2 7 (23.33%) Tomcat
2 7 (23.33%) nginx
2 7 (23.33%) Apache Solr
3 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (30.00%) SaaS
2 2 (6.67%) OpenShift
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) Relational Database
2 7 (23.33%) MySQL
2 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
3 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (13.33%) Sybase IQ
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 2 (6.67%) Couchbase
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 5 (16.67%) Maven
3 2 (6.67%) Selenium
3 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.67%) NUnit
3 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) JUnit
General
1 12 (40.00%) Retail
2 7 (23.33%) Finance
3 6 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (13.33%) Back Office
4 4 (13.33%) Banking
4 4 (13.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) Web Services
1 14 (46.67%) Hibernate
1 14 (46.67%) Spring
2 13 (43.33%) .NET
3 11 (36.67%) .NET Framework
4 9 (30.00%) ActiveMQ
4 9 (30.00%) CSS
4 9 (30.00%) HTML
4 9 (30.00%) Spring Integration
5 7 (23.33%) Spring Batch
5 7 (23.33%) RESTful
5 7 (23.33%) JDBC
5 7 (23.33%) Lucene
5 7 (23.33%) Spring MVC
5 7 (23.33%) Apache Flex
6 6 (20.00%) WCF
6 6 (20.00%) WPF
6 6 (20.00%) WinForms
6 6 (20.00%) REST
7 5 (16.67%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (20.00%) NHS
3 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (16.67%) User Experience
4 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.67%) Social Media
5 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
1 7 (23.33%) Mac OS X
2 4 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) SOA
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) TDD
2 15 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 15 (50.00%) Coaching
3 14 (46.67%) OO
4 13 (43.33%) Scrum
4 13 (43.33%) Pair Programming
4 13 (43.33%) Kanban
5 11 (36.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
6 9 (30.00%) SEO
6 9 (30.00%) Unit Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (23.33%) Open Source
7 7 (23.33%) Risk Analysis
7 7 (23.33%) MVC
8 6 (20.00%) OOP
8 6 (20.00%) Line Management
8 6 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) Java
2 15 (50.00%) SQL
3 13 (43.33%) C#
4 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (23.33%) Scala
6 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (13.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) Genesys
3 4 (13.33%) TIBCO
3 4 (13.33%) Sybase
3 4 (13.33%) IBM
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