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

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Developer
Rank 902 957 977
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 8 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.005% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.006% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 9
Median salary £70,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.73% +15.00%
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+21.73% +15.00%

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
90765 105251 110157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.20% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76040 87694 88974
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
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 £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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
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 24 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 +57 8 £70,000 +21.73% 1
North West - 6 £67,200 -
Blackpool - 6 £67,200 -
Lancashire - 6 £67,200 -
South East +36 1 £70,000 +21.73%
Fareham - 1 £70,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £70,000 -
London - 1 - - 1

Principal Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) nginx
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) Node.js
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) Mockito
6 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (8.33%) CouchDB
6 1 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (8.33%) Open Source
6 1 (8.33%) PowerMock
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Gradle
6 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (8.33%) OpenFlow
6 1 (8.33%) KVM
6 1 (8.33%) Ansible

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 (25.00%) nginx
1 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) 3G
1 1 (8.33%) 4G
1 1 (8.33%) GSM
1 1 (8.33%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (8.33%) CouchDB
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (8.33%) EasyMock
1 1 (8.33%) Gradle
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) Mockito
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) TestNG
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) Node.js
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (8.33%) PowerMock
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
4 1 (8.33%) Refactoring
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) KVM
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) VMware
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