The first table below looks at the demand for the Principal Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Developer
Rank 895 862 870
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 9 13 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.012% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.013% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 21
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +23.65%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.60%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109819 102628 112165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 89750 85116 96213
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

Principal Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Principal Software Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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 -40 9 £52,500 -8.69% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 5 - -
East of England -13 5 - -
London -31 2 £56,250 -13.46%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £50,000 -
City of London - 2 £56,250 -
North East - 2 £50,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £50,000 -

Principal Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 12 (75.00%) Linux
1 12 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 10 (62.50%) OO
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) Extreme Programming
4 7 (43.75%) Spring
4 7 (43.75%) Ruby
4 7 (43.75%) RESTful
4 7 (43.75%) MVC
5 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
6 5 (31.25%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (31.25%) DevOps
6 5 (31.25%) DNA
6 5 (31.25%) OOD
6 5 (31.25%) Python
6 5 (31.25%) UNIX
6 5 (31.25%) Perl
6 5 (31.25%) Open Source
6 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
6 5 (31.25%) Memory Management
6 5 (31.25%) Django
6 5 (31.25%) Informatics
6 5 (31.25%) Robotics
6 5 (31.25%) Biology
6 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
6 5 (31.25%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (31.25%) Statistics
6 5 (31.25%) Degree
6 5 (31.25%) LIMS
6 5 (31.25%) TDD

Principal Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (12.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Spring
1 7 (43.75%) RESTful
2 5 (31.25%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (31.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (31.25%) Django
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (18.75%) XML
4 3 (18.75%) XML Schema
5 2 (12.50%) OpenGL
5 2 (12.50%) XSLT
5 2 (12.50%) .NET
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
5 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.25%) J2EE
6 1 (6.25%) Middleware
6 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (31.25%) Open Source
2 5 (31.25%) LIMS
2 5 (31.25%) Statistics
2 5 (31.25%) Informatics
2 5 (31.25%) Robotics
2 5 (31.25%) Biology
3 2 (12.50%) CUDA
3 2 (12.50%) Linked Data
3 2 (12.50%) Semantic Web
3 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 2 (12.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) OO
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) MVC
3 7 (43.75%) Extreme Programming
4 5 (31.25%) DevOps
4 5 (31.25%) DNA
4 5 (31.25%) OOD
4 5 (31.25%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) Memory Management
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) 3D Visualisation
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
5 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Image Processing
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) RDF
5 2 (12.50%) Security Management
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Ruby
2 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
2 5 (31.25%) Perl
2 5 (31.25%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) XQuery
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
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