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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Software Developer
UK
Rank 837 927 958
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 4 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.012% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.012% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 8
Median salary £75,000 £59,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.11% +9.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,507 £52,700 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,000 £77,200 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £59,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
+27.11% +9.76%

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
79883 98427 103086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.32% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 66300 82530 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 25 February 2017 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 25 February 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 +92 4 £75,000 +27.11% 1
South East +62 2 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Portsmouth - 2 £75,000 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £75,000 - 1
London +75 1 £85,000 -
East of England - 1 £44,296 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £44,296 -
Essex - 1 £44,296 -

Principal Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 (57.14%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (42.86%) Degree
4 5 (35.71%) C
4 5 (35.71%) C++
4 5 (35.71%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) Objective-C
5 4 (28.57%) Ruby
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 4 (28.57%) Android
5 4 (28.57%) Mac OS
6 3 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 2 (14.29%) OO
7 2 (14.29%) OOD
7 2 (14.29%) Scrum
7 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
7 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
8 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (7.14%) Big Data
8 1 (7.14%) Statistical Modelling
8 1 (7.14%) MariaDB

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 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
1 1 (7.14%) CouchDB
1 1 (7.14%) MariaDB
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) Neo4j
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.14%) Games
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) POSIX
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.14%) e-Health
3 1 (7.14%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Android
2 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 4 (28.57%) Mac OS
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
3 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) OOD
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Bioinformatics
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Informatics
4 1 (7.14%) Kanban
4 1 (7.14%) Memory Management
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Physics
4 1 (7.14%) Statistics
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) C
2 5 (35.71%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Objective-C
3 4 (28.57%) Ruby
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) Go
5 1 (7.14%) Haskell
5 1 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) GSEC
2 1 (7.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
1 1 (7.14%) KVM
1 1 (7.14%) LXC
1 1 (7.14%) Slurm Workload Manager
1 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Pegasus
1 1 (7.14%) TOWER Software
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