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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 723 803 781
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 179 121 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 114 77 81
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £73,250 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +0.96%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 2015 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 2 September 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
(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 +81 165 £57,500 +2.22% 20
London +38 45 £70,000 +7.69% 6
South West +19 45 £55,000 -19.05% 5
Bristol +22 40 £55,000 - 1
South East -29 36 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Hampshire +34 18 £55,000 +5.26%
City of London +35 16 £75,000 +15.38% 1
Berkshire +15 15 £52,500 -34.37%
Cambridgeshire +26 13 £61,500 +4.68%
Yorkshire +22 13 £62,500 +13.63% 1
West Yorkshire +19 13 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Leeds +17 13 £62,500 +13.63% 1
East of England +3 13 £61,500 +9.33%
Cambridge +21 12 £63,750 -1.92%
Cardiff - 11 £47,500 -
South Wales - 11 £47,500 -
Wales - 11 £47,500 -
Newbury - 10 £52,500 -
Havant - 7 £49,750 -
Fareham - 5 £55,000 -
Greenford - 5 £55,000 -
Manchester +7 4 £62,500 - 1
North West -16 4 £62,500 +78.57% 3
Gloucestershire -19 3 £75,000 +10.37% 2
Southampton - 3 £55,000 -
Cheltenham - 3 £75,000 - 1
Oxfordshire 0 2 £57,500 -17.85% 2
Scotland -1 2 £57,500 +27.77% 1
Reading -3 2 £55,000 -31.25%
West Midlands -5 2 £77,500 - 1

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 152 (54.09%) Software Engineering
2 108 (38.43%) Degree
3 100 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (32.38%) Java
5 88 (31.32%) C++
6 68 (24.20%) Linux
7 65 (23.13%) VMware
8 62 (22.06%) Continuous Integration
9 60 (21.35%) Web Services
10 57 (20.28%) C
11 53 (18.86%) Mentoring
12 52 (18.51%) Oracle
13 48 (17.08%) SDLC
14 47 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 47 (16.73%) Telecoms
15 45 (16.01%) Python
16 43 (15.30%) JavaScript
17 42 (14.95%) Windows
17 42 (14.95%) Continuous Delivery
18 41 (14.59%) C#
19 40 (14.23%) Jenkins
20 38 (13.52%) Git (software)
20 38 (13.52%) Cisco Certification
20 38 (13.52%) Manufacturing
21 37 (13.17%) Cisco
22 36 (12.81%) Subversion
22 36 (12.81%) SaaS
22 36 (12.81%) Hudson
23 35 (12.46%) Amazon AWS
24 34 (12.10%) JIRA

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 21 (7.47%) OpenStack
2 13 (4.63%) WebLogic
3 12 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (3.91%) Node.js
5 8 (2.85%) nginx
6 6 (2.14%) Apache Pig
6 6 (2.14%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.42%) Apache
7 4 (1.42%) NServiceBus
7 4 (1.42%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.71%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.71%) Mule
8 2 (0.71%) JBoss
8 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.36%) IIS
9 1 (0.36%) SAS
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.36%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.42%) Simulink
4 1 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.36%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.81%) SaaS
2 35 (12.46%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (8.19%) PaaS
3 23 (8.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (7.47%) Google App Engine
5 19 (6.76%) HP Helion
6 17 (6.05%) IaaS
7 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.54%) OSPF
1 24 (8.54%) BGP
1 24 (8.54%) Firewall
2 23 (8.19%) TCP/IP
3 22 (7.83%) WAN
4 20 (7.12%) LAN
5 18 (6.41%) Ethernet
5 18 (6.41%) SNMP
6 13 (4.63%) DHCP
6 13 (4.63%) Broadband
6 13 (4.63%) MPLS
7 12 (4.27%) 802.11
7 12 (4.27%) VRRP
7 12 (4.27%) VPN
7 12 (4.27%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (4.27%) GPON
8 11 (3.91%) Wireless
9 10 (3.56%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (3.20%) IPsec
10 9 (3.20%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.41%) MySQL
2 15 (5.34%) Big Data
3 13 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.56%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.56%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.56%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.85%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.14%) Apache Hive
6 6 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.78%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.42%) Informix
8 4 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.42%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.71%) HBase
9 2 (0.71%) Riak
9 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 40 (14.23%) Jenkins
2 38 (13.52%) Git (software)
3 36 (12.81%) Hudson
3 36 (12.81%) Subversion
4 34 (12.10%) JIRA
5 31 (11.03%) Maven
6 29 (10.32%) TeamCity
6 29 (10.32%) Ant
6 29 (10.32%) Gradle
7 27 (9.61%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.42%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (1.07%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.07%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.71%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.71%) LabVIEW
General
1 47 (16.73%) Telecoms
2 38 (13.52%) Manufacturing
3 16 (5.69%) Back Office
4 14 (4.98%) Electronics
4 14 (4.98%) Finance
5 9 (3.20%) Military
6 7 (2.49%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.42%) Retail
8 3 (1.07%) Marketing
8 3 (1.07%) Legal
9 2 (0.71%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (21.35%) Web Services
2 25 (8.90%) HTML
2 25 (8.90%) Java EE
3 21 (7.47%) REST
4 18 (6.41%) CSS
5 16 (5.69%) HTML5
6 15 (5.34%) J2EE
7 14 (4.98%) RESTful
8 13 (4.63%) .NET
8 13 (4.63%) JMX
9 12 (4.27%) 802.1X
10 10 (3.56%) Hibernate
11 9 (3.20%) JSP
11 9 (3.20%) STL
11 9 (3.20%) ASP.NET
11 9 (3.20%) React
11 9 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (2.85%) MCollective
13 7 (2.49%) XML
14 6 (2.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.96%) Computer Science
2 27 (9.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 20 (7.12%) Algorithms
4 19 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (6.41%) Public Cloud
6 17 (6.05%) User Experience
7 15 (5.34%) Physics
8 12 (4.27%) Digital Media
8 12 (4.27%) Data Centre
9 11 (3.91%) Mathematics
10 10 (3.56%) Management Information System
10 10 (3.56%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (2.85%) Semantic Web
12 7 (2.49%) 3D Graphics
12 7 (2.49%) STB
13 6 (2.14%) CUDA
13 6 (2.14%) Cybercrime
14 5 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.78%) Device Driver
15 4 (1.42%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 68 (24.20%) Linux
2 42 (14.95%) Windows
3 24 (8.54%) UNIX
4 8 (2.85%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.49%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.14%) Android
7 5 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.42%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.07%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.36%) zOS
11 1 (0.36%) AIX
11 1 (0.36%) Solaris
11 1 (0.36%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.36%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.36%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (54.09%) Software Engineering
2 100 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (22.06%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (18.86%) Mentoring
5 48 (17.08%) SDLC
6 42 (14.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 30 (10.68%) Multithreading
7 30 (10.68%) TDD
8 28 (9.96%) OO
9 24 (8.54%) Open Source
10 23 (8.19%) Scrum
11 22 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (7.83%) Data Management
12 21 (7.47%) Coaching
13 17 (6.05%) SOA
14 16 (5.69%) MVC
15 14 (4.98%) Configuration Management
15 14 (4.98%) E-Commerce
16 13 (4.63%) ITIL
16 13 (4.63%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 91 (32.38%) Java
2 88 (31.32%) C++
3 57 (20.28%) C
4 45 (16.01%) Python
5 43 (15.30%) JavaScript
6 41 (14.59%) C#
7 32 (11.39%) Embedded C++
8 29 (10.32%) Embedded C
9 26 (9.25%) PHP
9 26 (9.25%) SQL
9 26 (9.25%) Clojure
10 24 (8.54%) Scala
11 14 (4.98%) Ruby
12 10 (3.56%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.85%) MATLAB
13 8 (2.85%) Objective-C
14 6 (2.14%) Perl
15 5 (1.78%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.42%) Shell Script
17 3 (1.07%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 108 (38.43%) Degree
2 38 (13.52%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (6.41%) CCNA
3 18 (6.41%) Security Cleared
4 13 (4.63%) CCNP
4 13 (4.63%) CCIE
5 11 (3.91%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.56%) CISSP
7 9 (3.20%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.49%) MCSE
8 7 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.14%) SSCP
9 6 (2.14%) Linux+ Certification
9 6 (2.14%) GIAC
10 5 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.42%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.42%) CCSP
11 4 (1.42%) CCDE
12 3 (1.07%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.34%) QA
2 10 (3.56%) JSP 440
3 6 (2.14%) JTAG
4 4 (1.42%) SLA
5 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.36%) TickIT
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.36%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 47 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (11.03%) Docker
3 30 (10.68%) Firmware
4 26 (9.25%) Xen
4 26 (9.25%) LXC
4 26 (9.25%) KVM
5 17 (6.05%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.78%) vSphere
7 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (4.27%) Graphite
3 9 (3.20%) Puppet
4 8 (2.85%) Kibana
5 4 (1.42%) Opsview
5 4 (1.42%) Cacti
5 4 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (1.42%) Nagios
5 4 (1.42%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.71%) SCOM
7 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.36%) SCCM
7 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.36%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.36%) Ansible
Vendors
1 65 (23.13%) VMware
2 52 (18.51%) Oracle
3 37 (13.17%) Cisco
4 26 (9.25%) HP
5 24 (8.54%) Microsoft
6 22 (7.83%) Google
7 21 (7.47%) Rackspace
8 15 (5.34%) QNX
9 13 (4.63%) EMC
10 10 (3.56%) Juniper
11 7 (2.49%) Citrix
11 7 (2.49%) IBM
11 7 (2.49%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.14%) F5
12 6 (2.14%) Facebook
13 5 (1.78%) Dell
13 5 (1.78%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.42%) Informatica
14 4 (1.42%) NetApp
14 4 (1.42%) Veritas
UK
Airbus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
BBC
Salary: Competitive salary package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 75,000 + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Panoramic Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Millingham Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Pension, Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Professionals in Law
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Exeter
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Leeds
EE
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago