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 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 832 884 952
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +68
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 46 84 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.078% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.080% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 37 76 18
Median salary £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%

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
87772 104579 111319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.42% 96.52% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 72875 87237 92130
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 December 2016 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 29 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 December 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 +52 45 £55,000 -15.38% 10
London +67 17 £80,000 +6.66% 2
South East +71 12 £55,000 - 2
Hampshire +1 9 £55,000 - 2
Basingstoke - 6 £55,000 - 1
North West -10 4 £59,000 +38.82% 3
South West -14 4 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Yorkshire +28 3 £55,000 -15.38%
West Yorkshire +24 3 £55,000 -15.38%
Leeds +22 3 £55,000 -15.38%
Southampton +14 3 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £52,500 +13.51%
East of England -2 3 £52,500 -19.23%
Manchester -10 3 £59,000 +38.82% 3
Cambridge - 3 £52,500 -
City of London +38 2 £55,000 -26.66%
Surrey +23 2 £60,000 +33.33%
Bristol -4 2 £55,000 -4.34%
Chessington - 2 £53,750 -
Weybridge - 2 £60,000 -
Scotland +33 1 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire +32 1 £57,500 +21.05%
Edinburgh +14 1 £50,000 -
Dorset +10 1 - - 1
Somerset +7 1 £57,500 +4.54%
Bath +5 1 £57,500 +4.54%
Knutsford - 1 £60,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £60,000 -
Oxford - 1 £57,500 -

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 73 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 47 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (43.84%) Java
4 26 (35.62%) C++
5 24 (32.88%) JavaScript
6 21 (28.77%) C#
6 21 (28.77%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (27.40%) AngularJS
8 17 (23.29%) Multithreading
8 17 (23.29%) Degree
9 16 (21.92%) C
10 14 (19.18%) Software Architecture
11 13 (17.81%) SQL
11 13 (17.81%) Linux
12 12 (16.44%) TDD
12 12 (16.44%) Microservices
12 12 (16.44%) DevOps
13 11 (15.07%) Scrum
14 10 (13.70%) .NET
14 10 (13.70%) Spring
14 10 (13.70%) Mentoring
14 10 (13.70%) Coaching
15 9 (12.33%) Line Management
15 9 (12.33%) Jenkins
15 9 (12.33%) Node.js
15 9 (12.33%) Computer Science
15 9 (12.33%) QA
15 9 (12.33%) OO
15 9 (12.33%) Windows
15 9 (12.33%) Tomcat

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 9 (12.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.74%) nginx
4 1 (1.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) CMS
4 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.37%) JBoss
4 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.37%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.11%) SaaS
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (4.11%) LTE
2 3 (4.11%) Wireless
3 2 (2.74%) HTTP
3 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (10.96%) CouchDB
2 8 (10.96%) Redis
3 3 (4.11%) Big Data
3 3 (4.11%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.37%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.59%) Bugzilla
2 7 (9.59%) CruiseControl
2 7 (9.59%) Hudson
2 7 (9.59%) Subversion
2 7 (9.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.48%) Mockito
3 4 (5.48%) Moq
4 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.74%) Ant
5 2 (2.74%) Gradle
5 2 (2.74%) JUnit
5 2 (2.74%) Maven
6 1 (1.37%) NUnit
6 1 (1.37%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.48%) Electronics
1 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.37%) Advertising
3 1 (1.37%) Automotive
3 1 (1.37%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.40%) AngularJS
2 10 (13.70%) .NET
2 10 (13.70%) Spring
3 9 (12.33%) Node.js
4 8 (10.96%) Dropwizard
4 8 (10.96%) RESTful
4 8 (10.96%) WPF
5 7 (9.59%) CSS
5 7 (9.59%) HTML
5 7 (9.59%) HTML5
6 6 (8.22%) Hibernate
7 5 (6.85%) REST
8 4 (5.48%) Ember.js
8 4 (5.48%) J2EE
8 4 (5.48%) jQuery
8 4 (5.48%) JSON
8 4 (5.48%) OpenGL
8 4 (5.48%) Qt
9 3 (4.11%) Java EE
9 3 (4.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.96%) Physics
3 5 (6.85%) Mathematics
4 4 (5.48%) CUDA
5 3 (4.11%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.37%) Blog
7 1 (1.37%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.37%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.37%) Equities
7 1 (1.37%) iPad
7 1 (1.37%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.81%) Linux
2 9 (12.33%) Windows
3 6 (8.22%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.37%) CentOS
4 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 47 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (28.77%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (23.29%) Multithreading
5 14 (19.18%) Software Architecture
6 12 (16.44%) DevOps
6 12 (16.44%) Microservices
6 12 (16.44%) TDD
7 11 (15.07%) Scrum
8 10 (13.70%) Coaching
8 10 (13.70%) Mentoring
9 9 (12.33%) Line Management
9 9 (12.33%) OO
10 8 (10.96%) Multithreaded Programming
10 8 (10.96%) MVC
10 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
11 7 (9.59%) Issue Tracking
11 7 (9.59%) Open Source
11 7 (9.59%) Pair Programming
12 5 (6.85%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.84%) Java
2 26 (35.62%) C++
3 24 (32.88%) JavaScript
4 21 (28.77%) C#
5 16 (21.92%) C
6 13 (17.81%) SQL
7 7 (9.59%) TypeScript
8 6 (8.22%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.74%) Python
10 1 (1.37%) F#
10 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (23.29%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) SDET
3 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.37%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Firmware
2 2 (2.74%) KVM
3 1 (1.37%) Docker
3 1 (1.37%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) Xen
Vendors
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.37%) IBM
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle
2 1 (1.37%) SAP
2 1 (1.37%) VMware
London
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Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
itv
Posted: 9 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick
First Utility
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Basingstoke
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago