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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 807 847 860
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 90 58 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.050% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.053% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 38 58 27
Average salary £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £44,250 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,500 £80,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
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 £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 £38,500
% 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 4 August 2015 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 22 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 4 August 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 +64 89 £55,000 -16.98% 7
South West - 40 £55,000 - 3
Bristol - 40 £55,000 - 3
South East +33 35 £53,750 +2.38% 2
Hampshire - 19 £55,000 - 1
Berkshire +21 16 £52,500 -34.37% 1
Newbury - 11 £52,500 -
Havant - 11 £49,250 -
London +14 9 £87,500 +20.68% 1
Fareham - 5 £55,000 -
Southampton - 3 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £77,500 -
Warwick - 2 £77,500 -
Leeds - 2 £72,500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £72,500 -
Chessington - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £72,500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £77,500 -
City of London +27 1 £85,000 +30.76%
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Wembley - 1 £47,500 -
Stafford - 1 - -

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 68 (56.20%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (52.89%) C++
4 60 (49.59%) Java
5 51 (42.15%) Degree
6 47 (38.84%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (35.54%) Oracle
8 41 (33.88%) Web Services
8 41 (33.88%) VMware
9 39 (32.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 36 (29.75%) SDLC
11 35 (28.93%) SaaS
11 35 (28.93%) Mentoring
12 32 (26.45%) Hudson
12 32 (26.45%) Python
13 31 (25.62%) JavaScript
14 30 (24.79%) Subversion
14 30 (24.79%) Maven
15 29 (23.97%) Jenkins
16 28 (23.14%) Gradle
16 28 (23.14%) Docker
16 28 (23.14%) Git (software)
16 28 (23.14%) Ant
16 28 (23.14%) OO
17 27 (22.31%) C
17 27 (22.31%) Embedded C++
17 27 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
17 27 (22.31%) Manufacturing
17 27 (22.31%) Artifactory
18 26 (21.49%) KVM

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (17.36%) OpenStack
2 13 (10.74%) WebLogic
2 13 (10.74%) Node.js
3 7 (5.79%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (5.79%) nginx
4 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.65%) JBoss
5 2 (1.65%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.65%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (28.93%) SaaS
2 22 (18.18%) PaaS
3 21 (17.36%) Google App Engine
3 21 (17.36%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (17.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (16.53%) HP Helion
5 15 (12.40%) IaaS
6 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.57%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.96%) SSL
3 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.83%) LDAP
4 1 (0.83%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
1 6 (4.96%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.13%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.31%) MySQL
3 4 (3.31%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.31%) RavenDB
4 2 (1.65%) Riak
4 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.65%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (26.45%) Hudson
2 30 (24.79%) Subversion
2 30 (24.79%) Maven
3 29 (23.97%) Jenkins
4 28 (23.14%) Gradle
4 28 (23.14%) Git (software)
4 28 (23.14%) Ant
5 27 (22.31%) Artifactory
6 26 (21.49%) JIRA
6 26 (21.49%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (2.48%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.48%) CruiseControl
8 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.83%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.83%) LabVIEW
General
1 27 (22.31%) Manufacturing
2 11 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.44%) Electronics
4 2 (1.65%) Finance
5 1 (0.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) Military
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (33.88%) Web Services
2 16 (13.22%) CSS
3 15 (12.40%) HTML
3 15 (12.40%) Java EE
3 15 (12.40%) REST
4 13 (10.74%) JMX
5 11 (9.09%) RESTful
6 8 (6.61%) J2EE
7 7 (5.79%) .NET
7 7 (5.79%) OpenGL
7 7 (5.79%) Qt
7 7 (5.79%) MCollective
8 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.96%) HTML5
8 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET
9 5 (4.13%) XML
10 4 (3.31%) Ajax
10 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (2.48%) React
11 3 (2.48%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 19 (15.70%) Public Cloud
3 17 (14.05%) Algorithms
4 13 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (9.92%) Physics
6 11 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 11 (9.09%) Mathematics
7 10 (8.26%) Digital Media
8 8 (6.61%) 3D Graphics
8 8 (6.61%) CUDA
8 8 (6.61%) User Experience
9 2 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.65%) Blog
9 2 (1.65%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.83%) DTV
10 1 (0.83%) Streaming Media
10 1 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.05%) UNIX
2 16 (13.22%) Windows
2 16 (13.22%) Linux
3 3 (2.48%) Windows CE
4 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 68 (56.20%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (38.84%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (32.23%) Continuous Delivery
5 36 (29.75%) SDLC
6 35 (28.93%) Mentoring
7 28 (23.14%) OO
8 22 (18.18%) Data Management
9 20 (16.53%) Multithreading
9 20 (16.53%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (9.92%) TDD
11 11 (9.09%) OOD
12 9 (7.44%) Open Source
13 8 (6.61%) 3D Modelling
13 8 (6.61%) BDD
14 7 (5.79%) MVC
15 6 (4.96%) E-Commerce
15 6 (4.96%) Change Control
15 6 (4.96%) Dependency Management
16 5 (4.13%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 64 (52.89%) C++
2 60 (49.59%) Java
3 32 (26.45%) Python
4 31 (25.62%) JavaScript
5 27 (22.31%) C
5 27 (22.31%) Embedded C++
6 25 (20.66%) Clojure
7 24 (19.83%) Scala
8 21 (17.36%) Embedded C
9 12 (9.92%) C#
10 9 (7.44%) Ruby
11 6 (4.96%) SQL
12 3 (2.48%) PHP
13 2 (1.65%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.83%) AspectJ
14 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 51 (42.15%) Degree
2 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.65%) PhD
3 1 (0.83%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) QA
System Software
1 28 (23.14%) Docker
2 27 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (21.49%) KVM
3 26 (21.49%) Xen
3 26 (21.49%) LXC
4 20 (16.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (5.79%) Kibana
1 7 (5.79%) Graphite
Vendors
1 43 (35.54%) Oracle
2 41 (33.88%) VMware
3 21 (17.36%) Rackspace
4 20 (16.53%) Google
4 20 (16.53%) HP
5 13 (10.74%) QNX
6 3 (2.48%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.83%) Sun
7 1 (0.83%) SAP
7 1 (0.83%) IBM
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