The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Developer
Rank 869 885 876
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 9 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.008% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 1
Average salary £45,000 £70,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.71% +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £70,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +100.00%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Software Developer over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Principal Software Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Developer
Top 12 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 30 January 2015. 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 -3 9 £45,000 -35.71%
West Midlands - 4 £33,625 -
Coventry - 4 £33,625 -
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £52,500 -11.39%
Cambridge -3 2 £52,500 -20.45%
East of England -9 2 £52,500 -11.39%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £50,000 -
North East - 2 £50,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £50,000 -
South East -29 1 £57,500 -17.85%
Reading - 1 £57,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £57,500 -

Principal Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 18 (94.74%) C#
2 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) TDD
3 7 (36.84%) .NET
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) Ruby
4 6 (31.58%) Multithreading
4 6 (31.58%) Image Processing
4 6 (31.58%) Visualisation
4 6 (31.58%) CUDA
4 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
4 6 (31.58%) C++
4 6 (31.58%) Java
4 6 (31.58%) MVC
4 6 (31.58%) Games
4 6 (31.58%) OpenGL
4 6 (31.58%) 3D Visualisation
5 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle
5 5 (26.32%) Web Application Development
5 5 (26.32%) QA
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Ajax
6 4 (21.05%) OOP
6 4 (21.05%) CSS
6 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (21.05%) HTML
6 4 (21.05%) J2EE

Principal Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 6 (31.58%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
2 6 (31.58%) OpenGL
3 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (21.05%) Ajax
4 4 (21.05%) CSS
4 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) J2EE
4 4 (21.05%) Spring
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.26%) JSON
6 1 (5.26%) WPF
6 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Visualisation
1 6 (31.58%) CUDA
2 4 (21.05%) N-Tier
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) LIMS
3 1 (5.26%) Informatics
3 1 (5.26%) Robotics
3 1 (5.26%) Biology
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) TDD
3 6 (31.58%) Multithreading
3 6 (31.58%) Image Processing
3 6 (31.58%) MVC
3 6 (31.58%) 3D Visualisation
4 5 (26.32%) Web Application Development
5 4 (21.05%) OOP
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Email Management
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) OO
7 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.26%) System Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Time Management
8 1 (5.26%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) Ruby
3 6 (31.58%) C++
3 6 (31.58%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Telerik
3 1 (5.26%) DevExpress