The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 866 892 877
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 30 37 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.031% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.033% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 11 34 20
Average salary £70,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £97,500 £80,750
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -

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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +23 29 £70,000 +16.66% 10
Bristol +12 14 £80,000 +23.07% 6
South West +9 14 £80,000 +23.07% 6
London +28 10 £55,000 -31.25%
Chessington - 6 - -
South East -1 2 £75,000 +50.00% 3
Berkshire -9 2 £75,000 +50.00% 2
City of London - 2 £67,500 -
Cambridgeshire +20 1 £65,000 +23.80%
East of England +12 1 £65,000 +23.80%
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £70,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
Loughborough - 1 £70,000 -
Reading - 1 £80,000 - 2
Slough - 1 £70,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £52,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £65,000 -
County Antrim - 1 £42,500 -
Belfast - 1 £42,500 -

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 50 (98.04%) Software Engineering
2 30 (58.82%) Degree
3 28 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (50.98%) Java
5 22 (43.14%) JavaScript
6 17 (33.33%) C++
7 16 (31.37%) Maven
8 14 (27.45%) Computer Science
8 14 (27.45%) C
8 14 (27.45%) Web Services
8 14 (27.45%) Mentoring
9 13 (25.49%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (25.49%) CSS
9 13 (25.49%) OO
9 13 (25.49%) HTML
9 13 (25.49%) Oracle
10 11 (21.57%) Mathematics
10 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
10 11 (21.57%) Node.js
11 10 (19.61%) Gradle
11 10 (19.61%) Artifactory
11 10 (19.61%) Jenkins
11 10 (19.61%) Hudson
11 10 (19.61%) Docker
11 10 (19.61%) VMware
11 10 (19.61%) Ant
11 10 (19.61%) Python
11 10 (19.61%) MVC
12 9 (17.65%) Xen
12 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (21.57%) Node.js
2 8 (15.69%) OpenStack
3 4 (7.84%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.92%) nginx
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) Simulink
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (15.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (15.69%) HP Helion
2 8 (15.69%) Google App Engine
3 7 (13.73%) SaaS
3 7 (13.73%) PaaS
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) LDAP
2 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.88%) RavenDB
3 3 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) Maven
2 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
3 10 (19.61%) Gradle
3 10 (19.61%) Artifactory
3 10 (19.61%) Jenkins
3 10 (19.61%) Hudson
3 10 (19.61%) Ant
4 5 (9.80%) Subversion
5 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.88%) ClearCase
6 3 (5.88%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.96%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.96%) JIRA
7 1 (1.96%) GDB
General
1 6 (11.76%) Electronics
2 5 (9.80%) Aerospace
2 5 (9.80%) French Language
3 4 (7.84%) Automotive
4 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Finance
5 1 (1.96%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) Web Services
2 13 (25.49%) CSS
2 13 (25.49%) HTML
3 8 (15.69%) XML
4 7 (13.73%) .NET
4 7 (13.73%) RESTful
5 5 (9.80%) OpenGL
5 5 (9.80%) Struts
5 5 (9.80%) JDBC
5 5 (9.80%) Servlets
5 5 (9.80%) J2EE
5 5 (9.80%) Spring
5 5 (9.80%) Ajax
5 5 (9.80%) Qt
5 5 (9.80%) Struts2
5 5 (9.80%) FreeMarker
5 5 (9.80%) HTML5
6 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.88%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Computer Science
2 11 (21.57%) Mathematics
3 9 (17.65%) Physics
4 8 (15.69%) Public Cloud
5 7 (13.73%) Open Source
6 6 (11.76%) CUDA
6 6 (11.76%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (9.80%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (7.84%) User Experience
8 4 (7.84%) Algorithms
9 3 (5.88%) Blog
9 3 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (3.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (3.92%) VHDL
10 2 (3.92%) Verilog
11 1 (1.96%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (98.04%) Software Engineering
2 28 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (27.45%) Mentoring
4 13 (25.49%) Continuous Delivery
4 13 (25.49%) OO
5 10 (19.61%) MVC
6 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (15.69%) Data Management
7 8 (15.69%) OOD
8 7 (13.73%) UML
8 7 (13.73%) TDD
8 7 (13.73%) Multithreading
8 7 (13.73%) BDD
9 6 (11.76%) Software Architecture
9 6 (11.76%) 3D Modelling
10 5 (9.80%) Scrum
10 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
11 4 (7.84%) Embedded Software Development
11 4 (7.84%) Functional Programming
11 4 (7.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) Java
2 22 (43.14%) JavaScript
3 17 (33.33%) C++
4 14 (27.45%) C
5 10 (19.61%) Python
6 8 (15.69%) Clojure
6 8 (15.69%) Scala
6 8 (15.69%) C#
7 5 (9.80%) AspectJ
8 4 (7.84%) Embedded C
8 4 (7.84%) Ada
9 3 (5.88%) SQL
9 3 (5.88%) Ruby
10 2 (3.92%) Assembly Language
10 2 (3.92%) MATLAB
10 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.96%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (58.82%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) PhD
5 1 (1.96%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) JTAG
2 3 (5.88%) DO-178B
2 3 (5.88%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Docker
2 9 (17.65%) Xen
2 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (17.65%) KVM
2 9 (17.65%) LXC
3 1 (1.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Graphite
1 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.92%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Oracle
2 10 (19.61%) VMware
3 8 (15.69%) Rackspace
3 8 (15.69%) Google
3 8 (15.69%) HP
4 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (1.96%) Sun
6 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.96%) Sybase
Bristol, South West, United Kingdom
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: Excellent Salary - Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: Excellent Salary - Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Leeds
EE
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago