The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Principal Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 886 853 934
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 28 109 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.099% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.10% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 27 54 52
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £50,750 £42,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
94249 105728 111501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.20% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79336 87614 89975
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

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 24 August 2016 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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 -21 25 £56,000 -0.44% 7
East of England - 9 £62,500 - 1
South East -2 7 £52,500 -4.54% 3
Cambridgeshire - 6 £62,500 - 1
Cambridge - 6 £62,500 - 1
London +31 4 £58,750 -21.66% 1
Oxfordshire -6 3 £52,500 -8.69%
Hampshire -16 3 £45,000 -18.18%
Belfast - 3 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £40,000 -
County Antrim - 3 £40,000 -
North West +4 2 £57,000 -18.57%
Chessington +1 2 £47,500 -
Norwich - 2 £47,500 -
Warrington - 2 £57,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £57,000 -
Norfolk - 2 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +28 1 £55,000 -24.13% 1
Leeds +25 1 £55,000 -24.13%
West Yorkshire +17 1 £55,000 -24.13%
Southampton -8 1 £60,000 +9.09%
South West -42 1 £70,000 +27.27% 1
North East - 1 £57,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Bath - 1 £70,000 -
Crawley - 1 £55,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £57,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £55,000 -
Somerset - 1 £70,000 -

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, Principal Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.14%) C#
4 17 (30.36%) C++
5 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
5 15 (26.79%) Windows
6 14 (25.00%) .NET
6 14 (25.00%) REST
7 13 (23.21%) Apple iOS
7 13 (23.21%) Analytics
7 13 (23.21%) User Experience
7 13 (23.21%) Java
7 13 (23.21%) Web Services
7 13 (23.21%) TDD
7 13 (23.21%) Product Management
8 12 (21.43%) Android
8 12 (21.43%) Retail
8 12 (21.43%) E-Commerce
8 12 (21.43%) Mobile App
8 12 (21.43%) Windows Phone
8 12 (21.43%) Mobile Application Development
8 12 (21.43%) Android Development
8 12 (21.43%) iOS Development
8 12 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 12 (21.43%) AngularJS
9 11 (19.64%) CSS
9 11 (19.64%) C
10 10 (17.86%) XML
11 9 (16.07%) Degree
11 9 (16.07%) HTML

Principal Software Engineer 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 6 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.57%) nginx
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.79%) JBoss
4 1 (1.79%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.79%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Big Data
1 3 (5.36%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
1 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Bugzilla
1 3 (5.36%) CruiseControl
1 3 (5.36%) Hudson
1 3 (5.36%) Subversion
1 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (5.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.57%) Ant
2 2 (3.57%) Gradle
2 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.79%) JUnit
3 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (21.43%) Retail
2 5 (8.93%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Advertising
3 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) .NET
1 14 (25.00%) REST
2 13 (23.21%) Web Services
3 12 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 11 (19.64%) CSS
5 10 (17.86%) XML
6 9 (16.07%) HTML
7 8 (14.29%) HTML5
8 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (10.71%) Node.js
10 5 (8.93%) RESTful
11 4 (7.14%) jQuery
11 4 (7.14%) Spring
12 3 (5.36%) J2EE
12 3 (5.36%) MFC
12 3 (5.36%) WPF
13 2 (3.57%) CGI
13 2 (3.57%) OpenGL
13 2 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) User Experience
2 12 (21.43%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.36%) Physics
6 2 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.57%) Blog
6 2 (3.57%) CUDA
6 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.79%) Equities
7 1 (1.79%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.79%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) Apple iOS
3 12 (21.43%) Android
3 12 (21.43%) Windows Phone
4 2 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (1.79%) CentOS
5 1 (1.79%) LynxOS
5 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (23.21%) Analytics
3 13 (23.21%) Product Management
3 13 (23.21%) TDD
4 12 (21.43%) Android Development
4 12 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 12 (21.43%) iOS Development
4 12 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 12 (21.43%) Mobile Application Development
5 9 (16.07%) MVC
6 7 (12.50%) Multithreading
7 6 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.71%) OO
7 6 (10.71%) Scrum
7 6 (10.71%) Software Architecture
8 5 (8.93%) BDD
9 4 (7.14%) Open Source
9 4 (7.14%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.14%) C#
2 17 (30.36%) C++
3 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
4 13 (23.21%) Java
5 11 (19.64%) C
6 7 (12.50%) SQL
7 3 (5.36%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.57%) Python
9 1 (1.79%) Delphi
9 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.79%) F#
9 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Firmware
2 1 (1.79%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) KVM
2 1 (1.79%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.79%) Xen
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Cloudera
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) QNX
2 1 (1.79%) SAP
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