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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 734 813 777
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 163 118 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 88 95 71
Average salary £55,000 £65,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +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
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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 +96 154 £57,500 -11.53% 16
South West +28 47 £55,000 -19.05% 3
Bristol +19 42 £55,000 - 2
South East +34 38 £55,000 -10.20% 3
London +18 34 £68,750 -5.17% 4
Hampshire +27 22 £55,000 - 1
Berkshire +5 14 £52,500 -34.37% 1
Havant - 12 £49,250 -
East of England +9 10 £61,500 +6.95% 1
Newbury - 10 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire +15 8 £68,250 +24.09% 2
City of London +11 8 £75,000 +15.38%
Cambridgeshire +9 8 £61,500 +6.95% 1
Leeds +5 8 £68,250 +24.09% 2
Yorkshire +3 8 £68,250 +24.09% 2
South Wales - 8 £47,500 - 1
Wales - 8 £47,500 - 1
Cardiff - 8 £47,500 - 1
Cambridge +11 7 £62,500 +4.16% 1
North West -9 5 £49,500 +41.42% 1
West Midlands - 5 £68,500 - 2
Fareham - 5 £55,000 -
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Staffordshire - 3 £62,000 -
Manchester - 3 £52,500 -
Greenford - 3 £55,000 - 1
Southampton - 3 £55,000 -
Cumbria -2 2 £46,625 +33.21% 1
Warwick - 2 £77,500 - 2
Wembley - 2 £47,500 -

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 131 (54.36%) Software Engineering
2 94 (39.00%) Degree
3 85 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (33.20%) Java
5 76 (31.54%) C++
6 57 (23.65%) VMware
7 56 (23.24%) Web Services
8 54 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (21.99%) Oracle
10 50 (20.75%) Linux
11 46 (19.09%) JavaScript
11 46 (19.09%) Mentoring
12 44 (18.26%) C
12 44 (18.26%) Python
13 42 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 40 (16.60%) Continuous Delivery
15 39 (16.18%) SDLC
16 35 (14.52%) SaaS
17 34 (14.11%) Windows
18 33 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
19 32 (13.28%) Hudson
19 32 (13.28%) Manufacturing
20 31 (12.86%) Maven
20 31 (12.86%) Git (software)
21 30 (12.45%) Jenkins
21 30 (12.45%) Docker
21 30 (12.45%) Telecoms
22 28 (11.62%) Subversion
22 28 (11.62%) Ant
22 28 (11.62%) KVM

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (9.54%) OpenStack
2 13 (5.39%) Node.js
3 12 (4.98%) WebLogic
4 11 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (3.73%) nginx
6 4 (1.66%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.66%) JBoss
6 4 (1.66%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.24%) NServiceBus
7 3 (1.24%) Apache
8 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.83%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.41%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.41%) Confluence
9 1 (0.41%) IIS
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.52%) SaaS
2 33 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (9.54%) PaaS
3 23 (9.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (8.71%) Google App Engine
5 20 (8.30%) HP Helion
6 15 (6.22%) IaaS
7 7 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.83%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.88%) WAN
2 18 (7.47%) OSPF
2 18 (7.47%) BGP
3 16 (6.64%) LAN
3 16 (6.64%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.81%) Firewall
4 14 (5.81%) Ethernet
5 11 (4.56%) MPLS
5 11 (4.56%) SNMP
5 11 (4.56%) VPN
6 10 (4.15%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (4.15%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (3.73%) DHCP
8 8 (3.32%) Broadband
8 8 (3.32%) VRRP
8 8 (3.32%) 802.11
8 8 (3.32%) GPON
9 7 (2.90%) IPsec
10 6 (2.49%) DVB
10 6 (2.49%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.56%) MySQL
2 10 (4.15%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.32%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.32%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.90%) Big Data
6 6 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.66%) RavenDB
8 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.83%) Riak
8 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (13.28%) Hudson
2 31 (12.86%) Maven
2 31 (12.86%) Git (software)
3 30 (12.45%) Jenkins
4 28 (11.62%) Subversion
4 28 (11.62%) Ant
4 28 (11.62%) Gradle
5 27 (11.20%) Artifactory
6 25 (10.37%) JIRA
7 24 (9.96%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.66%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.66%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.24%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.24%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.83%) LabVIEW
10 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.83%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (13.28%) Manufacturing
2 30 (12.45%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.98%) Back Office
4 11 (4.56%) Electronics
5 9 (3.73%) Finance
5 9 (3.73%) Military
6 8 (3.32%) Aerospace
7 5 (2.07%) Retail
8 3 (1.24%) Online Betting
8 3 (1.24%) Marketing
8 3 (1.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) French Language
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (23.24%) Web Services
2 25 (10.37%) HTML
3 20 (8.30%) CSS
4 19 (7.88%) Java EE
5 15 (6.22%) HTML5
6 14 (5.81%) .NET
6 14 (5.81%) J2EE
6 14 (5.81%) REST
7 13 (5.39%) RESTful
8 12 (4.98%) JMX
9 9 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (3.73%) React
9 9 (3.73%) XML
9 9 (3.73%) JSP
9 9 (3.73%) ASP.NET
10 8 (3.32%) Hibernate
10 8 (3.32%) LAMP
10 8 (3.32%) 802.1X
11 7 (2.90%) Qt
11 7 (2.90%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.96%) Computer Science
2 23 (9.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 19 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.88%) Public Cloud
4 16 (6.64%) Algorithms
5 15 (6.22%) User Experience
6 14 (5.81%) Mathematics
6 14 (5.81%) Physics
7 11 (4.56%) Digital Media
8 10 (4.15%) Data Centre
9 9 (3.73%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (3.73%) 3D Graphics
10 8 (3.32%) Management Information System
10 8 (3.32%) CUDA
11 7 (2.90%) STB
12 6 (2.49%) Semantic Web
13 4 (1.66%) Clustering
13 4 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.66%) EMC VNX
14 3 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.75%) Linux
2 34 (14.11%) Windows
3 22 (9.13%) UNIX
4 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.24%) Windows CE
6 3 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.83%) Debian
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.83%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) zOS
8 1 (0.41%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (54.36%) Software Engineering
2 85 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (19.09%) Mentoring
5 40 (16.60%) Continuous Delivery
6 39 (16.18%) SDLC
7 27 (11.20%) OO
8 22 (9.13%) Data Management
9 21 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (8.71%) Open Source
9 21 (8.71%) Multithreading
10 19 (7.88%) TDD
11 18 (7.47%) MVC
12 15 (6.22%) Coaching
12 15 (6.22%) E-Commerce
12 15 (6.22%) Scrum
13 12 (4.98%) SOA
13 12 (4.98%) ITIL
14 11 (4.56%) OOD
15 10 (4.15%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 80 (33.20%) Java
2 76 (31.54%) C++
3 46 (19.09%) JavaScript
4 44 (18.26%) C
4 44 (18.26%) Python
5 26 (10.79%) C#
5 26 (10.79%) Embedded C++
5 26 (10.79%) Clojure
6 25 (10.37%) Scala
7 22 (9.13%) Embedded C
8 21 (8.71%) SQL
9 18 (7.47%) PHP
10 13 (5.39%) Ruby
11 5 (2.07%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.66%) Perl
12 4 (1.66%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.83%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (39.00%) Degree
2 22 (9.13%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (6.22%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.15%) CCIE
5 8 (3.32%) CCNA
5 8 (3.32%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.32%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.49%) CCNP
7 4 (1.66%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.66%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.83%) HNC
9 2 (0.83%) PhD
9 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.41%) MCSE
10 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.22%) QA
2 7 (2.90%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.24%) SLA
4 2 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.41%) TickIT
System Software
1 42 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (12.45%) Docker
3 28 (11.62%) KVM
4 26 (10.79%) LXC
4 26 (10.79%) Xen
5 23 (9.54%) Firmware
6 12 (4.98%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.83%) Squid
7 2 (0.83%) Samba
7 2 (0.83%) NFS
7 2 (0.83%) RHEV
7 2 (0.83%) oVirt
7 2 (0.83%) GFS2
7 2 (0.83%) Gluster
8 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.90%) Graphite
2 7 (2.90%) Kibana
3 6 (2.49%) Puppet
4 2 (0.83%) Nagios
4 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (0.83%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.83%) SELinux
4 2 (0.83%) Pacemaker
4 2 (0.83%) SCOM
5 1 (0.41%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.41%) SCCM
5 1 (0.41%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.41%) Ansible
5 1 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 57 (23.65%) VMware
2 53 (21.99%) Oracle
3 26 (10.79%) Cisco
4 24 (9.96%) HP
5 22 (9.13%) Google
6 21 (8.71%) Rackspace
7 18 (7.47%) Microsoft
8 14 (5.81%) QNX
9 9 (3.73%) EMC
10 8 (3.32%) Citrix
10 8 (3.32%) Juniper
11 6 (2.49%) Facebook
11 6 (2.49%) F5
12 4 (1.66%) Informatica
12 4 (1.66%) Dell
12 4 (1.66%) Talend
12 4 (1.66%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.24%) IBM
13 3 (1.24%) SAP
14 2 (0.83%) Telerik
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
Posted: 11 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Millingham Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Pension, Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
BBC
Salary: Competitive salary package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ASOS
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Medway Council
Salary: From £35,643 to £40,985 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Exeter
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + Car, 20% bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Warwick
First Utility
Salary: £75,000 - £85,000, + 10% Bonus, + Share Options + Private Healthcare
Posted: 25 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 26 days ago