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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 838 862 810
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 110 80 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.075% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.078% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 93 69 101
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,000 £75,000 £82,250
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+13.40% -7.61%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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 +49 102 £57,500 +15.00% 21
London +16 33 £72,500 +38.09% 3
South West +10 29 £57,500 +27.77% 6
Bristol +16 21 £57,500 -17.85% 3
Yorkshire +29 16 £55,000 +13.40% 3
West Yorkshire +14 15 £55,000 +13.40% 3
Leeds +10 13 £55,000 - 3
South East +10 13 £46,250 -27.45% 4
East of England -3 5 £53,750 +0.46% 1
Reading +10 4 £58,750 -26.56% 2
Surrey +9 4 £45,000 -25.00%
Berkshire -3 4 £58,750 -26.56% 3
North West +19 3 £48,500 +14.11% 2
Gloucestershire +6 3 £75,000 +76.47% 2
Edinburgh - 3 £55,000 -
Scotland - 3 £55,000 - 2
Manchester +18 2 £51,750 +6.15% 1
East Midlands +4 2 £50,000 +42.85%
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £42,500 -24.44% 1
Suffolk - 2 £65,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £48,750 - 1
Lincolnshire - 2 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £54,250 -
Cheltenham - 2 £75,000 -
Stamford - 2 £50,000 -
Ipswich - 2 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire +6 1 £40,000 -17.94%
Dorset +2 1 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Stevenage -1 1 £40,000 -17.94%
Greenford -4 1 £55,000 -

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 171 (56.25%) Software Engineering
2 120 (39.47%) Linux
3 109 (35.86%) Java
4 103 (33.88%) C
5 94 (30.92%) C#
6 91 (29.93%) C++
7 90 (29.61%) Telecoms
8 88 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
9 66 (21.71%) Degree
10 65 (21.38%) Cisco Certification
11 60 (19.74%) Mentoring
12 59 (19.41%) Multithreading
13 58 (19.08%) Firewall
14 56 (18.42%) JavaScript
15 54 (17.76%) Jenkins
16 53 (17.43%) TCP/IP
17 48 (15.79%) CCNA
18 45 (14.80%) Penetration Testing
19 44 (14.47%) CISSP
19 44 (14.47%) Web Services
19 44 (14.47%) Big Data
20 43 (14.14%) STL
20 43 (14.14%) HTML
21 42 (13.82%) Java EE
21 42 (13.82%) Android
21 42 (13.82%) Hadoop
21 42 (13.82%) Apple iOS
22 41 (13.49%) Objective-C
23 40 (13.16%) Apache Hive
23 40 (13.16%) Ethical Hacking

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 40 (13.16%) Apache Pig
2 15 (4.93%) Node.js
3 13 (4.28%) OpenStack
4 9 (2.96%) Apache
5 7 (2.30%) NServiceBus
6 6 (1.97%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.32%) SAS
8 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.99%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.66%) JBoss
10 2 (0.66%) Mule
10 2 (0.66%) nginx
10 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 13 (4.28%) SOLIDWORKS
2 12 (3.95%) MS Office
3 10 (3.29%) Simulink
4 9 (2.96%) MS Excel
5 6 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.33%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.33%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 14 (4.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.99%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.51%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.91%) SaaS
3 13 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (3.62%) IaaS
5 9 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (2.63%) Google App Engine
6 8 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (2.63%) PaaS
7 6 (1.97%) HP Helion
8 4 (1.32%) Office 365
9 3 (0.99%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 58 (19.08%) Firewall
2 53 (17.43%) TCP/IP
3 19 (6.25%) Wireless
4 17 (5.59%) HTTP
4 17 (5.59%) Internet
5 15 (4.93%) OSPF
6 14 (4.61%) BGP
7 12 (3.95%) Ethernet
7 12 (3.95%) WAN
8 9 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (2.96%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (2.96%) SAN
9 8 (2.63%) DHCP
9 8 (2.63%) MPLS
9 8 (2.63%) Network Security
9 8 (2.63%) VPN
10 7 (2.30%) Broadband
10 7 (2.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (2.30%) SNMP
10 7 (2.30%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.47%) Big Data
2 42 (13.82%) Hadoop
3 40 (13.16%) Apache Hive
4 32 (10.53%) MySQL
5 19 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 18 (5.92%) NoSQL
7 17 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (3.62%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (2.30%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.64%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.32%) DB2
11 4 (1.32%) GIS
11 4 (1.32%) Informix
12 2 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.66%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.66%) HBase
12 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 54 (17.76%) Jenkins
2 20 (6.58%) JIRA
3 19 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.25%) Maven
4 17 (5.59%) Hudson
5 13 (4.28%) Gradle
6 11 (3.62%) Ant
7 10 (3.29%) NMock
7 10 (3.29%) Subversion
8 9 (2.96%) Artifactory
8 9 (2.96%) NUnit
8 9 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (1.97%) IntelliJ
9 6 (1.97%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (1.32%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.32%) CruiseControl
11 4 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (1.32%) Selenium
11 4 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 90 (29.61%) Telecoms
2 37 (12.17%) Manufacturing
3 36 (11.84%) Finance
4 29 (9.54%) Electronics
5 17 (5.59%) Marketing
6 7 (2.30%) Retail
7 6 (1.97%) Automotive
7 6 (1.97%) Back Office
7 6 (1.97%) Games
8 5 (1.64%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.64%) Legal
9 4 (1.32%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.99%) Banking
10 3 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.99%) Law
11 2 (0.66%) Advertising
11 2 (0.66%) Military
12 1 (0.33%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.47%) Web Services
2 43 (14.14%) HTML
2 43 (14.14%) STL
3 42 (13.82%) Java EE
4 34 (11.18%) REST
5 33 (10.86%) CSS
6 21 (6.91%) .NET
6 21 (6.91%) HTML5
6 21 (6.91%) RESTful
7 18 (5.92%) Ajax
7 18 (5.92%) Spring
8 16 (5.26%) JSON
8 16 (5.26%) NHibernate
9 15 (4.93%) CSS3
9 15 (4.93%) J2EE
9 15 (4.93%) XML
10 14 (4.61%) ASP.NET
10 14 (4.61%) Hibernate
11 13 (4.28%) jQuery
12 12 (3.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.83%) Cybercrime
2 22 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.91%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.93%) Digital Media
5 14 (4.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 12 (3.95%) Physics
7 11 (3.62%) Data Centre
8 10 (3.29%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.63%) Device Driver
9 8 (2.63%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.63%) Mathematics
9 8 (2.63%) Public Cloud
10 7 (2.30%) Algorithms
10 7 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.97%) IPTV
11 6 (1.97%) Over-the-Top Content
11 6 (1.97%) User Experience
11 6 (1.97%) Video on Demand
12 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (1.64%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 120 (39.47%) Linux
2 42 (13.82%) Android
2 42 (13.82%) Apple iOS
3 38 (12.50%) Windows
4 17 (5.59%) Unix
5 12 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.29%) CentOS
7 9 (2.96%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (2.30%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.97%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.32%) Windows CE
10 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.66%) Debian
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.66%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.33%) OpenWrt
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (56.25%) Software Engineering
2 88 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (19.74%) Mentoring
4 59 (19.41%) Multithreading
5 45 (14.80%) Penetration Testing
6 40 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
6 40 (13.16%) Ethical Hacking
7 39 (12.83%) Mobile Development
7 39 (12.83%) Reverse Engineering
8 36 (11.84%) OO
9 35 (11.51%) Configuration Management
9 35 (11.51%) TDD
10 33 (10.86%) Scrum
11 32 (10.53%) High Availability
12 31 (10.20%) DevOps
13 29 (9.54%) Coaching
13 29 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (7.57%) SDLC
15 22 (7.24%) E-Commerce
16 19 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (35.86%) Java
2 103 (33.88%) C
3 94 (30.92%) C#
4 91 (29.93%) C++
5 56 (18.42%) JavaScript
6 41 (13.49%) Objective-C
7 30 (9.87%) Python
8 21 (6.91%) SQL
9 20 (6.58%) PHP
10 16 (5.26%) Embedded C
10 16 (5.26%) MATLAB
11 12 (3.95%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.95%) PowerShell
12 10 (3.29%) Ruby
12 10 (3.29%) Scala
13 8 (2.63%) Clojure
13 8 (2.63%) Embedded C++
13 8 (2.63%) Perl
14 7 (2.30%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (21.71%) Degree
2 65 (21.38%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (15.79%) CCNA
4 44 (14.47%) CISSP
5 39 (12.83%) GIAC
5 39 (12.83%) Linux+ Certification
5 39 (12.83%) MCSE
5 39 (12.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (12.83%) SANS
5 39 (12.83%) SSCP
6 34 (11.18%) Security Cleared
7 16 (5.26%) CCIE
8 13 (4.28%) Network+ Certification
9 12 (3.95%) DV Cleared
10 9 (2.96%) CCNP
10 9 (2.96%) SC Cleared
11 8 (2.63%) CCSP
12 7 (2.30%) PhD
13 6 (1.97%) CCDE
13 6 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.62%) QA
2 9 (2.96%) SLA
3 6 (1.97%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.97%) JTAG
4 5 (1.64%) MISRA
5 4 (1.32%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.99%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.33%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.33%) DICOM
8 1 (0.33%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.33%) DO-254
8 1 (0.33%) HL7
8 1 (0.33%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.33%) ISO26262
System Software
1 22 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (5.92%) Firmware
3 17 (5.59%) Docker
4 9 (2.96%) KVM
4 9 (2.96%) Xen
5 7 (2.30%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.30%) LXC
6 5 (1.64%) vSphere
7 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 26 (8.55%) Puppet
2 22 (7.24%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.64%) Graphite
3 5 (1.64%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.32%) Cacti
4 4 (1.32%) Nagios
4 4 (1.32%) Opsview
4 4 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.66%) SCCM
6 2 (0.66%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.66%) SCOM
6 2 (0.66%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.66%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.33%) Ansible
7 1 (0.33%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.33%) Kibana
7 1 (0.33%) Mesos
7 1 (0.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 33 (10.86%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.88%) Cisco
2 27 (8.88%) Oracle
2 27 (8.88%) VMware
3 14 (4.61%) SAP
4 13 (4.28%) Red Hat
5 10 (3.29%) F5
5 10 (3.29%) HP
6 8 (2.63%) Google
6 8 (2.63%) Rackspace
6 8 (2.63%) SolarWinds
7 7 (2.30%) IBM
8 6 (1.97%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.97%) EMC
8 6 (1.97%) Juniper
8 6 (1.97%) QNX
9 5 (1.64%) Veritas
10 4 (1.32%) Citrix
10 4 (1.32%) Intel
10 4 (1.32%) NetApp
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £54000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum c£60K - £70K + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Novate IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + car + bonus + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £65k DoE
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EE
Salary: competitive + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
West Lothian
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
County Durham
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: Market related
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bens, bonus, car
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago