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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Software Engineer
UK
Rank 804 894 936
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 42 39 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.038% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.040% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 26 33 20
Median salary £58,750 £57,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.17% +12.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £42,400
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £86,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +18.91%

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
80883 98578 103250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.45% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67143 82699 85275
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%

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 23 February 2017 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 25 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +93 41 £60,000 +4.34% 8
London +85 12 £90,000 +20.00% 1
South East +60 12 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Hampshire - 9 £60,000 - 3
Fareham - 7 £60,000 - 2
Yorkshire +24 6 £55,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +25 4 £55,000 - 1
Leeds +18 4 £55,000 - 1
South West 0 4 £56,250 -2.17%
North West - 4 £60,000 - 1
Manchester - 4 £60,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Abingdon - 3 - -
Bath +2 2 - -
Somerset +2 2 - -
Bristol +1 2 £56,250 -2.17%
Warwickshire - 2 £75,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £75,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £55,000 -
Warwick - 2 £75,000 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Scotland +17 1 £37,500 -31.81%
Glasgow - 1 £37,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £65,000 -
Ringwood - 1 £55,000 - 1

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 85 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 52 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (56.47%) Java
4 33 (38.82%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (38.82%) AngularJS
5 30 (35.29%) JavaScript
6 28 (32.94%) C++
7 27 (31.76%) Microservices
8 25 (29.41%) DevOps
9 23 (27.06%) C#
10 22 (25.88%) Linux
11 19 (22.35%) Software Architecture
11 19 (22.35%) Coaching
11 19 (22.35%) Scrum
12 18 (21.18%) Spring
13 17 (20.00%) Pair Programming
13 17 (20.00%) Multithreading
14 16 (18.82%) Test Automation
14 16 (18.82%) WPF
14 16 (18.82%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (18.82%) Line Management
14 16 (18.82%) Mentoring
14 16 (18.82%) Jenkins
15 15 (17.65%) Redis
15 15 (17.65%) CouchDB
15 15 (17.65%) Dropwizard
15 15 (17.65%) Windows
15 15 (17.65%) SQL
16 14 (16.47%) C
16 14 (16.47%) TypeScript

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 11 (12.94%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.18%) Apache
2 1 (1.18%) CMS
2 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.18%) JBoss
2 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) SaaS
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) LTE
1 3 (3.53%) Wireless
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
2 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.82%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (17.65%) CouchDB
2 15 (17.65%) Redis
3 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.18%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.18%) Big Data
4 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (18.82%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.06%) Bugzilla
2 6 (7.06%) CruiseControl
2 6 (7.06%) Hudson
2 6 (7.06%) Moq
2 6 (7.06%) Subversion
2 6 (7.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (4.71%) Mockito
4 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.53%) NUnit
4 3 (3.53%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.53%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.18%) JUnit
5 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.53%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.18%) Automotive
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (38.82%) AngularJS
2 18 (21.18%) Spring
3 16 (18.82%) WPF
4 15 (17.65%) Dropwizard
5 13 (15.29%) RESTful
6 12 (14.12%) Node.js
7 11 (12.94%) HTML
8 10 (11.76%) Hibernate
9 9 (10.59%) Ember.js
9 9 (10.59%) HTML5
9 9 (10.59%) J2EE
9 9 (10.59%) REST
10 8 (9.41%) Apache Camel
10 8 (9.41%) JSON
11 7 (8.24%) Spring Integration
12 6 (7.06%) .NET
12 6 (7.06%) MFC
13 5 (5.88%) STL
14 3 (3.53%) CSS
14 3 (3.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.53%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) CUDA
4 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.35%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.18%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.18%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.18%) Equities
5 1 (1.18%) iPad
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.88%) Linux
2 15 (17.65%) Windows
3 6 (7.06%) Android
4 3 (3.53%) CentOS
4 3 (3.53%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (3.53%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.35%) Unix
6 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 52 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (38.82%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (31.76%) Microservices
5 25 (29.41%) DevOps
6 19 (22.35%) Coaching
6 19 (22.35%) Scrum
6 19 (22.35%) Software Architecture
7 17 (20.00%) Multithreading
7 17 (20.00%) Pair Programming
8 16 (18.82%) Line Management
8 16 (18.82%) Mentoring
8 16 (18.82%) Test Automation
9 12 (14.12%) Configuration Management
9 12 (14.12%) MVC
10 11 (12.94%) Open Source
11 10 (11.76%) TDD
12 9 (10.59%) Extreme Programming
13 8 (9.41%) SOA
13 8 (9.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (56.47%) Java
2 30 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 28 (32.94%) C++
4 23 (27.06%) C#
5 15 (17.65%) SQL
6 14 (16.47%) C
6 14 (16.47%) TypeScript
7 5 (5.88%) Python
8 3 (3.53%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.35%) Groovy
9 2 (2.35%) Ruby
9 2 (2.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (12.94%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) QA
2 4 (4.71%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.53%) SDET
4 1 (1.18%) DO-254
4 1 (1.18%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Docker
1 3 (3.53%) Firmware
1 3 (3.53%) VirtualBox
1 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.35%) KVM
3 1 (1.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Consul
1 2 (2.35%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.35%) Mesos
1 2 (2.35%) Nagios
1 2 (2.35%) Puppet
1 2 (2.35%) StatsD
1 2 (2.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (3.53%) Sophos
1 3 (3.53%) VMware
2 2 (2.35%) New Relic
3 1 (1.18%) AVEVA
3 1 (1.18%) IBM
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle
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