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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 856 901 868
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 36 45 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.038% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.040% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 11 44 22
Average salary £65,000 £62,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £105,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -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
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 27 May 2015 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 24 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 27 May 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 +51 35 £67,500 - 16
Bristol +5 12 £80,000 +23.07% 10
South West -4 12 £80,000 +23.07% 10
London +25 10 £67,500 -14.55% 1
South East +17 9 £52,500 - 5
Chessington - 7 - -
Berkshire -2 5 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Hampshire - 4 - - 2
Havant - 4 - - 2
City of London +46 2 £67,500 +3.84%
Newbury +6 2 - -
East of England +14 1 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £70,000 -
Stafford - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £65,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £70,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Loughborough - 1 £70,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £65,000 -
County Antrim - 1 £42,500 -
Belfast - 1 £42,500 -

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 54 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (51.85%) Degree
4 23 (42.59%) C++
4 23 (42.59%) Java
5 21 (38.89%) JavaScript
6 16 (29.63%) C
6 16 (29.63%) Maven
7 14 (25.93%) Mentoring
7 14 (25.93%) SDLC
8 13 (24.07%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (24.07%) Computer Science
8 13 (24.07%) Web Services
8 13 (24.07%) OO
9 12 (22.22%) HTML
9 12 (22.22%) Oracle
9 12 (22.22%) CSS
10 11 (20.37%) Mathematics
11 10 (18.52%) Physics
11 10 (18.52%) Multithreading
11 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
11 10 (18.52%) Subversion
11 10 (18.52%) Ant
11 10 (18.52%) Python
11 10 (18.52%) OOD
11 10 (18.52%) MVC
11 10 (18.52%) VMware
11 10 (18.52%) Docker
11 10 (18.52%) Hudson
11 10 (18.52%) Node.js

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 10 (18.52%) Node.js
2 8 (14.81%) OpenStack
3 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.70%) nginx
5 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.81%) HP Helion
2 8 (14.81%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (14.81%) Google App Engine
3 7 (12.96%) SaaS
3 7 (12.96%) PaaS
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) LDAP
2 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.56%) RavenDB
3 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Maven
2 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 10 (18.52%) Ant
2 10 (18.52%) Hudson
2 10 (18.52%) Gradle
2 10 (18.52%) Artifactory
2 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
2 10 (18.52%) Subversion
3 8 (14.81%) JIRA
3 8 (14.81%) TeamCity
4 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.70%) ClearCase
6 2 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 8 (14.81%) Manufacturing
2 5 (9.26%) French Language
2 5 (9.26%) Electronics
3 3 (5.56%) Automotive
4 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Finance
5 1 (1.85%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) Web Services
2 12 (22.22%) HTML
2 12 (22.22%) CSS
3 7 (12.96%) .NET
3 7 (12.96%) XML
3 7 (12.96%) OpenGL
3 7 (12.96%) Qt
3 7 (12.96%) RESTful
4 5 (9.26%) Struts2
4 5 (9.26%) J2EE
4 5 (9.26%) JDBC
4 5 (9.26%) Servlets
4 5 (9.26%) Struts
4 5 (9.26%) Spring
4 5 (9.26%) Ajax
4 5 (9.26%) FreeMarker
5 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (7.41%) HTML5
6 3 (5.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Computer Science
2 11 (20.37%) Mathematics
3 10 (18.52%) Physics
4 8 (14.81%) 3D Graphics
4 8 (14.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (14.81%) CUDA
4 8 (14.81%) Public Cloud
5 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (11.11%) Algorithms
7 5 (9.26%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (7.41%) User Experience
9 3 (5.56%) Blog
10 2 (3.70%) Device Driver
10 2 (3.70%) VHDL
10 2 (3.70%) Verilog
11 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.85%) UNIX
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.93%) Mentoring
3 14 (25.93%) SDLC
4 13 (24.07%) Continuous Delivery
4 13 (24.07%) OO
5 10 (18.52%) OOD
5 10 (18.52%) MVC
5 10 (18.52%) Multithreading
6 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.81%) 3D Modelling
8 7 (12.96%) Open Source
8 7 (12.96%) Data Management
9 6 (11.11%) Software Architecture
9 6 (11.11%) BDD
9 6 (11.11%) TDD
10 5 (9.26%) UML
11 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (7.41%) Scrum
12 3 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) C++
1 23 (42.59%) Java
2 21 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 16 (29.63%) C
4 10 (18.52%) Python
5 8 (14.81%) Embedded C
5 8 (14.81%) Embedded C++
5 8 (14.81%) Scala
5 8 (14.81%) Clojure
6 7 (12.96%) C#
7 5 (9.26%) AspectJ
8 3 (5.56%) Ruby
9 2 (3.70%) Assembly Language
9 2 (3.70%) Ada
9 2 (3.70%) SQL
9 2 (3.70%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 28 (51.85%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) PhD
3 1 (1.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) JTAG
2 2 (3.70%) IEC 61508
2 2 (3.70%) DO-178B
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Docker
2 9 (16.67%) LXC
2 9 (16.67%) Xen
2 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (16.67%) KVM
3 6 (11.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.70%) Kibana
1 2 (3.70%) Graphite
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Oracle
2 10 (18.52%) VMware
3 8 (14.81%) Google
3 8 (14.81%) Rackspace
3 8 (14.81%) HP
4 5 (9.26%) QNX
5 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.85%) Sun
Havant, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + ASAP
Posted: 2 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + ASAP
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol
Oracle
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: Excellent Salary - Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol
Oracle
Salary: Excellent Salary - Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Attractive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
EE
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol, South West, United Kingdom
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 26 days ago