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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 811 765 846
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 101 210 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 92 171 82
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £56,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +12.00%

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -42 93 £60,000 +4.34% 24
London +19 23 £70,000 -3.44% 5
East of England +20 17 £62,500 +4.16% 2
South West -22 15 £60,000 +6.19% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 13 £62,500 +4.16% 2
Cambridge +4 13 £62,500 -1.96% 2
North West +11 12 £57,000 -8.80% 4
South East +7 11 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Bristol -6 9 £57,500 +4.54% 2
Surrey +35 6 £63,750 +41.66% 2
East Midlands +27 6 £55,000 -26.66% 5
Leicestershire +2 6 £55,000 -26.66% 5
Loughborough -8 6 £55,000 -26.66%
Cheshire +32 5 £57,000 -24.00%
Scotland +20 5 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Edinburgh +18 5 £62,500 +4.16%
Manchester -1 5 £58,000 +5.45% 4
Warrington - 5 £57,000 -
City of London +40 4 £62,500 -16.66%
Leeds +24 4 £55,000 -4.34%
Yorkshire +13 4 £55,000 -4.34%
West Yorkshire +12 4 £55,000 -4.34%
West Midlands -12 4 £55,000 -31.25%
Weybridge - 3 £60,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +18 2 £57,500 -48.88%
Berkshire +5 2 £57,500 +9.52%
Oxfordshire -6 2 £52,500 -4.54%
Chessington -8 2 £50,000 -
Belfast - 2 £40,000 -
Camberley - 2 £68,750 -

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 78 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (34.50%) Software Engineering
3 55 (27.50%) Java
4 43 (21.50%) Linux
5 39 (19.50%) DevOps
6 36 (18.00%) Finance
7 35 (17.50%) SQL
8 33 (16.50%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (16.00%) Windows
10 30 (15.00%) JavaScript
11 29 (14.50%) Scrum
12 28 (14.00%) Mentoring
12 28 (14.00%) Jenkins
13 27 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
13 27 (13.50%) C
14 24 (12.00%) .NET
14 24 (12.00%) Degree
14 24 (12.00%) QA
15 23 (11.50%) Puppet
15 23 (11.50%) TDD
15 23 (11.50%) C#
16 22 (11.00%) Electronics
16 22 (11.00%) CentOS
16 22 (11.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (10.50%) AngularJS
18 20 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (9.50%) Mobile App
19 19 (9.50%) Oracle
20 18 (9.00%) C++
20 18 (9.00%) VMware

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 14 (7.00%) IIS
1 14 (7.00%) Tomcat
2 11 (5.50%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (5.50%) OpenStack
3 10 (5.00%) Apache
4 5 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.50%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.00%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.50%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.00%) nginx
8 1 (0.50%) Confluence
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.50%) JBoss
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.00%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (3.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.50%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.00%) IaaS
4 2 (1.00%) Office 365
4 2 (1.00%) SaaS
5 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.50%) Internet
2 7 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (3.00%) Firewall
4 5 (2.50%) Ethernet
4 5 (2.50%) MPLS
4 5 (2.50%) Wireless
5 4 (2.00%) HTTP
5 4 (2.00%) HTTPS
5 4 (2.00%) LAN
5 4 (2.00%) VPN
6 3 (1.50%) BGP
6 3 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.50%) DNS
6 3 (1.50%) LTE
6 3 (1.50%) SAN
6 3 (1.50%) WAN
7 2 (1.00%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (7.50%) Big Data
3 10 (5.00%) MySQL
3 10 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.50%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.00%) Data Mart
7 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.50%) DTS
8 1 (0.50%) GIS
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (14.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.50%) Maven
3 6 (3.00%) Subversion
4 5 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.50%) Hudson
4 5 (2.50%) JIRA
5 4 (2.00%) LabVIEW
5 4 (2.00%) Selenium
6 3 (1.50%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.50%) CruiseControl
6 3 (1.50%) JUnit
6 3 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.50%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.00%) Calabash
7 2 (1.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.00%) Gradle
General
1 36 (18.00%) Finance
2 22 (11.00%) Electronics
3 13 (6.50%) Law
4 12 (6.00%) Manufacturing
5 10 (5.00%) Games
5 10 (5.00%) Retail
6 9 (4.50%) Marketing
6 9 (4.50%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.00%) Banking
8 5 (2.50%) Automotive
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.00%) .NET
2 21 (10.50%) AngularJS
3 17 (8.50%) Web Services
4 15 (7.50%) RESTful
5 14 (7.00%) CSS
6 12 (6.00%) HTML
7 11 (5.50%) J2EE
7 11 (5.50%) Sensu
7 11 (5.50%) XML
8 10 (5.00%) REST
9 9 (4.50%) ASP.NET
10 7 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (3.50%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.50%) HTML5
10 7 (3.50%) Spring
11 5 (2.50%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.50%) ELK Stack
11 5 (2.50%) jQuery
11 5 (2.50%) Node.js
11 5 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.50%) Mobile App
2 16 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (4.50%) User Experience
5 8 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.50%) Mobile Games
6 7 (3.50%) VHDL
7 6 (3.00%) Clustering
7 6 (3.00%) Cryptography
8 5 (2.50%) Device Driver
8 5 (2.50%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.50%) Virtual Team
9 4 (2.00%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (2.00%) Physics
10 3 (1.50%) CUDA
10 3 (1.50%) Derivative
10 3 (1.50%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.00%) Data Integration
11 2 (1.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.50%) Linux
2 32 (16.00%) Windows
3 22 (11.00%) CentOS
3 22 (11.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (7.50%) Unix
5 12 (6.00%) Debian
6 11 (5.50%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.00%) Android
7 8 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 8 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (3.50%) Windows Phone
9 6 (3.00%) Solaris
10 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.50%) LynxOS
12 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (34.50%) Software Engineering
3 39 (19.50%) DevOps
4 29 (14.50%) Scrum
5 28 (14.00%) Mentoring
6 23 (11.50%) TDD
7 20 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (9.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (8.50%) Coaching
10 16 (8.00%) Open Source
11 14 (7.00%) Configuration Management
11 14 (7.00%) Multithreading
11 14 (7.00%) Software Testing
12 13 (6.50%) Analytics
12 13 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (6.00%) OO
14 11 (5.50%) MVC
14 11 (5.50%) Patch Management
14 11 (5.50%) SDLC
15 10 (5.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (27.50%) Java
2 35 (17.50%) SQL
3 30 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 27 (13.50%) C
5 23 (11.50%) C#
6 18 (9.00%) C++
6 18 (9.00%) PowerShell
7 14 (7.00%) Python
8 10 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.00%) Embedded C
9 6 (3.00%) Ruby
10 4 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.00%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.00%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.50%) Delphi
12 1 (0.50%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.50%) Perl
12 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (12.00%) Degree
2 17 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (6.50%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.50%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.00%) CCIE
6 7 (3.50%) CCNP
7 6 (3.00%) MCSA
7 6 (3.00%) MCSE
7 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.50%) HND
8 5 (2.50%) ISTQB
9 4 (2.00%) CCDA
10 3 (1.50%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (1.00%) CISSP
11 2 (1.00%) MOS
11 2 (1.00%) SSCP
12 1 (0.50%) CCNA
12 1 (0.50%) MCITP
12 1 (0.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.00%) QA
2 3 (1.50%) SDET
3 1 (0.50%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.50%) SEPA
3 1 (0.50%) TickIT
System Software
1 16 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.00%) Docker
3 13 (6.50%) Active Directory
4 10 (5.00%) Firmware
5 7 (3.50%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (3.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.00%) KVM
7 2 (1.00%) NFS
7 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.00%) vSphere
8 1 (0.50%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.50%) XenApp
8 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (11.50%) Puppet
2 12 (6.00%) Ansible
3 11 (5.50%) Graphite
3 11 (5.50%) Terraform
4 9 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.50%) Kibana
5 5 (2.50%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.50%) logstash
6 2 (1.00%) SCOM
6 2 (1.00%) WSUS
7 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.50%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.50%) Oozie
7 1 (0.50%) SCCM
7 1 (0.50%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (9.50%) Oracle
2 18 (9.00%) VMware
3 12 (6.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.00%) Cisco
5 9 (4.50%) EMC
6 6 (3.00%) NetApp
6 6 (3.00%) SAP
7 5 (2.50%) Mentor Graphics
7 5 (2.50%) Sun
7 5 (2.50%) Xilinx
8 4 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.50%) Citrix
10 2 (1.00%) BT
10 2 (1.00%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.00%) Google
11 1 (0.50%) Cadence
11 1 (0.50%) Intel
11 1 (0.50%) Juniper
11 1 (0.50%) QNX
11 1 (0.50%) Symantec
South East London
Intelletec
Salary: From £80,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Intelletec
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: BUPA + Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Weybridge
IQ Telecom
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, share options
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TDA Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Mint
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
XIST4 Recruitment
Salary: £45-55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: BUPA + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 15 days ago
Farnborough
Huxley
Salary: £80000 per annum + healthcare, dental, bonus, car allowance
Posted: 23 days ago