The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 884 860 865
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 33 23 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.021% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.022% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 30 18 51
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,250 £80,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 27 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -41 26 £53,750 +7.50% 3
South East -3 11 £50,000 -
Berkshire +5 9 £50,000 -
Scotland - 7 £45,000 -
London -49 6 £76,250 -4.68% 1
Edinburgh - 6 £45,000 -
East of England -23 3 £53,750 +7.50% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 2 £53,750 +7.50% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £70,000 -
Bristol - 2 £65,000 - 1
Oxford - 2 £70,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £42,500 -
South West - 2 £65,000 - 1
Reading 0 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Worcester - 1 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £60,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £60,000 -
North East - 1 £45,000 -
Peterborough - 1 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -
Luton - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £52,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £45,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £45,000 -

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (98.95%) Software Engineering
2 59 (62.11%) Java
3 45 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (42.11%) Linux
5 37 (38.95%) TDD
6 34 (35.79%) C++
7 29 (30.53%) Oracle
8 27 (28.42%) C
9 26 (27.37%) SQL
9 26 (27.37%) Scrum
10 22 (23.16%) Unit Testing
11 20 (21.05%) Web Services
11 20 (21.05%) SOA
12 18 (18.95%) Degree
12 18 (18.95%) Computer Science
12 18 (18.95%) Amazon AWS
12 18 (18.95%) NoSQL
13 17 (17.89%) Test Automation
13 17 (17.89%) UML
14 16 (16.84%) Spring
15 15 (15.79%) QA
15 15 (15.79%) Multithreading
16 14 (14.74%) OO
16 14 (14.74%) Perl
16 14 (14.74%) Publishing
17 13 (13.68%) J2EE
17 13 (13.68%) GSM
17 13 (13.68%) Apache Flex
17 13 (13.68%) Stress Testing
17 13 (13.68%) Open Source

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (8.42%) TIBCO EMS
2 5 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.16%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (2.11%) Jetty
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.95%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.42%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.11%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.11%) SaaS
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) GSM
2 11 (11.58%) Internet
3 10 (10.53%) ZigBee
3 10 (10.53%) GPRS
4 8 (8.42%) Wireless
5 5 (5.26%) HTTP
6 3 (3.16%) UMTS
6 3 (3.16%) LTE
7 2 (2.11%) X.509
7 2 (2.11%) LDAP
8 1 (1.05%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.95%) NoSQL
2 12 (12.63%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.53%) MySQL
4 9 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (9.47%) QlikView
5 8 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (8.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (6.32%) Riak
7 6 (6.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (5.26%) Data Mining
9 4 (4.21%) MongoDB
9 4 (4.21%) CouchDB
9 4 (4.21%) Big Data
9 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
10 3 (3.16%) DB2
10 3 (3.16%) MarkLogic
10 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
10 3 (3.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (12.63%) Subversion
2 8 (8.42%) ClearCase
3 6 (6.32%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.21%) Mercurial
5 3 (3.16%) JUnit
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.11%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.05%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.05%) VectorCAST
General
1 14 (14.74%) Publishing
2 9 (9.47%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.42%) Marketing
4 5 (5.26%) Banking
4 5 (5.26%) Retail
4 5 (5.26%) Online Betting
5 4 (4.21%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.21%) Finance
5 4 (4.21%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.05%) Automotive
7 1 (1.05%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.05%) Web Services
2 16 (16.84%) Spring
3 13 (13.68%) J2EE
3 13 (13.68%) Apache Flex
4 8 (8.42%) Middleware
5 7 (7.37%) XML
5 7 (7.37%) JDBC
5 7 (7.37%) Hibernate
5 7 (7.37%) REST
5 7 (7.37%) Grails
6 6 (6.32%) .NET
7 5 (5.26%) WPF
8 4 (4.21%) HTML
9 3 (3.16%) EJB
9 3 (3.16%) Servlets
9 3 (3.16%) SOAP
9 3 (3.16%) Struts
9 3 (3.16%) XSL
9 3 (3.16%) XSLT
9 3 (3.16%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) Computer Science
2 13 (13.68%) Open Source
3 12 (12.63%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (9.47%) Statistics
5 8 (8.42%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (8.42%) Device Driver
6 7 (7.37%) Social Media
7 3 (3.16%) BBC
8 2 (2.11%) Firmware
9 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.05%) NHS
9 1 (1.05%) DTV
9 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.05%) Taxonomies
9 1 (1.05%) Ontologies
9 1 (1.05%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 40 (42.11%) Linux
2 12 (12.63%) UNIX
2 12 (12.63%) Windows
3 8 (8.42%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.05%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.05%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (98.95%) Software Engineering
2 45 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (38.95%) TDD
4 26 (27.37%) Scrum
5 22 (23.16%) Unit Testing
6 20 (21.05%) SOA
7 17 (17.89%) Test Automation
7 17 (17.89%) UML
8 15 (15.79%) Multithreading
9 14 (14.74%) OO
10 13 (13.68%) Stress Testing
11 11 (11.58%) CRM
11 11 (11.58%) Software Testing
11 11 (11.58%) Integration Testing
12 10 (10.53%) Analytics
13 9 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (9.47%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (8.42%) Waterfall
14 8 (8.42%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (62.11%) Java
2 34 (35.79%) C++
3 27 (28.42%) C
4 26 (27.37%) SQL
5 14 (14.74%) Perl
6 10 (10.53%) PL/SQL
7 9 (9.47%) Python
7 9 (9.47%) Shell Script
7 9 (9.47%) Ruby
8 8 (8.42%) C#
9 5 (5.26%) PHP
9 5 (5.26%) Embedded C
9 5 (5.26%) Scala
10 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.16%) XQuery
11 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.05%) Ada
11 1 (1.05%) F#
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) Degree
2 1 (1.05%) PhD
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.05%) Dublin Core
Vendors
1 29 (30.53%) Oracle
2 8 (8.42%) TIBCO
2 8 (8.42%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.16%) JBoss
4 2 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.05%) SAP
5 1 (1.05%) Sybase
5 1 (1.05%) Google
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