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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Developer
Rank 872 859 873
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 9 11 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.010% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.011% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 22
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
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
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 £26,250 £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 1 August 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 -61 9 £52,500 -8.69% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 5 - -
East of England -11 5 - -
London -29 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 1 August 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 (85.71%) Linux
1 12 (85.71%) Computer Science
2 10 (71.43%) OO
3 7 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
3 7 (50.00%) MVC
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Ruby
3 7 (50.00%) RESTful
4 5 (35.71%) Open Source
4 5 (35.71%) Bash Shell
4 5 (35.71%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (35.71%) Django
4 5 (35.71%) Spring
4 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 5 (35.71%) Memory Management
4 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
4 5 (35.71%) LIMS
4 5 (35.71%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (35.71%) Statistics
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 5 (35.71%) Informatics
4 5 (35.71%) Robotics
4 5 (35.71%) Biology
4 5 (35.71%) Python
4 5 (35.71%) DNA
4 5 (35.71%) OOD
4 5 (35.71%) Perl
4 5 (35.71%) UNIX
5 4 (28.57%) C#

Principal Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (14.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) RESTful
2 5 (35.71%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (35.71%) Django
2 5 (35.71%) Spring
2 5 (35.71%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) XSLT
3 2 (14.29%) XML Schema
3 2 (14.29%) OpenGL
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (85.71%) Computer Science
2 5 (35.71%) Open Source
2 5 (35.71%) LIMS
2 5 (35.71%) Statistics
2 5 (35.71%) Informatics
2 5 (35.71%) Robotics
2 5 (35.71%) Biology
3 2 (14.29%) W3C
3 2 (14.29%) Semantic Web
3 2 (14.29%) Linked Data
3 2 (14.29%) CUDA
3 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) UNIX
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) OO
2 7 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
2 7 (50.00%) MVC
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Memory Management
3 5 (35.71%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) DNA
3 5 (35.71%) OOD
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) Pair Programming
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Security Management
5 2 (14.29%) RDF
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Image Processing
5 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) 3D Visualisation
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Ruby
2 5 (35.71%) Bash Shell
2 5 (35.71%) Python
2 5 (35.71%) Perl
3 4 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) XQuery
4 2 (14.29%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) PhD
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