The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Principal Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Developer
Rank 879 920 966
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 7 25 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.024% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.024% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 7 21 13
Median salary £48,786 £59,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.31% +18.00%
UK excluding London median salary £48,786 £59,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-17.31% +18.00%

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
88523 102635 109401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 73515 85553 90526
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Principal Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Principal Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Software Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Software Developer within the UK.

Principal Software Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Principal Software Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Software Developer over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 within the UK.

Principal Software Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Developer
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 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 +43 6 £48,786 -17.31% 2
South East +62 4 £48,786 -9.23%
Milton Keynes +15 4 £48,786 -
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £48,786 -
North West - 2 £65,000 - 2
Blackpool - 1 £70,000 -
Manchester - 1 £60,000 - 2
Lancashire - 1 £70,000 -

Principal Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Principal Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) C#
4 5 (31.25%) C++
4 5 (31.25%) C
4 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) Objective-C
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (25.00%) Android
5 4 (25.00%) Mac OS
5 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (18.75%) Node.js
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) nginx
6 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) CSS
7 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 2 (12.50%) Ruby
7 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (12.50%) jQuery
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
8 1 (6.25%) Puppet
8 1 (6.25%) 4G
8 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries

Principal Software Developer 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 3 (18.75%) nginx
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) 3G
1 1 (6.25%) 4G
1 1 (6.25%) GSM
1 1 (6.25%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Node.js
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Android
2 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (25.00%) Mac OS
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Coaching
6 1 (6.25%) Complexity Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Kanban
6 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning
6 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
6 1 (6.25%) OO
6 1 (6.25%) OOD
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) SDLC
6 1 (6.25%) SOLID
6 1 (6.25%) Statistical Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) C
3 5 (31.25%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) Objective-C
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) KVM
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) VMware
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