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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 807 806 771
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 89 127 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 41 110 80
Average salary £62,500 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £78,200 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £56,250 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.79% -2.00%

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
101047 111774 101802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.63% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83000 91849 84625
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +30 86 £65,000 +8.33% 34
South East +12 24 £50,250 +0.50% 9
London +15 22 £70,000 -3.44% 1
South West +2 18 £66,250 +43.24% 14
Bristol +4 13 £73,750 +13.46% 12
East of England +21 10 £65,000 +13.04% 8
Chessington - 8 - -
Berkshire +6 7 £52,500 +5.00% 2
West Midlands -3 5 £62,000 +55.00%
Staffordshire - 5 £62,000 -
Essex - 5 £52,000 -
Cambridge +22 4 £67,500 +14.89% 5
Cambridgeshire +13 4 £67,500 +14.89% 7
Middlesex +8 4 - -
Hampshire +1 4 - - 2
North West +1 4 £48,250 +37.85% 2
Havant - 4 - - 2
Surrey +24 3 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Cumbria -8 3 £46,625 +33.21% 1
City of London +34 2 £67,500 +3.84%
Woking +20 2 £42,500 -5.55%
Oxfordshire +10 2 - - 2
Newbury +6 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 2 - -
Dorset -2 2 £42,500 -3.40%
Harlow - 2 £52,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 £42,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Leicestershire +20 1 £70,000 +75.00%
Stevenage +17 1 - - 1

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 62 (45.59%) Software Engineering
2 52 (38.24%) Degree
3 37 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (22.06%) Java
5 28 (20.59%) JavaScript
6 27 (19.85%) C++
7 24 (17.65%) C
8 23 (16.91%) Web Services
9 20 (14.71%) Computer Science
10 19 (13.97%) VMware
10 19 (13.97%) Mentoring
11 18 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (13.24%) MVC
11 18 (13.24%) Oracle
11 18 (13.24%) Python
12 16 (11.76%) Maven
12 16 (11.76%) Manufacturing
13 15 (11.03%) HTML
13 15 (11.03%) Open Source
13 15 (11.03%) SDLC
14 14 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (10.29%) CSS
14 14 (10.29%) Windows
14 14 (10.29%) WAN
14 14 (10.29%) Mathematics
15 13 (9.56%) OO
15 13 (9.56%) .NET
15 13 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (9.56%) Continuous Delivery
16 12 (8.82%) Docker

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 10 (7.35%) Node.js
1 10 (7.35%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.94%) nginx
3 3 (2.21%) Apache
4 2 (1.47%) JBoss
4 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.74%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.74%) Joomla!
Applications
1 8 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.47%) MS Project
3 2 (1.47%) MS Office
4 1 (0.74%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (5.88%) HP Helion
3 8 (5.88%) Google App Engine
4 7 (5.15%) SaaS
4 7 (5.15%) PaaS
5 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.47%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.29%) WAN
2 10 (7.35%) LAN
3 9 (6.62%) MPLS
3 9 (6.62%) Firewall
4 8 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (4.41%) Network Security
5 6 (4.41%) OSPF
5 6 (4.41%) BGP
5 6 (4.41%) VPN
6 5 (3.68%) Ethernet
6 5 (3.68%) LDAP
6 5 (3.68%) 3G
6 5 (3.68%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (2.94%) TACACS
7 4 (2.94%) NetScreen
7 4 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.94%) IPsec
7 4 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.94%) MySQL
2 4 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.21%) RavenDB
4 1 (0.74%) Big Data
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (11.76%) Maven
2 12 (8.82%) Subversion
3 10 (7.35%) Ant
3 10 (7.35%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.35%) Hudson
3 10 (7.35%) Gradle
3 10 (7.35%) Artifactory
3 10 (7.35%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.88%) TeamCity
4 8 (5.88%) JIRA
5 6 (4.41%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.21%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.21%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.47%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.47%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.47%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.74%) Carbide.c++
9 1 (0.74%) ClearQuest
General
1 16 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 12 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.35%) Aerospace
4 8 (5.88%) Finance
4 8 (5.88%) Electronics
5 5 (3.68%) Military
5 5 (3.68%) French Language
6 4 (2.94%) Back Office
7 3 (2.21%) Automotive
7 3 (2.21%) Retail
7 3 (2.21%) Online Betting
8 2 (1.47%) Avionics
9 1 (0.74%) Marketing
9 1 (0.74%) German Language
9 1 (0.74%) Legal
9 1 (0.74%) Publishing
9 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.91%) Web Services
2 15 (11.03%) HTML
3 14 (10.29%) CSS
4 13 (9.56%) .NET
5 9 (6.62%) XML
6 8 (5.88%) RESTful
7 7 (5.15%) Ajax
7 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET
7 7 (5.15%) Qt
7 7 (5.15%) OpenGL
7 7 (5.15%) LAMP
8 6 (4.41%) J2EE
8 6 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.41%) HTML5
9 5 (3.68%) Struts2
9 5 (3.68%) FreeMarker
9 5 (3.68%) Symfony
9 5 (3.68%) JDBC
9 5 (3.68%) Servlets
9 5 (3.68%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 14 (10.29%) Mathematics
3 13 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.82%) Physics
4 12 (8.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 11 (8.09%) Data Centre
6 9 (6.62%) User Experience
6 9 (6.62%) 3D Graphics
7 8 (5.88%) Management Information System
7 8 (5.88%) CUDA
7 8 (5.88%) Public Cloud
8 7 (5.15%) Algorithms
8 7 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (4.41%) GIS
10 5 (3.68%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (3.68%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (2.94%) VHDL
12 3 (2.21%) Verilog
12 3 (2.21%) Blog
12 3 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.29%) Windows
2 12 (8.82%) Linux
3 5 (3.68%) UNIX
3 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.21%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.47%) Debian
6 2 (1.47%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.47%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.47%) CentOS
6 2 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.74%) zOS
7 1 (0.74%) AIX
7 1 (0.74%) Solaris
7 1 (0.74%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (45.59%) Software Engineering
2 37 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (13.97%) Mentoring
4 18 (13.24%) MVC
5 15 (11.03%) Open Source
5 15 (11.03%) SDLC
6 13 (9.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (9.56%) OO
7 11 (8.09%) E-Commerce
7 11 (8.09%) Multithreading
8 10 (7.35%) OOD
8 10 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (6.62%) SOA
9 9 (6.62%) 3D Modelling
10 8 (5.88%) ITIL
11 7 (5.15%) TDD
11 7 (5.15%) Validation
11 7 (5.15%) Migration
11 7 (5.15%) Data Management
11 7 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.06%) Java
2 28 (20.59%) JavaScript
3 27 (19.85%) C++
4 24 (17.65%) C
5 18 (13.24%) Python
6 12 (8.82%) C#
7 10 (7.35%) Embedded C
8 9 (6.62%) Embedded C++
8 9 (6.62%) Scala
8 9 (6.62%) Clojure
9 7 (5.15%) SQL
10 6 (4.41%) PHP
11 5 (3.68%) AspectJ
12 3 (2.21%) Ruby
12 3 (2.21%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.47%) Ada
13 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.47%) Perl
13 2 (1.47%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 52 (38.24%) Degree
2 12 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (8.09%) CCIE
4 9 (6.62%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.41%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.68%) Chartered Engineer
6 5 (3.68%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.21%) CCNP
8 2 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.47%) PhD
9 1 (0.74%) HNC
9 1 (0.74%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.74%) MCSE
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.35%) QA
2 4 (2.94%) JSP 440
3 3 (2.21%) IEC 61508
3 3 (2.21%) SLA
4 2 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.47%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.47%) JTAG
4 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.74%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.74%) TickIT
System Software
1 18 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (8.82%) Docker
3 11 (8.09%) KVM
4 9 (6.62%) LXC
4 9 (6.62%) Xen
4 9 (6.62%) Firmware
5 7 (5.15%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.47%) NFS
6 2 (1.47%) Samba
6 2 (1.47%) Squid
6 2 (1.47%) oVirt
6 2 (1.47%) GFS2
6 2 (1.47%) Gluster
6 2 (1.47%) RHEV
7 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.74%) XenApp
7 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.47%) SELinux
2 2 (1.47%) Kibana
2 2 (1.47%) Graphite
2 2 (1.47%) Pacemaker
2 2 (1.47%) Nagios
2 2 (1.47%) Puppet
2 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (1.47%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.74%) SCOM
3 1 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 19 (13.97%) VMware
2 18 (13.24%) Oracle
3 12 (8.82%) Cisco
4 10 (7.35%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.35%) HP
4 10 (7.35%) Citrix
4 10 (7.35%) Google
5 8 (5.88%) Rackspace
6 7 (5.15%) EMC
6 7 (5.15%) Juniper
7 6 (4.41%) SAP
7 6 (4.41%) QNX
8 5 (3.68%) F5
8 5 (3.68%) Facebook
8 5 (3.68%) IBM
9 4 (2.94%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.47%) Xilinx
10 2 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.47%) Mitel
10 2 (1.47%) Hyland
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: Excellent package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: Excellent Salary - Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: Excellent Salary - Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Cobham - AMS
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Attractive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Attractive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + ASAP
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + ASAP
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago