The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Principal Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 911 953 966
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 29 34 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.030% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.031% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 39
Median salary £46,250 £67,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-31.48% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,550 £44,750 £44,600
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £70,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +40.00%

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
99119 108062 116837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83362 88174 94782
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

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 2 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 29 £46,250 -33.92% 2
Yorkshire - 14 - -
Leeds - 14 - -
West Yorkshire - 14 - -
South East +25 4 £45,000 -35.71% 1
South West -11 4 £42,750 -46.56%
London +4 2 £80,000 +45.45%
Bristol -9 2 £50,250 -37.18%
Dorset - 2 £42,500 -
Surrey - 2 £45,000 - 1
Poole - 2 £42,500 -
North West +20 1 - -
Reading +17 1 - -
Berkshire +16 1 - -
East Midlands +16 1 £45,000 -35.71%
East of England +16 1 £47,500 -26.92% 1
West Midlands - 1 £57,500 -
Norfolk - 1 £47,500 - 1
Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £57,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £60,000 -
Southampton - 1 £60,000 -
Norwich - 1 £47,500 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £45,000 -
Manchester - 1 - -

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Principal Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

1 82 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 42 (51.22%) Linux
3 39 (47.56%) C++
4 38 (46.34%) C
5 32 (39.02%) Android
5 32 (39.02%) Apple iOS
6 31 (37.80%) Java
7 28 (34.15%) C#
7 28 (34.15%) Telecoms
7 28 (34.15%) Multithreading
8 25 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (25.61%) REST
10 19 (23.17%) Windows
10 19 (23.17%) TCP/IP
11 18 (21.95%) Web Services
11 18 (21.95%) Java EE
11 18 (21.95%) Degree
11 18 (21.95%) Hadoop
12 17 (20.73%) Apache Hive
12 17 (20.73%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (20.73%) STL
13 16 (19.51%) MCSE
13 16 (19.51%) CSS
13 16 (19.51%) JavaScript
13 16 (19.51%) E-Commerce
13 16 (19.51%) CISSP
13 16 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (19.51%) CCNA
13 16 (19.51%) Ethical Hacking

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (19.51%) Apache Pig
2 9 (10.98%) Node.js
3 2 (2.44%) Apache
3 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.22%) JBoss
4 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Simulink
2 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 6 (7.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.44%) SaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.17%) TCP/IP
2 16 (19.51%) Firewall
3 3 (3.66%) HTTP
4 2 (2.44%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.44%) Wireless
4 2 (2.44%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.22%) Internet
5 1 (1.22%) LAN
5 1 (1.22%) Network Security
5 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.95%) Hadoop
2 17 (20.73%) Apache Hive
3 16 (19.51%) Big Data
4 8 (9.76%) MySQL
4 8 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) JUnit
1 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.22%) Appium
2 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.22%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.22%) Grunt
2 1 (1.22%) Hudson
2 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) JIRA
2 1 (1.22%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.22%) Mockito
2 1 (1.22%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.22%) NMock
2 1 (1.22%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.22%) Selenium
2 1 (1.22%) Subversion
2 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (34.15%) Telecoms
2 15 (18.29%) Retail
3 11 (13.41%) Electronics
4 7 (8.54%) Finance
5 6 (7.32%) Manufacturing
5 6 (7.32%) Marketing
6 2 (2.44%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.22%) Advertising
7 1 (1.22%) Games
7 1 (1.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.61%) REST
2 18 (21.95%) Java EE
2 18 (21.95%) Web Services
3 17 (20.73%) STL
4 16 (19.51%) CSS
5 15 (18.29%) HTML
6 10 (12.20%) HTML5
6 10 (12.20%) Qt
6 10 (12.20%) RESTful
7 9 (10.98%) Backbone.js
7 9 (10.98%) CSS3
7 9 (10.98%) React
8 8 (9.76%) Ajax
8 8 (9.76%) Ember.js
9 7 (8.54%) OpenGL
10 6 (7.32%) .NET
10 6 (7.32%) AngularJS
10 6 (7.32%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (6.10%) Django
11 5 (6.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Cybercrime
1 16 (19.51%) Mobile App
1 16 (19.51%) User Experience
2 9 (10.98%) Computer Science
3 8 (9.76%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (9.76%) Mathematics
4 7 (8.54%) 3D Graphics
5 6 (7.32%) CUDA
5 6 (7.32%) Digital Media
5 6 (7.32%) Physics
6 5 (6.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.66%) Algorithms
8 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (2.44%) Device Driver
10 1 (1.22%) Blog
10 1 (1.22%) Equities
10 1 (1.22%) Internet of Things
10 1 (1.22%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 42 (51.22%) Linux
2 32 (39.02%) Android
2 32 (39.02%) Apple iOS
3 19 (23.17%) Windows
4 15 (18.29%) Windows Phone
5 5 (6.10%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.22%) CentOS
6 1 (1.22%) LynxOS
6 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.22%) Unix
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 28 (34.15%) Multithreading
3 25 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (20.73%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (19.51%) E-Commerce
5 16 (19.51%) Ethical Hacking
5 16 (19.51%) Mobile Development
5 16 (19.51%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (19.51%) Product Management
5 16 (19.51%) Reverse Engineering
6 15 (18.29%) Analytics
6 15 (18.29%) Android Development
6 15 (18.29%) iOS Development
6 15 (18.29%) Mobile Application Development
7 14 (17.07%) OO
8 13 (15.85%) Mentoring
9 10 (12.20%) TDD
10 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.54%) DevOps
11 7 (8.54%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (47.56%) C++
2 38 (46.34%) C
3 31 (37.80%) Java
4 28 (34.15%) C#
5 16 (19.51%) JavaScript
5 16 (19.51%) Objective-C
6 10 (12.20%) Python
7 6 (7.32%) PHP
8 4 (4.88%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.66%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.66%) SQL
10 1 (1.22%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.22%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (21.95%) Degree
2 16 (19.51%) CCNA
2 16 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (19.51%) CISSP
2 16 (19.51%) GIAC
2 16 (19.51%) Linux+ Certification
2 16 (19.51%) MCSE
2 16 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (19.51%) SANS
2 16 (19.51%) SSCP
3 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
4 12 (14.63%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (7.32%) PhD
6 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) Def Stans
1 1 (1.22%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.22%) IEC 61508
1 1 (1.22%) ISO26262
1 1 (1.22%) MISRA
1 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Firmware
2 1 (1.22%) Docker
2 1 (1.22%) KVM
2 1 (1.22%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (7.32%) Oracle
1 6 (7.32%) SAP
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.44%) QNX
3 1 (1.22%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.22%) EMC
3 1 (1.22%) Intel
3 1 (1.22%) Progress
3 1 (1.22%) Xilinx
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