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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 743 807 797
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 150 111 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.093% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.098% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 71 99 67
Average salary £57,500 £65,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.53% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £40,900
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+12.82% +2.63%

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
104429 113406 103826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86226 93036 86429
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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +68 143 £61,500 -5.38% 24
South West +23 46 £66,250 +47.22% 6
South East +35 40 £55,000 -12.00% 6
Bristol +34 40 £66,250 +1.92% 3
London +38 28 £80,000 +6.66% 7
Hampshire +19 18 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Berkshire +15 12 £52,500 -
East of England +8 11 £63,250 -0.78% 1
Havant - 9 £50,000 -
Newbury +11 8 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire +11 6 £65,000 +1.96% 1
North West +1 6 £49,500 +41.42%
City of London +23 5 £80,000 +23.07% 3
Cambridge +14 5 £66,250 -5.35% 1
West Midlands -7 5 £62,000 +55.00%
South Wales - 5 £47,500 -
Wales - 5 £47,500 -
Staffordshire - 5 £62,000 -
Wiltshire - 5 - - 1
Cardiff - 5 £47,500 -
Leeds +15 4 £72,500 +31.81% 2
West Yorkshire +6 4 £72,500 +31.81% 2
Yorkshire 0 4 £72,500 +31.81% 2
Essex - 4 £52,000 -
Chessington - 4 - -
Fareham - 4 £55,000 - 1
Cumbria -4 3 £46,625 +33.21%
Manchester - 3 £52,500 -
Southampton - 3 £55,000 -
Middlesex +7 2 - -

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 116 (54.21%) Software Engineering
2 84 (39.25%) Degree
3 76 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (31.78%) Java
5 58 (27.10%) C++
6 52 (24.30%) Web Services
7 48 (22.43%) JavaScript
8 45 (21.03%) Oracle
8 45 (21.03%) VMware
9 42 (19.63%) Mentoring
10 39 (18.22%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (18.22%) Python
11 36 (16.82%) Linux
11 36 (16.82%) SDLC
12 35 (16.36%) Continuous Delivery
12 35 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 35 (16.36%) C
13 30 (14.02%) Maven
14 29 (13.55%) SaaS
15 27 (12.62%) Git (software)
15 27 (12.62%) Docker
15 27 (12.62%) C#
15 27 (12.62%) Windows
16 26 (12.15%) HTML
16 26 (12.15%) Manufacturing
16 26 (12.15%) Hudson
16 26 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
17 25 (11.68%) Gradle
17 25 (11.68%) KVM
17 25 (11.68%) Ant

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (9.81%) OpenStack
2 16 (7.48%) Node.js
3 9 (4.21%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.74%) nginx
5 7 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.34%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.40%) Apache
8 2 (0.93%) JBoss
9 1 (0.47%) IIS
9 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.47%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.47%) Confluence
9 1 (0.47%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 11 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Project
3 1 (0.47%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.55%) SaaS
2 26 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (9.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (9.35%) PaaS
5 19 (8.88%) Google App Engine
6 18 (8.41%) HP Helion
7 11 (5.14%) IaaS
8 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.93%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.54%) WAN
2 12 (5.61%) Ethernet
2 12 (5.61%) OSPF
2 12 (5.61%) BGP
3 11 (5.14%) Firewall
3 11 (5.14%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.67%) LAN
4 10 (4.67%) MPLS
5 8 (3.74%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (3.27%) VPN
7 6 (2.80%) DHCP
7 6 (2.80%) SSL
7 6 (2.80%) Network Security
7 6 (2.80%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (2.34%) GPON
8 5 (2.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (2.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (2.34%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (2.34%) 3G
8 5 (2.34%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.27%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.80%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.80%) MySQL
4 5 (2.34%) RavenDB
5 3 (1.40%) Big Data
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) Riak
Development Applications
1 30 (14.02%) Maven
2 27 (12.62%) Git (software)
3 26 (12.15%) Hudson
4 25 (11.68%) Gradle
4 25 (11.68%) Ant
5 24 (11.21%) Artifactory
5 24 (11.21%) Jenkins
6 21 (9.81%) Subversion
7 19 (8.88%) JIRA
8 18 (8.41%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.34%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.40%) TestDirector
12 2 (0.93%) LabVIEW
12 2 (0.93%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.93%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.93%) ClearCase
General
1 26 (12.15%) Manufacturing
2 24 (11.21%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.21%) Finance
3 9 (4.21%) Back Office
3 9 (4.21%) Electronics
4 8 (3.74%) Aerospace
4 8 (3.74%) Military
5 4 (1.87%) French Language
6 3 (1.40%) Retail
6 3 (1.40%) Marketing
6 3 (1.40%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.93%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) German Language
8 1 (0.47%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (24.30%) Web Services
2 26 (12.15%) HTML
3 23 (10.75%) CSS
4 19 (8.88%) .NET
5 14 (6.54%) Java EE
5 14 (6.54%) RESTful
6 12 (5.61%) HTML5
6 12 (5.61%) XML
7 11 (5.14%) J2EE
7 11 (5.14%) ASP.NET
8 10 (4.67%) Ajax
8 10 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (4.21%) REST
9 9 (4.21%) JMX
10 8 (3.74%) LAMP
10 8 (3.74%) React
11 7 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (3.27%) Qt
11 7 (3.27%) OpenGL
12 6 (2.80%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.81%) Computer Science
2 19 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.41%) Public Cloud
3 18 (8.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 14 (6.54%) Physics
4 14 (6.54%) User Experience
5 13 (6.07%) Mathematics
6 12 (5.61%) Algorithms
7 11 (5.14%) Data Centre
8 9 (4.21%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (4.21%) 3D Graphics
9 8 (3.74%) Management Information System
9 8 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (3.74%) CUDA
10 7 (3.27%) Digital Media
11 6 (2.80%) GIS
12 4 (1.87%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (1.87%) EMC VNX
13 3 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (1.40%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.82%) Linux
2 27 (12.62%) Windows
3 18 (8.41%) UNIX
4 5 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.93%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.93%) CentOS
7 2 (0.93%) Debian
7 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.47%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.47%) zOS
8 1 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (54.21%) Software Engineering
2 76 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (19.63%) Mentoring
4 39 (18.22%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (16.82%) SDLC
6 35 (16.36%) Continuous Delivery
7 24 (11.21%) OO
8 23 (10.75%) MVC
9 22 (10.28%) Open Source
10 20 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (8.88%) Data Management
11 19 (8.88%) Multithreading
12 16 (7.48%) TDD
13 15 (7.01%) E-Commerce
14 13 (6.07%) Scrum
15 12 (5.61%) Coaching
16 11 (5.14%) OOD
16 11 (5.14%) SOA
17 9 (4.21%) ITIL
17 9 (4.21%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 68 (31.78%) Java
2 58 (27.10%) C++
3 48 (22.43%) JavaScript
4 39 (18.22%) Python
5 35 (16.36%) C
6 27 (12.62%) C#
7 21 (9.81%) Clojure
8 20 (9.35%) Scala
8 20 (9.35%) Embedded C++
9 18 (8.41%) Embedded C
10 17 (7.94%) SQL
11 14 (6.54%) PHP
12 11 (5.14%) Ruby
13 4 (1.87%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.87%) Perl
13 4 (1.87%) AspectJ
14 3 (1.40%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 84 (39.25%) Degree
2 16 (7.48%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (5.14%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.67%) CCIE
5 8 (3.74%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.80%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.34%) Chartered Engineer
7 5 (2.34%) CCNA
7 5 (2.34%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.40%) CCNP
9 2 (0.93%) PhD
10 1 (0.47%) HNC
10 1 (0.47%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.47%) MCSE
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.07%) QA
2 4 (1.87%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.47%) TickIT
System Software
1 35 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (12.62%) Docker
3 25 (11.68%) KVM
4 23 (10.75%) Xen
4 23 (10.75%) LXC
5 18 (8.41%) Firmware
6 8 (3.74%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.93%) NFS
7 2 (0.93%) Samba
7 2 (0.93%) Squid
7 2 (0.93%) oVirt
7 2 (0.93%) GFS2
7 2 (0.93%) RHEV
7 2 (0.93%) Gluster
8 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.47%) XenApp
8 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.80%) Kibana
2 6 (2.80%) Graphite
3 3 (1.40%) Puppet
4 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (0.93%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.93%) SELinux
4 2 (0.93%) Pacemaker
4 2 (0.93%) Nagios
4 2 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.47%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.47%) SCCM
5 1 (0.47%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.47%) Ansible
5 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 45 (21.03%) Oracle
1 45 (21.03%) VMware
2 21 (9.81%) HP
3 20 (9.35%) Google
4 19 (8.88%) Rackspace
5 18 (8.41%) Cisco
6 17 (7.94%) Microsoft
7 11 (5.14%) QNX
8 10 (4.67%) Citrix
9 8 (3.74%) EMC
10 6 (2.80%) Juniper
10 6 (2.80%) SAP
10 6 (2.80%) Facebook
11 5 (2.34%) F5
12 4 (1.87%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.40%) IBM
14 2 (0.93%) Dell
14 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.93%) Mitel
14 2 (0.93%) Hyland
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Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits share options + package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Elsevier
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Pension, Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
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Salary: Attractive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
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Salary: Attractive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
England
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
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Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Exeter
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
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Oxfordshire
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
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City of London
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Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + excellent benefits
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London City
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Salary: £Competitive
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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