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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Developer
Rank 885 900 920
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 71 79 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.071% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.074% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 57 67 51
Average salary £59,500 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.83% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £80,000 £82,000
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £52,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+7.61% -19.23%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
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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 -5 69 £59,500 -0.83% 6
Yorkshire +34 23 £55,750 -
West Yorkshire +29 22 £56,500 -
Leeds +21 18 £55,750 -
London -4 14 £67,500 -10.00% 1
South East +28 11 £67,500 +8.00%
West Midlands -14 6 £50,000 +42.85%
Oxfordshire - 5 £67,500 -
Reading +14 4 £60,000 +29.03%
Berkshire 0 4 £60,000 +29.03%
South West -9 4 £52,500 -4.54% 1
North West +12 3 - - 4
Manchester +5 3 - - 4
Nottingham +4 3 - -
Nottinghamshire +2 3 - -
East Midlands -14 3 - -
Staffordshire - 3 £47,500 -
Halifax - 3 - -
Bristol -13 2 £62,500 +13.63%
Wiltshire - 2 £50,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £50,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £59,750 -
Scotland - 2 £59,750 - 1
Coventry - 2 £50,000 -
Cambridge +15 1 £70,000 -17.64%
East of England +8 1 £70,000 -17.64%
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £70,000 -17.64%
North East - 1 £77,500 -

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 110 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 70 (35.90%) HTML
4 66 (33.85%) C#
5 63 (32.31%) TDD
6 60 (30.77%) SQL
7 59 (30.26%) AngularJS
8 58 (29.74%) SQL Server
9 57 (29.23%) Web Services
10 55 (28.21%) CSS
10 55 (28.21%) .NET
11 54 (27.69%) Java
12 52 (26.67%) Finance
13 44 (22.56%) Amazon AWS
13 44 (22.56%) HTML5
14 40 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
14 40 (20.51%) Microsoft
15 39 (20.00%) Scrum
16 38 (19.49%) Mentoring
17 34 (17.44%) REST
18 33 (16.92%) CSS3
19 32 (16.41%) Unit Testing
19 32 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (15.90%) Spring
20 31 (15.90%) Git (software)
21 30 (15.38%) BDD
21 30 (15.38%) WCF
21 30 (15.38%) DevOps
22 29 (14.87%) Software Engineering
22 29 (14.87%) Oracle

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 17 (8.72%) Node.js
2 13 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (6.15%) WebSphere
4 11 (5.64%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (4.10%) Apache Spark
6 7 (3.59%) Apache
7 6 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (3.08%) IIS
7 6 (3.08%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.05%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.54%) JBoss
10 2 (1.03%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.03%) WildFly
11 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (22.56%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.64%) SaaS
4 8 (4.10%) PaaS
5 6 (3.08%) Heroku
6 5 (2.56%) GitHub
7 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.03%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.15%) Internet
2 6 (3.08%) HTTP
2 6 (3.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (29.74%) SQL Server
2 27 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (9.74%) MongoDB
4 14 (7.18%) NoSQL
5 11 (5.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (3.08%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.56%) Big Data
9 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (2.05%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.05%) SSDT
11 3 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (1.54%) MySQL
12 2 (1.03%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.51%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (15.90%) Git (software)
2 17 (8.72%) Octopus Deploy
3 14 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (5.13%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.62%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.62%) JIRA
6 7 (3.59%) JUnit
6 7 (3.59%) Maven
7 5 (2.56%) Appium
7 5 (2.56%) git-flow
7 5 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (2.05%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.54%) Gradle
9 3 (1.54%) tSQLt
10 2 (1.03%) Ant
10 2 (1.03%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.03%) Geb
10 2 (1.03%) Mockito
10 2 (1.03%) Spock
10 2 (1.03%) TestNG
General
1 52 (26.67%) Finance
2 25 (12.82%) Banking
3 19 (9.74%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.10%) Law
5 7 (3.59%) Retail
6 4 (2.05%) Marketing
7 3 (1.54%) Advertising
7 3 (1.54%) Electronics
7 3 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (35.90%) HTML
2 59 (30.26%) AngularJS
3 57 (29.23%) Web Services
4 55 (28.21%) .NET
4 55 (28.21%) CSS
5 44 (22.56%) HTML5
6 34 (17.44%) REST
7 33 (16.92%) CSS3
8 31 (15.90%) Spring
9 30 (15.38%) WCF
10 28 (14.36%) ASP.NET Web API
11 23 (11.79%) jQuery
12 22 (11.28%) RESTful
13 19 (9.74%) Ajax
14 18 (9.23%) Middleware
15 13 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
16 12 (6.15%) ASP.NET
17 11 (5.64%) React
17 11 (5.64%) SOAP
18 9 (4.62%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.74%) Mobile App
2 18 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (5.64%) Private Cloud
6 10 (5.13%) Online Banking
7 9 (4.62%) User Experience
8 7 (3.59%) Fintech
8 7 (3.59%) iPad
8 7 (3.59%) iPhone
9 4 (2.05%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.05%) Blog
9 4 (2.05%) W3C
10 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.03%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (1.03%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.51%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.51%) CUDA
11 1 (0.51%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.51%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.33%) Linux
2 22 (11.28%) Windows
3 18 (9.23%) Apple iOS
4 17 (8.72%) Android
5 5 (2.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (32.31%) TDD
3 39 (20.00%) Scrum
4 38 (19.49%) Mentoring
5 32 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (16.41%) Unit Testing
6 30 (15.38%) BDD
6 30 (15.38%) DevOps
7 29 (14.87%) Software Engineering
8 28 (14.36%) MVC
9 27 (13.85%) Automated Testing
10 26 (13.33%) SDLC
11 24 (12.31%) Product Management
12 23 (11.79%) OO
13 20 (10.26%) Open Source
14 18 (9.23%) Service Delivery
15 17 (8.72%) Coaching
15 17 (8.72%) SOA
16 15 (7.69%) E-Commerce
17 14 (7.18%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 75 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 66 (33.85%) C#
3 60 (30.77%) SQL
4 54 (27.69%) Java
5 24 (12.31%) PL/SQL
5 24 (12.31%) T-SQL
6 14 (7.18%) PowerShell
7 12 (6.15%) Python
8 8 (4.10%) PHP
8 8 (4.10%) Scala
9 7 (3.59%) Groovy
10 6 (3.08%) C
10 6 (3.08%) Ruby
11 5 (2.56%) C++
12 4 (2.05%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.03%) Clojure
13 2 (1.03%) Erlang
13 2 (1.03%) Go
13 2 (1.03%) Jython
13 2 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (10.26%) Degree
2 5 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.31%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.69%) Docker
2 4 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.03%) KVM
3 2 (1.03%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.03%) Xen
4 1 (0.51%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (5.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 4 (2.05%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.87%) Oracle
3 12 (6.15%) IBM
4 10 (5.13%) HP
5 5 (2.56%) Northgate
5 5 (2.56%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.56%) Talend
6 4 (2.05%) Adobe
7 3 (1.54%) SAP
8 1 (0.51%) Apple
8 1 (0.51%) Google
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