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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Engineer
Rank 795 751 783
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 108 113 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.10% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.11% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 76 83 85
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,000 £37,700
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £87,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +15.55%

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014 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 20 August 2014. 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 -18 97 £57,500 -2.12% 13
South East +6 45 £52,500 +0.96% 3
London -33 17 £65,000 -13.33% 5
Middlesex - 15 £50,000 - 2
North West -5 13 £35,000 -16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 12 £49,500 +4.21%
Warrington - 11 - -
Cheshire - 11 - -
Milton Keynes - 11 - -
East of England 0 10 £56,250 +7.14% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 9 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Oxfordshire - 9 £68,750 - 1
City of London -8 8 £65,000 -13.33%
South West -11 8 £67,950 +13.25% 2
Cambridge +1 7 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Berkshire -21 7 £80,000 +52.38%
Reading -4 6 £80,000 +60.00%
Scotland -13 6 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 6 £45,000 -
Kidlington - 5 £70,000 -
Bristol -1 4 - - 1
Leeds -23 4 £55,000 +15.78%
West Yorkshire -25 4 £55,000 +15.78%
Yorkshire -31 4 £55,000 +15.78%
Gloucestershire - 3 £67,950 -
Gloucester - 3 £67,950 -
Oxford - 3 £57,500 -
Peterborough - 2 £52,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £52,250 -
Cumbria -1 1 £35,000 -16.66%

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 117 (49.58%) Software Engineering
2 89 (37.71%) Degree
3 84 (35.59%) Java
4 68 (28.81%) C++
5 63 (26.69%) C
6 51 (21.61%) TDD
7 39 (16.53%) UML
8 36 (15.25%) Security Cleared
9 34 (14.41%) SQL
9 34 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (14.41%) Electronics
10 32 (13.56%) Scrum
10 32 (13.56%) Test Automation
11 31 (13.14%) Unit Testing
11 31 (13.14%) Spring
11 31 (13.14%) Web Services
12 30 (12.71%) Embedded Systems
12 30 (12.71%) Big Data
13 29 (12.29%) Linux
14 27 (11.44%) Oracle
14 27 (11.44%) HTML
14 27 (11.44%) Open Source
15 26 (11.02%) MATLAB
16 25 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (10.17%) Windows
18 23 (9.75%) Software Testing
18 23 (9.75%) REST
19 22 (9.32%) Stress Testing
20 21 (8.90%) RESTful
20 21 (8.90%) QA

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 11 (4.66%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.81%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.39%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (2.12%) Apache Solr
4 5 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (2.12%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.12%) Node.js
4 5 (2.12%) WebSphere Process Server
5 4 (1.69%) Jetty
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.42%) Apache
6 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.97%) Simulink
3 2 (0.85%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (0.85%) Solid Edge
4 1 (0.42%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.42%) MS Office
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.08%) HTTP
2 11 (4.66%) GSM
3 10 (4.24%) Wireless
4 9 (3.81%) LTE
4 9 (3.81%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.39%) LDAP
6 7 (2.97%) SAN
7 5 (2.12%) LAN
7 5 (2.12%) GPRS
8 4 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.69%) TETRA
8 4 (1.69%) UMTS
8 4 (1.69%) Bluetooth
8 4 (1.69%) DECT
9 3 (1.27%) Internet
9 3 (1.27%) X.509
9 3 (1.27%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.27%) ZigBee
9 3 (1.27%) Wireless Security
10 2 (0.85%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.71%) Big Data
2 20 (8.47%) MongoDB
3 14 (5.93%) MySQL
3 14 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (5.51%) Data Mining
5 11 (4.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (4.66%) Hadoop
5 11 (4.66%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.81%) QlikView
7 8 (3.39%) SQL Server
7 8 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.12%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.69%) SAP Data Services
11 4 (1.69%) HBase
11 4 (1.69%) Text Mining
11 4 (1.69%) Triplestore
11 4 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.63%) Subversion
2 16 (6.78%) Rational DOORS
3 15 (6.36%) Rational Rhapsody
4 11 (4.66%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.81%) Maven
5 9 (3.81%) ClearCase
5 9 (3.81%) Selenium
6 7 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.12%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.12%) Behat
8 4 (1.69%) Bugzilla
8 4 (1.69%) CruiseControl
8 4 (1.69%) Hudson
8 4 (1.69%) GDB
8 4 (1.69%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.69%) Ant
8 4 (1.69%) JUnit
8 4 (1.69%) JIRA
8 4 (1.69%) WATIR
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (14.41%) Electronics
2 19 (8.05%) Military
3 12 (5.08%) Aerospace
4 11 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.24%) Publishing
6 9 (3.81%) Banking
6 9 (3.81%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.39%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.12%) French Language
9 4 (1.69%) Marketing
9 4 (1.69%) Games
10 1 (0.42%) Finance
10 1 (0.42%) Automotive
10 1 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Legal
10 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.42%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.14%) Web Services
1 31 (13.14%) Spring
2 27 (11.44%) HTML
3 23 (9.75%) REST
4 21 (8.90%) RESTful
5 20 (8.47%) Hibernate
6 19 (8.05%) .NET
6 19 (8.05%) FreeMarker
7 18 (7.63%) XML
8 14 (5.93%) J2EE
8 14 (5.93%) ActiveMQ
8 14 (5.93%) Velocity
9 9 (3.81%) Servlets
10 8 (3.39%) Apache Flex
11 7 (2.97%) .NET Framework
12 6 (2.54%) Ajax
12 6 (2.54%) Spring MVC
12 6 (2.54%) WPF
12 6 (2.54%) WinForms
13 5 (2.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.71%) Embedded Systems
2 27 (11.44%) Open Source
3 16 (6.78%) Mathematics
3 16 (6.78%) Physics
4 12 (5.08%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.66%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.81%) DTV
6 9 (3.81%) VHDL
6 9 (3.81%) Statistics
7 8 (3.39%) Verilog
7 8 (3.39%) Digital Media
8 7 (2.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 7 (2.97%) NHS
9 5 (2.12%) Firmware
9 5 (2.12%) SCADA
9 5 (2.12%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (1.69%) Semantic Web
10 4 (1.69%) Linked Data
10 4 (1.69%) ASIC
10 4 (1.69%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.29%) Linux
2 24 (10.17%) Windows
3 15 (6.36%) UNIX
4 3 (1.27%) Solaris
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.42%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.42%) Android
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (49.58%) Software Engineering
2 51 (21.61%) TDD
3 39 (16.53%) UML
4 34 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (13.56%) Scrum
5 32 (13.56%) Test Automation
6 31 (13.14%) Unit Testing
7 25 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (9.75%) Software Testing
9 22 (9.32%) Stress Testing
10 16 (6.78%) Multithreading
10 16 (6.78%) Analytics
11 15 (6.36%) Configuration Management
11 15 (6.36%) Validation
12 14 (5.93%) OOP
12 14 (5.93%) SOA
13 12 (5.08%) ETL
13 12 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (5.08%) OO
13 12 (5.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (35.59%) Java
2 68 (28.81%) C++
3 63 (26.69%) C
4 34 (14.41%) SQL
5 26 (11.02%) MATLAB
6 14 (5.93%) C#
7 12 (5.08%) Embedded C
8 9 (3.81%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.81%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.81%) Perl
9 8 (3.39%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.39%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.97%) Ruby
11 6 (2.54%) PHP
12 5 (2.12%) AspectJ
13 4 (1.69%) XPath
13 4 (1.69%) SPARQL
13 4 (1.69%) XQuery
14 3 (1.27%) Scala
15 2 (0.85%) F#
Qualifications
1 89 (37.71%) Degree
2 36 (15.25%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.81%) HND
5 7 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.54%) CCNP
7 5 (2.12%) CCIE
8 4 (1.69%) HNC
9 2 (0.85%) PhD
9 2 (0.85%) MCSE
9 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.85%) CISSP
9 2 (0.85%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.42%) PMP
10 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.42%) CISM
10 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.42%) MCSA
10 1 (0.42%) CCSP
10 1 (0.42%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.90%) QA
2 6 (2.54%) JTAG
3 1 (0.42%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.42%) XenApp
1 1 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) Puppet
1 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (11.44%) Oracle
2 15 (6.36%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.93%) SAP
4 12 (5.08%) IBM
5 11 (4.66%) Sybase
6 8 (3.39%) Business Objects
6 8 (3.39%) TIBCO
7 6 (2.54%) EMC
8 5 (2.12%) Cisco
9 4 (1.69%) Genesys
9 4 (1.69%) Toshiba
10 3 (1.27%) Sun
10 3 (1.27%) Synopsys
11 2 (0.85%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.85%) Mercator
11 2 (0.85%) Huawei
11 2 (0.85%) HP
12 1 (0.42%) Citrix
12 1 (0.42%) MKS
12 1 (0.42%) Anite
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