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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 853 848 844
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 20 39 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.037% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.039% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 12 33 18
Average salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,350 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £87,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -

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
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 5 March 2015 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 15 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 5 March 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
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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 -16 20 £57,500 +9.52% 5
London +30 8 £55,000 -37.14% 1
Berkshire -5 5 £80,000 +60.00%
Reading -6 5 £80,000 +41.59%
South East -29 5 £80,000 +60.00%
South West - 5 £40,750 - 2
Bristol - 5 £40,750 - 2
City of London - 2 £55,000 -
Chessington - 2 - - 1
Cambridge -3 1 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -8 1 £60,000 +20.00% 2
East of England -9 1 £60,000 +20.00% 2
North West - 1 £50,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £52,500 -
Manchester - 1 £50,000 -

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 43 (97.73%) Software Engineering
2 24 (54.55%) Degree
3 21 (47.73%) C++
4 18 (40.91%) C
4 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (38.64%) Java
6 15 (34.09%) OO
7 14 (31.82%) UML
7 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
8 12 (27.27%) Aerospace
8 12 (27.27%) Computer Science
9 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 10 (22.73%) MVC
9 10 (22.73%) HTML
10 9 (20.45%) CSS
10 9 (20.45%) Electronics
10 9 (20.45%) OOD
10 9 (20.45%) Mathematics
10 9 (20.45%) Algorithms
11 8 (18.18%) Software Architecture
11 8 (18.18%) Node.js
11 8 (18.18%) Physics
11 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
11 8 (18.18%) Subversion
11 8 (18.18%) Maven
11 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
11 8 (18.18%) XML
12 7 (15.91%) Web Services
12 7 (15.91%) C#
12 7 (15.91%) Embedded C

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 8 (18.18%) Node.js
2 3 (6.82%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Simulink
2 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) SaaS
2 3 (6.82%) PaaS
2 3 (6.82%) HP Helion
2 3 (6.82%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.36%) LDAP
3 1 (2.27%) HTTP
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.82%) RavenDB
2 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) SSDT
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Subversion
1 8 (18.18%) Maven
2 6 (13.64%) ClearCase
3 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.82%) Ant
4 3 (6.82%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (6.82%) Gradle
4 3 (6.82%) Artifactory
4 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.82%) Hudson
5 1 (2.27%) GDB
5 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 12 (27.27%) Aerospace
2 9 (20.45%) Electronics
3 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.36%) French Language
4 4 (9.09%) Automotive
5 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.55%) Military
6 2 (4.55%) Banking
6 2 (4.55%) Finance
7 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) HTML
2 9 (20.45%) CSS
3 8 (18.18%) XML
4 7 (15.91%) Web Services
5 6 (13.64%) Spring
5 6 (13.64%) .NET
6 5 (11.36%) J2EE
6 5 (11.36%) JDBC
6 5 (11.36%) Servlets
6 5 (11.36%) Ajax
6 5 (11.36%) Struts
6 5 (11.36%) RESTful
6 5 (11.36%) Struts2
6 5 (11.36%) FreeMarker
7 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (9.09%) HTML5
7 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.55%) Qt
9 2 (4.55%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 9 (20.45%) Mathematics
2 9 (20.45%) Algorithms
3 8 (18.18%) Physics
4 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (11.36%) Open Source
6 5 (11.36%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (6.82%) Blog
8 2 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (4.55%) VHDL
8 2 (4.55%) Verilog
8 2 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (4.55%) CUDA
9 1 (2.27%) CAN bus
9 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (97.73%) Software Engineering
2 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.09%) OO
4 14 (31.82%) UML
5 10 (22.73%) MVC
6 9 (20.45%) OOD
7 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 8 (18.18%) Software Architecture
8 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (15.91%) Use Case
8 7 (15.91%) TDD
9 6 (13.64%) Scrum
9 6 (13.64%) Multithreading
9 6 (13.64%) BDD
9 6 (13.64%) Embedded Software Development
9 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
10 4 (9.09%) Functional Programming
10 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Data Management
11 3 (6.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) C++
2 18 (40.91%) C
3 17 (38.64%) Java
4 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 7 (15.91%) C#
5 7 (15.91%) Embedded C
6 5 (11.36%) Ada
6 5 (11.36%) AspectJ
7 4 (9.09%) Python
7 4 (9.09%) SQL
8 3 (6.82%) Scala
8 3 (6.82%) Clojure
9 2 (4.55%) Embedded C++
9 2 (4.55%) Assembly Language
9 2 (4.55%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.27%) VBA
10 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (54.55%) Degree
2 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) DO-178B
2 3 (6.82%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) JTAG
2 3 (6.82%) IEC 61508
3 1 (2.27%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Xen
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.82%) KVM
1 3 (6.82%) Docker
1 3 (6.82%) LXC
2 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) HP
3 3 (6.82%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) Google
3 3 (6.82%) Rackspace
4 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 2 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (2.27%) Sybase
5 1 (2.27%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.27%) DevExpress
5 1 (2.27%) Telerik
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £75k
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
Thales
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago