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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 896 921 947
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 27 43 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.040% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.042% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 50
Median salary £52,500 £61,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £51,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £61,250 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-18.36% +32.43%

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
96072 103113 114040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 80843 84551 93470
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 27 May 2016 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 26 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 27 May 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 0 26 £53,750 -17.30% 7
Yorkshire - 11 - -
Leeds - 11 - -
West Yorkshire - 11 - -
East of England +23 4 £47,500 -26.92% 2
Norwich - 4 £47,500 - 2
Norfolk - 4 £47,500 - 2
London +19 3 £75,000 +11.11%
South East -5 3 £60,000 +4.34% 3
Hampshire +11 2 £60,000 - 1
East Midlands +13 1 £45,000 -35.71% 1
Berkshire +5 1 - - 1
Bristol -8 1 £45,000 -37.93%
South West -11 1 £45,000 -37.93% 1
West Midlands -16 1 £57,500 -
North West - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £57,500 -
Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £45,000 - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £60,000 - 1
Southampton - 1 £60,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £52,500 - 1
Scotland - 1 £52,500 - 1

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 59 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (35.59%) Apple iOS
2 21 (35.59%) C++
3 20 (33.90%) Windows
3 20 (33.90%) REST
3 20 (33.90%) Android
4 19 (32.20%) Linux
4 19 (32.20%) C
4 19 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (30.51%) Web Services
6 17 (28.81%) Product Management
6 17 (28.81%) Mobile App
6 17 (28.81%) User Experience
7 16 (27.12%) Android Development
7 16 (27.12%) iOS Development
7 16 (27.12%) Windows Phone
7 16 (27.12%) Mobile Application Development
7 16 (27.12%) Analytics
7 16 (27.12%) C#
7 16 (27.12%) E-Commerce
7 16 (27.12%) Retail
8 14 (23.73%) Java
8 14 (23.73%) OO
9 13 (22.03%) HTML
9 13 (22.03%) CSS
9 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
9 13 (22.03%) Multithreading
10 12 (20.34%) Mentoring
10 12 (20.34%) TDD
10 12 (20.34%) Degree

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 (10.17%) Node.js
2 3 (5.08%) Apache Pig
3 2 (3.39%) Apache
3 2 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.69%) JBoss
4 1 (1.69%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.08%) Firewall
2 3 (5.08%) HTTP
3 2 (3.39%) Wireless
3 2 (3.39%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.69%) Internet
4 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Hadoop
1 5 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.78%) Apache Hive
2 4 (6.78%) MySQL
3 3 (5.08%) Big Data
3 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.69%) Appium
2 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.69%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.69%) Grunt
2 1 (1.69%) Hudson
2 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.69%) NMock
2 1 (1.69%) Selenium
2 1 (1.69%) Subversion
2 1 (1.69%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (27.12%) Retail
2 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
3 8 (13.56%) Electronics
4 4 (6.78%) Finance
4 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.78%) Marketing
5 3 (5.08%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.69%) Games
6 1 (1.69%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) REST
2 18 (30.51%) Web Services
3 13 (22.03%) CSS
3 13 (22.03%) HTML
4 10 (16.95%) Qt
5 9 (15.25%) .NET
5 9 (15.25%) HTML5
6 8 (13.56%) AngularJS
7 7 (11.86%) OpenGL
8 6 (10.17%) RESTful
8 6 (10.17%) XML
9 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
9 5 (8.47%) Backbone.js
9 5 (8.47%) CSS3
9 5 (8.47%) React
10 4 (6.78%) Ajax
10 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (6.78%) Ember.js
10 4 (6.78%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (5.08%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Mobile App
1 17 (28.81%) User Experience
2 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
3 7 (11.86%) 3D Graphics
3 7 (11.86%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (11.86%) Mathematics
4 6 (10.17%) CUDA
4 6 (10.17%) Physics
5 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.08%) Cybercrime
5 3 (5.08%) Digital Media
5 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.39%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.69%) Blog
7 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.69%) Equities
7 1 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.69%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.69%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Apple iOS
2 20 (33.90%) Android
2 20 (33.90%) Windows
3 19 (32.20%) Linux
4 16 (27.12%) Windows Phone
5 3 (5.08%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (3.39%) LynxOS
7 1 (1.69%) CentOS
7 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.69%) Unix
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (28.81%) Product Management
4 16 (27.12%) Analytics
4 16 (27.12%) Android Development
4 16 (27.12%) E-Commerce
4 16 (27.12%) iOS Development
4 16 (27.12%) Mobile Application Development
5 14 (23.73%) OO
6 13 (22.03%) Multithreading
7 12 (20.34%) Mentoring
7 12 (20.34%) TDD
8 6 (10.17%) 3D Modelling
8 6 (10.17%) MVC
9 5 (8.47%) DevOps
9 5 (8.47%) Programme Management
9 5 (8.47%) Project Management
10 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (6.78%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) C++
2 19 (32.20%) C
3 16 (27.12%) C#
4 14 (23.73%) Java
5 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.17%) Python
7 3 (5.08%) Objective-C
7 3 (5.08%) PHP
7 3 (5.08%) SQL
8 2 (3.39%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.69%) Delphi
9 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) PhD
3 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) CCNA
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.08%) CISSP
4 3 (5.08%) GIAC
4 3 (5.08%) Linux+ Certification
4 3 (5.08%) MCSE
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.08%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (5.08%) SANS
4 3 (5.08%) SSCP
5 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Def Stans
1 1 (1.69%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.69%) IEC 61508
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Firmware
2 1 (1.69%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) KVM
2 1 (1.69%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle
1 4 (6.78%) SAP
2 2 (3.39%) QNX
3 1 (1.69%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
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