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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Developer
Rank 930 932 939
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Developer 18 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.009% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.010% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 11
Average salary £59,000 £47,500 £66,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.21% -28.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,100 £33,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £59,000 £47,500 £68,000
% change year-on-year
+24.21% -30.14%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016 within the UK.

Principal Software Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Developer
Top 11 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 9 February 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
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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 +35 18 £59,000 +24.21% 1
Leeds - 8 £59,000 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £59,000 -
Yorkshire - 8 £59,000 -
London - 6 £85,000 - 1
South East +13 3 £50,000 -13.04%
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 -
Bristol - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

Principal Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 23 (65.71%) C#
2 17 (48.57%) WCF
3 16 (45.71%) SQL Server
3 16 (45.71%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (42.86%) Web Services
5 14 (40.00%) Automated Testing
6 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (25.71%) CSS
7 9 (25.71%) .NET
7 9 (25.71%) HTML
7 9 (25.71%) Mentoring
8 8 (22.86%) DevOps
8 8 (22.86%) TDD
9 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (20.00%) C++
10 6 (17.14%) PHP
10 6 (17.14%) C
10 6 (17.14%) QA
10 6 (17.14%) User Experience
11 5 (14.29%) Node.js
11 5 (14.29%) git-flow
11 5 (14.29%) Degree
11 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 5 (14.29%) Express
11 5 (14.29%) RESTful
11 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 5 (14.29%) Linux
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering

Principal Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (14.29%) Node.js
2 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Office 365
4 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 5 (14.29%) git-flow
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (48.57%) WCF
2 16 (45.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (42.86%) Web Services
4 9 (25.71%) .NET
4 9 (25.71%) CSS
4 9 (25.71%) HTML
5 5 (14.29%) Express
5 5 (14.29%) RESTful
6 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
6 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
6 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
8 2 (5.71%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (5.71%) LINQ
8 2 (5.71%) OpenGL
8 2 (5.71%) Qt
8 2 (5.71%) WPF
9 1 (2.86%) Middleware
9 1 (2.86%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) User Experience
2 2 (5.71%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (5.71%) CUDA
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Android
2 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
2 4 (11.43%) Mac OS X
2 4 (11.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) Mentoring
4 8 (22.86%) DevOps
4 8 (22.86%) TDD
5 5 (14.29%) MVC
5 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.57%) OO
6 3 (8.57%) SDLC
7 2 (5.71%) CRM
7 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Multithreading
7 2 (5.71%) OOD
7 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.71%) SOLID
7 2 (5.71%) Static Code Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) UML
8 1 (2.86%) High Availability
8 1 (2.86%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) C#
2 7 (20.00%) C++
3 6 (17.14%) C
3 6 (17.14%) PHP
4 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.43%) Java
6 2 (5.71%) Embedded C
6 2 (5.71%) SQL
7 1 (2.86%) Delphi
7 1 (2.86%) Perl
7 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Coverity
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Perforce
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