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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
UK
Rank 738 831 882
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 118 114 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 91 94 59
Median salary £58,250 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.30% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £80,000 £75,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
80929 97392 101732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67146 81719 84044
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 21 February 2017 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +109 117 £58,250 +1.30% 21
South East +88 34 £60,000 +33.33% 4
London +55 26 £90,000 +24.13% 6
North West -4 22 £52,500 +8.24% 2
Manchester -8 20 £52,500 +1.44% 2
Surrey +58 16 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire +10 10 £55,000 - 4
Hampshire +20 9 £60,000 +15.94% 3
East of England +29 8 £65,000 +14.03% 3
West Yorkshire +17 8 £55,000 - 4
Leeds +16 8 £55,000 - 4
Camberley - 8 £60,000 -
Fareham - 7 £60,000 - 2
Berkshire +45 6 £67,500 +14.89%
South West +6 6 £56,250 -2.17%
West Midlands +31 5 £50,000 +5.26% 2
East Midlands +8 5 £49,000 -2.00%
Leicestershire - 5 £49,000 -
Oldham - 5 - -
Loughborough - 5 £49,000 -
Cambridge +16 4 £52,500 -7.89% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 4 £52,500 +5.52% 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £72,500 -
Bristol -14 3 £57,500 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Windsor - 3 £77,500 -
Abingdon - 3 - -
Warwickshire +32 2 £75,000 +57.89% 1
Sheffield +11 2 £55,000 -4.34%
South Yorkshire +11 2 £55,000 -4.34%

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 102 (43.40%) Software Engineering
2 95 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (37.87%) Java
4 48 (20.43%) JavaScript
5 47 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 46 (19.57%) Test Automation
7 40 (17.02%) DevOps
8 39 (16.60%) C
9 37 (15.74%) Microservices
10 35 (14.89%) Linux
11 34 (14.47%) C++
11 34 (14.47%) QA
12 33 (14.04%) SQL
13 31 (13.19%) Jenkins
13 31 (13.19%) C#
13 31 (13.19%) Windows
14 29 (12.34%) Software Architecture
15 28 (11.91%) Mentoring
15 28 (11.91%) Scrum
15 28 (11.91%) TDD
16 27 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
16 27 (11.49%) Dropwizard
17 26 (11.06%) Cisco
17 26 (11.06%) PostgreSQL
17 26 (11.06%) Finance
17 26 (11.06%) VMware
17 26 (11.06%) Line Management
18 25 (10.64%) Redis
18 25 (10.64%) CouchDB

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 15 (6.38%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.83%) Apache
3 6 (2.55%) Confluence
4 2 (0.85%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.85%) CMS
4 2 (0.85%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.85%) SAS
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.43%) JBoss
5 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) MS Office
2 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.85%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.43%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.96%) SaaS
3 10 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.85%) Office 365
5 2 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.09%) LAN
2 13 (5.53%) Firewall
3 12 (5.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (4.26%) VPN
4 10 (4.26%) WAN
5 9 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (3.83%) MPLS
5 9 (3.83%) Wireless
6 8 (3.40%) DNS
7 6 (2.55%) HTTP
8 5 (2.13%) SAN
8 5 (2.13%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.70%) BGP
9 4 (1.70%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.70%) H.323
9 4 (1.70%) Network Security
9 4 (1.70%) VoIP
10 3 (1.28%) LTE
10 3 (1.28%) VLAN
10 3 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.06%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (10.64%) CouchDB
2 25 (10.64%) Redis
3 12 (5.11%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.40%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.98%) Big Data
6 6 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.13%) MySQL
7 5 (2.13%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.70%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.70%) BigQuery
8 4 (1.70%) Data Mart
8 4 (1.70%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.70%) SAP HANA
8 4 (1.70%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.28%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.85%) DB2
10 2 (0.85%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.43%) DTS
Development Applications
1 31 (13.19%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.55%) Bugzilla
3 6 (2.55%) CruiseControl
3 6 (2.55%) Hudson
3 6 (2.55%) JIRA
3 6 (2.55%) Moq
3 6 (2.55%) Subversion
3 6 (2.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.70%) Mockito
4 4 (1.70%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.28%) Maven
5 3 (1.28%) NUnit
5 3 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.28%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.85%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.85%) Selenium
7 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 26 (11.06%) Finance
2 15 (6.38%) Banking
3 14 (5.96%) Electronics
4 12 (5.11%) Manufacturing
5 11 (4.68%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.83%) Automotive
7 8 (3.40%) Marketing
8 5 (2.13%) Military
9 3 (1.28%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.85%) Billing
10 2 (0.85%) Games
10 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Advertising
11 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.43%) Publishing
11 1 (0.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 27 (11.49%) Dropwizard
3 24 (10.21%) Spring
4 18 (7.66%) .NET
5 16 (6.81%) WPF
6 15 (6.38%) HTML
7 14 (5.96%) RESTful
8 13 (5.53%) J2EE
8 13 (5.53%) Node.js
9 12 (5.11%) Hibernate
10 11 (4.68%) REST
11 10 (4.26%) JSON
11 10 (4.26%) Web Services
12 9 (3.83%) Apache Camel
12 9 (3.83%) Ember.js
12 9 (3.83%) HTML5
13 7 (2.98%) CSS
13 7 (2.98%) Spring Integration
14 6 (2.55%) MFC
15 5 (2.13%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.66%) Computer Science
2 13 (5.53%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.68%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.98%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (2.98%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.55%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.13%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.70%) Derivative
8 4 (1.70%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.28%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.85%) CUDA
10 2 (0.85%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.85%) iPad
10 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.85%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.85%) Verilog
10 2 (0.85%) VHDL
11 1 (0.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.89%) Linux
2 31 (13.19%) Windows
3 25 (10.64%) Unix
4 9 (3.83%) CentOS
5 7 (2.98%) Android
5 7 (2.98%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.55%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (1.28%) Solaris
8 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.85%) Debian
9 2 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (43.40%) Software Engineering
2 95 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (19.57%) Test Automation
5 40 (17.02%) DevOps
6 37 (15.74%) Microservices
7 29 (12.34%) Software Architecture
8 28 (11.91%) Mentoring
8 28 (11.91%) Scrum
8 28 (11.91%) TDD
9 26 (11.06%) Line Management
10 24 (10.21%) Coaching
11 21 (8.94%) Configuration Management
12 19 (8.09%) MVC
13 18 (7.66%) Multithreading
14 17 (7.23%) Pair Programming
14 17 (7.23%) Project Management
14 17 (7.23%) Project Planning
14 17 (7.23%) Software Testing
15 15 (6.38%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (37.87%) Java
2 48 (20.43%) JavaScript
3 39 (16.60%) C
4 34 (14.47%) C++
5 33 (14.04%) SQL
6 31 (13.19%) C#
7 24 (10.21%) TypeScript
8 15 (6.38%) Bash Shell
9 14 (5.96%) Python
10 12 (5.11%) PowerShell
11 9 (3.83%) Embedded C
12 7 (2.98%) Bourne shell
13 6 (2.55%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.70%) Perl
14 4 (1.70%) PHP
14 4 (1.70%) Ruby
14 4 (1.70%) Scala
15 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.85%) JCL
16 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (10.64%) Degree
3 22 (9.36%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.38%) CCNP
5 14 (5.96%) ISTQB
5 14 (5.96%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.68%) CCIE
7 8 (3.40%) ISEB
8 6 (2.55%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.28%) CCDA
9 3 (1.28%) CCNA
9 3 (1.28%) MCSA
9 3 (1.28%) MCSE
9 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.85%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.43%) CCDP
11 1 (0.43%) HND
11 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (14.47%) QA
2 4 (1.70%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.28%) SDET
4 2 (0.85%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.43%) DO-254
5 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.43%) MISRA
5 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.55%) Firmware
4 5 (2.13%) Docker
4 5 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.70%) vSphere
6 3 (1.28%) KVM
6 3 (1.28%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.28%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.85%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.43%) NFS
8 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (2.98%) Puppet
2 6 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.70%) SCCM
3 4 (1.70%) SCOM
3 4 (1.70%) WSUS
4 2 (0.85%) Ansible
4 2 (0.85%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.85%) Consul
4 2 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.85%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.85%) Mesos
4 2 (0.85%) Nagios
4 2 (0.85%) StatsD
4 2 (0.85%) Terraform
5 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (11.06%) Cisco
1 26 (11.06%) VMware
2 22 (9.36%) Oracle
3 10 (4.26%) F5
4 8 (3.40%) SAP
5 6 (2.55%) EMC
5 6 (2.55%) NetApp
5 6 (2.55%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.13%) Juniper
6 5 (2.13%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.70%) Birst
7 4 (1.70%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.70%) Google
7 4 (1.70%) Tableau
8 3 (1.28%) Atmel
8 3 (1.28%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.28%) Sophos
9 2 (0.85%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.85%) Tandberg
London
First Point
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, training, pension ect
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £110000.00 - £130000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £48000 - £58000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 hours ago
Saffron Walden
IQ Telecom
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £100000.00 - £130000.00 per annum + Substantial Equity
Posted: 3 days ago
London, Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester
Department for Work and Pensions
Salary: Up to £91,535 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ringwood
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
South West London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive Base Salary with pension, bonus and other
Posted: 12 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + A bag full of bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford
Talent Point
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Verelogic IT Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus 10% bonus per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Guru Careers
Salary: 35000-45000 Per Annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Informa Business Intelligence
Salary: Highly Competitive Plus Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago