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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Developer
Rank 906 905 889
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 8 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.014% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 6
Average salary £28,000 £82,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-66.06% +73.68%
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £82,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-66.06% +83.33%

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
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 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 28 April 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 +18 8 £28,000 -66.06% 1
South East +7 5 £28,000 -66.06% 1
Berkshire +2 5 £28,000 -66.06%
Reading - 5 £28,000 -
Leeds +10 3 - -
West Yorkshire +6 3 - -
Yorkshire +2 3 - -

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 10 (71.43%) C#
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
1 10 (71.43%) SOA
2 9 (64.29%) Java
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (42.86%) jQuery
4 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 6 (42.86%) Web Services
5 5 (35.71%) Eclipse
5 5 (35.71%) OO
5 5 (35.71%) Hibernate
5 5 (35.71%) Genesys
5 5 (35.71%) Spring
5 5 (35.71%) Maven
5 5 (35.71%) Multithreading
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
5 5 (35.71%) Open Source
5 5 (35.71%) Software Architecture
5 5 (35.71%) Vaadin
5 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (35.71%) User Experience
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (28.57%) MVC
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Eclipse
1 5 (35.71%) Maven
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (7.14%) MSBuild
2 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.14%) NSubstitute
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (42.86%) jQuery
3 6 (42.86%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) Hibernate
4 5 (35.71%) Spring
4 5 (35.71%) Vaadin
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 3 (21.43%) WCF
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
7 2 (14.29%) REST
7 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (14.29%) RESTful
8 1 (7.14%) WPF
8 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
8 1 (7.14%) CSS
8 1 (7.14%) XML
8 1 (7.14%) HTML
8 1 (7.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
1 5 (35.71%) Open Source
1 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (35.71%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) SOA
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 5 (35.71%) Multithreading
4 5 (35.71%) Software Architecture
4 5 (35.71%) OO
5 4 (28.57%) MVC
5 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (21.43%) Kanban
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 2 (14.29%) DevOps
7 2 (14.29%) BDD
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (7.14%) CQRS
8 1 (7.14%) Analytics
8 1 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
8 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
8 1 (7.14%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Genesys
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
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