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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 855 844 856
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 39 33 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.031% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.033% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 35 29 29
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +36.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £50,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £90,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.51%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +9 34 £52,500 -19.23% 8
South East +9 21 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Middlesex - 16 £50,000 - 2
London -23 7 £65,000 -13.33%
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £55,000 +4.76% 1
East of England 0 5 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Reading -1 5 £80,000 +60.00%
Berkshire -1 5 £80,000 +52.38%
City of London 0 4 £65,000 -
Peterborough - 4 £55,000 -
Scotland -17 3 £45,000 -
Ealing - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £45,000 -
Fife +3 1 - -
Cambridge +2 1 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Bristol - 1 - - 3
South West - 1 - - 3

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 94 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 52 (55.32%) C++
3 49 (52.13%) Java
4 41 (43.62%) C
5 37 (39.36%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (31.91%) TDD
7 23 (24.47%) Test Automation
8 22 (23.40%) Big Data
8 22 (23.40%) Linux
9 21 (22.34%) Software Testing
9 21 (22.34%) Embedded Systems
9 21 (22.34%) Open Source
10 20 (21.28%) Stress Testing
10 20 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (20.21%) Unit Testing
11 19 (20.21%) Degree
11 19 (20.21%) XML
12 18 (19.15%) Security Cleared
13 17 (18.09%) Web Services
13 17 (18.09%) UML
14 15 (15.96%) Subversion
14 15 (15.96%) Spring
15 14 (14.89%) OO
15 14 (14.89%) SQL
15 14 (14.89%) Oracle
16 13 (13.83%) HTTP
17 12 (12.77%) Embedded C
17 12 (12.77%) Data Mining
17 12 (12.77%) HTML
17 12 (12.77%) Electronics

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (9.57%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.51%) TIBCO EMS
3 7 (7.45%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.32%) Node.js
4 5 (5.32%) WebSphere Process Server
4 5 (5.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (4.26%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.26%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.19%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (7.45%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.19%) SaaS
3 1 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) HTTP
2 9 (9.57%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.51%) LDAP
3 8 (8.51%) GSM
4 7 (7.45%) GPRS
5 5 (5.32%) ZigBee
6 3 (3.19%) LTE
6 3 (3.19%) Internet
6 3 (3.19%) X.509
6 3 (3.19%) UMTS
7 2 (2.13%) Wireless
8 1 (1.06%) Multicast
8 1 (1.06%) DVB
8 1 (1.06%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.40%) Big Data
2 12 (12.77%) Data Mining
3 9 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (8.51%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (8.51%) Hadoop
4 8 (8.51%) QlikView
5 5 (5.32%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.26%) Text Mining
6 4 (4.26%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.26%) Triplestore
6 4 (4.26%) HBase
7 2 (2.13%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.06%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (15.96%) Subversion
2 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.70%) Maven
3 8 (8.51%) ClearCase
3 8 (8.51%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (4.26%) Ant
4 4 (4.26%) JUnit
4 4 (4.26%) CruiseControl
4 4 (4.26%) WATIR
4 4 (4.26%) Selenium
4 4 (4.26%) Hudson
4 4 (4.26%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.13%) Gradle
6 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.06%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.06%) PVCS
General
1 12 (12.77%) Electronics
2 11 (11.70%) Publishing
3 10 (10.64%) Aerospace
4 8 (8.51%) Investment Banking
4 8 (8.51%) Military
4 8 (8.51%) Banking
5 5 (5.32%) French Language
6 4 (4.26%) Marketing
7 1 (1.06%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.21%) XML
2 17 (18.09%) Web Services
3 15 (15.96%) Spring
4 12 (12.77%) HTML
5 11 (11.70%) J2EE
6 10 (10.64%) .NET
7 9 (9.57%) RESTful
7 9 (9.57%) Servlets
8 8 (8.51%) Apache Flex
8 8 (8.51%) REST
9 6 (6.38%) Ajax
10 5 (5.32%) Struts2
10 5 (5.32%) FreeMarker
10 5 (5.32%) Spring MVC
10 5 (5.32%) Hibernate
10 5 (5.32%) EJB
10 5 (5.32%) CSS
10 5 (5.32%) JDBC
10 5 (5.32%) SOAP
10 5 (5.32%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.34%) Embedded Systems
1 21 (22.34%) Open Source
2 8 (8.51%) Statistics
2 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.45%) Digital Media
4 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.32%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (4.26%) Taxonomies
6 4 (4.26%) Ontologies
6 4 (4.26%) Semantic Web
6 4 (4.26%) Linked Data
7 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.06%) User Experience
8 1 (1.06%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (1.06%) Streaming Media
8 1 (1.06%) IPTV
8 1 (1.06%) STB
8 1 (1.06%) Blog
8 1 (1.06%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.06%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.40%) Linux
2 9 (9.57%) Windows
3 8 (8.51%) UNIX
4 2 (2.13%) Android
4 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 37 (39.36%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (31.91%) TDD
4 23 (24.47%) Test Automation
5 21 (22.34%) Software Testing
6 20 (21.28%) Stress Testing
6 20 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (20.21%) Unit Testing
8 17 (18.09%) UML
9 14 (14.89%) OO
10 12 (12.77%) Analytics
11 11 (11.70%) MVC
12 10 (10.64%) Multithreading
13 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (8.51%) OOP
13 8 (8.51%) OOD
13 8 (8.51%) CRM
13 8 (8.51%) ETL
13 8 (8.51%) Unified Process
13 8 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 52 (55.32%) C++
2 49 (52.13%) Java
3 41 (43.62%) C
4 14 (14.89%) SQL
5 12 (12.77%) Embedded C
6 8 (8.51%) Shell Script
6 8 (8.51%) PL/SQL
6 8 (8.51%) Perl
6 8 (8.51%) MATLAB
7 7 (7.45%) JavaScript
8 6 (6.38%) XQuery
8 6 (6.38%) XPath
9 5 (5.32%) AspectJ
10 4 (4.26%) SPARQL
11 3 (3.19%) C#
12 2 (2.13%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.06%) Python
13 1 (1.06%) VC++
13 1 (1.06%) PHP
13 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (20.21%) Degree
2 18 (19.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) Oracle
2 8 (8.51%) TIBCO
2 8 (8.51%) SAP
2 8 (8.51%) Business Objects
2 8 (8.51%) Sybase
3 5 (5.32%) IBM
4 1 (1.06%) Twitter
4 1 (1.06%) Google
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft
Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Rochester, Kent
BAE - AMS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £65k + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Middlesex
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Middlesex
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago