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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 821 806 783
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 78 126 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 38 100 98
Average salary £58,750 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.81% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,000 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+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
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
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 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -2 75 £61,000 +10.90% 28
South West -11 22 £47,500 +3.82% 9
London +24 21 £70,000 +7.69% 4
Bristol +14 18 £65,000 - 8
South East -2 18 £51,500 +3.00% 8
Chessington - 7 - -
East of England +10 6 £58,500 -10.00% 2
Middlesex +4 4 - -
Berkshire -10 4 £75,000 +50.00% 4
Essex - 4 £52,000 -
Surrey +15 3 £42,500 -5.55%
Dorset -20 3 £42,500 -3.40%
City of London +13 2 £67,500 +3.84% 1
Yorkshire +11 2 £62,500 +4.16% 1
Woking +10 2 £42,500 -5.55%
Buckinghamshire +4 2 - -
Oxfordshire +3 2 - - 3
Cambridge +3 2 £80,000 +14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 2 £80,000 +14.28% 1
North West +1 2 £50,000 +42.85% 2
West Yorkshire -5 2 £62,500 +4.16% 1
West Midlands -27 2 £61,000 +52.50% 2
Staffordshire - 2 £61,000 - 1
Bournemouth - 2 £42,500 -
Harlow - 2 £52,000 -
Scotland +12 1 - - 2
East Midlands +12 1 £70,000 +75.00%
Leicestershire +8 1 £70,000 +75.00%
Oxford +6 1 - -
Leeds +3 1 - - 1

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 69 (47.26%) Software Engineering
2 57 (39.04%) Degree
3 33 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (20.55%) Java
5 28 (19.18%) C
6 27 (18.49%) Security Cleared
7 26 (17.81%) JavaScript
7 26 (17.81%) Computer Science
8 23 (15.75%) Web Services
9 22 (15.07%) C++
10 20 (13.70%) Oracle
10 20 (13.70%) Mentoring
11 19 (13.01%) SC Cleared
11 19 (13.01%) VMware
12 18 (12.33%) .NET
12 18 (12.33%) C#
12 18 (12.33%) Windows
12 18 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (12.33%) Open Source
13 17 (11.64%) Validation
14 16 (10.96%) Telecoms
14 16 (10.96%) Aerospace
14 16 (10.96%) Maven
14 16 (10.96%) OO
15 15 (10.27%) UML
15 15 (10.27%) Python
15 15 (10.27%) HTML
15 15 (10.27%) MVC
16 14 (9.59%) Mathematics
16 14 (9.59%) CSS

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 11 (7.53%) Node.js
2 10 (6.85%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.42%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.74%) nginx
5 3 (2.05%) Apache
6 2 (1.37%) JBoss
6 2 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.68%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.68%) Joomla!
Applications
1 10 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.05%) MS Project
3 3 (2.05%) MS Office
4 2 (1.37%) Simulink
5 1 (0.68%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.68%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (5.48%) HP Helion
3 8 (5.48%) Google App Engine
4 7 (4.79%) SaaS
4 7 (4.79%) PaaS
5 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.37%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.90%) WAN
2 9 (6.16%) MPLS
3 8 (5.48%) LAN
4 7 (4.79%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (4.11%) Firewall
5 6 (4.11%) VPN
6 5 (3.42%) Ethernet
6 5 (3.42%) LDAP
6 5 (3.42%) 3G
6 5 (3.42%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (2.74%) Network Security
7 4 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.74%) IPsec
7 4 (2.74%) VoIP
7 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.74%) OSPF
7 4 (2.74%) BGP
7 4 (2.74%) TACACS
7 4 (2.74%) NetScreen
7 4 (2.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.74%) MySQL
2 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.05%) RavenDB
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.68%) Big Data
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) SSDT
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (10.96%) Maven
2 11 (7.53%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.53%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (6.85%) Hudson
3 10 (6.85%) Gradle
3 10 (6.85%) Artifactory
3 10 (6.85%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.85%) Ant
4 9 (6.16%) Subversion
5 5 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.74%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.74%) ClearCase
7 3 (2.05%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (1.37%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.37%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.68%) JIRA
9 1 (0.68%) Carbide.c++
9 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.68%) GDB
General
1 16 (10.96%) Telecoms
1 16 (10.96%) Aerospace
2 10 (6.85%) Finance
3 8 (5.48%) Electronics
3 8 (5.48%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.42%) Automotive
4 5 (3.42%) French Language
5 4 (2.74%) Military
5 4 (2.74%) Back Office
6 3 (2.05%) Retail
6 3 (2.05%) Online Betting
6 3 (2.05%) Avionics
7 1 (0.68%) German Language
7 1 (0.68%) Local Government
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.75%) Web Services
2 18 (12.33%) .NET
3 15 (10.27%) HTML
4 14 (9.59%) CSS
5 9 (6.16%) XML
6 7 (4.79%) RESTful
7 6 (4.11%) HTML5
7 6 (4.11%) Ajax
7 6 (4.11%) J2EE
7 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.42%) JDBC
8 5 (3.42%) Struts
8 5 (3.42%) Servlets
8 5 (3.42%) OpenGL
8 5 (3.42%) LAMP
8 5 (3.42%) Spring
8 5 (3.42%) FreeMarker
8 5 (3.42%) Qt
8 5 (3.42%) Struts2
8 5 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.81%) Computer Science
2 18 (12.33%) Open Source
3 14 (9.59%) Mathematics
4 13 (8.90%) Management Information System
5 12 (8.22%) Physics
6 11 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (5.48%) Algorithms
7 8 (5.48%) Public Cloud
7 8 (5.48%) GIS
8 7 (4.79%) 3D Graphics
8 7 (4.79%) User Experience
9 6 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (3.42%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (3.42%) CUDA
10 5 (3.42%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (2.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (2.74%) Human Factors
12 3 (2.05%) Clustering
12 3 (2.05%) VHDL
12 3 (2.05%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.33%) Windows
2 13 (8.90%) Linux
3 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.11%) UNIX
5 4 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.74%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.37%) Debian
7 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.37%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.37%) CentOS
8 1 (0.68%) zOS
8 1 (0.68%) AIX
8 1 (0.68%) Solaris
8 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (47.26%) Software Engineering
2 33 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (13.70%) Mentoring
4 17 (11.64%) Validation
5 16 (10.96%) OO
6 15 (10.27%) UML
6 15 (10.27%) MVC
7 13 (8.90%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (8.22%) Use Case
9 11 (7.53%) ITIL
10 10 (6.85%) Project Management
10 10 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (6.85%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (6.16%) OOD
11 9 (6.16%) E-Commerce
12 8 (5.48%) PRINCE2
12 8 (5.48%) Data Management
12 8 (5.48%) Multithreading
12 8 (5.48%) Requirements Management
13 7 (4.79%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.55%) Java
2 28 (19.18%) C
3 26 (17.81%) JavaScript
4 22 (15.07%) C++
5 18 (12.33%) C#
6 15 (10.27%) Python
7 8 (5.48%) Scala
7 8 (5.48%) Clojure
8 7 (4.79%) SQL
9 5 (3.42%) Embedded C
9 5 (3.42%) AspectJ
10 4 (2.74%) Ada
10 4 (2.74%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.74%) PHP
11 3 (2.05%) Assembly Language
11 3 (2.05%) Ruby
12 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.37%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (39.04%) Degree
2 27 (18.49%) Security Cleared
3 19 (13.01%) SC Cleared
4 14 (9.59%) DV Cleared
5 13 (8.90%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (8.22%) CCIE
7 5 (3.42%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.74%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (2.05%) PhD
10 2 (1.37%) MCSE
10 2 (1.37%) HNC
10 2 (1.37%) CCNP
10 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.68%) CCA
11 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) JSP 440
2 8 (5.48%) QA
3 4 (2.74%) DO-178B
4 3 (2.05%) JTAG
4 3 (2.05%) IEC 61508
4 3 (2.05%) SLA
5 2 (1.37%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.68%) TickIT
System Software
1 18 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (8.22%) Docker
3 11 (7.53%) KVM
4 9 (6.16%) LXC
4 9 (6.16%) Xen
4 9 (6.16%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.05%) Firmware
6 2 (1.37%) Samba
6 2 (1.37%) Squid
6 2 (1.37%) XenApp
6 2 (1.37%) oVirt
6 2 (1.37%) GFS2
6 2 (1.37%) RHEV
6 2 (1.37%) NFS
6 2 (1.37%) Gluster
7 1 (0.68%) vSphere
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.37%) SELinux
2 2 (1.37%) Kibana
2 2 (1.37%) Graphite
2 2 (1.37%) Pacemaker
2 2 (1.37%) Nagios
2 2 (1.37%) Puppet
2 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (1.37%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.68%) SCOM
3 1 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 20 (13.70%) Oracle
2 19 (13.01%) VMware
3 14 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.90%) Cisco
5 11 (7.53%) Citrix
6 10 (6.85%) HP
6 10 (6.85%) Google
7 8 (5.48%) Rackspace
8 7 (4.79%) Hyland
8 7 (4.79%) F5
8 7 (4.79%) Juniper
8 7 (4.79%) SAP
8 7 (4.79%) EMC
9 5 (3.42%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.74%) IBM
11 3 (2.05%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.05%) Aerohive Networks
11 3 (2.05%) Facebook
11 3 (2.05%) Aruba
12 2 (1.37%) Mitel
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 hours ago
Shoreham-By-Sea
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £49000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staffordshire
TechNet IT Recruitment (Permanent)
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Spring Technology
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits share options + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Pacakge
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £56500.00 per annum + Excellent Pacakge
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £90000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
GreenJobs - DNV GL
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago