The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Engineer
Rank 792 772 800
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 98 129 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.12% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.13% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 52 90 74
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £49,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%

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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the UK.

Principal Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Principal Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Engineer over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 within the UK.

Principal Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 90 £50,000 -4.76% 16
South East -31 35 £50,000 -4.76% 4
London +7 21 £48,750 -18.75% 3
East of England -17 18 £55,000 +4.76% 3
South West -14 12 £47,500 +1.06% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 11 £49,500 +4.21%
Cambridgeshire -12 11 £63,750 +24.39% 3
Cambridge 0 9 £71,250 +39.02% 3
Milton Keynes - 9 - -
Middlesex - 9 £50,000 -
Bristol 0 8 £62,500 +13.63% 3
Berkshire -21 8 £65,000 +23.80% 1
Reading -3 7 £68,750 - 1
North West -9 7 - - 1
Warrington - 6 - -
Cheshire - 6 - -
Coventry - 5 - - 1
West Midlands - 5 - - 2
City of London +16 4 £47,500 -36.66%
Essex +1 4 - -
Surrey -7 3 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Gloucestershire -9 3 £45,000 -
County Antrim - 3 £47,500 -
Belfast - 3 £47,500 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire +1 2 - - 2
Scotland -1 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire -20 2 £40,000 -23.80%
Kent - 2 £45,000 -
Peterborough - 2 £55,000 -

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 112 (52.58%) Software Engineering
2 75 (35.21%) Degree
3 67 (31.46%) C
3 67 (31.46%) Java
4 66 (30.99%) C++
5 56 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (18.78%) TDD
6 40 (18.78%) Security Cleared
7 31 (14.55%) Electronics
8 28 (13.15%) Linux
9 27 (12.68%) Embedded Systems
10 25 (11.74%) Open Source
10 25 (11.74%) Project Management
11 24 (11.27%) Web Services
11 24 (11.27%) Algorithms
12 23 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (10.80%) Spring
13 22 (10.33%) UML
13 22 (10.33%) Test Automation
14 21 (9.86%) Computer Science
15 20 (9.39%) Big Data
15 20 (9.39%) XML
15 20 (9.39%) Embedded C
15 20 (9.39%) Software Testing
15 20 (9.39%) Aerospace
16 19 (8.92%) HTML
16 19 (8.92%) SQL
16 19 (8.92%) OO
16 19 (8.92%) Stress Testing
17 18 (8.45%) Windows

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (4.23%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.82%) TIBCO EMS
2 6 (2.82%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.35%) WebSphere Process Server
3 5 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.35%) Node.js
4 4 (1.88%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.41%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.41%) IIS
5 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.94%) Jetty
6 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.35%) TargetLink
3 4 (1.88%) Simulink
4 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.94%) Solid Edge
4 2 (0.94%) MS Office
4 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) GitHub
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.69%) GSM
2 10 (4.69%) HTTP
3 7 (3.29%) GPRS
3 7 (3.29%) SAN
4 6 (2.82%) LTE
4 6 (2.82%) LDAP
5 5 (2.35%) Wireless
5 5 (2.35%) ZigBee
6 3 (1.41%) Firewall
6 3 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.41%) TETRA
6 3 (1.41%) DNS
6 3 (1.41%) WAN
6 3 (1.41%) DHCP
6 3 (1.41%) Bluetooth
6 3 (1.41%) DECT
6 3 (1.41%) NAS
7 2 (0.94%) Internet
7 2 (0.94%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.39%) Big Data
2 11 (5.16%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.69%) Data Mining
4 9 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.76%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.29%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.82%) QlikView
7 6 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.35%) MySQL
8 5 (2.35%) SQL Server
8 5 (2.35%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.88%) HBase
9 4 (1.88%) Triplestore
9 4 (1.88%) Text Mining
10 2 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.94%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.94%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 15 (7.04%) Subversion
2 11 (5.16%) Maven
3 9 (4.23%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.23%) Selenium
4 8 (3.76%) Rational Rhapsody
4 8 (3.76%) ClearCase
5 7 (3.29%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.35%) Behat
7 4 (1.88%) WATIR
7 4 (1.88%) Hudson
7 4 (1.88%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.88%) Ant
7 4 (1.88%) JUnit
7 4 (1.88%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.94%) Gradle
9 1 (0.47%) PVCS
9 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
General
1 31 (14.55%) Electronics
2 20 (9.39%) Aerospace
3 12 (5.63%) Military
4 10 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.69%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.69%) Publishing
5 8 (3.76%) Banking
6 6 (2.82%) French Language
6 6 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.82%) Marketing
6 6 (2.82%) Automotive
6 6 (2.82%) Finance
7 3 (1.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.27%) Web Services
2 23 (10.80%) Spring
3 20 (9.39%) XML
4 19 (8.92%) HTML
5 16 (7.51%) .NET
6 13 (6.10%) RESTful
7 12 (5.63%) REST
8 11 (5.16%) J2EE
9 10 (4.69%) FreeMarker
9 10 (4.69%) Hibernate
10 9 (4.23%) Servlets
11 6 (2.82%) Apache Flex
11 6 (2.82%) CSS
11 6 (2.82%) Ajax
12 5 (2.35%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (2.35%) JDBC
12 5 (2.35%) JSP
12 5 (2.35%) EJB
12 5 (2.35%) SOAP
12 5 (2.35%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.68%) Embedded Systems
2 25 (11.74%) Open Source
3 24 (11.27%) Algorithms
4 21 (9.86%) Computer Science
5 15 (7.04%) Physics
6 12 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (5.16%) Mathematics
8 10 (4.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 8 (3.76%) Digital Media
9 8 (3.76%) Statistics
9 8 (3.76%) VHDL
10 7 (3.29%) Verilog
11 6 (2.82%) SCADA
11 6 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (2.35%) Management Information System
12 5 (2.35%) ASIC
12 5 (2.35%) Inversion of Control
13 4 (1.88%) Taxonomies
13 4 (1.88%) Ontologies
13 4 (1.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.15%) Linux
2 18 (8.45%) Windows
3 11 (5.16%) UNIX
4 8 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.88%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (52.58%) Software Engineering
2 56 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (18.78%) TDD
4 25 (11.74%) Project Management
5 23 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (10.33%) UML
6 22 (10.33%) Test Automation
7 20 (9.39%) Software Testing
8 19 (8.92%) OO
8 19 (8.92%) Stress Testing
9 17 (7.98%) Unit Testing
10 15 (7.04%) Mentoring
11 14 (6.57%) Validation
12 13 (6.10%) Scrum
13 12 (5.63%) Analytics
13 12 (5.63%) MVC
13 12 (5.63%) Business Development
14 11 (5.16%) OOD
14 11 (5.16%) Multithreading
15 10 (4.69%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.46%) C
1 67 (31.46%) Java
2 66 (30.99%) C++
3 20 (9.39%) Embedded C
4 19 (8.92%) SQL
5 15 (7.04%) MATLAB
6 10 (4.69%) C#
7 8 (3.76%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.29%) Perl
9 6 (2.82%) XPath
9 6 (2.82%) PHP
9 6 (2.82%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.82%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.82%) XQuery
10 5 (2.35%) AspectJ
10 5 (2.35%) Ruby
11 4 (1.88%) SPARQL
11 4 (1.88%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.94%) Scala
12 2 (0.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (35.21%) Degree
2 40 (18.78%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.76%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.29%) HND
6 4 (1.88%) CCA
6 4 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.88%) CCNP
7 3 (1.41%) PhD
8 2 (0.94%) HNC
8 2 (0.94%) MCSE
8 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.94%) PMP
8 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.47%) CCNA
9 1 (0.47%) CCIE
9 1 (0.47%) CCSP
9 1 (0.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.16%) QA
2 4 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.41%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.94%) JTAG
4 2 (0.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.35%) XenApp
3 4 (1.88%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.41%) Firmware
5 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (6.57%) Oracle
2 10 (4.69%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.23%) SAP
4 7 (3.29%) EMC
5 6 (2.82%) Sybase
5 6 (2.82%) Business Objects
5 6 (2.82%) TIBCO
5 6 (2.82%) Cisco
5 6 (2.82%) VMware
6 5 (2.35%) IBM
6 5 (2.35%) Citrix
7 3 (1.41%) HP
7 3 (1.41%) Genesys
8 2 (0.94%) 3PAR
8 2 (0.94%) Synopsys
8 2 (0.94%) Siemens
8 2 (0.94%) Mercator
8 2 (0.94%) Google
9 1 (0.47%) SolidWorks
9 1 (0.47%) Huawei
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