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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 875 875 939
Rank change year-on-year
0 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 32 92 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.084% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.087% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 31 65 38
Median salary £57,500 £70,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,400 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +20.00%

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
91484 105195 110265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76513 87677 89230
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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 29 September 2016 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 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 29 September 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 +4 30 £59,000 -17.19% 7
East of England +23 9 £62,500 -44.44% 1
Cambridge - 7 £62,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 7 £62,500 - 1
South East +36 6 £60,000 +14.28% 3
London +29 5 £61,250 -18.33% 1
Leeds +33 4 £55,000 -24.13%
Yorkshire +31 4 £55,000 -24.13%
West Yorkshire +21 4 £55,000 -24.13%
North West +1 4 £58,000 +3.11% 2
Weybridge - 3 £60,000 - 1
Surrey - 3 £60,000 - 2
Manchester -3 2 £59,000 +4.88% 2
Chessington -8 2 £50,000 -
County Antrim - 2 £40,000 -
Belfast - 2 £40,000 -
Warrington - 2 £57,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £57,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £52,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,000 -
City of London +45 1 - -
Hertfordshire +20 1 £45,000 -60.00%
Hampshire +5 1 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Southampton -3 1 £60,000 +4.34%
South West -34 1 £70,000 +7.69%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £57,500 -
North East - 1 £57,500 -
Somerset - 1 £70,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £47,500 -
Bath - 1 £70,000 -

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (30.36%) C#
3 17 (30.36%) C++
4 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 15 (26.79%) Java
6 14 (25.00%) .NET
6 14 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 14 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 13 (23.21%) C
8 11 (19.64%) Windows
8 11 (19.64%) TDD
9 10 (17.86%) Degree
9 10 (17.86%) CSS
10 9 (16.07%) REST
10 9 (16.07%) Web Services
10 9 (16.07%) XML
11 8 (14.29%) Tomcat
11 8 (14.29%) Scrum
11 8 (14.29%) MVC
11 8 (14.29%) HTML
11 8 (14.29%) Android
11 8 (14.29%) Multithreading
11 8 (14.29%) Apple iOS
11 8 (14.29%) Analytics
11 8 (14.29%) Android Development
11 8 (14.29%) User Experience
12 7 (12.50%) iOS Development
12 7 (12.50%) Mobile App
12 7 (12.50%) Windows Phone

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 8 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) nginx
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (5.36%) LTE
2 3 (5.36%) Wireless
3 1 (1.79%) HTTP
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Big Data
2 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Bugzilla
1 3 (5.36%) CruiseControl
1 3 (5.36%) Hudson
1 3 (5.36%) Subversion
1 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (5.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.57%) Ant
2 2 (3.57%) Gradle
2 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.79%) JUnit
General
1 7 (12.50%) Retail
2 4 (7.14%) Electronics
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Advertising
3 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) .NET
1 14 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 10 (17.86%) CSS
3 9 (16.07%) REST
3 9 (16.07%) Web Services
3 9 (16.07%) XML
4 8 (14.29%) HTML
5 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 7 (12.50%) HTML5
5 7 (12.50%) RESTful
6 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (8.93%) Hibernate
7 5 (8.93%) J2EE
7 5 (8.93%) Node.js
7 5 (8.93%) Spring
8 4 (7.14%) Ember.js
9 3 (5.36%) MFC
9 3 (5.36%) OpenGL
9 3 (5.36%) Qt
9 3 (5.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) User Experience
2 7 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 4 (7.14%) Physics
4 3 (5.36%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (5.36%) CUDA
5 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.79%) Blog
5 1 (1.79%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) Android
2 8 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 7 (12.50%) Windows Phone
4 5 (8.93%) Linux
5 1 (1.79%) LynxOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 11 (19.64%) TDD
5 8 (14.29%) Analytics
5 8 (14.29%) Android Development
5 8 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 8 (14.29%) MVC
5 8 (14.29%) Scrum
6 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 7 (12.50%) iOS Development
6 7 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
6 7 (12.50%) Product Management
7 6 (10.71%) OO
7 6 (10.71%) Software Architecture
8 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.93%) Open Source
9 4 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
9 4 (7.14%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) C#
1 17 (30.36%) C++
2 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 15 (26.79%) Java
4 13 (23.21%) C
5 7 (12.50%) SQL
6 6 (10.71%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.79%) Delphi
7 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.79%) F#
7 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) IBM
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) QNX
2 1 (1.79%) SAP
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