The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 852 845 861
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 59 30 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.028% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.029% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 59 26 39
Average salary £65,000 £62,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £50,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £90,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110395 102332 111722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 90051 84654 95699
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 31 July 2014 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 17 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 31 July 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
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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 -24 45 £67,500 +8.00% 6
South East +7 22 £60,000 +20.00% 2
London -38 20 £72,500 -3.33% 2
Middlesex - 11 £50,000 - 2
Scotland +7 10 £45,000 - 1
City of London 0 9 £65,000 -
Edinburgh - 9 £45,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 8 £70,000 -
Kidlington - 7 £70,000 -
Reading +4 3 £80,000 +60.00%
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire +2 3 £80,000 +60.00%
East of England -7 3 £50,000 - 1
Peterborough - 2 £52,500 - 1
Cambridge -1 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Fife -1 1 £47,500 -
Oxford - 1 £70,000 -

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 97 (98.98%) Software Engineering
2 52 (53.06%) C++
3 51 (52.04%) Java
4 38 (38.78%) C
5 30 (30.61%) TDD
6 28 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 28 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 25 (25.51%) Linux
8 24 (24.49%) Software Testing
8 24 (24.49%) Big Data
9 23 (23.47%) Stress Testing
9 23 (23.47%) UML
10 22 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (22.45%) Degree
10 22 (22.45%) Embedded Systems
11 20 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (19.39%) Open Source
13 18 (18.37%) Web Services
13 18 (18.37%) XML
13 18 (18.37%) SQL
14 17 (17.35%) Oracle
15 16 (16.33%) Windows
16 15 (15.31%) Spring
16 15 (15.31%) Multithreading
17 13 (13.27%) Subversion
17 13 (13.27%) Data Mining
18 12 (12.24%) HTML
18 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
18 12 (12.24%) Analytics
19 11 (11.22%) J2EE

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 9 (9.18%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.16%) Tomcat
2 8 (8.16%) TIBCO EMS
3 5 (5.10%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.10%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (5.10%) WebSphere Process Server
4 4 (4.08%) Apache Solr
4 4 (4.08%) Jetty
5 3 (3.06%) Node.js
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.06%) SaaS
4 2 (2.04%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.20%) HTTP
2 6 (6.12%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.12%) GSM
2 6 (6.12%) LDAP
3 5 (5.10%) GPRS
4 3 (3.06%) ZigBee
4 3 (3.06%) LTE
4 3 (3.06%) UMTS
4 3 (3.06%) X.509
4 3 (3.06%) Internet
4 3 (3.06%) Wireless
5 1 (1.02%) Multicast
5 1 (1.02%) DVB
5 1 (1.02%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.49%) Big Data
2 13 (13.27%) Data Mining
3 10 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (9.18%) Hadoop
4 9 (9.18%) QlikView
5 8 (8.16%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (8.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (8.16%) Oracle Database
6 7 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (5.10%) NoSQL
7 5 (5.10%) MongoDB
8 4 (4.08%) Text Mining
8 4 (4.08%) Triplestore
8 4 (4.08%) HBase
9 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.02%) SQLite
10 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Subversion
2 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.16%) ClearCase
4 7 (7.14%) Maven
5 6 (6.12%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (4.08%) CruiseControl
6 4 (4.08%) Ant
6 4 (4.08%) JUnit
6 4 (4.08%) Hudson
6 4 (4.08%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.08%) WATIR
6 4 (4.08%) Selenium
7 2 (2.04%) JDeveloper
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.02%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.02%) VectorCAST
8 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (11.22%) Publishing
2 9 (9.18%) Banking
3 8 (8.16%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.14%) Electronics
5 6 (6.12%) Aerospace
6 5 (5.10%) Military
7 3 (3.06%) French Language
8 2 (2.04%) Marketing
9 1 (1.02%) Multimedia
9 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.02%) Automotive
9 1 (1.02%) Legal
9 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.37%) Web Services
1 18 (18.37%) XML
2 15 (15.31%) Spring
3 12 (12.24%) HTML
4 11 (11.22%) J2EE
5 10 (10.20%) .NET
5 10 (10.20%) REST
6 8 (8.16%) Apache Flex
7 7 (7.14%) Servlets
8 5 (5.10%) Spring MVC
8 5 (5.10%) RESTful
8 5 (5.10%) SOAP
8 5 (5.10%) EJB
8 5 (5.10%) Hibernate
9 4 (4.08%) JNDI
9 4 (4.08%) JSP
9 4 (4.08%) MapReduce
9 4 (4.08%) Ajax
10 3 (3.06%) FreeMarker
10 3 (3.06%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.45%) Embedded Systems
2 19 (19.39%) Open Source
3 9 (9.18%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.18%) Statistics
4 7 (7.14%) Digital Media
5 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (4.08%) Linked Data
6 4 (4.08%) Semantic Web
6 4 (4.08%) Taxonomies
6 4 (4.08%) Ontologies
7 3 (3.06%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (2.04%) DTV
9 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.02%) Streaming Media
9 1 (1.02%) IPTV
9 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.02%) NHS
9 1 (1.02%) Firmware
9 1 (1.02%) MPEG
9 1 (1.02%) STB
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.51%) Linux
2 16 (16.33%) Windows
3 9 (9.18%) UNIX
4 1 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Android
4 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (98.98%) Software Engineering
2 30 (30.61%) TDD
3 28 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 28 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 24 (24.49%) Software Testing
5 23 (23.47%) Stress Testing
5 23 (23.47%) UML
6 22 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (15.31%) Multithreading
9 12 (12.24%) Analytics
10 10 (10.20%) OO
11 9 (9.18%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (9.18%) CRM
11 9 (9.18%) MVC
11 9 (9.18%) Unified Process
12 8 (8.16%) ETL
12 8 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (6.12%) Scrum
13 6 (6.12%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 52 (53.06%) C++
2 51 (52.04%) Java
3 38 (38.78%) C
4 18 (18.37%) SQL
5 10 (10.20%) PL/SQL
6 9 (9.18%) Perl
6 9 (9.18%) Shell Script
7 7 (7.14%) Embedded C
8 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.10%) C#
9 5 (5.10%) MATLAB
10 4 (4.08%) XQuery
10 4 (4.08%) SPARQL
10 4 (4.08%) XPath
11 3 (3.06%) AspectJ
12 2 (2.04%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.02%) Ruby
13 1 (1.02%) F#
13 1 (1.02%) Ada
13 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (22.45%) Degree
2 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) PhD
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 17 (17.35%) Oracle
2 8 (8.16%) TIBCO
2 8 (8.16%) Business Objects
2 8 (8.16%) SAP
2 8 (8.16%) Sybase
3 5 (5.10%) IBM
4 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.02%) Google
5 1 (1.02%) Twitter
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
OHO Group
Salary: £0 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Competitive Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago