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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 841 845 858
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 52 32 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.030% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.032% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 50 27 33
Average salary £52,500 £67,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £51,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £90,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2014 within the UK.

Principal Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 19 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 2014. 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 -13 43 £55,000 -18.51% 6
South East -5 27 £52,500 - 2
Middlesex - 17 £50,000 - 2
London -18 11 £67,500 -10.00% 3
Reading +4 5 £80,000 +60.00%
Berkshire +3 5 £80,000 +52.38%
Scotland -5 5 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £70,000 -
Edinburgh - 5 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire +4 4 £52,500 -
City of London -2 4 £65,000 -
East of England -12 4 £52,500 -
Kidlington - 4 £70,000 -
Peterborough - 3 £55,000 -
Cambridge -6 1 £47,500 -9.52%
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £70,000 -
Ealing - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 1

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 98 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 55 (56.12%) C++
3 51 (52.04%) Java
4 41 (41.84%) C
5 30 (30.61%) TDD
6 26 (26.53%) Test Automation
7 24 (24.49%) Linux
8 23 (23.47%) Software Testing
8 23 (23.47%) Unit Testing
8 23 (23.47%) Big Data
9 22 (22.45%) Embedded Systems
9 22 (22.45%) Stress Testing
10 21 (21.43%) Open Source
10 21 (21.43%) Degree
11 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (20.41%) UML
12 19 (19.39%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (18.37%) Security Cleared
13 18 (18.37%) XML
14 17 (17.35%) Web Services
15 15 (15.31%) Spring
15 15 (15.31%) SQL
16 14 (14.29%) Oracle
16 14 (14.29%) OO
16 14 (14.29%) Subversion
17 13 (13.27%) Windows
17 13 (13.27%) Multithreading
18 12 (12.24%) Analytics
18 12 (12.24%) Data Mining
18 12 (12.24%) HTTP

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 9 (9.18%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.16%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (8.16%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.10%) WebSphere Process Server
3 5 (5.10%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.10%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (5.10%) Node.js
4 4 (4.08%) Jetty
4 4 (4.08%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.06%) SaaS
3 1 (1.02%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.24%) HTTP
2 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.16%) LDAP
4 7 (7.14%) GSM
5 6 (6.12%) GPRS
6 4 (4.08%) ZigBee
7 3 (3.06%) Internet
7 3 (3.06%) X.509
7 3 (3.06%) UMTS
7 3 (3.06%) LTE
8 2 (2.04%) Wireless
9 1 (1.02%) DVB
9 1 (1.02%) RTP
9 1 (1.02%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.47%) Big Data
2 12 (12.24%) Data Mining
3 9 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (9.18%) Hadoop
4 8 (8.16%) QlikView
4 8 (8.16%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (5.10%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (4.08%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.08%) HBase
6 4 (4.08%) Triplestore
6 4 (4.08%) Text Mining
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.02%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.02%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (14.29%) Subversion
2 11 (11.22%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.20%) Maven
4 9 (9.18%) Rational Rhapsody
5 8 (8.16%) ClearCase
6 4 (4.08%) WATIR
6 4 (4.08%) Selenium
6 4 (4.08%) Hudson
6 4 (4.08%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.08%) Ant
6 4 (4.08%) JUnit
6 4 (4.08%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.02%) PVCS
7 1 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.02%) Gradle
7 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.02%) VectorCAST
7 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.02%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (11.22%) Electronics
2 10 (10.20%) Publishing
3 9 (9.18%) Aerospace
4 8 (8.16%) Military
4 8 (8.16%) Investment Banking
4 8 (8.16%) Banking
5 5 (5.10%) French Language
6 3 (3.06%) Marketing
7 1 (1.02%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.37%) XML
2 17 (17.35%) Web Services
3 15 (15.31%) Spring
4 12 (12.24%) HTML
5 11 (11.22%) .NET
5 11 (11.22%) J2EE
6 9 (9.18%) Servlets
6 9 (9.18%) REST
7 8 (8.16%) Apache Flex
7 8 (8.16%) RESTful
8 6 (6.12%) Ajax
9 5 (5.10%) Hibernate
9 5 (5.10%) EJB
9 5 (5.10%) CSS
9 5 (5.10%) JDBC
9 5 (5.10%) SOAP
9 5 (5.10%) Struts
9 5 (5.10%) Struts2
9 5 (5.10%) FreeMarker
9 5 (5.10%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.45%) Embedded Systems
2 21 (21.43%) Open Source
3 8 (8.16%) Statistics
4 7 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (7.14%) Digital Media
5 5 (5.10%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (5.10%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.08%) Taxonomies
6 4 (4.08%) Ontologies
6 4 (4.08%) Semantic Web
6 4 (4.08%) Linked Data
7 2 (2.04%) DTV
8 1 (1.02%) Streaming Media
8 1 (1.02%) IPTV
8 1 (1.02%) STB
8 1 (1.02%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.02%) NHS
8 1 (1.02%) Firmware
8 1 (1.02%) MPEG
8 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Linux
2 13 (13.27%) Windows
3 8 (8.16%) UNIX
4 2 (2.04%) Android
4 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.02%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (30.61%) TDD
3 26 (26.53%) Test Automation
4 23 (23.47%) Software Testing
4 23 (23.47%) Unit Testing
5 22 (22.45%) Stress Testing
6 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (20.41%) UML
7 19 (19.39%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (14.29%) OO
9 13 (13.27%) Multithreading
10 12 (12.24%) Analytics
11 11 (11.22%) MVC
12 9 (9.18%) OOP
13 8 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (8.16%) OOD
13 8 (8.16%) CRM
13 8 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (8.16%) ETL
13 8 (8.16%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 55 (56.12%) C++
2 51 (52.04%) Java
3 41 (41.84%) C
4 15 (15.31%) SQL
5 11 (11.22%) Embedded C
6 8 (8.16%) PL/SQL
6 8 (8.16%) Perl
6 8 (8.16%) MATLAB
6 8 (8.16%) Shell Script
7 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.10%) AspectJ
8 5 (5.10%) XQuery
8 5 (5.10%) C#
8 5 (5.10%) XPath
9 4 (4.08%) SPARQL
10 2 (2.04%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.02%) Ruby
11 1 (1.02%) Python
11 1 (1.02%) VC++
11 1 (1.02%) Ada
Qualifications
1 21 (21.43%) Degree
2 18 (18.37%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) PhD
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 14 (14.29%) Oracle
2 8 (8.16%) SAP
2 8 (8.16%) Business Objects
2 8 (8.16%) Sybase
2 8 (8.16%) TIBCO
3 5 (5.10%) IBM
4 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.02%) Google
5 1 (1.02%) Twitter
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