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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 860 836 865
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 26 66 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.060% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.063% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 17 45 30
Average salary £50,000 £62,500 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £49,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £86,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%

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
106230 104914 110587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.72% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88114 86181 94870
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £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 26 November 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 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 -41 24 £50,000 -20.00% 4
London -2 10 £50,000 -16.66% 2
South East -39 9 £50,000 -25.92%
Greenford - 4 - - 2
East of England -40 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Rochester - 3 £45,000 -
Kent - 3 £45,000 -
Reading -2 2 £56,250 -
Berkshire -5 2 £56,250 -30.12%
Cambridgeshire -6 2 £56,250 +12.50%
South West -13 2 £46,250 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
Fife - 2 - -
Peterborough -3 1 £55,000 +4.76%
Cambridge -5 1 £57,500 +15.00%
Oxfordshire -7 1 £52,500 -22.22%
Gloucestershire -18 1 £42,500 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £47,500 -
Surrey - 1 £47,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £50,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £50,000 - 1
Stevenage - 1 £47,500 -
Ealing - 1 - -

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 77 (98.72%) Software Engineering
2 49 (62.82%) C++
3 36 (46.15%) C
4 35 (44.87%) Java
5 28 (35.90%) Degree
6 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (32.05%) Security Cleared
8 22 (28.21%) TDD
8 22 (28.21%) OO
9 19 (24.36%) Linux
9 19 (24.36%) UML
9 19 (24.36%) Aerospace
9 19 (24.36%) Algorithms
10 17 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (21.79%) Electronics
11 16 (20.51%) XML
11 16 (20.51%) Embedded Systems
12 15 (19.23%) Embedded C
13 14 (17.95%) Subversion
14 13 (16.67%) Spring
14 13 (16.67%) OOD
15 12 (15.38%) TCP/IP
15 12 (15.38%) MVC
15 12 (15.38%) Unit Testing
15 12 (15.38%) Multithreading
15 12 (15.38%) Open Source
16 11 (14.10%) Test Automation
16 11 (14.10%) Maven
16 11 (14.10%) HTML
16 11 (14.10%) Web Services

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 6 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 6 (7.69%) Node.js
2 5 (6.41%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.13%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.28%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.28%) Simulink
1 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 9 (11.54%) HTTP
3 7 (8.97%) GPRS
3 7 (8.97%) GSM
4 5 (6.41%) LDAP
4 5 (6.41%) ZigBee
5 2 (2.56%) LTE
5 2 (2.56%) UMTS
5 2 (2.56%) Wireless
6 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) Big Data
2 5 (6.41%) Data Mining
3 4 (5.13%) Text Mining
3 4 (5.13%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.13%) HBase
3 4 (5.13%) Triplestore
4 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.56%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.28%) SSDT
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (17.95%) Subversion
2 11 (14.10%) Maven
3 9 (11.54%) Rational Rhapsody
4 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.41%) ClearCase
6 4 (5.13%) Ant
6 4 (5.13%) JUnit
6 4 (5.13%) WATIR
6 4 (5.13%) Selenium
6 4 (5.13%) CruiseControl
6 4 (5.13%) Hudson
6 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.56%) Gradle
7 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.28%) GDB
8 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.28%) PVCS
8 1 (1.28%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 19 (24.36%) Aerospace
2 17 (21.79%) Electronics
3 10 (12.82%) Military
4 7 (8.97%) Publishing
5 5 (6.41%) Marketing
5 5 (6.41%) French Language
6 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
7 3 (3.85%) Banking
7 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.56%) Finance
8 2 (2.56%) Automotive
9 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) XML
2 13 (16.67%) Spring
3 11 (14.10%) HTML
3 11 (14.10%) Web Services
4 10 (12.82%) .NET
5 9 (11.54%) Servlets
6 8 (10.26%) J2EE
7 7 (8.97%) CSS
7 7 (8.97%) RESTful
8 5 (6.41%) Struts2
8 5 (6.41%) Ajax
8 5 (6.41%) FreeMarker
8 5 (6.41%) REST
8 5 (6.41%) JDBC
8 5 (6.41%) SOAP
8 5 (6.41%) Struts
8 5 (6.41%) Spring MVC
9 4 (5.13%) JNDI
9 4 (5.13%) JSP
10 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Algorithms
2 16 (20.51%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (15.38%) Open Source
4 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
5 6 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (6.41%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (6.41%) Digital Media
6 5 (6.41%) Mathematics
7 4 (5.13%) Physics
7 4 (5.13%) Taxonomies
7 4 (5.13%) Ontologies
7 4 (5.13%) Semantic Web
7 4 (5.13%) Linked Data
8 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.28%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.28%) Statistics
8 1 (1.28%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Linux
2 7 (8.97%) Windows
3 1 (1.28%) UNIX
3 1 (1.28%) Android
3 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (98.72%) Software Engineering
2 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.21%) TDD
3 22 (28.21%) OO
4 19 (24.36%) UML
5 17 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (16.67%) OOD
7 12 (15.38%) MVC
7 12 (15.38%) Multithreading
7 12 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 11 (14.10%) Test Automation
9 9 (11.54%) Stress Testing
9 9 (11.54%) Software Testing
10 8 (10.26%) Software Architecture
10 8 (10.26%) OOP
11 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.41%) Project Management
12 5 (6.41%) Use Case
12 5 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (6.41%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 49 (62.82%) C++
2 36 (46.15%) C
3 35 (44.87%) Java
4 15 (19.23%) Embedded C
5 10 (12.82%) MATLAB
6 9 (11.54%) SQL
7 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 6 (7.69%) XQuery
7 6 (7.69%) XPath
8 5 (6.41%) AspectJ
9 4 (5.13%) SPARQL
9 4 (5.13%) C#
10 3 (3.85%) Ada
11 2 (2.56%) Python
11 2 (2.56%) Embedded C++
11 2 (2.56%) Perl
12 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (35.90%) Degree
2 25 (32.05%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.28%) TickIT
2 1 (1.28%) JTAG
2 1 (1.28%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.56%) EMC
3 2 (2.56%) Sybase
3 2 (2.56%) Business Objects
3 2 (2.56%) IBM
4 1 (1.28%) SAP
4 1 (1.28%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.28%) Telerik
4 1 (1.28%) DevExpress
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