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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 793 854 841
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 100 53 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.046% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.049% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 47 51 27
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £51,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 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 +59 99 £55,000 -4.34% 5
South West +25 48 £55,000 - 1
Bristol +26 46 £55,000 -
South East +19 31 £55,000 +4.76%
Hampshire - 16 £55,000 -
Berkshire +21 15 £52,500 -34.37%
London +14 14 £75,000 +15.38% 2
Newbury - 11 £52,500 -
Havant - 8 £49,750 -
City of London +26 6 £75,000 +15.38%
Fareham - 5 £55,000 -
Southampton - 3 £55,000 -
Warwick - 2 £77,500 -
Leeds - 2 £72,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £72,500 - 1
Manchester - 2 £70,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 £75,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £72,500 - 1
North West - 2 £70,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £75,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £77,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £77,500 -
Reading -4 1 £52,500 -34.37%
Wembley - 1 £47,500 -

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 78 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (53.33%) C++
4 65 (48.15%) Java
5 52 (38.52%) Degree
6 47 (34.81%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (33.33%) Oracle
8 43 (31.85%) Web Services
9 42 (31.11%) VMware
10 41 (30.37%) Continuous Delivery
11 39 (28.89%) Mentoring
12 36 (26.67%) SDLC
13 35 (25.93%) SaaS
13 35 (25.93%) Python
14 32 (23.70%) Subversion
14 32 (23.70%) Hudson
14 32 (23.70%) Jenkins
15 31 (22.96%) Manufacturing
15 31 (22.96%) Embedded C++
16 30 (22.22%) C
16 30 (22.22%) Maven
17 29 (21.48%) Ant
17 29 (21.48%) Gradle
17 29 (21.48%) Docker
17 29 (21.48%) TeamCity
17 29 (21.48%) Git (software)
17 29 (21.48%) JIRA
18 28 (20.74%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (20.74%) OO
19 27 (20.00%) Artifactory

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (15.56%) OpenStack
2 13 (9.63%) WebLogic
3 11 (8.15%) Node.js
4 8 (5.93%) nginx
4 8 (5.93%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.96%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.48%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.48%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.48%) Mule
6 2 (1.48%) JBoss
6 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (25.93%) SaaS
2 22 (16.30%) PaaS
2 22 (16.30%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (15.56%) Google App Engine
3 21 (15.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (14.07%) HP Helion
5 16 (11.85%) IaaS
6 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.59%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.44%) SSL
3 4 (2.96%) Firewall
4 2 (1.48%) Internet
4 2 (1.48%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.74%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.44%) MySQL
1 6 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 6 (4.44%) Hadoop
1 6 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.70%) Big Data
2 5 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.96%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.96%) RavenDB
3 4 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.96%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.48%) Riak
5 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (23.70%) Subversion
1 32 (23.70%) Hudson
1 32 (23.70%) Jenkins
2 30 (22.22%) Maven
3 29 (21.48%) JIRA
3 29 (21.48%) TeamCity
3 29 (21.48%) Git (software)
3 29 (21.48%) Ant
3 29 (21.48%) Gradle
4 27 (20.00%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.22%) Bugzilla
5 3 (2.22%) CruiseControl
5 3 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.74%) LabVIEW
General
1 31 (22.96%) Manufacturing
2 16 (11.85%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.15%) Electronics
4 8 (5.93%) Finance
5 2 (1.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Automotive
6 1 (0.74%) Military
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (31.85%) Web Services
2 19 (14.07%) Java EE
2 19 (14.07%) REST
3 14 (10.37%) CSS
4 13 (9.63%) HTML
4 13 (9.63%) JMX
5 10 (7.41%) RESTful
6 8 (5.93%) MCollective
7 7 (5.19%) .NET
7 7 (5.19%) J2EE
7 7 (5.19%) STL
8 6 (4.44%) OpenGL
8 6 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.44%) ASP.NET
8 6 (4.44%) Qt
9 5 (3.70%) HTML5
10 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (2.96%) Spring
10 4 (2.96%) XML
10 4 (2.96%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 19 (14.07%) Algorithms
3 18 (13.33%) Public Cloud
4 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (8.15%) Computer Science
6 10 (7.41%) Physics
6 10 (7.41%) Digital Media
7 9 (6.67%) Mathematics
8 8 (5.93%) User Experience
9 7 (5.19%) 3D Graphics
9 7 (5.19%) CUDA
10 4 (2.96%) Cybercrime
11 2 (1.48%) Blog
11 2 (1.48%) New Media
11 2 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.48%) Replication
11 2 (1.48%) DTV
11 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.48%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.04%) Linux
2 18 (13.33%) UNIX
3 16 (11.85%) Windows
4 6 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.96%) Android
6 3 (2.22%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.74%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 78 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (34.81%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (30.37%) Continuous Delivery
5 39 (28.89%) Mentoring
6 36 (26.67%) SDLC
7 28 (20.74%) OO
8 25 (18.52%) Multithreading
9 22 (16.30%) Data Management
9 22 (16.30%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (13.33%) TDD
11 10 (7.41%) Scrum
11 10 (7.41%) BDD
12 9 (6.67%) Coaching
12 9 (6.67%) OOD
13 8 (5.93%) SOA
13 8 (5.93%) Open Source
14 7 (5.19%) 3D Modelling
14 7 (5.19%) Change Control
15 6 (4.44%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (53.33%) C++
2 65 (48.15%) Java
3 35 (25.93%) Python
4 31 (22.96%) Embedded C++
5 30 (22.22%) C
6 26 (19.26%) JavaScript
7 25 (18.52%) Clojure
8 24 (17.78%) Embedded C
9 23 (17.04%) Scala
10 21 (15.56%) C#
11 10 (7.41%) Ruby
11 10 (7.41%) SQL
12 6 (4.44%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.22%) PHP
14 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 52 (38.52%) Degree
2 4 (2.96%) MCSE
2 4 (2.96%) CCNA
2 4 (2.96%) CISSP
2 4 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.96%) SSCP
2 4 (2.96%) Linux+ Certification
2 4 (2.96%) GIAC
3 2 (1.48%) PhD
4 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (21.48%) Docker
2 28 (20.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (19.26%) KVM
3 26 (19.26%) Xen
3 26 (19.26%) LXC
4 23 (17.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (5.93%) Kibana
2 8 (5.93%) Graphite
Vendors
1 45 (33.33%) Oracle
2 42 (31.11%) VMware
3 21 (15.56%) Rackspace
4 20 (14.81%) Google
5 19 (14.07%) HP
6 14 (10.37%) QNX
7 3 (2.22%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.48%) SAP
9 1 (0.74%) IBM
9 1 (0.74%) Sun
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