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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 905 915 866
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 46 26 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.025% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.026% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 40 21 61
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £42,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -9.52%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +26 44 £61,250 +22.50% 9
South West +9 20 £57,500 +41.10% 3
Bristol +9 13 £57,500 +41.10% 2
South East -5 8 £45,000 -43.75% 2
London +1 7 £75,000 +39.53% 1
East of England +5 5 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £75,000 -
Cheltenham - 4 £75,000 -
Surrey - 4 £45,000 -
Ipswich - 3 £65,000 -
Suffolk - 3 £65,000 -
Hampshire +12 2 £53,000 -
Leeds - 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Lincolnshire - 2 £50,000 -
Stamford - 2 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £55,000 -
Scotland - 2 £55,000 -
City of London +57 1 £75,000 +36.36%
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £42,500 -29.16%
Stevenage -2 1 £40,000 -17.94%
Hertfordshire -3 1 £40,000 -17.94%
Oxfordshire -6 1 £47,500 -9.52% 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £75,000 -
Peterborough - 1 £42,500 -
Poole - 1 £42,500 - 1

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 84 (64.12%) C++
3 73 (55.73%) Linux
4 71 (54.20%) Java
5 69 (52.67%) C
6 66 (50.38%) C#
7 56 (42.75%) Telecoms
8 55 (41.98%) Multithreading
9 46 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (35.11%) TCP/IP
10 42 (32.06%) STL
11 41 (31.30%) Android
11 41 (31.30%) Apple iOS
12 40 (30.53%) Java EE
13 39 (29.77%) Cybersecurity
14 38 (29.01%) Mentoring
14 38 (29.01%) Mobile Development
14 38 (29.01%) Cybercrime
14 38 (29.01%) SANS
14 38 (29.01%) Reverse Engineering
14 38 (29.01%) Big Data
14 38 (29.01%) Apache Pig
14 38 (29.01%) Hadoop
14 38 (29.01%) Apache Hive
14 38 (29.01%) MCSE
14 38 (29.01%) CCNA
14 38 (29.01%) CISSP
14 38 (29.01%) Cisco Certification
14 38 (29.01%) Microsoft Certification
14 38 (29.01%) Ethical Hacking

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 38 (29.01%) Apache Pig
2 12 (9.16%) Node.js
3 8 (6.11%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.05%) NServiceBus
5 3 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.53%) Mule
6 2 (1.53%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) nginx
7 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Simulink
2 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.40%) SaaS
2 10 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.63%) IaaS
3 8 (6.11%) Google App Engine
3 8 (6.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (6.11%) PaaS
4 7 (5.34%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (4.58%) HP Helion
6 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (35.11%) TCP/IP
2 38 (29.01%) Firewall
3 6 (4.58%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.53%) HTTP
4 2 (1.53%) Internet
4 2 (1.53%) Network Security
4 2 (1.53%) Wireless
4 2 (1.53%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.76%) LAN
5 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (29.01%) Apache Hive
1 38 (29.01%) Big Data
1 38 (29.01%) Hadoop
2 10 (7.63%) MySQL
3 8 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.34%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.53%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (10.69%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.40%) Hudson
3 9 (6.87%) Ant
3 9 (6.87%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.87%) Gradle
3 9 (6.87%) Maven
4 7 (5.34%) Artifactory
4 7 (5.34%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (5.34%) Subversion
5 5 (3.82%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (3.05%) Bugzilla
6 4 (3.05%) CruiseControl
6 4 (3.05%) JIRA
6 4 (3.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (2.29%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.53%) JUnit
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.76%) LabVIEW
General
1 56 (42.75%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.45%) Finance
3 12 (9.16%) Electronics
4 11 (8.40%) Manufacturing
5 9 (6.87%) Marketing
6 3 (2.29%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.53%) Military
7 2 (1.53%) Retail
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Automotive
8 1 (0.76%) Games
8 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (32.06%) STL
2 40 (30.53%) Java EE
3 18 (13.74%) Web Services
4 16 (12.21%) CSS
4 16 (12.21%) REST
5 15 (11.45%) HTML
6 10 (7.63%) HTML5
6 10 (7.63%) RESTful
7 9 (6.87%) Ajax
7 9 (6.87%) Backbone.js
7 9 (6.87%) CSS3
7 9 (6.87%) Ember.js
7 9 (6.87%) React
8 7 (5.34%) Django
8 7 (5.34%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (5.34%) XML
9 6 (4.58%) .NET
9 6 (4.58%) Qt
9 6 (4.58%) WPF
10 5 (3.82%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 38 (29.01%) Cybercrime
2 12 (9.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 10 (7.63%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.87%) Digital Media
5 7 (5.34%) Algorithms
5 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.58%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (4.58%) Mathematics
6 6 (4.58%) Public Cloud
7 5 (3.82%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (3.82%) Physics
8 4 (3.05%) CUDA
9 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.29%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.53%) New Media
10 2 (1.53%) Replication
10 2 (1.53%) User Experience
10 2 (1.53%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 73 (55.73%) Linux
2 41 (31.30%) Android
2 41 (31.30%) Apple iOS
3 13 (9.92%) Windows
4 6 (4.58%) Unix
5 4 (3.05%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (3.05%) Windows CE
6 2 (1.53%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.76%) LynxOS
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 55 (41.98%) Multithreading
3 46 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (29.77%) Cybersecurity
5 38 (29.01%) Ethical Hacking
5 38 (29.01%) Mentoring
5 38 (29.01%) Mobile Development
5 38 (29.01%) Penetration Testing
5 38 (29.01%) Reverse Engineering
6 24 (18.32%) Coaching
6 24 (18.32%) OO
7 19 (14.50%) TDD
8 17 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (12.21%) Scrum
10 15 (11.45%) Configuration Management
11 10 (7.63%) High Availability
12 9 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (6.87%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (6.87%) Programme Management
13 8 (6.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 84 (64.12%) C++
2 71 (54.20%) Java
3 69 (52.67%) C
4 66 (50.38%) C#
5 38 (29.01%) Objective-C
6 20 (15.27%) JavaScript
7 19 (14.50%) Python
8 11 (8.40%) Embedded C
9 9 (6.87%) SQL
10 8 (6.11%) Clojure
10 8 (6.11%) Embedded C++
10 8 (6.11%) Scala
11 7 (5.34%) MATLAB
11 7 (5.34%) PHP
12 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.76%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (29.01%) CCNA
1 38 (29.01%) Cisco Certification
1 38 (29.01%) CISSP
1 38 (29.01%) GIAC
1 38 (29.01%) Linux+ Certification
1 38 (29.01%) MCSE
1 38 (29.01%) Microsoft Certification
1 38 (29.01%) SANS
1 38 (29.01%) SSCP
2 33 (25.19%) Degree
3 17 (12.98%) Security Cleared
4 13 (9.92%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (3.05%) PhD
6 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) MISRA
1 2 (1.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.76%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.76%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.76%) ISO26262
2 1 (0.76%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.16%) Firmware
2 9 (6.87%) Docker
2 9 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.34%) KVM
3 7 (5.34%) LXC
3 7 (5.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.29%) Puppet
2 1 (0.76%) Graphite
2 1 (0.76%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (10.69%) Oracle
2 11 (8.40%) VMware
3 8 (6.11%) Google
3 8 (6.11%) Rackspace
3 8 (6.11%) SAP
4 6 (4.58%) HP
4 6 (4.58%) QNX
5 4 (3.05%) Intel
6 2 (1.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.53%) Progress
7 1 (0.76%) EMC
7 1 (0.76%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) Xilinx
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum c£60K - £70K + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38,000 - 48,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EE
Salary: competitive + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago