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

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Developer
Rank 819 881 838
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 124 53 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.050% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.052% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 80 48 73
Average salary £57,500 £58,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.12% -2.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,250 £47,600
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%

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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 +73 119 £57,500 -4.16% 10
Yorkshire +41 34 £55,000 -8.33% 2
West Yorkshire +40 33 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Leeds +30 28 £55,000 -8.33% 1
London +22 26 £72,500 -9.37% 4
South East +14 25 £67,500 +17.39% 1
Oxfordshire - 21 £67,500 - 1
Oxford - 11 £63,000 -
North West +37 10 £50,000 +2.56% 2
Manchester +29 10 £50,000 +2.56% 2
Nottingham +9 5 - -
Nottinghamshire +8 5 - -
Tyne and Wear +7 5 £50,000 -
North East +5 5 £50,000 -
East Midlands +3 5 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 5 £50,000 -
South West -10 5 £61,250 -15.51% 1
Halifax - 5 - -
Stockport - 5 £50,000 -
Cambridge +7 4 £46,230 -36.23%
East of England +6 4 £46,230 -28.87%
Cambridgeshire 0 4 £46,230 -28.87%
Bristol -7 4 £67,500 -6.89%
Edinburgh - 4 £70,000 -
Scotland - 4 £70,000 -
Buckinghamshire -2 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Surrey +7 1 £50,000 -16.66%
North Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £50,000 - 1

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 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.

1 136 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (47.26%) JavaScript
3 95 (40.08%) HTML
4 87 (36.71%) TDD
5 84 (35.44%) Java
6 83 (35.02%) C#
7 76 (32.07%) SQL
8 73 (30.80%) Web Services
9 70 (29.54%) .NET
10 69 (29.11%) AngularJS
11 68 (28.69%) CSS
12 63 (26.58%) SQL Server
13 60 (25.32%) Finance
14 59 (24.89%) HTML5
15 58 (24.47%) Scrum
16 48 (20.25%) Oracle
16 48 (20.25%) Amazon AWS
17 45 (18.99%) Microsoft
18 42 (17.72%) Mentoring
19 41 (17.30%) Spring
20 40 (16.88%) CSS3
21 39 (16.46%) Unit Testing
22 38 (16.03%) jQuery
22 38 (16.03%) Linux
22 38 (16.03%) SDLC
23 37 (15.61%) Software Engineering
24 36 (15.19%) Ajax
24 36 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
24 36 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
24 36 (15.19%) MVC

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 14 (5.91%) Node.js
2 12 (5.06%) Apache Spark
2 12 (5.06%) WebSphere
3 11 (4.64%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (4.22%) Apache
5 9 (3.80%) IIS
6 8 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (3.38%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.69%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.84%) CMS
9 2 (0.84%) JBoss
9 2 (0.84%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (20.25%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.17%) SaaS
4 8 (3.38%) Heroku
5 4 (1.69%) GitHub
6 2 (0.84%) Office 365
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.33%) HTTP
2 11 (4.64%) Internet
3 8 (3.38%) SSL
4 3 (1.27%) Wireless
5 1 (0.42%) 3G
5 1 (0.42%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (26.58%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.55%) MongoDB
3 21 (8.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (7.17%) NoSQL
5 13 (5.49%) MySQL
6 10 (4.22%) RDBMS
6 10 (4.22%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.95%) Big Data
9 7 (2.95%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.95%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.53%) Riak
10 6 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.69%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.27%) HBase
Development Applications
1 30 (12.66%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (6.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 15 (6.33%) Visual Studio
5 13 (5.49%) Maven
6 12 (5.06%) JIRA
7 10 (4.22%) JUnit
8 8 (3.38%) Ant
8 8 (3.38%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.95%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.95%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.95%) Jasmine
10 5 (2.11%) Appium
10 5 (2.11%) git-flow
10 5 (2.11%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.84%) tSQLt
12 1 (0.42%) Grunt
12 1 (0.42%) gulp
12 1 (0.42%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.42%) Mockito
General
1 60 (25.32%) Finance
2 21 (8.86%) Banking
3 18 (7.59%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.95%) Games
4 7 (2.95%) Law
5 6 (2.53%) Retail
6 4 (1.69%) Marketing
7 3 (1.27%) Advertising
7 3 (1.27%) Electronics
7 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.84%) French Language
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (40.08%) HTML
2 73 (30.80%) Web Services
3 70 (29.54%) .NET
4 69 (29.11%) AngularJS
5 68 (28.69%) CSS
6 59 (24.89%) HTML5
7 41 (17.30%) Spring
8 40 (16.88%) CSS3
9 38 (16.03%) jQuery
10 36 (15.19%) Ajax
11 34 (14.35%) WCF
12 32 (13.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (11.81%) RESTful
14 26 (10.97%) J2EE
14 26 (10.97%) Middleware
14 26 (10.97%) REST
15 25 (10.55%) ASP.NET
16 20 (8.44%) XML
17 18 (7.59%) KnockoutJS
18 17 (7.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.75%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.49%) User Experience
4 12 (5.06%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.64%) Private Cloud
6 10 (4.22%) Online Banking
7 9 (3.80%) Fintech
8 5 (2.11%) Xbox
9 4 (1.69%) iPad
9 4 (1.69%) iPhone
9 4 (1.69%) W3C
10 2 (0.84%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.84%) Blog
10 2 (0.84%) CUDA
10 2 (0.84%) Life Science
10 2 (0.84%) PMI
11 1 (0.42%) Handset
11 1 (0.42%) Physics
11 1 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.03%) Linux
2 28 (11.81%) Windows
3 17 (7.17%) Apple iOS
4 16 (6.75%) Android
5 7 (2.95%) Unix
6 5 (2.11%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (36.71%) TDD
3 58 (24.47%) Scrum
4 42 (17.72%) Mentoring
5 39 (16.46%) Unit Testing
6 38 (16.03%) SDLC
7 37 (15.61%) Software Engineering
8 36 (15.19%) BDD
8 36 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (15.19%) MVC
9 34 (14.35%) OO
10 32 (13.50%) Product Management
11 31 (13.08%) Automated Testing
12 28 (11.81%) DevOps
13 22 (9.28%) E-Commerce
14 21 (8.86%) Coaching
14 21 (8.86%) Open Source
15 20 (8.44%) Service Delivery
15 20 (8.44%) Waterfall
16 18 (7.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 112 (47.26%) JavaScript
2 84 (35.44%) Java
3 83 (35.02%) C#
4 76 (32.07%) SQL
5 30 (12.66%) PL/SQL
6 28 (11.81%) T-SQL
7 15 (6.33%) PHP
8 13 (5.49%) C
9 12 (5.06%) PowerShell
10 11 (4.64%) C++
10 11 (4.64%) Groovy
11 8 (3.38%) Python
12 6 (2.53%) Ruby
12 6 (2.53%) Scala
12 6 (2.53%) XQuery
13 3 (1.27%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.84%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.84%) Perl
15 1 (0.42%) Delphi
15 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (8.86%) Degree
2 5 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.08%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.64%) Docker
2 4 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (4.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 4 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (20.25%) Oracle
2 45 (18.99%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.06%) IBM
4 10 (4.22%) HP
5 5 (2.11%) Northgate
5 5 (2.11%) Talend
6 4 (1.69%) Adobe
7 3 (1.27%) SAP
8 2 (0.84%) Coverity
8 2 (0.84%) Perforce
9 1 (0.42%) Apple
9 1 (0.42%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.42%) Google
9 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
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