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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Developer
Rank 912 869 903
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 7 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.005% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 9
Average salary £70,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+68.67% +3.75%
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+68.67% +7.79%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114444 105272 119153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92735 87604 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 17 April 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -28 7 £70,000 +68.67% 3
East of England - 4 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 2
South East - 3 £70,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £70,000 -
Oxford - 2 £70,000 -
Southampton - 1 £42,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £42,500 -

Principal Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (62.50%) Spring
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Web Services
4 6 (37.50%) OO
4 6 (37.50%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle
4 6 (37.50%) Ruby
4 6 (37.50%) Degree
5 5 (31.25%) MVC
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) J2EE
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) C#
5 5 (31.25%) SOA
5 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
6 4 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (25.00%) Open Source
6 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (25.00%) RESTful
6 4 (25.00%) Robotics
6 4 (25.00%) Biology
6 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (25.00%) Django
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) DNA
6 4 (25.00%) HTML
6 4 (25.00%) LIMS
6 4 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails

Principal Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 1 (6.25%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) GPRS
1 1 (6.25%) GSM
1 1 (6.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) MSTest
2 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) NUnit
General
1 3 (18.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Spring
2 7 (43.75%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 5 (31.25%) J2EE
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (25.00%) Django
4 4 (25.00%) RESTful
4 4 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (18.75%) Middleware
6 2 (12.50%) XML
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (12.50%) HTML5
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.25%) WCF
7 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) LIMS
1 4 (25.00%) Robotics
1 4 (25.00%) Biology
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) TDD
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) OO
4 5 (31.25%) SOA
4 5 (31.25%) MVC
5 4 (25.00%) DNA
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 2 (12.50%) Kanban
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (6.25%) Web Development
8 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
1 6 (37.50%) Ruby
2 5 (31.25%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) EMC
2 1 (6.25%) Primavera
2 1 (6.25%) Iron Speed
Cambridgeshire
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
Salary: £37,377 - £47,553 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago