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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 832 797 847
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 101 161 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87 83 126
Median salary £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.04% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £48,300 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £89,000 £78,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.76%

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
94824 105610 114571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79970 87076 93773
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 June 2016 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 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -33 89 £62,500 +4.16% 25
London +19 32 £80,000 - 8
South East +16 23 £65,000 +18.18% 3
Berkshire +13 14 £67,500 +28.57%
Reading - 13 £66,250 -
Yorkshire +32 9 £57,500 -4.16%
Leeds +23 9 £57,500 -4.16%
West Yorkshire +15 9 £57,500 -4.16%
South West -33 9 £55,000 -15.38% 3
West Midlands -7 8 £46,250 -25.40% 3
City of London +61 7 £55,000 -31.25%
Gloucestershire +5 7 £55,000 - 2
East of England +23 6 £47,500 -11.21% 2
Scotland 0 5 £52,500 - 1
Norfolk - 5 £47,500 -
Birmingham - 5 £47,500 - 1
Gloucester - 5 £55,000 - 1
Norwich - 5 £47,500 -
Fife - 4 - -
Surrey +32 3 £70,000 +54.69% 1
Hampshire -6 3 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Basingstoke -11 3 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Camberley - 3 £70,000 - 1
North West +15 2 £52,500 +6.06% 6
Worcestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 £55,000 -
Crewe - 2 £52,500 -
West Sussex - 2 £58,750 -
Cheshire - 2 £52,500 - 2
Kidderminster - 2 £45,000 -

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 75 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (36.63%) Software Engineering
3 61 (30.20%) Jenkins
4 54 (26.73%) Linux
5 51 (25.25%) DevOps
5 51 (25.25%) Amazon AWS
6 42 (20.79%) Windows
6 42 (20.79%) Java
6 42 (20.79%) JavaScript
7 40 (19.80%) Puppet
8 36 (17.82%) Mentoring
8 36 (17.82%) C#
8 36 (17.82%) Web Services
9 34 (16.83%) E-Commerce
9 34 (16.83%) Scrum
10 33 (16.34%) CentOS
11 32 (15.84%) MySQL
12 31 (15.35%) SQL
12 31 (15.35%) REST
13 30 (14.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (14.85%) HTML
14 29 (14.36%) .NET
15 28 (13.86%) Mobile App
16 27 (13.37%) Apache Cassandra
16 27 (13.37%) Microsoft
17 26 (12.87%) Opscode Chef
18 25 (12.38%) CSS
18 25 (12.38%) PostgreSQL
19 24 (11.88%) Docker
19 24 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure

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 21 (10.40%) OpenStack
2 14 (6.93%) IIS
3 13 (6.44%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (3.47%) Apache
4 7 (3.47%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.98%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.98%) nginx
5 4 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.99%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.99%) JBoss
6 2 (0.99%) WildFly
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.50%) SAS
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.98%) OrCAD
3 2 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (25.25%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (8.42%) SaaS
4 5 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.99%) IaaS
6 2 (0.99%) Office 365
7 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.44%) HTTP
1 13 (6.44%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.46%) Firewall
3 8 (3.96%) Ethernet
4 7 (3.47%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (3.47%) SSL
4 7 (3.47%) VPN
4 7 (3.47%) Wireless
5 6 (2.97%) Internet
5 6 (2.97%) LAN
5 6 (2.97%) MPLS
6 5 (2.48%) SAN
7 4 (1.98%) BGP
7 4 (1.98%) Network Security
7 4 (1.98%) OSPF
7 4 (1.98%) WAN
8 3 (1.49%) DHCP
8 3 (1.49%) DSL
8 3 (1.49%) Extranet
8 3 (1.49%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.84%) MySQL
2 27 (13.37%) Apache Cassandra
3 25 (12.38%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (9.90%) SQL Server
5 13 (6.44%) Big Data
5 13 (6.44%) NoSQL
6 11 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (3.96%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.47%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.47%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.48%) Apache Hive
9 5 (2.48%) DB2
10 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.99%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.50%) GIS
12 1 (0.50%) HBase
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.50%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 61 (30.20%) Jenkins
2 20 (9.90%) JIRA
3 16 (7.92%) Maven
4 12 (5.94%) NMock
5 11 (5.45%) NUnit
6 8 (3.96%) Git (software)
6 8 (3.96%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.97%) Gradle
7 6 (2.97%) IntelliJ
7 6 (2.97%) Subversion
8 5 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.48%) Hudson
8 5 (2.48%) LabVIEW
8 5 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (1.98%) Selenium
10 3 (1.49%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.49%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.49%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (9.90%) Finance
1 20 (9.90%) Retail
2 19 (9.41%) Electronics
3 17 (8.42%) Games
4 16 (7.92%) Telecoms
5 13 (6.44%) Law
5 13 (6.44%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.47%) Marketing
7 4 (1.98%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.99%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (17.82%) Web Services
2 31 (15.35%) REST
3 30 (14.85%) HTML
4 29 (14.36%) .NET
5 25 (12.38%) CSS
6 21 (10.40%) RESTful
7 18 (8.91%) ASP.NET
7 18 (8.91%) XML
8 17 (8.42%) SOAP
9 16 (7.92%) AngularJS
9 16 (7.92%) JSON
10 14 (6.93%) .NET Framework
10 14 (6.93%) Ajax
11 12 (5.94%) jQuery
11 12 (5.94%) NHibernate
12 11 (5.45%) D3.js
12 11 (5.45%) LINQ
12 11 (5.45%) Sass
12 11 (5.45%) Unity DI Container
12 11 (5.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.86%) Mobile App
2 22 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.42%) User Experience
4 14 (6.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 13 (6.44%) Computer Science
6 11 (5.45%) Mobile Games
7 8 (3.96%) Mathematics
8 7 (3.47%) Digital Media
9 6 (2.97%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.97%) Physics
9 6 (2.97%) VHDL
10 5 (2.48%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (2.48%) Cryptography
10 5 (2.48%) Telematics
11 4 (1.98%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.98%) CUDA
11 4 (1.98%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (26.73%) Linux
2 42 (20.79%) Windows
3 33 (16.34%) CentOS
4 30 (14.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (8.91%) Apple iOS
6 17 (8.42%) Android
7 16 (7.92%) Windows Phone
8 14 (6.93%) Debian
9 12 (5.94%) Windows Server
10 7 (3.47%) Unix
11 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.98%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (1.49%) Solaris
14 2 (0.99%) LynxOS
14 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (36.63%) Software Engineering
3 51 (25.25%) DevOps
4 36 (17.82%) Mentoring
5 34 (16.83%) E-Commerce
5 34 (16.83%) Scrum
6 23 (11.39%) Analytics
6 23 (11.39%) Configuration Management
6 23 (11.39%) TDD
7 21 (10.40%) OO
8 20 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (8.91%) Product Management
9 18 (8.91%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (8.42%) Kanban
11 16 (7.92%) Android Development
11 16 (7.92%) iOS Development
11 16 (7.92%) Mobile Application Development
11 16 (7.92%) Open Source
12 14 (6.93%) Multithreading
13 12 (5.94%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.79%) Java
1 42 (20.79%) JavaScript
2 36 (17.82%) C#
3 31 (15.35%) SQL
4 22 (10.89%) C
4 22 (10.89%) Python
5 21 (10.40%) C++
6 16 (7.92%) PowerShell
7 11 (5.45%) PHP
8 10 (4.95%) Ruby
9 7 (3.47%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.49%) Perl
11 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.99%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.50%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.50%) Delphi
13 1 (0.50%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (9.90%) Degree
2 13 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (6.44%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.95%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.96%) CCIE
5 7 (3.47%) CCNP
6 5 (2.48%) MCSA
6 5 (2.48%) MCSE
6 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.98%) HND
7 4 (1.98%) PhD
8 3 (1.49%) CCNA
8 3 (1.49%) CISSP
8 3 (1.49%) SSCP
9 2 (0.99%) CCSP
9 2 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.99%) MOS
10 1 (0.50%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.41%) QA
2 4 (1.98%) DICOM
2 4 (1.98%) HL7
2 4 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.49%) SDET
4 1 (0.50%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.50%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.50%) DO-254
4 1 (0.50%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (11.88%) Docker
2 18 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.93%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.93%) Firmware
4 8 (3.96%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (3.47%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.97%) KVM
6 6 (2.97%) Xen
7 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.99%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.99%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.99%) XenApp
9 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 40 (19.80%) Puppet
2 26 (12.87%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (7.92%) Ansible
4 11 (5.45%) Graphite
4 11 (5.45%) Terraform
5 5 (2.48%) Kibana
5 5 (2.48%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.48%) logstash
6 4 (1.98%) Oozie
7 3 (1.49%) Cobbler
7 3 (1.49%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.99%) Simpana
8 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 27 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.90%) VMware
3 8 (3.96%) Cisco
4 7 (3.47%) EMC
5 6 (2.97%) IBM
5 6 (2.97%) Xilinx
6 5 (2.48%) Mentor Graphics
6 5 (2.48%) NetApp
6 5 (2.48%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.48%) SAP
7 4 (1.98%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.98%) Citrix
8 3 (1.49%) Atmel
8 3 (1.49%) Google
8 3 (1.49%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.99%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.99%) CommVault
9 2 (0.99%) Meraki
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle
9 2 (0.99%) QNX
Scotland
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Intelletec
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + amazing benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 13 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + + car allow , bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford
Elsevier
Salary: Excellent salary, bonus, benefits etc
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon
Posted: 4 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
South Gloucestershire Council
Salary: From £37,858 to £40,619 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £62500 - £67500 per annum + 10% bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: £35,000 - £80,000 per year
Posted: 26 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + BUPA + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £65k DoE
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + extensive corp bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £49000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Cambridge
Capita plc
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday