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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 864 812 847
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 22 60 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.058% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.061% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 16 45 27
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £87,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £54,000 £61,250
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -11.83%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
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 23 January 2015 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 23 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 23 January 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 -28 21 £52,500 -12.50% 5
London -22 9 £52,500 -40.00% 3
South East -44 7 £80,000 +28.00%
Reading +4 4 £80,000 +41.59%
Berkshire -3 4 £80,000 +33.33%
South West - 3 £41,500 -
East of England -23 2 £53,750 +7.50% 1
Bristol - 2 £40,750 -
Greenford - 2 - - 1
Cambridge -5 1 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -8 1 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Oxfordshire -10 1 £52,500 -16.00%
City of London - 1 £55,000 -
Fife - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £42,500 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £47,500 -
Kent - 1 £45,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Rochester - 1 £45,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £47,500 -
Uxbridge - 1 £52,500 -
Scotland - 1 - -

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 49 (98.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (58.00%) C++
3 24 (48.00%) Degree
4 22 (44.00%) C
5 21 (42.00%) Java
6 17 (34.00%) UML
6 17 (34.00%) OO
6 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
7 16 (32.00%) Aerospace
8 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (28.00%) Electronics
10 12 (24.00%) Embedded C
10 12 (24.00%) Linux
10 12 (24.00%) Algorithms
11 10 (20.00%) XML
11 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 10 (20.00%) HTML
11 10 (20.00%) OOD
11 10 (20.00%) TDD
11 10 (20.00%) Subversion
11 10 (20.00%) MVC
11 10 (20.00%) Computer Science
12 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
12 9 (18.00%) CSS
12 9 (18.00%) Software Architecture
13 8 (16.00%) RESTful
13 8 (16.00%) Node.js
13 8 (16.00%) .NET
13 8 (16.00%) Maven
14 7 (14.00%) Spring

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (16.00%) Node.js
2 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.00%) LDAP
3 4 (8.00%) HTTP
4 2 (4.00%) GPRS
4 2 (4.00%) GSM
4 2 (4.00%) ZigBee
5 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) MarkLogic
2 2 (4.00%) RavenDB
2 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Subversion
2 8 (16.00%) Maven
3 7 (14.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (10.00%) ClearCase
5 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.00%) Gradle
7 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.00%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (2.00%) JIRA
8 1 (2.00%) PVCS
8 1 (2.00%) GDB
General
1 16 (32.00%) Aerospace
2 14 (28.00%) Electronics
3 6 (12.00%) French Language
3 6 (12.00%) Military
4 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (8.00%) Automotive
6 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (6.00%) Marketing
7 2 (4.00%) Finance
7 2 (4.00%) Publishing
7 2 (4.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) XML
1 10 (20.00%) HTML
2 9 (18.00%) CSS
3 8 (16.00%) RESTful
3 8 (16.00%) .NET
4 7 (14.00%) Spring
5 6 (12.00%) Struts2
5 6 (12.00%) J2EE
5 6 (12.00%) JDBC
5 6 (12.00%) Servlets
5 6 (12.00%) Struts
5 6 (12.00%) FreeMarker
5 6 (12.00%) Ajax
6 5 (10.00%) Web Services
7 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.00%) HTML5
9 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.00%) XSLT
10 1 (2.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Algorithms
2 10 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (14.00%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (14.00%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (12.00%) Open Source
4 6 (12.00%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (12.00%) Mathematics
5 5 (10.00%) Physics
6 3 (6.00%) Blog
7 2 (4.00%) VHDL
7 2 (4.00%) Verilog
7 2 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (2.00%) CAN bus
8 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (98.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (34.00%) UML
2 17 (34.00%) OO
3 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (20.00%) OOD
4 10 (20.00%) TDD
4 10 (20.00%) MVC
5 9 (18.00%) Software Architecture
6 7 (14.00%) Multithreading
6 7 (14.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.00%) Use Case
8 5 (10.00%) BDD
8 5 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
9 4 (8.00%) OOP
9 4 (8.00%) Scrum
10 3 (6.00%) Validation
10 3 (6.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (58.00%) C++
2 22 (44.00%) C
3 21 (42.00%) Java
4 12 (24.00%) Embedded C
5 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (14.00%) C#
7 6 (12.00%) MATLAB
7 6 (12.00%) AspectJ
8 5 (10.00%) Ada
9 3 (6.00%) SQL
10 2 (4.00%) Embedded C++
10 2 (4.00%) XQuery
10 2 (4.00%) Assembly Language
10 2 (4.00%) Python
10 2 (4.00%) XPath
11 1 (2.00%) VC++
11 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
11 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
11 1 (2.00%) VBA
11 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (48.00%) Degree
2 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) DO-178B
2 3 (6.00%) JTAG
2 3 (6.00%) IEC 61508
3 2 (4.00%) QA
4 1 (2.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) EMC
2 2 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (2.00%) Telerik
3 1 (2.00%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.00%) Sybase
3 1 (2.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
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