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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 756 810 888
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 125 164 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 112 152 74
Median salary £58,250 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £74,250
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £56,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +5.66%

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
86630 102774 109716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71903 85678 90819
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +37 122 £58,250 -2.91% 23
London +44 45 £87,500 +16.66% 6
South East +68 25 £57,500 +4.54% 3
North West -8 16 £57,000 +10.14% 3
South West -24 14 £55,000 -21.42% 2
Surrey +40 12 £59,125 +31.38% 1
Manchester -1 12 £57,000 +17.52% 3
Hampshire +1 9 £55,000 - 1
East of England -1 8 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Bristol +11 6 £55,000 -4.34% 1
West Midlands +5 6 £51,250 +7.89% 2
Basingstoke - 6 £55,000 - 1
City of London +28 5 £85,000 +13.33% 1
West Yorkshire +27 5 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire +11 5 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Leeds +20 4 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Cambridge +14 4 £58,750 -12.96% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 4 £58,750 +4.91% 2
Scotland +24 3 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Southampton +10 3 £47,500 -17.39%
Bath +9 3 £57,500 +4.54%
Somerset +6 3 £57,500 +4.54%
Camberley - 3 £60,000 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £77,500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £60,000 -
Windsor - 3 £77,500 -
Cheshire +6 2 £60,000 -20.00%
Devon -7 2 £47,500 +26.66%
Birmingham -8 2 £49,250 +15.20%
Weybridge - 2 £60,000 -

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 95 (42.41%) Software Engineering
2 93 (41.52%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (36.61%) Java
4 43 (19.20%) JavaScript
5 41 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (16.96%) SQL
6 38 (16.96%) Finance
7 37 (16.52%) C
8 36 (16.07%) Linux
8 36 (16.07%) AngularJS
9 34 (15.18%) DevOps
10 31 (13.84%) QA
11 29 (12.95%) Degree
11 29 (12.95%) Test Automation
12 27 (12.05%) Mentoring
12 27 (12.05%) Jenkins
12 27 (12.05%) C#
12 27 (12.05%) C++
12 27 (12.05%) Oracle
13 26 (11.61%) Windows
13 26 (11.61%) TDD
14 25 (11.16%) Unix
14 25 (11.16%) Cisco Certification
15 24 (10.71%) Scrum
16 23 (10.27%) VMware
16 23 (10.27%) Software Architecture
17 22 (9.82%) Coaching
17 22 (9.82%) Microservices
17 22 (9.82%) Multithreading
18 21 (9.38%) Security Cleared

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 18 (8.04%) Tomcat
2 14 (6.25%) Apache
3 6 (2.68%) IIS
4 5 (2.23%) Confluence
4 5 (2.23%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.79%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.34%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.34%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.34%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.89%) CMS
7 2 (0.89%) JBoss
7 2 (0.89%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.89%) nginx
7 2 (0.89%) SAS
8 1 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 11 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.89%) MS Office
2 2 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.45%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.02%) SaaS
4 3 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.89%) IaaS
5 2 (0.89%) Office 365
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.36%) LAN
2 10 (4.46%) Firewall
3 9 (4.02%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (4.02%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (3.57%) MPLS
5 7 (3.13%) Internet
5 7 (3.13%) VPN
5 7 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (3.13%) Wireless
6 6 (2.68%) HTTP
6 6 (2.68%) WAN
7 5 (2.23%) BGP
7 5 (2.23%) SAN
7 5 (2.23%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.79%) DNS
8 4 (1.79%) OSPF
9 3 (1.34%) DHCP
9 3 (1.34%) FTP
9 3 (1.34%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.34%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.04%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (7.59%) CouchDB
2 17 (7.59%) Redis
3 10 (4.46%) Big Data
4 8 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.23%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (1.79%) Data Mart
8 3 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.34%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.89%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.89%) DB2
9 2 (0.89%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.89%) MySQL
9 2 (0.89%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 27 (12.05%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.02%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.57%) Hudson
3 8 (3.57%) Subversion
4 7 (3.13%) Bugzilla
4 7 (3.13%) CruiseControl
4 7 (3.13%) Maven
4 7 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (2.68%) JIRA
6 5 (2.23%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.79%) Mockito
7 4 (1.79%) Moq
8 3 (1.34%) JUnit
8 3 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.34%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.89%) Ant
9 2 (0.89%) Gradle
9 2 (0.89%) Selenium
10 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
General
1 38 (16.96%) Finance
2 19 (8.48%) Electronics
3 13 (5.80%) Banking
4 11 (4.91%) Marketing
5 9 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.57%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.13%) Automotive
8 6 (2.68%) Military
9 5 (2.23%) Law
10 3 (1.34%) Games
11 2 (0.89%) Advertising
11 2 (0.89%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.89%) Retail
12 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.07%) AngularJS
2 19 (8.48%) Dropwizard
3 18 (8.04%) .NET
4 17 (7.59%) Spring
5 13 (5.80%) HTML
6 12 (5.36%) CSS
6 12 (5.36%) J2EE
7 11 (4.91%) Node.js
7 11 (4.91%) RESTful
8 9 (4.02%) Hibernate
9 8 (3.57%) HTML5
9 8 (3.57%) REST
9 8 (3.57%) WPF
10 7 (3.13%) JSON
11 6 (2.68%) Web Services
12 5 (2.23%) Apache Camel
12 5 (2.23%) Backbone.js
12 5 (2.23%) J2SE
12 5 (2.23%) jQuery
13 4 (1.79%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.59%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.57%) Physics
4 8 (3.57%) Statistics
5 6 (2.68%) Clustering
6 5 (2.23%) Device Driver
6 5 (2.23%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.23%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.23%) Performance Metrics
6 5 (2.23%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.79%) CUDA
7 4 (1.79%) Derivative
7 4 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.34%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.34%) Replication
9 2 (0.89%) Verilog
9 2 (0.89%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.07%) Linux
2 26 (11.61%) Windows
3 25 (11.16%) Unix
4 9 (4.02%) CentOS
4 9 (4.02%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.13%) Android
6 7 (3.13%) Solaris
6 7 (3.13%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.79%) Debian
7 4 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (42.41%) Software Engineering
2 93 (41.52%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (15.18%) DevOps
5 29 (12.95%) Test Automation
6 27 (12.05%) Mentoring
7 26 (11.61%) TDD
8 24 (10.71%) Scrum
9 23 (10.27%) Software Architecture
10 22 (9.82%) Coaching
10 22 (9.82%) Microservices
10 22 (9.82%) Multithreading
11 20 (8.93%) Line Management
12 16 (7.14%) OO
13 14 (6.25%) Project Planning
14 13 (5.80%) Software Testing
15 12 (5.36%) MVC
15 12 (5.36%) SDLC
16 11 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (4.91%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 82 (36.61%) Java
2 43 (19.20%) JavaScript
3 38 (16.96%) SQL
4 37 (16.52%) C
5 27 (12.05%) C#
5 27 (12.05%) C++
6 16 (7.14%) TypeScript
7 13 (5.80%) PowerShell
8 11 (4.91%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.91%) Python
9 10 (4.46%) Embedded C
10 6 (2.68%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.79%) Bourne shell
11 4 (1.79%) PHP
11 4 (1.79%) Ruby
12 3 (1.34%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.89%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.89%) JCL
13 2 (0.89%) Perl
13 2 (0.89%) REXX
Qualifications
1 29 (12.95%) Degree
2 25 (11.16%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.70%) SC Cleared
5 13 (5.80%) CCNP
6 9 (4.02%) CCIE
6 9 (4.02%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.68%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.23%) MCSA
8 5 (2.23%) MCSE
8 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.79%) CCDA
10 3 (1.34%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (1.34%) ISEB
11 2 (0.89%) CCNA
11 2 (0.89%) HND
11 2 (0.89%) VCAP
12 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.84%) QA
2 4 (1.79%) SDET
3 2 (0.89%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.89%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.45%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.45%) SEPA
4 1 (0.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.45%) TickIT
System Software
1 19 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (2.23%) Firmware
5 4 (1.79%) Docker
5 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.34%) KVM
6 3 (1.34%) NFS
6 3 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.34%) vSphere
7 2 (0.89%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.89%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.45%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.45%) Xen
8 1 (0.45%) XenApp
8 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (4.02%) Puppet
2 5 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.79%) Ansible
3 4 (1.79%) SCOM
4 3 (1.34%) SCCM
5 2 (0.89%) Cobbler
5 2 (0.89%) Graphite
5 2 (0.89%) Terraform
5 2 (0.89%) WSUS
6 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (12.05%) Oracle
2 23 (10.27%) VMware
3 20 (8.93%) Cisco
4 10 (4.46%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.02%) EMC
6 8 (3.57%) SAP
7 6 (2.68%) NetApp
7 6 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.23%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.23%) Sun
9 4 (1.79%) F5
10 3 (1.34%) Citrix
10 3 (1.34%) Juniper
11 2 (0.89%) BT
11 2 (0.89%) CA
11 2 (0.89%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.89%) Dell
11 2 (0.89%) Google
11 2 (0.89%) Sybase
11 2 (0.89%) Tableau
London
itv
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Car + pension + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
First Utility
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: BUPA + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: BUPA + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £65k DoE
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 27 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Vodafone
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 12 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth University
Salary: From £32,958 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £85k DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kilmarnock
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
EE
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 28 days ago