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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 819 878 856
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 83 60 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.051% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.054% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 31 60 25
Average salary £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £105,000 £89,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 3 July 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 +62 82 £55,000 -21.42% 14
South West +32 39 £55,000 -15.38% 4
Bristol +16 39 £55,000 -15.38% 3
South East +27 28 £55,000 -18.51% 6
Hampshire - 17 £55,000 - 2
London +6 11 £85,000 +8.97% 1
Berkshire +5 11 £52,500 -
Havant - 9 £50,000 -
Newbury +8 8 £52,500 -
Fareham - 5 £55,000 - 2
Chessington - 4 - -
Southampton - 3 £55,000 -
City of London +30 2 £82,500 +26.92%
West Midlands - 2 £75,000 - 1
East of England +8 1 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 1 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Stafford - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £75,000 - 1
Wembley - 1 £47,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £75,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £72,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £72,500 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £65,000 - 1
Slough - 1 £70,000 -
Leeds - 1 £72,500 - 1

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 62 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (51.82%) Java
4 52 (47.27%) Degree
5 51 (46.36%) C++
6 40 (36.36%) Oracle
7 39 (35.45%) Web Services
7 39 (35.45%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (33.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 36 (32.73%) SDLC
9 36 (32.73%) VMware
10 35 (31.82%) JavaScript
10 35 (31.82%) Mentoring
11 32 (29.09%) Maven
12 30 (27.27%) SaaS
12 30 (27.27%) Hudson
13 29 (26.36%) Python
14 27 (24.55%) Ant
14 27 (24.55%) Gradle
14 27 (24.55%) Jenkins
14 27 (24.55%) Git (software)
14 27 (24.55%) Docker
15 26 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (23.64%) Artifactory
16 25 (22.73%) KVM
16 25 (22.73%) LXC
16 25 (22.73%) OO
16 25 (22.73%) Xen
17 24 (21.82%) C
18 23 (20.91%) Clojure

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 21 (19.09%) OpenStack
2 16 (14.55%) Node.js
3 9 (8.18%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.45%) nginx
4 6 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.64%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.91%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.91%) JBoss
6 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (27.27%) SaaS
2 22 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (19.09%) PaaS
3 21 (19.09%) Google App Engine
3 21 (19.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (18.18%) HP Helion
5 10 (9.09%) IaaS
6 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.45%) SSL
3 4 (3.64%) LDAP
4 2 (1.82%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.91%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.45%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.55%) RavenDB
4 3 (2.73%) MySQL
5 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.91%) Riak
Development Applications
1 32 (29.09%) Maven
2 30 (27.27%) Hudson
3 27 (24.55%) Gradle
3 27 (24.55%) Git (software)
3 27 (24.55%) Jenkins
3 27 (24.55%) Ant
4 26 (23.64%) Artifactory
5 22 (20.00%) Subversion
6 18 (16.36%) JIRA
6 18 (16.36%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.73%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.73%) CruiseControl
8 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.91%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.91%) LabVIEW
General
1 19 (17.27%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.45%) Electronics
2 6 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.64%) French Language
4 2 (1.82%) Finance
5 1 (0.91%) Automotive
5 1 (0.91%) Military
5 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (35.45%) Web Services
2 19 (17.27%) CSS
3 18 (16.36%) HTML
4 14 (12.73%) Java EE
5 12 (10.91%) RESTful
6 10 (9.09%) REST
6 10 (9.09%) .NET
7 9 (8.18%) XML
7 9 (8.18%) JMX
8 7 (6.36%) OpenGL
8 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.36%) J2EE
8 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (6.36%) Qt
9 6 (5.45%) Ajax
9 6 (5.45%) HTML5
9 6 (5.45%) MCollective
10 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (4.55%) Spring
11 4 (3.64%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Public Cloud
2 15 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 12 (10.91%) Physics
3 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (10.00%) Algorithms
4 11 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 10 (9.09%) Mathematics
6 8 (7.27%) 3D Graphics
6 8 (7.27%) User Experience
6 8 (7.27%) CUDA
7 5 (4.55%) Digital Media
8 4 (3.64%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.73%) Blog
10 2 (1.82%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.91%) DTV
11 1 (0.91%) Streaming Media
11 1 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.82%) Linux
2 12 (10.91%) UNIX
2 12 (10.91%) Windows
3 3 (2.73%) Windows CE
4 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.91%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 62 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (35.45%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (33.64%) Continuous Delivery
5 36 (32.73%) SDLC
6 35 (31.82%) Mentoring
7 25 (22.73%) OO
8 21 (19.09%) Data Management
9 19 (17.27%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (16.36%) Multithreading
11 12 (10.91%) Open Source
11 12 (10.91%) TDD
11 12 (10.91%) MVC
12 11 (10.00%) OOD
13 9 (8.18%) BDD
14 8 (7.27%) 3D Modelling
15 6 (5.45%) E-Commerce
15 6 (5.45%) Dependency Management
16 5 (4.55%) Build Automation
16 5 (4.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (51.82%) Java
2 51 (46.36%) C++
3 35 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 29 (26.36%) Python
5 24 (21.82%) C
6 23 (20.91%) Clojure
7 22 (20.00%) Scala
8 19 (17.27%) Embedded C++
9 16 (14.55%) Embedded C
10 15 (13.64%) C#
11 8 (7.27%) Ruby
12 6 (5.45%) SQL
13 4 (3.64%) AspectJ
14 2 (1.82%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.82%) PHP
15 1 (0.91%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 52 (47.27%) Degree
2 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.82%) PhD
3 1 (0.91%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 27 (24.55%) Docker
2 26 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (22.73%) KVM
3 25 (22.73%) Xen
3 25 (22.73%) LXC
4 15 (13.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (5.45%) Kibana
1 6 (5.45%) Graphite
Vendors
1 40 (36.36%) Oracle
2 36 (32.73%) VMware
3 21 (19.09%) Rackspace
4 20 (18.18%) Google
4 20 (18.18%) HP
5 10 (9.09%) QNX
6 4 (3.64%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.91%) Sun
7 1 (0.91%) SAP
7 1 (0.91%) IBM
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