The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Principal Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
UK
Rank 722 802 865
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 136 118 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.12% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 109 108 74
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £80,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.76%

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
81076 94889 99493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67322 79646 82693
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Principal Engineer in the job title.

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 17 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +68 133 £57,875 +0.65% 21
London +82 44 £87,500 +16.66% 4
South East +86 36 £58,250 +14.21% 4
North West +4 23 £52,500 +1.44% 4
Manchester -1 19 £52,500 +1.44% 4
Surrey +50 16 £59,125 +31.38%
Hampshire +20 11 £55,000 - 3
South West -15 9 £55,000 -8.33% 3
West Midlands +9 7 £50,000 +21.95%
Camberley - 7 £60,000 -
Yorkshire +18 6 £55,000 - 2
Berkshire +46 5 £77,500 +31.91% 1
West Yorkshire +20 5 £55,000 - 2
Basingstoke -3 5 £55,000 +2.80%
Oxfordshire +33 4 £57,500 +17.94%
City of London +31 4 £85,000 +13.33%
Leeds +19 4 £52,500 -4.54% 2
East of England +14 4 £65,000 -
Bristol -5 4 £55,000 -4.34% 2
Windsor - 4 £77,500 -
Scotland +18 3 £37,500 -31.81% 2
Fareham 0 3 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Southampton - 3 £47,500 - 1
Abingdon - 3 - -
Oldham - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £37,500 - 1
Warwickshire +22 2 £75,000 +57.89%
Cheshire +11 2 £60,000 -2.04%
Bath +9 2 £56,250 +2.27%
Somerset +4 2 £56,250 +2.27%

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Principal Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 106 (45.49%) Software Engineering
2 102 (43.78%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (41.63%) Java
4 51 (21.89%) JavaScript
5 48 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (20.17%) AngularJS
7 41 (17.60%) Test Automation
8 38 (16.31%) DevOps
9 37 (15.88%) Linux
10 36 (15.45%) C
10 36 (15.45%) Microservices
11 34 (14.59%) QA
12 33 (14.16%) Jenkins
12 33 (14.16%) SQL
13 31 (13.30%) Finance
13 31 (13.30%) Mentoring
14 30 (12.88%) C++
15 29 (12.45%) Scrum
15 29 (12.45%) TDD
15 29 (12.45%) Coaching
16 28 (12.02%) Line Management
16 28 (12.02%) Software Architecture
17 27 (11.59%) Dropwizard
18 26 (11.16%) Degree
18 26 (11.16%) PostgreSQL
18 26 (11.16%) Oracle
18 26 (11.16%) Unix
19 25 (10.73%) Cisco Certification
19 25 (10.73%) VMware
19 25 (10.73%) CouchDB

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (8.58%) Tomcat
2 12 (5.15%) Apache
3 5 (2.15%) Confluence
3 5 (2.15%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.29%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.86%) CMS
5 2 (0.86%) JBoss
5 2 (0.86%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.86%) nginx
5 2 (0.86%) SAS
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.43%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.86%) MS Office
2 2 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.86%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.01%) SaaS
3 13 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.29%) Office 365
6 2 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.30%) LAN
2 12 (5.15%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (3.86%) Firewall
3 9 (3.86%) MPLS
4 8 (3.43%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (3.00%) Internet
5 7 (3.00%) VPN
5 7 (3.00%) WAN
5 7 (3.00%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (3.00%) Wireless
6 6 (2.58%) HTTP
6 6 (2.58%) SAN
7 5 (2.15%) DNS
7 5 (2.15%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.72%) BGP
9 3 (1.29%) DHCP
9 3 (1.29%) FTP
9 3 (1.29%) LTE
9 3 (1.29%) Network Security
9 3 (1.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.16%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (10.73%) CouchDB
2 25 (10.73%) Redis
3 9 (3.86%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.43%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.58%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.15%) Big Data
6 5 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.15%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (1.72%) BigQuery
7 4 (1.72%) Data Mart
7 4 (1.72%) MySQL
7 4 (1.72%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.72%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.29%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.86%) DB2
9 2 (0.86%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.43%) DTS
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (14.16%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.43%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.58%) Bugzilla
3 6 (2.58%) CruiseControl
3 6 (2.58%) Hudson
3 6 (2.58%) Maven
3 6 (2.58%) Subversion
3 6 (2.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (2.15%) JIRA
5 4 (1.72%) Mockito
5 4 (1.72%) Moq
5 4 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.29%) JUnit
6 3 (1.29%) Selenium
6 3 (1.29%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.29%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.86%) Ant
7 2 (0.86%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.86%) Gradle
General
1 31 (13.30%) Finance
2 13 (5.58%) Banking
3 11 (4.72%) Electronics
4 10 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.86%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.86%) Marketing
6 6 (2.58%) Automotive
7 5 (2.15%) Military
8 3 (1.29%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.86%) Advertising
9 2 (0.86%) Billing
9 2 (0.86%) Games
9 2 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (20.17%) AngularJS
2 27 (11.59%) Dropwizard
3 23 (9.87%) Spring
4 16 (6.87%) HTML
5 15 (6.44%) .NET
5 15 (6.44%) J2EE
5 15 (6.44%) Node.js
6 12 (5.15%) Hibernate
6 12 (5.15%) RESTful
7 10 (4.29%) CSS
7 10 (4.29%) HTML5
7 10 (4.29%) REST
8 9 (3.86%) JSON
8 9 (3.86%) WPF
9 8 (3.43%) Apache Camel
9 8 (3.43%) Web Services
10 7 (3.00%) Ember.js
10 7 (3.00%) Spring Integration
11 5 (2.15%) J2SE
12 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.30%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.29%) Statistics
4 9 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.86%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.43%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.58%) Clustering
6 6 (2.58%) Physics
7 5 (2.15%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (1.72%) Derivative
8 4 (1.72%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.29%) CUDA
9 3 (1.29%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.29%) Replication
10 2 (0.86%) EMC VNXe
10 2 (0.86%) iPad
10 2 (0.86%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 37 (15.88%) Linux
2 26 (11.16%) Unix
3 24 (10.30%) Windows
4 9 (3.86%) CentOS
4 9 (3.86%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (3.00%) Android
5 7 (3.00%) Solaris
6 6 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.58%) Ubuntu
6 6 (2.58%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.86%) Debian
8 2 (0.86%) zOS
9 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (45.49%) Software Engineering
2 102 (43.78%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (17.60%) Test Automation
5 38 (16.31%) DevOps
6 36 (15.45%) Microservices
7 31 (13.30%) Mentoring
8 29 (12.45%) Coaching
8 29 (12.45%) Scrum
8 29 (12.45%) TDD
9 28 (12.02%) Line Management
9 28 (12.02%) Software Architecture
10 21 (9.01%) Multithreading
11 19 (8.15%) Configuration Management
12 16 (6.87%) MVC
12 16 (6.87%) SDLC
13 14 (6.01%) OO
13 14 (6.01%) Pair Programming
13 14 (6.01%) Project Management
13 14 (6.01%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 97 (41.63%) Java
2 51 (21.89%) JavaScript
3 36 (15.45%) C
4 33 (14.16%) SQL
5 30 (12.88%) C++
6 24 (10.30%) C#
6 24 (10.30%) TypeScript
7 14 (6.01%) Bash Shell
8 13 (5.58%) Python
9 12 (5.15%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.58%) Bourne shell
10 6 (2.58%) Embedded C
10 6 (2.58%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.72%) Perl
11 4 (1.72%) PHP
11 4 (1.72%) Ruby
11 4 (1.72%) Scala
12 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.86%) REXX
13 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (11.16%) Degree
2 25 (10.73%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (8.58%) Security Cleared
4 12 (5.15%) CCNP
4 12 (5.15%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.29%) CCIE
5 10 (4.29%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.58%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.58%) ISEB
7 4 (1.72%) CCDA
7 4 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.29%) MCSA
8 3 (1.29%) MCSE
8 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.86%) CCNA
9 2 (0.86%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.86%) VCAP
10 1 (0.43%) CCSP
10 1 (0.43%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (14.59%) QA
2 3 (1.29%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.29%) SDET
3 2 (0.86%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.58%) Docker
4 5 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.72%) vSphere
6 3 (1.29%) KVM
6 3 (1.29%) NFS
6 3 (1.29%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.86%) Firmware
7 2 (0.86%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.86%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.86%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.43%) Xen
8 1 (0.43%) XenApp
8 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.43%) Puppet
2 5 (2.15%) SCOM
3 4 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.72%) SCCM
4 3 (1.29%) WSUS
5 2 (0.86%) Ansible
5 2 (0.86%) Cobbler
5 2 (0.86%) Consul
5 2 (0.86%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.86%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.86%) Mesos
5 2 (0.86%) Nagios
5 2 (0.86%) StatsD
5 2 (0.86%) Terraform
6 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 26 (11.16%) Oracle
2 25 (10.73%) VMware
3 23 (9.87%) Cisco
4 9 (3.86%) F5
5 8 (3.43%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.43%) SAP
6 7 (3.00%) EMC
7 6 (2.58%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.15%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.15%) NetApp
8 5 (2.15%) Sun
9 4 (1.72%) Birst
9 4 (1.72%) Google
9 4 (1.72%) Juniper
9 4 (1.72%) Tableau
10 3 (1.29%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.29%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.29%) Sophos
11 2 (0.86%) CA
11 2 (0.86%) Dell
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent career progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Sky Technology
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive Base Salary with pension, bonus and other
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: BUPA + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 12 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £48000 - £58000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow
aap3
Salary: £35.00 - £40.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 43,000 - 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 19 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: BUPA + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Livingston
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 25 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 42,000 - 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago