The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Principal Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 804 783 856
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 107 198 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 96 121 113
Median salary £61,250 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.52% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £78,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,250 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +0.90%

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
94446 105603 113036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79450 87181 92036
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Principal Engineer in the job title.

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 30 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -61 93 £61,250 +6.52% 20
London +25 30 £70,000 +3.70% 5
South East -4 27 £65,000 +18.18% 6
Berkshire -4 13 £67,500 +28.57% 1
Reading +24 12 £66,250 -1.85% 1
East of England +17 10 £47,500 -17.39% 2
South West -34 9 £55,000 - 4
North West +23 7 £52,750 +3.43% 2
City of London +68 6 £55,000 -26.66% 1
Cheshire - 6 £52,500 - 1
Surrey +31 5 £70,000 +55.55% 4
Gloucestershire - 5 £55,000 - 2
Norwich - 5 £47,500 -
Camberley - 5 £70,000 -
Scotland - 5 £52,500 -
Norfolk - 5 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire +4 4 £62,500 +5.04% 2
Cambridge +3 4 £62,500 +8.69% 2
West Midlands -5 4 £47,500 -40.62% 1
Hampshire -22 4 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Warrington - 4 £57,000 -
Fife - 4 - -
Yorkshire +27 3 £56,250 -6.25%
Leeds +12 3 £56,250 -6.25%
West Yorkshire +9 3 £56,250 -6.25%
East Midlands +5 3 £55,000 +44.59%
Oxfordshire -17 3 £52,500 -8.69%
Basingstoke -19 3 £45,000 -21.73%
Bristol -23 3 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Leicestershire - 3 £55,000 -

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Principal Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 81 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (37.13%) Software Engineering
3 51 (25.25%) Jenkins
4 47 (23.27%) DevOps
5 46 (22.77%) Amazon AWS
5 46 (22.77%) Linux
6 45 (22.28%) Java
7 40 (19.80%) Windows
8 37 (18.32%) JavaScript
9 35 (17.33%) Puppet
10 34 (16.83%) Mentoring
10 34 (16.83%) Scrum
11 33 (16.34%) C#
11 33 (16.34%) SQL
12 31 (15.35%) Web Services
13 29 (14.36%) E-Commerce
14 28 (13.86%) .NET
14 28 (13.86%) CentOS
15 27 (13.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (13.37%) Mobile App
16 26 (12.87%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (12.38%) REST
17 25 (12.38%) Analytics
17 25 (12.38%) MySQL
17 25 (12.38%) C
17 25 (12.38%) TDD
18 24 (11.88%) Degree
18 24 (11.88%) Apache Cassandra
19 23 (11.39%) Finance
19 23 (11.39%) Microsoft

Principal Engineer 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 19 (9.41%) OpenStack
2 15 (7.43%) IIS
3 13 (6.44%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (4.46%) Apache
5 7 (3.47%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.97%) Apache Spark
6 6 (2.97%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.48%) nginx
8 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.99%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.99%) JBoss
9 2 (0.99%) WildFly
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.98%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (22.77%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (12.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.93%) SaaS
4 5 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.99%) IaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Office 365
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.45%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.46%) HTTP
3 8 (3.96%) Ethernet
4 7 (3.47%) Firewall
5 6 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (2.97%) LAN
6 5 (2.48%) MPLS
6 5 (2.48%) SAN
6 5 (2.48%) VPN
6 5 (2.48%) Wireless
7 4 (1.98%) Internet
7 4 (1.98%) SSL
7 4 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.49%) BGP
8 3 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.49%) DSL
8 3 (1.49%) Extranet
8 3 (1.49%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.49%) ISDN
8 3 (1.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.38%) MySQL
2 24 (11.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 20 (9.90%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (8.42%) Big Data
5 15 (7.43%) SQL Server
6 10 (4.95%) Hadoop
6 10 (4.95%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.47%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.48%) Apache Hive
9 5 (2.48%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.98%) DB2
11 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.99%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.99%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.50%) GIS
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 51 (25.25%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.93%) JIRA
2 14 (6.93%) Maven
3 8 (3.96%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.96%) NMock
3 8 (3.96%) NUnit
4 6 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (2.97%) Gradle
4 6 (2.97%) Subversion
4 6 (2.97%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.48%) Hudson
5 5 (2.48%) LabVIEW
5 5 (2.48%) Selenium
5 5 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.49%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.49%) CruiseControl
6 3 (1.49%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.49%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (11.39%) Finance
2 21 (10.40%) Electronics
3 20 (9.90%) Retail
4 14 (6.93%) Games
5 13 (6.44%) Law
6 12 (5.94%) Manufacturing
7 11 (5.45%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.97%) Marketing
9 4 (1.98%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.99%) Automotive
11 1 (0.50%) Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Legal
11 1 (0.50%) Military
11 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.35%) Web Services
2 28 (13.86%) .NET
3 25 (12.38%) REST
4 22 (10.89%) HTML
5 21 (10.40%) CSS
6 19 (9.41%) AngularJS
7 18 (8.91%) RESTful
8 16 (7.92%) XML
9 15 (7.43%) ASP.NET
10 12 (5.94%) .NET Framework
10 12 (5.94%) SOAP
11 11 (5.45%) jQuery
11 11 (5.45%) Sensu
12 10 (4.95%) HTML5
12 10 (4.95%) JSON
13 9 (4.46%) Ajax
13 9 (4.46%) LINQ
13 9 (4.46%) Spring
14 8 (3.96%) NHibernate
14 8 (3.96%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.37%) Mobile App
2 18 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.91%) User Experience
3 14 (6.93%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 9 (4.46%) Mobile Games
6 8 (3.96%) Mathematics
7 7 (3.47%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.97%) VHDL
9 5 (2.48%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (2.48%) Cryptography
9 5 (2.48%) Physics
10 4 (1.98%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.98%) CUDA
10 4 (1.98%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.49%) Clustering
11 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.49%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 46 (22.77%) Linux
2 40 (19.80%) Windows
3 28 (13.86%) CentOS
4 27 (13.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (8.42%) Apple iOS
6 16 (7.92%) Android
6 16 (7.92%) Windows Phone
7 14 (6.93%) Debian
8 11 (5.45%) Windows Server
9 10 (4.95%) Unix
10 5 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.98%) Solaris
11 4 (1.98%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.99%) LynxOS
12 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (37.13%) Software Engineering
3 47 (23.27%) DevOps
4 34 (16.83%) Mentoring
4 34 (16.83%) Scrum
5 29 (14.36%) E-Commerce
6 25 (12.38%) Analytics
6 25 (12.38%) TDD
7 22 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (9.41%) Root Cause Analysis
9 18 (8.91%) OO
9 18 (8.91%) Product Management
10 17 (8.42%) Configuration Management
11 16 (7.92%) Android Development
11 16 (7.92%) iOS Development
11 16 (7.92%) Mobile Application Development
11 16 (7.92%) Open Source
12 14 (6.93%) Multithreading
13 13 (6.44%) BDD
13 13 (6.44%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 45 (22.28%) Java
2 37 (18.32%) JavaScript
3 33 (16.34%) C#
3 33 (16.34%) SQL
4 25 (12.38%) C
5 22 (10.89%) Python
6 21 (10.40%) C++
7 17 (8.42%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.46%) PHP
9 8 (3.96%) Ruby
10 6 (2.97%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.48%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.98%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.49%) Perl
13 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.50%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.50%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.50%) Groovy
14 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (11.88%) Degree
2 13 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (6.44%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.46%) CCIE
5 7 (3.47%) CCNP
6 5 (2.48%) MCSA
6 5 (2.48%) MCSE
6 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.98%) HND
8 3 (1.49%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (1.49%) CISSP
8 3 (1.49%) SSCP
9 2 (0.99%) CCNA
9 2 (0.99%) MOS
9 2 (0.99%) PhD
10 1 (0.50%) CCSP
10 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.42%) QA
2 4 (1.98%) DICOM
2 4 (1.98%) HL7
2 4 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.49%) SDET
4 2 (0.99%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.50%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.50%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.50%) DO-254
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.50%) SEPA
5 1 (0.50%) TickIT
System Software
1 22 (10.89%) Docker
2 17 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.93%) Firmware
4 13 (6.44%) Active Directory
5 8 (3.96%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (3.47%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.97%) KVM
7 6 (2.97%) Xen
8 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.99%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.99%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.99%) XenApp
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 35 (17.33%) Puppet
2 21 (10.40%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (7.92%) Ansible
4 11 (5.45%) Graphite
4 11 (5.45%) Terraform
5 5 (2.48%) Kibana
5 5 (2.48%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.48%) logstash
6 4 (1.98%) Oozie
7 3 (1.49%) Cobbler
7 3 (1.49%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.99%) Simpana
8 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 23 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.41%) VMware
3 8 (3.96%) Cisco
4 7 (3.47%) EMC
5 6 (2.97%) Oracle
5 6 (2.97%) Xilinx
6 5 (2.48%) IBM
6 5 (2.48%) Mentor Graphics
6 5 (2.48%) NetApp
6 5 (2.48%) SAP
7 4 (1.98%) Citrix
8 3 (1.49%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.49%) Google
8 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.99%) Atmel
9 2 (0.99%) CommVault
9 2 (0.99%) Meraki
9 2 (0.99%) QNX
9 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.50%) Actel
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus
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Cheshire
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