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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 801 762 803
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 65 113 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.11% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.11% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 53 83 76
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £87,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.90% +5.00%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -29 65 £52,500 -8.69% 16
London -27 21 £52,500 -19.23% 4
South West -3 15 £45,000 -5.26% 4
South East -46 15 £67,500 +22.72% 3
Bristol - 9 £70,000 - 3
East of England -19 8 £53,500 +7.00% 1
City of London +2 6 £60,000 -7.69%
Cambridgeshire -14 6 £54,250 +5.85% 1
Cambridge -5 4 £56,750 +13.50% 1
Reading -14 4 £80,000 +45.45%
Berkshire -23 4 £80,000 +45.45%
Surrey - 4 £67,500 -
Dorset - 4 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +6 3 £46,000 +27.77%
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Uxbridge - 3 £52,500 -
Weymouth - 3 £45,000 -
Leeds - 3 - - 1
Camberley - 3 £67,500 -
North West - 3 £47,500 - 2
Gloucestershire -5 2 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Manchester - 2 £48,750 - 1
Stevenage +20 1 £47,500 +14.45%
Oxfordshire -11 1 £52,500 -16.00% 2
Hertfordshire -19 1 £47,500 +1.06%
Kent - 1 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £42,500 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £57,500 -

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 75 (46.88%) Software Engineering
2 60 (37.50%) Degree
3 45 (28.13%) C
3 45 (28.13%) Security Cleared
4 35 (21.88%) C++
5 29 (18.13%) Computer Science
6 27 (16.88%) Electronics
7 25 (15.63%) Java
8 24 (15.00%) SC Cleared
9 23 (14.38%) Project Management
10 22 (13.75%) UML
10 22 (13.75%) Aerospace
10 22 (13.75%) Validation
10 22 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (12.50%) Physics
11 20 (12.50%) Linux
12 19 (11.88%) Windows
12 19 (11.88%) .NET
12 19 (11.88%) C#
13 18 (11.25%) OO
14 17 (10.63%) Embedded C
14 17 (10.63%) Mathematics
14 17 (10.63%) DV Cleared
14 17 (10.63%) Algorithms
15 14 (8.75%) Web Services
16 13 (8.13%) Cisco
16 13 (8.13%) Microsoft
16 13 (8.13%) Use Case
16 13 (8.13%) TDD
16 13 (8.13%) Subversion

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (5.00%) Node.js
2 6 (3.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.88%) IIS
3 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.63%) Apache
5 1 (0.63%) JBoss
5 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.13%) TargetLink
3 4 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.50%) MS Office
4 3 (1.88%) MS Project
4 3 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.25%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.63%) Simulink
6 1 (0.63%) Pro/ENGINEER
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.63%) GitHub
4 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.88%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.00%) SAN
2 8 (5.00%) WAN
3 6 (3.75%) LDAP
4 5 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.50%) Firewall
5 4 (2.50%) DNS
5 4 (2.50%) MPLS
5 4 (2.50%) Wireless
5 4 (2.50%) LAN
6 3 (1.88%) DHCP
6 3 (1.88%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.88%) HTTP
6 3 (1.88%) WLAN
6 3 (1.88%) VPN
6 3 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.88%) NAS
6 3 (1.88%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (1.25%) ZigBee
7 2 (1.25%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.25%) MarkLogic
2 2 (1.25%) RavenDB
2 2 (1.25%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.63%) SSDT
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (8.13%) Subversion
2 8 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (5.00%) Maven
3 6 (3.75%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (3.13%) ClearCase
5 4 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.25%) Gradle
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.63%) PVCS
8 1 (0.63%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.63%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.63%) JIRA
8 1 (0.63%) GDB
8 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 27 (16.88%) Electronics
2 22 (13.75%) Aerospace
3 12 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.88%) Manufacturing
5 10 (6.25%) Automotive
6 9 (5.63%) Finance
7 8 (5.00%) French Language
7 8 (5.00%) Military
8 3 (1.88%) Marketing
8 3 (1.88%) Avionics
9 2 (1.25%) Local Government
9 2 (1.25%) Banking
9 2 (1.25%) Billing
9 2 (1.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.63%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.88%) .NET
2 14 (8.75%) Web Services
3 12 (7.50%) XML
4 11 (6.88%) HTML
5 10 (6.25%) CSS
6 9 (5.63%) Spring
7 8 (5.00%) RESTful
8 7 (4.38%) Ajax
9 6 (3.75%) Struts2
9 6 (3.75%) FreeMarker
9 6 (3.75%) JDBC
9 6 (3.75%) Servlets
9 6 (3.75%) Struts
9 6 (3.75%) J2EE
10 5 (3.13%) ASP.NET
11 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.88%) REST
12 3 (1.88%) HTML5
13 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (1.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.13%) Computer Science
2 20 (12.50%) Physics
3 17 (10.63%) Mathematics
3 17 (10.63%) Algorithms
4 13 (8.13%) Open Source
5 12 (7.50%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (5.63%) Management Information System
7 9 (5.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 8 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (4.38%) GIS
10 6 (3.75%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (3.75%) VHDL
11 5 (3.13%) Verilog
11 5 (3.13%) Human Factors
12 4 (2.50%) SWIFT
12 4 (2.50%) ASIC
13 3 (1.88%) Clustering
13 3 (1.88%) Blog
14 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.50%) Linux
2 19 (11.88%) Windows
3 12 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.75%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.50%) UNIX
8 1 (0.63%) Debian
8 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.63%) CentOS
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (46.88%) Software Engineering
2 23 (14.38%) Project Management
3 22 (13.75%) UML
3 22 (13.75%) Validation
3 22 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (11.25%) OO
5 13 (8.13%) Use Case
5 13 (8.13%) TDD
6 12 (7.50%) MVC
6 12 (7.50%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
7 10 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 9 (5.63%) OOD
8 9 (5.63%) Software Architecture
9 8 (5.00%) Multithreading
9 8 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (5.00%) Requirements Management
10 7 (4.38%) Risk Analysis
11 6 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.75%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 45 (28.13%) C
2 35 (21.88%) C++
3 25 (15.63%) Java
4 19 (11.88%) C#
5 17 (10.63%) Embedded C
6 11 (6.88%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.63%) SQL
7 9 (5.63%) MATLAB
8 6 (3.75%) AspectJ
9 5 (3.13%) Ada
10 3 (1.88%) Python
10 3 (1.88%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.25%) XPath
11 2 (1.25%) XQuery
11 2 (1.25%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.25%) Perl
11 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.63%) VC++
12 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.63%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 60 (37.50%) Degree
2 45 (28.13%) Security Cleared
3 24 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 17 (10.63%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.38%) CCIE
7 5 (3.13%) CCA
7 5 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.88%) PhD
8 3 (1.88%) HND
8 3 (1.88%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.88%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (1.25%) CCNP
9 2 (1.25%) PMP
9 2 (1.25%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.25%) HNC
9 2 (1.25%) MCSE
10 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.00%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.50%) DO-178B
2 4 (2.50%) QA
3 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.88%) JTAG
3 3 (1.88%) IEC 61508
4 2 (1.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.63%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.38%) XenApp
3 5 (3.13%) Firmware
4 4 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.63%) NFS
7 1 (0.63%) Samba
7 1 (0.63%) Squid
7 1 (0.63%) oVirt
7 1 (0.63%) RHEV
7 1 (0.63%) KVM
7 1 (0.63%) Docker
7 1 (0.63%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.63%) Nagios
1 1 (0.63%) WSUS
1 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (0.63%) Cobbler
1 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.63%) SELinux
1 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (8.13%) Cisco
1 13 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.00%) Citrix
3 7 (4.38%) EMC
3 7 (4.38%) SAP
3 7 (4.38%) VMware
3 7 (4.38%) Hyland
4 4 (2.50%) F5
4 4 (2.50%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.50%) Juniper
4 4 (2.50%) HP
4 4 (2.50%) Oracle
5 3 (1.88%) Aerohive Networks
5 3 (1.88%) Aruba
5 3 (1.88%) 3PAR
6 2 (1.25%) Synopsys
6 2 (1.25%) Google
6 2 (1.25%) IBM
6 2 (1.25%) Siemens
7 1 (0.63%) Sybase
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + standard market benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £43000 - £58000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
BAE Systems
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Canal & River Trust
Posted: 17 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Oxford
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Excellent Salary & Package
Posted: 24 days ago