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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Developer
UK
Rank 771 823 886
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Developer 74 124 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.12% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.13% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 73 90 53
Median salary £63,500 £59,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.62% +7.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £57,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%

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
80971 96613 101461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67216 81083 84427
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 January 2017 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +18 73 £63,500 +7.62% 13
South East +52 25 £63,500 +0.79% 1
London +50 21 £72,500 +3.57% 5
North West -16 13 £50,000 - 1
East of England +26 12 £60,000 +17.95% 3
Manchester -26 11 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Berkshire +55 10 £73,750 +25.53%
Cambridgeshire +18 7 £60,000 +29.78% 2
Cambridge +9 7 £60,000 +29.78% 2
Reading +48 5 £65,000 +10.63%
Oxfordshire +9 5 £63,500 -5.92%
Middlesex - 5 £55,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £80,000 -
City of London - 4 £85,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 £77,500 -
Watford - 3 £80,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £77,500 -
Buckinghamshire +20 2 £48,786 -
Milton Keynes +16 2 £48,786 -
South West +14 1 £55,000 -18.51% 2
West Yorkshire -5 1 £47,500 -16.66% 1
Yorkshire -9 1 £47,500 -16.66% 1
Leeds -9 1 £47,500 -16.66% 1
Bath - 1 £55,000 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £44,296 - 1
Stevenage - 1 £40,000 -
Warrington - 1 £51,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £51,500 -
Essex - 1 £44,296 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £60,000 -

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 89 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 77 (53.85%) C#
4 75 (52.45%) .NET
5 67 (46.85%) TDD
6 55 (38.46%) HTML
7 53 (37.06%) CSS
8 52 (36.36%) ASP.NET
9 50 (34.97%) Java
9 50 (34.97%) HTML5
10 49 (34.27%) AngularJS
11 42 (29.37%) MongoDB
11 42 (29.37%) Node.js
11 42 (29.37%) Finance
12 41 (28.67%) Mentoring
13 39 (27.27%) SQL Server
14 35 (24.48%) E-Commerce
15 33 (23.08%) MVC
16 32 (22.38%) Games
16 32 (22.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 31 (21.68%) Retail
17 31 (21.68%) Online Games
17 31 (21.68%) Online Betting
18 28 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (18.88%) Web Services
20 25 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
20 25 (17.48%) BDD
20 25 (17.48%) Coaching
21 23 (16.08%) SQL
22 21 (14.69%) DevOps

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 (6.99%) WordPress
2 9 (6.29%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (4.90%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.20%) JBoss
5 4 (2.80%) Apache
5 4 (2.80%) IIS
6 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.40%) nginx
8 1 (0.70%) CMS
8 1 (0.70%) Jetty
8 1 (0.70%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.40%) GitHub
3 2 (1.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.50%) 3G
1 5 (3.50%) 4G
1 5 (3.50%) GSM
1 5 (3.50%) OpenFlow
2 2 (1.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (29.37%) MongoDB
2 39 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 15 (10.49%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.90%) Big Data
5 3 (2.10%) MySQL
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.70%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.70%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.70%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.70%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.70%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.70%) Redis
7 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.70%) Riak
Development Applications
1 19 (13.29%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.39%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (6.29%) Maven
4 8 (5.59%) Selenium
5 7 (4.90%) Mocha
6 6 (4.20%) Grunt
6 6 (4.20%) JIRA
7 5 (3.50%) Ant
7 5 (3.50%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.50%) FitNesse
7 5 (3.50%) Gradle
7 5 (3.50%) NUnit
7 5 (3.50%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (3.50%) TestNG
8 4 (2.80%) MSTest
8 4 (2.80%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (29.37%) Finance
2 32 (22.38%) Games
3 31 (21.68%) Online Betting
3 31 (21.68%) Retail
4 15 (10.49%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.80%) Banking
5 4 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.40%) Back Office
6 2 (1.40%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (52.45%) .NET
2 55 (38.46%) HTML
3 53 (37.06%) CSS
4 52 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 50 (34.97%) HTML5
6 49 (34.27%) AngularJS
7 42 (29.37%) Node.js
8 32 (22.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 27 (18.88%) Web Services
10 13 (9.09%) .NET Framework
10 13 (9.09%) XML
11 12 (8.39%) RESTful
12 11 (7.69%) Sass
12 11 (7.69%) Spring
13 10 (6.99%) jQuery
13 10 (6.99%) KnockoutJS
13 10 (6.99%) React
13 10 (6.99%) WCF
14 9 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (5.59%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.68%) Online Games
2 13 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.29%) Mathematics
4 7 (4.90%) Digital Media
5 6 (4.20%) Physics
6 5 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.50%) Semantic Web
7 4 (2.80%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.40%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.40%) NHS
10 1 (0.70%) Artificial Intelligence
10 1 (0.70%) e-Health
10 1 (0.70%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.70%) Informatics
10 1 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.79%) Linux
2 7 (4.90%) Android
2 7 (4.90%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.90%) Windows
3 4 (2.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (46.85%) TDD
3 41 (28.67%) Mentoring
4 35 (24.48%) E-Commerce
5 33 (23.08%) MVC
6 28 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (17.48%) BDD
7 25 (17.48%) Coaching
8 21 (14.69%) DevOps
9 15 (10.49%) Scrum
10 13 (9.09%) OO
11 12 (8.39%) SDLC
11 12 (8.39%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.99%) SOLID
13 9 (6.29%) ETL
14 7 (4.90%) Multithreading
15 6 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (4.20%) Functional Testing
15 6 (4.20%) Kanban
15 6 (4.20%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 78 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 77 (53.85%) C#
3 50 (34.97%) Java
4 23 (16.08%) SQL
5 14 (9.79%) C++
6 11 (7.69%) PHP
7 10 (6.99%) C
8 9 (6.29%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.50%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.80%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.80%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.80%) Ruby
11 3 (2.10%) Python
11 3 (2.10%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.40%) Go
13 1 (0.70%) Haskell
13 1 (0.70%) R
13 1 (0.70%) Scala
13 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.19%) Degree
2 1 (0.70%) CISSP
2 1 (0.70%) GSEC
2 1 (0.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.29%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) KVM
2 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.80%) Docker
4 1 (0.70%) LXC
4 1 (0.70%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (8.39%) Puppet
2 9 (6.29%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.50%) Ansible
4 1 (0.70%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.70%) Mesos
Vendors
1 16 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.69%) Oracle
3 7 (4.90%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.50%) Talend
4 5 (3.50%) VMware
5 4 (2.80%) PayPal
6 2 (1.40%) Adobe
6 2 (1.40%) hybris
6 2 (1.40%) Intel
6 2 (1.40%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.70%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.70%) TOWER Software
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