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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Engineer
Rank 785 762 804
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 117 114 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 66 88 80
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £75,000 £68,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +10.63%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -14 109 £52,500 -8.69% 19
South East +1 48 £50,000 -3.84% 6
East of England -16 20 £55,000 +4.76% 4
London -49 18 £55,000 -24.13% 1
Middlesex - 17 £50,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +16 15 £49,500 +4.21%
Cambridgeshire +6 15 £57,500 +2.22% 4
North West -8 14 £35,000 -16.66% 2
Milton Keynes - 14 - -
Cheshire - 12 - -
Warrington - 12 - -
Cambridge -5 11 £65,000 +15.55% 4
South West -29 11 £67,950 +13.25% 4
Berkshire -5 9 £80,000 +52.38% 1
City of London +4 8 £65,000 -10.34%
Reading -1 8 £80,000 +60.00%
Bristol -9 6 - - 4
Oxfordshire - 5 £57,500 - 1
Scotland -13 4 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £67,950 -
Coventry - 4 - -
Peterborough - 4 £55,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £45,000 -
Gloucester - 3 £67,950 -
Essex +6 2 - -
Hertfordshire -11 2 £40,000 -23.80%
Hampshire - 2 £52,250 - 1
Oxford - 2 £57,500 -
Ealing - 2 - -

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 114 (48.93%) Software Engineering
2 86 (36.91%) Degree
3 77 (33.05%) Java
4 67 (28.76%) C
5 65 (27.90%) C++
6 64 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (18.88%) TDD
8 40 (17.17%) Security Cleared
9 35 (15.02%) Electronics
10 29 (12.45%) Web Services
10 29 (12.45%) Embedded Systems
11 27 (11.59%) Big Data
11 27 (11.59%) UML
11 27 (11.59%) SQL
11 27 (11.59%) Spring
12 26 (11.16%) Linux
12 26 (11.16%) Open Source
13 25 (10.73%) Test Automation
14 23 (9.87%) Oracle
15 22 (9.44%) HTML
15 22 (9.44%) MATLAB
15 22 (9.44%) Software Testing
15 22 (9.44%) Project Management
15 22 (9.44%) Scrum
15 22 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (9.01%) Stress Testing
16 21 (9.01%) Unit Testing
17 19 (8.15%) RESTful
17 19 (8.15%) Embedded C
17 19 (8.15%) XML

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.86%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.43%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (3.43%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (2.15%) WebSphere Process Server
3 5 (2.15%) Node.js
4 4 (1.72%) Apache Solr
4 4 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.29%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.29%) Jetty
6 2 (0.86%) IIS
6 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.15%) Simulink
3 4 (1.72%) TargetLink
4 2 (0.86%) Mathematica
4 2 (0.86%) Solid Edge
5 1 (0.43%) MS Office
5 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.29%) SaaS
4 1 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.58%) HTTP
2 12 (5.15%) GSM
3 11 (4.72%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.86%) Wireless
5 8 (3.43%) LTE
5 8 (3.43%) SAN
5 8 (3.43%) LDAP
6 7 (3.00%) GPRS
7 5 (2.15%) ZigBee
7 5 (2.15%) LAN
8 4 (1.72%) Bluetooth
8 4 (1.72%) DECT
8 4 (1.72%) TETRA
8 4 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.29%) X.509
9 3 (1.29%) Wireless Security
9 3 (1.29%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.29%) UMTS
9 3 (1.29%) WAN
9 3 (1.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.59%) Big Data
2 16 (6.87%) MongoDB
3 13 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (5.15%) Data Mining
5 10 (4.29%) MySQL
6 9 (3.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (3.86%) Hadoop
6 9 (3.86%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.43%) QlikView
7 8 (3.43%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.15%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.72%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.72%) Text Mining
10 4 (1.72%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (1.72%) HBase
10 4 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.72%) Triplestore
11 2 (0.86%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 17 (7.30%) Subversion
2 12 (5.15%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.72%) Rational Rhapsody
3 11 (4.72%) Maven
4 9 (3.86%) Selenium
5 8 (3.43%) ClearCase
5 8 (3.43%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (3.00%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.15%) Behat
8 4 (1.72%) Ant
8 4 (1.72%) JUnit
8 4 (1.72%) CruiseControl
8 4 (1.72%) WATIR
8 4 (1.72%) Hudson
8 4 (1.72%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.86%) GDB
9 2 (0.86%) JIRA
9 2 (0.86%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.86%) Gradle
10 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (15.02%) Electronics
2 17 (7.30%) Military
3 16 (6.87%) Aerospace
4 11 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.72%) Publishing
5 8 (3.43%) Banking
5 8 (3.43%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.00%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.58%) Marketing
8 5 (2.15%) French Language
9 4 (1.72%) Automotive
10 3 (1.29%) Finance
10 3 (1.29%) Billing
11 2 (0.86%) Games
12 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.43%) Legal
12 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.45%) Web Services
2 27 (11.59%) Spring
3 22 (9.44%) HTML
4 19 (8.15%) XML
4 19 (8.15%) RESTful
5 18 (7.73%) REST
6 15 (6.44%) Hibernate
6 15 (6.44%) .NET
6 15 (6.44%) FreeMarker
7 12 (5.15%) J2EE
8 10 (4.29%) ActiveMQ
8 10 (4.29%) Velocity
9 9 (3.86%) Servlets
10 8 (3.43%) Apache Flex
11 6 (2.58%) Ajax
12 5 (2.15%) Struts
12 5 (2.15%) Spring MVC
12 5 (2.15%) SOAP
12 5 (2.15%) EJB
12 5 (2.15%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.45%) Embedded Systems
2 26 (11.16%) Open Source
3 18 (7.73%) Physics
3 18 (7.73%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.15%) Mathematics
4 12 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 10 (4.29%) Statistics
6 9 (3.86%) VHDL
7 8 (3.43%) Verilog
7 8 (3.43%) Digital Media
8 7 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (3.00%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.58%) ASIC
9 6 (2.58%) SCADA
10 5 (2.15%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (2.15%) Firmware
11 4 (1.72%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.72%) Ontologies
11 4 (1.72%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.16%) Linux
2 18 (7.73%) Windows
3 14 (6.01%) UNIX
4 6 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.86%) Android
7 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (48.93%) Software Engineering
2 64 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (18.88%) TDD
4 27 (11.59%) UML
5 25 (10.73%) Test Automation
6 22 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (9.44%) Project Management
6 22 (9.44%) Scrum
6 22 (9.44%) Software Testing
7 21 (9.01%) Stress Testing
7 21 (9.01%) Unit Testing
8 16 (6.87%) Analytics
8 16 (6.87%) Mentoring
9 15 (6.44%) Validation
10 14 (6.01%) OO
11 12 (5.15%) ETL
11 12 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (5.15%) Configuration Management
11 12 (5.15%) Business Development
12 11 (4.72%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 77 (33.05%) Java
2 67 (28.76%) C
3 65 (27.90%) C++
4 27 (11.59%) SQL
5 22 (9.44%) MATLAB
6 19 (8.15%) Embedded C
7 9 (3.86%) C#
8 8 (3.43%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.43%) JavaScript
8 8 (3.43%) Perl
8 8 (3.43%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.58%) XQuery
9 6 (2.58%) PHP
9 6 (2.58%) XPath
10 5 (2.15%) AspectJ
10 5 (2.15%) Ruby
11 4 (1.72%) SPARQL
12 3 (1.29%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.86%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 86 (36.91%) Degree
2 40 (17.17%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.43%) HND
5 7 (3.00%) CCNP
6 5 (2.15%) CCIE
6 5 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.72%) PhD
8 3 (1.29%) CCA
8 3 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.86%) CISSP
9 2 (0.86%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.86%) PMP
9 2 (0.86%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.86%) HNC
9 2 (0.86%) MCSE
10 1 (0.43%) MCSA
10 1 (0.43%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.30%) QA
2 4 (1.72%) JTAG
3 3 (1.29%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.72%) XenApp
3 3 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (9.87%) Oracle
2 14 (6.01%) SAP
3 11 (4.72%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.86%) Sybase
5 8 (3.43%) Business Objects
5 8 (3.43%) Cisco
5 8 (3.43%) IBM
5 8 (3.43%) TIBCO
6 5 (2.15%) EMC
7 4 (1.72%) Citrix
7 4 (1.72%) Genesys
7 4 (1.72%) VMware
8 3 (1.29%) Google
8 3 (1.29%) Synopsys
8 3 (1.29%) HP
9 2 (0.86%) 3PAR
9 2 (0.86%) Mercator
9 2 (0.86%) Toshiba
9 2 (0.86%) Siemens
10 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
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